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With the NBA Finals over, the Weekly Recap shifts focus to the upcoming NBA Draft later this week, the start of Free Agency next week, and the ongoing Olympic basketball tournament.  With Cade Cunningham the overwhelming favorite to go to the Pistons with the first pick, we'll be watching the subsequent picks - and trades! - closely to see what rookies are set up for success and what teams are dramatically changing the opportunity for their young stars.

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July 28, 2021, 12:23 a.m. ·   0
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With the NBA Finals over, the Weekly Recap shifts focus to the upcoming NBA Draft later this week, the start of Free Agency next week, and the ongoing Olympic basketball tournament.  With Cade Cunningham the overwhelming favorite to go to the Pistons with the first pick, we'll be watching the subsequent picks - and trades! - closely to see what rookies are set up for success and what teams are dramatically changing the opportunity for their young stars.

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July 28, 2021, 12:23 a.m. ·   0

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With Collector Score becoming such a key part of NBA Top Shot Utility, the Own the Moment Collector Score Calculator is a key tool for understanding how to reach higher priority queues and increase your chance of nabbing a Legendary pack.  In this article, we walk through why you might want to increase your Collector Score, and how you can use the OTM Collector Score Calculator to do it.

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July 27, 2021, 10:38 p.m. ·   0
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With Collector Score becoming such a key part of NBA Top Shot Utility, the Own the Moment Collector Score Calculator is a key tool for understanding how to reach higher priority queues and increase your chance of nabbing a Legendary pack.  In this article, we walk through why you might want to increase your Collector Score, and how you can use the OTM Collector Score Calculator to do it.

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July 27, 2021, 10:38 p.m. ·   0

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Collector Score is a relatively new feature on NBA Top Shot, but which is now one of the key drivers of utility for the site.  In this article, we break down what Collector Score is and how it's driving utility on the site, how it is calculated, and what it means for the upcoming legendary pack drop.

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July 27, 2021, 10:22 p.m. ·   0
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Collector Score is a relatively new feature on NBA Top Shot, but which is now one of the key drivers of utility for the site.  In this article, we break down what Collector Score is and how it's driving utility on the site, how it is calculated, and what it means for the upcoming legendary pack drop.

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July 27, 2021, 10:22 p.m. ·   0

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The Detroit Pistons are releasing their first ever NFTs in celebration of their strong history and three NBA championships! At OTM, we have a behind the scenes look at this project and are providing you a breakdown of this project and our thoughts on how to value these NFTs.

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July 26, 2021, 12:31 p.m. ·   0
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The Detroit Pistons are releasing their first ever NFTs in celebration of their strong history and three NBA championships! At OTM, we have a behind the scenes look at this project and are providing you a breakdown of this project and our thoughts on how to value these NFTs.

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July 26, 2021, 12:31 p.m. ·   0

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A huge announcement energized the digital collectibles world today, as Tom Brady's NFT platform Autograph has announced key strategic partnerships with Draftkings, the biggest name in fantasy sports, and Lionsgate, one of the world's largest entertainment companies.  

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July 22, 2021, 12:23 a.m. ·   0
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A huge announcement energized the digital collectibles world today, as Tom Brady's NFT platform Autograph has announced key strategic partnerships with Draftkings, the biggest name in fantasy sports, and Lionsgate, one of the world's largest entertainment companies.  

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July 22, 2021, 12:23 a.m. ·   0

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The NBA season has come to a close, and with it the final updates to the NBA Player Rankings reflecting performances from the 2020 - 2021 NBA Season.  In this article, we'll take a look at a few of the biggest movers in the NBA Player Rankings and talk about some of the guys with the highest long-term ceiling.

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July 21, 2021, 9:34 p.m. ·   1
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The NBA season has come to a close, and with it the final updates to the NBA Player Rankings reflecting performances from the 2020 - 2021 NBA Season.  In this article, we'll take a look at a few of the biggest movers in the NBA Player Rankings and talk about some of the guys with the highest long-term ceiling.

