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The NBA’s Top 5 Point Guards
Wednesday , Oct , 30 , 2013 Andrew Flint

The NBA’s Top 5 Point Guards

Let me open by saying that I need to explain something before you get halfway through reading this and start having a panic attack. I have left Russell Westbrook and Rajon Rondo off of this list due to their injuries.

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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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Tony Parker Denied Service At Memphis Restaurant
Sunday , May , 26 , 2013 Paul Eide

Tony Parker Denied Service At Memphis Restaurant

Being an NBA player comes with a lot of perks- but not when you're in Memphis for a series against the hometown Grizzlies.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: I wonder if Eva Longoria would've gotten a table? 

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NBA Midseason Awards
Wednesday , Feb , 13 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

NBA Midseason Awards

Some picks may surprise, but the decisions are in. Here are our picks for midseason NBA awards. 

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: The real question is can they keep it going?

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Tony Parker Blames Drake And Chris Brown If He Misses Olympics
Monday , Jun , 25 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Tony Parker Blames Drake And Chris Brown If He Misses Olympics

Parker may be forced to miss the 2012 Olympics in London this summer due to the eye injury in received during the Drake vs. Chris Brown brawl.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Don't blame anyone but yourself for being at that club player.

Parker's cornea was apparently scratched in the fight over pop singer Rihanna last week. The San Antonio Spurs guard underwent a surgery to remove a shard of glass that had "penetrated 99 percent" of his left eye, according to the Paris AP NEWS.

Initially, Parker downplayed the injury in the press, but now admits, "I almost lost my eye." He did not join the rest of the French national team Wednesday in order to continue treatment in New York.

Apparently, his ability to play in the Olympics this summer will be determined by his doctors. Parker's clearly not happy about the situation and wasn't going to sit around and do nothing, so he filed a $20 million lawsuit against Club W.I.P., the Manhattan nightclub where the incident went down.

As everyone knows by now, the fight was between Drake and Chris Brown over their previous love affairs with pop singer Rihanna. Rihanna cheated on Chris Brown with Drake, which apparently didn't sit well with Brown. Reportedly, Brown tried to put it all behind them by sending Drake over a bottle at the club last week, but Drake sent the bottle back to Brown with a note saying he was banging the love of Brown's life so get over it. Those aren't exactly the words peace is made with. 

The end result may be the bankruptcy of a NY nightclub, the French basketball team loses their best player, and two singers sell more records for all the free publicity. Oh, and Parker almost lost his eye too. Don't want to forget that. Here's to hoping Parker is really ok and playing ball in Londond this summer at the Olympics.

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Parker Sues Club over Chris Brown and Drake Brawl
Friday , Jun , 22 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Parker Sues Club over Chris Brown and Drake Brawl

Spurs' Tony Parkes sues Club W.I.P. over Chris Brown and Drake Fight.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Drake, Chris Brown, and Rihanna all roll their eyes somewhere when they read Tony Parker's lawsuit.

As you might have heard, Tony Parker got some glass in his eye when Chris Brown and Drake got into a fight in New York last week. The fight went down at a nightclub in Manhattan called Club W.I.P.

Well, this week Parker filed suit again club W.I.P. for $20 million. The lawsuit states W.I.P. operators were negligent in security and supervision for allowing the fight between Chris Brown (and entourage) and Drake (and entourage), since they had a known history. This history mostly revolves around Drake sleeping with Chris Brown's ex girlfriend Rihanna and rubbing it in Chris Browns face.

The suit does not blame Drake or Chris Brown as defendants, but comes after the club for negligence. It goes on to state, "The defendants were reckless, careless, and negligent in permitting Drake's entourage and Brown's entourage to be in the club at the same time despite known tension between the two."

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Wednesday , Mar , 21 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Tony Parker: Spurs ‘very interested’ in Boris Diaw

By agreeing to a buyout now, Diaw can be waived in time to potentially sign with a contender and be eligible for a playoff roster. San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, Diaw’s close friend and French national-team teammate, recently said on a French radio program that Diaw would be welcome with the Spurs.

“He’s in shape,’’ Parker reportedly said. “I’m the first to make fun of him when he gains too much weight, but right now it’s not the case. We’re very interested to get him.’’

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Veterans can be a blessing or curse for rebuilding teams.

Boris Diaw was likely the latter for Michael Jordan, Paul Silas, and the Charlotte Bobcats, which has resulted in the NBA’s worst team buying out the finesse forward.

Diaw is known for his passing, basketball IQ, and versatility. And such attributes helped him win the Sixth Man of the Year award with the Phoenix Suns.

He's also known for poor conditioning, apathy, and arrogance. And such attributes led to strained relations with the Hawks, Suns, and Bobcats.

