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  1. NBA VP says if players ultimately don’t want to wear sleeved jerseys, league will listen

    Jan 27, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

    adidas NBA All-Star Jersey EAST Detail 2 Clipped

    The sleeved jerseys the NBA rolled out last season and has expanded the use of this year have gotten a mixed reaction from players and fans alike. The vote that counts, however, is the one made with dollars spent on them by the fans, and that’s why we saw all 10 teams that played on…

  2. The Extra Pass: Kobe’s thoughts on Carmelo Anthony to L.A. speculation, plus Sunday’s recaps

    Jan 27, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    NBA All-Star Bryant of the Lakers and All-Star Anthony of the Knicks laugh during the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston

    by Brett Pollakoff NEW YORK – When Carmelo Anthony scored a jaw-dropping 62 points in a win over the Bobcats on Friday, he didn’t just set a Knicks franchise record. He took something that belonged to Kobe Bryant. The Madison Square Garden arena record, since the building opened its fourth incarnation in 1968, was set…

  3. Rockets GM says Omer Asik likely to remain with team through the end of his contract next season

    Jan 26, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    Omer Asik

    There was a bit of internal drama with the Rockets this season, and it began with the team’s offseason acquisition of Dwight Howard in free agency. In a nice change of pace, Howard wasn’t the cause of it this time. But his presence didn’t sit well with the team’s resident big man Omer Asik, who…

  4. Carmelo scores 35, gets help in Knicks’ win over Lakers

    Jan 26, 2014, 6:46 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v New York Knicks

    NEW YORK – Carmelo Anthony‘s record-setting 62-point performance in Friday’s win over the Bobcats was a much-needed infusion of offense into a Knicks team that had looked lifeless over its previous few games. But considering that output has only been achieved 17 times in the last 40 years, it’s not exactly a sustainable way to…

  5. Kobe says Pau Gasol’s tantrum after Lakers’ loss in Orlando was a good thing

    Jan 26, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    NBCSports.com

    NEW YORK – There’s a lot of losing going on in LakerLand these days, and the team’s most recent loss in Orlando to a Magic squad who came into that one with a record of 11-32 on the season was enough to send Pau Gasol over the edge. Gasol threw a postgame locker room tantrum…

  6. DeMar DeRozan leaves after suffering ankle injury vs. Clippers (VIDEO)

    Jan 26, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    DeMar DeRozan

    DeMar DeRozan is having a season that may land him on the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve, but he left Saturday’s game against the Clippers with the ankle injury. As seen in the video clip above, DeRozan goes up for a jumper and then lands awkwardly, with his left foot turning under him…

  7. Kevin Durant returns from injury, puts up a triple-double against Sixers (VIDEO)

    Jan 26, 2014, 12:04 AM EDT

    Kevin Durant

    Kevin Durant sat out of the Thunder’s win in Boston on Friday due to a shoulder injury, and it was the first time in the history of the Oklahoma City franchise that the team played a game without both Durant and Russell Westbrook. Durant didn’t want to make it a trend, so he returned to…

  8. Dwight Howard’s parody PSA calls for fans to ‘Save the Centers’ (VIDEO)

    Jan 25, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    dwight howard save the centers

    This video clip was originally published over a year ago, but with Dwight Howard losing his starting spot in the All-Star game to Kevin Love thanks to fan voting, it’s once again making the rounds. The NBA recently eliminated the center position from the voting process, instead giving players either backcourt or frontcourt designations. In…

  9. Rajon Rondo offered contract extension by Celtics, says he wouldn’t mind finishing his career in Boston

    Jan 25, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Rajon Rondo

    Celtics GM Danny Ainge revealed earlier this week that the team offered Rajon Rondo a contract extension roughly a month ago, one which the All-Star point guard politely declined. Ainge wasn’t surprised that the offer was turned down, and in fact he seemed to expect it. From CBS Boston (via SB Nation): “In the Collective…

  10. Rockets’ Chandler Parsons sets NBA record with 10 three-pointers made in a half (VIDEO)

    Jan 25, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Houston Rockets - Game Four

    The Rockets dropped a close one at home to the Grizzlies on Friday, but it certainly wasn’t for a lack of trying on the part of Chandler Parsons. Parsons scored 30 points in the second half, thanks to making an NBA record 10 three-pointers on 11 tries, all of which can be seen in the…

  11. Paul George completes four-point play to send game against Kings into overtime (VIDEO)

    Jan 25, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Brooklyn Nets

    The Pacers have been one of the league’s best teams through the first half of the season, but were coming off of a 24-point loss in Phoenix, and were in danger of losing in Sacramento to a Kings team playing without both Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins due to injury. Paul George made sure that…

  12. Eric Gordon’s game-winner sends Pelicans to win over Pistons (VIDEO)

    Jan 25, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Eric Gordon

    The Pelicans erased a 16-point third-quarter deficit in Detroit on Friday to come away with the win, thanks to this driving layup by Eric Gordon with under two seconds remaining that gave his team the 103-101 victory. Gordon dribbled down the clock from the top of the arc, and made his move with about five…

