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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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TNT announces BBVA Rising Stars Challenge participants

TNT announces BBVA Rising Stars Challenge participants

TNT had a little fun Thursday evening when they hosted a televised Draft with Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal for the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge set to take place next Friday from the Amway Center in downtown Orlando, Florida. Team Chuck and Team Shaq announced the participants of the Rookie Sophomore Challenge, now known as the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, in a draft scenario that saw Team Shaq swoop up the momentous Jeremy Lin and … 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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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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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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