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Michigan Basketball: Top 5 Storylines for Wolverines' 2013-14 Season

With a pair of exhibition games in the books, the Michigan basketball program can now turn its attention toward the 2013-14 regular season. There were some impressive moments to take away from the Wolverines' preseason contests, but overall, the level of competition was not great enough to make any …

Milwaukee Bucks: How Larry Drew Can Get the Best out of Brandon Knight

It was clear the Milwaukee Bucks had chosen their point guard of the future when they traded for Brandon Knight over the summer. Now, head coach Larry Drew must get the most he can out of Knight and help him reach his potential.<p>Knight struggled with the Detroit Pistons, due in part to a cluttered …

Detroit Lions: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 10

After a much-needed week of rest and relaxation, the Detroit Lions head back to work. The buzz from the amazing comeback victory over Dallas is still in the air, but a new week brings a new opponent.<p>Detroit will square off with Chicago in a critical NFC North matchup.<p><b>NFC North Division Standings</b><p>Team<p>…

Detroit Pistons' Massive Front Line Proving They Can Thrive Together

There are just too many big bodies up front.<p>There will be major spacing concerns.<p>This team is not built to succeed.<p>As members of Detroit Pistons Nation, we have been subjected to all of these diagnoses when it comes to this year's squad. Heck, I personally have been lobbing some of these …

Are Nets, Pacers or Bulls Biggest Threat to Take Down Miami Heat?

As teams in the East are bulking up to take down the Miami Heat, many people are debating which squad has enough firepower to become the new favorite.<p>Our lead NBA writers, Howard Beck and Ethan Skolnick, chime in on which teams are the biggest threats to take down the two-time defending …

Can Dwight Howard Evolve in Houston as LeBron James Did in Miami?

Going straight from high school to the pros, he never enjoyed the pleasure of being recruited or choosing where—and with whom—he wanted to play. That provided built-in excuses for his shortcomings or perceived failures. The chance to finally decide where—and with whom—he wanted to play came with a …

Andre Iguodala turns turnover into assist with ridiculous behind-the-back pass

STOP IT, WARRIORS. YOU'RE TOO FUN TO WATCH.<p>Remember about like seven minutes ago, when we showed you a 3/4-court alley-oop from Stephen Curry to Andre Iguodala and mentioned how it validated our thought that the Warriors were the most fun team in the NBA? Yeah, well, they can't stop.<p>Yeah, turning …

Mike D'Antoni figuring out Lakers rotaiton

Just a week into the season, the Los Angeles Lakers are very much in search of a consistent rotation.<p>Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni has a tough task. With a roster made up of aging stars and an abundance of interchangeable role players, he has to determine how to juggle the playing …

Suns preview: Goran Dragic and the next good Phoenix team

Goran Dragic is clearly the Phoenix Suns' best player, but is he good enough and in the right stage of his career to keep around through a multi-season rebuilding effort?<p>No team in the West was worse than the Phoenix Suns last season. That could become a familiar phrase: Phoenix is quite obviously …

Blueprint for LA Clippers to Become the NBA's Next Legitimate Big Three

The Big Three is the new vogue method of team construction in the NBA. It's fully replaced the idea of having a superstar and supporting cast carry a franchise all the way to a league title.<p>And, if you really think about it, it's only natural.<p>The NBA gets deeper each and every year. Sixty new …

Why Dwyane Wade Has More to Prove Than Any NBA Star in 2013-14

Dwyane Wade has more to prove than ever before.<p>Distrust springs eternal for the Miami Heat's shooting guard even now. People doubt him; he proves them wrong. It's a vicious cycle, but it's the real Way of Wade.<p>Future Hall of Famers tend to enjoy the comfort of stability in the twilight of their …

Rasheed Wallace, Now an Assistant Coach, Took a Very 'Sheed' Media Day Photo

This season, the recently retired Rasheed Wallace will serve as an assistant coach of the Detroit Pistons.<p>It looks like Sheed's new role as a coach hasn't changed his attitude towards the obligatory photos at media day, as he looks exactly as he has for most media days in the past.<p>Note: Media day …

NBA Training Camp 2013: Biggest Questions to Be Answered Before Season Starts

Training camp is the first chance for teams to evaluate their personnel changes. There is a long NBA season ahead and training camp gives front offices their first opportunity to see how their acquisitions (both young and old) mesh with their new teams.<p>Each team has new rookies to develop, and …

Andre Miller's Hairstyle May Be the Best Thing You'll See During Training Camp

Andre Miller must have lost a bet.<p>What other explanation could there possibly be for a 37-year-old man to do this to his hair?<p>Personally, I'm sticking with the theory that the 14-year veteran came out on the wrong end of a friendly wager with one of his Denver Nuggets teammates. But there are a …

How Did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lose Josh Freeman?

