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Nik Stauskas Drains 15 Consecutive 3-Pointers in Under a Minute in Practice [Video]

This video will make you want to see the Sacramento Kings’ Nik Stauskas participate in the Three-Point Shootout during NBA All-Star Weekend.

Watching the Sacramento Kings guard sink 15 consecutive three-pointers in 46 seconds is mesmerizing. The ball hardly touches the rim at all.

That said, nothing will ever top this rain-soaked performance.

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Kevin Love Officially Traded to the Cavs in Three-Team Deal

Kevin Love’s year-long push to get out of Minnesota has finally been granted. A three-team trade has been established, where the Cleveland Cavaliers get Love; the Timberwolves get Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young (from the Philadelphia 76ers); and the Sixers get Alexey Shved, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and a 2015 first-round draft pick (from the Miami Heat).

The Cavs provided a statement on the trade:

The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired forward Kevin Love in a three-team trade that sends guard Andrew Wiggins and forward Anthony Bennett to Minnesota and a projected 2015 first round pick (via Miami) to Philadelphia, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. As part of the three-team trade, Minnesota will also acquire forward Thaddeus Young from the 76ers, while Philadelphia receives forward Luc Mbah a Moute and guard Alexey Shved from the Timberwolves.

“Kevin joining the Cavaliers represents a very special and unique opportunity for our team. At only 25, Kevin has already firmly established himself as one the NBA’s elite players and his talent, versatility and fit are major parts of our team’s vision for success,” said Griffin. “We want to also wish Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett the best as they will continue the start of their careers in Minnesota. They are both outstanding young men that have great potential on the court and long, very successful careers ahead of them.”

A rarely used NBA rule forced the teams to wait to complete the trade until 30 days after Wiggins signed his rookie contract.

It’s official now, and Cleveland, which hasn’t had a major pro sports championship since 1964, is poised to make a run at ending the drought.

Love is a career 36.2 percent three-point shooter and hit at a 37.6 percent clip in 2013-14 on a career-high in attempts. He should only get better away from Minnesota, where the at-times cramped spacing of the offense allowed opponents to have easier closeouts.

Now the league’s best player has another superstar as a running mate. Add in All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving and James again finds himself the ringleader of a star-studded trio.

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Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Goes Nuts at Fan Festival, Gives Out Email Address [Video]

Steve Ballmer absolutely crushed his entrance at the Clippers Fan Festival on Monday afternoon.

The newly minted Los Angeles Clippers owner fired out of the tunnel at the Staples Center to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” punishing hands and working the crowd like a professional hype man.

The former Microsoft CEO also gave out his email address on the Jumbotron.

ESPN’s Arash Markazi recorded Ballmer’s entrance for posterity and uploaded the footage to Instagram. Imagine Donald Sterling’s court-side manner, but the opposite.

It seems the Steve Ballmer era with the Clippers is off to an energetic and welcoming start. Ballmer, who picked up the Clippers for an NBA record $2 billion this month, appears ready to set a new tone for his franchise.

Here is the whole Fan Festival, including Ballmer’s passionate speech:

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Kevin Love Has Firm Agreement He’ll Sign a 5-year, $120 Million Deal with Cavaliers

Kevin Love is getting traded from Minnesota to Cleveland, that much has been known for weeks, but according to Adrian Wojnarowski, the best power forward in the NBA has a “firm agreement” to sign a 5-year, $120 million extension with the Cavs. That sets up Cleveland with a new “Big 3″ – basically, a younger, betting-shooting version of what LeBron had in Miami.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement in principle to send All-Star forward Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Cleveland is making the deal with Minnesota with a firm agreement Love will opt out of his contract in 2015 and re-sign with the Cavaliers on a five-year, $120 million-plus contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. …

… The precise deal terms have been agreed upon for weeks, but the teams and Love plan to stay silent about the particulars until the trade is announced in 16 days, sources told Yahoo Sports.

You can start dreaming about a Championship, Cleveland. The Cavs were the favorites to come out of the East before Kevin Love, and they’ll be the favorites to win the NBA Title with him.

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Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan: “Identical Plays” Video Syncs Absolutely Amazing [Video]

Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan are two of the greatest NBA stars  in the world, and both get buckets in eerily similar fashion in the third installment of the “identical plays” series by YouTube user Youssef Hannoun. The video apparently took about 3-4 months to make. The time was well-spent; the production is just phenomenal.

Here are the previous two versions:

[h/t Lakerholicz.com]

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Paul George Cheered Himself Up by Buying a Ferrari 458 After Injuring Leg

Paul George suffered one of the worst sports injures you will ever see this past week, and the Indiana Pacers star has a long rehabilitation process ahead of him.

So what better way to cheer yourself up than buying a new car, but not just any new car a frick’n Ferrari 458 from Los Angeles’ Roadstarr Motorsports. Which George shared on his Instagram with the following caption:

Shoutout my guy @roadstarrmotorsports for gettin me right again.. He hooked this one up! Although I can’t drive for a while I can still look at it!!! #FerrariBoyz #458 #OneofOne #CantWaitToGetBetter #AlwaysWantedOne #Italia #DreamCar #NowIGotIt #Blessed

My only question is, with his leg in a cast how does he drive it? Anyways good for PG.

[Paul George, h/t Black Sports Online]

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