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Mark Cuban Hopes Lakers “Fail Miserably” Under Magic Johnson

Mark Cuban Hopes Lakers “Fail Miserably” Under Magic Johnson

Mark Cuban has never been one to bite his tongue, so why should he start now? For a while now, there has been bad blood between he and the Lakers brass. Those ill feelings apparently continue now that Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka are now the new President of Basketball Operations an General Manger respectively. [...]

March 9, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Kinda, Sorta Endorses Kawhi Leonard for MVP

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Kinda, Sorta Endorses Kawhi Leonard for MVP

Has an MVP talent ever flown under the radar quite like Kawhi Leonard? Yes, he’s the reigning two-time Defensive Player of the Year. And sure, it was him who finished as a runner-up in MVP voting last season, to Stephen Curry, who had just wrapped up one of the best individual campaigns the NBA has [...]

March 8, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Says Russell Westbrook Isn’t in MVP Mix

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Says Russell Westbrook Isn’t in MVP Mix

Mark Cuban is back to belittling Russell Westbrook. Maybe. The Dallas Mavericks owner said the point guard wasn’t a superstar last May, and now, apparently, he doesn’t believe Westbrook is in the mix for league MVP, per ESPN.com’s Tim MacMahon: If Cuban’s sentiment is that Westbrook isn’t as valuable as James Harden and LeBron James, [...]

March 7, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

The Cleveland Cavaliers are Happy LeBron James Called Out Their Roster Makeup

The Cleveland Cavaliers are Happy LeBron James Called Out Their Roster Makeup

Remember how so many complained about LeBron James’ open distaste for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ “top-heavy” roster? And how many more assume the team, specifically general manager David Griffin, would be unhappy with his demeanor? About that: The Cavaliers are actually happy LeBron said what he said, even if they weren’t thrilled in the moment, according [...]

March 3, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Golden State Warriors Optimistic Kevin Durant Can Return from Knee Injury Before Playoffs

Golden State Warriors Optimistic Kevin Durant Can Return from Knee Injury Before Playoffs

Kevin Durant suffered a left knee injury during the Golden State Warriors’ Tuesday night loss to the Washington Wizards. The worst was initially feared, but while he’s expected to miss some substantial time, the situation could be a lot worse. As of now, per ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman, the Warriors expect Durant back in time for [...]

March 1, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Kyle Lowry To Undergo Wrist Surgery, Hopes to Return for Playoffs

Kyle Lowry To Undergo Wrist Surgery, Hopes to Return for Playoffs

Things were starting to look up for the Toronto Raptors as they had rebounded from their worst stretch of basketball in a year and a half and were the clear winners of the trade deadline, adding two pieces in Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker to help vault them back into eastern conference contention. That was [...]

February 28, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Top 2017 NBA Draft Prospect Lonzo Ball’s Stock Being Hurt By Father

Top 2017 NBA Draft Prospect Lonzo Ball’s Stock Being Hurt By Father

UCLA point guard and super freshman or “Diaper Dandy” as Dick Vitale has referred to them for years, Lonzo Ball is, by any measure, one of the top three prospects in the 2017 NBA Draft. He is a 6’6″ playmaking point guard with the sort of size, court vision and general basketball I.Q. and awareness [...]

February 27, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Ben Simmons Out for Season

Ben Simmons Out for Season

After months of discussion about if and when 2016 No. 1 NBA Draft pick and potential future phenom Ben Simmons would debut in his rookie season, it appears we finally got our answer Friday and it is not the ideal one from a fan perspective. Ben Simmons will be out for the remainder of the [...]

February 24, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Paul George Will Consider Signing with Lakers in Free Agency…If He Gets There

Paul George Will Consider Signing with Lakers in Free Agency…If He Gets There

Good news, Los Angeles Lakers apologists: Paul George will consider signing with your team in free agency. If he gets there. Which isn’t slated to happen until 2018. From The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski: For teams considering a trade for George, here’s the risk: As a free agent in the summer of 2018, he has considered [...]

February 23, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Boston Celtics Remain Fixated on Trading for Jimmy Butler and Paul George

Boston Celtics Remain Fixated on Trading for Jimmy Butler and Paul George

Do you buy into the notion that the Chicago Bulls aren’t shopping Jimmy Butler? Or that the Indiana Pacers won’t even listen to Paul George offers with the possibility of signing him to a designated extension, should he qualify, still in play? The Boston Celtics sure don’t. Or maybe they’re just hoping against hope things [...]

February 22, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0