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Why Doc Rivers Losing Front Office Role Is Good News For Clippers

Doc Rivers is known as one of the best head coaches out there. Unfortunately, like Phil Jackson, Rivers front office acumen has not shown itself to be as formidable. Doc has made questionable decisions like bringing in his son Austin… Continue Reading →

Derrick Rose Signs 1-Year Deal With Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavs are finalizing a deal with Derrick Rose for 1-year $2.1 Million. Derrick Rose was initially sought after to be a back up point guard. Kyrie Irving threw a monkey wrench in the Cavaliers planning with his trade demands. Nonetheless… Continue Reading →

Lebron James Signs $100 Million Deal

Lebron James has finally taken what he is worth by sigining a 3 year $100 Million dollar deal. LBJ will be making an estimated $33.3 Million dollars per year. Lebron’s contract comes with a third year player option just in case… Continue Reading →

Dallas Mavericks Make Good On Promise Sign Dirk Nowitzki 2 years $50 Million

Mark Cuban showed that he was a stand up owner by making good on his promise to Dirk Nowitzki. Dallas Mavericks have signed Dirk Nowitzki to a 2 year, $50 Million contract.  Nowitzki has taken pay cuts the last couple seasons…. Continue Reading →

Cleanthony Early Shot Leaving Club: Was It An Inside Job?

Unfortunately for the New York Knicks Cleanthony Early of the New York Knicks was shot in the leg after leaving CityScapes Strip Club on 12/29/15. The incident happened around 4:30 AM where he called an Uber to pick himself and… Continue Reading →

Lebron James Signs Lifetime Deal With Nike: Closer To Becoming Billionaire

Lebron James has signed a lifetime deal with the Nike Corporation for an undisclosed amount of money. One thing for sure Lebron James has taken one more step closer to becoming a billionaire. This is a deal that Nike has… Continue Reading →

Kobe Bryant Announces Retirement Will Be At The End Of This Season

Kobe Bryant has announced this will be his last season in his letter to basketball. In his letter Kobe recounts the feeling of the game and how it has made him whole as an athlete and as a person. Check… Continue Reading →

Matt Barnes Betrayed By His Brother in Arms

Matt Barnes of the Memphis Grizzlies apparently attacked Derek Fisher and they got into a brawl at a Party. According to reports Matt was outraged to find out that Derek Fisher was at his ex wife’s dwelling and he drove 95… Continue Reading →

Rose Hit in The Face With “People’s Elbow” Needs Surgery

Once again Derrick Rose is in the headlines this time for taking an elbow to the face. This was no ordinary elbow instead it must have been Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s People’s Elbow. Rose suffered a left  orbital eye fracture… Continue Reading →

Changes in NBA Playoff Seeding Signal Future Developments In NBA

The NBA playoff seeding has just  been revamped  and a little more to our liking. The league will base NBA playoff seeding solely on win loss records. There will be no more top 4 seeds based on division winners. Winning… Continue Reading →

Gilbert Arenas Loses $2M gains Lesson

Gilbert Arenas was taken by his former assistant John White for the tune of $2.1 Million. Yesterday a jury found John White guilty of 11 counts of wire fraud and 4 counts of filing false taxes.  Apparently White, Gilbert Arenas former assistant,… Continue Reading →

Rape Allegations True or False?

  Chicago Bulls Star Derrick Rose has been accused of rape. According to certian media outlets which include TMZ one of Rose’s ex-girlfriends from 2 years ago filed a lawsuit against Rose. She has many allegations in this rape suit… Continue Reading →

Clippers Face $250,000 Fine: A Mockery

The Clippers have been hit with a $250,000 dollar fine for violating the NBA’s Anti-Circumvention policy. According to this policy no team is allowed to have a third party provide their players with endorsements in hopes of keeping them. This… Continue Reading →

Adidas Offers James Harden $200 Million

Adidas has made James Harden an offer he cannot refuse. Well maybe he can refuse this offer depending on what Nike comes back with on the offer table. Recently, Adidas has offered Harden $200 Million for 13 years to join… Continue Reading →

What NBA Pay-Per-View Means for You

The NBA has announced that it will be offering a new single game  Pay-Per-View option for people who want to watch games that are not regularly  televised. This new Pay-Per-View will be offering games to be purchased and watched for… Continue Reading →

Ty Lawson Headed to Houston

Ty Lawson is officially heading to the Houston Rockets. The Deal went down earlier today as the Rockets and Nuggets agreed to a deal that  sends  Kostas Papinikoloau, Pablo Prigioni, Joey Dorsey and Nick Johnson to Denver. In exchange  Denver Will send Ty… Continue Reading →

Clips to get Back DeAndre Jordan?

