All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Basketball’

David Geffen: Business Magnate Interested In Buying LA Clippers

Buyers have been showing their interest in purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers after Adam Silver, the NBA Commissioner, said that he is pushing for the team’s sale and is also urging league owners to push for the sale as well. The news came out following the lifetime NBA ban of the team’s owner Donald Sterling. The lifetime ban was a …

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Kim Anderson Named Missouri Coach

On Monday, Missouri announced that Kim Anderson would be their new head basketball coach. Anderson, who led Central Missouri to the Division II national championship, used to play for Missouri and was named the Big Eight player of the year in 1977. He also served as the assistant coach for the team for eleven years. This will make Anderson’s first …

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Kevin Durant Hits Improbable Shot; OKC Loses

The MVP race in the NBA this year was and still is absolutely no contest. Kevin Durant has been the best basketball player in the world in 2014, by far. His statistics prove just how unreal his 2013-14 campaign has been: 32 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. The only other player who comes close to …

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Brittney Griner Says Baylor Kept Her in the Closet in New Book

While Baylor University certainly enjoyed Brittney Griner’s talents on the court, the former player claims that officials at the university told her to keep her sexual orientation a secret. Griner, who is now openly gay, wrote about her experience at Baylor in her new book In My Skin. Baylor University is a private Baptist college in Waco, Texas. Griner played …

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New Air Jordan XX9 Shoe Unveiled

Michael Jordan has introduced the 29th edition of his shoe, the Air Jordan, on Thursday in Manhattan. Air Jordan XX9 will be available for purchase in September. Each pair will reportedly cost $225. According to Tinker Hatfield, designer for 19 of the 29 Air Jordan shoes, the new version consists of a high-tech weaving process from Italy, where a part …

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Dwyane Wade Returns To Starting Lineup

After sitting on the sidelines for nine games, due to a strained hamstring, Miami Heat’s guard Dwyane Wade returned to the starting lineup. On Saturday, Wade decided to give it a shot, and entered the game, at the start of the second half, against the Atlanta Hawks. To be eligible to play, Wade had to go through an extensive pre-game …

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Mitch Kupchak Contract Extended as Lakers GM

Mitch Kupchak, general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, has agreed to a multi-year contract extension, which was revealed during a 145-130 loss to the Houston Rockets Tuesday night. Kupchak had one year remaining on his previous contract with the Lakers, and the details of his amended contract haven’t been released. Since taking over for Jerry West in 2000, Kupchak …

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Kevin Durant Obvious NBA MVP This Year?

After scoring a career high 54 points in January and a 41 game streak of scoring at least 25 points, it’s no wonder Kevin Durant is quickly becoming the top choice for the NBA MVP this year. Even Lebron James thinks Durant should get the award. “I would say he’s the most consistent basketball player as far as the MVP …

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LeBron James Denied Victory Against Nets

The final ten seconds of Tuesday night’s Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat NBA game resembled all of the teams’ previous 2013-14 match-ups against each other. Prior to last night’s contest, the Nets and Heat had squared-off against each other three times, with the Nets emerging victorious by one point in two of the victories and narrowly escaping in double-overtime in …

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Lacey Holsworth, Friend of MSU’s Payne, Has Died

When Michigan State won the Big Ten Championship this year in Indianapolis, center Adriean Payne took a special guest up the ladder with him to cut down the nets – 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth. While that 10-foot trip up the ladder allowed Lacey the opportunity to look down upon the world from new-found heights, she now stands watch over the entire …

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Dirk Nowitzki: Breaking Records and Not Done Yet

BleacherReport reports to us that Dirk Nowitzki contributed 27 points to the Mavericks’ 107-95 win over the Lakers this past Friday to pass longtime scoring leader Dominique Wilkins for the 11th place in the NBA scoring list. Wilkins ended his career with 26,668 points, while Nowitzki hit 26,678 at the game’s end with more games in the season. At 35, …

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Dick Bavetta Officiates 2,633 NBA Games Straight

During the Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks game Wednesday night, NBA referee Dick Bavetta officiated his 2,633rd consecutive regular season game, which beat MLB Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripkin Jr.’s long-standing record for the longest back-to-back participation in an American professional sporting event. Richard T. “Dick” Bavetta, 74, got his start as an NBA referee in 1975, and he …

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