Chappelle: Donald Sterling shouldn’t have lost the Clippers

Comedian Dave Chappelle is back, according to a lengthy profile in GQ’s “Men of the Year” December issue. In a wide-ranging and insightful interview, Chappelle weighs in on a number of issues, but one of particular interest were his thoughts on disgraced and subsequently exiled former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The way Chappelle…Read More
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Kobe Bryant: Lost in the Land of Angels

An optimist, a pessimist and a realist walk into a bar… to watch a Lakers game.
It does not matter how you slice it, the Los Angeles Lakers’ 0-4 start is bad – Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern kind of a bad.
And domino after domino, the problems keep coming.
 
Steve Nash kissed his season, and probably career, goodbye and should be looking into trading in his sneaks for some orthopedic shoes.
Julius Randle, well, he tasted the NBA for a millisecond before breaking his leg. Seriously, I have had pieces of Double Bubble with flavor lasting longer than Randle’s rookie season did.
It is a shame. Honestly, it is.
You either love or hate the Lakers, but even if you hate them, it is never fun to see a team drown like they are.
At the same time, it is exhilarating, yet worrisome, that Kobe Bryant is single-handedly carrying a franchise when the window of opportunity is not just closed but locked, boarded up, and prepared for hurricane-force winds.
Yet, like a devoted husband, Bry…

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Chicago lost its breath when D-Rose tweaked ankle

He’ll be fine.

      
 

 

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Byron Scott on Julius Randle: ‘I thought he was lost’

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Julius Randle had 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting with seven rebounds and five assists in his debut at Staples Center in a 120-105 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. Lakers coach Byron Scott thought the team’s seventh overall pick looked “lost” on the court. “I thought he was lost, in the first half especially,” Scott said, per ESPNLosAngeles.com. “I thought in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter he was better, but I thought in the first half the game was way too fast for him. “He’s a 19-year-old playing against a good team like that and moves the ball the way they move and have 4s that are agile and athletic like he is? Yeah, I pretty much expected that.” Kobe Bryant said he’s been working with Randle on getting him acclimated to playing in the NBA. “He’s getting his feet wet,” Bryant said. “He’s still getting used to the NBA game and the speed of the game. The biggest thing for me is to see him trust his jump shot bec

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Anonymous executives: CP3 has lost a step

Some NBA executives think that Chris Paul has lost something, according to one reporter. Appearing on ESPN’s “Numbers Never Lie” Thursday, NBA reporter Chris Broussard was asked whether the Clippers could compete for an NBA title. The Clippers reached the Western Conference semifinals last season but lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games….Read More

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Cousins nearly lost his mind during a foul shot

At one point during the first half against Lithuania at the FIBA World Cup, DeMarcus Cousins became perhaps more frustrated with Lithuania’s Jonas Valanciunas.

      
 

 

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By talking basketball, nothing lost in translation

No language barrier: At FIBA World Cup, speaking basketball leaves nothing lost in translation

      
 

 

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Finland lost by almost 60, their fans were still happy

Incurable optimists.

      
 

 

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Miami Heat: Why They Won And Lost The Offseason

Miami Heat: Why They Won And Lost The Offseason
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff…
When I writing the winners and losers of the NBA offseason, I had difficulty placing the Heat. On the left hand their best player and the best player in the NBA, LeBron James went to Cleveland. If you have the best player in the NBA and he signs with another team you cannot be an offseason winner, but on the right, I loved the rest of their offseason, so they cannot be called losers. Yes I just said I cannot call them winners or losers, but I will call them winners and losers. Yes, it’s a technicality, but if you’d like to complain feel free.
Yes, losing LeBron James hurts, they won’t be a better team and likely aren’t a contender, so yes they are losers in that regard, but they have rebounded as well as they could. Pat Riley was able to still keep the Heat one of the 3 best teams in the Eastern Conference. Signing Chris Bosh to a 100+ million dollar contract isn’t perfect, but with no Ja…

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Report: Carmelo Anthony lost weight ‘to play trianngle offense’

Carmelo Anthony shocked the NBA world recently when he posted an Unstagram photo of himself looking skinner than he usually looked.  Anthony had spent the off-season losing weight.  It wasn’t initially clear why he would do this but now we know.
According to the New York Post who cite an ‘Anthony confident’, the reason that Anthony lost the weight was to better fit the triangle offense which the Knicks will be running in the upcoming season.
“He wants to be as athletic as he was when he was a rookie,’’ the confidant told The Post. “Plus he wants to be a facilitator in the triangle and speed will help that.’’
The All-Star forward, who re-signed with the Knicks after weeks of indecision, feels that being in better shape as well as being faster and quicker will help him fit the role better.
The triangle offense is a read-and-react scheme that requres a lot of passing and movement.  It’s a far cry from the offense the Knicks ran under Mike Woodson in the past.
Knicks president Phil Jackson

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