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Thursday And-1 links: LeBron, Wade in large foam statues

Apr 19, 2012, 11:17 AM EST

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Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points.

• Miami’s big three as depicted in gigantic foam statues (picture to the right). The word you are looking for is creepy.

• The corner three is one of the most efficient shots on the floor — teams that make a lot win a lot, teams that defend it well win a lot, also. Here are the guys who take most of their threes from the corner.

• Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen with an odd response to an unflattering column in a Portland paper.

• As societal attitudes shift, do you view athletes who use marijuana differently.

• They are talking tanking at Grantland, and really you can’t rail against how the Warriors and a few other teams treating this season enough.

Greg Stiemsma is a restricted free agent this summer but wants to return to Boston. The feeling is mutual.

Gerald Green wants to stay with the Nets, and will even give them a discount.

• The Wizards are shutting down Andre Blatche for the season. Will anybody notice?

• Bulls rookie Jimmy Butler gives a twitter tour of his apartment. With a small stuffed dog.

• A Q&A with the Kings rookie Isaiah Thomas.

• Bucks coach Scott Skiles has put his home up for sale in Milwaukee, according to a note at Sheridanhoops.com. Read into that what you will, but can you really see Skiles coaching a Monta Ellis/Brandon Jennings backcourt?

• What do you think it is like to be an NBA beat writer? One of the best — Kevin Ding, who covers the Lakers for the Orange County Register — answers some questions.

• The lawsuit NBA writer Chris Sheridan filed against Peter Vecsey of the New York Post has been settled.

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