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  1. Dwight Howard not interested in responding to comments his father made about his situation with the Lakers

    Feb 10, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    In advance of the Lakers playing the Heat on Sunday, Dwight Howard was once again asked to respond to comments regarding his situation in Los Angeles, and whether or not all parties involved — including Howard, Kobe Bryant, and Mike D’Antoni — were going about things in the best way possible. Earlier this week, it…

  2. Antawn Jamison says Michael Jordan could average double digits in the NBA now, even at age 50

    Feb 10, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Michael Jordan

    Could Michael Jordan still play in the NBA today, even at age 50? No one knows for sure. But at least one veteran believes that Jordan could still be effective, despite the diminishing physical skills that all players deal with as the years continue to go by. Antawn Jamison of the Lakers spoke on the…

  3. Charlie Villanueva hits the game-winning three to send Pistons past Bucks (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2013, 11:27 PM EDT

    Charlie Villanueva

    Charlie Villanueva hit this three-pointer as the shot clock expired with about 10 seconds remaining that ended up being the game-winner in the Pistons 105-100 win over the Bucks in Milwaukee on Saturday. Villanueva was in the right place at the right time, planted at the top of the three-point arc and available when Will…

  4. Report: Suns pursuing trade with Knicks for Iman Shumpert

    Feb 9, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    There were reports circulating that the Knicks had interest in acquiring Jared Dudley from the Suns, but the assets most thought that New York would actually be willing to part with to make the deal work didn’t seem to be anything that would be considered enticing by Phoenix. Now that the name of Iman Shumpert…

  5. Report: Bucks interested in trading for Magic guard J.J. Redick

    Feb 9, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    J.J. Redick

    The Magic don’t have a lot of reasons to retain J.J Redick in free agency this summer, considering the team is in a full-fledged rebuild and Redick, though in the middle of his best statistical season yet, is likely to have an asking price higher than it would make sense for Orlando to pay. This…

  6. Carmelo Anthony followed into arena by trash-talking fan in Minnesota

    Feb 9, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Detroit Pistons - Previews

    Before New York played the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Friday, Carmelo Anthony was apparently the target of a trash-talking fan who followed Anthony into the arena to make sure his harassing comments were heard loud and clear by the Knicks All-Star. Marc Berman of the New York Post has the details: Carmelo Anthony was confronted…

  7. Rashard Lewis believes Dwight Howard will re-sign with Lakers

    Feb 9, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    dwight rashard lewis

    As the Lakers continue to make their way through this especially turmoil-filled season, one thing looming large at the end of it all will be the decision that Dwight Howard will need to make this summer as an unrestricted free agent. The Lakers certainly weren’t worried about the possibility of Howard leaving when they traded…

  8. LeBron says he doesn’t buy the notion that Kobe has become a distributor

    Feb 9, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    APTOPIX NBA All Star Basketball

    There was a time recently where Kobe Bryant was uncharacteristically racking up assists instead of points, and the Lakers, equally uncharacteristically, were actually winning some games this season. Near the end of January, Bryant notched 14 assists in a win over the Jazz, another 14 in another win over the Thunder, 11 in a win…

  9. Kevin Durant with the vicious throw-down on Suns’ Morris (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Kevin Durant, Markeiff Morris

    Showing highlights of one of the best teams in the league putting the wood to one of the worst seems a little crass, but when we’re talking about a play like this from one of the game’s biggest stars, it simply can’t go unnoticed. Midway through the second quarter of a game the Thunder ended…

  10. Report: Hawks taking trade offers for Josh Smith

    Feb 9, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    Josh Smith has been among the names most frequently mentioned in trade rumors this season. It’s not because he can’t play or that his current Atlanta Hawks team no longer wants him. The problem is, they no longer want him at the price he’s likely to command this summer. Smith will be an unrestricted free…

  11. Rudy Gay hits the overtime game-winner to beat the Pacers (VIDEO)

    Feb 8, 2013, 11:52 PM EDT

    Rudy Gay

    Rudy Gay was just 3-13 from the field and scored six total points through three quarters of the Raptors’ win over the Pacers on Friday. Indiana led 72-64 after three at home, and was poised to close it out against a Toronto team that it had simply been better than to this point in the…

  12. Tyler Hansbrough throws Jonas Valanciunas to the ground (VIDEO)

    Feb 8, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

    Tyler Hansbrough

    Midway through the fourth quarter of Friday’s game between the Pacers and the Raptors, Tyler Hansbrough got a little more physical than the rules should allow while battling for position under the basket with Jonas Valanciunas. Hansbrough literally throws Valanciunas to the ground near the end of the play, but the officials on the floor…

  13. LeBron passes the ball back and forth with fan in the stands during Heat – Clippers (VIDEO)

    Feb 8, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT

    Miami's LeBron James complains to an official against the Pacers during an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis.

