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Rival Executives Believe Pau Gasol Will Be Traded to Phoenix Suns

Pau Gasol has been a thorn in the side of the Phoenix Suns for years, but he may soon be wearing their jersey. Photo credit: cloudfront.net   And the saga continues. Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol has been the discussion of trade talks for months now, and the Phoenix Suns have routinely been named as potential suitors for the big man. With the trade deadline fast approaching...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mid Season Performance: Stephen Curry vs Kyrie Irving

During the All Star game last Sunday, Kyrie Irving and Stephen Curry went at it. Both statistically identical throughout the season battled it out on the court at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, home of Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. It seemed as though high milestone records were set that night, including the most points combined in one All Star...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Parker Out Indefinitely

The San Antonio Spurs are known for keeping their players out for the sake of resting. Today, Coach Gregg Popovich announced Tony Parker will be out indefinitely. As the second half of the NBA season approaches, the Spurs are being careful about their point guard Tony Parker. Popovich announced to the media on Tuesday that Parker will be out for the “foreseeable future” because...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Defining The Toronto Raptors Roster

Surprisingly to everyone who believes they are experts in the National Basketball Association the Toronto Raptors are leading the Atlantic Division and sit in third place in the Eastern Conference. DeMar DeRozan just came off his first All-Star appearance in New Orleans and the Raptors have thirty games remaining to close out what has been a very successful season: so far. General...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Suing Accountant, In Hot Water With The IRS

Basketball phenom and NBA MVP candidate Kevin Durant has more going on than his hot streak. The NBA’s leading scorer is suing his former tax attorney Joel Elliot with a claim that he had written a personal expense off as a business expense. Durant stated that “Fees paid to a personal chef would not be regarded by a reasonably prudent accountant as qualifying for a business expense...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers Sign High School Player With Down Syndrome To Two Day Contract

Even though the Philadelphia 76ers season is down the tank by now, their latest signing may just be the biggest we’ll see this year. Kevin Grow, a high school senior with Down Syndrome, scored 17 points for  Bensalem High’s varsity basketball team in two games, including three three pointers. That was enough for Philadelphia to get on the phone with Grow’s agent and lock...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Eight NBA Trades That Should Happen By The Deadline

The Celtics SHOULD trade Rajon Rondo, but whether they will is to be determined.Photo Credit: NJ.com/AP As the clock is ticking and we are just counting the hours towards the NBA trade deadline, everyone is expecting a trade bonanza. Come on guys, we need to learn from our mistakes and get smarter. NBA is all talk, no action or as Bill Simmons aptly dubbed “No Balls Association...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lamar Odom Headed Overseas

Lamar Odom is reportedly planning to head overseas to re-launch his basketball career. According to sources, the 34-year old free agent has reached an agreement to sign a contract with Laboral Kuxta in Spain’s top league. Debby Wong, US Presswire Odom has decided to make his career comeback far from the NBA. He reportedly will play in the city of Victoria Gasteiz. The deal will...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers-Nets in Trade Talks

With the trade deadline looming near, Lakers and Nets are discussing a trade involving Los Angeles Laker Jordan Hill. The Nets are looking to use their $5.25 million disabled player exception they got from Brook Lopez to acquire Hill from Los Angeles. Hill could help the Nets by giving them a decent power forward as they make a run for the post season. However, it would be a very...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Advertisement On NBA Jerseys Could Very Well Be The Norm Soon

Photo Illustration by Isaac Lopez/New York Daily News; Photo by Ron Antonelli/New York Daily NewsRead more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/money-league-stands-jersey-advertisements-nba-upcoming-fashion-faux-pas-annoy-article-1.1119531#ixzz2td5ei8D2 New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has some very interesting plans to put his league on top. However, those plans may not...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets-Cavaliers talking Jason Terry-Jarrett Jack swap?

In what appears to be the best NBA trade chatter of the moment, the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly engaged in talks that would send Jarrett Jack to the Nets, in lieu of Jason Terry. Not exactly the blockbuster fans are eager for, but a deal involving names most average fans are familiar with. This move would see both teams break just about even, financially...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 buzzer-beaters in modern NBA history

The buzzer-beater is one of the most thrilling occurrences in sports. Fans love it. Players thrive off it. In just seconds the game is decided. What could be more exciting than that? The buzzer beater is truly a time where the game hangs in the balance and everyone is on the edge of their seats. It takes guts, skill, and a little luck to hit that last second shot. Here are my...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Yao Ming dwarfs his agent

