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Durant Brings the Thunder to Drew League

LOS ANGELES-There’s not too many places you can go to for free and catch some of the world’ greatest basketball players playing pick up games. The Drew League, based in the center of South Los Angeles, is one place where you can find that option. There are a lot of […]

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NBA Stars Light up the Drew League

LOS ANGELES-The Drew League has been around for 40 years. And like fine wine, it keeps getting better with time. The anticipation of NBA stars filing into the King/Drew Magnet School gymnasium in South Los Angeles, was high. Buzz and rumors about the possibility of Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose […]

Clippers

Immediate Impact

The Los Angeles Clippers waited to get the player they wanted from the NBA Draft. The Clippers stayed true to the draft pecking order and wound up selecting North Carolina shooting guard Reggie Bullock with the 25th overall pick in the first round. With his son Austin playing at Duke […]

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Just What the (Doc) tor Ordered

Pedigree means everything in bringing a championship formula to a team. Glenn “Doc” Rivers has it. The Los Angeles Clippers badly needed it. Now the heralded former Boston Celtics coach is bringing that mojo to the Clippers to help the team contend for an NBA title. Wednesday, Rivers was formally […]

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Heat Show off White Hot Celebration in Miami

  It’s back to back championships for the Miami HEAT! Late last night in Miami, the Miami HEAT beat the San Antonio Spurs 95 to 88, becoming NBA Champions for the second consecutive year! After the win, the Miami HEAT players celebrated their victory in the locker room by popping 100 rare magnum bottles […]

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A Texas-Sized Whipping

Nothing from nothing leaves nothing. The Miami Heat received what they put out in Game 3 of the NBA Finals: a blank check they could not cash in after an embarrassing 36-point beatdown at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs. . It was nice to see you. Now it’s […]

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In the Closing Minutes

Sloppy plays down the stretch has cost the Miami Heat  two games during their series with the Indian Pacers; one game at home and one game on the road. There’s no doubt in my mind that this series could have been and should have been a sweep. Playing the most […]

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The NBA’s Final Four

In a year full of injuries to high-profile players such as 5-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, 2008 Finals MVP runner up Rajon Rondo, 2011 league MVP Derrick Rose and 2012 Olympian Russell Westbrook, the NBA Finals seem to be up for grabs. The Los Angeles Lakers lost all hope for […]

Clippers

Clippers Move on to Next Phase

  Expectations in Clipper Nation are officially a lot higher now. Now that it’s become official that Vinny Del Negro will not be back as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, the stakes for the team has just been raised. Clippers management is clearly sending a message that they expect […]

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Big Dogs Flex Their Muscles in Game 2

After close and disappointing losses in Game 1, all four of the teams on the losing end in the second round of the NBA playoffs, rallied this week to take Game 2 in their respective series. Whether it was strategizing in Game 1 to watch what strengths and weaknesses their […]

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NBA Playoffs: Skill vs. Physicality

It’s nearing the end of the first round and teams are showing desperation with signs of physical play. Trying to get into the heads of their opponents, teams are throwing elbows, knocking knees, blacking eyes and pretty much doing whatever it takes to win games. It’s called playoff basketball. Physicality […]

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Breaking into the NBA Quite Nicely

NEW YORK – Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers is the recipient of the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy as the 2012-13 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, the NBA announced. Lillard was a unanimous selection, having totaled 605 points as he received all 121 first-place votes from a panel of sportswriters and […]

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Win or Go Home

May 2 Tamara Latta 0

Los Angeles-The Los Angeles Clippers are going to Memphis with their backs against the wall. If they fail to win Game 6 Friday night, they’ll be eliminated from the Western Conference Playoffs. It’s been a bumpy road for the Clippers lately; they’ve lost their last three playoff games against the […]

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Homecourt Advantage

Playing in front of family, friends and a home crowd benefits teams with home court advantage, home court advantage has proven to be just that thus far by six out of eight teams who have  taken a early 2-0 lead  in the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs. The […]

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A Brown New Day

April 24 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Mike Brown must be a happy man today. He should be. After being relieved of his duties as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers five games into the 2012-13 season, Brown has 20 million reasons to flash that wide, charismatic smile of his. I wonder if the city of […]