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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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