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Mitch McGary on criticism over positive pot test at Michigan: ‘Whatever, so what’ (video)

When Mitch McGary tested positive for marijuana in March while nursing a back injury that prematurely ended his season in December, the then-Michigan Wolverines basketball star read the writing on the wall. Either accept the customary one-year NCAA suspension, meaning he would miss the entire 2014-15 men’s basketball season, or declare for the 2014 NBA […] The post Mitch McGary...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Former Michigan Forward Mitch McGary Says His Suspension In College For Marijuana Use Was “A Good Thing” And “A Learning Moment”

It was a bit of a surprise earlier this year when Michigan forward Mitch McGary announced that he would forego his final two years of eligibility to declare for the NBA Draft. Word later came out that McGary was facing a year-long suspension for testing positive for marijuana, which played a major role in McGary — who missed basically the entire 2013-14 season with a back injury...
Via College Spun
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Goodbye, Hasheem Thabeet

Hasheem Thabeet has been sent to the Philadelhia 76ers for a protected second round draft pick and a $1.25 million trade exception. The Hasheem Thabeet reclamation project has ended for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The former number two overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft was sent to the Philadelphia 76ers along with some cash on Tuesday in exchange for a protected 2015 second round...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Expectations For Jeremy Lamb

One of the biggest reasons the Oklahoma City Thunder’s title aspirations stalled out last season was because Scott Brooks played aging players like Caron Butler and Derek Fisher down the stretch because he did not trust the younger players on the bench. Fisher and Butler did the best they could, but at their age, they […] Oklahoma City Thunder: Expectations For Jeremy Lamb -...
Via NBA Draft Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Writers discuss Kevin Durant's Under Armour vs. Nike choice

$265 million. $285 million. Two dollar amounts that represent the range that Under Armour is willing to pay as it tries to acquire the 2014 NBA MVP  in Kevin Durant as its pitchman. This sponsorship deal could prove to be one of the largest ever signed, and it would give the Maryland-based company an in-state export to lay […] The post Under Armour Vs. Nike: 11 Of Your Favorite...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Trade Thabeet; Waived By Sixers

The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Hasheem Thabeet to the Philadelphia 76ers. By doing so, OKC will receive a $1.25 million traded player exception. The Sixers will waive Thabeet, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Thabeet is a 27-year-old center who has averaged 2.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 10.5... The post Thunder Trade Thabeet; Waived By Sixers appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
Via Hoops-Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Trade Hasheem Thabeet To Philadelphia

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly sent the second overall pick in the 2009 draft, Hasheen Thabeet, in addition to cash considerations, to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a 2015 second-rounder. Thabeet, who averaged nearly a block per game in 2012-13, was a favorite in the Thunder locker room. The 7’3″ Thabeet, a UConn product by way of Tanzania, averaged 1.2 points...
Via The League News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: What is the Thunder’s Biggest Weakness?

Oklahoma City Thunder: What is the Thunder’s Biggest Weakness? By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… After Russell Westbrook went down with another knee injury in late December, the Oklahoma City Thunder looked to be in big trouble. However, they overcame this huge obstacle, posting a 20-7 record in the 2 months that Westbrook missed. The main reason for this sustained success...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka Blocks Shot, Throws Down Alley-Oop On The Other End

After a rough start to his career with the Spanish national team, Serge Ibaka appears to be fitting in quite nicely with the Gasol Bros. & Co. on the eve of the FIBA World Cup. During a tune-up game against Argentina on Monday, Ibaka blocked a shot at one end of the floor, then outran everyone on his way to a monster alley-oop set up by Juan Carlos Navarro. Spain destroyed Argentina...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kevin Durant Deal Too Big For Under Armor’s Shoes?

  Nike could match Under Armor’s deal, but should they? — Mandatory Image: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Under Armor has less than a one percent market share in the basketball shoe market yet it will spend an estimated 10 percent of its marketing budget on a 10-year, $250 million sponsorship deal with Kevin Durant. A deal of this size is unprecedented. According to USA Today, it would...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Not Giving Up On Perry Jones

Upside is a crazy word that is thrown around way too much in sports, especially in basketball. We fantasize over how good a player could potentially be rather than what a player realistically will be. Because in sports not everything works out. And that holds true for Thunder forward Perry Jones III, so far. After […] Oklahoma City Thunder: Not Giving Up On Perry Jones - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Who Starts At Shooting Guard?

Incumbent starter Thabo Sefolosha is no longer with the Oklahoma City Thunder, having chosen to sign with the Altanta Hawks. Many have wondered if it was the right decision to let Sefolosha go, but the truth is, paying $12 million over three years for an aging shooting guard would have hamstrung the Thunder’s financial flexibility. However, […] Oklahoma City Thunder: Who Starts...
Via NBA Draft Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Under Armour offer to Durant reportedly worth up to $285M

TweetAthletic apparel company Under Armour has made NBA MVP Kevin Durant quite a substantial endorsement offer, per a report from ESPN’s Darren Rovell. Durant’s representation Roc Nation Sports informed Nike on Wednesday that he has a deal on the table with Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million over 10 years, sources told ESPN.com. The deal includes Under Armour...
Via Los That Sports Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay-Z to blame for Kevin Durant quitting Team USA?

Kevin Durant pulled out of Team USA two weeks ago much to the shock of USA Basketball coaches, players and executives. Durant cited mental and physical fatigue as his reason for quitting the team during the middle of training camp, only weeks away from the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. “After going through […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Megan Fox starstruck by 'gorgeous' Russell Westbrook

A couple days ago, Nickelodeon hosted the first ever Kids Choice Sports Awards and one individual present at the awards happened to be actress Megan Fox. Fox got the chance to present an award with Oklahoma City Thunder star guard Russell Westbrook and yesterday, she noted on her Facebook page that she was starstruck when she met him: I never get star struck but I got to present...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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