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Shawn Marion has meetings with multiple teams

Photo Credit: footbasket.com   Shawn Marion may be the best free agent still on the market, and multiple teams have been in contact. Marion met with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, and remains heavily interested in playing alongside LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and possibly Kevin Love. Who wouldn’t? The Cavs can only offer Marion a veteran minimum contract, but they may be his...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George X-Ray image isn’t really his

By this point, everyone has seen the X-ray image of Paul George’s broken leg that has been spreading around the sports blogosphere. And, now, apparently it’s a hoax that was “started” by the Joe Rose Show - at least we think. According to some nifty Deadspin investigating, this image has been around for at least a year, which also was tweeted out by the Twitter account...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Becky Hammon to join NBA team; makes history

Becky Hammon has joined the Spurs staff Former WNBA player Becky Hammon will become the first female regular-season, full-time assistant coach this fall as the San Antonio Spurs have hired the six-time WNBA all-star. Hammon isn’t the first female to be “with” an NBA team as Natalie Nakase was an assistant video coordinator for the Los Angeles Clippers and Lisa Boyer was a volunteer...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron looking super skinny after cutting carbs from diet

LeBron James either hasn’t eaten since he’s lost his third NBA Finals, or he’s on a drastic diet. King James posted a picture on his Instagram that made the normally chiseled-looking forward into a skinny, lanky point guard. According to Dan Feldman of Pro Basketball Talk, James apparently has cut out carbs in his diet. Maybe this would explain the picture below. The post...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Allen being pursued by Doc Rivers/Clippers

Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers has reached out to Ray Allen, who is contemplating retirement. READ FULL: The post Ray Allen being pursued by Doc Rivers/Clippers appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Candice Parker beats NBA player in free throw contest

Candice Parker beat Eric Gordon in a foul shot contest WNBA star Candice Parker definitely has game. The Los Angeles Sparks center/forward had a free throw contest with NBA player Eric Gordon, and actually won. The New Orleans Pelicans guard probably won’t want to bring this up with his friends, but his teammates surely won’t let Gordon live this down. Just watched Candice Parker...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs and Timberwolves have “handshake” deal in place; Thaddeus Young included

The long anticipated blockbuster trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves is reportedly a done deal. The deal, which would headline Kevin Love being sent to the Cavaliers, has been agreed to via the ol’ “handshake” agreement according to Brian Windhorst. Via Philly.com: The Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to a deal that will...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Cassell leaving Wizards to join Clippers as an assistant

(Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) Sam Cassell, who coached the Wizards’ summer league team, is leaving the Wizards to join the Clippers as an assistant coach on Doc Rivers’ staff. Via The Washington Post: Sam Cassell is leaving the Washington Wizards after five seasons to take an assistant coaching position with the Los Angeles Clippers, people with knowledge of the situation...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins interview gets awkwardly funny over future with Cavs

The non-stop chatter about Andrew Wiggins being shipped to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for star power forward Kevin Love has dominated the NBA headlines over the last several weeks. And, despite the NBA being a business, you can’t help but feel sorry for Wiggins who is just trying to get acclimated to the life of an NBA player. Which brings us to today, when the NBA...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Paul George’s X-Ray is brutal

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 24 hours, Paul George had one of the worst sports injuries you’ll ever see. During the fourth quarter of Team USA  Basketball’s scrimmage in Las Vegas, George was chasing down James Harden in an attempt to block his shot when disaster struck. George’s right leg would end up folding up against the stanchion causing the...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George suffers serious leg injury during USA Basketball scrimmage

Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie, USA TODAY Sports Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George suffered a horrible leg injury today during the USA Basketball scrimmage in Las Vegas. Via USA TODAY Sports:  The Team USA showcase came to a gruesome and unfortunate end when Indiana Pacers small forward Paul George suffered what appeared to be a serious right leg injury in the fourth quarter and...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Official NBA ball will now feature the league’s twitter handle

credit: cbssports.com The NBA has fully embraced social media and has effectively used it to reach out to millions of NBA fans across the globe. In an increased effort to solidify itself as the most social media savvy league, the NBA will now feature its twitter handle @NBA on the official game ball starting next season. Tell us why YOU are the biggest NBA fan & you can win...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Kevin Durant’s feet/legs look idential to hockey sticks

Kevin Durant is a skinny dude, but you’d never guess that his feet and legs would be so thin looking that they’d draw a striking resemblance to hockey sticks. After a practice in Las Vegas with the USA Basketball team, Durant has the photo below taken while being interviewed.  Check it out:     Here is a picture of a hockey stick to see the comparison.       The post...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: LeBron James strips on stage

