Paul George made some unfortunate pro Ray Rice Tweets


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Paul George should probably follow the lead of most celebrities, coaches and athletes who have PR pros do their tweeting for them. Because those types of tweets are only offensive because they’re boring and corporate. They’re not offensive due to content that endorses domestic violence at worse, and endorses/defends a domestic abuser at best.

Yes, for Paul George that is the best way that we can interpret his offensive (and of course, since deleted) tweets.

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Raptors re-signing Kyle Lowry headlines day two of NBA free agency


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Day two of the free agency saw Carmelo Anthony visiting both the Rockets and Mavericks, Pau Gasol getting serious interest from the Thunder, and the Cavs reportedly weighing a max offer to Jazz restricted free agent Gordon Hayward.  The biggest actual contract agreement came when Kyle Lowry decided to stay with the Toronto Raptors rather than sign elsewhere.  Here’s a recap of Wednesday’s signings. [Read more...]

2015 NBA Mock Draft (6/30/14)


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Now that the 2014 NBA Draft is in the books, draft nets like myself can look ahead to next year’s class.  Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely premature 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

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2014 NBA Draft Grades: Eastern Conference


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The 2014 NBA Draft is over so let’s hand out some grades.  As always, there are initial winners and losers but the true reveal will come years down the road when we see what type of players these guys develop into.  Here are my 2014 NBA Draft grades from the Eastern Conference teams who owned the first four picks of the draft.  Click here for my pick-by-pick NBA Draft grades. [Read more...]

2014 NBA Mock Draft- First Round FINAL


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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  The draft order is based on the final standings since the NBA Draft Lottery doesn’t take place until May 20th.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

So without further ado, here is our FINAL 2014 NBA mock draft.  UPDATED: 6:00 PM CST

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2014 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/26/14)


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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  The draft order is based on the final standings since the NBA Draft Lottery doesn’t take place until May 20th.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

So without further ado, here is our latest 2014 NBA mock draft.  UPDATED 11:00 AM CST.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- 2nd round


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

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Five Worst NBA Draft Night Suits (Photos)


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Ah NBA Draft night, when league commissioner David Stern introduces men tall enough to set drinks on his head to a nation of college basketball and Association fans.

It’s also the night that the formal dress code gets thrown out the window. Fashion week, it is not. Get ready for more futuristic, throw backs to the past, and just plain old UGLY threads to grace the stage on Thursday night.

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Indiana Pacers have decisions to make on the wing


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After finishing with the best record in the Eastern Conference, it appeared as if the Indiana Pacers were poised to dethrone the Miami Heat. However, a late season spiral carried into the playoffs as Indy was not playing their best basketball when it counted most and as a result, were defeated by LeBron and company in the Conference Finals.

Led by one of the league’s blossoming stars in Paul George, the Pacers have a few key decisions to make this off-season that affects whether or not they can remain among the best teams in the NBA. Most notably, what to do with free agents Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner. [Read more...]

Frank Vogel: “Lebron, Heat the Michael Jordan, Bulls of our era”


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Indiana Pacers Coach Frank Vogel, or mini Tom Thibodeau as he’s often called had very high praise for Lebron James and the Miami Heat. Here’s a tweet of his quote from Larry Hawley Fox 59 Indianapolis:

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Game 5 only verifies that the Indiana Pacers have ZERO chance in the series


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Paul George had 37 points and six steals to help the Indiana Pacers erase a nine point halftime deficit, but did their win do anything more than delay the inevitable for 48 hours?

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Indiana Pacers’ Paul George will play vs Heat Saturday


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The Indiana Pacers announced that Paul George is convalescing and will play Saturday versus the Miami Heat in game three. Yes, game three of the series that absolutely every single one of us already knows the outcome of. Hey, at least they (I’m not actually sure who the “they” are any more at this point) are trying to make this series at least not appear fixed and pre-determined.

At times, the Eastern Conference Finals appears on the up-and-up.

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