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Blake Griffin would support use of medical marijuana in NBA

credit: NY Daily News A few NBA players have been suspended this season for marijuana use, namely J.R. Smith and Larry Sanders. The use of marijuana has become a bit of a hot topic in the professional sports world as a medical alternative to pain killing pills, which tend to have dangerous side effects and are potentially addictive. The idea has caught a bit of wind in the NFL, a...
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Pass the Pill Around the Association, April 16

credit: ESPN 1. The Phoenix Suns are the odd team out in the West; is it time to get rid of conferences and simply have the top 16 teams in the playoffs? Mark Evans (@JrMarkyMark): I’m trying not to be a prisoner of the moment, because seeing Phoenix not make the playoffs really hurts. This would present legitimate geographical concerns in a playoff series. What if the number...
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Power Ranking the Eastern Conference Playoff Teams

Will Wade’s knee issues open the door for another team in the East?credit: cdn.newsday.com The balance of NBA power may be out West, but there are plenty of teams in the Eastern Conference who believe they have a shot at the championship ring. The Miami Heat will be looking to make their fourth straight NBA Finals appearance; can anyone knock them off? Our staff at Pass the Pill...
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Cuonzo Martin leaves Tennessee to coach at California

image from: college-basketball.si.com It didn’t take long for Cal to find a replacement for Mike Montgomery after he retired a couple of weeks ago. After leading Tennessee to the Sweet 16, Cuonzo Martin has decided to leave Tennessee to take the head coaching job at Cal. Even though Cal is coming off a season  in which they missed the NCAA Tournament, Martin is inheriting a very...
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WATCH: Jordan Farmar Breaks Trey Burke’s Ankles

The Lakers visited Energy Solutions Arena Monday night for the Jazz’s last home game of the regular season.  As far as draft pick position goes, it actually would have done the losing team better, but both teams fought hard despite the media talk of tanking for position.  The young Jazz squad looked to give their fans a victory as the regular season comes to a close, but instead...
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Lamar Odom to the Knicks nearly done

Lamar Odom is close to signing with the Knicks New York native Lamar Odom and the New York Knicks are very close of getting a deal done according to sources. Ideally, the Knicks will look to sign Odom before the regular season ends Wednesday, so that they can have him for an unguaranteed second year for next season. Via ESPN: Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are progressing toward...
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John Calipari says he wouldn't take Lakers job if it was offered

John Calipari is a polarizing figure. While many dislike him for some of his views and the way he runs his program, you can’t deny the success he’s had in the NCAA. His Kentucky team made it to the championship game this season, but fell short to UConn. Around the time of the championship game, there was speculation that he would be leaving Kentucky to coach the Los Angeles Lakers...
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Amar’e Stoudemire Open to Playing in Israel

credit: NY Post When the New York Knicks struck out on a few of their top targets in free agency a few years ago, they signed Amar’e Stoudemire. With Mike D’Antoni as coach, Stoudemire led a fun Knicks team that surprised many with their success. After the Knicks gutted their roster for Carmelo Anthony, things changed just a bit. Amar’e has since struggled with health problems...
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Top Five Up-And-Coming NBA Teams

As the NBA regular season winds down, teams will either prepare for their hopefully deep playoff runs, or go back to the drawing board while preparing for the draft and assessing where things went wrong for them this year. However, sometimes as fans, we put a little too much weight into the win-loss records, and make the false assumption that they truly assess a teams outlook. For...
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The Pacers control their own destiny for the #1 seed in the East

With their 102-97 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, the Indiana Pacers regained full control of their destiny to clinch the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. All that they now need to do is beat the lowly Orlando Magic on Wednesday, and the top spot in the East is theirs. The Pacers have seemed to down play the importance of this, but I think that they deep...
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Lakers, Knicks, Celtics make dubious NBA history

It’s hard to believe that this year’s NBA playoffs will be the first time the NBA has experienced their postseason without the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers or Boston Celtics. The three basketball cities, also known as the hub(s) for the NBA, will all be watching the playoffs from home. In the old days this would be a tremendous blow for the NBA, but with the increase in...
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WATCH: Nick Young INSANE 360 Layup

Swaggy P ladies and gentleman. Thats right, Nick Young has been the spark in a tough Los Angeles Lakers season, the Lakers (25-55), 5th in Pacific Division, have had a tough season to say the most, but with plays like this, Nick Young has been the sign that sooner or later the Lakers will bring “Show Time” back to Los Angeles. In a 102-90 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, with 4...
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Nick Young speaks out against Lakers tanking

credit: AP For a variety of reasons, the Los Angeles Lakers have suffered through a terrible year. Injuries to key players, namely Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Steve Nash, haven’t helped, and the Lakers find themselves near the bottom of the Western Conference. With a supposedly strong NBA Draft class approaching, there has been plenty of talk about teams tanking in order to get...
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Report: The Heat turned down Evan Turner

