Tweet of the Day: NBA Players Excited About Apple’s Acquisition of Beats

Beats Electronics enthusiast LeBron James seen with co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Andre (Dr. Dre) Young. Hip Hop has had a longstanding relationship with basketball dating back to the 90s. Between the fashion trends, music and relationships often forged between the two industries, the two seem to go hand-in-hand culturally. Many NBA athletes have tried their hands at making rap albums:  Chris Webber, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest, Tony Parker, Stephen Jackson, Troy Hudson, Joe Smith and Iman


Tweet of the Day: DeMarcus Cousins R&B CD Better Than Previous NBA Music?


Sunday afternoon, Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins let the world know via Instagram that his new R&B album, entitled “Misunderstood,” is on the way. “Emotional,” the first single from the album is due to be released soon—according to his website. Cousins, whose R&B moniker is Boogie Smooth—a play on his NBA nickname Boogie Cousins, followed the news about his forthcoming album Monday by responding to early internet cynics with some humor. Lets be honest, we all know I cant do any worse


Tweet of the Day: Damian Lillard’s Busy Weekend

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The Inside the NBA crew took to the airwaves, prior to Thursday night’s game between to the San Antonio Spurs and the Brooklyn Nets, to draft the BBVA Compass Rising Stars teams and announce the entrants in All-Star Saturday’s feature events—the Footlocker Three-Point Shootout and the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. First up, the draft—which had some hilarious bickering between co-GMs Chris Webber and Kenny Smith over the first pick of the draft. Webber selected New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis without


Tweet of the Night: Chris Webber rips Pau Gasol and says he is not an elite big man

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With Kobe Bryant out for the foreseeable future, Pau Gasol was supposed to be the No. 1 option for the Los Angeles Lakers to begin the season. Many wondered if the center would recapture his once-dominant form in a wide-open Mike D’Antoni offense. Thus far, the results have been spotty. Gasol’s work on the glass has been there through the first five games, averaging an impressive 10.4 rebounds in just 27 minutes of play. The ability to score has been another story,


Preseason Playoff Picture: Eastern Conference

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Who is crashing the playoff party in the East this season? Conventional wisdom says the two-time defending champion Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets are head and shoulders above the rest of the Eastern Conference and – barring a disaster – will secure the top five spots. At the other end of the conference, you can probably toss out the Orlando Magic, Charlotte Bobcats and Philadelphia 76ers, who could pool their rosters to come up with


Preseason Playoff Picture: Western Conference

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In a teleconference last week, we asked NBA analysts Chris Webber and Greg Anthony to pick a Western Conference team which missed the playoffs last season but will make the playoffs this season. “Dallas, mainly because of Dirk Nowitzki,” Webber said. “He’ll be back healthy. What he does, with spacing, getting guys involved … We take his game for granted.” “I would go with the Pelicans,” Anthony said. “I think that’s a team that could make sizeable leaps and surprise a lot


SH Blog: Metta could play on Tuesday, Scola says Suns don’t know how to play

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Monday night was all about the National Championship game between Louisville and Michigan, and rightfully so. This was one game no basketball fan should have missed. Check out the details of the amazing game, along with players’ reactions here. Back to the NBA: with the season winding down, there are plenty of questions to wonder about. Will the Los Angeles Lakers make the playoffs this season? Who will be the Coach of the Year? Can Carmelo Anthony hold off Kevin Durant


Tweet of the Night: Tracy McGrady (and Chris Webber)


Really? noooooo. how is that possible.. oh wait.. whoever scores most wins! RT @: #Nets now 32-0 when outscoring opponent this season
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So, to fully understand this correctly: you can never lose a game if you outscore your opponents? Groundbreaking. In all seriousness, everyone has mental lapses from time to time, so lets give whoever provided the “stat” on twitter for the Nets PR Department a break on this one, and move onto something that was entirely more fun – Joe Johnson’s greatness when the game was on the line against the Milwaukee Bucks: