12:34 AM EDT, Fri May 27, 2016
Golden State Of Mind 14 mins ago

Warriors beat Thunder, 120-111: Andrew Bogut Dundee-fended Oracle Arena

It was do or die for the Golden State Warriors. Shout out to the people old enough to catch that reference. First Half For the first time in weeks, the Golden State Warriors opened the game looking like a 73-win juggernaut. Andrew Bogut, welcome back to the NBA. This game was all about the big Aussie, and he (finally) delivered. After looking gimpy, tired and slow for a solid four games, Bogut was back to his dominant self. Although casual fans around the world know the Warriors for their big three, the fact remains that their two All-NBA caliber defensive role players (Bogut and Andre...
Golden State Of Mind 51 mins ago

NBA Western Conference Finals 2016: Warriors stave off elimination, win Game 5 120-111

In the first elimination game under Steve Kerr, the Warriors responded and beat the Thunder 120-111. Deep breaths, Warriors fans. Deep breaths and golf claps. The Warriors are heading back to Oklahoma City with new life. Sure, they could get blown out in Game 6, but now there's hope. If they could win...well, hey now. For now, it's just one game at a time. A win is a win. @warriors live to fight for another day... Cmon #DubNation let's do it @unstoppablebaby @NBAIndia @SonySIX #StrengthInNumbers — Deepan Francis Edwin (@DeepanFrancis) May 27, 2016 Live to fight another day. All the...
Golden State Of Mind 2 hours ago

NBA Western Conference Finals Game 5: Warriors lead 58-50 at the half

The Warriors came out strong, but the Thunder will not go quietly into the night. Well, things have looked promising. Stephen Curry came out and had a few flurries. Draymond Green seemed like the player he was pre-#NutKickgate, and the Warriors lead by eight points at the half. However, the Thunder will not go away. They are a tenacious, irascible crew. So far? Game MVP goes to Andrew Bogut, who has been playing huge, impacting shots and changing the flow both offensively and defensively. Bogut looks like a totally different player. On top of all he's done ... he's moving SO much...
Welcome to Loud City 3 hours ago

Sounds of Thunder: Russell Westbrook Named to the All-NBA First Team!!! Finally.

A season after being compared with one the all-time greats in NBA history, Westbrook has finally taken his place among the stars. Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was named to his first All-NBA First Team this morning and there is really only one thing I can say about that. "It's about damn time!" When Kevin Durant purposely saved Russell Westbrook as the last teammate he spoke about in his now famous MVP acceptance speech, did the NBA, or the rest of the world for that matter, think that KD called Russell Westbrook an MVP-caliber player just for show!?! I know you guys...
Welcome to Loud City 4 hours ago

Why Kevin Durant Deserves First Team… and much, much more

How KD's playoff performance is shocking the world. Truthfully, Kevin Durant was not as valuable as Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James this regular season. (Check WS/48). He casually exhaled over the course of 82 games, dropping 28 a night on .505/.386/.898 shooting, securing 3rd in the toughest conference sports has ever seen. Ho-hum. Life is funny though, because right now in the playoffs HE’S THE BEST PLAYER ON THE FREAKING PLANET. Don’t Believe Me Because No One Does And why should they? LeBron smothers every struggling weed trying to grow through the cracks in the East, and Kawhi...
Bullets Forever 4 hours ago

Markieff Morris detained at Philly airport on suspected marijuana possession

After a solid start to the offseason with a new head coaching hire, the Wizards are in the news for the wrong reason. According to John Gonzalez of CSN Philadelphia Markieff Morris was detained by local authorities on Thursday afternoon after Philadelphia International Airport security recovered a "suspicious item" in a bag Morris had checked for an international trip. Oh boy. Let's take a step back and unpack everything we have before jumping to conclusions. According to Gonzalez's report, the recovered item was described as "suspicious" and the matter is still under investigation by the...
Net Income / NetsDaily 5 hours ago

Brooklyn Nets to hold second free agent mini-camp next month?

