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Miami Heat Parade 2013: Best Moments and Images from Victory Celebration

Link to Media<p>The Miami Heat have been crowned as the 2013 NBA champions, and their celebratory parade is officially in the books. While every champion celebrates in this fashion, we know the Heat to be the rowdiest of the bunch in this generation's NBA.<p>So what were the best moments and images from …

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NBA Draft Rumors: Latest on No. 1 Pick, Trades and Other Buzz

Link to Media<p>It's easy to break down the NBA rumor mill into three sections—free agency, player trades and the draft. Other rumors about executive, coaching and other franchise changes are around, but this time of the year those first three take the cake<p>The 2013 NBA draft is just days away, and …

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Nuggets hire Brian Shaw as coach

Brian Shaw was hired as the coach of the Denver Nuggets on Monday night, securing his first NBA head-coaching job after nearly a decade as an …

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NBA Finals, Game 7: A look at the history of the sport's decisive games

Only three times since 1990 has the NBA season come down to a do-or-die, winner-take-all game. We ran down facts and trivia from the times the NBA Finals has needed a Game 7.<p>It was the immortal Zaza Pachulia, speaking semi-coherent English but mostly just yelling, who perfectly captured the wonder …

Miami's Erik Spoelstra Could Take Step Closer To Hall Of Fame With Finals Win

All eyes are on LeBron James tonight as he leads the Miami Heat into Game 7 against the San Antonio Spurs, and there are plenty of questions being asked: Can James carry his team to a second consecutive championship? How will the Spurs attempt to stop him? Will he wear his headband?<p>But James isn’t …

Scott O'Neil close to joining 76ers front office, per report

The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly preparing to make another interesting addition to their front office.<p>Former president of Madison Square Garden Sports and New York Knicks executive Scott O'Neil is close to joining the front office of the Philadelphia 76ers, according to Frank Isola of the New …

Indiana Pacers Will Find Answers to Bench Woes in Coming Weeks

Link to Media<p>Despite the impressive run to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals by the Indiana Pacers, the organization enters the offseason in need of a few key answers.<p>The Pacers hard-fought series against the Miami Heat was to be expected after taking the very same team to the brink in a …

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10 Prospects Who Will Soar Up Big Boards for 2013 NBA Draft

Most of the 2013 NBA draft prospects can soar through the air while dazzling crowds with their athletic prowess, but not all of them can soar up the draft boards in the week before the selections start happening.<p>Some players are already too high to start soaring. It's tough for Nerlens Noel, Ben …

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Greg Oden, Miami Heat have mutual interest, according to report

Greg Oden hasn't played in the NBA since 2009 but is preparing to make a return. Will he join the Heat as they make a run at their third straight title?<p>The Miami Heat are back-to-back champions after defeating the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals and are already in position to make …

NBA Finals Game 7 Draws 2nd Largest TV Audience in 15 Years

Link to Media<p>LeBron James may be one of the more polarizing figures in all of professional sports, but a ton of people sure tuned in to watch the Miami Heat forward win his second NBA championship.<p>According to a report from Sports Media Watch, ABC's affiliate ratings for Thursday night's Game 7 of …

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What's Next for the Miami Heat?

Link to Media<p>Two down, five to go?<p>That is, if we're still holding LeBron James to his (premature) NBA championship math.<p>The Miami Heat can and certainly will bask in the glow of their second consecutive title for now. They worked diligently and capitalized on more than a few miracles to cap their …

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Kobe Consulted with David Beckham on Achilles, Says He's 'Pretty Encouraged'

Link to Media<p>When Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles in the final week of the 2012-13 regular season, hoops heads everywhere struggled mightily to process the news.<p>Bryant wasn't the first athlete to suffer the injury, but he appeared to join an exclusive group of unfortunate …

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Club picks up Heat's champagne bill

Winning at home has its advantages.<p>For the second consecutive year, a Miami bar owner comped the alcohol on the Miami Heat as they celebrated winning …

Clippers rumors: Chris Paul upset over Doc Rivers debacle

The Clippers continue looking for a new coach while their free agent point guard watches every move.<p>The Los Angeles Clippers were unable to close a deal the NBA would approve to bring in Doc Rivers as their head coach and free agent guard Chris Paul isn't happy about how the situation played out, …

