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Stephen Curry shines in Golden State charity game

Throughout this NBA lockout there have been plenty of charity games featuring the biggest names of the league right now. I have covered most of them on this blog site. This time I feel that I should cover a smaller charity game out in San Francisco called the “We Believe” charity game. The superstar that shined brighter than all others was Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry.

Curry posted a triple-double (34 points, 13 assists, 12 rebounds) in his victory in San Jose State arena. Curry is well known for having a smooth stroke from the three-point line during his college years at Davidson College. Since then, he has built a great skill set beyond his shooting and exhibited it in the game.

See for yourself:

How do you feel the newer talent of the NBA fairs against the bigger names of the League right now?

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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in NBA

 

The love of the game remains strong

The three top NBA stars of the Jordan brand came together to show their love of the game. The lockout has brought out so much concern and sadness for basketball fans. The players have been showing their skills in games, but in the Jordan brand “Love of the Game” commercial Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony showed that it doesn’t matter whether its professional or amateur, it’s all about the love of the game. I couldn’t agree more. Every NBA player should be able to play the game for his love of it and not just for a paycheck.

If you haven’t seen the commercial here it is:

Similar to the Jordan brand, Nike basketball has started a campaign called “Basketball Never Stops” behind their NBA athletes LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Durant. They show the same love of the game and show why the game can never die out.

Here’s Nike’s version of their love of basketball:

Do you think this commercial captured the true love that players should have for the sport? Why?

 

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Posted by on November 3, 2011 in NBA

 

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Oklahoma all-star game brings out the best

Once again the NBA‘s best come together for a charity game. This time the venue is Oklahoma City, Okla., home of the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Kevin Durant is definitely the hometown hero in this event, but he had to share the spotlight with stars such as LeBron James, Chris Paul and teammates James Harden and Russell Westbrook.

There were many highlights from this game. The game had everything from former Thunder member Jeff Green‘s power dunks to the smooth crosses and passes of New Orleans Hornets star Chris Paul. With the lockout still in full effect and no end in sight, the players show they haven’t lost a step.

How do you feel about this game? Did the fans get their donations’ worth?

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in NBA

 

NBA lockout brings more summer action

The NBA just doesn’t know what it’s missing. Everywhere the all stars of the NBA go, they dominate! They also pack gyms and arenas across the country. Between meetings amongst the the NBA’s player union and owners, the players find venues to play against each other and show off their various talents.

This past week the players came together to play in Winston-Salem, N.C., to play for the CP3 Foundation All Star Game. The game brought athletes from veteran stars Chris Paul to LeBron James to newer stars like John Wall and No. 1 draft pick Kyrie Irving. Hoopmixtape.com is claiming this as the new best game of the lockout. The highlights included the best aerial display you could ask for, clever crosses, and accurate jumpshots and pinpoint passes all in one game.

Check it out:

What do you think? Does this game top the previous game of the summer? If you forgot, here is a reminder.

Best Game of the Summer

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2011 in NBA

 

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Locked out but not stopped

You can’t stop doing something you truly love. The NBA players have displayed this more than ever in the past months. The summer is winding down and there seems to be no end to the NBA lockout. The players realize the situation at hand, and some players chose to go and play overseas until things are handled. NBA stars such as Deron Williams and J.R. Smith have signed deals to play overseas.

Former Denver Nuggets shooting guard J.R. Smith has inked a deal to play for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls in the Chinese Basketball Association, or CBA. In the past, Smith has displayed signs of being a force in the NBA but also has shown signs of his youth. He is learning from his attitude problems in the past, and his time in China will teach him better.

Smith on his former team Denver Nuggets

Former New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams has chosen to play for a team in Turkey called Besiktas Club (this team also employed Allen Iverson during his brief overseas stint). Williams has been a huge factor for his team in the NBA in his previous years in the NBA. It’s difficult to not play professionally when that’s what you grow accustomed to.

Deron Williams displaying his Turkish jersey

Some people say that this is selfish for these players to do. I feel that they should play as much as they can, and being overseas is a great experience. What do you think?

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2011 in NBA

 

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The battle in Maryland

This summer has brought many exhibition basketball games due to the probable NBA Lockout.  But none have overshadowed this a game in Baltimore, Md. featuring Baltimore native Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, and Chris Paul.  High – flying dunks, killer crossover moves, and pure shots were evident all throughout the game.  A battle arose between Kevin Durant and LeBron James.  The two would go down and back attempting to score on each other and, at one point, neither could miss.  LeBron finished the game with (unofficially) 36 points.  Kevin Durant got the best of him by finishing with the game – high 59 points!

Here is a clip of the battle of these two heavyweight ballers:

Here are clips of the entire game:

What do you think of the game?

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2011 in NBA

 

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