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Lebron James to Meet with Pat Riley

Superstar forward and unrestricted free agent LeBron James is scheduled to meet with Miami Heat president Pat Riley within the next few days, in a sitdown set up by James’ agent Rich Paul After James opted out of his contract with the Heat two weeks ago, Paul has been in talks with teams including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, …

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Carmelo Anthony: Will He Leave New York?

Carmelo Anthony decided to use the opt-out clause in his contract with the New York Knicks. A league source said that Anthony will be a free agent starting on July 1. The source revealed the news in anonymity, as he is not authorized to talk about the situation. New York Knicks President Phil Jackson said that he asked Anthony to …

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Scottie Pippen’s Defamation Lawsuit Gets Rejected By Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected an attempt to revive a defamation lawsuit filed by former Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen against media outlets that falsely reported he filed for bankruptcy. In 2011, Pippen sued CBS Interactive Inc., NBC Universal Media LLC, and other large media companies, seeking $10 million in damages. Pippen’s camp called out the media companies for …

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Patty Mills: First Indigenous Australian To Win An NBA Championship

Patty Mills made Australian sporting history by helping his team, the San Antonio Spurs, defeat the Miami Heat. The San Antonio Spurs now have five championships under their belt since their first win in 1999. Mills, 25, an indigenous Australian, showed off his skills in the second half of the game to help the Spurs win the championship with a …

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NBA Stars Read More Mean Tweets About Themselves

For the second time, Jimmy Kimmel has given us a special NBA-themed version of one of the best bits in his repertoire – celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves. This time, you’ll find NBA stars like Amar’e Stoudemire, Paul George, Dwight Howard, and many more reading pointed, hurtful tweets about themselves. There just something about watching a celebrity face the …

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Andray Blatche Granted Filipino Citizenship

On Wednesday, Benigno Aquino, President of the Philippines, signed a bill which he and his countrymen hope will boost the success of Filipino sports to unprecedented levels. The bill, which was rushed through Congress in unusual form, granted citizenship to Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche, allowing him to play for the Philippines in the World Cup this fall. No, Andray …

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Michael Jordan Hopes to Bolster Team and Community

When Michael Jordan first bought a stake in the Charlotte Bobcats in 2006, he knew he was not likely to see immediate returns on his investment. And when he bought a majority-stake in the organization in 2010, Jordan remembered that patience was the key to making Charlotte one of the premiere teams in the NBA. Flash forward four years and …

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Dwyane Wade Flops In NBA Finals, Gets $5000 Fine

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is the latest recipient of a $5,000 fine after he exaggerated a foul on Game 2 of the finals. The flop happened in the second quarter when Wade reacted excessively on a play where Manu Ginobili from the San Antonio Spurs was fouled. Ginobili took a swipe at the ball that Wade was controlling, and …

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John Calipari Turns Down $60 Million Deal From Cavs

Before signing a new contract with the University of Kentucky, John Calipari reportedly met with the Cleveland Cavaliers to discuss a $60 million contract. According to Yahoo Sports, Calipari and the Cavs had lengthy discussions about a possible contract before Calipari accepted the new 7-year, $52 million deal, from Kentucky. Had Calipari accepted their offer, it would have made him …

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Miami Heat Dominate Pacers to Take 3-1 Series Lead

All season long, the Miami Heat were looking forward to the Indiana Pacers in the NBA Eastern Conference standings, with the Pacers eventually finishing the season two games ahead of the Heat. The immense amount of success for the Pacers during the regular season had many people postulating as to whether this was the year someone would take down the …

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Devon Baulkman Will Attend University Of Tennessee And Join Volunteer Program

Junior college guard Devon Baulkman has officially agreed to attend the University of Tennessee and join the Volunteers basketball program headed by Coach Donnie Tyndall. Baulkman signed the paperwork on Tuesday. Baulkman, the 6’5” guard, has been attending the Gulf Coast State College for the past 2 years. He will be enrolling at the University of Tennessee for his junior …

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Michael Jordan Used To Be Racist

Michael Jordan made a name for himself in the sports world, but it wasn’t easy. The college basketball star, and legend of the NBA, admitted in his new biography Michael Jordan: The Life, written by Roland Lazenby, that he used to be racist against white people. After being called a n**** by a girl at school in 1977, Jordan said …

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