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Could the Celtics and Nets shake it up with a blockbuster trade?

The Brooklyn Nets have found themselves locked into some of the worst contracts the NBA has to offer, while the Boston Celtics have ushered in a full-on rebuild. Boston traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks recently, receiving Brandon Wright, a future first-rounder and some throw-ins. With this move, the Celtics have shifted gears and allowed Marcus Smart the opportunity to...
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John Wall does another SICK 360 layup in transition

Point guard John Wall has put on a show this season for the 21-8 Southeast division co-leading Washington Wizards. And it didn’t take long for Wall to give us another highlight during the Wizards game against the Boston Celtics today. Wall was running the wing during a transition break when Bradley Beal found him slicing down the lane with a nifty pass. Wall had one defender...
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Magic player trash talked LeBron James – at one point yelled “Stop flopping”

(AP Photo/John Raoux) ORG XMIT: DOA114 (John Raoux)   Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris had a sequence with LeBron James that he probably wishes he never had. After a brief altercation where LeBron took exception to Harris swinging his elbows on a move, the two began to jaw back and forth at one another. To that point, Harris was having a good game, however his one mistake was...
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Kyle Lowry says he was traded to New York last year – “Essentially I was gone”

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry was reflecting during a recent interview of his past two years in Toronto and how things went from bad to good rather quickly. At one point, the Raptors were looked at as a rebuilding team that was trying to basically tank after trading Rudy Gay, but the opposite would end up happening and Toronto would end up winning the Atlantic division...
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Michael Jordan told Kobe Bryant to “Go get Karl”

After Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan for third all-time in scoring, His Airness gave the Black Mamba some advice moving forward. Via Chicago Tribune: When Bryant passed Michael Jordan earlier this month to trail only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone on the all-time scoring list, Bryant said Jordan’s message to him was simple. “‘Go get Karl,’ ” Bryant said. “The...
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Carmelo Anthony has a message for Knicks fan

Christmas Day was a very familiar sight for New York Knicks fans as the team dropped another game at Madison Square Garden falling to 5-26 on the NBA season. And while it’s been a tough stretch for Knicks players and coaches, it’s also been brutal for the die-hard Knicks fan out there that expected the team to be much more competitive this season. Carmelo Anthony recognizes...
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Anderson Varejao done for the season, what’s next for Cleveland?

Photo Credit: chicagotribune.com   Terrible news around not only for the Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans, but the entire NBA world, Anderson Varejao will miss the remainder of the season with a left achilles tendon tear. Late in the third quarter of Tuesdays win against Minnesota, Varejao went down grimacing and went straight to the locker room. After an MRI on Wednesday, the...
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LeBron James Jr. is dominating the youth basketball leagues

Is Lebron James Jr. the next coming of LeBron James Sr.? King James‘ son has been dominating the fourth grade basketball leagues and is already showing the kind of talent – albeit only a fourth grader, that his dad has shown the last decade plus. This shouldn’t come as a surprise however, as James Jr. led his AAU summer team to the championship over the summer and having a...
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Nick Young has the perfect solution for Kobe Bryant and the Lakers troubles

Nick Young, or Swaggy P as the cool kids refer to the Los Angeles Lakers swingman nowadays, has the solution for all of the Lakers and aging guard Kobe Bryant‘s problems. And as you can imagine, Young’s suggestion for a solution to the problem was in typical Swaggy P form. Via USA Today: “Hats off to (Bryant), still going out there every night and trying to do his best,...
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Could the Pistons and Hornets be on the verge of making a big trade?

The Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets are both easy candidates for the league’s most disappointing teams, and the general feeling around the association is that both of these teams need to pull-off a move or two, in order to reshuffle the deck a bit, and add some new faces to their respective rosters. The Lance Stephenson experience was supposed to be a good one, in Charlotte...
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NBA scout bashes Lakers and critical of Kobe Bryant

The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t have very high expectations coming into the 2014-15 NBA season. In fact, it was widely assumed the Lake Show would struggle after striking out in free agency last summer. And so far, the critics have been right as Los Angeles has struggled out of the gate. However, to be fair to the Lakers, they lost their prized rookie Julius Randle for the season...
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Danilo Gallinari tears his meniscus

Nuggets small forward Danilo Gallinari continues to battle injuries, this time tearing the meniscus in his right knee. Via the Associated Press: Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to soon undergo surgery. The team has yet to announce a timetable for his return. The Nuggets have had a hard time staying healthy as a whole...
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Terrence Ross flies in the air past Carmelo Anthony for graceful dunk (VIDEO)

The Toronto Raptors are flying high and so is Terrence Ross these days. After defeating the New York Knicks this afternoon, the Raps are now an Eastern Conference best 22-6. The highlight of the game came during the third quarter when Ross caught an outlet pass in rhythm and glided past Carmelo Anthony while in the air for a graceful slam. WATCH: The post Terrence Ross flies in...
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Doris Burke shows off crazy dribbling skills while wearing high heels and skirt

