Big Day For ‘The Big Diesel’, Shaquille O’Neal

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There are many names for four-time NBA champion and future Hall of Fame great Shaquille O’Neal—many of which he has given himself:  The Big Aristotle, The Big Galactus, Shaqtus, Diesel, Steel and Hobo Master (yes, Hobo Master) among others. Thursday O’Neal celebrated his birthday. After a long NBA career and continued success off the court, perhaps it’s time to consider a new name…perhaps The Big Father Time? As he continues to grow older, his popularity still remains. Three of the basketball organizations

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DraftStreet Fantasy Spin: Thursday, March 6, 2014

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If you adopted my recommended lineup for last night’s 50K/$22 buy-in/$10,000 first prize, you are likely happy with the result. First of all, if you didn’t participate you missed out on significant overlay. Second, because there were very few standout performances and lots of major busts, the winning score was a mere 252.5 points by “Marblesnap”, just a half-point ahead of second place “paulpierce3434″. My recommended lineup scored 232.25 points, with only Robin Lopez/POR and Ersan Illyasova/MIL weighing the lineup

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Rookie Rankings, Week 18: An Otto Porter Sighting

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The best thing about top overall pick Anthony Bennett’s tremendously disappointing rookie season is that it has provided cover for some tremendously disappointing seasons by other rookies. Namely, Otto Porter. Porter was taken third in the 2013 draft by the Washington Wizards and has been worse than Bennett. Much worse. Bennett is averaging 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds while shooting just 35 percent from the floor. Pedestrian numbers, for sure, and unacceptable for a top pick who is expected to contribute right away. But

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10 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Pacers Clinch Playoff Berth, #KyleStreak Ends, D-12 Returns to Orlando

10 games and eight double-digit results. Somehow, the NBA still managed to produce some of its most significant results of the entire 2013-14 season. The first postseason berth was secured and an embattled star returned to face his former team. A legendary streak ended and a preseason favorite temporarily escaped the grips of disappointment. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.

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Tweet of the Day: New NBA-Themed Commercials Abound

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Many of today’s NBA athletes have endorsements with major corporations that often require them to be featured in a television commercial. A lot of them have their predecessors to thank for having broadened the reach of the NBA’s global marketing arm. Greats like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird were prominently featured in high profile marketing campaigns during their playing careers. Recently, with such bold personalities like four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, the door for retired NBA athletes to continue marketing

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DraftStreet Fantasy Spin: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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Wednesday at DraftStreet means another chance to win $10,000 for a modest investment of $22, or less if you have qualified through a satellite. You can register for daily fantasy’s premier weekly NBA contest here if you already have a DraftStreet account. If you don’t have a DraftStreet account, you can sign up using this link . The Wednesday 50K is about half full as I write, and overlay is a possibility. You don’t want to miss this one. The NBA hardwood

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10 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Durant Goes Off for 42, Westbrook Posts Triple-Double in 21 Minutes

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When LeBron James scored 61 points on March 3, the race for NBA MVP became more of a two-man race than ever before. Thus, Tuesday, March 4 was an evening of extreme importance, with LeBron taking center stage again and Kevin Durant looking to put on a stunning performance of his own. Here’s how those two superstars performed and everything else from last night’s action.

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