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Karl Malone To Mentor Jazz Big Men

Karl Malone appeared as a guest panelist on TNT’s ‘Inside The NBA’ during the All-Star weekend in February and stated that while he has always been willing to offer his services and help coach the Utah Jazz’s young big men, the organization had never reached out since his retirement in 2004…until now. According to the ESPN: Hall of Famer Karl Malone is returning to the Utah...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James, David West & Lance Stephenson Fined For Flops In Game 4

The NBA has fined LeBron James, David West and Lance Stephenson $5,000 for their flopping in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The League has also upgraded David West’s foul on Dwayne Wade as he drove to the basket on a fast break in the fourth quarter from a common foul to a Flagrant 1. Despite LeBron recently saying that he doesn’t flop and has ‘never been one of those...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Quincy Pondexter Scores Date With Miss Tennessee Via Twitter

Grizzlies forward, Quincy Pondexter, has game, but now that his team is out of the playoffs, he has to focus it elsewhere. It all began with a simple tweet: ‘Who won Miss Tennessee this year?’ and before you knew it, he had scored a date with Miss Tennessee herself.
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports: Cavaliers Considering Trading No. 1 Pick

According to multiple reports, the Cavaliers would consider trading their No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA draft if they could get a young, scoring forward in return. via Chris Mannix, SI.com: The Cavs have acknowledged that they will listen to offers for the top pick, and rival executives say they are looking for an established scoring forward in return. via Joe Kotoch, Sheridan...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh Will Eat Cereal, Watch Cartoons To Prepare For Game 5

Chris Bosh was forced to head back to the locker room during the third quarter of Game 4 after tweaking his right ankle as he got tangled up with Roy Hibbert. He seemed to be okay, returning to the game in the fourth quarter and when asked about his status for Thursday’s Game 5 in Miami, the Heat center said he is expected to play and will treat his preparations like it’s a Saturday...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard Jefferson Opts Into Final Year Of Contract

As expected, Warriors forward, Richard Jefferson, has decided to opt into the final year of his four-year/$38 million contract. The eleven-year veteran will now make $11 million in 2013-14 before becoming an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. According to Chris Haynes, Comcast Sportsnet: Not to anyone’s surprise, Golden State Warriors forward Richard Jefferson will...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

22 Teams To Participate In 2013 NBA Las Vegas Summer League

Twenty-two teams, including squads featuring eight of the top 10 selections in the 2013 NBA Draft, will vie for a championship – televised live on NBA TV – at NBA Summer League 2013 in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the NBA announced today. From July 12-22, 21 NBA teams and a team of NBA D-League...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson ‘Bothered’ By The Way Mike D’Antoni Utilized Lakers Players

While on tour promoting his book, Eleven Rings, Phil Jackson spoke with ESPN radio’s Colin Cowherd and expressed his displeasure with the way Mike D’Antoni utilized his top players in Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard this past season. According to Mark Medina: “It bothers me about the individuals,” Jackson said. “It bothers me that Pau had a season where he had...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace Releases Children’s Book

Metta World Peace has unsurprisingly released a children’s book, “Metta’s Bedtime Stories.” The 34-page book, available for purchase here, includes bedtime stories titled, “Tomorrow,” “Reach for the Sky,” “One Wish,” “Mud in My Bed,” and “I’m Afraid of the Dark.” According to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, a portion of the proceeds are going...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson Asked To Guard LeBron James For Game 4

Following the Pacers’ 99-92 Game 4 victory, Frank Vogel told the media that Lance Stephenson had asked to guard LeBron James prior to the game. You could say the third year player rose to the occasion, not only pouring in 20 points and 5 rebounds himself, but holding the league’s MVP to 24 points on 8-18 shooting as he fouled out for the first time since June 2012. According...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron & D Wade Honor 10-Year-Old Girl Who Lost Battle To Cancer With Message On Shoes

Tuesday, ten-year-old Bella Rodriguez-Torres lost her six-year battle with cancer. She was just 4-years-old when she became paralyzed and diagnosed with stage 4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. Her parents announced the news via her Facebook page, which has more than 62,000 likes, saying she went ‘peacefully and surrounded by love.’ Bella was an avid Heat fan and her followers used...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh Says Tim Duncan Was One Of His Favorite Players

Chris Bosh could be matching up with Tim Duncan in the NBA Finals, a place the Spurs have never lost, but ‘another lifetime’ ago, the Heat star was just another fan who idolized the future Hall-of-Famer. According to Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Chris Bosh had Tim Duncan posters. That pretty much sums up how long the Spurs have been the gold standard of consistency in the...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Bucks Would Rather Re-Sign Monta Ellis Over Brandon Jennings

