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Dean Smith left an awesome stipulation in his will for 180 of his former players

Legendary former University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith died this past February at the age of 83 years-old. The two-time NCAA champion was beloved by his players and college basketball fans across the country. A great example of why coach Smith was revered was revealed by a Twitter user today that showed a check worth $200. The check was for every one...
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Alonzo Mourning confirms hilarious Dikembe Mutombo pickup line when clubbing

  One of the greatest legendary stories involving an athlete and nightlife was confirmed today on ESPN’s Highly Questionable show. Hosts Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones were interviewing former NBA great Alonzo Mourning when the topic of Dikiembi Mutombo came up. Le Batard asked Mourning if Mutombo used to walk into a club and say “Who wants to sex Mutombo” was...
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NBA Free Agents Update: Rondo, Monroe, Dragic, Love, Harris and Jackson

CREDIT: Basketball Insiders   With the NBA season winding down, many teams are looking forward to the NBA Draft that takes place in late June and the free agency period that follows in early July. Unlike any other sport, the Association has an abundance of trades and prominent players switching teams that can make your head spin during this two-three week period. Here...
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Re-Drafting the 1st Round of the 2014 NBA Draft

Basketball fans  all around the world love to play the ‘what-if’ game. What if the Lakers had have held onto Dwight Howard? What if the Warriors had have agreed to send Klay Thompson away in exchange for Kevin Love? What if every team had a chance to start fresh and draft all over again? There were plenty of draft night deals, and some of these players are still overseas or...
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Jeff Van Gundy oddly compares Durant, OKC to One Direction

Photo Credit: nba.com Jeff Van Gundy says some very curious, and strange things on a pretty constant basis, but this one was weird even by his standards. If you’ve been living under a rock, or simply couldn’t care less, one out of the five band members of One Direction has quit the band. During the San Antonio vs OKC game on Wednesday night, Van Gundy compared Zayn Malik leavin...
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Nigel Hayes of Wisconsin steals spotlight with Kobe Bryant selfies and hilarious presser

Wisconsin Badgers basketball player Nigel Hayes was insistent on claiming Kobe Bryant’s locker as the team prepares to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA Sweet 16 round. When the team gave Hayes his wish, the sophomore was ecstatic. The highly rated NBA prospect even went as far to say that he plans on sleeping in the locker so that he can absorb Kobe Bryant’s...
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Dwight Howard returns for the Rockets

Dwight Howard  returned for the Houston Rockets on Wednesday for their game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Kevin McHale confirmed this before the game started.   McHale confirms: Dwight Howard will return tonight in New Orleans. He will start and be on a minutes restriction. pic.twitter.com/ccwTpDtpNV — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 25, 2015   The Rockets enter...
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John Calipari could easily turn any NBA team into a contender with connections that include LeBron James

PHOTO CREDIT: AP   Kentucky coach John Calipari has been rumored to be heading back to the NBA for quite a while now, but for whatever reason, it hasn’t happened. Last season the trendy rumor was Calipari to the New York Knicks, but president Phil Jackson elected to go with Derek Fisher after Steve Kerr backed out. But now a different New York City team could be after...
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LeBron James proven wrong by NBA after criticizing them for being targeted

Back in November, LeBron James had his triple-double rescinded after a Reddit user caught a fraudulent assist given to King James. After the triple-double was taken away, James had some words for the NBA and accused the Association for only targeting him and not other players. LeBron even said that if it happens again the NBA will have some explaining to do. LeBron James went on...
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Warriors big man said team knew the Wizards would argue and quit on each other

The Golden State Warriors absolutely crushed the Washington Wizards last night by the score of 107-76. After the game, Warriors reserve forward Marreese Speights indicated that the team knew the Wizards would eventually start arguing with each other and quit all together once the Warriors turned up it up on the defensive end. Via CSN Washington: “We just turned up a little,...
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Dirk Nowitzki has classic description of Steve Nash in tribute

PHOTO CREDIT: Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports   The tributes from NBA players regarding Steve Nash‘s retirement have been pouring in, but a former Dallas Mavericks teammate summed up Nash and his accomplishments the best. While calling into NBA Lockdown, Dirk Nowitzki was asked about Steve Nash’s retirement and weighed in with a classic description of the former Santa...
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Cavs draft-and-stash ready to play in the NBA next season?

