Basketball Timeline

Kevin Durant Overthrows King James, Finally Number One?

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Kevin Durant has been considered second best as far back as high school. 2005 was a year full of basketball hype with everyone singing the praises of Greg Oden. Kevin Durant never seemed to overcome the perception that Oden was the obvious choice to become the future of the NBA. Even as Durant destroyed college… Read more »

LeBron James Sitting Out More Gives Kevin Durant Opportunity

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LeBron James has been sitting out more this season than he is used to. Heading into a showdown with Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night, LeBron James is averaging a career low 36.9 minutes per game. Coinciding with his reduction in minutes has been an incredible run of MVP caliber basketball… Read more »

Kobe Bryant A Scratch For NBA All Star Game

Kobe Bryant won't be able to make this year's All-Star game due to injuries.

Kobe Bryant has only played in six games this year. Neither that fact, nor the fact that injuries made it questionable that he would be able to play in the NBA’s 63rd annual All-Star Game, nor Kobe’s own encouragement to vote for someone else kept fans from putting him in the Western Conference’s starting five…. Read more »

Greg Oden Scores First NBA Basket In Nearly Five Years

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Greg Oden was once a can’t-miss prospect, the next coming of LeBron James, but on Wednesday the center was just happy to be scoring his first NBA basket in five years. After a string of injuries at the start of his NBA career derailed Oden, the big man finally made his way back into the… Read more »

Wilt Chamberlain 100-Point Game Footage Might Exist

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Footage of Wilt Chamberlain’s historic 100-point game might exist, according to the head basketball coach of the University of Memphis. Josh Pastner teased that his father helped to video Chamberlain’s single-game scoring record effort for the Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962. The Warriors eventually won the encounter 169-147, in… Read more »

Stephen Curry or Damian Lillard: Who Takes The Game Winner?

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Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard are both lighting up the NBA right now. Almost every night, one of them is showing up on the highlight reels knocking down clutch shots. That led us to ask the question, who takes the game winner, Stephen Curry or Damian Lillard? Inside the Numbers Stephen Curry has been taking… Read more »

Barry Hinson Goes Nuts In Press Conference After Loss [AUDIO]

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Barry Hinson has been the head men’s basketball coach of the University of Southern Illinois for two years. During that time, he has been relatively unknown on the national level. After a 73-65 loss to Murray State on Tuesday night, he’s about to become a household name. Coach Barry Hinson was visibly angry as he… Read more »

Lebron James Ankle Injury Exposes Dwyane Wade And Miami Heat

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Lebron James’ ankle injury, suffered during the Miami Heat’s victory over the Utah Jazz, poses some difficult questions for the Heat. With a banged up Dwyane Wade, and now with Lebron limping along, is Miami deep enough to withstand a barrage of injuries? The Heat looked fantastic Monday night, shooting 63.4 percent from the field… Read more »

LeBron James Still Watches Every Cavaliers Game, May Return Next Season

LeBron James Still Watches Every Cavaliers Game, May Return Next Season

LeBron James left Cleveland on difficult terms after publicly snubbing the Cavaliers in favor of the Miami Heat. But the star forward said he still follows the team closely, a development that could lead to his return next season. While many Cleveland fans remain hurt by his departure, LeBron James said watches Cleveland all the… Read more »

Kobe Bryant Tweets Response To Jim Brown Criticism

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Kobe Brant tweeted a response to legendary Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown. The all-time great football player was on the Arsenio Hall show this week when Arsenio asked him about Kobe Bryant, who returned from injury Sunday night. Brown responded by saying that Kobe had thrown Shaq “under the bus”. He was referring to… Read more »

Boston Thank You Doc Video, Curry Sinks Dallas: NBA Wrap Up

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Boston: ‘Thank You Doc’ Doc Rivers returned to the city of Boston for the first time since leaving the Celtics for the Clippers on Wednesday night. Everyone was wondering, would Celtics fans boo or cheer? The debate was purely a fabrication of journalists and talking heads. Boston still loves Doc. Sure it stung when he… Read more »

Dwyane Wade Knee Injury Fuels Heat Trade Talks

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Dwyane Wade has been missing more and more games due to injury over the last few years. His mounting absences could lead to the Miami Heat exploring trade options to add backcourt depth, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com. Wade sat out his fifth game of the young NBA season on Thursday night. The Heat… Read more »

Tara VanDerveer: Celebrates 900 Wins: ‘I’ve Lived A Blessed Life’

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Tara VanDerveer has enjoyed great success as the coach of Stanford University Women’s basketball team since 1985. She entered into the Hall of Fame after reaching her 900 win target on Wednesday, and then prepared for her team’s game against Florida Gulf Coast. VanDerveer spoke about the honor: “It goes fast. I can remember my… Read more »

Kobe Bryant and Lakers Agree To Contract Extension

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Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers have agreed to a 2 year contract extension, according to the Lakers organization. General Manager Mitch Kupchak made the announcement Monday morning. The contract extension comes just days after Kobe returned to the practice floor for the Lakers. Details of the extension have not been released yet, as is… Read more »

‘Thunder’ Law Smashes World Record Basketball Throw [Watch]

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Corey ‘Thunder’ Law, the rookie star of the Harlem Globetrotters, smashed the Guinness World Record basketball throw on Thursday at the Phoenix Suns’ US Airways Arena. He lobbed the ball a massive 109 feet and 9 inches from one end of the arena to the basket on the court smashing the existing record of 104… Read more »