Andrew Bogut Points Out Sex Problem at Tokyo Olympic Athletes Village

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It’s not a secret that the athletes’ villages at every Olympics games are a hot-bed of sexual activity. You have a lot of young people, from all over the world (and likely never to see one another again) in peak physical condition, having just completed a competition with the highest of stakes. It’s the culmination of an event they’ve been training their whole lives (often missing out on socializing) for, and once it’s done the time arrives to blow off some teams.

The Olympics organizers know this, they’re well aware of the sex games that take place every four years (well, now every two). They distributed about 450,000 condoms at the Rio summer Olympics in 2016. The International Olympic Committee has a stated position of encouraging the 10,500 athletes and staff to practice safe sex.

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Only Hope for Chicago Bulls Rebuild is via Draft Says Corie Blount

From 1991-1998, the Chicago Bulls were the greatest sports dynasty that this city has ever seen. They “three-peated” twice, winning six NBA titles in all and forward Corie Blount was a part of it. Since the dynasty ended in 1998, the franchise has been a shell of its former self.

In a league where just about anybody who is trying can make the playoffs, the Bulls have reached the postseason just once since 2015. When you make your free NBA picks against the spread these days, don’t put your money on Chicago! Already 15.5 games out of first place and eight games under .500, the Bulls went 22-60 last season and 27-55 the previous season. So how will this once proud but now laughably bad franchise even return to glory?

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DePaul Forward Paul Reed Has First Round NBA Draft Stock

DePaul is off to a 12-1 start, and junior forward Paul Reed is one of the leading reasons why. Averaging close to 16  points per game and shooting 56 percent from the field for the season, he’s truly upped his game this season. His three years in Chicago have been productive as a whole too as he entered the season among the program’s all time in field goal percentage and blocked shots.

The 6-9, 200 Orlando native has a significant amount of NBA Draft stock too. The Paul Reed mocksourcing looks as follows:  NBA Draft.net #28,   Tankathon #23   Yahoo! #25. He had an off-shooting night in DePaul’s dramatic 83-78 come from behind win over Northwestern, but changed the game in several other ways.

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Jim Boylen Sacked on Christmas Eve? Will Bulls Continue Dark Tradition?

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The idea of getting sacked on Christmas Eve is Dickensian to say the least, but the Chicago Bulls have already done it twice. It happened to Tim Floyd in 2001 and Scott Skiles in 2007. There was heavy speculation in 2009 that then coach Vinny Del Negro would be greeted with a “Merry Christmas- here’s your pink slip!” but it didn’t happen. For what it’s worth, the Oakland Raiders have also done this, canning then coach Mike White on Christmas Eve 1998.

The GarPax (GM Gar Forman and VP John Paxson) let him stick out the entire season, only to be told Hasta la vista, baby, on Cinco de Mayo Eve 2010. Which brings us to the current Bulls head coach, one squarely on the hot seat, in Jim Boylen.

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Evaluating Early Favorites to Become the NBA Draft #1 Overall Pick

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At this point of the season, winning actually lies in losing for many NBA teams. True victory comes from tanking, getting the most lottery balls for the draft, and hoping that they can nab the top selection come May and then take whichever prospect is considered the most franchise impactful comes that Thursday night in June. As it stands right now, the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers are the three teams tied for the best chance (14%) of landing the #1 overall pick.

The Warriors have fallen from grace in a hurry, and it’s worth noting that they have a 48% chance of landing the fifth pick in the draft. Their rapid free-fall wasn’t anticipated by many who make free NBA predictions against the spread as their dynasty is still in fresh in all our minds. Of course, the Cavaliers win the NBA Draft lottery ping pong balls game unlike any franchise in league history.

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For the New York Knicks, Problems Go Well Above Coaching

 

 

 

The New York Knicks are a never-ending punchline. The names change, but the losing persists and the NBA franchise continues presenting themselves as fodder for comedians and late night talk show hosts. When you have a storied, high profile franchise, in the media capital of the world, it’s inevitable.

David Fizdale is the latest casualty in the James Dolan reign of terror, as he got canned like a tuna yesterday.

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Chicago Bulls Fans, Vote with Your Feet, Don’t Support this Disaster

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At this point, the Chicago Bulls, as an organization, are really no different than a hedge fund. Both exist simply to make money for a small group of people who are already exceedingly wealthy. The Chicago Bulls are basically nothing more than a brand or marketing machine that also plays some, horribly bad, basketball on the side.

This is not anything new, and it’s not anything that will change until the fan base supporting them changes. Simply put Chicago Bulls fans, you must vote with your feet. The Bulls despite putting a listless, useless, lifeless, product on the court last season, were second in the NBA in attendance last season.

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Progressive NBA Needs to Finally Distance Itself from Charles Barkley

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As Maya Angelou famously said: “When People Show You Who They Are, Believe Them.” The National Basketball Association doesn’t seem to understand this lesson when it comes to Charles Barkley however. Or they have learned, but don’t really care. He’s repeatedly shown himself to be a social dinosaur, but the NBA seems to be okay with it.

That’s strange given how it’s most the progressive sports league on the planet. The association is a place where some of the most successful figures are also the most out-spoken and forward thinking. Guys like Steve Kerr, Gregg Poppovich, Steve Nash, Stan Van Gundy, the list goes on.

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Detroit Pistons Embracing True Spirit of Thanksgiving on Monday

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The Detroit Pistons aren’t winning a whole lot on the court this season, as they’re just 4-8 so far, but they are most certainly doing the right thing off of it. We’re just under two weeks until Thanksgiving, quite possibly the most underrated holiday of the year, and on Monday the Pistons will be hosting an event that truly embraces the spirit of the holiday.

It’s not an event that’s open to the general public, but it is an opportunity for Detroit Pistons players and coaches to host 400 pre-registered families at the new Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center. Players, coaches, staff, and volunteers will hand out turkeys, non-perishable food items, hot meals and toiletries for the attendees.

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John Calipari Pupils Have Earned Over $2.2 Billion in the NBA

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John Calipari has succeeded, at an extremely high level, in the National Basketball Association. What an odd sentence to describe a coach whose record in the NBA was an only 72-112, right? Well, it’s not what Calipari did while leading the New Jersey Nets (1996-1999) or his stint as a Philadelphia 76ers assistant (2000) that matters in this context.

It’s the fact that Calipari-coached players have been signed to more than $2.2 billion in NBA contracts. That’s billion with a B and $1.9 billion of that came from the University of Kentucky alone. That’s more than the GDP of the nation of Belize. In fact, Kentucky led the nation with 29 former players present on NBA opening day rosters.

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L.A. Lakers Have NBA Title Potential, but Too Many Questions to be Favorites

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Like Randy Newman, the NBA title handicappers love L.A. The top two favorites to win it all in the National Basketball Association this season both reside in Los Angeles and they squared off in the season opener.

The L.A. Clippers, who have the most favorable title odds of anyone in the league, beat the L.A. Lakers 112-102 Tuesday night, on the strength of their fourth quarter defense, which held the Lakers to just 17 points in the final 12 minutes. The Lakers have the second most favorable NBA title odds with the Milwaukee Bucks coming in third.

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The World’s Most Popular Sports by Various Metrics

A lot of fans of the world sports are constantly trying to monitor what is happening in the major championships, cups and other events related to their favorite teams or individual athletes. Football confidently holds the leading position in terms of popularity based on all today matches results — the game of millions fascinates the viewers with its high level of entertainment and an abundance of exciting moments.

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