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Mitch McGary on criticism over positive pot test at Michigan: ‘Whatever, so what’ (video)

When Mitch McGary tested positive for marijuana in March while nursing a back injury that prematurely ended his season in December, the then-Michigan Wolverines basketball star read the writing on the wall. Either accept the customary one-year NCAA suspension, meaning he would miss the entire 2014-15 men’s basketball season, or declare for the 2014 NBA […] The post Mitch McGary...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mitch McGary on his pot use in college: 'So what'

A positive marijuana test administered by the NCAA is the reason Mitch McGary is no longer on the Michigan basketball team. What many criticized to be an archaic rule -- a year-long suspension for a single positive test -- basically forced McGary's hand, and he opted in late April to pledge for the NBA. The Oklahoma City Thunder took the Michigan sophomore with the 21st pick...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Rookie Mitch McGary: ‘So What’ I Smoked Weed In College (Video)

Mitch McGary has no problem talking about the drug suspension that prematurely ended his college career at Michigan. The 22-year-old power forward tested positive for marijuana late last season and, facing a one-year ban from college hoops, elected to declare for the 2014 NBA draft, where he was selected No. 21 overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder. McGary was very candid about...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: 5 Bold Predictions For 2014-15

The Oklahoma City Thunder are coming off of yet another successful season, but once again they felt that they came up short of their potential. They ended up losing to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals in six games. It wasn’t an embarrassing loss at all, and they played the Spurs very […] Oklahoma City Thunder: 5 Bold Predictions For 2014-15 - Hoops Habit...
Via NBA Draft Blog
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Video: Former Michigan Forward Mitch McGary Says His Suspension In College For Marijuana Use Was “A Good Thing” And “A Learning Moment”

It was a bit of a surprise earlier this year when Michigan forward Mitch McGary announced that he would forego his final two years of eligibility to declare for the NBA Draft. Word later came out that McGary was facing a year-long suspension for testing positive for marijuana, which played a major role in McGary — who missed basically the entire 2013-14 season with a back injury...
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Oklahoma City Thunder: Goodbye, Hasheem Thabeet

Hasheem Thabeet has been sent to the Philadelhia 76ers for a protected second round draft pick and a $1.25 million trade exception. The Hasheem Thabeet reclamation project has ended for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The former number two overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft was sent to the Philadelphia 76ers along with some cash on Tuesday in exchange for a protected 2015 second round...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Expectations For Jeremy Lamb

One of the biggest reasons the Oklahoma City Thunder’s title aspirations stalled out last season was because Scott Brooks played aging players like Caron Butler and Derek Fisher down the stretch because he did not trust the younger players on the bench. Fisher and Butler did the best they could, but at their age, they […] Oklahoma City Thunder: Expectations For Jeremy Lamb -...
Via NBA Draft Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

OKC Thunder trades Hasheem Thabeet to the Philadelphia 76ers, will be waived

5TH QUARTER MAG 5TH QUARTER MAG - Exclusive sports rumors and gossip The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Hasheem Thabeet and some cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected 2nd-round pick.. OKC Thunder trades Hasheem Thabeet to the Philadelphia 76ers, will be waived
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Rapper Jay Z gives Nike a deadline to match Kevin Durant’s shoe deal with Under Armour

5TH QUARTER MAG 5TH QUARTER MAG - Exclusive sports rumors and gossip Rapper Jay Z has been in the news often these days.  From his reported imminent divorce from his wife Beyonce.. Rapper Jay Z gives Nike a deadline to match Kevin Durant’s shoe deal with Under Armour
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Writers discuss Kevin Durant's Under Armour vs. Nike choice

$265 million. $285 million. Two dollar amounts that represent the range that Under Armour is willing to pay as it tries to acquire the 2014 NBA MVP  in Kevin Durant as its pitchman. This sponsorship deal could prove to be one of the largest ever signed, and it would give the Maryland-based company an in-state export to lay […] The post Under Armour Vs. Nike: 11 Of Your Favorite...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Trade Thabeet; Waived By Sixers

The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Hasheem Thabeet to the Philadelphia 76ers. By doing so, OKC will receive a $1.25 million traded player exception. The Sixers will waive Thabeet, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Thabeet is a 27-year-old center who has averaged 2.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 10.5... The post Thunder Trade Thabeet; Waived By Sixers appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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Thunder Trade Hasheem Thabeet To Philadelphia

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly sent the second overall pick in the 2009 draft, Hasheen Thabeet, in addition to cash considerations, to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a 2015 second-rounder. Thabeet, who averaged nearly a block per game in 2012-13, was a favorite in the Thunder locker room. The 7’3″ Thabeet, a UConn product by way of Tanzania, averaged 1.2 points...
Via The League News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder trade C Thabeet to 76ers for second-round pick

