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Kevin Durant Is Wanted In New Foot Locker Commercial

Nobody suspects the nicest perceived NBA player, Kevin Durant, is the wanted man for vicious dunks – even with one shoe missing in an evidence bag in this new Foot Locker Nike commercial featuring the OKC All-Star:
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Yao Ming Visits Houston Rockets

Eight-year Rocket, Yao Ming, returned to the Toyota Center Tuesday for the first time this season. The 7-footer watched the Rockets shootaround this morning as the team prepared to host the Golden State Warriors. Ming, in his second second full year of retirement, runs a wine business and is going to school for economics and media. According to Howard Chen, CSN Houston: Yao was selected...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Rudy Gay Was Happy About Leaving Grizzlies

Forward, Rudy Gay, averaged 17.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 6.5 seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies – not to mention he was their leading scorer this season with 17.2 points per game. Chosen eight overall in the 2006 draft, Gay has spent his entire NBA career with in Memphis, but was it a good fit? A source close to the new Raptor says he was happy to about leaving the Grizzlies...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett On Trade Rumors: “I Bleed Green, I Die Green..”

Sporting News’ report Sunday that the Clippers are making a push for 17-year-veteran Kevin Garnett has become the rumor of the week. Follow up reports insist it’s not likely to happen, but either way, the six-year Celtic made it clear he’s as loyal as they come. According to Greg Payne, ESPN Boston: “Well (Celtics GM) Danny (Ainge) made it very, very obvious since Day 1...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Has Elbow Tendinitis, Will Play Through It

Kobe Bryant revealed during Monday’s shootaround in Brooklyn that he has a sprained right elbow, but has been receiving treatment & will start tonight vs. the Nets. He believes the injury occurred when he dunked on Brandon Knight in the Lakers’ 98-97 win over the Pistons Sunday. According to Mark Medina, L.A. Daily News: Although it’s not going sideline him for any games...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

If Chris Bosh Gets His Way, Heat Will Be 1st Team Since 1990 To Have 3 Players Star All-Star Game*

Rondo’s season-ending ACL injury left a vacancy in the Eastern Conference All-Star starting lineup. While many think 20-year-old first-time All-Star, Kyrie Irving, deserves the nod, All-Star head coach Erik Spoelstra recently hinted that he’ll start forward Chris Bosh.  If the 8x NBA All-Star does get the starting role, it would make Miami the first team since the Lakers in...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Thaddeus Young Out 3 Weeks With Hamstring Strain

As if the Sixers front line wasn’t thin enough, they will now have to play 3 weeks without starting power forward, Thaddeus Young who is averaging 15 points and 7.4 rebounds a game.  He has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 hamstring strain. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer: A 76ers spokesman said that forward Thaddeus Young has a Grade One left hamstring strain and will likely...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Sits Down With Stephen A. Smith

Dwight Howard sits down with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith to talk about where he is health wise, his poor free throw shooting this season, and how he wants to be perceived by the basketball world and the public at large. Part 2 Via Dave McMenamin, ESPN: Where do you project yourself health wise? “Well with my back you know, it’s not all the way there, 75 percent,” Howard said...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith Tries To Scrimmage With Kids During Halftime

Big kid himself, J.R. Smith, tried to get in on the pee-wee halftime action during halftime of Monday night’s blowout to the Pistons:
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace Suspended For Punch To Brandon Knight

Brandon Knight got his wish, the NBA reviewed the Flagrant 1 foul Metta World Peace was called for after hitting him in the jaw on Sunday and has suspended World Peace 1-game without pay. He, along with Dwight Howard (shoulder) will miss tonight’s matchup with the Brooklyn Nets. According to Marc Stein / ESPN: NBA just announced Metta World Peace is suspended one game w/out pay...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rasheed Wallace Done For The Year?

Rasheed Wallace hasn’t played a game since December 13 with a stress reaction in his left foot., and with no return date in sight, a league source tells ESPN that the vet may be done for the year. According to ESPN: “Personally, I think Sheed is done for the year,” one league source said. “Woody doesn’t want to add anyone,” the source said. “He was buying more time...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins Gets Tossed For Calling Ref ‘Effing Female’

DeMarcus Cousins sheds light on how he earned his league-leading third ejection of the season, and second against the Jazz this season. Now standing tall at 12 technical, Cousins needs four more for a 1-game suspension. According to the Sacramento Bee: “He was saying, ‘Don’t talk to me,’ ” Cousins said. “So my response was, ‘You don’t have to act like an effing female...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol Admits It’s Possible He Asks For Trade Next Season

