SH Blog: Hibbert fined $75,000 for homophobic comment; Hollins done in Memphis?

Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers - Game Four

All it takes is one guy saying something stupid to take all the spotlight off of a big game. The latest example was last night, when Roy Hibbert made some remarks that he really should not have, almost overshadowing the fact that the Pacers have done what almost nobody expected them to do and pushed their series with the Heat to Game 7. That game is tomorrow night, so get ready everyone. Should the Heat lose, it’ll be another case of

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SH Blog: Kings looking at Bird, Dunleavy, Chris Wallace for GM; Howard favoring Houston?

Howard-Rockets

We’re into June, which means the playoffs are almost over and we’re coming up on the draft and free agency. Fittingly, today’s blog includes a lot of discussion of those two topics. For a look even further ahead, check out Adam Zagoria’s column on why the 2014 draft is even more exciting than this one coming up. The other big topic right now is the coaching and front office shuffle. Some big names have already moved around, including Masai Ujiri to

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Five Key Factors for Game 6 of Pacers-Heat

Paul George, Rodrigue Beaubois

Miami took back momentum in the Eastern Conference Finals with a 90-79 victory over Indiana on Thursday night. LeBron James looked more like Michael Jordan with his 30 point performance, 16 of it in the third quarter. (Should we be comparing them yet? Click for Chris Sheridan’s podcast on that subject.) Now, the series is back in Indianapolis for Game 6. The Pacers’ backs are against the wall. Win or go home. Below are the keys to Game 6 of the Eastern

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SH Blog: Chris Paul upset with Clippers, Pacers players call Battier dirty

Chris Paul

Well played, T.J. Simers. It was reported late Thursday evening that Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is very upset with the organization for linking his name to the firing of Vinny Del Negro. Chris Broussard of ESPN has details: Chris Paul is upset with the Los Angeles Clippers organization because he is being widely blamed for the firing of Vinny Del Negro as the Clippers’ coach, according to a source close to the situation.

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SH Blog: Hollins hopes to remain in Memphis, Bledsoe and Cousins draw interest

lionelhollins

If there is one person that deserves major credit for the great turnaround of the Memphis Grizzlies over the past few seasons, it’s the work of Lionel Hollins. He brought toughness and a no-nonsense attitude to an environment that became accustomed to losing. He didn’t take kindly to poorly-defended possessions. If you couldn’t step up at that end of the floor, you weren’t going to play as much no matter how good you were on the offensive end. Just ask

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