Cleveland fans “totally okay” with LeBron James opting out

For the third time in the past six years LeBron James will become a free agent. On Sunday word came out that he will bypass his $21.6 million player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers and enter free agency on July 1st.

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James however, is not expected to talk to other teams and is widely thought to be re-signing with the Cavaliers once they finalize some deals to retain other players for their roster.

While the move is being viewed as James simply protecting himself, while forcing Cavaliers management to spend significant money to surround him with help, there is still that uneasy feeling that Cavs fans could be feeling a little nervous considering LeBron’s history.

In 2010 James opted out of his contract with Cleveland only to join the Miami Heat for four seasons as he “took his talents to South Beach.”

But fans of the Cavaliers have no such fears this time around.

I spoke to local Cavs fan and Cleveland native Todd Smolinski and he expressed confidence in LeBron’s re-signing with the hometown team.

“It’s just business.” he stated. “LeBron is just trying to make sure that Cavs management gives him some help, unlike this last season when he carried the team by himself.”

“He isn’t going anywhere.”

“By opting out he gets a little more money and it gives him some leverage to get Tristan Thompson and maybe Kevin Love or another player signed.”

“He wouldn’t leave Cleveland again.”

“No way.”

“Why? Have you heard something?”

“Oh my God! You’ve heard something!”

“Seriously, you have to tell me if you know something.”

“Is he leaving?”

“He’s leaving isn’t he? That — OF A —–!!!”

“He’s going to Miami again, isn’t he? I KNEW we should have traded up for Winslow!”

“Oh my God I hate him. I HATE LEBRON AND I HOPE HE DIES OF EBOLA!!! I am burning this jersey again!”

2015 NBA Draft Grades for all 30 teams

Is it too early for NBA Draft grades? I mean these players haven’t even stepped on the court yet. But who cares? We can see into the future and tell you right now how this is all going to go for your favorite team. Check out the Daly Dose NBA Draft Grades already and quit being so negative.

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Team Selections Outlook and grade
Atlanta Hawks 1st round- traded Kelly Oubre, SG, Kansas

2nd round- Marcus Ericcson, SG, Spain

Dimitrios Agravanis, PF, Greece

Acquired: Tim Hardaway Jr

The Hawks selected Oubre out of Kansas and then traded him for Tim Hardaway Jr and future picks. We all saw the Cavs go to the Finals with Knicks castoffs so it looks like the Hawks are trying to follow that surefire path to success.

Grade: C-

Boston Celtics 1st round- Terry Rozier, PG, Louisville

RJ Hunter, SG, Georgia State

2nd round- Jordan Mickey, PF, LSU

Marcus Thornton, SG, William and Mary

We have been watching Danny Ainge rack up draft choices and thinking that he was a genius. And then he selected Terry Rozier with the 16th pick when he already has Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart. The genius has left the building!

Grade: D-

Brooklyn Nets 1st round- Chris McCullough, PF, Syracuse

2nd round- Traded Pat Connaughton, SG, Notre Dame

Acquired Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, PF, Arizona

Jaun Vaulet, SG, Argentina

Steve Blake

The Nets traded Mason Plumlee and Connaughton to Portland for Steve Blake and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. That gives the Nets McCullough and Rondae-Jefferson- two players that aren’t over 50? Instant upgrade for this geriatric roster!

Grade: B+

Charlotte Hornets 1st round- Frank Kaminsky, C, Wisconsin

2nd round- traded Jaun Vaulet, SG, Argentina

There were reports going into the draft that Hornets owner Michael Jordan really liked Kaminsky. Was it because he valued his offensive skills or because he thinks he can still beat him one on one? We’ll let you decide.

Grade: B

Chicago Bulls 1st round- Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas

2nd round- No picks

Portis is a beast. Not sure where they will play him or who will be his frienon the team as he tweeted “—- the Bulls” just last year. So he will probably have to sit at the lunch table alone like that dumb blonde girl in Orange is the New Black.

Grade: B+

Cleveland Cavaliers 1st round- traded Tyus Jones, PG, Duke

2nd round- Sir’Dominic Pointer, SF, St Johns

Acquired- Cedi Osman, PG, Macedonia

Rakeem Christmas, C, Syracuse

The Cavs traded Jones to Minnesota for Cedi Osman and Rakeem Christmas. I’m not sure I have ever seen Rakeem Christmas play but after watching LeBron’s supporting cast in the NBA Finals I would think that Lloyd Christmas would be an upgrade.

