Photo of the Day: Adidas and Damian Lillard Unveil First Signature Shoe

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has paired up with Adidas for his first signature shoe, the D Lillard 1. Lillard is playing only his third year in the league, but is already becoming one of the premiere point guards. The sixth-overall pick in the 2012 draft out of Weber State, he’s averaging a career-high 22.2 points per game while dishing out 6.3 assists and grabbing 4.8 rebounds this season. [Read more…]

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Tweet of the Day: Atlanta Hawks Have Issues with Tobias Harris

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A player must be a really bad man [in that tough guy kind of way] for a team to be weary of him alone. If you follow the Twitter account of the Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Hawks, perhaps one of the most entertaining sports team handles out there to follow, then you know they have a way of taking the negative in situations and making it a bit humorous. After having the league’s best record in December and running off 18 wins

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Q&A: Jamal Crawford on maintaining unique style of play, rivalry with Golden State, and current state of the Clippers

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Players in the NBA usually have a limited window of opportunity in terms of how consistent their level of play can be through the course of their careers. Whether it’s injury-related or facing the undefeated Father Time, something usually happens to eventually slow down a player’s ability to do things the same way year after year. There are some, however, who simply defy this logic and produce at an elite level until the day they retire. The prime example of this is

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Ranking the 5 Christmas Day Games

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Twas the night before Christmas, and all round the league, not a player was stirring, because there are no games on Christmas Eve. That’s because everyone is gearing up for the Christmas Day lineup of games that are assembled. There are five solid games on the docket featuring some of the league’s best teams like the Cavaliers, Warriors, Clippers and Bulls. If you’re like me, you haven’t done any holiday shopping yet. But as long as it isn’t Christmas, there is

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Scotto: Greg Monroe to Knicks in ’15? Rival Executive Thinks So

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Now that Josh Smith is gone, what does the long-term future hold for Greg Monroe? A rival executive believes he will end up with the New York Knicks. “I could see $48 million for four years. I don’t think he’s a max (contract) guy, but he is pretty good. He might get more based on who is left on the board. I could see New York overpaying him,” the executive told SheridanHoops. Monroe has a trade veto after signing his qualifying offer

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SH Blog: Decision day looms for Josh Smith with Rockets seen as frontrunners

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Let’s start with the obvious: Josh Smith is not going to be claimed on waivers. It’s true that Smith, 29, won’t be able to sign anywhere until 5 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, when the league office will announce if Smith was claimed in the waiver process. But the only reason Detroit cut Smith, even with over $35 million in guaranteed money still owed, was because they couldn’t find a taker to trade for him at that contract. In other words, no

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Heisler: Doc Rules Clippers … but Lakers Still Rule L.A.

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LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers has seen challenges before, as when he went 102-144 in his first three seasons in Boston, before Danny Ainge got him Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to go with Paul Pierce. The rest became Celtics history, leading to their 2008 title and the one they came so close to in 2010 when they led the Lakers by 13 in the second half of Game 7. Not that the Celtics had been forgotten before that… as much as

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Photo of the Day: Eric Bledsoe’s Dumb and Dumber Suit

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If you‘ve ever seen the movie Dumb and Dumber, you know exactly what I’m talking about here. If not, then you should just slam your head on the nearest desk/flat surface in shame for not seeing one of the best movies of all time. Just because I’m extremely biased towards anything with Jim Carrey in it doesn’t make the above statement not true, so I’m sticking to it. Anyway, on Tuesday December 9th, Suns guard Eric Bledsoe celebrated his 25th birthday, just

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