Pau Gasol has repeatedly sad he is not a quitter and he will make do with the situation he is in, coming off the bench, not seeing eye-t0-eye with Mike D’Antoni, and not meshing well with Dwight Howard on the court.  However, he doesn’t remain as optimistic when looking ahead to next season, admitting he may ask for a trade. According to the Los Angeles Times: “If this coach...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Robinson Calls Refs Lazy After Not Reviewing Controversial No-Call

At 98-94 with under 2 minutes to go, the undermanned Bulls seemed to be gaining momentum on Monday night until a 50/50 ball flew out of bounds and the refs called Indiana ball without hesitation and oddly refused to review the play, drawing criticism from the visiting locker room who ultimately succumbed 111-101. According to CSN Chicago: “What’s the rule? Under two minutes,...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins Earns Third Ejection Of The Year

DeMarcus Cousins picks up his 12 technical foul of the year (league-high) and 3rd ejection (league-high) as he argues with the referee before halftime vs. Jazz:
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss
SO FANCY

Nick Young throws down amazing 360 dunk

Nick Young twirls and spins in a 360 fast break dunk to the delight of Sixers fans:
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah Forced To Leave Bench Due To Outfit

According to Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago, Bulls center Joakim Noah, who was inactive tonight in Indiana, was escorted off the floor by team security after somebody from the league office didn’t approve of his outfit for the night…yes, his outfit. His skinny jean/sweater/blazer combo just wasn’t cutting it according to the league office. After spending some time in the locker...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Judge Rules Allen Iverson An Unfit Parent, Ordered To Attend AA Meetings For A Year

The Mavericks excited fans by offering an invitation through their D-League to Allen Iverson just weeks ago to play for the Texas Legends, which he turned down via Twitter.  It’s hard to believe AI will ever make a return to the court – especially after a judge ruled him an unfit parent with an alcohol problem, and ordered him to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for a year...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Beasley Ticketed For Speeding, Driving With Suspended License

No stranger to run-ins with the law, Michael Beasley was pulled over for going 71 in a 45 mph zone on January 25, put in handcuffs, but was cut a break and released at the scene for cooperating. According to Arizona Sports 620: He was cited for driving with a suspended license, driving with excessive speed, driving with expired registration and failure to display a license plate...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Bogut Thinks It’s ‘Real Scary’ Grizzlies Chose To Save Money Over Winning

Andrew Bogut didn’t shy away from voicing his opinion on the Grizzlies money saving trade with Rudy Gay last week.  In an interview with David Aldridge, Bogut called the move ‘scary’ and says he knows Lionel Hollins, who he used to play for, must be very ‘pissed’. According to NBA.com: Wow. There’s a can of worms opened on that one. I hate to judge another franchise...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Lou Amundson Preparing For Possibly Being Traded/Waived On Friday

Lou Amundson may be moving on to his 7th team in six years if the Timberwolves decide to keep Chris Johnson and Mickael Gelabale for the remainder of the season. According to the Star-Tribune: Wolves forward Lou Amundson said he has been talking with his agent about the very real possibility that he will be traded or waived Friday if the Wolves intend to make room for both Chris...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Spotted: J.R. Smith At Manhattan College Vs. St. Peter’s

Before transferring to Louisville, J.R. Smith’s younger brother, Chris, played for Manhattan College – where the two were spotted enjoying the action and putting up some halftime shots on Sunday.  Manhattan went on to beat St. Peter’s 57-49.
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports: Kevin Garnett To Clippers Not Likely

Despite Sporting News’ report Sunday that the Los Angeles Clippers were making a push for 17-year veteran Kevin Garnett, follow up reports suggest that nothing is imminent. Like we’ve said before, Garnett is one of four players (Kobe, Duncan, Nowitzki) with a no-trade clause, meaning he has to approve any trade including him, making a move to the Clippers even more unlikely....
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers GM: “We Will Not Trade Dwight Howard”

Despite the surprisingly disappointing season the Lakers have had thus far, four games below .500 (22-26) and 3 1/2 spots out of the eight seed in the Western Conference, GM Mitch Kupchak vows the Lakers aren’t ready to stir the pot. In a recent interview with Newsday, Kupchak says the Lakers have no intentions of making a trade, period, whether it’s for Dwight Howard or any...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Kirk Hinrich Out At Least 1 Week With Elbow Injury

His numbers don’t speak volumes, 7 points and 5 assists per game, but Kirk Hinrich is the Chicago Bulls’ floor general on both sides of the ball with Derrick Rose sidelined – and he will join Rose in the training room for games for at least one week with an elbow infection that flared up from a previous injury last month. According to ESPN.com: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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