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Improved Denver Nuggets Still Can’t Beat L.A. Lakers

I was very cautious in believing the Nuggets could steal Game 2–  just from my experience watching this crew of players all season –  knowing how George Karl coaches in the offseason, so I expected the series to travel to Denver with the Nuggets being down 0-2. The Denver Nuggets, improved since Game 1,  in [...]
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May 02, 2012  |  Discuss
LIVING ON A PRAYER

Paul Pierce Tebows during game

If you didn’t think the 2011-2012 NBA Playoffs could get any stranger, you were very wrong. Without Rondo during Game 2, the Boston Celtics were going to snatch a win on Tuesday night, but that wasn’t the strange part. It’s what Paul Pierce did at midcourt at 1:15 during the 4th quarter: HE TEBOWED! Celtics [...]
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May 01, 2012  |  10 Comments

Bobcats Parody: Don’t Stop Believing

It isn’t easy being a Charlotte Bobcat’s fan especially in the year 2012, a year in which Michael Jordan seemed determined to sabotage the team. Nothing can get worse than having the worst winning percentage ever in the history of the NBA. It has nowhere to go, but up from the 7-59 record in the 2011-2012 season.
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich to be named Coach of the Year

San Antonio Spurs head coach, Gregg Popovich, is to be named Coach of the Year. It will be his second time receiving this honor in his 16 year tenure. It was Spurs’ beat writer, Mike Monroe, that tweeted the news that sent NBA nerds to their keyboards. After being upset in round one last season [...]
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

LeBron’s XVI Mouthpiece

LeBron James, still scorned from losing to the Dallas Mavericks last season, is reminding himself of one goal this season: Championship. To aid in this reaffirmation, he is wearing a “XVI” mouthpiece representing the 16 wins it takes to the O’Brien trophy.  ”It’s just inspirational. I know this is the biggest part of the season, [...]
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

JaVale McGee’s Finger ‘Stache

Twitter blew up when Kevin Love shaved his beard and left a ‘Miami Vice’ inspired stache. JaVale McGee ups the ante with his “finger stache” and it’s something one would expect from the freakishly tall Denver Nugget. It seems though, this is the first time the ‘stache has been clearly seen. Perhaps, someone — maybe his mama, [...]
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Amar’e “most certain” to miss Game 3

If you were sleeping in a cave or waking up from a drunken stupor *looks at Knicks fans* Amar’e Stoudemire was so angry at another Knicks’ loss that he channeled that anger the only way he knew how: by hitting the glass that holds a fire extinguisher. In the process, he lacerated his hand terribly and left the [...]
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh’s Videobomb during Bron’s interview

Yesterday it seemed the video of the day was the ‘Dwyane Wade throws Bibby’s shoe’ video, but not so quick my slanderous friends, this video trumps that in the hilarity aspect. Bosh had his “I’m gonna troll Bron Bron so hard” face on…. This was just lovely, so much in fact, that I want this ‘Bosh [...]
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Allen Iverson, Marbury playing in China

There aren’t two ex-NBA-ers that quite catch attention like Allen Iverson and Stephon Marbury. Now, when you throw in a NBA Legends Tour in China, and the two playing against one another, that’s whole lotta crazy. NiuBBall has the complete details Iverson is currently in China for the next two weeks as part of an NBA [...]
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Amar’e Cuts Hand After Punching Fire Extinguisher After Loss

               
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade throws Bibby’s shoe into the first row

We often see NBA players losing shoes during a play, sometimes going without one until a timeout is called, but how often do we see an opponent throwing the other’s shoe into the first row?? Watch what transpired between a Knicks and Heat player during Monday’s game. Seems there was no love lost between former [...]
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April 30, 2012  |  1 Comment
TECH-SAVVY

Tyson Chandler dunks on Mike Miller

Yesterday, during the Lakers-Nuggets game I tweeted my reaction when Kenneth Faried was given a technical for taunting after a dunk he made. Seems as though he wasn’t the only one as Tyson Chandler was giving a technical for the same reason.
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Nick Collison: Perk wouldn’t survive a Zombie Apocalypse

