SH Blog: Jabari Parker’s father denies notion that son tanked workout for Cavaliers, Bulls offer Gibson, Snell and picks for Love

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With the 2014 NBA Draft fast approaching, teams have a tough decision to make due to Joel Embiid’s unexpected foot injury. After having surgery on his right foot – believed to be a very serious type of injury – the 7-footer is expected to miss four-to-six months of action. Not surprisingly, this has caused teams to reconsider their plans of drafting the center. The Cleveland Cavaliers, in particular, are looking at Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins now. They may even simply trade

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Tweet of the Night: Marc Stein explains why Rockets may not be going after Kevin Love

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With Kevin Love no longer having much interest left in staying with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Flip Saunders has been exploring his options – most notably with the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors can offer David Lee to help replace Love at the power forward position and have the luxury of including young stud Klay Thompson – a player Minnesota definitely wants included in a Love deal – or Harrison Barnes. Marc Stein of ESPN has full details on the discussions the

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Tweet of the Night: Former Spurs player Malik Rose documents celebration in San Antonio

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With the San Antonio Spurs parading around town to celebrate their 5th NBA championship on Wednesday, thousands of fans along with players that were formerly a part of the organization were on hand to experience the joy. Included in the crowd to document the scenery was Malik Rose – two-time champion with the Spurs turned broadcaster for the Philadelphia 76ers - who took all the photos he could to show how pumped everyone was:

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Tweet of the Night: Bill Simmons believes LeBron James will likely opt back in with Miami

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While LeBron James soaks in the humbling loss against the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, many are left to wonder what’s next in store for the best player in the league. Will he opt out of his current deal or stay another year with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade? That probably depends on what Pat Riley has in store for this offseason. Mario Chalmers, Chris Anderson and Rashard Lewis are free agents. Shane Battier is retiring and Ray Allen is

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Tweet of the Night: P.J. Tucker makes fun of flopping soccer players

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Flopping has been an issue in the NBA for many years. It’s something the league has attempted to diminish by handing out fines, but the players still do it at times for a competitive advantage, particularly during the playoffs when the stakes are much higher. What they pull in the NBA is nothing compared to some of the things soccer players do on the field, however. Take these clips, for example:

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SH Blog: Source close to James questions if he has options better than Miami, Dirk would love to see Anthony in Dallas

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So now what for LeBron James? A miraculous Ray Allen 3-pointer helped King James eventually get to a second championship last season. This year, the Miami Heat never even put themselves in position to cut their deficit to single digits in the final three games. In fact, the San Antonio Spurs outscored the Heat by a jaw-dropping 70 points in five games in this year’s Finals – the biggest point differential in NBA Finals history. That means James lost to the Spurs

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Tweet of the Night: Jeremy Lin plays a strange game of “I Dare You”

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With the NBA season over for Jeremy Lin, the point guard can finally take some time for himself and enjoy the early stages of summer. One thing Lin has taken an interest in over the years has been the use of youtube and interacting with some of the stars on it. Recently, he appeared as a guest star on Ryan Higa’s youtube channel to play an interesting game of “I Dare You”, where he was forced to eat an orange peel

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