LeBron James, while in Taiwan, had a little fun with the crowd. The Cleveland Cavalier had a Nike sponsored trip tour through China and did not disappoint during his stop in Taiwan. Check this scene out as Lebron gives the hysterical crowd all they can handle! The post WATCH: LeBron James strips on stage appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lakers were going to make Byron Scott their coach years ago

Magic says the Lakers wanted Byron Scott to coach the team in 2010 According to Magic Johnson, the Los Angeles Lakers were planning on making Byron Scott coach of the team in 2010 when Phil Jackson was unsure of his future. Scott decided during that time to take the Cleveland Cavaliers job – which turned out to be a rebuilding gig after LeBron left for the Miami Heat. But had he...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace close to signing in China

Photo Credit: triangleoffense.com   According to ESPN’s Ian Begely, ex-Knick, Metta World Peace, is reportedly close to agreeing to terms with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. Hearing: ex-Knick Metta World Peace is close to agreeing to terms with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 30, 2014...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic sign Peyton Siva

In an effort to continue to build a strong, young core, the Orlando Magic have agreed to a deal with former Louisville point-guard, Peyton Siva. Siva was drafted 56th overall by the Detroit Pistons in 2013, but fell short to really ever crack the Piston’s roster. Full Story at Magic Post: http://wp.me/p4DP7E-1G The post Orlando Magic sign Peyton Siva appeared first on Pass The...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs to play Heat on Christmas Day

Photo Credit: fullscalesports.com According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, LeBron and his Cavaliers will return to Miami for a Christmas Day matchup. Hearing that unofficial NBA schedule of select games includes Cavaliers-at-Heat on Christmas. Schedule still a couple weeks from release. — Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) July 29, 2014 The NBA schedule will still not be released...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant comments on LeBron’s move back to Cleveland

LeBron James caught his share of negative publicity the first time he chose to leave one team for another. Back in July of 2010, LeBron James broke Cleveland’s heart by announcing, on air, that he had decided to leave the Cavaliers, after seven-seasons, to chase rings, in Miami, with the Heat. Looking back, it wasn’t the move that scorned basketball fans, it was the delivery...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard tells Parsons about series clinching shot and how the Rockets “pissed” them off

Damian Lillard and Chandler Parsons traded some jabs during dinner Possibly the best series of the NBA playoffs during last spring’s epic first round may have been the Houston Rockets matchup against the Portland Trailblazers. The trash talking started with Chandler Parsons declaring he was the best small forward in the series, while three out of the six games went into overtime...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin withdraws from Team USA due to injury

Photo Credit: ESPN   Blake Griffin recently withdrew himself from competing with Team USA in the FIBA World Championships, and it’s now been revealed why. Blake Griffin withdrew from Team USA camp to rest a small fracture in his back. It is not believed to be serious. http://t.co/ikhzD8Ehj5 — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 29, 2014 Griffin has a small fracture in...
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Wolves interested in Thaddeus Young

Photo Credit: dimemag.com   The Minnesota Timberwolves have their sights set on Thaddeus Young, if they do eventually move Kevin Love.   RT @ESPNNBA: Sources: Wolves eye Thaddeus Young as potential Kevin Love replacement (via @ESPNSteinLine) – http://t.co/6usZo6x2gA — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 28, 2014   The Wolves have held talks with the Sixers about possible trade...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters believes he should start for the Cavs

Photo Credit: fansided.com   One of the reasons Dion Waiters is one of the best young scorers in the league, is his belief in himself. He believes in his ability to produce on the court, and he thinks the Cleveland Cavaliers should too. In a recent response to some Twitter questions, Waiters was asked if he would accept a sixth man role for the upcoming season. Waiters reply, ...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James will go back to wearing #23

There has been talk of LeBron James perhaps wearing the number 32 instead of the number 23 during his second tour of duty in Cleveland as a sign of respect to Michael Jordan. However, that won’t be the case. LeBron James himself announced on twitter that he will be wear the #23.     23 it is! It’s only right I go back. 2·3=6 We still family 6. #HomeTeam#StriveForGreatnesshttp...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Cleveland Cavaliers don’t need to trade Wiggins to gain Love

(Credit: Hardwood Paroxysm) It seems inevitable that once Andrew Wiggins is able to be traded that he will be included in a deal to Minnesota for Kevin Love. But does he really need to be? Cleveland can present the best offer to Minnesota with or without Wiggins. The Timberwolves are reportedly saying they won’t trade Love to Cleveland without getting Wiggins in return, but the...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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