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  • Report: LaMarcus Aldridge Signs With Jordan Brand

    SLAM Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Blazers big man LaMarcus Aldridge has reportedly inked a deal to join Jordan Brand, according to reports. Aldridge, the No. 11 player on our #SLAMTop50 countdown, was previously a Nike athlete. After wearing the Nike Hyperposite line for the last couple seasons, LMA will play in Jordan models going forward. As first reported by Blazers beat reporter Casey Holdahl: I can now report that LaMarcus @aldridge_12 has signed with Jordan. Was previously with Nike. — Casey Holdahl (@CHold) October 19, 2014 Aldridge gave a pretty big hint to his move to Jordan when he wore a pair of Air…
  • ASK IRA: Could Norris Cole be squeezed by point glut?

    Miami Heat - Sun Sentinel
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
  • Lakers waive Keith Appling, Jeremy Tyler News
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:42 pm
    The Los Angeles Lakers have waived guard Keith Appling and forward Jeremy Tyler, reducing their training camp roster to 17 players.
  • Kick of the Day: Jordan Super.Fly 3

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
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  • Air Jordan Future Premium ‘Dark Chocolate’

    Slam Dunk Central
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    Paying tribute to the symbiotic relationship between the court and the street, the Jordan Future blends one of the most iconic designs with a one-piece woven upper to create an entirely new look. The deconstructed upper forgoes a heel counter and toe enforcer for a futuristic, minimalist style. The new Air Jordan Future Premium ‘Dark Chocolate’ features a Dark Chocolate premium leather woven upper on top of a white midsole and clear gum outsole. The look certainly isn’t for everyone, but it’s definitely unique. The show will be available on starting October…
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  • Kick of the Day: Jordan Super.Fly 3

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
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  • Report: LaMarcus Aldridge Signs With Jordan Brand

    SLAM Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Blazers big man LaMarcus Aldridge has reportedly inked a deal to join Jordan Brand, according to reports. Aldridge, the No. 11 player on our #SLAMTop50 countdown, was previously a Nike athlete. After wearing the Nike Hyperposite line for the last couple seasons, LMA will play in Jordan models going forward. As first reported by Blazers beat reporter Casey Holdahl: I can now report that LaMarcus @aldridge_12 has signed with Jordan. Was previously with Nike. — Casey Holdahl (@CHold) October 19, 2014 Aldridge gave a pretty big hint to his move to Jordan when he wore a pair of Air…
  • LeBron James Says the Bulls are ‘Much Better’ Than Cleveland Right Now

    Marcel Mutoni
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    The Chicago Bulls-Cleveland Cavaliers rivalry will resume Monday night … well, sort of. LeBron James is set to face Derrick Rose and company for the first since re-joining the Cavs, but he’s downplaying the hype surrounding this meaningless exhibition game. James concedes that the Bulls have a better, more cohesive unit at this point. Per the Northeast Ohio Media Group: “It’s going to be fun. I don’t really see a rivalry renewed right now,” James said after shootaround this morning. “We haven’t done anything right now. They’re a team that’s…
  • Sneakers 101

    SLAM Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    by Crystal Lan If someone had told me sneakers and education were an ideal partnership, I would have scoffed at the idea. But if that “someone” happens to be fellow SLAM contributor and a doctorate in urban education, Dr. L.A. Gabay, I respectfully listen—and even entertain—the thought. This past September 27, I was rewarded for my selective open-mindedness. Urban Word NYC’s annual “Preemptive Education Conference,” hosted by New York University and Columbia University, featured twenty 90-minute pedagogical workshops over a four-day period. Ranging in subjects as diverse…
  • Blake Griffin and Chris Paul Have a Sketch Comedy Show (VIDEO)

    Marcel Mutoni
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    In collaboration with the co-creator of the legendary “Chappelle’s Show”, comedian Neal Brennan, LA Clippers All-Stars and Jordan Brand pitchmen Blake Griffin and Chirs Paul are set to be the stars of a two-part sketch comedy series. It is curiously named “BGCP3TV in HD”, and will debut this Friday on Adult Swim. Per FTW: Have any of you worked together on something like this before?   Paul: Well, I mean, yeah. We were in the playoffs together (laughs). No seriously, me and Blake shot this Footlocker thing together earlier but this is a little different.   Griffin: Yeah…
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  • Air Jordan Future Premium ‘Dark Chocolate’

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    Paying tribute to the symbiotic relationship between the court and the street, the Jordan Future blends one of the most iconic designs with a one-piece woven upper to create an entirely new look. The deconstructed upper forgoes a heel counter and toe enforcer for a futuristic, minimalist style. The new Air Jordan Future Premium ‘Dark Chocolate’ features a Dark Chocolate premium leather woven upper on top of a white midsole and clear gum outsole. The look certainly isn’t for everyone, but it’s definitely unique. The show will be available on starting October…
  • Derrick Rose and Adidas Unveil D Rose 5 Boost “The Lake” Edition

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    adidas has unveiled a new colorway of the D Rose 5 Boost signature basketball shoe. Inspired by the prominent Chicago landmark Lake Michigan, “The Lake” D Rose 5 Boost features a metallic teal synthetic tumbled leather upper for premium feel and durability. The metallic teal upper, tonally accented vivid mint Fit Cage and D Rose logo capture the essence of Lake Michigan. The D Rose 5 Boost is the ultimate signature shoe to outfit Derrick Rose on and off the court. It features adidas’ most innovative technology and the most personal details ever included on a shoe in the D Rose…
  • Bosh, Wade Prepare For New Challenge

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    When Lebron James announced that he was going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, it was an end of an era in South Beach. He was able to win a pair of NBA championships with the Miami Heat, and he also made the NBA finals all 4 seasons he wore the jersey. Now, the team looks to move on, as 2 of the big 3 still remain on the squad. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade have certainly heard the doubters, and they are putting in the work to show that they are still contenders in the Eastern conference. Things did not exactly and as planned last season for the Miami Heat. They were looking for their 3rd…
  • Adidas Unveiled The J Wall 1 Signature Basketball Shoe

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    adidas today unveiled the J Wall 1 signature basketball shoe – The first in a line of signature products designed for Washington Wizards NBA All-Star point guard, John Wall. The J Wall 1 features a sleek, bold design inspired by Wall’s quick on-court play and fashion forward off-court style. Each piece of the collection is branded with the new John Wall logo which incorporates Wall’s initials, “JW” and is designed with the “J” crossing-over to the “W” as a nod to his quick playing style and ability to cross over defenders. The J Wall 1 launches at and Foot Locker…
  • NBA Star Jeremy Lin Meets Fans at Culver City Foot Locker

    26 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Yesterday, Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin greeted fans at Foot Locker at the Westfield Mall in Culver City to celebrate his arrival to L.A. and the opening of the adidas a Standard – An exclusive destination within select Foot Lockers offering the best of adidas’ performance and style collections. More than 350 fans gathered to meet Jeremy, get autographs and take selfies with the new Laker. Jeremy and the Lakers surprised 75 fans that waited in line with game tickets to see him in action during one of the Lakers’ upcoming home games. Stay tuned to adidas Basketball Facebook,…
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  • Rose scores 30, but Irving, Cavs best Bulls

    Associated Press
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:59 pm
    LeBron James was the star attraction but Kyrie Irving stole the show with 28 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-98 win against the Chicago Bulls in an exhibition game Monday night at Ohio State.
  • Pacers' George back to shooting jump shots news services
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Less than three months after suffering a compound fracture in his right leg, Indiana Pacers star Paul George was seen Monday shooting jumpers with teammates.
  • Nets' Ratner to sell majority Barclays stake

    Mike Mazzeo
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Brooklyn Nets minority owner Bruce Ratner is putting his majority share of Barclays Center on the market.
  • Judge reverses course, dismisses Stiviano suit

    Associated Press
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    A judge reversed course Monday and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner.
  • LeBron: Bulls 'much better' than Cavaliers

    Brian Windhorst
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Less than two weeks before their first regular-season meeting, LeBron James believes the Chicago Bulls are better than his Cleveland Cavaliers.
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  • Derrick Rose impresses with 30 points in Bulls-Cavs exhibition (Video)

    Eric Freeman
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The Chicago Bulls figure to be one of the most intriguing teams of the 2014-15 season, a talented squad that shouldn't be worse than a solid playoff team and could possibly contend for a championship, depending on a few factors. The biggest of those variables figures to be the health and related effectiveness of point guard Derrick Rose, currently healthy after returning from the second of two consecutive season-ending knee injuries. After playing in only 10 games last season and failing to star in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball, Rose needs to prove that he can return to his former status…
  • Paul George takes jumpers at Pacers practice, still not returning soon (Video)

    Eric Freeman
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm
    The gruesome leg injury suffered by Paul George in a USA Basketball exhibition was arguably the biggest non-acquisition moment of the NBA offseason. The Pacers immediately lost their already iffy status as East contenders and now look headed for a lottery appearance, if not full-scale rebuilding. Plus, the league as a whole will be without one of its brightest young stars. It's a shame all around. Given this state of things, any progress in George's recovery looks pretty positive. So it was nice to find out on Tuesday that he's back on the court and taking jumpers after Pacers practice. Check…
  • Shawn Marion talks up Kevin Love's Cleveland presence, while LeBron James talks up Chicago

    Kelly Dwyer
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:56 pm
    LeBron James’ trail of delicious bread crumbs has helped reshape the entire Cleveland Cavaliers roster. Kevin Love forced a trade to the Cavs following James contract agreement with Cleveland, asking to go to a team that had an even worse record than his mediocre Minnesota Timberwolves club last season. Shawn Marion and former James teammates Mike Miller and James Jones soon followed suit. Suddenly, the Cavs are a destination team, and that doesn’t figure to change as the franchise continues to add free agents to surround James with over the next few years. It’s not all about LeBron,…
  • The 10-man rotation, starring the case against Kobe Bryant

    Dan Devine
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: ESPN the Magazine. Henry Abbott presents the argument that Kobe Bryant — his contract, his demeanor, his relationship to other top stars, etc. — is the primary reason the Los Angeles Lakers have become awful, are likely to be awful again this season and might continue to be awful until after he's retired. My general, broad-strokes takeaways: • The…
  • Joakim Noah wishes he could do yoga with Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau

    Kelly Dwyer
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has always found a sound balance between the frantic and ferocious nature of his game and off-court tranquility, though many have jokingly chalked that up to Joakim’s particular strain of recreational activities. The same cannot be said for Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, who reportedly has very little in terms of a personal life outside of basketball, in between putting in marathon shifts and sometimes sleeping at the team’s practice facility. The secret to Noah’s success in keeping things outwardly chill? He won’t and shouldn’t give it the full credit,…
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  • Plumlee Lifts Nets to 99-88 Win Over 76ers

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night.
  • Spurs Rally to Beat Kings 106-99

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Jeff Ayres had 15 points and rookie Kyle Anderson added 14 points as the San Antonio Spurs overcame DeMarcus Cousin's 32 points and 11 rebounds to rally for a 106-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.
  • Sports Briefing | Basketball: Defamation Lawsuit Against Rochelle Sterling Is Dismissed

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Judge Richard Fruin, in Los Angeles Superior Court, found that V. Stiviano presented no evidence to support her claim that Sterling had called her a thief and an embezzler in public forums.
  • Mavs Used Balanced Offense to Beat Grizzlies

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Tyson Chandler and Monta Ellis scored 14 points each to lead seven Dallas players in double figures as the Mavericks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 108-103 on Monday night.
  • Mayo Scores 24 Points, Bucks Top Knicks 120-107

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Reserve guard O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 24 points, and Giannis Antentokounmpo added 14 as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 120-107 in a preseason game on Monday night.
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  • Pistons Finalizing Trade with Celtics – Joel Anthony for Will Bynum

    Natalie Sitto
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Looks like one of my favorite Pistons is on his way out of town. Will and his Bynumite antics will no longer be exciting crowds at the Palace. The Boston Celtics are working to finalize a trade that will send center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for Will Bynum, according to a league source. It’s not clear if Bynum will stick with the Celtics. It could hinge on whether the team makes any additional moves before the season tips later this month. Anthony, 32, had played sparingly, including this preseason, since being acquired from the Miami Heat in January. Via ESPN You’ve got…
  • Cartoon Spencer Dinwiddie

