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Greatest Dunk In NBA History: Tom Chambers Over Mark Jackson
Saturday , Sep , 14 , 2013 Paul Eide

Greatest Dunk In NBA History: Tom Chambers Over Mark Jackson

On January 27th, 1989, Tom Chambers executed the greatest dunk in NBA history.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: In the fourth quarter of an eventual 132-130 victory, Chambers made a hapless victim of Knicks guard and current Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson.  

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Warriors Mark Jackson Cheats On Wife, Almost Gets Extorted
Tuesday , Jul , 03 , 2012 Paul Eide

Warriors Mark Jackson Cheats On Wife, Almost Gets Extorted

"What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." The quote is credited to British author Sir Walter Scott in1808. And even though it was uttered over 200 years ago, Warriors head coach Mark Jackson knows all about it.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: If he still worked for ESPN he would be canned immediately (i.e. Steve Phillips or Sean Salisbury), so why haven't the Warriors fired him?

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Thursday , Dec , 22 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Monta Ellis to Warriors Staffer: ‘Hey Sexy’

Ellis allegedly texted Smith "several times in a single day, late at night or in the early morning hours," using a "secret" telephone that was kept by an equipment manager with the team, the suit claims. The texts from Ellis included phrases like "I want to be with you," and "Hey Sexy," to which Smith responded with, "What do you want?" and "I am sleeping," the suit alleges.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Some people never learn. Ever.

Sadly, it appears Monta Ellis, the talented combo guard for the Golden State Warriors, is one of those people.

First, there was moped-gate. Ellis injured himself riding an electrical device my ten year old nephew calls lame and lied about it as rolling on a moped is a violation of his contract.

Second, Ellis asked several times for a trade. Some of his requests were private; some of his requests were public, bringing controversy to The Bay.

Third, Ellis welcomed blue-chip prospect Stephen Curry to his first pro training camp by declaring the two couldn’t start in the same backcourt.

To be fair: Ellis and Curry have made amends.

And finally there’s this: Ellis, allegedly, acted like a Delta Bravo (that’s a polite way of calling him something that rhymes with Fouche Bag) to a team employee.

Worst of all, the Warriors, allegedly, covered for his Delta Bravo/Fouche Baggery. They fired the employee and this could get awfully messy, as there’s a smoking gun that shows Ellis’ sexual harassment.

The Warriors have a new owner, Joe Lacob, and rookie coach, Mark Jackson, who are both trying to change the dysfunction and incompetence that has plagued the organization.

This won’t help. Unfortunately, there will be no trade market for Ellis with such a controversy hanging over his head.

So Lacob and Jackson have one choice: they must stick by Ellis and hope he finally learns.

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1990S NBA’S MOST UNDERRATED PLAYERS VOL. Pearl Jam
Friday , Sep , 30 , 2011 J.N.

1990S NBA’S MOST UNDERRATED PLAYERS VOL. Pearl Jam

I don’t know when the NBA lockout will end. No one knows. People claim to have insiders in the negotiations, but they do not really know crap. The summer has been dry with barely any news. I’m sitting here listening to Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” and realized that the NBA is in deep shit if the season is lost. Major League Baseball took years to get back to where they are now. Hockey is trying hard to get back. I do respect that the NBA is keeping their negotiation details quiet unlike the NFL. It pays to be silent. 

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Thursday , Aug , 25 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Warriors coach Mark Jackson linked to alleged drug lord?

Jamie Foxx, Lady Gag and Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson are caught up in a scandal surrounding a multimillion-dollar international drug cartel, Star has learned exclusively.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: This isn’t the way Mark Jackson wanted to start his new gig as head coach of the Golden State Warriors.

Jackson, who recently left broadcasting to become head coach of the Warriors, has been connected to an alleged drug baron named Warren Braithwaite.

Braithwaite was arrested last spring for transporting a Sam’s Club amount of marijuana from Mexico to Arizona for the purpose of trafficking.

Around the same time, Braithwaite attended the Warriors’ press conference were they announced Jackson would be their new bench-boss.

There’s no evidence to suggest Jackson had knowledge of his friend’s activities. And Braithwaite also has other famous associates like actor Jamie Foxx and singer Lady Gaga.

That said, Joe Lacob, the Warriors' new owner, wanted to chart a fresh course for this downtrodden franchise. Jackson was his key hire; the franchise’s White Knight and Golden Boy.

Such headlines won’t go over well.

--Oly Sandor

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Tuesday , Jun , 28 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Warriors Top Assistant on Curry-Ellis backcourt: Are they willing to defend?

Without major roster changes in Oakland, Warriors' new lead assistant coach Mike Malone will be working with two guards who haven't consistently proved willing or able to stop dribble penetration, a center who hasn't shown up for the past two seasons and little depth. "Can you play defense with two small guards? It's a very interesting question, and I don't have a definite answer," Malone said. "Can they defend? Are they willing to defend? It could be hard to break those habits, but, if they want to win, they'll be willing."

 
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The Golden State Warriors have confirmed what we suspected. They aren’t sure if Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis have the size to defend opposing backcourts.

No doubt about it, Curry and Ellis can play. They are dynamic. They are athletic. They are special. But they are small to play together.

This sentiment is nothing new. Two years ago, Ellis welcomed Curry to his first training camp by telling reporters he felt they couldn’t form a backcourt.

New Warriors owner Joe Lacob has reservations about Ellis. Rookie coach Mark Jackson has publicly praised Ellis, while dangling him in front of the Orlando Magic as trade bait.

Today, lead assistant Mike Malone, who is in charge of defense, told the media he has concerns about Curry and Ellis’ commitment to defense.

