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Nick Young wants the rookies to show him some respect

  The ever entertaining and amusing Nick Young, never ceases to find ways to entertain us. This time he is demanding some respect from the incoming rookies in a rather humorous way by having them refer to him as “Daddy Swag”. If you  follow Nick Young at all, you know that “Swaggy P” is his nickname and that “Daddy Swag” is a clever play on words off that nickname...
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Timberwolves offer useless max contract to Eric Bledsoe

The Minnesota Timberwolves have offered restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe a max deal that the explosive Phoenix Suns guard has been looking for all summer. There is just one problem. The Timberwolves are over the salary cap and thus, would need the Suns to agree to a sign-and-trade. Minnesota is offering the four-year, $63 million maximum-level contract Bledsoe wants, but the...
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James Harden does terrible “Carlton” dance

If you’re under the age of 20, you may not know about the popular Fresh Prince of Bel-Air sitcom that hit its peak during the ’90s. The show was very successful and reruns can still be seen. Besides starring Will Smith, the show featured many other talented characters such as Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks. You can remember Carlton for his quirky nature and funny...
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Emmanuel Mudiay inks multi-year deal with Under Armour

Top NBA draft prospect Emmanuel Mudiay, who left SMU to make money for a year in China has inked a multiple-year deal with Under Armour. Terms of the deal were not announced. Here is Under Armour’s announcement of the transaction on twitter:   Welcome to the @UnderArmour family Emmanuel Mudiay. The journey is only beginning. #IWILLpic.twitter.com/RIhKG51yGS — Under Armour Hoops...
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Dwyane Wade’s new timepiece includes real alligator and cost $20k

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade will be releasing his second designed watch with Hublot and it will include real alligator. The watch will cost $20,000 and will be designed with the Miami Heat colors. The watch is called the Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade. The watch includes 18 karat gold parts, sapphire and the aforementioned alligator strap. Check it out: Credit: TMZ Sports The post...
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LeBron James mural may return to overlook the Quicken Loans Arena

Photo Credit: usatoday.com Once upon a time, before ‘The Decision’, there was once one of the most recognizable parts of the city of Cleveland. The ‘We are all Witnesses’ mural that overlooked the Cavs home stadium, the Quickens Loans Arena. After ‘The Decision’, it did not take long before representatives of the city were taking it down. It was replaced with a more colourful...
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LeBron James has huge expectations for Kyrie Irving

LeBron James spoke very highly of fellow teammate Kyrie Irving, during the the unveiling of his 12th signature shoe. James, who came back to his hometown of Cleveland to once again play for the Cavaliers this past summer, believes that Irving can be the best point guard in the NBA. LeBron on Kyrie Irving: “It’s part of the reason I came back… I think he can be the best point...
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Spurs offer Gustavo Ayon contract

Photo Credit: hoopsrumors.com Gustavo Ayon has received a formal contract offer from the San Antonio Spurs. The un-drafted Mexican centre has also had formal offers from Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association, and an unnamed Euroleague team. Report: Gustavo Ayon has not signed overseas, weighing offer from Spurs http://t.co/ERxKiTJxiC pic.twitter.com/Rl7VolgFzP — theScore...
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Ryan Hollins agrees to deal with Sacramento Kings

Photo Credit: detroit.cbslocal.com According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, Ryan Hollins and the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a one year, fully guaranteed contract. The @SacramentoKings have agreed in principle to sign center @TheRyanHollins to one-year, fully guaranteed deal, a source told Yahoo Sports — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) September 18, 2014 Hollins will likely...
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J.J. Hickson suspended for drug violation

Photo Credit: denverpost.com Denver Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson will sit the first five games of the season on the sidelines after violating the NBA’s drug policy. Hickson’s suspension will begin at the beginning of the regular season, meaning he will miss match-ups against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hickson’s energy off the bench will be dearly...
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Joe Ingles joins Clippers

Photo Credit: zimbio.com Joe Ingles performance during the 2014 FIBA World Cup has earned him a spot on one of the most talented rosters in the NBA, the Los Angeles Clippers. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Ingles and the Clippers have come to an agreement on a one year deal. ESPN sources say that Aussie swingman Joe Ingles is signing a one-year deal with the LA Clippers — Marc...
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The Numbers Game, Part 2: Best of each Jersey No, #11-20

We’re back! Lets look into numbers #11 through #20…   #11: Isiah Thomas Career Stats: 19.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 9.3 apg, 1.9 spg Career Achievements: 2 x NBA Champion, NBA Finals MVP, 12 x All-Star, Detroit’s All-Time Leading Scorer Honourable Mentions: Bob McAdoo, Elvin Hayes, Detlef Schrempf, Zydrunas Ilgauskas Photo Credit: fivemagazines.es   #12: John Stockton Career Stats...
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Mercury sweep Sky to win WNBA title

credit: WNBA.com The Phoenix Mercury completed their three game sweep of the Chicago Sky on Friday night to win the 2014 WNBA championship, defeating them 87-82. WNBA Finals MVP Diana Taurasi put in 24 points as did her teammate Candice Dupree. What made their efforts especially huge was that Brittney Griner was unable to play due to an eye injury. The Mercury knew that they needed...
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Team USA Knocks Off Serbia for Gold in FIBA World Cup

