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Shaquille O'Neal Says All-Time Lakers Team Would Beat Bulls Legends by 50 Points

While there's no question that the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls (72-10) are the greatest single-season team in NBA history, it's up for debate as to which franchise's all-time squad is the best.<p>Shaquille O'Neal played for six clubs in his NBA career, but his best years came when he was a member of the Los …

Basketball

The NBA's Worst Contract at Every Position

Link to Media<p>It's hard to pinpoint bad NBA contracts these days, and it's only going to get harder.<p>The last collective bargaining agreement effectively killed long-term deals, limiting commitments to a maximum of five seasons. The imposition of a more restrictive luxury tax meant teams with huge …

NBA

After Long Cold War, LeBron James Has Won Respect of More Mellow Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES — The little brother is always elated when the big brother wants to play with him.<p>Especially when, as former Lakers and Cavaliers coach Mike Brown has said, the big brother is the serious one and the little brother is the fun one.<p>And in this case, the two siblings really were <i>playing</i> a …

Basketball

Oil May Explain Why China Is Sending Its Infantry To A UN Peacekeeping Mission For The First Time

Fighting in the oil-producing nation, which is one of the world's poorest, has killed more than 10,000 people, driven more than a million from their homes and left many without enough food. Fighting erupted in December 2013 in South Sudan, which won independence from Sudan in 2011, after months of …

Africa

Ex-NFL player who made $25 million quit football at age 29 to become a farmer

Five years later, after earning more than $25 million of that contract, Brown is a farmer who is helping to feed the hungry.<p>CBS News caught up with Brown in Louisburg, North Carolina, where he runs a 1,000-acre farm after learning how to grow crops on YouTube.<p>Brown was drafted 124th overall in 2005 …

Here's Why You Probably Won't Get Hired At Google

Of the 3 million applications it receives each year, Google only hires 7,000, or about 0.2%, the company's HR boss Laszlo Bock said at LinkedIn's recent Talent Conference, according to Quartz.<p>Although many have heard about Google's unbelievably difficult brain-teasers, the company actually has a …

Meet The Wealthiest Person In Every US State

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Larry Ellison all grabbed the top spots for their home states of Washington, Nebraska, and California, respectively — no big surprise, considering they're three of the wealthiest men on the planet and were on the list last year, too.<p>Of the 50 states, nine did not …

Another Exec At Apple's Sapphire Supplier Sold Tons Of Stock Before The Company Went Bankrupt

GT Advanced Technologies COO Daniel Squiller sold nearly $2 million in company stock before the firm filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, according to The Wall Street Journal's Diasuke Wakabayashi.<p>GTAT supplies Apple's sapphire display, which is expected to be used on the Apple Watch.<p>Last week, …

You Can Now Go To College For Free In Germany, No Matter Where You're From

Well, you might be thinking, isn't that just <i>wunderbar</i> for the damn Germans, with their excellent supermarket commercials and their spectacular beach nudity and their pragmatically dressed Chancellor. Now with their free college they're just showing off. Well, here's the kicker: Germany didn't just …

How Getting Drunk And Fired From A Job Helped One Guy Create A $100 Million Startup

Strode tells Mashable that getting fired was "the best thing that happened to me."<p>Strode built the first version of Invoice2Go while commuting to Macquarie as a 28-year-old freelance software developer in 2002. He was frustrated by the company's invoicing system and decided to build a better …

Kevin Durant's injury means it's Russell Westbrook's time to shine

The reigning MVP will potentially miss up to two months. Russell Westbrook, the floor is yours.<p>The Oklahoma City Thunder know ill-timed injuries well, and losing Kevin Durant for the start of a crucial season is just another unfortunate malady to add to the list. Injuries to Russell Westbrook and …

Phil Jackson: I have free reign

NEW YORK -- Knicks president Phil Jackson believes owner James Dolan has been "forced to meddle" in basketball decisions in the past. But Jackson …

Gregg Popovich Is Brutally Honest With His Players, And That's Why He's The Best Coach In The NBA

Popovich's longevity has partially been due to luck. The Spurs have drafted three Hall of Famers in Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili, who have all been loyal to the Spurs.<p>But Popovich is also a brilliant tactician who has earned the trust and respect of players, which Michael Lee talks …

The NBA's Best Franchise Building Blocks at Every Position

Starting from scratch can be the scourge of an NBA team's existence.<p>Unless they have someone who makes starting over worth the wait and headaches it brings.<p>Rebuilding a team from the ground up takes a lot of things. Organizations must be patient, lay plans and be willing to spend some—or a lot …

