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Old Dwyane Wade tweets are amusing given departure

It wasn’t until a few days ago that many observers started to really take the chatter of Dwyane Wade leaving the Miami Heat seriously. After all, the longtime Heat guard threatened last year to leave the team before owner Micky Arison intervened and worked out a one-year, $20 million contract for the franchise icon. Who was to say that Wade wasn’t just pulling the same old leverage...
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July 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami Heat fans melt down, burn jerseys after Wade news

You knew Miami Heat fans wouldn’t take to the news of Dwyane Wade leaving for the Chicago Bulls too kindly. The typical fan meltdowns ensued with jerseys being burned and more destrustive behavior. Here’s a fan neglecting to sell the jersey on eBay but instead opting for the more cathartic approach of lighting it on fire: ..and the Dwyane Wade jersey burning has started. #Bulls...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls trade Mike Dunleavy to Cavs, Jose Calderon to Lakers

In order to be able to afford Dwyane Wade, the Chicago Bulls had to clear some cap space. They did just that by trading away two players. Multiple reports say the Bulls traded Mike Dunleavy to the Cavaliers and Jose Calderon to the Lakers in order to dump his salary. Dunleavy was owed $4.837 million next season. Both ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and The Vertical’s Bobby Marks say...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Snoop Dogg got Kobe Bryant cool custom car as retirement gift

Snoop Dogg is an LA native and a longtime Lakers fan, so he had lots of great years getting to watch Kobe Bryant play for his favorite team. On Wednesday he decided to pay Kobe back. Kobe shared a photo on Twitter of the awesome custom car Snoop got him as a retirement gift: Unbelievable retirement gift from my man Snoop today #KB20 pic.twitter.com/vTATznwnKc — Kobe Bryant (...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Dwyane Wade tells Bulls he will sign with them

Dwyane Wade is not playing around this time. The longtime Heat shooting guard plans to sign with the Chicago Bulls as a free agent, according to a few reports. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski says Wade informed Chicago he plans to sign with them. Pending Chicago's belief they have deal to clear cap space, Dwyane Wade is nearing commitment to sign with Bulls, sources tell @TheVertical...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Lakers will not punish Nick Young for fireworks incident

Lakers guard Nick Young was lucky to emerge from the July 4th holiday unscathed, and now it looks like he has dodged another bullet. According to a report by Mark Medina of the LA Daily News on Wednesday, Young will not face discipline from the Lakers for his fireworks incident over the holiday weekend. At a Fourth of July party on Monday, Young foolishly picked up a live explosive...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls trying to clear cap space for Dwyane Wade

The Chicago Bulls cancelling their meeting with Dwyane Wade on Wednesday due to travel concerns apparently is not a sign that the team won’t be in the mix to acquire the shooting guard. According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bulls have actually been calling teams about trying to unload contracts to create cap space to sign Wade. Sources: In last few hours, Bulls...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

David Lee could reportedly return to the Warriors

Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband because the Warriors are trying to sign everybody out here. According to a report by Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News on Wednesday, All-Star big man David Lee may possibly be in line for a return to Golden State. Word filtering around is that David Lee may be in line to end up back in Golden State with the team he helped...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Ayesha Curry says she regrets tweets about rigged NBA

Ayesha Curry says she regrets getting caught up in the moment and tweeting about how the NBA is “rigged” after the Warriors’ Game 6 loss in the NBA Finals. Curry told People Magazine that she hadn’t meant to offend with her remarks, but simply got too emotional in the moment. “I was just a fan in that moment so I didn’t think about the ramifications,” Curry said. “I...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Estrada to miss All-Star Game after being placed on DL

Thanks to a dazzling age-33 campaign, Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada should have been taking the hill for the AL All-Stars in this year’s Midsummer Classic. But alas, it was not meant to be. According to a report by Barry Davis of Sportsnet on Wednesday, Estrada has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with lingering back pain, making him ineligible to pitch in the All...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson says he would have had harder time retiring if Lions had been contenders

When Calvin Johnson announced his retirement, there were some who believed that it was because he’d grown tired of the losing culture that permeates the Detroit Lions’ organization. It turns out that, while not the primary reason, Detroit’s history of failure made it easier for Johnson to walk away. Johnson told ESPN’s Michael Smith in an interview for “E:60” that, while...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Von Miller posts edited picture of himself in Warriors uniform

Add another prominent free agent to the list of guys who want to play for the Golden State Warriors – Von Miller. Wait, what? Miller, currently embroiled in a contract dispute with the Denver Broncos, joked about joining the Warriors on Twitter on Wednesday. Ayye, I'm looks good to me
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Bulls reportedly postpone Dwyane Wade meeting due to travel troubles

