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Anthony Bennett posts career-high 15 points in loss to Pelicans

Maybe it was the sight of 2012 #1 overall pick Anthony Davis that motivated Anthony Bennett Tuesday night.   Or maybe it was all the bad press Bennett, the 2013 #1 overall pick, had received up to this point in his first season. RELATED: Gary Payton to Anthony Bennett: ‘You look fat’ Then again, maybe it was simply the fact that the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers, without their most consistently productive big in Anderson Varejao due to a bruised knee last night, needed somebody else upfront to pick up the slack. Whatever the reason, Bennett chose wisely to take advantage of the increased opportunity posting a career-high 15 points in 31 minutes of surprisingly productive action. Although the host Cavaliers would ultimately go down 89-100 to Anthony Davis (30 points, 7 rebounds, 8 blocks) and … Read entire article »

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Gary Payton to Anthony Bennett: ‘You look fat’

Gary Payton to Anthony Bennett: ‘You look fat’

NBA Hall of Fame point guard Gary Payton is not known to mince words when speaking on the game of Basketball.  This statement could not hold more true after Payton voiced his unapologetic opinion about the Cleveland Cavaliers 2014 #1 overall pick Anthony Bennett on Fox Sports Live this past week.  Check out what ‘The Glove’ had to say below. … 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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Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck?

Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck?

Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck? Remember all that talk pre-draft 2011 about the lack of talent coming into the league?  Wasn’t this supposed to be a so-called ‘down year’ for NBA rookies? Surely you remember all of that utter nonsense, but if not it bears repeating as the overwhelmingly premature generalizations gained momentum like an all-encompassing mid-western tornado this past summer. Thankfully the early returns are in and with about a third of the 2011-12 season completed; … 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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