Giannis Antetokounmpo Discusses His Future In Milwaukee

Hoops Rumors

Bucks management had to be encouraged by Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s first public comments after winning his second consecutive MVP on Friday. Appearing from Greece on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” Antetokounmpo speculated about a lengthy future with the franchise (Twitter link).

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Steve Nash reveals bold plan for Kevin Durant next season

Larry Brown Sports

Steve Nash will be wasting no time getting creative next season as the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.

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Social Media Loses Its Mind After This Video of Bronny James Surfaces

Total Pro Sports

Bronny James just reminded everybody why it can sometimes suck being the kid of a mega-star athlete in the social media world.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo: “Don’t Call Me MVP Until I’m A Champion.”

Fadeaway World

Giannis Antetokounmpo is just the third person in NBA history to win Defensive Player of the Year and MVP in the same season and, looking back, it’s impossible to say he wasn’t deserving of either.

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Nets interested in Jrue Holiday trade

Larry Brown Sports

The Brooklyn Nets may be in the hunt for another standout player to pair with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

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Who’s the best golfer inside the NBA bubble? It’s probably not a player

USA Today

The Miami Heat’s practice had ended, and forward Andre Iguodala left the gym talking on his phone.

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LeBron James Was the Most Valuable Player in the NBA This Year

The Big Lead

On Friday, Giannis Antetokounmpo was named NBA MVP for the second consecutive season. While Antetokounmpo was statistically the best player in the league this year, I'm firm in my belief that LeBron James was the most valuable player in the NBA during the 2019-20 season. He deserved the award.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo sees being a Buck long-term ‘as long as everybody’s on the same page’

The Score

Giannis Antetokounmpo won his second straight NBA MVP award Friday and became the first player since Hakeem Olajuwon to take MVP and Defensive Player of the Year honors in the same season.

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Brad Stevens held team meeting with Celtics leaders following locker room arguments

Yardbarker

The Boston Celtics could either implode or use their heated locker room argument following Thursday's Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat as a way to bounce back in the Eastern Conference Finals. 

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LeBron’s 2020 Playoff Run Is Remarkably Similar To Kobe’s Championship Run In 2009

Fadeaway World

LeBron James and the L.A. Lakers are just eight wins away from winning an NBA Championship. It’s obviously a pivotal moment for the players and the franchise that will impact a lot of narratives going forward.

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Michael Malone cracks funny ‘3-1’ joke ahead of Lakers series

Larry Brown Sports

The Denver Nuggets are unstoppable these playoffs when down 3-1, and head coach Michael Malone almost wants to keep playing from behind.

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Steve Nash reveals how he plans to use Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving on offense

Clutch Points

New Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash talked about how he’s going to use superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on offense next season with New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard J.J. Redick on Redick’s podcast.

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Jimmy Butler: The Incredible Rise To Stardom In The NBA

Fadeaway World

Jimmy “Buckets” has taken the NBA by storm this season. He seemingly came out of nowhere during his tenure with the Chicago Bulls, before signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves and ultimately getting traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. Now, he is the leader and best player for a team that is in the Eastern Conference Finals with a chance to make the NBA Finals. Butler, quite frankly, has been an incredible star in the NBA during this decade.

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Kings Hiring Monte McNair As Head Of Basketball Operations

Yahoo! Sports

The Sacramento Kings are hiring Houston Rockets assistant general manager Monte McNair as their head of basketball operations, The Athletic reports.

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Bradley Beal shows his class and maturity after All-NBA snub

Essentially Sports

The All-NBA teams are out for the 2019-20 season and fans are going mad over the Washington Wizards star being snubbed. Bradley Beal has been overlooked by the voters once again.

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Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose not participating in Detroit Pistons’ workouts

ESPN

Phase 1 of the NBA in-market bubble has started for the Detroit Pistons, but veterans Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose, and free agents Christian Wood and Langston Galloway aren't participating right now, according to coach Dwane Casey.

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Clippers Fan Burns Paul George Jersey After Early Playoff Exit

TMZ

"Would you look at that? It's the first time Paul George has been on fire all night!"

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Russell Westbrook Isn’t a Good Complement For Anyone

Fadeaway World

Another season, another early playoff exit for the Houston Rockets. Despite having stars, experience, and total commitment to their system, H-Town is once again left watching the postseason play out form home.

The difference this time is that not everyone can agree on who is the most to blame.

Could it be James Harden, who has shown major trouble stepping up when his team needs him most? Is it D’Antoni, whose anti-midrange approach has left the Rockets predictable and vulnerable to inevitable cold streaks? Is it Daryl Morey, who is responsible for trading Chris Paul and Clint Capela?

How about Russell Westbrook? His playstyle has always been a huge controversy and many even call it a detriment to his team. In what one Eastern Conference coach told Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, Russ is the type of guy that makes it harder for other star teammates to succeed.

