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Seth Curry, shooting for a chance

Stephen Curry lives a charmed life. The guard was little-known when he went to Davidson aside from his famous last name and then caught the world on fire with a pair of  NCAA Tournament runs. He quickly became a fan favorite in the league, an All Star, an elite player and, now, a key member of the U.S.’s national team bid in the FIBA World Cup. How is that supposed to make little...
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Charles Barkley throws out first pitch at a Cubs game. Fails miserably

Charles Barkley will go down as one of the best the game of basketball has ever seen. For his  size and stature, he scored at will, rebounded like someone 8-feet tall, an played with a ferocity the game had never seen. And although he never won an NBA title, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and named one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players of all-time. However, Chuck...
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What comes next for Greg Monroe?

One of the summer’s big free agent pieces finally got moved  leaving us with just Eric Bledsoe remaining before the offseason can officially close. Greg Monroe signed his qualifying offer last week ending his restricted free agency and taking one of the last big free agent names off the board. Monroe probably thought he would get a massive payday, but the reality of restricted...
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Tim Duncan stars as himself in funny commercial

Post by Erik Armenta. It must be the summer of Tim Duncan the way things are shaping up for the Spurs forward. First he will be featured in an upcoming “The Punisher”  and now No. 21 is starring as himself in the latest commercial for “Black Jack Speed Shop,” the auto body shop he owns. Just like Eddie Murphy did in movies such as “Coming to America” and “The Nutty...
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Cavaliers Highlight Three Most Expensive Game For Knicks Tickets in 2014-15

The New York Knicks are not likely to compete for an NBA title any time soon unless their superstar forward, Carmelo Anthony, can carry the team to the Finals. With limited cap space this past summer, the Knicks were unable to make any wholesale changes to the squad, instead tinkering with some parts and trying to add key pieces wherever they could. Nonetheless, Knicks fans have...
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Kings set to retire Peja’s jersey

He was part of the first wave of European players to make an impact in the NBA and now Peja Stojakovic’s jersey will be retired by the Kings. Peja played 16 seasons in the NBA and was known for being one of the game’s most prolific outside shooters. He averaged 17 points, 4.7 rebounds, and shot 40 percent from the 3-point line in his career. Not only that, he was a three-time...
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Blake Griffin’s ode to his mouthguard

[h/t Sandy Dover of Baller Mind Frame]
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‘The Big Fundamental’ featured in ‘The Punisher’ comic book

As if Spurs’ Tim Duncan does not have enough accolades to his pro basketball resume, here comes this gem. Duncan is set to be featured in Marvel’s “The Punisher” comic book as a car mechanic (seeing how he owns “Black Jack Speed Shop” autobody shop in San Antonio) to “Frank Castle” aka “The Punisher.” And how appropriate too considering TD is one huge “Punisher”...
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The NBA continues to have a tortured relationship with race

The majority of the NBA is black. Let us get that out in the open. There is no denying it. There is no avoiding it. There is no getting around it. Yet, for much of the NBA’s existence that is exactly what some have tried to do. When you look through NBA history — I mean, really examine it — much of the business model has dealt with many of the financial problems that soon-to...
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Video: So these dunks from the Bradley League are quite good

I never heard of the Bradley League but apparently there’s one thing the players are really good at – dunking the ball with authority. With the new NBA season inching closer and closer, why not take time to enjoy a collection of nasty dunks to get you ready for the real deal come October. Seriously, these players have no mercy for the rim.
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Our favorite discarded court ideas

We hit the doldrums of September. With the FIBA World Cup ending, we will really have nothing to talk about. So, thank you Zach Lowe for ranking the NBA court designs and filling our days with something fun to talk about. Lowe went with the classic Lakers and Celtics courts as the best in the NBA. He picked the Nets’ neat design at the Barclays Center for third place. He also broke...
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NBA rookies really don’t know their NBA 2K15 ratings

NBA 2K15 ratings are a big deal. In fact, they might be bigger than the game itself. Where a player ranks on this video game rating system gets fans talking. Did so-and-so get the right rating? How come someone got a bigger rating than this player? It definitely creates debate and now the upcoming freshman class of the 2014 NBA season try their hand at guessing their NBA 2K15 rating...
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Carmelo Anthony: Nobody would go to Atlanta now

“[There] ain’t nobody [who] would want to go there. At the end of the day, Atlanta … I think it puts Atlanta back even further now, from that standpoint. Atlanta is a great city, a great market, great people, great atmosphere. But as far as the comments were made, I think it was uncalled for. From an owner, from a GM, those are not things you play with. As a player, as an...
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U.S. Boogies to World Cup gold

