Tag Archive: basketball

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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Feb 16

The March Madness Tradition.

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March Madness. The time of year the world focuses on College Hoops. Even if you aren’t a fan, chances are you are doing a bracket.  Bu making brackets, or betting on college basketball, it is contagious and widespread.  At sportsjabber, it’s an exciting time of year. But how did it start?  This single elimination tournament …

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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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Jan 12

The Sports Bank.net: Pelicans Anthony Davis GUARANTEES Kentucky national title

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Anthony Davis is no stranger to making big guarantees. At a summer USA Basketball event, he predicted that his New Orleans Pelicans would make the NBA playoffs this year (podcast here). He also referred to Beyonce as “his future wife.” (audio of this here) We’re sure he was, at least half, joking about the second …

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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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Oct 30

The Sports Bank.net: ACC Basketball Preview: #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference. *I’ve already counted down the*Pac-12,*Big 12,*SEC, and*AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look*ACC. After suffering through their first losing season in the Mike Brey …

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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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