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Why Heat fans should be excited about Bam Adebayo

The Miami Heat surprised with the selection of Kentucky’s Bam Adebayo in the first round of the draft, adding a unique and powerful forward to their frontline.  Back in February, the Heat were linked to Serge Ibaka as his tenure with the Orlando Magic never took off. Ibaka eventually landed in Toronto after the Raptors […] Why Heat fans should be excited about Bam Adebayo -...
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The Mulligan: Every NBA team not named the Cavs and Warriors

To every team not named the Warriors and Cavaliers, I would like to say: it’s not you, it’s them. On their way to a third consecutive Finals matchup, Cleveland and Golden State rendered the rest of the playoffs moot, losing a combined one single game against their opponents, putting together a 24-1 record together.With each opponent they dispatched, they sent one more franchise...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka re-signing with Raptors is basically a done deal

Serge Ibaka was slated to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but the Toronto Raptors are trying to prevent the power forward from hitting the open market.Via Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders: Most in NBA circles believe that Ibaka made it clear to the Magic the only team he wanted to land with was Toronto, and it’s likely why other teams in the hunt for him passed...
Via The Sports Daily
May 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Masai Ujiri: Raptors need ‘culture reset’

After just three playoff series victories in his four seasons as general manager of the Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri is doing some soul-searching.At his year-end press conference on Tuesday after being swept in Round 2 by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ujiri commented on the state of the team.“After that performance, we need a culture reset here,” said Ujiri, per Dan Feldman of ProBasketballTalk...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Appreciating the NBA for more than its champion-crowning exercise

There is nowhere for Kyle Lowry to run. Some of this is probably him clawing for leverage against Toronto for max money, but there's also some honesty when he says of the Cavaliers they've got LeBron James; nobody's closing the gap on him. He's discouraged, surely: the Cavs have clowned the Raptors in two consecutive postseasons. The Canadian franchise had the most successful season...
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May 09, 2017  |  Discuss

LeBron James spins ball in Serge Ibaka’s face, then drains three-pointer

LeBron James has made a habit of doing things to get under his opponents’ skin while on the court.Wednesday’s game against the Raptors was no different when James sent a message to Serge Ibaka about guarding him.It happened in the second quarter of the game with James set up on the perimeter. Ibaka stepped out to guard him and James disrespected him by spinning the ball in his...
Via The Sports Daily
May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Best of Yardbarker: Don't sleep on the Stanley Cup Playoffs

It's not uncommon for the NFL to own the news cycle, particularly during the NFL Draft, which just so happens to be going on in Philadelphia at present. However, there are some tremendous playoff games going on in both the NHL and NBA, with the Stanley Cup Playoffs providing particular intrigue.Not only has the NHL postseason been full of surprises, like the Nashville Predators sweeping...
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April 28, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Serge Ibaka posterizes Giannis Antetokounmpo not once, but twice

Giannis Antetokounmpo was a dominant force throughout the first three games of the Raptors-Bucks playoff series, but Toronto has shown they’re not afraid of him.The Raptors have done a much better job double-teaming him, and also trying to keep him from getting the ball close to the basket, so he has to work for his buckets.And they’re even attacking him on the defensive end...
Via The Sports Daily
April 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka stuffs Thon Maker at rim, celebrates accordingly

Every second counts in the NBA playoffs, but Raptors big man Serge Ibaka still found time to celebrate after coming up with a huge block in Tuesday night’s playoff matchup.Ibaka showed great recovery in swatting a Thon Maker layup attempt away, especially since it seemed like a surefire bucket. But that wasn’t the case, and Ibaka was fired up about it, so he put his hands up...
Via The Sports Daily
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez has funny quote about his suspension

Let’s dispel once and for all with this fiction that Robin Lopez didn’t know what he was doing because he knew exactly what he was doing.On Friday, the Chicago Bulls center dropped this funny line when asked about his suspension for a fight with Raptors big man Serge Ibaka in Tuesday’s loss to Toronto, per Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago. Well that’s certainly a far cry from...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

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