    Natalie Sitto
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Spencer Dinwiddie Toon #Pistons 2014 Draft selection @SDinwiddie_25 was officially signed to a three-year contract with Detroit.  The 21 year-old Dinwiddie will is very lucky to land in Detroit and work on his ACL rehab with Arnie Kandor. Dinwiddie has a huge upside and considered a first rounder had he not been injured. He’s got game and the right attitude. Love this quote when he declared for the Draft. “I’ve got first-round talent, if an NBA team has the confidence to give me the keys to the car and contribute, they won’t regret it.” via Denver Post After he…
  • Cartoon Caron Butler

    Natalie Sitto
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Caron Butler Toon @realtuffjuice has been officially tooned.  Butler adds a lot to the #Pistons team by spreading the floor and knocking down threes. The veteran Butler brings a legit threat to the Pistons bench. He played in 56 games last season averaging 25.3 minutes per game with a 10.5 game average. Add in his 39.4% three-point average,  and you have some much-needed help to the Pistons bench. Follow Caron on twitter and welcome him the Pistons.   Follow Need4Sheed on twitter @Need4Sheed_com for all the news you want and you don’t! The post Cartoon Caron Butler appeared first…
  • Cartoon Jodie Meeks

    Natalie Sitto
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:36 pm
    I said I had a lot of tooning to do so here is #Pistons free agent shooting guard Jodie Meeks in toon form. Meeks, who wants to give Kentavious Caldwell-Pope a run for his money for the starting job put up a nice season for the Lakers last season starting 70 games, putting up a career-high in all departments. PPG 15.7 RPG 2.5, APG 1.8 STLPG 1.4 He also produced career-high percentages from the field 46.3 and on 3-pointers 40.1. Make sure you follow @jmeeks20 on twitter and welcome him to Detroit. The post Cartoon Jodie Meeks appeared first on
  • Cartoon D.J. Augustin

    Natalie Sitto
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    Cartoon D.J. Augustin It’s been a busy summer for the Detroit #Pistons as well is Need4Sheed. I can’t remember a summer that I needed to create this many toons.  New toons mean new Pistons players. D.J. Augustin was signed by Detroit for two years at $6 million. The 26-year old Augustin had a very nice season last year coming off the bench for the Bulls. He was a spark off the bench, scoring 14.9 points per game shoting 41.1% from the three-point line. The post Cartoon D.J. Augustin appeared first on
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  • NBA team previews from SB Nation

    Matt Watson
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Here's all the season previews published from SB Nation's team sites (and others!) Atlantic Division Boston Celtics: CelticsBlog | Red's Army | Celtics Green | LucidSportsFan Brooklyn Nets: Nets Daily | Baller Mind FrameNew York Knicks: Posting and Toasting Philadelphia 76ers: Liberty BallersToronto Raptors: Raptors HQ Pacific Division Golden State Warriors: Golden State of MindLos Angeles Clippers: Clips Nation Los Angeles Lakers: Silver Screen and Roll Phoenix Suns: Bright Side of the Sun Sacramento Kings: Sactown Royalty | Basketball Intelligence Southeast Division Atlanta Hawks: Peachtree…
  • Pistons waive Hasheem Thabeet, other camp invitees

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    Group was virtually guaranteed to be waived as the Pistons sit on 16 guaranteed contracts. The Detroit Pistons have waived camp invitees Hasheem Thabeet, Brian Cook, Josh Bostic and Lorenzo Brown, according to Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News. None of the players were expected to make the team as the Pistons are already over the 15-player roster limit with 16 guaranteed contracts on the books. The only player that had a chance to make the roster was big man Hasheem Thabeet, who could have provided depth at the center position. Thabeet was signed by the team after it discovered that…
  • Stan Van Gundy 'calmly' stressing effort, consistency with Pistons

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    The Detroit Pistons' first-year coach said again on Saturday night that with years of losing came bad habits that are tough to break, but the Pistons must break to win. ATLANTA — In the fourth quarter of the Pistons' preseason game against the Atlanta Hawks, Al Horford burned Andre Drummond in the post for an easy bucket. Drummond competitively tried to issue payback on the other end by way of a slam dunk shot -- our favorite! -- but the dunk was not as good as the post move he put on Horford and the ball hung on the rim, eventually dropping out to the Hawks' John Jenkins. Jenkins pushed it…
  • Josh Smith injures ankle vs. Hawks, but says he's fine

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Josh Smith only played six and a half minutes in the second half -- all in the third quarter -- due to an injured ankle. ATLANTA — Josh Smith came down hobbling after hitting a half hook in the paint at the 5:29 mark of the third quarter during Saturday night's Pistons win in Atlanta. Smith immediately hunched over in pain before limping toward the Pistons' bench where he met Arnie Kander. Smith and Kander walked to the end of the bench where Kander worked his normal magic. Smith would not play the rest of the game, and the injury was a good guess as to why. After the game, Stan Van Gundy…
  • Pistons vs. Hawks: The good, the bad and the ugly

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:59 pm
    A swag overload in the final quarter led Detroit to its 4th win of preseason. Here's the good, the bad and the ugly from Saturday night's win in Atlanta. The Good --Andre Drummond had a monster game, finishing with 19 points and 17 rebounds in 38 minutes. --Brandon Jennings found his shot late in the game, going for 16 points to add to 11 assists and only 1 turnover. He was 4-6 from deep. --4th quarter defense.  The Pistons are known for collapsing late in games, but not Saturday night.  They surged ahead of Atlanta with a 35-23 quarter, even keeping the Hawks scoreless for stretches…
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  • Catching Up With Evan Turner

    Ryan McNeill
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    Evan Turner talked with me about adjusting to playing with a new team, raved about Brad Stevens and explained why he's having to play some point guard during the preseason.
  • Catching Up With Dwight Powell

    Ryan McNeill
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    Dwight Powell talked about his first NBA training camp, playing in front of friends and family at the Air Canada Centre, how veterans on the team are taking him under their wing and the harsh realities of basketball being a business.
  • Podcap: Raptors Beat Celtics 116-109

    Ryan McNeill
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Here's audio from DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, Lou Williams, Greivis Vasquez and Dwane Casey after Toronto's 116-109 win over Boston.
  • Observations From Toronto Raptors Locker Room

    Ryan McNeill
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Here are some observations, notes and quotes from the Toronto Raptors locker room after the team beat the Boston Celtics 116-109.
  • Game Notes: Raptors 116 – Celtics 109

    Ryan McNeill
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Here are some at-the-buzzer observations and analysis from The Gondola about the Raptors' third preseason game of the year.
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  • Is Anthony Davis on the Verge of Becoming a Full-Fledged Superstar?

    Michael McNamara
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    This is Season Preview week on Bourbon Street Shots, and while the focus will be on the team as a whole, the answer to the question above will likely determine how big of a jump the Pelicans make in the Western Conference. Quite simply, NBA superstars only miss the playoffs in very rare situations. Kobe Bryant missed the playoffs in his prime because Chucky Atkins led the Lakers in minutes that year. Chris Mihm was the starting center. Jumaine Jones was the 6th man. Who? Exactly! You can debate whether Carmelo Anthony was a superstar last year. If you say yes, I will still point out that JR…
  • In the NO Podcast Ep 191: Two Blowouts and Western Conf Preview Part 1

    Ryan Schwan
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Michael and I cover all the action from the last two pre-season games, I declare for Austin Rivers, Anthony Davis goes crazy (as usual) and Jrue Holiday plays fairly well. We also talk about whether Ryan Anderson is in game shape or not. Then we move on to the Western Conference, covering the teams we think will be the worst six in the West – a position most writers feel the Pelicans will stay in. Will we? The rest of the Western Conference is coming in a couple days, so give it a listen! Enjoy the Podcast! Want it on Itunes? Direct download?  RSS Feed? Like the Show or the Blog?
  • Rockets v Pelicans Observations

    Ryan Schwan
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    The ‘ets arrived in New Orleans last night for a pre-season game, leaving behind the “Rock” part of their team in Houston. However, even without Dwight Howard and James Harden facing them, there was some informative things happening on the Pelicans end of the floor. A list: The shooting was a thing of beauty.  Against scrubs, but I love threes.  Love them. Ryan Anderson looked . . . well, a little heavy.  He might need another few months to get in game shape and sport that chiseled physique we are used to. Holiday has always had a loose handle for a lead guard.  Beverly…
  • In the NO Podcast Ep 190: Fredette v Rivers?

    Ryan Schwan
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Michael and I talk about the gaping hole that is the Small Forward position. (As always with the Hornets/Pelicans) Then we move on to Rivers v Fredette and what that means for the rotation, whether we think Withey has a chance, and if Eric Gordon is awesome because of his appearance in NBA 2K15. Enjoy the Podcast! Want it on Itunes? Direct download?  RSS Feed? Like the Show or the Blog? Follow @BourbonStShots Like the music? Follow @ScottBurton
  • In the NO Podcast Ep 189: Eastern Conference Preview

    Ryan Schwan
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    Michael and I talk the Eastern Conference and how we think those teams will shake out. Battles ensue over the placement of teams like the Bulls, Pacers and Hawks. Michael is wrong. No battle ensues over the placement of the 76ers, who really need to be relegated to the D-League now. Enjoy the Podcast! Want it on Itunes? Direct download?  RSS Feed? Like the Show or the Blog? Follow @BourbonStShots Like the music? Follow @ScottBurton
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  • Miami Heat sign Larry Drew II

    Inside Hoops
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    The Miami HEAT signed Larry Drew II today. Drew, a guard, played in 11 games (two starts) with the HEAT during the 2014 summer leagues, where he averaged 4.4 points, 3.6 assists, 1.55 steals and 1.5 rebounds on 43.9 percent shooting from the field, 50 percent from three-point range and 77.8 percent on free throws. Drew spent [...]
  • Cavaliers waive Chris Crawford, Stephen Holt

    Inside Hoops
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    The Cleveland Cavaliers today waived guards Chris Crawford and Stephen Holt, according to Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin. Crawford received limited court time in five preseason games for the Cavs, averaging 2.4 points and 1.6 assists in 7.6 minutes per game. Holt played (just barely) in two preseason games, averaging 3.0 points in 2.3 minutes per game. The [...]
  • Kings exercise Ben McLemore contract option

    Inside Hoops
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Guard Ben McLemore can jump high, play basketball, and do other things as well. He needs to shoot better, but has the potential to improve in that category. The Sacramento Kings appreciate this about him. The Kings announced today they have picked up the 2015-16 option on McLemore’s contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Entering [...]
  • Bulls waive Kim English, Ben Hansbrough, Solomon Jones

    Inside Hoops
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has waived guards Kim English and Ben Hansbrough, as well as forward/center Solomon Jones. The three players originally signed with Chicago as free agents on Sept. 26, 2014. Chicago’s roster now stands at 14
  • Brook Lopez out 10-14 days with foot sprain

    Inside Hoops
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:01 pm
    The Brook Lopez health circus continues. Fortunately, this time, it’s a minor bump in the road — hopefully. The Brooklyn Nets center sustained a mild right midfoot sprain in the first quarter of the Nets’ preseason contest against the Sacramento Kings on October 15th, Nets General Manager Billy King announced. Statement from Nets Medical Director Dr. Riley [...]
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  • Kings 99, Spurs 106: Cousins dominates but Kings play sloppy and fall in San Antonio

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    DeMarcus Cousins had a dominating performance but it wasn't enough to overcome the lack of late game execution and overall sloppiness of the Kings. Despite leading for much of the game, a dominating DeMarcus Cousins performance, and no Tim Duncan or Kawhi Leonard for the Spurs, the Kings fell to the San Antonio Spurs 106 to 99.  It was a bit of deja vu to the last few times the Kings have visited San Antonio, as once again the team failed to execute and close out in the final quarter as the game tightened up. Cousins led the way with 32 points on 12-14 shooting from the field.  He also…
  • Kings vs Spurs Preview: Summer League Champs face Regular Season Champs

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The Kings travel to San Antonio to face the Spurs in a clash of title contenders. Preseason is ending quickly as the Kings head to Texas for their penultimate exhibition, this time against the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.  The game is not set to be televised either in Sacramento or San Antonio, meaning you'll only be able to track it by listening to KHTK 1140.  Tip off is at 5:30 pm Pacific. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1. With preseason winding down, the hope is that the mistakes will lessen and the offense will tighten up.  The Kings have been a bit turnover prone in their new ball…
  • Omri Casspi getting comfortable in new role with Kings

    Blake Ellington
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Omri Casspi looks to be a key contributor off the Kings bench this season. When Omri Casspi signed with the Kings over the summer, many shrugged their shoulders with a "meh." The sixth-year man is in his second stint with Sacramento after all and how much of a role could he possibly have now? As the preseason has rolled along, Casspi continues to contribute steady, productive minutes and likely will be one of the two to three top contributors off the Kings bench this season. Casspi, who helped the Kings defeat Maccabi Haifa 91-59 on Saturday, seems to have absorbed his NBA experience quite…
  • Sacramento Kings waive Sim Bhullar, David Wear, and Deonte Burton

