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Toronto Raptors release new look

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

In its continued efforts to evolve as a franchise, the Toronto Raptors have released its new logo to go along with the “We The North” campaign. A revamped design that has the fingerprints of a particular someone, Drake playing his part as the teams Global Ambassador.

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Raptors vs. Nets: Drake Night in FULL EFFECT!

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

The entire arena was prepared for the festivities and you could feel the atmosphere when you stepped onto the court, the sea of white greet you as well as all the Drake/OVO (Octobers Very Own) signage including special lighting.

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#RookieWatch: Dante Exum

Being just under a third of the way through the NBA season its time to check back in on my Rookie to see how season number 1 is tracking.

As I stated in my initial Rookie Watch article, I’m a pretty tough judge on this kid.

There have been incredible glimpses of what he could one day eventually produce on a nightly basis but far too often there have been games where next to nothing has happened.

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Jabari Parker Torn ACL; Will Miss Remainder Of Season

Milwaukee Bucks Rookie Jabari Parker has informed teammates of a torn ACL in his left knee sustained during an awkward drive in the paint against the Suns yesterday, per Y! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.

Parker, the #2 overall pick in this year’s draft, has been averaging 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, and is also second in field goal percentage (.490), helping the Bucks clamber back towards playoffs relevancy. 

The young forward will now miss the rest of the 2014/15 NBA season. We wish him a speedy and healthy recovery.

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Raptors vs. Magic: A Truly Magical Experience

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

Let me start off by thanking Nick Caro and NBA Nation Australia from the bottom of my heart for this opportunity to cover my hometown team live and in living colour! This has been a dream of mine ever since I could remember, to be able to go onto an NBA centre court is something I never thought I’d be able to do and I can now cross off the bucket list.

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Kings Fire Head Coach Mike Malone

The Sacramento Kings have sensationally fired head Coach Mike Malone despite beginning the new season with better-than-expected results.

Starting with an impressive 11-13 record in the tough Western Conference, and competing without star center DeMarcus Cousins for 9 games, the Kings felt it necessary to relieve Malone of his duties and instate assistant coach Ty Corbin in the interim. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news via Twitter yesterday afternoon to a considerable backlash from fans who found it to be a big surprise.

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Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan

Kobe Bryant has officially moved into third on the all time scoring list, passing Michael Jordan on a made free throw in Minnesota this afternoon.

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When Destiny Meets Greatness [Video]

He’s just 31 points away from third on the all time scoring list, but that’s not the real accomplishment for a guy like Kobe Bryant. Having modeled his game from a man who is widely regarded as the greatest to ever play, the passing of Michael Jordan holds a high level of significance for the Black Mamba, and he’s nearly there.

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The Spice of Life

It’s a natural progression for an NBA player to get better with each and every passing season. Once they’ve adjusted to the pace and rhythm of the NBA and get comfortable within their own groove are they able to truly showcase their skills.

 

A glaring difference with the players lies solely within each individual’s talent levels and more importantly their own work ethic.

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2015 NBA All Star Uniforms Unveiled

Adidas and the NBA have released the uniforms for the 2015 All Star Weekend to be held in New York City this coming February. The league has had mixed responses to jersey designs over the past few years, however this latest style is flawless in its simplicity and according to the designers Adidas, a throw back to New York City’s rich basketball history, and it’s “unique personification of the as a mecca of sports, music, and fashion”. 

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