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Breaking down the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Participants

Breaking down the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Participants

A new year brings new rules and with that the NBA is hoping to recreate the excitement once associated with the Slam Dunk contest at All-Star Weekend this year by pitting the Eastern and Western Conferences up against one another. First off, the participants…then we’ll get to the new rules and format. The Western Conference will feature point guard Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, small forward Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors, and shooting … Read entire article »

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Jeremy Lin posts first career triple-double off the bench

Jeremy Lin posts first career triple-double off the bench

Houston Rockets’ point guard Jeremy Lin posted his first career triple-double in a 106-92 blowout win over the Cavaliers Saturday night. The 6-3, 200-pound combo-guard tallied 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in just 29 minutes of action. Not only was it the International superstar’s first career triple-double, but it was also the first triple-double recorded from a Rockets’ player off the bench since Cedric Maxwell in 1988. Lin has embraced his support role in Houston, and … Read entire article »

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D’Antoni: ‘You start messing with the basketball gods, they will get you.’

D’Antoni: ‘You start messing with the basketball gods, they will get you.’

Mike D’Antoni is not a happy man.  And, even more so, he is not at all happy with how his so-called team of super pros regard their championship hopes this season. In a press conference for the ages last night, D’Antoni offered up some honest revelations on his teams’ seemingly misguided thoughts on contention after they blew a comfortable 18-point lead in the second half against none other than John Wall and the lowly Wizards at … Read entire article »

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USA Basketball: Blake Griffin out of Olympics with torn meniscus in left knee

Blake Griffin has been ruled out of the 2012 London Olympics due to a torn meniscus in his left knee. Griffin appears to have aggravated the injury during a scrimmage with the U.S. Olympic team while training in Las Vegas this week. According to the L.A. Times the 23-year old power forward who signed a 5-yr, $95 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this week will not suit up for the Olympic team in London. However, by all reports Griffin should be ready to play by the start of the 2012-13 season with an 8-week recovery timetable necessary to heal the injury. No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft Anthony Davis will replace Griffin in the upcoming London Olympic competition. Source: L.A. Times, NBA.com … Read entire article »

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Micky Arison welcomes Ray Allen to Heat family via Twitter

Looks like Ray Allen will be joining the Miami Heat after all. Owner Micky Arison sent the below tweet from London detailing his excitement. https://twitter.com/MickyArison/status/221416768030248962 It had been reported throughout the past few days that Allen was struggling with the decision to leave the Boston Celtics and go to South Beach for an attempt at another title run. For Miami this gives the team an extremely viable weapon to use in spacing the court all the more for their two dynamic wings in LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Ironically, Boston went out and offered former Dallas Mavericks combo guard Jason Terry a 3-year, $15 million deal to run with their veteran ball club making Allen’s already decreasing role more limited. No news has yet been announced as to the years or total amount of the … Read entire article »

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Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio headline NBA All-Rookie Teams

Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio headline NBA All-Rookie Teams

Cleveland Cavaliers’ dynamic point guard Kyrie Irving and Minnesota Timberwolves’ equally electrifying floor general Ricky Rubio headline the 2012 NBA All-Rookie Teams that were announced by the league this afternoon. Irving, the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year, joins Rubio, Golden State Warriors’ shooting guard Klay Thompson, Denver Nuggets’ power forward Kenneth Faried, New York Knicks’ combo-guard Iman Shumpert, San Antonio Spurs’ small forward Kawhi Leonard and Detroit Pistons’ point guard Brandon Knight as members of … Read entire article »

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World Peace suspended 7 games for Harden elbow

World Peace suspended 7 games for Harden elbow

The NBA announced Wednesday morning that Los Angeles Lakers’ small forward Metta World Peace has been suspended 7 games for his vicious elbow on Oklahoma City sixth man James Harden in Sunday’s thrilling 114-106 double-overtime victory from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, California. World Peace landed the highly publicized blow with just 1:37 seconds remaining in the first half after he scored on a breakaway dunk cutting the Thunder lead to one.  He was … Read entire article »

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Andre Drummond to enter NBA Draft

Andre Drummond to enter NBA Draft

According to multiple reports Connecticut freshmen center Andre Drummond is scheduled to officially announce his decision to enter the 2012 NBA Draft this Friday. Drummond becomes UConn’s first “one-and-done” player with the opportunity to be selected in the coveted Lottery this coming summer. The 6-11, 275-pound fluid big man drew early comparisons to Orlando center Dwight Howard for his freakish athleticism and size at just the tender age of 18. However, those premature admissions have been cooled somewhat as Drummond’s freshmen season has … Read entire article »

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Patty Mills to the Spurs

Patty Mills to the Spurs

Quietly those “old” San Antonio Spurs continue to make winning moves this season.  After picking up veteran competitor Stephen Jackson and recently waived forward Boris Diaw, the team announced Tuesday afternoon that former Portland Trail Blazer and Australia-native Patty Mills has been signed after playing lockout ball in China this fall. Mills, 23, provides a nice boost of speed and youth to San Antonio’s backcourt and should be a pleasant surprise now since T.J. Ford has … Read entire article »

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Unheralded Reggie Evans key in Clippers victory over Lakers

Unheralded Reggie Evans key in Clippers victory over Lakers

If you’re looking for an MVP of the first installment in the Battle of Los Angeles, you should look no further than No. 30 in red, white, and blue. No that’s not Chris Paul or Blake Griffin‘s jersey number, not even “Mr. Big Shot” Chauncey Billups fabric digits. No…jersey No. 30 in Clipper red, white and blue happens to belong to none other than unheralded power forward Reggie Evans. Evans came up huge in last night’s 102-94 victory … Read entire article »

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