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NBA Power Rankings: November 20th

Here at Pass The Pill. we’ve decided to take four of our writers and combine for one big Power Rankings system. These rankings will be released biweekly, and will be four separate rankings that are averaged together to present one finished product. Mark Pace, Cameron Wilkosz , Ben Parker and Myself all chipped in to bring these rankings to life. Please note that, while the standings...
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Mike Dunleavy’s flagrant foul on Damian Lillard leads to scuffle

Mike Dunleavy of the Chicago Bulls isn’t known as a dirty player, but after tonight’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers he may looked at differently. During the third quarter, Damian Lillard spotted up for a three-pointer after LaMarcus Aldridge scooped up a loose ball and kicked it out. Dunleavy closed out on Lillard with two hands in the air and basically tackled Dame...
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Is Andrei Kirilenko’s time in Brooklyn over?

Photo Credit: NBC   Only last season Andrei Kirilenko joined the Brooklyn Nets on a heavily discounted contract, that raised eyebrows all around the league. Multiple teams were chasing the contract of the Russian star before the deal was struck with the Nets. He declined a player option after having a very productive season with the Timberwolves, which would have been around the...
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Eric Bledsoe: Kentucky could beat the 76ers

The winless Philadelphia 76ers take on the Phoenix Suns tonight at the Wells Fargo Center and much of the discussion lately has been whether the “tanking” Sixers could beat college powerhouse University of Kentucky. While Kentucky coach John Calipari has stated his team would get crushed by any NBA team, former Wildcat guard Eric Bledsoe believes that not only would Kentucky...
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Kevin Durant inks an endorsement deal with Sonic

  NBA leading scorer, Kevin Durant Kevin Durant has signed an endorsement contract with the fast-food chain Sonic. Via ESPN.com: “Everything that Kevin pitches comes from an authentic point of view,” said Michael Yormark, president and chief of branding and strategy for Roc Nation, Jay Z’s agency that represents Durant. “When it comes to grab-and-go food, KD’s a Sonic...
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Derek Fisher reportedly had to challenge Knicks to play hard

The New York Knicks have had a dreadful start to the 2014-2015 NBA season under the new regime of Phil Jackson and coach Derek Fisher. One could point to last year when many analysts and fans questioned whether the Knicks were even trying out on the court – in which later Tim Hardaway Jr. confirmed everyone’s suspicions. This hangover has carried into New York’s first 13...
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Three Teams One Trade Away From Being Feared Title Contenders

The NBA season is now back in full force, with all 30 teams having played at least double digit games. The pack is already starting to separate, but are these teams separating themselves at the top of the standings contenders or pretenders? Its simply to early to tell. Even this early in the season, teams weaknesses can be exposed. Although the scoreboard looks good at the end of...
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Players union head blasts NBA commissioner Adam Silver

National Basketball Players Association leader Michele Roberts is calling NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s 24-game suspension on Charlotte Hornets small forward Jeff Taylor for domestic abuse, “excessive.” Silver handed down the suspension after Taylor pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor domestic-violence charge. Roberts said in a strongly worded statement that the union plans...
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There are now odds for “hypothetical” Kentucky vs Sixers game and it may be closer than you think

A growing topic of debate has become whether the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA could beat perennial college powerhouse University of Kentucky. Well, we may finally have our answer – at least in terms of a line via Westgate’s Las Vegas Superbook. According to ESPN NBA analyst Marc Stein, the sportsbook  told ESPN that the line would list the Sixers at -17 favorite. On separate...
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Kobe Bryant dukes Harden into boxing out his own player!

Kobe Bryant has lost a step or two over the years and certainly isn’t getting any younger. Thus, the Los Angles Lakers shooting guard has to get crafty against the young bucks he goes up against on a nightly basis. And crafty is exactly what he did when tricking James Harden to box out Francisco Garcia last night while at the foul line. Although Bryant didn’t get the rebound...
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Kobe Bryant clears air with his and Durant’s degrading shots at Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard just can’t stay out of the news. Last night, Howard missed the highly anticipated rematch against his former Los Angeles Lakers team because of a strained knee. As you remember, Dwight’s first game against Kobe Bryant back in Los Angeles didn’t fair well for Howard despite his Rockets crushing the Lakers. Words were exchanged between Kobe and Dwight that nearly...
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James Harden gets picked by Wesley Johnson and then fouls him for the And 1 to give up lead with less than a minute to play

James Harden had a brutal last minute of regulation in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. The Houston Rockets were up one point with less than 50 seconds in regulation and the ball was in the hands of their best player. Harden is a nightmare to defend one-on-one, but this time he coughed the ball up as Wesley Johnson came away with the steal and drew the And 1 on the other...
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Brandon Knight’s EPIC FAIL: Blows buzzer-beating, game winning layup!

