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The Unfortunate Career of Mike Brown

Wednesday May 28, 2014

Mike BrownIf you've ever been fired from a job, you know how horrible it can be. Now imagine getting fired by that same job twice! That's what happened to Mike Brown who was recently fired for the second time as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Brown is known as a great guy and he has never seen to have a hard time finding a head coaching job. Unfortunately, he has yet to find a ton of success as head coach. That leaves me wondering if he has bad luck or if he is just a bad coach. Read More...

NBA vs. College Basketball: Which Do You Prefer?

Sunday May 25, 2014

Frank KaminskyNormally college basketball players jump at the opportunity to enter the NBA draft, especially when they are believed to be a top pick. At all, college athletes don't get paid to play and NBA players are millionaires.

When a college athlete decides to stay in school instead of going pro it's usually because he's not projected to be a high draft pick. Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky, however, claims he decided to return to college because the NBA is "flat out boring." Read More...

You May Not Know It, but Luol Deng Is a Superstar

Wednesday May 21, 2014

Luol DengWhen you're making a list of NBA superstars, Luol Deng is probably nowhere near the top of your list. Although he may not be as talented as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James or Kevin Durant, the Cavaliers small forward deserves to be mentioned with the best of them.

It's Deng's accomplishments off the court that make him a superstar. Read More...

Would the NBA Benefit From Permitting HGH Use?

Tuesday May 20, 2014

Mark CubanDallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has always been the type of guy who goes against the grain. Although most people seem to think HGH (human growth hormone) use has no place in professional sports, Cuban thinks sports could benefit from allowing it.

Recently the Mavs owner announced he's personally funding a study on HGH to see if his theory is correct. Read More...

Help Wanted: Kings Seek Draft Experts

Monday May 19, 2014

Pete D'AlessandroThe Sacramento Kings are looking for help from the public in the 2014 NBA draft. The team hopes to find two people to help them build the future of their franchise.

Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro calls the program "draft 3.0." Read More...

Will Warriors Play for Steve Kerr?

Friday May 16, 2014

Steve KerrIt was a huge risk for the Golden State Warriors when they decided to fire head coach Mark Jackson. The players loved him and made it clear they didn't want to play for anyone else.

Ownership knew their players wouldn't be happy if they fired him. Star player Stephen Curry made it perfectly clear beforehand that he wouldn't be happy if Jackson got axed. Read More...

Kevin Durant Keeps Getting Better

Saturday May 10, 2014

Kevin DurantKevin Durant is a four-time NBA scoring champion, a five-time NBA All-Star and now an NBA MVP. Most people have always known that it was only a matter of time before Durant won an MVP award, especially since he continues to get better at just 25-years-old.

But more than the awards, Durant takes pride in having respect from his peers. Recently former Boston Celtics and current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers dubbed Durant as "the single most difficult guy to defend" in the NBA. Read More...

Dirk Nowitzki a Top 10 NBA Player of All Time?

Tuesday May 6, 2014

Dirk NowitzkiAlthough the Dallas Mavericks performed better than most expected in their playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Dirk Nowitzki's team fell short and lost in seven games. Regardless of the loss, not many people blamed Nowitzki - who is seen as one of the best players of his generation.

But is Nowitzki one of the greatest players of all time? Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle thinks so. Read More...

NBA Looking for Jersey Sponsors

Monday April 28, 2014

Adam SilverIf there's one thing the NBA has in common with every other professional sports organization, it's the fact that there are several money hungry owners. So how can the NBA make more money than it already is?

Selling real estate on players' jerseys is one way, and Commissioner Adam Silver is seriously considering it. Read More...

Why LeBron James Would Rather Play Baseball

Thursday April 24, 2014

LeBron James Playing BaseballNot only is LeBron James one of the wealthiest athletes in sports today, he's also one of the most recognizable athletes in the world. He's more famous than anyone could ever dream of being and he has more money than any one person should ever need.

So why would he rather be a baseball player? ...Well, keep reading! Read More...

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