Arizona’s Deandre Ayton Faces Ridicule En Route to March Madness


During the PAC 12 tournament, Deandre Ayton walked into chants of “100,000” from the opposing student section. Sweating through the court, Ayton seemed to only be playing better despite the banter from the opposing fans. Knocking down free throws and swishing long bombs effortlessly across his 7’1″ frame. The “100,000” chants, represent the alleged amount paid to Deandre Ayton in exchange for bringing his talents to the University of Arizona.

A more lengthily investigation will surely be conducted by the NCAA, but as of now, allegations have drawn ridicule to students mentioned in the reports.

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Steve Kerr, Rep. Ro Khanna Advancing the Gun Reform Conversation (Exclusive)

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Steve Kerr is so much more than the championship Head Coach of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. He’s a very politically activated citizen, one who often utilizes the massive public platforms at his disposal to further his express his views on the issues. Gun reform is one of the most critical issues facing our country, and Kerr will join Rep. Ro Khanna (D-17) today to lead a town hall style discussion on gun violence in America with high school students from seven different schools across California’s 17th district.

The event, which is expected to be attended by 2,000 people, will take place at Newark Memorial High School in the events center starting at 3:45pm PT on Monday, 3/12.

It will also be live-streamed on Rep. Khanna’s official Facebook page.

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Mo Wagner Could Ring Cycle His Way into the NBA Draft

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Mo Wagner might be the only true NBA Draft hopes for the B1G outside of East Lansing; at least this year. Certainly so for the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft.

In Jaren Jackson, Michigan State has a sure fire lottery pick. In Miles Bridges, they have a likely late lottery/mid first round prospect. Beyond that, it’s pretty much only Mr. Moritz Wagner who possesses any potential to crack the first round. After him, Vince Edwards at Purdue could be a second round pick, ditto for Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ and Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop.

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2018 NBA Mock Draft 2-6-18


Welcome to our 2018 NBA Mock Draft. It’s never too early.

For more on a given prospect, click his name where hyper-linked, and that will take you to an in-depth feature piece on said player. Team needs were not taken into account, and the order was taken from Tankathon, who we linked here. You may not agree with the picks in this 2018 NBA mock draft, and yes, somebody will get left out, but you can air your grievances in the comments section.

Just keep it all above board.

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Eden Hazard, Sir Alex Among Premier League Stars Attend NBA London Game

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Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard and Manchester United legend of all legends Sir Alex Ferguson were among the many past and present Premier League luminaries in attendance at London’s O2 Arena yesterday.

The event they witnessed was a very rare NBA regular season game held outside of North America, as the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-103. Numerous players from several clubs were in attendance, with Thibaut Courtois and Marcos Alonso joining Eden Hazard as Chelsea representatives.

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NBA Will Not Loosen its Stance on Marijuana


By John O’Leary

The former NBA commissioner, David Stern, made suggestions that the league should remove marijuana from the NBA’s banned substances list, causing a representative for the league to respond. The representative, NBA executive Vice President of communications, Mike Bass, stated that this is not going to happen and the league has no intentions of loosening its stance on the use of marijuana.

Bass said, “While (current NBA) commissioner (Adam) Silver has said that we are interested in better understanding the safety and efficacy of medical marijuana, our position remains unchanged regarding the use by current NBA players of marijuana for recreational purposes.”

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Mike Pence, Donald Trump Sports “Boycott” Inspiring Wagering Now

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At this point, anyone who’s been paying attention and possesses a basic adult human intellect realizes that Mike Pence was simply pulling a blatant publicity stunt at last Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts game versus the San Francisco 49ers.

Upon “leaving in disgust” at the national anthem protests, Pence then commenced a twitter storm which consisted of obviously pre-planned statements and talking points.

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Pete Carroll, Charles Barkley, Mark Cuban Respond to Trump UGLINESS

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Friday night Donald Trump held a campaign rally for an election that he already won 10 months ago. At the rally he called Colin Kaepernick, and other NFL players who don’t stand for the national anthem, “sons of bitches.”

Therefore he also called mothers of NFL players “bitches” in the process. Naturally and deservedly, he’s getting a ton of blowback for such hateful and divisive commentary. Chicago Bears Team Captain Akiem Hicks called Trump out on Saturday.

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Stick to Sports? Not Anymore, not with the SERIOUS Concerns We Have


(Editor’s note: re-posting from November 18th, 2016, placing this back at the top, in light of the #ImWithKap protests outside of NFL headquarters right now)

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to acknowledge the passing of the phrase “stick to sports.”

It has now passed on into the great abyss.

Of course, to be honest with ourselves, we must first acknowledge

a.) that “stick to sports” only existed as a phrase conveniently leaving off the second, more important, self-defining portion of the expressed sentiment.

b.) that it was impossible for stick to sports to ever really exist in the first place.

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Romelu Lukaku Poses With Serge Ibaka and Paul Pogba in L.A.

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Romelu Lukaku is currently a very hot topic in the sports world as the Everton striker is headed to Manchester United on a £85 million transfer deal. It’s been reported by several outlets that Lukaku will undergo his United medical in Los Angeles, where he is currently on holiday with friend and MUFC midfielder Paul Pogba, with whom he shares an agent, Mino Raiola.

Lukaku and Pogba rented out a L.A. apartment where the Belgian took this photo on Independence Day of himself with Pogba and Serge Ibaka of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. Lukaku then posted this on his official Instagram account.

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Nick Anderson Has Potential Answer to Illini Basketball’s Chicago Recruiting Problems

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Nick Anderson gave the first legitimate answer to the age old question that’s been plaguing college basketball in the state of Illinois for decades. The question is very cliche, yes, but it’s extremely shopworn because it’s also painfully true. This question is to Chicago and Illinois college basketball coverage what basing a film off a toy or comic book is to movie-making. Or the local college hoops equivalent of writing a song that rhymes “love” with “above.”

Sing along with me now- “all this great basketball talent in Chicagoland, yet none of the blue chippers stay home to play college ball, why? How do you change that?”

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Deron Williams Will Have a NBA Job Next Year, Says Dee Brown

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The future of Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Deron Williams remains in doubt.

Williams signed a one year, $410,733 contract with the Cavaliers, all of it guaranteed, but he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2017. His previous team, D. Will’s hometown Dallas Mavericks, paid him $9,000,000 in 2016-17.

After an absolutely abysmal NBA Finals performance (he finished with just five points on 2-of-16 shooting, 1-of-9 from three-point range and five turnovers in just 61 total minutes of action), many are wondering if Deron Williams will return at all to the league next season.

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