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And-1 links: Adam Morrison is looking better than ever

May 23, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT

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After a one day hiatus, we return 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.

• That’s Adam Morrison to the right, going with the Samson look. He played in Europe last year and was at a multi-player workout hosted by the Nets this week.  (Thanks @AdamZagoria for posting the pic.)

• Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor facing off on the playgrounds.

• How the Knicks and Nets can still land Dwight Howard in a trade. By the way, the Phil Jackson and Dwight Howard as a package to the Nets rumors have less basis in reality than a Kardashian television show.

Mike Miller talks about the Heat’s physical series with the Pacers.

Kobe Bryant is more convinced than most Lakers fans the team can get right back on top.

Metta World Peace isn’t sure the Lakers ever stopped being the best team in the NBA: “We underachieved. We’re the best team in the NBA and lost in five. We should still be playing, up 3-2.” Why do I imagine that from MWP’s perspective the world looks like the candy park in Willy Wonka?

• What would help the Lakers is landing someone like SoCal native James Harden in free agency, and Harden would not rule out a return when he is a restricted free agent next summer. Nice thought, but no way the Thunder let him walk. No way.

• Another ridiculous bit of trade speculation: Chris Bosh for Pau Gasol. Not happening, if the Lakers move Gasol they are looking to reduce future payroll not take on more.

Ramon Sessions wants to return to the Lakers. A lot of Lakers fans just rolled their eyes, but he is a good guard who fits the traditional sets Mike Brown wants to run pretty well. He got wide-eyed during the playoffs, but that was his first playoff experience, you should expect some of that. (Lakers fans are not exactly notorious for patience and understanding.)

• Golden State is working out six players in a closed session Wednesday: My man Casper Ware out of Long Beach State; Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin;  Drew Gordon, New Mexico; Kyle O’Quinn, Norfolk State; Quincy Acy, Baylor; Mitchell Watt, Buffalo.

Are we seeing the end of professional sports in Oakland?

• Sasha Kaun, a player the Cavaliers retain the draft rights too, has signed with CSKA Moscow.

• Apparently things don’t change a lot in rural Indiana. Via The Big Lead, a look at the locations used in Hoosiers as they are now. Great video.

  1. SmackSaw - May 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Morrison looks like Michael Beasley’s pot dealer.

    • Kurt Helin - May 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

      But not as rich.

  2. rajbais - May 23, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    I would’ve preferred that hairdo on a sexy costumed Mila Kunis (without the goatee, of course)!!!

  3. boilerup1869 - May 23, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Jesus Morrison looks like Jack White

  4. p1nch3dloaf - May 23, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    The ‘Stache stashed the ‘stache.

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