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Top 10 Players in the NBA

(Credit: USA Today) There are plenty of debates for NBA fans to have, but this may be one of the most widely discussed. Everyone seems to have a different list of top 10 players. One and two are obvious, but the next 20 are tangled up in a seemingly huge ball of yarn that needs to be sorted through. Here is my attempt to do just that. 10. Blake Griffin Thanks to all of the Vines...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Barkley talks about why his and Michael Jordan’s relationship fell apart

Charles Barkley says that him and Michael Jordan aren’t close friends anymore Charles Barkley is known for speaking his mind and sometimes this doesn’t sit well with people. By Barkley giving us his unfiltered opinions, it provides us with hilarious insight, but also can be hurtful. And one person who may have taken Barkley’s views personal, is Michael Jordan. Barkley and Jordan...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Trade Scenarios for Rajon Rondo

Admittedly, this writer thinks Rajon Rondo is a low-efficiency, poor shooting guard that I wouldn’t want on my team, but at the very least Rondo is playoff-tested and has championship experience. There is chatter that Rondo will make a break from Boston as soon as the opportunity presents itself, which could be next summer (2015). If that is his intention, you can bet the Boston...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Deron Williams not to fond of being in New York

Deron Williams not a fan of New York? Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams may play in New York, but the former Utah Jazz star expressed his displeasure with having to live with the day-to-day struggle that is the Big Apple. Williams was on this month’s cover of Resident Magazine, and talked about his adjustments to New York in a feature done by Rory Winston. D-Will used words...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Several NBA teams interested in Joe Ingles

Photo Credit: zimbio.com Australian born, Joe Ingles is impressing in the FIBA World Cup, and many believe he is a virtual lock to land himself an NBA roster spot for the upcoming season. The Australian squad are 2-1 so far in the FIBA World Cup, led by Ingles. Ingles has a few team mates already in the NBA, Aaron Baynes (San Antonio), Matthew Dellavedova (Cleveland), and Dante Exum...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: The Masters of Tanking

Photo Credit: solecollector.com   What’s your view on the Philadelphia 76ers? Because the rest of the world don’t exactly class the Sixers as a championship calibre team. On the court, the Sixers aren’t the best to watch right now, and to be honest, they haven’t been for a couple seasons. The last two seasons combined the Philadelphia 76ers have a 53-111 record, not great...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets rookie Noah Vonleh is out 6-8 weeks

credit: nba.com/hornets Hornets rookie power forward Noah Vonleh is out 6-8 weeks following surgery to repair a sports hernia. Here is the Hornets’ official statement on Vonleh and his condition: September 2, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets forward Noah Vonleh underwent successful surgery today to repair a sports hernia suffered in a recent workout. The surgery was performed in Charlotte...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington interested in Ray Allen

Photo Credit: 2mangame.com   Cleveland, San Antonio and the Los Angeles Clippers are known to be interested in signing future Hall-of-Famer, Ray Allen. Add the Washington Wizards to that list.   Wizards enter free-agent chase for Ray Allen http://t.co/osUt1AEMzw#WizardsTalk#NBA — J. Michael (@JMichaelCSN) September 2, 2014 The Wizards have the potential to be one of the top teams...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Earl Clark working out with San Antonio

Photo Credit: espn.go.com   Earl Clark will be in San Antonio to work out with the Spurs, according to SportingNews. Clark had a break out 2012-13 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 7.3 ppg and 5.5 rpg. He went on to sign an off-season deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was eventually traded to the 76ers as a part of the deal in which Spencer Hawes was sent to the...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry hooks up Kenneth Faried on sick half-court alley-oop

Team USA point guard Stephen Curry hooked up Kenneth Faried on a sick half-court alley-oop dunk during the first quarter of the American’s FIBA World Cup matchup against New Zealand. The Manimal has had a great FIBA World Cup so far with many spectacular plays on both ends of the court. Faried would finish with 15 points as the United States would end up cruising to an easy 98...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

James Harden shows us again why he is the worst defender in the NBA

James Harden of the Houston Rockets can fill it up with the best of them, but unfortunately, defense has never crossed his mind. After proclaiming himself the best player alive, many NBA fans and experts immediately pointed to his defense as a reason why he isn’t the best player alive. Well, based off his recent defensive mishap during the FIBA World Cup, it looks like Harden isn’t...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo responds to reports of him wanting out of Boston

Rajon Rondo denies wanting out of Boston Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and his agent are denying reports of the star guard asking for a trade. ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan said during a behind the scenes segment of Around the Horn, that Rondo wants out despite nobody believing her. ESPN must have not felt comfortable with this report as they have since removed the video,...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried shows off his crazy athleticism during World Cup game

Kenneth Faried, otherwise known as The Manimal, showed off his athleticism during the first half of USA’s FIBA World Cup game against Turkey. Faried had a sequence where he not only blocked a shot from behind, he finished a gorgeous reverse layup on the offensive end. Check it out: The post Kenneth Faried shows off his crazy athleticism during World Cup game appeared first on...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers waive Delfino and Raduljica

Photo Credit: cbslocal.com   After being acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers in a three player trade, both Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica have been waived by LA. Clippers waived guard/forward Carlos Delfino and centre Miroslav Raduljica. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 29, 2014 The Clippers waived Delfino on his birthday. What a cold, cold world it is. Delfino...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers and Spurs enter the race for Ray Allen

Photo Credit: galleryhip.com Early reports were, that Ray Allen would either join forces with LeBron James in Cleveland or call it a day and retire from NBA basketball. THIS JUST IN: Ray Allen is leaning toward returning for 19th season and joining LeBron James with Cavaliers. (via @BostonGlobe) — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 24, 2014 Dust all that aside, because two more...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

USA destroys Finland in FIBA World Cup opener

credit: vavel.com The United States faced Finland in their opening FIBA World Cup game on Saturday and it was a blowout. Finland was able to keep the game close for about 8 minutes, but after that it was one-way traffic for Team USA. While Klay Thompson was the top performer for Team USA with his 18 points, all eyes were on Derrick Rose and his knees. Rose overall played a good game...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Damian Lillard on deck for Team USA

The Portland Trail Blazers up-and-coming point-guard, Damian Lillard, failed to make Team USA’s final roster, but word on the street is that Lillard is Team USA’s player on deck should somebody drop out, or suffer an injury. Report: Damian Lillard is ‘player on deck’ should anyone opt out of Team USA. http://t.co/QfiJ7i6zZipic.twitter.com/99VMDqxrj7 — theScore (@theScore...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers concerned about lack of inside presence

The Cleveland Cavaliers may have won the off-season of a lifetime award as far as the NBA is concerned. Leapfrogging everyone in their path, as they landed their second-consecutive number one overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, followed by LeBron James deciding to take his talents back to Ohio. If all of that wasn’t enough, the Cavs also managed to turn their number one overall...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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