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  1. Rasheed Wallace yells ‘ball don’t lie’ after missed free throw from Austin Rivers (VIDEO)

    Nov 20, 2012, 8:42 PM EST

    Rasheed Wallace

    Rasheed Wallace loves to yell things out to opposing players at the free throw line. We showed you his trash talk at Arron Afflalo last week, and now, we give you Wallace yelling his patented “Ball don’t lie!” at Austin Rivers of the Hornets, after Wallace was whistled for the ticky-tack reach-in, and Rivers clanked…

  2. Anthony Davis out Tuesday vs. Knicks, day-to-day with ankle injury

    Nov 20, 2012, 6:56 PM EST

    Anthony Davis, Samuel Dalembert, Monta Ellis

    New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis will miss Tuesday night’s home game against the Knicks due to an ankle injury, according to multiple reports. Davis has tweaked his left ankle multiple times over the past week, and the injury wasn’t believed to be anything serious. After posting 28 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday in his…

  3. Tony Allen pulls Kenneth Faried’s hair (VIDEO)

    Nov 20, 2012, 6:12 PM EST

    tony allen

    Normally, my stance on players with long hair in professional sports goes something like this: It’s a free country and all that, but just know what you’re doing might make you a target. In the NFL, for example, it’s especially tantalizing for defenders when they see the long flowing locks of their opponent dangling out…

  4. Wade plans to return from foot injury Wednesday

    Nov 20, 2012, 5:44 PM EST

    Dwyane Wade

    Dwyane Wade missed Miami’s last two games due to a foot injury, originally suffered in the team’s Nov. 12 win over the Rockets. The Heat won both without him, but they won’t have to try to do it again Wednesday night versus the Bucks. After completing his second consecutive day of practice without any setbacks,…

  5. Andrew Bogut targets Monday for return to practice

    Nov 20, 2012, 5:01 PM EST

    Andrew Bogut, Marc Gasol

    Andrew Bogut is back with the Warriors after spending some time in Los Angeles, where he received injection treatments on his injured ankle to try to help speed up the recovery process. While Bogut has been ruled out of the team’s next three games, he plans on doing some rehabilitation later this week, with a…

  6. NBA’s Christmas promo features players in new uniforms dribbling to a familiar tune (VIDEO)

    Nov 20, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

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    We told you about the new uniforms the NBA is rolling out for its slate of games on Christmas Day, and now we have a commercial featuring Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Joe Johnson, Russell Westbrook, and Dwyane Wade modeling the new gear. The video clip above is an ad for the BIG Color collection, and…

  7. NBA announces deal to broadcast D-League games live on YouTube

    Nov 20, 2012, 3:59 PM EST

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    The NBA and YouTube announced a deal to stream live more than 350 D-League games during the 2012-13 season, both through a dedicated YouTube channel and through a video player on NBA.com. From the official release: “As a result of today’s announcement, the NBA D-League, the NBA’s official minor league, will feature the most live…

  8. Former teammate says no one likes basketball less than Andrew Bynum

    Nov 20, 2012, 3:33 PM EST

    Andrew Bynum hair

    Things haven’t been going well for Andrew Bynum since joining the Sixers. He has yet to make his debut for the team thanks to a bone bruise in his knee, and his timetable to return seems to be getting continually pushed back. And then there was the bowling. When star athletes struggle like this in…

  9. Kobe all in favor of league’s stance against flopping

    Nov 19, 2012, 8:30 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant

    LOS ANGELES — This season is the first that the NBA has entered with the realization (at least publicly) that flopping is a problem, and something that neither fans nor players enjoy seeing as a consistent part of the game. The league has implemented a system where it will first warn, and then fine players…

  10. Kobe’s triple-double fuels Lakers high-powered offense in win over Rockets

    Nov 19, 2012, 2:26 AM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — Mike D’Antoni was forced to postpone his debut as Lakers head coach, opting instead to wait a few more days after being talked out of coaching Sunday night’s game by the team’s training staff. But you didn’t need to see D’Antoni in a suit on the sidelines to know that he had…

  11. Celtics chase Rondo’s assists streak in blowout loss to Pistons

    Nov 18, 2012, 11:03 PM EST

    Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo shouts instructions from the bench against the Brooklyn Nets in the second half of their NBA basketball game in New York

    Rajon Rondo had a streak of 33 consecutive games with 10 or more assists coming into Sunday’s game against the Pistons. He left with that streak intact, although making it happen came under some questionable circumstances. The Celtics were in the middle of getting blown out by a Detroit team that had won just once…

  12. Terrence Jones posterizes Jodie Meeks on the fast break (VIDEO)

    Nov 18, 2012, 10:40 PM EST

    terrence jones

    Terrence Jones is a bad, bad man. Jodie Meeks did not know this, apparently, as he tried to get in position to take a charge from Jones on the fast break. Bad idea, as Jones went untouched for three-quarters of the court, continuing to gain speed before jumping right over Meeks for the serious posterization.

