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Bulls deal Luol Deng to Cavs for Andrew Bynum, draft picks

Luol Deng is headed to Cleveland After many weeks of rumors filling up blogs and websites, the long anticipated departure of Andrew Bynum from the Cleveland Cavaliers has finally come to fruition. In return the Cavs acquire All-Star forward Luol Deng from the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls will also receive three future draft picks with the choice to switch first round picks in 2015...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith to Twitter hater: “You look like a man”

J.R. Smith told a Twitter hater just how he felt about her Love him or hate him, J.R. Smith does provide a lot of comedy. Albeit unintentional the majority of the time, Smith has a rather unique way with expressing his feelings via Twitter. We all remember his famous “You trying to get the pipe” tweet to a follower who told J.R. she was coming to the game. But that’s not all...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPNLA 710 Radio creates chaos on Twitter: Lakers deny report

The Lakers and Cavaliers have been working on a deal that would send power-forward, Pau Gasol, to Cleveland in exchange for former-Laker, Andrew Bynum. These rumors have been on and off more times than I care to count, and after ESPNLA 710 Radio’s brilliant Tweet early Sunday morning, saying the trade had been completed, the confusion on this situation is starting to pile up. ESPNLA...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Durant hits clutch step-back jumper

The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to chug along, behind the play of Kevin Durant. It almost seems as if Durant has become possessed in the absence of teammate Russell Westbrook. Durant took his big-time game to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night, and this play about sums it up for the league’s second best player. The game was tied at 111 with about 10 seconds left in...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki doubts Mavericks’ team

If the NBA playoffs started today, the Dallas Mavericks would be owners of the 8th seed. They’d end up facing the San Antonio Spurs, and more than likely, they’d be on their way to a four or five game series, before departing on their “gone fishing” trip. Mavs’ superstar, Dirk Nowitzki, seems to realize this, and doesn’t believe this current team is a playoff caliber...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPNLA 710 Deletes Tweet About Pau Gasol/Andrew Bynum Trade; Things To Be Made More Clear In Coming Days

Late Saturday night, ESPNLA 710 tweeted out that the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers had agreed to a trade that would send Andrew Bynum to the Lakers and Pau Gasol to the Cavaliers. But ESPNLA 710 has since deleted the tweet and Ramona Shelburne who works for the radio station has since tweeted that the Lakers deny the deal is done.  However, earlier in the day, Shelburne...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Have Traded Pau Gasol To Cavaliers For Andrew Bynum According To Sources; Deal To Be Official On Sunday

  ESPNLA 710  Radio is reporting that the Los Angeles Lakers have traded Pau Gasol to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Bynum and that the deal will be official on Sunday.  Twitter and the rest of the sports social media world is naturally blowing up over this news. More details about what else is involved in the trade (if anything) will of course be made known once the trade...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers’ Chris Paul Is Out 3-5 Weeks Due To A Separated Shoulder

image from: nba.com Clippers star point guard Chris Paul went down with a separated right shoulder sprain tonight against the Dallas Mavericks and will be out for 3-5 weeks. The Clippers have already been without J.J. Redick in the back court, and now they are going to be without their league MVP candidate for a little while. While it sounds like Paul won’t be out for too long...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vince Carter is still really good at dunking!

Vince Carter is turning 37 years old at the end of this month, but you wouldn’t know it by the way VC can still dunk a basketball. Carter is enjoying another solid season late in his career with the Dallas Mavericks as a role player, but there was once a time when VC was a premier player and dunker in the NBA. Wouldn’t it be cool to see Vinsanity compete in the Dunk Contest this...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Overpaid Players Currently In The NBA

Amar’e Stoudemire hasn’t lived up to his huge contract Each season in the NBA we see some players receiving huge contracts but then not deliver what they are expected to. The 2013-2014 season is no exception. As a matter of fact, there are several players who are overpaid. Let’s see which the top 10 overpaid players in the league are. No.1: Gilbert Arenas One of the biggest...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls Have No Interest In Trading Luol Deng For Andrew Bynum; Lakers Talks With Cavs About Gasol/Bynum Swap Have Stalled

Earlier this week, there was talk about the Chicago Bulls expressing interest in Andrew Bynum with the possibility of unloading Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers to get him. There were also talks about the Los Angeles Lakers being interested in swapping Pau Gasol for Andrew Bynum. But the latest reports on both fronts say that talks between the Cavaliers and Lakers have stalled...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo doesn’t want to be the next Marbury; three teams on his shortlist for FA

Melo doesn’t want to be the next Marbury and could leaveMADDIE MEYER/GETTY IMAGES 30 games into the 2013-2014 NBA season and the New York Knicks continue to be a disaster. And a nationally televised game on Christmas may have helped cement a decision for Knicks star, Carmelo Anthony. While the Knicks were getting blowout by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Stephon Marbury, a former Knicks...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

