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From the Creepy And Mean Yet Fascinating department comes this entry from upstart NBA blog The Association: The NBA Death Pool. Which NBA player/coach with no business playing/coaching will drop dead at just the wrong moment?

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It's distasteful, sure, but Oddjack isn't here to break down the lines, so we feel like it's our job. Coming in at 5:1 is the Lakers' Ronny Turiaf, with incumbent favorite Eddy Curry falling to 10:1.

Our best bet: The longshot Pat Riley at 100:1. Anybody who puts off hip replacement surgery to coach Antoine Walker and Jason Williams is, frankly, kind of asking for it.

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NBA Dead Pool [The Association]