SH Blog: Chandler Fires Back at Knicks; LeBron Big in Cleveland; The Dirkumentary

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In 2011, Tyson Chandler won his first career NBA championship as the defensive anchor for the Dallas Mavericks. In 2012, Chandler took home the Defensive Player of the Year award for the first time in his career as the leader of the New York Knicks. As Chandler prepares to hit the reset button, one thing keeps him from escaping the past: a somewhat controversial exit from the Knicks. Under the guidance of new president of basketball operations Phil Jackson, New York traded Chandler and Raymond

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Tweet of the Night: NBA Honors Phil Jackson, Zen Master Responds

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Amidst a summer of sports controversy, positivity is far too difficult to find. Fortunately, Wednesday, September 17 marked the anniversary of one of the most important days in NBA history. It was Phil Jackson’s 69th birthday. Jackson is a 13-time NBA champion, winning a record 11 as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers and two as a player for the New York Knicks. Thus, Jackson has become the gold standard for the NBA. Known mostly for his unparalleled management of egos

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Photo of the Day: Durant Calls Iverson the Pound-for-Pound Greatest

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In a summer marred by racial controversy, the NBA community has managed to keep its focus on the usual topics of conversation. Few debates have captured the imagination of the masses as much as the oldest question in the book: Who is the best player of all-time? The answers have varied, but not as much as people may think. From Kevin Durant to Brandon Jennings, multiple big-name players have made the claim that Kobe Bryant is the greatest of all time. Some have

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SH Blog: Danny Ferry Takes Indefinite Leave, Faried Wanted Spain

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In a week marred by negative and downright disturbing press via the sports world, no story has hit the NBA community quite as hard as the one coming out of Atlanta. Hawks owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry made separate controversial comments that have been labeled as racist and/or racially insensitive. The latest development is yet another step in the NBA’s fight against discrimination. Earlier this week, Levenson announced that he planned to sell the Hawks. This comes after an e-mail was discovered of the owner discussing the absence of

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SH Blog: Atlanta Hawks Saga Continues

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A controversial summer continues for the NBA. On the heels of the Donald Sterling saga, the association has again encountered a racial issue. Per ESPN, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson will sell his share of the organization after two-year-old messages were uncovered. As transcribed by Adi Joseph of USA TODAY Sports, Levenson made comments about the factor of race in Atlanta’s inability to sell tickets. 4. Regarding game ops, i need to start with some background. for the first couple

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SH Blog: Monroe Signs Qualifying Offer, Bledsoe Won’t Budge

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It took two months, but one of the top players in the 2015 class of NBA free agency has finally signed a contract. It just isn’t the type of deal that everyone expected him to receive. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, star forward Greg Monroe signed the qualifying offer to remain with the Detroit Pistons through the 2014-15 season. Detroit restricted free agent Greg Monroe has signed the qualifying offer, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) September 5, 2014 During the

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SH Blog: Rondo’s Agent Denies Rumor, FIBA World Cup Star Eyeing NBA

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Perhaps the most bizarre story in the NBA is centered around Boston Celtics star Rajon Rondo. The two-time assists leader is rumored to have requested a trade, but the details are becoming murkier by the hour. It all started when ESPN’s Around The Horn uploaded a YouTube video of Jackie MacMullan telling Frank Isola that Rondo requested a trade. The video has since been removed, but Jay King of MassLive.com and Samer Kalaf of Deadspin both caught it and published the comments. Per King: When Frank Isola raised

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SH Blog: Clippers Complete Surprising Salary Dump

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Mere days after trading Jared Dudley to the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Clippers have struck again. This time around, the Clippers sent two players packing. Surprisingly, it was the two players whom they’d just acquired for Dudley and a draft pick. According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Clippers waived Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica. Delfino had two years and $6.5 million remaining on his contract. Raduljica had three years for roughly $4.57 million. Both were traded for Dudley, who had two years and

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