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James Harden is the $228 Million Dollar Man

James Harden

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

James Harden, the bearded dynamo guard for the Houston Rockets, signed a 4-year extension with his team on Saturday that will net him a total of $228 million over the next six years. Do you think Khloe Kardashian has hit him up with that “hey big head” message yet? Because I know I did.

Read “James Harden Signs 4-Year, $228,000,000 Extension With The Houston Rockets, Will He Lead Their Super Team?

Doc Rivers and the Clippers Dynasty

Doc Rivers, Austin Rivers

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, left, listens to Austin Rivers, right, in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. The Clippers won 107-102. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

I wrote a commentary about Doc Rivers and his failing legacy with the Clippers.

He has not been able to elevate this team above their junior varsity status the way everyone thought he would, and with each successive loss — be it a game or a player — it becomes clear that it’s time for Doc Rivers to go as both a president and a coach. His decisions in both capacities have been questionable at best, and destructive at worst.

Read “Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers: Is a Man’s Pride and a Father’s Love Ruining a Basketball Franchise?

Andre Iguodala Wants Dub Nation to Calm Down About His Free Agency

Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors player Andre Iguodala took to the airwaves of a Bay Area radio station Tuesday morning to calm down fans who are worried about his impending free agency that begins July 1.

Golden State Warriors End 3-1 Curse, Win NBA Finals in Game 5

Golden State Warriors

OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 12: The Golden State Warriors celebrate with the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

All those jokes about the Golden State Warriors blowing a 3-1 series lead to lose the 2016 championship can come to an end now. In a most beautiful and poetic finish, the Warriors, who came into Monday night’s game leading the Finals series 3-1, pulled off a flawless victory and won the game with a 9 point lead, leaving no doubt that they are the champions.

Read “Golden State Warriors Win 2017 NBA Finals, Beat Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5

Steve Ballmer to buy Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion

Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO, has won a bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion after embattled owner Donald Sterling was forced to sell, the LA Times reported Thursday.

Ballmer, who was chief executive of Microsoft for 14 years, was chosen over competitors that included Los Angeles-based investors Tony Ressler and Bruce Karsh and a group that included David Geffen and executives from the Guggenheim Group, the Chicago-based owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to three individuals familiar with the negotiations.

The team was estimated to be worth an estimated $557 million dollars earlier this year.

According to the Times, the Geffen group bid $1.6 billion, and Ressler bid $1.2 billion.

The deal still has to be approved by 29 NBA owners, but is expected to go through as long as Ballmer agrees to not move the franchise from Los Angeles.

Ballmer states that he has no intention of moving the Clippers from Los Angeles, which has the second biggest media market in the country.

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