Grade: C

Dallas Mavericks 1st round- Justin Anderson, SF, Virginia

2nd round- Satnam Singh Bhamara, C, India

Anderson is a good value and the 7’2” Bhamara looks like the bad guy in a comic book movie. Who doesn’t need that guy on their roster?

Grade: B-

Denver Nuggets 1st round- Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, China

2nd round- Nikola Radicevic, PG, Serbia

Mudiay has some weapons in his arsenal but he isn’t a consistent shooter. And he turned it over too much while playing in the Chinese pro league. And he doesn’t even look Chinese at all.

Grade: C-

Detroit Pistons 1st round- Stanley Johnson, SF, Arizona

2nd round- Darrun Hilliard III, SF, Villanova

Will Stanley Johnson prove out to be better than Justise Winslow? Maybe not but he’s a better fit for Stan Van Gundy’s system. So just stop with all of your negativity, Mr. Glass is Half Empty.

Grade: C+

Golden State Warriors 1st round- Kevon Looney, PF, UCLA

2nd round- No picks

First the Warriors win the NBA Finals and then Looney falls to them in the first round of the draft? Mark Jackson’s head just exploded.

Grade: A

Houston Rockets 1st round- Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin

2nd round- Montrezl Harrell, PF, Louisville

A number of people were really excited to see Dekker go to Houston. Does he suit a need? Not really. Did they more important positions to fill? Definitely. But he is white. So go nuts. Harrell was a steal. Maybe Dwight Howard will go from just being a champion in his own mind to a real champion? Naaaa.

Grade: A-

Indiana Pacers 1st round- Myles Turner, C, Texas

2nd round- Joseph Young, SG, Oregon

Turner is a defensive center that doesn’t bring much offense to the table but the Pacers already have Roy Hibbert and he’s the most frustrating player on their roster every single year. So apparently the Pacers just like to abuse themselves.

Grade: B-

Los Angeles Clippers 1st round- No picks

2nd round- No picks

Acquired- Branden Dawson, SG, Michigan State

The Clippers didn’t have any selections in this years’ draft but they also didn’t botch their pick like they usually do. So sometimes less is more.

Grade: A+

Los Angeles Lakers 1st round- D’Angelo Russell, PG, Ohio State

Larry Nance Jr, PF, Wyoming

2nd round- Anthony Brown, SF, Stanford

The Lakers decided to go with a PG instead of a big man selecting Russell over Jahlil Okafor with the second pick of the draft. This tells me that the Lakers are planning on getting a big man in free agency like Kevin Love. And he will probably hurt himself signing the contract.

Grade: B

Memphis Grizzlies 1st round- Jarell Martin, PF, LSU

2nd round- No picks

The Grizzlies needed a shooter and didn’t get one but with Martin joining Tony Allen, Jeff Green, and Zach Randolph this team is my favorite in any street fight they might enter.

Grade: C-

Miami Heat 1st round- Justise Winslow, SG, Duke

2nd round- Josh Richardson, SG, Tennessee

Everything came up perfect for Pat Riley as usual. When Miami fans find out they still have a professional basketball team even though LeBron James left they are going to be so excited.

Grade: B+

Milwaukee Bucks 1st round- Rashad Vaughn, SG, UNLV

2nd round-Traded Norman Powell, SG, UCLA

Acquired Greivis Vasquez

The Bucks needed some scoring here and got it with Vaughn who has proven to be a dependable shooter. This is good because Jason Kidd wasn’t going to teach him how to shoot anytime soon.

Grade: C+

Minnesota Timberwolves 1st round- Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Kentucky

2nd round- traded Cedi Osman, PG, Macedonia

Traded Rakeem Christmas, C, Syracuse

Acquired- Tyus Jones, PG, Duke

The T-Wolves grabbed Towns and then traded for Tyus Jones. That gives Minnesota a monster combination with Towns, Jones and Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins. Towns and Wiggins because they are monsters on the court. And Jones because he kind of looks like a monster. Or at least a Munster.

Grade: A+

New Orleans Pelicans 1st round- No picks

2nd round- traded Branden Dawson, SG, Michigan State

The Pelicans really need to surround center Anthony Davis with some talent so they went out and grabbed Dawson and then traded him away to the Clippers for cash. Davis is also going to look great in a Clippers jersey in two years.

