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J.R. Smith and Carmelo Anthony tear up private pickup game

New York Knicks fans are certainly hoping that J.R. Smith and Carmelo Anthony can bring the same chemistry the two had at a private pickup game in New York City to the 2014-2015 regular season. During the pickup game, Smith and Melo torched the competition while J.R. threw down a couple nasty dunks. The two Knickerbockers were also joined by fellow NBA players Lance Stephenson, David...
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The Cavaliers are “optimistic” about signing Ray Allen

The future of Ray Allen remains a mystery to everybody, but according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Cleveland Cavaliers are “optimistic” that Allen will sign a contract with them before training camp begins. According to reports, Ray Allen has been interested in following LeBron James wherever he goes, so the Cavaliers definitely have good reason to be confident in...
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Five bold predictions for the 2014-2015 NBA season

(Credit: Bleacher Report) There are several things that seem to be widely accepted in the NBA world about the upcoming season, and I’m not sure I am buying all of them. Here are my five bold predictions for the upcoming season: 5. Derrick Rose proves he is still a superstar and wins Comeback POY Award. Rose seems to be on the wrong end of many jokes due to two series injuries that...
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You won’t believe how much Dwight Howard Lakers jersey are going for at LAX

Back in July, the Sports-Kings network posted an article after receiving a tip about how LAX airport was still selling Dwight Howard jerseys. Well, fast forward to mid August, and surprisingly, LAX is still selling Howard jerseys and if you have an extra $100.00 laying around, you can be the proud owner of one. Now, it’s not much of a surprise that a business would sell old jerseys...
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WATCH: Swaggy P hits awesome trick shot

Nick Young hit an awesome trick shot that he posted on his Instagram account today. Swaggy P, as he is called nowadays, was at the three-point line when he heaved up a shot that went over the ceiling cross bars and found it’s way through the hoop. Check it out: The post WATCH: Swaggy P hits awesome trick shot appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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2014 Player Rankings: Top 10 NBA Point Guards

Flashback to the past, and the NBA has always been dominated by legendary big men like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, and Shaquille O’Neal. But over time, things have changed. Now, today’s NBA, it’s become a point guard driven league, ruled by stars like Chris Paul, Tony Parker, and Russell Westbrook, among others. READ FULL: The post 2014 Player Rankings: Top 10 NBA Point...
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Anthony Randolph signs in Russia

Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds   Anthony Randolph has signed a two year deal with Lokomotiv Kuban in Russia. The 25 year old was drafted #14 overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Randolph has been a bit of a journeyman in his short NBA career, never really establishing himself on any roster. Randolph has played for the Warriors, Knicks, Wolves and Nuggets. ...
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Scottie Wilbekins signs deal in Australia

Photo Credit: nbcsports.com   Former Florida Gator point guard, Scottie Wilbekins, has signed a deal with the Cairns Taipans of the NBL in Australia. Wilbekins went undrafted after averaging 13.1 ppg and 3.6 apg in his senior year at Florida. Wilbekins played for the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers in this seasons NBA Summer League. Wilbekins holds an NBA out clause until...
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All-time NBA All-'Injuries Derailed My Career' Team

With the recent horrific injury to Paul George, the question for the NBA world is, will he come back the same player? We’ll also soon see 2.0 of the Derrick Rose return, and the same question looms. Here is your all time NBA All-Injured team. We look at what could have been for all of these would-be superstars if injuries had not riddled their careers.   Starting 5 PG: Anfernee...
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WATCH: Nate Robinson is already back to dunking

Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson posted a video on his Instagram account of himself dunking a basketball last Friday. This is pretty impressive considering the 5’9 combo guard just had surgery to repair his torn left ACL last January 31. In the first video, Robinson nearly throws it down with two hands but can’t quite finish. However, in the last video, Nate throws it down...
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Report: Shawn Marion has picked a team?

Shawn Marion has reportedly committed to joint he Cleveland Cavaliers over the weekend, per Marc Stein of ESPN. Marion has been a relatively low key free agent, despite having his fair share of teams in pursuit of his services. ESPN sources say Shawn Marion has committed this weekend to sign with the Cavaliers — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 17, 2014 The 15-year NBA vet has...
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Why The DMV Is Basketball’s Best Kept Secret When It Comes To NBA Talent

If we were asked to guess where the biggest pipeline for NBA talent in America lies, most of us would probably say New York or Los Angeles. Maybe even Philly or Florida, hell even northeast Ohio could make a case for itself these days. But if you look at it strictly by the numbers, taking into account both quality and quantity, you’ll find that there’s one region of the country...
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Warriors guard Shaun Livingston is out 6-8 weeks

