SH Blog: Kyrie Irving and Paul George Kill Free Agency Rumors

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As the NBA transitions out of free agency and into its dead period, rumors about the 2013-’14 season (and beyond) are already starting to swirl. Namely around two of the games upcoming superstars: Indiana’s Paul George and Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving. Word has already begun to float around that Irving — the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft — and George — No. 10 overall in 2010 — are considering leaving their respective teams for greener pastures. In Irving’s case, these

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Hubbard: Lakers Selling False Hopes

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Regardless of any lingering disappointment, the offseason for many NBA teams is an uplifting time. Young players are drafted. Veteran free agents are signed. Trades are made. New coaches are hired. Teams with a strengthened core, like Brooklyn, are confident they have done everything possible to take the final step to win a title. Teams such as Oklahoma City and Chicago, who were limited by injuries, are optimistic that if healthy, championship dreams are realistic. Teams that have been building, like Cleveland, are

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Hubbard: Lakers: We’ll Get ’em the Year After Next

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Regardless of any lingering disappointment, the offseason for many NBA teams is an uplifting time. Young players are drafted. Veteran free agents are signed. Trades are made. New coaches are hired. Teams with a strengthened core, like Brooklyn, are confident they have done everything possible to take the final step to win a title. Teams such as Oklahoma City and Chicago, who were limited by injuries, are optimistic that if healthy, championship dreams are realistic. Teams that have been building, like Cleveland, are

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Tweet of the Night: Harrison Barnes appreciates Jon Hamm’s humor

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Don Draper firing shots early lol — Harrison Barnes (@HBarnes) July 18, 2013 Jon Hamm, also known as Don Draper on the show “Mad Men”, hosted the 2013 ESPYS on Wednesday and immediately fired off some shots at some of the NBA players around the league as the show began. Hamm – a natural on stage – started off with Dwight Howard, saying that the center finally found a way to help the Los Angeles Lakers by leaving them for the Houston Rockets.

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SH Blog: D’Antoni questions how Houston is better for Howard, Lakers want LeBron or Melo

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When Dwight Howard left the Los Angeles Lakers and bolted to the Houston Rockets, we heard and saw the reactions of plenty – perhaps most notably from Kobe Bryant, who immediately unfollowed his former teammate on Twitter upon hearing the news. The one person most relevant to the situation that we’ve yet to hear from had been Mike D’Antoni, whose offense was cited as a critical reason for Howard’s desire for departure. So what did the coach think of his time

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Tweet of the Day: NY Daily News’ Frank Isola lays into Knicks James Dolan

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There’s always something with the New York Knicks. Some kind of drama. And, it doesn’t matter who the source is. Knicks’ drama finds its way onto the front page whether it is coming from the bottom or the top. That’s all part of the deal when you’re a marquee team playing in the biggest market in America. Knicks owner James Dolan is no novice to making headlines. New York Daily News’ Knicks beat writer Frank Isola has the Tweets. [Read more…]

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