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Deron Williams: We Want To Run New York

As if the off-season hasn’t been entertaining enough with the theatrics of the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks mouthpieces – basically Paul Pierce vs. Raymond Felton and J.R. Smith – Deron Williams has entered the verbal fest via ESPN:  “Of course we want to run New York. The Knicks are our rival. I don’t [...]The post Deron Williams: We Want To Run New York appeared...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Keeping The Faith: Christianity and The NBA; Part V – Michael Redd

The past few weeks have been a treacherous spiritual time for me  in lieu of having a growth pattern — I’ve never – outside of weeping over my father’s death – sobbed so much. Not over an addiction; not over a relationship; and certainly not over this fallen world. What does that mean? There is [...]The post Keeping The Faith: Christianity and The NBA; Part V – Michael...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Gary Payton predicts Golden State Warriors to win Western Conference this season

Remember when some picked the Golden State Warriors in the 2013 Playoffs to beat the San Antonio Spurs in the second round despite pundits trying to rationalize their pick? You know when the Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets in six games and somehow, individuals negated all the goodness in the Spurs and were just slurping [...]The post Gary Payton predicts Golden State Warriors...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan dressed up as Captain Planet (Photo)

There were pictures surfacing this week of a superhero themed party hosted by Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan that had him dress as Captain Planet and Blake Griffin as Bane. http://instagram.com/deandrejordan6# The resemblance is creepy, no?The post DeAndre Jordan dressed up as Captain Planet (Photo) appeared first on The NBA Passionista .
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters: I’ll Be The Best Shooting Guard in The NBA. Well, Eventually….

One of the better aspects of blogging about the NBA is the herculean egos and confidence I come across – after all, if you don’t believe in your talents, gifts, and abilities who will, right? With that being said, how far off the mark is Dion Waiters when he proclaims he will eventually be the [...]The post Dion Waiters: I’ll Be The Best Shooting Guard in The NBA. Well, Eventually…...
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Reggie Evans LOL’s at New York Knicks’ J.R. Smith’s NBA Championship guarantee (photo)

This NBA off-season has been splendiferous in the aspect of keeping the New York Knicks – Brooklyn Nets rivalry ignited as enthusiasts have witnessed Paul Pierce and Raymond Felton throw verbal barbs at one another. Just this past week, J.R. Smith went on record – again – to guarantee an NBA championship for the Knicks [...]The post Reggie Evans LOL’s at New York Knicks...
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Male Kobe Bryant fan asks him if he’ll make a ‘twerking’ video; Read Kobe’s response (Photo)

I thought I have read, seen, and heard it all in terms of how crazy Kobe Bryant fans can be, but when I saw this, I was pretty speechless. I’m not sure why any fan would want to see a man twerk - I mean, isn’t the point of twerking showcasing a generous behind? I’m just flummoxed [...]The post Male Kobe Bryant fan asks him if he’ll make a ‘twerking’ video; Read Kobe’s...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant’s Rehab: Owning at Pop-A-Shot (Video)

NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant, still isn’t in the clear to play basketball, but that hasn’t halted him in getting his buckets as one can observe in this Vine video. This video has him at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters, where he scored 89 points at the facility’s Pop-A-Shot. Bryant has been rehabbing since April when he tore [...]The post Kobe Bryant’s Rehab: Owning...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Keeping The Faith: Christianity and The NBA; Part IV – Kevin Durant

I’m of the belief that every believer – no matter their level of spiritual devoutness – has their own story; some are born in the church and live the life of modesty for their entire temporal life while others are turned off by the hypocritical nature of some believers and leave the Lord only to [...]The post Keeping The Faith: Christianity and The NBA; Part IV – Kevin Durant...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Quick details his 13 seasons covering the Portland Trail Blazers; admits how he badly handled Denver Nuggets’ Andre Miller-Brandon Roy drama

  I find it refreshing when NBA journalists are honest. Not just honesty in getting themselves a breaking news story, a few more clicks to said story, or even propelling their career further, but honesty in saying ‘Hey, this business is pretty dirty, and I wasn’t an innocent bystander by any means” is authentic. Speaking [...]The post Jason Quick details his 13 seasons covering...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant powerful dunks at Goodman League (Video)

Drew League – the pro-am league in Los Angeles (and a favorite of mine) – has ended, but things are just getting brewed on the east coast in the Goodman League as was evidenced last night as Kevin Durant lit up the court with his high-octane offense. He threw down a few powerful dunks where [...]The post Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant powerful dunks at Goodman League...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James says three greatest NBA players: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Dr. J (Video)

One of the arguments that will quickly get any basketball enthusiast in a heated discussion is to name their top three players of all-time in the NBA; usually one is asked to name their top five or even 10, but what about your top 3? That makes it even more difficult, doesn’t? Imagine being put [...]The post LeBron James says three greatest NBA players: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Link It Wednesday: NBA MVP Award in a Box; L-O-V-E

I’m off the grid currently as God prepares me for a new, positive turn in my life, but thanks to my blogging bud, Mosi @Mia_Heat_Index, he sent me a link to this great article over at Statitudes, in which, creates the NBA MVP Award in a “box” and breaks down some of the NBA’s greatest [...]The post Link It Wednesday: NBA MVP Award in a Box; L-O-V-E appeared first on The NBA Passionista .
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard: I have no problem playing power forward position

It’s nearly safe to say the Houston Rockets with the acquisition of Dwight Howard are a powerhouse….at least on paper. However, there was concern among pundits how Omer Asik - Houston’s starting center last season – would fit in the lineup in 2013-2014. At one point, there was speculation Asik wanted no parts of Howard and asked to [...]The post Dwight Howard: I have no...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Knicks’ Raymond Felton states he’s lost 15 pounds … Wait, haven’t we heard this before?