    Greg Wissinger
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Farewell, Sim City, we hardly knew ye. The Sacramento Kings waived Sim Bhullar, David Wear, and Deonte Burton following Saturday's win against Maccabi Haifa, according to our friend James Ham of Cowbell Kingdom and later confirmed by Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee. According to NBA source, the Sacramento Kings will have waived Sim Bhullar, David Wear and Deonte Burton. — James Ham (@James_Ham) October 19, 2014 Bhullar, the 7 foot 5 inch center from New Mexico State, played limited minutes for the Kings this preseason.  He's struggled to find time on the court, and simply isn't in the…
  • Kings beat Maccabi Haifa 91-59: Point Guards Shine, Turnovers Abound, and Sim Scores

    Bradley Geiser
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:52 pm
    The Kings welcomed Maccabi Haifa into Sacramento for an exhibition game. While they started out rough, and had their obligatory turnover problems, they did get their act together and won 91-59. In a very different type of game at Sleep Train Arena, the Sacramento Kings hosted Maccabi Haifa, a ball club straight out of Israel. The game opened with a very nice rendition of the Israeli National Anthem, and an exchanging of gifts between the two teams. I really like the NBA not only embracing the international community by traveling abroad, but welcoming some of these clubs here. The game had…
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  • Catching Up With Evan Turner

    Ryan McNeill
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    Evan Turner talked with me about adjusting to playing with a new team, raved about Brad Stevens and explained why he's having to play some point guard during the preseason.
  • Catching Up With Dwight Powell

    Ryan McNeill
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    Dwight Powell talked about his first NBA training camp, playing in front of friends and family at the Air Canada Centre, how veterans on the team are taking him under their wing and the harsh realities of basketball being a business.
  • Podcap: Raptors Beat Celtics 116-109

    Ryan McNeill
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Here's audio from DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, Lou Williams, Greivis Vasquez and Dwane Casey after Toronto's 116-109 win over Boston.
  • Observations From Toronto Raptors Locker Room

    Ryan McNeill
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Here are some observations, notes and quotes from the Toronto Raptors locker room after the team beat the Boston Celtics 116-109.
  • Game Notes: Raptors 116 – Celtics 109

    Ryan McNeill
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Here are some at-the-buzzer observations and analysis from The Gondola about the Raptors' third preseason game of the year.
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  • Why CJ McCollum Will Not Be the Trail Blazers' Answer for 6th Man

    Dave Deckard
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:49 am
    The Oregonian's Joe Freeman suggests that CJ McCollum might be a candidate for Portland's 6th Man designation. Head Coach Terry Stotts seemed to demur. We take up the argument by examining the 6th Man role and the players who have filled it best. Yesterday afternoon the Oregonian's Joe Freeman penned a piece suggesting second-year guard C.J. McCollum might be tailor-made for a 6th Man. I'm thinking long-term, and McCollum's mix of scoring ability, playmaking and ball-handling seem tailor made for a sixth-man role... Manu Ginobili, Jason Terry and Jamal Crawford - among a host of many others…
  • Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 Season Preview

    Chris Lucia
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Forum Blue & Gold editor Darius Soriano joins Blazer's Edge to discuss the 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers, continuing a month-long, 30-team NBA season preview feature. Over the next month, Blazer's Edge will be rolling out season previews for all 30 NBA teams. Continuing this feature, we discuss the Los Angeles Lakers with Forum Blue & Gold editor Darius Soriano. (Yesterday's preview: Chicago Bulls) Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 Season Preview 2013-14 Record: 27-55, No. 5 in Pacific Division, No. 14 in Western Conference Roster additions: Carlos Boozer, Jabari Brown (rookie, undrafted), Jordan…
  • Portland Trail Blazers "Family Cost" to Attend Game is Middle of the Pack

    Dave Deckard
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    One website calculates median price on secondary-market tickets plus concessions and parking to develop a "family cost" to attend a game. Where do the Blazers rank? Personal finance site has run a study on the cost of attending a home game for all 30 NBA teams. Gauging median ticket price on the secondary market for a family of four, adding in 2 beers, 2 sodas, 4 hot dogs, and parking. They call the aggregate the "Total Family Cost" to attend a game. The Cleveland Cavaliers topped the list with a Total Family Cost of $1505 for a game. The Minnesota Timberwolves ranked 30th…
  • Adidas to Open Shop in Moda Center

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Shoe company Adidas will open a retail shop in the Portland Trail Blazers' arena this year. Allan Brettman at OregonLive.Com reports that Adidas will open a retail store at the beginning of the season on the Moda Center's 100 level. The store will sell Blazer merchandise and possibly other NBA goods. The Moda Center will also sport retail kiosks on the 200 and 300 levels. Blazers spokesman Michael Lewellen stated, The Adidas-only outlet and the retail kiosks are expected to relieve some of the shopping crush at the merchandise store located on the west side of the building. Earlier this year…
  • "Anything Is Possible" says CSNNW's Jabari Young

    Dave Deckard
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm's newest contributor pens his first article about the Trail Blazers. Jabari Young, the new writer at, posted his first column today entitled, "Anything is possible for these Blazers". An excerpt: Just think: If the Blazers can score like they did last year, with deeper bench play, and be able to stop teams from averaging 100-plus points ... no reason to think a trip to the Western Conference Finals would be out of the question. Off the court, retaining Aldridge is No. 1 on Olshey's To-Do List. If he finds re-signing his all-star power forward isn't possible, completing a…
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  • GIF: Quincy Acy Almost Tears The Rim Down

    Spencer Lund
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:45 pm
    The Knicks gave up 120 points to the Bucks tonight in a 120-107 loss and Jabari Parker didn’t even have a great game. Fortunately, expectations are low for the Knicks this season — though, not according to the people we follow on Twitter. With that in mind, it’s best to just focus on any improvements. […] The post GIF: Quincy Acy Almost Tears The Rim Down appeared first on Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Video: Anthony Davis One-Handed Put-Back Crunk Dunk

    Spencer Lund
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    The Pelicans jumped out to a 14-point first-quarter lead against the Wizards tonight in preseason action, and pushed it to 20 by the half. The biggest reason for such a substantial margin against a playoff team like the Wiz, lies with ascending big man Anthony Davis, who played like a man among boys in his […] The post Video: Anthony Davis One-Handed Put-Back Crunk Dunk appeared first on Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • GIFs: Derrick Rose Continues To Abuse Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jack Winter
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    After pouring in 20 first half points against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Derrick Rose picked up right where he left off by scoring a quick seven points in the opening minutes of the third quarter. Among them were two finishes through and around fellow All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. This one is bad enough. What’s a […] The post GIFs: Derrick Rose Continues To Abuse Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers appeared first on Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Watch Derrick Rose Show Off Vintage Speed In Dominant First Half Outing

    Jack Winter
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Derrick Rose was downright dominant in the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The former MVP scored 20 points in the game’s first 24 minutes, including a trio of three-pointers. Most encouraging for Chicago Bulls fans, though, was surely the vintage burst and body control that he showed on two coast-to-coast finishes. Okay, so Rose […] The post Watch Derrick Rose Show Off Vintage Speed In Dominant First Half Outing appeared first on Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Watch Paul George Shooting Three-Pointers (Video)

    Spencer Lund
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Today, Paul George was on the court following a Pacers practice and he was getting some shots up. Not just any shots, but some three-pointers above the break and from the corner. Vigilant Sports’ Scott Agness captured some video of the casual shooting session, so lets check it out. It’s been close to three months […] The post Watch Paul George Shooting Three-Pointers (Video) appeared first on Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
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  • Rondo could play Opening Night

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    At today's media availability, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo talked about the possibility of Rondo returning next week to full practice and playing on October 29th. Here's the Twitter update from today's practice: Brad Stevens says Rajon Rondo is progressing well and could begin contact drills as early as next week. — Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 20, 2014 #Celtics captain Rajon Rondo: don't want to put timetable on return, won't be sure about opening night until cleared for contact. — Scott Souza (@scott_souza) October 20, 2014 Sully on adjustment level when Rondo returns: "I don't…
  • What do you want to happen with Rajon Rondo, really?

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Rajon Rondo might be traded this season; he might not. Set aside the predictions and ask yourself on an emotional level - what do you want to happen? Opinions about Rajon Rondo's future with the Boston Celtics are like butts - everyone has them, they all stink, and zillions of people on the Internet will inevitably click any link that offers them the chance to view someone else's.That last parallel is especially salient when noted basketball insiders, people with real industry connections, go public with their thoughts in a very explicit, detailed fashion. So, for example, when Bill Simmons…
  • Remembering Boston great Dennis Johnson

    Professor Parquet
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    How DJ became one of the most clutch, underrated Celtics of all time Bob Cousy, six rings. Bill Russell, 11 banners in 13 years, 10-0 in seventh games. Sam Jones (9-0 in seventh games, with a 27 points per game average in those pressure games), 10 titles. Tom Heinsohn and John Havlicek, eight crowns apiece. Dave Cowens. Larry Bird. Kevin McHale. Paul Pierce. Nine more banners with an endless highlight reel of big shots, blocks, steals, rebounds and passes between them. The list of great clutch Celtic players is a who's who of NBA history. But one of the greatest to don the green and white in…
  • Historical 44 minute NBA game has "better flow" according to some

    Jeff Clark
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    The Celtics made history last night - which is something they excel at. The Celtics won what I assume was the first 44 minute NBA game last night.  For the most part players and a lot of fans couldn't tell much difference from a 48 minute game, but some felt that the game flowed better because of the shortened clock. 3 Things We Learned From The Celtics Win In the First Ever 44-Minute NBA Game - Celtics Blog - The average NBA game lasts about two hours and 17 minutes. Sunday’s contest between the Nets and Celtics clocked in at one hour and 58 minutes. Some of the trimmed-off…
  • Celtics vs. Nets, final score: Boston defeats Brooklyn, 95-90, in NBA's first 44-minute game

    CelticsBlog Staff
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Did that game go by fast or what? The Boston Celtics defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 95-90, in the NBA's first 44-minute game. In what was an experimental match for the league, the Celtics impressed. After trailing 51-40 at halftime, they stormed back with a 33-14 third quarter performance. Brooklyn battled back in the fourth, as both teams went blow for blow down the stretch, but Boston was able to hold on. Jared Sullinger was the star of the game, dominating with 21 points and 19 rebounds, draining 3-of-5 three-pointers. Brandon Bass excelled off the bench, filling up the box score with 14…
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  • Bucks vs. Knicks Final Score: O.J. Mayo leads hot-shooting Bucks to victory in New York, 120-107

    Frank Madden
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:03 pm
    The games might not count, but the Bucks have won two straight games for the first time in...19 MONTHS. On media day, Jason Kidd claimed he didn't need to "revive" O.J. Mayo. Looks like he was right. Three days after scoring 19 against Minnesota, Mayo hit six threes and scored 24 points as the short-handed Bucks shot 60% from the field in a 120-107 win over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Monday night. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists, but the Bucks' gang-tackling defense limited him to 7/22 from the field on a night where the Knicks shot…
  • Comedian Frank Caliendo to Perform at Bucks Home Opener

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Wisconsin native famous for his impressions will make some jokes at halftime of Milwaukee's first home game against the Philadelphia 76ers on October 31, 2014. I bought a Bucks Click ’N Pick ticket package this season for three reasons: 1) It feels nice to forgo StubHub and support the Milwaukee Bucks, much like it feels nice to support any charity organization. 2) I like to have a fixed schedule of things to look forward to while drowning in work that seems like it’s never going to pay off. 3) It gave me two free tickets to the Bucks home opener against the Philadelphia 76ers, saving me…
  • Bucks vs. Knicks Preview: Giannis, Jabari take on Carmelo under the lights in NYC

    Dan Sinclair
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    2014/2015 NBA Preseason (2-3, 1-2 away) vs. (2-2, 0-1 home) October 20, 2014 Madison Square Garden | New York, NY 6:30 CT No Local TV / MSG | 620 WTMJ / Audio League Pass Probable Starters Kendall Marshall PG Jose Calderon Khris Middleton SG Iman Shumpert Jared Dudey SF Carmelo Anthony Jabari Parker PF Jason Smith John Henson C Samuel Dalembert 2013/14 Advanced Stats 91.8 (24th) Pace 90.3 (28th) 103.0 (26th) ORtg 108.3 (11th) 111.8 (30th) DRtg 109.1 (24th) On the Knicks: Posting And Toasting | Knickerblogger | Daily Knicks Bright Lights, Big City. Listen, I've been to Cedar Rapids. It's a…
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo as Bucks point guard: Buy or sell?

