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Blazers plan to re-tool, not rebuild, around Aldridge

The Portland Trailblazers are a team in transition.  A few years ago we all thought of them as the Oklahoma City Thunder before the Thunder were on the door step of an NBA title.  With Brandon Roy, Greg Oden and LaMarcus Aldridge all in the fold, the Blazers were looked at as the NBA's next up and coming franchise.  Then the wheels literally came off as various knee injuries...
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June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: OKC in the Finals, KD steps up & Pops thinks this is pretty cool for the Thunder

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  OKC is going to the NBA Finals. The Oklahoma City Thunder, who partly figured out the Spurs and partly overwhelmed them, are going to the NBA Finals.  They are the 15th team in NBA history to overcome a 2-0 deficit to reach the NBA Finals.  It was an improbable comeback in...
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June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

USA Mens's Select Team gets a shakeup

The 2011-12 NBA is close to being a wrap, which means the 2012 Olympic games are right around the corner. The exciting basketball tournament which all the world's basketball fans are looking forward to following draws closer everyday. But before Team USA takes on the best basketball teams of the world, they got to get in some practice and training camp before they head off to...
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June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Conan O'Brien takes on NBA fashion

If you been keeping up with the NBA playoffs, there is no doubt you have seen the myriad of fashion statements made by players. From Kevin Durant's geek-look with backpack, to Dwyane Wade wearing eye-glasses with no lenses to Kobe Bryant's GQ look, there's no doubting players make a huge fashion statement whenever the cameras are around and they are not on the court...
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June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

No clear leader for Magic's GM job

The Magic are quickly hurtling toward a flashpoint in their franchise's history as the Dwight Howard saga will get a final resolution this offseason. That is what team President Alex Martins has alluded to since the Magic's elimination from the postseason, vowing the team would not go through the ordeal and turmoil it went through in 2012. He fired Stan Van Gundy and Otis...
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June 06, 2012  |  Discuss
NO SURPRISE THERE

'The Ron & Metta Show': Entertaining, strange

Metta World Peace posted an episode of a YouTube show he starred in this week called The Ron & Metta Show. Pause. In this episode, he asks a female fan he invited on location if she'd rather go to dinner with Ron Artest or Metta World Peace. He also discusses his shorts size with another female fan who is also on location. He reveals that the "first thing he did in...
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June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: This was unexpected, what about Bosh? & KG still getting it done

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  Well, this was unexpected The Thunder and the Celtics didn't get the memo distributed after the first two games of the Conference Finals that they were dead and buried.  A night after the Thunder won their third straight game to reach the brink of the NBA Finals, the Boston...
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June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Thunder, Celtics Turn Conference Finals On Their Heads

"What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff." "Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!" "Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes..." "The dead rising from the grave!" "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!" - Ghostbusters, 1984 This...
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June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Grizzlies may be shopping Gay, plenty of teams will look

July is fast approaching now and all but four teams have begun turning their eyes toward the 2013 season and what they can do to be playing on this day a year from now. Ultimately that means draft preparations, free agency plans and trading ideas as each team figures out who to keep and who to dump to make the team and franchise better. And that means plenty of guys will surface...
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June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers pick up Andrew Bynum's $16.1 million option

Andrew Bynum is twenty-four years old. He just turned in his best season to date as an NBA'er, making what would seem to be his first in a long run of All Star Game appearances. His Los Angeles Lakers struggled at times this season, as they transitioned away from Phil Jackson and the Triangle offense, but Bynum remained productive for most of it. He averaged 18.7 points and 11...
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June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Shaq beats up, eats Charles Barkley... kind of

Back when Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley were in the NBA, they once had an altercation on the court which involved Barkley tossing the ball at Shaq which sparked a melee. Well it seems those bitter feelings resurfaced yet again last night... kind of. After last night's Thunder win over the Spurs in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, the Inside the NBA crew was...
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June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

LeBron's jumper the cause for clutch misses?

