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The Staples Center is going to be sold out every night in the NBA next season.

Cousins signed for the Lakers for $3.5m, too. That is going to be a good frontcourt for the Lakers. But the real story is Kawhi and Paul George to the Clippers. Wow.
 

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Poor Westy. He should be a beast but the game literally changed from right underneath him. His skill set is not desirable right now in the current climate of NBA basketball. Feel for him.
 

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Poor Westy. He should be a beast but the game literally changed from right underneath him. His skill set is not desirable right now in the current climate of NBA basketball. Feel for him.
I don’t. Never really warmed to Russ.

All the talk is he goes to Miami. Would be hilarious to see him and Butler on the same team.

Also, how stupid have some of these jersey retirements been?! KD joined an existing super team, wins a couple of rings and then gets his jersey retired.
 

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I don’t. Never really warmed to Russ.

All the talk is he goes to Miami. Would be hilarious to see him and Butler on the same team.

Also, how stupid have some of these jersey retirements been?! KD joined an existing super team, wins a couple of rings and then gets his jersey retired.
It’s an unofficial retirement for as long as the current chairman is in place. Definitely trying to save face for bringing Durant back way too early and him missing next season. Even the official statement for the “retirement” is a whole lot of kiss arse. Durant could probably sue the team for wrongly clearing him to play but this makes it hard to do because it wouldn’t be a good look. Smart of the team in fact.

If the GSW want to officially retire a jersey though. They should begin with Andre Iguodala.
 

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It’s an unofficial retirement for as long as the current chairman is in place. Definitely trying to save face for bringing Durant back way too early and him missing next season. Even the official statement for the “retirement” is a whole lot of kiss arse. Durant could probably sue the team for wrongly clearing him to play but this makes it hard to do because it wouldn’t be a good look. Smart of the team in fact.

If the GSW want to officially retire a jersey though. They should begin with Andre Iguodala.
They are retiring Iggy’s.
 

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Houston to petition the league to start allowing 2 basketballs on the court at the same time.

Westbrook and Harden on the same team? Yeah, what can go wrong.
 

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Feel super sorry for CP3 but that Houston team is going to be ******* hilarious to watch.
 

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In the last week (all 4 have signed in that timeframe), Scott Boras has cut a bigger commission for himself than what Gerrit Cole will be getting paid in a year.
 

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In football terms, Cole earns £524,000 per week. Since MLB players only get paid during the season (i.e April to October) it's more like £1.1m a week.
 

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So after the 1 year suspensions for Jeff Luhnow and AJ Hinch (and then getting fired) from the Houston Astros, the Boston Red Sox firing former Houston Astros bench coach, Alex Cora, the New York Mets have now fired former Houston Astros player and 1st year manager Carlos Beltran before he has even managed a single MLB game. That ladies and gentlemen is what we call the most New York Mets thing of all time. LOL.

Cheating in sports really doesn’t pay. The Astros get to keep their tainted title but 4 people have now been fired for the scandal and the players won’t get any respect and will likely be treated like (pun intended) garbage. 81 road games of that has got to be tough.
 
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Here’s one for the Chicago Bulls



Finally having a front office that knows what the heck they’re doing is going to be a change from the mess it has been since the turn of the century.

The hire of Arturas as the VP of Basketball ops is as solid as they come. More FO moves will follow soon. Light at the end of the tunnel, finally.
 
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Here’s one for the Chicago Bulls



Finally having a front office that knows what the heck they’re doing is going to be a change from the mess it has been since the turn of the century.

The hire of Arturas as the VP of Basketball ops is as solid as they come. More FO moves will follow soon. Light at the end of the tunnel, finally.
Finally. Now we need to shake up this horrible roster.
 

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