SH Blog: Phil Jackson does player evaluation of his roster, Blake Griffin accused of bitchslapping a clubgoer

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Lets talk about the New York Knicks. By now, you all know that Phil Jackson fired Mike Woodson and hired Derek Fisher after failing to entice Steve Kerr to take the coaching job. You also know that the team’s roster still has plenty of familiar faces that played a role in what turned out to be a disastrous season last year, along with some key additions – most notably being Jose Calderon and Sam Dalembert. Carmelo Anthony, of course, re-signed with

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Tweet of the Night: Jalen Rose summarizes the Donald Sterling situation

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The Donald Sterling saga somehow appeared to be coming to a close last week when it was announced that the banished owner would withdraw his lawsuit against the NBA and agree to sell the team to Steve Ballmer for an estimated $2 billion. All of that changed quickly on Monday when Sterling decided to flip a switch and go into attack mode once again. Here is his statement on the matter, from NBC News: I would like to clarify some issues regarding

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Tweet of the Night: Jalen Rose and Mark Cuban exchange comments about Cuban’s remark about prejudice

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video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player   video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player During a brief interview with Inc., Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wanted to make a meaningful point about the need to help people overcome their personal prejudices and bigotry when in a working environment – people that work for him, in particular. The whole idea was to state that he would rather try to help the prejudiced people to not be that way than to simply avoid them and judge them for

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

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It 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

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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. A stunner from Bill & Jalen’s NBA Preview: @jalenrose believes Michael Jordan will play in an NBA game this season. http://t.co/gjhxEjJI8M — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 3, 2013 That’s right. Jalen Rose expects 50-year-old Michael Jordan to come out of retirement

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Tweet of the Night: Jalen Rose

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

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

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When 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,

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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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Remember 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

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