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Shannon Brown signs in Miami

Photo Credit: nbcsports.com   The Miami Heat, and guard Shannon Brown have come to a contract agreement worth a reported $1.3M for one year. Shannon Brown’s contract with the Miami Heat is for one year at $1.3 million, I’m told. — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) August 27, 2014 In Brown’s career, he has spent time with Cleveland, Charlotte, the LA Lakers, Phoenix, New York and San...
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Leandro Barbosa signs with GSW

Photo Credit: japantimes.co   The Golden State Warriors have come to an agreement with Brazilian guard Leandro Barbosa. The Miami heat showed interest in the 31 year old, but the Warriors were the first ones to come to an agreement. Barbosa will sign a one year deal for the veteran minimum, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. ESPN link to latest on Brazil star Leandro Barbosa and...
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Clippers sign Doc Rivers to an extension

The Clippers have extended the contract of their head coach Doc Rivers. Via CBS Sports: The Clippers announced on Wednesday that Rivers will be that leader for even longer than originally expected. Rivers and Ballmer agreed to a contract extension that will keep him around through at least the 2018-19 season. Ballmer called it one of his “top priorities” to make sure Rivers was...
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76ers roster could get bonuses for tanking

The 76ers roster could get paid extra because of the team actively tanking The Philadelphia 76ers current roster of 11 players could be receiving bonuses because of the team’s inability to fill out the required salary cap provisions via the collective bargaining agreement. The CBA requires NBA teams to spend at least $56.759 million on players for the 2014-15 season and currently...
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Cavs, Heat eye off Okafor

Photo Credit: excelsm.com   Emeka Okafor missed the entirety of last season, but he still finds himself a man in high demand. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, almost half the league is interested in acquiring the 31 year old centre. Okafor would likely not sign a deal until mid-season while recovering from a herniated disk. Half the league has registered interest in Okafor, but...
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Kevin Love to wear #0 in Cleveland

Photo Credit: nbcsports.com   Kevin Love was officially traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 23rd. He has chosen his jersey number, he will wear #0. #0 was worn for the past few seasons in Cleveland by CJ Miles, who departed to play for division rivals, the Indiana Pacers. Love has worn #42 in Minnesota for the past six seasons. Nate Thurmond has his #42 jersey retired in...
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The Numbers Game, Part 1: Best of each Jersey No, #00-10

Paul George has made headlines with switching from his childhood icon, Kobe Bryants, jersey number. PG wore #24 to honour Kobe, now switching to #13 to create his own legacy. With LeBron James returning to Cleveland, he also brings his old jersey number with him, #23. That got me thinking, who wore each jersey number best?   #00: Robert Parish Career Stats: 14.5 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 1...
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Kevin Love is officially a Cavalier

Photo Credit: cavstheblog.com   The Cavs/ Wolves/ 76ers blockbuster deal has officially gone through.   Welcome to the Land @kevinlove! — LeBron James (@KingJames) August 23, 2014 Cavs receive: Kevin Love Wolves receive: Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved, and a future first round draft pick (from Cleveland via Miami) 76ers receive: Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus...
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Maya Moore wins WNBA MVP honors

credit: sheridanhoops.com All season long, the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury have been heads and shoulders above the rest of the WNBA, finishing with the top two records in the league. The Mercury finished with an incredible 29-5 record and the Lynx finished with a 25-9 record just 4 games back. With both of these teams blowing away the rest of the competition, it is only fitting...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo dribbles 72 feet in 2 dribbles

The Greek Freak went 72 feet in just two dribbles Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks showed us once again why he is The Greek Freak. During an exhibition game between Greece and Turkey, Antetokounmpo stole the ball at the opposing foul line and went the length of the court in just two dribbles. That means the 6’10.25″ versatile swingman covered 72 feet in just two...
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Jeremy Lin nails his mother in the face with cake; doesn’t end well

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin pulled quite the prank on his mother for her birthday. While his mom was walking into the kitchen Lin snuck up behind her and smashed a cake in her face. Lin’s mother didn’t take it that well as she started slapping Lin to the point where you can hear Jeremy say “Alright, alright” by the end of the short clip. Check it out: The post...
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All-NBA 22 & Under Team

There are a slew of young and talented players in the NBA. Those who are 22 and under would either still be in college or just now heading into their rookie season had they not left early. Here’s the best of those players. This list only includes players who have played at least one regular season game, so rookies (and Nerlens Noel) are not eligible.   Point Guard: Kyrie Irving...
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Nate Robinson does lame Ice Bucket Challenge

