SH Blog: Kevin Love responds to Glen Taylor’s comments, Doc Rivers signs a monster five-year contract with Clippers, Colangelo calls James Harden a leader

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Some NBA owners have a tendency to hold grudges when the star players on their team decide that it’s time to abandon ship, so it was no surprise when Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor provided a pretty good example of having some bad feelings towards Kevin Love when asked to speak about his former franchise player. To summarize, Taylor more or less said the following about Love: he’s the third best player on the Cleveland Cavaliers, he is injury prone, doesn’t

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Tweet of the Night: Jared Dudley reacts after getting traded to the Milwaukee Bucks

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When the Los Angeles Clippers decided to trade Eric Bledsoe for Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick last summer, major contributions were expected from the two players. They had a simple job to take care of: space the floor and knock down open 3-pointers. When he wasn’t injured, Redick did his part and was a huge part of the team’s offensive schemes, averaging 15.2 points while knocking down 39.5 percent of his 3-pointers. For whatever reason, Dudley regressed badly last season, averaging just 6.9 points on

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Tweet of the Night: J.R. Smith says he’s on pace to be one of the best shooters ever

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In order to make it to the highest level of competition, players sometimes need to have more than confidence. They need an ego. This isn’t necessarily the case for everyone, but there are plenty of players in the NBA who believe they are the very best at what they do, even if they know deep inside that it’s not true. That’s how we get comments like this from players like Jordan Crawford:“I don’t tell nobody, but I feel like I can be

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Tweet of the Night: Team USA cuts roster size to 12, players react

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With Team USA preparing to leave for Spain on Saturday, it’s decision time for Coach Krzyzewski and Jerry Colangelo on the final 12-man roster. Our Chris Sheridan predicted the following players to be cut from the roster: Gordon Hayward, Kyle Korver, Chandler Parsons and Damian Lillard.We already know that Hayward is the first to be unofficially cut from the team, according to Marc Stein of ESPN:

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Tweet of the Night: Damian Lillard appreciates a fan’s tattoo of him

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There are plenty of fans who go the extra mile to show deep appreciation of NBA players they idolize. Some will plaster their wall with posters. Others will collect autographs, cards, jerseys and other collectible items of value. Most simply buy tickets and attend the games. Then, there is a select group of people who will go the extreme route: get a tattoo of the player they love the most. We’ve seen some noteworthy art work over the years of LeBron James, Kobe

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Tweet of the Night: Brandon Jennings stirs up debate about the supporting cast of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant

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When it comes to debating who the better player is between Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, there is basically no contest: anyone who has seen both play knows Jordan was the better overall player. The statistics overwhelmingly supports that idea (particularly in the playoffs). Phil Jackson, who has famously coached both players, has said a number of times that Jordan was the better player on both ends of the floor. Even Bryant himself at some point wished people would stop with

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Tweet of the Night: Joel Embiid has a bold prediction about MVP rankings in a couple of years

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If there was a discussion to be had about who the top two MVP candidates would be for the next couple of years, the names to come up on most people’s lists would be quite predictable: LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Even the most casual fans will have trouble coming up with a case against that one. Ask Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid to name his candidates, though, and you will get a response that only he could come up with. Clearly,

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Tweet of the Night: Derrick Rose says his game is totally different and is now looking to take on a leadership role

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Other than watching Derrick Rose play in a scrimmage game with fellow USA teammates back in the beginning of August, it has been quite some time since anyone has seen the point guard play in a meaningful contest. After missing much of last season due to a torn medial meniscus in his right knee, Rose has been itching to show the world and his haters that he looks to be back and better than ever. He has also been showing off

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