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Foul On The Play?: Houston Rockets and Carmelo Anthony Part Ways, #NBATwitter Has Thoughts


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Twitter Reacts To The Houston Rockets Parting Ways With Carmelo Anthony

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Carmelo Anthony can’t seem to catch a break. The Carmelo Anthony x Houston Rockets experiment has come to a very disappointing end—leaving the future Hall-of-Famer’s career in limbo.

NBA Twitter has some serious thoughts about the matter. The “Melodrama” continues.

Who would have thought Carmelo’s career would end up going in a direction like this? We wouldn’t be surprised if the answer to that question was not many or anyone at all. ESPN’s Senior NBA Insider, Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news of the Rockets deciding to move on from Anthony.

Right on cue, the speculations of where the aging superstar might land could be heard with some saying his best choices would either be the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers or Philadelphia 76’ers. While he hasn’t gotten any immediate offers from NBA teams, JJ Barea did offer Melo a chance to join the Puerto Rican National Team. But there is one person who feels Melo should just pack it up and ride off into the sunset.

Retired NBA superstar and now ESPN analyst Tracy McGrady believes Carmelo should retire. While some like his best buddies Chris Paul and LeBron James feels he still has something left in the tank, McGrady thinks that he is no longer the primary scoring option for any team and being put in a player/coach lesser bench role has no appeal to him. If Melo’s situation sounds familiar to you it should because it does bear a resemblance to how Allen Iverson’s stubbornness to accept a bench or diminished role eventually pushed him out of the league.

Regardless of how this situation pans out Carmelo Anthony is still one of the best players to step on an NBA court. That is one thing they can never take away from him, we hope the situation pans out for him. Hit the gallery below to see the reactions to Carmelo’s short tenure with the Houston Rockets coming to an end.

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Foul On The Play?: Houston Rockets and Carmelo Anthony Part Ways, #NBATwitter Has Thoughts

Twitter Reacts To The Houston Rockets Parting Ways With Carmelo Anthony

Source: Tim Warner / Getty

Carmelo Anthony can’t seem to catch a break. The Carmelo Anthony x Houston Rockets experiment has come to a very disappointing end—leaving the future Hall-of-Famer’s career in limbo.

NBA Twitter has some serious thoughts about the matter. The “Melodrama” continues.

Who would have thought Carmelo’s career would end up going in a direction like this? We wouldn’t be surprised if the answer to that question was not many or anyone at all. ESPN’s Senior NBA Insider, Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news of the Rockets deciding to move on from Anthony.

Right on cue, the speculations of where the aging superstar might land could be heard with some saying his best choices would either be the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers or Philadelphia 76’ers. While he hasn’t gotten any immediate offers from NBA teams, JJ Barea did offer Melo a chance to join the Puerto Rican National Team. But there is one person who feels Melo should just pack it up and ride off into the sunset.

Retired NBA superstar and now ESPN analyst Tracy McGrady believes Carmelo should retire. While some like his best buddies Chris Paul and LeBron James feels he still has something left in the tank, McGrady thinks that he is no longer the primary scoring option for any team and being put in a player/coach lesser bench role has no appeal to him. If Melo’s situation sounds familiar to you it should because it does bear a resemblance to how Allen Iverson’s stubbornness to accept a bench or diminished role eventually pushed him out of the league.

Regardless of how this situation pans out Carmelo Anthony is still one of the best players to step on an NBA court. That is one thing they can never take away from him, we hope the situation pans out for him. Hit the gallery below to see the reactions to Carmelo’s short tenure with the Houston Rockets coming to an end.

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LeBron Passes Wilt Chamberlain NBA All-Time Scoring List, Jordan Next & Twitter Reacts

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LeBron James is already one of the greatest basketball players to ever grace the court. He continued to make that case last night when he climbed passed the great Wilt Chamberlain on the all-time scoring list.

New team, same greatness.

LeBron has his work cut out for him this season as he tries to lead the meme team to greatness and put the Los Angeles Lakers on top of the NBA pedestal. While on that journey he’s gonna be cementing his legacy and last night he did it grand fashion.

In a Lakers win over the Portland Trailblazers where we saw the 33-year-old star flirt with his side-chick ole trip dub dropping 44 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists very efficiently. His herculean effort earned him 31,420 career points putting him fifth on the all-time scoring list passing Wilt The Stilt’s 31,419 and was the best scoring performance for a Laker since Kobe’s majestic final game where he dropped 60.

