Hubbard: 44 Minutes? What Would Wilt Say?

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If it were possible to detect a belly laugh from the hereafter, I’m sure there would have been something bordering on a thunderclap last week when the NBA announced Sunday’s Brooklyn-Boston preseason game would be 44 minutes instead of 48. On second thought, it might have been closer to a booming “WTF?” Wilt Chamberlain has been dead for 15 years, but I can guarantee the mere suggestion of reducing the length of games still irritates him. “Forty-four minutes,” Wilt would bellow. “You

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SH Blog: Utah Jazz sign 5-year-old with cancer; Nuggets and Faried rework contract

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The Utah Jazz may not have many highlights this season, but they had one Monday night. The team signed five-year-old cancer patient JP Gibson to a one-day contract for the team’s scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake. He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012. It was mid-way through the third quarter when the crowd started to cheer. If you wanted to know why, you looked down. Rocking his full uniform and wristband, JP trotted on the court like

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Tweet of the Day: Beno Udrih Happy For His Former Coach

Olympics: Basketball-Men's Preliminary-BRA vs RUS

New Cavs head coach David Blatt has amassed his fair share of European hardware. The NBA has plenty of Euroleague athletes among its teams’ rosters. Now, it has its first head coach. Last year, as the Boston Celtics began searching for a replacement for Doc Rivers, who was essentially traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, Blatt was mentioned by some reputable basketball writers—including our very own Chris Sheridan—as a possible candidate. However, the job went to Butler coach Brad

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End of the road for Oklahoma City Thunder

The San Antonio Spurs have made their way into the NBA finals thanks to a sensational victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game, held on Saturday, May 31st, saw the Spurs winning 112-107 in overtime, setting up a rematch for the Spurs and Miami Heat in the finals. One person who could not have seen this coming, apart from shocked bettors, was Kevin Durant. While there is some solace for the gamblers who can have their bet online reviewed in detail,

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Can the Clippers beat Thunder without Sterling?

The NBA made the controversial decision recently to ban Los Angeles Clippers CEO Donald Sterling after a string of allegations made against him concerning racist remarks which were later published in TMZ. The search has now begun for a new CEO to take Sterling’s place, with team president Andy Roeser moved out of his role on Tuesday. Many high profile figures in the public eye are rumored to be interested in the role, including television journalist Oprah Winfrey, boxer Floyd Mayweather

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Could the L.A. Clippers Win the NBA Championship?

Could the LA Clippers Win the NBA Championship? On March 17, playing against the Denver Nuggets, the L.A. Clippers saw their 11-game winning streak come to an end. Blake Griffin scored 20 points, and Chris Paul scored 29. However, the team failed to score at all in the final 3:31 of the game. Still, when you bet on the NBA championships, don’t count the Clippers out. The San Antonio Spurs, another Western Conference rival, are the only other team that has a

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Hubbard: In Dealing with Sterling, Silver Should Overdo It

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In what surely would be a failed attempt at objectivity, I searched the Internet to see if there was any way I could give Donald Sterling the benefit of the doubt. I have to admit I was giggling at the premise. Sterling has a long and glorious history of idiocy, so any attempt to paint him as a party wronged in his current racist controversy — or, in fact, any of his controversies — would be spectacularly futile. But miracle of miracles,

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SH Blog: More on the Donald Sterling situation

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It’s a shame that in the middle of the playoffs, the NBA news is dominated by Donald Sterling’s racist comments. As Chris Sheridan writes, Adam Silver didn’t exactly do a great job of handling it. One of the responses I don’t get in the wake of this whole thing is people questioning his girlfriend’s motivation. She didn’t coerce him into going off on a racist tirade. It’s not just the comments that are unacceptable, it’s the attitude that creates them. Racist

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