Grade: D-

New York Knicks 1st round- Kristaps Porzingis, PF, Latvia

2nd round- No picks

Acquired Jerian Grant, PG Notre Dame, Guillermo Hernangomez, C, Spain

Kristaps Porzingis was booed unmercifully at the draft on Thursday night. The bad news is now its going worse to get for Porzingis when he has to play with Carmelo Anthony every night.

Porzingis.

Poor little zingis.

Grade: B+

Oklahoma City Thunder 1st round- Cameron Payne, PG, Murray State

2nd round- Dakari Johnson, C, Kentucky

Dakari Johnson spurned head coach Billy Donovan while he was at Florida to attend Kentucky instead. Guess who has some extra conditioning every practice? It ain’t Kevin Durant.

Grade: C

Orlando Magic 1st round- Mario Hezonja, SG, Croatia

2nd round-Tyler Harvey, SG, Eastern Washington

The Magic needed some scoring ability and they got it with both picks. Jalen Rose compared Hezonja to Chandler Parsons on draft night…which is good… except they are nothing alike. However they are both white. Good eye, Jalen.

Grade: B-

Philadelphia 76ers 1st round- Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke

2nd round- traded Guillermo Hernangomez, C, Spain

Richaun Holmes, PF, Bowling Green

Arturas Gudaitis, C Lithuania

JP Tokoto, SF, North Carolina

Luka Mitrovic, PF, Serbia

With D’Angelo Russell off the board the Sixers decided to go with another big man in addition to the fifty they already have. This could be the beginning of something big with all those young post players. Or it could be like when the Detroit Lions just kept drafting WRs every single year.

Probably the latter.

Grade: C

Phoenix Suns 1st round- Devin Booker, SG, Kentucky

2nd round- traded Andrew Harrison, PG, Kentucky

Booker joins Kentucky alumni Eric Bledsoe, Archie Goodwin, and Brandon Knight in Phoenix. It must be tough for all of those ex-Wildcats to afford that NBA pay cut.

Grade: C+

Portland Trailblazers 1st round- traded Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF, Arizona

2nd round- No picks

Acquired- Pat Connaughton, SG, Notre Dame

Daniel Diez, SF, Spain

Mason Plumlee

It’s scary for Portland fans to think about LaMarcus Aldridge living the City of Roses. You know what’s scarier? Mason Plumlee taking over for him.

Grade: D-

Sacramento Kings 1st round- Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky

2nd round- No picks

The Kings have a huge headache with DeMarcus Cousins. So they decided to compound that headache by adding Cauley-Stein. But if anyone is up for that challenge it might be George Karl who actually had Carmelo Anthony in the Western Conference Finals in 2009. Yes! That same Carmelo Anthony! Not a different one! That same guy on the Knicks! Are you kidding me?

Grade: C-

San Antonio Spurs 1st round- Nikola Milutinov, C, Sebia

2nd round- Cady Lalanne, C, Massachusetts

Can Milutinov play? Beats me. Is he even an NBA talent? No clue. But the Spurs took him. So he must be secretly great. End of story.

Grade: C

Toronto Raptors 1st round- Delon Wright, PG, Utah

2nd round- No picks

Delon Wright is a very good PG, he has good size, and he’s tough and very good defensively. Except for the dribbling. He isn’t very good at dribbling. But do you really need to be good at dribbling to be a point guard? Apparently not.

Grade: C-

Utah Jazz 1st round- Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky

2nd round- Olivier Hanlan, PG, Boston College

Traded Daniel Diez, SF, Spain

The Jazz have quietly gone about rebuilding their franchise into an up and coming team. In fact they have done it so quietly that most of the teams in the league forget that Utah even has a franchise.

Grade: B-

Washington Wizards 1st round- traded Jerian Grant, PG, Notre Dame

2nd round- Aaron White, PF, Iowa

Acquired- Kelly Oubre, SG, Kansas

The Wizards traded for Kansas forward Kelly Oubre who commented that he was happy to go to “whichever teams wins me a Championship”. He’s going to be disappointed. But so will the Wizards. So this is a win/win. Or a lose/lose. Whichever.

Grade: C

2015 NHL Draft Preview

Oh sure anyone can do an NFL or NBA Draft preview. But here at the Daly Dose we can even break down the NHL Draft!

The 2015 NHL Draft begins tonight at 7PM ET. Admit it, you won’t watch it…so just read this and you will already know what happens.