I have a closet affection for Nick Collison. It has nothing to do with looks, obviously, but rather his quirky-weird statements. He has been blogging for GQ and answered some questions from twitter followers and it was this question that made me bust out laughing. @IamAinsleyHayes Which teammates would survive a zombie apocalypse, and which [...]
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

The Nets ‘Hello Brooklyn’ Video

Many loathe the Nets new black and white logo, but I findit appealing, modern and clean. It seems the Jay-Z effect is working to clean up the franchise, now if they could win a few games.
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried #1 Rookie play of the year

You could say it was the year of the Manimal in Denver, Colorado this year. After watching this, you can see why his play was chosen #1 out of all the rookie plays of the season. Rudy Fernandez who threw a no-look alley-oop to the Manimal was a thing of beauty!! Let’s see some of [...]
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Jordan Hill charged with felony assault

Coming off of a Game one win in the Lakers-Nuggets series, L.A. has to be feeling pretty confident, but this news may throw a cork in their advances. TMZ is reporting Lakers man, Jordan Hill, has been charged with felony assault for allegedly choking a family member earlier in the year in Texas.   The [...]
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets Need to Get Offensive to steal Game 2

23.6 What significance is that number? That’s the average age of a starter on the Denver Nuggets. 23.6 The second youngest team (Philly is the youngest)  in the 2012 NBA Playoffs,which would have been better suited if they faced the L.A Clippers, perhaps. However, the Los Angeles Lakers — despite the jokes they may have [...]
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Clippers 28-3 run to defeat Memphis

It seemed inevitable that Memphis would win Game one of the Clippers-Grizzlies series, but with a meltdown on the Grizzlies part, Nick Young getting HOT and Clippers going on a 29-3 run in the 4th quarter would swing LA’s way. The Clippers would make 8 more FG’s than Memphis and grabbed 13 more rebounds than [...]
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Dante Cunningham puts Blake Griffin on a poster

The Duke of Dunks, Blake Griffin, had himself put on a poster Sunday night during Game one of the Clippers-Grizzlies game by Dante Cunningham. Blake Griffin has 2 points on 1-for-3 shooting, 1 rebound and 1 assist in 14 minutes of play. Blake Griffin, welcome to the NBA Playoffs! H/T Jose3030
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April 29, 2012  |  Discuss
QUICK WORKOUT

Randolph does pushups during the game

Z-Bo takes a tumble and pumps out a few pushups. That was something classic and the best part was when Z-Bo was trembling on that last pushup. H/T Jose3030
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April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Rondo ejected for screaming/bumping ref

Rule number one in the playoffs is to not overreact to a call, no matter how severe it is. Rajon Rondo did not follow this rule with less than a minute remaining in Sunday’s Celtics vs. Hawks game. Rajon Rondo was ejected and will face a fine from the league and possibly a suspension. He [...]
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April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Lamar Odom plays pickup game against Kim Kardashian

Although, Lamar Odom isn’t suiting up for a NBA team in the playoffs, doesn’t mean he’s not trying to stay in NBA shape. But who knew, he would get THIS desperate for a pickup game. The two were actually shooting a scene for the E! show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”  and were spotted in [...]
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April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bynum Hulk SMASHES the Denver Nuggets

I was excited for today’s Denver Nuggets vs. L.A. Lakers game despite the criticism, I believed the Denver Nuggets would enter the game with intensity and heart. Sure, them winning it would have been a long shot, but at least showing up with some effort would give many fans hope. Boy, was I wrong in [...]
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April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant’s game-winner over Dallas

Who would have thought the Dallas and OKC game would have been so closely contested it would come to a final possession with the clock dwindling at 9 seconds? Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant hits a game-winner to defeat the Dallas Mavericks, in Game 1 of their first round playoff series, in a 99-98 victory. Not to [...]
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April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Shumpert tears ACL & Meniscus

The NBA effects of the NBA Lockout strikes again!! Not only did the injury bug take out Derrick Rose today, but it struck again. This time affecting the New York Knicks and their rookie Iman Shumpert. Midway through the 3rd quarter, Shumpert was dribbling the ball up the court in an effort to get by Mario Chalmers,  he planted [...]
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April 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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