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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 »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 22, 2014 / 11:45 am

Suns “Hope And Expect” Bledsoe Will Remain In Phoenix

Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns are still far apart in contract negotiations almost a month into free agency, but the team is still undeterred. Team President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby recently told azcentral sports the Suns “hope and expect” Bledsoe will remain in Phoenix. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jul 22, 2014 / 11:15 am

Watch Ray McCallum Hit Running 3-Pointer As Kings Take Summer League Title

Ray McCallum

The Sacramento Kings defeated the Houston Rockets 77-68 to capture the Las Vegas summer league title on Monday night. Ray McCallum dropped 29 points including a running three-pointer after sprinting from the back-court to beat the shot clock in the final 1:30 of the fourth. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 22, 2014 / 10:30 am

Watch LeBron Learn To Play The Piano In China

LeBron James Piano

LeBron James is currently in Beijing as part of a Nike promotional tour. Yesterday, he finally had the chance to meet one of the most famous pianist in the world. It was a meeting that was almost a year in the making. Read More »

Video / Jul 21, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Watch Nick Johnson’s Sick Reverse Alley-Oop Dunk In Summer League Finale

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson (photo. Houston Rockets twitter)

Houston Rockets guard Nick Johnson opened Orlando Summer League play with one of its most memorable poster slams. Just over two weeks later, he closed Las Vegas Summer League with a reverse alley-oop dunk in the championship game that was arguably just as impressive. Read More »

NBA / Jul 21, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Report: Sterling, Ballmer Have “Friendly Conversation”

Shelly Sterling, Donald Sterling

Despite a five-week offseason that’s already been more exciting and financially fruitful than any in recent memory, the black cloud of Donald Sterling still hangs over the NBA landscape. The disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner has been legally fighting Steve Ballmer’s pending $2 billion purchase of the team since since his wife, Shelley Sterling, agreed to the sale in late May. However, ESPN reports that Sterling and Ballmer had a “friendly conversation” earlier today, a welcome development in an ugly situation that will hopefully lead to Sterling finally acquiescing to the league’s rulings. Read More »

NBA / Jul 21, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Maverick Carter: Return To Cavs Made In LeBron’s Heart

LeBron James

It’s long been assumed that LeBron James’ family and circle of advisors has preferred he eventually return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. From an instagram post by his wife, Savannah Brinson, that some thought implied his free agency choice to a report that his agent, Rich Paul, was pushing James that direction, The King’s decision seemed anything but just his own. However, LeBron’s business partner, Maverick Carter, told ESPN’s Jason Whitlock that his colleague’s seemingly final basketball destination was “made in his heart.” Read More »