Durant named NBA MVP

LeBron James and Kevin Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named as the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, the league announced today in a press release.

Durant received 119 first-place votes, with Miami’s LeBron James landing the other six. The half dozen voters who had LeBron as first on their ballot each had Durant second. LeBron was second on 118 ballots, with Clippers forward Blake Griffin receiving the only other second-place vote.

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Yvette Prieto and Michael Jordan expecting their first kid

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Michael Jordan is recently married again. To a much younger woman named Yvette Prieto. She previously dated Julio Iglesias Jr. before meeting the Chicago Bulls legend and Charlotte Bobcats owner, His Airness Michael Jordan. It was recently announced that MJ and Yvette Prieto are expecting their first child.

Given how his first marriage went, and how his lifestyle seems to be, I don’t really get this decision. But then again, I also don’t get why women marry child molesters and stay married to them, so what do I know? Now is not the time for deep thinking; now is the time to see more of what Yvette Prieto looks like.

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Can LeBron James Reach The G.O.A.T Level?

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At the age of 28, LeBron James has now achieved what he ever wanted. He is a two-time NBA champion, a four-time regular season MVP and a two-time Olympic Gold medalist. What could a player like LeBron want more, now that he is in the top of the world?

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New Michael Jordan North Carolina basketball cards: highest value of all time?

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The MSN is releasing a new Michael Jordan University of North Carolina Master Collection Set. They claim it will be the highest valued basketball
card set of all time. And of course, we should trust them because they’re not biased at all, right. I mean they’re telling us the truth, correct? No hyperbole here about the Chicago Bulls guard who is in fact the greatest NBA player of all time. No, none at all.

The Upper Deck staff believes individual sets may sell for as much as 5 Gs. And they wouldn’t lie to us, right? I myself have no idea what they’re worth as I stopped collecting sports cards when I was 16. I then moved on to cars and girls.  (Not that I was successful with either endeavor, I just moved on)

The company unveiled the set at the 2013 Las Vegas Industry Summit with four hard-signed Michael Jordan autograph cards, one Michael Jordan logo patch card set, one 1982 National Championship ring and one super premium card from Michael Jordan.

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Michael Jordan offered pro baseball contract

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Michael Jordan turned 50 last week. You and I know this because both the local and national media wouldn’t shut up about it all week; even though it was a total non-story. Leeching off the recent Michael Jordan mania, a Chicago area independent league baseball team is looking to get some publicity of their own.

The Joliet Slammers, named for the city’s reputation for it’s prison industry, offered Michael Jordan a chance to play this season; yes even at age 50. The Slammers, who used to be known as the Joliet Jackhammers (named for the city’s declining steel industry), are a franchise known for pulling publicity stunts like this. A lot of minor league teams have wacky promotions but Joliet takes it a step further. They previously held a Rod Blagojevich “golden seat” night and offered White Sox legend and future MLB Hall of Famer Frank Thomas a contract when his career was over.

So although the team may not be affiliated with any major league franchise, they know how to get people talking in a major way. And last summer they had a tarp disaster video go viral.

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Charlotte Bobcats: 2012-13 NBA Season Preview

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The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders.  There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going.

After finishing with the worst winning percentage in NBA history, the Charlotte Bobcats have nowhere to go but up.  Their rise won’t be rapid but owner Michael Jordan made a couple of minor moves that should make the ‘Cats slightly more competitive this season although not likely enough to get them out of the cellar of the Eastern Conference.

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BEST AND MOST DOMINANT BASKETBALL PLAYER(S) IN 1950’S

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If you ask a lot of people who he or she thinks is the greatest basketball player of all time, I bet most people would say Michael Jordan. Some might say Wilt Chamberlain. Some might say Magic Johnson. Unique skill-sets are what set players apart from one another. LeBron James was supposed to the “next” MJ coming out of high school.

But we soon found out that his skill-set resembled Magic Johnson’s more than MJ’s. I would say that Kobe Bryant will be the closest thing to Jordan that we will ever see in the NBA.

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’12 Olympic team would beat ’92 ‘Dream Team’

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Kobe Bryant sparked a huge debate a few weeks ago when he said that the 2012 Men’s Olympic Basketball team could beat the 1992 “Dream Team”Michael Jordan laughed, “Dream Team” said the ‘Dream Team’ would win by 25, and Charles Barkley called people “knuckleheads”.

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Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat: everything you need to know

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Well, here is the Miami Heat for the second year in a row: the Eastern Conference Finals. All of us know how last year ended for the Heat: a 4-2 NBA Finals loss to Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks. Last year, the Heat beat the Boston Celtics in the second round of the NBA playoffs, 4-1. But it’s a new year and, probably, the last time the Boston’s “Big Three + Rondo” will ever be together. So what are we to expect from these two teams with a trip to the NBA Finals on the line? Let’s take a look.

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Michael Jordan’s $29 million home still up for sale

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Michael Jordan built a ginormous estate with a full indoor basketball court on Windy Hill lane located just north of the Windy City. In the more nouveau riche than old money North Shore suburb of Highland Park is where you’ll find a domicile listed for sale by real estate company Baird & Warner for the sum of $29 million.

It’s a mansion with an eye-popping 32,683 square footage, complete with a #23 on the gate so you know the Chicago Bulls lives there. Amenities featured in the listing:

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NBA Draft: Where Do The Charlotte Bobcats Go From Here?

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The Charlotte Bobcats could not have had a worse season. Actually, if winning 7 of 66 games isn’t embarrassing enough, it would be even more embarrassing if the Bobcats didn’t end up getting the #1 pick in the June draft. This team has a lot of improving to do and it starts with cleaning house.

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The Closest Thing to Michael Jordan? It’s NOT About the Numbers!

Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan

No one will ever be what Michael Jordan was to the Chicago Bulls, NBA, or basketball in general. Several great players have been compared to Jordan, most notably Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Everyone thought that James was going to be the next Jordan when he entered the league. Nine years later, James hasn’t accomplished anything more than a couple of MVP awards and two appearances in the NBA Finals, both resulting in losses. Most of the James-Jordan comparisons stopped when James decided to “take his talents to South Beach” to become Robin to Dwyane Wade’s Batman. That leaves Bryant, the last standing talent of the late 1990?s.

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