(Getty Images) Golden State Warriors point guard Shaun Livingston has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right big toe and will miss approximately 6-8 weeks. CBS Sports has more details on the surgery: The procedure, a debridement (cleaning out of debris) in his right big toe, was performed on Wednesday, August 13, by Dr. Richard Ferkel at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute...
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Kobe Bryant on Wiggins: Cleveland is making a mistake

Photo Credit: fansided.com   Kobe Bryant spoke out recently on the proposed deal to send #1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins to Minnesota. The Cavs traded the highly touted Canadian talent before he suited and played a game for the Cavaliers.   Kobe Bryant has said that the Cavaliers have made a mistake trading Andrew Wiggins. http://t.co/ENdWcZzgCv — Vahan Shakhpazyan (@NBA_VahanShak...
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Chauncey Billups a serious contender to make Cavs roster

Photo Credit: dimemag.com   Last season it was a homecoming for Chauncey Billups to the Detroit Pistons. He played the role of mentor to the young point guards and many thought he would move on to an assistant coaching role or even front office. Chauncey Billups’ career with the Detroit Pistons seems to be over.   Report: Chauncey Billups a real possibility to make Cleveland...
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Living Like The King: How LeBron James Is Spending His $270 Million Fortune

LeBron James’ decision to return to the city of Cleveland and play for the Cavs was a noble one, indeed. But if you think going back home was a major sacrifice, his new contract would say otherwise. The King has never been the highest paid player in the NBA, yet he has always been eating like it. Of course, endorsement deals make up for what he’s lacking, and it was actually...
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Stephen Curry: “I’ve always had thoughts about playing at home”

Stephen Curry said that he’s thought about playing at home Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry has been generating some news lately for the hoops blogosphere. Or, maybe it’s August and basketball news has come to a halt. Nevertheless, Curry kicked off the drama yesterday when he made some heads turn while making a call-in on the Dan Patrick Show. Curry replied that...
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NBA players starting to get in on Ice Bucket Challenge

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard is the latest athlete to get in on the “Ice Bucket Challenge.” Lillard was wearing shorts and socks when he took on the bucket filled with ice water. Lillard proceeded to challenge fellow star John Wall. The NBA isn’t the only sport getting in on the Ice Water Challenge. The NFL has joined the cause as well with coaches and even...
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Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Clippers

image from: forbes.com The sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has officially gone through. Via ESPN.com:  The Los Angeles Clippers officially have a new owner. Steve Ballmer’s bid to purchase the Clippers closed Tuesday after the entry of an order by a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling to sell the team on behalf of...
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WATCH: Swaggy P does SICK 360 behind-the-back dunk

Los Angeles Lakers swingman Nick Young – or Swaggy P as the kids are saying nowadays, threw down a sick 360 behind-the-back dunk. The veteran guard/forward seems to be really motivated as he has been putting in a lot of extra work this summer. From an explosive standpoint, Young appears to have made plenty of progress after admittingly being out of shape last season. “They say...
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Cavs, Wolves trade receives Taiwanese animation treatment

With the news of the Cavs and Wolves ‘handshake agreement’, in which Cleveland receives Kevin Love, a Taiwanese animator has come up with this pure brilliance. This really has to be seen to be believed. Enjoy!   Cameron Wilkosz - @cavaliercam13 The post Cavs, Wolves trade receives Taiwanese animation treatment appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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Shawn Marion met with Larry Bird and Pacers

Photo Credit: dallasnews.com   After the smoke cleared after Paul George’s horrific injury, it became clear that the Indiana Pacers would be missing a vital piece of their line-up this season. Their star, their leading scorer, and their starting SF. Larry Bird and the Indiana Pacers met with Shawn Marion on Monday to discuss the role he could play with the Pacers. Indy IS trying...
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Raptors finded $25K for Drake recruiting comments

Photo Credit: thewhistle.com   The Toronto Raptors have been fined $25,000 due to comments made by ‘Global Ambassador’, Drake. Hearing Raptors fined $25,000 for comments Drake made at a concert about Kevin Durant that were seen as violation of anti-tampering rules — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 11, 2014 Drake made ‘recruiting’ comments about the reigning MVP, Kevin...
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Hornets to submit bid to host NBA All-Star Weekend

Photo Credit: carolinabackgammon.com The Charlotte Hornets plan to formally submit a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend. The team and Charlotte Sports Foundation will make an announcement Tuesday at 10am EST. The Hornets & @CLTSports will make a big announcement tomorrow @ 10am, streamed live here: http://t.co/LW9Ll0olWapic.twitter.com/obdtGp4nZn — Charlotte...
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Carmelo Anthony has slimmed down considerably

Add Carmelo Anthony to the list that LeBron James has created, of players slimming down this offseason. Anthony is notably thinner in his latest Instagram post. It’s net yet known how Melo has slimmed his frame down. LeBron did so by cutting carbohydrates out of his diet. But let’s be honest, Anthony is going the wrong way about this. He should be adding more size to his shoulders...
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