Three-Man Weave: A Closer Look at the Bulls-Cavaliers Rivalry

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The most intriguing team in the NBA this season is unquestionably the Cleveland Cavaliers. And the secocnd-most intriguing team in the NBA this season may be the Chicago Bulls. This summer, the Cavaliers remade themselves from a laughingstock to a legitimate contender with the additions of LeBron James and Kevin Love. Meanwhile, the Bulls are hoping the return of Derrick Rose and the addition of Pau Gasol puts them in the championship chase as well. And both teams play in the Central Division,

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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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DuBose: After Fanning on Bosh, Rockets Still Shooting for Stars

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HOUSTON — After being unexpectedly jilted by Chris Bosh, the Rockets found themselves in a precarious spot this summer. They are now hoping that Jason Terry, who just turned 37, can be a small part of the solution. General manager Daryl Morey has said since January that Houston needs to acquire the “third-best player on a championship team” to align with established stars James Harden and Dwight Howard, implying he did not believe that player would be found internally on the current

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SH Blog: Atlanta Mayor Desires To Keep Team; J.J. Hickson Suspended; Michael Beasley Gets Another Look

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Atlanta Mayor: City Wants Hawks To Stay Mayor Kasim Reed intends to keep the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta. With the Atlanta Hawks embroiled in controversy due to the inappropriate words of majority owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry, there has been a lot of uncertainty as it relates to the team’s future. A big fear among many Atlantans is that the team’s next owner may look to move the team elsewhere, perhaps Seattle. Atlanta lost its second

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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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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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PODCAST: Why Damian Lillard is a Top 10 Point Guard – and Deron Williams isn’t

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If you visit this site with any regularity, then you know I recently wrote a piece listing the NBA’s top 10 point guards. The list includes some relative newbies such as John Wall and Kyrie Irving. It also does not include Deron Williams and Derrick Rose, who in my opinion have not done enough of late to merit inclusion among the best players at arguably the most talented position in the league. Apparently, the folks at Rip City Radio 620 in Portland

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Levenson Leaving, Ferry Staying Amid Racism Within Hawks

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Though the Atlanta Hawks have only just begun rebuilding their image in the NBA, senseless words now have it falling apart. The Atlanta Hawks are in too deep now, and it has little to do with owner Bruce Levenson. As alluded to in last night’s Tweet post, general manager Danny Ferry is in hot water for reading a racially insensitive scouting report aloud during a conference call with Hawks management and ownership back in June. Some of the

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