$50,000 Filmmaking Award Offered by 2XU Compression Shorts

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Interested in filmmaking and basketball? Create a video and win up to $50,000 in awards for showing how the 2XU brand and basketball are driven by their love for the sport, and not by the hype that surrounds it. 2XU, a performance wear company, produces MCS (Muscle Containment Stamping) compression tights. This project is looking for short, documentary style videos that explain how 2XU is the favored brand for compression tights by many professional basketball players, but due to NBA brand endorsements are

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Will Online Gambling Sites and the NBA Combine Forces?

If you love basketball in the United States, you love the NBA. Many of the men and women who love basketball also love online gambling, and the two could be coming together in one of the biggest partnerships that either industry has ever seen. The truth is that gambling has not been able to be promoted or even used in the advertising of any sport in the United States because technically, online gambling is not legal there. With that being said,

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NBA Releases Kinder, Gentler 2015-16 Schedule

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The kinder, gentler NBA schedule is out. First, here’s the stuff you want. Opening Night is Tuesday, Oct. 27 and has a TNT doubleheader with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers visiting the Chicago Bulls and the New Orleans Pelicans visiting MVP Stephen Curry and the defending champion Golden State Warriors, who will be handing out rings and hoisting their title banner. Both are rematches of playoff showdowns. The following night, it’s ESPN’s turn with Kevin Durant returning for the Oklahoma City Thunder

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The Basketball Tournament Enters The Home Stretch, Four Teams Remain For $1 Million Prize

A new champion will be crowned in the second annual Basketball Tournament. The 97-team field is down to four, and the defending champs are not amongst the remaining squads. City of Gods, Team 23, Overseas Elite and The Ants Alumni all emerged from a weekend field of 17 that squared off on the campus of DePaul University in Chicago over the weekend to punch their tickets to New York City for the semifinals and finals of the $1 million, winner-take-all tourney. The semifinals will take place

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The Case For Rookie Of The Year Favorites

We spent much of July covering the Summer League, and as always, some of the most interesting stories revolved around the performances of the most prominent new rookies. Basketball fans know by now to take Summer League stats lightly, as they rarely translate to much more than the vaguest indication of what a player will do once the regular season rolls around. Case in point: Seth Curry is not about to average 25 PPG in the league. But he did earn

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Salary Cap at $70 Million, Tax Threshold at $84.7 Million

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The salary cap rose to $70 million for the 2015-16 season, an increase of 11 percent and nearly $7 million from a year ago, the NBA announced Wednesday night. The cap for next season originally was projected around $67.1 million. Shortly before free agency began, however, CBS Sports reported that the number would be at least $1 million higher and perhaps as much as $2 million higher. In fact, it is $3 million higher, the sort of anecdotal information that will

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Draft Lottery Primer

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The conference finals should be fantastic. We can all agree on that. But what are fans in New York and Los Angeles looking forward to most? The Draft Lottery on Tuesday night as the lead-in to Game 1 of the Western Conference matchup between Golden State and Houston. First, let me get one thing out of the way: I do not believe the lottery is fixed. But I do believe the 1985 lottery may have been fixed in order to land the

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Audio alternative for NBA Conference Finals

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Rabble.TV Gives You Audio Alternative For NBA Playoffs The Western and Eastern Conference Finals are now upon us, and that means we’ll all be glued to the broadcasts by ABC, ESPN, and TNT. But that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with the announcing crews whose clichés and lack of truly in-depth knowledge of the players can often be frustrating. [Read more…]

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