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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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Andrew Wiggins Signs With adidas

Got this press release from adidas today: PORTLAND, Ore. (July 9, 2014) – adidas today announced an unprecedented partnership with Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 19-year-old, 6-foot-8-inch wing out of The University of Kansas is expected to make an immediate impact in the […]

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Top Ten Earning NBA Centers – 2014/15

(Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports)   2014/15 base salaries (not bonuses).  Will be updated as free agent signings are announced. 1 Dwight Howard $21,436,271 2 Marc Gasol $15,829,688 3 Brook Lopez $15,719,063 4 Roy Hibbert $14,898,938 5 Tyson Chandler $14,598,888 6 DeMarcus Cousins $13,701,250 7 Al Jefferson $13,666,667 8 Nene $13,000,000 9 Andrew Bogut $12,972,973 10 […]

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Missner’s Manifesto: No Draft Medals For You!!!

(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) Among my laundry list of things I don’t like about sports journalism is the draft grades handed out the day after the event. They are meaningless. Does anyone ever go back and look at them? The grades are based on the writer’s perceived team needs and how well the team fit […]

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