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1 hr ago | NBA.com

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You think the Minnesota Vikings had to make amends with their fans and ticket base after several of their players were discovered on what soon became known as "The Love Boat?" You think it was easy for to explain to a skeptical audience that the games they won weren't because the majority -- or at least a plurality -- of their players were juicing? If you aren't in crisis mode at one time or another as a pro sports franchise, you aren't trying. And so the Atlanta Hawks begin this morning the long climb back to respectability, after a week of increasingly awful tales involving ownership and the team's general manager, now on a leave of absence that was as voluntary as the Army was back in 1942.

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Related Topix: Sports, Atlanta Hawks, NBA Basketball, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, LeBron James

5 hrs ago | SFGate

Rush feeling at home in return to Warriors

Brandon Rush, who played with Utah last season, is happy to be back in Oakland.. Photo: Lance Iversen, Staff / The Chronicle But there he was Monday afternoon, standing at a podium in front of 275 students at Markham Elementary in Oakland and - with more than 500 eyes staring at him - Rush effectively breezed through a speech.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Brandon Rush, Utah Jazz

5 hrs ago | International Business Times

Bill Duffy: Klay Thompson Has Unseated Kobe Bryant As Best Shooting Guard In The NBA [VIDEO]

Things are on the up and up. He just proved his worth amongst the NBA's best players, tallying 12 points a game in the tournament second only to team leader James Harden.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Los Angeles Lakers, Summer Olympic, Olympic Basketball, Houston Rockets, Kobe Bryant, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Klay Thompson

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Blue Man Hoop

Three Warriors in SI's Top 100 NBA players from slots 100-51

Dec 15, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut in congratulated by teammates forward David Lee , guard Klay Thompson , forward Draymond Green and guard Stephen Curry in the second half of the game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Warriors 106-102.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Stephen Curry, David Lee, Klay Thompson, Andrew Bogut, Draymond Green

WFFT-TV Fort Wayne

Mad Ants set to see more talent this season

The National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA, today announced the full list of affiliations between NBA and NBA D-League teams for the 2014-15 season, including an all-time high 17 single-affiliation partnerships. The Detroit Pistons , Memphis Grizzlies , New York Knicks , Orlando Magic , Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz all entered into single affiliation relationships with their NBA D-League affiliate during the offseason.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA Basketball, C.J. McCollum, Shabazz Muhammad

BleacherReport

Why NBA Teams Will Keep Shooting More 3-Pointers in 2014-15

Stephen Curry dribbles the ball up the court, crosses up his overmatched defender, rises with picture-perfect form and uses his quick release to splash a self-created triple through the basket to give his Golden State Warriors a lead. Simultaneously, but all the way across the country, John Wall is using his speed to help the Washington Wizards.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Stephen Curry, Washington Wizards, John Wall

Peachtree Hoops

Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver among SI.com's Top 100 NBA Players

Each year, Sports Illustrated unveils their "top 100 players in the NBA", and on Monday, the 2014-2015 edition went live. While SI.com listed only players 100 through 51 in their initial post , there were two members of the Atlanta Hawks included, with both point guard Jeff Teague and swingman Kyle Korver garnering recognition.

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Related Topix: Sports, Atlanta Hawks, NBA Basketball, Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, Paul Millsap, Al Horford

The Smoking Cuban

Sports Illustrated's Top-100 NBA Players of 2015 (100-51): Ellis & Parsons

Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney of SI.com came out with their list of the NBA's Top-100 players of the 2015 season. Some are questionable, but let's be real, with so many players, it's a tough call in some spots.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Basketball, Houston Rockets, Chandler Parsons

The Medina Gazette

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving named MVP as U.S. claims World Cup gold

With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. "It kind of was, again, a smack to our face, saying the U.S. was sending the B team to go play in the World Cup," forward Kenneth Faried said.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Basketball, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Miami Heat, Summer Olympic, Olympic Basketball, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony

Hypebeast.com

Can BrandBlack Compete with Nike and adidas in the Athletic Footwear Industry?

Footwear and athletic apparel label, tackles this highly competitive market with a focus on athletic performance combined with a unique contemporary design perspective. Helmed by founder and longtime footwear designer for aims to not only establish a presence in the athletic footwear market, but also send a message that there will always be a market for quality product.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, Jamal Crawford, NBA Basketball

Lake Show Life

Can The Lakers Develop Its Young Players While Playing Boozer, Lin, and Johnson?

