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Roy Hibbert & David West Leave Game 7 Without Shaking Hands With Heat

Roy Hibbert and David West were the only two Pacers to leave the court following the Game 7 loss to the Heat without exchanging words or hand shakes with any of Miami’s players. Poor sportsmanship or just an old-school move, refusing to give in to the rival opponent? According to the Indy Star: For West, it’s simple. He’s old school. He’s like the players in the 1980...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul George Won’t Be Satisfied With NBA Career Without Winning MVP

After completing his third season, leading the Indiana Pacers to the Eastern Conference finals, Paul George has emerged as one of the top players in the NBA and believes he will one day win the league’s most coveted award, MVP.  George averaged 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game this season. According to Fox Sports Florida: “The more and more I get comfortable...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Flo Rida’s Manager Gets Tossed From Game 7 With Jeff Pendergraph & Norris Cole

With just over 2 minutes remaining in the Game 7 blowout between the Heat and Pacers, Jeff Pendergraph made sure to put his name on the series in garbage time as he set a screen on Norris Cole and then shoved him out of bounds for no apparent reason. Referee Ken Mauer immediately ejected both players before it escalated any further. That is, until rapper Flo Rida’s manager...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe Targeting Season Opener To Return From Torn Achilles

According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant is still targeting the Lakers’ 2013-14 season opener to return from his torn Achilles. Stitches removed, out of a cast and with nearly six weeks of rehabilitation under his belt since surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg, Kobe Bryant is still hoping for a return by the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2013...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Ray Allen Could Opt Out Of Contract With Heat, Return To Boston

There’s a chance you could be digging your Ray Allen jerseys out of the trash, Celtics fans. Take this for what it’s worth, but NBA on NBC Boston reports that Ray Allen is considering opting out of his contract with the Miami Heat and returning to Boston on a one-year deal to retire a Celtic. While this seems like a long shot considering the way he left and the rift between...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: J.R. Smith To Opt Out Of Final Year Of Contract

As expected, J.R. Smith will opt out of the final year of his contract with the Knicks worth $2.9 million and become an unrestricted free agent, however, the Sixth Man of the Year will likely re-sign with the team using the Early Bird exception which would allow them to sign him for up to four years. The most the Knicks could offer in year one of a deal would be $5.58 million with...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James Gives Lance Stephenson Encouraging Words After Game 7

After butting heads throughout the Eastern Conference finals, LeBron James gave Lance Stephenson some words of encouragement following the Heat’s Game 7 win over the Pacers Monday night. According to the Indy Star: “He said I played hard this season and he’s happy with my progress,” Stephenson said. “He said I helped changed the Pacers organization, made us stronger and...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Lionel Hollins Reaches Out To Clippers

Despite saying in a radio interview Monday that he loves Memphis, doesn’t want to coach another team, and was surprised that the organization granted him permission to talk to other teams, Lionel Hollins’ representatives have reportedly already reached out to the Clippers to let them know he’s interested in their coaching position. According to Broderick Turner, Los Angeles...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Players React To Jason Kidd & Grant Hill Retiring

NBA players around the league react to the news that 19-year veterans, Grant Hill and Jason Kidd, are retiring. Wow! Wanna give a shout out to Jason Kidd and Grant Hill!! Not only two great basketball players but great guys! #respect fellas #19yrs — Dorell Wright (@DWRIGHTWAY1) June 3, 2013   In 1 year, @realgranthill33 was one of the best teammates I’ve ever had…ALWAYS looked...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Floyd Mayweather Has $5.9 Million Bet On Heat To Win Game 7

According to source close to Vegas Gambling Steam, the undefeated pro boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is betting $5.9 million that the Miami Heat will cover the 7 point spread for Game 7 against the Indiana Pacers and advance to the NBA Finals tonight. Mayweather, who has been seen courtside in Miami for the Eastern Conference finals, is a big sports bettor which he makes apparent by...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins: ‘I Don’t Have Any Intention Of Going Anywhere’

While it was reported Sunday that Lionel Hollins was likely done in Memphis and was given permission from the organization to talk to other teams, the four-year Grizzlies coach, who led the team to the Western Conference Finals this season, says he loves Memphis and has no intention of going anywhere. According to ESPN: Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said in a radio interview...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss
HANGING 'EM UP

Jason Kidd retires from the NBA

After 19 Hall of Fame seasons in the NBA, the Knicks point guard has decided to call it a career. 

