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Danilo Gallinari out for the year

Danilo Gallinari will miss the remainder of the season The Denver Nuggets received some bad news today regarding their 25-year-old forward, Danilo Gallinari. After rehabbing from a torn ACL that took place nine months ago, Gallinari went under the knife again Tuesday. Initially, Gallinari had surgery to repair a torn meniscus because the doctor believed that ACL surgery was unnecessary...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

James Harden shaves beard in latest NBA All-Star commercial

James Harden has some fun shaving his beard In the latest NBA All-Star commercial, James Harden and Dwight Howard have a little fun with their facial hair. The Beard, as James Harden is known by, started growing his signature look back in 2008. Of course this is a commercial, but Harden has stated that he would shave his beard for charity. During the 20 second clip, Klay Thompson...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Payton Sees Himself In Seahawks’ Cornerback Richard Sherman

Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1996 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) On Monday, following the Seattle Seahawks’ victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game, Gary Payton shared his thoughts on the game, and specifically on Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, on Fox Sports 1 where he is now an analyst. Payton wasn’t a fan of...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers and Pacers agree to play each other in the NBA Finals

The Portland Trail Blazers and Indiana Pacers have been two of the best NBA teams this season. While the Blazers are a feel good story this season, the Pacers are clearly up for the challenge of dethroning the Miami Heat. Last season, the Pacers took the champion Miami Heat to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals while the Blazers were improving under Rookie of the Year point...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett gushes about Rajon Rondo

Hasn’t the past couple of years, for the Boston Celtics, felt like a bad family get-together? Ray Allen leaves before last season. He heads to Miami and wins a championship. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce publicly shun their ex-teammate. Doc Rivers and Rajon Rondo have a broken relationship. Eventually Rondo is injured, Rivers scoots to The Clippers, and Garnett and Pierce strive...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

O.J. Mayo unhappy with Bucks’ lack of identity

The Milwaukee Bucks are miserable this season, and their poor play is beginning to  make players question their direction and lack of identity. Of course, the guy speaking out about it is O.J. Mayo. “It’s the same thing it’s been night in and night out,” Mayo said. “It’s been the same result, whatever the game plan has been. “It’s hard to get a rhythm when you don’t...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul George may still participate in Dunk Contest

Ever since Paul George laid down the year’s best dunk on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA world has been buzzing with whether or not George would compete in this year’s Slam Dunk Contest. The original reports were that George had no interest in joining the dunk contest, but recent comment by PG24 say otherwise. George has competed before. George did the...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Nets Have Made A Couple Of Minor Trades

Image from: snynets.com The Brooklyn Nets agreed to a couple of separate trades with the Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, but neither deal is worth really raising an eyebrow. One of those trades sends power forward Tornike Shengelia to the Bulls in exchange for point guard Marquis Teague, and the other sends shooting guard Tyshawn Taylor and cash to the Pelicans...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Takeaways From the Miami Heat – Boston Celtics – Golden State Warriors Trade

The Boston Celtics, the Miami Heat and the Golden State Warriors just recently agreed on a three-team deal. With this trade, the Golden State Warriors received guards Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks from Boston, the Heat got Toney Douglas from the Dubs and the C’s landed Joel Anthony and draft picks. Now, let’s break down the deal and what it means for each team. First of...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collison sends funny tweet about Kevin Durant's big game

Nick Collison and Kevin Durant combined for 57 points with KD having 54 of them Kevin Durant has been scorching hot scoring the ball of late. Durant nearly single-handedly defeated the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors this past week, dropping 36 and 54 points. Playing without Russell Westbrook, KD put the Thunder on his back during back-to-back contests against two of the...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel is Cleared to Resume Basketball Activities

  USA Today Images It’s been a crazy 12 months for the 19 year old center Nerlens Noel. January of last year, Noel was showcasing his skills and why he should be the consensus #1 overall pick until he tore his ACL against Florida in February. The unfortunate injury hurt his draft stock as he fell from 1st overall to the 6th pick overall by the New Orleans Pelicans. However, the...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

PICTURE: NBA All-Star jerseys leaked

The NBA All-Star jerseys will have a different look this year than previous All-Star games. That’s because the NBA has decided to go with the somewhat controversial sleeve look instead of the traditional jerseys. This appears to be motivated by the marketing minds of the NBA, but nevertheless, the players will have to adjust to the tightly fitted sleeved apparel. The jerseys were...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Young upset teammates didn’t come to his defense

By now I’m sure you’ve all see the the video on YouTube, or ESPN, of Nick Young nearly having his head taken off by rookie, Alex Len. No? Well, you’re in luck. because the video click is featured below. Anyways, Young went for a layup, but was met by Len, who hit him in the face with his hand. Len was issued a flagrant two and ejected from the game, but Nick Young went bonkers...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

