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Stephen Jackson on Malace at the Palace: ‘It felt good to punch a fan’

Photo Credit: thesource.com/AP It’s becoming more and more apparent why Stephen Jackson was released by the Spurs; mainly because he’s officially lost his mind. In an interview on ESPN’s Highly Questionable, Jackson reminisces about the infamous Malace at the Palace in Detroit involving he and the artist formerly known as Ron Artest. Jackson better be retiring from the league...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss
EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS

Andre Drummond dunks all over Chris Brown

Pistons forward Andre Drummond has an up and down rookie campaign. When he was able to get on the court, he showed flashes of elite athleticism that has Detroit fans hopeful for the future, especially with Greg Monroe developing with Drummond as well. For some reason, Lawrence Frank did not get the two hopeful future stars much playing time together. In related news, Lawrence Frank...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Are The Nets Wise To Hire Jason Kidd As Their Head Coach?

After announcing his retirement from playing in the NBA a couple of weeks ago, Jason Kidd has already found work as the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets according to ESPN.com. Kidd has vaulted the likes of Brian Shaw, Lionel Hollins, George Karl, and other guys who have great track records as head coaches or as assistants. The Nets have one of the more star-studded line ups in...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Otto Porter has a top three pick guarantee

Photo Credit: nbccollegeprobasketballtalk.com/AP There has been much talk about the weakness of the 2013 NBA Draft, and with that brings a certain amount of mystery, as a “no-brainer” top pick does not exist in this class. However, it seems that Otto Porter, the talented forward out of Georgetown, may not be stressing too much come draft night, as it is being reported Porter...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss
WHAT'S UP, DOC?

Rivers considering leaving Celtics?

Doc Rivers is considering ending his tenure with the Boston Celtics, reportedly because the longtime coach "feels it may be time for a change."

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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Most Underrated NBA Free Agents at Every Position

In recent years, the NBA offseason has routinely been dominated by bidding wars for superstars, and this year will be no different. Chris Paul and Dwight Howard will receive the majority of the news coverage, and with good reason. Adding one of those guys can turn a below average squad into a playoff contender, and the rumors that the two could potentially team up to form another...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss
ON THE GRIND

Pop: Foreign players work harder

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich believes that foreign players tend to work harder than American-born basketball players. Do you agree?

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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

The Timberwolves Expect Rick Adelman To Return As Head Coach

There has been some chatter out of the Twin Cities about whether or not Rick Adelman will return next season as the Timberwolves’ head coach. Adelman is still under contract and the team would love to have him back, but the health concerns surrounding his wife have caused many to think he may not return and opt to spend more time with his wife. However, Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Players That Need a New Uniform

  There are many players in the NBA that could use a change of scenery, and a new start with a new team. Some are upcoming free agents this summer who should take the opportunity and part ways, while some are locked up, but could benefit from a possible trade. Here are a few players that could definitely benefit from wearing a new uniform for the 2013-2014 season:   Tyreke Evans...
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Future Of Denver Nuggets Looks Dicey

Not many teams have done what the Denver Nuggets have just pulled off, which is letting go of both your general manager and head coach after both won “executive of the year” and “coach of the year” honors. Masai Ujiri, now former Nuggets GM, has taken the GM job with the Raptors, and George Karl was fired as head coach last week. Denver has never been a hotbed of NBA success...
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron Wakes Up After Blocking Splitters Shot

  courtesy of cbssports.com If you were watching Game 2 of the NBA Finals you probably wondered what in the world was wrong with King James? LeBron struggled for about 2 1/2 quarters and then came the BLOCK that woke him up! Take a look:   Then they went on a 35-9 run which LeBron had 11Pts 4Reb and 3 Ast during that run.  By looking at his final numbers of 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 7...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss
LET'S MAKE A DEAL

Report: Magic shopping #2 pick

It's going to take more than one player to turn around the situation in Orlando, so the team is reportedly taking all calls on the number two pick in June's draft. 

