SH Blog: All Set For LeBron-a-Thon 2014; Phil Jackson To Join Showtime Series; Hansen Fined 50k;

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LeBron JamesAt this point, what’s there left to do but look ahead to the 2013-’14 season.

Occasionally there is an interesting story that pops up between free agency and the start of the season. J.R. Smith, Lamar Odom and Kobe Bryant have given us some decent bar conversations.

But when it’s all said and done, this season will be, without a doubt, about LeBron James and his impending free agency.

Don’t buy the hype? 

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Tweet of the Day: NBA players eager for football

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The National Football League is now in full swing. Plenty of NBA players are taking time out of their Sunday to watch pro football for the first time in months.

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With 13 games scheduled for today, it’s likely each player will have a team to root for.

The day began at 1 pm EST with 10 games scheduled for kickoff. The New England Patriots, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers are among teams that were in action.

Today’s matches come with even more excitement than usual after a thrilling opening night earlier this week. Payton Manning threw a record-tying seven touchdown passes on Thursday night to open up the NFL season. Paul george Manning led the Denver Broncos to a 49-27 victory over Baltimore in a highly anticipated rematch against the team that ended the Broncos’ playoff run in January.

Pacers star Paul George took it up a notch, not only is he supporting the hometown Colts, but he’s also in attendance at the game.

 

NBA’ers were all over the Twitterverse expressing their thoughts and supporting their team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brett Poirier is a contributor to Sheridan Hoops.

Five Things To Watch: Miami Heat

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Chris BoshAs the back-to-back defending NBA champions, one could say that the Miami Heat stand in the best position of any team in the league. That’s probably true, but the 2013-14 campaign also stands as one of the most pivotal seasons in team history.

Why?

After this season, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will all have the option to test the free agent waters.

Although Wade said he wants to stay in Miami, perhaps a disappointing season with an aging core could give James pause about re-upping with the Heat. Already a champion as a supporting player, Bosh may want the spotlight. Regardless of whether the Heat three-peat, it is entirely plausible that key role players such as Ray Allen and Shane Battier will retire after this season.

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SH Blog: The omnipresent LeBron; Suns save on Beasley; Rodman worming release of prisoner?

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This is how you know your star transcends the universe where it was created.LeBron and the President

LeBron James – two-time defending champion, four-time MVP, best player on the planet – was the topic of three different stories Tuesday. And none of them were about NBA basketball.

Not one, not two …

Three.

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Tweet of the Day: LeBron James’ Buckeye Locker Gets Hostile Feedback

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The new renovated $19 million Ohio State Buckeyes basketball facility features a guest locker for an athlete that never even took a class at in Columbus.

LeBron James’ no. 6 locker stands out among the current OSU athletes.

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No. 6 LeBron James, a locker that will likely go unused.

James sent out a tweet thanking the university and its athletics staff for the recognition.

Why did he get a locker? Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta explains.

We always want to pay our respects to him for what he did for us in ’07 in terms of we were the first LeBron school. And obviously we get tremendous product from him, and I know he’s very proud of what he does for us.”

He’s referring to Ohio State athletics being the first school to get endorsed by LeBron’s athletic apparel and shoe line from Nike. Which is, in part, the reason for the locker.

It’s all about recruiting. Showcase the name of an athlete that never played in Columbus and give recruits his brand of shoes and warmups.

Many fans, however, have taken to the internet to express their displeasure with this move. Their feelings are somewhat understandable. Considering that James went straight from high school in Akron, Ohio to the NBA, and later [in their eyes] turned his back on his home state when he chose to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat in 2010.

The move makes sense from a recruiting perspective, even if it seems a bit underhanded. Use any and every advantage possible to lure top high school athletes to your school.

The future recruiting classes of OSU basketball athletes will be the measure by which we will ultimately know if this has had any actual effect.  

 

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