Hornets Anthony Davis rapping and dancing (video)

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With Anthony Davis’ first NBA game in the books (21/7), we’re sharing a new video from a NOLA adventure he had this past weekend
He attended the VooDoo music festival, where he surprised the 11,000+ fans in attendance by introducing Red Bull Records band AWOLNATION to the stage. In the web clip here, the former Kentucky Wildcats star and college basketball player of the year shares his desire to be a rapper, shows us a few dance moves and gives fans a little taste of his skills on the MIC.

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2012-2013 NBA Rookie of the Year prediction

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Is this really fair? I think we all know who will be Rookie of the Year once the season is over. Anthony Davis is the consensus choice for ROY and here is why. [Read more…]

2012-2013 NBA Preview – 10 Questions

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It’s almost that time of year again. Wait, is it? But football hasn’t even started its regular season yet? In less than three months, the NBA will be tipping-off the 2012-2013 season when the Boston Celtics travel to Miami to take on LeBron James and the Heat. With all that said, let’s take a look at 10 questions surrounding next season.

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New Orleans Hornets dump salary in trade with Washington Wizards

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The NBA off-season is officially underway as the first trade has been made between the Washington Wizards and New Orleans Hornets.  Here is my analysis on the deal which includes Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza, Rashard Lewis, and a pick in the up-coming 2012 NBA Draft.

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New Orleans Hornets franchise entering a new era

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With a new owner, new nickname, and a pair of lottery picks in the 2012 NBA Draft, the New Orleans Hornets (or whatever they end up getting called) are entering a new era as a team.  It could be the boost that helps fans forget about Chris Paul and look towards a potentially promising future.  However, that can’t happen if the team doesn’t make some upgrades this off-season which should include signing restricted free agent Eric Gordon to a contract extension.

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Minnesota Timberwolves “luck” might be turning around?

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I know the last few years have been down-right dreadful for fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Our last few draft picks (Wes Johnson and Derrick Williams) haven’t panned-out, so far or yet. But, Ricky Rubio brought a spark this season before his ACL injury. He lit-up Target Center with his maestro passing skills and non-matador-esque defensive ability that most of his teammates (Michael Beasley) have shown the past few years. He might just be the beginning of a Minnesota-turnaround, though.

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Chris Paul Traded to L.A. Clippers for Gordon, Kaman, Aminu and Draft Pick

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The NBA has reached an agreement, in principle, to end the Chris Paul drama. Just ten days and change to the start of the season and CP3 didn’t even know what team he was going to be on. Yes, the Los Angeles Clippers will get to keep Blake Griffin, and still have one of the best point guards in the league.

According to the sources of Yahoo! Sports:

The league-owned New Orleans Hornets will receive guard Eric Gordon, center Chris Kaman, forward Al-Farouq Aminu and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ unprotected 2012 first-round pick in return for Paul.

As part of the deal, Paul has agreed to not opt out of his contract after this season – allowing the Clippers to keep him at least through the 2012-13 season.

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Already? Stern, NBA Step in it by Nullifying Chris Paul Lakers Trade

On a sports day that had been dominated by news of Albert Pujols leaving the St. Louis Cardinals to head to Anaheim and the Angels, one could have reasonably expected a good night’s rest and relaxation. Instead, sports writers had to put on the coffee and gear up for another huge story, because the New Orleans Hornets stunned the basketball world and dealt star point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers.

The deal would have involved the Houston Rockets as well, and would have sent Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, Goran Dragic, Houston’s 2012 1st Round pick (acquired from the Knicks) and Lamar Odom to the Hornets. The Rockets would have acquired Pau Gasol as part of the trade, but the Lakers obviously would have made out like bandits by both keeping Andrew Bynum and acquiring Paul.

As you surely noticed, there are a lot of “would have’s” in that paragraph. And that’s because the NBA stepped in and nullified the trade.

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Hornets Chris Paul Bombs on Family Feud (Video)

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Welcome to NBA Lockout world, where lack of news happens. Chicago Bulls wing Kyle Korver saving the life of a snapping turtle was probably my favorite minor story becoming a major story of the lockout thus far. This might be #2.

You can still watch your favorite NBA stars play on television; just not play basketball.

New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul was on Family Feud yesterday and he performed- well very poorly. The Paul family lost to the O’Hara family, 358-70. CP3 doesn’t look impressive giving any of his answers in this clip put together by Daily Thunder.

(h/t to The Big Lead)

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New Orleans Hornets Secure A NBA Playoff Berth

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While it wasn’t always pretty, the New Orleans Hornets played like a playoff team when it mattered most. After allowing a season-high 38 first quarter points Wednesday night to Southwest Division rival Houston, the Hornets were able to claw their way back to a 101-93 victory, clinching a playoff berth.

Despite winning only 37 games last season, witnessing the turnover of more than half the roster, playing for a rookie head coach, enduring a turbulent ownership transfer and rumors of relocation and also losing key players like Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza and David West for large chunks of the season, the Hornets will be going back to the playoffs for the sixth time since relocating to New Orleans.

“Coach [Monty Williams] just kept believing and kept fighting and we’re here,” Chris Paul said after the game.
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What Failed O.J. Mayo Trade Means for Indiana Pacers

Who’s to blame?

Who is responsible for the no-go on a trade that would have sent Memphis Grizzlies guard O.J. Mayo to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for forward Josh McRoberts and Indiana’s first-round pick?

Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley blamed the Pacers, reportedly saying they took too much time trying to organize a concurrent deal that would have sent guard Brandon Rush to the New Orleans Hornets.

The Pacers argued that Memphis pulled out of the deal at the last minute.

Whoever is at fault, the deal didn’t get done.

By Drew Allen

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Hornets’ Williams, Bulls Thibodeau Named Coach of the Month

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The Chicago Bulls’ Tom Thibodeau and the New Orleans Hornets’ Monty Williams today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in January.

Thibodeau led the Bulls to a 12-4 record on the month, including a 90-79 win over the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics on Jan. 8. The Bulls have gone 11-0 against Central Division opponents, and are the only team in the NBA without a division loss. Chicago’s 44.5 rebounds per game rank second in the NBA, and its 92.0 points allowed per game rank third.

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