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Team Pick
1. Edmonton Oilers The Oilers will select the best prospect since Sidney Crosby in 2005- “The Chosen One”  Connor McDavid, C, Erie
2. Buffalo Sabres Probably a hockey player
3. Arizona Coyotes Looks like they will take a white guy
4. Toronto Maple Leafs They would really like a scrapper here
5. Carolina Hurricanes I will say a high school kid
6. New Jersey Devils Devils will pick a guy who was literally born on skates much to the chagrin of his late mother
7. Philadelphia Flyers Guy with a mullet
8. Columbus Blue Jackets Perhaps a Norwegian defenseman
9. San Jose Sharks A playoff choker would fit in nicely
10. Colorado Avalanche How about a European guy?
11. Florida Panthers Looks like they will take another Caucasian player
12. Dallas Stars Expect a high motor guy here
13. Los Angeles Kings Kings take a prospect with potential as opposed to an underachiever
14. Boston Bruins Guy with a moustache
15. Calgary Flames Some gritty white dude
16. Edmonton Oilers This player will be a trivia question someday because he got drafted at the same time as Connor McDavid.
17. Winnipeg Jets Jets take a gritty guy. But he’s not that gutty.
18. Ottawa Senators Senators go with a gutty guy who is actually not very gritty.
19. Detroit Red Wings Wings look to add a poor skater here. Because good skaters are a dime a dozen.
20. Minnesota Wild Wild go with a character guy. Not really that Wild, are they?
21. Ottawa Senators Guy who scores off the ice and has a drug problem. Like a real American senator.
22. Washington Capitals Huge guy that looks great in the regular season but fails in the postseason.
23. Vancouver Canucks Canucks pick a defenseman that was named after a Viking
24. Toronto Maple Leafs Guy with NHL size as opposed to MLB size. Because this is after-all the NHL.
25. Winnipeg Jets Another defensive tackle. Oh sorry, that was the pick for the New York Jets.
26. Montreal Canadiens Another defenseman that won’t be very good. Just like the last five.
27. Anaheim Ducks A guy that adds depth. But not necessarily width.
28. Tampa Bay Lightning Maybe a center that can actually score a goal in the Finals? I’m looking right at YOU, Stamkos!
29. Philadelphia Flyers Someone from Sweden?
30. Arizona Coyotes A player that will be willing to relocate when the Coyotes move to Seattle

Check out Episode 30!

Clint gives you an NBA Draft preview plus a look at how the NBA game has changed and when those changes started. We also count down the Top 5 choke jobs in sports. Check out Episode #30!

Episode 30

The 2015 Daly Dose NBA Mockery Draft is here!

The 2015 NBA Draft begins on Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York. Where will the top players end up? Who will your favorite team select? Check out the 2015 NBA Daly Dose Mockery Draft and find out.

