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Greg Oden allegedly punches woman and cements place in NBA infamy

Unrestricted free agent Greg Oden was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges earlier this morning in Lawrence, Indiana. The 26-year-old Oden allegedly punched an ex-girlfriend at his mother’s house. Police reportedly “observed blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area of the victim’s face.” Furthermore, the fuzz “observed blood on the sofa and floor in the sitting area. (They) observed (blood) on the living room carpet (and) dirt from a flower pot that was knocked over.” Oden, who signed a one-year deal with the Miami Heat last August, was slated to visit the Los Angeles Clippers next … Continue reading

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Derrick Rose is excited for ‘the most talented’ Chicago Bulls team of his ‘NBA career’

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose has reportedly dominated Team USA scrimmages and practices for the past week. More important than Team USA, Rose is healthy and thrilled with the work of Bulls general manager Gar Forman. In an effort to reshape their roster, Forman axed Carlos Boozer, acquired Pau Gasol, and drafted Doug McDermott this offseason. “I think this is the most talented team I’ve played on in my NBA career to tell you the truth,” said Rose, 25, who may onlookers prematurely considered this generation’s version of Grant Hill. “With all the players that I have, with the experience … Continue reading

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Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving is excited ‘to run alongside’ LeBron James ‘and be his point guard’

Although readying to compete in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving seems more focused on teaming with LeBron James this autumn. The 29-year-old James signed a two-year deal worth $42.1 million on July 12 to rejoin Cleveland. “At first you were speechless because you couldn’t believe (James was coming back),” said Irving, 22, who inked a five-year contract extension valued at roughly $90 million on July 10. “I’ve been watching LeBron for a while now and it’s nice to be going to run alongside of him and be his point guard.” Since being taken … Continue reading

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Kobe Bryant should only be ‘afraid’ of the Los Angeles Lakers’ upcoming season

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant admitted Wednesday that he’s “afraid” of life after basketball. “You really have to lean on muses and mentors going forward, just as I did as a kid. It’s about having that next wave of things, which is scary as hell, but it’s fun at the same time,” said Bryant, 35, who signed a two-year contract worth roughly $48.5 million on November 25. Bryant, who suffered a torn left Achilles tendon in April 2013 and a fractured lateral tibial plateau in his left knee eight months later in December, averaged 13.8 points, 6.3 assists and … Continue reading

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Charlotte Hornets power forward Cody Zeller should have never left Bloomington

Charlotte Hornets associate head coach Patrick Ewing wants gangly power forward Cody Zeller to expand his offensive repertoire and become a better defender this offseason. The 21-year-old Zeller, who was taken fourth overall out of Indiana, badly disappointed as a rookie. A former Hoosiers center, the 7-foot, 240-pound Zeller only averaged 6.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists over 82 games. “We need for [Zeller] to do it on both ends, not just look to score,” said Ewing, 51, a three-time member of the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. Zeller was exposed when Syracuse battered Indiana in March 2013 and he … Continue reading

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