SH Blog: D’Antoni resigns as coach of Lakers and Lionel Hollins already interested, Rivers changes tune on Shelly Sterling

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Mike D’Antoni has coached his last game with the Los Angeles Lakers. With so much assurance from the front office throughout the year, most expected the coach to return next season. However, there were certain conditions he hoped Mitch Kupchak would agree to, and those conditions weren’t met. ESPN has details: The Lakers and D’Antoni have been discussing his future with the team since the season ended, multiple sources told ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne. Last week he asked them to pick up the

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Tweet of the Night: Magic Johnson overjoyed over Mike D’Antoni’s decision to resign as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers

Magic Johnson

All along, Mitch Kupchak had said the Los Angeles Lakers would bring back Mike D’Antoni for next season. Since then, there had been some reports suggesting that D’Antoni would want certain conditions fulfilled in order for him to return. Apparently, those conditions weren’t met. Ramona Shelburne of ESPN LA abruptly reported on Wednesday that the coach has made the decision to resign from his position:

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Twitter reacts to Joey Crawford’s wild interference of Durant’s potential game-tying free throw, Jay Williams rips Durant’s final shot attempt

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Joey Crawford is one of the most – if not the most – animated referees in the game. On Tuesday, his antics in overtime may have helped cost the Oklahoma City Thunder Game 5 against the Memphis Grizzlies:With 27.5 seconds remaining in the game and about to take his second free throw to tie the game, Kevin Durant was abruptly interrupted by Crawford as seen above. The reason for Crawford’s sudden course of action to prevent Durant from shooting his

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SH Blog: Rivers declines to speak with Sterling, Clippers losing sponsorship deals, Mark Jackson says fans should boycott Game 5

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Before getting into the filthy situation of Donald Sterling and the Los Angeles Clippers (and there is a lot to get into), we’ll start off with this: may the great Dr. Jack Ramsay rest in peace. The legendary coach passed away on Monday, making it a truly sad day for so many around the league. He was a basketball genius and an inspiration to the absolute best:

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Tweet of the Night: Magic Johnson addresses rumors about him looking to buy the Los Angeles Clippers

Magic Johnson

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has done quite a job to shake up the entire NBA family over the past weekend with the now-infamous comments filled with hate towards African Americans. The league is still in the process of investigating the authenticity of recordings that have been exposed by TMZ – recordings that reveal Sterling’s comments on not wanting black people at his games. There aren’t enough words to explain just how ridiculously stupid and ignorant those comments are, and

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Tweet of the Night: Jordan Crawford says Nene is crazy after seeing the big man put his hands around Jimmy Butler’s neck

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Things got quite testy between the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards on Friday during Game 3 of the first round, particularly between Nene Hilario and Jimmy Butler. After converting a basket early in the fourth quarter, Nene gave Butler a bit of a shove in the back – something Butler wasn’t having any of. From there, things got completely out of control, as the two collided heads together:

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SH Blog: Jackson will meet with Kerr next week, Big O thinks Anthony should leave town and go to Houston

Phil Jackson

By now, we all know that Phil Jackson is looking to make some major changes within the New York Knicks organization. He has fired Mike Woodson and his coaching staff, is making internal changes (or at least trying to do so with some resistance from Jim Dolan), has already stated that he will move forward with or without Carmelo Anthony, and will soon hire a new coach. Whether he’s doing everything correctly remains to be seen, but at the very least,

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Tweet of the Night: Brandon Rush thinks Stephen Curry was fouled by Chris Paul on the game-winner attempt

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“That’s my go-to move, the step back. I’m not going to air ball that.” That’s what Stephen Curry had to say about the final shot he took – the shot that was about a foot short from the rim – against the Los Angeles Clippers in a 98-96 loss in Game 3 of the first round of the playoffs. With time winding down and the Golden State Warriors desperately trying to get back into the game, Curry took over in the final

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