Category Archive: NBA

Apr 11

The Sports Bank.net: Bobby Hurley leads list of 6 coaches who broke out this season

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A great coach has the ability to get the most out of their players. They will find a way to win the game even if the players aren’t at their best. It may take a few years, but great coaching talent will always be recognized.. While there are dozens of great up and coming coaches, …

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Mar 28

NBA Playoff Picture Update: The East goes through Atlanta

Hail to the Hawks: The Atlanta Hawks’ 99-86 win over the Miami Heat combined with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 106-98 loss to the Brooklyn Nets to clinch the No. 1 seed for the Hawks (on 2 Chainz Night, no less!). The result has seemingly been a foregone conclusion since Atlanta took control of the conference several …

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Mar 18

Jeff Pearlman: My life as a college newspaper editor

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I didn’t play lacrosse and I had no muscles. So why was I cocky enough to pose like this? Last night, while jumping around the information superhighway, I realized that The Review, my college newspaper, has most of its archives online. I proceeded to spend the next, oh, two hours digging in. The experience brought …

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Feb 25

Mavs suspend Rondo after incident with Rick Carlisle

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Rajon Rondo’s confinement to the bench will continue into Wednesday night. The Dallas Mavericks have suspended Rondo one game for conduct detrimental to the team, the team announced Wednesday. Rondo will miss the Mavs’ contest against the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks. The mercurial point guard earned his suspension during a spat with head coach Rick …

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Jan 14

The Sports Bank.net: Jimmy Butler, Pau Gasol have been Bulls stars this year

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It’s been reported that the Chicago Bulls will give Jimmy Butler a max contract this offseason. The way he’s played, probably one of the three best two guards in the league, give that man a max contract! Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol need to be the Chicago Bulls All-Star selections this year; not Derrick Rose …

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Dec 25

The Sports Bank.net: Will Lebron James be booed when he returns to Miami?

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ESPN NBA analyst and Basketball Hall of Famer Hubie Brown discussed key NBA on Christmas Day storylines on a media conference call.*In the second game of ABC’s doubleheader, the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade host the Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James’ first game back in Miami at 5 p.m. So what kind of reception will …

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Dec 25

The Sports Bank.net: L.A. Lakers lead the 5 most popular NBA stories of 14

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Lots of NBA on Christmas Day as the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs at 1:30. In the second game of ABC’s doubleheader, the Miami Heat host the Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James’ first game back in Miami at 4 p.m. At 11 AM the New York Knicks host the …

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Nov 18

Howard investigated for child abuse in Georgia

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Georgia police confirmed Tuesday that they have re-opened an investigation related to allegations that Dwight Howard committed felony child abuse, following a pair of reports raising questions about the Houston Rockets center physically disciplining his 6-year-old son, Braylon. TMZ reported Sunday that the Florida Department of Children and Families had investigated Howard, 28, following a …

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Nov 10

Kobe Bryant is not going to be traded until he makes a stink

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Save for a draft-night dalliance that saw him briefly wearing a Charlotte Hornets cap, Kobe Bryant has been a lifelong Los Angeles Laker. He has a binding contract that will pay him more than $48 million combined this year and next to play with the Lakers until the summer of 2016. He also owns one …

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Aug 31

Team USA holds Finland to 2-point quarter, dominates FIBA World Cup opener

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No one gave Finland much chance to challenge the United States in Saturday’s opener of the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in Bilbao, Spain. Yet it’s doubtful that anyone expected the domination to reach such an extreme so early in an extremely comfortable 114-55 win. After an already impressive 31-16 first quarter in which Finland …

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