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Report: Lakers Calling Bron & Melo at 12:01AM July 1st About Team Up

LeBron would be the King of LA if he decided to come to the Lakers. With Kobe retiring at some point, he would be the undisputed ruler. I think there is a very low percentage of this happening, but stranger things have taken place. Here is the Lakers masterplan according to InsideSoCal.com The Lakers’ first order of business once free agency begins on June 30 at 9:01 p.m. Pacific...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Kings And Pistons Discussing Deal For Josh Smith

ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that the Kings and the Pistons have had initial discussions about a deal that would send Josh Smith from Detroit to Sacramento. One source insists nothing imminent, but I'm told Pistons and Kings have discussed a trade that would send Josh Smith to Sacramento — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 24, 2014 One potential scenario, I'm told, would send...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Multiple Leagues Want LeBron to Sign with Them

When news broke this morning that Lebron James would become the off season’s hottest free agent, who knew professional sports teams other than those in the NBA would be vying for his services? Hey @KingJames! Heard you’re opting out?? We’ve got a new team for you: The #USMNT! #LetsDoThis #OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/I4Uj7O4b1x — U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 24, 2014...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel Drafted by Harlem Globetrotters

  Johnny Manziel has now been drafted by three professional sports leagues. He was obviously drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Draft, but also the MLB draft by the Padres, and now the Harlem Globetrotters. Here is what the Globetrotters’ Director of Player Personnel had to say: “Johnny Manziel is a fantastic athlete that knows how to be entertaining. ‘Johnny Basketball’...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Italy Manager Cesare Prandelli Resigns

Italian football team manager Cesare Prandelli will reportedly resign from his position immediately following the completion of the World Cup in Brazil. #Abete: "Prandelli has offered his resignation. When we get back, I will call a meeting with the Federation and hope he will withdraw it." — Italy (@azzurri) June 24, 2014 BREAKING: #ITA manager Cesare Prandelli resigns from position...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

10 NBA role players to keep an eye on in free agency

Free Agency is about to heat up the NBA offseason, no pun intended, and there are many teams that feel as though they are just a few key role players away from holding up the Larry O’Brien trophy next June. We’ve seen how much deeper the Spurs were than other teams this season and sports are copycat leagues, so expect these 10 players to really make an impact for contenders next...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Flutie: NFL Becoming More Like The CFL

Doug Flutie is an expert on the similarities between the NFL and CFL. Flutie spent eight years in the CFL after struggling to gain any traction during his first NFL stint.  The man who played for four different NFL teams wrote a column Tuesday for TheMMQB’s “Canada Week” about his time in the CFL.   In the piece,  Flutie said that hat the NFL looks a lot like the CFL...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Julius Randle Skipped Celtics Workout for GQ Inteview

When I think GQ, I don’t really think Julius Randle, but what do I know. According to Chad Ford, Randle skipped out on a workout with Celtics to talk about style with GQ. Randle skipped a potential 2nd workout w/ Celtics today for this -> MT @J30_RANDLE: Meeting with @GQMagazine today to discuss style — Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 24, 2014 Meeting with @GQMagazine...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon’s New “Northwest Frost” Helmet (Photo)

Earlier, we got a look at an Oregon hype video for the upcoming season. Now we got a glimpse at a new helmet from the “Northwest Frost Collection” that Nike is rolling out. It features little bumps on the helmet to give it some texture. What do you guys think? Will this be Nike’s next big hit? [UODucks]
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks, Cavs, Lakers to Pursue LeBron and Carmelo Pairing

According to ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein, the Hawks, Cavaliers and Lakers are interested in pursuing Carmelo and LeBron James as a pair. In addition to the Miami Heat‘s obvious desire to retain James by any means necessary and pursue Anthony if he urges them to do so, sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday that theCleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks are among the...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

“Championship” Nike LeBron 11s To Release As “Iron Mans” (Photos)

The Nike LeBron 11 “Championship Pack” was scrapped after the Miami Heat lost to the San Antonio Spurs this year in the NBA Finals. With that, Nike hopes to still release the LeBron that were first known as the “Champ” ones. Per Modern Notoriety, these LeBron 11 Elite SEs could still release that were originally supposed to be part of the pack. Instead, Nike may change the...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon’s “Join the Force” Football Hype Video

Football season is just around the corner. The Oregon Ducks are the latest school to unleash their hype video for the season. With a theme of ‘Join the Force.’ The Star Wars references run deep with the Ducks since their new football facility has been dubed the “Death Star” by many. Oregon figures to be very much in the National Championship picture this season, led by Heisman...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors to Be Called “San Francisco Warriors”

