SH Blog: Howard calls D’Antoni a “great person” when asked if he’s a great coach, Riley almost drafted Kaman over Wade

Dwight Howard

Since an early first round exit against the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers have gotten absolutely no assurance that Dwight Howard would remain with the team beyond this season. In fact, most assume that Howard will bolt once he becomes a free agent in the summer (including Phil Jackson), and all reports about Howard up to this point have only indicated the possibilities of him landing in a variety of locations, including Houston, Dallas and

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Tweet of the Night: Brandon Rush

Roy Hibbert went for 24 points and 11 rebounds, and came up with the biggest stop of the game in a showdown at the rim with LeBron James. He was the biggest deterrent to LeBron and the Heat reaching their third consecutive NBA Finals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Simply put, it was one of the best games of his career. 

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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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