Tag: NBA Free Agency

Ebs on LeBron James and Decision 3.0

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FROM THE PRESSBOX – It’s sort of poetic that my column is scheduled for Mondays – the day after Decision 3.0. But I’m still in shock. Sure, the Los Angeles Lakers became heavy betting favorites to land LeBron James on Saturday, but I still didn’t think he’d really go out West. Because why? Why go to the […]

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Where will LeBron land?: Ranking the King’s top destinations

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FROM THE PRESS BOX – It’s been a slow week in the sports world. The U.S. Open was a sham. And I’m sorry, but it’s hard to watch the World Cup when the United States isn’t in it. It just doesn’t interest me. Is it just me or am I the only one who’s frustrated […]

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Big Ben’s Independence Day Special: Obscene NBA Contracts, Bobby Bonilla Day, NY Rangers Sign a Local Boy

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INDEPENDENCE, NY: Happy 4th everyone! And even though our president is a mean girl, internet troll, we still have much to celebrate. So enjoy it, but be careful. Especially if you’re a franchise player with a multi-year offer on the table. Too soon? What better way to celebrate America than to talk about money. There […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Pacquiao vs. Horn, NBA Free Agency, Baby Bombers

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BETHANY BEACH, DE – Yup. You see that dateline? Yes, I’m at the beach on vacation and still writing my column. Some millennial bump on the log I am, right? OK, I’m pretty agitated right now with something that happened over the weekend in the sports world. So no witty intro this week. I’m just […]

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Worst Team in Sports, NBA Free Agents, Death Streak 2016

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – A belated Happy 4th of July, to all!  It is not easy coming up to bat on the day after America’s Birthday, mainly because people are in recovery from food and drinking binges and blowing fingers off… but let’s hope there is room to talk sports. Today’s topics are: Death’s […]

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Ebs’ One Big Thing: NBA Free Agency

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BALLSTON SPA, NY – Did you know that NBA teams spent over $2.8 billion this weekend on their newly… well, future/newly-signed free agents? However, it’s not all that bad in the grand scheme of things and this week, I’ve decided to dedicate my Hot Takes to one timely topic for today’s One Big Thing – […]

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NBA Free Agency, WNBA Drama, Women’s World Cup

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – Happy 4th of July, Happy Birthday Freedom, and most of all Happy Birthday America! I know you all want to get back to your hot dogs, blown-off digits and hamburgers, so let’s get through today’s piece quickly. Our Independence Day topics: NBA Free Agency, WNBA Baby Mama, and the Women’s […]

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NBA Free Agency and the Myth of the Zen Master

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Terre Haute, IN–The most exciting time of the year in the NBA begins in earnest tomorrow. For most NBA fans, July 1st means the start of free agency. A time when every mediocre, uni-dimensional player is in line for an 8 figure annual salary. The season just ended about 10 minutes ago, and like most […]

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What’s next for Carmelo Anthony?

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NEW YORK, NY – Carmelo Anthony made his decision Sunday, one day earlier than the deadline. The superstar small forward is walking away from the New York Knicks, at least for now. Carmelo Anthony will be testing the free agent waters this summer for the first time in his career after opting out of his contract […]

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The Quest For D12: Who Gets Dwight Howard?

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OAKLAND, CA – And NBA Free Agency starts… NOW! This off-season’s biggest free agent target is former Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard. After a season of disappointment in Hollywood, Dwight is finally testing the waters. The Big Man has already condensed his short list to the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors (Why? […]

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