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Joe Ingles joins Clippers

Photo Credit: zimbio.com Joe Ingles performance during the 2014 FIBA World Cup has earned him a spot on one of the most talented rosters in the NBA, the Los Angeles Clippers. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Ingles and the Clippers have come to an agreement on a one year deal. ESPN sources say that Aussie swingman Joe Ingles is signing a one-year deal with the LA Clippers — Marc...
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The Numbers Game, Part 2: Best of each Jersey No, #11-20

We’re back! Lets look into numbers #11 through #20…   #11: Isiah Thomas Career Stats: 19.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 9.3 apg, 1.9 spg Career Achievements: 2 x NBA Champion, NBA Finals MVP, 12 x All-Star, Detroit’s All-Time Leading Scorer Honourable Mentions: Bob McAdoo, Elvin Hayes, Detlef Schrempf, Zydrunas Ilgauskas Photo Credit: fivemagazines.es   #12: John Stockton Career Stats...
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Mercury sweep Sky to win WNBA title

credit: WNBA.com The Phoenix Mercury completed their three game sweep of the Chicago Sky on Friday night to win the 2014 WNBA championship, defeating them 87-82. WNBA Finals MVP Diana Taurasi put in 24 points as did her teammate Candice Dupree. What made their efforts especially huge was that Brittney Griner was unable to play due to an eye injury. The Mercury knew that they needed...
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Team USA Knocks Off Serbia for Gold in FIBA World Cup

  Team USA is truly the king of all kings when it comes to international play in Basketball. Kyrie Irving and James Harden scored 26 and 23 points, respectively, as The Americans routed Serbia 129-92 at the FIBA World Cup Final to capture the Gold Medal. The team’s scoring leaders also went deep from downtown at a combined 18 of 22 from the three-point line. Irving sinked all...
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Carmelo Anthony takes shot at Hawks’ organization

Carmelo Anthony weighed in on Danny Ferry and the Hawks debacle New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony weighed in on the racist statements made by Atlanta Hawks organization. Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry have taken a lot of heat for racist statements that have come to the forefront. Levenson admitted to a racist email he sent out and thus will...
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Delonte West agrees to deal in China

Photo Credit: triangleoffense.com Delonte West has agreed to terms on a contract that will have him playing for the Shanghai Sharks in the Chinese Basketball Association. Rumors: Delonte West to China. http://t.co/Ces665zKQp — HoopsHype (@hoopshype) September 12, 2014 West was drafted in the first round by the Boston Celtics in 2004, but is better know for his days in Cleveland...
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New court design for Spurs

Photo Credit: grantland.com The San Antonio Spurs rarely make changes to the way they go about their basketball, they are the ageless wonders. For the upcoming season, they have at least made an aesthetic change. For years at the AT&T Center there has been a giant S-P-U-R-S in the middle of the floor, this season they are opting for the classic Spur logo instead. Now before we...
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Chris Crawford signs with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Photo Credit: nba.com Undrafted 6’4 point guard, Chris Crawford, out of Memphis University has signed a two year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. .@UofMTigersHoops RT @ShamsCharania Undrafted PG Chris Crawford signed 2yr deal w/ Cleveland Cavs, including partial guarantee. — Memphis Roar (@MemphisRoar) September 12, 2014 Crawford will come into the Cavs training camp to compete...
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Cleveland Cavaliers announce single-game ticket lottery system

(Credit: GottmanBlog.com) Due to a high demand in single-game tickets, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced a ticket lottery system in order to provide tickets to as many fans as possible. The lottery will sell 50,000 tickets during the season to those who win the lottery. Each winner will have 12 hours to respond after winning and can purchase up to six tickets for a game of their...
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WATCH: James Harden does it again on defense

You how when you attend a sporting event and at some point during the game the home crowd starts chanting D-FENCE!!? James Harden is Ray Charles to that nonsense. This guy only knows how to do one thing, and that is play offense. Don’t get me wrong, Harden is one of the league’s best offensive players, but his defensive effort is, in the words of Charles Barkley, Turrible!. Team...
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WATCH: Stephen Curry and Kenneth Faried have interesting shooting battle

Team USA is all about winning games and proving to the world why the United States of America is still the premiere force in basketball. But the team does tend to have it’s fair share of fun in between games. This video shows Stephen Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, competing in a shooting contest with Kenneth Faried, of the Denver Nuggets. It’s safe to say that Curry has...
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Pau Gasol ponders future with Spanish national team

Could Pau Gasol’s glory days with the Spanish nation team be in it’s final stages? The seven-footer seems to question his future with the team after their recent 65-52 loss to France basketball World Cup on Wednesday. Gasol isn’t getting any younger, and the time to bring in some new blood seems like it could be a real option, or at least that is the way Pau makes it sound...
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Chauncey Billups retires