New  York Knicks starting point guard, Raymond Felton’s rotund figure has been a problem for him for the past few seasons. Although, there were photos circulating before the start of last season as evidence that Felton dropped some weight – over 20 pounds, to be exact – Felton is still scaling back on his favorite [...]The post New York Knicks’ Raymond Felton states he...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss
FITTING IN NICELY

Pierce: I already hate the Knicks

Paul Pierce is a new member of the Brooklyn Nets and has spent his entire career with the Celtics, but he already said he despises the Knicks.

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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

8-Bit Headshots of 5 NBA players from each team (Photo)

I’m behind on my NBA news the past few weeks, which really is being behind on Instagram videos, pictures of food, and various other irrelevant, but relevant entities from our favorite athletes, when I stumbled on this beauty via r/NBA: First, this is pretty dang awesome! Second, Marc Gasol kinda looks like Bluto from Popeye. [...]The post 8-Bit Headshots of 5 NBA players from each...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Knicks’ Raymond Felton not amused when ESPN predicted New York to finish 5th in Eastern Conference

Just like Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant – who was not pleased at ESPN’s prediction of the Lakers low-tiered standing for next season – New York Knicks’ Raymond Felton wasn’t amused when ESPN unveiled their ‘NBA Summer Forecast’ and the Knicks were predicted to finish No. 5 in the Eastern Conference. Via ESPN: I’m like, ‘How can [...]The post New York Knicks’...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

HoopsHype releases ‘Top 50′ Denver Nuggets of all-time list; Someone hold @Nerdnumbers, please

Over a year ago, I posted my own “Five Greatest Denver Nuggets of All-Time” list, in which I had Fat Lever as an honorable mention, Mutombo at No. 5, Carmelo Anthony at No. 4, Dan Issel at No. 3, David Thompson at No. 2, and Alex English at No. 1. Soon after, I got into [...]The post HoopsHype releases ‘Top 50′ Denver Nuggets of all-time list; Someone hold @Nerdnumbers, please...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

‘Kobe Up-Close’ Interview hosted by Jimmy Kimmel: Kobe discusses a workout he had with the Los Angeles Clippers….and how they passed on him (Video)

Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel hosted a one-on-one interview with Los Angeles Lakers superstar, Kobe Bryant, titled ‘Kobe Up Close’ at the Nokia Theater and it was filled with all of Bryant’s fans; ticket proceeds benefited the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation (works to help eradicate homelessness). You can hear these fans boo when Kobe [...]The post ‘Kobe Up-Close’...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss
'YOU'VE CHANGED, BRO'

Jeremy Lin stars in funny take on his fame

One of my favorite things about Houston Rockets point guard, Jeremy Lin, is his ability to laugh at himself which is what he exactly does in this video on his YouTube channel. Basically, it’s a satirical view on how he’s changed too much to practice for Guitar Hero, won’t take advice from his old friends, and [...]The post Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin stars in a comedic take...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Knicks’ Mike Woodson: Two starting five spots open

The New York Knicks made some interesting off-season moves since July 1 – some pundits would suggest they weren’t positive – as their New York neighbors - Brooklyn Nets – made positive off-season improvements, which is why a plethora of early returns, has Brooklyn being the better team – at least on paper – than the [...]The post New York Knicks’ Mike Woodson: Two...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets’ Danilo Gallinari’s top 10 plays of 2012-2013 (Video)

The NBA is releasing ‘Top 10 Play” videos on their Youtube page and Danilo Gallinari’s was recently released; it was a bittersweet feeling for me given he went down with the knee injury prior to playoffs. Gallinari had a rough start to the season with trying to force his perimeter shot and shying away from what [...]The post Denver Nuggets’ Danilo Gallinari’s top 10 plays...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss
ENTER SANDMAN

LeBron poses by sand sculpture at Nike HQ

Being a world-famous athlete certainly has its advantages, and in that, Miami Heat superstar LeBron James has witnessed pretty incredible feats, but this may be the first time he’s seen an enormous sand sculpture of himself. During a visit to Nike’s Beaverton, Oregon campus James stood beside the aforementioned sculpture including his two Larry O’Brien [...]The post Nike builds...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant, Tyson Chandler chill with Justin Bieber (Photo)

As basketball enthusiasts and pop culture aficionados, we already realize that NBA players and pop culture go together, but this picture is a little…well…I don’t want to judge, but it’s rather…..odd. I mean….a shirtless Bieber? No. Words.The post Kevin Durant, Tyson Chandler chill with Justin Bieber (Photo) appeared first on The NBA Passionista .
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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