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Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Nash Or Jeremy Lin?

Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Nash Or Jeremy Lin? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Lakers have a couple of questions about who to start, but their biggest starter question is Steve Nash or Jeremy Lin at point guard? Steve Nash has won 2 MVP’s and is one of the best players in the history of the NBA, but he’s 40, injury prone and is no longer that effective...
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Rasheed Wallace Jersey Changing Roar Art

Retired fan favorite, former Jailblazers great and current Detroit Pistons assistant coach Rasheed Wallace turned 40 yesterday, and in celebration of Roscoe walking the planet for 4 decades as a badass rebel who plays by his own rules and believes in a honest ball. Artist Nathan Mckee from Portland, Oregon created this Instagram art piece that will make your Sheed loving day. The...
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Fans must temper expectations for Derrick Rose

One of the hardest things to cope with in sports is realizing that a beloved athlete may have lost his edge. It’s such a natural reaction to ignore all signs that indicate otherwise, especially when the athlete is a highly favored one. This is especially true in the case of Derrick Rose, who is certainly […] The post Tempering Expectations For Derrick Rose appeared first on The...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Knicks fans jimmy rig air conditioning unit to pay tribute to Mike Woodson (video)

The New York Knicks may have cut Mike Woodson loose all the way back in April, but the oft-criticized and constantly beleaguered former head coach still weighs on the hearts and occupies the minds of some Knickerbocker backers. Or at least two of them. Two Knicks fans posted a video to VINE showcasing how they, […] The post Knicks fans jimmy rig air conditioning unit to pay tribute...
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Nets Injury Update: Deron Williams begins 5 on 5 scrimmages

The Brooklyn Nets approach training camp coming off a successful 2013-2014 season in which they won 44 games and upset the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Nets were in the top half of the league in points allowed but struggled offensively, ranked 21st in scoring and 29th in assists. Guard Deron Williams can improve upon those numbers...
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Minnesota Timberwolves plan to open training camp with a dunk contest between Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine

The Minnesota Timberwolves are looking for ways to get their fans excited about the upcoming NBA season. With the team trading Kevin Love during the offseason, the Timberwolves have a good collection of young talent on the roster led by point guard Ricky Rubio. The Timberwolves will hold camp on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. So it makes perfect sense that the...
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Mehmet Okur will join the Utah Jazz as consultant

Mehmet Okur was among the blasts from the Jazz past who returned to Utah to honor Jerry Sloan last week. The retired center hopes to focus on someone else in his next trip to his old NBA stomping grounds. Enes Kanter, have some free time? “I’d like to take him out and talk to him a little bit, see what happens, try to help him a little bit more,” Okur said. “That’s what...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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John Wall Was Not Pleased With SI Ranking Him No.31 In Top 100

Sports Illustrated released several parts of their Top 100 players of 2015 earlier this week. The Washington Wizards’ John Wall came in at No.31 of their rankings, behind other point guards Kyle Lowery and Kyrie Irving. Wall voiced his displeasure with SI’s rankings on Twitter, saying that gives him motivation and there’s no need for […] The post John Wall Was Not Pleased...
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Can Stan Van Gundy Turn Around The Detroit Pistons?

The Bad Boys. DEEETRRROOIT BAAASKETBAAALLL!!!! You guys remember that? Those were the good ole days of Detroit Pistons basketball. It wasn’t long ago we were watching “Mr. Big Shot” Billups drain clutch shot after clutch shot, Ben Wallace dominating his way to multiple Defensive Player of the Year awards, and RIP... The post Can Stan Van Gundy Turn Around The Detroit Pistons...
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Golden State Warriors: Grading Curry and Thompson’s Performances for Team USA

Golden State Warriors: Grading Curry and Thompson’s Performance’s for Team USA By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… During the World Cup only two NBA franchises had multiple players represent Team USA and they weren’t two marquee organizations like the Celtics or Lakers or even new “it” teams like the Cavaliers or the Heat, they were the Sacramento...
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Dallas Mavericks: Why They Can Win A Title

Dallas Mavericks: Why They Can Win A Title By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Mavericks had the 2nd best offseason of any NBA team, the 1st being the Cavaliers. Today I wrote an article of the 9 NBA teams that can win a title this season and the Mavericks were team 8 and this is because of the incredible offseason that Marc Cuban and Donnie Nelson had. They re...
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Report: Knicks Likely Trading Iman Shumpert

It seems like Iman Shumpert has been on the trade block forever. The 24-year old is averaging 10.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 dimes a game. Shumpert is eligible for an early extension. It’s unlikely he gets an overwhelming offer from the Knicks prior to October 31 deadline which means a trip to free agency is likely in the cards next summer. If those other wing performers play...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Hickson suspended 5 games for drug violation

