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PHOTO: Joel Embiid implies he’s on a date with Rihanna via Twitter

Joel Embiid has been trying to holla at Rihanna about as much as Cypress Hill rapped about smoking weed back in the day. Embiid, as Rihanna would generally say, is thirsty! His pleas to the pop star have gotten crazy on Twitter over the past few weeks, and now he’s taken it a step further, claiming to be at dinner with Rihanna. Family dinner with @rihanna#Johannapic.twitter.com...
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Carmelo Anthony makes strong statements about winning

Carmelo Anthony is no stranger to NBA headlines. Aside from LeBron James, Melo was the most talked about, and coveted free agent on the market this Summer, and with that comes the power to control the pace of free agency, and have your fair share of teams jump through hoops in hopes on landing your services. Melo was linked to the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, two of the...
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Report: Lakers target next head coach

It appears as if the Los Angeles Lakers have found their next head coach. Or are at least in the process of landing Byron Scott for the vacant job. Sources: Lakers offer head coaching job to Byron Scott (via @Chris_Broussard). http://t.co/UvCb00H397pic.twitter.com/4XV0vUkIab — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 25, 2014 Scott played 11 seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers, between 1983...
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Five NBA teams likely to tank the 2014-2015 season

(Credit: Bleacher Report) Every season there are several teams clearly not trying to win. That is not to say that they are throwing games, but they clearly aren’t trying to put together a winning team. Last season we saw this with the Bucks and 76ers, and this season will certainly have several teams built to lose. Here are five possibilities:  5. Detroit Pistons-  Most of the...
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Kobe’s message to Carlos Boozer

Carlos Boozer was recently amnestied by the Chicago Bulls, who brought in former Laker forward, Pau Gasol, to fill the void at power-forward. The Los Angeles Lakers responded by snatching up Boozer off of waivers. Boozer is now a Laker, and reportedly had a conversation with Lakers’ great, Kobe Bryant. The message Kobe sent to Boozer was one we’d all expect Kobe to send. “Be...
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WATCH: Aaron gordon shows off hilarious crossover

The Summer is all fun and games for some recently drafted NBA players. Take Orlando Magic forward, Aaron Gordon, for instance. Gordon has that undeniable energy and a million dollar smile. It seems like Gordon truly loves the game of basketball, and even enjoys spending some of his time showing kids how to handle the rock. Gordon does a little crossover action on a couple of little...
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Josh Huestis will spend his rookie season in the D-League

Mike Stobe/Getty Images   One of the most surprising picks of the 2014 NBA draft was the Oklahoma City Thunder taking Stanford small forward Josh Huestis at the end of the first round. Many had Huestis going late in the second round and some didn’t even have him getting drafted at all, which is why this selection was such a surprise. However, the Thunder didn’t draft Huestis...
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NBA Draft Review for Every Team

With the NBA Draft coming and going, fans are getting excited for next year and can’t wait to see how their team’s new draft picks will perform next year. Here I will give some insight into what each team got in their draft picks. READ FULL: The post NBA Draft Review for Every Team appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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10 Worst NBA Free Agent Signings This Summer

The 2014 NBA Free Agency period has been shocking with numerous plot twists and drama, especially at the top where Lebron surprisingly decided to take his talents back to Cleveland. READ FULL HERE: The post 10 Worst NBA Free Agent Signings This Summer appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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Harden praises himself, Howard, calls other Rockets 'role players'

It should come as no surprise that the Houston Rockets struck out big time (so far) in this year’s NBA Free Agency. The Rockets not only failed to land targeted players such as Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony, but also managed to let budding prospect, Chandler Parsons, sign and offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks, without matching the three-year, $46 million offer. Sure, the Rockets...
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Aminu, Mavs agree to deal

Photo Credit: nysportshub.com   According to sources, former Clipper and Pelican Al-Farouq Aminu has come to a contract agreement with the Dallas Mavericks. The deal is worth a reported $2.1 million, the second year is a player option. Aminu’s deal with Dallas is for two years, $2.1M, player option for second season, per source. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 24, 2014...
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Bulls offer three players for Kevin Love

Photo Credit: lakernation.com   The Chicago Bulls have ramped up their efforts to sign disgruntled Timberwolve, Kevin Love. Reports state that the Bulls have offered Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic, 3 former 1st round draft picks. EXCLUSIVE: #Bulls have offered Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott to #Twolves for K.Love, per NBA source. http://t.co/mi14wy3EvV...
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Matt Barnes takes to Instagram for help finding his aunt’s killer

(Credit: Fansided.com) Matt Barnes’ aunt, Tanganyika Hoover, was reportedly murdered by her husband, Michael Williams. So the Los Angeles Clippers’ forward turned to social media for help finding the suspected killer. “This dude stabbed my auntie in the neck last week & left her for dead on the sidewalk, she ended up dying on the way to the hospital in the ambulance....
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Sixers could help facilitate a Kevin Love to Cleveland deal

