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Metta World Peace Interview with HoopsVibe
Monday , Jul , 08 , 2013 Michael Brouillet

Metta World Peace Interview with HoopsVibe

Fear Me Not: Metta World Peace wants to inspire your kids. HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: From children’s books to NBA brawls and math quotes to mental health issues, Metta World Peace is one of a kind. Read More
5 Big Deals Now That Howard Is In Houston.
Sunday , Jul , 07 , 2013 Jahfree Duncan

5 Big Deals Now That Howard Is In Houston.

5 Big Deals getting done now that Dwight Howard left the Lakers for the Houston Rockets.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: After Howard told LA he was heading to Houston, the NBA erupted in a number of deals. Here's the lowdown on 5 big deals that hinged on Dwight's decision.

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HoopsVibe sits down with Saul Williams One-On-One
Friday , Jul , 05 , 2013 Michael Brouillet

HoopsVibe sits down with Saul Williams One-On-One

HoopsVibe caught up with writer, artist, activist, musician, and actor, Saul Williams on his recent spoken word tour. HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Williams is one of our generation's most influential writers. Read More
Bringing Brad to Beantown
Wednesday , Jul , 03 , 2013 Matt Formica

Bringing Brad to Beantown

In a move that not many saw coming, the Boston Celtics have hired former Butler Bulldog head coach Brad Stevens.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Stevens has been a great coach at the college level, and I have a feeling he will have similar success in the NBA.

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Butler, Bledsoe, Redick Trade.
Wednesday , Jul , 03 , 2013 Andrew Flint

Butler, Bledsoe, Redick Trade.

NBA Trade Alert: Butler, Bledsoe, and Redick involved in 3-team trade.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: The Clippers pick up J.J. Redick in the deal, but will need more if they want to make a run at the West.

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Chris Brown Schools Gilbert Arenas 1-on-1 at BET Awards Show.
Monday , Jul , 01 , 2013 Andrew Flint

Chris Brown Schools Gilbert Arenas 1-on-1 at BET Awards Show.

Chris Brown Schools Gilbert Arenas 1-on-1 at BET Awards Show.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: When you're an NBA star and Chris Brown takes you to the hole in a charity game it may be time to think retirement. Maybe he was distracted by the beautiful Tatyana?

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Top 10 Things NBA Ballers Do In The Off Season.
Saturday , Jun , 29 , 2013 Andrew Flint

Top 10 Things NBA Ballers Do In The Off Season.

Top 10 Things NBA Ballers do in the off season and we got proof (pic gallery). HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: I don't know about you, but it feels odd seeing Kobe Bryant shopping at Ralph's and LeBron James at the dentist. I guess they are human after all. Read More
1996 NBA Draft; Best First Round Ever?
Thursday , Jun , 27 , 2013 Paul Eide

1996 NBA Draft; Best First Round Ever?

The wait is over; the 2013 NBA Draft starts tonight at 7:30 EST.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Does the 2013 NBA Draft class feature a potential Kobe Bryant or Allen Iverson?

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1984 NBA Draft: Best First Round in NBA Draft History?
Tuesday , Jun , 25 , 2013 Paul Eide

1984 NBA Draft: Best First Round in NBA Draft History?

The 2013 NBA Draft is just two days away- will any first round selection in 2013 blow up like several of the first round selections of the 1984 NBA Draft did?

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: It generally takes a couple years for any draft to pan out, but at this point it seems unlikely.

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Scottie Pippen gets in fight at Nobu
Monday , Jun , 24 , 2013 Matt Formica

Scottie Pippen gets in fight at Nobu

Scottie Pippen knocked out a guy in the parking lot of a famous Malibu restaurant Sunday night, although no arrests have been officially made.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Who knows what really happened - but it's never a good idea to mess with a guy who's 6'8" and 230 lbs.

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Miami Heat Repeat!
Thursday , Jun , 20 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

Miami Heat Repeat!

Miami Heat surge over the San Antonio Spurs in the fourth quarter to repeat as NBA Champions.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: They call him the King for a reason. LeBron shows up when it counts.

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Today In NBA History 1992: Michael Jordan Hits Six Three-Pointers Vs Portland (Video)
Monday , Jun , 03 , 2013 Paul Eide

Today In NBA History 1992: Michael Jordan Hits Six Three-Pointers Vs Portland (Video)

21 years ago today, Michael Jordan had the greatest half in NBA Finals history.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Doesn't it seem like Michael Jordan was involved in every great Finals moment ever?

The Bulls defeated Portland 122-89 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on June 3rd, 1992. Michael Jordan, who finished with a game-high 39 points, set NBA Finals records for points scored in a half (35) and three-point field goals made in one half (6).

After the sixth made three-pointer, Jordan turned to the mid court TV camera and shrugged as if to say, “I guess everything’s going in.” Unknowingly, his shrug created one of the most indelible images in NBA history and added further to his legacy in the process.

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The two teams appeared headed to face each other for most of the season and comparisons were made between Clyde Drexler and Michael Jordan throughout the season. Portland came out super hot to start the game, making their first seven field goal attempts, and took an eight point lead.

Then, Michael Jordan turned it on. Portland was leading by 1 at 45-44, but then Chicago went on a 22-6 run to grab a 66-51 halftime lead and take control, ultimately winning the game by 33 points.

"I started running for the three-point line; it felt like a free throw," Jordan famously said after the game. "I set another goal … a reasonable, manageable goal that I could realistically achieve if I worked hard enough. I approached everything step by step."

In any different era, the Portland Trailblazers squads of the early 90's would've walked away with at least one ring. The Seattle Supersonics of the late 90's would later feel the same sting of a Bulls team that is considered one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history.

The Bulls would go on to win the series in six games. Michael Jordan was named Finals Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row, to go with his sixth straight regular season scoring titles.

 

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