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Rondo Moves Past Russell

Rajon Rondo had one of his top games of the season last night as he dished out 18 dimes and zero turnovers in a 118-111 win versus the Detroit Pistons. To put that in perspective, that stat line has only occurred 10 times in the past three decades in a regular season game. That puts Rondo in the company of John Stockton, Isiah Thomas, Jason Kidd, and Steve Nash - per ESPN Boston...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Open to Boston Return

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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

A. Bradley Out Two More Weeks, Stock Falling

It's been reported that Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley will be out an additional two weeks with a bone bruise on his right ankle. Bradley has made strides this season, particularly on the offensive end, but has once again struggled to stay on the floor - appearing in 46 out of 62 games. Missing two more weeks will bring that total to 46 out 71.Bradley, who is seeking his...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

EP132: NBA Unplugged - JR Holden Discusses His European Career

We have a guest. Took us long enough to get the ball rolling on guests but anyways, we delivered per usual. This is a special treat for basketball fans as JR Holden joins the podcast to promote his new book Blessed Footsteps and to discuss his career in Europe and Russia.  He earned a spot in the European League's All Decade Team, played in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and has...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Curious Case Of Carmelo Anthony

The numbers sit like a beached leviathan from the deep, huge and awesome to behold: 10 years and counting, his 19,472 points put him in the company of legends Bob Petit, David Robinson, and Bernard King. the 25.26 points you can pencil in every time he takes off his durag eclipses the nightly output of Hall Of Famers  Karl Malone, Dominique Wilkins, and Larry Bird. We call him one...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A Tale of Two MVPs

As LeBron James exited the game last night with 1:28 left on the clock after logging a personal best 61 points, he saluted a roaring American Airlines Arena chanting M-V-P. After an exciting night of record-breaking statistics, it seemed well deserved.  LeBron shot 67% on 22/33 shooting. He made 8 consecutive three pointers and finished off the night with 7 rebounds and 5 assists...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mount Rushmore of Stans

Let’s talk Mount Rushmore. Are you sick of those words? Have you muted the words ‘mount’ and ‘rushmore’ from your twitter feed? No? Well here’s one list tidbit for you. Instead of sitting here and debating who the four greatest basketball players of all time are – let’s break down the four worst types of NBA Stans.LeBron Stans Okay, we get it. LeBron James is THE...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Granger, Butler To Reach Buyouts

Forwards Danny Granger and Caron Butler have headlined the players that are scheduled to be bought out in the coming weeks and sources indicate that they plan to sign on to a contender. Both players are not what they once were, but they can still be effective in the proper role. In limited minutes they can still add value to a team in pursuit of a championship and it appears that...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

How Bout Those Knicks?!

Oh, what a season it's been for the New York Knicks!Last night, after they suffered yet another heart-breaking loss - this time to the Dallas Mavericks on a Dirk Nowitzki buzzer beater - they've fallen to six games out of the 8th and final seed of the Leastern Conference. Following another defeat, Raymond Felton was arrested on three separate gun charges after he allegedly...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

EP131: NBA Unplugged - James Returns From Vacation

James has returned from vacation.  Jacob enjoyed a vacation from basketball where he didn't watch a single all star weekend event.  James has no clue what happened during the trade deadline since he was outside of the country.  Luckily for him, Jacob provided a 30 minute recap of all the deals that went down.  Although James missed the fun of the rumors, he got the lull of...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Love Talks Boston

Over All-Star Weekend the Boston Globe caught up with Kevin Love, asking his opinion on the Boston Celtics.K-Love has been on just about every armchair GM's radar as a possible player for the Celtics to acquire to launch themselves back into contention, and his comments were rather encouraging. It's all to be taken with a grain of salt, but it sounded like Love liked what...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA All-Star Weekend Recap

It was a fun and entertaining weekend in the Big Easy for the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend. From all the celebrities, musical performances, jokes, interviews, flashy moves, dunks, swishes, and dishes - All-Star weekend was enjoyable from start to finish.Here's a quick recap of the events:On Friday there was the Celebrity and Rising Stars Challenge games. This Celebrity game was actually...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Reality Check - Around the NBA

The Oklahoma City Thunder, even without Russell Westbrook, are the best team in the NBA. OKC has the size, length, speed, depth, and, assuming Russ works his way back to a reasonable facsimile of himself by the playoffs, the sheer talent to play any style they need to. They're 4th in Defensive Efficiency, 5th in Offensive Efficiency, 5th in  points per game, and 6th in points...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

