Category Archive: NBA

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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Jul 30

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says an auction house is holding his awesome stuff hostage

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and an L.A. auction house are disputing who owns the rights to some of the Lakers legend’s stuff, and one look at the list of memorabilia in question explains why this debate is so heated. The inventory, detailed by TMZ, is essentially an interior decorator’s guide to designing a rad office. – An …

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Jul 26

TROY: Donald Sterling is a Racist Bigot, but?

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(Time to be a little controversial) My mind is blown by how many people in America have sheepishly bought into the political correctness that has outright infected this nation. I’m not one to engage in political talk, because I find that it’s useless (a middle ground is rarely ever met in politics, and politicians are …

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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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