A tweet from Darren Rovell at last night’s NBA All-Star Game confirmed that a man sitting next to retired Rockets center Yao Ming was his agent. The 7 foot 6 Chinese sensation played in the NBA from 2002 until 2011, all with Houston. This hilarious photo shows just how gargantuan Yao is, as his agent looks like a toddler next to him.
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert says Paul George is MVP

The Indiana Pacers have turned into a Juggernaut in the eastern conference, leading all teams with a 40-12 record. They only trail the Oklahoma City Thunder (43-12) for best record in the entire league, and Pacers’ center Roy Hibbert, believes it’s because of who he considers to be the NBA’s current MVP, teammate Paul George. Hibbert says Paul George is MVP. “We’re #1 team...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge says fellow All-Stars expressed interest in playing in Portland

When you’re LaMarcus Aldridge, and you play alongside fellow NBA All-Star, Damian Lillard, and your team is sitting on a solid 36-17 record, it’s absolutely plausible to believe that other, fellow NBA All-Stars, would express interest in joining what appears to be an improving culture in Portland. Aldridge claims that other “a few” guys approached him at All-Star weekend...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Irving Takes Home All Star MVP

(Courtesy Of BigStory.AP) After a short stay at Duke University, Kyrie Irving, entered the NBA Draft in 2011, and ended up becoming the number one overall pick. Despite past and recent controversial draft picks by the Cleveland Cavs (20-33), the Cavs struck gold when the selected Kyrie number one overall. In his third year in the league, Kyrie Irving is doing a phenomenal job. As...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 best All-Star Game performances of all-time

Two members of this list enjoy a nice chat at the 2003 All-Star game.Photo Credit: Twincities.com/AP With NBA All Star weekend upon us, it is certain that the best of the best around the league will give the fans a show. In years past, the NBA All Star game has been a highlight of the weekend. The best from the West and the East face off in what is always a fun, memorable game...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Is Just Another Program Reaping The Benefits From Toronto’s CIA Bounce

The Syracuse Orange have done it again. The number one team in that nation survived another scare and came out victors with a last second victory topping North Carolina State at the Carrier Dome. Rakeem Christmas’ steal of the inbound pass set up C.J. Fair who made the final go ahead basket. The nail-biting finish adds to the improbable win versus the Pitt Panthers earlier in...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 2014-2015 NBA Second Half Story-Lines

The MVP race is already down to two.Photo Credit: Pennlive.com/AP It is that time of the year again. As the NBA inches closer to the all-star break and the trade deadline, storylines start to materialize at a neck-breaking pace. Without further ado let’s delve into the Top 10 story-lines of the second half of 2014-2015. 10. Who will be the next Detroit Pistons Coach? As the sports...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Perry Jones III shows off his incredible dunking skills

It may not be very long until Oklahoma City Thunder forward Perry Jones III finds himself in the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest. Jones posted a video of him doing a plethora of dunks on his Instagram account during a workout this morning and it was very impressive. Maybe next year Perry. Check it out:
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade Will Start In Sunday’s All-Star Game

After being unsure if he’d be able to play in the All-Star Game, Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade says he has regained feeling in his left foot and says he’ll be able to play in the game.  This is obviously great news for the NBA since Wade is the face of the most dominant team in the NBA. Even with LeBron James being the best player on that team and arguably the best player...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Battle For MVP: KD Calls Out LeBron

  Let the games begin. All-star weekend usually plays host not only to viral basketball highlights, but also some of the best quotes from the athletes that play in the weekends festivities. During last night’s sensational BBVA Rising Star’s Challenge that showcased just what NBA fans have to be excited for in the next 10 years, the leading man of this season’s MVP race made...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Rising Stars Challenge, Another Success

(Courtesy of AP/espn.go) NBA All Star Weekend is here, and it is back in fashion, with the 63rd annual NBA All Star Weekend taking place in New Orleans. The Rookie Challenge is the first and one of the highlighted events in the weekend, The Rookie Challenge game was established in 1994, way back when, that game featured players such as PJ Brown, Chris Webber, Toni Kukoc and Rookie...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU Upsets U Of A In Double OT

(Courtesy of azcentral.com) Arizona State upset the #2 team in the country U of A Wildcats 69-66 in double OT Friday night, in dramatic fashion in what was a tenacious defensive affair. This being the first victory for ASU against a top five nationally ranked opponent since they defeated the Wildcats all the way back in 1992. It was most certainly an up and down game both ways in...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Hardaway Pretends to Untie Andre Drummonds Shoelaces

If you have followed the New York Knicks comical collapse this season, the JR Smith shoelace scandal is no news to you.  The latest addition to that scandal is just hilarious,. In the Rising Stars Challenge, Tim Hardaway Jr. was standing next to fellow up and comer Andre Drummond during a free throw attempt.  
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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