The Miami Heat had a crack at former Philadelphia 76ers swingman Evan Turner before the Indiana Pacers did and said no thanks. The deal would have sent reserved big man Udonis Haslem packing to the lottery bound Sixers. Haslem, soon-to-be 34 years old, is tight with Dwyane Wade and the deal would have broken up the family mantra the Heat have created. Via Dan Le Batard: And do what...
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Kevin Durant Still Tries to Emulate Dirk Nowitzki

(Photo via businessinsider) Kevin Durant has taken another massive step this season, and will likely be rewarded with the MVP award for his efforts. He looks unstoppable on a nightly basis, and it’s almost as if he can score 25 points in his sleep. Many would consider Durant to be the best offensive player in the league. I guess that’s what happens when you average 32 points...
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WATCH: Florida players destroy students in open gym session

Chris Walker, Scottie Wilbekin, Casey Prather and Kasey Hill of the Florida Gators men’s basketball team, decided it would be a grand idea to play against some of there fellow college peers. The outcome was not pretty as the Gators squad made their fellow college students into a Vine highlight tape. Check it out: H/T: TheBigLead The post WATCH: Florida Gators men’s basketball...
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Pokemon Meets The NBA

(Photo via Imgur) In a world full of awesome technology, graphic design and art, it seems the possibilities are endless. Fans even love to photo shop LeBron James to there favorite team. However, this artist, has decided to go another route, on the website Imgur, an artist, username as, musclesmicah, posted this awesome work of Pokemon’ teams, with NBA Logos re-designed. Teams...
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Timofey Mozgovs 29 Rebounds Is Real

(Photo via AP) Thursday night, the Denver Nuggets defeated the Golden State Warriors 100-99, Oh, and Timofey Mozgov grabbed 29 rebounds and scored 23 points. Yes, that is a fact. Timofey Mozgov, (27)  in his third season in the NBA, currently with the Denver Nuggets, has had a productive season to say the most. With an injury prone Denver Nuggets team, with players like Nate Robinson...
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WATCH: Andre Iguodala drops Quincy Miller with crossover

Photo Credit: AP Andre Iguodala has had a very up-and-down season in his first season with the Golden State Warriors, highlighted by multiple injuries. However, Iguodala still plays an important role to the overall success of the team, given his ability to handle the ball, allowing the Splash Brothers to roam the three point lines and make plays off the ball. Iguodala showed off...
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Wizards use WNBA fill-in to replace Trevor Ariza in team photo

Washington Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza was unable to be in the team photo this year because he is battling the flu. Naturally the team can’t have Ariza around the team with the flu, so they needed a fill-in that could somewhat resemble the 6’8″ wing player. That’s where former Wizards player and current Washington Mystics Player Personnel Manager Awvee Storey comes...
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LeBron: Durant deserves MVP

Lynne Sladky/Associated Press The 2013-2014 race for the NBA MVP award has become a two-man race between Miami Heat star LeBron James and Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant. Each can make the case that they deserve the coveted trophy, but it seems James may be acknowledging the fact that Durant could be closing in on winning the prize. Entering the final games of the regular...
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Kings Court (Episode 7): Knicks.. Playoffs?!?!

Check out the guys from Kings Court, as they discuss all aspects around the NBA. This week, the crew discuss the New York Knicks’ playoff hopes, the NBA admitting a bad call, the Final Four, and much more! You can see all episode of Kings Court, HERE. You can also check out the many other video Sports-Kings have to offer on YouTube, HERE. We offer weekly videos on the NFL, NBA...
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WATCH: DeAndre Jordan Puts Serge Ibaka on a Poster

Photo Credit: AP The Los Angeles Clippers may be having the best season in their franchise’s history. A big contribution to that fact has been the arrival of new coach Doc Rivers. One of Rivers’s biggest projects this season has been successfully molding center DeAndre Jordan into more than just a defender and a highlight reel. Jordan is a potential candidate for Defensive Player...
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Pacers To Sit All Five Starters Against Bucks

Apparently desperate times call for desperate measures. Pacers Head Coach Frank Vogel has decided to sit all five of his starters Wednesday night as they face the Bucks. Taking a page out of Popovich’s book, Vogel has made the decision to rest his starting five and give the bench some more time on the floor.  Vogel said “We’re not playing well as a basketball team right now...
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Top 10 overweight NBA players

NBA players are usually the epitome of being in shape. Basketball is a game of continuous running and physical pounding, thus, being in shape is essential to performing at a high level. This makes it baffling to see players who are overweight, and huff and puff down the hardwood as if they need an oxygen tank at half-court. Often times this leads to criticism, but doesn’t necessarily...
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