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Steel co-creator: Shaq wasn’t awful

Shaquille O’Neal has been in some truly, truly awful movies. He is not ashamed of it either. He said of his role in Kazaam that it did not matter how bad the movie was — and it was awful — but that people still talked about it one way or the other. O’Neal’s acting exploits still have some cultural resonance. You may or may not remember however that he was in a comic book...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Finals X-Factors: Marco Belinelli and Mario Chalmers

We know that Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will be key to this series. They are the stars and the guys that the Spurs and Heat will turn to game after game. The defenses will be locked in on these guys. As it goes with every series, that means there is a hole that needs to be filled for the team that eventually gets the win. This...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs looking for new Coyote

Ever wanted to be one of the best mascots in the NBA? You now have your chance thanks to this latest job posting with the NBA: Basketball Jobs : The Official NBA Team Jobs Board via kwout These jobs open up as someone has to be the man in the mask entertaining everyone at NBA games. But the Coyote is considered one of the best, premiere mascots in the league. To...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE parodies Lance Stephenson

The WWE rolled into Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday night for Raw. And the WWE being the WWE, it needed a reason for the fans to hate their heels and love their baby faces. This time around, it was a wrestler coming out in a Lance Stephenson jersey talking a whole bunch of junk and admitting that LeBron James is the best player in the world and the Pacers are a...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich nearly brought Doris Burke to tears

Gregg Popovich’s in-game interviews are often terse and reveal far less information than even the usual in-game interview provides. This has become his schtick and it is his way of showing up the NBA and their media requirements for coaches. Popovich sees, really, all media obligations it seems as pointless and distracting from that over-arching goal: winning a championship. That...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins provided a lesson for Steven Adams

“Probably the biggest reality check I’m in the NBA was in practice. That was probably the biggest ones. There would be a day, Perk, he was there. And we were like scrimmaging or whatever and we kinda got into it like we clashed. I’m innocent, I didn’t do anything, I accidently hit him. And then like, he turned around and elbowed me in the ribs and I’m like ‘oh my God’...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

A look back at Finals rematches

The Spurs and Heat have achieved something already that has not been accomplished for 16 years — an NBA Finals rematch. Yes, it is not easy to get back to the Finals in back-to-back years — the Heat are the first team since 1987 to make it four straight years when the Celtics accomplished that feat and the Spurs are making their first ever consecutive trips to the Finals. This...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Sager’s son a 100% match for bone marrow transplant

“Friday morning was the big Sager meeting we’ve been waiting for with the doctors on whether or not he would need the bone marrow transplant and when that would be. We found out I was a 100% match last week, which is rare, so we were anticipating a transplant sometime next month. The meeting confirmed and my Dad will start another round of chemo next week. He’ll get a week...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Love visits Boston, rumors follow

Need to see these guys together @kevinlove @RajonRondo #collectingdimes #breakingbackboards pic.twitter.com/aJz1aEvEqJ — Big Dub (@BigDub74) June 1, 2014 Hey, was that Kevin Love we saw at the Red Sox game yesterday? Is that Kevin Love shaking hands with Rajon Rondo? Is that Kevin Love pretending to smoke a cigar with the Red Auerbach statue? Or sharing some words with former...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Project Spurs Previews the Spurs-Heat NBA Finals Rematch

The Spurs and Heat will once again face off in the NBA Finals but this time, the Spurs will be seeking a measure of payback after losing to Miami in last season’s Finals in seven games. To break down the rematch, Bloguin’s own Project Spurs previewed the Finals. From who is the Spurs’ x-factor, which Miami player needs to step it up to what should the Spurs do to slow down...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

CC Video of the day: Spurs Capture 2014 West Crown

The Spurs will once again make a return to the NBA Finals for the sixth time in franchise history after defeating the Thunder in six games in the Western Conference Finals. This marked the Spurs second West title in a row and a chance for revenge against the Heat who defeated San Antonio in last season’s Finals.
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs moving on, get rematch with Heat

They fought all year for this opportunity. This moment of redemption. This opportunity to win a title once again. Game Six still haunts the Spurs. You could see it in Tim Duncan’s response to a David Aldridge question about playing the Heat once again: This time they are going to do it. Rarely, teams get a chance for redemption in the NBA’s highest stage: the NBA Finals. It has...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

A Team For Many Ages

How old are the San Antonio Spurs? No, really — how old is this team? Tim Duncan, 38, continues to produce with the relentless consistency of his 20s, because his career has been nothing but a study in machine-like regularity at a high level of competition. Kawhi Leonard is only 22, but he often plays with the savvy of a 35-year old. His steal of Russell Westbrook in the open court...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Too hot to handle

