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THE_REAL_SHAQ (THE_REAL_SHAQ) on Twitter
Shaq using twitter to spread the love to former teammates Kobe and Cheap Shot Bob
KTAR.com - Gambo: Amare will be dealt
Gambo has his ideas about where Amare should go...
SportingNews.com - The Baseline
Bethlehem Shoals chides us all for playing the trade rumor game and takes the stuffing out of KTAR.
"For the record, this trade scenario makes so little sense, on so many levels, I don't want to dignify it with analysis. The real story is that apparently, we've all become such Trade Machine junkies,"
Steve Nash - Artist painter
Steve's wife Alejandra co-directs a short film "Unleashing Creativity" which features Nash painting and talking to Carlos Santana. The premiere is at a "hip Chandler location" this Friday. Tickets are $50 and benefit a great organization that I've worked with before - Free Arts of AZ
Mercury Waives Bales, Brooks, Koehn - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News
The Mercury cut three players from the training camp roster leaving them with one open slot
Mercury Adds Ketia Swanier To Roster - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News
The Mercury fill their open roster spot with a backup point guard who had been waived by the Connecticut Sun the day before. This should finalize the roster. For now. Until Penny Taylor comes back. Any day now. Or maybe in a few weeks. Possibly.
Zierden’s Lynx departure not ‘professional’ " Mechelle Voepel
Voepel rips into Zierden for leaving his team right before the season starts to take a job working as an assistant for Flip Saunders in Washington. Mercury great Jennifer Gillom, who jersey is hanging in USAC, takes over a young team just days before the season starts
WNBA.com: GM Survey: 2009 Predictions
The GM's around the WNBA give the Mercury a 50% chance of making the playoffs and an 8.3% chance. Diana Taurasi voted the player most GM's would want to take a final shot to win a big game.
AU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Simply the best | Opelika-Auburn News
Rookie DeWanna Bonner name Amateur Athlete of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers’ Association
Texans trying to sell ads on practice jerseys – NFL - NESN.com
"When the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury announced their jerseys would serve as billboards, some people feared the change would begin a trend in pro sports. That slope just got a whole lot more slippery."
Scout.com: A (Flagrant) Case for Women's Basketball
Great article mixing two of our more recent topics. NBA officiating and the WNBA...worth a read for sure
What to Expect from Jameer Nelson in the NBA Finals, If He Returns - Third Quarter Collapse
Finally, the Finals start tonight. Be sure to check out all the coverage from the Magic over at 3QC
Enemy at the Gates: An In-Depth Statistical Preview of the NBA Finals - Silver Screen and Roll
A comprehensive preview of the NBA Finals, examined through the lens of advanced, tempo-free statistics. Not bad....for a Lakers fan
Sources: Rambis Could Be Next Kings Coach - Sactown Royalty
That pretty much sums it up
How Do You Watch Basketball? - TrueHoop By Henry Abbott - ESPN
Henry and Kevin are collecting photo's of your watching the finals from all over the world. Bonus points for the most obscure locations like Antarctica, Space or Montana.
DraftExpress: Pre Draft Measurements
Details now include body fat (12% for Dejuan Blair) and Max Vert (40in for Johnny Flynn!)
Celtics' Salary Cap Situation and FAQs: 2009 Edition - CelticsBlog
A comprehensive look at the Celtics salary cap situation in this and future seasons. My favorite topic this time of the year!
The TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown Community Leaderboard - TrueHoop By Henry Abbott - ESPN
Pro's vs. Joe's Playoff Series Picking edition. Your's truly is a respectable middle of the pack but what's up with Ben from Blazer's Edge. Last place? I expected so much more...
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