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Chauncey Billups: “I can’t see me, basketball-wise, playing in Denver again”

  If you are a regular reader of mine or a twitter follower you should know how close I hold Chauncey Billups to my heart as does the city of Denver. Chauncey is as much a part of the Denver landscape as the Rocky Mountains, the MMJ dispensaries and the Denver Nuggets. Chauncey feels the love for [...]
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June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: LeBron James rapping on stage with LMFAO at Miami Club

  There’s only one ting to do in Miami after becoming an NBA Champ and that’s to club until six in the morning, but LeBron James had to raise the bar and rap on stage with musical group LMFAO. H/T I Am A GM
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June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Rumor Central: Raymond Felton interesting in signing with New York Knicks

  Raymond Felton misses his good times with the New York Knicks, but since being moved to Denver and then traded to Portland, Raymond is ready for free agency. What teams are on his short list?? The New York Knicks (which seems to be on everyone’s list despite their tight monies). Felton said the ideal system [...]
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June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Miami Heat are the 2012 NBA Champions

  Hard work, dedication, sacrifice, trials and tribulations, have all lead to this moment for the Miami Heat, the same team who was on the brink of elimination in the Eastern Conference Finals by the Boston Celtics. They earned this moment — conventional or unconventional — they took their embarrassment from losing to the Dallas [...]
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June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

LeBron James and the Miami Heat bench dancing

  You can see the exuberance on LeBron James face as he watches the clock dwindles down and the Miami Heat win the 2012 NBA Champions. I can’t even imagine the feeling that the tried and tested LeBron James is feeling, but I’m guessing it feels like warm apple pie. H/T I AM A GM
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June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh gets champagne bath after winning NBA Championship

  Iwill not make fun of Bosh. I will not make fun of Bosh. I will not make fun of Bosh. H/T LBSports
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June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

LeBron James checks out of Game 5 to a standing ovation

  On top of earning a triple-double and winning his first NBA Championship, LeBron James checks out of Game 5 to a standing ovation from Miami Heat fans.
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June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Kevin Durant holds back tears

  This was a tender moment between Kevin Durant and his mother as OKC lost to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. Kevin Durant and the OKC Thunder have a bright and long future ahead of them. H/T Eye On Basketball
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June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Tony Parker is suing for injury in the Chris Brown-Drake fight

  Just last week San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Park was injured in a SoHo nightclub where THE fight broke out between musical artists Chris Brown and Drake.  Today, he filed papers to sue the owners of the club to the tune of $20 million. The San Antonio Spurs guard — injured in the Chris [...]
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss
NO QUIT IN HIM

Durant throws down hammer dunk on Haslem

You didn’t think Kevin Durant was going out quietly, did you?? During Game 5 of the NBA Finals — which the Oklahoma City are facing elimination – Kevin Durant dunked over Miami Heat’s Udonis Haslem with a baseline hammer move. H/T Eye On Sports
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Rumor Central: Houston Rockets packaging #16 with Samual Dalembert

  Seems the Houston Rockets are ready to dump Samuel Dalembert in ways of packaging him with their first-round #16 pick as reported by Alex Kennedy: The Houston Rockets are shopping Samuel Dalembert, according to sources. He may be packaged with one of Houston’s first-round picks. The Houston Rockets are still on the hunt for [...]
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley: “They don’t even have real fans here in Miami”

  Charles Barkley has always spoken his mind when discussing the makeup of the Miami Heat and especially Miami Heat fans. This is nothing new for Sir Charles as he’s always has been skeptical of Miami’s fan base because let’s be honest when you hear the term ‘bandwagon’ the assumption is you automatically think of [...]
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook clubbing it up Wednesday night….Nah, it’s just an OLD pic

    This picture was making its round around twitter and the blog with the assumption that it was Russell Westbrook was partying in Miami on the eve of OKC’s elimination game. Fret not, Thunder fans, besides the photo looking like an obvious victim of photoshop, this picture is over a week old. The good folks [...]
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Miami Heat Mash up featuring Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith

