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NBA Brothers Who Played On Same Team.
Monday , Aug , 26 , 2013 Hoopsvibe

NBA Brothers Who Played On Same Team.

Golden State Warriors sign Seth Curry to accompany Stephen to bring these two brothers together.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Two brothers playing in the NBA is rare enough, but on the same team is almost unheard of.

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5 Pics of Lebron James in high school
Thursday , May , 23 , 2013 Matt Formica

5 Pics of Lebron James in high school

Lebron James made the game winner Wednesday night in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pacers, so we mind as well pay some respect by showing pics of Lebron in high school.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  A special thanks to The Roosevelt's for supplying these images of the King.

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Warriors and Pacers Brawl. (video)
Wednesday , Feb , 27 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

Warriors and Pacers Brawl. (video)

The Indiana Pacers and Golden State Warriors have an all out brawl (video).

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Best quote of the fight goes to Roy Hibbert on Stephen Curry, "I didn't even feel him."

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Indiana Honors Larry Bird With A Statue
Wednesday , Sep , 05 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Indiana Honors Larry Bird With A Statue

Larry Legend to get a statue at Indiana State.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: How is it possible they don't already have a statue. Afterall, his name is Larry Legend.

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Does Calling a Timeout Help?
Sunday , Jun , 03 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Does Calling a Timeout Help?

Using quantitative analysis three Norwestern University researches can figure out what coaches know how to call timeout and what coaches don't.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: I love when sports and nerds collide. Very cool stuff.

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Tuesday , Apr , 24 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Ron Artest: ‘I apologize to the Thunder and to James Harden’

“On that play, I just dunked on Durant and Ibaka, and I got really emotional, really excited. And it was unfortunate that James had to get hit with the unintentional elbow. I hope he’s OK. The Thunder, they’re playing for a championship this year. So I really hope he’s OK, and I apologize to the Thunder and to James Harden. Such a great game, and it was unfortunate so much emotion was going on at that time.”

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Metta World Peace’s elbow to the dome of James Harden has caught the attention of the suits at NBA head office and will surely result in a forced vacation and/or fine.

But the rapper, philosopher, and part time comedian’s poor judgement should alarm the Staples Center faithful. After all, the old Ron Artest -- the troubled and emotional forward for the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, and Houston Rockets -- got flagrant foul twos.

The Lakers supposedly got a mellow, friendlier Artest, albeit a less productive one on-court. For the most part, Metta World Peace has been like Barney when compared to the dude who rushed the stands and started the Malice N’ the Palace at Detroit.

That’s why his elbow was so surprising. It was unprovoked. It was intentional -regardless of what he says. And it could have been the difference between the Lakers winning and losing against the Thunder in what will surely be a playoff preview.

Recent reports indicate that Harden has a concussion. And Metta World Peace, to his credit, apologized.

Bottom line: the purple-and-gold aren’t as deep as the squads that captured back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010. They can’t win with Metta World Peace on the sideline for any amount of time, so these sorts of slip-ups can’t happen.

Hopefully, it was a one-off. And Metta World Peace doesn’t turn back the clock again and become the old Ron Artest.

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Saturday , Apr , 14 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Mavs, Pacers, Suns, and Blazers want Eric Gordon?

Eric Gordon is a fan of New Orleans, which should come as welcome news to, well, New Orleans fans. He loves the food, the laid-back vibe and the folks who support the last-place Hornets despite being given so many reasons to stay away. Bring up the coach (that's second-year man Monty Williams for you non-loyalists), and the 23-year-old shooting guard who will be a restricted free agent this summer makes it sound as if he never wants to leave.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Five games is enough.

Eric Gordon has been limited to a few games with the New Orleans Hornets; however, his injury woes won’t stop teams from chasing him this summer when he becomes a restricted free agent.

Reports indicate that Dallas, Indiana, Phoenix, and Portland have interest in the two-guard.

This makes sense. Gordon, while not a top-flight player, can score. When available, he’s had an impact on the Hornets.

Teams must be careful not to overpay Gordon. Sure, he deserves good money. But he doesn’t deserve max’ money -like a crème de la crème superstar.

Of course, the Hornets can match any offer Gordon receives, so interested teams will have to float an Enron-type, exorbitant contract to scare off the Hornets.

That still might not be enough. Tom Benson just purchased the Hornets and the Saints owner will use his deep pockets to keep Gordon and the good times rolling in New Orleans.

