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Damian Lillard is one of the big stories early in the postseason.credit: AP 1. What is the greatest moment of the postseason so far? Aras Bayram: My first reaction was “Oh that Durant 3-and-1 gotta be it, right?”, but after some contemplating, and kicking the recency bias away, has to be Lillard and Aldridge’s scoring barrage. While watching the game and experiencing basketball...
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Shaquille O'Neal's Linkedin profile is hysterical

Many of us who are not professional athletes are aware of Linkedin. It’s a professional network where people can post their past jobs, certifications, etc. It can be a valuable tool when it comes to looking for a job, and is probably one of the last things you would expect a professional athlete to have. Well, Shaquille O’Neal has one, and it’s hysterical. You can see a picture...
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Former Woodson Assistant Questions Knicks Management

credit: Associated Press Mike Woodson was recently fired by the New York Knicks, along with his entire coaching staff. This was hardly a surprise, and many expected this to be done a long time ago. The Knicks had a very rough season, and Woodson paid the price. Regardless of your opinion on Mike Woodson, you have to acknowledge that there are more problems in the Knicks organization...
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Rockets’ Patrick Beverley has been cleared to play in Game 2

image from: cbssports.com I figured I would give you all an update on the status of Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley after reporting that he was going to get an MRI on his right knee, the same knee which had suffered a torn meniscus earlier in the season. After that MRI on Monday, no further damage to the meniscus was found which means that Beverley has been cleared to play in...
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How the New York Knicks can rebuild in one season

Read entire article here: http://knickspost.com/opinion/how-the-knicks-can-rebuild-in-one-year/ The post How the New York Knicks can rebuild in one season appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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Julius Randle declares for NBA Draft

(Credit: wildcatworld.com) Kentucky forward Julius Randle has decided to forego his sophomore season and enter the NBA Draft. The 6-foot-9 Randle averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds per game, while racking up 24 double-doubles ( a record for a Kentucky freshman). Randle and the Wildcats made it all the way to the National Championship game, where they were beaten by UConn. Randle...
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Colin Cowherd unable to identify Kansas and Tennessee on a U.S. map

Here’s the map Cowherd trying to depict (Credit: USA Today Sports) Colin Cowherd is known for his brash style and strong opinions, but his geographical skills are subpar. In today’s episode of “The Herd,” Cowherd was looking at a map that portrayed the most Googled sports stars per state over the last year. While looking at the map, he pointed out the popularity of LeBron...
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Gregg Popovich Named Coach of the Year

Is this any sort of surprise? As the regular seasons awards begin to roll out, we have now learned that Gregg Popovich has won Coach of the Year award. Gregg Popovich named Coach of the Year. This doesn’t happen enough, the best coach in the game getting the award (over that year’s hot name) — Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) April 22, 2014 Many acknowledge Coach Pop as the best...
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Jermaine O’Neal Takes a Shot at Clippers Fans

Last night, the Los Angeles Clippers destroyed the Golden State Warriors to tie up their first round series. The game never seemed close, and it’s games like this that make the Clippers look like serious title contenders. Without Andrew Bogut in the lineup, Jermaine O’Neal has suddenly found himself playing a big role for the Warriors. While Mark Jackson often will play David...
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Court Vision (Episode 21): NBA Season Awards

Check out this week’s edition of Court Vision, brought to you by War Room Sports, in conjunction with Sports-Kings. This is the all-access weekly NBA show, where nothing is off limits, and truth is key. This week the crew gives you their personal take on who should win each NBA award. They chat coach of the year, defensive player of the year, sixth man, most improved player, rookie...
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Court Vision (Episode 20): First-round playoff predictions

Join the hottest NBA show on the planet, Court Vision, brought to you by War Room Sports, in conjunction with Sports-Kings, as they bring you the realest basketball show on YouTube! It’s been a long NBA season. The time for excuses is over. Watch the video to get the insights of Jimmy, Devin, Frank, and Andy. This week’s show details the happenings of the first-round of the NBA...
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WATCH: Kevin Durant’s Incredible Four-Point Play Helps Force OT

I don’t really think there is much debate at this point about Kevin Durant being this year’s MVP. However, his Thunder find themselves with an incredibly tough first round playoff match up against the Memphis Grizzlies. In game two of that match with the Grizzlies up by five with under twenty seconds remaining in the game, Durant threw up a prayer of a three pointer that somehow...
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Suns Read Preseason Predictions

