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James Harden on Playing for Mike D’Antoni: ‘It’s Been a Dream So Far’

James Harden on Playing for Mike D’Antoni: ‘It’s Been a Dream So Far’

James Harden is not like Carmelo Anthony, or Dwight Howard, or probably Kobe Bryant. He actually likes playing for head coach Mike D’Antoni. Per the Associated Press (USA Today): Minutes after collecting 53 points, 17 assists and 16 rebounds in his second straight triple-double, Houston’s James Harden was asked what it has been like to [...]

January 2, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

DeMar DeRozan Still Doesn’t Think People Give Toronto Raptors Enough Credit

DeMar DeRozan Still Doesn’t Think People Give Toronto Raptors Enough Credit

You’d think DeMar DeRozan wouldn’t carry a huge chip on his shoulder after helping the Toronto Raptors make an Eastern Conference Finals appearance and signing a near-max deal. Then again, maybe you wouldn’t think that. Because that chip is still there. As he told NBA.com’s David Aldridge: Me: Y’all are always under the radar because [...]

December 29, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

DeMarcus Cousins: Joel Embiid Can Be Best Big Man in NBA…After I Retire

DeMarcus Cousins: Joel Embiid Can Be Best Big Man in NBA…After I Retire

Joel Embiid impressed DeMarcus Cousins during the Sacramento Kings’ 102-100 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. So much so that Cousins believes Embiid will one day be the best center in the NBA—after Cousins leaves it, of course: This is very dope, in its humor. It’s proof that there may be a friendship [...]

December 28, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Derrick Rose Will Be Voting Himself into the NBA All-Star Game

Derrick Rose Will Be Voting Himself into the NBA All-Star Game

If you’re wondering whether Derrick Rose’s unflappable confidence in his game has somehow wavered, rest assured he’s as confident as ever. Just take a look at what he said about this year’s NBA All-Star game, per Newsday‘s Al Iannazzone: This reads incredibly funny. The irony of Rose downplaying the importance of an All-Star game and [...]

December 22, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

NBA Teams Most Likely to Win the 2017 Title

NBA Teams Most Likely to Win the 2017 Title

One of the great things about the NBA’s championship picture is it begins to take firm shape about 20 games into the season. And with the 2016-17 crusade roughly one-third of the way done, we have a great idea of which teams are most likely to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy at season’s end. We’re [...]

December 20, 2016 admin NBA 0

The Warriors Biggest Competition in the West Isn’t Who You Think

The Warriors Biggest Competition in the West Isn’t Who You Think

The Golden State Warriors are chugging along at the top of the western conference and NBA standings as we head toward the NBA’s Christmas day spectacular. When you ask most fans or prognosticators who the Warriors’ biggest threat in the western conference is, the majority will say the Spurs, followed by the Clippers, and maybe [...]

December 20, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Blake Griffin to Miss Several Weeks with Minor Knee Procedure

Blake Griffin to Miss Several Weeks with Minor Knee Procedure

The already faltering Los Angeles Clippers got some unfortunate news Monday morning as their star forward Blake Griffin will undergo a minor knee procedure and miss several weeks. According to The Vertical, the Clippers expect Griffin to return at some point in January. This is a huge blow to a 20-8 Clippers team. The Clippers [...]

December 19, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

There’s Apparently ‘No Chance’ the Indiana Pacers Trade Paul George

There’s Apparently ‘No Chance’ the Indiana Pacers Trade Paul George

Anyone who is hoping Paul George will get a new home before this season is out will need to find something else for which they can yearn. The Indiana Pacers aren’t dealing him. That was the prevailing message in Adrian Wojnarowksi’s latest podcast for The Vertical, as relayed to us by HoopsHype: There’s basically no [...]

December 15, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Cavaliers Expect NBA All-Star Game to Come to Cleveland After Quicken Loans Arena Renovation

Cavaliers Expect NBA All-Star Game to Come to Cleveland After Quicken Loans Arena Renovation

The NBA All-Star Game is coming to Cleveland…soon…well, in 2020…or later…maybe. With Quicken Loans Arena set to undergo a nine-figure renovation project, the Cleveland Cavaliers have apparently been told their city will host the league’s All-Star festivities sometime in the near future. From Cleveland.com’s Karen Farkas: A newly-renovated Q will be the site of an [...]

December 14, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Boston Celtics Team Plane Received Bomb Threat on way to Oklahoma City

Boston Celtics Team Plane Received Bomb Threat on way to Oklahoma City

According to a report from Masslive.com Reporter Jay King, the Celtics team plane received a bomb threat on their trip to Oklahoma City for a game against the Thunder on Sunday. The team became aware of the threat during their flight Saturday night, but landed safely in Oklahoma City before losing a tight one to [...]

December 13, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0