Denver Nuggets center J.J. Hickson will miss five games of the regular season for breaking the NBA's anti-drug policy, the league announced Wednesday. The Denver Post's Chris Dempsey first reported the suspension and added the team is not expected to comment on the matter. Players who have tested positive for marijuana three times receive five-game suspensions per the CBA...
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Dwyane Wade’s new timepiece includes real alligator and cost $20k

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade will be releasing his second designed watch with Hublot and it will include real alligator. The watch will cost $20,000 and will be designed with the Miami Heat colors. The watch is called the Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade. The watch includes 18 karat gold parts, sapphire and the aforementioned alligator strap. Check it out: Credit: TMZ Sports The post...
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San Antonio Spurs: 5 Reasons They Are The NBA’s Best Team

San Antonio Spurs: 5 Reasons They Are The NBA’s Best Team By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. 1. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker Are Still Elite – If Gregg Popovich can keep Duncan and Parker’s minutes around 25-30 per game in the regular season, then they will be fresh for the playoffs and if they can stay healthy they have 2 of the NBA’s better players on this...
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VIDEO: Watch Julius Randle go head-to-head with Jabari Parker at 2013 Nike tournament

via twitter.com/Lakers   Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to get excited about Julius Randle. Randle is the highest Lakers draft pick since James Worthy was taken number one overall by the purple and gold in 1982, so having a talented, NBA-ready rookie on the team is something that Laker fans aren’t all that used to. Although he was projected to go within the top five – and...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers head coach Byron Scott announces his coaching staff

5TH QUARTER MAG 5TH QUARTER MAG - Exclusive sports rumors and gossip Byron Scott is the new head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers.  Fans and media alike were wondering who he.. Lakers head coach Byron Scott announces his coaching staff
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Georgia Tech Basketball Using LeBron James’-To-Cleveland To Sell Top Atlanta-Area Recruit On Staying Home

LeBron James does not have any tangible connection to Atlanta or Georgia Tech—the superstar is from Akron, didn’t go to college, and has spent his NBA career in Cleveland and Miami. However, Georgia Tech’s basketball is using the story of James “going back home” to Cleveland to try and land one of the nation’s most coveted 2015 recruits, Marietta native Jaylen Brown....
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Lakers Rumors: Pooh Jeter, Ryan Hollins no longer options for L.A.

As training camp inches ever closer for the Los Angeles Lakers, it appears that two of the players the team were considering are no longer available. Firstly, according to Sportando (via HoopsHype) point guard Pooh Jeter, who worked out for the Lakers last week, will not be leaving his team in China to make a return to the NBA. “I was a native of Los Angeles who grew as Lakers’...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James has huge expectations for Kyrie Irving

LeBron James spoke very highly of fellow teammate Kyrie Irving, during the the unveiling of his 12th signature shoe. James, who came back to his hometown of Cleveland to once again play for the Cavaliers this past summer, believes that Irving can be the best point guard in the NBA. LeBron on Kyrie Irving: “It’s part of the reason I came back… I think he can be the best point...
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Tim Duncan stars as himself in funny commercial

Post by Erik Armenta. It must be the summer of Tim Duncan the way things are shaping up for the Spurs forward. First he will be featured in an upcoming “The Punisher”  and now No. 21 is starring as himself in the latest commercial for “Black Jack Speed Shop,” the auto body shop he owns. Just like Eddie Murphy did in movies such as “Coming to America” and “The Nutty...
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Tim Duncan stars as himself in funny commercial

Post by Erik Armenta. It must be the summer of Tim Duncan the way things are shaping up for the Spurs forward. First he will be featured in an upcoming “The Punisher”  and now No. 21 is starring as himself in the latest commercial for “Black Jack Speed Shop,” the auto body shop he owns. Just like Eddie Murphy did in movies such as “Coming to America” and “The Nutty...
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Nick Young making Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson call him “Daddy Swag”

PHOTO: Nick Young’s Instagram Nick Young is awesome. During an interview with Lakers sideline reporter Mike Trudell, Young revealed that he was making rookies Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle address him by a different name this coming season. While it’s not clear what Young has asked Randle to call him – the 19-year-old mumbled numerous times when asked by Trudell to reveal...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Hollins agrees to deal with Sacramento Kings

Photo Credit: detroit.cbslocal.com According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, Ryan Hollins and the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a one year, fully guaranteed contract. The @SacramentoKings have agreed in principle to sign center @TheRyanHollins to one-year, fully guaranteed deal, a source told Yahoo Sports — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) September 18, 2014 Hollins will likely...
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Dwyane Wade Rocks $20k Custom Alligator Skin Watch (Photo)

For those who thought Dwyane Wade was hurting for the money lost when he opted out, think again. Wade continues to floss on the masses. Better hope PETA doesn’t find out… Dwyane Wade’s back in the watch game — dropping a brand new $20k timepiece with Hublot … and it’s made with real alligator. It’s called the Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade — designed with Miami Heat colors...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss
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