At one point, DeMarcus Cousins was on the bubble to make the U.S. roster. No one really had any idea what to expect from the U.S. as they made their roster selections, but many believed they would elect to go small. It became clearer though that the U.S. was anticipating that matchup against big and burly Spain and they added more height taking both DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Drummond...
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James Harden loses his man. . . just a little bit

James Harden is not known for his defense. It has become a favorite Internet meme. But . . . James Harden may need Google Maps to play defense. http://t.co/QYgwohFCha pic.twitter.com/6QcCyxhY9F — SB Nation NBA (@SBNationNBA) September 14, 2014 So . . . that is not very good defense. Fortunately Team USA is dominating Serbia thanks to Harden’s offense and Kyrie Irving’s incredible...
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Derrick Rose touch pass to Kenneth Faried

GIF: USA's Derrick Rose touch pass to Kenneth Faried for the dunk vs. Serbia http://t.co/FvyrJHjy1h — Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) September 14, 2014
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Phoenix Mercury win WNBA title

While you were focused on the FIBA World Cup (right?!), the WNBA wrapped up its season with a matchup of two of the great young stars in the league. Unfortunately, Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne was dealing with a back injury and was getting back into shape. And then in Game Two of the series, Brittney Griner got hit in the eye and needed outpatient surgery to fix the problem. She...
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Has Adam Silver made his first mistake? On sleep?

It is hard to argue that Adam Silver’s tenure as commissioner of the NBA since February has been anything but flawless. Since taking over for David Stern, Silver has shown a willingness to take on new ideas and approach longtime problems in the NBA with fresh ideas. He has been willing to listen to players and take bold steps to position the league for the future. He has dealt...
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Team USA needs to take care of business on Sunday in FIBA Championship

On Thursday afternoon, in their semifinal game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Team USA destroyed Lithuania — with current NBAers Donatas Motiejunas and Jonas Valanciunas — by the score of 96-68 in yet another easy victory, the US’s eighth of the tournament. Kyrie Irving led the way with 18 points while James Harden and Klay Thompson contributed 16 apiece. Meanwhile, the day before...
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Things get heated at FIBA World Cup during U.S. vs. Lithuania matchup

Team USA got the win over Team Lithuania 96-68 but things were testy during the game. And at the center of it was DeMarcus Cousins. Yeah shocking right? During the game, Cousins and Jonas Valanciunas got tangled up when DeMarcus was soooooooo close to throwing a vicious punch at Jonas. It seems Cousins didn’t take to kindly to some high elbows by Jonas. And though no one knows...
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Kenneth Faried, Stephen Curry have a shooting contest from the bench

Team USA’s Kenneth Faried and Stephen Curry decided to have a little fun on the USA bench with a sit-down shoot out. But if you are thinking “Manimal” had a chance against Curry, one of the best shooters in the league, you will be sorely wrong.
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Audio of Hawks’ Danny Ferry’s alleged racist remarks emerge

Well this did not take long. By now everyone knows what is going on with the Hawks. Instead of dealing with a new season, they are dealing with allegations of racism among the team owner and general manager Danny Ferry. And now you can hear exactly what Ferry said (allegedly) in the audio below. Of course Ferry has denied that he was making those comments on his own accord and...
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Video: Gheorghe Muresan fills in as PTI’s ‘Stat Boy’

By now you heard of the departure of ESPN’s Tony Reali. He is off to bigger and better things but he got his start on ESPN as PTI’s “Stat Boy.” So who could ever fill Reali’s big shoes? How about 7-foot-7 former NBA center Gheorghe Muresan! Well done PTI!
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Mavs, Cavs have a… Pokemon Twitter war?

How do you know it is officially the doldrums of the NBA offseason? This! Apparently the Mavs thought it be fun to put their newest player’s mug – Chandler Parsons — on the body of a Pokemon cartoon character. Before leaving Pallet Town, Professor Oak made sure we left with proper defense…We chose Chandmander! #NBAPokemon pic.twitter.com/9npzCQyOs0 — Dallas Mavericks...
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FIBA World Cup Upset Alert: France defeats Spain

It was thought to be another Team USA vs. Team Spain matchup for gold at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Well so much for jumping to conclusions and dismissing other teams. Team France came into the tourney limping. No Tony Parker, Joakim Noah, Kevin Seraphin, Nando De Colo, Evan Founier. They were counted out as legit threats in the field considering they were not at full strength. But...
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