    Steve von Horn
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    We weigh in on the idea of Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo becoming a point guard in the latest Brew Hoop podcast. The NBA's so-called positional revolution has fallen short of eliminating traditional roles and responsibilities in lineups, but Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is the type of player who blurs the lines separating big men from guards and keeps the dream of a deeper revolution alive. He is blessed with the length of a center, the quickness of a swingman, and the vision of a guard. Giannis flashes a broad skill set that is altogether intoxicating, yet it's still difficult…
  • VIDEO: Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo slam door on Wolves, say thanks to fans

    Frank Madden
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Jabari Parker appears to be getting the hang of this whole "NBA basketball" thing. Three days after scoring 18 points on 12 shots in Cleveland, Parker one-upped himself on Friday with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks against Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and the up-and-coming Timberwolves, including a game-clinching spin-and-slam on Bennett with under a minute remaining. You've probably already seen that play a bunch of times--we've been tweeting, Facebooking, and Vine'ing about it non-stop since Friday night--but you can enjoy another angle of it (over and over again) above.
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  • Warriors vs. Rockets final score: Splash Bros get night off; Dubs fall to Rockets, 90-83

    Conrad Chow
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Preseason... Where Development Happens! With Steph Curry and Klay Thompson getting some rest (you could say David Lee and Andrew Bogut were "resting" too, playing only 10 mins of the 1st), the Golden State Warriors turned to their young guns for production but fell short in a 90-83 loss to the Houston Rockets. Nemanja Nedovic started at point guard while Harrison Barnes filled the forward slot once again. The Dubs started off the first quarter well, shooting 58% from the floor and holding Houston to 38% shooting. Nedovic and Barnes were utilized right from the onset and were able to score in…
  • Preseason Game Links #6: Golden State Warriors 83 @ Houston Rockets 90 - Vets get most of the night off, invitees get a good run

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Poll It was a hard game to watch, but preseason is almost over. Nemanja Nedovic Andre Iguodala Harrison Barnes David Lee Andrew Bogut Aaron Craft Draymond Green Justin Holiday Jason Kapono Ognjen Kuzmic James Michael McAdoo Marreese Speights Mitchell Watt Brandon Rush Steve Kerr I'm still sick of how many fouls James Harden draws. Best to get this losing streak thing out of our systems while we can. Itching for the regular season to start. It's not as bad as the 49ers game. Next game please   120 votes | Results
  • Warriors vs Rockets preview: A Big Man Showdown?

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Golden State Warriors will face off against the Houston Rockets in what could be an early preview to a season long big man matchup between Warriors Andrew Bogut and Rockets Dwight Howard. Golden State Warriors (4-1) vs. Houston Rockets (3-1) State Farm Arena - Hidalgo, TX 5 p.m. PST Radio: KNBR 1050 | (Local) TV: None Buddy blog: The Dream Shake Left still to wonder if the Golden State Warriors loss to the Miami Heat was a regular season game or just another preseason showdown, the Warriors are set to take on the Rockets in what should be an easy day on the offensive perimeter with a…
  • A call for new writers

    Nate Parham
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Interested in writing about the Warriors with us this season? Follow the simple directions below. As the new season begins, Golden State of Mind is looking for passionate Warriors fans to help us with covering previews and recaps. To apply, send me an email with a brief explanation of why you're interested in writing about the Warriors, what you'd bring to our staff and a brief writing sample in response to either of the following questions that you might hypothetically submit for publishing (or both, if you so please): Team Monta or Team Steph? What was your favorite moment of the Mark…
  • Preseason Game Links #5: Golden State Warriors 108 @ Miami Heat 115 - We will never ever ever ever ever ever recover from this preseason loss

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Poll An entire season's worth of hopes and dreams was flushed away on this one preseason loss. 4% Stephen Curry 4 votes 10% Klay Thompson 10 votes 1% Andre Iguodala 1 votes 7% David Lee 7 votes 1% Andrew Bogut 1 votes 3% Harrison Barnes 3 votes 0% James Michael McAdoo 0 votes 1% Draymond Green 1 votes 3% Aaron Craft 3 votes 0% Justin Holiday 0 votes 0% Brandon Rush 0 votes 1% Leandro Barbosa 1 votes 4% Steve Kerr 4 votes 14% Start the taaaaaaank! 14 votes 8% It's never too early to start drinking alcohol. 8 votes 15% Thanks, Obama. 15 votes 12% Only preseason? Doesn't matter.
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  • Jimmy Butler thumb injury might have him miss rest of preseason

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:41 pm
    MRI on Tuesday Jimmy Butler sprained his thumb Sunday night and did not play against the Cavaliers on Monday. KC Johnson with the details: Jimmy Butler will undergo an MRI on Tuesday in Chicago, but early indications are that his sprained left thumb won't need surgery. The Bulls officially called [Butler] day to day. It was strange to hear Thibodeau tell the media that surgery wasn't warranted before acknowledging the MRI hadn't occurred yet, but in all likelihood this is minor. The Bulls only have one remaining preseason game, Friday, so the Bulls may be cautious with this one and give him…
  • Bulls vs. Cavaliers final score: Derrick Rose puts on a show in Bulls loss

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Cavaliers coach David Blatt did say that he'd treat Monday night's PRESEASON SHOWDOWN against the Bulls like a regular season game, and he sort of did that. Even moreso than Thibs! Look at our restrained big-picture thinking head coach over here. So while the Cavs did have their stars in for more time than the Bulls did and won the game, Derrick Rose had a stretch that spanned the 2nd and 3rd quarters that can give Bulls fans plenty of hope. Rose went off for 16 straight Bulls points in that time, include 3 three-pointers. You can check out a lot of that stretch here. As we've seen before in…
  • Atlantic and Pacific Division previews from NBA bloggers

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Atlantic Division Boston Celtics: CelticsBlog | Red's Army | Celtics Green | LucidSportsFan Brooklyn Nets: Nets Daily | Baller Mind FrameNew York Knicks: Posting and Toasting Philadelphia 76ers: Liberty BallersToronto Raptors: Raptors HQ Pacific Division Golden State Warriors: Golden State of MindLos Angeles Clippers: Clips Nation Los Angeles Lakers: Silver Screen and Roll Phoenix Suns: Bright Side of the Sun Sacramento Kings: Sactown Royalty | Basketball Intelligence Index of all SBNation Previews Additional Preview Features from Sonics Rising
  • Bulls vs. Hornets final score: Kirk Hinrich shoots the lights out in 101-96 victory, Jimmy Butler sprains thumb

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Hinrich turned back the clock with a 26-point effort as the Bulls staved off the Hornets. On a negative note, Jimmy Butler left the game with a sprained left thumb. The Bulls' second unit had been really struggling in the preseason prior to Sunday night's game against the Hornets, but it was that group that led the way in a 101-96 victory. The victory was marred somewhat by a sprained left thumb for Jimmy Butler, who suffered the injury when going for a steal late in the first quarter: Thibodeau says Butler is "day-to-day" with his left thumb sprain. Needs to see doctor tonight still — Cody…
  • Pau Gasol expresses desire to close games, will he get chance over Taj Gibson?

    Kevin Ferrigan
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Gasol has stated his desire to close games, but should he? Today, Cody Westerlund of CBS Chicago reported that Pau Gasol has signaled his desire to be on the floor to close games, a role that has belonged to Taj Gibson alongside Joakim Noah for the last few years. I like to be on the floor when the game is on the line. That’s what I’ve been getting paid for my entire career It’s good to be put in that position. It makes you feel like your coach trusts you to do the best thing out there on both ends of the floor. So it’s a good thing to be on the floor in those minutes, but you also…
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  • Study: Indiana Pacers rank eighth in affordability

    C. Cooper
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:59 pm
    After analyzing pricing data, a consumer advocacy website called NerdWallet found that the Pacers rank eighth in terms of affordability. Will Blue Collar prices outweigh the team's tarnished Gold Swagger? NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study which measured the cost of attending a home game at each of the league's 30 franchises. After cross-comparing the compiled pricing data, NerdWallet then ranked the teams based upon each team's level of affordability. Coming in at No. 8, the results of the study found that the Indiana Pacers - even with the added success of…
  • Paul George puts up shots at the Fieldhouse

    Tom Lewis
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    The Pacers forward showed his shooting touch isn't broken as he took to the court following the team's practice to take some shots. Before the Pacers packed up after practice to head to Minnesota, Paul George put ups some shots wearing practice gear from head to toe. Considering the state of PG's leg three months ago, the sight of George at the Fieldhouse was certainly encouraging. Consider it a glimmer of light in what remains a long tunnel of recovery for the Pacers' star. That fact was on display as well, as George gingerly moved around between shots. Scott Agness caught some of the…
  • Pacers Injury Update: West and Stuckey out for remainder of preaseason

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    An update on the status of David West's sprained ankle and Rodney Stuckey's sprained foot. Indiana Pacers fans can now tentatively breathe a sigh of relief. David West, who went down with a sprained ankle in Saturday's preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks, says he expects to be healthy in time for the season opening game October 29th. He will however be out for the remainder of the preseason. #Pacers David West at practice wearing a boot protecting his sprained right ankle. Expects to be ready for opener. — Dave Furst (@DaveFurst) October 20, 2014 Coach…
  • Pacers Injury Update: David West awaits MRI, while team prepares to finish preseason

    Tom Lewis
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Pacers starting forward, not to mention hear and soul, will have doctors take a closer look at his swollen right ankle on Monday. The Pacers will wrap up preseason play with two games this week but David West is likely done until the regular season begins on Oct. 29...hopefully. West sprained his ankle on Saturday night and according to a report from Autumn Allison, initial X-rays weren't enough to get a full prognosis for West's return. Saturday night's X-ray came back clear, but West will have an MRI on Monday to get a better grasp of what may be wrong with the reportedly very swollen…
  • Pacers final score: Pacers rally against Mavericks for 98-93 win, David West sprains ankle

    Nathan S.
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Chris Copeland's six threes helped key a 13-point fourth quarter comeback for Indiana's second preseason win, but David West suffered a sprained ankle in the third quarter. The end result for the Indiana Pacers in their preseason win over the Dallas Mavericks proved the highlight in an otherwise concerning night for the blue and gold. Indiana posted a double digit rally in the fourth quarter to come away with their second preseason victory behind big play from Donald Sloan and Chris Copeland, including a timely bucket from Damjan Rudez to cap a 98-93 victory. Considering it came to a fourth…
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  • Center of the Sun: At the core of this team will the 2014-2015 Phoenix Suns be a defensive or offensive team?