With Wilt Chamberlain out of the way, James is now knocking on the G.O.A.T, Michael Jordan’s door which is next on the list with 32,292. He only needs 868 points this season to jump over the Jumpman, and it’s a safe bet to assume he will do so this season.

The always humble kid from Akron had this to say about the achievement:

“One of the most dominant forces we ever had in our game along with Shaq,” James said of Chamberlain. “One of the greatest Lakers ever to play the game. One hundred point scorer. One of the greatest scorers, rebounders to ever play this game. Multi-sport/dimensional type of athlete. People had never seen something like that in that era. So just dominant in all walks of life, not only just basketball but period.”

“I don’t know how I feel right now, I’m happy we were able to get another win. But any time my name is mentioned with some of the greats that have played this game, I always think back to my hometown, where I come from and how far I’ve come.”

While rings seem to be the standard in crowning greatness, there should be no argument when people put LeBron on the Mt.Rushmore of NBA greats. See the reaction to LeBron’s feat in the gallery below. Oh and to add just how great of a person he is he donated the ball and jersey to his I Promise School.

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Brooklyn Nets’ Caris LeVert Suffers Tough On-Court Injury, NBA Twitter Shows Support

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Rising Brooklyn Nets player Caris LeVert suffered a freak accident during a game that was so severe that he had to be wheeled off the court in a stretcher. The NBA community rallied around LeVert via Twitter in wishing him a speedy recovery.

From ESPN:

The Brooklyn Nets’ Caris LeVert was carried off the court against the Minnesota Timberwolves after significantly injuring his right leg late in the first half on Monday. The Nets announced that after he was assisted off the Target Center court, an ambulance took LeVert to a hospital for further evaluation.

“He is the heart and soul of our program,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “It’s a tough, tough blow for the Nets.”

LeVert came down hard on his right leg after colliding with Jeff Teague on an attempted chase-down block. He sat up and looked down at his leg before lying back down on the court and placing his hands on his forehead in apparent pain.

LeVert, who is a cousin of singers Gerald LeVert, Eddie LeVert, and Sean LeVert, played four years of college ball for the Michigan Timberwolves. He was drafted by the Nets in 2016, and this season, the 6-foot-7 shooting guard was averaging 18 points a game.

NBA Twitter has been rallying around LeVert and we’ve collected some of those responses below.

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Grand Opening, Grand Closing: Carmelo Anthony Could Be On His Way Out of Houston

Ever since Carmelo Anthony left the New York Knicks two seasons ago, he seems to become the scapegoat for when things go south fast.

According to a report from New York Times’ Marc Stein, there are sources with knowledge of the situation that are saying Anthony “has been informed” his brief stint with the team will “soon be ending.”

Anthony is a future Hall of Famer as a six-time All-NBA selection with 14 seasons of averaging at least 20 points a night, including 2012-13 when he was the league’s scoring champion at 28.7. He was joining Chris Paul and James Harden on a team that was one victory away from the NBA Finals, where he wouldn’t be asked to shoulder the offensive load.

Still, it has been anything but a success, as the Rockets are 5-7 and Anthony is averaging what would be a career-worst 13.4 points and 0.5 assists per game. This comes after he set career lows with 16.2 points per game behind 40.4 percent shooting from the field last season for a Thunder team that lost in the first round of the playoffs.

It’s unfair to put the Rockets early season woes on Carmelo. It’s questionable that Anthony’s prime is behind him but the Rockets should have done more than pick up someone of waivers to be the player to put them over the hump. That never works out well.

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Jimmy Butler Gets His Wish and Has Been Traded to the Philadelphia 76ers

Jimmy Butler and Minnesota Timberwolves finally ended their estranged relationship on Saturday. Butler is on his way to Philadelphia 76ers.

Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Sixers will send Robert Covington, Dario Saric, and Jerryd Bayless to Minnesota for Butler.

Per Wojnarowski, the 76ers made the deal with the intention of finding a third star to play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons and are expected to reach an agreement with Butler on a long-term contract extension this summer.

This is a major statement by the Sixers and it’s the first splashy move by their new general manager, Elton Brand. The Sixers sit at 7-5 this season. They haven’t played their best basketball. They’re hoping that Butler’s talent and competitive fire can help lift this team to new heights. Brett Brown has three superstars to work with. In addition to Butler,  Embiid and Simmons are approaching superstar levels in their own right.

