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Video: Russell Westbrook with the Rajon Rondo ball fake

  During Game 3 of the NBA Finals Russell Westbrook gets his Rajon Rondo on as he hits Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh with a ball fake that leaves Bosh cemented in the moment. H/T Eye On Basketball
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June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Embrace your villain, LeBron James

  Villain: a.) an uncouth person, b.) a deliberate scoundrel or criminal, c.) a character in a story or play who opposes the hero, d.)  one blamed for a particular evil or difficulty. A proper villain is as important to any storyline as the part the hero plays; the bad guy to the good guy; the demented [...]
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June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Comical Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook GIF

  Oklahoma City Thunder’s star point guard Russell Westbrook receives quite amount of flack for being a scoring pont versus being a true point. While his critics will continue to bash him, his ability to score is what drives the Thunder’s success, well, right along with Kevin Durant’s AWESOMENESS! The good folks over at Inside [...]
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June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Rumor Central: New York Knicks interested in signing Derek Fisher

  This shouldn’t come across as a surprise as the New York Knicks are strapped for cash next season and can only offer the vet’s minimum, but could use a “glue guy” like Oklahoma City Thunder’s Derek Fisher. Marc Berman reports that the Knicks franchise will show interest in the former Los Angeles Laker: Fisher has looked [...]
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June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

LeBron James: The Bookworm

  It was just a few weeks ago. when video footage of Miami Heat’s LeBron James reading The Hunger Games emerged and sent the NBA universe into a tail spin. Now, it’s as much of a ritual for LeBron as tying his shoelaces as he admits he hasn’t devoured this much literary work since high school. Among [...]
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June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA Ref Tim Donaghy suing book publisher

  Former NBA ref Tim Donaghy is infamously remembered for his 2007 betting scandal which spawned his tell-all book Personal Foul is suing the publisher of that very book. His complaint? Not receiving $200,000 owed to him by the book’s publisher he claims he never received. “After chronicling his downfall in a book… Donaghy is now [...]
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June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets merch sales exceeded New Jersey Nets in one day.

  Darren Rovell reports in one single day the Brooklyn Nets sold more team gear than the New Jersey Nets sold during the entire 2011-2012 NBA season. On April 30, 2012, the day in which New Jersey officially became the Brooklyn Nets, the merchandise sales exceeded Nets sales for the whole season. Even more interesting, [...]
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June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Trade Rumors: Chicago Bulls trading up in draft?

    The Chicago Bulls are looking for a way to enhance their roster, and granted they have no cap room left, rumors are suggesting that they may attempt to move up in the NBA Draft in a few weeks. Given that Derrick Rose’s appearance at the start of the 2012-2013 season is unlikely, Chicago [...]
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June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson takes shots at the New York Knicks roster; calls Carmelo Anthony a ball stopper

  If your memory serves you correctly you will remember that the New York Knicks, as well as the Orlando Magic, were connected with the former Lakers head coach. However, the New York Knicks decided to go with Mike Woodson over the proven Phil Jackson, but Phil has some words for the Knicks roster. Jackson calls [...]
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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Mike Tyson sings Kevin Durant song on Kimmel

You may remember priot to Game 1 of the NBA Finals Mike Tyson sang a song dedicated to LeBron James on Jimmy Kimmel live. Don’t fret, Thunder fans, he’s back singing a song about the Durantula. H/T I Am A GM
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Rumor Central: Jamal Crawford has New York Knicks, Miami Heat and L.A. Clippers on his free agency list

  Jamal Crawford opted-out of his $5.225 contract next season with the Portland Trailblazers, thus entering free agency this summer. Fox Sports is reporting the Miami Heat, New York Knicks, L.A.Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Sacramento Kings top Jamal’s free agency radar. Jamal Crawford has opted out of his contract with the Trail Blazers and entered [...]
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins stars in a milk commercial

  It’s good to see Oklahoma City Thunder’s brooding Kendrick Perkins putting his scowl to good use as he stars in a milk commercial to sway viewers to choose 1% milk over 2%.
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker in Bar Brawl??

