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Monday And-1 Links: Will Shaq be at Kobe’s jersey retirement?

Dec 31, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

Here is our regular 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 like you will pretend to like champagne on New Year’s Eve….

• Will Kobe Bryant invite Shqq to the ceremony when Kobe gets his number retired someday? Actually, probably. But he answers the question after the Lakers retired Jamal Wilkes jersey.

• Former Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley says there is no truth to the rumor he wants to buy the Bucks.

• This is just flat-out brilliant — the 26 worst outfits worn by NBA players in 2012.

• The Rockets have no plans to release Royce White.

• Sorry Knicks fans, but Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire and Rasheed Wallace are all questionable for the Knicks game on Tuesday.

• The blog Gothic Ginobili has done player capsules for 370 NBA players. And done them well.

Brook Lopez is a smarter player than you give him credit for.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was out for the Bucks on New Year’s Eve with an eye injury. Nothing serious but he’s out for a game.

Antawn Jamison is sorry for saying he isn’t sure why he isn’t getting any run.

• The Bucks’ Monta Ellis and the Hornets’ Greivis Vasquez are your players of the week. Ellis averaged 21.3 points, 8.3 assists and 4 steals a game last week. Vasquez averaged a double-double of 21 points and 10 assists a game last week.

• The Grizzlies called up Tony Wroten from the D-League to take the spot of Quincy Pondexter who has a sprained MCL.

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