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NBA considers Arkansas the Ivy League of College Basketball

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DALLAS — While in Dallas for a conference last week, I flipped through what was now just two sports stations after ESPN failed to establish a foothold in the area.

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The topic of the day was how disappointed the hosts were with the Dallas Mavericks summer league side, describing the group as virtually unassailable. Perhaps the most interesting part of the segment was a rant about recent draft pick Jaden Hardy not knowing the basics needed to play NBA basketball and how a member of the Mavs organization apparently agreed.

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