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5 Reasons To Be Excited For The NBA Season

Last season was plagued by injuries to the league’s most noted stars, but this offseason proved to be full of action: the draft, big announcements, players sporting new jerseys, coaching changes and the controversies – just to name a few.

10/03/2014

DeMarcus Cousins #12 of the USA Men's Basketball Team celerbates during 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup quarter-final match  against Slovenia at Palau Sant Jordi on September 9, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Source: David Ramos/Getty Images)

U.S. Routes Slovenia 119-76, Makes World Cup Semis

Klay Thompson scored 20 points and James Harden had 12 of his 14 in the third quarter after a scoreless first half, helping the U.S. turn a close game into a 119-76 rout of Slovenia on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup.

09/09/2014

Derrick Rose #6 of the US Men's National Team during the national anthem prior to the game against the Ukraine Basketball Team during the FIBA 2014 World Cup Tournament in Bilbao, Spain. (Source: David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. Ready For Quarterfinal Match Against Slovenia

On a map, Slovenia is a mystery to the U.S. basketball team.

09/09/2014

US guard Derrick Rose holds the ball during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group C match vs Turkey at the Bizkaia Arena in Bilbao on August 31, 2014. (Source: RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Down At Half, USA Beats Turkey In Basketball Worlds

They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier.

09/01/2014

Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski and guard Derrick Rose # 6 of the USA Basketball Men's National Team converse during a game against the Finland National Basketball Team at the FIBA 2014 World Cup Tournament at the Bilbao Exhibition Center on August 30, 2014 in Bilbao, Spain. (Source: David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. Dominates Finland 114-55 In Basketball World Cup

As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland’s players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation.

08/31/2014

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The 5 Biggest Athletic Endorsement Deals In The Last 10 Years

Athletes not only sign big contracts on the field but off the field as well. Most athletes make more money off of their endorsement deals than their actual contract salary.

08/22/2014

Paul George #29 of the 2014 USA Basketball Men's National Team warms up before a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on August 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Source: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Paul George’s Broken Leg Leaves US, Pacers Reeling

Paul George’s broken right leg has left two teams reeling.

08/03/2014

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 10:  Ray Allen #34 and Mario Chalmers #15 of the Miami Heat look on from the bench against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Three of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 10, 2014 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

A Crisis Of Confidence For Miami’s Mario Chalmers

Mario Chalmers was still awake at 5 a.m. Wednesday. He stayed up all night watching tape of his play in the last two NBA Finals, looking for answers.

06/11/2014

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks with Aaron Harrison #2, Alex Poythress #22 and Andrew Harrison #5. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: Kentucky Coach John Calipari Comes Of Age

Calipari embraces the sordid system, uses it, and dominates. He doesn’t pretend he’s taking kids for the leafy campus life, for the diploma that will never arrive, or even for a few classes. He wants talent. And talent he gets. And talented he is.

04/04/2014

Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat

Bulls’ Derrick Rose Out For Season

The NBA’s Eastern Division became a little bit easier for the Miami Heat on Monday when the Chicago Bulls announced point guard Derrick Rose will be out for the season after tearing his meniscus.

CBS Miami–11/25/2013

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