Many NBA fans know Doris Burke as the basketball analyst on ESPN. But many fans don’t know that Burke actually was one hell of a basketball player for Providence University. In fact, she was one of the best woman players in Providence history. Burke was a great point guard during her college days and showed off the handle she still has on set of a recent NBA on ESPN segment. WATCH...
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Suns’ Isaiah Thomas calls out Knicks player to his face with angry expletive (VIDEO)

It’s safe to say that Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Thomas isn’t a Pablo Prigioni fan after yesterday afternoon’s game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. While on the perimeter, Thomas was checking Prigioni when the former long-time European league point guard decided to try and draw a foul by flopping. Needless to say, Thomas wasn’t too impressed with the...
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Western Conference team after Deron Williams

A few days after the Dallas Mavericks plucked Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics, another Western Conference team could be on the verge of acquiring an Eastern Conference point guard. The Sacramento Kings are said to be interested in acquiring Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets but no deal is imminent yet. If D-Will were traded to the Kings, it would mark the second starting point...
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Goran Dragic could sign with Knicks – Says things “can change quick” with him

  It’s no secret that the Phoenix Suns are facing a dilemma with a logjam of point guards on their roster. After signing Isaiah Thomas last summer to a four-year $28 million contract, the Suns were suddenly loaded with three guards that all need the ball in their hands to be effective. This has led to plenty of speculation that there could be a trade on the horizon with Goran...
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Jeremy Lin isn’t thrilled with Kobe Bryant taking all the game wining shots

  The Los Angeles Lakers fell to 8-18 last night after a missed game-winner by Kobe Bryant. The Black Mamba finished the game 3-15 and struggled at times finishing with the team’s worse +/- on the team at -6. Maybe this is what drew point guard Jeremy Lin to have a subtle jab at the notion of Bryant shooting every potential game winning shot. Via ESPN LA: “How many game winners...
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Could Warriors and Knicks discuss a blockbuster involving Carmelo Anthony (DETAILS OF TRADE)

The Golden State Warriors are the NBA’s best team – at least record wise. Yet, for most people, you still don’t feel like they are the Western Conference’s best team, let alone the best NBA team. I’m by no means suggesting the Warriors couldn’t make a run and possibly come out of the Western Conference, but you’d have to be a fool to think they could just roll through...
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Winners and Losers of Boston/Dallas Trade

Photo Credit: ESPN The Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks have agreed on a trade in which Rajon Rondo will join Dirk Nowitzki and co in Dallas. Rondo and Dwight Powell are on their way to Dallas, while Boston will receive Jameer Nelson, Brandon Wright, Jae Crowder, Dallas’ 2015 first round pick and Dallas’ 2016 second round pick. With so many pieces being involved and moved...
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BREAKING: Rajon Rondo Traded!

After a day full or rumors featuring Rajon Rondo and a plethora of NBA teams, Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge has finally agreed to let go of his point guard. The Dallas Mavericks jumped to the forefront as favorites to land Rondo today and the two teams have agreed in principle to a deal that would send Rondo to Dallas in exchange for draft picks and fillers.   BREAKING...
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Lakers trade offer to the Celtics is laughable (View details)

Was Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers being coy? Apparently the Black Mamba and Rajon Rondo having breakfast a couple of weeks ago may have meant something more than the two were leading on. Details emerged today about Rajon Rondo being coveted by the Dallas Mavericks and Lakers with the Lake Show apparently already offering a trade that would net them Rondo and Jeff Green...
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Wesley Mathews hilarious face expression over referees “junk” being in his face

Last night in the fourth quarter of the Portland Trail Blazers game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wesley Mathews was trying to check in at the scorers’ table late in the game. While Mathews was sitting down, a referee was talking to the table when his “junk” came dangerously close to Mathews – at least in his mind. WATCH: The post Wesley Mathews hilarious face expression...
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WATCH: Brandon Jennings auditions for Shaqtin’ A Fool

ESPN personality, Jemele Hill calls this play “Pistons season in a nutshell.” and I’m not inclined to argue. Brandon Jennings makes a clean cut, receives a nice bounce-pass from Caron Butler, becomes possessed by JaVale McGee, and then auditions for Shaqtin’ A Fool. Yes. What you just watched was an act of atrocity from Brandon Jennings. He catches the ball, has the opportunity...
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Potential blockbuster trade could make Mavericks the west’s toughest team

Alert, alert! The Dallas Mavericks are currently swinging for the fences, in the form of a trade that could secure them as one of the Western Conference’s most feared starting fives. Reports suggest that Rajon Rondo could be heading to the Dallas Mavericks, in exchange for viable young pieces and presumably first-round draft picks. Rondo, in his ninth NBA season, hasn’t averaged...
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