Tweet of the Day: NBA Players Excited About Apple’s Acquisition of Beats

Beats Electronics enthusiast LeBron James seen with co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Andre (Dr. Dre) Young. Hip Hop has had a longstanding relationship with basketball dating back to the 90s. Between the fashion trends, music and relationships often forged between the two industries, the two seem to go hand-in-hand culturally. Many NBA athletes have tried their hands at making rap albums:  Chris Webber, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest, Tony Parker, Stephen Jackson, Troy Hudson, Joe Smith and Iman

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Tweet of The Night: Teen allegedly threatened Knicks owner, James Dolan

This hasn’t been the best day for the New York Knicks organization from a press standpoint. The surprising series of events started earlier in the day when Metta World Peace announced his contract buyout. That early morning twitter announcement would be followed by a series of tweets from the NBA veterans’ brother, Daniel Artest who took direct aim at the organization. Among other things Daniel pointed out the apparent dysfunction which has been plaguing the Knicks for some time. While this

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Tweet of the Day: Metta World Peace Active On Twitter Again?

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As if he ever left Twitter in the first place…with the New York Knicks coming off of a 105-101 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, Metta World Peace is now active on Twitter again. Twas yet another example of Metta being Metta on Twitter. He qualified his social media activity by suggesting that he can’t tweet when his team loses.

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NBA Rumors and News for October 7, 2013

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Monday, October 7 Daily Trivia: Pau Gasol returned to action for the Lakers Sunday night. Over the summer he spent time working as a representative for Spain to host the 2020 Olympics, but lost the race to what country? Klay Thompson willing to be the sixth man Posted at 08:22 PM ET Klay Thompson was Steph Curry’s running mate last season while starting at the shooting guard position for the Golden State Warriors. Thompson, who came off the bench Saturday for the

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Five Things To Watch: New York Knicks

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The New York Knicks were stuck in neutral while other Eastern Conference teams improved mightily this offseason. Are they still No. 2 as they were last regular season? Probably not. After a disappointing loss to Indiana in the Eastern Conference semifinals that denied them a shot at the NBA champion Miami Heat, the Knicks essentially replaced Chris Copeland, Jason Kidd and Steve Novak with Metta World Peace, Beno Udrih and Andrea Bargnani. The team also re-signed J.R. Smith, Pablo Prigioni and Kenyon

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Tweet of the Day: Gerald Henderson Astounded By A-Rod Suspension

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The longest suspension ever levied by the NBA league office to a single player was 86 total games—73 regular season and 13 playoff games. The penalty paid by then Indiana Pacers small forward Ron Artest (now known as Metta World Peace) for his involvement in the worst in-arena brawl to occur in basketball history. That suspension pales in comparison to penalty issued to New York Yankees’ third basemen Alex Rodriguez on Monday. As Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson noted, it is quite a

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Bernucca: How the Knicks Can (or Can’t) Get Metta World Peace

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Metta World Peace says he wants to play for the New York Knicks, and nobody else. Yeah, and I want to sleep with supermodels. That’s likely not happening, either. The Los Angeles Lakers are going to use their amnesty provision on World Peace and do something they really don’t do very often – make a conscious decision to save money. By letting go of the hero of their last NBA championship – who also happens to be a certified wingnut – the

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StatBox Playoff Breakdown: Houston’s blown chance, mistakes haunt Hawks and a lacking Lakers star

If you enjoy the weekly StatBox column that analytically breaks down some of the NBA’s most pressing and important topic, you’re in luck. Every Tuesday through Thursday during the postseason, the StatBox is expanding into playoff game analysis. You’ll not only find out why each team won and lost, but how different statistical trends can play out over the course of the series and the playoffs as a whole. Today: Houston’s wasted opportunity, mistakes thwarting Atlanta’s chances at victory and one Laker star’s alarming

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