NBA players react to Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins’ first game against each other

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Andrew WigginsIt was a big night for college basketball and general managers around the NBA, as Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins – two of the biggest prizes for the upcoming summer’s draft – went head to head against each other in a much anticipated contest between Kansas and Duke on Tuesday.

With expectations sky high, the two made sure no one left disappointed.

Parker scored 19 points in the first half, including this impressive dunk, to capture much of the attention and finished with 27 points, nine rebounds and four steals. It would be Wiggins, though, that  took over in the second half, scoring 16 of his 22 points to go with 10 rebounds to help his team to a 94-83 victory.

Tweet of the Day: Jalen Rose Predicts Epic Un-Retirement

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Popular ESPN personality Bill Simmons and his NBA on ESPN cohost Jalen Rose sat in front of a camera to record the NBA Preview for the B.S. Report on Grantland.com.

During the episode, Jalen made a striking prediction for the 2013-14 NBA season.

That’s right. Jalen Rose expects 50-year-old Michael Jordan to come out of retirement and don a Charlotte Bobcats uniform or one game this season.

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Will Michael Jordan ditch the tie to don the Bobcats jersey?

It’s quite a bold prediction.

Unfortunately, as the Grantland Network and Danny Chau suggest, it is quite unfounded.

According to Article XXIX, Section 8, of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, entitled “Limitation on Player Ownership”:

During the term of this Agreement, no NBA player may acquire or hold a direct or indirect interest in the ownership of any NBA Team; provided, however, that any player may own shares of any publicly-traded company that directly or indirectly owns an NBA Team.

Jordan’s current situation as the majority owner and chairman of the Bobcats prohibits him from suiting up as an NBA player.

The legalities involved in trying to make even a one-game comeback possible are quite overwhelming. It simply doesn’t make sense.

And, even though Simmons presumes that Rose tends to “know things,” there is no amount of inside knowledge that can supersede the collective bargaining agreement.

 

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Michael writes the Tweet of the Day for SheridanHoops.com and is the Atlanta Hawks NBA Featured Columnist for BleacherReport.com

Tweet of the Night: Jalen Rose

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No matter how you look at it, Jalen Rose had a successful NBA career.

He turned in 13 seasons, averaging 14.3 points and made his name as a hard worker, a great teammate, and one of the better trash talkers in the league.

He is famously known as a member of the Fab Five.

During his professional years, he was notably on the wrong side of Kobe Bryant’s 81-point game, and also help inspire a move, coined by Kobe as “Jalen Rose’d.”

But Rose never won an NBA championship, an MVP or made first-team All-NBA. He will never be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. 

SH Blog: McGee says only his coach can stop him, Rivers says Perkins trade was a mistake

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JaVale McGeeWhen you think of the top three goofiest players in the NBA today, JaVale McGee is probably the first name that most people can come up with. It can’t be helped: the guy made it to Shaquille O’Neals’ “Shaqtin’ A Fool” segment on TNT almost every other week last season. If you think that’s an exaggeration, just watch this clip. Admittedly, Shaq did unnecessary pick on him at times, but mostly, it was warranted.

Despite what we’ve been conditioned to believe, though, McGee is a lot smarter than you may have been led to believe. That’s his story and he’s sticking to it, from Jeff Caplan of NBA.com:

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SH Blog: Jazz CEO thinks Sloan might never have left if Deron Williams didn’t provoke him

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Jerry Sloan Deron Willians JazzRemember when we all speculated a few seasons ago that the reason for Jerry Sloan’s sudden urge to quit as the long-time head coach of the Utah Jazz was tied to the behavior of Deron Williams?

Williams will deny to this day that he was the reason Sloan decided to abruptly hang it up back in the 2010-2011 season. There were never official reports or claims explaining why blame would fall on the shoulders of the former Jazz point guard. Jazz CEO Greg Miller, however, detailed the story of what went down on the night Sloan lost it, and seeing what he had to say pretty much summed up what most believed all along.

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