  Remember during the Eastern Conference Finals, with the Heat down to the Boston Celtics, Stephen A. Smith predicted the Miami Heat were finished? This youtube user, OfficialElroy, took several First Take episodes and mashed them up with Auto Tunes and Shayda. Enjoy!
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Actor Gary Oldman speaks out against NBA Players acting

  When I first saw the title I thought It was something about flopping, but actor Gary Oldman speaks out about NBA players actually acting and I must say it’s priceless!! Can we give Mr. Oldman an award for this?? H/T The Basketball Jones
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Rumor Central: New Orleans Hornets considering using #10 pick on Tyler Zeller

  The New Orleans traded their starting center Emeka Okafor along with Trevor Ariza to the Washington Wizards and with their sudden need for a center, there are reports that New Orleans may use their #10 pick on  UNC 7-footer Tyler Zeller. After trading starting center Emeka Okafor to the Wizards on Wednesday, the New Orleans Hornets are more likely [...]
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Rumor Central: Rashard Lewis wants to sign with contender?

  On Wednesday it was announced the New Orlean Hornets traded Okafor and Ariza to Washington for Rashard Lewis and this made 100% as it opened a tremendous amount of cap space for the Hornets. It’s obvious New Orleans will buyout Lewis’ contract, but Lewis hopeful to sign with a contender. The Hornets are expected to buyout Rashard [...]
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith suing former Chinese team for $1 million

  New York Knicks’ J.R. Smith time in China during the lockout wasn’t the most memorable for him as he suffered a knee injury, missed practices, and of course the ‘brawls’ between fans and his sister. However, J.R. Smith feels entitled to some of the salary that his former Chinese team withheld claiming he didn’t [...]
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Man makes LeBron James balloon sculpture

LeBron James of the Miami Heat has been playing at an insane level during the postseason and in particular in the NBA Finals and now with the Miami Heat just one game from being World Champions, it seems the perfect time for a balloon sculpture. Enter  BYU student Joel Zae who spent his Saturday making this [...]
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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant beind sued for using “Durantula” nickname

  Apparently, there was this HOT 80′s guitarist named, Mark Durante, who played for Public Enemy, The Aliens and The Revolting ***** and used the name “Durantula” during his performances and — YUP, you guessed it — is suing Kevin Durant for stealing his nickname. The suit was filed Wednesday, while Kevin Durant is on [...]
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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Rumor Central: Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers interested in Jamal Crawford

  There’s still a oppurtunity to capitalize on Jamal Crawford in lieu of a trade on draft night, despite his announcement of opting out of his contract with Portland. Alex Kennedy reports there are a bevy of teams wanting to take a stab at Crawford including the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers. If [...]
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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

LeBron James admits he was “immature” during the 2011 Finals

Tuesday night was just another night for me: watching the NBA Finals, blogging and live tweeting except for this time something was different. LeBron James spoke to me differently…and not just me, but the “Mr.” as well as we almost finished each other’s sentences…. LeBron James has become a…. I finish with “man” and he with “he’s [...]
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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Rumor Central: Steve Nash interested in signing with New York Knicks

  Steve Nash has made it clear that he is open to listening to the New York Knicks this off-season trying to sell him on the Big Apple, as we already know Amar’e would love to play with Nash again. Via ESPN: All-Star point guard Steve Nash, an unrestricted free agent, said Wednesday that he would [...]
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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Trades: New Orleans Hornets trade Okafor, Ariza to Washington Wizards for Rashard Lewis and #46 pick

  NBA Finals aren’t even over and we have our first trade of the upcoming off-season, this is all being reported by Draft Express. The trade involves the Hornets sending Okafor and Ariza to Washington for Rashard and #46 pick. New Orleans trades Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza to Washington for Rashard Lewis and the #46 pick. Rashard Lewis contract is [...]
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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Need Someone Like You, LeBron Raymone James

  *Note* Here is something I jotted down three weeks ago, and given LeBron is one game away from claiming what is his, I thought I would repost it. Apologist: : one who speaks or writes in defense of someone or something I am not a LeBron Raymone James apologist. I am a cautious LeBron [...]
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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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