Tag Archive: basketball

Aug 31

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


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


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?


(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 22

The Sports Bank.net: Jaws coming to life off Cape Cod, Summer of sharks II


2001 was deemed summer of sharks; at least according to Time magazine. I know, younger readers are like “what’s a magazine?” There were four or five shark attacks that year which got a lot of press. That’s still very very low, and the percentage of sharks that have been know to attack man is miniscule. …

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Jul 14

The Houston Rockets have badly whiffed on the offseason. So far.


If Houston Rockets fans don’t think of what could have been, then they should be just fine. That takes a special kind of mind-warp, though. That’s some sort of cognitive dissonance at its absolute finest. For a while there, it appeared as if the Houston Rockets were well on their way toward fielding a starting …

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Jul 12

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


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


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 03

10 4th of July Questions


1. Are you going to see fireworks anywhere? 2. Hot dogs or hamburgers? 3. Potato salad or macaroni salad? 4. Any historical landmarks you’d like to visit? 5. Are you going to watch any of the MLB all star game? 6. If you had a chance to talk to one signer of the Declaration of …

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Jul 02

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


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


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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