Jalen Rose hilariously ZINGS Clippers DeAndre Jordan


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ESPN on ABC Analyst Jalen Rose was on media conference call a couple days ago, and the tail end of it might have been the most entertaining and interesting part. There were not one but two international reporters calling, one from Turkey, the other from Greece.

One of the European NBA reporters asked Jalen Rose about the “hack-a-Deandre Jordan” strategy employed by Los Angeles Clippers opponents this season.

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Philadelphia 76ers: not as GOD AWFUL as you think they are


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As horrible as the Philadelphia 76ers are, they’re on the right track now in their rebuild. They won’t be making the playoffs any time soon, but they do have some nice pieces in place. They’re building something, and with the soft underbelly of the NBA Eastern conference, it won’t be long before the Sixers are back in postseason contention.

Yes, they are started 0-17, and they’re 8-34 right now, so by no means are we saying they’re going to be respectable overnight. We’re just saying that the 76ers are not as awful as they may first appear.

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T’Wolves Andrew Wiggins might UNDESERVINGLY win NBA ROY


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The NBA rookie of the year race is pretty much a two horse race between the Chicago Bulls Nikola Mirotic and the Minnesota Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins. Also, Philadelphia, as bad as they are, have a couple guys who could become dark horses in the race (as we’ve covered here).

We’ve covered Mirotic in detail, now we’ll talk shop on Andrew Wiggins.

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Brooklyn Nets are now for sale; valued at $780M


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The Brooklyn Nets are officially on the market. So if you’ve got $780,000,000 that’s just burning a whole in your pocket, time to act. According to a Forbes evaluation a year ago, that’s what the Nets are currently worth.

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Pelicans C Anthony Davis GUARANTEES a Kentucky natl title


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Anthony Davis is no stranger to making big guarantees. At a summer USA Basketball event, he predicted that his New Orleans Pelicans would make the NBA playoffs this year (podcast here). He also referred to Beyonce as “his future wife.” (audio of this here)

We’re sure he was, at least half, joking about the second one. (I think Jay-Z would have something to say about that) As for the first one, New Orleans is just two games off as the pace to grab the Western Conference’s final playoff berth; as it stands today.

Now Anthony Davis is making another big guarantee, about his beloved Kentucky Wildcats.

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Eva Longoria has new film with San Antonio Spurs angle


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Eva Longoria is probably most well known for her sexpot role as Gabrielle on the controversial ABC television series “Desperate Housewives” which ran from 2004-2012.

However, today the 39-year-old actress has evolved beyond low brow projects like that. She’s been very involved in political activism these past few years; executive producing the documentaries “The Harvest” and “Food Chains.”

Eva Longoria hit the talk show circuit especially hard to promote Food Chains in recent months.

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2016 NBA Mock Draft (1/8/15)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF OUR 2015 NBA MOCK DRAFT.

Be sure to check out our 2015 NFL mock draft as well.

And our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (1/6/15)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 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.

Be sure to check out our 2015 NFL mock draft as well.

And our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (1/6/15)


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT 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. [Read more…]

The Harlem Globetrotter who mysteriously disappeared


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Fox Sports has an amazing long-form piece on a former Harlem Globetrotter who mysteriously vanished. It’s part of their continuing series reviving the art of long sports journalism.

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VIDEO: Rockets C Dwight Howard rejects a flying salmon


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There is a cannon that shoots salmon over dams. It’s awesome. Check it out as it was featured on last night in the season finale for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on HBO. One of the most entertaining and intelligent shows on television, it returns February 8th. We’ll miss this show as it’s on break, but at least we have “The Newsroom” back now.

Oliver “shot a few salmon” through his machine and one was aimed at Houston Rockets big man Dwight Howard

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Can the Washington Wizards actually contend in the East?


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The past offseason, the Wizards managed to resign Marcin Gortat, replace Trevor Ariza with Paul Pierce, and sign a couple of quality role players in Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair. The question, combined with John Wall and Bradley Beal, is that team ready to contend, or they will be stuck in mediocrity, something like the Hawks during the Joe Johnson/Smith/Horford era. Can Pierce be the piece that pushes the young Wizards over the top? Is Gortat worth that much money?

Is Randy Wittman a championship coach? John Wall proclaimed that he and Bradley Beal are the best backcourt duo in the NBA, but now he has to prove that on the floor.

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