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Russell Westbrook on Playing for Lakers: "Nah, I Like Where I Am Now"

February 13, 2016

A lot of discussion this summer will be about what Kevin Durant does in NBA Free Agency if he decides to leave or stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder, or go to a team like the Lakers or Wizards.

Whatever Durant does definitely will influence teammate Russell Westbrook's decision when he becomes a free agent the year after. Even if Durant re-signs with OKC, Westbrook has long been linked to Los Angeles.

The All-Star point guard was asked about playing for the purple-and-gold, and here's what he had to say:

The latest rumor to come out these past few weeks was about Durant heading to LA, and then Westbrook joining him there. 

At this point in time, it seems like these two will likely stay as the dominant tandem that they are in OKC. 

-- Josh Dhani

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Shaq Goodwin Called for Tech After Doing Vince Carter Elbow Dunk (Video)

February 13, 2016

I don’t know if Shaq is on Vince Carter’s level, but I give him an eight for attempting a contest dunk during the game against Tulane.

Goodwin was hit with a technical foul and given the business by his coach:

-- Glenn Erby

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Girls Miss All-Star Weekend in Toronto; Didn't Know They Needed Passports

February 13, 2016

The sad thing is that several years-ago, these young ladies would have been on their way to a dream trip in Toronto celebrating the NBA’s All-Star weekend.

Due to changes in U.S. law back in June 1, 2009, the requirements for entering Canada now include a passport along with a driver’s license or other forms of identification.

Technically, US citizens don’t need a US passport to get into Canada, but you do if you’re flying back and forth.

In this sad Twitter story courtesy of DJ R-Tistic, a group of girls heading to Toronto for the NBA’s All-Star 2016 festivities may not make it because they didn’t know they needed passports.

-- Glenn Erby

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Broncos Super Bowl-Winning Safety Shiloh Keo Arrested for DUI

February 13, 2016
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The Broncos have been doing some big time celebrating after winning Super Bowl 50. Shiloh Keo just interrupted business by getting arrested for DUI.

According to the arrest report on the Ada County Sheriff’s website, Keo, 28, was booked at 2:19 a.m. by Idaho State Police. He has since bonded out.

“We’re aware of the matter involving Shiloh Keo and are in the process of reviewing it,” the Denver Broncos told NFL Media in a statement.

Keo is famous for getting signed after reaching out to defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

-- Glenn Erby

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Kobe Bryant Says Allen Iverson Dropping 41 on Him in 1999 Changed Him

February 13, 2016

Kobe Bryant became an all-time great NBA defender, and it’s because of a showdown he had with Allen Iverson in 1999.

Bryant tells a story about Iverson dropping 41 points on him, infuriating the shooting guard and changing his mindset on how he plays defense.

-- Glenn Erby

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Percy Harvin's Career With Buffalo Bills Officially Over

February 13, 2016
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Percy Harvin is done in Buffalo.

According to Sal Capaccio of WGR 550, Harvin had his contracted voided by the Bills on Friday after one-season of a three-year deal.

The deal was essentially a one-year marriage, with Harvin unlikely to remain with the Bills through 2016-2017 with his contract:

The Bills signed Harvin to a three-year deal last March, but only for salary cap purposes. The deal was essentially for one-year, with a base salary of $3 million, plus a $3 million signing bonus. The extra two years were added on to spread that bonus out over the life of the deal, only counting $1 million per year towards the Bills cap number in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

But the base salary for those final two years would be $9 million for each season if the Bills were to decide not to void the contract, which was always highly unlikely.

Harvin is one of a handful Bills with key contract dates and payments on the horizon.

Harvin had 19 receptions for 218 yards and a touchdown in five games during the 2015 season.

-- Glenn Erby

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

February 13, 2016
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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
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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
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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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