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Video: Pharrell Williams Talks NBA 2K15 Soundtrack

     
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Call To The Hall: Chris Bosh

We’ve hit the dog days of the NBA summer.  All the big name free agents have been snatched up.  Summer league is over.  Training camps are still weeks away.  So now is the perfect time to reminisce a bit over current NBA players’ career accomplishments to see if they are Hall of Fame worthy or not.  Next up: Chris Bosh   Chris Bosh Career NBA Averages: 19.2 ppg, 8.7...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Taiwanese Animators Recap Kevin Love Trade

  Those wacky Taiwanese Animators are back again, this time breaking down the Kevin Love trade.  With guest appearances by LeBron James, Andrew Wiggins and more.     Big up: Ball Don’t Lie
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hip Hop Manifesto’s Hip Hop-ipedia: 1986

With the basketball season going rather quiet during the summer months, it’s time once again for The Hip Hop Manifesto to crank back to life.  Mr. Manifesto has been listening to a lot of old school rap/hip hop over the past few months, most specifically The Rub’s Hip-Hop History Mixes. So, as a companion piece to these great mixtapes, and to spare my family and friends my ramblings...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Missner’s Manifesto: Wild Wild East

(Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports)   If change is good, then good things are coming to the Eastern Conference of the NBA. After a season in which the teams collectively looked terrible, nearly every team has had some sort of roster upheaval. Even the “successful” teams in the East found a way to muck up the season (Indiana by falling apart in the second half, the Heat by not winning...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Both Teams Played Hard

(Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports) Rarely does a NBA trade (or a trade in any sport, for that matter) end up benefiting both teams involved.  Like the actual games themselves, there normally is a clear-cut winner and loser to any transaction (although the true winner and loser sometimes doesn’t reveal itself until years down the line).  This is especially the case when one team...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: NBA 2K15 First Look – Kevin Durant

A first look at NBA 2K15 and Mr. Kevin Durant:  
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Call To The Hall: Chauncey Billups

(Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports) We’ve hit the dog days of the NBA summer.  All the big name free agents have been snatched up.  Summer league is over.  Training camps are still weeks away.  So now is the perfect time to reminisce a bit over current NBA players’ career accomplishments to see if they are Hall of Fame worthy or not.  We kick off the proceedings with: Chauncey...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Missner’s Manifesto: Flip-Flopping on Two-And-Done

(Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) One of the things I probably spend too much time thinking about is the NBA’s age limit. It is also something that I have changed my mind about in the past couple of years. Like many basketball writers, I used to be vehemently opposed to the rule and wrote in response to Steve Kerr’s absurd Grantland article in one of my early Manifestos. My change...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Call To The Hall: Carmelo Anthony

We’ve hit the dog days of the NBA summer.  All the big name free agents have been snatched up.  Summer league is over.  Training camps are still weeks away.  So now is the perfect time to reminisce a bit over current NBA players’ career accomplishments to see if they are Hall of Fame worthy or not.  We kick off the proceedings with: Carmelo Anthony   Carmelo Anthony Career...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lowry Signs With adidas

From the good folks at adidas:   PORTLAND, Ore. (August 4, 2014) – adidas today announced a partnership with Toronto Raptors star point guard Kyle Lowry. The eight-season NBA veteran is coming off of a career-best season in which he averaged 17.9 points, 7.4 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game while leading his team to its first playoff berth in five seasons. “I’m really excited...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Shoe Review: Reebok All-Terrain Super

Like many fitness enthusiasts I have jumped on the obstacle course/mud run bandwagon over the last few years.  Each race I have to decide which pair of running shoes I am willing to say goodbye to and toss on top of the shoe discard pile at the finish line.  This usually means I am racing in my oldest, least supportive pair of shoes from the back of my closet, thus compromising...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Call To The Hall: Antawn Jamison

(Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports) We’ve hit the dog days of the NBA summer.  All the big name free agents have been snatched up.  Summer league is over.  Training camps are still weeks away.  So now is the perfect time to reminisce a bit over current NBA players’ career accomplishments to see if they are Hall of Fame worthy or not.  We kick off the proceedings with: Antawn Jamison...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Call To The Hall – Amar’e Stoudemire