Diaw, who fell out of Silas’ rotation in early March, was probably moping and serving as a poor influence for the Bobcats’ many young pieces.

Now he’ll have the chance to catch on with a contender, while the thrifty Bobcats save some money on his $9 million contract.

Perhaps Diaw hooks up with Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs. The two are friends from their days with the French national team and Parker recently told a European radio station that the Spurs ‘were very interested to get him’ (Diaw).

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Sunday , Mar , 18 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Stephen Jackson: I should have never left San Antonio

“Every day, I wish I wouldn’t have ever left,” said Jackson, whom the Spurs acquired Thursday by trading Richard Jefferson to Golden State. “My career has taken me to a lot of places, but it’s good to end up back here where I always felt I belonged. “It’s sweet, man. Great team, great young guys, the organization is still one of the best in the league, if not the best, and I’m just happy to be back where I’ve always been family and somewhere I want to be.”

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Stephen Jackson finally gets that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

Years ago, Jackson helped the San Antonio Spurs win a championship; however, he left as a free agent after a trivial contract dispute.

The Spurs - with Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker - continued winning, while Jackson became a basketball-nomad, alienating some combination of coaches, teammates, fans, and law enforcement in each of his stops.

Worst of all, ‘Captain Jack’ teased with his talent. Remember, the versatile swing was terrific for the Golden State Warriors before falling-out with coach Don Nelson.

Over the years, one thing never changed: Jackson and the Spurs were good together.

So Thursday’s news that the black-and-silver had acquired Jackson for Richard Jefferson was hardly a surprise. His shooting and toughness could be the difference between the Spurs winning or losing a round in the Western Conference playoffs.

Expect Jackson to shine in this second stint with the Spurs. He’s learned - the hard way - that San Antonio is pretty green.

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Sunday , Oct , 30 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Eva Longoria dating Matt Barnes?

Eva  Longoria may have her eye on a new baller. The actress shared a flirty dinner with LA Lakers forward Matt Barnes in New York.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Before 'Kris and Kim' and 'Lamar and Khloe', there was Tony and Eva.

As in the San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker and television actress Eva Longoria.

Then Parker had a salacious texting-affair with the former wife of ex-Spurs teammate Brent Barry, so he and Longoria split.

It was messy. Still, the French table-setter and Desperate Housewives star were amicable in public  -like when being filmed by TMZ.

That détente could change if reports are true that Longoria is moving on with Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes. 

Parker’s Spurs and Barnes’ Lakers are bitter rivals. And there’s little respect league-wide for Barnes' scrappy style.

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The players are leaving.
Thursday , Jul , 14 , 2011 J.N.

The players are leaving.

It’s not a mass exodus although notable players are taking off to become international ballers. As this is happening, some fans were saying that the NBA is in better shape than the NFL. Uh how so? Are you oblivious? The NFL is about to reach an agreement to end the lockout. Where is the NBA? I’m not even sure if they are even negotiating right now. The players and owners are too far apart. There are some owners against owners. As a result, the players are leaving. 

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Monday , Jul , 04 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Tony Parker’s better halves: Eva Longoria vs. Barbara Morel?

Parker divorced his wife, "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria, in November after a three-year marriage. Morel was the winner of the inaugural Miss Nationale pageant last December. The competition was created to challenge the more-established Miss France pageant, a French equivalent of Miss America.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The Desperate Housewife is out. The beauty queen is in.

Reports indicate San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker has again found love with 20-year old French pageant star Barbara Morel.

Parker was married to actress Eva Longoria for three years before the couple split over his alleged text messages to Brent Barry’s former wife. Barry was a teammate and friend.

Click the links on Longoria and Morel and tell us which of Parker’s high-profile squeezes you prefer in the comment box below?

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Thursday , Jun , 23 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Spurs moving Parker and Jefferson?

Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Spurs had been “in discussions” with the Raptors and Kings for a deal involving Parker.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call:
Want Tony Parker? Well, you may have to take Richard Jefferson, too.

A few weeks ago, Tony Parker told reporters the San Antonio Spurs’ championship window had closed. Parker believed the organization needed to rebuild.

Of course, the you-know-what-hit-the-Alamo-fan. Parked denied saying his Spurs were done. Management assured the public they’d still contend.

Business as usual, right? Well, wrong.

The Spurs are indeed rebuilding. And Parker, ironically, might be the piece this quasi-dynasty uses to turn the page, flip-the-script, and start over.

The Spurs have reportedly made their French point guard available in hopes of securing a lottery pick. Word is the Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings are interested.

However, the Raptors, Kings, or any other team would have to assume the four years and $32 million left on Richard Jefferson’s deal. This is a steep price for a former All-Star on the back end of his career.

Bottom line: Parker is on the trading block. Jefferson may go, too. And the Spurs are officially rebuilding.

--Oly Sandor.


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