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Lakers forced to fight through early season adversity

Lakers forced to fight through early season adversity

The Los Angeles Lakers are 0-2 for the first time since the 2002-2003 NBA season and, unfortunately for them, things could get much worse before they get any better. After suffering their second loss in consecutive nights to start the season Kobe and company find themselves fighting through early season adversity unforeseen, incredibly, just a few weeks prior to the start of this impromptu 2011-12 NBA campaign. As if losing out to their cross-town rivals the L.A. … Read entire article »

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International prospect Gustavo Ayon a nice addition to Hornets’ frontline

International prospect Gustavo Ayon a nice addition to Hornets’ frontline

Teams never know what they’ll get when an international player comes over to play in the NBA, but generally speaking the reward ultimately outweighs the risk. The NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets decided to take on that high-risk, high-reward challenge this past week when they announced the signing of Mexican-born big man Gustavo Ayon through their team website. Ayon is exactly the type of prospect that garners that familiar high-reward intrigue that has been known in the past … Read entire article »

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How Norris Cole improves the Miami Heat transition game

How Norris Cole improves the Miami Heat transition game

Wisely laying back in the weeds this dramatically charged and shortened NBA training camp sit the once-doggedly braggadocious Miami Heat armed sufficiently with their returning trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. After suffering through a full summer of countless re-enactments and questions regarding their supposed shortcomings as a championship contending unit, the Heat are back at work with a fresh outlook on team basketball and have added a few new pieces to help in that end. Although Miami … Read entire article »

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Shannon Brown could flourish in Phoenix

Shannon Brown could flourish in Phoenix

This could be the best of times for one Slam-dunking phenomena Shannon Brown. The 26-year old Chicago-native recently signed a 1-year, $3.5 million deal with the Phoenix Suns and his insertion into their drastically changed lineup could mean great things for the athletic combo-guard. For one, Brown plays a little defense.  Something Suns’ guards of the past, besides Raja Bell, have proven allergic to. After playing two-plus seasons with the NBA-championship contending Los Angeles Lakers, Brown knows a … Read entire article »

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NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Harrison Barnes

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Harrison Barnes

NBA Draft Central Harrison Barnes – SF Projected: Lottery – Potential Top 5 Pick 2011-12 Stats: 17.1 pts, 5.2 reb, 1.1 ast, 1.1 stl, 0.3 blk, 44.0% FG, 72.3% FT, 35.8% 3-PT, 1.9 TO, 29.2 min 2010-11 Stats: 15.7 pts, 5.8 reb, 1.4 ast, 0.7 stl, 0.4 blk, 42.3% FG, 75.0% FT, 34.4% 3-PT, 1.9 TO, 29.4 min 2012 NBA Draft Featured Prospect Strengths Weaknesses Player Card: Harrison Barnes College North Carolina Class Sophomore Position SF HT 6-8 WT 223 lbs. NBA Ready Jump Shot Solid Frame High Offensive Skill-Set Underrated Athlete Poised Competitor Clutch Performer Not a … Read entire article »

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NBA cancels remainder of preseason

NBA cancels remainder of preseason

Tuesday the NBA announced it has canceled the remainder of the preseason amid a continued stalemate in Labor talks. The Players’ association and the owners met again Tuesday in the hopes of finally putting an end to the current lockout that has stretched on since July 1, however no significant progress was made resulting in the loss of the preseason and potentially the first two weeks of regular season games if no deal is reached by … Read entire article »

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Top 2012 NBA Draft Prospect Andre Drummond headed to UConn

Top 2012 NBA Draft Prospect Andre Drummond headed to UConn

Andre Drummond, widely considered the top prospect in the 2012 NBA Draft class, is headed to UConn to play basketball for Jim Calhoun and the Huskies this upcoming season. Drummond tweeted out his decision late Friday evening and the news was later reported on ESPN.com Boston. The 6-foot 10-inch, 251-pound power forward shows remarkable fluidity to his game coupled with the power and athleticism necessary to dominate opponents. If you’re not familiar with the young man’s work below is a … Read entire article »

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Kobe Bryant scores 43, knocks down game-winner in Drew League surprise appearance

Kobe Bryant scores 43, knocks down game-winner in Drew League surprise appearance

Kobe must of heard the whispers. While ESPN.com has everyone with a voice debating incessantly on just who exactly is the top in the NBA today with their impressively argumentative league rankings list, Mr. Kobe Bryant decided Tuesday night would be a perfect opportunity to steer the conversation towards numero uno status his way. We already know how crazy competitive that guy is, but as you will see below when it comes to silencing any and all … Read entire article »

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Kendrick Perkins booked on public intoxication, disorderly conduct charges in Texas

Kendrick Perkins booked on public intoxication, disorderly conduct charges in Texas

This NBA lockout seems to be getting the best of even the best of us.  Early Saturday morning kfdm.com out of the Beaumont, Port Arthur Texas area reported that Oklahoma City Thunder starting center Kendrick Perkins was booked on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct in Beaumont, Texas stemming from fight at a local Beaumont club called “The Ticket”. According to the report the Beaumont Police noticed a large crowd outside the club at around 2:05 … Read entire article »

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Vince Carter donates $2.5 million to UNC

Vince Carter donates $2.5 million to UNC

While the majority of the Basketball universe is unfortunately fixated on the financial disputes of the NBA and its’ players, one of those said members is choosing his time and money to give back to the place that helped him get there.  His Alma Mater. The University of North Carolina announced today that Phoenix Suns’ and former UNC star shooting guard Vince Carter has donated an incredible $2.5 million dollars to the Carolina Basketball Family Fund, … Read entire article »

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