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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Basketball

Phil Jackson takes shot at Jim Buss

Phil Jackson is not the biggest Jim Buss fan, and the feelings he has toward the Los Angeles Lakers owner are probably mutual. Buss, who has been in charge of basketball operations since the health of his late father Jerry began declining, chose to hire Mike D’Antoni two years ago instead of bringing back Jackson….Read More

Ronnie Price loses shoe, throws it to stop fast break (Video)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Ronnie Price picked up one of the strangest technical fouls you will ever see during his team’s preseason game against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. It all started when his shoe popped off. Price was dribbling the ball toward the corner when Andre Iguodala accidentally stepped on his right foot….Read More

Rick Carlisle apologizes for calling Chandler Parsons overweight

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle apologized on Sunday for some recent comments he made about his team’s biggest offseason acquisition. After Chandler Parsons missed five of six 3-pointers during a preseason game last week, Carlisle said Parsons needs to lose some weight and work on his conditioning. “Parsons looked tired out there,” Carlisle said,…Read More

Kevin Durant breaks foot, could miss 6-8 weeks

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant recently suffered a foot injury that is expected to keep him out for at least six weeks. The reigning NBA MVP felt discomfort during practice on Saturday and was later diagnosed with a Jones fracture. “After practice yesterday, Kevin made us aware of discomfort in his right foot,” Thunder…Read More

LeBron James sets pick on teammate Matt Dellavedova (Video)

It may take LeBron James a few games to get used to not playing for the Miami Heat anymore. In LeBron’s first preseason game back with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday (which was, of course, against the Heat), he set a textbook screen on one of his own teammates. The play happened in the first…Read More

Boris Diaw can earn $500,000 in contract bonuses for making weight

Despite being a skilled ballplayer, Boris Diaw has a reputation for something else: frequently being overweight. The Spurs recognize that, so they have tried to give Diaw incentive to stay within a certain weight range. According to Amin Elhassan of ESPN Insider, Diaw can earn $500,000 in bonuses if he makes weight at three points…Read More

Heat and Cavs avoiding each other in Rio?

In case you haven’t heard, the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers are playing a basketball game in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday. Things might get a bit awkward between the two teams, what with LeBron James having switched teams and all. But are there any hard feelings between the players? Most of the comments…Read More

Some NBA executives think Chris Paul has lost something

Some NBA executives think that Chris Paul has lost something, according to one reporter. Appearing on ESPN’s “Numbers Never Lie” Thursday, NBA reporter Chris Broussard was asked whether the Clippers could compete for an NBA title. The Clippers reached the Western Conference semifinals last season but lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games….Read More

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