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2014 NBA Predictions: The Ultimate Starting Five
Monday , Sep , 09 , 2013 Elijah Abramson

2014 NBA Predictions: The Ultimate Starting Five

The All-Star team is always tainted by big markets who can vote in players that aren’t as worthy as their peers.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: If LeBron James was on THIS team, there would be much more reason for his “not one, not two, not three…”

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Tracy McGrady retires from the NBA
Monday , Aug , 26 , 2013 Elijah Abramson

Tracy McGrady retires from the NBA

Former NBA All-Star and scoring champion, Tracy McGrady, has officially retired from the NBA.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: T-Mac, a fan favorite for years, has decided to leave the bright lights of the NBA hardwood for good.

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Lebron James picks top 3 NBA ballers of all-time
Friday , Aug , 23 , 2013 Matt Formica

Lebron James picks top 3 NBA ballers of all-time

Lebron James was recently asked who he thought were the best three NBA ballers of all-time, and one Hall of Famer seemed to have some objection to his answer.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  When FOX Sports asked the question, we could see the pot stirring a mile away.

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Nike Looks to Reinvent “Just Do It.”
Thursday , Aug , 22 , 2013 Hoopsvibe

Nike Looks to Reinvent “Just Do It.”

On the 25th anniversary of "Just Do It" Nike challenges everyone to go further.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: LeBron teams up with Serena and others in a short film to push us all a little further.

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Lebron and Carmelo to the Lakers?
Thursday , Jul , 18 , 2013 Matt Formica

Lebron and Carmelo to the Lakers?

New reports are saying that the Lakers front office has told ESPN that they are looking to bring either Carmelo Anthony or Lebron James to Hollywood in 2014.

Hoopsvibe's quick call: The Lakers have a lot of rebuilding to do, and will need to make a big move in 2014.

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Top 10 Free Agent Signings In NBA History
Thursday , Jul , 11 , 2013 Paul Eide

Top 10 Free Agent Signings In NBA History

The NBA free agent deals agreed to in principle over the last couple weeks finally became official.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: It’s easy to get excited when your team lands a coveted free agent but, using history as a gauge, most high-priced signings fail to pan out.

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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 1981: “Dr. J” Julius Erving Named MVP
Monday , May , 27 , 2013 Paul Eide

Today In NBA History 1981: “Dr. J” Julius Erving Named MVP

32 years ago today, Dr. J was king.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Julius Erving of the Philadelphia 76ers was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, making him the only player to win MVP honors in both the NBA and the ABA.

To this day, only a handful of players have revolutionized the entire game, not just the NBA, the way Dr. J did. And not just in terms of on the court success, of which he had plenty, but in terms of personal style. Dr. J was the alpha male of his era and even if you knew nothing about basketball, just seeing the way he floated across the court, told you he was the man everyone else wanted to be.

Erving won three championships, four Most Valuable Player Awards, and three scoring titles with the ABA's Virginia Squires and New York Nets (now the NBA's Brooklyn Nets) and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. He is the fifth-highest scorer in professional basketball history with 30,026 points (NBA and ABA combined).

And he wasn't just a finesse scoring type of player- Dr J was mean and reflected the era in which he played. Case in point, his fight with Larry Bird:

Erving was inducted in 1993 into the Basketball Hall of Fame and was also named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time team. In 1994, Erving was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the 40 most important athletes of all time.

For crying out loud, the term "slam" dunk was coined to describe the way Erving attacked the rim. Before him, dunking was a practice usually among big men to show their dominance, strength and physicality. There was no art or style to it. The dunk was judged by many as style over substance and unsportsmanlike. Erving, however, changed that misconception and turned the dunk into the most exciting, expressive shot in the game. The "slam dunk" became an art form and came to help popularize the sport.

With no Dr. J, there would be no Michael Jordan, no Charles Barkley, no Kobe, and certainly no LeBron James.

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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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