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Top 10 Trios in the NBA

Everybody thank Reggie Rose for bringing up this issue again.  By coming out and stating that the Bulls have not done enough for Derrick Rose, it makes you wonder how much help does Rose really have?  Is having two All-Stars enough?  Let us take a look at the top trios in the NBA, and see if Reggie knows what he is talking about. 1)      Miami Heat – LeBron James, Dwyane...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The Phil Naessens’ Show: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The Fantasy Basketball season is winding down and the playoffs are approaching quickly. Please join Sports-Kings Pass the Pill managing editor Andy Flint and host Phil Naessens as they discuss what impact, if any, last weeks NBA trade deadline moves affects Fantasy Basketball as well as tips and proven methods to help you solidify your roster as your team (s) head into the playoffs...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss
SPIKE LEE APPROVES

Heat players refer to Allen as 'Jesus'

Ray Allen's Heat teammates apparently have taken to referring to him as "Jesus" in reference to the name of the character Allen played in the 1998 film, He Got Game.

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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Meyers Leonard Dunks On Iguodala

When the Portland Trailblazers drafted Meyers Leonard, they had high hopes that he would end up as more of a success than the last time they put hopes in a big man; Greg Oden. Leonard had a nice effort in a loss against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, posting 13 points and 5 rebounds on 4-7 shooting. The highlight of his night was certainly this emphatic dunk over Andre Iguodala...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss
GOT YOUR BACK

Hibbert to pay teammate's fine

Roy Hibbert reportedly says he will pay a teammate's fine that came as a result of the fight between the Pacers and Warriors.

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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The 5 NBA Finals match-ups we would love to watch

We all have our idea of what a dream match up would be during the 2013 NBA Finals. Whether you’re a die-hard Heat fan, or you bleed Orange and Blue, the NBA playoffs are a spectacular showcase for the world’s best professional basketball teams. 5. San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks Remember the last time these teams faced each other in the NBA Finals? It was the 1999 NBA...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL

Clippers owner nixed trade

The Clippers made no moves at the NBA trade deadline, but that wasn't the basketball people's fault. Word is that Clippers owner Donald Sterling nixed one potential trade at the deadline.

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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Feel Good Stories this NBA season

Each season, a few stories emerge in the basketball world that you can’t help but feel good about. Even non-Knick fans were mesmerized last season by “Linsanity” and the subsequent positive effects felt by the NBA. The story gained so much publicity that the Knicks became regulars on ESPN, TNT, ABC, and NBATV, even though they were never a legitimate contender. There have been...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Love eyeing March return

Kevin Love has battled a right hand injury all season and now aims a mid-to-late March return, that would allow the Wolves star to play in the team’s last 15-20 games. Love is currently resting his surgically repaired third metacarpal in his right hand that he injured on Jan. 3 in Denver. Love also missed the first few weeks of the season with a fractured right hand injury and...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant surpasses 31,000 points, Tweets “Amnesty THAT”

Just after nearly three months before passing his 30,000th Career points, Kobe Bryant surpassed the 31,000th point mark in a match with the Dallas Mavericks, after scoring 38 Points (14 in the 4th Quarter), it was an all-around great night for the Black Mamba, who also grabbed 12 rebounds and 7 assists in their 103-99 win over the Mavericks on Sunday in Dallas. Kobe Bryant seemed...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher reaches deal with Oklahoma City Thunder

38-year old Derek Fisher has reached an agreement with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Fisher, a 5-time NBA Champion, who first debuted his NBA game in 1996 was a long-time Los Angeles Laker. The Lakers parted ways with Fisher last season at the NBA’s trade deadline, shipping him to the Houston Rockets, where he was bought-out and then signed with the Thunder. Derek Fisher has reached...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Should the Utah Jazz have traded Paul Millsap or Al Jefferson

The NBA’s trade deadline has come and gone, with it officially coming to an end on Thursday, February 21st, at 3:00 PM ET. All big name players rumored to be on the move, like Josh Smith and Dwight Howard, stayed right where they were and did not get moved, which surprised many fans and teams across the NBA. Perhaps even more surprising, at least to fans of the Utah Jazz, was the...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Does LeBron James care about what Jordan thinks more than he’s letting on?

