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Harrison Barnes’ MONSTER dunk on Aron Baynes

The Golden State Warriors took care of business at home against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. The Spurs sat Tim Dunca, and Tony Parker, but that didn’t stop the Warriors from going hard. Harrison Barnes takes Aron Barnes to the woodshed with this big stuff! The Warriors cruised to the 116-106 win over the shorthanded Spurs and seem to be clicking on all cylinders just...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss
SHAKE AND BAKE

Steph Curry humiliates Gary Neal with moves

The San Antonio Spurs visited the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, just one day after losing a tough game to the Kobe-less Lakers on Sunday in Los Angeles, and the outcome of this game wouldn’t be much different. The Warriors took control over the Spurs, who sat Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Kawhi Leonard, with plays like this from their ace, Steph Curry. Curry had Neal in...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe Landing Spots

Even when the news on Kobe Bryant’s injury was not official, fans and commentators started to wonder whether he would be an amnesty casualty.  The news out of Laker camp is that amnestying Kobe Bryant has not been discussed.  But if he were to be amnestied the team that would catch Kobe’s attention would have to be a contender, would need to be good enough to survive without...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Julius Erving hopes Sixers move on without Andrew Bynum

The Andrew Bynum experiment has failed miserable in Philadelphia so far, and as the center becomes a free agent this summer, the Philadelphia 76ers must figure out what to do in regards to re-signing the piece they traded so much to attain. Legendary Sixer, Julius Erving, weighs in. “But I think if he’s not here you are going to free up a lot of money and money talks in the NBA...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Howard staying in LA

The word speculation shall forever be linked to Dwight Howard. As the league’s premier center sets his eyes on securing the 8th seed in the NBA’s western conference without the services of Kobe Bryant, the rumors again begin the swirl surrounding Dwight and his seemingly undecided future. The Latest out of LA and Dwight’s camp suggests that the big man will stay in Los Angeles...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler finishes tough layup

The Chicago Bulls are known for their physical brand of basketball, and on Sunday, the Miami Heat were up for the challenge. Luol Deng gets his shot sent packing by Chris “Birdman” Anderson, but the scrappy, Jimmy Butler, secures the rebound and finishes with a tough layup. Butler’s physical bucket brought the Bulls within 7 points on the road, with a score of 27-20 with about...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

(Watch)Dirk Nowitzki Joins The 25,000 Club

Dirk Nowitzki not only was able to shave off his “Shaggy” beard tonight; but he also reached a personal milestone becoming the 17th player in NBA history to score 25,000 career points. Nowitzki reached the 25,000-point mark with a midrange jumper over Hornets’ center Robin Lopez in the second quarter. Dirk is coming off knee surgery this year and missed the first 29 games...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

(Watch)It’s Grooming Time For The Mavericks

Finally! Cut that $#*t off!  After 4 months of climbing up a steep hill, the Dallas Mavericks finally got to cut their miserable, shaggy looking beards off.  Some of the Maverick players, who can grow facial hair, made a pact to grow their beards and wouldn’t shave it off until they reach a .500 record.  Dallas Mavericks at the time of the pact were as much as 10 games below...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

What Does Kobe Bryant’s Injury Mean For The Future Of Dwight Howard?

credit: sbnation.com Things have gone from bad, to slightly optimistic, to utterly disastrous for the Lakers this season. They hit their ultimate low point today upon finding out that their star player Kobe Bryant would be out for the next 6-9 months due to a complete tear of this Achilles tendon. But while on the surface everybody is asking about the future of Kobe Bryant, the under...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss
NY INK

JR Smith to get Knicks tattoo?

If all goes to play for the New York Knicks in the postseason this year, JR Smith says he will be getting a Knicks tattoo.

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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Smith Turned Down 3 Years, $45 Million From Hawks

Will Josh Smith’s high flying dunks still be in Atlanta next season?credit: kingsofthenba.com Josh Smith was one of the bigger names that many expected to be dealt at the trading deadline. However, the Atlanta Hawks did not find an offer they liked enough to pull the trigger, meaning Smith will hit free agency on the open market this summer. Smith is known for a lot of things about...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

A Look At Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

Kobe Bryant will have a long road to recovery after tearing his Achilles.credit: jefflewisphotography.com The basketball world came to a screeching halt after news broke of Kobe Bryant’s torn Achilles. At the end of one of the toughest seasons you could imagine, Bryant’s leg gave out under him with just a few minutes remaining in a game against the Golden State Warriors. A torn...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Scout: Andrew Wiggins Would Be Number One Pick This Year

