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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.

Are The Pistons Reaping the Benefits of Waiving J Smoove?

Don’t look now but the Detroit Pistons have won five straight games since they waived forward Josh Smith last December 22. But is the Josh Smith’s ouster the reason why the Pistons are winning now?

Andrew Wiggins vs. Jabari Parker: Who Takes the First Month?

The NBA is a league driven by its stars and more often than not, it takes more than one star to lead a whole generation. In the past, we’ve seen rivalries like Russell vs. Chamberlain and Magic vs.

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

Why Pau Gasol’s 46 at 34 is Special

There were plenty of reasons to believe that Pau Gasol was past his prime when he was headed to the free agency last summer. For the past two years, Gasol had been the constant trade bait for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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.

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

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.

Analyzing the Three Team Trade by the Cavs, Knicks and Thunder

Last Monday, three NBA teams went in cahoots with each other to forge a surprising move that looks to help their struggling sides. The Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder

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:

Dubs Eyeing Ray Allen, But Do They Need Him?

The Golden State Warriors are the hottest team in the NBA right now with their franchise best 14 game winning streak and team best 19-2 start. But despite residing on top of the NBA’s mountain, the Dubs are not resting on their laurels.

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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.

Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

The saying of “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is actually a paraphrase of the Welsh saying from 1866 “‘eat an apple going to bed, and you'll keep the doctor from earning his bread'.

Wladimir Klitschko to Fight Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden

Unified heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko will return to Madison Square Garden to face undefeated contender Bryant Jennings on April 25. The fight marks Klitschko’s first on U.S soil (and at MSG) since February 2008