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SOURCES: “Kevin Durant loves Carmelo (Anthony). It could work in New York.”

The Oklahoma City Thunder visited Madison Square Garden last night, but played and eventually lost to the New York Knicks without their best player, Kevin Durant. Knicks fans missed an opportunity to woo KD who will become a free agent in about 18 months, because of a sprained toe. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the Knicks are in play for Durant. In addition...
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Cavs celebrate a Kyrie Irving career night with Gatorade and ice shower (Video)

On Wednesday night, the Cavs looked to extend a 7-game winning streak, taking on the Blazers at home. Prior to the game it was said that LeBron James would sit out the game due to a wrist sprain, meaning that if the Cavs were going to win against a tough Western Conference opponent, someone would have to step up. No one would have guessed that Kyrie Irving would go for a career night...
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Lakers announce Kobe’s recovery timetable

Photo Credit: latimes.com Injured Lakers’ star, Kobe Bryant, underwent successful surgery to repair his injured right rotator cuff on Wednesday. Bryant suffered the injury last week against the Pelicans. The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly made a statement, saying Bryant’s injury would take an estimated nine months to fully heal. “I expect Kobe to make a full recovery and...
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J.R. Smith’s reason for being re-energized in Cleveland is both hilarious and frustrating

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has been re-energized since being acquired by Cleveland from the New York Knicks. Smith’s reason for his resurgence will leave you either frustrated or laughing – depending on whether you’re a Knicks fan or not. Smith has already had four 20 point plus games in his first 11 games as a Cavalier. In addition, Cleveland is currently riding...
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Phil Jackson has his own “Deflategate” story

New York Knicks president and former player Phil Jackson got in on the popular “Deflategate” topic with his own personal story. Jackson said the championship New York Knicks teams of the early 1970s used to deflate the basketballs. Via Pro Basketball Talk And then there were the New York Knicks of the early 1970s, a team that had Willis Reed, Dave DeBusschere, Jerry Lucas, Bill...
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Undersized Draymond Green has game-tying tip-in over two seven-foot centers

Golden State Warriors tweener Draymond Green is no stranger to playing against bigger players. Coach Steve Kerr has used Green as the team’s stretch four throughout the season despite only standing at 6’7. And while Green has delivered in a big way, nobody expected Green to do what he did Tuesday night against the Chicago Bulls by out-hustling and jumping over two seven-footers...
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Kemba Walker will miss six weeks due to surgery

  The injuries continue to pile up for the Charlotte Hornets. This time it’s Kemba Walker who will be on the sideline in a suit and tie. Via Yahoo! Sports: Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker is expected to miss six weeks following surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, league sources told Yahoo Sports on Monday. Walker is scheduled to undergo the procedure...
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Kevin Love throws perfect full-court pass from baseline to LeBron James for dunk

Kevin Love is known for his outlet passes. When the Cleveland Cavaliers first acquired Love, it was thought that we would be seeing these type of highlight plays on the regular – especially with LeBron James propensity for flying down the court like an NFL receiver. While we’ve seen flashes of the Love-to-LeBron outlet touchdown pass, we haven’t seen anything as good as the...
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Matt Barnes goes off on Twitter – Gives hilarious reason for finding a second job

Los Angeles Clippers small forward Matt Barnes has been vocal in the past about being fined. Despite complaining about his previous fines with the NBA, it hasn’t stopped the journeyman player from continuing to be fined. Barnes’ latest fines have come over kicking a Gatorade cup and for directing inappropriate language towards a fan. This led Barnes to go on a Twitter tirade...
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Iman Shumpert has epic crossover fail

I’m sure the Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t sign up for this when they traded for the defensive-minded Iman Shumpert  Shumpert has a pretty good handle and has dropped Paul Pierce on a sick crossover in the past. However, last Sunday, Shump didn’t exactly pull off a move that will go in his collection of highlight plays. In fact, this failed crossover move he tried to put on...
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LeBron playing himself back into the MVP Race

Photo Credit: NBC LeBron James took a two week break from basketball activities to heal all the aches and pains throughout his body, and his Cavaliers struggled miserably. James has been to four consecutive NBA Finals, meaning his last 4 seasons have been just about as long as possible. Coming into the season, there was an incredible amount of hype surrounding James and his Cleveland...
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Kobe reveals he wanted to join MJ in Washington

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports For those of you that don’t remember, Kobe wasn’t always ‘Captain Laker’. Not only did Kobe request a trade in 2007, but he was poised to skip town and join his idol, Michael Jordan, more than a decade ago. Kobe held Michael Jordan in the highest regard, and was prepared to leave Los Angles to pair up with the Jordan, in what would have been...
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Marc Gasol pulls out soccer move by trying to head the ball into the basket

