Tweet of the Day: Reaction To Derek Fisher’s Hiring

Very few things in the NBA could diminish the media frenzy surrounding LeBron James’ thrilling 35-point Game 2 performance in the NBA Finals. The news coming from New York is one such thing. 18 years of lacing up sneakers, playing in 1,287 games, 259 playoff games—including an NBA leading 161 playoff wins, Derek Fisher seems to be moving into the next phase of his career. He is expected to be officially announced as the New York Knicks new head coach Tuesday

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Tweet of the Day: NBA Athletes and Personnel Honor American Legend Maya Angelou

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An American legend died. No, we’re not talking about someone from the NBA or even the professional sports industry. However, her—yes HER, impact has crossed all sorts of socio-economic barriers—racial; gender; lower-, middle- and upper-class. Her works, as a poet and author did not just bring her critical acclaim and recognition. Her work helped inspire and mold minds. Dr. Maya Angelou, who was born April 4, 1928, died in her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina early Wednesday. She was 86 years old. Her

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Tweet of the Day: NBA Players Excited For NFL Draft

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Among professional sports in America, the National Football League reigns supreme, but one would like to think that playoffs for any of the other major sports would be more important than the first round of another league’s draft. Apparently not. ESPN, which holds the broadcast rights to Thursday’s NBA playoff games, also hosts the NFL’s draft. Guess which show got top billing? Football’s offseason. Game 2 in Miami will be broadcast on ESPN 2, while 32 former college athletes will sit around

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Tweet of the Day: Jason Richardson

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What’s big in the media right now? Scandal. No, not the popular television show, Rutgers basketball. The Scarlet Knights are making waves Wednesday after firing their head coach Mike Rice. Rice, who appeared in a video on ESPN’s Outside the Lines abusing his players during practice, was terminated by the school today. A few NBA players spoke up about the scandal on Twitter, including Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson.

I have to applaud the kids on the Rutgers team 4 having self control during those practices. If it was me would of been a diff story on SC.
@jrich23
Jason Richardson
Richardson may have responded to an abusive coach differently than the Rutgers players (had it happened to him), but

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Jerry Buss Twitter Reaction

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Over the All-Star break, news broke that longtime Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss had been hospitalized and was battling cancer. Monday, Dr. Buss passed away. [Heisler on Buss: As owners go, he stands alone] Many NBA players (former and current), owners and personnel sent their regards via Twitter.

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Tweet of the Day: Anthony Tolliver

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Remember the 1990s, back when it was trendy to break backboards? Darryl Dawkins broke them almost with regularity, then the league introduced breakaway rims. Shaquille O’Neal brought down entire basketball goals. Eventually, the NBA was prompted into action, implementing rules to prevent such breaks. Well, breaks are back, as we can see in this tweet from Atlanta Hawks reserve Anthony Tolliver.Earlier today, Tolliver’s teammate Ivan Johnson shattered a backboard at Butler’s practice facility in Indiana as the Hawks prepared for Tuesday night’s

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