Clips sent an envoy to track DeAndre Jordan down and try to persuade him to come back to Los Angeles. The Clippers exerted great effort in trying to get DeAndre back to the Clips. They had Chris Paul leave his… Continue Reading →

Lamarcus Aldridge Agrees to Sign with Spurs

According to Marc Stein, Lamarcus Aldridge has agreed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs with a deal that is 4 years $80 million dollars  with an opt-out option in year 3. No one is truly surprised by Lamarcus Aldridge signing… Continue Reading →

Lakers Pursuing Trade for Demarcus Cousins

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to pursue a trade that will Send DeMarcus Cousins to L.A. The Sacramento Kings head of operations, Vlade Divac, has denied that they would do any parting ways with their best player. Honestly, there would be nothing in… Continue Reading →

Rift Between James and Blatt Grows

The rift between David Blatt and Lebron James was evident from the beginning of the season and all throughout the playoffs. It started with Lebron shoving his coach and ridiculing his coach in public. It was highlighted by Lebron scratching a… Continue Reading →

Warriors Win NBA Championship in 6 games

The Golden State Warriors win the NBA Championship 4-2 on the Cavaliers floor just like we called it in our prediction. The Warriors won 105-97 with Andre Iguodala winning the NBA Finals MVP. The Warriors have definitely proved to everyone they… Continue Reading →

Lance Stephenson Traded to the Clippers

According to Marc Stein , Lance Stephenson has officially been traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in return for Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes. This move is very mind boggling because it came out of nowhere. Everyone knew Lance Stephenson… Continue Reading →

Fourth Quarter Curry Takes Game 5

Stephen Curry had a big game and should be renamed fourth quarter Curry with his amazing display of offense. Stephen Curry had 37 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Curry hit 7 three pointers  last night. He even put up 17… Continue Reading →

Irving’s MRI Reveals Fractured Kneecap

Kyrie Irving has been diagnosed with a fractured kneecap  after Doctor’s reviewed his MRI. It is yet another crushing blow to the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship aspirations. First it was Anderson Varejao with the Achilles, then Kevin Love with the shoulder… Continue Reading →

Warriors Sweep Pelicans Behind Curry’s 39

Warriors pull of the sweep against the New Orleans Pelicans in a surprising fashion. Stephen Curry was the main  Warrior contributing to the Sweep with 39 points , 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Right behind him was the other Splash… Continue Reading →

Duke Beats Badgers 68-63 for National title

In an intense National title game the Duke Blue Devils pulled out the victory against the Wisconsin Badgers. The odds were stacked against them as they were down by 9 points with 13:25 left on the clock. They went on… Continue Reading →

Return of Paul George Too Soon?

  Paul George is set to return against the Miami Heat today after being sidelined from  fracturing his right tibia and fibula. This occurred last year in a Blue vs. White scrimmage for  Team USA Basketball in  August. It was a very gruesome… Continue Reading →

Brian Shaw was fired as the Denver Nuggets Head Coach after 2 seasons. This season he lead his team to a 21-39 record. Melvin Hunt, assistant head coach, was named the Interim coach and led the Nuggets to a victory… Continue Reading →

Referendum on Referees Coming Soon: How Refs Are In Trouble

The NBA recently announced that they will be releasing if the calls by referees were correct in the final 2 minutes of games starting  March 2nd. As we all know the referees have been under great scrutiny and have been… Continue Reading →

Anthony Mason Passes Away

Anthony Mason who suffered a massive heart attack earlier this month passed away at the age of 48 due to complications.  During his 13 year career Anthony Mason was well known for his heroics for the  New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference Finals… Continue Reading →

Rose Out Again, What’s next for Chicago?

Derrick Rose complained about knee pain yesterday. When an MRI was performed it was discovered that Rose had a tear in his right medial meniscus. He is listed as out definitely, but conventional wisdom states he will not return this… Continue Reading →

James Harden just put an exclamation mark on his MVP candidacy with his recent triple-double against the Timberwolves. This is his second triple of the season and counting. Harden played an amazing game  with 31 points , 10 assists and… Continue Reading →

Kendrick Perkins has been bought out by the Utah Jazz and is setting his sites on Joining the Cleveland Cavaliers. Before being traded to the Utah Jazz Kendrick has usually  been on contending teams. The first time we really took notice… Continue Reading →

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