Jordan Hill re-signs with Lakers: 2 years, $18 million

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The Lakers just need players. Just bodies. Period. They have depth at point guard now with the re-signing of Jordan Farmar and the trade for Jeremy Lin. Steve Nash is on his last legs, so I don’t know how much he really brings to the table to be honestly truthful. 

One thing’s for sure, the Lin trade and the Hill extension are using up what’s left of their cap space pretty quickly. And there’s still a lot of wholes to fill. Nash and Kobe Bryant have really turned out to be horrible contracts as they’re sucking up just so much cap space. Mitch Kupchack better have some novel ideas.

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Obese female Thunder fan disgusted by touching Nets Kris Humphires (video)

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Maybe this obese OKC Thunder fan was worried about getting some Kim Kardashian germs from touching Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries? He did have that “marriage” to her which lasted shorter than the NFL lockout. Of course, it doesn’t stop Kanye West from touching her.
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Superstorm Sandy claims Brooklyn Nets-New York Knicks game

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It looks like Superstorm Sandy, hurricane Sandy, or post tropical cyclone Sandy whichever designation it has now, has claimed another sporting event. Here’s a tweet from @richsandomir from the New York Times:

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Indiana Pacers open season without Danny Granger

The Indiana Pacers were hoping to enter the 2012-13 NBA season with improved depth after shaking up their roster considerably during the summer.

What depth they do have took a hit Tuesday and will be tested early and often.

Pacers forward Danny Granger has been dealing with pain in his left knee and will be out indefinitely, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. That leaves Indiana without its top scorer each of the past five seasons for now, starting with tonight’s season opener at Toronto.

How will the Pacers look to compensate for Granger’s loss, however long it might last?

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Does Former Illini Star Dee Brown have a Future Coaching Basketball? (Videos)

He’s one of the most iconic players in recent college basketball history, and the face of Illini basketball for half a decade. Dee Brown, an All-American, and winner of the 2006 Cousy Award (given to the nation’s best point guard) was the cover boy for SI’s 2005 March Madness issue. During that Final Four run, his “poppin your collar” move became a national trend. He didn’t invent; he just brought it back and made it huge.

As accomplished a college basketball player as Brown was, his NBA career is a microscopic footnote as best. He did score 10 points once in a Utah Jazz 2007 playoff game alongside his Illinois running mate Deron Williams, but that was pretty much it. He’s a fine overseas player, and he’ll continue contributing in those leagues for awhile, but what coaching after it’s all said and done?

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Deron Williams Spectacular Dunk in Alumni Game (Video)

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Last night the New Jersey Nets Deron Williams played basketball in front of a crowd for the first time since a wrist injury shut him down ot end the season. After the jump check out this bounce pass dunk to himself (this is soon to be a YouTube sensation) that got the air conditioningless arena rocking.

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Nets Deron Williams Takes to the Basketball Court Again

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In this summer of the NBA lockout, college basketball alumni games are more exciting than ever. We need to get our Basketball Jones somewhere.

And tonight we could find it in Champaign-Urbana as former Illinois Fighting Illini point guards Deron Williams and Demetri McCamey squared off against each other in the UI alumni game. Both are heading to Turkey for the 2011-2012 season and could go head-to-head against each other in the Central Asia later this year.

But tonight was about the alma mater, and Williams (11 points, game high 8 rebounds, game high 8 assists) impressed the Assembly Hall crowd with his drives to the whole, sweet passing, and most impressively: a bounce pass dunk to himself (this is soon to be a YouTube sensation) that got the air conditioningless arena rocking.

“You like that?” Williams asked the media after the all-star game.

Loved it.

“Thanks man. It was on the fly,” he continued. It was improvised, not planned.

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