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Where Carmelo Anthony’s return season ranks in his career

Carmelo Anthony has been so statistically dominant throughout his NBA career that his comeback season with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2019-20 is his third-worst campaign in what has been a Hall-of-Fame career. Of course, it has been great to see Anthony back in the NBA after he was exiled for no reason. All the […] The post Where Carmelo Anthony’s return season ranks in his career appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Video: Charles Barkley hilariously still confused by how virtual fans work

Hall of Fame NBA forward and current TNT analyst Charles Barkley is having a hard time understanding the concept of virtual fans. Chuck had a hilarious back-and-forth with the other members of “Inside the NBA” as they chided him for failing to understand the functionality of the fans on the screen. Chuck got flamed for […] The post Video: Charles Barkley hilariously still confused by how virtual fans work appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic a ‘reincarnation of Larry Bird’ and Moses Malone, says Gregg Popovich

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich had high praise for Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic after the Nuggets defeated the Spurs 132-126 on Wednesday. Popovich said Jokic is a “reincarnation of Larry Bird” and also likened him to Hall of Fame big man Moses Malone. Gregg Popovich on Nikola Jokic: Hes a reincarnation of […] The post Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic a ‘reincarnation of Larry Bird’ and Moses Malone, says Gregg Popovich appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Carmelo Anthony should be a lock for the Hall of Fame

Even before the Portland Trail Blazers saved his NBA career by signing him when no one else wanted to, Carmelo Anthony was always going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer despite his lack of postseason success. Since entering the NBA in 2003 with the Denver Nuggets, Anthony has been one of the more polarizing […] The post Carmelo Anthony should be a lock for the Hall of Fame appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 best trades in San Antonio Spurs history, ranked

There’s no denying that the San Antonio Spurs built its dynasty through the draft. Their Hall of Fame players David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili were all products of the Spurs’ success in selecting talent — may it be from the lottery or late rounds. In hindsight, the Spurs have had more […] The post 3 best trades in San Antonio Spurs history, ranked appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: Metrics show Drummond a better rebounder than Rodman

The Chicago Bulls defensive standout and Hall-of-Fame forward Dennis Rodman does have some comparable stats to that of Cleveland big man Andre Drummond. Advanced metrics are a tricky thing in this day and age of the NBA when compared to how the game used to be played. The all-encompassing advanced stats are usually more proficient […] Chicago Bulls: Metrics show Drummond a better rebounder than Rodman - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Bill Russell hilariously reminds fan he’s still alive during Celtics-Blazers game

Boston Celtics Hall of Fame center and NBA legend Bill Russell had a hilarious retort for a Twitter user who said he was “looking down from heaven smiling.” Russell assured the Twittersphere he was still alive and well as he watched Boston’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday afternoon. He also gave a […] The post Bill Russell hilariously reminds fan he’s still alive during Celtics-Blazers game appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Chicago Bulls: Pippen tosses aside anger with MJ from ‘The Last Dance’

“The Last Dance” caused some friction between some former Chicago Bulls legends, but it appears to be more cleared up of late. One of the more notable storylines following the conclusion of the hit 10-part ABC/ESPN/Netflix documentary series chronicling the Chicago Bulls 1997-98 title-winning team “The Last Dance” was the developing bone that Hall-of-Fame forward […] Chicago Bulls: Pippen tosses aside anger with MJ from ‘The Last Dance’ - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Lakers’ LeBron James reveals who inspired him to become an elite defender

Throughout his career in the NBA, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been a dominant force on both ends of the floor. Although he may not be the lockdown defender of old at 35, he’s had some iconic moments defensively during his Hall-of-Fame-caliber career that put him in elite company like his unforgettable chase-down […] The post Lakers’ LeBron James reveals who inspired him to become an elite defender appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jason Kidd may be gaining traction as candidate for Knicks’ head coach job

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Oh no. We at P&T headquarters don’t always agree, particularly when it comes to advocating for one of the 11 candidates for Knicks head coach. How do, however, agree on one thing: We do NOT want Jason Kidd. So guess who’s gaining steam in the head coach race, according to Stefan Bondy? Stalled contract negotiations with Tom Thibodeau, the favorite for months, has elevated Jason Kidd to a frontrunner, the Daily News has learned. Kidd, a brilliant Hall of Fame player, is viewed by the Knicks as a conduit to attracting stars, and his relationship with...

