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The modern NBA is a parity-driven affair, with commissioner Adam Silver a veritable Rich Uncle Pennybags, and the league’s respective front offices a bunch of gold-hungry kids crowded around the Monopoly board. The frenetic, historically...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
On an insane Thursday, NBA front offices sprinted to the finish line as the trade deadline approached. Here’s the rundown of the biggest deals that went down, courtesy of ESPN’s Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst, TNT’s David Aldridge...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
The inevitable his finally been announced: New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony is foregoing the rest of the 2014-15 season, to have surgery on his long-battered left knee. ESPN’s Marc Stein broke the story. It appears more...
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2 months ago
6. Gordon HaywardThe Charlotte Hornets almost stole Hayward away in restricted free agency this past summer. If they had, they’d be a much better team. But the Utah Jazz smartly matched Michael Jordan’s four-year offer, worth over $60...
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2 months ago
6. Tyreke EvansEvans has been doing point guard duty for his New Orleans Pelicans lately, but only because of an injury absence from Jrue Holiday — the two is ‘Reke’s natural spot. The 25-year-old’s vast talents have not...
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2 months ago
Kevin Durant, as teammate Russell Westbrook has previously done, looks to be joining Team Marshawn Lynch in terms of his media availability. The perennial All-Star and reigning NBA MVP blasted All-Star reporters in New York City. After hearing...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
While the NBA All-Star festivities are underway in New York this weekend, some more weighty affairs may occur in league front offices. The trade deadline is February 19, or just six days away, and there are still some major pieces potentially in...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
All-Star weekend comes but once a year — right after the Super Bowl’s been decided, and football’s finally fizzled out. If you’re stuck inside this weekend amidst the snow or otherwise, here’s your catch-all guide to...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
In case you haven’t heard, the Los Angeles Lakers are bad. At 13-40, they’re headed for one of their worst bottom lines in franchise history. Magic Johnson isn’t too thrilled about the decay of his former vehicle for glory,...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Charles Barkley’s always got a lot of words, and a lot of opinions, during TNT broadcasts. Last night, Houston Rockets’ general manger Daryl Morey wasn't too thrilled with what Chuck was saying. Barkley laid into the Rockets...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Barring some late-phase drama — which certainly wouldn’t be uncommon from these erratic Sacramento Kings — George Karl is set to return to the NBA, following the All-Star break. ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chris Broussard,...
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2 months ago
Two of the most influential American men of the last quarter century, Barack Obama and Michael Jordan, appear to have entered into a battle of egos. It all started back in October, when Jordan called POTUS’s golfing skills into question...
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2 months ago
James Dolan is not the best — everybody knows that. The New York Knicks’ owner has a reputation for meddling and spreading dysfunction throughout his organization;  even new team president Phil Jackson is not safe from his wrath....
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2 months ago
10. Oklahoma City ThunderDon’t count the Thunder out just yet. Even though they’re two spots out of the Western Conference playoffs at the moment, it would take just one signature winning streak to close their current two-game gap. And...
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2 months ago
Dean Smith, the legendary coach who spent more than four decades bringing up some of the finest to ever play the game, has passed away at the age of 83, after a trying battle with dementia. From 1961 to 1997, Smith was the head coach of the...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Thursday night was a bad one for the Los Angeles Clippers. They lost 105-94 to LeBron James and the surging Cleveland Cavaliers — winners of 12 straight — but the final score was a lot closer than most of the game. L.A. was down by more...
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2 months ago
Add body No. 2 to the dispatched head coaches of the 2014-15 NBA season. Jacque Vaughn joined the previously fired Mike Malone in the unemployment line yesterday, when the Orlando Magic excused him as their man. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!...
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2 months ago
In an unprecedented move, the NBA has given January’s Player of the Month award to six different players. Joining Houston Rockets MVP candidate James Harden (who gets the nod as Western Conference Player of the Month) is the entire...
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2 months ago
After suffering one of the most difficult-to-watch leg injuries in pro basketball history at a televised Team USA scrimmage, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George began to heal with alarming speed. That trend has continued, and George is now...
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2 months ago
6. Draymond Green, Golden State WarriorsIf defense could be quantified es easily as offense is, The Warriors’ starting power forward would be a shoo-in for New York City this February. A “stretch-four” who makes the opposition run...
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2 months ago
Wednesday-Chicago Bulls @ Houston Rockets, 8:00 PM ET, ESPNDerrick Rose is slowly regaining his elite athleticism, and he’ll need every bit of it he can muster if he’s to challenge MVP candidate James Harden on Harden's home court....
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2 months ago
The Cleveland Cavaliers visited the Minnesota Timberwolves this weekend, and won 106-90. But the game was only partially about what happened on the floor; more important was the feeling of franchise transition that swept over the Twin Cities when...
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2 months ago
1. Atlanta Hawks (38-8)There’s no better way to put it: the Hawks have beaten the crap out of everybody, east and west, for multiple months running. Until their 17-game winning streak comes to a halt, there’s no reason to drop them from...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Holy hell, Kyrie Irving. 55 is a lot of points. The Cleveland Cavaliers starting point guard was sensational last night, leading his team past the vaunted Portland Trail Blazers, 99-94. Irving shot 17-for-36, tallying 56 percent of his team...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
The reduction of air inside of footballs has been at the center of most sports media since the New England Patriots battered the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game, and were subsequently accused of a years-long pattern of deflation...
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2 months ago

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