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June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

NY Knicks Early Draft Targets

The Knicks will hope to have even more to celebrate after this year’s draft pick and the prospect of another strong year. The New York Knicks find themselves with the 24th pick in this year’s NBA draft. Finishing with their first division title and playoff series win in a decade, they are looking to improve even further this offseason. Which direction will they go in the draft...
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant leaves agent, joins…

Kevin Durant has joined forces with Jay-Z Add Kevin Durant to the list of athletes who have left their agent in favor of Jay Z’s Roc Nation empire. At this pace, Jay-Z may become the only agency to sign with. Well, assuming you are a stud at your respective sport. Kevin Durant joins Robinson Cano, Geno Smith, Skylar Diggins, Victor Cruz and others to join the rap mogul’s team...
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tony Parker puts crazy spin move on Norris Cole

Tony Parker left Norris Cole in the dust with a crazy spin move Tony Parker had plenty of heroics down the stretch of the San Antonio Spurs upset win over the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The first of Parker’s heroics came with a second short of six minutes left on the clock in the fourth quarter, when the Spurs were pushing the ball in transition. Parker caught a pass...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Why The San Antonio Spurs Should Be Favored To Win The NBA Finals Over The Miami Heat

The NBA Finals tips off Thursday, June 6 at 9:00 PM ET on ABC, featuring a red-hot San Antonio Spurs team and the NBA’s juggernaut Miami Heat, who have dominated the NBA over the course of the regular season with a league best 66-16 record. But while the Miami Heat are the defending champions as well as the team with LeBron James, who is the best player in the world, I will argue...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James doesn’t pick Kobe Bryant as most dominant star of last 15 years

LeBron James kicks off his fourth NBA Finals appearance tonight in Miami against the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs swept LeBron in his first NBA Finals appearance in 2007 while he was still a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thus the NBA has its story lines and LeBron gets pounded with questions about the Spurs and their Big Three. In a pre-Finals media interview with reporters...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert thanks the Heat on Twitter

(Credit: zimbio.com) Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert made the world take notice when his squad pushed the favored Miami Heat to seven games in the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals. Hibbert’s character also shone through on several occasions. It’s easy to see he’s a humble, intelligent guy who’s worked himself to the bone to get to where he is. While Roy Hibbert can only...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 5 worst NBA lottery draft classes of the 2000s

The NBA lottery, otherwise known as the first 14 selections of the NBA Draft, can be feast or famine. Some years you can get lucky and have LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to choose from, while other years you may have a bunch of question marks and busts. But that’s what makes the NBA draft lottery so interesting. The weight and pressure on a general manager’s...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwane Casey May Not Be Back In Toronto

Earlier this week, the word out of Toronto was that new Raptors GM Masai Ujiri was going to retain Dwane Casey as head coach for the upcoming season. However, Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun is now reporting that Masai Ujiri may not bring back Casey as head coach after all, and that the organization might look for a new head coach to start the Masai Ujiri era of basketball in “the...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

What This Finals Matchup Means For the Future of the NBA

Finally, after one of the most hard fought series in recent memory, the Miami Heat have vanquished the Indiana Pacers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Their next opponent? The San Antonio Spurs, a fading dynasty led by Tim Duncan, who is looking to win his 5th ring before his Hall of Fame career comes to an end. While these two teams may seem similar when looking at their...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss
RULES ARE RULES

Hawks guilty of tampering?

The Atlanta Hawks sent out an email to prospective ticket buyers, and they may have been guilty of tampering with free agents.

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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN hoops guru tweets trade involving Dwyane Wade to the Knicks

What would Dwyane Wade look like in a Knicks uniform? Bill Simmons, the charismatic ESPN columnist, suggested an interesting trade between the Miami Heat and New York Knicks. In Simmons proposed trade, he suggested that Tyson Chandler and Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks would be sent to Miami in exchange for Dwyane Wade. Of course it should be noted that Simmons proposed this...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd announces retirement

Jason Kidd has decided o retire after 19 seasons Jason Kidd and fellow co-Rookie of the Year winner Grant Hill came into the league together and will be exiting together. After a magnificent career that saw Kidd play for four teams (Mavericks, Suns, Nets, and Knicks) in 19 seasons, Kidd decided to call it quits. Kidd was a 10-time all-star that just completed his first year of a...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Could Jerry Sloan Be Returning To Utah?

Jerry Sloan has been rumored to be interested in a return to the NBA in some sort of capacity and finally a possible return has been linked to the Utah Jazz. Jody Genessy of the Deseret News is reporting: The Utah Jazz have had a preliminary discussion with Sloan about returning to the fold in an unspecified position… “That’s up to (them). That’s a situation that’s strictly...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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