NBA Mock

Team Outlook Pick
1. Minnesota Timberwolves The Timberwolves feel like they have a nice young nucleus with Ricky Rubio and Andrew Wiggins. Karl-Anthony Towns gives them a third solid player that will leave as soon as his rookie contract runs out. Karl-Anthony Towns, 7-0, PF/C, Kentucky
2. Los Angeles Lakers The Lakers need help everywhere, and Kobe Bryant needs another big man to yell at, so this is a good pick for everyone involved. Well… except for Jahlil Okafor who will be mentally crushed by January. Jahlil Okafor, 6-11, C, Duke
3. Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia has selected 6-11 Nerlens Noel, 7-0 Joel Embiid, and 6-10 Dario Saric in the past two drafts so they should be set in the frontcourt. Now they just need some guards. Besides, it isn’t like one of those big guys is going to hurt themselves just sitting on the bench. Willie Cauley-Stein, 7-0, C, Kentucky
4. New York Knicks The Knicks were terrible defensively. And offensively. And in the front office. And in the locker room. Carmelo Anthony is unreliable and temperamental. The Knicks could really use a point guard to run the structured triangle offense that Phil Jackson wants. Emmanuel Mudiay played professionally in China where he turned it over constantly and shot poorly.  He should be a perfect fit. Emmanuel Mudiay, 6-5, PG, USA
5. Orlando Magic Scott Skiles was recently hired to coach the Magic and he has a track record of being a no-nonsense disciplinarian. So it is probably best if the Magic drafts someone who will have a language barrier for Skiles’ hot tempered rants. Mario Hezonja, 6-8, SG, Croatia
6. Sacramento Kings Sacramento hasn’t had a good point guard since Mike Bibby back when NBA officials orchestrated a playoff win for the Lakers over the Kings. That could never happen now that the NBA has gotten rid of shady characters like Tim Donaghy and now only employ high character refs like Joey Crawford. D’Angelo Russell, 6-4, PG Ohio State
7. Denver Nuggets With Justise Winslow on the board the Nuggets would have to be the stupidest franchise in professional sports to let a player with his toughness and versatility slip by. Kristaps Porzingis, 7-0, PF, Latvia
8. Detroit Pistons The Pistons get sweet revenge on Denver for that whole Darko Milicic/Carmelo Anthony thing. Who actually won that encounter anyways? Justise Winslow, 6-6, SF, Duke
9. Charlotte Hornets You are going to hear experts say the Hornets should select 7’0” Myles Turner out of Texas but every time Hornets owner Michael Jordan sees him he inexplicably screams out “Kwame Brown!” Devin Booker, 6-6, SG, Kentucky
10. Miami Heat Pat Riley knows that Dwayne Wade and Luol Deng are in the last year of their contracts and if the Heat are going to have any chance of getting LeBron James back again they need to show some improvement immediately. Stanley Johnson, 6-7, SF, Arizona
11. Indiana Pacers Cameron Payne has been compared to George Hill. We aren’t really sure if that is a compliment or not but the Pacers have always had a soft spot for George Hill. So knock yourselves out. Cameron Payne, 6-2, PG, Murray State
12. Utah Jazz Frank Kaminsky is a white guy that can give the Jazz some depth up front. He’s white and has a number of low post moves. He also has the ability to stretch the defense with his long range shooting and he’s white. Plus he’s white. Frank Kaminsky, 7-0, C, Wisconsin
13. Phoenix Suns Turner is a kid that brings a ton of athleticism so this pick makes sense. Plus he has a history of injuries and the Suns seem to collect those types. Myles Turner, 7-0, C, Texas
14. Oklahoma City Thunder Kelly Oubre is an athletic player who should bring some much needed defensive ability to the Thunder but will need to develop offensively…which means he is another player for Russell Westbrook not to pass to. Kelly Oubre, 6-7, SF, Kansas
15. Atlanta Hawks Bobby Portis is an unselfish player and can do a little bit of everything. Atlanta loves those types. We saw how well that worked out for them in the playoffs. Bobby Portis, 6-10, PF, Arkansas
16. Boston Celtics The Celtics have a number of holes to fill on their roster and “white guy for the locals to cheer for” might be the biggest hole of all. Look for Boston to fill that glaring need here. Sam Dekker, 6-9, SF, Wisconsin
17. Milwaukee Bucks Montrezl Harrell is an explosive athlete who sometimes struggles to focus and gets that vacant look in his eyes. Not unlike the creepy eyes of the new Milwaukee Bucks logo. Sounds like a perfect match to me. Montrezl Harrell, 6-8, PF, Louisville
18. Houston Rockets The Houston Rockets could use some youth at the point guard position after watching Jason Terry creak around against Golden State in the playoffs. Plus, Texas is a conservative state and Tyus Jones looks like the black version of Adam Carolla. Win/win. Tyus Jones,  6-5, PG, Notre Dame
19. Washington Wizards Washington needs a young power forward that can rebound and pass since Nene will be turning 33 in the fall. Looney is a monster on the boards and probably won’t complain to the officials nearly as much when he misses layups. Kevon Looney, 6-9, SF, UCLA
20. Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson, Tyler Hansborough, and Chuck Hayes will all be on the market for new contracts. So Lyles could fill a need in the Raptors frontcourt. Can he play? No one knows because we barely saw him at all last year. But he went to Kentucky. And that is all you need to know. So stop asking. Trey Lyles, 6-10, PF, Kentucky
21. Dallas Mavericks Odd that the Mavericks would select a point guard with this pick considering the booming success that Rajon Rondo was but I am going to go out on a limb here and say they nab Grant who could be the best PG in the draft. Jerian Grant,  6-5, PG, Notre Dame
22. Chicago Bulls The Bulls struggled to score 100 points last season in warm-ups let alone in a real game. Jimmy Butler is a free agent and the Bulls need some insurance. Vaughn can shoot it and could even play some backup PG just in case Derrick Rose were to miss one or maybe even two games at some point due to unforeseen circumstances. Rashad Vaughn, 6-5, SG, UNLV
23. Portland Trailblazers LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez, Arron Afflalo, and Wes Matthews will most likely all become free agents this summer. Hollis-Jefferson can be a great defender in this league which is good because he might be playing one on five. Of course, he can’t shoot so the Blazers offense will probably struggle a little bit. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, 6-7, SF, Arizona
24. Cleveland Cavaliers The Cavaliers made it to the Finals but struggled to score when they had to. RJ Hunter would give them a long distance threat ala JR Smith but…you know…without all the crazy. RJ Hunter, 6-5, SG, Georgia State
25. Memphis Grizzlies Memphis needs some 3 point production. The Grizzlies finished 29th in the NBA in 3’s made per game with a paltry 5.2. Steph Curry could punt in 3 point shots at a better rate than that. Justin Anderson, 6-6, SF, Virginia
26. San Antonio Spurs We all know that Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich loves smart players.  Anthony Brown is a Stanford nerd that will be happy to dress up like a wizard and play Dungeons and Dragons with Tim Duncan. Anthony Brown, 6-7, SF, Stanford
27. Los Angeles Lakers Jeremy Lin’s contract is due to expire this summer so the Lakers will need to look for a point guard here. And you know what? Even if his contract wasn’t expiring it would make sense to look for a better point guard. Delon Wright, 6-5, PG, Utah
28. Boston Celtics “You had me at ‘Mc’.” –Celtics GM Danny Ainge Chris McCullough, 6-9, PF, Syracuse
29. Brooklyn Nets Point guards Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack are both over 30 now which doesn’t really sound that old. Until you see them play every night and they actually make Paul Pierce look like a teenager by comparison. Terry Rozier, 6-2, PG, Louisville
30. Golden State Warriors David Lee looks to be gone and Marreesse Speights may still be on a post championship food bender so Golden State needs a big man. The Warriors are hoping Andrew Bogut can teach Martin to complain about obvious fouls while contributing absolutely nothing at the offensive end. Hey, it worked last year! Jarell Martin, 6-10, PF, LSU

