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Joel Embiid’s Health Concerns Scare Away Cavaliers

Joel Embiid’s Health Concerns a Problem? credit: Boston Globe Joel Embiid’s health has been the main problem regarding the former Kentucky center. While teams will often times take on a little bit more risk with a talented big man, it looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers are running away. There have been huge concerns about Embiid’s back, which is one of the worst spots for a...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan All Time Most NBA Playoff Minutes

Tim Duncan, all time great. He is, without a doubt, a future Hall of Famer and one of the best to ever play the game. We all know this. Timmy D has claimed and added one more record onto his NBA Hall Of Fame resume, CBS Sports reports Tim Duncan (38) has surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for all time NBA Playoff minutes played. After playing his fifteen minute in game four of the NBA...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Mock Draft: First Round

There is a very quick turnaround following the NBA Finals, with the Draft soon after. This being said, here is the updated Sports-Kings NBA Mock Draft, detailing the entire first round. Who will your favorite team select? Note: Our NBA Mock Draft ignores the possibility of trading picks. Joel Embiid kicks off our NBA Mock Draft. credit: Boston Globe 1. Cleveland Cavaliers: Joel Embiid...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Kawhi Leonard Big Putback Slam

In case you haven’t noticed, Kawhi Leonard is turning into a monster in front of our very eyes on both ends of the floor. While defense and rebounding is his calling card, he’s quickly becoming a better offensive player. During Game Four, he had this monster putback dunk. You can see the GIF below: Attention to everyone on the Heat: you might want to try boxing Kawhi Leonard...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Boris Diaw Behind the Back Pass, Because it’s Boris Diaw

A Boris Diaw behind the back pass is exactly what the NBA Finals should be about. Wait, what? Despite the fact that he was cut by one of the worst teams in NBA history just a few seasons ago, Diaw has been great for the San Antonio Spurs. His versatility makes him a key weapon for Gregg Popovich, as he is a unique combination of size and skill. Watching him pass is a beautiful thing...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

David Blatt is leaving Maccabi Tel Aviv for the NBA

credit: nba.com David Blatt and Maccabi Tel Aviv have parted ways after he had been their head coach since 2010. Blatt has been coaching since the early 90s over in Europe and Israel with his success leading many NBA teams to pursue him. The reason for his departure was specifically so that he could pursue a coaching career in the NBA. It’ll be interesting to see where he ends...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Planning To Pursue Carmelo Anthony In Free Agency; Form ‘Big 4′

Photo Credit: AP If you are one of those people who cringed when LeBron James joined forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in South Beach to form the now two-time defending champion Miami Heat, you want want to stop reading now. Apparently, the Big Three isn’t quite enough for Pat Riley and Heat management, and they will pursue New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony in free agency...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Player: If I Can Get Through Sex Cramps, No Excuse for LeBron

This entire LeBron cramping situation needs to be put to an end. If you’ve been on social media, you’ve surely seen all of the jokes. The best player in the world was defended by most professional athletes, many of whom can relate to not being able to play through a serious leg cramp. Regardless, fans will continue to be ruthless. Now, even a professional athlete is ripping on...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Game calls out Kevin Durant for allegedly reneging on bet

Recently, rapper, The Game, claimed to have made a bet with NBA MVP, Kevin Durant. The bet was simple. The Game had to drain a jumpshot from NBA range, and Durant would donate $20,000 to the Frogg All Stars, which is a youth bball team that The Game sponsors. The Game posted this video on Instagram. You notice that there are no real NBA lines on the tennis court, but The Game seems...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ginobili banks in buzzer-beating 3-pointer

The San Antonio Spurs got out to an amazing offensive start in Game Three. It appeared as if Miami couldn’t stop them at all, and the San Antonio ball movement was mesmerizing. So, naturally, how does a quarter of beautiful ball movement and passing end? With a Manu Ginobili buzzer beater bank shot three ball. Manu Ginobili first quarter buzzer beater https://t.co/tUHlqepxp0 ...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Tattoos: Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons Lead the Way

Tattoos are awfully popular in professional sports. Many players are loaded up with ink that covers their entire body, while others may have one or two here and there. In a study that is essentially meaningless but still kind of fun and interesting, Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight looked into NBA tattoos. They looked at how many players per team sport tattoos, and came up with the...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

DJ Khaled Claims Spurs Cheated In Game One

Much has been made of the air conditioning malfunction in San Antonio during Game One of the NBA Finals. The conditions were tough, and played a part in LeBron James having to leave the game due to cramps. Regardless, both teams had to play under the same conditions, and the Spurs pulled out the win. Most people believe it was simply a mistake. Some, like Jason Terry, believe there...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Looks For His Own Name In Newspaper Daily

credit: Billy Ingram Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the best big men to ever play the game of basketball. He is now 67 years old, and he has found an interesting way to entertain himself in the midst of his retirement. Every day, Kareem reads the New York Times. While he does so, he makes sure to search the entire newspaper for his name. Via USA Today: “Once I’m done with my fiction...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Smith to come off the bench?