    Kris Habbas
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Here is your formal weekly recap for the Phoenix Suns with a look at all the games, the news and notes, key stats, NBA Draft updates, Quote of the Week, and more. Let's get it... The Phoenix Suns went into the week against two playoff teams from last year with five total All-Stars and played against one. For the week they went 1-1 overall, as seen in the recaps below this line, but overall they showed signs in a few different areas that are cause for positivity. Game Recaps @ Houston Rockets - L (92-95) Full Recap vs. San Antonio Spurs - W (121-90) Full Recap While this is only the…
  • NBA Previews 2014: Atlantic and Pacific Divisions

    Keith M. Scheessele
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    All the blogger NBA previews for the Atlantic and Pacific divisions. Atlantic Division Boston Celtics: CelticsBlog | Red's Army | Celtics Green | LucidSportsFan Brooklyn Nets: Nets Daily | Baller Mind FrameNew York Knicks: Posting and Toasting Philadelphia 76ers: Liberty BallersToronto Raptors: Raptors HQ Pacific Division Golden State Warriors: Golden State of MindLos Angeles Clippers: Clips Nation Los Angeles Lakers: Silver Screen and Roll Phoenix Suns: Bright Side of the Sun Sacramento Kings: Sactown Royalty | Basketball Intelligence Index of all SBNation Previews Additional Preview…
  • The Madhouse - Week of 10/20/2014

    Mike Lisboa
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Welcome to the Madhouse! Bright Side of the Sun is an amazing and diverse community and it deserves a place where the tyranny of topicality does not rule. And that's what The Madhouse is. It's Bright Side of the Sun's place to talk about whatever you want, whenever you want: favorite TV shows, news from around the league or how 'Merica is the greatest country on earth. It's all fair game FREEDOM here.
  • Phoenix Suns NBA 2014-2015 Season Preview: Centers

    Sean Sullivan
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here's a look at the Suns' center position this season, and what you can expect these players to bring to the team. Although the Phoenix Suns are going to depend on the play of their guards to carry the load offensively this season, the play of their centers may be what ultimately determines their overall success. There's no doubt that the Suns have scary talent and potential at the guard position, but they will also need significant contributions from their big men inside.  Not just to score, but more importantly, to defend the rim and grab rebounds...something the Suns simply cannot rely…
  • BSotS Season Preview: Five Questions for the Phoenix Suns 2014-2015 Season

    Kellan Olson
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Phoenix Suns are not a playoff team this season as it stands. There it is. I said it. To put it in the most simple of terms, things are going to need to happen. With that process in mind, I decided to look at the five biggest questions the Suns face this season. I tried to run these in circumstantial order, meaning I don't think we even get to talking about #2 if #1 doesn't happen and so on and so forth. There's a little twist at the end with the format, so just stick with me here. The premise here is that there are several points as to why the Suns wouldn't make the playoffs and there…
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  • Love’s return with the Cavs tops list of TWolves most expensive games of 2014-15

    8 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Timberwolves finished just under .500 last season, but are not expected to be any better than a 35 win team this season as they have plenty of young talent to develop. After trading away Kevin Love, there will need to be a good amount of development done. With that uncertainty,  Minnesota Timberwolves tickets have a season average of just $91.45 on the secondary market.  Below are the five most expensive Timberwolves home games of the season. 1/31/15 vs Cleveland Cavaliers | Avg. Price: $243.81 | Get-in Price: $35 Kevin Love’s return to Minnesota will easily be the most expensive…
  • The Ricky Rubio Files

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    This is an exciting time for the Timberwolves organization. Whether or not that excitement will translate to a high percentag of wins sooner, later or ever, still up in the air. Now that Kevin Love has been shipped out of town in exchang for Young and the youngsters, the Twolves roster looks vastly different. It’s so very unique to see a team trade a way their superstar only to see the over all level of excitement about the team, from both players and fans, rise. Flip Saunders keeps showing what it means to be a leader as a coach and, from practice reports, has his team working very…
  • It’s Official…

    Derek Hanson
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    #twolves release trade details in ad, guessing in both papers. This from today's early @PioneerPress Sunday edition — John Shipley (@johnDshipley) August 23, 2014
  • Watershed Moments: Looking Back at the Absurdity that Led Wiggins to Minnesota

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Do you ever look back on your life and pinpoint a watershed moment where your entire upbringing or current state of affairs would have been wildly different had you chosen a different path? Perhaps a college choice, a job, or even something as “simple” as staying a little longer at a bar and meeting your husband or wife? For me, my life would have been 100% different had I not made the decision to play the drums in 5th grade band at Oak Grove Middle School in Bloomington, MN in 1994. Trumpet was the early favorite, but I copied my childhood best friend, chose percussion, and the…
  • Timberwolves FIBA World Cup Preview

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    While it’s not our Timberwolves, and not even the NBA, the FIBA World Cup brings basketball back in the the forefront. At least for some of us. Of course the FIBA World Cup isn’t as high profile as the FIFA World Cup, however, international basketball teams have become far more competitive over the years. Having followed last years EuroBasket, and watching CSKA Moscow come in and play quite well at Target Center, I’ve developed a greater respect for the international game. Because the teams of many of the Twolves’ international players did not qualify, (Nikola…
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  • Wizards vs. Pelicans final score: 3 things we learned in an 88-84 loss in Baltimore

    Albert Lee
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Despite the end result, this game was not as close as it initially appears. The Washington Wizards lost to the New Orleans Pelicans, 88-84 on Monday in Baltimore. Though the Wizards helped turn around a 69-48 deficit in the beginning of the fourth quarter into a winnable game toward the end, they actually made this game interesting at the end, only down by three points, 87-84 with 18 seconds left in the game after Rasual Butler made three free throws. Ultimately it wasn't enough, and I wouldn't put too much stock in the comeback. It was done on the backs of the bench players, and without…
  • Wizards vs. Pelicans: Washington loses to New Orleans, 88-84

    Albert Lee
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    The Wizards lost to the New Orleans Pelicans, 88-84 on Tuesday. For the second consecutive year, the Wizards are heading to Charm City for a preseason exhibition. Next up? The New Orleans Pelicans. What time is the game and will it be on TV? 7 p.m. You can watch it on CSN. The game can be heard on the radio dial on WNEW 99.1 FM. Who is injured? For the Wizards, Bradley Beal and Kris Humphries will definitely be out. Glen Rice Jr. was in practice on Sunday, while Paul Pierce sat out due to a knee bruise he suffered Friday against the Hornets. For the Pelicans, Eric Gordon had a back injury but…
  • Wizards vs. Pelicans preview: Washington faces Anthony Davis in Baltimore

    Albert Lee
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    The Wizards head over to Baltimore for their last preseason game held in the general metropolitan area. Here's what you need to know. For the second consecutive year, the Wizards are heading to Charm City for a preseason exhibition. Next up? The New Orleans Pelicans. What time is the game and will it be on TV? 7 p.m. You can watch it on CSN. The game can be heard on the radio dial on WNEW 99.1 FM. Who is injured? For the Wizards, Bradley Beal and Kris Humphries will definitely be out. Glen Rice Jr. was in practice on Sunday, while Paul Pierce sat out due to a knee bruise he suffered Friday…
  • Three isn't a magic number: On the Wizards' struggles from downtown

    Nick Bilka
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    The Wizards' offense has been among the lowest scoring in the preseason thanks mostly to awful three-point shooting. Is there any hope things get turned around before the team's shooters get healthy? The Wizards' reputation for offensive prowess exceeded the team's actual performance last year. Pulled down by a poor bench and an over-reliance on mid range shots, the Wizards finished the season 16th in the NBA in offensive rating. Significant improvement was expected given projected improvements from their young players, a deeper bench and the addition of the versatile Paul Pierce. But those…
  • Wizards getting themselves healthy for season opener

    Ryan Gracia
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Glen Rice Jr. and Kris Humphries making progress, Paul Pierce was held out of practice and Wizards' attitude remains serious. Here's your wake-up call. 1. Glen Rice Jr. aiming to play in season opener Rice Jr.'s day-to-day status remains, as he continues to work his way back to health following his twisted ankle vs. Maccabi Haifa last week. He's been moving on the court and shooting, though apparently staying away from lateral movements for the time being. Glen Rice Jr. took a few shots at end of practice, but was limited to that. He’s also done cardio. He’s not sure when he can return.
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  • Tempat Kuliner Khas Jogja

    11 Oct 2014 | 10:23 pm
    The resort of Caneel Bay offers guest rooms andcottages provided with hand crafted piece of furniture,woven materials, natural wood, and native stoneTheguest rooms additionally supply Cupuwatu Resto Tempat Kuliner patios and balconies thatoverlook the beaches or resort gardensYou can eat many restaurants and bars thatrange from fine feeding to casual mealsTherestaurants embrace the Turtle Bay Estate House,Beach Terrace, The Equator, light Terrace, andthe Caneel Bay Bar.For people who square measure wanting to figure on their beachvacation, Caneel Bay offers a business centercomplete with…
  • Desain Teras Rumah Minimalis

    9 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Our initial stop is that the Wendy Lynette Suite. Taking center stage is that the enlarged Desain Teras Rumah bed with the hand crocheted quilt. All the furnishings square measure Victorian walnut. A bed designed for royalty is matched with a marble high dresser and closet. Enter the non-public tub and luxuriate in the whirling waters of the tub.Ascending the steps to the third floor we tend to enter the Vintage Rose Suite. The antique walnut bed and dresser are within the family for over a hundred years. The lace curtains on the windows accent the soft atmosphere of the area.The Judy writer…
  • Cara Memakai Jilbab Terbaru di Indonesia

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Passing the Teacher's Certification check Most people learn lots regarding a way to take exams after Memakai Jilbab Terbaru we square measure in highschool or faculty. however the day you visit take your check to achieve your teacher's certification which is able to offer you the license to show anyplace within the state may be every day of great stress. The additional you'll do to organize for that check can go a protracted thanks to assist you keep your nervousness down and survive the testing surroundings in good condition. Along with smart preparation habits that faucet all of the…
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    9 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    Teachers conjointly pay their own cash providing provides for his or her schoolroom. you'll be able to ask the teacher and conclude what things they're in want of. many faculties have book fairs and also the academics can embrace their own listing for his or her schoolroom. different things that Surat Lamaran Kerja might be helpful would be treats and reward that the academics provide bent students. you'll be able to conclude what varieties of things they furnish out by talking along with your kid. The teacher may additionally collect a selected item, and a present regarding their hobbies…
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    2 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Given that ferrets area unit terribly friendly and sociable animals, you've got to deal with proof your home as these Kata Gombal curious mammals can possibly attend dark corners and little holes. they may take a nap beneath the cushion of the couch after they want it therefore you higher check beneath initial to stop any issues.They will even have to be bathroom trained in order that they don’t dump their waste simply anyplace in your house. Studies have shown that this is often the ferret’s means of marking their territory and if they're out of the cage, they'll simply notice the litter…
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    New York Knicks

  • Mike Martinez

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Senior member of Knicks’ fulltime support staff is currently in 23rd season as equipment manager, 26th overall campaign with NYK...Honore
  • Pat Licursi

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:06 pm
    •Currently in his fourth season with Knicks, third as the team’s video coordinator...Responsible for individual video breakdowns for play
  • Larry Johnson

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Emotional leader of 1990s Knicks formally returned to the organization when he was named to current position on Apr.
  • John Starks

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Currently in his 11th season as a member of Knicks front office after tenure as one of the most popular, tenacious and electrifying playe
  • Erwin Benedict Valencia

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Erwin begins his first year as the Team Physical Therapist & Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Knicks…Raised and educated in the Phi
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    The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks

  • Preseason Game 6: Mavs vs Grizzlies

    Earl K. Sneed
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    Postgame: Tyson ChandlerMavs C Tyson Chandler dishes on Monday's preseason win over Memphis while Jameer Nelson crashes his interview! The post Preseason Game 6: Mavs vs Grizzlies appeared first on The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Preseason Game 5: Mavs at Pacers

    Earl K. Sneed
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Mavericks vs. PacersChris Copeland scores 22 points, David west adds 16 points as the Pacers top the Mavericks 98-93. The post Preseason Game 5: Mavs at Pacers appeared first on The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Preseason Game 4: Mavs at Cavaliers

    Earl K. Sneed
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Mavericks vs. CavaliersChandler Parsons finished with 19 points as the Mavericks knocked off the Cavaliers 108-102. The post Preseason Game 4: Mavs at Cavaliers appeared first on The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Mavs welcome Jameer Nelson’s grit, toughness

    Earl K. Sneed
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Practice Report: Jameer NelsonMavs PG Jameer Nelson says it's important for the first unit to develop chemistry together and no matter who they're up against they just have to compete. DALLAS — Although it was just a small sample size, the Dallas Mavericks may have gotten a glimpse into what they can expect to see from veteran point guard Jameer Nelson this upcoming season during Sunday’s 106-98 victory over the Indiana Pacers to move to 1-2 in preseason play. Clocking 24 minutes of work and scoring seven points on 3-of-6 shooting while also dishing out a team-high 10 assists in…
  • Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent guard Yuki Togashi

    Adam Wermuth
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    DALLAS—The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent guard Yuki Togashi. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Togashi (5-7, 143) was most recently a member of the Mavericks’ NBA Summer League team. In his four games, he averaged 5.3 points and 1.3 rebounds while shooting .467 from the field. A native of Niigata, Japan, Togashi attended high school in the United States at Montrose Christian School which produced NBA players Kevin Durant, Terrence Ross and Greivis Vasquez. He was part of the 2011 Montrose team that captured the ESPN Rise National…
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    Brooklyn Nets

  • Plumlee Rebounds

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    BROOKLYN – After the Nets dropped a 95-90 preseason game to the Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon – a game in which Bro
  • Brooklyn Nets Open Practice

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Join us at Barclays Center for the Brooklyn Nets Open Practice and we encourage you to stay post-Open Practice to take part in breaking t
  • Jarrett Jack and Jerome Jordan Make a Statement

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
    BROOKLYN – There wasn’t a better feel-good story in the NBA last season than that of Shaun Livingston.
  • Lopez to Miss 10-14 Days With Mild Foot Sprain

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez, who has looked terrific in three preseason games, will be out for about 10 to 14 days after suffering a
  • Brook Lopez Medical Update - 10/16/14

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez sustained a mild right midfoot sprain in the first quarter of the Nets’ preseason
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    Knicks Defense| New York Knicks

  • The Depth Chart Could Look Like this Come Opening Night

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
  • Straight, No Chaser

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    This motion picture produced by Clint Eastwood is basically a compilation of priceless video footage found of Thelonious Monk the performer and composer. I don’t have a New York Jazz blog yet, but I’m working on it. For now, all of my interests will be showcased here, sorry for the confusion. As far as the Knicks go, last night was boring. Trying not to read into the fact that softie Andrea Bargnani sat out his second straight game. They play again tonight in Syracuse against the Sixers. Expect much talk about Melo as he won a NCAA championship there as a freshman. I’m…
  • Phil Jackson hires mindfulness coach to help Knicks basketball team in 2014-2015 season

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Maybe it is not this guy, but here is one of the most prominent mindfulness experts in a talk at google for a sense of flavor as to what Carmelo, JR and the rest of the Knicks will be undergoing this season from a zen approach to consciousness.
  • Triangle now the biggest star at MSG?