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July 21, 2021, 9:34 p.m. ·   1

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Collector Score has become a critical aspect of NBA Top Shot. It is a way to value your collection outside of the pure dollar valuation, it creates an incentive to purchase a variety of moments, but most importantly, it has become the barrier to entry for Top Shot events such as pack drop eligibility. At OTM, we have created the Collector Score Calculator, which will help Top Shot collectors find the most optimal ways to achieve their personal Collector Score goals.

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July 14, 2021, 10:07 a.m. ·   0
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Collector Score has become a critical aspect of NBA Top Shot. It is a way to value your collection outside of the pure dollar valuation, it creates an incentive to purchase a variety of moments, but most importantly, it has become the barrier to entry for Top Shot events such as pack drop eligibility. At OTM, we have created the Collector Score Calculator, which will help Top Shot collectors find the most optimal ways to achieve their personal Collector Score goals.

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July 14, 2021, 10:07 a.m. ·   0

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THE NBA FINALS ARE HERE!!!!!!!!!!! We're now through three games and it's been a pretty great start with a 2-1 series lead for the Suns and the Bucks winning the most recent game at home. We could be down to as few as two more NBA games left in this inaugural Top Shot season (for most of us), which will be bittersweet to see end. But basically as soon as that's over, we get the fun of the NBA Draft and Free Agency where big moves that will have an impact on player trajectories will happen... so the fun won't stop!

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July 13, 2021, 11:18 p.m. ·   1
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THE NBA FINALS ARE HERE!!!!!!!!!!! We're now through three games and it's been a pretty great start with a 2-1 series lead for the Suns and the Bucks winning the most recent game at home. We could be down to as few as two more NBA games left in this inaugural Top Shot season (for most of us), which will be bittersweet to see end. But basically as soon as that's over, we get the fun of the NBA Draft and Free Agency where big moves that will have an impact on player trajectories will happen... so the fun won't stop!

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July 13, 2021, 11:18 p.m. ·   1

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We've seen another week of significant injuries, with the Conference Finals being impacted by superstar absences from Kawhi, Trae Young, and now Giannis. With Chris Paul and the Suns advancing to the NBA finals, giving CP3 a realistic shot at his first NBA championship, the focus turns to the East to figure out who they'll play. We break down each series, as well as the USA Olympic roster and the coaching changes, in this Weekly Recap.

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June 30, 2021, 11:37 p.m. ·   1
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We've seen another week of significant injuries, with the Conference Finals being impacted by superstar absences from Kawhi, Trae Young, and now Giannis. With Chris Paul and the Suns advancing to the NBA finals, giving CP3 a realistic shot at his first NBA championship, the focus turns to the East to figure out who they'll play. We break down each series, as well as the USA Olympic roster and the coaching changes, in this Weekly Recap.

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June 30, 2021, 11:37 p.m. ·   1

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On Sunday night 6/27, TJ popped into the Mission Control Center for an AMA, answering any and all questions from the OTM community. This article is a summary of the questions & answers for those that may have missed it. There will be plenty more AMA's from the OTM team to come!

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June 28, 2021, 2:52 p.m. ·   0
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On Sunday night 6/27, TJ popped into the Mission Control Center for an AMA, answering any and all questions from the OTM community. This article is a summary of the questions & answers for those that may have missed it. There will be plenty more AMA's from the OTM team to come!

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June 28, 2021, 2:52 p.m. ·   0

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We highly recommend reading this article prior to jumping into the HerzigBot Challenge Analyses. This introduction will cover some of the basics around how to best leverage these analyses, how they are created, and some things to look out for. As always, if you have any questions after reading the introduction, you can reach out to Justin and the team in the Mission Control Center (OTM Discord).

To view the Challenge Analyses, go to Content --> HerzigBot. These are available to everyone as long as you are logged into your account.

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June 27, 2021, 11:20 a.m. ·   0
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We highly recommend reading this article prior to jumping into the HerzigBot Challenge Analyses. This introduction will cover some of the basics around how to best leverage these analyses, how they are created, and some things to look out for. As always, if you have any questions after reading the introduction, you can reach out to Justin and the team in the Mission Control Center (OTM Discord).