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Friday , Mar , 16 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Agent: Greg Oden not retiring, wants to join Pacers

Greg Oden shares the fans' disappointment in the way his career has gone. The 7-foot center was limited to just 82 games by injuries after the Portland Trail Blazers took him over Kevin Durant with the first selection in the 2007 draft. Portland waived the former No. 1 overall pick Thursday after an injury-plagued five-year run in which he averaged just 9.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots. He recently underwent his third microfracture knee surgery, the second on his left knee, ending his season.
"He feels bad for Portland and the team, more than anything, more than he did for himself," Oden's agent, Mike Conley Sr., said Friday. "He felt he could have made an impact, and he knows they were counting on him."

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Greg Oden doesn’t think his career is over even if the Portland Trail Blazers do.

Yesterday, the Blazers - who fired their coach and traded their starting center and small forward - waived Oden, the prep and college sensation they drafted first overall in 2007 ahead of superstar Kevin Durant.

Oden’s heart and effort could never be questioned. Sadly, his knees only allowed him to play 82 games over five seasons. So the Blazers, tired of the setbacks and disappointment, cut ties with the center yesterday.

Word is Oden will continue rehabbing his leg in his hometown of Indianapolis in hopes of making a comeback with the Pacers.

With a little luck, one of the most celebrated prospects in hoops history will change how his story ends.

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Thursday , Mar , 15 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Report: Raptors send Barbosa to Pacers for 2nd round pick

Indiana Pacers acquiring guard Leandro Barbosa in a trade with Toronto Raptors, source tells Y!

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HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: A smart swap for the Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors.

Team Bird gets Barbosa -a reliable, combo guard with the ability to push the ball and score. Best of all, 'The Brazilian Blur' is a low key veteran who has the experience to assist a younger squad in the playoffs.

The Raptors weren't re-signing the former Sixth Man of the Year, as Barbosa would surely leave as a free agent in July. So they did well to get a draft pick.

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Sunday , Feb , 12 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Spike Lee ‘thanks’ Mark Jackson and Warriors for cutting Jeremy Lin

According to Jackson, Lee “thanked” Jackson for making Lin available so that the Knicks could pick him up. “I got a text message from Spike Lee this morning,” Jackson said after Warriors’ practice on Saturday. “I had nothing to do with Jeremy Lin. I never saw him do a layup. So for the people … stop asking me. He never practiced for us so leave me out of it.”

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Of course, the New York Knicks’ superfan, director Spike Lee, has a funny take on Jeremy Lin.

After all, Lee, also known as Mars Blackman, once took on the entire Indiana Pacers -in particular Hall of Fame two-guard Reggie Miller. Who can forget Reggie flashing the infamous choke sign at Lee in the mid nineties?

For better or worse, this is who Lee is. It’s no surprise he texted Mark Jackson, ‘thanking’ the Golden State Warriors’ coach for waiving Lin, the Knicks’ newfound saviour at point guard.

In Jackson’s defense, he already has two talented, smaller guards: Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis. No minutes were available for Lin, who would have languished on the Warriors’ bench.

Bottom line: every NBA-er has talent. Lin’s success, like many players, is about finding the right opportunity. And he has his opportunity in New York.

Just don’t tell Lee. Why spoil the fun?

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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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Monday , Dec , 12 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

David West signs with Pacers, not Celtics

A deal that would send David West to the Celtics via sign-and-trade is now dead. Boston was unable to find a taker for Jermaine O'Neal. West has agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal with the Pacers.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: A Celtic legend has stolen a free agent big from his former team.

The Boston Celtics were unable to complete a sign-and-trade for David West because no team was willing to take often-injured Jermaine O’Neal and his handsome salary.

After waiting a few days, West turned his back on the green-and-white and took a two-year, $20 million pact from Larry Bird and the Indiana Pacers.

West would have provided a scorer on the block for the Celtics, and the Pacers, specifically Danny Granger, will benefit from his plethora of post moves.

Look for the Pacers, who finally qualified for the playoffs last year, to take another step in 2012.

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Who is at fault for this lockout?
Saturday , Oct , 22 , 2011 J.N.

Who is at fault for this lockout?

Derrick Rose recently said that the current NBA lockout is “not our fault.” That makes sense. He is a player. He is a part of the Player’s Union. Captain Obvious is obvious. Why would he state something that does not need to be said? It’s not just Rose, but for the rest of the players. This generic statement is an easy statement to make. We understand the need to put blame on someone. Someone has to go down. Upon further examination, is the blame truly on the owners? 

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