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What does Russell Westbrook’s return mean for the Thunder?
Monday , Nov , 04 , 2013 Elijah Abramson

What does Russell Westbrook’s return mean for the Thunder?

Russell Westbrook is one of the best players in the NBA, and the Oklahoma City Thunder finally have him back on the court.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Westbrook is a beast, but OKC needs more than two of the league’s best scorers to compete for an NBA title.

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NBA Beat Down: Domestic Violence Out of Control.
Thursday , Sep , 05 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

NBA Beat Down: Domestic Violence Out of Control.

Royce White and DeAndre Liggins both accused of domestic violence.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: I hope Liggins didn't really drop a fan and an XBox on his girlfriend. That's seriously messed up.

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Surge Ibaka Got Keri Hilson Pregnant.
Tuesday , Jun , 11 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

Surge Ibaka Got Keri Hilson Pregnant.

It's official: Surge Ibaka got R&B singer Keri Hilson pregnant.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call:  The couple says they're happy and who are we to argue? With their DNA this could be the best looking kid ever.

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Top 5 Letdowns of 2012-13 NBA Season
Friday , May , 31 , 2013 Paul Eide

Top 5 Letdowns of 2012-13 NBA Season

After every NBA season, thanks to the gift of hindsight, it's easy to point out the biggest letdowns of the year.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: There are no shortage of candidates for this list. 

 

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The top 5 most popular NBA jerseys
Monday , Mar , 25 , 2013 Matt Formica

The top 5 most popular NBA jerseys

In the most recent data gathered, Lebron James topped the list of the NBA's most popular jerseys.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Here is the list of the top 5 most popular NBA jerseys.

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Kevin Durant breaks Vince Carter’s ankles!
Tuesday , Mar , 19 , 2013 Matt Formica

Kevin Durant breaks Vince Carter’s ankles!

Kevin Durant may be tall and lengthy, but the dude still has ridiculous handles.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Vince Carter probably needed to ice his ankles this weekend after Kevin Durant broke them.

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Lebron James continues to dominate
Saturday , Feb , 16 , 2013 Matt Formica

Lebron James continues to dominate

Love him or hate him, Lebron James is putting together one of the best seasons of basketball by any player in history.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  His superstar season continued with a big win over the Thunder Thursday night.

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The top 5 free throw shooters in the NBA today
Saturday , Jan , 12 , 2013 Matt Formica

The top 5 free throw shooters in the NBA today

The following article profiles the top five free throw shooters in the NBA today.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Free throw shooting is a crucial aspect of the game and is often the difference between winning and losing.

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Rapper Lil B and Kevin Durant Have Beef
Monday , Sep , 03 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Rapper Lil B and Kevin Durant Have Beef

Rapper Lil B and Kevin Durant mix it up and we got the tweets to prove it.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: First it was James Harden and Lil Wayne, now Lil B and Kevin Durant?

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Rumor- James Harden To Suns
Wednesday , Aug , 01 , 2012 Paul Eide

Rumor- James Harden To Suns

With the fresh wound of coming "oh so close" to signing Eric Gordon away from New Orleans yet to heal, the Suns remain on the prowl for a perimeter scorer- enter James Harden.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Maybe it is a bit premature to think about a final landing spot for Harden considering he is signed through the end of the upcoming NBA season, but there are a lot of things that make sense about him ending up in Arizona.

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Mario Chalmers Leads Miami to 3-1 Lead
Thursday , Jun , 21 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Mario Chalmers Leads Miami to 3-1 Lead

With LeBron sidelined, Chalmers comes through to dominate the 4th quarter.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Mario will not be denied.

One thing Mario Chalmers has never lacked is confidence. On a team star studded with sure-fire Hall-of-Famers, he still humbly sees himself as a go-to option and in game 4 he showed the world why. 

Game 4 was like a lot of the Thunder vs. Heat series, ugly, grinding, hard-nosed basketball. These are the types of games where it's tough for the refs to not get involved. On every play bodies are going flying. This is a Finals dominated by names like Wade, Durant, James, Westbrook, Bosh, and Harden, but Mario added Chalmers to the mix in a big way Tuesday night.

Chalmers came into a virtually tied game and dominated the 4th quarter wit h 12 points including a clutch layup with under a minute to go to push Miami on to victory. He ended the game with 25 points on 9-15 shooting and 3-9 from downtown. When LeBron went out of the game with cramps, it wasn't Wade, but Chalmers that took over the game. His confidence is perhaps his greatest strength. And although he's the 4th or 5th option on this high-powered offense, he knows how to turn it on when it counts. If Miami goes on to win the NBA Championship this year, let the record show it was Chalmers that brought them game 4.

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Position-by-Position Finals Matchup
Sunday , Jun , 10 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Position-by-Position Finals Matchup

Here are your position-by-position Finals matchups.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: It all starts with Lebron vs. Durant. The matchup of the year. This is the head-to-head mathup everyone wants to see.

CENTER: Kendrick Perkins vs. Udonis Haslem.

Perkis is tough as nails, but isn't much of an offesnive threat. Haslem's been battling it out with Garnett for 7 games, so it's difficult to see Perkins bing any more intimidating that KG. Plus, Haslem has a mid-range jumper he can knock down. Edge: Heat.

POWER FORWARD: Serge Ibaka vs. Shane Battier or Chris Bosh.

Ibaka has always been regarded as a shot-blocking machine and with his recent addition of consistent mid-range shooter he is a true threat on both ends of the court. The real question is whether he can continue to shoot lights out or if his 11-11 night of shooting was a fluke. Bosh is still getting his legs under him, but dropping 17 points and 3 3-pointers in game seven is only going to help. Edge: even.

SMALL FORWARD: Kevin Durant vs. LeBron James.

Durant shoots the 3-pointer better than Durant, but will he be able to get the looks he needs with LeBron on him. LeBron is unstopable from 17-feet and in, but tends to settle for too many outside jumpers, instead of taking the ball to the rim. The real benefit of Durant is he is better at getting his entire team involved. LeBron's the MVP, but Durant is a better franchise player. Edge: Thunder (barely).

SHOOTING GUARD: Thabo Sefolosha vs. Dwyane Wade.

Dwayne Wade hasn't exactly been himself this playoffs. He's been putting up descent numbers, but never really taking over. Sefolosha will put the defensive clamps down on Wade, but Sefolosha lacks offensive skills Wade bring to the table. Edge: Heat.

POINT GUARD: Russell Westbrook vs. Mario Chalmers.

Chalmers is quick by normal standards and a descent shot, but Westbrook is lightening fast and a better shooter. Chalmers will have his hands full trying to keep Westbrook from penetrating at will. Edge: Thunder (By far). 

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