To view the Challenge Analyses, go to Content --> HerzigBot. These are available to everyone as long as you are logged into your account.

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June 27, 2021, 11:20 a.m. ·   0

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What an unbelievable week in the NBA Playoffs - the outcome of all three series that hadn’t been decided were both unexpected and remarkable. The conference finals take on a very different look than expected at the beginning of these playoffs, but there’s plenty of big storylines left: CP3 having a good shot at his first championship; “Playoff P” legitimately earning his nickname; Giannis having a chance at redemption after two consecutive playoff letdowns; and Trae Young elevating the Hawks to true contender status. With some bigger names out of the playoffs and thus not having additional playoff sets, some lesser-known guys have a shot to make a name for themselves as we're introduci…

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June 22, 2021, 11:32 p.m. ·   0
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What an unbelievable week in the NBA Playoffs - the outcome of all three series that hadn’t been decided were both unexpected and remarkable. The conference finals take on a very different look than expected at the beginning of these playoffs, but there’s plenty of big storylines left: CP3 having a good shot at his first championship; “Playoff P” legitimately earning his nickname; Giannis having a chance at redemption after two consecutive playoff letdowns; and Trae Young elevating the Hawks to true contender status. With some bigger names out of the playoffs and thus not having additional playoff sets, some lesser-known guys have a shot to make a name for themselves as we're introduci…

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June 22, 2021, 11:32 p.m. ·   0

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We are seeing a revolutionary change in college athletics – one that is redefining the concept of amateurism and what it means to be a student-athlete. What started as state-by-state legislation has evolved to NCAA president Mark Emmert leading the charge and calling for national, uniform rules that allow college athletes to make money from their name, image, and likeness (NIL) as early as this summer. This will bring a wealth of opportunities for the athletes and a myriad of challenges and risks for the universities. But one new technology, when leveraged appropriately, may be the perfect solution for universities – NFTs or non-fungible tokens.

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June 20, 2021, 12:24 p.m. ·   0
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We are seeing a revolutionary change in college athletics – one that is redefining the concept of amateurism and what it means to be a student-athlete. What started as state-by-state legislation has evolved to NCAA president Mark Emmert leading the charge and calling for national, uniform rules that allow college athletes to make money from their name, image, and likeness (NIL) as early as this summer. This will bring a wealth of opportunities for the athletes and a myriad of challenges and risks for the universities. But one new technology, when leveraged appropriately, may be the perfect solution for universities – NFTs or non-fungible tokens.

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June 20, 2021, 12:24 p.m. ·   0

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Back in February, Justin made his first Lebron James Moment purchase and wrote an article to the OTM community explaining his process. This was not just any Lebron James Moment, this was the beginning of his double-jersey collection. Since then, Justin has added three additional Lebron double jerseys to his collection including the #236 Kobe Tribute. Read more to learn about these two unique serial mints.

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June 20, 2021, 12:16 p.m. ·   0
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Back in February, Justin made his first Lebron James Moment purchase and wrote an article to the OTM community explaining his process. This was not just any Lebron James Moment, this was the beginning of his double-jersey collection. Since then, Justin has added three additional Lebron double jerseys to his collection including the #236 Kobe Tribute. Read more to learn about these two unique serial mints.

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June 20, 2021, 12:16 p.m. ·   0

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We’ve got three great second round series brewing, with one sweep already complete as the Point God Chris Paul and Devin Booker pick-and-rolled the Nuggets to death. Unfortunately the second round has been marred by some big injuries, notably to James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Mike Conley. We are really in anything could happen territory with the rest of the 2nd round, with Game 5 being the pivotal game for all of these series - historically, the team that wins Game 5 wins about 81% of the time.

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June 17, 2021, 11:26 a.m. ·   1
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We’ve got three great second round series brewing, with one sweep already complete as the Point God Chris Paul and Devin Booker pick-and-rolled the Nuggets to death. Unfortunately the second round has been marred by some big injuries, notably to James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Mike Conley. We are really in anything could happen territory with the rest of the 2nd round, with Game 5 being the pivotal game for all of these series - historically, the team that wins Game 5 wins about 81% of the time.

