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Jazz signing Burks is latest investment in young core

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

Gordon Hayward for four-year, $63 million dollar, Derrick Favors for four-year, $49 million dollars and now Alec Burks for four years, $42 million dollars has raised some eyebrows around the league… but mine aren’t.

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Believe it or Not: NBA Season 2014/15 Predictions

This is one of my favourite times of the year. The NBA season is here. You’ve drafted players into your own world beating fantasy squad. Players have been chopped, changed and drafted all over the league. And it is also the perfect time to make predictions about the NBA season. My personal belief is that if your predictions are said loudly, told to many people and said with a great deal of overconfidence that they just might come true. Here are my Top 5. Believe it or Not.

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Kamal’s Top League Pass Teams to Watch

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

I don’t know about you guys, but one of the first things I do when a new NBA season starts is to circle all my “League Pass Teams to Watch”.

I’ve been a NBA League Pass (or NBA Game Time) subscriber for quite a while now and follow it religiously, just being able to scour the league for those hidden gems or late night thrillers gets me amped!

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The McKern Family NBA Predictions

The NBA 2014/15 season is so close you can count the days on one hand…

*Checks calendar and counts day on hand*

Now that I’ve clarified you can actually count the amount of days on your hand let’s get down to why you are reading this right now.

As is often the case with this time of year a lot of people begin putting out predictions for the season ahead and try to decipher what is actually going to happen next.

The problem with doing this is that 99% of the time we are left with egg on our faces.

Bill Simmons last season predicted Phoenix to finish bottom 3 in the west and look what happened there.

My fellow podcast host, Pumpa, said that the Wizards wouldn’t be any good and look where that got him.

After writing those previous sentences I’m now questioning why the hell I’m even writing this article, want to know why I’m writing this? Because making these predictions is one of the most fun things you can do and as humans it’s insanely hard not to try and predict what is coming.

The beauty of this article today is that I’m bringing on board my Miami Heat loving cousin, Tim McKern. A kid who I spent a lot of my childhood growing up with and someone who I can guarantee we will be hearing a lot more of in future.

Strap yourselves in and prepare for some absolutely ridiculous predictions, yes the normal ones will be in there but the rest will be a mixed bag of questions.

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2014 FIBA World Cup: Three Euro-based players with NBA futures

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) Throughout the 2014 FIBA World Cup there have been some stellar performances from quite a few players that are currently on NBA rosters. These are players we’re well familiar with, or in some cases will get familiar with them if/when they decide to come to North America. What I’d like to focus on in this piece are three players that currently play in Europe and would be a great fit in the NBA. There are a few others that are worth keeping an eye on and showed themselves well in moments, but these three were fairly consistent for their teams and proved vital figures in important games.

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Mixed Bag

This article is my first take on nailing down a couple of completely random thoughts/suggestions about the upcoming 2014/15 NBA Season.

Not one thing you look at may make sense to you, and that’s perfectly fine because the assorted array of conclusions I’m about to write about are my own personal views.

Want to know why compiling these kinds of lists are so much fun?

To show you how much fun writing these lists can be, I’ve made a list to break it down.

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Sneaker Watch: Adidas Crazylight Boost

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Adidas have unveiled the new, amazing ‘Crazylight Boost’ sneaker for Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard.

The new sneaker pays homage to the Blazers Point Guard, with the colourway of Purple, Red & Black nodding at Lillards College colours of Weber State and his NBA home of Portland. Lillard’s nickname of ‘DAME’ is also incorporated into the shoe with the ‘E’ in the name using the 3 stripes of Adidas. Neat.

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FIBA World Cup: Brazil dominate rivals and Boomers come up short

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

Yesterday’s knockout games were good, but today’s games were even better! Providing excitement and drama in two games that were billed as interesting clashes.

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Enter the Dragon

Kamal Hylton has done an incredible job so far of covering the FIBA World Cup; this article is more about National Pride.

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FIBA World Cup: Splash Bros. highlight beginning of knockout stages

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

Group stage play is now behind us, a part of the competition that had some interesting teams, moments and games.

This included the upset of the tournament with Senegal defeating a major European nation in Croatia 77-75, the Philippines ending a 40-year drought in major FIBA competition with a 81-79 win against Senegal and arguably the most entertaining group stage game in Australia defeating Lithuania 82-75

Now we’re in the business end of the tournament, where terms like ‘win or go home’ or ‘survive and advance’ have a true meaning.

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