Dwyane Wade’s decision may have to wait a little longer if he wants to seriously consider the Chicago Bulls. Wade had been slated to meet with Chicago on Wednesday, but team executives had trouble getting a flight to New York. Sources: Bulls cancelled meeting, flight kept getting pushed back. If Wade is still serious, Chicago could travel to meet him on Thursday. — Adrian Wojnarowski...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Brett Brown says Ben Simmons will eventually play point guard for Sixers

It’s been less than two weeks since they made him the top overall selection in the NBA Draft, and already the Sixers have big plans in mind for prized young rookie Ben Simmons. Sixers head coach Brett Brown sees the 19-year-old Simmons eventually playing point guard for the team, though not right away, he told Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com on Wednesday. “I think the point-guard...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics still holding firm on offers for Butler, Okafor

The Boston Celtics are reportedly still interested in Jimmy Butler and Jahlil Okafor at the right price, with both said to still be available. According to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, the Celtics are still willing to make the deals they had on the table before the draft, with Butler and Okafor both reportedly available for the right price. That price, however, remains more...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard says he is motivated, still angry over last season

Dwight Howard is ready for a fresh start in Atlanta, and he says the Hawks are getting a very motivated player. Howard told Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he’s working hard after an underwhelming final season in Houston. “I want to do whatever I can to bring a championship home,” Howard said Tuesday. “I know it’s not going to be easy. I’ve worked...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Bosh played Heat for max contract, is now costing D-Wade

Chris Bosh and his agent did a masterful job of manipulating the Miami Heat into offering a max contract two years ago, and their negotiating success could end up being one of the reasons Dwyane Wade leaves town. Ironically, Wade and Bosh share the same agent. That agent, Henry Thomas, is currently trying to get the Heat to reward Wade’s loyalty by increasing their reported offer...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper not interested in appearing in Home Run Derby

Don’t expect Bryce Harper to participate in the Home Run Derby anytime soon. The Nationals slugger is one of the game’s elite hitters, and many fans would like to see him participate in the derby. So why isn’t he? He just doesn’t want to. “I just don’t want to, plain and simple,” Harper said Tuesday, via ESPN’s Eddie Matz. “I just don’t really wanna do it. I...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Andre Johnson still hoping for call from NFL team

After a disappointing season with the Indianapolis Colts, Andre Johnson has found himself unemployed. Two or three years ago, the soon-to-be 35-year-old was one of the best receivers in football. Has he really lost it all that quickly? As Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle notes, Johnson is still working out in hopes of getting a call from an NFL team. He has been training every...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Steve Smith less than impressed with NFL Network Top 100 List

NFL Network’s recent release of their annual list of the 100 best players in the league always gets some publicity, but not all of the players in the league are fond of it. Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith is apparently one of them. Smith was not on the 2016 Top 100, unsurprisingly, after missing most of the season with an Achilles injury. The network’s Twitter account, however...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner accused of assaulting dad of his baby mama

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner is reportedly being investigated for allegedly assaulting the father of a woman he has a child with. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that police were called to a home in Pomona, Calif., Tuesday night to respond to an incident in which Browner is accused of attacking his baby mama’s father. Here are some more details: Law enforcement...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Relationship between Wade, Heat at an 'all-time low'

Dwyane Wade is in a contract standoff with the Miami Heat, and it is starting to sound like a real possibility that the end result could be the 12-time All-Star wearing a different uniform next season. After taking hometown discounts for years so the Heat could build out their roster in other places, Wade wants to get paid this time around. Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports that the...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley: Kevin Durant trying to ‘cheat his way into a championship’

Many people have criticized Kevin Durant for taking the easy way out by joining an already championship-caliber Golden State Warriors team. Charles Barkley feels what Durant has done goes beyond that. During an appearance on “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on Wednesday, Barkley said Durant’s decision to sign with the Warriors as a free agent is basically cheating. "Kevin Durant...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Saints roast NFL over Drew Brees snub

With football in somewhat of a dead period at the moment, the NFL Network decided to fill some space on Wednesday morning by discussing the best free agent signings in league history. The New Orleans Saints are stunned no analyst mentioned a certain quarterback who has been lighting up opposing defenses for the last 10 seasons. During the discussion on “NFL HQ,” names that were...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Ray Allen considering NBA comeback with Warriors

Ray Allen is reportedly considering an NBA comeback. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, Allen’s representatives recently reached out to the Golden State Warriors to gauge the team’s interest in adding the 40-year-old sharpshooter to their incredibly loaded roster. The Warriors are said to be unsure if they want to sign Allen. Broussard also notes that Allen is not completely...
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July 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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