Tweet of the Day: Warriors-Rockets rivalry escalates as Morey trades barbs with Golden State blogger

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The Warriors and Rockets were the two top teams in the Western Conference last season, led by the league’s top two MVP candidates in Stephen Curry and James Harden. Both sides seemed on a collision course all year for the Western Conference Finals. Ultimately, the Warriors prevailed on their way to an NBA title, and Curry (media) and Harden (players) essentially split the MVP hardware. Given all those high-profile meetings, it’s only natural for some animosity to develop along the way. It

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Tweet of the Night: Marreese Speights expects a tough upcoming year for many NBA players due to Draymond Green’s trash-talk game

Marreese Speights

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors is known as one of the toughest defenders in the league in an unusual way. Unlike other stout defenders of his size and position who usually stick to defending guys that are within range of their height, Green can guard just about anyone at various times, whether it’s a point guard or a center. It’s that versatility he has on defense that allows the Warriors to play such unique lineups and styles on offense. It’s what almost

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Tweet of the Night: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist appreciates new deal and opportunity with Charlotte Hornets

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Every team that wants to be good needs a player who is going to do all the dirty work on the defensive end of the floor. For the Charlotte Hornets, that player is 21-year-old Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who officially signed a four-year deal to stay with the team for the foreseeable future. Kidd-Gilchrist is still a bit of an enigma because of a number of issues. For one, what exactly is his ceiling on offense? Throughout his career, the forward has mostly

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Tweet of the Night: Hassan Whiteside explains why small ball would fail against him, Draymond Green reacts

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There are some in NBA circles who believe you need to have a big team in order to be successful in the playoffs. Charles Barkley was one of the biggest supporters of that particular idea last season and was quick to dismiss the idea of the Golden State Warriors being contenders from the very start to the bitter end. Of course, we all know what happened with that story. [Read more…]

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Tweet of the Night: Nik Stauskas and Nick Young share thoughts on Gilbert Arenas

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Once upon a time in the NBA, Gilbert Arenas was one of the most dominant players the league had to offer with plenty of personality to boot. With his explosive athleticism, handles and ability to shoot from just about anywhere, it was almost too easy for Arenas to score. He was also the pioneer of NBA blogging and captured the attention of many fans for sharing a player’s perspective on the game of basketball when things like twitter and instagram had yet to exist. He

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Tweet of the Night: Canada Basketball

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The road to Rio made a stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico last night for the opener of the Marchand Cup, and Andrew Wiggins led Canada to an 85-80 victory over Luis Scola and Argentina. When you look around the globe and try to discern who the next basketball powerhouse will be, the best place to look is just north of the U.S. border. Canada will one day be able to field a tam of NBA players all in their primes

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Tweet of the Night: Kobe Bryant shows his ‘Style’ in joining Taylor Swift onstage

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We’ve officially reached the slow period of the NBA offseason, when free-agency fun is weeks removed yet the opening of training camps remains a month away. For NBA players, that lull in activity means rare downtime before their schedules pick up dramatically in late September. In some cases, that means extended family time and/or vacations. For Lakers’ icon Kobe Bryant, it also offers the opportunity to take in a Taylor Swift concert in his own arena.My pleasure @taylorswift13 Keep breaking records and changing lives #1989TourLA

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