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Sunday , Jan , 22 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Video: George Hill imitates David Beckham, Pacers beat Warriors

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: This controversy fell under the radar.

On Friday, the Golden State Warriors were robbed of a last-second possession when the Indiana Pacers’ George Hill imitated David Beckham and foot-trapped the ball while defending Monta Ellis.

Hill’s ‘footie’ skills were a kicked-ball violation, and the Warriors should have had possession out of bounds. The refs missed it, Hill raced down-court with the ball.

Game over. Pacers win. Warriors lose. Click the video and get at us with thoughts in the comment box below.



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Sunday , Apr , 10 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Video: George Hill turns Earl Watson into a youtube clip

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The San Antonio Spurs are wobbling a little, as they head into the playoffs.

So Gregg Popovich’s club are hoping youngsters like George Hill can provide energy in the second season. And Hill did exactly that yesterday with an ‘epic flush’ on the Utah Jazz’s Earl Watson.

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--Oly Sandor.

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Saturday , Oct , 30 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Surprise, surprise -Tony Parker signs extension with Spurs

On Saturday morning the San Antonio Spurs announced that they have signed point guard Tony Parker to a multi-year contract extension.

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HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Time to be real -this is a surprise.

It seemed unlikely Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs would renew their relationship with an extension.
 
The Spurs have third-year point guard George Hill waiting in the wings; Parker has struggled with injuries; both team and player had hinted at changing directions because their days as a semi-dynasty are over.

Parker, however, is still relatively young. If healthy, he can regain his form as a top point guard and clutch performer.

Also, Parker was likely leery of becoming a free agent next July under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. He probably gave the Spurs a discount.

Depending on the money, term, and circumstances, an extension may work out for TP and the Spurs.

More details to follow ….

--Oly Sandor.
 
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Sunday , Aug , 15 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Could Chris Paul and Tony Parker call New York home?

Stefan Bondy: Asked eva longoria if tony parker wants to play in new york: her answer, "yes"

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: No surprise here.

The Desperate Housewife wants hubby Tony Parker to take his talent to the media capital of the world, New York City. So Parker - a free agent at season's end - could be on the move.

The San Antonio Spurs have young George Hill waiting in the wings at point guard. And Manu Ginobili found his game when Parker was injured during the latter months of the 2010 regular season.

A move to New York is slightly more complicated than Mr. and Mrs. Eva Longoria realize, though.

The Knicks have their eyes on prying superstar Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets. However, the Knicks could add Paul and Parker.

Coach Mike D'Antoni would love the scoring opportunities Paul and Parker would collectively create, and he wouldn't worry about their lack of size on defense.

This isn't such a crazy idea. Remember, Coach Gregg Popovich once considered moving Parker to the two-spot when the Spurs were chasing free agent point guard Jason Kidd.

Now Kidd is bigger than Paul and Parker. He can easily defend opposing two-guards. But Paul and Parker would compensate for their smaller stature by pressuring the ball full court, and they would be protected in D'Antoni's up-tempo system.

Again, it's no surprise Parker has interest in New York. The surprise could be having Paul as his backcourt mate.

--Oly Sandor.

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Wednesday , May , 12 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Tony Parker Eyeing New York Knicks?

With Donnie Walsh in the market for a point guard, there are reports that San Antonio would consider trading Tony Parker, who lost his starting job to Hill and has told close friends he and his actress wife, Eva Longoria, would love to relocate to New York.

"Pop loves George and I could see a scenario where he would trade Tony," said a Spurs source, referring to San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. "Tony will be looking for a max deal and New York may pay him."

Parker, who turns 28 this week, is under contract through next season and there are several factors that could prevent a trade from  happening. With the Knicks having traded away their first-round picks for the next two years, they don't have many assets to trade unless they are willing to part with Danilo Gallinari or Wilson Chandler, the latter of whom is recovering from offseason ankle surgery for the second time in two years. Of course, if the Knicks are willing to take on Spurs forward Richard Jefferson's salary, they would increase their chances of acquiring Parker.
 
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Monday , May , 10 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Could Spurs Trade Tony Parker?

Sources with knowledge of the team's thinking say the Spurs are increasingly optimistic about their ability to inject their front line with some new blood by convincing Brazilian forward Tiago Splitter -- whom they drafted in 2007 -- to leave the European game to come to the NBA starting next season. Yet it remains to be seen how aggressive San Antonio feels it'll have to be about reshaping the rest of the roster after Jefferson's season of struggle, with Parker -- unpalatable as it sounds -- ranking as its best trade asset. The Frenchman has only one season left on his contract ($13.5 million) after this season and, according to a recent report in the San Antonio Express-News, has told friends that he's unsure about his future in town after the contract extension recently bestowed upon Ginobili and with second-year guard George Hill capable of playing the same position.

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Friday , Apr , 30 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Mark Cuban: I’m Not Proud of the NBA

Cuban spent several minutes in a small room, sitting in a chair with his head down following the loss. Finally, he emerged and wasn't happy at a TNT cameraman in the locker room who had taped Cuban with his head down in the small room. Cuban asked a Mavericks media relations person to obtain the tape.

Cuban then congratulated the Spurs and apologzied to Mavericks' fans.

"Congratulations to the Spurs. George Hill emerged as the star and really was the difference-maker. They deserve to win. They're a Texas team, so I guess I'll be rooting for them the rest of the way. I'm proud of our guys and the way they kept on fighting back," Cuban said. "I'm not so proud of the NBA.

"I'm not proud of my inability over the last 10 years to have an impact like I want to have, so I kind of feel like I owe fans an apology, but that's just the way this business goes, but congratulations to the Spurs." 

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Cubes can't be pleased his franchise has flamed out in the first round yet again. If you're keeping score at home, the Mavericks were the first one seed ever to lose to an eight in a best-of-seven series, and yesterday they became the first two seed ever to lose to a seven over a full series. Still, there's always next season. - CYE

 

Dorell Wright Nude Photos Appear Online
Tuesday , Mar , 30 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Dorell Wright Nude Photos Appear Online

After Greg Oden's doodle and George Hill's wang showed up online, I thought we'd seen the last of NBA dong for a while.  Nuh-uh.  Yet again a poor decision made about a year back has resulted in someone's junk being exposed to the world.  In this case, the baller in question is Dorell Wright, small forward for the Miami Heat.  After his girlfriend and baby mother Mia Lee posted a tweet in reference to Wright, a groupie and former hook-up responded by posting the compromising images that have put the 6'9" three in an embarrassing spot.  In the photos, Wright can be seen exposing himself during an online chat session.

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