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2011 NBA Draft Green Room Invitations Announced

2011 NBA Draft Green Room Invitations Announced

You know it’s getting close to Draft night when the NBA officially announces its “Green Room” invitations. Luckily for us faithful Hoops’ fans that night is now just days upon us as the National Basketball Association issued this year’s invitees to the 2011 NBA Draft which will be held Thursday, June 23rd at 7 PM from Newark, New Jersey. Those slated to be on hand along with their families and agents will be none other than Duke’s … Read entire article »

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Dirk Nowitzki leads Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA Title

Dirk Nowitzki leads Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA Title

It was right there for the World to see. A 7-foot tall German giant with light feet and an uncanny propensity to hit awkward one-legged fadeaways and duck-under layups armed with a second chance opportunity to step into the historic annals of NBA lore. That shaggy-haired giant was none other than Dallas Mavericks star power forward Dirk Nowitzki. And in a moments time late Sunday evening the once-doggedly questioned basketball import confidently charged his way straight past those … Read entire article »

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Cleveland Cavaliers win 2011 NBA Draft Lottery

Cleveland Cavaliers win 2011 NBA Draft Lottery

The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the NBA universe, in a positive way, Tuesday night winning the coveted 2011 NBA Draft Lottery from the NBA Entertainment Studios in Secaucus, New Jersey. With prospective top pick Kyrie Irving in attendance and Cavs’ owner Dan Gilbert‘s young son Nick representing the franchise, Cleveland got some much needed good news as they were awarded the 1st and, subsequent, 4th picks in the upcoming 2011 NBA Draft. The 2011 NBA Draft is scheduled … Read entire article »

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Robert “Tractor” Traylor found dead

Robert “Tractor” Traylor found dead

According to reports confirmed by Puerto Rican authorities former Michigan big man Robert “Tractor” Traylor was found dead in his apartment in San Juan Wednesday. Traylor, just 34 years of age, had been missing for three days before he was found on the floor of his oceanfront apartment. Puerto Rican police said that the 6-8, 300-pound former Detroit Murray-Wright High School standout died of an apparent heart attack. If you recall Traylor was a big man with nimble … Read entire article »

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Washington Wizards unveil new patriotic-themed uniforms

Washington Wizards unveil new patriotic-themed uniforms

The Washington Wizards unveiled their new patriotic-themed red, white and blue uniforms early Tuesday in front of an eager group of local media and fans. Shooting guard Jordan Crawford and franchise point guard John Wall were chosen to model the new colorful jerseys, which could be accurately described as a fresh twist on an old, yet familiar style of the past. Conjuring up grainy images of Bullets’ greats Wes Unseld and Bernard King playing in the old … Read entire article »

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Bynum ejected from Game 4 for vicious flagrant foul on J.J. Barea

Bynum ejected from Game 4 for vicious flagrant foul on J.J. Barea

Geez…what on the Earth did little J.J. Barea do to deserve this? For the second time in the last three games Barea was clocked by a Laker big man late in an out-of-reach ball game resulting in a warranted ejection. This time it was Lakers’ young big man Andrew Bynum who dropped Barea on a drive to the basket with 8:21 left in the contest. Bynum was ejected for his vicious flagrant foul deciding to use the moment … Read entire article »

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Does Ron Artest’s late cheap shot warrant a suspension?

Does Ron Artest’s late cheap shot warrant a suspension?

UPDATE: Ron Artest has been suspended by the league for Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals Friday night with the Dallas Mavericks. ¬†Read on to find out why. Ron Artest wasn’t very pleased with the ending result in the Lakers’ 93-81 Game 2 loss to the hands of the opportunistic Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night and he apparently had no problem showing it with just moments remaining in regulation. With the Mavs up big and the game … Read entire article »

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Derrick Rose becomes youngest ever to win NBA’s coveted MVP award

Derrick Rose becomes youngest ever to win NBA’s coveted MVP award

At just the tender age of 22, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose became the youngest player ever to win the NBA’s coveted MVP award.¬† The announcement came late Tuesday afternoon in a press conference from Chicago, Illinois. The first Bull to secure the award since the great Michael Jordan brought it home to the “Windy City” after the 1997-98 season, Rose, one of Chicago’s very own, delighted NBA fans everywhere this season with his determined … Read entire article »

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Hawks leave two Game 1 tickets for Magic point guard Jameer Nelson

Hawks leave two Game 1 tickets for Magic point guard Jameer Nelson

The Atlanta Hawks are having some fun these days. With an all-important franchise victory over the 4th-seeded Orlando Magic in Round 1 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs last week, the team’s spokesman Arthur Triche took it upon himself to have a laugh at the expense of one Jameer Nelson. Before Monday night’s Semifinal round tip-off between the 1-seed Chicago Bulls and the 5th-seeded Hawks, Triche gave the team a jovial and redemptive boost by leaving two Game … Read entire article »

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Thunder dominate Nuggets on the glass, take 2-0 series lead

While our collective attention appears fixed on the Lakers usual slow start along with the Celtics interesting battle with the Knicks this early postseason, another team in the NBA Playoffs is steamrolling its way right through their, previously considered, tough opening round matchup. The OKC Thunder took a 1-0 series lead into Wednesday night’s battle against the 5th seeded Denver Nuggets and showed just how dominate upfront they stand to be when this thing is all said and done. Getting solid efforts from former Celtic Kendrick Perkins (7 pts, 11 reb) and athletic 4-man Serge Ibaka (12 pts, 12 reb, 2 blk), the young, and now, much bigger Thunder out-rebounded Nene and the smaller Nuggets to the tune of 54-31 in Game 2; pulling down 17 boards on the offensive glass alone. With … Read entire article »

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