Tweet of the Day: Ben McLemore Is Bothered By Hello Kitty News

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Hello Kitty has been around for 40 years, far longer than most of its fans have even been alive. It started as a character on a coin purse produced by Sanrio in Japan, circa 1974. Now, it is a pop-culture icon. It is everywhere: clothes, cartoons, etc.. The popularity of Hello Kitty reaches far beyond teenaged school girls and college sororities. Celebrities, from singers like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have all been adorned by the adorable Japanese character. It has

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Tweet of the Day: Ben McLemore Bothered By Hello Kitty News

BenMcLemore

Hello Kitty has been around for 40 years, far longer than most of its fans have even been alive. It started as a character on a coin purse produced by Sanrio in Japan, circa 1974. Now, it is a pop-culture icon. It is everywhere: clothes, cartoons, etc.. The popularity of Hello Kitty reaches far beyond teenaged school girls and college sororities. Celebrities, from singers like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have all been adorned by the adorable Japanese character. It

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Tweet of the Day: NBA All-Rookie Team Announced, Player Reaction

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Thursday afternoon the NBA unveiled the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Team, celebrating this past season’s top young athletes. One name you will not see on the the team is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ No.1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett, who only played in 52 games, averaging 4.2 points and three rebounds in just 12.8 minutes per game. He is just the fifth top overall draft pick to miss the All-Rookie team in 26 years. There were quite a few young rookies deserving of the

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

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

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Rookie Rankings, Week 23: MCW is the ROY

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From his first NBA game, Michael Carter-Williams took hold of the Rookie of the Year award. He immediately grabbed the undivided attention of all of us, going for 22 points, 12 assists, nine steals and seven rebounds in Philadelphia’s improbable season-opening win over the two-time defending champion Miami Heat. Before the 76ers started losing – losing frequently, losing historically – Carter-Williams directed his team to two more wins and was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Not Rookie of the Week.

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Rookie Rankings, Week 21: Gorgui Dieng’s Late-Season Surge

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We have reached the point of the season where teams that are out of the playoff race start giving more playing time to their younger players to see what they may have. One of those teams is the Minnesota Timberwolves, who may have something in rookie big man Gorgui Dieng. New Timberwolves GM Flip Saunders spent the offseason loading his roster with veterans such as Kevin Martin, Corey Brewer and Ronny Turiaf in hope of making the playoffs for the first time

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Rookie Rankings, Week 19: The Philly Factor

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First, the good news. Among rookies, the top four scorers behind Philadelphia’s Michael Carter-Williams all got a recent chance to pad their stats against the sickening 76ers. Now, the bad news. Only one gets another chance this season. In case you haven’t noticed, the Sixers have lost 18 straight games. The last time they won, Time Warner and Comcast hadn’t announced their merger, the Super Bowl hadn’t been played and the greatest single-take shot in television history hadn’t yet aired. 

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Rookie Rankings, Week 17: Can the Best Rookie Come From the Worst Team?

We asked this question in our last edition of the Rookie Rankings: Can a player from a 65-loss team win Rookie of the Year? The answer: One already has. In the 1999-2000 season, the Chicago Bulls were continuing their rebuilding following the second retirement of Michael Jordan and went 17-65. One of their few bright spots was a young power forward named Elton Brand, who averaged 20.1 points and 10.1 rebounds and shared Rookie of the Year honors with Houston’s Steve Francis. But

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