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adidas Introduces The D Rose 5 Boost & Crazylight Boost

  From the good people at adidas:   adidas today introduced its game-changing Boost cushioning technology to basketball with the all-new Crazylight Boost and D Rose 5 Boost performance basketball shoes. Boost is an industry-first cushioning technology designed to deliver maximum energy return, responsiveness and comfort to players. “Having the Boost cushioning in my new […]

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Missner’s Manifesto: Summer Hoops Reading

If there is an offseason in basketball, this is it. The hot stove has cooled (although we still have to see if Eric Bledsoe will return to Phoenix – it seems likely). Summer league is done – its awards have been handed out and will now be forgotten about. Fortunately, there are still plenty of […]

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The Road Less Traveled

  If given the choice, what would you pick – $1.2 million in cash, or goods and services valued at $60,000?  You’d take the money, right?  We all would.  So why don’t more high school basketball players think like Emmanuel Mudiay thinks? Mudiay, of course, was one of the top high school basketball players last […]

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Top Ten Earning NBA Shooting Guards – 2014/15

2014/15 base salaries (not bonuses).  Will be updated as free agent signings are announced.   1 Kobe Bryant $23,500,000 2 Joe Johnson $23,180,790 3 Dwyane Wade $15,000,000 4 Eric Gordon $14,898,938 5 James Harden $14,728,844 6 Lance Stephenson $9,000,000 7 Marcus Thornton $8,575,000 8 O.J. Mayo $8,000,000 9 Wesley Matthews $7,245,640 10 Manu Ginobili $7,000,000 […]

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Missner’s Manifesto: Thin Line Between LeBron Love & Hate

    Two decisions separated by four years have produced diametrically opposed reactions. I was confused by the hate generated by LeBron James’s first decision to leave Cleveland for Miami, and I continue to be flummoxed by the love generated by James upon his return to northeast Ohio. Do all people really love Cleveland this […]

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Top Ten Earning NBA Players – 2014/15

2014/15 base salaries (not bonuses).  Will be updated as free agent signings are announced. 1 Kobe Bryant $23,500,000 2 Amar’e Stoudemire $23,410,988 3 Joe Johnson $23,180,790 4 Carmelo Anthony $22,458,401 5 Dwight Howard $21,436,271 6 LeBron James $20,644,400 7 Chris Paul $20,068,563 8 Deron Williams $19,754,465 9 Rudy Gay $19,317,325 10 Kevin Durant $18,995,624   […]

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Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time – 2014 Update

It’s been three long years since The Hoops Manifesto gathered together some of the web’s best basketball writers to rummage through the annals of NBA (and ABA) history (sounds dirty, but it’s not – honest) to bring you rankings of the best players to have ever laced them up.  It’s about time we update that list. […]

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Top Ten Earning NBA Power Forwards – 2014/15

2014/15 base salaries (not bonuses).  Will be updated as free agent signings are announced. 1 Amar’e Stoudemire $23,410,988 2 Carmelo Anthony $22,458,401 3 LeBron James $20,644,400 4 Blake Griffin $17,674,612 5 Carlos Boozer $16,800,000 6 Zach Randolph $16,500,000 7 LaMarcus Aldridge $16,006,000 8 Kevin Love $15,719,062 9 David Lee $15,012,000 10 Serge Ibaka $12,350,000   […]

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Embiid & Smart Sign With adidas

(Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)   This just popped into my inbox from adidas:   PORTLAND, Ore. (July 16, 2014) – adidas today announced partnerships with Joel Embiid, the No. 3 pick by the Philadelphia 76ers and Marcus Smart, the No. 6 pick by the Boston Celtics. Embiid and Smart join No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins […]

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U.S. National Team World Cup Training Camp Roster

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Just got this press release from USA Basketball: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (July 14, 2014) – Featuring 19 players, including two players who are new additions to the 2014-16 USA Basketball National Team roster, USA Basketball Chairman and National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo today announced this summer’s USA Basketball Men’s National Team from […]

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Top Ten Earning NBA Small Forwards – 2014/15

(Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports) 2014/15 base salaries (not bonuses).  Will be updated as free agent signings are announced. 1 Rudy Gay $19,317,325 2 Kevin Durant $18,995,624 3 Gordon Hayward  $14,746,000 4 Chandler Parsons $14,700,000 5 Paul George $13,701,250 6 Josh Smith $13,500,000 7 Andre Iguodala $12,289,544 8 Nicolas Batum $11,765,500 9 Danilo Gallinari $10,854,850 […]

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Root For the Villain

My militant stance on LeBron James was starting to soften already over the past couple of years.  Time (and winning) will do that.  I, like most, was put off and offended by the sheer pomposity and ignorance shown during the whole “The Decision” debacle, so passionately rooting against James and his Miami teammates was a […]

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Top Ten Earning NBA Point Guards – 2014/15

  2014/15 base salaries (not bonuses).  Will be updated as free agent signings are announced. 1 Chris Paul $20,068,563 2 Deron Williams $19,754,465 3 Derrick Rose $18,862,875 4 Russell Westbrook $15,719,063 5 John Wall $13,701,250 6 Rajon Rondo $12,909,091 7 Tony Parker $12,500,000 8 Kyle Lowry $12,000,000 9 Ty Lawson $11,595,506 10 Stephen Curry $10,629,213 […]

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