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DeAndre Jordan destroys Brandon Knight with MONSTER alley-oop

DeAndre Jordan finishes a Chris Paul alley-oop all over Piston’s point guard, Brandon Knight, during the Los Angeles Clippers’ 129-97 route of the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center on Sunday. Get out the way, young fella! Jordan’s assault on Knight came during the 2nd quarter and put the Clippers up 57-36, as they coasted to a big home win. DeAndre Jordan finished the “Knight”...
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March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

The Phil Naessens’ Show: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Sports-Kings Pass the Pill managing editor Andy Flint joins Phil to discuss the allegations surrounding LeBron James and steroid use (PEDS), recent injuries and how they effect Fantasy Basketball rosters and the NBA’s Western Conference playoff picture plus much much more on Wednesdays Phil Naessens Show. Head on over to Itunes and subscribe to the Phil Naessens show! To listen...
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March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson: Nuggets Are “A Little More Dangerous” Without Melo

With a deeper team, including players like Andre Iguodala, Lawson believes his team is more dangerous.credit: bleacherreport.net When it became clear that Carmelo Anthony was going to leave the Denver Nuggets in free agency, the team dealt him to the New York Knicks. Denver certainly got a great return, netting Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Ray Felton, and Timofey Mozgov. Felton...
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March 11, 2013  |  Discuss
HOWARD'S END

'Hack-a-Dwight' no issue for D'Antoni

Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni says he will keep Dwight Howard on the court late in games despite the center's struggles at the free throw line.

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March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose and Bulls feuding? No-Show at practice

Are the Bulls and All-Star guard, Derrick Rose feuding? Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls All-Star and most beloved player since Michael Jordan, appear to be at odds.   According to reports from Peter Vecsey’s Twitter account, Derrick Rose did not show up to practice on Saturday. Could this stem from the ESPN report that said Rose has medical clearance to resume playing after suffering...
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March 10, 2013  |  1 Comment

Monta Ellis May Opt-In With Bucks

Monta Ellis may be staying in Milwaukee after all.credit: jocksandstilettojill.com For most of this season, many around the league have been under the assumption that Monta Ellis will opt-out of his $11 million option with the Milwaukee Bucks for next season. The consensus was that Ellis believes he is worth more than that, and would like to test his value on the open market. The...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss
MEAT IS MURDER

Glen Davis is going vegan?

Orlando Magic big man Glen "Big Baby" Davis, currently nursing an injury, apparently is adopting the vegan lifestyle in an attempt to shed some weight.

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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers nearly added Josh Smith at deadline

The league’s favorite trade deadline topic, Josh Smith, was reportedly very close to landing in Philadelphia at the modest cost of center Spencer Hawes and young wing-player, and former number 2 overall draft choice, Evan Turner. This report comes from NBC Sports Pro Basketball Talk and was reportedly confirmed by both the Sixers and the Atlanta Hawks. Smith was a heavy topic of...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Kris Humphries Out Of Rotation?

It looks as if Kris Humphries may be the odd man out in Brooklyn.credit: pictures.zimbio.com After resigning with the Brooklyn Nets this offseason, Kris Humphries certainly expected to play a fairly large role this season. This hasn’t happened, as the team has turned to other options at power forward, such as Reggie Evans and Andray Blatche. Humphries has been in the news more...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay feels Grizzlies new owner didn’t give him enough of a chance

When the Memphis Grizzlies were bought by Robert Pera this past off-season, and their front office was re-shaped, the Grizzlies new goal was to clear salary and get below the luxury threshold. Rudy Gay became public enemy number one, being that he was owed an astounding $53.7 million over three seasons. To be fair, Memphis was also linked to possible Zach Randolph trades, but...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes rips the NBA over Serge Ibaka incident

Matt Barnes ripped the NBA via Twitter Matt Barnes probably will be receiving a call from commissioner David Stern, regarding the statements he made via Twitter. Barnes didn’t hold back as he ripped the way the NBA handled the entire Serge Ibaka incident. Somehow, Metta World Peace found his way into the tweet when Matt Barnes said if Peace and himself had done what Ibaka did to...
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March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Bynum considering procedure that would end season

Will Andrew Bynum ever wear the 76ers uniform in a game? Will Andrew Bynum ever play a game for the Philadelphia 76ers? That’s what fans are wondering now that Jason Wolf of USA Today Sports reported Bynum, after experiencing a setback involving swelling in his knee, is considering season-ending arthroscopic surgery. On Sunday, 76ers GM Tony Dileo said, “He is plan A” in regards...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss
HE'S STILL GOT IT

Kobe Bryant demolishes Josh Smith with dunk

Josh Smith had been doing so well. He was guarding Kobe one on one with no help forced a couple contested shots. It seemed as though Smith would get the better of Bryant until the Black Mamba drove right and threw down a hammer slam right in his face! Kobe’s legs are back and appear to be stronger than they have been in years. On the Lakers final posession of the game down one...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka Hits Blake Griffin In Groin

In his time in the league, Blake Griffin has made plenty of dunk highlights at the expense of many. It’s very rare that Griffin ends up on the bad end of a play that goes viral. Well, there’s a first time for everything. In today’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Serge Ibaka took a huge cheap shot against Griffin. Guys, I’m sure you can feel Griffin’s pain. You...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers Only Team Without Representative At Sloan Conference

The baseball world has been taken back by the use of analytics, which introduced an entirely new way to look at the game. The basketball world has begun to catch on, following innovation from guys like John Hollinger. Kobe Bryant and the Lakers probably aren’t very interested in analytics.credit: thewifehatessports.com In Boston over the past few days, basketball geeks from around...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Blake Griffin the next Shawn Kemp?

Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers, has been known for his amazing dunk skills, and for posterizing any and all big men. He has been compared to the high-flying power forward, Shawn ” The Reign Man ” Kemp, who was known for his Dunks during the 90′s. Blake Griffin has showed that he will be remembered as one of the best, high flying big men of the NBA, but some people...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Who is the second best Center in the NBA?

Okay, it’s not Andrew Bynum. I’m sorry its just not. I understand that he is WHEN he is healthy, but do you realize in his now eight-year career he has only played more than 60 regular season games three times.  Not to mention he has played in none this year, thus far. I understand a lot of people say he’s number two under the argument of the center position is dying. To that...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Good, bad, and the ugly playoff scenarios for the Denver Nuggets

Will the Nuggets be celebrating in the playoffs? The Denver Nuggets are quietly surging towards the top of the Western Conference. Despite having a roster absent a single all-star this season, the Nuggets have won 21 of their 29 games in 2013 and have themselves within striking distance of the Memphis Grizzlies. Why must they finish ahead of Memphis? Because that’ll likely mean...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings Might End Up Staying In Sacramento

When news first came out about the possibility of the Sacramento Kings moving to Seattle, many took for granted that the team could end up staying in Sacramento. The possibility of moving to Seattle excited many, and it seemed like a foregone conclusion that they would be gone. Now, it looks like the team might be staying after all. Via Yahoo: The proposed bid of 24-Hour Fitness...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss
LONG ROAD AHEAD

White has 34-hour RV ride to game

Royce White has a fear of flying and likes to drive to games if possible. He even was making a 34-hour ride to play in a D-League game.

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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Future uncertain for Big East basketball

Throughout the history of both amateur and profesional sports alike, fans have had no choice but to accept the ever increasing role that politics have come to play within the sports they love. Most recently however, fans of the NCAA’s Big East Conference have definitly had more than their share of political theatre. For the conference that rose to prominence in the mid 1980′s...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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
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