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June 17, 2021, 11:26 a.m. ·   1

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The first round is now over after a wild Clippers - Mavericks series, and we’re a couple games into the second round for some of the playoff matchups. The favorites (or at least the higher seeds) generally held serve in the first round, with the Hawks being the only lower-seeded team to win in the 4 vs. 5 matchup.  Other than the Lakers bowing out, these playoffs have gone pretty much a…

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June 8, 2021, 11:45 p.m. ·   1
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The first round is now over after a wild Clippers - Mavericks series, and we’re a couple games into the second round for some of the playoff matchups. The favorites (or at least the higher seeds) generally held serve in the first round, with the Hawks being the only lower-seeded team to win in the 4 vs. 5 matchup.  Other than the Lakers bowing out, these playoffs have gone pretty much a…

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June 8, 2021, 11:45 p.m. ·   1

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We're most of the way through the first round of the NBA Playoffs, having already seen some huge injuries which will alter the course of the playoffs and stand-out performers. We'll break these playoffs down series-by-series, highlighting some of the Top Shot implications of the initial set of games in each round.

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June 2, 2021, 12:20 a.m. ·   0
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We're most of the way through the first round of the NBA Playoffs, having already seen some huge injuries which will alter the course of the playoffs and stand-out performers. We'll break these playoffs down series-by-series, highlighting some of the Top Shot implications of the initial set of games in each round.

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June 2, 2021, 12:20 a.m. ·   0

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We’re all chasing “this year’s Tyler Herro”, and in this week's version of the Weekly Recap we'll be going over guys who I think have a chance to be that - at least in their series.  We'll take a look at one player from each series who has a chance to break out in their series.

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May 20, 2021, 12:57 a.m. ·   0
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We’re all chasing “this year’s Tyler Herro”, and in this week's version of the Weekly Recap we'll be going over guys who I think have a chance to be that - at least in their series.  We'll take a look at one player from each series who has a chance to break out in their series.

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May 20, 2021, 12:57 a.m. ·   0

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We’ve made it to the last week of the NBA season!  Every team plays their final regular season game on this Sunday (5/16), with the play-in tournament happening May 18 - May 21; the playoffs start the next day, May 22.  Obviously there’s lots of intrigue for the final week, with the play-in teams being a key focus and then first round matchups coming into focus.  Be sure to check out our Finals Showcase Fantasy Contest rankings as well!

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May 11, 2021, 11:24 p.m. ·   0
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We’ve made it to the last week of the NBA season!  Every team plays their final regular season game on this Sunday (5/16), with the play-in tournament happening May 18 - May 21; the playoffs start the next day, May 22.  Obviously there’s lots of intrigue for the final week, with the play-in teams being a key focus and then first round matchups coming into focus.  Be sure to check out our Finals Showcase Fantasy Contest rankings as well!

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May 11, 2021, 11:24 p.m. ·   0

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Welcome to the NBA Weekly Recap article!  In conjunction with the updates to the player rankings, I’ll be posting a breakdown of some of the things I think were most notable from an NBA perspective over the last week with a specific focus on the Top Shot implications.

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May 4, 2021, 9:28 p.m. ·   0
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Welcome to the NBA Weekly Recap article!  In conjunction with the updates to the player rankings, I’ll be posting a breakdown of some of the things I think were most notable from an NBA perspective over the last week with a specific focus on the Top Shot implications.

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May 4, 2021, 9:28 p.m. ·   0

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Underdog Fantasy is now the official Fantasy Sports partner of Own the Moment!!!!  Want to join two members of the OTM team who have already won an Underdog Best Ball tournament?  This strategy article is the place to start - we're breaking down the NBA Playoff Best Ball tournament from a previous playoff Best Ball champion.