After 17 seasons in the NBA, former NBA champion and NBA Finals MVP point guard Chauncey Billups is retiring.  Billups told Yahoo! Sports: It’s just time. I know when it’s time. My mind and my desire is still strong. I just can’t ignore the fact that I haven’t been healthy for three years. I can try again and get to a point where I think I can go, but I just can’t sustain...
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Hawks GM Danny Ferry to be disciplined for making racial slurs

Danny Ferry said Luol Deng “has a little African in him” This has not been the best of days for the Atlanta Hawks in recent memory. First, the Hawks majority owner, Bruce Levenson, sent out a racist email back in 2012 and has since decided to sell his stake of the team because of his actions. And now, general manager Danny Ferry will be disciplined for making offensive comments...
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Hawks owner is selling the team due to a racist e-mail

credit: soaringdownsouth.com There are two death penalties to a career in sports these days: Domestic violence and racism. Earlier today, we learned that the Ravens terminated the contract of Ray Rice amid new footage released by TMZ which explicitly shows him punching his wife, and now the NBA has a second owner selling his team due to acts of racism. The owner selling his team...
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DeMarcus Cousins zings European reporter

Fiba basketball is in full swing and Team USA’s always colorful center, DeMarcus Cousins, keeps us around the blogosphere entertained, as always, when he trades verbal blows with an unnamed European reporter. A European reported tried to taunt Cousins, by asking the Sacramento Kings center if he knew were Slovenia was. Cousins responded in true Boogie fashion, zinging the reporter...
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Coach K addresses DeMarcus Cousins’ rumors

Remember back a few weeks ago when reports were swirling that Kings’ center, DeMarcus Cousins, was closing to getting the axe from Team USA? The rosters were slimming down, and word of the streets was that Cousins was close to not making the cut. Well, Coach Mike Krzyzewski backed Cousins after Saturday’s 86-63 stomping of Mexico. “We have believed in DeMarcus right from training...
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LeBron backs Eric Bledsoe, tells Suns to 'break bread'

The game’s best player, LeBron James, has his good friend Eric Bledsoe‘s back in terms of getting a max deal the explosive guard covets from the Phoenix Suns. While Bledsoe still remains unsigned, it’s likely that he’ll be going into next season playing under a one-year qualifying offer from the Suns. The Suns appear to be standing firm on not giving Bledsoe the max, despite...
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NBA Futures: Top 25 NBA Players In 2018

Today’s NBA is currently dominated by players like Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, and Carmelo Anthony. But it also is experiencing a changeover in talent as the now 30 year old superstars of the past decade like Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Dwyane Wade are slowly being overtaken by young stars like Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Derrick Rose. READ FULL: The post NBA Futures: Top...
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Greg Monroe signs in Detroit

Photo Credit: nba.com   According to Yahoo Sports, Greg Monroe has signed the qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons. This means that Monroe will be an unrestricted free agent in 2015. Monroe and the Pistons were unable to come to terms on a long term contract. Monroe started all 82 games with the Pistons last season, and averaged 15.2 ppg and 9.3 rpg. Via Adrian Wojnarowski...
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Julyan Stone working out with multiple NBA teams

Photo Credit: zimbio.com   Free agent point guard Julyan Stone will work out for the Los Angeles Lakers this week, his second visit with the team, before meeting with other organizations. Stone, a 6’6 point guard, also has workouts scheduled with the Cavs, Heat and Clippers in an attempt to sign an NBA contract before training camps start. Stone had prior workouts with the San...
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Warriors give GM Bob Myers a 3 year contract extension

credit: trappedingoldenstate.com The Golden State Warriors have locked up their general manager Bob Myers for the foreseeable future. Via Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News:  Warriors general manager Bob Myers has agreed to a three-year extension with the team that will keep him under contract through the 2017-2018 season, an NBA source confirmed to the Mercury News on Thursday...
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Top 10 Players in the NBA

(Credit: USA Today) There are plenty of debates for NBA fans to have, but this may be one of the most widely discussed. Everyone seems to have a different list of top 10 players. One and two are obvious, but the next 20 are tangled up in a seemingly huge ball of yarn that needs to be sorted through. Here is my attempt to do just that. 10. Blake Griffin Thanks to all of the Vines...
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Barkley talks about why his and Michael Jordan’s relationship fell apart

Charles Barkley says that him and Michael Jordan aren’t close friends anymore Charles Barkley is known for speaking his mind and sometimes this doesn’t sit well with people. By Barkley giving us his unfiltered opinions, it provides us with hilarious insight, but also can be hurtful. And one person who may have taken Barkley’s views personal, is Michael Jordan. Barkley and Jordan...
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Top 5 Trade Scenarios for Rajon Rondo

Admittedly, this writer thinks Rajon Rondo is a low-efficiency, poor shooting guard that I wouldn’t want on my team, but at the very least Rondo is playoff-tested and has championship experience. There is chatter that Rondo will make a break from Boston as soon as the opportunity presents itself, which could be next summer (2015). If that is his intention, you can bet the Boston...
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