SH Blog: Rodman visits North Korea again; Pierce was the catalyst in Celtics-Nets trade

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Hey everyone, I’m back in action this weekend. And what a story to welcome me back, too. A while back, Dennis Rodman visited Kim Jong-Un in North Korea, and this week, he went back. Once you think about it, this shouldn’t be all that surprising: like his father, Jong-Un is a big fan of the NBA, especially the 90′s Bulls (and also a big fan of looking at things). And the only 90′s Bull weird enough to want to go

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Five Things To Watch: Los Angeles Clippers

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The Los Angeles Clippers won a franchise-record 56 games and had the NBA’s third best scoring differential last season. Then after taking a 2-0 lead on Memphis, they proceeded to lose four straight, making an unexpected and disappointing first-round exit. Which begs the question – were last season’s Clippers the regular season contender or the postseason pretender? The team did not rest on its regular-season laurels during the offseason, adding a coach with a championship ring in Doc Rivers, a new set

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SH Blog: Nick Young upset with ESPN’s rank of Lakers, Griffin ready to play role of closer

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When ESPN ranked the Western Conference teams on Tuesday and put the Los Angeles Lakers as the 12th best squad, it drew plenty of interest and raised certain people’s eyebrows. Kobe Bryant was the first Lakers player to officially react to the article, but he didn’t do so with so many words. Not so for reserve guard Nick Young, who signed on with the Lakers back in early July. He saw the article, tweeted his feelings of displeasure, then shared some

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Bernucca: Will the $30 Million Player Become Extinct?

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Like three to make two, the 10-second violation and low-top sneakers, the $30 million NBA player may become a thing of the past. A handful of stars have approached and even crossed the magical monetary mountaintop, which is something when you consider that the collective bargaining agreement has a maximum salary restraint. Michael Jordan – who else? – was the first player to make $30 million in one season, negotiating about an 800 percent raise after the 1995-96 season. That was Jordan’s

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Tweet of the Night: John Wall interacts with peers about big contract signing

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After much speculation over the past week or so, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall officially became the $80 Million Dollar Man on Wednesday. After going through a roller coaster third year, the debate on Wall and what kind of a contract he deserved was a hot topic for much of the past season. He sat out the first 33 games after suffering a leg injury in the offseason, then started off slowly in the first couple of months, averaging under

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SH Blog: Neal signs with Bucks; listen to LeBron’s choices for NBA 2K14 soundtrack

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We’re approaching the quiet period in the NBA offseason, but there’s still some news to be found. Today’s big topic is the Pacers making themselves even better, adding Luis Scola to be their third big. Click that link right there for Chris Sheridan’s take on what the trade means for Indiana, and, by extension, the other teams jockeying for position at the top of the East. The other news today is Gary Neal signing with the Bucks. This might not have

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