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Top 10 David Stern Mistakes As NBA Commissioner
Thursday , Aug , 01 , 2013 Hoopsvibe

Top 10 David Stern Mistakes As NBA Commissioner

Can anyone say ego tripping, CP3 veto, and rule changes?

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: We know David Stern would like us to only remember the good, but here's a look back over his biggest blunders.  

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Trade Rumor: Grizzlies To Deal Rudy Gay.
Saturday , Jan , 05 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

Trade Rumor: Grizzlies To Deal Rudy Gay.

Memphis Grizzlies are rumored to be exploring options for trading Rudy Gay.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: I have no idea why the Grizzlies would want to mess with their team's lineup and chemistry in the midst of a solid 20 - 10 season.

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Garnett, Rondo, and Allen Feud Set To Explode
Monday , Oct , 01 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Garnett, Rondo, and Allen Feud Set To Explode

Garnett, Rondo, and Allen feud looks explosive.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: I predict a few flying elbows the first time Allen drives the lane in Bean Town.

Garnett struck first saying he no longer has former friend and teammate, Ray Allen's, phone number in his phone. Ouch, that doesn't sound like the type of lifelong friendships everyone in Boston was talking about just a few years ago when the Big Three hung another banner? Rondo followed suit in a similar interview stating he and Allen hadn't always gotten along. Rondo told Yahoo Sports "It's just life. If you look at your job, everyone doesn't always get along with every co-worker they work with. It's just part of life." Rondo also admitted to not having spoken to Allen since his decision to go to Boston's biggest rival in the East, the Miami Heat. 

Allen responded to Garnett's comments saying, "That's a shame ... I'm not really worried about it." Looks like these "friends" are now bitter enemies. Allen crossed a scared line in Garnett and Rondo's minds. It isn't simply that he left the Celtics. It's that he left the Celtics and went to their bitter rival. Boston and Miami met in the Eastern Conference Finals last year and although most people thought Boston was over-matched, it was still a hell of a battle.

This has all the makings of adding series kerosene the this already explosive fire. I predict the Celtics vs. Heat games this year will be especially chippy and look for Garnett, a noted hot-head and capable of a questionable cheap shot from time to time, to dish out at least a couple hard hits when Allen returns to Boston in a Heat uniform.

The only saving grace for Allen is he only drives to the basket these days if on one is on his half of the court. He's much more content to camp out behind the arch and wait for hit opportunity to show what a lifetime 40% 3-point shooter looks like in action.

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Rumor: Knicks Want Rasheed Wallace
Monday , Sep , 24 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Rumor: Knicks Want Rasheed Wallace

Rumor Alert: Knicks reportedly want Rasheed Wallace.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Does it really matter? NYC has zero chance of advancing out of the East.

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Paul Pierce “Little Bitter” Over Ray Allen Going to Miami
Saturday , Aug , 04 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Paul Pierce “Little Bitter” Over Ray Allen Going to Miami

The Celtics' Paul Pierce admits he is "a little bitter" over Ray Allen going to the Miami Heat.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: I can't wait for the first Celtics vs. Heat game in Boston.

Paul Pierce finally admits he was "a little bitter" over watching Ray Allen, his teammate and founding member of the Celtics' "Big Three," take his talents to South Beach. How could Pierce not be bitter? The Celtics had managed to hold on to Kevin Garnett and actually offered Allen more money than the Heat. 

Pierce softened his words later in the interview by saying he understood Allen had to do what was best for his family. Yet, the two still haven't spoken since Allen announced he was leaving the Celtics for the Heat. Allen also accepted less money to play for the Heat, so how is that best for his family. The bottom line appears to be that Allen simply didn't believe the Celtics could beat the Heat in the Eastern Conference and win another championship. 

Pierce went on to say, "That's what it's all about: You get in these situations, you become a free agent, and you make a decision based on what's best for you and your family. Ray will always be a brother for me. If it wasn't for him, I probably wouldn't be wearing a championship ring. So the things he was able to do for this organization, will never be forgotten."

No phone calls since Allen decided to leave to Miami doesn't sound like brotherly love to me. 

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Mavs Betting On Brand
Saturday , Jul , 14 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Mavs Betting On Brand

Elton Brand heading to Dallas Mavericks.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Mark Cuban needs to get more than Brand to make a run at the Western Conference.

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LInsanity Coming To Houston
Friday , Jul , 06 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

LInsanity Coming To Houston

Jeremy Lin going to the Houston Rockets.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: What's Linsanity in Texas sound like ya'll?

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Dallas Mavericks Falling Apart
Thursday , Jul , 05 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Dallas Mavericks Falling Apart

Dallas Mavericks are falling apart an Mark Cuban's to blame.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Apparently one ring was enough for this owner and now he wants his money back.

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Odom Traded to Los Angeles
Friday , Jun , 29 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Odom Traded to Los Angeles

Odom traded to Los Angeles

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Lamar loves LA. Now let's see if he can still play ball.

Lamar is headed back to Los Angeles, but not back to the Lakers. He's heading back to his original LA team, the Clippers. The only difference is this time they actually have a descent team. This is all part of a three team deal. The Clippers, Mavs, and Jazz all have their hands in the cookie jar in this trade.

The trade sends Odom to the Clippers and Mo Williams to the Jazz. The Jazz are capable of absorbing Williams's $8.5 million price tag due to an $8.2 million trade exception, similar to the one that brought Odom from the Lakers to Dallas last season.

The deal hinges on Williams exercising his $8.5 million player option for next season, but sources say Williams is game. The Clippers are clearly banking on the fact that having Lamar back in LA where he feels comfortable, he will be able to bounce back to his 2010-2011 form as the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year and not his 6 points per game form in Dallas. The Jazz are happy to get their hands on Williams's 13.2 points per game as Mo is known as an offensive machine.

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Gasol Trade A Done Deal.
Tuesday , Jun , 19 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Gasol Trade A Done Deal.

Pau Gasol trade a done deal for LA.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Pack your bags Pau. You won't be back in Hollywood next season.

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Cavs Make Huge Offer To Get New Orleans #1 Pick.
Tuesday , Jun , 12 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Cavs Make Huge Offer To Get New Orleans #1 Pick.

Cleveland makes a huge offer to get #1 pick and Anthony Davis from New Orleans.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Cleveland's offer looks like an act of desperation. Plus, the Cavs need a lot more than Davis.

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Bulls Going After Nash & Kidd
Monday , Jun , 04 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Bulls Going After Nash & Kidd

The Chicago Bulls are making moves to try and acquire either Steve Nash or Jason Kidd this summer.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Not a bad move since Rose won't be around.

Sources are now reporting that the Chicago Bulls are making inquiries to the Suns and Mavs looking to acquire either Steve Nash or Jason Kidd. This indicates that Rose will almost definitely miss all of next year, but it also indicates the Bulls are confident that if they acquire a solid point guard they can still make a run at a championship in 2013. 

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