David Pick, the European hoops writer, tweets that the Nets will hold another free agent mini-camp next month. I'm told Kwame Vaughn, All-FIBA Europe Cup SG, has been invited to next Nets mini camp. — David Pick (@IAmDPick) May 25, 2016 The mini-camp is expected to begin around June 16, after international leagues finish up and well before NBA free agency -- and summer league play. The second mini-camp is yet another indication that the Nets are pushing development and unconventional free agency.  As Kenny Atkinson said last week, "We’re going to have to look under every rock, and...
Fear The Sword 5 hours ago

NBA Playoffs: Thunder vs. Warriors Game 5 open thread

Can the Thunder close out the Warriors tonight? Exactly two weeks ago the San Antonio Spurs became the best team in history that failed to reach the NBA Finals. Tonight their place a top that leaderboard is in jeopardy. The Oklahoma City Thunder have stunned the Warriors in two straight games to push the record-setting defending champions to the brink of elimination. The Warriors and their fans are sad. When? 9 p.m. Where? Oracle Arena Broadcast? TNT Cleveland fans, however, are not sad. Oklahoma City is playing fantastic basketball, but they present fewer match up problems for our...
Pounding The Rock 5 hours ago

Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge garner All-NBA selections

The Spurs' All-Stars are being recognized once again for their terrific individual seasons. The Klaw and L-Train, the Silver and Black's dynamic duo, were announced earlier today as selections to the All-NBA First Team and All-NBA Third Team, respectively. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker also received votes. For LaMarcus Aldridge, this is his third time being named to the All-NBA Third Team (2011, 2014) while Kawhi Leonard earns his very first All-NBA team, though it will surely be the first of many. Kawhi continues to rack up recognition, awards, and honors following a career season in his 5th...
Silver Screen and Roll 6 hours ago

Lakers draft rumors: Brandon Ingram says he doesn't care which team picks him

The top prospect isn't trying to force his way to a certain team. Duke freshman Brandon Ingram is almost universally considered one of the top-two prospects in the 2016 NBA Draft after averaging 17.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 41 percent shooting from behind the arc during his lone college season. While there have been some rumors of  fellow top prospect Ben Simmons' camp attempting to navigate him to the Los Angeles Lakers instead of the Philadelphia 76ers, Ingram made it clear he wouldn't be doing any such maneuvering. "It doesn't matter to me [which team selects me], any organization...
Daily Thunder 6 hours ago

Thunder vs. Warriors: Game 5 Pregame Primer

vs.  Western Conference Finals (Best 4 of 7) Thunder (11-4, 5-2 road) vs. Warriors (9-5, 7-1 home) TV: TNT Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM, 1300 AM The Buzz Tulsa) Time: 8:00 PM CST
Indy Cornrows 6 hours ago

Paul George adds more accolades to his résumé

Indiana's franchise star has been selected to the All-NBA Third Team and All-NBA Defensive Second Team. After being left out of the awards discussion last season due to injury, Paul George has, once again, made a name for himself. For the second time in his career, Indiana's franchise star was selected to the All-NBA Third Team, earning 28 Second Team votes and 73 Third Team votes. Along with George, LaMarcus Aldrdige of the San Antonio Spurs and Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons complete the Third Team's frontcourt, while Golden State's Klay Thompson and Toronto's Kyle Lowry make up...
Hot Hot Hoops 6 hours ago

Dwyane Wade proclaims a #BoshWadeSummer16

With the Miami Heat out of the NBA Playoffs, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have a full summer to kick back. Miami Heat's star Dwyane Wade took to social media Thursday afternoon while traveling overseas to share what will most likely be the hashtag for the summer #BoshWadeSummer16. In the image shared, Wade gives his teammate and longtime friend Chris Bosh a shout out writing "@chrisbosh Bros fo lyfe!!! #boshwadesummer16" @chrisbosh Bros fo lyfe!!! #boshwadesummer16 A photo posted by dwyanewade (@dwyanewade) on May 26, 2016 at 11:58am PDT The fun continues with a short clip on how...
Pounding The Rock 6 hours ago

