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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Basketball

Vin Baker now works at Starbucks

At one time, Vin Baker was an all-star and averaging a double-double in the NBA. Now, the No. 8 overall pick in the 1993 draft earns money in a decidedly different way. Baker made millions while playing in the NBA but, unfortunately, does not have much left of it. A battle with alcoholism during his…Read More

Nicolas Batum hilariously shoots down Raptors rumors on Twitter

Charlotte Hornets swingman Nicolas Batum has yet to play in a single game for his new team and already rumors of his departure are running rampant. Batum, who was acquired from the Portland Trail Blazers in late June in exchange for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh, is widely suggested to have interest in joining the…Read More

LeBron James names Kevin Love as one of his favorite teammates

LeBron James and Kevin Love had some ups-and-downs throughout their season together as teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers the past year, so it was surprising to hear LeBron cite the former Timberwolves star as one of his favorite teammates on Tuesday. James held a Q&A over Twitter for his fans and answered a variety of…Read More

Roy Hibbert asked agent to find him a coach who has played in NBA

Frank Vogel became the head coach of the Indiana Pacers in 2011. Roy Hibbert was drafted by the team in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft, but it wasn’t until after Vogel took over that the former Georgetown standout became an NBA All-Star. Despite that, Hibbert’s seems to think it is advantageous for…Read More

Larry Bird: Michael Jordan would kill me in 1-on-1 now

Larry Bird is one of the greatest basketball players of all time and rarely conceded anything on the court. The Hall of Famer is 58 now, and he admits that former rival Michael Jordan could take him one-on-one. Check that, he says MJ would “kill” him on the court now. “I hate to admit this,…Read More

Kobe Bryant will ‘probably’ see time at power forward next year

The Lakers are going to be a mess of overlapping ball-dominant guards next season, and head coach Byron Scott is scrambling for ways to even out what could be a very unbalanced rotation. One of Scott’s bright ideas could be to deploy Kobe Bryant out of position at times. In an interview with David Aldridge…Read More

Phil Jackson: Knicks ‘worked hard’ for Goran Dragic trade

Flashback to February 2015. With the trade deadline looming, disgruntled Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic wanted out worse than a bat at an Ozzy Osbourne concert. The New York Knicks were supposedly on Dragic’s short list of preferred trade destinations. It would have been a sensible fit too seeing as they had such a…Read More

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