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3 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Why NBA Teams Will Keep Shooting More 3-Pointers in 2014-15

Stephen Curry dribbles the ball up the court, crosses up his overmatched defender, rises with picture-perfect form and uses his quick release to splash a self-created triple through the basket to give his Golden State Warriors a lead. Simultaneously, but all the way across the country, John Wall is using his speed to help the Washington Wizards.


Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, NBA Players, Washington Wizards, John Wall

7 hrs ago | CBS Sports

Bulls Rose: World Cup got body used to playing

The gold medals have been won and USA Basketball is on top of the world where they intended to be following the 2014 FIBA World Cup. While they didn't have the biggest and brightest stars from this past season, they still had some pretty incredible players who had one of the most successful runs in an international tournament we've ever seen.


Related Topix: Sports, Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, NBA Players

11 hrs ago | The Medina Gazette

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving named MVP as U.S. claims World Cup gold

With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. "It kind of was, again, a smack to our face, saying the U.S. was sending the B team to go play in the World Cup," forward Kenneth Faried said.


Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, NBA Players, LeBron James, Miami Heat, Summer Olympic, Olympic Basketball, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony

15 hrs ago | Boston Celtics

Rango El Hombre: Breaking Down Vitor Faverani's Three-Point Jump Shot Mechanics

In order for Vitor Faverani to stick in the NBA, it might be necessary for him to fix a glaring flaw in his jump shooting mechanics. V itor Faverani was an enigma for the Boston Celtics last season, as he seemed to be a "love him or hate him" type of player.


Related Topix: Sports, Boston Celtics, NBA Players, Vitor Faverani

19 hrs ago | Blazers Edge

Why the NBA's New TV Deal with ESPN and TNT Won't Affect the Trail Blazers

Two billion dollars is a lot of money for a new NBA television deal. How much will the Trail Blazers get to spend and how will that affect their ability to improve the team? There have been whisperings about the league's impending new TV contract for many months now.


Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Players

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Fear the Sword

Kyrie Irving Emerges as Basketball World Cup MVP

Much has been said about how a player's lack of experience in the Playoffs can be a detriment to his team. This comes up frequently when talk turns to the Cavalier's chances in the Playoffs.


Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Players, Kyrie Irving

Team USA trounces Serbia in FIBA World Cup championship

Team USA trounces Serbia in FIBA World Cup championship The USA beat Serbia 129-92 Sunday in the championship game of the FIBA World Cup. Check out this story on James Harden of Team USA smiles after a three-pointer during the FIBA World Cup championship game Sunday in Madrid against Serbia.


Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Kyrie Irving, NBA Players, Kenneth Faried, Summer Olympic, Olympic Basketball, Nicolas Batum, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen goes to war over Nazi tank

Microsoft co-founder and owner of the Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers, etc., Paul Allen has entered into a war over a 1944 Panzer IV tank he says was bought at auction for $2.5 million for his Flying Heritage Collection by Vulcan Warbirds this past July, but was never to his museum in Everett,WA. The problem is that the Collings Foundation of Stow, MA, which originally received it as a part of a donation from the estate of Jacques M. Littlefield around that time denies that it ever sold the tank in the first place.


Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers

Lake Show Life

Do the Lakers have a Bench Mob?

Mar 31, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is blocked out by Memphis Grizzlies forward Ed Davis and forward Tayshaun Prince during the first half at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports This provides an opportunity for Nick Young and Kobe Bryant to get minutes at the small forward position.


Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant, NBA Players, Nick Young, Jeremy Lin, Xavier Henry, Houston Rockets, Julius Randle

Detroit Free Press

Pistons' Drummond, U.S. focused for FIBA World Cup final

One day after arriving in Madrid for today's FIBA World Cup final, Team USA held a two-hour practice Saturday afternoon at Barclaycard Arena in preparation for the gold-medal game. Pistons center Andre Drummond was an active participant in the practice's final 15 minutes, open to the media, shooting free throws and working one-on-one with U.S. assistant coach Andre Griffin.


