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Bismack Biyombo Didn’t Get Dikembe Mutombo’s Permission to Use Finger Wag

Bismack Biyombo Didn’t Get Dikembe Mutombo’s Permission to Use Finger Wag

Hey! Remember that one time Dikembe Mutombo loaned Bismack Biyombo the rights to his iconic, post-block finger wag? Mutombo doesn’t, either. From ESPN.com’s Mike Mazzeo: Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo may not have gotten permission from Dikembe Mutombo to use the retired shot-blocking star’s finger-wag celebration, but Mutombo says Biyombo “really doesn’t need it.” “You [...]

May 25, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Would LeBron James Consider Returning to Heat if Cavaliers Win NBA Title?

Would LeBron James Consider Returning to Heat if Cavaliers Win NBA Title?

With LeBron James set to opt out of his contract this summer, you knew free-agency rumors, however seemingly farfetched, were coming. You just didn’t expect this. Typical chatter would have him bolting Cleveland if the Cavaliers failed to win a title. But ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith delivered a different message entirely, per Dan Feldman of [...]

May 24, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue Once Told LeBron James to ‘Shut the Bleep Up’

Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue Once Told LeBron James to ‘Shut the Bleep Up’

At the heart of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ unstoppable postseason play style, there is head coach Tyronn Lue, the man responsible for reinventing a team that lacked unity under former head honcho David Blatt. What’s Lue’s secret? Well, one of his secrets includes a willingness to put LeBron James in his place, not only behind the [...]

May 18, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

LeBron’s Lifetime Nike Deal is Worth a Billion Dollars

LeBron’s Lifetime Nike Deal is Worth a Billion Dollars

Back in December, news broke that LeBron James had signed a lifetime contract with Nike. It was record breaking, as this was the first time Nike has officially done such a thing. Sure, Nike and Michael Jordan are tied to one another from here to eternity, but nothing official on paper until LeBron. Aside from [...]

May 18, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

There is a lot at Stake for the Lakers Tonight

There is a lot at Stake for the Lakers Tonight

For many NBA fans (especially those in Cleveland and Toronto) tonight is exciting because it is Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but for those fans whose team didn’t even come close to sniffing the postseason tonight is the most exciting day in months. It’s the day where hope is abound across the 14 [...]

May 17, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Gary Paton Wants to Bring the NBA Back to Seattle

Gary Paton Wants to Bring the NBA Back to Seattle

Former Seattle SuperSonics point guard Gary Payton wants to bring the NBA back to the Emerald City. The Hall of Famer, who was drafted No. 2 overall by the SuperSonics in 1990, told TMZ Sports that Seattle “deserves” an NBA team, and that he’d be interested in becoming an owner. Why Seattle you ask? Well [...]

May 17, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Karl-Anthony Towns Deservedly, and Unanimously, Wins 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year

Karl-Anthony Towns Deservedly, and Unanimously, Wins 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year

Karl-Anthony Towns just followed in Stephen Curry’s footsteps. Sort of. Just like the Golden State Warriors point guard unanimously won the NBA’s 2016 MVP award, the Minnesota Timberwolves neophyte wrapped up 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year honors without facing any real challenger: Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated provided a snapshot of the voting [...]

May 16, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Kenny Smith Had ‘Great’ Interview with Houston Rockets

Kenny Smith Had ‘Great’ Interview with Houston Rockets

As expected, the team interviewed former Rockets guard and current TNT analyst Kenny “The Jet” Smith. And their meeting with him apparently went really well, per Fox Sports’ Mark Berman: Former Rockets guard Kenny Smith, who is an NBA analyst with TNT and a candidate to become the next head coach of the Rockets, said [...]

May 13, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

LeBron Doesn’t Think Kerr Deserved Coach of the Year

LeBron Doesn’t Think Kerr Deserved Coach of the Year

LeBron doesn’t exactly seem to be jumping for joy over the individual awards for members of the Warriors. He praised Steph Curry for his unanimous MVP, but did so in a back-handed manner. Well, he’s not done there. LeBron doesn’t believe that Steve Kerr was deserving of Coach of the Year. He may have a [...]

May 13, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Scott Skiles Steps Down as Magic Coach

Scott Skiles Steps Down as Magic Coach

According to Orlando Sentinel reporter Josh Robbins, Orlando Magic Head Coach Scott Skiles submitted his resignation and stepped down today after only one season under the helm. This is a pretty shocking and unexpected move as the Magic took a nice step forward, winning 35 games in 2015-16, their most wins in a season since [...]

May 12, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0