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NBA GMs love Dwight Howard, James Harden… but not the Rockets

The NBA recently completed its GM survey before the season as it always does and included in it whom the general managers thought were the contenders for the NBA championship and the best player at each position. This is a good gauge of where the movers and shakers in the league believe the season will […]

Game of the Night (10/24): Rockets 96, Spurs 87

Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
San Antonio 87
Houston 96

Marco Belinelli (SAS) — 19 pts., 6/9 FG; Tim Duncan (SAS) — 11 pts., 10 rebs.
James Harden (HOU) — 25 pts., 9/19 FG; Trevor Ariza (HOU) — 11 pts., 9 rebs

Game To Watch (10/28): Magic vs. Pelicans, 8 p.m.

Watch former NBA’er Josh Childress go nuts and deck a guy

Former NBA baller Josh Childress is playing with the Sydney Kings in Australia and in a recent game, he went and lost his mind and punched a guy to the ground.

After being on the receiving end of a clean-hard pick, Josh didn’t take kindly to the defensive move and decided it be best to lose his mind and walk over to the Perth player and punch him in the face.

Needless to say, Josh was tossed but he sure did cause a ruckus.

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The young gun watchlist – players under 25

Hoops Habit thought it would be cool to put out a list of under-25 guys to watch this season. Well, I decided it would be even cooler to make a list of top-10 guys meeting that one specification. There will be some guys you expect to see on this list like Lance Stephenson and Anthony Davis, […]

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It costs how much to see a Cavs home game?!?!?

I get it. LeBron James is a huge draw. Add the fact he is returning to the Cavs where it all began for him in the NBA and it should not come to a surprise that the Cavs would hike up home tickets just a tad. Right? Wrong! If you thought ticket prices to see James […]

Making a halfcourt shot with a kick is a breeze for Manu Ginobili

The Spurs will be the focus of NBA TV’s special “Champions Revealed: 2014 San Antonio Spurs” as the cameras will try to capture just what makes the guys from the Alamo City such winners.

A few clips have been leaked but this latest footage shows Manu Ginobili (sans bald spot) nailing a trick shot with a soccer-like kick from halfcourt!

Let me repeat that, he nailed a kick trick shot from halfcourt! What can’t he do?

If Manu wasn’t a pro-basketball player, he might have had a shot at making it as a pro-soccer player.

(h/t Project Spurs)

Game of the Night (10/23): Pacers 88, Hornets 79

Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Indiana 88
Charlotte 79
7.3 12.4

C.J. Miles (IND) — 23 pts., 5 rebs.
Al Jefferson (CHA) — 15 pts., 7 rebs.

Game To Watch (10/24): Spurs vs. Rockets, 8 p.m./NBATV

Matt Barnes needs help learning to inbound the ball properly

Chalk it up to preseason rust but Clippers’ Matt Barnes might need a few more preseason games to tune up his inbound passing.

In a game versus Golden State, Matt chucked the ball from the baseline only to see it ricochet off the bottom of the backboard and into the hands of Stephen Curry. You know, the same Curry who can make 3-pointers with ease.

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Top 5 most expensive games for Mavericks tickets

The Dallas Mavericks enter the 2014-15 season after falling just short of defeating the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA playoffs. In fact, the Mavs took the eventual champions to seven games and by far were the most difficult team for San Antonio to eliminate in last year’s playoffs. With that oh-so-close success of […]

ESPN’s Skip Bayless credits Kobe Bryant’s alleged sexual assault for giving him ‘sizzle’

When will people realize that ESPN’s “First Take” with Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless is nothing more than pure garbage? And just when you cannot think it can get worse, it does courtesy of Skip.

Recall Kobe Bryant’s alleged sexual assault case in Colorado? Well good ol’ Skippy decided he’d let all tuning in that Kobe’s assault charge led to him increasing his value or give him “sizzle” and some “edge” which in turn led to more sneaker endorsements.

Yeah! I know!

Unless Skip said it just for ratings but this is just uncalled for. I mean look at the host’s reaction after Bayless let it fly!

h/t Awful Announcing

Game of the Night (10/22): Grizzlies 96, Cavaliers 92

Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Cleveland 92 96.3 45.7 36.6
Memphis 96
21.6 12.8

Kyrie Irving (CLE) — 16 pts.; Dion Waiters (CLE) — 15 pts.
Marc Gasol (MEM) — 16 pts., 9 rebs.

Game To Watch (10/23): Pacers vs. Hornets — 7 p.m.