Nate Robinson is a ball of energy on and off the court. This can be a detriment to him because it makes him look like a knucklehead at times. However, you’d think Robinson would put on the best Ice Bucket Challenge yet, with the charisma and creativity he so often exudes. Well, not so much. Robinson’s Ice Bucket Challenge was less than 15 seconds and he failed to speak one word...
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J.R. Smith and Carmelo Anthony tear up private pickup game

New York Knicks fans are certainly hoping that J.R. Smith and Carmelo Anthony can bring the same chemistry the two had at a private pickup game in New York City to the 2014-2015 regular season. During the pickup game, Smith and Melo torched the competition while J.R. threw down a couple nasty dunks. The two Knickerbockers were also joined by fellow NBA players Lance Stephenson, David...
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The Cavaliers are “optimistic” about signing Ray Allen

The future of Ray Allen remains a mystery to everybody, but according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Cleveland Cavaliers are “optimistic” that Allen will sign a contract with them before training camp begins. According to reports, Ray Allen has been interested in following LeBron James wherever he goes, so the Cavaliers definitely have good reason to be confident in...
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Five bold predictions for the 2014-2015 NBA season

(Credit: Bleacher Report) There are several things that seem to be widely accepted in the NBA world about the upcoming season, and I’m not sure I am buying all of them. Here are my five bold predictions for the upcoming season: 5. Derrick Rose proves he is still a superstar and wins Comeback POY Award. Rose seems to be on the wrong end of many jokes due to two series injuries that...
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You won’t believe how much Dwight Howard Lakers jersey are going for at LAX

Back in July, the Sports-Kings network posted an article after receiving a tip about how LAX airport was still selling Dwight Howard jerseys. Well, fast forward to mid August, and surprisingly, LAX is still selling Howard jerseys and if you have an extra $100.00 laying around, you can be the proud owner of one. Now, it’s not much of a surprise that a business would sell old jerseys...
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WATCH: Swaggy P hits awesome trick shot

Nick Young hit an awesome trick shot that he posted on his Instagram account today. Swaggy P, as he is called nowadays, was at the three-point line when he heaved up a shot that went over the ceiling cross bars and found it’s way through the hoop. Check it out: The post WATCH: Swaggy P hits awesome trick shot appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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2014 Player Rankings: Top 10 NBA Point Guards

Flashback to the past, and the NBA has always been dominated by legendary big men like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, and Shaquille O’Neal. But over time, things have changed. Now, today’s NBA, it’s become a point guard driven league, ruled by stars like Chris Paul, Tony Parker, and Russell Westbrook, among others. READ FULL: The post 2014 Player Rankings: Top 10 NBA Point...
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Anthony Randolph signs in Russia

Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds   Anthony Randolph has signed a two year deal with Lokomotiv Kuban in Russia. The 25 year old was drafted #14 overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Randolph has been a bit of a journeyman in his short NBA career, never really establishing himself on any roster. Randolph has played for the Warriors, Knicks, Wolves and Nuggets. ...
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Scottie Wilbekins signs deal in Australia

Photo Credit: nbcsports.com   Former Florida Gator point guard, Scottie Wilbekins, has signed a deal with the Cairns Taipans of the NBL in Australia. Wilbekins went undrafted after averaging 13.1 ppg and 3.6 apg in his senior year at Florida. Wilbekins played for the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers in this seasons NBA Summer League. Wilbekins holds an NBA out clause until...
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All-time NBA All-'Injuries Derailed My Career' Team

With the recent horrific injury to Paul George, the question for the NBA world is, will he come back the same player? We’ll also soon see 2.0 of the Derrick Rose return, and the same question looms. Here is your all time NBA All-Injured team. We look at what could have been for all of these would-be superstars if injuries had not riddled their careers.   Starting 5 PG: Anfernee...
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WATCH: Nate Robinson is already back to dunking

Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson posted a video on his Instagram account of himself dunking a basketball last Friday. This is pretty impressive considering the 5’9 combo guard just had surgery to repair his torn left ACL last January 31. In the first video, Robinson nearly throws it down with two hands but can’t quite finish. However, in the last video, Nate throws it down...
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Report: Shawn Marion has picked a team?

Shawn Marion has reportedly committed to joint he Cleveland Cavaliers over the weekend, per Marc Stein of ESPN. Marion has been a relatively low key free agent, despite having his fair share of teams in pursuit of his services. ESPN sources say Shawn Marion has committed this weekend to sign with the Cavaliers — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 17, 2014 The 15-year NBA vet has...
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Why The DMV Is Basketball’s Best Kept Secret When It Comes To NBA Talent

If we were asked to guess where the biggest pipeline for NBA talent in America lies, most of us would probably say New York or Los Angeles. Maybe even Philly or Florida, hell even northeast Ohio could make a case for itself these days. But if you look at it strictly by the numbers, taking into account both quality and quantity, you’ll find that there’s one region of the country...
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