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7 NBA Stars that Made Their Mark in History

The NBA isn’t just a basketball league, it is a constellation of stars. Here are seven NBA stars that made their mark in history:

Do The Houston Rockets Really Need Josh Smith?

As Josh Smith cleared the waivers on Thursday, he is expected to sign with the Houston Rockets anytime now. But while Smith should add more depth and talent to the team, do they really need to add Josh Smith to their line-up?

Russell Westbrook Playing Like the MVP in OKC

The OKC Thunder were seven games behind the Western Conference’s 8th seed on November 23. Twelve games later, they are just half a game behind Phoenix and just 3.5 games back the 7th seeded Spurs.

The Streak is Over, But the Hawks Have Served Notice

Those Atlanta Hawks have been so good that it’s been over a month since we’ve been asking the question: When will they lose again? Monday night the New Orleans Pelicans stunned the soaring Hawks 115-110 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

Why Kobe’s Scoring Mark is Impressive

Kobe Bryant entered Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves with 32, 284 career points. He needed eight more to tie Michael Jordan at third place in the NBA’s All-Time scoring list and nine to overtake the man he’s looked up to as an idol.

Don’t Look Now, LeBron is Playing Like the MVP

What’s scarier than having three new key players to add to what is already a formidable line-up is having LeBron James play at an MVP pace. James has won four MVPs in the last six seasons.

Boston Celtics’ Busy Week: Four Trades in Five Days

Danny Ainge is not known Trader Danny for nothing because the Celtics’ President is known to be trigger-happy when it comes to trading players. Yet Ainge and the rebuilding Celtics took it to a different level this week

The Outlook in Chi-Town is Starting to Be Bull-ish

After a shaky 11-6 November start, the Chicago Bulls are slowly coming together. They have now won six straight games and are 10-3 in the month of December with two more games left to play before the year closes.

Are the Nets Going to Have Another Strong Finish?

The Brooklyn Nets ended 2013 with a 10-21 record but turned their season around with a strong finishing kick as the calendar turned to 2014. By that season’s end, the Nets had the 2nd best record in the Eastern conference

Kobe Breakfast “Rondo-zvous” Fuels Speculations

The whole world knows that Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo are good friends, so it was no surprise that the two superstar NBA players decided to meet and greet each other before they take the court on Friday night to play yet another game as fierce basketball rivals

With KD and Russ Back, Can the Thunder Recover?

The OKC Thunder lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 104-112 on Tuesday but if there was anything positive about that loss, it was that Kevin Durant made a successful season debut for the Thunder in that game.

Phil Jackson Takes Blame For Knicks’ Season, But Does it Really Matter?

Jackson’s public “mea culpa” was not expected at all although everyone’s already starting to point fingers on him for the Knicks’ disastrous season. We all know him to be the Zen Master who’s won 11 NBA titles as coach.

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Rhonda Rousey Has a New Training Coach

Not much has been seen of Ronda Rousey since Amanda Nunes beat her to a pulp. The mega star has resurfaced with a new...

5 Benefits of the Elliptical Machine

Bored on the treadmill? The Elliptical Machine may be just the change of pace you need. The Elliptical is a great addition to any workout at the gym or addition to your home gym. It’s a total body workout with plenty of benefits.

Is the Squat Exercise Safe for Me?

Squats are a very misunderstood exercise. The thought that they cause injury has been tossed around since the 1950’s. It is rumored that the squats' reputation went south after the US Army banned them in the 1960’s.