Two years later NBA finally approves George Karl for Mike Malone trade

Well it took two years but the Denver Nuggets finally got their man.

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On Monday the NBA finally approved the trade between the Nuggets and Sacramento Kings swapping their head coaches.

The Kings receive George Karl who has 1,142 wins in his 20 year career that ranks him #6 all-time in NBA history. Karl won 423 games in Denver and led them to the playoffs in all eight of his seasons there.

The Nuggets meanwhile get Mike Malone who has coached 106 total games and has just 39 wins while coaching in Sacramento.

“We held this trade up for two years because we wanted to be sure that Nuggets ownership was serious. And that they weren’t using drugs.” said NBA comissioner Adam Silver. “But they maintained that they really did want Malone over Karl and the drug tests came back relatively clean. So we let it go.” he continued.

The move was surprising as it came on the heels of Karl being named the NBA Coach of the Year in 2013.

“We realize that trading George Karl for Mike Malone might not make much sense to the average fan but here in Denver we do things a little differently.” confirmed Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly. “We were disappointed that the trade took so long to be approved but now we look forward to dedicating ourselves to getting the top pick next year in the NBA Draft. Oops! I mean…we look forward to really trying hard and giving it our all. Can you delete that last part, please?”

After camera incident LeBron James looks for new Flop Coach

Following his incident with a television camera during Game 4 of the NBA Finals; word has spread that LeBron James may be firing his Flop Coach former NBA player Vlade Divac.

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“I have enjoyed working with Coach Divac.” James said on Saturday “but that was a dangerous situation and I have no one to blame but him.”

The incident occurred during the second quarter of Game 4, when James was fouled by Warriors center Andrew Bogut and then inexplicably flung himself into the front row of cameras, cutting his head in the process. James didn’t miss a minute and returned to the game immediately but the damage was done.

“Flopping has become an integral part of the game and I want to be the best at it. So if you want to be the best at it you go get the best coach. I am talking to the former Brazilian soccer great Ronaldo to be my new coach. We will see how it goes.” James confirmed.

Is he worried about being fined by the NBA for flopping?

“Are you kidding me?” James scoffed. “I flop around like a fish out of water every game and I haven’t been fined since 2013. Believe me, they aren’t fining me. They wont even call me for traveling. And believe me I have dared them to call it.”