The Pacers wanted the chance for a Game Seven in their building. Their whole season was built toward that goal. They felt they could topple the defending champions after last year’s classic series. Indiana will not even get that chance. The Pacers are going home. No championship. No Game Seven. No certainty about their future. The Heat are moving on to their fourth straight NBA...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacer Obituary: They Talked Too Much

On the next to last night of May, every NBA writer is cranking out an obituary for the Indiana Pacers. You will read, in some form or fashion, the first of many words about this team, words such as “unpredictable,” “volatile,” “erratic,” “immature,” and “unprepared.” You’re going to read about a team that reached Game 6 of the conference final round, which is...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA’s owner bubble not popping any time soon

Thursday night it was reported the NBA, the Sterling Family Trust and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reached an agreement to sell the Clippers for a whopping $2 billion. The number alone is staggering and shows just how valuable even a toxic NBA franchise can be. There is still no word whether Sterling will continue to fight the charges the NBA has levied against him but it appears...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The beatings will continue . . .

Tim Duncan could not quite explain the wild swings this Western Conference Finals has seen. Gregg Popovich jokingly would not even answer the question. It is strange though how momentum changes as the teams travel to each other’s buildings. Two Spurs blowouts at San Antonio in the first two games were followed with two Thunder blowouts in Oklahoma City. San Antonio looked like...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Louis CK kills LeBron James, Heat in sitcom

I have to ask Louis C.K. . . . . are we sure it wasn’t Paul George? Or Joe Crawford? On this week’s episode of Louie on FX, a devastating hurricane wiped through Florida and killed off LeBron James, the Miami Heat . . . and about 12 million others. They are clearly not important. Since I do not watch the show (hate away Internet), I do not quite know what the plot point was in...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley thinks Manu Ginobili is from Europe

The NBA has seen a huge influx of players from all over the globe but initially a majority of players came from Europe. Players such as Vlade Divac, Drazen Petrovic and Peja Stojakovic all hailed form Europe but slowly but surely, players came from all over the world. Take Spurs’ Manu Ginobili who is from Argentina located no where near Europe but for TNT’s Charles Barkley, Manu...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hello, Paul George

This is the Paul George everyone expected to see in the Playoffs — particularly at this critical moment in the Pacers’ goal of passing the Heat and winning a championship. George scored 21 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter helping Indiana erase a double-digit deficit int he second half and take control of the game. Still, the Heat had a chance to win. After David West split...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Johnson on the art of smack talk

Before Game Four the other night, Lance Stephenson was caught saying something about LeBron James and about how the Pacers would even the series up. James admitted he heard the comment and that it did pique his interest a bit. Stephenson proceeded not to score a point until the fourth quarter and his Pacers fell into a 3-1 hole. This was a tell-tale lesson in how not to talk smack...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies re-sign Dave Joerger as head coach after almost losing him to Minnesota

After finishing seventh with a 50-32 record in a ridiculously tough Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies took the Oklahoma City Thunder to seven games in the first round before falling in the decisive game by a score of 120-109. Overall, with all circumstances taken into account — such as the 2013-14 campaign being coach Dave Joerger’s rookie year and Marc Gasol missing...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Double trouble

The Spurs have been here before. The Thunder have been here before. History is having a nasty way of repeating itself for San Antonio. And not in a good way. The lesson the Spurs should have learned two years ago they may be incapable of learning. San Antonio and Oklahoma City have exchanged pairs of home blowouts each looking equally inept in their losses. We now have a best-of...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade, Tony Parker keeping mid-range jumper alive

LeBron James had to smile a bit following Miami’s Game Three victory. Much like it would for Game Four, James got appropriate help from one of the “super friends” to buoy his team to a big home victory in the Eastern Conference Finals. In Game Four, it was Chris Bosh. James though had a reason to laugh and smirk a bit after Dwyane Wade’s 23-point, 9-for-16 shooting performance...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The best of Not Bill Walton on Comedy Central

If you are an NBA fan, you know of Bill Walton. He was the lead color analyst for the NBA on NBC in the 1990s and his commentary is often full of odd similes, breathtaking flourishes and some decently poignant analysis. The NBA has lost one of its great voices as Walton dealt with lingering back issues and he had to leave the broadcast booth. He now does broadcasts for the Pac-12...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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