    7 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    If you take a look at the preview articles I linked to in the last blog post, almost all of theme mention Melo is now 30 years old, “the wrong side of 30,” as ball don’t lie mentions. Have they even seen Melo play? His style of play will be fine, he’s mastered all of the moves Jordan developed late in his career to compensate for waning athleticism. I must admit I’m excited for tomorrow’s preseason game against the Celtics in Hartford, Connecticut. I want to see the triangle offense. I want to see what this roster can do in the triangle, particularly Melo.
  • Knicks Preview Articles Part 1

    5 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    ball don’t lie Hoops Habit Sir Charles in Charge number fire Sports Chat Place new york times
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  • West Brom v Man Utd Preview

    Luke Ross
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    West Bromwich Albion hosts Manchester United at their home ground, The Hawthorns on Monday. The Red Devils, as they are known, are coming in fresh after a two back to back victories to claim their position on the top four. Manchester United are looking strong, but the match may not as breezy as expected. The Baggies may put a dent in the fortunes of ManU, it is a faint, but present possibility. This is because just before the International break, they had two victories and lost only to … [visit site to read more]
  • Stoke v Swansea Preview

    Luke Ross
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    Stoke City and Swansea are to meet at the Britannia on Sunday, home game for Stoke City. This is a team that finished in the top ten last season, but it seems that it accounted to very little as a sense of frustration has set on the camp and their early in the season efforts can be described as nothing but indifferent. Their only high this season was at the Etihad; following this, they lost two of their three home games. Swansea is on a good roll, way ahead of the big guns Liverpool and … [visit site to read more]
  • QPR v Liverpool Preview

    Luke Ross
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    Queen’s Park Rangers is a team that is at the bottom of the board right now and Liverpool has not had a great season so far; this could be an interesting match. QPR is not the strongest of teams and their confidence level throughout this year is seen clearly in the numbers they’ve racked up – five games lost in the seven they’ve played so far and a singular victory. They are facing one of the giants of the game, a wounded one, but a giant nevertheless. If Liverpool wishes to retain its place on … [visit site to read more]
  • Southampton v Sunderland Preview

    Luke Ross
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    Southampton has started of this season on a dream run and are on the top three in the rankings as of now. They are going strong and will be looking to take this match away from the black cats for another few points to add to their already impressive table. Sunderland, on the other hand will be looking to continue their unbeaten streak against the Saints. Head to head, Sunderland have not been defeated by Southampton since last year, and have drawn every match that they faced. This year as well, … [visit site to read more]
  • Newcastle v Leicester Preview

    Luke Ross
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    Leicester City will be looking forward to continuing its streak in St. James Park on Saturday. The last match slipped away from under them at the death when an injury time free kick from Burnley’s Ross Wallace, levelled the score, and disrupted their third potential victory. Newcastle, on the other side of the field, are yet to put a victory on the board this season and are looking at the relegation zone, not far away. The up coming matches are also not promising as they meet the Hotspurs and … [visit site to read more]
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  • Goran Dragic is 27th in ESPN #NBArank

    Kevin Zimmerman
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:16 pm
    There he is. ESPN’s ongoing #NBArank series landed on players 26 through 30 today, and Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic came in at No. 27, just ahead of healthy one-time MVP Derrick Rose,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Alex Len returns to practice; Expected to play later in week

    Jeffrey Sanders
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    PHOENIX — Suns center Alex Len was a full participant in practice for the first time since fracturing his right pinky 13 days ago. The 7-foot-1 center’s scrimmage performance left both... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog

  • Raptors Weekly Podcast, Oct 20 – Preseason All-Star Reserves

    Zarar Siddiqi
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    With the regular season around the corner, the podders look at what Dwane Casey and his men have been upto in preseason, including how the second-unit is shaping up and just what to do with Jordan Hamilton and Landry fields, amongst many other Raptorsy topics. Part 1: Kyle Lowry’s ready Vasquez’s slow pre-season Pre-Season All-Star Bench Five Dwane Casey/James Johnson incident James Johnson – change of style since last go around? Jordan Hamilton – how to get him a roster spot? Wing or Backup C – where’s the depth issue? Concerns about Vasquez? Part 2…
  • Morning Coffee – Mon, Oct 20

    Sam Holako
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    Tim Leiweke, Masai Ujiri talk about futures, MLSE board issues and Drake The Toronto-raised musician was named global ambassador for the Raptors in an announcement last fall. “I think Drake is phenomenal,” Leiweke said. “He loves the Raptors and he loves Toronto. I love being around him. I’m not embarrassed at all about what he has said or what he does on our behalf.” Drake earned the Raptors a US$25,000 fine for tampering earlier this month after appearing to recruit reigning MVP Kevin Durant during a concert in Toronto. “I think both Masai and I are unbelievably grateful —…
  • Promotion: Free open practice, Raptors mini-packs on sale

    William Lou
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Free practice and cheap Raptors tickets? Yes! A friend of the blog from Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment has passed along a pair of ticket packages. The offers are listed below: 10 Game Packs Single game playoff access Post game meet and greet 1 free game Two sets (All Star Pack, MVP Pack) of games to choose from (see below) 3 Game Tip-off Pack Season opener (Nov. 29 vs. Hawks) Lowest price on StubHub for the season opener is currently $65 Starts at $99 per pack If you’re interested in purchasing or further inquiries as to the promotions, please contact
  • Terrence Ross shines as Raptors rout shorthanded Thunder

    William Lou
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Terrence Ross drops 22 point against a team bereft of capable wing players. Yours truly only caught half of the game on an expedited scan through League Pass at 1:00 a.m., so if this recap might be short on coverage. I ask for your patience. It’s preseason for everyone. Preview | Quick Reaction | Highlights Raptors’ 3 stars of the night First star: Terrence Ross It was just one of those games for Terrence Ross, who finished with a game-high 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the field. He came out gunning, consistently looking for his shot and although many were ill-advised,…
  • [GIF] Amir Johnson Injury vs OKC Thunder

    Zarar Siddiqi
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Amir Johnson injured his right ankle/knee towards the end of the first half in Friday night’s win over the OKC Thunder. He limped off and didn’t return for the second half. The word from the Raptors is a “sore left foot”. Here’s the play as it happened- keep an eye on his right leg: Here’s the replay available via the Thunder’s broadcast network: The culprit? The post [GIF] Amir Johnson Injury vs OKC Thunder appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
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    ios 8 optimized

  • ios8 optimized for iphone6 and ipads

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    ios8 optimized for iphone6 and ipads   From ways to keep photos private to credit card scanners and a timed camera feature for selfies, here’s a look at some of the best kept secrets in iOS 8: There’s a neat feature that hides your photos without deleting them. Tap and hold a photo in the Photos app and an option to “hide” will surface. You’ll be able to remove it from Collections, Moments and Years and keep it in the Hidden album. No one needs to know how many pictures of your cat you take on a daily basis. iOS 8 gives you the option to mute alerts for…
  • Do I really need to upgrade from apple ios7 to ios8

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Do I really need to upgrade from apple ios7 to ios8 The post Do I really need to upgrade from apple ios7 to ios8 appeared first on ios 8 optimized.
  • 2014 Review of Newest Apps for Apple ios 8

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    2014 Review of Newest Apps for Apple ios 8 , for the first time. And what are iOS 8 users downloading from the App Store? From the looks of things, it’s keyboards. That’s right — after years of strictly controlling the iOS user interface, Apple has opened things up. You can now replace the default iOS keyboard with that of your own choosing, including apps from popular keyboard makers like SwiftKey and Swype, the These keyboard apps are burning up the App Store’s Top Charts, currently accounting for three out of the Top 5 Paid apps (No. 1 Swype; No. 2 Fleksy; No. 3 Color Keyboards),…
  • Most popular new wallpaper for ios8 ipads and iphones

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Most popular new wallpaper for ios8 ipads and iphones Users looking for fewer distractions on their iPhone, or those who simply want to provide a better look at their wallpaper, can choose to have a blank first home screen in Apple’s newly released iOS 8 update. Achieving a minimalist home screen in iOS 8 is easy: Simply drag all of the app icons to the second page. Users can leave apps in the dock at the bottom of the screen, or make that empty as well. Users were previously able to create a blank home screen in iOS 7, but this was accomplished through a glitch that occurred when…
  • optimized best backgrounds for apple IOS 8 iphone and ipads

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    optimized best backgrounds for apple IOS 8 iphone and ipads The post optimized best backgrounds for apple IOS 8 iphone and ipads appeared first on ios 8 optimized.
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  • Another exciting, unpredictable season on tap for the Pac-12: Cindy Brunson provides an in-depth 2014-15 preview

    Cheryl Coward
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Cindy Brunson. Photo: @CindyBrunsonAZ Pac-12 women’s basketball schedule Women’s Basketball Media Day live on Pac-12 Networks, Oct. 22, 12 p.m. PT The past few years have been a time of change in the Pac-12 when it comes to women’s basketball. In 2013, Stanford’s streak of five straight Final Four appearances ended while California earned a spot in the semifinals of the national championship. Last season, USC toppled Stanford in the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament. It was the first time since the tournament’s inception in 2002 that the Cardinal did not play…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-19-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    RT @therealdanger32: Blessed to be able to say that I committed to UConn this weekend #BleedBlue ???????????????????? -> Delaware State: Tamika Louis pleased with reinstatement as head coach (Dover Post) #ncaaw -> Katy Steding ready to make her mark on Boston University WBB (Daily Free Press) #ncaaw -> Point guard Crystal Dangerfield commits to UConn (Hartford Courant) #ncaaw -> Transfer Natalie Butler looking forward to taking it all in at UConn (Hartford Courant)…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-18-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-17-2014 #ncaaw #wnba #wnbl -> #WNBL: Spirit lose opener to Fire (Bendigo Advertiser) -> If you think logos on #WNBA unis are ugly…. Australian Pork Bendigo Spirit #wnbl -> Video: UConn's Kia Nurse on playing in the world championship for @CanBball & her expectations w/the Huskies #ncaaw -> Videos: UConn players discuss the new season, the world championship and new roles (Hoopfeed)…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-17-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Police: At least 1 blow landed in ODU dorm altercation involving WBB, MBB players (PilotOnline) #ncaaw -> Videos: UConn players discuss the new season, the world championship and new roles (Hoopfeed) #ncaaw #fiba -> Video: UConn's Kia Nurse on playing in the world championship for @CanBball & her expectations w/the Huskies #ncaaw -> Dishin & Swishin 10/16 Podcast: Karen Aston has Texas back on top of preseason Big 12 poll (Hoopfeed) #ncaaw -> Dishin & Swishin 10/16…
  • Video: UConn players discuss the new season, the world championship and new roles

    David Siegel
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Defending national champion Connecticut began their quest for a three-peat this week. Sophomore Saniya Chong, junior Moriah Jefferson, freshman Kia Nurse, senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and junior Breanna Stewart discuss several topics during the first week of practice for the 2014-15 season. Second-year player Saniya Chong discusses the difference between being a sophomore and a freshman. She also discusses the upcoming season. Junior Moriah Jefferson talks about taking more of a leadership role for UConn, improvements in her game over the summer and seeing championship banners raised.
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    Sheridan Hoops

