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Ruben Badillo

 

Lakers Fire GM, Promote Magic Johnson to President of Basketball Operations

Ruben Badillo

 

February 22, 2017

 

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The Los Angeles Lakers have fired general manager Mitch Kupchak and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling franchise’s front office. Los Angeles Lakers ow…

Eric Gordon Wins 2017 JBL All-Star 3-Point Contest

Ruben Badillo

 

February 20, 2017

 

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The NBA 2017 All-Star JBL 3-point competition was expected to be a show down between last year’s winner and a previous winner, but the script didn’t match the outcome. Much like the Toronto 2016 slam dunk co…

Aaron Gordon Won’t Compete in 2018 NBA Dunk Contest

Ruben Badillo

 

February 19, 2017

 

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Don’t expect to see Aaron Gordon in next year’s slam-dunk contest. Following his disappointing elimination from the 2017 NBA All-Star slam-dunk contest in New Orleans on Saturday night, the Orlando Magic for…

NBA Says Official Made Correct Call On Marcus Smart’s Foul

Ruben Badillo

 

February 18, 2017

 

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The NBA announced on Friday that the last-second foul, which was committed by Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart during Boston’s loss to the Chicago Bulls on Thursday — was the correct call. The Celtics may…

NBA replaces Kevin Love with Carmelo Anthony in 2017 NBA All-Star Game

Ruben Badillo

 

February 17, 2017

 

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been selected as the injury replacement for Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love for Sunday’s All-Star Game in New Orleans, the NBA said Wednesday. Adam Schefter…

NBA To Prohibit Mocking Gestures On Social Media

Ruben Badillo

 

February 10, 2017

 

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The NBA has reportedly delivered a memo to all 30 NBA teams outlining new rules regarding social media interactions from teams and players’ official accounts, ESPN.com’s Tim Macmahon reported Thursday. “While …

Warriors Owner Says Michael Jordan Told Him 73 Wins ‘Don’t Mean [blank]’

Ruben Badillo

 

February 8, 2017

 

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Sure, the Golden State Warriors lost the NBA Finals last year in painful, unprecedented fashion, coughing up a 3-1 lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but that team can take pride in having won an NBA-record 73 re…

Has ‘Melo Had Enough In NY?

Ruben Badillo

 

February 7, 2017

 

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The Trade Deadline is in less than three weeks. With that, comes another season of Carmelo Anthony trade rumors. The New York Knicks are now 22-30, and despite a 16-14 record through their first 30 games, they …

Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins Faces Suspension After 16th Technical Foul

Ruben Badillo

 

February 7, 2017

 

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Another day, another technical foul for DeMarcus Cousins. Two, in fact. DeMarcus Cousins is facing a one-game suspension after picking up his 16th technical foul of the season in the Sacramento Kings’ 112-10…

What’s happening to the Orlando Magic?

Ruben Badillo

 

February 5, 2017

 

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The Orlando Magic came in this season with hopes of breaking through in 2016-17, but it’s going all wrong for Orlando. https://twitter.com/omagicdaily/status/828332531682574337 The Magic are currently sit…