DWade Loves the McDavid HexPad Shooting Sleeve.

by Andrew Flint

When you absorb as much contact as DWade you better have a shooting sleeve you love.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: The McDavid HexPad line brings safety to players that play on the edge.


Top Five Bold Predictions for the 2014 NBA Season

by Elijah Abramson

Jalen Rose already stole the thunder (pun intended) this off-season with some very bold predictions for the 2014 NBA season.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: You want to put your money on something no one else will? Keep reading and thank me later.


Dwyane Wade Releases iPhone App “Driven.”

by HoopsVibe News

Is Dwyane Wade's iPhone app "Driven" awesome for ballers developing skills or just a ploy at making more money?

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: For $3.99 it's hard to go wrong and although this app is a little corny, it does have some great exercises and drills.


Dwyane Wade’s Gatorade refridgerator (IMAGE)

by Matt Formica

Ever since he went off in the 2006 NBA Playoffs and led the Heat to an NBA Championship, Dwyane Wade has been my favorite player.

Hoopsvibe’s quick call:  With a gatorade refridgerator like D-Wade has, you’d never get dehydrated.


Gabrielle Union Fires Back At DWade’s Ex-Wife.

by Andrew Flint

DWade’s girlfriend, Gabrielle Union, and ex-wife exchange blows.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Gabrielle Union better be careful. You never want to kick someone while they’re down and DWade’s ex-wife is definitely down.

Gabrielle Union Fires Back At DWade’s Ex-Wife.


Lebron James continues to dominate

by Matt Formica

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.


2013 All-Star Game starting lineups

by Matt Formica

The fans have spoken.  Here are the East and West starting lineups for the 2013 NBA All-Star game.

Hoopsvibe’s quick call:  Most of these ballers deserved it, but a few are questionable.


The NBA’s five highest paid teams

by Matt Formica

The following is a list of the NBA’s top five highest salaried teams.  (And thanks to Hoopsworld.com for providing the data).

Hoopsvibe’s quick call:  This list proves that the best team isn’t always the one that spends the most money.

1.)  The Los Angeles Lakers – $102,256,438

Point and case.  The Lakers may have the largest payroll in the league but their current record is the worst on this list.  The organization kept busy this offseason and when they acquired both Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, it was looking like the purple and gold were the team to beat.  And indeed, they have been the team to beat.  Yes, it’s still early in the season, but having won only three games with their expensive lineup is pretty embarrassing. Let’s hope the recent hiring of Mike D’Antoni turns things around.

2.)  The Miami Heat – $87,595,822

It shouldn’t come as much of a shock that the Heat are number 2 on this list.  They pretty much cleared out their books a few years ago to make sure there was enough cap space for Lebron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade to be on the roster.  And as it turns out, that was a good idea.  Micky Arison, Pat Riley and company made a good decision in doing so seeing that the Heat are the defending NBA Champions and are currently sitting at the top of their division.

3.)  The New York Knicks – $82,010,527

The Knicks could quite possibly be the surprise of the season so far.  J.R. Smith is posting career numbers, averaging 18.2 points per game.  Raymond Felton is averaging 14 points and 6.2 assists while Carmelo Anthony’s 26.8 ppg leads the league in scoring.  As a result, they’re 5-0; all the while Amare Staudemire has been on the bench with knee injury.  Who knows if they’ll keep it up, but it will certainly be interesting to see how they play with Amare back in the lineup.

4.)  The Brookyln Nets – $83,511,726

The NBA’s newest team are 4-2 to start the season.  They have a new stadium in the Barclays Center and with Deron Williams, Brooks Lopez, Kris Humphries and Joe Johnson on their payroll, they certainly have a few expenses.  But if they continue to win games, those expenses most likely won’t be much of an issue.

5.)  The Memphis Grizzlies – $77,098,154

I was pretty surprised when Memphis came in at #5 on this list.  I would have thought Boston, or San Antonio, or even Oklahoma City would have been ahead of the Grizz.  Then again, they do have Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol on their roster.  Those three guys alone take up about $47 million of the payroll.  And for good reason; they combine for over 51 points per game.


Will Dwyane Wade Ever Be 100% Again?

by Paul Eide

Something about Dwyane Wade’s performance in game one of the 2012 NBA Finals on Tuesday night looked awkward. And some of his postgame comments seemed to confirm what everyone was thinking.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Is it possible that D Wade’s best days are behind him?


Steve Nash has ‘No Clue’ if he’ll stay in Phoenix

by Christopher Sells

On the chances of him staying in Phoenix: “Honestly, I have no clue. I couldn’t predict. I don’t know what the future holds at this point. And I’m actually OK with that. I think now’s the time to maybe get some distance from it and try to find a clear perspective on where I am. Until I do that, I couldn’t put a number on it or take a guess on what the chances are on whether I’ll be back or not.”

Steve Nash has ‘No Clue’ if he’ll stay in Phoenix


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: This is the end of the line for Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns.

Although fit and productive, Nash is in his late thirties and the window to win a championship is quickly closing. In fact, that window is shut if he re-ups with the Suns -as Robert Sarver’s club is starting to rebuild.

So expect the two-time MVP and first ballot Hall of Fame table-setter to head elsewhere for the Mid Level Exception in July when he hits free agency.

A few possibilities:

  • The Miami Heat could use a veteran point guard; however, Nash would, at times, have to play off the ball if he wanted to successfully partner with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
  • Mike D’Antoni, the architect of Seven Seconds or Less, is gone, but the New York Knicks could use help even if Jeremy Lin makes a full recovery and re-signs in 2013.
  • The Raptors need some sort of shtick to sell tickets and keep fans interested. Nash, a patriotic Canadian, could be open to heading north of the border despite Toronto being thousands of miles from his home of Victoria, British Columbia.

There’s an argument that Nash will re-sign with the Suns because his three children live with his ex-wife in Phoenix, Arizona. Of course, family matters. But Nash is, and always has been, highly competitive. His drive took him from being an unheralded Canadian prospect to one of the faces of the NBA.

And his drive will force him to leave Phoenix and most likely sign with a competitive squad next season.

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Dwyane Wade: ‘I do not want to be paid to go to the Olympics’

by Hoopsvibe

In a statement Thursday, Wade said, "I do not want to be paid to go to the Olympics." Wade was quoted Wednesday saying he thinks "guys should be compensated" for playing over the summer and noted the schedule demands of being an Olympian."It’s a lot of things you do for the Olympics — a lot of jerseys you sell," Wade said after the Heat’s practice on Wednesday in advance of Thursday’s game against Chicago. "We play the whole summer. I do think guys should be compensated. Just like I think college players should be compensated as well.


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call:  I can see it. Well, sort of.

I know USA Basketball pulls in the GDP of a developing country because of jersey sales. And those jersey sales are driven by superstars like Dwyane Wade.   

So they may have a point. It’s a minor one, though.

(And to be fair, Wade backed off his original comment on Thursday, likely as a result of intense media pressure and fan backlash.)

Olympic movements are without a doubt corrupt and profit driven. And those little rings certainly cloak the true intent of making as much money as possible.

No system is perfect. Allen and Wade should suck it up and represent their country with pride, though. After all, the NBA is an American league, and America is the only country that would pay them so handsomely to play the game they love.

It`s the least they can do. Right now, Allen and Wade sound petty. They sound like they’re demanding money to play for their country.

This probably wasn’t their goal. But this is how both are coming across.

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