Tweet of the Day: Players React to Selection of All-Star Reserves

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2014 NBA All-Star Game LogoFinally.

After much anticipation, and to some chagrin, the NBA’s coaches have submitted their list of reserves for the forthcoming 2014 NBA All-Star game in New Orleans, LA.

Many of the All-Star reserve selections are expected, though there were a few selections (and snubs) that were unconventional, though deserving.

In the Eastern Conference, Chris Bosh [Miami Heat], DeMar DeRozan [Toronto Raptors], Paul Millsap [Atlanta Hawks], John Wall [Washington Wizards], Joe Johnson [Brooklyn Nets], Roy Hibbert [Indiana Pacers] and Joakim Noah [Chicago Bulls] all join the team as reserves.

Out west, Dirk Nowitzki [Dallas Mavericks], LaMarcus Aldridge [Portland Trail Blazers], James Harden [Houston Rockets], Dwight Howard [Houston], Damian Lillard [Portland], Tony Parker [San Antonio Spurs] and Chris Paul [Los Angeles Clippers] are all joining the Western Conference roster.

This year marks the first time Millsap, DeRozan, Wall and Lillard have been selected to the NBA All-Star game in their respective careers.

With the announcement of the All-Star Reserves Thursday evening, many players took to Twitter to voice their appreciation, congratulations and displeasure with the selections.

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Tweet of the Day: Atlanta Hawks Fall Victim to Snowpocalypse 2014

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Atlanta motorists deadlocked on I-285 during Snowpocalypse 2014.

The city of Atlanta has fallen prey to Snowpocalypse 2014—also known as Snowmageddon.

Tuesday afternoon, the clouds opened up and—combined with temperatures in the teens—spewed forth a few inches worth of snow. Not much, but enough to cause chaos among Atlanta natives. Though the city has snow plows and salt trucks, none were put to use prior to the snow storm, yielding slick, icy roads incapable of supporting normal traffic, much less a mass exodus.

With snow and ice abound, schools, jobs and the government all shut down, filling streets and interstates with countless motorists trying to find their way to home. Many travelers were left stranded overnight in their cars, unable to drive on the ice or stuck behind auto accidents caused by it.

The impact of Snowpocalypse has now impacted the NBA, causing the Atlanta Hawks to postpone their matchup against their former small forward Josh Smith and the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night.

In an unrelated announcement, the NBA took to Twitter to hype the marquee matchup among Wednesday night’s games. This announcement led to a hilarious response from the Atlanta Hawks.

The chaos that Tuesday’s snow brought on the city of Atlanta and its motorists was felt by many, including some of the Hawks’ players.

The weather conditions are expected to continue through Thursday afternoon. Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll expressed his relief that he has enough food to last through the inclement weather.


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Michael writes the Tweet of the Day for SheridanHoops.com and is also a correspondent for BleacherReport.com.

How to Beat the Heat: Opposing Players Spill the Secrets

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lebron-wade1How you gonna beat the Miami Heat?

For the last three seasons, that was the most important question for the other 29 NBA teams — and it remains the case this season, too.

But the Knicks and Nets did it on successive nights, which shows it is not impossible.

Tweet of the Day: DeMarre Carroll Unhappy With Atlanta Weather

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The intensely cold weather brought on by a polar vortex continues to freeze many Americans from the midwest across the southeast. Temperatures in midwest are so frigid that the penguins and polar bear in the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago is being kept indoors.

Atlanta Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll came to the A-T-L as a free agent in the offseason. The past two stops for the “Junkyard Dog” were with the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets—both cold weather cities.

Yet, the unnaturally cold temperatures in Atlanta now have him questioning his move.

For those of you not familiar with the intense cold weather Atlantans are experiencing, temperatures this week have routinely been colder than those in Anchorage, Alaska. atl-alaska In the midwest, temperatures have been well below zero. It has gotten so cold that the internet has taken to trolling the weather.

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Meanwhile, in Miami, Florida, the high was a cozy 68 degrees. Quite comfortable, even Toronto Raptors forward Patrick Patterson had to comment about it.

For those of you bearing the cold this week, stay warm.

 

 

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Gambling on the Eastern Conference: Long odds on everyone not named Pacers or Heat

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Brain-twister for you today, folks.

Go back to the start of the 2005-06 regular season, and try to name a superstar player who has represented the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. Your answer cannot include LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo or Ray Allen.

It’s OK. Keep thinking … 

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