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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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PG and Kawhi to set a new precedent in the NBA

The Los Angeles Clippers organization and fans have been ecstatic ever since acquiring Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and MVP candidate Paul George. Today, they officially became members of the franchise after being formally introduced on Wednesday. Both Leonard and George started their speeches by thanking their former teams, Toronto and OKC, for embracing them during […]

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OKC-Houston trade: A crucial juncture for Westbrook and Paul’s legacy

It has been exactly one week since the Oklahoma City Thunder’s cornerstone icon Russell Westbrook was traded off to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul. After three consecutive seasons filled with unlimited promise, but lackluster results equaling three postseason wins since the 2015-2016 season, it was understandably time for Sam Presti to pull the plug […]

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