This is the greatest sign change is coming. After all, the Warriors have shopped Ellis, which led to his agent requesting a trade.

Remember, Malone was hired to re-shape the soft Warriors into a tougher, more defensive-minded group. If he has doubts, then Jackson, his boss, has doubts.

Those doubts will likely lead to Ellis having a new home. And soon.

--Oly Sandor.


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Saturday , Jun , 25 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Ellis has asked Warriors for trade

A few days ago, it appeared as if the Warriors had decided to keep (Monta) Ellis despite some very attractive propositions. However, late yesterday, they were back to giving serious thought to moving him if the pitch blew them away. Word has it Ellis' agent, Jeff Fried, who did not return my call, informed management his client wants to be dealt.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: In today’s interconnected world of rumours and gossip, teams can’t explore trading stars without consequences.

The star will find out. He, or his people, will read it here, there, or everywhere online. He’ll read analysts’ opinions. He’ll read fans turning into E-Thugs and spewing venom in the comment section.

The relationship will break. The star and team will have to part. It’s inevitable. 

Take Monta Ellis and the Golden State Warriors. Ellis is a talent, who averaged 26 points per game on a bad Warriors squad in 2011.

New owner Joe Lacob has never been sold on Ellis, though. Lacob hired Mark Jackson to coach, who -surprise, surprise- isn’t sold on Ellis, either.

While publicly praising the combo guard’s skill, these two were privately shopping him. Of course, it didn’t stay private for long.

And the rumors became more intense. In fact, Ellis has been in more rumors than an infamous Hollywood actor, who believes he’s ‘winning’.

Talk radio, the internet, and even the more conservative print media has traded Ellis thousands of times. There was Ellis for Dwight Howard. There was Ellis for Lamar Odom. And there was also Ellis for Andre Iguodala.

Ellis, tired of the rumors, finally asked the Warriors to move him. Nobody knows what’s next for player or team, except the rumors will continue.

--Oly Sandor.

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Sunday , Jun , 19 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Monta Ellis for Dwight Howard?

The Dwight Howard sweepstakes have begun. Golden State offered Monta Ellis, Andris Biedrins and Ekpe Udoh. Unlikely that'll get it done.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

The Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic can deny rumors they’re considering swapping Monta Ellis for Dwight Howard. The evidence suggests otherwise, though.

New Warriors owner Joe Lacob, when he bought the club, didn’t give Ellis a ringing endorsement. While GM Larry Riley would only admit the team isn’t shopping their combo guard.

Lacob and rookie coach Mark Jackson want to change the losing culture surrounding the club. Right or wrong, fair or not, they may trade Ellis to achieve this.

Meanwhile, Howard has refused to sign an extension with the Magic. He wants to exercise a player’s option next July and become a free agent.

Howard knows Magic GM Otis Smith can’t let this occur. Not for a second. Smith, contrary to what he publicly claims, can’t risk his franchise face walking and getting nothing back.

So the clock is ticking. Like the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz with Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams, Smith has to cut a deal.  

It’s no shock the Warriors and Magic have talked trade. Here’s the real question: what happens next?

--Oly Sandor.


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Friday , Jun , 17 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Warriors leave door open on trading Ellis?

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Warriors General Manager Larry Riley said the team is not planning to trade Monta Ellis.“We are not shopping Monta Ellis,” Riley said.


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: General Managers have a lingo.

Take Larry Riley, the head suit for the Golden State Warriors. Riley recently told Sports Illustrated that the club isn’t shopping Monta Ellis, their lightning-quick scorer.

That, however, doesn’t mean the Warriors won’t trade Ellis. It means they won’t initiate trade discussions, but they’ll listen to trade offers. And who knows what happens if the right trade offer materializes?

So Riley can offer public assurances. He can compare the Warriors’ tiny backcourt of Ellis and Stephen Curry to the world champion Mavericks, who used smaller guards. 

Riley is conveniently omitting that the Mavericks have superstar Dirk Nowitzki. The Warriors do not.

New coach Mark Jackson can say Ellis is the NBA’s third best shooting guard, capable of matching-up against anyone except Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade.

The door is open to a trade. How wide open remains to be seen, though.

--Oly Sandor.

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Wednesday , Jun , 08 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Warriors, 76ers still discussing Ellis for Iguodala?

The Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers have discussed a trade that would send the Warriors' leading scorer, Monta Ellis, to the 76ers for Andre Iguodala, according to league sources, including one with direct knowledge of Golden State's thinking.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Will a new coach, Mark Jackson, and owner, Joe Lacob, mean a new backcourt for the Golden State Warriors?

Well, rumors are again surfacing that the Warriors are looking to send combo guard Monta Ellis to the Philadelphia 76ers for the athletic Andre Iguodala.

No doubt about it, Ellis can play. However, there are doubts about whether he can continue playing with point guard Stephen Curry.

Ellis and Curry form one of the league’s smallest starting backcourts. And Jackson may wish to put his imprint on the Warriors by shipping out the prolific scorer for a more active, well rounded player –like Iguodala.

Meanwhile, the 76ers have again made their stat-stuffing swing available in hope of adding a first option on offense. And Ellis fits the bill.

Under normal circumstance, the bean counters in the front office would also like this trade.

Both players have three seasons left on their contracts. Ellis will earn $11 million per season, while Iguodala will earn slightly more at $14 million per season.

Reports indicate that Comcast, the wealthy holding company that owns the 76ers, are in talks to sell the club. All personnel moves may be put on hold.

Where there’s lots of smoke, there’s typically some sort of fire. Perhaps talks between the Warriors and 76ers become reality.

--Oly Sandor.

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