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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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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Court (Episode 8): NBA Playoffs

Join the crew at Kings Court, presented to you by Sports-Kings. This is your all-access spot for news around the association. This week the crew chats the NBA Playoffs. The long stretch after the All-Star break is finally finished and the playoffs are upon us. The panel discusses their favorite matchups, the young stars breaking into the NBA’s post-season, teams who disappointed...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Bynum won’t play in the first round of the playoffs for the Pacers

Another chapter has been added to the never-ending  ”Andrew Bynum isn’t ready yet” saga. Via ESPN: Coach Frank Vogel said Thursday that he believes the Pacers’ oft-injured center still could work his way back for the playoffs. But he won’t be available for the first round, which opens Saturday in Indianapolis. The key phrase in this snippet is “could work his way back...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA first-round Playoff predictions

The NBA Playoffs are upon us. The magic that is win or go home rings true for 16 teams, as they lace ‘em up and take the hardwood, hoping to advance into the second round. Eight teams will have their dreams shattered, as the other eight keep hope alive for at least one more series. The stage is set, and the 16 teams prepare for battle. The East and the West. Rivalries are born...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dante Exum Signs Adidas Deal

Australian draft prospect Dante Exum doesn’t have a team yet, but he already signed a shoe deal with Adidas. Adidas announced on Thursday that Exum will be their latest endorser. Exum is projected to be a top pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. Although Exum did not play for a division one team, he still has the attention of general managers around the league. Exum played in the Adidas...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Produce #WeTheNorth Playoff Video

The Toronto Raptors have been a nice story this season. While the Eastern Conference hasn’t been very impressive, the Raptors have taken advantage with a strong year. They responded well after dealing Rudy Gay, and their fans certainly have reason to be optimistic about the direction of the franchise. In anticipation of the team’s playoff run, the Raptors have put together a...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Young says he's Lakers' star, comments on gal's backside

Long live the Swag.Photo Credit: AP I want to believe in reincarnation only for the slim chance that in an alternative universe, I will come back as Swaggy P. I would say AKA Nick Young, but at this point, it’s more like Nick Young, better known as Swaggy P. Why do I want to come back as Swaggy P? I present this video by TMZ, where Swaggy, who seems at least a little tipsy after...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Monroe Doesn’t Think Pistons Had Good Team Chemistry

Photo Credit: Carlos Osorio/AP Pistons forward Greg Monroe, who is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer, took an opportunity to address questions about the Pistons team at the end of a disappointing season following a 112-111 loss to the OKC Thunder. Naturally, the subject of team chemistry came up, which would be expected for a team that has been a disappointment...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin called out for flopping by Klay Thompson

The NBA Playoffs kick-off on Saturday. The Los Angeles Clippers will host the Golden State Warriors during the first-round, and isn’t it fitting that the smack talk has already begun. Warriors guard, Klay Thompson, called out Clippers’ forward, Blake Griffin, for flopping and playing “out of control”. “He is a good guy off the court but he probably just … I mean … plays...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Herb Kohl sells the Bucks for $550M; the team is to stay in Milwaukee

image from: nba.si.com Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl has sold the team to hedge-fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry for a cool $550M. The sale was made on the condition that the franchise remains in Milwaukee. The Bucks are being sold at a very vulnerable time in their history. They haven’t had a seriously competitive team in a long time and the team at the moment is...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns prove it is okay to be mediocre

(Credit: SoleCollector.com) In the year of the tank, the Phoenix Suns are showing the rest of the NBA that it is okay to be average. In a draft that’s touted as the best in a decade, teams were okay with losing this season to help the future of their franchise. A handful of teams were clearly not attempting to put a winning basketball team together (Bucks, 76ers, Celtics, etc)...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet Amazing 2nd Grader Brooklyn Vick, The Next Great 2 Sport Star

The post Meet Amazing 2nd Grader Brooklyn Vick, The Next Great 2 Sport Star appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin would support use of medical marijuana in NBA

credit: NY Daily News A few NBA players have been suspended this season for marijuana use, namely J.R. Smith and Larry Sanders. The use of marijuana has become a bit of a hot topic in the professional sports world as a medical alternative to pain killing pills, which tend to have dangerous side effects and are potentially addictive. The idea has caught a bit of wind in the NFL, a...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pass the Pill Around the Association, April 16

credit: ESPN 1. The Phoenix Suns are the odd team out in the West; is it time to get rid of conferences and simply have the top 16 teams in the playoffs? Mark Evans (@JrMarkyMark): I’m trying not to be a prisoner of the moment, because seeing Phoenix not make the playoffs really hurts. This would present legitimate geographical concerns in a playoff series. What if the number...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Ranking the Eastern Conference Playoff Teams

Will Wade’s knee issues open the door for another team in the East?credit: cdn.newsday.com The balance of NBA power may be out West, but there are plenty of teams in the Eastern Conference who believe they have a shot at the championship ring. The Miami Heat will be looking to make their fourth straight NBA Finals appearance; can anyone knock them off? Our staff at Pass the Pill...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cuonzo Martin leaves Tennessee to coach at California

image from: college-basketball.si.com It didn’t take long for Cal to find a replacement for Mike Montgomery after he retired a couple of weeks ago. After leading Tennessee to the Sweet 16, Cuonzo Martin has decided to leave Tennessee to take the head coaching job at Cal. Even though Cal is coming off a season  in which they missed the NCAA Tournament, Martin is inheriting a very...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jordan Farmar Breaks Trey Burke’s Ankles

The Lakers visited Energy Solutions Arena Monday night for the Jazz’s last home game of the regular season.  As far as draft pick position goes, it actually would have done the losing team better, but both teams fought hard despite the media talk of tanking for position.  The young Jazz squad looked to give their fans a victory as the regular season comes to a close, but instead...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lamar Odom to the Knicks nearly done

Lamar Odom is close to signing with the Knicks New York native Lamar Odom and the New York Knicks are very close of getting a deal done according to sources. Ideally, the Knicks will look to sign Odom before the regular season ends Wednesday, so that they can have him for an unguaranteed second year for next season. Via ESPN: Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are progressing toward...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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