Tweet of the Night: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to help Roy Hibbert with post game

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Few players struggled as much as Roy Hibbert did on offense last season, and the Indiana Pacers intend to do something about it over the summer. For the past few weeks, rumors have circulated that the Pacers are quietly exploring the option of trading Hibbert. Larry Bird, however, may be looking to give his starting center a chance to improve by working with the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The trio enjoyed a night out on Tuesday, and Abdul-Jabbar announced after that he would

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Tweet of the Day: Lance Stephenson Is Heading To The Hive

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Lance Stephenson, seen posing with $1 million in cash, will be cashing in upwards of $27 million in Charlotte. Lance Stephenson has chosen to turn down longterm offers to stay in Indiana for the Charlotte Hornets. The reports seem as perplexing as his on-court behavior. He was being offered five years and $44 million guaranteed to remain with the Pacers, but opted for three years and $18 million guaranteed—the third year is a team option. While it may seem puzzling to

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NBA Players React to All-Defensive Teams

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2014 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah led all vote getters for the NBA All-Defensive First Team. The NBA released the 2014 All-Defensive teams Monday afternoon. Leading the charge was the 2014 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year and Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, who led all vote getters. He was the only player to get triple-digit votes for the First Team, tallying 105 such votes as well as another 13 Second Team votes

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LeBron-Leonard Finals Matchup is All-Defensive Team Affair

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LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard figure to be seeing a lot of each other over the next two weeks.  That will be the small forward matchup in the NBA Finals. Just like last year, it should be a good one, because both players were named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team on Monday. Neither the Miami Heat nor the San Antonio Spurs have anyone on the All-Defensive First Team, which was voted on by the media and has Defensive Player of the

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Sprung: Why can’t the Pacers beat the Heat?

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We waited all season for an Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers. Yet when the time came for the two talented teams to finally meet in late May, only Miami showed up.Indiana finds itself down three games to one, and more blame is being passed around than a Benghazi hearing on Capitol Hill. A lot of that blame is being placed on the referees, an easy target since Miami took twice as many free throws

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SH Blog: Can Scott Brooks tweak the Thunder past the Spurs? Why the Pacers can’t top the Heat

The NBA conference finals normally bring out the best that the game of basketball has to offer. More often than not, the four best teams remain, and if we’re lucky, the best players on the planet. We are treated to some combination of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Dwyane Wade, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu and Paul George every night. These players give us performances to praise night in and night out. And sometimes they don’t. And it’s when they don’t that we

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SH Blog: TMZ: Sterling made racist comments to get Stiviano to have sex with him, Hibbert says consistency hasn’t been his friend

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Donald Sterling is still trying to convince the world that he’s not racist. Somehow, someway, a recent conversation he had with a friend was once again leaked to the public. In this particular recording, Sterling poured his heart about how he’s not racist and more importantly, emphasized that the league cannot force him to sell what belongs to him. Radar Online has details: “You think I’m a racist?” Sterling angrily asks a long-time friend in the recorded phone conversation. “You think I

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Schayes: Why a Seven-Game Series Exposes Character

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The first round of the 2014 playoffs has been remarkable for the many crazy story lines and the record number of both games and Game 7s. Usually the first round is a snoozer with two or three sweeps, and the only upsets are the No. 5 over No. 4 variety. But this year gave us so many thrills that we all got to witness so much more. We have all experienced great regular season games that have been played with “playoff

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