Photo Credit: Bob Donnan – USA TODAY Sports Alexander ‘Sasha’ Kaun, yet another Russian giant, is almost ready to suit up for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kaun was drafted out of Kansas University in 2008 by the SuperSonics, with the 56th overall pick. His rights were then traded to the Cavaliers for cash considerations. Standing at a monstrous 7’0, 256 lbs, Kaun would form...
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Watch as LeBron James hits ridiculous shot after whistle

LeBron James makes a lot of things look way too easy, but this one was ridiculous. After a foul had been called on Milwaukee’s Michael Carter-Williams, LeBron throws up a near half-court push shot with a flick of his wrist. The outcome? Check it out:   The post Watch as LeBron James hits ridiculous shot after whistle appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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Gregg Popovich takes hilarious digs at the Atlanta Hawks

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has created an expansion of coaches and management throughout the NBA the last several years. While losing assistant coaches and management personnel might hinder the future of most teams, that hasn’t been the case for the Spurs. In fact, coach Popovich embraces seeing his former protégés get chances at being promoted around the league...
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Steve Nash had a chance to join LeBron James to end this season/career

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash had a rough three years since being traded from the Phoenix Suns. After not being able to play at all this season, Nash decided to announce his retirement and end an unbelievable career. Nash dazzled us with his ball handling, passing and creativity. The former two-time MVP accomplished everything a player could during an NBA career –...
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NBA players react to Steve Nash’s retirement

The biggest news in the NBA world on Saturday was that Steve Nash announced his retirement. I thought it would be cool to share some of the tweets and reactions that came in from NBA players who grew up watching Nash. Whether it was throwing no-look-behind-the-back passes or crossing up an opponent, Steve Nash knew how to dazzle all of us with a basketball. Thank you @SteveNash...
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Andrew Wiggins spin move ends with his shot getting rejected to the three-point line

Andrew Wiggins has already had a ton of highlights during his rookie year in the NBA. The highlights will continue for Wiggins as his career progresses, but Thursday night against the New York Knicks was not a highlight he would like to be part of. During the first half of the Minnesota Timberwolves game at Madison Square Garden, Wiggins caught the ball on the block and did...
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Knicks sign former top high school prospect

The New York Knicks have finally filled their last remaining roster spot with former Dallas Mavericks guard Ricky Ledo. After the Knicks bought out Amar’e Stoudemire, the Mavericks needed to cut a player to make room to sign Stoudemire. That player was Ledo, ironically, who now will be available for the Knicks by Thursday when New York hosts the Minnesota Timberwolves. ...
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Leandro Barbosa shoots finger roll three-point shot!

Golden State Warriors guard Leandro Barbosa nearly made the best three-point shot you’ll ever see on Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks. With time winding down in the third quarter, Barbosa drove the ball down the court and split two Hawks defenders before he flipped up an unexpected finger roll from beyond the three-point arc. While the shot didn’t go down, it might...
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Stan Van Gundy blows off postgame handshake leaving Grizzlies coach baffled

Stan Van Gundy is an interesting fella that is known for being intense – which can lead to several moments of unintentional comedy. However, the intensity Van Gundy exudes can also be annoying at times as Dwight Howard would tell you or anyone that has watched his temper tantrums from the sidelines when he’s displeased over a call. Tuesday night, Stan had another one...
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Watch as Kevin Love and NY Jets, Eric Decker play H-O-R-S-E

The Cleveland Cavaliers are a focused squad right now, doing all they can to hold onto the 2nd seed in the East. That doesn’t mean there’s no time for fun right? Check out the below video, where New York Jets receiver, Eric Decker, challenges the Cavs, Kevin Love to a trick shot contest. There are some pretty nice shots made, with basketball the main focus, with the added bonus...
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Greek Freak Shakes Anthony Davis on Sick Drive to the Hoop

Giannis Antetokounmpo, otherwise known as the Greek Freak, showed off a different wrinkle in his game tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans. During the second quarter, the Greek Freak took Anthony Davis to the rim while showing off his handles. The result was another highlight for Antetokounmpo. WATCH: The post Greek Freak Shakes Anthony Davis on Sick Drive to the Hoop appeared...
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Serge Ibaka is out 4-6 weeks

The injuries continue to mount for the Oklahoma City Thunder. This time it’s Serge Ibaka going down. Via ESPN.com: OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka will miss an estimated four to six weeks after having an arthroscopic knee procedure to address swelling and soreness in New York on Tuesday. “Serge is a guy that always wants to be out on the floor, rarely...
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Vlade Divac rips new boss Shaq when making talent comparison

Vlade Divac and Shaquille O’Neal had plenty of battles from 1999 into the early 2000s with Shaq’s Los Angeles Lakers always coming away victorious. It should be noted that there was controversy over some of these games, but nevertheless, Divac and the Sacramento Kings were knocked out three straight years by the Lakers with O’Neal leading the way in dominating fashion. Keep...
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Manu Ginobili is out 7-10 days

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is out 7-10 days with an ankle injury. Via Sports Illustrated: San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili could be out a week to 10 days after sustaining a right ankle injury in Sunday’s 123–97 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ginobili was injured in the third quarter when he awkwardly landed on the foot of Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng after going...
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