Andrew Wiggins is one of the most hyped high school players in recent memory.credit: espn.com With the college basketball season over, there is still no clear-cut number one pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. Despite an ACL injury, many still believe that Kentucky big man Nerlens Noels could still be the first player selected. There are years where one player stands out head and shoulders...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant’s Facebook Rant

Soon as Kobe hit the floor, grabbing his foot in the fourth quarter of last night’s game, he immediately knew that his Achilles tendon was possibly ruptured.  The Black Mamba has been the most durable player in the NBA, playing through multiple injuries. It was vintage Kobe to limp back onto the court to shoot his free throws in pain before walking lamely into the locker room under his...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Barton Tomahawks Thabo Sefolosha

  Portland Trailblazer’s rookie guard, Will Barton, has taken full advantage of his valuable playing time in the last few games because of injuries to Wes Mathews and Nick Batum.  Much to the Portland fans delight, they were able to see some athleticism Friday night from Will, as he introduced himself to Oklahoma City Thunder, defensive wizard, Thabo Sefolosha, in front of...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant suffers probable torn left Achilles

(Photo: Richard Mackson, USA TODAY Sports) There is trouble in Tinseltown as preliminary reports show that Kobe Bryant has torn his left Achilles tendon Friday night late in the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors.  The Lakers did rally without Kobe to win 118-116 without their legendary star to keep hold of the 8th seed in the Western Conference.  L.A maintains...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Maloofs listening to offer that will keep Kings in Sacramento?

The Maloof family is reportedly willing to listen to an offer from investors who plan to keep the Sacramento Kings safe and sound in the city of Sacramento, opposed to those who’d like to see them moved to Seattle and their name recycled into the Supersonics. But this deal is contingent on price, and has a ticking clock. That price is not exactly known, but it isn’t cheap and...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard ready to help recruit in Portland

The Portland Trail Blazers outstanding rookie (of the year), Damian Lillard, is offering his services to assist Portland in recruiting players to come play for the Trail Blazers. Lillard will look to attract the attention of free agent players that can help the Blazers take that next step. “It depends on what our team is going to need, but if I like a player that is on the market...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 5 Cinderella Possibilities

The biggest difference between the NBA and the NFL, other than a fixed salary cap, is that any team can get hot and win the Super Bowl.  In the NBA, one can pretty much determine which teams are contenders and which are pretenders.  For example, there is 0.00% chance that Milwaukee wins the NBA Finals this year.  So which teams do have a chance to wear the Cinderella slipper? ...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA scout says Ben McLemore is a better version of Ray Allen

An NBA scout says Ben McLemore will be a better version of Ray Allen Of course the NBA scout couldn’t attach his name to this statement based on NBA rules, but it’s worth noting that at least one scout believes that 20 year-old, Ben McLemore is going to be one hell of a player. Speaking on condition of anonymity this particular scout claims McLemore will be a better version of...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Bass posterizes Brook Lopez

LOOK OUT, young fella! Dunkers in the building! You know how you were always taught to force your man middle? This is a great example of how that fails to work. Brandon Bass blows by Reggie Evans and into the lane, which generally isn’t a bad thing for the defense, but a late rotation by Brook Lopez, who looked as if he had no idea that Bass could dunk, results in Brook paying...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris forces overtime with clutch three

Do you think the Milwaukee Bucks regret trading Tobias Harris for J.J. Redick at the NBA’s trade deadline? If they didn’t before, then they certainly do now. Harris broke Milwaukee’s back last night in Orlando as the Magic squared off against the Bucks. Harris gets the inbound, makes a move around former teammate, Marquis Daniels, gets held and still converts with a game-tying...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

76ers hoping Doug Collins steps down as head coach?

Philadelphia 76ers head coach, Doug Collins, has one season left in his current contract, and word around the league is that the Sixers’ front office hopes Collins will opt out of his final season.  Collins is 62-years old and has $4.5 million left to put in his pocket on this current deal. Reports indicate that the Philadelphia 76ers have no plans to extend his contract, citing...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Could Brittney Griner make it in the NBA?

Mark Cuban told reporters that the Dallas Mavericks would consider drafting Brittney Griner with a second round pick in the upcoming draft. Many people have spoke out against this idea including, Geno Auriema and several analysts among the basketball hierarchy. Now as a fan I’d love if my team had a forward thinking owner like Cuban, plus you have to respect his passion for his...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockets Clinch A Playoff Spot With A Goaltended 3Pointer At The Buzzer

Who loses on a 3 point goaltended shot?  The Phoenix Suns, who are now winless in their last 10 games, gave Houston Rockets plenty of reasons to celebrate.  With the controversy win Tuesday night, the Rockets secured a playoff spot for the first since the 2009 seasons.  The victory was decided when James Harden let go of a three-point shot with the score tied at 98 and no time...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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