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Dan Favale

NBA Should Have Suspended Serge Ibaka for Cheap Shot on Blake Griffin

NBA Should Have Suspended Serge Ibaka for Cheap Shot on Blake Griffin

Serge Ibaka received an early (late?) Christmas gift from the NBA. Following an incident where Ibaka maliciously (yes, maliciously) struck Blake Griffin in the groin, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s power forward was fined $25,000 for his actions and his Flagrant 1 was upgraded to a Flagrant 2. Serge Ibaka has been fined $25,000 for his [...]

March 6, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Carmelo Anthony’s Knee Injury a Major Concern for NY Knicks

Carmelo Anthony’s Knee Injury a Major Concern for NY Knicks

Carmelo Anthony’s latest injury is both serious and not-so-serious. The New York Knicks’ star forward left Monday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a bruised right knee and did not return. Though he himself asserted that it wasn’t serious at all, any bump or bruise New York’s leading scorer suffers is cause for major [...]

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Kyle Korver Ideal Addition for Denver Nuggets

Kyle Korver Ideal Addition for Denver Nuggets

Kyle Korver is the next target on the Denver Nuggets’ wish-list. According Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post, the Nuggets plan to make a push for the services of Korver, an unrestricted free agent, this summer: Korver, an unrestricted free agent in his 10th year in the NBA, is expected to be one of the [...]

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Sixers Rumors: Andrew Bynum ‘Considering’ Season-Ending Surgery

Sixers Rumors: Andrew Bynum ‘Considering’ Season-Ending Surgery

The Andrew Bynum saga may be coming to an end. Sort of. While the Philadelphia 76ers’ plans for the big man beyond this season are still up in the air, said plans could potentially become even more difficult to map out. According to Jason Wolf of USA Today, Bynum is contemplating whether or not to [...]

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Serge Ibaka’s Cheap Shot on Blake Griffin Poses Bigger Issue for NBA

Serge Ibaka’s Cheap Shot on Blake Griffin Poses Bigger Issue for NBA

The NBA has a big issue on their hands. A huge one. Gigantic even. They have a sportsmanship problem. Almost a year ago, I penned a piece about sportsmanship, one that involved Serge Ibaka and Dwyane Wade. In that particular situation Ibaka and Wade became entangled. Okay, Ibaka essentially fell on Wade’s neck. The way [...]

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Steve Nash Says LA Lakers ‘Don’t Have an Identity’

Steve Nash Says LA Lakers ‘Don’t Have an Identity’

Steve Nash knows the Los Angeles Lakers still have a lot of work to do. Los Angeles has won 12 of the last 17 games and is now just two games back of the final Western Conference playoff spot, but all still isn’t well. Why? Because, according to Nash, the Lakers still don’t have an [...]

March 1, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

NBA Rumors: Would Monta Ellis Be a Good Fit on a Contender?

NBA Rumors: Would Monta Ellis Be a Good Fit on a Contender?

Monta Ellis is an enigma, but is he one that can make a worthwhile contribution on a contending NBA team? The volume shooting guard has peaked my curiosity since his days with the Golden State Warriors. He can score in bunches and sometimes seemingly at will. Other times, his shots are so off he seems [...]

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Does Andrew Bynum Have Degenerative Knees?

Does Andrew Bynum Have Degenerative Knees?

Andrew Bynum may be never be the same again. Or at least, that’s what ESPN’s Skip Bayless has heard. First Take’s Bayless said that someone inside the Philadelphia 76ers organization has told him Andrew Bynum has a degenerative knee condition (Michael Kaskey-Blomain of philly.com): At one point during the discussion, Bayless said that a source [...]

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Stephen Curry Gives NY Knicks Glimpse at What Could Have Been

Stephen Curry Gives NY Knicks Glimpse at What Could Have Been

Stephen Curry torched the New York Knicks for 54 points Wednesday night, sending the most potent of “what could have been” messages possible. As I’m sure most remember, the Knicks had their sights set on Curry in the 2009 NBA draft, but the Golden State Warriors took him seventh overall. Adding insult to injury was [...]

February 28, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Does David Lee Deserve to Play for Team USA?

Does David Lee Deserve to Play for Team USA?

Forget about the “brawl” David Lee helped instigate against the Indiana Pacers, he’s got bigger things on his plate. Global-sized things even. Per Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida, Lee approached Jerry Colangelo, chairman of the USA basketball team, to see if he could join in on the festivities: Colangelo, chairman of USA Basketball, said [...]

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