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Isaiah Thomas has funny explanation for emojis

All it took was one emoji tweeted by Isaiah Thomas to send the Internet into a frenzy. And now the Boston Celtics guards is explaining the meaning behind his tweet.Thomas sent out a tweet on Monday evening that contained just one emoji of eyes looking at something. NBA fans went nuts over the emoji tweet, thinking it signified the Celtics were making a trade.Nothing materialized...
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Rose complains about triangle offense as trade rumors swirl

With the way Derrick Rose has spoken about his current situation this week, you have to wonder if he is hoping the New York Knicks will move him before the NBA trade deadline.As rumors swirled linking him to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rose told reporters on Thursday that he is “prepared” for whatever decision the Knicks make. He was then asked about Phil Jackson’s infamous...
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Joel Embiid to miss next four games for 76ers

Joel Embiid is set to miss the next four games for the Philadelphia 76ers as he continues to recover from his knee injury.Embiid has only played in one game since Jan. 20 and missed Philly’s last 11 games leading up to the All-Star break because of his left knee. His timetable for a return was unknown, but reporters covering the team said Thursday that the Philly big man was recommended...
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Kings reportedly seeking first-round pick for Darren Collison

The Sacramento Kings made the biggest trade of the NBA season thus far when they sent DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, and they may not be done dealing.According to multiple reports, the Kings are open to trading veteran guards Darren Collison and Arron Afflalo before the trade deadline. They are said to be seeking a first-round draft pick for the former. Teams would...
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Report: Cavs have interest in signing Andrew Bogut

The Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in signing Andrew Bogut if the center becomes available, according to a report.ESPN’s Chris B. Haynes says the Cavaliers have been monitoring Bogut as a potential buyout candidate. Bogut was with Dallas to start the season and knew it was a possibility he would be traded prior to the deadline. He was part of the Mavericks’ trade with Philly...
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Report: Mavericks get Nerlens Noel in trade with 76ers

The Dallas Mavericks are acquiring Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers ahead of the NBA trade deadline.The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news on the trade and says the Mavs are sending Philly Justin Anderson, a first-round pick, and Andrew Bogut’s expiring contract for Noel.The 76ers have been trying to move Jahlil Okafor to fix their surplus of big men...
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Report: Pacers, Celtics discussing Paul George trade

The Indiana Pacers have been gauging the trade market for Paul George, and it seems like the team with the most interest is the Boston Celtics.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Celtics have been reluctant to include the first-round pick they have from the Brooklyn Nets in trade talks, but Boston GM Danny Ainge could be warming up to the idea. Any trade the Celtics...
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Amber Rose shoots down rumors that she is dating Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is the latest in a long list of professional athletes who have been tied to Amber Rose, but the famous model insists the two are not dating.Durant and Rose were both spotted at The Nice Guy in Hollywood on Tuesday, and a report from MediaTakeOut.com claimed they were there together on a date. However, TMZ caught up with Rose the following day, and she said she just happened...
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Aaron Rodgers calls out NFL for ‘fake news’ with his 40-yard dash time

Every official and unofficial stat sheet you can find from the 2005 NFL Combine indicates Aaron Rodgers ran the 40-yard dash in 4.71 seconds, but for some reason the Green Bay Packers quarterback does not remember it that way.Earlier this week, the NFL’s official Twitter account shared a throwback photo of Rodgers running the 40-yard dash before he was drafted. Rodgers insists...
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Report: Knicks, T-Wolves working on Rose-Rubio trade

The New York Knicks may end up keeping Carmelo Anthony through the trade deadline on Thursday, but that does not mean they are giving up on making a noteworthy deal.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that the Knicks have “significant” interest in acquiring Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio. There have been reports that the T-Wolves are interested in Derrick...
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Winston criticized for giving sexist speech to schoolchildren

Giving back to the community is always something NFL players should be proud of, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston may find himself taking a lot of heat over a portion of a speech he gave to a group of elementary school students this week.Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times was in attendance Wednesday when Winston spoke for 40 minutes to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders...
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Rick Pitino calls heckling UNC fan ‘coward,’ says it was not a student

Rick Pitino had to be restrained from going after a North Carolina fan as he was heading into the tunnel at halftime Wednesday night, and the Louisville coach blasted the fan after the game. He also noted that the fan was not a UNC student.While he did not reveal exactly what it was that the fan said to him, Pitino said he has less patience for heckling fans who are not students...
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Report: Lakers looking to trade Nick Young for 2nd-round pick

Magic Johnson is wasting no time putting his stamp on the Los Angeles Lakers.The same day he was named the team’s President of Basketball Operations, Magic traded Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a pick. Now the latest reports say Magic is not done dealing.ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Lakers are seeking a second-round pick for Nick Young.Young is...
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Emmanuel Mudiay benched for Jameer Nelson

