Brandon Jennings receives flopping warning for play against Suns

I think this right and these should be included in other countries rules of play; for it is viewed as a way of many referees taking side with a particular team which is not the case.

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Brandon Jennings received a flopping warning from the league, for essentially doing nothing more than falling down after shooting a three during Wednesday night’s game against the Suns.

It must be a recent point of emphasis, because it’s the same type of play that Nick Young was similarly penalized for, even though it’s extremely difficult to determine whether or not either player chose to do this on purpose.

The focus of enforcing the anti-flopping rules should be on defensive players, because that’s where the highest percentage of these types of plays tend to occur. Guys shooting threes and then falling down with a defender nearby are the least of the league’s worries in this regard. If referees choose to call bogus fouls in these situations, they’re the ones who should be reprimanded — not the players.

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Jason Kapono agrees to training camp deal with Warriors

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Jason Kapono was once one of the game’s best shooters, and led the league in percentage from three-point distance in consecutive seasons.

He last played in the NBA in 2012, however, appearing in 27 games for the Lakers that year while shooting just 29.6 percent from beyond the arc in 10 minutes per contest.

Kapono’s playing days were thought by most to have been behind him, but he’s getting a shot to return with the Golden State Warriors.

From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Free agent Jason Kapono has agreed to a training camp deal with the Golden State Warriors, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group sheds some light on what Kapono has been up to since his NBA exit:

Kapono, 33, has played in the NBA for six teams in nine seasons and was last with the Los Angeles Lakers for…

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Flip Saunders noncommittal on Andrew Wiggins starting

Totally true it doesn’t matter how the game starting line-up is all that matters is how the players on the court are doing: Is their head in the game ?????/

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Most NBA coaches will tell you that the starting lineup matters little, and that it’s the players on the court to finish the game that matters most.

But it can be a point of pride at times for the players themselves, so coaches need to manage this to a certain extent to make sure everyone stays committed, and remains on the same page.

Timberwolves head coach (and president) Flip Saunders is aware of this, of course, which is why he evaded the question of whether or not Andrew Wiggins, who the team acquired in the Kevin Love trade with the Cavaliers, was already penciled into the starting lineup.

From Andy Greder of The St. Paul Pioneer Press:

Asked of #Twolves starters, Flip Saunders told @105theticket youngsters to be interspersed w/ vets. Noncommittal on Andrew Wiggins starting.

It’s wise not too give Wiggins too much too soon, and to make…

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IF WISHES WERE HORSES : VAN GAAL WOULD BE IN SPURS!

It looks like the task accorded to the new Manchester United’s manager Louis van Gaal  is slowly pulling down his work and tactics of managing the team and now wishes he would have taken a different deal.
 
The new  Reds’ boss confirms he could have taken the easy option and  a simpler way out by  jumping and clinging onto the  same salary at Spurs. He further cited that he knew the task that  a waited him at Old Trafford and insists he has no regrets about becoming Manchester United boss.But however from the look of things is seem like he speaks just to show how confident he is in the outside while in the inside lays  fear and doubt in himself….asking himself ” will i perform to the expectation?
 
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This is after Van Gaal admitted he could have taken a cushier job at Tottenham, and accept the same pay that they  were prepared to pay him : unfortunately its the same pay that  United are offered him and says he could not resist the challenge to take on the duty of managing the biggest and giant club in England.

 The Dutchman further went ahead to state that  he is relishing trying to restore the club’s fortunes. “No, I don’t regret taking this job,” he said. “Yes, it is a massive job I have taken on at Manchester United. “I realize that.

Van Gaal, 63, was speaking after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Netherlands Footballer of the Year gala on Monday night and is now enjoying a short break before the Premier League resumes.
Van Gaal further stated that the club and the team players give him all the energy that he need to see the club to where it should be.

Van Gaal, who has also previously managed Ajax, Bayern Munich and Barcelona, expects United to be his last big club and his goal is to deliver their 21st league title.
 
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The Big Boss is however optimistic that the moment of reckoning for the other teams is coming and the smiling and shining period for Manchester United and its fans will be big time. All Eyes on Van Gaal the Redeemer.

 

 

Report: Tracy McGrady works out with Kobe, eyes return to NBA

This could be a great shocker to some of the teams but a relief to the lucky team……..

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When last we saw Tracy McGrady, he was a minor league baseball pitcher. Before that he was playing basketball in China. Before that he rode the bench for the San Antonio Spurs during their 2013 Finals run, playing 31 minutes through the entire playoffs, shooting 0-of-7. The last time he played meaningful minutes in the NBA was 2012 with the Hawks. Then in 2013 McGrady said he was retiring and we celebrated his career.

Now McGrady is thinking comeback.

And to see if he can get there he is woking out with Kobe Bryant.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has the details.

“Yes, I was working out with K.B. to get in shape and see how my body feels,” McGrady told Yahoo Sports in an email Tuesday night.

Bryant and McGrady, 35, worked out three days a week for a period of time in August, several sources…

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ENGLISH PREMIER LEGUE :”BATTLE FOR THE BEST AND ONLY THAT.”

The transfer of Danny Welbeck one of the greatest and talented players from Manchester United to Arsenal has seen may people react in different ways.

Former United midfielder David  Beckham has also reacted to the leaving of one of the greatest players of Manchester united saying that, it was sad to watch him leave considering the fact that he has been in the Manchester Academy since he was 8years old citing that his “heart was in Manchester.”

However for most of the Arsenal fans its a relief as they have got a great back up of players and after the signings that have taken place in the club with the leadership of the manager Arsene Wenger they squad is confident that the results that are going to come with the team are positive.

Competition  for places is the order of the day as the Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, has not also relented on recruiting.The Dutchman brought in Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from Monaco in a £6m loan deal on Monday, while Argentina winger Angel Di Maria was signed for a British-record £59.7m from Real Madrid last month.

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Di Maria is wearing the number seven shirt this season, previously worn by Beckham, who played for United between 1992 and 2003.

The eyes are now on these two clubs that are seen to have a great and stiff competition not only for the best players but also for the top game and position on the table of the ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE….Striker Welbeck, who came through the Old Trafford youth system, joined the Gunners for £16m on transfer.

All action will be determined in the next game where the Gunners will take on their rivals Manchester City,with the redemptor striker Danny Welbeck combining his efforts with support from Theo Walcott  in the action.

Jodie Meeks wants to bring some Kobe Bryant work ethic to Detroit

Following in the footsteps of the Veteran!

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Jodie Meeks was brought in to knock down shots in Detroit — Stan Van Gundy likes the three ball and last season the Pistons shot just 32.1 percent from three as a team (only the Sixers were worse). Meeks took more than five threes a game last season for the Lakers and hit 40 percent of them.

Meeks also wants to bring some veteran leadership and work ethic to the Pistons — things he said he learned from a year playing with Kobe Bryant.

Meeks told his Kobe story speaking with Perry Farrell of the Detroit Free Press.

“Practice was at 11, we had to be there at 10. Well, I wanted to get there at 10,” Meeks said. “He was already there fully dressed and sweating. I got to the locker room at 9:30, got on the court at 10, and he had been there an hour and…

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#SportyWorld: ''Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting''.- George Orwell