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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

T-Wolves Shopping No.9 Pick, Derrick Williams To Move Up In Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly shopping their No. 9 pick and third-year forward, Derrick Williams, in hopes of moving up in this year’s NBA draft. Since being chosen second overall in the 2011 NBA draft, Williams has averaged 10.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game for Minnesota. According to Charley Walters, Pioneer Press: Looks like TWolves will try to deal Derrick Williams...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jerry Sloan Talks With Jazz About Returning To Organization

After resigning as Jazz coach midway through the season in 2011, Jerry Sloan has reportedly had preliminary discussions about returning to the organization in another capacity. According to Jody Genessy, Deseret News: The Utah Jazz have had a preliminary discussion with Sloan about returning to the fold in an unspecified position. Twenty-six months after resigning from being the...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons, Unable To Escort Fan To Prom, Gets Her Party Bus Instead

It wasn’t what she originally wanted, but Houston Rockets fan, Stephanie Flores, showed up to prom Saturday in style courtesy of Chandler Parsons. Flores originally asked Parsons to prom but he was unable to make it because he out of town, and while another NBA player may of just left it at that, he went out of his way and arranged for her and friends to arrive to prom in a party...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Parker Says He Wants To Send Tim Duncan Out On Top

Tony Parker recently sat down with Rachel Nichols to talk about the emotions heading into the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007. Among topics including his maturity since winning his first NBA championship at 21, his relationship to coach Popovich, Parker reiterated the promise he made to Tim Duncan after losing in the 2012 Western Conference finals against the Thunder and...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Attempts A Free Throw Shooting Contest Left Handed

Dwight Howard took on the daughter of Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers, Kelzer Nielson, a housewife and mother of three in a free throw shooting contest earlier this week.  Aiming to take it easy on her, Howard chose to shoot his shots left handed, you know, because he is such a solid free throw shooter.  Most makes out of 10 signified the winner and loser was to donate...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Fines Roy Hibbert For ‘Inappropriate And Vulgar’ Postgame Remarks Following Game 6

The NBA has fined Pacers center, Roy Hibbert, $75,000 for his gay slur and profane language directed at the media during his postgame news conference following a 91-77 Game 6 victory over the Heat. Following his 24-point, 11-rebound performance, Hibbert referred to the media as “motherf—ers” when asked about finishing 10th in the Defensive Player of the Year voting. The Pacers...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Lionel Hollins Likely Done As Grizzlies Coach

The Memphis Grizzlies have granted Lionel Hollins permission to speak with other teams about available head coaching positions and he has likely coached his last game for the team.  Hollins led the Grizzlies to a 56-26 regular season record and to the Western Conference finals. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: After talks on a contract extension stalled over the...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert Apologizes For ‘Insensitive Remarks’ Following Game 6 Win

Roy Hibbert issued a statement through the Indiana Pacers to publicly apologize for using profanity and the slang term “no homo” during his Game 6 postgame press conference. According to the Indiana Pacers: I am apologizing for insensitive remarks made during the postgame press conference after our victory over Miami Saturday night. They were disrespectful and offensive and not...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Says D’Antoni Is ‘Great Person’ When Asked About His Coaching

In a recent offseason interview with the LA Times, Dwight Howard says he considers Mike D’Antoni “a great person” when asked his opinion on his coaching abilities. According to the Los Angeles Times: So what do you think of D’Antoni? “I love him,” he said. “He’s a great person.” Is he a great coach? “He’s a great person and I’m glad we had the opportunity...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade Says He And Chris Bosh Need Bigger Role

Dwyane Wade has scored under 20 points in 12 straight games – the longest streak of his career. Chris Bosh has failed to reach double digit scoring in three straight games for the first time since his rookie year. Point blank, they’re struggling, but Wade says the cure is they need a bigger role in the Heat offense going into Game 7. According to ESPN: “We’ve got to do a...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert Says ‘Motherf—-ers’ & ‘No Homo’ During Game 6 Postgame Press Conference

Roy Hibbert took a colorful shot at the media during his postgame press conference and should expect a hefty fine following the Pacers Game 6 91-77 win. When asked about finishing 10th in voting for Defensive Player of the Year, Hibbert responded: “Y’all motherf—-ers [media] don’t watch us play throughout the year to tell you the truth…I’m going to be real with you and...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron Sprints Length Of Court After Being Called For Offensive Foul

LeBron James was called for an offensive foul midway through the fourth quarter of Game 6 Saturday night and got hit with a technical for his reaction. Referee Tony Brothers ruled that LeBron lead with his elbow on a take to the basket against Roy Hibbert and called the charge which LeBron could not believe as he sprinted the length of the court and got hit with the tech.
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June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: David West Played In Game 6 With 103-Degree Fever

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Pacers forward, David West, played in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Heat Saturday with a 103-degree fever. Indiana Pacers forward David West played Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals with a 103-degree fever, a league source told Yahoo! Sports on Saturday. The Pacers termed West’s illness as an upper...
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June 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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