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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Tweet of the Night: Stephon Marbury says Knicks fans will want Phil Jackson to coach the team

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It’s no secret that former NBA star Stephon Marbury is not a fan of Mike D’Antoni after “playing” for him in his final season with the New York Knicks. To make a long story short, the point guard felt betrayed by D’Antoni after being told that he would have a clean slate with the team in the 2008-2009 season if he came to camp in shape – which he did – only to be publicly humiliated by being benched in favor

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SH Blog: Barkley says it’s over for Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, NBA reveals 2014-2015 schedule and extends All-Star break

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The NBA revealed the official schedule of the 2014-2015 season on Wednesday, and that means we finally have some specific dates to look forward to and fun things to discuss about the upcoming year. Our Chris Sheridan starts us off with the Top 10 games to watch out for. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports had his own version of ten games to watch for as well. There really are so many intriguing dates to circle on the calendar with everything that has happened

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Tweet of the Night: Doc Rivers is relieved to see the Clippers sale go through

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With the sale of the Los Clippers to new owner Steve Ballmer officially completed, many within the organization can finally breathe a sigh of relief. There had been plenty of rumors over the summer about the possibility of boycotting the season by the players – spearheaded by Chris Paul – if Donald Sterling wasn’t replaced before the season began. Even worse was the possibility of losing Doc Rivers, the team’s coach and President of Basketball Operations, who had seriously considered the

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NBA players mourn the loss of actor Robin Williams

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A shocking news rocked the nation on Monday when it was announced that iconic actor Robin Williams was tragically found dead in his home at the age of 63. Reportedly battling severe depression, Williams sadly appears to have taken his own life. Most of our generation grew up watching and enjoying the countless number of classic movies Williams has starred in, including Hook, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Good Will Hunting and so many more. 

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