WATCH: Former NBAer delivers vicious flying elbow Down Under

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WATCH: Eric Bledsoe sends Clipper flying with sick move

Suns guard Eric Bledsoe delivered one of the best plays of the preseason thus far with a vicious crossover on Wednesday night. In the third quarter of the Clippers-Suns preseason game, Bledsoe noticed that Clippers guard Jared Cunningham was caught flat-footed while trying to guard him. Bledsoe took advantage of it, and suddenly went right at Cunningham at full speed—making the young guard think he was going to drive to the hoop…

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Lakers GM flying to Cleveland to meet with LeBron’s agent?

Fresh off of offering a max contract to Carmelo Anthony, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is reportedly not done wooing big-time free agents. A report late Thursday night claims that Kupchak was flying to Cleveland to meet with Rich Paul, the agent for LeBron James. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, who has become the queen of reporting on Lakerland, broke the news that many expected to come eventually. After all, James couldn’t really go through free agency without actually meeting with the Lakers, right? The Lakers currently have tons of cap space and could offer LeBron a max contract, something many of his suitors can’t do without careful maneuvering. But Los Angeles also doesn’t have much of a roster, as Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Robert Sacre are the only guys currently under contract. The team holds an option on point guard Kendall Marshall and is likely to pick it up, and the Lakers also added Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson in the draft. So there is some talent on …

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5 NBA Teams That Will Come out of the Gate Flying in 2013-14

Every team hopes to catch fire early in the NBA season, but only a fortunate few will be able to make that claim in 2013-14.

For a team to begin its season hot, a favorable schedule is a must. Team chemistry and overall talent are always important factors, but a team’s opponents will play a big role in determining its early-season success.

Momentum can also help. Preseason basketball means nothing by the end of the regular season, but in October, a solid exhibition showing can be a sign of good things to come.

Fans across the Association are hoping for a strong start for their favorite teams, but only a select few will make a name for themselves at this early point of the season.

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Photo: Royce White dominates flying fear

The Philadelphia 76ers power forward showed off the view from a window seat.

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5 Dangerous NBA Teams That Are Flying Under the Radar This Offseason

This offseason in the NBA has been eventful to say the least. Some big time free agents shopped the market, and there were some huge trades that shook things up.

Everyone knows that Houston won the Dwight Howard sweepstakes and that Detroit showed Josh Smith the money. We all know that Brooklyn made the formidable trade to bring in Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce just so they can lose to the Heat (but that’s an article for another time). Everyone is aware that the Clippers brought back Chris Paul and a plethora of other helpful role players.

Every offseason there are big headlines, but there are also many terrific moves that go unnoticed. While the world was distracted with Dwight’s decision and other big moves, some teams have quietly been improving their team.

Here’s a look at five under-the-radar teams that have made smart moves and are sneakily heading in the right direction.

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Dwyane Wade delivers flying elbow to Lance Stephenson’s head (Video)

Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade delivered flying elbow to the head of Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, and was not called for a foul, during the fourth quarter of Friday night’s Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Was it an accident, or was it a cheap shot? You be the judge:

TNT announcers Marv Albert and Reggie Miller didn’t think it was intentional, but we would have to disagree. It looked like there was plenty of room for Wade to maneuver around Stephenson without jumping up and throwing an elbow to Stephenson’s head as he ran by. Plus, Wade has been known for throwing around some cheap shots before. We’ll see what the NBA thinks.

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High flying Spurs are Parker’s team now

Spurs coach told Parker it was up to him to carry the team now

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Royce White doesn’t report to Rockets camp, cites fear of flying

Royce White is working out a deal with the Houston Rockets that would allow him to bus it to some road trips.



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NBA Draft 2012: 10 Best Prospects Flying Under Lottery Teams’ Radars

Every year, the draft has its favorites.

It isn’t hard to tell who they are, there’s a mock draft on every web site.

But the real question is who will be selected amongst the later picks that will set the world on fire.

We have seen those top picks flame out, while late-round selections turned into All-Stars.

There really isn’t a set in stone philosophy, only great scouting.

Here are 10 players who are flying under the top pick’s radars.

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