(Photo via NBA.com) “And the improvable dream season, contuines here in Phoenix” said Suns broadcaster Steve Albert, after a Suns win during the 2013-2014 NBA Season. Oh wait, there’s more. “The Phoenix Suns are a lottery limbo, how low can they go”. Quoted one NBA preseason predictor, they even went on to say the Jeff Hornaeck would not win much as his first season as...
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Danny Ainge has HUGE expectations for Rajon Rondo

Read entire story here: http://thehoopdoctors.com/online2/2014/04/danny-ainge-thinks-rondo-will-have-career-year-in-2014-15/ The post Danny Ainge has HUGE expectations for Rajon Rondo appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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Lakers rebuild won’t be a quick fix

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Noah Wins Defensive Player Award

(Photo via standingsports) Joakim Noah is going to have a smile on his face today. Early on Monday morning it was reported, by NBA.com and other sources that Noah (29) was awarded the top Defensive award, which held opponents to a league-low 91.8 ppg, is the recipient of the 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, the NBA announced today. Noah becomes the first Bulls...
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Jazz move on from Tyrone Corbin

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu Following the double overtime win in the final game of the regular season Wednesday night against the Timberwolves, the Utah Jazz have decided to move on from head coach Tyrone Corbin according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.  After four seasons with the Jazz, Corbin has put together a 112-149 record during his tenure with Utah.  He put 270 games in while...
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Top five game-one preformances

The 2014 NBA Playoffs kicked-off over the weekend, and we saw some strange outcomes that even included five road teams stealing home court advantage. Some of the more established teams, such as the San Antonio Spurs, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and The Miami Heat put their stamp on game one, by holding down their buildings. This list was a tough one, but I could only have five performances...
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Mike Woodson fired by New York Knicks

Well, we all knew this was coming, right? It seems almost like a formality at this point, but the New York Knicks have officially relieved head coach Mike Woodson of his duties, according to the NYK PR. April 21-Phil Jackson announced today that the team’s coaching staff have been relieved of their duties, effective immediately. — NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 21, 2014 As...
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Rockets’ Patrick Beverley has a sprained right knee and will have an MRI on Monday

image from: cbssports.com The Rockets received some troubling news about their point guard Patrick Beverley. It turns out he has sprained his right knee and he will have to undergo an MRI on Monday. Back in March he tore the meniscus in his right knee and opted to not have surgery on it. Therein lies the concern. If his meniscus has been re-damaged, odds are good that he’s done...
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Portland Police Dept. Has Fun With Trailblazers Game One Win

The Portland Police Dept. had a little fun after the Blazers win tonight.Photo Credit: Twitter The first weekend of the NBA playoffs has just concluded, and as fans, we couldn’t ask for much more. Heading into the final contest, featuring the Portland Trailblazers on the road against the Houston Rockets, we had already had a plethora of great games. The aforementioned last game...
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Craig Sager Jr. interviews Popovich while father battles leukemia (full video)

(Credit: Dime Mag) Gregg Popovich has famously made Craig Sager’s job a nightmare. He clearly hates participating in the mandatory in-game interviews that coaches are required to do, and he takes his frustration out on TNT’s sideline reporter. However, with Craig Sager undergoing treatment for acute leukemia, he is not working during this year’s NBA Playoffs. “Too bad ...
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Jeff Van Gundy doesn't like star players fouling out

(Credit: NY Daily News) Jeff Van Gundy has never been shy about his opinions. And during today’s game, he said he believes NBA players should be able to buy more fouls. After Andre Iguodala picked up a controversial fifth foul during the third quarter of the Warriors’ game against the Clippers Van Gundy said,             “I think you should be able to buy an extra...
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Be careful what you wish for, Toronto…

(Credit: Toronto Sun) To put it kindly, the Raptors have been less than stellar for the last few seasons. However, with the emergence of DeMar DeRozan and the addition of several key role players, the Raptors are on the right track, but they need to realize they haven’t won anything, yet. Raptor fans are obviously excited, and the arena and streets were buzzing for a Game 1 loss...
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Bill Laimbeer says LeBron May Have Been the Best Even In His Era

Bill Laimbeer played in the NBA when it was considerably more physical than it is today. He knows what it means to witness greatness as well. Laimbeer played at a time when Michael Jordan was rising to stardom and played against the likes of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. He also led the “Bad Boys” of Detroit to back to back national championships in the 80′s. boston.com/ap...
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