Mar 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott reacts during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USA TODAY Sports While the Lakers have built a respectable roster this season, considering their long term wishes for flexibility, the team faces a dilemma.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Ryan Kelly, Jeremy Lin, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, Xavier Henry, Houston Rockets

Sun Sep 14, 2014

SFGate

Warriors at forefront of NBA data analysis

During a panel discussion at the Sports Analytics Innovation Summit last week in San Francisco, a member of the Chicago Bulls ' leadership stopped midstream in a conversation about his team's advances and offered unprompted praise of the Warriors' strides. More and more often, the Warriors are being recognized for being on the cutting edge of analytics technology, and it's not by accident.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Klay Thompson

Sporting News

France beats Lithuania 95-93 for bronze at World Cup

France came from behind in the final quarter to beat Lithuania 95-93 and win the bronze medal at the Basketball World Cup on Saturday. Lithuania led by seven points entering the fourth period, and center Jonas Valanciunas scored five points to put Lithuania ahead 80-77 with three minutes to play.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nicolas Batum, Jonas Valanciunas, Tony Parker, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball

Boston Celtics

Rango El Hombre: Breaking Down Vitor Faverani's Three-Point Jump Shot Mechanics

In order for Vitor Faverani to stick in the NBA, it might be necessary for him to fix a glaring flaw in his jump shooting mechanics. V itor Faverani was an enigma for the Boston Celtics last season, as he seemed to be a "love him or hate him" type of player.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Boston Celtics, Vitor Faverani

Lake Show Life

Do the Lakers have a Bench Mob?

Mar 31, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is blocked out by Memphis Grizzlies forward Ed Davis and forward Tayshaun Prince during the first half at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports This provides an opportunity for Nick Young and Kobe Bryant to get minutes at the small forward position.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Kobe Bryant, Nick Young, Jeremy Lin, Xavier Henry, Houston Rockets, Julius Randle

Detroit Free Press

Pistons' Drummond, U.S. focused for FIBA World Cup final

One day after arriving in Madrid for today's FIBA World Cup final, Team USA held a two-hour practice Saturday afternoon at Barclaycard Arena in preparation for the gold-medal game. Pistons center Andre Drummond was an active participant in the practice's final 15 minutes, open to the media, shooting free throws and working one-on-one with U.S. assistant coach Andre Griffin.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andre Drummond, NBA Basketball, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Miroslav Raduljica, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Phoenix Suns

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sporting News

U.S., Serbia to meet for Basketball World Cup gold

"They have supreme confidence and just that expectation, I think, that they feel like they're going to win," U.S. guard Stephen Curry said, "and we have that same mentality as well." Serbia is the only team left that can stop the Americans from repeating as world champions, looking to regain a title that's meant so much in its basketball history.

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Related Topix: Sports, James Harden, Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Summer Olympic, Kevin Love, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Kevin Durant, Olympic Basketball, Vlade Divac

Lake Show Life

NBA Notes: Ferry is Out But Prejudice Lives On

May 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry takes questions while introducing Mike Budenholzer as the new head coach during a press conference at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports The stakes are higher than ever in a post Donald Sterling world.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, LeBron James

ESPN

Korver: Deng says Ferry, Hawks not racist

An ex-teammate says Luol Deng told him that he was "shocked" at statements made by Danny Ferry, but in no way thought the Atlanta Hawks general manager or anybody with the team was racist. Kyle Korver , who plays for the Hawks and was a teammate of Deng's for two seasons with the Chicago Bulls , told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he reached out to him about Ferry's controversial comments.

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Related Topix: Sports, Atlanta Hawks, NBA Basketball, Kyle Korver

NewsOne

Re: Piston's Greg Monroe Urinated On Himself After Getting Stopped For DUI?

Even though Detroit Pistons' power forward Greg Monroe was reportedly charged with impaired driving back in February, news of his arrest just hit the fan accompanied by allegations that he urinated on himself during the booking process. And to add insult to injury, Huntington Woods, Mich., police just released the video of Monroe being taken in to custody for charges that all stemmed from a non-working headlight, according to MLive .

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Detroit Pistons, Greg Monroe

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