  Chris Brown strikes again!! Tony Parker was in a bar fight…well…sort of. Apparently, the Frenchman and his girl were in a New York City establishment when a bar fight broke out….. Yes. THAT fight that reportedly included Chris Brown and Drake, in which San Antonio’s point guard was in the wrong place at the [...]
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Stephen A. Smith attempts to get his “Kevin Durant” on before Game 2

  ESPN analyst, Stephen A. Smith was trying to get his Kevin Durant on before Game 2 of the NBA Finals as he was trying to hit long-range jumpers, even a few three-pointers even tried a spin move. Stephen A. should leave the shooting to the professionals.
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Miami Heat’s Shane Battier is a weatherman; raining three-pointers for Game 2

  Where has Shane Battier been all season? During the season, Battier averaged 4.8 points per game and during the playoffs he is averaging less than seven points per game, but what has been happening to Battier over the past few games or even during he playoffs? Battier has only scored double digits seven times during the [...]
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: “The Fight for A Championship” Kevin Durant vs. LeBron James

  If you’re still wanting another montage of the skilled Kevin Durant versus the talented LeBron James, I have you covered.  
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Rumor Central: Toronto Raptors a preferred team by Austin Rivers

  NBA Draft candidate, Austin Rivers, seems to be in love with Toronto as Toronto is just one in five scheduled spots in which the guard plans to workout. Rivers said between himself, his father and his agent, the trio has scheduled just five workouts. Toronto was No. 2. He will also visit Washington, Portland [...]
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Power Serge: Ibaka Blocks the MVP

  During the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka accumulated 4 blocks, but none was better than his powerful block on MVP LeBron James during the first quarter. Serge Ibaka is one athletic basketball player; pure power. H/T Eye On Basketball
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Sally Jesse Raphael warns Russell Westbrook about the power of the RED GLASSES

  Yes, the famed 90′s talk show host, Sally Jesse Raphael, talked with TIMEabout the renewed emergence of her name along with her warned to Russell Westbrook about the infamous scarlet spectacles. We reached her Tuesday at her Dutchess County, N.Y. home: Raphael, 77, had no clue who Russell Westbrook was, or that basketball fans [...]
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried will lead Denver Nuggets Summer League starting July 14

  Kenneth Faried, 2011-2012 NBA All-Rookie First Team member, along with Jordan Hamilton and Julyan Stone will lead the Denver Nuggets in the Summer League as they go against the Golden State Warriors July 14th. Chad Iske will coach the Nuggets during the seven-day tenure in Las Vegas as they will face five different NBA teams. [...]
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Rumor Central: Bobcats looking to deal #2 pick; James Harden’s name mentioned

  In the past weeks, more rumors have been swirling that the Charlotte Bobcats are wanting to deal the #2 pick mainly because they realize they need more than a talented rookie to help their roster thrive. Eye On Basketball is reporting that Oklahoma City Thunder’s James Harden has been mentioned, which is rational given the [...]
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June 14, 2012  |  1 Comment

LeBron James’ “Love Your Hairline” Song

  The usual go-to joke when it comes to LeBron James is his hairline; get on any social media site during a Miami Heat game and you will read hairline joke after hairline joke. Well, one fan is fed up with the mockery of King James coif and she has written a song in support of [...]
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Rumor Central: Miami Heat and L.A. Clippers on top of Ray Allen’s list

  A few days ago you may have heard a rumor from Chris Manix in which the New York Knicks and Miami Heat were on top of Ray Allen’s free agency options, now there are rumors circulating that L.A. Clippers are thrown into the mix. According to ESPN New York the Clippers and the Heat have [...]
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant’s mom on First Take

  Kevin Durant’s mother, Wanda Pratt, was a guest on First Take with Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith talking about her talented son. Skip Bayless brings up Russell Westbrook and asks this question: I have to ask you, do you get as tired as I do of watching Russell Westbrook shoot so much? Kevin’s mother [...]
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook believes he’s a trendsetter….

Why is this so funny to me? I have no idea, but just the thought of two professional athletes arguing over whom set the “glasses” trend is very comical, to say the least. “I’ve been wearing glasses since I’ve been in the league. I think everybody else just started wearing them now. … I ain’t [...]
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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