Tweet of the Night: LeBron James itching to play after watching “Bad Boys” documentary

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The Miami Heat are set to face the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday for Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs, and LeBron James is badly itching to get back on the court.

ESPN showed a documentary on Thursday called 30 for 30: Bad Boys. It’s about the Detroit Pistons and what it took for Isiah Thomas and his team to win consecutive championships back in the dog days of the NBA.

The film captured the attention of plenty around the league, but perhaps no one more so than James, who was about as fired up as you’ll ever see on twitter:

 

 

Not that the documentary would actually help James be anymore motivated than he already should be, but Al Jefferson and the Bobcats probably aren’t thrilled to see a fired up version of James, seemingly ready to unleash his fury on them.

Tweet Of The Day: Lack Of Playoff Experience Not A Concern For Toronto

NBA players around the league share their thoughts as 2013-2014 season comes to a close

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Tweet Of The Day: Lack Of Playoff Experience Not A Concern For Toronto

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Amir JohnsonWith less than two days to go before the start of the 2014 NBA Playoffs, it’s an exciting time to anticipate all of the action set to take place. As one of the more surprising teams this season, the Toronto Raptors are gearing up to kick off the post-season with their scheduled match up against the Brooklyn Nets.

Despite clinching the Atlantic division and earning the three seed for the Eastern Conference, there are still doubts surrounding the inexperienced Raptors. This will be the first time in the playoffs for many of the players on this roster, but they’re not letting that serve as a point against them.

One of the more notable reactions being made come from Raptors Forward Amir Johnson. Taking to twitter to voice his thoughts, he asserted the confidence that he has in his team.

NBA players around the league share their thoughts as 2013-2014 season comes to a close

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logo-nbaThe 2013-2014 season came to a conclusion on Wednesday, as all 30 teams around the league played their final regular season game of the year.

It has been a season of surprises to say the least: the New York Knicks failed to make it to the playoffs, the Brooklyn Nets were comically bad before turning things around midway through, the Miami Heat won 12 less games than last season, the Los Angeles Lakers were one of the worst teams in the league, Anthony Bennett was shockingly bad for a No. 1 overall pick, and the Phoenix Suns nearly made the playoffs despite playing without Eric Bledsoe for 40 games.

Then again, it was also a season of predictability: the San Antonio Spurs ended up with the best record in the league, Kevin Durant led the league in scoring again, the Los Angeles Clippers became terrific under Doc Rivers’ guidance, and Stephen Curry once again led the league in total 3-pointers made.

As the regular season comes to a close, some teams will be gearing up for the playoffs, while many others will now head into the offseason wondering what went wrong. Mostly, though, they are grateful for their opportunities and the support provided by the fans. See below for all the words of appreciation from players around the league:

Tweet of the Day: Kobe Bryant Among Many NBA Players Reflecting On Season’s End

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Wednesday is the final night in the NBA regular season.

It brings with it a lot of fun and excitement, as all 30 teams are in action. It also features quite of a few games of great import, seeing as there are more than a few teams jockeying for position in the playoffs.

More than anything, for a lot of NBA athletes, it brings a moment of reflection:  An entire year of hard work is coming to a close. For some, the reflection is less inviting:  An entire season has seemingly gone to waste.

Don’t believe me on the latter? Check out Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant’s response to this season.

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Tweet of the Night: J.R. Smith impressed by Iman Shumpert’s crossover on Paul Pierce

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The Brooklyn Nets are headed to the playoffs while the New York Knicks have been eliminated, but that didn’t stop the Knicks from dispatching their crosstown rivals once again, taking the season series 3-1 on Tuesday with a 109-98 victory despite playing without Carmelo Anthony and mostly without Tyson Chandler. In the three wins, New York has outscored Brooklyn by an average of 23.3 points.

Iman Shumpert had some particularly fine moments in the contest, including this off-the-backboard alleyoop and a deadly crossover that put Paul Pierce to the ground:

J.R. Smith was thrilled about the move during the game, and expressed his feelings once again after the contest:

Curry, Hollinger, Bledsoe and more around the league react to accomplishments and failures as season winds down

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James Park is the chief blogger of Sheridan Hoops. You can find him on twitter @SheridanBlog