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Shawn Marion met with Larry Bird and Pacers

Photo Credit: dallasnews.com   After the smoke cleared after Paul George’s horrific injury, it became clear that the Indiana Pacers would be missing a vital piece of their line-up this season. Their star, their leading scorer, and their starting SF. Larry Bird and the Indiana Pacers met with Shawn Marion on Monday to discuss the role he could play with the Pacers. Indy IS trying...
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Raptors finded $25K for Drake recruiting comments

Photo Credit: thewhistle.com   The Toronto Raptors have been fined $25,000 due to comments made by ‘Global Ambassador’, Drake. Hearing Raptors fined $25,000 for comments Drake made at a concert about Kevin Durant that were seen as violation of anti-tampering rules — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 11, 2014 Drake made ‘recruiting’ comments about the reigning MVP, Kevin...
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Hornets to submit bid to host NBA All-Star Weekend

Photo Credit: carolinabackgammon.com The Charlotte Hornets plan to formally submit a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend. The team and Charlotte Sports Foundation will make an announcement Tuesday at 10am EST. The Hornets & @CLTSports will make a big announcement tomorrow @ 10am, streamed live here: http://t.co/LW9Ll0olWapic.twitter.com/obdtGp4nZn — Charlotte...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony has slimmed down considerably

Add Carmelo Anthony to the list that LeBron James has created, of players slimming down this offseason. Anthony is notably thinner in his latest Instagram post. It’s net yet known how Melo has slimmed his frame down. LeBron did so by cutting carbohydrates out of his diet. But let’s be honest, Anthony is going the wrong way about this. He should be adding more size to his shoulders...
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Paul George is changing his jersey number

Photo Credit: lakernation.com   Paul George jerseys will have a different look on his return from injury. The Pacers star choosing to change his number from #24 to #13. George originally wore #24 in honour of his idol, Kobe Bryant, and was even going to wear #8 for Team USA. Because Paul George applied for his # change by the March deadline, he actually doesn’t have to buy old...
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LeBron James welcomed home by Akron

Photo Credit: Ty Wright If you’ve been living under a rock, I have breaking news for you. LeBron James is returning home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. On a night filled with smiles, 25,000 people filled InfoCision Stadium  to welcome their King home. The night started off with a performance by Skylar Grey, with her new founded LeBron theme song, ‘I’m Coming Home’...
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WATCH: J.R. Smith drops kid with crossover, then dunks on him

New York Knicks enigma J.R. Smith pulled a move on a young kid from camp that may lead to the poor lad having basketball nightmares. To be fair to the kid, Smith may have actually thought he was playing in a real NBA game. But nevertheless, Smith proceeded to take a few dribbles, pull out the crossover, and then throw it down while the kid was dropped to his knees. That will teach...
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NBA could void Love trade to Cavs

Photo Credit: nba.com   The Cavs and Wolves have reportedly agreed on a trade scenario sending Kevin Love to Cleveland, while the Cavs give up two former No. 1 overall picks, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett. But wait, nothing is official, and it may never be. The first hurdle for the Cavs is they can’t trade Andrew Wiggins and his rookie contract until August 23rd, 30 days...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: The 76ers will be involved in the Cavaliers-Timberwolves trade

(Getty Images) There has been some speculation about whether or not the Philadelphia 76ers would be a third team involved in a trade which would send Kevin Love to the Cavaliers and Andrew Wiggins to the Timberwolves. That speculation can now be put to rest. The Philadelphia Daily News has been informed that the 76ers will be involved in the trade. Via Philly.com: WHILE NEWS CAME...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 remaining free agents

With most of the major free agents choosing their destinations for the 2014/15 season and beyond, lets take a look at the best remaining free agents, and where they might land.   10. Michael Beasley Unrestricted/ Small Forward/ 6’10/ 25 Mike Beasley was surprisingly productive on his return to Miami last season. He can be a good stretch player to fill the corners and run the lanes...
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Five Free Agent Role Players Cleveland Cavaliers Should Pursue

credit: Fox Sports The Cleveland Cavaliers have had quite the offseason. They brought back LeBron James and added Kevin Love via trade. These two will pair with Kyrie Irving to form a new “Big Three” in Cleveland, instantly making them one of the favorites to make the NBA Finals. Regardless of the star power present, teams need role players. As Cleveland looks to round out their...
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Metta World Peace is changing his name again

The basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest a.k.a. Metta World Peace will now be “The basketball formerly known as Metta World Peace”. Yes that’s right, he’s changing his name yet again, and this time to something that will help him connect with his fans in China. Via China Daily.com: Metta World Peace is going to have a new name in China. New high-profile import playing...
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Cavaliers, Timberwolves Reach Agreement for Love to Cleveland