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol pulled out a soccer move during the Grizz game against the Orlando Magic on Monday night. After the whistle blew, Gasol repeatedly tried to head the ball into the basket. It looked good, but the seven-footer could not pull off the trick shot. WATCH: The post Marc Gasol pulls out soccer move by trying to head the ball into the basket appeared first...
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Nick Young says the Kobe injury is a “blessing in disguise” and gives GREAT response on how the Lakers will move on

With Kobe Bryant going under the knife today, the great Nick Young or Swaggy P as the cool kids say nowadays, was asked his thoughts on the Los Angeles Lakers moving forward without the Black Mamba. As usual, Swaggy P gave us most entertaining answer possible.   Nick Young on what the Lakers must do without Kobe: “Pretty much just give me the ball and get out of the way.”...
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Tarik Black gets hazed hilariously by Lakers

  Rookie Duties A photo posted by Los Angeles Lakers (@lakers) on Jan 25, 2015 at 4:25pm PST   Hazing of NBA rookies is common theme, we see it every year. Arriving to last nights game, recent Laker acquisition and rookie, Tarik Black, was sporting a rather fetching look. It’s not all that original for rookies to be handed a pink backpack and be told to wear it until...
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Heat’s Hassan Whiteside posts ridiculous triple-double in just 25 minutes (Video included)

The feel good story of Miami Heat big man Hassan Whiteside continues to get better and better for the unheralded center. Since coming into the NBA back in 2010-11, Whiteside never got a chance to show what he could do despite being an athletic seven-foot center in a league where there is a lack of good big men. On Sunday, Whiteside showed once again why he’s quickly becoming...
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Are the Nets close to a mega-deal for Joe Johnson?

Photo Credit: NewYorkTimes.com   The Brooklyn Nets have reportedly heated-up trade talks with the Charlotte Hornets. This new trade would potentially send Joe Johnson, and his nearly $50 million contract. Johnson is owed roughly $24 million over each of the next two seasons, respectively. The Nets went all in on a few bad contracts, broken pieces, and corpses of formal champions...
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Confirmed: Brandon Jennings has a torn Achilles’ tendon

Photo Credit: CBS Detroit The Pistons’ worst fears about Brandon Jennings’ left leg injury were confirmed earlier on Sunday. MRI results confirmed that Jennings does indeed have a torn Achilles’ tendon, which will require season-ending surgery. Via Yahoo! Sports: Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings sustained a torn Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season,...
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Knicks owner was mad Steve Kerr did background check on him – led to Kerr spurning Knicks

New York Knicks owner James Dolan apparently is the reason Steve Kerr decided against coaching the Knicks despite verbally giving his agreement to president Phil Jackson. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Kerr was doing his due diligence on checking up on the Knicks owner and when the news got back to James Dolan, it apparently irked him enough to interfere with...
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Charles Barkley says Chris Paul isn’t an All-Star while making contradiction in regards to Carmelo Anthony being an All-Star

NBA “analyst” Charles Barkley says that Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul does not deserve to be on the All-Star team this year. In addition to this bold proclamation, Chuck also had a nice contradiction regarding Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant. Chuck’s reasoning on CP3: Despite being selected to the last seven All-Star Games and being a hair away from leading...
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Kobe Bryant has HILARIOUS tweet in regards to his torn rotator cuff

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant could very well be out for the season after suffering a torn rotator cuff in a loss Wednesday night to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Black Mamba gutted it out the second half of the game by shooting left-handed, but that might be the last image we see of Bryant for this season if his injury requires surgery. Bryant tweeted out the reasoning for...
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LeBron James has his Cavs looking intimidating

Photo Credit: USA Today Two weeks ago, alarm bells were sounding in Cleveland. This superstar team, built to contend for championships were in the midst of a stretch in which they went 2-10, with LeBron James sitting on the sidelines recovering from injuries. Since James’ return against the Suns on the 13th of January, the Cavs are 4-1 and things are starting to click for Cleveland...
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Ray Allen: Retire or Return?

Photo Credit: USA Today We’re more than halfway through the NBA season, and the best three point shooter of all time is still on the market. During LeBron James’ recent two week recovery period in Miami, LeBron was not discrete in visiting his past team mate, Ray Allen. The 39 year old Allen, is the NBA’s all time leader in three point field goals made, and would be a welcome...
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Greek Freak takes ball coast-to-coast in four dribbles and dunks on Enes Kanter

Giannis Antetokounmpo gave us another highlight against the Utah Jazz late in the fourth quarter that only a handful of players in the NBA could do. The Greek Freak grabbed a rebound and went full court in four dribbles before shrugging off an opponent and throwing it down with center Enes Kanter contesting the dunk. WOW! WATCH: The post Greek Freak takes ball coast-to-coast in...
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Dwight Howard and James Harden pathetically refuse to admit the Warriors are good

The Houston Rockets have been pretty good this season in the competitive Western Conference. In a competitive West, every team from the second seed to the eight seed are either just a two-game losing streak away from drastically changing their playoff positioning. The one team that isn’t, however, would be the Golden State Warriors. The Dubs are league leading 34-6 and have a...
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