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ goal of adding Kevin Love to the LeBron James/Kyrie Irving equation in C-Town has taken so many twists that most fans viewing from the seat of their pants are probably ready for this entire saga to just end, regardless of what the outcome is. I, for one, am enjoying every second, as the struggle continues to be real for both the Cavs and the Minnesota Timberwolves...
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Celtics agree to a deal with Evan Turner

credit: www.cbssports.com The Boston Celtics have agreed to a deal with free agent shooting guard Evan Turner who last played for the Indiana Pacers. Via ESPN.com: The Boston Celtics have agreed to terms with free-agent swingman Evan Turner, sources confirmed to ESPN.com. According to the Boston Herald, which first reported the deal, Turner will sign for a portion of the midlevel...
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Free Agency Roundtable

credit: AP 1. Name one big winner and one big loser in free agency. Andy Flint (@AndySportsKings): This question could be interpreted a couple of different ways. I’ll opt to talk about which teams won and lost. My winner? The Cleveland Cavaliers. They managed to bring the world’s best player back to Cleveland. They’ll receive a much more polished LeBron James. A Champion who...
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Coach Rivers will quit LAC if Sterling stays

Photo Credit: Getty Images   If the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers is not finalized soon, theyèll be in the market for a new head coach. The sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, was approved by the NBA on the 4th of June, but no actual sale has come yet. According to the Associated Press, Clippers interim CEO Richards Parsons says Doc will leave the team...
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Cavs & Jazz Trade

Photo Credit: Getty Images   The Cavs and Jazz have made completed a 4 player trade. Utah receive: Carrick Felix (33rd overall pick 2013), future 2nd round draft pick and $1 million in cash. Cleveland receive: John Lucas III, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy Why did the Cavs pull the trigger on this trade? All three contracts they received are non guaranteed deals. In Murphy, Lucas...
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Cavs, Andrew Wiggins deal signed

Photo Credit: Getty Images   The Cleveland Cavaliers and Andrew Wiggins have come to a contract agreement. The contract is a 2 year deal, worth a reported $5.5 million. Why this deal is important, is because the Cavs cannot trade Wiggins and his rookie deal for another 30 days. Cavs to sign No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins to a standard 2-year rookie contract with two option years,source...
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Bulls reemerge in race for Kevin Love

Could Kevin Love be wearing a Bulls uniform next year? The Kevin Love rumors have turned into a soap opera. Usually, by this point in the summer, NBA news starts to become obscure as baseball season takes over and football training camps are opening. However, the Love rumors might just push the NBA to the forefront another few weeks. And, now, with the Chicago Bulls apparently pushing...
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Knicks and Pistons discussing trade that would send Greg Monroe to New York

Greg Monroe could bolster the front line of the Knicks The New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons are reportedly working on a sign and trade deal that would send Greg Monroe to the Big Apple. The Pistons are looking for J.R. Smith and a first round pick, while the Knicks are offering Smith and a second round pick. The Knicks couldn’t give up a first round pick until 2018. The NBA...
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Larry Bird on Stephenson: 'I really feel bad about losing him'

Lance Stephenson’s overall character has come into question for as long as anyone can remember. It’s clear that he’s a talented athlete, and on some nights he even appeared to be the best player on the court. In a league that has brought together the best basketball players on the planet and some of the best athletes in the history of mankind, Lance standing out, even if only...
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Mike Krzyzewski has great response on whether he’d trade for Kevin Love

Coach K says he’d trade for Kevin Love right now Like seemingly everyone these days, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked his opinion on Kevin Love and whether he would trade for him. During an interview with John Feinstein of CBS Sports radio, Coach K gave possibly the best response yet. Krzyzewski said that he would make the trade right away without any hesitation. Via CBS Sports...
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Knicks looking to trade multiple backcourt players

Shumpert, Smith and Larkin could be on their way out of New York It is no secret the New York Knicks have a logjam of guards on the team. With Tim Hardaway Jr. being “deemed untouchable,” that leaves J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Shane Larkin fighting for limited backcourt spots. Smith has the largest contract and is also the biggest risk of the bunch, while Iman Shumpert is...
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NBA Store sells out of James Cavs jerseys

(Credit: chatsports.com) So you’re a die hard Cavs fan, and you’ve endured four years of horrible basketball. You’ve witnessed 19, 21, 24 and 33 win seasons, and no playoff appearances. The best basketball player in the world has chosen to come and wear a Cavs jersey once again. Want to celebrate by purchasing  a Cleveland Cavaliers replica home, away or alternate jersey...
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