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Must Watch Games for 2017-18 Season

Must Watch Games for 2017-18 Season

Rejoice NBA fans and start planning many road trips! The 2017-18 NBA schedule was officially released on Monday. Some of these games are subject to change as the NBA has enabled all networks that carry their product to use flex scheduling to select the optimal games as the season heats up and playoff spots are [...]

August 16, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

James Worthy Says Lakers Haven’t Had Lonzo Ball’s Talent ‘Really Since’ Magic Johnson

James Worthy Says Lakers Haven’t Had Lonzo Ball’s Talent ‘Really Since’ Magic Johnson

James Worthy has set a demonstratively high bar for Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. TMZ caught up with the Hall of Famer and Lakers legend, and they asked him about young Lonzo, because why the frick not? It’s August. What else are they supposed to ask him about. Anywho, his take on Lonzo? He [...]

August 15, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Penny Hardaway Actually Does Think Kawhi Leonard is an NBA Superstar

Penny Hardaway Actually Does Think Kawhi Leonard is an NBA Superstar

Kawhi Leonard is not a superstar in the eyes of Penny Hardaway. Actually, strike that, yes he is. During a recent appearance on SiriusXM NBA radio, the 14-year, retired NBA veteran was asked about whether the San Antonio Spurs’ best player, and 2014 NBA Finals MVP, and 2016 runner-up MVP, was a superstar. His response [...]

August 15, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Josh Jackson Doesn’t Think Phoenix Suns will Strike Trade with Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving

Josh Jackson Doesn’t Think Phoenix Suns will Strike Trade with Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving

Josh Jackson doesn’t seem fazed by the Kyrie Irving trade rumors. He doesn’t even think the Phoenix Suns are going to get him. Asked about the situation during a recent appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio, the rookie placed little to no weight in the rumor mill (via CBS Sports’ Jack Maloney): “I think if that [...]

August 15, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

During NBA Playoffs, Kyrie Irving Went ‘Days’ without Talking to Cavaliers Teammates in Practice

During NBA Playoffs, Kyrie Irving Went ‘Days’ without Talking to Cavaliers Teammates in Practice

Kyrie Irving was not the most social member of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA playoffs. While making an appearance on  The BBall Breakdown Podcast, ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin relayed an anecdote told to him by James Jones, who says that Irving went days without speaking to his teammates in practice during the postseason. Here’s the transcription, courtesy [...]

August 11, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

New York Knicks and Houston Rockets ‘Re-Engage’ in Carmelo Anthony Trade Negotiations

New York Knicks and Houston Rockets ‘Re-Engage’ in Carmelo Anthony Trade Negotiations

You know what we haven’t enjoyed enough of in recent weeks? Carmelo Anthony updates! The latest from ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski has the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets renewing trade negotiations, with only one twist: There is no new twist! Per Woj: The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets have re-engaged on trade talks involving 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony, with [...]

August 11, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kevin Durant Says He Accepted Pay Cut to ‘Keep This Thing’ with the Golden State Warriors Going

Kevin Durant Says He Accepted Pay Cut to ‘Keep This Thing’ with the Golden State Warriors Going

Things aren’t always what they seem in the NBA. The pay cut Kevin Durant accepted in his new two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors is not one of them. He took the discount for the exact reason you think he did—to keep the reigning champs together. Here’s what Durant told The Athletic‘s Anthony Slater of [...]

August 11, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

NBA Releases Opening Week & Christmas Day Schedule

NBA Releases Opening Week & Christmas Day Schedule

While according to most sources, the entire NBA schedule for 2017-18 will be released on Monday, August 14 or Tuesday August 15, the NBA decided to provide a tasy appetizer to fans with the release of the national TV schedule for the opening week and the Christmas Day slate of games. As you can expect(and [...]

August 11, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Randolph Charged With Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Sell

Randolph Charged With Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Sell

Zach Randolph is a guy that was known for having a questionable reputation in his earlier days in the NBA in Portland and New York before going to Memphis and turning his career around. Now that Randolph is no longer the heart and soul of the Grit and Grind Grizzlies and now a member of [...]

August 10, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Tony Parker Expects to Return in January

Tony Parker Expects to Return in January

The San Antonio Spurs opted not to add an impact point guard this off-season despite the fact that their incumbent starting point guard is 35 and will be coming off of a torn quadriceps. Parker suffered the injury during game 5 of the 2017 western conference semi-finals against the Rockets and is now targeting a [...]

August 10, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0