  • Tweet of the Night: Josh Powell reacts to Derrick Rose spinning Kyrie Irving

    James Park
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:56 pm
    There has been plenty of concern since the summer on whether Derrick Rose would be able to regain half the form that made him the MVP of the league a few seasons ago. The point guard was selected to play for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, but was noticeably ineffective despite playing against mostly inferior competition. After his breakout performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, the concerns are beginning to subside. Despite losing 107-98, Rose looked dominant on the floor, scoring 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the field, including four-of-five shooting from the 3-point…
  • Photo of the Day: The Oklahoma City Scooter Gang

    Austin Remo
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    If you saw last Friday’s Photo of the Day, you’ll notice the same trend as Monday’s. It’s the 2013-14 NBA MVP Kevin Durant with a cast on his right foot. But, joining him for a photo today is rookie teammate Mitch McGary. The power forward was the Oklahoma City Thunder’s first first-round draft pick at 21st overall, playing his college ball at the University of Michigan. McGary ultimately entered the 2014 NBA Draft after failing a drug test when he tested positive for marijuana while playing at Michigan and facing a one-year suspension from the NCAA. So, with the…
  • Tweet of the Day: Gary Payton Confused For Peyton Manning

    Michael Brumagin
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    It’s not that often that something happens that’s either funny or newsworthy enough to merit following up on Tweet subject from the previous night. However, early this morning, as most of America, at least those of us on the east coast, were sleeping, former NBA star and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Gary Payton shared some hilarity that he found on social media. News outlets in practically every market had to report on the Sunday Night Football game between the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers, due to quarterback Peyton Manning breaking the NFL record…
  • VIDEO: Changes coming to draft lottery

    Chris Sheridan
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    NEW YORK — The draft lottery is probably going to look a whole lot different by the time this week is over. Regarding the Philadelphia 76ers, it is going to ensure that their tank job for this upcoming season will not be replicated by anyone else anytime soon. Under a proposal scheduled to be voted upon by representatives of the 30 NBA ownership groups, the formula for the draft lottery will change. As first reported by Zach Lowe of Grantland, the proposal on the table would give the teams with the four worst records equal 12 percent chances to win the lottery. Under the current…
  • Five Things To Watch: Phoenix Suns

    Dave King
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Phoenix Suns surprised everyone last season – including themselves – when they won 48 games and missed the playoffs only due to a couple of tough losses in the final week of the season. Goran Dragic had the best season of his career, Eric Bledsoe lived up to the potential his biggest fans envisioned and both Markieff Morris and Gerald Green were in the running for Sixth Man Award. Now entering their second season together – with a new key piece – the Suns have lofty expectations. Anything short of the playoffs will be disappointing, even in the loaded Western…
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  • Hornets vs Hawks final score: Atlanta outlasts Charlotte, 117-114

    Brad Rowland
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
    The Atlanta Hawks closed the preseason with a 117-114 overtime victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night. Monday night marked the final preseason home game for the 2014-2015 Atlanta Hawks, and while it was a bit of a roller coaster, the final result was a positive one. The home team needed overtime after a lackluster second half, but in the end, the Hawks held serve for a 117-114 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. The first half was extremely productive for Atlanta, though the game started in relatively innocent fashion for both sides. Mike Scott and Paul Millsap led the way with 6…
  • Report: Dikembo Mutombo interested in joining Hawks ownership bid

    Brad Rowland
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    There is a report circulating that former Atlanta Hawks center Dikembe Mutombo could be interested in joining a group that would potentially bid for ownership of the team. With the 2014-2015 regular season on the horizon, much of the discussion surrounding the Atlanta Hawks has shifted toward the on-court product. However, there is still a great deal of mystery and intrigue with regard to the upcoming ownership transfer, and Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that former Hawks great Dikembe Mutombo has engaged in discussions to join a potential ownership bid. Here is…
  • Kris Willis talks Atlanta Hawks Basketball on the Phil Naessens Show

    Kris Willis
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I had the opportunity to talk Atlanta Hawks Basketball with Phil Naessens of "The Phil Naessens Show" I had an opportunity to talk about the upcoming NBA season and the Atlanta Hawks with Phil Naessens of "The Phil Naessens Show." We talked about a number of topics including my thoughts on Mike Budenholzer, can Jeff Teague take another step forward and who might be a breakout performer for the team this season? You can listen to the show here:
  • Hornets vs Hawks preview: Atlanta hosts Charlotte in final home preseason contest

    Brad Rowland
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Atlanta Hawks host the Charlotte Hornets in the final home contest before the start of the regular season. The home stretch of the 2014-2015 preseason is upon us, as the Atlanta Hawks are set to face off with the Charlotte Hornets in their final appearance at Philips Arena before the curtain goes up in a "real" contest. Atlanta is coming off a disappointing loss to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday evening, but at the same time, there were real positives to take away from the action over the weekend. It will be interesting to see how Mike Budenholzer deploys the rotation on Monday evening,…
  • Al Horford working his way back for the Atlanta Hawks

    Kris Willis
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Al Horford is still working his way back from last season's pectoral injury but is pleased with the progress he has made. Al Horford returned to the court for the Atlanta Hawks last week and is slowly working his way back into form. Horford scored six of his 12 points in the fourth quarter of Saturday's loss to Detroit and appears to be getting more comfortable each time out. "It's going to take, for me, just time," Horford told reporters following the game. "I will keep getting in game situations, start that chemistry again with Jef and get it going. I need to catch up with everybody else.
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  • Spurs JV zooms past Kings starters in 106-99 preseason win

    Michael Erler
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    DeMarcus Cousins had an amusing triple-double. We should start with the understanding that all preseason games are always, always, ALWAYS meaningless, under all circumstances and that the only way to ever take away anything from any of them is if someone gets injured. Everyone agrees on those two hard and fast rules, right? Yes? We're clear on this? Good. But still though... It'd be silly in the extreme to suggest that the Spurs "needed" to win a preseason game. Silly and patently wrong. The score is the absolute last thing that matters here. However, it couldn't have hurt for certain…
  • Kings @ Spurs Game Thread

    J. Gomez (Edg5)
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    GSG! You can watch the game here Beware of Malware. Boxscore
  • Popovich isn't counting on Cory Joseph to fill Patty Mills' shoes

    Michael Erler
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Also, Pop gets free shirts. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was in a relatively upbeat mood since he knew he wouldn't have to field anymore questions about grandstanding owners, so he was kind enough to share updates about the health of Tiago Splitter and Kawhi Leonard, two vets who are racing to be ready in time for the season opener eight nights away. In the case of Splitter, who's been doing some light rehab work on the court, Pop said not to expect the Brazilian big man for the next  preseason game, on Wednesday, against Atlanta. "I don't know when he's going to be ready," Pop said.
  • Cory Joseph is working on his Patty Mills imitation

    Michael Erler
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Cory Joseph is hoping to imitate Patty Mills -- and he's not working on his towel wave. Preseason is usually an ordeal to get through for players of all stripes, but due to unforeseen circumstances, it's taken on a bit more importance for Cory Joseph and Marco Belinelli. They're both going to be called on to fill big roles and heavy minutes, and are readying themselves by working on their respective weaknesses. At least Joseph had the benefit of knowing all summer long that he was going to be in line for the extended playing time. Just after winning the championship, an MRI on Patty Mills'…
  • Get a "Big Three" tribute T-shirt

    J.R. Wilco
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Duncan. Parker. Ginobili. 'Nuff said. This might be the last  year we have the pleasure of watching the Big Three play together -- the final season that Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker walk onto the court as a unit. Now it might not be. It's possible that Duncan or Ginobili, or both, sign contract extensions to keep them in the Silver and Black beyond 2015. But even if it's not this year, the end is in sight. These were the thoughts that went through my mind as I was thinking about ideas for the next T-shirt to do with Breaking-T, the company that produced the fantastic Five…
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  • Derrick Rose Looks like the Rose of old against the Miami Heat

    Justin Olexa
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:33 pm
    After looking like a shell of his former self for most of the preseason and in international play, Derrick Rose finally had a break out performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers. It may still be the preseason, but Bulls' fans had to be thrilled to see Rose dominate again. Rose shot 12-18 from the field and 4-5 from three. Good for 30 points in just 24 minutes. Rose also added five rebounds and three assists. The Bulls' superstar will likely be the X-factor this year in determining how the East plays out. **Where do you see Rose and the Bulls finishing this season? Will Rose return to…
  • Who do you think will be the most successful rookie this season in the NBA?

    Carson Esraelian
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Andrew Wiggins, bucks. Nick Stauskas, Kings. Doug McDermott, Bulls. Jabari Parker, Bucks. Elfrid Payton, Magic. Shabazz Napier, Heat. Dante Exum, Jazz. Kulius Randle, Lakers. Gary Harris, Nuggets Aaron Gordon, Orlando Marcus Smart, Celtics Adreian Payne, Hawks T.J. Warren, Suns Elfrid Payton, Magic **Tell me why this player will be successful and how?**
  • Should the NBA fine or suspend Tristan Thompson?

    Krithic Annamalai
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Thompson had a good game on Friday night with 17 points (6-of-8 shooting) and 11 rebounds in under 30 minutes of action when the Cavs lost to the Mavs 107-102. Allie Clifton didn’t have as much fun as Thompson because she had to interview him for her job. After calling her “Tina,” with a wink, Thompson leaned in to kiss Clifton on the side of head when the interview had finished. Clifton, ever the pro, barely missed a beat, but that’s still no excuse for the sexist display from Thompson. Watch the short clip here:
  • Kobe the Enigma: Angels amongst a Mamba

    Volta Fazio
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Inspired by the worldwide leaders review of Kobe Bryant, and the LA Lakers dynamic, I find now to be the perfect time to express my thoughts on Kobe Bryant's career and see what the consensus is on the Mamba's journey. Drafted 13th in the 96 draft Kobe Bryant was the son of former NBA vet Joe The Jelly Bean Bryant. With an NBA background Kobe was destined for this to be his life. Ever since I could remember Kobe played the nemesis to everything that he loved, whether it was his high school days in Philadelphia where he was vilified, his parents upset with his marriage decisions,or his soap…
  • Why the Kevin Durant Injury Could be a Good Thing for Thunder

    Jeremy Bannerman
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Losing the second best player in the world is never a good thing, in the short term. **Long term,** **it may end up being the best thing that’s ever happened to the Thunder.** Hear me out. Last season, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook averaged a combined 54 points per game, which accounted for 51% of the team’s total. What’s one of the criticisms of Oklahoma City in the playoffs? They rely too much on Durant and/or Westbrook to make a play one-on-one (or more specifically one-on-five). After successful surgery to repair a fracture in his foot, the 2014 MVP (who will be re-evaluated in…
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    Pro Bball Report

  • Predicting The NBA Western Conference 2014-15 Regular Season

    Stephen Brotherston
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    Ranking the NBA Western Conference teams hasn’t gotten any easier this season. The difference between fourth and tenth is almost splitting hairs and injuries are messing with expectations. The final positions of every team in the Western Conference playoff picture – including the Mighty Spurs – will come down to health, the unforeseen progress of young players and a significant helping of blind (or bad) luck.
  • Is Chicago Bulls Kirk Hinrich Running Out Of Shoot-Arounds?

    Stephen Brotherston
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    At 33-years-old and in his eleventh NBA season, Chicago Bulls veteran Kirk Hinrich is still lacing up the sneakers and leaving everything out there on the court every night. He’s still having fun – most of the time - , but he also knows this isn’t going to last forever. "I don’t know how many more shoot-a-rounds I have in me," Hinrich admitted.
  • Predicting The NBA Eastern Conference 2014-15 Regular Season

    Stephen Brotherston
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:16 pm
    The Heat and Pacers will not be fighting it out for Eastern Conference supremacy in the NBA this season. Look for the Cavaliers, Bulls, Raptors and Wizards to lock up the top four spots.
  • Pro Bball Report Week in Review 10/19/14

    Stephen Brotherston
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    On Pro Bball Report last week: Jonas Valanciunas – Fear the Beard, Raptors rookie initiations, Kevin Durant injured, Kyle Lowry’s All-Star bid, Knicks hoarding ex-Raptors, Very Happy Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira feeling better, James Johnson’s role, Raptors rotation, Ross and Valanciunas lead and more.
  • Can The Raptors Kyle Lowry Earn A 2015 All-Star Berth?

