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Battle Of The Beards; NBA Edition
Tuesday , May , 17 , 2011 Paul Eide

Battle Of The Beards; NBA Edition

 

Watching James Harden’s beard key Oklahoma City’s game seven victory over the Grizzlies made me respect it even more. As a man (barely) who couldn’t grow a beard if his life depended on it, no matter how long the time frame, I’ve developed and acute awareness of quality beards when I see them.
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Thursday , Jul , 01 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Staying put? Gooden signs five-year, $32 million deal with Milwaukee

Drew Gooden has reached agreement on a five-year, $32 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

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HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Strike while the free agent iron is hot, folks.

Drew Gooden - a well-traveled post who has played for eight teams in eight years - signed with the Milwaukee Bucks on the first day of free agency for slightly above the mid-level exception because he wants a home.

Milwaukee adds depth up front next to budding center Andrew Bogut, and young point guard Brandon Jennings. 

So Gooden, hopefully, gets his security, while the developing Bucks get a blending scorer and rebounder. 

-- O.Sandor.

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Thursday , May , 20 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Should LeBron James have a say in trades?

LeBron James has had a lot of power in Cleveland, according to ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher.

Sources told Bucher that James vetoed trades he didn't like for the Cavaliers, while pushing other deals through that he thought would help the team.

Any team that signs LeBron will likely have to set a basis for how much power he'll have in the front office.

Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf never gave that type of power to Michael Jordan, so it's doubtful he'd give it to James.

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After all, this creates an uncomfortable dynamic in the locker room. There's a fine line between the two-time MVP having a say in personnel matters and ushering out teammates he doesn't jive with -like former Cleveland Cavaliers forward Drew Gooden.
 
It's also a distraction. James, who again collapsed in the playoffs, should focus on basketball. Nothing else. The sooner this happens, the better off the two-time MVP and his team will be.
 
Finally, there's a reason Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and even Michael Jordan have/had little say in front office matters. Why should James, who hasn't yet won an NBA Title, be different?
 
Should James have a say in trades? Why? Why not?