Category Archive: NBA

Jul 18

Member Spotlight of the Month — Anthony

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*I told Anthony as we started that, since I really do not know him well, in spite of posting w/ him for quite some time, that we would start on the premise that I knew nothing at all. I was pleasantly surprised to find that he and I have a lot in common…including our favorite …

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Jul 12

TROY: Bulls Fans, Breathe a Sigh of Relief ? Carmelo Anthony is Staying with the Knicks

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I saw somebody use this (upcoming) logic on a forum recently: The Chicago Bulls’ offensive output is anemic,*ergo the addition of Carmelo Anthony*equals points (paraphrased). That’s the logic of the typical NBA fan who idealizes the real life game by conflating it with a video game mentality. In real life, it doesn’t work that way. …

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Jul 11

LeBron: I’m coming back to Cleveland

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Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their …

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Jul 02

The Sports Bank.net: NBA Free Agency Recap (7/2/14): Irving, Gortat re-sign

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The calendar flipped to July and the NBA free agency period began. *All eyes are on the prized possessions like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, and seeing what happens with the Big 3 in Miami. *Teams cannot officially sign players until July 10th but contracts can be negotiated and agreed upon until then. *Here’s a …

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Jun 30

All change as Big Three eye Miami exit

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It looks as though it could be all change at the Miami Heat during this off-season with their Big Three appearing to be heading towards becoming free agents. Following LeBron James’ decision to opt out of the remaining two years of his contract with the Heat to become a free agent, Dwayne Wade revealed he …

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Jun 29

The Sports Bank.net: Miami Heat completely clear their roster, is Pat Riley worried?

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Miami Heat forwards Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem joined guard Dwyane Wade in opting out of their contracts, leaving Norris Cole as the only player the team has under contract heading into the 2014 free agency period. Cole is scheduled to make $2,038,206*this season, and Shabazz Napier – who the Heat acquired in a draft-night …

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Jun 16

Chris Bosh praises Spurs, eats crow after predicting a Game 5 win

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Now that the San Antonio Spurs have handily defeated the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals, we can safely look back upon all that progressed and find it obvious that the franchise’s fifth title was a foregone conclusion. No matter our predictions, they are not so high-profile as to inspire widespread mockery. The participants …

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Jun 14

Rumors & Rants: Cleveland Cavaliers doctors clear Joel Embiid

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Kansas center Joel Embiid has become the odds-on favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft over the past few weeks. The Cleveland Cavaliers have the top pick in this year’s draft and rumors have persisted that they preferred Embiid over both college teammate Andrew Wiggins and Duke’s Jabari Parker. The …

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Jun 13

New York Knicks believe the Derek Fisher hire will help them land Kevin Durant in 2016

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward and NBA MVP Kevin Durant is not scheduled to become a free agent until 2016. While that seems far away, that hasn’t stop some teams from looking ahead. One of those teams is supposedly the New York Knicks. Most people know that the Knicks will have a lot of contracts coming off their books …

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Jun 13

TROY: Spurs Go Up 3-1 in the 2014 NBA Finals; ESPN Commentators Express Bias/Disappointment

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It’s the San Antonio Spurs’ mission. Of revenge. I’ll call it… “Operation: Defecation”… because they are shitting all over the Miami Heat in front of the bandwagon crowd of the American Airlines Arena. By the way… coulda, woulda, shoulda. The Spurs were a few seconds from winning the NBA Finals in six games last year. …

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