The Josh Freeman era ends today for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As ESPN.com reported, the signal-caller was released by the team on Thursday. His locker will sit empty and the roster will list only two quarterbacks.<p>One weight lifts off the back of the front office while another is stacked on Greg …

Greg Schiano Scapegoats Josh Freeman, but He's Next to Be Fired

So Greg Schiano has his scapegoat: A beleaguered, beaten down Josh Freeman who we've been led to believe is a druggie, tardy, fined, uncaring deadbeat who can't roll his lazy bottom out of the bed and make picture day on time.<p>Freeman has been buried under a mountain of anonymous leaks that may or …

Is the Read-Option Disappearing from the NFL Already?

Tricks you use in college football don't tend to work in the NFL. The read-option has been giving that sentiment a run for its money recently, but is that run of success sure to come to an end?<p>See what Boomer Esiason has to say about the status of the read-option in the NFL in the video above.<p>What …

Pompei: Bills' Youth Movement Already Paying Dividends for Struggling Franchise

<i>Editor's Note: Longtime NFL writer Dan Pompei, who has covered 26 Super Bowls, will be writing a weekly column for Bleacher Report examining the league.</i><p>Green is not in the color scheme of the Buffalo Bills, but no color better defines this team. The Bills enter their game against the Browns tonight …

Detroit Lions: 4 Factors to Hot Start

It’s not often that Detroit Lions fans get to say their team has won three of their last four games.<p>That’s the case in 2013.<p>The Lions have started 3-1 and look solid heading to Green Bay in their Week 5 matchup against the Packers. Despite injuries to key players, the boys from Motown are clicking …

NBA 2K14: Underrated Squads to Use Against Your Friends

Beat your friends in a competition, and you might feel like a camel on Wednesday. Lose to them, and you're probably going to feel like your girlfriend just broke up with you, and then kicked you in the groin, and then stole your Xbox 360, and then baked you delicious-smelling cookies to make up for …

Why the New England Patriots Will Survive Without Vince Wilfork

Let's clarify one thing immediately: The New England Patriots defense is indisputably worse without Vince Wilfork. Apart from Tom Brady, Wilfork may very well be the most indispensable player on the roster, and his season-ending Achilles injury leaves a massive hole (literally and figuratively) in …

Is Week 5 vs. Lions a Must-Win for Green Bay Packers?

To throw around the term "must-win" before Thanksgiving for any team except the winless Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars or Tampa Bay Buccaneers would seem to be hyperbolic.<p>However, there is no denying that the Green Bay Packers, who are 1-2 after their Week 4 bye and have …

NBA 2K14 Review: What Gamers and Experts Are Saying About Current-Gen Release

The hype is over. On Tuesday, gamers all over the country had an opportunity to get their hands on the newest release from the <i>NBA 2K</i> series. I've been putting the game through the paces for almost two weeks. I reviewed it and answered questions about the game on every platform of social media.<p>The …

Rajon Rondo and Brad Stevens Are a Perfect Match for Rebuilding Boston Celtics

Rajon Rondo and Brad Stevens are the NBA's odd couple.<p>On one side of the relationship stands Rondo, a seven-year veteran with championship experience and an ego to match. His basketball resume includes four All-Star selections, a pair of assists crowns and clashes with teammates and coaches.<p>On the …

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The Toronto Raptors are dirty Pop-A-Shot cheaters

They should be suspended from real games for this.<p>Here are Amir Johnson, Rudy Gay, and DeMar DeRozan of the Raptors stomping out children's hard-earned Pop-A-Shot records with their massive wingspans and some highly illegal teamwork:<p>One can only assume these dastardly cheaters went on to swing …