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Kidd Emerges as Frontrunner for Knicks Job

Photo by Allen Berezovsky/ Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd is rumored to be the frontrunner for the Knicks’ vacant head coaching job. The Knicks are still searching for the next person to occupy their head coach position. According to Daily News contributor Stefan Bondy, New York now appears focused on hiring current Lakers assistant Jason Kidd. Bondy outlines, through an unnamed source, that Kidd’s ability to connect with marquee free agents is driving his case for the Knicks’ vacancy. Kidd, a brilliant Hall of Fame player, is viewed by the Knicks as a conduit to attracting...

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The one way LeBron James will never be Michael Jordan, per Hall of Famer

Michael Jordan and LeBron James are always going to be compared. Both players are NBA legends and have done countless great things off the court as well. In terms of being an influencer though, LeBron doesn’t have a shot of catching Jordan. That’s at least what Hall of Fame writer Sam Smith — who covered […] The post The one way LeBron James will never be Michael Jordan, per Hall of Famer appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jazz to honor late coach Jerry Sloan with patch on jerseys

The Utah Jazz will honor Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan by wearing a patch on their team jerseys and warmups when the NBA season restarts in Orlando, Florida

Pounding The Rock

Open Thread: Between 2 Spurs: Matt Bonner and Brian Scalabrine

Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via With Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headed for the Hall of Fame, their redheaded teammates reminisce. In this edition of Between 2 Spurs, Matt Bonner visits with Brian Scalabrine. While technically never a member of the San Antonio Spurs, Brian Scalabrine spent eleven seasons in the NBA, three of those alongside Kevin Garnett as part of the 2008 NBA Championship Boston Celtics. The two ginger snaps talk the “good old days,” living with sunscreen, and the comparisons between working with their respective 2020 Hall of Fame inductees, and spaghetti...

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Why LaMarcus Aldridge should begin writing his Hall of Fame speech

Former Trail Blazer star LaMarcus Aldridge turns 35-years-old today. While the back half of his career is yet to be decided, here’s why his Hall of Fame candidacy should be. The right-shoulder turnarounds that have made him the most prolific midrange savant of his era have been a joy to watch. As has the consistent, […] Why LaMarcus Aldridge should begin writing his Hall of Fame speech - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook to be inducted into UCLA Hall of Fame

Former OKC Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook will be inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame As the teams prepare for the season restart, former OKC Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook remains at home following a positive test for COVID-19. Although the man who kept Thunder Nation thrilled for 11 years is asymptomatic he has to wait […] OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook to be inducted into UCLA Hall of Fame - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Why Kobe Bryant changed his jersey number from No. 8 to No. 24, what each number meant to him

Kobe Bryant played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Initially starting out as one of the most electric, young superstars in the league, Bryant eventually became a cold and calculated assassin on the court. The late Lakers legend’s Hall of Fame career can be divided into two chapters. First when he wore […] The post Why Kobe Bryant changed his jersey number from No. 8 to No. 24, what each number meant to him appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Detroit Pistons: ‘Now it’s time to win,’ said Derrick Rose last offseason

Derrick Rose of the Detroit Pistons previously discussed that all he wants to add to his lucrative resume is an NBA championship, and he wants it now. The once surefire Hall of Fame career for Derrick Rose has taken its twists and turns as the youngest MVP in league history has battled injuries constantly for […] Detroit Pistons: ‘Now it’s time to win,’ said Derrick Rose last offseason - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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Charles Barkley says Portland Trail Blazers will beat the Lakers in playoffs

NBA legend and TNT host Charles Barkley recently said that if the Portland Trail Blazers made the playoffs, they would beat the Lakers in the first round. We all know who Charles Barkley is. The NBA legend and Hall of Fame Power-Forward has been on our screens for NBA on TNT for many years. He […] Charles Barkley says Portland Trail Blazers will beat the Lakers in playoffs - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Wizards come up with awesome gesture for Wes Unseld

The Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics plan on honoring the late Hall of Fame center Wes Unseld with jersey patches for the remainder of their seasons, the franchises announced on Thursday. Unseld, who passed away earlier in June, left an incredible legacy. A five-time All-Star, the Louisville native was a force to be reckoned with […] The post Wizards come up with awesome gesture for Wes Unseld appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Chicago Bulls: Scottie Pippen feels AD should lead Lakers instead of LeBron

Former Chicago Bulls legend and Hall-of-Fame forward Scottie Pippen has an increasingly popular take on the Los Angeles Lakers star dynamic. Two of the teams to watch for any Chicago Bulls fans once the NBA season restarts later this month at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL, specifically on July 30, are the Los […] Chicago Bulls: Scottie Pippen feels AD should lead Lakers instead of LeBron - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Kobe Bryant headlines 2020 Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant leads the list of inductees for this year’s Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, per Donald Hunt of the Philadelphia Tribune.  The Lakers icon played his high school ball at Lower Merion in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Due to the recent announcement in regards to COVID-19 restricting large gatherings in Philadelphia for the […] The post Kobe Bryant headlines 2020 Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame inductees appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Will Draymond Green make the Hall of Fame?

Draymond Green has been a vital piece to the Golden State Warriors for so many years. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny his contributions which have lead to the overall success of the team. You can even make the argument that the Warriors probably wouldn’t win three NBA championships in the last five […] The post Will Draymond Green make the Hall of Fame? appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love to receive prestigious UCLA honor

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love once teamed together to dominate the hardwood during their college days at UCLA. Now, the NBA stars will headline the Bruins’ prestigious 2020 Hall of Fame induction class, which will also include Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. The upcoming nine-member @UCLAAthletics Hall of Fame […] The post Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love to receive prestigious UCLA honor appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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5 best players who played for the Pelicans that you forgot about

The New Orleans Pelicans franchise — which was called the New Orleans Hornets from 2002 to 2013 and also held the title of New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets due to the tragic events of Hurricane Katrina — has only had two Hall of Fame talents suit up for the club. Chris Paul and Anthony Davis established […] The post 5 best players who played for the Pelicans that you forgot about appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called out by longtime Lakers fan Ice Cube

Los Angeles Lakers legend and NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s editorial for the Hollywood Reporter has drawn the ire of Ice Cube. The rapper and BIG3 co-founder took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon to decry Cap’s piece, as well as the publication that offered it to readers: Shame on the Hollywood Reporter who obviously gave […] The post Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called out by longtime Lakers fan Ice Cube appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Scottie Pippen reacts to Austin Rivers’ bold title contender claim about Rockets

Austin Rivers believes his Houston Rockets are contenders for the NBA title when the restart begins later this July in Orlando. Hall of Fame forward and current ESPN analyst Scottie Pippen agrees, though he thinks there will be more than just “three or four” contenders. Pippen argued the hiatus makes the restart a big unknown, […] The post Scottie Pippen reacts to Austin Rivers’ bold title contender claim about Rockets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Dubs in-depth: Will Draymond Green get into the Hall of Fame?

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Bleacher Report says the former NBA Defensive Player of the Year still has work to do to strengthen his case. There is no doubt about how important Draymond Green was to the Golden State Warriors’ three championships over the past years. Green’s numbers don’t pop out like his teammates Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, but he was a threat to put up a triple-double anytime he stepped on the court. Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz used basketball reference’s Hall of Fame probability meter to go over each NBA teams’ roster to determine which players have the...

Should Derrick Rose be in the Hall of Fame? | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Ramona Shelburne and Amin Elhassan react to Derrick Rose's interview on The Stephen A. Smith Show, and debate whether the former NBA MVP with the Chicago Bulls should be in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. #TheJump #NBA #Spor

Sidney Moncrief | Hall of Fame Career Retrospective

Take a look back at the legendary career of Sidney Moncrief as he is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame!