Bleacher Report exaggerates for clicks

The sensationalism that has been a hallmark of the media has also, unfortunately, long since corrupted the sporting sector of the genre. It has only went into overdrive with the advent of social media. So when Lebron James makes a statement expressing his desire to continue the season and that the NBA execs agree with him, it will make news because of the person saying but what he said as well. Normally this, even with Lebron James saying this, would be second or third-tier in terms of news worthiness, however…

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BIG3’s Jermaine Taylor opens up about Achilles injury and wants to inspire others}

from big3.com: Jermaine Taylor was taken early in last year’s BIG3 draft by the Ball Hogs. A team that needed a do-it-all player that could play and defend multiple positions, Taylor was just that for Rick Barry’s squad. “Besides being one of the most athletic players in the BIG3, he’s really hungry, humble and wanting to prove himself on this stage.” Ball Hogs captain Brian Scalabrine said. Promised a lot of minutes, looking as good as ever, Taylor was ready and felt he’d breakout. Taylor had worked tirelessly to get…

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Aaron Gordon drops track about his slam dunk contest robbery

Two-time uncrowned NBA Slam Dunk Aaron Gordon released track talking about the no Vaseline treatment he received once again at the dunk contest. Despite getting perfect scores on all of his dunks, Gordon lost to the Miami Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr in a dunk-off that went too long and had recently retired NBA and Heat legend and future first ballot HOFer Dwyane Wade playing the role of the idiot Russian judge and gave Gordon a ridiculously low score on his last dunk. Was Gordon truly shafted in this year’s Slam…

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The Last Dance Episodes 1&2: My Thoughts

The first two parts the highly anticipated ten-part The Last Dance documentary chronicling the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls was released this Sunday to much fanfare. As someone who was alive and ,thankfully, of age to have lived through it was a pleasant trip down memory lane and I felt like that teenage version of myself that gathered around the television for so many weekends during that season to watch the Bulls and the NBA on NBC. I am ecstatic that a new generation of basketball fans will receive a proper introduction…

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Texas A&M’s Chennedy Carter to declare for WNBA draft

From ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel : Texas A&M junior guard Chennedy Carter announced Sunday that she is declaring for next month’s WNBA draft. Carter was long considered a strong candidate for the 2020 draft, for which she is eligible because she turns 22 this calendar year. She’s projected to go No. 4 overall to the Atlanta Dream in the latest ESPN mock draft. The 5-foot-7 Carter, from Mansfield, Texas, was a dynamic scorer for the Aggies, averaging 21.3 points per game this season despite missing seven games due to an ankle…

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Australia’s National Basketball League suspends free agency

From nbl.com.au: Due to COVID-19, the Hungry Jack’s National Basketball League (NBL) has agreed with the Australian Basketball Players’ Association to postpone commencement of the forthcoming free agency period. The free agency period, which was due to start on March 30, will be delayed until at least 1 May, unless the parties agreed in the meantime on a basis to commence sooner. The NBL, clubs and Australian Basketball Players’ Association (ABPA) will consult on the appropriate arrangements for the free agency period as we all continue to monitor thesituation with…

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NBL cancel remaining games of Grand Final

It appears that the Coronavirus has halted one of the few remaining outlets of basketball, or any professional sports, Australia’s National Basketball League. Game four of the league’s championship series, the Grand Final was to be played Friday between the Sydney Kings and Perth Wildcats. However the Kings brass stated they did not want to play the game in lieu of the global circumstances surrounding COVID-19. NBL Owner and Executive Chairman Larry Kestelman had this to say in a statement: “We respect the decision in what are extraordinary times for…

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Melbourne keeps hopes alive with 99-83 win over Cairns

From nbl.com.au : Melbourne United took a significant step towards salvaging their season by still reaching the post-season knocking off the finals bound Cairns Taipans in likely their best performance of #NBL20 on Thursday. With 6315 fans screaming like a sold out crowd at Melbourne Arena, United found a way to score their first win over the Taipans in four tries and keep alive their hopes of finishing in fourth place. The loss for the Snakes means they are locked into finishing in third position as their four-game winning streak…

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LaMelo Ball has returned to the Uniced States

From nbl.com.au : Illawarra Hawks NBL Next Star LaMelo Ball has returned home to the US today to continue his rehabilitation and preparation for the 2020 NBA Draft. Ball, 18, had previously been ruled out for the remainder of the 2019-20 Hungry Jack’s NBL season due to a foot injury. He played 12 games for the Hawks and averaged 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists per game. Illawarra Hawks General Manager, Mat Campbell said: “With only four games remaining this season we understand LaMelo is keen to return home…

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Kobe Bryant: Shock, Awe and Pieces Left to Pick Up

Things were so different just 36 hours ago.  A little over thirty-six hours ago, things for the most part, were right in the basketball world. We were in the midst of celebrating another accomplishment in the career of all-time great Lebron James, who had just passed fellow all-timer Kobe Bryant on the NBA career scoring list, which reinvigorated the Lebron/Kobe debate. The talk of the Association were potential trade talks, what players would round out the All-Star rosters and who would compete in the Slam Dunk competition.  In California, there…

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