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Report: Nikola Pekovic Agrees To 5-Year, $60 Million Contract Extension With Timberwolves

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Nikola Pekovic has agreed to a 5-year/$60 million contract extension with the Timberwolves which will also include $8 million in additional incentive-related bonuses. The 27-year-old center, who has spent his entire 3-year NBA career with Minnesota, averaged 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds in 32 minutes per game for the team last season.
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Unveil ‘Motor City’ Jersey Alternate

The Detroit Pistons unveiled a new jersey alternate for next season on Wednesday. The dark blue jersey which reads ‘Motor City’ across the chest will be worn in 10 games during the upcoming season. According to official press release: The Detroit Pistons announced today the unveiling of a special uniform that will be worn during 10 game dates throughout the 2013-14 regular season...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Dorell Wright Hosts Skate Party, JaVale McGee Wears Custom Jordan Roller Skates

Blazers’ Dorrell Wright hosted his 3rd annual “Skate Party” at Northridge Skateland in California for his D Wright Way Foundation which promotes and enhances community youth programs.  Fellow NBA players/friends in attendance included Jordan Crawford of the Boston Celtics, Nick Young of the LA Lakers, JaVale McGee of the Denver Nuggets, Brandon Jennings of the Detroit Pistons...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Nike Campus Built A Giant LeBron James Sand Sculpture

During a visit to Nike’s Beaverton, Oregon campus, LeBron James took a picture next to a gigantic sand sculpture of himself.
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

7th Grader Throws Down Explosive Windmill Dunk At Chris Paul’s Camp

Seventh grader, William Dillard, stole the show at Chris Paul’s 2013 Rising Stars National Event in his hometown North Carolina over the weekend when he threw down an in-game windmill dunk that caught everyone by surprise. The 6’3 swingman is in the class of 2018 – check it out.
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups And Partner Buy 30 Wendy’s Restaurants

Chauncey Billups is venturing into the fast food business, he and former NBA player Junior Bridgeman have partnered up to purchase 30 Wendy’s establishments in St. Louis. According to the official press release: The Wendy’s Company today announced the sale of 30 restaurants in the St. Louis market to BB St. Louis, LLC, a partnership headed by current Wendy’s® franchisee and...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson’s Girlfriend In Critical Condition After Being Rushed To Hospital

Prayers go out to Ryan Anderson’s (Pelicans) girlfriend, Gia Allemand, who is currently in critical condition after being rushed to a hospital on Monday August 12 for an undisclosed “serious medical event.” According to Fox Sports South West: The New Orleans Pelicans star 3-point shooter Ryan Anderson is at the bedside of his girlfriend, reality TV star Gia Allemand, who...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss
THE ODD COUPLE

Durant, Chandler hang out with Bieber

Kevin Durant was spotted working out Tuesday with Kevin Love at the Lakers training facility in El Segundo, but he spent his night a little differently. Justin Bieber uploaded a photo to Instagram of himself hanging out with the Thunder star and Tyson Chandler at his LA home.
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire To Be A Judge For Miss America Pageant

According to the Associated Press, Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire will be a judge for the Miss America Pageant on September 15th alongside Lance Bass, Joshua Bell, Mario Cantone, Barbara Corcoran, Carla Hall and Deidre Downs Gunn. Former `N Sync singer Lance Bass and New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire highlight the list of judges for next month’s Miss America pageant...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Love & Kevin Durant Work Out At Lakers Training Facility

Kevin Durant, Kevin Love and Charlie Villanueva were spotted working out together Tuesday at the Lakers training facility in El Segundo. Something tells us KD won’t get as much flack for this workout as he did when he worked out with LeBron James in the past.
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Responds To Kendrick Lamar’s Lyric About Him

Hip-hop fans went crazy Monday night when rapper Big Sean released a track featuring fellow rappers Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica that didn’t make the cut on his upcoming album. Most notably, fans raved about Lamar’s verse on the track titled ‘Control.’ Among the lyrics in the fiery verse, Lamar referenced Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson who has been subject to rumors...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Names Reasonable Doubt His Favorite Album

Kobe Bryant recently dished on rehab, leadership and some of his favorite music while speaking at Manila’s Newport Performing Arts Theater during the 2013 Lenovo Mobile Promotional Tour.  During the presser, Kobe named his favorite album of all time: Jay Z’s 1996 album, Reasonable Doubt. According to Lakers beat writer Mark Medina: Bryant quickly offered a ranking on his...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Russell Westbrook Presents At The Teen Choice Awards

