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Kenneth Faried shows off his crazy athleticism during World Cup game

Kenneth Faried, otherwise known as The Manimal, showed off his athleticism during the first half of USA’s FIBA World Cup game against Turkey. Faried had a sequence where he not only blocked a shot from behind, he finished a gorgeous reverse layup on the offensive end. Check it out: The post Kenneth Faried shows off his crazy athleticism during World Cup game appeared first on...
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Clippers waive Delfino and Raduljica

Photo Credit: cbslocal.com   After being acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers in a three player trade, both Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica have been waived by LA. Clippers waived guard/forward Carlos Delfino and centre Miroslav Raduljica. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 29, 2014 The Clippers waived Delfino on his birthday. What a cold, cold world it is. Delfino...
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Clippers and Spurs enter the race for Ray Allen

Photo Credit: galleryhip.com Early reports were, that Ray Allen would either join forces with LeBron James in Cleveland or call it a day and retire from NBA basketball. THIS JUST IN: Ray Allen is leaning toward returning for 19th season and joining LeBron James with Cavaliers. (via @BostonGlobe) — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 24, 2014 Dust all that aside, because two more...
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USA destroys Finland in FIBA World Cup opener

credit: vavel.com The United States faced Finland in their opening FIBA World Cup game on Saturday and it was a blowout. Finland was able to keep the game close for about 8 minutes, but after that it was one-way traffic for Team USA. While Klay Thompson was the top performer for Team USA with his 18 points, all eyes were on Derrick Rose and his knees. Rose overall played a good game...
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Report: Damian Lillard on deck for Team USA

The Portland Trail Blazers up-and-coming point-guard, Damian Lillard, failed to make Team USA’s final roster, but word on the street is that Lillard is Team USA’s player on deck should somebody drop out, or suffer an injury. Report: Damian Lillard is ‘player on deck’ should anyone opt out of Team USA. http://t.co/QfiJ7i6zZipic.twitter.com/99VMDqxrj7 — theScore (@theScore...
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Cavaliers concerned about lack of inside presence

The Cleveland Cavaliers may have won the off-season of a lifetime award as far as the NBA is concerned. Leapfrogging everyone in their path, as they landed their second-consecutive number one overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, followed by LeBron James deciding to take his talents back to Ohio. If all of that wasn’t enough, the Cavs also managed to turn their number one overall...
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Shannon Brown signs in Miami

Photo Credit: nbcsports.com   The Miami Heat, and guard Shannon Brown have come to a contract agreement worth a reported $1.3M for one year. Shannon Brown’s contract with the Miami Heat is for one year at $1.3 million, I’m told. — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) August 27, 2014 In Brown’s career, he has spent time with Cleveland, Charlotte, the LA Lakers, Phoenix, New York and San...
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Leandro Barbosa signs with GSW

Photo Credit: japantimes.co   The Golden State Warriors have come to an agreement with Brazilian guard Leandro Barbosa. The Miami heat showed interest in the 31 year old, but the Warriors were the first ones to come to an agreement. Barbosa will sign a one year deal for the veteran minimum, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. ESPN link to latest on Brazil star Leandro Barbosa and...
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Clippers sign Doc Rivers to an extension

The Clippers have extended the contract of their head coach Doc Rivers. Via CBS Sports: The Clippers announced on Wednesday that Rivers will be that leader for even longer than originally expected. Rivers and Ballmer agreed to a contract extension that will keep him around through at least the 2018-19 season. Ballmer called it one of his “top priorities” to make sure Rivers was...
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76ers roster could get bonuses for tanking

The 76ers roster could get paid extra because of the team actively tanking The Philadelphia 76ers current roster of 11 players could be receiving bonuses because of the team’s inability to fill out the required salary cap provisions via the collective bargaining agreement. The CBA requires NBA teams to spend at least $56.759 million on players for the 2014-15 season and currently...
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Cavs, Heat eye off Okafor

Photo Credit: excelsm.com   Emeka Okafor missed the entirety of last season, but he still finds himself a man in high demand. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, almost half the league is interested in acquiring the 31 year old centre. Okafor would likely not sign a deal until mid-season while recovering from a herniated disk. Half the league has registered interest in Okafor, but...
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Kevin Love to wear #0 in Cleveland

Photo Credit: nbcsports.com   Kevin Love was officially traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 23rd. He has chosen his jersey number, he will wear #0. #0 was worn for the past few seasons in Cleveland by CJ Miles, who departed to play for division rivals, the Indiana Pacers. Love has worn #42 in Minnesota for the past six seasons. Nate Thurmond has his #42 jersey retired in...
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The Numbers Game, Part 1: Best of each Jersey No, #00-10

Paul George has made headlines with switching from his childhood icon, Kobe Bryants, jersey number. PG wore #24 to honour Kobe, now switching to #13 to create his own legacy. With LeBron James returning to Cleveland, he also brings his old jersey number with him, #23. That got me thinking, who wore each jersey number best?   #00: Robert Parish Career Stats: 14.5 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 1...
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Kevin Love is officially a Cavalier

Photo Credit: cavstheblog.com   The Cavs/ Wolves/ 76ers blockbuster deal has officially gone through.   Welcome to the Land @kevinlove! — LeBron James (@KingJames) August 23, 2014 Cavs receive: Kevin Love Wolves receive: Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved, and a future first round draft pick (from Cleveland via Miami) 76ers receive: Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus...
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Maya Moore wins WNBA MVP honors

credit: sheridanhoops.com All season long, the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury have been heads and shoulders above the rest of the WNBA, finishing with the top two records in the league. The Mercury finished with an incredible 29-5 record and the Lynx finished with a 25-9 record just 4 games back. With both of these teams blowing away the rest of the competition, it is only fitting...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo dribbles 72 feet in 2 dribbles

The Greek Freak went 72 feet in just two dribbles Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks showed us once again why he is The Greek Freak. During an exhibition game between Greece and Turkey, Antetokounmpo stole the ball at the opposing foul line and went the length of the court in just two dribbles. That means the 6’10.25″ versatile swingman covered 72 feet in just two...
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Jeremy Lin nails his mother in the face with cake; doesn’t end well

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin pulled quite the prank on his mother for her birthday. While his mom was walking into the kitchen Lin snuck up behind her and smashed a cake in her face. Lin’s mother didn’t take it that well as she started slapping Lin to the point where you can hear Jeremy say “Alright, alright” by the end of the short clip. Check it out: The post...
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All-NBA 22 & Under Team

There are a slew of young and talented players in the NBA. Those who are 22 and under would either still be in college or just now heading into their rookie season had they not left early. Here’s the best of those players. This list only includes players who have played at least one regular season game, so rookies (and Nerlens Noel) are not eligible.   Point Guard: Kyrie Irving...
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Nate Robinson does lame Ice Bucket Challenge

Nate Robinson is a ball of energy on and off the court. This can be a detriment to him because it makes him look like a knucklehead at times. However, you’d think Robinson would put on the best Ice Bucket Challenge yet, with the charisma and creativity he so often exudes. Well, not so much. Robinson’s Ice Bucket Challenge was less than 15 seconds and he failed to speak one word...
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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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