Jalen Rose already stole the thunder (pun intended) this off-season with some very bold predictions for the 2014 NBA season.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: You want to put your money on something no one else will? Keep reading and thank me later.
Carmelo Anthony just can’t make up his mind…does he want to be a Laker or a Knick after the 2014 NBA off-season?
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Melo looks like he’s choosing between New York and Los Angeles. Tough life he’s got.
Does NBA Live 14 have any chance against NBA 2K14?
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: After the embarrassment of NBA Live 13, NBA Live 14 better bring it.
After a six year divorce battle, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade finally reached a divorce settlement today.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: The divorce is over but Siohvaughn Funches has not moved on.
Is Dwyane Wade's iPhone app "Driven" awesome for ballers developing skills or just a ploy at making more money?
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: For $3.99 it's hard to go wrong and although this app is a little corny, it does have some great exercises and drills.
Heat star Dwyane Wade recently showed up at a high school prom.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: If you could go to prom with any celebrity, who would it be?
Dwyane Wade's divorce from his high school sweetheart has him paying out big time money.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Wade got the kids and she gets a ton of money, but really he ended up winning. Have you seen his new girlfriend?
Lebron James punks a lot of people by dunking on them, but no one was more enjoyable to posterize than Jason Terry.
Hoopsvibe's quick call: Terry is known for trash talking; now he can also be known for getting dunked on.Read More
DWade's mistress tells all and you won't believe some of the things she says go down.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: This story is so crazy it might just be true. Who could make this up?
The following is a list of the NBA's top five highest salaried teams. (And thanks to Hoopsworld.com for providing the data).
Hoopsvibe's quick call: This list proves that the best team isn't always the one that spends the most money.
1.) The Los Angeles Lakers - $102,256,438
Point and case. The Lakers may have the largest payroll in the league but their current record is the worst on this list. The organization kept busy this offseason and when they acquired both Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, it was looking like the purple and gold were the team to beat. And indeed, they have been the team to beat. Yes, it's still early in the season, but having won only three games with their expensive lineup is pretty embarrassing. Let's hope the recent hiring of Mike D'Antoni turns things around.
2.) The Miami Heat - $87,595,822
It shouldn't come as much of a shock that the Heat are number 2 on this list. They pretty much cleared out their books a few years ago to make sure there was enough cap space for Lebron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade to be on the roster. And as it turns out, that was a good idea. Micky Arison, Pat Riley and company made a good decision in doing so seeing that the Heat are the defending NBA Champions and are currently sitting at the top of their division.
3.) The New York Knicks - $82,010,527
The Knicks could quite possibly be the surprise of the season so far. J.R. Smith is posting career numbers, averaging 18.2 points per game. Raymond Felton is averaging 14 points and 6.2 assists while Carmelo Anthony's 26.8 ppg leads the league in scoring. As a result, they're 5-0; all the while Amare Staudemire has been on the bench with knee injury. Who knows if they'll keep it up, but it will certainly be interesting to see how they play with Amare back in the lineup.
4.) The Brookyln Nets - $83,511,726
The NBA's newest team are 4-2 to start the season. They have a new stadium in the Barclays Center and with Deron Williams, Brooks Lopez, Kris Humphries and Joe Johnson on their payroll, they certainly have a few expenses. But if they continue to win games, those expenses most likely won't be much of an issue.
5.) The Memphis Grizzlies - $77,098,154
I was pretty surprised when Memphis came in at #5 on this list. I would have thought Boston, or San Antonio, or even Oklahoma City would have been ahead of the Grizz. Then again, they do have Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol on their roster. Those three guys alone take up about $47 million of the payroll. And for good reason; they combine for over 51 points per game.Read More
Dwyane Wade told USA Today Sports that he is donating his entire game salary from tonight's game against the Knicks to Hurricane Sandy relief.
Hoopsvibe's Quick Call: Dwyane Wade is the man.
Something about Dwyane Wade's performance in game one of the 2012 NBA Finals on Tuesday night looked awkward. And some of his postgame comments seemed to confirm what everyone was thinking.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Is it possible that D Wade's best days are behind him?
On the chances of him staying in Phoenix: "Honestly, I have no clue. I couldn’t predict. I don’t know what the future holds at this point. And I’m actually OK with that. I think now’s the time to maybe get some distance from it and try to find a clear perspective on where I am. Until I do that, I couldn’t put a number on it or take a guess on what the chances are on whether I’ll be back or not."
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: This is the end of the line for Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns.
Although fit and productive, Nash is in his late thirties and the window to win a championship is quickly closing. In fact, that window is shut if he re-ups with the Suns -as Robert Sarver’s club is starting to rebuild.
So expect the two-time MVP and first ballot Hall of Fame table-setter to head elsewhere for the Mid Level Exception in July when he hits free agency.
A few possibilities:
- The Miami Heat could use a veteran point guard; however, Nash would, at times, have to play off the ball if he wanted to successfully partner with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
- Mike D’Antoni, the architect of Seven Seconds or Less, is gone, but the New York Knicks could use help even if Jeremy Lin makes a full recovery and re-signs in 2013.
- The Raptors need some sort of shtick to sell tickets and keep fans interested. Nash, a patriotic Canadian, could be open to heading north of the border despite Toronto being thousands of miles from his home of Victoria, British Columbia.
There’s an argument that Nash will re-sign with the Suns because his three children live with his ex-wife in Phoenix, Arizona. Of course, family matters. But Nash is, and always has been, highly competitive. His drive took him from being an unheralded Canadian prospect to one of the faces of the NBA.
And his drive will force him to leave Phoenix and most likely sign with a competitive squad next season.
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