    Stephen Brotherston
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Kyle Lowry had a career year with Toronto in 2013-2014 as he helped lead the Raptors to a franchise best 48 win season, however, he had no chance of being voted onto the 2014 All-Star team and was snubbed by the coaches when the reserves were picked.
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    Basketball Bicker

  • Paul George Takes The Court For First Time Since Leg Injury (Video)

    Gary Derrick Altenor
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Clear signs of a speedy recovery from Indiana Pacers perennial All-Star Paul George.  Three months after suffering a harrowing compound fracture this past July, George was recently filmed letting shots up during a Pacers shoot-around Monday night after practice. George seemed overjoyed to rub off the three month rust with a verity of mid-range and three point jumpers.   Many are ruling the injury to cause George the entire 2014-15 NBA season, but the anxious George is pushing for mid-season return. Although he looks to move extremely well this early in the recovery process, George is no…
  • Cavs beat Bulls, despite chemistry

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Monday night the Chicago Bulls took on the Cleveland Cavaliers in what was a really entertaining game. It appeared to be a promising game for the Bulls, considering that Derrick Rose played with such a great amount of energy.  He was very explosive up and down the court. His shooting touch has improved since the FIBA World Cup. It was a good look for him at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University. Maybe Bulls fans felt overly confident due to LeBron James’ modesty in a pre-game interview where he stated, “They’re (Bulls) much better than us right…
  • Trial 44 Minute Game Tested, Boston Celtics @ Brooklyn Nets

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:01 pm
    After much speculation on how the shortened game time would affect the game, it was finally put to a test yesterday as the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics faced off. In Boston, they wanted to see how much the 44 Minute game time would affect not only the playing time of each player, but the amount of points scored in games. Players who benefit the most out of the 11 minute quarters are your run of the mill big power forwards, such as Jared Sullinger. He described his playing experience as a shocker considering the fact that he went to sit out with 5 and half minutes compared to the usual…
  • Report: Bulls’ Jimmy Butler Sprains Thumb

    Andre G
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler sprained his left thumb midway through the first quarter of the Bulls’ 101-96 preseason win over the Charlotte Bobcats Sunday night. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says the third-year player, who averaged 18 points on 60% field goal percentage this preseason, is day to day. The post Report: Bulls’ Jimmy Butler Sprains Thumb appeared first on Basketball Bicker.
  • Detroit Pistons Waive Hasheem Thabeet

    Andre G
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Pistons waive Thabeet The Detroit Pistons have waived center Hasheem Thabeet. The release comes after an offseason that saw Thabeet, the second overall pick of the 2009 NBA draft, on three NBA teams. The former Connecticut Huskies All-American was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Philadelphia 76ers for a trade exception and a 2015 protected second round draft pick on August 26th. The 76ers waived him on September 1st, and the Pistons signed him September 24. In his seven seasons, Thabeet has played for four teams in his career, averaging over 10 minutes per game only twice. The…
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    The League News

  • Preseason Game 7: Bulls vs Cavaliers

    Harish Rajan
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    It’s about that time for the game we’ve all been waiting for. A game between the two division rivals that made arguably the biggest moves during the off-season which made the the two best teams in the eastern conference. The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired LeBron James and Kevin Love during the off-season while the Chicago Bulls signed Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic, and rookie Doug McDermott. Lebron, usually confident in his abilities and his team made the following remark: [The Bulls] are a team that’s much better than us right now just off chemistry. They’ve been together…
  • Preseason Game 6: Bulls vs Hornets

    Harish Rajan
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Another preseason battle of elite big men will start at 8:00 PM ET on NBA TV in a game between the Chicago Bulls and the Charlotte Hornets.  Today’s game will be more of a test for Hornets big man Al Jefferson. At the age of 29, he still has not made an all-star team despite the big numbers he has been putting up. Last season, he averaged 21.8 points and 10.8 rebounds, and his career averages are 17 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks. He has been fairly consistent throughout his career but still not been able to achieve a spot on the all-star team, in part because of the below par…
  • Preseason Game 5: Bulls vs Hawks

    Harish Rajan
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    In today’s preseason game, not only will be able to observe Derrick Rose’s return back to the game, but Al Horford’s as well. Al Horford is a player who has been injured for a while now, but before his injury, he was in all-star form. All eyes have been on Derrick Rose regarding returns to the game, but Al Horford is an important piece to the puzzle for the Atlanta Hawks. The question still remains, though, on how many minutes these two players will get in tonight’s game. Horford, in his first game back to the NBA, scored just 2 points in 11 minutes. It should be well…
  • Euroleague: Dinamo Sassari at Nizhny Novgorod

    Rakesh Bi
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Another exciting Turkish Airlines Euroleague season is officially underway this month, with various match-ups taking place around the continent. We have seen Laboral Kutxa and Anadolu Efes, among others, experience early victory. Meanwhile, others, including Galatasaray and UNICS, have been disappointed. Today, two more teams will cross paths to open their 2014–15 seasons, with Italian giants Dinamo Sassari challenging Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod in unfriendly territory. Both squads enter the Euroleague with fairly inexperienced players and are making their first appearance as a team,…
  • Euroleague: Galatasaray Liv Hospital at Crvena Zvezda Telekom

    Rakesh Bi
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    The Turkish Airlines Euroleague finally returns to Belgrade, as Crvena Zvezda is pitted against Galatasaray at Kombank Arena. After losing the league title in a seven-game series against Fenerbahçe last season, the Turkish giants return with more talent and experience. Meanwhile, Crvena Zvezda, or Red Star Belgrade, will try to find the holes in a dominant Galatasaray front court led by Zoran Erceg. Red Star is led by the likes of center Boban Marjanović and point guard and former NBA player, Marcus Williams. Galatasaray is made up of several veteran guards and an equally experienced front…
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    Hoops Junction

  • NBA 2K15 Xbox 360 Review

    Vladimir Dessources
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    NBA 2K15 Xbox 360 Review NBA 2K15 has been released and we must say we are very impressed with the results by 2K Sports. There are a lot of positives to this game that make it a game that you have to purchase. NBA 2K15 Sounds One of the main aspects that caught our eyes was the ambiance and the game play audio. The menus had great classic music that kept our heads nodding in enjoyment. As you go through the menus it feels as if you are building up to play a game. The ambiance is very upbeat and keeps the energy high that is very important for days you are snowed in and bored out of your mind.
  • How Zen will Improve the New York Knicks

    Vladimir Dessources
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Despite the negative emotions New York Knicks fans have towards meditation, zen will improve the New York Knicks. Recently, many people have laughed at coach Derek Fisher for introducing meditation to the Knicks practice.  Often times there are times that we laugh or criticize things we fail to understand. “Zen” or practicing meditation is one of those things that many people fail to understand. Zen is described as a Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism emphasizing the value of meditation and intuition. It is a means to reach a sense of enlightenment. Many people believe it to be…
  • The NBA Experiment

    Vladimir Dessources
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    The NBA Experiment is taking shape weeks after the NBA owners  signed their multi-billion dollar deal with Turner Sports and ESPN. The NBA is experimenting with making the length of the games shorter overall by 4 minutes in order to give fans a better experience. They would  shave off one minute in each quarter. There is only one  question that remains, who complained about the length  of a NBA game? A NBA game on average is two and a half hours which includes commercial breaks and half time. The quarters are 12 minutes and the halftime is 15 minutes. Radio Personality Michael Kay said…
  • Kevin Durant Karma Bitten

    Vladimir Dessources
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Kevin Durant Karma is at an all time low with the recent set of events. Months after Kevin declined to represent Team USA in The FIBA Championships in Spain he gets a “Jones Fracture” in his foot. This fracture is a broken bone at the base of a smaller toe. Durant is expected to miss 6-8 weeks , which includes the first month of the NBA regular season. According to general manager Sam Presti there was no particular reason for the injury. It did not occur in practice or  a preseason game. That seems to show a bit of bad luck to get a fracture in one’s foot without a specific…
  • New York Knicks Love Triangle

    Vladimir Dessources
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The New York Knicks love the triangle so far right? Definitely not as we have seen them struggle  to run the new offense under coach Derek Fisher  in the preseason. The New York Knicks love the old system of running things. The New York Knicks also  love the future prospect of what the new Triangle offense can bring. The players do not seem to buy  into the triangle offense 100%. This is creating a love triangle that the New York Knicks do not want to be involved with before the NBA season begins. They have to quickly learn the principles of their new  system  in order to succeed.
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  • Top Plays: Alec Burks breaks Kobe Bryant’s ankles

    Toni George
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    Check out the top ten NBA plays from October 19, 2014: Al Jefferson dunks over Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson returns the favor and throws in the dunks over the Hornets Buzz, Jerome Jordan spins and slams it homes, Kostas Papanikolau takes the Warriors to school, and Alec Burks freezes Kobe Bryant and finishes in traffic with the spectacular lay-up.
  • Everybody UP: Atlantic Division Preview

    Toni George
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    The Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets are the teams to beat in the Atlantic Division but don’t count out the New York Knicks. Toronto Raptors After a successful 2013 – 2014 NBA season ended with a hard-earned Atlantic Division title, the Toronto Raptors want more. Now they eye a re-peat in the regular season and a deeper playoff run. Since entering the league, in 1995, the Raptors have qualified for the Conference semifinals only once, in 2001. They reached the post-season five other times, but every time, they came up short in the first round. That was the case last year when the…
  • You DO NOT count out the Black Mamba

    Toni George
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    Stephen A. Smith defends Kobe Bryant‘s recent rant with style. “This is a five-time NBA champion who has done it time and time again. You do not count out the Black Mamba…Whoever said that 39 players from the NBA are better than Kobe, indirectly, off-the-record, they are idiots. I know he ain’t talking about me, I can tell you that much, because there’s no way in hell I’m saying that they are 39 basketball players better than Kobe Bryant”, Stephen A. Smith said during ESPN’s First Take TV show.
  • Top Plays: Jimmy Hot Sauce Buckets

    Toni George
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Check out the top five NBA plays from October 16, 2014: Anthony Davis throws down the tomahawk, Jeff Green goes for the one-handed slam, Tyreke Evans flies high, and Bulls commentator Stacey King goes insane over buzzer-beater.
  • Changing Times: Fewer Minutes, Fewer Games or Faster Pace?

    Toni George
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    Are 2 hours and 15 minutes too much for an NBA game? Is an 82-game season too great of a deal for an NBA player? Do free throws slow the pace of the game? The National Basketball Association is in experiment mode and is willing to listen to anyone with an educated opinion. Since the basketball revenue depends on how happy the fans are, the NBA is permanently looking for ways to make their game experience as enjoyable as possible. Lately, rumors have spread around the league saying the fans would be much happier if the game were shorter, faster and basically more free-flowing. The Competition…
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  • Bryce Brown is the Buffalo Bills Running Back to Own

    Dan Schalk
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Buffalo Bills once deep backfield took a major hit Sunday when the team lost their two top rushers in Fred Jackson (groin) and CJ Spiller (collarbone).  Spiller is rumored to be out for the season, a sting more to the Bills front office as they were attempting to trade the former first round pick.  […] The post Bryce Brown is the Buffalo Bills Running Back to Own appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Week 7 Fantasy Injury Roundup

    Dan Schalk
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Below is the injury designations for all relevant fantasy football players: Players listed as Probable do not appear OUT Ryan Mathews- Knee- Word out of San Diego says Mathews might not be back for a while. Donald Brown- Concussion- Branden Oliver will get the bulk of the work again this week. Rashad Jennings- Knee- Andre […] The post Week 7 Fantasy Injury Roundup appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Harvin Trade Makes Room for Paul Richardson

    Dan Schalk
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    With the Seattle trade of wideout and playmaker Percy Harvin, many fans are left wondering who will fill his shoes.  The answer: rookie Paul Richardson out of Colorado.  Richardson was Seattle’s second round pick and has yet to get regular playing time within the offense.  I expect that to change with news of Harvin being […] The post Harvin Trade Makes Room for Paul Richardson appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Breaking News: Percy Harvin Traded to Jets

    Dan Schalk
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    News out of Seattle have said Percy Harvin has been traded to the New York Jets in return for a unannounced draft pick.  This would mean the Seahawks have given up on the playmaker after trading a first, third, and seventh round picks for him a couple offseason’s ago.  It is also strange for the […] The post Breaking News: Percy Harvin Traded to Jets appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • 3 Spot: Rookies to Draft in your Fantasy Basketball League

    Dan Schalk
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Here are three rookies to consider drafting in your fantasy basketball league: 1. Jabari Parker, Bucks- Parker’s athleticism does not blow you away, but he has all the tools you want in a high draft pick–size (6’8 240 pounds, with a 7+ foot wingspan), shooting touch, and he rounds it all out with a solid […] The post 3 Spot: Rookies to Draft in your Fantasy Basketball League appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
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