The Wolves lose Butler but get Covington — a two-way guy on a great contract who doesn’t need the ball to be effective — and Saric, a young, versatile stretch four who should complement Karl-Anthony Towns well.

The Eastern Conference doesn’t look nearly as bad as it did prior to the season. The Sixers are now a force to be reckoned with. Not to mention, the Raptors, Celtics, and Bucks all look poised to battle it out for a trip to the NBA Finals.

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Cam’ron Keeps Tabs On Latest NBA Power Trade: “Not A Bad Move”

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New York rapper Cam’ron‘s Knicks are going to deal with a little more competition in the Atlantic Division. The hip-hop veteran has reacted to a major NBA trade involving the Philadelphia 76ers.

Killa hopped on Instagram Saturday (November 10) to weigh-in on NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler getting traded to the 76ers from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Not a bad move

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A few hours ago, Butler made headlines after getting traded from the Western to Eastern Conference.

Cam is known for flexing his love for sports – notably the NBA – across his Instagram page.

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Bron out here fucking people life up

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Cam has also made a name for himself appearing on sports talk shows.

Last year, Killa linked up with some New York Knicks royalty.

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Pray For Markelle Fultz: Jimmy Butler Traded To The Sixers, NBA Twitter Is In Shambles

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The Jimmy Butler era with the Minnesota Timberwolves is a wrap. Sources say the NBA All-Star has been traded to the Philadelphia Sixers.

Philly gave up some young talent, shipping Robert Covington and Dario Saric to the Timberwolves.

Also, a 2022 second round draft pick for the Timberwolves is part of the deal.

With Jimmy Buckets on the squad, the already playoff contending Sixers become that more dangerous. Ben Simmons still needs a jumper, stat, though. Oh yeah, the Sixers got Justin Patton and the T-Wolves got Jerryd Bayless, too.

The jokes Markelle Fultz jokes are already litty. See the best NBA Twitter reactions in the gallery.

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Matt Barnes Salutes 49ers Cheerleader Who Kneeled During National Anthem

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Former NBA champion Matt Barnes is proud-proud of the San Francisco 49ers cheerleader making headlines for kneeling during the national anthem. The retired sports star hit up social media this weekend to put a little respect on her name.

Barnes went to Instagram Sunday (November 4) to share his thoughts on the situation.

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I don’t know you but I salute you! ✊🏽🙏🏽🙌🏽

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On Thursday night, buzz developed after a 49ers cheerleader kneeled during the national anthem at a home game against the Oakland Raiders.

A cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers knelt during the national anthem ahead of Thursday’s game against the Oakland Raiders at Levi’s Stadium. The cheerleader, who has yet to be identified, took a knee as the roster of uniformed women stood around her, their pom-poms held aloft. (SF Gate)

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Minnesota Timberwolves Unveil New Prince-Inspired City Edition Uniforms [Photos]

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The late Prince was known for his skills on the basketball court long before his fame as a musician made him an icon. In his home state, the Minnesota Timberwolves have honored the legendary star by unveiling new team uniforms inspired by his music and image.

In collaboration with the estate of Prince, the City Edition uniforms is a partnership with the Timberwolves and Nike and were showcased today at the famed Paisley Park stronghold where Prince created many of his hits.

The uniform will make its official debut to the public on Friday, Nov. 16 when the Wolves take on the Portland Trailblazers at the Target Center. However, fans who want to get their hands on the jerseys beforehand can order their own starting next week on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 11:00PM CST by visiting here.

In a statement from the estate, what gets properly mentioned is Prince’s love of the sport.

“From a young age, Prince enjoyed basketball – as a player and a fan. From his days playing at Bryant Junior High and Central High in South Minneapolis, through countless pick-up games while on the road with bandmates around the world, he enjoyed the camaraderie and competition of the game. This partnership brings together the city of Minneapolis, and more broadly the state of Minnesota, in an exciting effort to uniquely honor Prince. We look forward to initiatives ahead – both on and off the court – that will extend from this campaign and echo throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Thanks to the Timberwolves, Nike and the NBA,” the estate shared.

Although the jerseys will honor The Purple One, a greater cause is behind the collaboration. The Timberwolves are pledging donations to several non-profit organizations that advance causes that Prince himself supported. The team will wear the City Edition uniforms a total of eight times during the season. The City Edition uniforms are also equipped with the Fitbit jersey patch for the second year of a multi-year partnership.

For more information about the jersey collaboration, please follow this link and check out the footage and images below.

And, rest powerfully in peace, Prince.

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