Reminder: Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker are the only remaining active players with four or more championship rings

Sometimes it is good to remember the obvious things in life. Thank you redditor pclark90210 for pointing out something we could all stand to remember: There are no active players who have more rings than Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, or Tony Parker. With Kobe Bryant's retirement, the Spurs' "Big Three" sit solely atop that list. Timmy leads the way with five, while Tony and Manu both have four a piece. From wikipedia: And, as pclark90210 points out, no matter what happens this postseason, the Spurs' stars will still top this list. Let's give it up for sustained...
Liberty Ballers 7 hours ago

Houston Rockets Hire Sixers Assistant Mike D'Antoni

D'Antoni didn't even spend a full season with the Sixers. Less than six months after joining the organization, Sixers assistant coach Mike D'Antoni will be leaving to become the head coach of the Houston Rockets, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. D'Antoni interviewed for the job less than a week ago, and narrowly beat out Charlotte Hornets assistant Scott Silas. This will be D'Antoni's fifth head coaching job and the sixth NBA team he's worked for. The 65-year-old former player joined Philadelphia's staff in December after spending nearly 18 months out of basketball once he...
The Dream Shake 7 hours ago

Rockets reportedly set to hire Mike D'Antoni as coach

This is not fun news. The Rockets will reportedly make Mike D'Antoni their next head coach, according to multiple reports. Adrian Wojnarowski reports they're going to surround him with "an experienced staff," including Jeff Bzdelik as defensive coordinator. In this case, Leslie Alexander can take all the experience he wants and shove it up his ass, because this is a terrible hire. D'Antoni has flamed out in his last two jobs, pissed off players in the process, and has yet to prove that he's capable of adjusting his once-revolutionary system to his personnel or the modern NBA he helped...
Pounding The Rock 7 hours ago

Are the Oklahoma City Thunder really this good?

It sure looks like they are. With OKC sitting pretty with a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals, Seth Warren and I take time in Episode 8 of the Superfluous Poppycock Podcast to give props to the Thunder, talk about the quandary Spurs fans are in at the moment, congratulate Kawhi Leonard on his two most recent accomplishments, and discuss Cavaliers vs. Raptors before getting into our picks for what TV shows to watch this summer. You can download the MP3 here, or listen using the player below.
Silver Screen and Roll 7 hours ago

Lakers could have league-leading $64.1 million in salary cap space this summer, according to latest projection

Los Angeles is going to have a lot of money to spend in free agency. Everyone knows that the Los Angeles Lakers are going to have gobs of cap space this summer, which is good news for a team sorely lacking in talent outside of a couple of promising young players. Now that the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery set team's draft orders, we have a better idea of exactly how much the Lakers will have to spend (Hint: it's a lot). Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders calculated his latest projections for each team, and the Lakers are slated to have up to $64.1 million in salary cap space this summer following...
Clips Nation 7 hours ago

Should the Los Angeles Clippers pursue Joakim Noah?

After nine years in Chicago, the 31-year-old center is likely to find a new home this summer. Should the Clippers have interest? Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that center Joakim Noah has told some teammates that his time with the Chicago Bulls is up. According to the article, Noah has gotten fed up with Chicago's front office and he doesn't trust them to get the franchise moving in the right direction. As a result, Noah, who's slated to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent this summer, will likely be suiting up in a different uniform next season. The...

Atlanta Hawks: Al Horford or Dwight Howard?

Kris and Phil discuss whether Al Horford or Dwight Howard would be the better free agent signing for the Hawks plus much more on this week's Peachtree Hoops Podcast On this edition of Peachtree Hoops hosts Kris Willis and Phil Naessens discuss whether or not the Atlanta Hawks should re-sign Al Horford or sign free agent Dwight Howard, Paul Millsap being named Second Team All-NBA Defense, the Eastern and Western Conference Finals and much more! DOWNLOAD THE MP3

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