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Suns Rumors: Eric Bledsoe strongly considering qualifying offer

The Phoenix Suns were perhaps the surprise team of the entire NBA last season when they finished the season with a 48-34 record and only one game out of the Western Conference playoffs.  Despite having to battle injuries, Eric Bledsoe was a large part of the Suns' success when he was on the court.  Bledsoe's impact has compelled him to seek a max deal, but the Suns front...
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JR Smith Kills Competition At Secret Pick Up Game

Some Knicks players got in on some off season fun at Terminal 23 Monday in New York. A group of NBA players got together for a quick pick up game at Terminal 23 and it seems as if JR Smith showed up and showed out. JR was dunk city and even threw a smooth two handed reverse for the competition. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Can Knicks fans expect more of this...
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Andrew Wiggins, you are in good company

Some of the trades in the NBA are amazing. Frankly, that is one of the reasons the NBA is so intriguing. The off-court action can be as active and interesting as the on-court action. It certainly makes July and August more interesting. More than any other sport, no contract is immovable and any player can get moved. Wilt Chamberlain was traded twice. Shaquille O’Neal three times...
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Toronto Raptors: Grading Signing Jordan Hamilton

Toronto Raptors: Grading Signing Jordan Hamilton By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… As for the contract details, I apologize but I couldn’t find them, but I assume it’s a 1-2 season near minimum salary signing. Regardless, I love this signing based on fit. The Raptors’ biggest weakness was their lack of perimeter depth, as they were playing John Salmons big...
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2014-15 Detroit Pistons Fantasy Basketball Preview

Heading into the upcoming Fantasy Basketball Season, Razzball will be interviewing local NBA beat writers for actual, real-life basketball knowledge to shed some light on our measly fantasy basketball knowledge. Keep your eye out for interviews from [hopefully!] every NBA team through the summer. This installment comes courtesy of Joe Dexter from leading Detroit Pistons blog...
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Anthony Bennett blocks out Kevin Love trade talk, helps Andrew Wiggins

It has been an unusual summer to say the least for two of Canada’s top young basketball players. Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett have been front and centre in off-season NBA talk, with the Cleveland Cavaliers expected to send them to Minnesota with a first-round pick for all-star forward Kevin Love as soon as Saturday. Wiggins, the No. 1 overall pick last June, deftly danced...
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WATCH: New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer gets wild at intro

It’s a new day in the Los Angeles Clippers franchise. Donald Sterling is out and Steve Ballmer is in as the new owner of the team, and he’s more than excited about it. During Ballmer’s introductory press conference he showed some great passionate energy that provided fans with laughs, smiles, and entertainment. He had the […]
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Talent Over Exposure – The Debate Between Damian Lillard And Kyrie Irving

There are certain questions with simple answers. Australia or Oakland? Duke or Weber State? Number 1 or number 6 overall? 4th rated player in the country or a 2-star guard out of high school? These are all questions in which, other than the lifelong Ogden resident or some guy with an obsession with the number 6, could be answered with ease. If the answers to these questions were...
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WATCH: Kobe Bryant takes over 1995 high school playoff game

Any NBA fan has seen highlights of Kobe Bryant taking over a game. The five-time NBA champion scored 81 points in a single game once, and he has scored 50 or more in a game 25 times in his career. But have you ever seen Kobe dominate in high school? We have you covered. In […]
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D Wade’s Chicago Home in Foreclosure

At first glance, you might be wondering why Dwyane Wade’s house in Chicago would be in foreclosure. Wade makes around $30 million per year and has a net worth of around $100 million. The truth is that the house, which is located in the Chicago suburb of South Holland, was actually part of a settlement agreement to his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches. The settlement also included a large...
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Philadelphia 76ers 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

With great tanking, comes great responsibility. The City of Brotherly Love, it’s called. However, the city that loves its teams will have to be prepared to fall in love with losing yet again. After being teased with a brief stint of unfathomable success early in the 2013-14 season, the Sixers took their place in the cellar of the NBA as most analysts predicted they would. Playing...
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Chandler Parsons broke up with girlfriend Robyn Crowley

Chandler Parsons and Robyn Crowley are no longer dating. The Dallas Mavericks forward had dated Crowley for quite some time (see: Parsons birthday pictures), but there have been several indications recently that Parsons is single. He confirmed his relationship status during an entertaining interview Chelsea Handler last week. “I do not have a girlfriend,” Parsons […]
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What is the future of Magic’s 2012 draftees?