Related Topix: Sports, Andre Drummond, NBA Players, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Miroslav Raduljica, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Phoenix Suns

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Kinston Free Press

How Hurricane Floyd severely affected Southeastern part of Kinston

On Sept. 16, 1999, Hurricane Floyd made contact in North Carolina, causing 52 deaths in the state and $7.8 billion worth of damage.


Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, Reggie Bullock, NBA Players

USA Today

Andrei Kirilenko's Utah home burglarized

Police are looking for burglars who made off with various items from the Salt Lake City home of Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko. Kirilenko, who played for the Utah Jazz from 2001 to 2011, and his wife, Masha Lopatova, now spend most of their time in New York, even though they maintain their Utah home.


Related Topix: Sports, Utah Jazz

The News-Press

With fractured jaw, Rudy Gay still fuming over 'dirty play'

After taking a knock in the Lithuania game, Gay said "I've got a fracture in my jaw, a broken tooth and am going to probably need a root canal." With fractured jaw, Rudy Gay still fuming over 'dirty play' After taking a knock in the Lithuania game, Gay said "I've got a fracture in my jaw, a broken tooth and am going to probably need a root canal."


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Players, Sacramento Kings, Rudy Gay


Re: Piston's Greg Monroe Urinated On Himself After Getting Stopped For DUI?

Even though Detroit Pistons' power forward Greg Monroe was reportedly charged with impaired driving back in February, news of his arrest just hit the fan accompanied by allegations that he urinated on himself during the booking process. And to add insult to injury, Huntington Woods, Mich., police just released the video of Monroe being taken in to custody for charges that all stemmed from a non-working headlight, according to MLive .


Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Pistons, Greg Monroe, NBA Players

Athens Banner-Herald

Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has resisted calls for Ferry to be dismissed, but said the 47-year-old GM asked for the leave.


Related Topix: Danny Ferry, NBA Players, Sports, Miami Heat, Luol Deng, Cleveland Cavaliers

Washington Times

Chicago Bulls open new practice facility in city

The Chicago Bulls on Friday officially opened the team's new training facility next door to Chicago's United Center, moving into the city from the suburbs. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, team executives John Paxson and Gar Forman and others took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the 60,000 square-foot Advocate Center.


Related Topix: Sports, Chicago Bulls

Fri Sep 12, 2014


Clippers re-sign free agent Hedo Turkoglu

The Clippers have re-signed free-agent forward Hedo Turkoglu, who played in 38 games with the team last season. The 35-year-old Turkoglu is a 14-year NBA veteran who also has played for Orlando, Phoenix, Toronto, San Antonio and Sacramento.


Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, Hedo Turkoglu, NBA Players

Los Angeles Times

Serbia beats France, will play U.S. for World Cup basketball title

Milos Teodosic scored 24 points and Serbia reached the championship game of the Basketball World Cup by beating France, 90-85, on Friday night. Teodosic helped Serbia lead by as much as 18, but Nicolas Batum of the Portland Trail Blazers nearly brought the French all the way back, finishing with 35 points.


Related Topix: Sports, Nicolas Batum, Summer Olympic, Boris Diaw, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Players

Raptors Republic

Re: Crowdsourcing: An extension for Amir Johnson

It's the summer of 2010. All eyes were fixed on unrestricted free agent Chris Bosh.


Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, Amir Johnson, NBA Players, DeMar DeRozan

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

These 6 NBA Teams Have the Most Instances of Player Arrests

We'll be the first to admit that NBA players often get an unfair rap from the general public in regards to the veiled and not-so-veiled implications attached to their public images any time one of these athletes winds up in the headlines or in the tabloids for one legal malfeasance or another. We'll also agree that, in many cases, these crimes are serious and not something that should be brushed aside or trivialized.


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