Russell Westbrook took social media by storm when he showed up wearing a very interesting ensemble. The Thunder star joined actress Michelle Rodriguez of Fast & Furious 6 on stage to introduce performer Demi Lovato during the telecast.
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas Says He Would Beat 50-Year-Old Michael Jordan 1-On-1

TMZ recently caught up with former NBA point guard, Gilbert Arenas, and asked him what the results would be if he and 50-year-old Michael Jordan battled in a 1-on-1 game to 5. After giving it some thought, the 31-year-old said he would take down MJ, 5-2, but also added that if he was going against a younger “NBA Jordan” that he would be shut out, 20-0.
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland’s Rose Garden Has Been Renamed The ‘Moda Center’

The Portland Trail Blazers have partnered up with Moda Health, and part of that new partnership includes a name change. The Rose Garden, open since 1995, will now be called the “Moda Center.” According to Portland Trail Blazers: Two of Oregon’s most dynamic and innovative companies are banding together in a 10-year agreement that will energize Portland’s hub for sports and...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Named ‘The Truth And KG’ Wins In Saratoga In A Photo Finish

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are done with the Celtics, but Monday, they came through one last time for the green. A horse named ‘The Truth And KG’ after none other than future Hall of Famers and Nets, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, sporting green silks and the No. 5, won a race in Saratoga in a photo finish.
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert Drops New Track, “Versace (Freestyle)”

With the release of his first mixtape, “Th3 #POST90S“, and the “Knicks Anthem“, Iman Shumpert has proven himself to be one of the better NBA rappers, and this new track further backs that up. Check out his latest, “Versace (Freestyle).”
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike D’Antoni Wants Jordan Hill To Be A Stretch 4

Jordan Hill says he was instructed by Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni to work on his outside shot this summer, including 3-pointers, to make himself a stretch 4, which will allow Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman to work in the paint. Entering his 5th season, Hill has yet to make a career 3-pointer. Last season, before injuring his hip, Hill shot 32.5% from 16-24 feet, according to NBA.com...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Al Harrington Says Wizards Are ‘Definitely Going To Make The Playoffs’

Pending a physical, 14-year NBA veteran, Al Harrington, will indeed join the Washington Wizards and is already going on record saying the team will “definitely” make the playoffs this season. According to Michael Lee, The Washington Post: “I’m excited and I feel like this team is definitely going to make the playoffs,” Harrington said in a telephone interview late Monday...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert Will Be Featured On Michelle Obama’s Hip-Hop Album

Though she won’t be lending her vocals, First Lady Michelle Obama is releasing a hip-hop album on September 30 for her “Let’s Move” campaign in an effort to fight childhood obesity and Knicks guard Iman Shumpert is slated to appear with a track titled “Pass the Rock.” The full tracklist according to AllHipHop.com: 1. “U R What You Eat” f/ Salad Bar (Matisyahu, Ariana...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

James Harden And Stephen Curry Team Up For Foot Locker Commercial

Coming off of the best year of his career, James Harden thinks he’s got to take things to the next level by recording an R&B album.  Cue in Steph Curry who tells Harden he can get to the next level with new gear at Foot Locker as Harden’s terrible voice plays back through the speakers.
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond May Have Scored Date With iCarly Actress Jennette McCurdy

For the past few weeks Pistons big man Andre Drummond has been posting an image of Nickelodeon actress, Jennette McCurdy on Wednesdays with the hashtag #WCW which stands for Woman Crush Wednesday. McCurdy, 21, well known for her role as Sam on the hit teen show iCarly, got wind of the posts and returned the favor on Monday confirming Drummond to a fan as her “Man Crush Monday...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Works Out With Hakeem Olajuwon, Kevin McHale

One perk of signing with the Houston Rockets as a big man is being able to work out with some of the best post players in NBA history, and Dwight Howard is taking full advantage. The 27-year-old center was seen working out at the Toyota Center Monday with Hall of Famers, Hakeem Olajuwon and Kevin McHale.
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James Opens Up About His Role Models And More ‘Good Morning America’ Interview

Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts visited LeBron James in his hometown of Akron, Ohio last week to interview the back-to-back NBA champion. In the interview, James opens up about his role models as a kid, “Michael Jordan gave me a dream that I could possibly reach someday, I wanted to be able to fly in the air, make game-winning shots and stick my tongue out at the wrong...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James Won’t Run For President Of NBPA

Despite showing interest in running for the president of the National Basketball Players Association, LeBron James has reportedly decided not to pursue the union position. According to USA Today Sports: After days of careful consideration and research, Miami Heat star LeBron James decided he will not run for president or first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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