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NBA / Jul 22, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Report: Rivers Would Leave Clippers Next Season If Sterling Is Still Owner

Doc Rivers

There’s a laundry list of despicable reasons why embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has no place in the NBA. Clippers CEO Dick Parsons testified in court today, offering yet another case of why the franchise must be officially wrested from Sterling’s hands: Doc Rivers would likely resign if he remains as team owner. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 22, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Rihanna Is Joel Embiid’s Latest Twitter Target

Joel Embiid

After his failed courtship of LeBron James, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid set his sights on Kim Kardashian. Apparently unfazed by his lack of success with Mrs. Kanye West, Embiid’s hysterical – or heartbreaking? – twitter antics have resumed. His target this time around? Rihanna. Read More »

NBA / Jul 22, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The Thunder Have A New “Draft And Stash” Strategy

Josh Huestis

It was announced last Friday the Thunder’s Development League affiliate would relocate from Tulsa to Oklahoma City next season. Compared to everything else that’s happened this off-season, this seems like just a footnote on the news feed. But given the Thunder’s innovative strategy with how they employ their D-League roster, it could have a huge impact on the team and the league going forward. Read More »

NBA / Jul 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Breaking Down The New Eastern Conference Contenders

Joakim Noah, Nene

With one Sports Illustrated essay, the entire hierarchy in the Eastern Conference was destroyed.

The Miami Heat, the champions of the Eastern Conference for the last four seasons, lost their best player. The Cleveland Cavaliers, an Eastern Conference laughing stock for the last four years, instantly became Las Vegas’ favorites to win the championship next year, and between all that, a number of other teams improved as well. Read More »

NBA / Jul 22, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Kobe Says He Cold-Calls Industry Titans For Advice

Kobe Bryant

As one of the most talented, decorated, and competitive players in NBA history, one might assume that Kobe Bryant relies on no advice except his own. But as he readies himself for a post-playing career that he recently called “scary as hell,” Bryant admits that he’s sought guidance from a litany of people that have enjoyed similar success on other career paths. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 22, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Bulls Renew Efforts For Kevin Love

Kevin Love, Taj Gibson

After courting Carmelo Anthony only to lose him to the extra year New York could offer, the Chicago Bulls have returned to the fold and are in the mix for Kevin Love, ESPN reports. Even though the Cavs still lead the pack — especially if they include Andrew Wiggins in their offer — the Bulls offer an interesting package of players, rather than draft picks. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 22, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Report: Future Picks Hold Up Love Talks Between Cavs & ‘Wolves

Kevin Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t currently including Andrew Wiggins in their trade package to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love, but might have the juice to complete a deal anyway. The only hold-up? The Cavs are refusing to part with protected first-round picks that the ‘Wolves desire, a report says. Read More »

Smack / Jul 22, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Paul George Says The Pacers Forgot Their Edge Last Season

Paul George

The Indiana Pacers might have reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the second consecutive season in 2014, but long before the Miami Heat rolled them 4-2 in the best-of-seven series, they had so many chinks in their armor, it might as well have been a loincloth. Pacers wing Paul George spoke about what happened to the Los Angeles Daily News yesterday during his one-day camp in his hometown of Palmdale, California. Read More »

Smack / Jul 22, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Jason Whitlock: “Wiggins and Canadian Athletes Don’t Want It As Much”

Andrew Wiggins

In an appearance on Keith Olbermann‘s show last night, ESPN columnist Jason Whitlock was asked about whether the Cavs should trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love. While answering, he took the time to espouse his opinions on Canadian athletes in general. Read More »

Video / Jul 22, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Jamal Crawford Scores 63 Points At Seattle Pro-Am

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford (photo. BallIsLife YouTube)

After introducing surprise guest Kobe Bryant to a capacity Seattle Pro-Am crowd by calling him “this generation’s Michael Jordan,” Jamal Crawford did a worthy MJ impression of his own on the court. The silky smooth Los Angeles Clippers guard scored 63 dazzling points to lead his team to victory, including a typically crazy game-winner that had opponents throwing their hands in amazement. Read More »