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NBA journeyman Mike James prices sports compound at $7.5 million

Basketball vagabondMike James, most recently of theChicago Bulls, has put his mansion-estate in Houston on the market at $7.499 million.<p>The gated compound, well-equipped for the modern athlete, features a detached sports complex, complete with anNBAregulation basketball court, a fitness center and …

Airlines Settle Suit in Death of 400-Pound Woman Denied a Seat

The husband of an obese woman who died shortly after being denied a seat on a flight back to New York City from Hungary has settled his $6 million lawsuit with the airlines involved, court documents show.<p>Janos Soltesz first filed the wrongful death suit again Delta, KLM and Lufthansa airlines in …

Google's Perks Are So Amazing That Employees Have Found Ways To Secretly Live On Campus And Avoid Paying Rent

Google perks are so good some employees say they've spent weeks living on campus to avoid paying rent, according to a Quora thread.<p>"Technically, you weren't supposed to live at the office, but people got around that by living in their cars in the parking lot of the office or the Shoreline parking …

What To Expect From Apple’s iPhone Event On September 9

Apple is hosting an event on September 9, and by all accounts it’s going to be a real barn burner. The company is set to announce new iPhones, and this much you can take to the bank, but rumors have also arisen suggesting we’ll see a brand new wearable device of some kind – the great and powerful …

Disk App is a fun and powerful new way to clear up space on your Mac

Is your Mac feeling a little bit sluggish? Are you running out of disk space, but aren’t sure which files to delete? Consider Disk App, the newest …

Report claims that both 4.7 and 5.5 inch iPhone 6 will launch on September 19th

iGen.fr, who has proved reliable in the past with Apple launch dates, is now claiming that sources informed the site that the new iPhones will launch on the 19th. This is generally to be expected, following historical patterns. Apple traditionally puts new iPhones on sale the Friday the week after …

Apple officially launches revamped iTunes Connect demoed during WWDC

Ahead of next week’s iPhone 6 announcement, Apple has finally debuted the new design for its iTunes Connect web app that was initially shown off during the WWDC Platforms State of the Union. The new design features a more iOS-like look, similar to that of iCloud.com, and now gives developers even …

The ‘iWatch’: 7 things that will convince even non-nerds to buy it

“What would it take for you to buy an iWatch?” That’s the innocent question I asked my pharmacist friend Jon over breakfast.<p>Outside the tech media echo chamber, where Jon lives, people are pragmatic about the new watch. They’re asking questions about the use case, about the battery life, and about …

How Can the Heat Recover Post-LeBron? Take a Page Out of the 1993-94 Bulls' Book

Pete Myers had chosen to spend a day early in October of 1993 on a Chicago court, hitting balls rather than dribbling them. He wasn't expecting anyone to interrupt his friendly tennis match to serve up an opportunity. And even when he paused to take a call from his old acquaintance Jerry Krause, …

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Caramelized Peach Pancakes

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Have some sunny, peachy pancakes for breakfast this morning.</i><p>Are you a recipe procrastinator? I am. I …

Becky Hammon hired to Spurs' staff

As a 5-foot-6 point guard, decorated WNBA veteran Becky Hammon has never had the experience of shattering a backboard with a dunk.<p>She's busting …

Xbox Not A 'Core' Part Of Microsoft's Business CEO Says

Microsoft is set to announce what could be its largest round of layoffs in company history, and some of the job losses may hit Xbox.<p>According to a report in Bloomberg, the tech giant is attempting to reduce redundancies from the $7 billion acquisition of Nokia, which added 30,000 jobs to the …

Inside the Secret World of Gamestop Dumpster Diving

One company's trash...<p>For those of us who have cast away the shame of scouring through bags of trash – colloquially known as dumpster diving – there …

LIONEL MESSI: How The New Highest-Paid Soccer Player In The World Spends His Millions

Going into the 2014 World Cup at age 26, Messi is already considered one of the best players ever and is already making more than $40 million with endorsements.<p>Despite that wealth and advertising exposure, he's is one of the most private people in the sport.<p>He drives a $200,000 car and lives in a …

Soccer

4 Dirty Bathroom Habits

Skipping the sink isn't your biggest problem<p>If you think washing your hands is all it takes to leave the bathroom squeaky-clean, you’re in for a world of disgusting surprise. A study from the University of Colorado Boulder found that bacteria are swarming on virtually every bathroom surface, …

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