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Marcellus Wiley has some words for Phil Jackson after Jackson's tweets
NBA players send Derrick Rose heartfelt messages after his latest injury
The news shook the NBA on Tuesday night: Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, the former NBA MVP who since has been afflicted by multiple injuries, once again needs surgery, once again for a torn meniscus in his right knee.Rose is liked throughout the ...

Max Kellerman had perfect emoji response to Kobe's retirement comments
This awesome posterizing high school dunk was called an offensive foul
Last week, Georgetown (Texas) High School sophomore Beau Corrales did this to an opponent:Problem: It was called a foul -- much to the chagrin of the still-amazed crowd.Violation or not, it was a heck of a play. Especially given that, according to ...

How well do you know athletes' real first names?
Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton will go by his birth name, Melvin, this season after long being known by his nickname, which is short for Bossman (his father's nickname) Junior.Naturally, Upton is not the only current athlete/coach who went by ...

Richard Jefferson throws down on opponent but is called for the offensive foul
Richard Jefferson, a 34-year-old forward for the Dallas Mavericks, looked like 2002-era R.J. on this amazing dunk over the Charlotte Hornets' (much younger) Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on Sunday. The only problem? It was called a foul.

Dream college hoops one-on-one matchups
LeBron James sends heartfelt tweets to Chris Bosh
LeBron James has made a point of using the hashtag #BiggerThanBasketball on social media. And with Chris Bosh being evaluated for what could be a blood clot in his lung, James stood by his motto as he took to Twitter to express support for his ...

Jameis Winston has small hands -- and that's not a good sign for draft QBs
There's a lot for teams to consider when deciding whether to draft Jameis Winston -- his off-field issues, his strong arm, his quick decision-making ability -- but ESPN Stats & Information flagged one thing many fans might not know: Winston has ...

Colin Kaepernick goes off on Twitter follower who called out the 49ers QB
For the second straight week, a high-profile-yet-embattled NFL quarterback got into it with a fan on Twitter.This time it was San Francisco 49ers signal-caller Colin Kaepernick. It started when he posted this Wednesday afternoon:Then came this, from ...

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