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Expect more close losses until OKC finds a closer

Thunder fans have never been more pleased with a (5-9) record after 14 games and considering their league-leading strength of schedule and lack of A-list talent, they’ve been fairing well in most of their contests. Of their nine losses, six of them were by five points or less. OKC’s fight isn’t in question. This is […]

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The staff’s NBA preseason predictions

The most anticipated NBA season is among us. With the super-team era officially dead and reincarnated as a new-age era of dynamic duos, this season will be one for the books. Our Suave Report NBA experts spent plenty of time compiling this season’s predictions, forecasting how this season will play out from teams most likely […]

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Lakers Expectations, Predictions and Other First Week Bits

Lakers in fo’, Lakers in fo’, Lakers in fo’ – and one more time for the people in the back – Lakers in fo’. Media Day is over, first practices have commenced and the Los Angeles Lakers are looking like they’re ready for war. Being a lifelong Lakers fan, I’ll admit that I was HEATED […]

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Top 5 Under the Radar Moves of the Offseason

Day One of the NBA Free Agency period began with $3 billion in contracts being tossed out like Jazz from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And although your team may not have made the biggest moves with superstars, they might’ve made a move that can be beneficial in the coming season. Here are the Top 8 […]

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Durant’s saltiness towards OKC persists: Can we let the dead horse RIP?

At his first game in Oklahoma City as a visitor—February 2017—fans yowled for blood and brandished cupcakes, because Durant was supposedly soft. “Such a venomous toxic feeling when I walked into that arena,” he says. “And just the organization, the trainers and equipment managers, those dudes is pissed off at me? Ain’t talking to me? […]

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A successful black man having to do twice as much: The “Rich Paul Rule”

Starting in 2018, NBA hopeful college basketball players could hire an agent but keep their NCAA eligibility if they desired to stay in school. That rule stated that all family members and NBA Players’ Association-certified agents were allowed to be agents until Aug. 1, 2020. Well, it’s August 7, 2020, and the new regulations have […]

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Come on, Carmelo needs to be playing NBA basketball

“The reason why he’s not in the league—because he’s still worthy—is he hasn’t mentally taken that step back to say, ‘OK, I’ll come in and play against backups. I’ll try to help the team out. I know I might not be able to close, but I just want to help.’ Well, he’s not there yet.” […]

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