SK NBA Talk: January 15th, 2014

Joe Ray (Around The Rink), Michael Prosser (DC Sports-Kings) and Andy Flint sit down to bring you the first episode of SK NBA Talk, brought to you by Sports-Kings.com. Sit down and enjoy, as the panel discusses some hot topics in the NBA right now. The guys look at Chris Paul’s shoulder injury, guys who have stepped up in his absence, and the many possibilities the Clippers and...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Fantasy Free-Throws: Week 12

This week, fantasy basketball owners everywhere are simply hoping to survive the next seven days without losing another significant player to the recent rash of injuries that has plagued the NBA so far this season. But with an often hectic schedule that offers no shortage of fantasy options set to play four games this week, getting through your week 12 matchup unscathed is likely...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Warriors, Heat, And Celtics Make A 3-Team Trade

image from: celticslife.com The Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, and Boston Celtics executed a 3-team trade on Wednesday. The trade is as follows: The Warriors send point guard Toney Douglas to the Heat; the Heat send center Joel Anthony, a 1st round pick they got from the 76ers, and a 2nd round draft pick to the Celtics; and the Celtics send shooting guards MarShon Brooks and...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame power forward gives Anthony Davis great review

Anthony Davis is in just his second year in the NBA and has already caught the attention of Hall of Fame power forward, Kevin McHale. Davis, who had a very up and down rookie season, has made huge strides in year two. And McHale has noticed the progression Davis has made. During an interview, McHale talked about Davis and the improvements he’s made offensively and the confidence...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Love reveals his biggest rivals

Kevin Love considers Blake Griffin one of his biggest rivals in the game.Photo Credit: CBSSports.com Kevin Love is arguably the best power forward in the NBA right now, but the position has so much depth -insert plug of our Sports-Kings Power Forward Draft-. Love, who is having a terrific season, averaging a ridiculous 25.5 points and 13.1 rebounds, appeared on the Jim Rome on Showtime”...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard declined the dunk contest because of his age

Dwight Howard turned down a chance to compete in this year’s dunk contest Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was invited to participate in the this year’s dunk contest in New Orleans, but politely declined. Back in 2008, Howard put on a great show for the New Orleans crowd, defeating Gerald Green while sporting a Superman cape. But Howard, now 28 years old, cited that his age...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Coach: Plan Is For Leandro Barbosa to Be Around For Rest of Season

Could we see a resurgence in Leandro Barbosa’s career? Photo credit: knoxnews.com After star point guard Eric Bledsoe went down with a knee injury, the Phoenix Suns went out and signed former fan favorite Leandro Barbosa to a ten-day contract as an insurance policy. While Barbosa’s best days were in Phoenix and he is a former Sixth Man of the Year, this was seen by many as a...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

First annual power-forward draft

  If you love the NBA, give this draft-styled list a second and leave a comment, telling us what changes you’d make, and why. We’ve spent the last few weeks doing these draft lists, by position. If you happened to miss our first three drafts, you can find them here. We started with the top 30 NBA Point-Guards. From there we tackled the top 30 NBA Shooting-Guards. And finally...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose a Good pairing in Chicago?

Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose are both superstars in the NBA, and when both healthy, are top 10 players in the NBA. However recently both players have struggle to have success in terms of championships. Carmelo was the #3 overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets and for the past ten seasons he’s only been out of the first round of the playoffs twice and has...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James once again jealous of another player’s shot attempts

LeBron James is jealous of Kevin Durant’s shot attempts LeBron James isn’t shy when it comes to voicing his opinion on another player’s shot attempts. Last year, LeBron tweeted about Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson, after watching him jack up shots left and right. ‘Bron said afterwords that Marshall has the greenest light in basketball history. Following a loss to the...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo Suggests He’ll Play On Friday

On Monday night, Rajon Rondo hinted via twitter that he will play on Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers, which will be his season debut. ESPN Boston explains the meaning behind Rondo’s cryptic tweet “29,233,380 secs”. Rondo’s tweet referencing 29,233,380 seconds equates to a little more than 338 days, which would be exactly the duration between his ACL surgery on Feb....
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose off crutches, nearly ready to travel with Bulls

Derrick Rose has reportedly entered the stage of recovery, where he no longer needs crutches. Rose is expected to resume traveling with the Chicago Bulls within the next few weeks. This will obviously be a small step towards his recovery, but it’s a goo sign for the star point-guard, as he continues his second-consecutive journey to return from season-ending surgery. “He’s...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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