RealGM got their hands on the new secondary logos for the Philadelphia 76ers and Golden State Warriors. But it’s the Warriors one that seems to pique the most interest. The new logo adds black to it, which makes fans wonder if there could be uniforms in store for the franchise. In addition, another secondary logo shows “SF,” for the team, which indicates the team’s move...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat.com shows off Miami's new 'Big 3'

With LeBron opting out and D Wade & Bosh contemplating what to do next, the Heat’s official website decided to showcase a new Big 3. Beasley, Allen and Haslem will lead the Heat to the promise land next year (unless Ray retires of course). In all seriousness, it is still likely that LeBron will re-sign and they will give it another shot at a title. But, if he does leave and...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Suarez Takes Bite Out of Chiellini Then Flops (Video)

Perhaps Luis Suarez should start having a snack before Uraguay’s matches. You can clearly see him taking a bite out of Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini. The flop by both of them afterwards was glorious but why is Suarez falling down when he was the one doing the biting? No ejection or anything on this play is pretty crazy. [SportsGrid for the meme]
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE Star Trolls D.C. Crowd Over Redskins Name & Losing Ways (Video)

The Washington Redskins have become a national hot-topic in recent months, for all the wrong reasons. Instead of focusing on their play on the field (which isn’t that great to begin with), attention has been on a public demand that the franchises controversial name be changed. From senators sending letters to the NFL, to anti-racism ads being played during the NBA Finals, to Dan...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

USC to Offer 4-Year Guaranteed Scholarships to Athletes

When high school stars sign a letter of intent to play the sport that they love on the collegiate level, many assume that the scholarship will cover the years that they are eligible to play, but that is not the case.  As is stands today, college athletes are offered a one year scholarship that university has the option to renew or not renew on an annual basis.  This sometimes puts...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Riley Releases Statement on LeBron’s Pending Free Agency

This is high stakes chess LeBron and Riley are playing right now. Depending on the moves could determine the future of the NBA for the next couple of years. Here is what Riley had to say. “I was informed this morning of his intentions. We fully expected LeBron to opt-out and exercise his free agent rights, so this does not come as a surprise. As I said at the press conference last...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva Promises Little Girl He’ll Fight Again (Video)

Anderson Silva began sparring last week and already he’s being asked when he will make his return. It’s not the media drilling him with tough questions though, it’s a little girl in his home country of Brazil. This girl has a serious future in journalism. When she ask Silva when he’ll fight again he responds, “I’ll fight next year.” Then like any good journalist she...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg Quits Chewing Tobacco After Tony Gwynn’s Death

Tony Gwynn’s death has sent shockwaves throughout the sport of baseball, most notably the Washington Nationals ace, Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg who played for Gwynn at San Diego State, is motivated to give up chewing because of his daughter. “I think it’s a disgusting habit, looking back on it,” Strasburg said. “I was pretty naive when I started. Just doing it here and...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Swaggy P Opts Out of Lakers Contract

I am more interested in the Swaggy P sweepstakes than LeBron. According to ESPN, Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) will opt out of his contract and become a free agent. #Lakers — Laker Nation (@LakerNation) June 24, 2014 Swaggy will have some options, sadly I don’t think one of them will be with the Lakers. It was a great one year ride.
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos of Shaq’s New Lady Laticia Rolle

Shaq got him a new pretty young thing. She is the first lady he has been spotted out with publicly since he broke up with Hoopz last year. Here are a few details about Ms. Rolle. The 42-year-old retired basketball star (he’s now a TV commentator) has been pulling some nice moves off the court, more specifically on a very pretty recent college graduate named Laticia Rolle. The NBA...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Nike Releasing Four ‘Independence Day’ Sneakers (Photos)

  Team USA will take on Germany this Thursday for a chance to advance into the second round of World Cup competition, so why not celebrate the game with a fresh pair of Nike ‘Independence Day’ sneakers that release on the same day? Our friends at TheShoeGame.com got the scoop on this 4-pack of sneakers: This Thursday Nike is set to release their Superstar athlete signature lines...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets Trying to Clear Salary Cap Space to Make a Run at LeBron

You can probably replace the Rockets with any team in the NBA, because who isn’t looking at their cap right now to see if there is a way they can pitch LeBron to come play for them. In this particular case WOJO from Yahoo Sports the Rockets are already trying to make the necessary moves. The Houston Rockets are working to free the salary cap space to pursue James to partner him...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron Intrigued By a Sign & Trade To Clippers

The key as always seems to be D Wade. If D Wade and to a lesser extent Chris Bosh opt into their contracts the chances are more likely that LeBron will leave. If that is the case LeBron has a prime destination in mind according to WoJo from Yahoo Sports. The most intriguing move on the mind of James and his camp, sources told Yahoo Sports, would be a sign-and-trade scenario with...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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