One story dominates every postseason. It is the one thing every national pundit has focused on since LeBron James first stepped into the Playoffs. When will he have his Michael Jordan moment, when will he take over a Playoffs and win a ring, ascending to the throne that was given to him when he was a high school senior. The narrative the last five years has been James' inability...
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June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Heat's Spoelstra denies reports Bosh will be back for Game 5

The Miami Heat are tied with the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals as the series shifts to Miami tonight for Game 5. After going up 2-0 on Boston, many felt Miami would simply run away with the series but the Celtics were able to win both games on their home court thanks to great play from Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Mickael Pietrus, and a heavy dose of Kevin...
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June 05, 2012  |  Discuss
TAKE A BROW

Anthony Davis not likely on Team USA

USA Basketball director Jerry Colangelo described the likelihood of the presumed No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft joining Team USA for the London Olympics as "a long shot." 

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June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: Interesting change of events, and the Clippers remain the Clippers

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1: Isn't this an interesting change of events? A week ago, we were taking ring measurements and starting to figure out where this Spurs team sat in NBA history.  They were on a "1-loss-per-month" stretch, they'd won 20 games in a row, and they just flat out seemed...
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June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Bulls' Plan B is pretty super

The Chicago Bulls' season went up in smoke when Derrick Rose collapsed to the ground at the end of Game One, the very first playoff of the entire season, with a torn ACL. Chicago was game, but hardly the top seed in the East without its spark plug in Rose. No one could carry the offensive load and the 76ers advanced. ACLs are not the devastating injuries they used to be, but...
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June 05, 2012  |  Discuss
IRON-Y ON

Dwight Howard loyalty t-shirts

"Loyalty" isn't exactly the word that comes to mind when you think of Dwight Howard's relationship with the Orlando Magic. But, hey, whatever sells t-shirts.

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June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

No need for panic in San Antonio, WCF still Spurs series to win

The San Antonio Spurs still have home court advantage in the Western Conference Finals. That is important to remember as the series shifts back to Texas for tonight's pivotal Game Five. For as good as the Oklahoma City Thunder have played to even out this series during the last two games, they have not won over by the Riverwalk yet -- something the Thunder must do to win this...
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June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobcats keeping all options open with no. two pick

It's a busy time for Charlotte Bobcats' General Manager Rich Cho and President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins. Not only are they interviewing every available coaching candidate from here to China, Higgins is also taking meetings on "buy one season, get the next free" season tickets and both are scouting for the NBA Draft. The scouting the NBA Draft part would...
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June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Nets strike out in lottery, bracing for impact

The Brooklyn Nets had a simple plan. Acquire a star player like Deron Williams, sell him on the move to Brooklyn and the all-star, mega-billionaire ownership of Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z, and then work on acquiring a second superstar player to make the move to the Barclays Center complete. That task was accomplished by clearing out enough cap space to have only $9.4 million committed...
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June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: A pair of Best-of-3's, Rondo calls out Miami, & Red wouldn't let Wade's shot go in

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  We're all starting over The Spurs and Thunder start over with a "Best of 3" series that begins tonight in San Antonio.  This has been an amazing series that shows the mighty Spurs also bleed.  Home court advantage has never meant so much to a team as it has Oklahoma...
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June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Heat's Bosh to return for Game 5 vs. Celtics?

After going up 2-0 on the Boston Celtics, the Miami Heat looked primed to take the series and advance to the 2012 NBA Finals. However, once the series shifted to Boston, the Celtics were able to hold home court and ties the Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2 as the series will now shift to Miami for a pivotal Game Five. What got Boston back into the series has been a healthy dose...
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June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

OKC Mayor Mick Cornett clowns Charles Barkley in a video he made

Oklahoma City is thrilled with their Thunder these days. The fans all wear the same t-shirts to every home game, and stand cheering in unison until their faces are more blue than Kevin Durant's uniform. That energy helped OKC get a much needed win over the Spurs last night, to cut San Antonio's lead in that series to 2 games to 1, and the city will remain electric leading...
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June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Szczerbiak takes shot at former teammate Garnett

There's no denying Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett has always brought intensity to the court. From his days with the Minnesota Timberwolves to his time in Boston, KG is known as one of the best at his position and an all-around player. But according to his former teammate, Wally Szczerbiak, KG always has lacked the "clutch-gene" and took to Twitter to call out KG...
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June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobcats offering 2-for-1 season ticket deal

So you live in Charlotte. Your basketball team just won seven games for an entire season and, even in a shortened season, still managed to set the record for worst winning percentage in NBA history. Your owner is the greatest basketball player of all time, but does not have a great track record running a team. Worst of all, that seven-win season did not even net you the top overall...
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June 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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