NBA Draft 2013: 5 Second-Round Prospects with First-Round Talent

Link to Media<p>The second round of the NBA draft hasn't always been a hotbed for underrated talent, but lately, there have been few places better to take a chance on a player who has the talent to compete with anyone taken in the 30 picks or more before him.<p>For a point of reference, just look at the …

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LeBron James defends Danny Green's appearance at Heat party

Tweets by LeBron James attempted to clear up all the talk about Spurs guard Danny Green supposedly celebrating with the Miami Heat after they won the NBA Finals.<p>It might have been a big deal to some Spurs fans when a picture surfaced of guard Danny Green shaking hands with the Heat's LeBron James …

Chris Paul expected to stay with Clippers following Doc Rivers deal, according to report

The Clippers await approval on a trade that would land them Doc Rivers. If the league clears the deal, Chris Paul is expected to stay with the organization.<p>The Los Angeles Clippers believe Chris Paul will notify them that he will sign a five-year max contract with the organization on July 1 if they …

Danny Ainge could replace Doc Rivers as Boston Celtics coach, according to report

The Celtics have agreed to a deal to send Doc Rivers to Los Angeles, and could replace him with president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.<p>The Boston Celtics have reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers to send Doc Rivers to Los Angeles for the Clippers' 2015 unprotected first-round …

Clips, Celts reach deal for Rivers

After days of wrangling, negotiating and posturing, the Los Angeles Clippers have agreed in principle to a deal with the Celtics for coach Doc …

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Ranking the 5 Worst Draft Picks in Boston Celtics History

With the 2013 NBA Draft on June 27 quickly approaching, the Boston Celtics desperately need to figure out the best possible prospect at pick No. 16. They will be hoping to add to the list of strong picks in the organization's future, and avoid increasing the number of busts.<p>Now that head coach Doc …

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NBA Draft rumors roundup: Nerlens Noel's knee is 'perfect,' according to Cavaliers doctor

There have been some concerns over Nerlens Noel's knee injury, and there's a growing belief that he may not go No. 1 to the Cavaliers. But a Cavs' team doctor recently evaluated Noel and said that the big man's knee is "perfect."<p>There's a growing sentiment out there that the Cleveland Cavaliers are …

North Carolina is tops in NBA Draft production since 1987

The two most famous rivals in college basketball are also the sport's top two programs in terms of producing next-level talent.<p>Ever wondered which college basketball programs have been the most successful in terms of producing NBA Draft selections since the advent of the three-point line in …

Iman Shumpert's summer camp is all about root vegetables

#TURNIP<p>Oh, Autocorrect, how I love you:<p>That's just day one of Iman Shumpert's camp, though. Day Two: #yam. Day Three: #rutabaga. Day Four: #JICAMA.

Brook Lopez injury: Nets big man has screw replaced in right foot

Nets center Brook Lopez recently underwent surgery to replace a screw in his right foot. Lopez is expected to resume basketball activities in August.<p>The Brooklyn Nets announced Monday that center Brook Lopez had the screw in his surgically repaired right foot replaced after postseason physical …

NBA Draft 2013: Nerlens Noel is not a bad guy

Nerlens Noel was painted negatively by an ESPN radio guy, and now the clean-up continues. This really is not fair to these kids.<p>You know why every 19, 20, 21-year-old with a shot at going in the top 10 of the NBA Draft needs a handler? Because the ones who don't have them get trashed by grown men …

Dwyane Wade releases fitness app

MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade is getting into the app business.<p>The Miami Heat guard released a fitness app called "Dwyane Wade Driven" on Monday, the same day …

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Luol Deng trade for Wizards' 3rd draft pick discussed, according to report

The Chicago Bulls are shopping Luol Deng, and the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in acquiring the veteran small forward.<p>Luol Deng could be on the trading block as the Chicago Bulls once again are gauging interest in their veteran forward heading into Thursday's NBA Draft, …

NBA Draft Rumors: Latest Buzz Heading into 2013 Draft

Link to Media<p>With Thursday's 2013 NBA draft only days away, it should come as no surprise that the rumor mill is churning at full speed.<p>The buzz ranges from whispers about veterans on the block to reports of which prospects are in consideration for the top pick.<p>Expect the buildup to the draft to be …

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