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NBA Unplugged - Oct. 16th, 2014 with Gerry V

NBA Unplugged is on a roll to start the season.  This episode we received the gift of Gerry V, Host New Orleans Morning News News Talk 99.5 WRNO, Bourbon St Shots NBA Satellite Network ESPN,Podcast http://nola.com spts, 21 Yr NBA Analyst,TV Anchor.We discussed the Pelicans offseason, training camp and season expectations.Gerry brought back his coaching hat in this episode as we...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Unplugged, October 14th, 2014

We returned with a new format and new guest line up.  We will be bringing you a new episode every Tuesday and Thursday night moving forward.We started the season off with our most re-occurring guest, in Snottie Drippen. We broke down the Thunder's first month without Kevin Durant, the importance of Russell Westbrook and where he ranks among the other point guards around the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-14 Season Preview: Indiana Pacers

No team has fallen as hard as the Indiana Pacers in recent memory.  After appearing to two straight Eastern Conference Championships, the Pacers now appear to be heading for a low seed in this year’s playoffs.  This Pacers team hasn’t been the same since Danny Granger left. The offseason didn’t get any better for Larry Bird’s team.  The infamous Paul George USA basketball...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Season Preview: Portland Trailblazers

One of the quietest teams in the league made a lot of noise last post season in an epic battle with the favored Houston Rockets.  Thanks in large part to LaMarcus Aldridge’s monster series and Damian Lillard’s last second shot in game 6, the Blazers advanced to the second round.  The bad news for the Blazers came with their second round opponent, the eventual champions, the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Season Preview: Brooklyn Nets

The most disappointing season belonged to the Brooklyn Nets last year.  Poised to accomplish great things last season with the additions of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to join Deron Williams, Joe Johnston and Brook Lopez, they fell short of even making the Eastern Conference Finals.The offseason has been uneventful for them.  Paul Pierce left for greener (or redder, Washington...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Season Preview: Sacramento Kings

via NBA.comNew changes came for the Kings before the 2013-2014 season.  With new owners, new faces and a team willing to rebuild both the facilities of the Kings and the roster, the city was buzzing for the Kings.  Last year, with excitement high, the Kings had another King type season.  They fired their coach (Keith Smart) during the season, more technical fouls for their star...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Season Preview: Atlanta Hawks

via NBALast season was the beginning of an era for the Atlanta Hawks as they let a high level player (I refuse to call him All Star caliber) in Josh Smith walk.  They opted to sign Paul Millsap and Kyle Korver for respectable money.   Being Danny Ferry’s second season, he had to make some splashes.  With new coach, Mike Budenholzer, and a new roster the Hawks went into the...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Paul Pierce The Rodney Dangerfield Of The NBA?

Ask around to your group of friends and family who their favorite stand up comedian is and you will not receive one Rodney Dangerfield answer.  Ask around to your group of friends who their favorite NBA player of this generation is and you will not receive one Paul Pierce answer.  Yet both of these men were elite in their profession.  How could this be?Rodney started his career...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

How The Restricted Free Agent Class Spent Their Summers

What happened to the restricted free agent class of 2014?  The market definitely bottomed out for this core of players who were looking for their first BIG paycheck. With Lebron opting out and changing the NBA landscape, these 4th and 5thyear players were put on the back burner in some cases.  Let’s take a look at how each restricted free agent fared during the offseason:Gordon...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Summer League Is Working, Financially

The NBA Summer League is working. The participation of fans has increased and more money into the league.  Not much to this blog but thought I'd share the numbers from the press release.Record Attendance:· 71,942 total attendees -- an increase of 16% from last year’s previous record -- and a new all-time single-day mark of 8,013 attendees on Monday, July 14. NBA...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

USA Basketball - Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (July 22, 2014) - Featuring eight players owning USA Basketball experience, including four members of the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie first team, USA Basketball today announced 13 players for the 2014 USA Men's Select Team that will train July 28-31 with the 2014 USA Basketball Men's National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada. Named...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Summing Up The Finals So Far Without Words

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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Said The Spurs Lack Personality?

