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LeBron on Kevin Love-to-Celtics Trade Rumor: "It's False"

February 13, 2016
David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Any hopes of Kevin Love casually landing in the Boston Celtics laps were just shot down by the team's real GM.

Love, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward, has had his named mentioned in several potential deals at next Thursday's deadline, but LeBron James shot it down Saturday, per Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News broke the report of a potential deal that would send Love to Boston, Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony to the Cavs, with a package of players including Timofey Mozgov going back to the Knicks.

-- Glenn Erby

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John Calipari Ejected 3 Minutes Into Game vs South Carolina (Video)

February 13, 2016
Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

John Calipari will not be disrespected.

The Kentucky head coach was just tossed from the game against South Carolina less than three minutes into the crucial SEC tilt.

-- Glenn Erby

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Drake to Introduce Starters for 2016 NBA All-Star Game

February 13, 2016
Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports

It's Toronto, so of course the city's own would handle the introductions. The NBA announced that rapper Drake will introduce the All-Star starters on Sunday night.

Grammy award-winning artist, Raptors Global Ambassador and Toronto native, Drake, will be adding his own special touch to the 2016 NBA All-Star player introductions on Sunday, Feb 14, live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT (U.S.), Sportsnet ONE and TSN (Canada).

The 65th NBA All-Star Game, the first NBA All-Star Game held outside the United States, will be seen by fans in 215 countries and territories and will be heard in 49 languages.

Drake was one of the coaches for Friday night’s Celebrity Game, and even was presented with the key to the city by the Mayor of Toronto before the game.

-- Glenn Erby

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Kanye Tweets His Pleasure Over Nike Falling in Sneaker Sales

February 13, 2016

Kanye West has his own sneaker line with Adidas and has a huge beef with Nike, but did his song facts really help hit Nike in the bottom line?

-- Glenn Erby

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Hampton Makes History as 1st HBCU Lacrosse Team in D-1 (Video)

February 13, 2016

This is a story that Jim Brown started over 50 years ago, that the late Michael Crawford saw coming true and that is now official, as Hampton University will trot out the first HBCU Division 1 Lacrosse team.

Michael Crawford died Dec. 28, 2010 in Brooklyn, N.Y. from an undiagnosed enlarged heart and went into cardiac arrest. Crawford was one semester short of graduating from Hampton with a degree in sports management, and was also attempting to bring Lacrosse to Hampton.

His mother Verina Crawford pushed on for her son, calling Lloyd Carter, a retired Baltimore fire chief and officer with the Maryland Army National Guard.

-- Glenn Erby

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Cavs-Knicks-Celtics Discuss Trade That Sends Melo to Cavs, Love to C's

February 12, 2016

This would shut down the Internet for the day if this were to happen.

According to the New York Daily News, the Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics have been in preliminary talks about a trade that would send Carmelo Anthony to the Cavs and Love to the C's.

In the trade, the Knicks would receive draft picks and some players in return. One of those players reportedly would be Cavs center Timofey Mozgov. 

Anthony has reiterated that he has no plans to be traded, and he would have to waive his no-trade clause to agree to a deal if it were to actually happen.

The Knicks look like they are building towards the future, and there have been many rumors since last season about trading Melo. With the rise of Kristaps Porzingis, the rumors have grown even more since then.

The same has gone for Kevin Love, despite the fact that he signed a contract extension with the team this past summer. Ever since the firing of head coach David Blatt, the trade talks have grown surrounding the Cavs power forward.

I guess we will have to see what happens, as the trade deadline is now creeping up. I'm not sure how LeBron, Melo and Kyrie Irving can all gel together, but I'm sure they can make it work. Love, meanwhile, has been linked to Boston for years now. 

This could end up being a win-win if it were to go down, but it all depends on Melo waiving his no-trade clause. I know for sure his wife, La La, would not want to move from New York City to Cleveland...

-- Josh Dhani

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Jason Pierre-Paul X-Ray Photos of Mangled Hand Revealed

February 12, 2016
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Have you ever wondered with Jason Pierre-Paul's mangled hand looked like under an X-ray?

Well, via TMZ, we got the photo for you:

Of course, as you all know, the New York Giants defensive end broke off his finger during a crazy fireworks accident on July 4th last year. 

-- Josh Dhani

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Charles Woodson to Join ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown"

February 12, 2016
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Charles Woodson is coming off his final NFL season. Like many other retired athletes, it's time to move on to a second career. For Woodson, he will be taking on the path like many before him. 

According to the Big Lead, the former Oakland Raiders star will join the set of ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" show. He will essentially replace Keyshawn Johnson on the show.

Woodson will join the crew of Chris Berman, Tom Jackson, Mike Ditka and Cris Carter. This whole crew may only last one season though, as Pro Football Talk reports that the network will try "to unload bloated salaries and simultaneously skew younger.”

Woodson, the future Hall-of-Famer, is coming off a fantastic 18-year career. He finished his last season as Pro Bowler for the Raiders.

-- Josh Dhani

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LeBron James Says Jason Kidd Would Be His All-Time Dream Teammate

February 12, 2016

Forget Kobe Bryant or Stephen Curry, LeBron James' all-time dream teammate would surprise you. 

James has played with several great teammates in his NBA career, such as Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Kyrie Irving, and more. However, James said if he could play with any teammate, it would be former star point guard Jason Kidd.

It's an interesting choice, considering LeBron is a ball-dominant player and is basically a point guard. James also likes to kick it out to 3-point shooters for his assists, but Kidd is a career 35-percent shooter.

Then again, LeBron did win a gold medal with Kidd on Team USA in 2008, so he knows what he is talking about. Nonetheless, it's a surprising pick by the four-time MVP.

-- Josh Dhani

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Sage Steele Shuts Down Celeb MVP Win Butler for Talking Politics (Video)

February 12, 2016

Team Canada took home the win in the Celebrity All-Star Game on Saturday night, with Win Butler leading the way getting MVP honors.

During his MVP speech, Butler tried to talk politics and compare Canada's healthcare system to the United States'. ESPN's Sage Steele shut him down real quick.

-- Josh Dhani

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