When the Denver Nuggets drafted Emmanuel Mudiay No. 7 overall in the 2015 draft, seeing him benched in favor of Jameer Nelson in Year 2 is not what they had in mind for his development. But that is what has transpired.Michael Malone said after Nuggets practice on Wednesday that Nelson will be the team’s point guard when the team plays its first game after the All-Star break....
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David Ross to play for Harlem Globetrotters

After retiring from baseball, David Ross will be playing a different sport soon.Ross’ Major League Baseball career spanned 15 seasons and ended about the best way possible -- with a World Series victory as a member of the Cubs last season. With that chapter of his life closed, Ross is now be turning his attention to basketball.On Wednesday, the 39-year-old posted a photo of himself...
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Rick Pitino restrained from going after North Carolina fan

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino had to be restrained from going after a North Carolina fan while heading into the tunnel at halftime of his team’s game in Chapel Hill on Wednesday.Pitino’s Cardinals entered halftime trailing the Tar Heels 33-30 in a close ACC game. It’s unclear what the fan said to enrage him, but Pitino was clearly fired up and had to be held back by some...
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Manny Pacquiao in negotiations to fight Amir Khan

My, my, my, how times have changed.After dismissing Amir Khan for years, Manny Pacquiao announced on Wednesday that he is in talks to fight the Brit. Khan has long pushed for fights against Floyd Mayweather and Pacquiao, but neither materialized. It always seemed like he was Charlie Brown only to have the football pulled away just as he was about to kick it.Back in 2015, he thought...
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Syracuse's John Gillon sinks Duke with buzzer-beater

Syracuse may have punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a spectacular home win over Duke on Wednesday night that came on a buzzer-beater by John Gillon.With the game tied at 75, Syracuse got a defensive stop and passed the ball to Gillon with around five seconds left. Gillon took the ball up court, then went up for his shot from about five feet beyond the arc. He banked...
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Report: Bulls trying to trade for Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor is on the trade block as he has been for the past year, and it sounds like the Chicago Bulls are trying to work their way into the mix.The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski says the Bulls have been trying to push for a trade of Okafor.Okafor appears to be the odd man out in Philadelphia’s crowded frontcourt, which also includes Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel. Trade rumors...
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76ers trading Ersan Ilyasova to Hawks for Tiago Splitter, pick

The Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks are making a deal before the NBA trade deadline that Atlanta hopes will bolster their playoff chances.Philly is sending forward Ersan Ilyasova to Atlanta for Tiago Splitter and a second-round pick, as first reported by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst says the teams will also swap second-round picks.Ilyasova has...
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Colby Rasmus now clean-shaven despite viral beard photos

Colby Rasmus is actually sporting a clean-shaven look now despite photos of him in a funny-looking beard going viral on Wednesday. For Tampa Bay Rays picture day, Rasmus was seen with this beard: The photos were noticed and blogged about Wednesday, producing several memes: It was no doubt funny stuff, but unfortunately the bearded look Rasmus had for picture day no longer exists...
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Richard Jefferson trolls Kyrie Irving with ‘Flat World Champions’ shirt

Richard Jefferson is a major veteran leader in the Cleveland Cavaliers locker room, and on the evidence, is also one of the biggest trolls in the room. After teammate Kyrie Irving posited that the Earth is flat during the All-Star festivities, Jefferson very quickly had a shirt made to both taunt his teammate and remind the world who the reigning NBA Champions are. Irving has implied...
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Report: Black NBA executives disappointed they were never given chance at Lakers job

The Los Angeles Lakers rushed agent Rob Pelinka in the door as their new general manager, leaving a lot of other candidates in the cold, including numerous potential minority hires.Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated spoke to eight high-ranking black NBA executives who, while not bitter toward Pelinka or Magic Johnson, were disappointed to not even get the opportunity to interview for...
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DeMarcus Cousins was ‘praying’ for a better supporting cast with Sacramento

Now that DeMarcus Cousins has been freed from basketball purgatory in Sacramento, he’s giving a little bit of a glimpse into his mindset during his time with the Kings.Cousins admitted that he spent a long time desperately hoping the Kings would get Cousins a stronger supporting cast to help make the team better.“I would go home, just stressed out, pulling my hair out, you know...
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Elliott spoke with police after 'best friend' caught with gun

Ezekiel Elliott made headlines over the weekend when photos and video showed him speaking with police outside a bar, but the Dallas Cowboys star has not been accused of any wrongdoing.Instead, it was Elliott’s friend who ended up getting arrested for bringing a loaded gun into an Ohio bar. According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Alvarez Jackson was charged with felony illegal...
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