  13. Mike D’Antoni postpones debut as Lakers coach, plans to retain Bernie Bickerstaff

    Nov 18, 2012, 9:05 PM EST

    New Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni is interviewed as Lakers' championship trophies are seen in a window above the Lakers' practice court, following a media conference at the Lakers' training facility in El Segundo, California

    LOS ANGELES — Mike D’Antoni will not be on the sidelines for the Lakers on Sunday, postponing his debut until later this week due to health reasons. He said that the team doctors talked him out of it, knowing that his energy level would be a question mark in the later parts of the game,…

  14. Mike D’Antoni says he’s ’50-50′ on making coaching debut Sunday

    Nov 18, 2012, 3:14 PM EST

    New Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni is interviewed as Lakers' championship trophies are seen in a window above the Lakers' practice court, following a media conference at the Lakers' training facility in El Segundo, California

    There’s been no official announcement, and no promise from either the Lakers or from Mike D’Antoni himself that he would make his coaching debut Sunday night in Los Angeles. But it seemed probable, since D’Antoni has been in place for five days now, and skipped Friday’s contest against the Suns to get a couple of…

  15. Spoelstra calls Chris Bosh Heat’s ‘most important player’

    Nov 18, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Three

    PHOENIX — On a night when Lebron James was playing through illness and needed to save himself as much as possible, Chris Bosh provided the offensive support Miami needed to take care of business. Bosh had 16 first-half points, and finished with 24 on 9-of-11 shooting, to go along with nine rebounds, three assists, and…

  16. Reggie Evans receives warning for flopping (VIDEO)

    Nov 18, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

    Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green reacts after Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans steals the ball in the second half of their NBA basketball game in New York

    Reggie Evans, as Steve Kerr mentions in the video clip above, was somewhat featured in the video compilation that the league put together to show teams and media before the season to demonstrate the types of plays that players would be warned for this year under the new rules against flopping. Apparently, he didn’t get…

  17. Gentry says changes coming to Suns starting lineup

    Nov 18, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Phoenix Suns

    The fact that the Suns lost to the Miami Heat on Saturday, even with Dwyane Wade out due to injury and LeBron James playing through illness, wasn’t by itself cause for concern. But the way the team started, flat once again and failing to score in the game’s first 4:14 on the way to a…

  18. LeBron plays through illness to help Heat take care of Suns

    Nov 18, 2012, 1:53 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Phoenix Suns

    PHOENIX — A little more than 90 minutes before tip-off, the status of LeBron James was still uncertain. With Dwyane Wade already ruled out for the second straight game with a foot injury, Miami may have been in trouble if James too was unable to go. Thankfully for the Heat, James found a way to…

  19. Lakers say any changes to remaining coaching staff will be D’Antoni’s decision

    Nov 17, 2012, 9:31 PM EST

    New York Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni reacts during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Boston

    When the Lakers parted ways with Mike Brown just over a week ago and replaced him by bringing in Mike D’Antoni, the rest of the coaching staff, to this point, has remained in place. Bernie Bickerstaff has assumed the head coaching duties for the last four games, though his reign is expected to come to…

  20. Rajon Rondo says MVP is ‘in the picture’ after 20-assist performance (VIDEO)

    Nov 17, 2012, 7:35 PM EST

    Rajon Rondo, Jose Calderon

    Rajon Rondo singlehandedly took apart the Toronto Raptors, dishing out 20 assists in Boston’s 107-89 win on Saturday. And actually, he thought he should have had more. From A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com: “He was actually mad about the 20 assists,” said teammate Courtney Lee. “He thought he could have gotten 30.” It was the…

  21. Kings hold players-only meeting after loss to Hawks

    Nov 17, 2012, 6:01 PM EST

    Rodney Motte, DeMarcus Cousins

    The Sacramento Kings fell to 2-7 on the season after dropping a lopsided game at home to the Hawks on Friday. The team’s record isn’t a surprise to the league pundits who predicted yet another rough season in Sacramento, but the players who have to live with it day in and day out are already…

  22. Report: Hawks not interested in trading Josh Smith for Pau Gasol

    Nov 17, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

    Josh Smith

    There’s a certain percentage of Lakers fans that constantly go back and forth about their feelings for Pau Gasol. One month he’s exactly the kind of skilled, versatile big man that is vital to a team’s championship hopes, the next month he’s soft and these people want to see him traded out of town. The…

  23. Dwyane Wade ruled out, LeBron James a game time decision against Suns

    Nov 17, 2012, 3:01 PM EST

    Dwayne Wade, LeBron James

    UPDATE 8:05 p.m. ET: LeBron James will be in the starting lineup tonight in Phoenix, though Erik Spoelstra did say before the game that they’ll be monitoring his vitals very closely. The schedule-makers didn’t do the Suns any favors, but some injury concerns from their next opponent may give them a bit of a break…

  24. J.R. Smith says Jerryd Bayless may have ‘little man’s complex’ after altercation

    Nov 17, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    J R Smith, Tony Allen

    Late in the second quarter of the Grizzlies’ win over the Knicks on Friday, J.R. Smith and Jerryd Bayless got into it briefly, and received double technicals for the extracurricular activity. Smith appeared to catch Bayless with an elbow after curling around a Rasheed Wallace screen, and Bayless retaliated with a shot to the face.…

  25. Royce White says he’s prepared to walk away from NBA over dispute with Rockets

    Nov 17, 2012, 11:30 AM EST

    Royce White

    The situation between Royce White and the Houston Rockets appears to getting worse before it gets better. And that’s if it gets better at all, a prospect that’s becoming less likely with each passing tweet and interview that White stubbornly continues to put out there. The short version of what’s going on is this: White…

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