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Andrew Wiggins dunks on DPOY candidate twice – Then goes for epic hat trick

Andrew Wiggins has had a solid rookie season that should culminate into him being named the Rookie of the Year at season’s end. The production the Minnesota Timberwolves have received from the former Kansas product has easily been tops in the Association for rookies. But it isn’t just the 16 point per game Wiggins is currently pouring in that has everyone in the NBA excited...
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Knicks reach a new low with firing a guy that had nothing to do with the season

The New York Knicks are having the season from hell with a record of 14-60. So that means somebody has to take the fall, right? Well, the guy who was axed was none other than Knicks D-League coach Kevin Whitted. The Westchester Knicks were almost as bad as the real Knicks with a record of 10-36. Westchester Knicks announce that they’ve fired Kevin Whitted. Craig Hodges...
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WATCH: Andrew Wiggins’ head reaches rim-level on dunk – priceless reaction from Pelican’s coach follows

Probable NBA Rookie of the Year winner Andrew Wiggins dropped 20 points in a blowout loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. The Minnesota Timberwolves young forward is extremely athletic and showed it off on a backdoor dunk late in the second quarter. On the slam, Wiggins head reaches rim-level – which is pretty crazy if you think about it. There are plenty of NBA players...
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Michael Jordan drills jumper while playing pickup ball with Tom Brady

  Today is the anniversary of Michael Jordan‘s famous “Double Nickle” game against the New York Knicks and his career-high 69 point game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now 52 years-old, His Airness might not be the player he once was, but he still can drain the jump shot that he was so unstoppable at during his playing days. During a pickup game in the Bahamas...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did LeBron have Nets superfan, and free throw pest removed from his usual seat?

Photo Credit: AP Photo – Kathy Kmonicek On Friday night, LeBron and his Cleveland Cavaliers travelled to the Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets. In what was not to be expected, the Nets ended the Cavs four game win streak, coming away with a 106-98 win. The story coming out of it all today is a Nets superfan who goes by Mr. Whammy, a Canarsie resident Bruce Reznick...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami’s Dwyane Wade says teams have ‘figured them out’, also reveals knee problems. Could Wade be done for the season?

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports When LeBron James took his talents back to Cleveland, Dwyane Wade knew the majority of the Heat’s offence would have to run through him. His mind might have been ready for the challenge, but his body is far from what it used to be. The Miami Heat have been peppered with injuries all season. After signing Chris Bosh to a huge contract, bringing him...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant will undergo season-ending surgery

The Oklahoma City Thunder officially have no reason to believe they will win a championship this season.  Via ESPN.com:  OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery on his ailing right foot and will miss the remainder of the season, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced Friday. Durant will have the procedure early next week and is expected...
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Kentucky player dunks on his own teammate

  University of Kentucky forward Marcus Lee threw down a nasty alley-oop against the West Virginia Mountaineers Thursday night in the NCAA Sweet 16 round. Unfortunately, Lee didn’t posterize any West Virginia players. Instead, freshman Devin Booker, and Lee’s teammate, was the victim of the sick dunk. WATCH: The post Kentucky player dunks on his own teammate appeared...
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Dean Smith left an awesome stipulation in his will for 180 of his former players

Legendary former University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith died this past February at the age of 83 years-old. The two-time NCAA champion was beloved by his players and college basketball fans across the country. A great example of why coach Smith was revered was revealed by a Twitter user today that showed a check worth $200. The check was for every one...
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Alonzo Mourning confirms hilarious Dikembe Mutombo pickup line when clubbing

  One of the greatest legendary stories involving an athlete and nightlife was confirmed today on ESPN’s Highly Questionable show. Hosts Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones were interviewing former NBA great Alonzo Mourning when the topic of Dikiembi Mutombo came up. Le Batard asked Mourning if Mutombo used to walk into a club and say “Who wants to sex Mutombo” was...
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NBA Free Agents Update: Rondo, Monroe, Dragic, Love, Harris and Jackson

CREDIT: Basketball Insiders   With the NBA season winding down, many teams are looking forward to the NBA Draft that takes place in late June and the free agency period that follows in early July. Unlike any other sport, the Association has an abundance of trades and prominent players switching teams that can make your head spin during this two-three week period. Here...
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Re-Drafting the 1st Round of the 2014 NBA Draft

Basketball fans  all around the world love to play the ‘what-if’ game. What if the Lakers had have held onto Dwight Howard? What if the Warriors had have agreed to send Klay Thompson away in exchange for Kevin Love? What if every team had a chance to start fresh and draft all over again? There were plenty of draft night deals, and some of these players are still overseas or...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy oddly compares Durant, OKC to One Direction