Brandon Knight has had some interesting moments during his young career. We all remember DeAndre Jordan nearly ending his basketball career with a killer ally-oop dunk over Knight a couple of seasons ago. Well, Knight may have topped that. In overtime of the Milwaukee Bucks‘ game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the former Kentucky point guard came up with a great steal and...
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Trapped college basketball team reaches out to LeBron James to no avail

The Niagara University women’s basketball team fell victim to the snow blizzard that left Western New York in ruins over the past couple of days. After being stranded on the team bus for more than a day following a game in Pittsburgh, the college students that were stranded had a little fun with the help of the social media outlet, Twitter.   No other group of people I’d rather...
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LeBron on reducing minutes: 'I think it would be for the best'

LeBron James is apparently a fan of playing less minutes. This isn’t just a concern James has for himself, but also his teammates. Namely Kyrie Irving and Kevin Loves. The Cavs went out and wont he Summer, by securing the services of LeBron and Love, but the big question, at least right now, is that of David Blatt’s current rotation. “I wouldn’t mind it,” James said...
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Nick Young credits “Swag” for Lakers road win

You smell that? It’s probably Nick Young’s swag brewing up another win for the Los Angeles Lakers. Bear with me, as the scent can be overwhelming if you’re not used to the charismatic ways of Swaggy P. Nick Young returned to the Lakers’ lineup on Tuesday night, as they visited ATL, to face off against the Hawks. The Lakers won (shocking!), and Nick Young was quick to credit...
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Paul Pierce sounds off on GMs overrated new era of players, says he wouldn’t have been drafted

37 year-old Paul Pierce is in his 17th NBA season and still being productive on attributes he believes NBA general managers overlook nowadays. While The Truth isn’t the player he once was, his game hasn’t changed all that dramatically from his younger days in Boston as a member of the Celtics. Pierce has always had the “old man” game even during his tenure with the Celtics...
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Paul Pierce says Vince Carter used the same dunks from high school contest as the 2000 NBA Dunk contest

Back in 2000, Vince Carter gave us arguably the best dunk show performance we’ve ever witnessed from the contest that takes place over NBA All-Star Weekend. And apparently, Carter replicated his high school dunks during his unforgettable performance according to Paul Pierce. This contradicts Carter’s statement leading up to the event of having four dunks to show the fans that...
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Pau Gasol mixes up Bulls fans with Lakers fans while taking jabs at the Clippers

Chicago Bulls new big man Pau Gasol is getting ready to make his first appearance back at the Staples Center since leaving the Los Angeles Lakers last summer via free agency. Gasol and the Bulls won’t be playing against the Lakers however, but the Clippers, who’ve taken over the aforementioned Lakers as the best team in Los Angeles. This has been a popular topic to debate...
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Kevin Durant latest star to get into it with Dwight Howard by calling him a “P—-“

Dwight Howard has increasingly become one of the easiest targets in the NBA to go after. Whether it’s been Shaquille O’Neal (TNT basketball crew), Stan Van Gundy, Kobe Bryant or the fans from Orlando and Los Angeles, Howard has been attacked and criticized like no other – not named LeBron James. And now, we can add Kevin Durant to the list of athletes to take their shot at...
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Rudy Gay and the Kings agree on a three-year extension

credit: www.nba.com It looks like Rudy Gay may finally have a permanent home in Sacramento. Via Yahoo! Sports: Rudy Gay has reached agreement on a three-year, $40 million contract extension with the Sacramento Kings, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Gay has one year left on his current deal, which will pay him $19.3 million.   Due to their impressive 6-4 start to the season, it’s...
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Why the NBA won’t and shouldn’t shorten the regular season

Droves of people seem to be on board with why the NBA should shorten their season, but it is an empty hope. It’s not going to happen.  In a recent column that ran in the New York Times on Friday titled “Taking Issue With the Grind of the NBA Season,” columnist William Rhoden jumped from topic to topic while writing about resting players, gambling and the salary cap as...
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WATCH: Cavs Hit 11 Consecutive Triples

The post WATCH: Cavs Hit 11 Consecutive Triples appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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Atlanta Hawks: Twitter Game Strong

On Saturday night the Cleveland Cavaliers handed an absolute bashing to the Atlanta Hawks, 127-94. The highlight of the night, if you’re not a Cavs fan, would have to be the Atlanta Hawks official twitter feed. The Cavs started the game off 11/11 from 3PT range, and the Atlanta Hawks made their feelings known about the situation. Just sign Cleveland’s whole team up for the three...
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Globetrotters set record for longest backwards shot

Hitting trick shots is what the Globetrotters do. Here is one of them hitting the longest backwards shot ever recorded. Enjoy!   —Ben Parker: follow me on twitter @nba_lord  The post Globetrotters set record for longest backwards shot appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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