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Team USA Faces First Hurdle

Last Friday night, USA Basketball put on a scrimmage in Las Vegas. The twenty players on the current Team USA roster were split into two squads, and matched up against each other. It was similar to an all-star game atmosphere. In a game where there as much fun to be had, and basketball to be learned, the only outcome turned to be a negative one. Indiana Pacers star small forward, Paul George, suffered a gruesome leg injury when he landed awkwardly on the base of the basket, after chasing down the opposing James Harden. At first, it did not seem as though he was greatly injured. Replays showed, however, that his leg wrenched just above the ankle, causing a ghastly image and complete fracture. Director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo, at the time, had stated, “Everyone saw what we saw, but that’s for the medical team to decide, determine, and then make the announcement about what it is and what’s going to take place.” Ultimately, it has been determined that George will miss the entire 2014-2015 NBA season, causing some distress in the minds of owners, coaches, teammates, and fans alike. Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home

Just after Noon Eastern Time on Friday, July 11th, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert received a telephone call from Rich Paul, the agent to LeBron James. The call was short and sweet; Paul simply said, “Dan, congratulations. LeBron is coming home”. What soon followed was a si.com exclusive story, in which LeBron and Lee Jenkins wrote a story detailing the superstar’s decision to leave Miami. Ten days after the beginning of free agency, and right in the middle of “Free Slurpee Day”, James dropped a bomb on us all. The King is returning home to his castle, eager to reign supreme. Continue reading

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With LeBron set to meet Riley on Wednesday, a few scenarios exist

Plenty of NBA news has been put on hold by indecision 2014. But a resolution appears to finally be on the way with a rumored meeting between LeBron James and Pat Riley taking place on Wednesday. Here are five things to watch for after the meeting. Continue reading