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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
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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
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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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Air Jordan 4 OG '89 Retro "White Cement" Early Links

February 12, 2016

The Air Jordan 4 Retro "White Cement" returns on Saturday morning, dropping at the perfect time for NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto.

Last released in 2012, this release features Nike Air on the back like the OG and 1999 release. Expect a lot of pairs to be releasing, so it should be an easy cop for those who really want this shoe.

With that said, here are some places you can cop this shoe on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. online. The shoe retails for $220. 

Good luck copping!

Nike.com
Champs Sports
Eastbay
Footaction
Foot Locker
Finish Line

-- Josh Dhani

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Drake Disses City of Philadelphia Before Celebrity Game (Video)

February 12, 2016

The Celebrity All-Star Game on Friday night was pretty eventful, with rapper Drake serving as the head coach for Team Canada while Kevin Hart coached Team USA.

Before the game, Drake talked about his city (Toronto) and compared it to Hart's (Philadelphia). You guys know the story...

-- Josh Dhani

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Allen Iverson and Shaq Headline 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists

February 12, 2016

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the finalists for its 2016 class, led by Allen Iverson and Shaquille O’Neal.

The twelve finalists include Sheryl Swoopes, Kevin Johnson, Tom Izzo, Bo Ryan, Lefty Driesell, Muffet McGraw, Darell Garrettson, Robert Hughes, Leta Andrews, John McLendon, Eddie Sutton and the Wayland Baptist University team that won 131 consecutive games from 1953-58 and 10 AAU National Championships overall.

Iverson. regarded as pound-for-pound the best player ever, made seven All-NBA teams, including three First Team selections. Iverson also won Rookie of the Year and a league MVP. He finished his career 12th in steals, 23rd in points, and has the seventh highest scoring average in league history.

-- Glenn Erby

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Matt Forte Confirms He Won’t Be Re-Signed by Bears

February 12, 2016
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Kudos to Matt Forte for handling this like a G, as I’m sure he’ll land with a title contender. The Bears talented running back just confirmed what we all knew: his days in Chicago are over.

The running back announced on Instagram that the Bears told him they will not attempt to re-sign him.

“Despite my wishes, my days as a member of the Chicago Bears have sadly come to an end,” Forte wrote. “I was informed earlier this week from the GM that they will not be attempting to re-sign me in free agency. I will remain forever grateful for my time spent in Chicago and being able to play for an organization with such a rich history. My only regret is not being able to win a Lombardi trophy for the best fans in all of sports. I’m excited about the next chapter of my NFL career. But, Chicago will always be home. God Bless and Bear Down!”

-- Glenn Erby

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Corporate Logos on NBA Jerseys Might Be Happening Sooner Than You Think

February 12, 2016

Could a huge Ford logo end up on the Pistons jerseys one day?

According to ESPN.com, the NBA is moving a step closer to putting advertisements on jerseys, as the league sent out a memo this week informing teams that putting corporate logos on uniforms is expected to be discussed.

Sources say the NBA’s planning committee is seeking comments from teams in advance of the April Board of Governors meeting. The committee will continue to meet with team feedback, which will determine if the proposal makes the April meeting agenda.

Under the league proposal, which must be approved by the Board of Governors in April to come to fruition, teams will be able to sell one corporate logo on their uniform for the 2017-18 season. That would give teams a year to sell, and it also matches up with the league’s new apparel deal with Nike.

If the league begins to put ads on its jerseys, the NBA would be the first major sports league to do so on regular game-day jerseys.

-- Glenn Erby

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