Photo Credit: nba.com Jeff Van Gundy says some very curious, and strange things on a pretty constant basis, but this one was weird even by his standards. If you’ve been living under a rock, or simply couldn’t care less, one out of the five band members of One Direction has quit the band. During the San Antonio vs OKC game on Wednesday night, Van Gundy compared Zayn Malik leavin...
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Nigel Hayes of Wisconsin steals spotlight with Kobe Bryant selfies and hilarious presser

Wisconsin Badgers basketball player Nigel Hayes was insistent on claiming Kobe Bryant’s locker as the team prepares to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA Sweet 16 round. When the team gave Hayes his wish, the sophomore was ecstatic. The highly rated NBA prospect even went as far to say that he plans on sleeping in the locker so that he can absorb Kobe Bryant’s...
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Dwight Howard returns for the Rockets

Dwight Howard  returned for the Houston Rockets on Wednesday for their game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Kevin McHale confirmed this before the game started.   McHale confirms: Dwight Howard will return tonight in New Orleans. He will start and be on a minutes restriction. pic.twitter.com/ccwTpDtpNV — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 25, 2015   The Rockets enter...
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John Calipari could easily turn any NBA team into a contender with connections that include LeBron James

PHOTO CREDIT: AP   Kentucky coach John Calipari has been rumored to be heading back to the NBA for quite a while now, but for whatever reason, it hasn’t happened. Last season the trendy rumor was Calipari to the New York Knicks, but president Phil Jackson elected to go with Derek Fisher after Steve Kerr backed out. But now a different New York City team could be after...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James proven wrong by NBA after criticizing them for being targeted

Back in November, LeBron James had his triple-double rescinded after a Reddit user caught a fraudulent assist given to King James. After the triple-double was taken away, James had some words for the NBA and accused the Association for only targeting him and not other players. LeBron even said that if it happens again the NBA will have some explaining to do. LeBron James went on...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors big man said team knew the Wizards would argue and quit on each other

The Golden State Warriors absolutely crushed the Washington Wizards last night by the score of 107-76. After the game, Warriors reserve forward Marreese Speights indicated that the team knew the Wizards would eventually start arguing with each other and quit all together once the Warriors turned up it up on the defensive end. Via CSN Washington: “We just turned up a little,...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki has classic description of Steve Nash in tribute

PHOTO CREDIT: Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports   The tributes from NBA players regarding Steve Nash‘s retirement have been pouring in, but a former Dallas Mavericks teammate summed up Nash and his accomplishments the best. While calling into NBA Lockdown, Dirk Nowitzki was asked about Steve Nash’s retirement and weighed in with a classic description of the former Santa...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs draft-and-stash ready to play in the NBA next season?

Photo Credit: Bob Donnan – USA TODAY Sports Alexander ‘Sasha’ Kaun, yet another Russian giant, is almost ready to suit up for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kaun was drafted out of Kansas University in 2008 by the SuperSonics, with the 56th overall pick. His rights were then traded to the Cavaliers for cash considerations. Standing at a monstrous 7’0, 256 lbs, Kaun would form...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch as LeBron James hits ridiculous shot after whistle

LeBron James makes a lot of things look way too easy, but this one was ridiculous. After a foul had been called on Milwaukee’s Michael Carter-Williams, LeBron throws up a near half-court push shot with a flick of his wrist. The outcome? Check it out:   The post Watch as LeBron James hits ridiculous shot after whistle appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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Gregg Popovich takes hilarious digs at the Atlanta Hawks

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has created an expansion of coaches and management throughout the NBA the last several years. While losing assistant coaches and management personnel might hinder the future of most teams, that hasn’t been the case for the Spurs. In fact, coach Popovich embraces seeing his former protégés get chances at being promoted around the league...
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Steve Nash had a chance to join LeBron James to end this season/career

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash had a rough three years since being traded from the Phoenix Suns. After not being able to play at all this season, Nash decided to announce his retirement and end an unbelievable career. Nash dazzled us with his ball handling, passing and creativity. The former two-time MVP accomplished everything a player could during an NBA career –...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA players react to Steve Nash’s retirement

The biggest news in the NBA world on Saturday was that Steve Nash announced his retirement. I thought it would be cool to share some of the tweets and reactions that came in from NBA players who grew up watching Nash. Whether it was throwing no-look-behind-the-back passes or crossing up an opponent, Steve Nash knew how to dazzle all of us with a basketball. Thank you @SteveNash...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins spin move ends with his shot getting rejected to the three-point line

Andrew Wiggins has already had a ton of highlights during his rookie year in the NBA. The highlights will continue for Wiggins as his career progresses, but Thursday night against the New York Knicks was not a highlight he would like to be part of. During the first half of the Minnesota Timberwolves game at Madison Square Garden, Wiggins caught the ball on the block and did...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss
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