Apr 25, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after scoring on a three point basket against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half in game four of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at the Smoothie King Center. The Warriors defeated the Pelicans 109-98. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Steph Curry Named 2014/15 NBA MVP

Warriors superstar Steph Curry has edged out Houston’s James Harden and Cleveland’s LeBron James to claim his first NBA Most Valuable Player Award.

Curry, 27, is just the first Golden State Warriors player to win the award since the team’s move from Philadelphia.

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Boomers, Opals To Play Rod Laver Arena

In an announcement over the weekend, basketball’s governing body has confirmed that the Australian men’s and women’s teams will play at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne during August as part of the Oceania Olympic Qualifiers.

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JR Smith Suspended Two Games

Following a flagrant foul yesterday morning in which he struck Celtic Jae Crowder in the side of the head, the NBA has suspended JR Smith 2 games.

Smith will miss games one and two of the Conference Semi Finals after an errant swinging arm caught Crowder, sending him to the hardwood.

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Sep 29, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2), Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34), and Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) laugh during Wizards Media Day at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Pierce Is The Ultimate Troll

The cold hard Truth!

Paul Pierce is an NBA legend. A veteran of the highest order. A superb player on the court, and phenomenal teammate. But after the Washington Wizards surprising 4-0 sweep of the terribly under-performing Toronto Raptors, we learned that not only is Pierce a staple of what it means to be a player in the NBA, but that he’s also a grade-A, highly certified, 100% troll.

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Dwight Howard’s Still Got It, Guys.

Dwight Howard got UP for this alley-oop slam straight outta 2011 this morning against the Dallas Mavericks!

Howard has had a couple of up and down seasons after being traded to LA, free agency, injury trouble and a first round exit last season with the Rockets, but today the one they call Superman channeled a piece of his former self with this throw down off the lob from Jason Terry!  

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Love To Miss Time After Shoulder Injury

UPDATE 8:43am 28/04/15: The Cavs, along with many media members have announced Kevin Love will miss extended time after an MRI revealed Love has a torn labrum in his shoulder, ruling him out for at least the second round of the playoffs, likely against the Bulls.

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 14: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs speaks at the press conference after a game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 14, 2014 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kawhi Leonard Wins Defensive Player of The Year

Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard is just the third player in history to win Finals MVP and Defensive Player of The Year, it was announced earlier today by the NBA.

Leonard, 23, helped guide the Spurs to a Championship last season, even winning the most valuable player of the series award all but locking him in as a superstar of the NBA for the foreseeable future.

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Rondo, Parsons To Miss Playoffs As Dallas Slumps

“No, I don’t”

That was Rick Carlisle’s response on Thursday when asked if he thought Rajon Rondo would wear a Dallas jersey ever again. The embattled Mavericks coach has had a tumultuous time since the trade which saw the team offload three role players, a first, and a second round pick for the former all star point guard with the hope that he would lead them deep into the playoffs, and re-sign once free agency hits this summer.

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Oklahoma City Thunder Fire Scott Brooks

The OKC Thunder have ended their partnership with head coach Scott Brooks after a 7-year tenure with the team.

In an announcement this morning, it was made clear by the Thunder that this was not a reflection on this past season, given the huge injury toll, but an admission that the team was desperate for change and a new approach in the quest for an inaugural Championship.

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Mike Budenholzer Named Coach of The Year

Atlanta Hawks’ coach Mike Budenholzer has won the 2014/15 Coach of The Year award in what is just his second year with the team.

Finishing first in the voting ahead of the likes of the Spurs’ Greg Popovich, Warriors rookie coach Steve Kerr and surprise packet Brad Stevens of the Celtics, Budenholzer lead the Hawks to a franchise record 60-22 record, ensuring the team both the No. 1 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference and a division title (Southeast Division) for the first time since 1993/94.

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