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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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JR Smith parties with Rihanna after Knicks win
Wednesday , May , 08 , 2013 Matt Formica

JR Smith parties with Rihanna after Knicks win

JR Smith was spotted partying it up at a club after the Knicks win Tuesday night - and this time, he was kickin' it with R&B superstar Rihanna.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Got to give Smith some credit for having that work hard play hard mentality.

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Breaking News!  Russell Westbrook out with injury
Saturday , Apr , 27 , 2013 Matt Formica

Breaking News! Russell Westbrook out with injury

A report from the Daily Thunder confirmed Friday that Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  This is an extremely tough break for the Thunder who are poised to make a championship run.

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J.R. Smith’s awesome yearbook quote
Thursday , Apr , 25 , 2013 Matt Formica

J.R. Smith’s awesome yearbook quote

A yearbook photo of Knicks guard J.R. Smith surfaced this week, but it's Smith's yearbook quote, not his picture, that's caught everyone's attention.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Smith has clearly always been a gamer.

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Mayo To Opt Out of Dallas, Stoudemire and Jennings Guarantee Wins.
Friday , Apr , 19 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

Mayo To Opt Out of Dallas, Stoudemire and Jennings Guarantee Wins.

O.J. Mayo will opt out of his contract in Dallas as Stoudemire and Jennings make absurd first round playoff predictions.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Since when does a #2 seed have to publicly guaratee they'll beat a #7 seed? Probably about the same time a #8 seed guarantees they'll beat the best team in basketball. 

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Tracy McGrady Signs With Spurs. PLayoff Eligible.
Wednesday , Apr , 17 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

Tracy McGrady Signs With Spurs. PLayoff Eligible.

Tracy McGrady signed with the San Antonio Spurs yesterday. He is playoff eligible and SA's ready to make a run.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Scooping up McGrady at this point in the season is genius. The Spurs may win the West after all.

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Kobe 100% confident; “We will make the playoffs”
Saturday , Feb , 23 , 2013 Matt Formica

Kobe 100% confident; “We will make the playoffs”

According to Kobe Bryant, whether or not the Lakers make the playoffs isn't even a concern.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Kobe has often lacked a supporting cast, but he's never lacked confidence.  On or off the court.

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George Karl Says Bynum Cheated
Monday , Apr , 30 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

George Karl Says Bynum Cheated

George Karl Throws Accusations at Bynum.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Crying because you got smacked down ain't manly.

Denver Nuggest coach George Karl suggests Andrew Bynum didn't earn his triple-double. Karl says Bynum was playing illegal defense the entire game. The reality is what else is Karl goingto say. He can't exactly admit that Bynum dominated the Denver big men like they were a bunch of 15-year old AAU players away from home for the first time. He can't tell his team they don't stand a chance in hell of beating Los Angeles, so he told the world LA cheated.

Bynum produced the first triple-double of his career with 13 rebounds, 10 blocks, and 10 points. His 10 blocks ties an NBA record. Karl's post game rants appear to be both posturing to the refs and giving his team a rationalization for their total game-1 collapse.

Denver entered Sunday's game hopeful of their chances with Metta World Peace being out, but the Lakers erased any optimism on Denver's sideline with a first game 103-88 smack  down. 

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Monday , Jun , 14 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Best playoff block ever: Tony Allen on Pau Gasol or Tayshaun Prince on Reggie Miller?

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: It was a momentum swinger.

In game-five of the 2010 NBA Finals, Tony Allen delivered a one-two combo block that sparked the Boston Celtics. Allen, an athletic swing, appeared from the helpside to emphatically deny Los Angeles Lakers post Pau Gasol a left-handed chippie.

The play reminded me of one thing: Tayshaun Prince on Reggie Miller.

Back in the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals, Prince preserved a key Detroit Pistons win against the Indiana Pacers by heroically blocking what seemed like a gimme lay-up for clutch closer and superstar Reggie Miller. 

The Piston won the game. And later they won the 2004 NBA Title.

So watch both clips and get at us with your call on the best playoff block ever: Allen on Gasol or Prince on Miller.  

(Allen with the one-two combo block.) 

(Prince with the amazing block on Miller.)