  Team USA is truly the king of all kings when it comes to international play in Basketball. Kyrie Irving and James Harden scored 26 and 23 points, respectively, as The Americans routed Serbia 129-92 at the FIBA World Cup Final to capture the Gold Medal. The team’s scoring leaders also went deep from downtown at a combined 18 of 22 from the three-point line. Irving sinked all...
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Carmelo Anthony takes shot at Hawks’ organization

Carmelo Anthony weighed in on Danny Ferry and the Hawks debacle New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony weighed in on the racist statements made by Atlanta Hawks organization. Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry have taken a lot of heat for racist statements that have come to the forefront. Levenson admitted to a racist email he sent out and thus will...
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Delonte West agrees to deal in China

Photo Credit: triangleoffense.com Delonte West has agreed to terms on a contract that will have him playing for the Shanghai Sharks in the Chinese Basketball Association. Rumors: Delonte West to China. http://t.co/Ces665zKQp — HoopsHype (@hoopshype) September 12, 2014 West was drafted in the first round by the Boston Celtics in 2004, but is better know for his days in Cleveland...
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New court design for Spurs

Photo Credit: grantland.com The San Antonio Spurs rarely make changes to the way they go about their basketball, they are the ageless wonders. For the upcoming season, they have at least made an aesthetic change. For years at the AT&T Center there has been a giant S-P-U-R-S in the middle of the floor, this season they are opting for the classic Spur logo instead. Now before we...
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Chris Crawford signs with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Photo Credit: nba.com Undrafted 6’4 point guard, Chris Crawford, out of Memphis University has signed a two year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. .@UofMTigersHoops RT @ShamsCharania Undrafted PG Chris Crawford signed 2yr deal w/ Cleveland Cavs, including partial guarantee. — Memphis Roar (@MemphisRoar) September 12, 2014 Crawford will come into the Cavs training camp to compete...
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Cleveland Cavaliers announce single-game ticket lottery system

(Credit: GottmanBlog.com) Due to a high demand in single-game tickets, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced a ticket lottery system in order to provide tickets to as many fans as possible. The lottery will sell 50,000 tickets during the season to those who win the lottery. Each winner will have 12 hours to respond after winning and can purchase up to six tickets for a game of their...
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WATCH: James Harden does it again on defense

You how when you attend a sporting event and at some point during the game the home crowd starts chanting D-FENCE!!? James Harden is Ray Charles to that nonsense. This guy only knows how to do one thing, and that is play offense. Don’t get me wrong, Harden is one of the league’s best offensive players, but his defensive effort is, in the words of Charles Barkley, Turrible!. Team...
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WATCH: Stephen Curry and Kenneth Faried have interesting shooting battle

Team USA is all about winning games and proving to the world why the United States of America is still the premiere force in basketball. But the team does tend to have it’s fair share of fun in between games. This video shows Stephen Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, competing in a shooting contest with Kenneth Faried, of the Denver Nuggets. It’s safe to say that Curry has...
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Pau Gasol ponders future with Spanish national team

Could Pau Gasol’s glory days with the Spanish nation team be in it’s final stages? The seven-footer seems to question his future with the team after their recent 65-52 loss to France basketball World Cup on Wednesday. Gasol isn’t getting any younger, and the time to bring in some new blood seems like it could be a real option, or at least that is the way Pau makes it sound...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups retires

After 17 seasons in the NBA, former NBA champion and NBA Finals MVP point guard Chauncey Billups is retiring.  Billups told Yahoo! Sports: It’s just time. I know when it’s time. My mind and my desire is still strong. I just can’t ignore the fact that I haven’t been healthy for three years. I can try again and get to a point where I think I can go, but I just can’t sustain...
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Hawks GM Danny Ferry to be disciplined for making racial slurs

Danny Ferry said Luol Deng “has a little African in him” This has not been the best of days for the Atlanta Hawks in recent memory. First, the Hawks majority owner, Bruce Levenson, sent out a racist email back in 2012 and has since decided to sell his stake of the team because of his actions. And now, general manager Danny Ferry will be disciplined for making offensive comments...
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Hawks owner is selling the team due to a racist e-mail

credit: soaringdownsouth.com There are two death penalties to a career in sports these days: Domestic violence and racism. Earlier today, we learned that the Ravens terminated the contract of Ray Rice amid new footage released by TMZ which explicitly shows him punching his wife, and now the NBA has a second owner selling his team due to acts of racism. The owner selling his team...
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