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Cleveland Cavaliers have reached an agreement to swap All-Star forward Kevin Love for #1 overall draft Pick Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and a projected 1st-round pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Along with Cleveland acquiring Love from Minnesota a contract commitment has been agreed upon for Love to opt out of his contract...
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Top 10 NBA Player Names That Sound Like Hot Chicks

Andrea Bargnani certainly lives up to his name when it comes to toughness! Let’s be real right now, some males have names that sound like a girl’s name. This is true everywhere you go. For this discussion, we are going to focus on the NBA. Yes, that’s right, there are NBA athletes that have names similar to a girl’s name. And quite honestly, it’s kind of funny when you...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

“You’re Welcome, LeBron” Billboard appears in Akron, Ohio

(Image via @JeremyinAkron on Twitter) It was bound to happen sooner or later. After an ad was rejected to appear in Clevland newspapers featuring Miami’s two rings won with LeBron James, we knew something was going to brew from somewhere. That time has finally come, as a billboard was put up telling James he was welcome for the rings that he helped win in Miami. It reads “You’re...
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Kobe Bryant compares himself to a “race horse”

Kobe Bryant said he’s felt like a race horse locked in a barn Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant played just six games last season after coming back from a torn Achilles and then fracturing his left knee. With the loss of Bryant, the Lakers struggled and finished the season 27-55. Now, with the a new coach and several new players, the Lakers will be a completely different team...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs officially sign Mike Miller and James Jones

The Cleveland Cavaliers have officially come to contract agreements with James Jones and Mike Miller. Both are former Heat team mates of LeBron James, and it didn’t take long for the two of them to hit the practice courts together. Cavs GM, David Griffin, made the announcement from Cleveland Clinic courts on Tuesday. Per league policy, terms of the contract were not released....
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Help Raise Capital for S-K to grow today!

Sports-Kings Growth Funding The post Help Raise Capital for S-K to grow today! appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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Kevin Durant has $30M deal with Under Armour on the table

Photo Credit: dimemag.com   How much is the reigning MVP worth when it comes to contracts? Under Armour believes Kevin Durant is worth $30 million a year, and has that offer on the table waiting for a KD signature. Durants 7 year, $60 million deal with Nike is almost up, they have reached out to Durant to extend the deal. Adidas have also made their pitch.   Cameron Wilkosz -...
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Shawn Marion has meetings with multiple teams

Photo Credit: footbasket.com   Shawn Marion may be the best free agent still on the market, and multiple teams have been in contact. Marion met with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, and remains heavily interested in playing alongside LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and possibly Kevin Love. Who wouldn’t? The Cavs can only offer Marion a veteran minimum contract, but they may be his...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George X-Ray image isn’t really his

By this point, everyone has seen the X-ray image of Paul George’s broken leg that has been spreading around the sports blogosphere. And, now, apparently it’s a hoax that was “started” by the Joe Rose Show - at least we think. According to some nifty Deadspin investigating, this image has been around for at least a year, which also was tweeted out by the Twitter account...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Becky Hammon to join NBA team; makes history

Becky Hammon has joined the Spurs staff Former WNBA player Becky Hammon will become the first female regular-season, full-time assistant coach this fall as the San Antonio Spurs have hired the six-time WNBA all-star. Hammon isn’t the first female to be “with” an NBA team as Natalie Nakase was an assistant video coordinator for the Los Angeles Clippers and Lisa Boyer was a volunteer...
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LeBron looking super skinny after cutting carbs from diet

LeBron James either hasn’t eaten since he’s lost his third NBA Finals, or he’s on a drastic diet. King James posted a picture on his Instagram that made the normally chiseled-looking forward into a skinny, lanky point guard. According to Dan Feldman of Pro Basketball Talk, James apparently has cut out carbs in his diet. Maybe this would explain the picture below. The post...
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Ray Allen being pursued by Doc Rivers/Clippers

Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers has reached out to Ray Allen, who is contemplating retirement. READ FULL: The post Ray Allen being pursued by Doc Rivers/Clippers appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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Candice Parker beats NBA player in free throw contest

Candice Parker beat Eric Gordon in a foul shot contest WNBA star Candice Parker definitely has game. The Los Angeles Sparks center/forward had a free throw contest with NBA player Eric Gordon, and actually won. The New Orleans Pelicans guard probably won’t want to bring this up with his friends, but his teammates surely won’t let Gordon live this down. Just watched Candice Parker...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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