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  1. Tony Wroten received an apology from Michael Jordan following shoe malfunction

    Mar 20, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT

    Michael Jordan

    Tony Wroten’s Jordan 10s failed him in a game earlier this week, and Michael Jordan himself later called to apologize.

  2. Jeanie Buss says she ‘still doesn’t understand’ why Dwight Howard left the Lakers

    Mar 20, 2014, 9:02 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Dwight Howard

    Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss says she still doesn’t understand why Dwight Howard left the Lakers in free agency. Really? Because everyone else does.

  3. Jason Collins says he’s been the target of gay taunts from another player since joining Nets

    Mar 20, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Jason Collins says at least one other player has taunted him on the court because he’s gay.

  4. Knicks run win streak to seven with takedown of Pacers

    Mar 20, 2014, 1:20 AM EDT

    carmelo anthony paul george

    Phil Jackson looked on as the Knicks won their seventh straight, beating the team with the best record in the East.

  5. Knicks head coach Mike Woodson: ‘I know I can teach the Triangle offense’

    Mar 19, 2014, 9:17 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    Mike Woodson says he can teach the Triangle offense, which is great. It’s just highly unlikely he’ll get the chance.

  6. Pacers coach Vogel expects Andrew Bynum to be out ‘a while’ after aggravating a previous injury

    Mar 19, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

    Andrew Bynum, Charlie Villanueva

    Pacers head coach Frank Vogel says Andrew Bynum will be out “a while” after aggravating a previous injury.

  7. The Extra Pass: Suns struggling to stay in postseason picture after recent, disappointing slide

    Mar 18, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    dragic hornacek

    The Suns were supposed to be in rebuilding mode, but surprised everyone by being a part of the playoff picture all season long. But a recent slide has the team in real danger of missing the postseason, which would now come as a huge disappointment.

  8. Kevin Garnett to miss at least another week due to back spasms

    Mar 17, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Brooklyn Nets

    Kevin Garnett had been continually listed as day-to-day while missing the past eight games with back spasms, but Jason Kidd announced on Monday he’d be out at least another week pending a re-evaluation.

  9. Rajon Rondo after latest Celtics loss: ‘I pretty much blame this on myself’

    Mar 17, 2014, 11:39 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Boston Celtics

    Rondo tries to take the blame for Boston’s overtime loss to the Pelicans. But he wasn’t the one guarding Anthony Davis.

  10. Report: Cavaliers ‘would have been interested’ in hiring Phil Jackson

    Mar 16, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson answers questions at a post-game news conference following Game 4 of their NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas

    A report says the Cavaliers would have been interested in hiring Phil Jackson, which is interesting because it’s likely a position he never would have even considered.

  11. DeMar DeRozan whistled for technical foul after kicking ball away from an official (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

    Warriors Raptors Basketball

    DeMar DeRozan expressed his displeasure over a non-call by kicking the ball away from a referee — a move which guaranteed him a quick whistle in the form of a technical foul.

  12. Patrick Beverley throws down a monster dunk ‘on Chris Bosh’s head’ (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    patrick beverley

    Patrick Beverley leaves LeBron James in the dust, before attacking the rim and throwing down a huge slam on Chris Bosh.

  13. LeBron takes no-look pass from Wade, goes up and over Dwight Howard for the slam (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    Heat Mavericks

    LeBron takes a nice pass from Wade and elevates over Dwight Howard for the vicious first quarter slam.

  14. Jarrett Jacks wants sleeved jerseys tailored specifically for individual players

    Mar 16, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

    Jarrett Jack believes custom fitting players with the sleeved jerseys would reduce the complaints. But he still doesn’t like the way they look, regardless of how they do or do not impact performance. “We’re like the Beach Police,” Jack said.

  15. Jim Cleamons a possible coaching candidate for Phil Jackson’s Knicks

    Mar 16, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    jim cleamons phil

    Jim Cleamons is currently an assistant coach in Milwaukee, but as a long-time former assistant under Phil Jackson, he’s being linked to a potential future opportunity with the Knicks.

  16. Doc Rivers, Clippers players oppose raising NBA’s age limit

    Mar 16, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers Introduce Doc Rivers

    Doc Rivers, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan all recently explained why they’re against the NBA raising its age limit. But there are valid reasons on the argument’s other side.

  17. John Wall with the rebound and fast break slam to seal Wizards’ win over Nets (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Martell Webster; John Wall

    John Wall splits two defenders near mid-court before putting the exclamation point on a win over the Nets with a thunderous slam.

  18. Sixers coach Brett Brown says true rebuilding will take ‘three to five years’

    Mar 16, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Brett Brown

    The Sixers are currently riding a 20-game losing streak, but for better or for worse, no one inside the Philadelphia organization is deluding themselves as to what’s going on there this season. Call it tanking, or as the NBA’s new commissioner Adam Silver prefers, rebuilding. But either way, there’s going to be a whole lot…

  19. Paul Pierce mocks the unnecessary screaming of Wizards’ Trevor Booker (VIDEO)

    Mar 15, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce

    There are plenty of players who make exaggerated vocal noise during the course of an NBA game, with Carlos Boozer of the Bulls perhaps heading up that very long list. While it’s accepted to a certain extent, it’s also nice to see a veteran of the game point out just how ridiculous it is. During…

  20. Report: Joakim Noah to receive $500K bonus if he’s named to All-NBA first team

    Mar 15, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks

    Joakim Noah receives a $500K bonus if he’s named to the All-NBA first team. Does he have a shot?

  21. Carmelo Anthony on Knicks hiring of Phil Jackson: ‘That was a power move right there’

    Mar 15, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    New York Knicks' Anthony reacts after scoring against Miami Heat during their NBA basketball game in Miami

    Carmelo Anthony seems initially pleased with the hiring of Phil Jackson. Mike Woodson, on the other hand, didn’t sound quite as optimistic — for obvious reasons.

  22. Thunder to rest Russell Westbrook on certain back-to-back sets to finish the season

    Mar 15, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    Russell Westbrook

    The Thunder are just a game back of the Spurs for the league’s best record, an achievement that would guarantee home court advantage throughout the playoffs. But they’ll willingly be hurting that effort by resting Russell Westbrook as a precautionary measure in certain back-to-back sets.

  23. Lakers officially eliminated from playoff contention

    Mar 15, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    We’ve known for a very long time that the Lakers wouldn’t be making the playoffs this season. After Friday night’s loss, it became official.

  24. Report: LeBron ‘will look at’ Knicks in free agency now that Phil Jackson is in place

    Mar 15, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    lebron carmelo

    The mere presence of Phil Jackson in the Knicks front office will have an immediate impact in terms of big-name free agents looking at New York as a possible destination.

  25. Nets announce signing of Jason Collins for remainder of the season

    Mar 15, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Lakers

    After playing out consecutive 10-day contracts, the Nets have signed Jason Collins for the remainder of the season.

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