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4 reasons a Cavs vs. Warriors rivalry is so unlikely in college football

This makes the Bama-Clemson rematch look even more impressive. In 2017, sports fans were treated to competing visions of how a playoff should look. The NHL playoffs were marked by parity. The two favorites in the West — the Blackhawks and Wild — were eliminated in the first round, with one being swept. Show More Summary

Andre Iguodala worked free agency to perfection to get what he wanted from Warriors

Iguodala got a really big payday in the end. Andre Iguodala drew out his free agency to perfection, adding as much as $24 million in guaranteed pay to his deal. Golden State came into free agency set to offer him a deal worth $12 to $14 million annually with an option for the third year. Show More Summary

Gordon Hayward's free agency is being fought through Twitter emojis

Everyone’s tweeting emojis about Hayward. The Utah Jazz, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat are in the midst of a frantic bidding war for free agent Gordon Hayward, who is taking meetings with all three over the first three days of free agency. Show More Summary

Is Andre Iguodala taunting the Warriors or everyone else?

Iguodala is meeting with Golden State’s top challengers, but not the Warriors themselves. Is this a ruse, or is Iguodala twisting the knife on Golden State? Here are some facts about Andre Iguodala. Iguodala is smart, acerbic, and funny, based on what we as observers get to see. Show More Summary

Ron Baker broke his own NBA free agency news because no one else would

What can’t Ron Baker do? The New York Knicks have an interesting July ahead. Having just fired Phil Jackson as team president, New York is reportedly in the market for a new leader in basketball operations. The Knicks have a free agency decision to make on Derrick Rose. Show More Summary

Gordon Hayward's free agency reportedly hinges on whether the Jazz re-sign George Hill

Hill could stay in Utah where he had success, or bolt for a payday or championship elsewhere. Either way, the ball’s in his court. The Utah Jazz will patiently wait while Gordon Hayward decides whether he wants to leave the only team...Show More Summary

Klay Thompson is dancing, dunking, and arm-wrestling his way through China

Klay Thompson is living his best life in China. The Warriors should start shopping for a new shooting guard in free agency because I’m not sure that Klay Thompson is ever coming back from his trip to China. He’s hit his peak there. He’s...Show More Summary

Chris Paul and Phil Jackson shook up NBA free agency before it even began

We dissect the two biggest news items of the week in this two-part podcast. Two huge things happened in the NBA last week, and we’ve addressed them both with special guests. First, Max Croes, a writer for SB Nation’s Rockets site The...Show More Summary

This NBA All-Star photo eerily predicted the Western Conference's superteams

The NBA is a weird, weird place right now. Kevin Durant’s move to the Warriors sparked an arms race that’s resulted in almost every superstar looking to team up. Super teams existed before, but perhaps this is the first time multiple...Show More Summary

NBA free agency rumors 2017: Tracking the important speculation in one place

Keep track of the latest NBA free agency rumors here. The NBA season may have ended June 12 when the Warriors won the NBA Finals against the Cavaliers in a quick five games, but the real season is just beginning. The real season is the...Show More Summary

Paul George could be the last domino, or not

Good morning. We have that and more in Friday’s NBA newsletter. No matter what happens in NBA free agency, let's acknowledge this has already been a crazy summer. Two top-15 players -- Jimmy Butler and Chris Paul -- have already been moved. Show More Summary

John Calipari denied reaching out to Knicks about open president position

Calipari sent a tweet from Egypt to debunk the rumor. It was reported on Thursday that Kentucky’s John Calipari had expressed interest in joining the New York Knicks’ front office as President, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley. The news...Show More Summary

Happy National Handshake day. Here are the best NBA handshakes

The NBA is the best at well... everything. Good news! June 29 is National Handshake Day and nobody loves handshakes more than the NBA. Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue even said he wished “we could remember our defensive schemes that well” when referring to all the different handshakes his team had for each other. Show More Summary

Blake Griffin, Paul Millsap to meet with Suns, which makes little sense for them

Phoenix shouldn’t be signing aging or injured stars who don’t fit its timeline at all. The Phoenix Suns — yet again — are attempting to become a free agency destination. The team will meet with both Blake Griffin and Paul Millsap on Saturday, the opening day of free agency, according to Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro. Show More Summary

Knicks misspelled top draft pick Frank Ntilikina’s last name by 3 letters

Come on, this is the most Knicks thing of all time. It doesn’t matter who is the general manager or whether their star player is possibly being traded. The New York Knicks will always be the Knicks, and nobody can stop them. On the first...Show More Summary

Unsuspecting people are getting calls meant for Jimmy Butler after he gave out his phone number

Dial carefully! During a press conference on Thursday, newly-traded Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler gave out his phone number to anyone who cared to give him a call. Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler gives out his phone number at intro...Show More Summary

Jimmy Butler gave the world his cell phone number and wants critics to call him

Jimmy Butler took an interesting route to address his critics during his introductory press conference with the Timberwolves: He gave the world his phone number. Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler gives out his phone number at intro press conference...Show More Summary

Andre Iguodala, Warriors both hinting that he may not return to Warriors this summer

Could Iguodala really leave Golden State? Both sides are hinting at it, but there’s still a really good chance it’s just posturing. Concern is growing over the Golden State Warriors’ ability to retain sixth man and key “Death Lineup”...Show More Summary

Trying to trade Kristaps Porzingis was the final straw for Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson lost his job because he tried to ruin the Knicks’ future Phil Jackson is out in New York. Why? Because Jackson put the Knicks’ franchise cornerstone on the trading block, and that’s something you don’t do. The Kristaps Porzingis...Show More Summary

Spike Lee is literally thanking God that Phil Jackson is getting fired

It didn’t take long for Spike Lee to react to reports that Phil Jackson would be fired from the Knicks, and he didn’t hide his feelings. HALLELUJAH. A post shared by Spike Lee (@officialspikelee) on Jun 28, 2017 at 4:40am PDT We’re happy Spike is happy. Show More Summary

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