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    espn.com in their insider section had a Spurs-Clippers series preview article posted on their web site, since taken down, "written" by former college coach and former NBA assistant coach and interam head coach for the Celtics in 2004, John Carrol

    Trouble is, he clearly plagiarized the article from posts in "SpursTalk"

    http://deadspin.com/5910612/former-n...espncom-column

    So be on your guard, in case Kravitz has a very long "odd thoughts" column!
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    You know the funny thing is, there is better commentary here than I could ever find on the television. The buddy buddy I want to suck on stars nuts thing makes it harder being a Spurs or Pacers fan, because there is no flashiness. Our great players get no national respect. It's really disappointing. This type of blatant plagiarism occurs way more than we realize, because of a few words getting changed, IMO. Congratulations to the Spurs poster who got plagiarized. Nice work.
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    I like how he changed some of the fluff words but kept the meat of the article just the same. Reminds me of writing papers in high school when I'd copy stuff out of a book but use slightly different words so that it wasn't really word for word plagiarism.

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    I appreciate how he manipulated some of the fluff words but left the bulk of the piece just the same. I am reminded of working on assignments in the school between junior high and college when I would re-write stuff out of a text but use marginally different terms as to avoid word for word appropriation.
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    I like how he changed some of the fluff words but kept the meat of the article just the same. Reminds me of writing papers in high school when I'd copy stuff out of a book but use slightly different words so that it wasn't really word for word plagiarism.
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    I appreciate how he manipulated some of the fluff words but left the bulk of the piece just the same. I am reminded of working on assignments in the school between junior high and college when I would re-write stuff out of a text but use marginally different terms as to avoid word for word appropriation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avoidingtheclowns View Post
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    I appreciate how he manipulated some of the fluff words but left the bulk of the piece just the same. I am reminded of working on assignments in the school between junior high and college when I would re-write stuff out of a text but use marginally different terms as to avoid word for word appropriation.
    Nicely done.

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