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Magic Johnson teases Showtime Lakers documentary

Clutch Points

NBA legend and Los Angeles Lakers icon Magic Johnson is teasing Purple and Gold fans with a Showtime documentary.

Johnson was at the Lakers’ practice facility on Monday, as the Showtime doc has evidently already begun production. The 12-time All-Star ran into Los Angeles owner Jeanie Buss as well.

Michael Jordan’s “The Last Dance” docuseries was epic, so we can surmise this Showtime doc will be good as well.

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Sheriff Challenges LeBron James To Match Reward Money To Catch Shooter

Total Pro Sports

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is calling out LeBron James personally to take action on behalf of the police.

Over the weekend, two deputies, a 31-year-old female and a 24-year-old male, were sitting in their squad car at a Metro rail station in Compton when a suspect walked up and opened fire through an open window on the passenger side. The deputies were able to radio for help. The department tweeted a video of the shooting that shows a person opening fire with a pistol.

On Monday, the sheriff asked LeBron to match the reward money that’s already on the table to help find the shooter.

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Fox News’ Top 10 NBA Players List Is Very Controversial: Shaquille O’Neal 3rd, Kobe Bryant 6th

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Top 10 lists are always controversial and that takes a different dimension when you talk about NBA players. The GOAT debate is a hot topic in the league but that doesn’t raise as many eyebrows as the top 10 best ballers in NBA history. That is indeed a sensitive topic since nobody has the same perception or taste of players.

Fox News gave his two pennies on this matter delivering their own Top 10 NBA players list and as usual, it was controversial. To make things worse, it was not even because of the #1 spot, which belongs to Michael Jordan, followed by LeBron James. Things go wrong when we see #3, which according to FN, belongs to Shaquille O’Neal.

O’Neal’s pure dominance was the reason why the NBA was forced to change its rules. First, when O’Neal was a member of the Orlando Magic in 1993, he made a put-back dunk that was so strong, that it basically broke the backboard, and the goal ended up folding and lowering to the floor. This caused the NBA to have a backup hoop in every arena.

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Pau Gasol gives newborn daughter meaningful name in tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant

Larry Brown Sports

Pau Gasol was incredibly close with Kobe Bryant, and he offered a reminder of just how close on Sunday.

Gasol and his wife Catherine welcomed a baby daughter this week. He shared the news on social media, along with what he called her “very meaningful name” in honor of Gianna Bryant, Kobe’s daughter.

13-year-old Gianna died with her father in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. on January 26.

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Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta releases statement on departure of Mike D’Antoni

Clutch Points

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has released an official statement after Mike D’Antoni informed the team he would not return as head coach next season.

Fertitta thanked D’Antoni for his achievements as Rockets head coach and wished him the best in future endeavors:

“I would like to thank Mike D’Antoni and his wife, Laurel, for their incredible contributions to the Houston Rockets organization and the Houston community,” Tilman Fertitta said. “Mike is a true professional and an amazing basketball mind. He is a winner, and we have been blessed to have had such an outstanding coach and leader to work with the past four seasons. We wish Mike and Laurel nothing but success and happiness in their next chapter.”

Mike D’Antoni entered the 2019-20 season on an expiring contract after he and Houston failed to come to terms on a potential extension.

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LeBron James Drops Cryptic Tweet Amid Lakers Playoff Run

Heavy

The Los Angeles Lakers are one win away from advancing to the Western Conference Finals, but LeBron James had something else on his mind during his off day.

James revealed some frustration in a tweet on Friday night, writing: “Same [crap] different day #JustThoughts.”

 

It’s a cryptic tweet and James could be taking about a variety of things. However, shortly after the tweet he posted an Instagram story popping open a bottle of vintage wine, so it obviously didn’t slow down James too much.

He has been very outspoken about the constraints of the bubble, where he and the rest of the Lakers have been now for two plus months. He recently had his wife, Savannah, join him in the bubble, but it’s still far from the life he’s used to living.

“I’m not going to tell you exactly what I do,” James said told the media. “Because I would be giving my opponents a lot of my ingredients. But let’s just say my wife is not enjoying what I do on a day-to-day basis inside the bubble getting ready for a game. Let’s just say that. I spent a lot of time, a lot of time on my body.”

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Raptors Fans Start Disgusting Petition To Send Pascal Siakam Back To Africa After Celtics Series

Total Pro Sports

For the Toronto Raptors, many thought All-Star forward Pascal Siakam would be the one to lead the team throughout the bubble experience in Florida.

Siakam had a bubble experience to forget as he averaged 16.9 points on 39.4% shooting from the field after he was putting up 23.6 points on 45.9% shooting overall and 35.9% from deep during the regular season before the stoppage.

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