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May 2, 2021, 5:49 p.m. ·   0
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Underdog Fantasy is now the official Fantasy Sports partner of Own the Moment!!!!  Want to join two members of the OTM team who have already won an Underdog Best Ball tournament?  This strategy article is the place to start - we're breaking down the NBA Playoff Best Ball tournament from a previous playoff Best Ball champion.

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May 2, 2021, 5:49 p.m. ·   0

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Welcome to the NBA Weekly Recap article!  In conjunction with the updates to the player rankings, I’ll be posting a breakdown of some of the things I think were most notable from an NBA perspective over the last week with a specific focus on the Top Shot implications. 

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April 27, 2021, 10:54 p.m. ·   0
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Welcome to the NBA Weekly Recap article!  In conjunction with the updates to the player rankings, I’ll be posting a breakdown of some of the things I think were most notable from an NBA perspective over the last week with a specific focus on the Top Shot implications. 

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April 27, 2021, 10:54 p.m. ·   0

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Welcome to the NBA Weekly Recap article!  In conjunction with the updates to the player rankings, I’ll be posting a breakdown of some of the things I think were most notable from an NBA perspective over the last week with a specific focus on the Top Shot implications. 

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April 20, 2021, 9:15 p.m. ·   0
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Welcome to the NBA Weekly Recap article!  In conjunction with the updates to the player rankings, I’ll be posting a breakdown of some of the things I think were most notable from an NBA perspective over the last week with a specific focus on the Top Shot implications. 

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April 20, 2021, 9:15 p.m. ·   0

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The past week has been a whirlwind. Could it really have only been one week!? The Holo Icon 2 legendary pack drop was this past Monday, April 12, 1PM PDT. Like most Top Shot enthusiasts, I was excited for another fantastic pack sweat, but the realist that lives deep inside my brain was quick to remind enthusiastic Cupe, that winning the lottery is not something I should plan on happening.

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April 18, 2021, 1:32 p.m. ·   0
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The past week has been a whirlwind. Could it really have only been one week!? The Holo Icon 2 legendary pack drop was this past Monday, April 12, 1PM PDT. Like most Top Shot enthusiasts, I was excited for another fantastic pack sweat, but the realist that lives deep inside my brain was quick to remind enthusiastic Cupe, that winning the lottery is not something I should plan on happening.

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April 18, 2021, 1:32 p.m. ·   0

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Welcome to the new NBA Weekly Recap article!  In conjunction with the updates to the player rankings, I’ll be posting a breakdown of some of the things I think were most notable from an NBA perspective over the last week with a specific focus on the Top Shot implications.  For this first article, I’ve looked back to the trade deadline as there’s some pretty clear themes that have emerged since that time.  I’ll be posting this article weekly going forward targeting Monday/Tuesday, and look forward to discussing and debating in the MCC!

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April 13, 2021, 6:28 p.m. ·   0
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Welcome to the new NBA Weekly Recap article!  In conjunction with the updates to the player rankings, I’ll be posting a breakdown of some of the things I think were most notable from an NBA perspective over the last week with a specific focus on the Top Shot implications.  For this first article, I’ve looked back to the trade deadline as there’s some pretty clear themes that have emerged since that time.  I’ll be posting this article weekly going forward targeting Monday/Tuesday, and look forward to discussing and debating in the MCC!

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April 13, 2021, 6:28 p.m. ·   0

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For all the time we spend on Top Shot evaluating specific moments, sets, and serial numbers, perhaps we don’t give enough attention to the players’ actual talent.  Here at Own the Moment, we're going to be bringing some actual basketball analysis as well, and one of the first pieces of that is the OTM NBA Player Rankings, an evaluation blending both current talent and potential upside for every player in the Top Shot universe. 

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March 15, 2021, 12:54 p.m. ·   0
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For all the time we spend on Top Shot evaluating specific moments, sets, and serial numbers, perhaps we don’t give enough attention to the players’ actual talent.  Here at Own the Moment, we're going to be bringing some actual basketball analysis as well, and one of the first pieces of that is the OTM NBA Player Rankings, an evaluation blending both current talent and potential upside for every player in the Top Shot universe. 

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March 15, 2021, 12:54 p.m. ·   0