  13. Carmelo Anthony makes 23 field goals in record 62 point performance (VIDEO)

    Jan 25, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    melo 62

    Carmelo Anthony didn’t just drop a franchise record and a Madison Square Garden record 62 points on the Bobcats by shooting a high volume of low-percentage shots. In fact, it was very much the opposite. Anthony finished 23-of-35 from the field, good for a shooting mark of 65.7 percent. In addition to the half-court shot…

  14. Carmelo Anthony hits half-court shot on the way to record 62 point performance (VIDEO)

    Jan 25, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in New York

    Carmelo Anthony finished with a record-setting performance over the Bobcats on Friday, and we should have known something special was in the works after the game’s first 24 minutes. Anthony had racked up 37 points by halftime, and managed to drain this shot from half-court as the second period buzzer expired. [via Larry Brown Sports]

  15. Carmelo Anthony sets Knicks franchise record, scores 62 points in win over Bobcats

    Jan 24, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v New York Knicks

    This is one way for the Knicks to turn things around — simply have their best player go on an insane scoring tear to singlehandedly drag the team to victory. Carmelo Anthony turned in a performance for the ages on Friday, pouring in 62 points to lead the Knicks to a 125-96 win over the…

  16. Steve Nash may return to Lakers next week

    Jan 24, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Injuries more than anything else have been the story of the Lakers season to this point, and while many felt that even a healthy L.A. squad would have trouble competing with the Western Conference elite, that task became impossible once Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Steve Blake, and others went down with injuries for extended periods…

  17. LeBron goes coast to coast for slam vs. Lakers (VIDEO)

    Jan 24, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

    LeBron James

    The Heat had a little more trouble than expected before pulling away for a win over the Lakers on Thursday, but this signature highlight from LeBron James was as easy as they come. Miami often likes to use its defense to get easy looks in transition, and once James grabbed this rebound and took off,…

  18. Rockets GM takes to Twitter to complain about All-Star voting process

    Jan 24, 2014, 12:05 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Houston Rockets

    It’s a virtual certainty that the Rockets are going to get two players on the All-Star team this year in Dwight Howard and James Harden. But that apparently isn’t good enough for Rockets GM Daryl Morey. The All-Star starters were revealed on Thursday, and in a bit of a surprise, Howard was overtaken by Kevin…

  19. Lakers make it interesting late before eventually falling to Heat

    Jan 23, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT

    lebron nick young

    The Lakers don’t have much in the way of talent these days, and looking at a starting lineup that includes Ryan Kelly, Kendall Marshall and Wesley Johnson may feel like a strong sign that the basketball equivalent of the apocalypse has descended on Los Angeles. But what the team does have is an above average…

  20. Nets to unveil sleeved alternate jerseys

    Jan 23, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

    joe johnson nets sleeved alternates

    The sleeved jerseys are here to stay, and a few more teams will have alternate versions featuring them before the season is finished. The Brooklyn Nets are the latest team to reveal their version, and the blue and grey color scheme is a nod to the city’s sports history. From ESPN.com: With their move to…

  21. Beno Udrih downplays asking to be traded from Knicks

    Jan 23, 2014, 9:24 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Dallas Mavericks

    Beno Udrih has been barely serviceable with the Knicks this season, but due to injuries and a lack of other point guard talent available on the roster, the team hasn’t had a choice but to give him 12 starts, and 30 appearances in total where he’s averaged 19.2 minutes per contest. It isn’t always the…

  22. Mark Cuban ‘would laugh’ at $765 million offer to purchase the Mavericks

    Jan 23, 2014, 10:13 AM EDT

    Mark Cuban, Rick Carlisle

    Forbes magazine released its annual report on franchise values on Wednesday, and while only three NBA teams were listed at being worth more than a billion dollars, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban believes that will change in the relatively near future. Cuban’s Dallas franchise was valued at $765 million, but he’s not exactly accepting that very…

  23. Lance Stephenson to appeal fine for flopping, blames ‘slippery floor’ for his fall

    Jan 23, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics  v Indiana Pacers

    Lance Stephenson became the third player to be fined for flopping this season, but he believes his second infraction — the one seen in the video clip above that occurred earlier this week against the Golden State Warriors — wasn’t a flop at all. From Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star: “I don’t feel like…

  24. The Extra Pass: Ranking all 28 2016 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team candidatles

    Jan 23, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Olympics Day 16 - Basketball

    Some names leaked yesterday for inclusion on the 2014-16 USA Basketball men’s national-team roster – the pool of players who will be considered for upcoming international events. That includes the World Cup of Basketball this summer, possibly 2015 Olympic qualifiers  – and, of course, the 2016 Rio Olympics. Marc Stein of ESPN beat today’s official announcement with…

  25. DeMarcus Cousins leaves with ankle injury against Rockets (VIDEO)

    Jan 23, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Sacramento Kings

    The Kings aren’t anything resembling good, but they have a couple of players that have been playing at a well-above-average level in Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins. And both left with injuries against the Rockets on Wednesday that didn’t allow them to return. Gay’s was more nebulous, in that you never like to see a…

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