  We’ve hit the dog days of the NBA summer.  All the big name free agents have been snatched up.  Summer league is over.  Training camps are still weeks away.  So now is the perfect time to reminisce a bit over current NBA players’ career accomplishments to see if they are Hall of Fame worthy or not.  We kick off the proceedings with: Amar’e Stoudemire   Amar’e Stoudemire...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

adidas Introduces The D Rose 5 Boost & Crazylight Boost

  From the good people at adidas:   adidas today introduced its game-changing Boost cushioning technology to basketball with the all-new Crazylight Boost and D Rose 5 Boost performance basketball shoes. Boost is an industry-first cushioning technology designed to deliver maximum energy return, responsiveness and comfort to players. “Having the Boost cushioning in my new signature...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Missner’s Manifesto: Summer Hoops Reading

If there is an offseason in basketball, this is it. The hot stove has cooled (although we still have to see if Eric Bledsoe will return to Phoenix – it seems likely). Summer league is done – its awards have been handed out and will now be forgotten about. Fortunately, there are still plenty of basketball-related books to read. I have read a couple – The Art of a Beautiful Game...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The Road Less Traveled

  If given the choice, what would you pick – $1.2 million in cash, or goods and services valued at $60,000?  You’d take the money, right?  We all would.  So why don’t more high school basketball players think like Emmanuel Mudiay thinks? Mudiay, of course, was one of the top high school basketball players last season and the prize recruit of Larry Brown at SMU.  Make that was the...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Missner’s Manifesto: Thin Line Between LeBron Love & Hate

    Two decisions separated by four years have produced diametrically opposed reactions. I was confused by the hate generated by LeBron James’s first decision to leave Cleveland for Miami, and I continue to be flummoxed by the love generated by James upon his return to northeast Ohio. Do all people really love Cleveland this much? In order to better understand the reaction to...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time – 2014 Update

It’s been three long years since The Hoops Manifesto gathered together some of the web’s best basketball writers to rummage through the annals of NBA (and ABA) history (sounds dirty, but it’s not – honest) to bring you rankings of the best players to have ever laced them up.  It’s about time we update that list.  Because, in the past three years, to quote Christopher...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Embiid & Smart Sign With adidas

(Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)   This just popped into my inbox from adidas:   PORTLAND, Ore. (July 16, 2014) – adidas today announced partnerships with Joel Embiid, the No. 3 pick by the Philadelphia 76ers and Marcus Smart, the No. 6 pick by the Boston Celtics. Embiid and Smart join No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Danté Exum, the No. 5 pick...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Missner’ Manifesto: The King, Wiggins & Jabari

    Despite my best efforts, I have not been able to resist the hype surrounding the NBA over the past few days. I spent the majority of Thursday a few steps from my computer and kept checking Adrian Wojnarowski’s twitter feed to see if LeBron James had made his decision. Oh, what a waste of time! I felt the time as it siphoned away from me, but I couldn’t help myself. I got...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. National Team World Cup Training Camp Roster

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Just got this press release from USA Basketball: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (July 14, 2014) – Featuring 19 players, including two players who are new additions to the 2014-16 USA Basketball National Team roster, USA Basketball Chairman and National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo today announced this summer’s USA Basketball Men’s National...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: LeBron Talks Hoops & World Cup in Rio

  LeBron James at Nike Phenom House in Rio.
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Root For the Villain

My militant stance on LeBron James was starting to soften already over the past couple of years.  Time (and winning) will do that.  I, like most, was put off and offended by the sheer pomposity and ignorance shown during the whole “The Decision” debacle, so passionately rooting against James and his Miami teammates was a natural and easy choice.  But things done changed. Like...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Signs With adidas

Got this press release from adidas today: PORTLAND, Ore. (July 9, 2014) – adidas today announced an unprecedented partnership with Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 19-year-old, 6-foot-8-inch wing out of The University of Kansas is expected to make an immediate impact in the NBA with his superior athleticism, smooth transition...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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