EP130: NBA Unplugged - Finding Out Who Is Participating At All Star Weekend

Making a guest appearance during our old slot on a Thursday, Jacob and James ran through the news, stories that Jacob has not read or heard because he has been too busy this week to do anything.  The guys compare the Spurs to the ultimate team courtesy of Always Sunny.  They close the episode praising Tim Duncan and talk about the other old guys in the league and their usefulness...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sixers Shopping Evan Turner

With the NBA trade deadline approaching on February 20th, trade rumors around the league are going to start rapidly popping up. Some teams are looking to get better, some are looking to get worse, some trying to clear cap space, etc. There are already several players that are rumored to be "on the block," and Evan Turner can be added to that group. Sporting News reported...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns Considering Paul Gasol

It's been known for sometime that the Los Angeles Lakers have contemplated trading veteran big man Paul Gasol, and yesterday, Marc Stein reported that the Suns have emerged as a possible suitor for Gasol's services. The Suns have been one of the NBA's biggest surprises this season. They entered the year as a rebuilding team, stock-piling draft picks, and developing young...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers Sign Andrew Bynum

The Pacers announced this morning that they signed center Andrew Bynum. It's an intriguing move, as it simply makes the biggest team in the NBA bigger. The Pacers already have one of the deepest roster's in the league, and the addition of Bynum further solidifies that fact. BREAKING: Pacers have signed free agent center Andrew Bynum to a contract for the remainder of the...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA All-Star Reserves Named, Who Got Snubbed?

The 2014 NBA All-Stars were announced last night and the roster is now set for the annual celebration. The reserves are almost always a bit more interesting than the starters because the coaches select them, as opposed to how the starters are selected via a popularity contest.The Western Conference Reserves are:Dirk Nowitzki, MavericksLaMarcus Aldridge, Trail BlazersJames Harden...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The Bozo's Of Basketball Podcast - January 29, 2014

Kez and James dish out their latest Top 5 Lists, before slaughtering the Wednesday NBA Gary Slate.  Things discussed range from their Golden State Warriors, to Value Menu Items.  It's a hoot!  Abo from Providence slurps some Providence hoops in the latest installment of the "Friar Minute", and James Bucklin goes on a rant for the ages (from 48:47-52:12).Stay clasy...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

EP129: NBA Unplugged - Talking About Old Guys

Making a guest appearance during our old slot on a Thursday, Jacob and James ran through the news, stories that Jacob has not read or heard because he has been too busy this week to do anything.  The guys compare the Spurs to the ultimate team courtesy of Always Sunny.  They close the episode praising Tim Duncan and talk about the other old guys in the league and their usefulness...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rising Stars Challenge Roster Announced

 The 2014 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge roster was announced today, headlined by Michael Carter-Williams, Anthony Davis, and Damian Lillard.In recent years, instead of just having a rookie vs sophomore game, they've chosen to have a draft, which has spiced the game up a bit. It's also made the game more competitive, as the sophomores won the majority of the time. The...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Bennett Scores Career High

Anthony Bennett, the 2013 1st overall pick, set his career high last night against the New Orleans Pelicans, scoring 15 points. He also had eight rebounds, a block, and an assist. Bennett has struggled so far in his rookie campaign, averaging just 2.4 ppg and 2.3 rbg in 10.2 mpg. Instead of saying he had a career game last night, maybe it's more accurate to say he had his first...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Nash Can't Get Out of Bed, Phoenix Suspicions

No, no, that title is not a joke. Steve Nash's body has broken down rapidly since joining the Lakers. He's struggled to consistently get on the floor during his tenure and has failed to produce much when he's actually made it out there. He's only played in six games all season. He's been listed day-to-day and was thought to make his return this Friday, however...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA All-Stars Announced

  The 2014 NBA All-Star Starters were announced yesterday, with LeBron James and Kevin Durant being the leading vote getters. LeBron received 1,416,419 and Durant had 1,396,294. This year's game will be held in New Orleans. The 2014 Eastern Conference Starters will be:Lebron James, MIAPaul George, INDCarmelo Anthony, NYKDwayne Wade, MIAKyrie Irving, CLEThe 2014 Western Conference...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

EP128: NBA Unplugged - Brian Geltzeiler, Moke Hamilton and Snottie Drippen

A huge show here. We had Snottie Drippen, Brian Geltzeiler and Moke Hamilton join.  Snottie chatted up the Western Conference and those Portland Trailblazers.  Brian Geltzeiler talked about the Sirius XM NBA channel program that he is affiliated with and broke down some trade rumors and scenarios.  Moke Hamilton joined us after covering the Nets and Knicks earlier that day and...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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