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  1. NBA says Matt Barnes’ $25K fine had nothing to do with Suns owner Robert Sarver

    Jan 28, 2015, 8:50 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Phoenix Suns

    Barnes immediately played the victim card after receiving the fine, but the NBA (and the video) say otherwise.

  2. Phil Jackson denies illegally deflating basketballs while playing for the Knicks

    Jan 28, 2015, 7:50 PM EST

    Phil Jackson, James Dolan, executive chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company

    “Softer but not illegal,” Jackson attempted to clarify.

  3. LeBron James out Wednesday vs. Blazers with wrist injury

    Jan 28, 2015, 7:00 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Golden State Warriors

    Cleveland is just 1-8 without LeBron in the lineup this season.

  4. Kobe Bryant expected to be ready for start of 2015-16 season after undergoing successful shoulder surgery

    Jan 28, 2015, 6:37 PM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

    Bryant will miss the remainder of the current season, and is expected to be sidelined for nine months.

  5. Iman Shumpert mocks his own failed crossover (VIDEO)

    Jan 27, 2015, 2:40 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Cleveland Cavaliers

    Shumpert dribbled it off his foot against the Thunder, then tweeted the clip.

  6. Stan Van Gundy: Pistons won’t sacrifice future assets to chase a playoff spot

    Jan 27, 2015, 1:10 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons Introduce Stan Van Gundy

    The East is so bad that the Pistons are still within reach.

  7. Kobe Bryant uses Super Bowl analogy to describe how he feels about season-ending injury

    Jan 27, 2015, 12:30 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Houston Rockets

    This is the third consecutive year Bryant has had his season prematurely ended due to injury.

  8. Nets coach Lionel Hollins calls idea he doesn’t like advanced stats ‘dumbest thing I’ve ever heard’

    Jan 27, 2015, 11:50 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Three

    Hollins was reportedly not brought back in Memphis because of an aversion to the use of advanced statistics.

  9. UPDATE: Knicks, Langston Galloway agree to contract for this season and next

    Jan 27, 2015, 11:10 AM EST

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    New York doesn’t want to offer Galloway any guaranteed money for next season.

  10. Brian Shaw upset with officiating after not getting a call late in loss to Clippers

    Jan 27, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

    Brian Shaw

    Matt Barnes intentionally fouled Danilo Gallinari late, and Shaw believes free throws should have been awarded.

  11. Knicks’ Lance Thomas travels, double dribbles and steps out of bounds without any call from the officials (VIDEO)

    Jan 25, 2015, 12:30 PM EST

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks

    Two referees failed to blow the whistle, despite multiple violations occurring in the same sequence.

  12. J.J. Redick, Andre Drummond latest to receive flopping warnings (VIDEO)

    Jan 25, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

    J.J. Redick

    Both players successfully tricked the referees into calling a foul.

  13. Report: Celtics may keep Tayshaun Prince if he’s not traded by the deadline

    Jan 24, 2015, 11:00 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Portland Trail Blazers

    Brad Stevens reportedly likes Prince, so a buyout may not be in the cards.

  14. Derek Fisher didn’t realize motivating his players would be such a big part of being an NBA head coach

    Jan 24, 2015, 9:30 PM EST

    Derek Fisher

    Fisher played 18 years, and claims that his motivation always came from within.

  15. After being fined for obscene gesture, Dwyane Wade asks NBA to improve on ways it protects players from fans

    Jan 24, 2015, 8:00 PM EST

    Dwyane Wade

    Wade was fined for flipping off some fans who he believed crossed the line.

  16. Dwight Howard leaves arena in walking boot after suffering ankle injury against Suns

    Jan 24, 2015, 5:00 PM EST

    Dwight Howard

    Howard left the game after just eight minutes and did not return.

  17. LaMarcus Aldridge decides to delay surgery, will return for Blazers Saturday vs. Wizards

    Jan 24, 2015, 3:17 PM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Portland Trail Blazers

    Aldridge has a tear in his left thumb, and was originally set to be sidelined 6-8 weeks.

  18. Report: Cavaliers players say they ‘had lost faith’ due to lack of depth and roster construction

    Jan 24, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Golden State Warriors

    Before recent trades, players believed the team would go no further than the second round of the playoffs.

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