    These are the moments that make attending a professional sporting event in person so amazing. Near the end of the first half of the contest between the Heat and the Clippers on Friday, the ball inadvertently ended up a few rows back in the stands, and in the hands of one of the fans in…

  14. Pistons rookie Andre Drummond out at least a month due to back injury

    Feb 8, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT

    Andre Drummond

    Detroit Pistons rookie Andre Drummond is expected to be out 4-6 weeks after suffering a stress fracture in his back, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. A report from Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News has the injury as a fractured tailbone, but either way, it will require rest rather than…

  15. Chris Bosh and Ray Allen out Friday against Clippers, L.A. will have Paul and Billups back in the lineup

    Feb 8, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT

    Ray All

    We told you this was a possibility earlier today, and now it’s official, according to multiple reports. Both Chris Bosh and Ray Allen will miss Friday’s home game against the Clippers due to flu-like symptoms, according to multiple reports. The Heat, at the top of the Eastern Conference standings, don’t have anything to gain by…

  16. PBT Podcast: Lakers, Dwight Howard, Nuggets, Dunk Contest, and Bulls talk with Aggrey Sam

    Feb 8, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT

    gerald green cupcake

    In this edition of the podcast, Kurt Helin and I sit down to discuss the state of the Lakers, following Thursday night’s destruction at the hands of the Celtics. We wonder if Dwight Howard came back too soon thanks to some encouragement from his teammates, and if the lack of energy he seems to be playing…

  17. Report: Rajon Rondo may return sooner than expected

    Feb 8, 2013, 12:41 AM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v Boston Celtics - Game Three

    Before you get your hopes up Celtics fans, we’re still not talking about this season. But the latest news coming out of the camp of Rajon Rondo is seen as a positive, and if true and the rehab goes according to planned, Boston could see its All-Star point guard return before the beginning of next…

  18. Kevin Garnett reaches 25,000 career-point milestone against the Lakers (VIDEO)

    Feb 8, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett acknowledges the crowd after it was announced that he scored his 25,000th career point against the Los Angeles Lakers

    With a spinning, fadeaway jumper over the Lakers’ Earl Clark midway through the second quarter of Boston’s destruction of L.A. on Thursday, Kevin Garnett reached 25,000 career points, becoming the 16th player in NBA history to record the accomplishment. The list of players Garnett joined with at least 25,000 career points is an impressive one,…

  19. Celtics earn sixth straight win by taking apart the Lakers

    Feb 7, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    The Celtics and Lakers have the most storied rivalry in the history of the NBA. No matter what’s happening with each team individually throughout the course of a given season, whenever the two teams meet, there’s always a special kind of buzz and energy that surrounds those contests. That wasn’t the case in Boston on…

  20. Lakers announce Pau Gasol will miss a minimum of 6-8 weeks with plantar fascia injury

    Feb 7, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers

    This isn’t much different than the original estimate, but the Lakers have now made it somewhat official. The team’s official release, in its entirety: “Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol, who injured his right foot in Tuesday’s game against the Nets in Brooklyn, returned to Los Angeles from Boston this morning where he was examined…

  21. Rosters set for 2013 Rising Stars game on All-Star Friday featuring rookies and sophomores

    Feb 7, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT

    BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

    The rosters have been set for the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, the game featuring the league’s top rookies and sophomores that will kick off the All-Star weekend festivities on Friday, Feb. 15. Teams were drafted from the pool of available players by TNT analysts Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley, with Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio and Sacramento’s…

  22. 2013 All-Star Saturday Skills Challenge participants announced

    Feb 7, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

    Tony Parker

    Tony Parker will defend his title in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge during All-Star Saturday night in Houston, and he’ll have some exciting players joining him in the event. The remainder of the field will consist of Jrue Holiday of the Philadelphia 76ers, Brandon Knight of the Detroit Pistons, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail…

  23. 2013 All-Star Three-Point Contest participants announced

    Feb 7, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

    Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis

    The participants for the 2013 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest that will take place as the penultimate event of All-Star Saturday have been announced, and as usual, some of the league’s best shooters make up the field of six. Representing the East we have Paul George of the Pacers, Kyrie Irving of the Cavaliers, and Steve…

  24. Kobe throws down the spectacular dunk in traffic over the Nets (VIDEO)

    Feb 6, 2013, 12:46 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers' Bryant dunks past Brooklyn Nets' Wallace and Humphries, as Nets' Williams watches, late in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' win over the Nets in their NBA basketball game in Brooklyn

    This is your friendly reminder that Kobe Bryant is playing in his 17th NBA season. He certainly didn’t look like a grizzled veteran on this play, taking the ball from the top of the three-point arc and going right down the lane for an emphatic dunk in traffic on or around both Gerald Wallace and…

  25. Paul George with the reverse slam dunk after the look-away pass from Roy Hibbert (VIDEO)

    Feb 6, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

    Paul George, Taj Gibson

    This play is great, for a couple of reasons. We have Paul George missing a baseline jumper, followed by his teammate Roy Hibbert securing the offensive rebound. As Hibbert is defended along the baseline and the defense forgets completely about George, he fires the no-look pass, which George receives while cutting to the basket. Realizing…

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