SH Blog: Eric Gordon doesn’t want to come off bench next season, Mike Brown fired, Durant discredits Paul’s defense

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It was never Eric Gordon’s initial choice to remain with the New Orleans Pelicans when his rookie contract expired, and his time with the team since signing the big contract back in 2012 has been tumultuous at best. Gordon made it clear that he wanted out of New Orleans when he signed a  four-year, $58 million contract with the Phoenix Suns, only to have it matched by the team that traded away Chris Paul to attain him. In hindsight, it may have been

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Magic Johnson and others react to Donald Sterling’s interview with Anderson Cooper

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After weeks of silence since being condemned by Adam Silver, the players and everything else that represents the NBA, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling finally broke his silence publicly in an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN. Not surprisingly, the conversation turned uglier by the minute as Sterling went off about “gorgeous black guys” and how terrible a person Magic Johnson is for not doing anything for black people (which is obviously a ridiculously false statement) and making love with

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Tweet of the Night: Andrew Bogut fires back at Stephen A. Smith about “Tin Man” comment from anonymous source

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Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut hasn’t been heard from since he fractured a rib back on April 13 against the Portland Trail Blazers – just six days before the playoffs. When news broke that he would be unable to play due to the severe injury, the chances of a first-round upset by the Warriors against the Los Angeles Clippers became that much slimmer. It’s hard to blame Bogut for not being available: would you risk puncturing your lung for any game?

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SH Blog: TMZ: Sterling made racist comments to get Stiviano to have sex with him, Hibbert says consistency hasn’t been his friend

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Donald Sterling is still trying to convince the world that he’s not racist. Somehow, someway, a recent conversation he had with a friend was once again leaked to the public. In this particular recording, Sterling poured his heart about how he’s not racist and more importantly, emphasized that the league cannot force him to sell what belongs to him. Radar Online has details: “You think I’m a racist?” Sterling angrily asks a long-time friend in the recorded phone conversation. “You think I

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Tweet of the Night: Tracy McGrady and others around the league compliment and defend Roy Hibbert after his monster performance in Game 2

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When Roy Hibbert failed to record a single point or rebound in the first game against the Washington Wizards in Game 1 of the conference semi-finals, players around the league were heavily critical of the center’s poor play. Everything changed for Hibbert in Game 2, however, as the big man finally found his touch around the basket with 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field and nine rebounds. He, by far, was the biggest catalyst in helping the Indiana Pacers

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SH Blog: Many in Warriors organization were displeased with Mark Jackson, team now in contact with Kerr and Stan Van Gundy

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There are plenty around the league who feel the firing of Mark Jackson was completely unjustified, given the fact that his team just came off a 51-win season. As most connected to the team in some way will tell you, however, it wasn’t just about the team’s record or what Jackson was able to do on the floor as the coach (which brought in mixed results, given the amount of talent on the team). There was an incredible amount of friction

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Tweet of the Night: Stephen Curry puts turmoil of his team aside to congratulate Kevin Durant on winning MVP

It has been a tough day for Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Despite a disappointing early exit in the first round of the playoffs, the star point guard and the rest of his teammates wanted to continue to grow and get better under the guidance of the motivating Mark Jackson. That, of course, won’t be the case after Joe Lacob wasted little time in deciding to fire the coach on Tuesday, confirming what many expected may happen if Jackson

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