10 most underpaid players in the NBA

Chandler Parsons will eventually have a nice payday Some players in the NBA earn much less than what they are actually worth. They produce much more than they were initially expected and that’s why they are considered as underpaid. Let’s break down the list of the top 10 players in this category. No.1: Chandler Parsons For many people around the league, Chandler Parsons is an...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

First annual NBA shooting-guard draft

Happy New Years’ Day. If you didn’t catch our piece from Christmas Day, then here’s a link to check that out. We drafted the top 30 point-guards last week, and now we bring you the top 30 shooting-guards, draft style. Frank Santos and myself (Andy Flint) took turns choosing players from the shooting-guard position, until we had enough two-guards to match the amount of teams...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs and Bulls discussing Deng for Bynum trade

The Cavs and Bulls are discussing a Deng for Bynum swap The Chicago Bulls are reliving the worst possible scenario as they lost Derrick Rose for the season yet again. At 12-17 the Bulls are hardly out of the putrid Eastern Conference race, but realistically any chance of them making a deep run in the playoffs is out the window. The next logical thing the Bulls brass is looking at...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Fantasy Free-Throws

Welcome to the first edition of our weekly a fantasy basketball column entitled ”NBA Fantasy Free-Throws”, reading material that we hope you’ll find helpful when making your roster changes and scanning the waiver-wire for last minute replacements. With two months of the NBA’s regular-season already in the books, it’s safe to say that everyone’s got a pretty good read...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

FIVE NBA COACHES WHO SHOULD BE FIRED…TODAY!

In honor of Black Monday in the NFL, Sports-Kings wanted to make sure that NBA coaches didn’t think they could just fly under the radar. I present to you the five coaches that should be fired IMMEDIATELY! Mike D’Antoni: Credit: Associated Press Mike shouldn’t have been hired in the first place.  It appeared at the time that Jim Buss hired D’Antoni and not Phil Jackson because...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Evan Turner throws-down 360 dunk, offends Lakers

There’s an unwritten rule in basketball … you do NOT score when the clock is winding down and your team has the game locked up. Nobody informed Philadelphia 76ers guard, Evan Turner. After Nick Young launches, and misses a three-pointer, the Sixers come down with the rebound, and somehow Evan Turner ends up flying ahead of everyone else (because the game was over and they had...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tobias Harris posterizes Paul Milsap

Tobias Harris is officially back for the Orlando Magic. The third-year forward missed a good portion of the beginning of the season with a high ankle sprain. Harris has now played eight games in a row (30+ minutes in his last five) and appears to be all systems go as he laid the hammer down on Paul Millsap on Sunday in Orlando. Harris has notched double-digit scoring in his last...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Victor Oladipo blocks Shelvin Mack's shot into the seats

The Orlando Magic have some bright young players in their blueprint of what appears like it could be a tough NBA team again in the near future. One of those bright spots in rookie guard, Victor Oladipo. Oladipo won fans over on draft night, when he spoke of the work ethic he’d bring to Orlando. Here’s a small sample of the work Victor puts in on a nightly basis for the Magic...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Denver Nuggets player was high before a playoff game

Rex Chapman detected a Nuggets player was high before a playoff game The popular recreational drug known as marijuana already is starting to take off in Denver, Colorado. In fact, stores are starting to stock their shelves in anticipation for the New Year’s grand opening. But rewind back to 2010 and pot was not legal – at least recreationally. Which makes the newest report of...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Bynum Is Likely Done In Cleveland, But He Still Appears To Have A Future In The NBA

It would make sense that after Andrew Bynum’s latest fiasco and suspension from the Cavaliers, he would have no future in the NBA. But if there’s anything that the world of professional sports teaches us, it is that things don’t always make sense, especially when you are dealing with guys over 7 feet tall. Reports have surfaced that should the Cavaliers go on to release Andrew...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 10 Best Players Currently Playing In The NBA

LeBron James and Kevin Durant have been the two best NBA players We are almost two months into the 2013-2014 season. Up to now, we’ve seen lots of surprises from both players and teams. Some of them were pleasant some others not. But which are the best players currently in the league? Let’s break down the Top 10. No.1: LeBron James The King still remains on his throne. There...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers suspend Andrew Bynum

In shocking news, the Cleveland Cavaliers have suspended Andrew Bynum indefinitely. The newly acquired Bynum has had his ups and downs this season as a member of the Cavs, but has reportedly worn out his welcome. Bynum is suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. About Bynum suspension, league source tells Yahoo: “He doesn’t want to play basketball anymore. He never liked...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook Undergoes Knee Procedure: He’s Out Until After The All-Star Break

The Thunder got some disappointing news today that they didn’t want to hear. Their star point guard Russell Westbrook underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee today and is out until after the All-Star break according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.  The good news in all this is that it sounds like he will be back well before the season ends and the Thunder...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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