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(As NBA owners decide how many more games they’re willing to lose to the lockout, perhaps it is time to consider gains that can be made when the league returns. In our latest lockout series, we look at changes that could produce an improved product.)
Issue: Put it this way, even the NBA recognizes how difficult it is to toss a truly fair jump ball, so it has eliminated the jump at the start of each quarter, except at the start of games and overtimes. Not only can the tosses be as accurate as Dwight Howard free throws, but the constant jostling for positioning among other players lining the circles for jump balls only further slows the game. It is, generally, a random and unfair process.
Heat angle: The Heat have plenty of athletes, so Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and even Chris Bosh can have their jump-ball moments after tie-ups. But that’s not the point. The point is jump balls may be an element of the game whose time has come, and gone.
We say: No, we’re not in favor of the collegi...
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With the NBA lockout dragging on, two-time scoring champion Kevin Durant was ready for some football. Flag football. And LeBron James could be interested in joining him. Durant tweeted Monday that he was interested in playing flag football. When fans at Oklahoma State University offered an invitation, he showed up in Stillwater that night to play.
NIKE continues their “Baskeball Never Stops” campaign, this time featuring LeBron James. They describe it as:
For those who love the game like LeBron, Basketball Never Stops. Because players know hardwork and dedication are what the game’s built on no matter the time, day or night.
We are pleading the 5th. You can watch the first spot HERE.
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With the NBA still under lockout mode, many players are finding other outlets for their athletic endeavours.Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant decided to play some flag football as he was invited to play in an intramural flag football game at Oklahoma State University.Below is some footage of him playing:To add a rather interesting postscript, Lebron James after learning of Kevin football...
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There are a few guys you see around the NBA — Ron Artest and LeBron James, for example — and when you look at their build you think they could have played in the NFL. Not Kevin Durant. He is lankly and not built for violent contact. But he played some football Monday evening. Intermural…
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Turns out Shaq is talking about his time in Cleveland too in his soon to be released basketball memoir after all.
In the book titled Shaq Uncut: My Story, co-authored by Jackie MacMullan, O'Neal discusses some of the goings on with LeBron James and the panic-stricken Cavaliers organization during LeBron and Shaq's season together as teammates during the 2010-11 campaign,...
When the Cleveland Cavaliers traded for Shaquille O’Neal before the start of the 2009-10 season, it was certainly met with mixed reviews. But whether it was ever really the smartest move or if it was instead a reactionary move meant only to deal with the Orlando Magic, the fact remains that Shaq represented a symbol of hope in Cleveland.
Fans here in Cleveland were smart enough...