SH Blog: Eric Bledsoe signs $70 million deal with Suns, Bill Simmons suspended by ESPN

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All summer long, Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns refused to cooperate with each other. He wanted a max deal and the team had no interest in viewing him as someone worth that kind of money. Based on what was being said and done from each side, it appeared as though the two were headed for an ugly ending. Then came Wednesday, when the Suns could no longer deal with the risk they were putting themselves under by doing nothing with Bledsoe

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Tweet of the Night: Nazr Mohammed appreciates Derrick Rose’s $1 million donation story

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On the court, it’s been quite a while since we’ve had anything great to say about Derrick Rose. The former All-Star point guard has been a shell of himself over the past couple of seasons due to knee injuries. He played for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup this summer, but struggled mightily and proved that he still has a ways to go before he can play anything near what he used to be capable of. The good thing is

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Tweet of the Night: Ricky Rubio has an idea for a new handshake

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Most players around the league have some sort of pregame ritual. They can’t go without it, whether it’s doing something with chalk, eating something, or doing a dance with teammates. The most popular, of course, is the handshake. It’s the most common form of unity among teammates, and players are constantly looking for new material. 

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Tweet of the Night: Ryan Hollins excited to join the Sacramento Kings with Omri Casspi

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The Sacramento Kings made a couple of moves on Thursday, signing free agents Ryan Hollins and Omri Casspi. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Casspi, who played the first two years of his NBA career with Sacramento. Hollins had played for the Los Angeles Clippers for the past two seasons and will now look to provide a veteran presence for the young Kings. Hollin had his signing moment captured on camera along with Casspi and shared his excitement on twitter:   Today was

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Tweet of the Night: John Wall reacts to being ranked No. 31 by Sports Illustrated

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With the NBA season slowly but surely approaching, it’s that time of the year where various well-known sites like ESPN and Sports Illustrated start ranking the players in different ways. While ESPN does a countdown of every player in the league, Sports Illustrated narrows it down and ranks the top 100 players. Thus far, Sports Illustrated has revealed up to the 31st best player in the league, and the player named at the top of that list was Washington Wizards point

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Tweet of the Night: Jrue Holiday says Baron Davis looks like a ninja turtle

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NBA players spend their time in various ways during the offseason, be it recovering from injuries, working on their game or giving extra attention to their loved ones. On Monday, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday spent his time watching a classic game between the Hornets and 76ers, the only two teams he has ever played for. Along the way, he noticed some interesting things: 

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Tweet of the Night: Tracy McGrady explains why being hit with a switch works

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Back in the old days before everything could be dissected and exposed through the internet and social media, parents had a different way of disciplining their children. Usually, it came in some form of physical punishment, and a tool frequently used (apparently) by many was punitive switching. Of course, such violence is no longer tolerated by modern society and is against the law in many states. Unfortunately, those who grew up getting switched largely feel that the method is a good way

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