I usually break it down on a higher level but today, to quote FM Blue, “I could fake the funk and get my point across, or drop a little science, leave you MC’s lost”. Number 23 (Michael Jordan) has been disrespected, and by someone who benefited from his career! The false 23, or in actuality number 6 (LeBron James), has disrespected the man that he capitalized off from...
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban Questions Whether Lakers Should Amnesty Kobe

Kobe’s salary will certainly be a burden on the Lakers.credit: thewifehatessports.com Under the new CBA, all NBA franchises were granted the right to an amnesty clause, meaning that they could cut ties with a player that they had previously signed without suffering the salary cap consequences. The team will still have to pay the player, but it gives them the financial flexibility...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Fake gunmen confronted by real police outside Metta World Peace’s home

Fake gunman were confronted by the LAPD in front of Metta World Peace’s condo After the Lakers victory over Boston on Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Times interviewed World Peace. This coming on the heels of a visit from the Los Angeles police department who woke Metta World Peace out of a sound sleep. I’m in my underwear and my son says, ‘Hey dad, there’s police at the...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Thomas Robinson traded to the Rockets

Matt Moore of CBS Sports is reporting that the Houston Rockets have acquired the 2012 NBA Draft’s fifth overall pick, Thomas Robinson, in a six-player trade. The entire trade was Robinson, Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt and a second-round pick for forward Patrick Patterson, center Cole Aldrich, Toney Douglas, and cash. This is the first big move as we approach the deadline...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Nets attempt at Ilyasova rejected by Bucks

The Brooklyn Nets have been incredibly active in trade talks but have not been able to acquire anyone with their not-so-glamorous package of Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and a draft pick. They wanted Dwight, then they wanted Josh Smith, and now they are trying to acquire a player GM Billy King wanted last season, Turkish stud Ersan Ilyasova. According to ESPNs Marc Stein: Nets...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Rose: The Return is Near

Finally some good news for Bulls fans!  According to @KCJHoop, Derrick Rose participated in 5 on 5 practice earlier today.  One can conclude that there was no setbacks from Monday’s 5 on 5 practice, and that is a positive step towards his return.  ESPNChicago reported that a source close to the Bulls thought that Rose looked “really good” on Monday. Combining the fact that...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Denies Lil’ Wayne’s Claim

We previously told you about how hip-hop star Lil’ Wayne claimed to be banned from all NBA events at the request of the Miami Heat during All-Star weekend. Additionally, he made some claims regarding personal relations between himself and Chris Bosh’s wife. To throw some extra fuel on the fire, Lil’ Wayne decided to start a feud with the Heat’s big three, calling out LeBron...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Rumors, Updated Regularly

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, Pass the Pill will be keeping you up to date with the latest NBA trade deadline rumors. This post will be updated regularly, so keep checking back to see the hottest buzz. Updated: Tuesday February 19, 3:55 PM Two of the hottest names that have been thrown around in recent weeks, Monta Ellis and Josh Smith, may actually be involved in...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 All-Star Future Rankings

Not all All-Stars are the same.  Some are veterans who will be making their last appearance and some are there for the first time.  The question is, if you were starting a team with one player, which player would you choose first?  1. Lebron James (28) – He is the best player in the NBA and might be one of the best teammates. James knows his game can improve and works on his...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss
DISLIKE A BOSH

Wayne makes claim about Bosh's wife

Lil Wayne's beef with the Miami Heat doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon, especially after what he said in regards to the wife of Heat star Chris Bosh. 

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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan: Jim Carrey didn’t see as many number 23′s

Even Jim Carrey didn’t see this many 23′s: So, Basketball fans, let’s talk about the #23… but first, there once was a man named James Naismith, who created a sport that reflected the game of life, the go getters are the guys who go after the rebounds, the head hanger’s are the guys who give up after misfiring, etc. Well, there was also a man named James, who gave birth...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss
NOW YOU SEE IT...

CP3 dribbles through Chris Bosh's legs

The NBA All-Star game is certainly not known for its defense or anything resembling it, but it can still be fun to watch at times. Some of the best athletes in the world get the chance exhibit their skills and flash some moves that they might not get to use in a game that actually counts for something. Exhibit A: Chris Paul dribbling between the legs of Chris Bosh. Yes, you read...
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February 17, 2013  |  Discuss
WE COOL

KG, Melo make fun of Craig Sager together

Much was made of the supposed “beef” between Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony earlier this season. After a physical, emotional game, Melo supposedly waited outside of the Boston locker room to have a word with KG. Then the rumors started flying about what was actually said on the court between the two. Now, the two have apparently talked and resolved whatever issues there might...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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