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded center Hasheem Thabeet and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected second-round draft pick in 2015 and a trade exception. The deal was announced on Tuesday. The Thunder have a year to use the trade exception. Thabeet, a 7-foot-3 defensive specialist from Tanzania, played in 66 games in 2012 and averaged nearly a block...
Via AP on Fox
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Oklahoma City trades C Thabeet to 76ers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded center Hasheem Thabeet and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected second-round draft pick in 2015 and a trade exception. The deal was announced on Tuesday. The Thunder have a year to use the trade exception. Thabeet, a 7-foot-3 defensive specialist from Tanzania, played in 66 games in 2012 and averaged nearly a block...
Via AP on Fox
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Sixers Trade For And Waive Hasheem Thabeet

The Philadelphia 76ers are a bonafide wheelin‘n’dealin‘ son of a gun organization. If you need a trade partner look no further then Sam Hinkie and company. Earlier today Marc Stein of ESPN reported that the 76ers had traded for Hasheem Thabeet and cash considerations from the Oklahoma City Thunder. If you thought you figured out what was going on you didn’t because just when...
Via Overtime
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Trade Thabeet To 76ers To Create $1.25M TPE

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Hasheem Thabeet to the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers will absorb the contract of Thabeet to allow the Thunder to create a $1.25 million traded player exception. Thabeet will be immediately waived by the 76ers.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: What is the Thunder’s Biggest Weakness?

Oklahoma City Thunder: What is the Thunder’s Biggest Weakness? By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… After Russell Westbrook went down with another knee injury in late December, the Oklahoma City Thunder looked to be in big trouble. However, they overcame this huge obstacle, posting a 20-7 record in the 2 months that Westbrook missed. The main reason for this sustained success...
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Serge Ibaka Blocks Shot, Throws Down Alley-Oop On The Other End

After a rough start to his career with the Spanish national team, Serge Ibaka appears to be fitting in quite nicely with the Gasol Bros. & Co. on the eve of the FIBA World Cup. During a tune-up game against Argentina on Monday, Ibaka blocked a shot at one end of the floor, then outran everyone on his way to a monster alley-oop set up by Juan Carlos Navarro. Spain destroyed Argentina...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka slams alley-oop dunk from Ricky Rubio during Spain-Argentina

As we near the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Spain took on Argentina in a friendly match today. In the fourth quarter of play, Spain flashed some fancy passing as Ricky Rubio was able to find teammate Serge Ibaka on a nice alley-oop pass for a nasty slam dunk. Check out the play in the below Vine video from Pasion_Basket: Rubio to Ibaka, everybody! *** Ibaka image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kevin Durant Deal Too Big For Under Armor’s Shoes?

  Nike could match Under Armor’s deal, but should they? — Mandatory Image: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Under Armor has less than a one percent market share in the basketball shoe market yet it will spend an estimated 10 percent of its marketing budget on a 10-year, $250 million sponsorship deal with Kevin Durant. A deal of this size is unprecedented. According to USA Today, it would...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Weighs Future With OKC

There’s another decision looming at the end of the 2016 season which could change the landscape of the NBA even more than when LeBron took his talents to South Beach or when Darrell Arthur exercised his player option with Denver in 2012. By the time Kevin Durant hits free agency, it’s possible he’ll be a 3-time MVP and maybe a 6 time scoring champ. Those trophies are a nice...
Via The Sports Bank
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Admits “Kazaam” was Better than “Thunderstruck”

NBA players don’t usually make great actors. Ray Allen knocked it out of the park in “He’s Got Game”, but for the most part, the movies end up being total fails. Kevin Durant got attacked by TMZ cameras when leaving a Beverly Hills restaurant and wouldn’t answer any questions about his Nike vs. Under Armor sponsorship battle, but did answer an even more personal question...
Via Standing O Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant on Leaving NIKE: “I Don’t Know Nothing About That” (Video)

I am sure he knows a little bit about it. It was sort of smooth how the TMZ guy tried to trick Durant into answering the NIKE question. He started off with some softball questions about his movie career and then BAM sprung the NIKE question on him. It caught KD a little by surprise which is why he lied as opposed to saying no comment. Under Armour has offered him a $285 million deal...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Not Giving Up On Perry Jones

Upside is a crazy word that is thrown around way too much in sports, especially in basketball. We fantasize over how good a player could potentially be rather than what a player realistically will be. Because in sports not everything works out. And that holds true for Thunder forward Perry Jones III, so far. After […] Oklahoma City Thunder: Not Giving Up On Perry Jones - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Who Starts At Shooting Guard?

Incumbent starter Thabo Sefolosha is no longer with the Oklahoma City Thunder, having chosen to sign with the Altanta Hawks. Many have wondered if it was the right decision to let Sefolosha go, but the truth is, paying $12 million over three years for an aging shooting guard would have hamstrung the Thunder’s financial flexibility. However, […] Oklahoma City Thunder: Who Starts...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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