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Milwaukee Bucks would reportedly rather re-sign Monta Ellis over Brandon Jennings this summer, citing their preference for an Ellis-Redick backcourt as the reason. And a free-agent rumble: There’s a rising belief in exec circles that Bucks prefer to re-sign Monta Ellis over Brandon Jennings this summer. Monta will become an unrestricted free...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo Anthony Hopes Knicks Add Another Scorer

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Carmelo Anthony, who the Knicks rely on heavily on offense, reportedly wants the Knicks to add a second scorer during the offseason but fears they will not make any major moves. According to a source, Anthony has told a confidant he is concerned management will stand pat this offseason and said he believes the team needs to add a bona...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James Flops In Game 4 Against Pacers

Prior to Game 4, LeBron James cited on record that flopping is ”not even a bad thing…you’re just trying to get the advantage.”  Last round against the Bulls, he boldly claimed  ”I don’t flop. I’ve never been one of those guys.” Needless to say, LeBron put this flop on full display in the fourth quarter of Game 4 and it wasn’t advantageous for either side: GIF via Deadspin
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert To Craig Sager: ‘We’re Here! We’re Not Going Anywhere!’

Roy Hibbert was hyped after the Indiana Pacers’ Game 4 99-92 victory over the Miami Heat to even the Eastern Conference finals series up 2-2.  His 23 point – 12 rebound performance earned him the walk-off interview with Craig Sager where he proudly repeated that him and the Indiana Pacers were “not going anywhere,” except they actually are…”We’re going back down to...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson Hits Fadeaway 3 At 3rd Quarter Buzzer

The Pacers had one last play with 2 seconds remaining in the third quarter and the ball on the sideline. Dwyane Wade lost Lance Stephenson for a split second and he took advantage. George Hill, imbounding the ball, was able to get it to the far corner to Stephenson and the Pacers guard was able to knock in a difficult fadeaway three-pointer at the buzzer which resulted in an ecstatic...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James Swats George Hill At The Rim

With just under two minutes remaining in the third quarter of Game 4, Pacers’ George Hill appeared to have a routine fast break layup until LeBron James came out of nowhere and swatted his shot attempt at the rim.
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss
ALL AN ACT

Pacers fans hit Heat with 'floppers' chant

Fans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse weren’t shy about their discontent with Miami’s flopping during Game 4, chanting “Beat the floppers’ as Dwyane Wade shot free throws during the third quarter.
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss
WELCOME TO ATLANTA

Hawks hire new head coach

You can add another branch to the Popovich coaching tree, as the Hawks have tabbed Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer to be their new man in charge. 

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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka Tours Tornado Destruction In Moore, Oklahoma

Serge Ibaka spent Monday touring the destruction that was a result of the recent tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma, and if you think one person can’t make a difference, you’re wrong. The Thunder forward brought instant smiles to the faces of so many victims in a time where they don’t have much to be happy about.
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Parker Promised Tim Duncan Last Season They’d Be Back In Finals

With a season-high 37 points in the elimination of the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night securing a Spurs trip to the NBA Finals, Tony Parker delivered on a promise made to Tim Duncan after last season’s Western Conference finals loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. According to the San Antonio Express-News The Spurs had just lost Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against Oklahoma...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

James Harden Vacations In Puerto Rico

James Harden kicked off his summer in Puerto Rico where the Rockets guard along with his friends and family rode four wheelers, hit the beach and wagered some of his max contract on the poker tables photos via @jotaaeleegram, @sevvyn, @babatphilly, @hoodsie31176, @christian_1891
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron Gives Up Social Media For Playoffs, Watches 24

Last year, LeBron James gave up all social media for the postseason, zeroing in on the goal: an NBA championship. As you know, it was successful, and the Heat star is doing it again this season, but how is he spending that extra free time? Watching the Fox series ’24.’ According to The Palm Beach Post: For the second consecutive postseason, LeBron James has been chosen to exercise...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James Says Flopping Is ‘Not Even A Bad Thing’

LeBron James labeled flopping “not even a bad thing” when asked how well the NBA’s anti-flopping policy has worked in it’s inaugural season. According to CBS Sports:   “It hasn’t been a problem for many guys at all,” James said. “I don’t really pay too much attention to it. I think it’s been good, I guess.” And since we’re guessing here, I guess LeBron was...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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