There is a myth buzzing around the league that the San Antonio Spurs are boring.  That they lack personality. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Well luckily for you, I live to break and debunk myths.  Fun fact, I actually turned down a starring role in Myth Busters because I do it for fun anyways.  Maybe that was a lie. Who really knows. Anyway,  below are my five favorite Spurs commercials...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet McKinley Freeman, TV's Hottest Baller

I spoke to McKinley Freeman, star of VH1's Basketball Drama "Hit The Floor" recently and we spoke about his hit breakout show, our NBA rooting interests, Finals predictions, and of course- the Space Jam Starting Five Game. Not familiar with it? Scroll down to learn the goods.Let's start off with you career. You played college ball, but ended up working in corporate...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Finals Predictions

Spurs in 6 - Jacob NobleIt takes defeat in order to win.  Every star has had this same dilemma.  Lebron lost twice before winning his first Finals.  Pierce, Garnett and Allen all lost many times in the playoffs before reaching their goal.  The Spurs lost last season to the Heat in the Finals in seven games has left a bad taste in their mouths.  As Tony Parker said, Popovich...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

EP140: NBA Unplugged - The Finals Preview

Jacob and James break down the NBA Finals moments before tip off.  I mean, everyone is doing a podcast on the Finals right?  What makes this one so special? Find out for yourself.As always, tweet at us:  @probskblltalk @james_bucklin @jacobnnobleListen after the jumpNew Sports Podcasts with ProBasketballTalk on BlogTalkRadio
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

How Intense Is The Lance Stephenson and Dwyane Wade Match-Up?

Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Ron of FantasyBasketballMoneyLeagues.com. For more NBA news and updates, visit Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues today. The Indiana Pacers drew the first blood in their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Miami Heat but it’s the defending champs who now hold the clear advantage. The Pacers are looking to take revenge from the...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

EP139: NBA Unplugged Breaks Down Conference Finals With Snottie Drippen

We had a great time talking hoops in this podcast.  Snottie Drippen joined as we gushed over Ray Allen, made fun of the Pacers problems, broke down Lance Stephenson, played coach for the Thunder and the Spurs and gave our over all opinions and predictions for the rest of these series.  Listen below!As always, tweet at us:  @probskblltalk @james_bucklin @jacobnnobleListen after...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Powerful Impact: Serge Of Success

"I wanna see this "Serge Protector" that everyone's been talking about, the new coming of Hakeem Olajuwon and a mixture of Bill Russell, we'll see it tonight in Serge."Reggie Miller, before game 3, being a dick. Fact: Of the 255 teams to go down 0-2 in the playoffs, a measly 16 (6%) have come back to win the series.Fact: the Spurs executed and executed...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers Win Draft Lottery, Boston Celtics Will Select Sixth

The Cleveland Cavaliers will pick first overall for the second straight year and for the third time in four years. The Cavaliers held only a 1.7% chance at landing the first overall selection.Last year the Cavs selected Anthony Bennett with the first overall pick - the jury is still out on Bennett to say the least. In 2011 Kyrie Irving arrived in town, though he is a two-time all...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Conference Finals Preview

Heat in 6 – Jacob NobleI would really like for the Pacers to have pulling our leg during the playoffs. I mean, in the past we saw the 2008 Celtics go seven games against the Hawks and many other examples with this.  I just can’t look past the Heat taking care of business without playing their best basketball.  The Pacers have been a laughing stock the past few months.  A series...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Event Horizon: The Russell Westbrook Experience

In Gane 5 in Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena, we witnessed the full range of the human experience. Excitement, consternation, anger, exhilaration, disappointment, hope, confusion, awe, and soul crushing defeat took their turns as millions tuned in to the controversial, thrilling, breath-taking 105-104 Thunder win. The victory put OKC one game from the Western Conference...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

KG, Pierce Eliminated: What's Next?

Last night the Miami Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 96-94, closing out the series in five games. After leading for most of the way and holding a 91-83 advantage with 4:49 left, Miami went on a huge run - overwhelming the Nets. The game was very familiar with Game Four in that fact that Brooklyn simply couldn't execute down the stretch whereas the Heat were phenomenal. Whether...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Q & A Of The Day: Project Spurs' Quixem Ramirez

  I had such a good time profiling ThunderObsessed.com's Jason Damiano last Friday, I'm keeping my "Talk To Blogger's Who's Teams Are Way Better Than The Celtics" series going. If you're a fan of the Spurs, you'll be pleased to read up on ProjectSpurs.com Quixem Ramirez, one of the few San Antonio Spurs' supporters I don't want to deck...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

EP138: NBAUnplugged - Moke Hamilton And Aaron Preine Join

We had Moke Hamilton from Basketball Insiders join to break down the Nets/Heat and Aaron Preine from Project Spurs break down the Spurs series.  Two great guests, not enough time.  First world problems.Click To Listen at 5:30pm EST!As always, tweet at us:  @probskblltalk @james_bucklin @jacobnnobleListen after the jumpFind Additional Sports Podcasts with ProBasketballTalk on BlogTalkRadio
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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