Would Josh Smith come off the bench for Detroit? Polarizing hybrid forward Josh Smith of the Detroit Pistons has taken his fair share of criticism since signing a $54 million, four-year contract last summer. Despite putting up numbers reminiscent of his career averages, Smith took a lot of heat in Detroit for the Pistons sluggish season. Many NBA experts have deemed his contract...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith plans to start next season, according to J.R. Smith

New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith is one of the more colorful and outspoken personalities in the NBA. While he is talented and has shown flashes of superior talent, he’s mostly known for being wildly inconsistent and off-the-court antics. Apparently, Smith plans on putting these antics behind him, as he’s sick of sitting on the bench and being the sixth man. A fan tweeted...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks Mistakenly Choose Derek Fisher

After losing out on Steve Kerr, Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks wanted Derek Fisher.credit: AP It is widely expected that Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks will introduce Derek Fisher as the team’s next head coach on Tuesday. Fisher’s season with the Oklahoma City Thunder recently ended in the Western Conference Finals at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, and it appeared...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Paul Dunks on Kevin Hart

It’s not often that we’re treated to a Chris Paul dunk during a game. When it happens, it’s likely that he’s probably pretty angry, or maybe he’s feeling a little spry. Chris Paul posted a video on his Instagram of him dunking on Kevin Hart, a comedian. You can see the video below: The hoops is nowhere near 10 feet, but whatever. Neither CP3 or Hart or very tall, so this...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Sanders clocked Mike Dunleavy Jr. for no reason

Apparently Larry Sanders was quite upset with Mike Dunleavy Jr. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) Troubled Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders appears to have added another blemish to his resume. This time it’s for punching Mike Dunleavy Jr. for no apparent reason. The incident happened during the 2013-14 season, in which Dunleavy was sitting in front of his stall after a game talking about...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

John Calipari reportedly rejected a $60M offer from the Cavaliers

During the past few months, Kentucky head coach John Calipari’s name has floated around as a possible head coaching candidate in the NBA. For a little while, the Lakers were rumored to be interested in his services, but those talks quickly subsided. However, a recent report from basketballinsiders.com has revealed to us how valuable some NBA franchises believe he is. This report...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Now we have #Parkering as Miami fans jump on Tony Parker’s injury

I feel bad for the next athlete to go down. The social media world is a tough one and Tony Parker is about to experience a small portion of what LeBron James went through from Game 1′s “cramp” game. After Parker went down via an elbow from Mario Chalmers, Miami Heat fans didn’t waste any time jumping on the newest craze called “Parkering.” Check it out: The post Now...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

PICTURE: Spurs fan trolls LeBron James on sideline with giant picture

Sometimes when you mess with the bull, you get the horns. In this case, that’s exactly what this San Antonio Spurs fan received after trolling LeBron James with a giant cut out with an image of him crying. The King went off for 35 points and 10 boards as the Miami Heat stole home court advantage winning Game 2 98-96. But the image of this fan standing behind LeBron James while...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday: Rose, Lillard Among NBA’s Toughest Opponents

Jrue Holiday shows respect for Derrick Rose.credit: USA Today Sports Jrue Holiday participated in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit during Game Two of the NBA Finals. These are often good opportunities for players to engage with fans in an easy and fun manner. The New Orleans Pelicans guard was asked by one user who the toughest competitor in the league is. Holiday had an interesting...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: LeBron sees media gathered by locker, does a 180

A major part of being a professional athlete is dealing with the media. Some players handle it better than others, but at the end of the day, it’s just something that has to be done. It comes with the territory, as well as with the big money. When you’re LeBron James, it’s taken to a new level. The media attention surrounding King James is always at unbelievable magnitude,...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs Fan Trolls LeBron With Funny Poster

After LeBron James left Game One with cramps, we all expected Spurs fans to troll LBJ in Game Two from the stands. It’s what fans do, and as long as it’s within reason, it’s part of what makes sports fun. So, you shouldn’t be surprised by this poster made by a Spurs fan. Picture via H00P1NAT1: Bravo, Spurs fan. Bravo. The jokes will never end when your name is LeBron James...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pictures of Heat Big Three When Duncan Won First Title

As the San Antonio Spurs compete for another title, Tim Duncan continues to lead the way. It feels like Duncan has been around forever, but he is still one of the best players on the floor every night. In 1999, Tim Duncan won his first title with the Spurs. Miami’s “Big Three” of LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade were not in the league, yet here they are battling Duncan...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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