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders estimates about 22 of the 60 players drafted each year since 2001 have what can be called careers in the NBA (getting the second contract and hanging around beyond their rookie deals). The 2011 draftees — like Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris — are starting to get their pay days. What about 2012? Orlando has three of those players and Kyler...
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James Harden Says He’s the Best Basketball Player Alive

Houston Rockets star guard James Harden thinks really highly of himself, so his comments shouldn’t shock anyone.  The confident shooting guard told ESPN’s Scoop Jackson that he’s the best basketball player alive. ESPN.com’s Scoop Jackson sat down with Harden recently and asked him who the best basketball player alive is, Harden didn’t hesitate to offer up his (obviously...
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James Harden Says He’s Best Player Alive

ESPN.com’s Scoop Jackson sits down with James Harden to discuss the payoff of hard work, the power of confidence and who is the best basketball player alive. Scoop: Bottom line, you are on this team and a lot of players aren’t, but in your mind, who is the best basketball player alive right now? Harden: Myself. Scoop: That’s what I was about to say, “including you.” You...
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James Harden says he’s the best basketball player alive in interview

One of the fun questions to think about as a basketball fan is who is the best player currently alive and if you happen to ask Houston Rockets star James Harden, he’ll go with himself. Recently, Harden sat down with ESPN’s Scoop Jackson for an interview and when Scoop posed the question of who is currently the best player alive, James didn’t hesitate to answer: Scoop: Bottom...
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Blazers’ Stotts says Spurs’ postseason performance serves as motivation

Heading into the 2014 Western Conference Semifinals, the San Antonio Spurs took on the upstart Portland Trail Blazers where many thought the Spurs would have a difficult series considering San Antonio was coming off a long seven-game series against Dallas. But aside from one game, the Spurs manhandled the Blazers in five games, displaying team […]
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Carmelo Anthony says Knicks are ‘absolutely’ a playoff team

Carmelo Anthony believes the New York Knicks will “absolutely” be back in the playoffs after missing out last season. “Yeah, I think so for sure. Absolutely,” Anthony said to the New York Post of the Knicks’ playoff chances. The Knicks, who went 37-45 last season, are entering their first full season under team president Phil Jackson and new coach Derek Fisher. “I can’t...
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James Harden believes he's the best player alive

It’s hardly surprising that an NBA player, who by virtue is one of the best basketball players on the planet by belonging to such an esteemed fraternity of professionals, would have a large if not inflated ego. It would be difficult to reach such heights in any chosen profession without a deep and profound belief […] The post James Harden believes he’s the best basketball player...
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Look At These Rockets Burst In The Air!

Nightfall, May 2, 2014 Chandler Parsons just flat-out loses Damian Lillard on a slip screen after Patrick Beverley mysteriously called for a switch on Parsons' man. Looking over the footage, it almost seems like Parsons already knows he’s headed home for a long offseason long before Lillard even calls for the ball on the inbounding play. The rest of this sequence permanently...
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New Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Gives Out Email Address

Fists up because Steve Ballmer is ready to play fight.  It seems like Steve Ballmer is going to be a great owner for the Los Angeles Clippers. Here are some reactions from his press conference. Steve Ballmer's intro music: Eminem's "Lose Yourself" — J.A. Adande (@jadande) August 18, 2014 Eminem sets the mood. Ballmer just gave everyone his email address… Sballmer...
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Miami Heat, Leandro Barbosa have Mutual Interest

After losing LeBron James in free agency, Miami Heat GM Pat Riley has done a nice job assembling a team that can at least compete in the Eastern Conference. It’s never easy to lose the league’s best player, but Miami should have enough horses to fight for a mid-level playoff spot in 2014. And Riley isn’t done yet. According to reports, the Heat and Leandro Barbosa have mutual...
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LeBron James visits Temple of Zeus in Greece

In case you forgot, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is currently on a Greece vacation with his wife, Savannah. Earlier today, LeBron and his wife did a little bit of site-seeing and made a trip to the Temple of Zeus in Olympia, Greece. The temple which is believed to have been crafted in mid-400 BC was crafted in honor of Zeus (God of the Sky and Ruler of the Olympian Gods...
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Report: Teams in Europe looking to sign Aron Baynes

San Antonio Spurs free agent Aron Baynes is still waiting to see where he will be playing basketball next season and according to reports, it seems teams in Europe are hoping to sign the big man from Australia. According to reports, Baynes would like to stay in San Antonio but a few teams from overseas […]
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Dwyane Wade’s House Is Being Foreclosed

Dwayne Wade owns a house that resides in a Chicago suburb called South Holland. The house is 7,800 square feet, has six bedrooms, a basketball court, and sits on three acres. It is safe to say it is a ballers paradise. Wade lived in the house with his ex-wife Siohvaughn and his two kids until the couple filed for divorce in 2007. The divorce resulted in Siohvaughn receiving a large...
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