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  1. Three Stars of the Night: Volatile Stars Edition

    Jan 15, 2013, 2:01 AM EDT

    Rajon Rondo

    On a night where the Atlanta Hawks scored 58 points, the Memphis Grizzlies shot 30 percent from the field, and the Orlando Magic lost by 29 points…to the Washington Wizards…we could probably use some offensive outbursts to distract us, right? Well, I’ll tell you what — if it’s outbursts you want, our Three Stars are plenty capable…

  2. The Extra Pass: Blake Griffin’s Undeserved Reputation

    Jan 14, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we examine some of the criticism surrounding Blake Griffin. As fans, we take on the role of production line workers when new players enter the league. We inspect them quickly, stamp…

  3. The Extra Pass: The All-Value Team

    Jan 11, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we’ll put together a squad featuring some of the league’s most valuable contracts.  Signing players to any substantial contract during the offseason free agency period is like tap dancing through a…

  4. Three Stars of the Night: Heat Checked

    Jan 11, 2013, 2:30 AM EDT

    Nicolas Batum,LeBron James

    Three games were on the menu Thursday night, and each brought their own unique flavor. If you love defense (or hate scoring), Pacers-Knicks was the game for you. With Carmelo Anthony serving his one-game suspension, the Knicks really struggled to generate offense and relied almost solely on J.R. Smith heroics most of the night. That…

  5. Nate Robinson’s trash talk fired up Brandon Jennings. Oops.

    Jan 10, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT

    Brandon Jennings, Nate Robinson

    Apparently, no one has ever told Nate Robinson that pride comes before the fall. Starting in place of Kirk Hinrich, Robinson came out on fire last night against the Milwaukee Bucks. He lit up Brandon Jennings early on by dropping 13 points in the first quarter, and the Bulls were really cruising. But during all…

  6. Ricky Rubio throws a sick pass between his own legs (VIDEO)

    Jan 10, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

    Sky Lynx Basketball

    Here’s further proof that Ricky Rubio might be an actual real life wizard. The good kind of wizard — not the Jordan Crawford kind of wizard. Late last night during a drubbing against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Rubio decided to bust out a new trick. With a trap coming on a pick and roll, Rubio…

  7. The Extra Pass: Identifying Offensive Calling Cards

    Jan 10, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

    Kevin Durant, LeBron James

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we look at which teams are outperforming all others in specific areas of the game. Play logging has been used by NBA teams for quite some time, but the derived numbers…

  8. Three Stars of the Night: Manimal Style

    Jan 10, 2013, 2:55 AM EDT

    Kenneth Faried

    There are only two food items on the menu at the west coast burger chain In and Out — burgers and fries — but there’s something called “Animal Style” where they put…heck, I don’t even know what they do, but it’s messy and it involves mustard-grilled something or other and it’s just all over the…

  9. Uncle Jeff throws down on the Suns, Uncle Drew beats the buzzer against Atlanta (VIDEO)

    Jan 9, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

    Jeff Green

    Being an uncle is pretty cool. You get to buy your nieces and nephews annoyingly loud toys to passive-aggressively torture your brother or sister. You get to give the kids lots of candy and ice cream and it automatically makes you cool. It’s a pretty easy gig. Dunking on a 7-footer in the NBA, or beating…

  10. Report: Spurs continue to shop DeJuan Blair

    Jan 9, 2013, 10:38 PM EDT

    BLAIR_DeJUAN

    With just about every NBA General Manager in the same gym at the D-League showcase in Idaho, you’re going to see a lot of trade talk start to heat up. However, when it comes to the San Antonio Spurs and DeJuan Blair, that heat is more like an enduring flame than a spark. Basically, the…

  11. The Extra Pass: Indiana’s Strange Success

    Jan 9, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Paul George, Lance Stephenson

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme that could use another glance. Today, we swing our attention to Indiana, where the Pacers are putting together one strange season. I wish there were a more aesthetically pleasing comparison available, but…

  12. Three Stars of the Night: Beard Power!

    Jan 9, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Houston Rockets

    I’m willing to give Paul George a pass for his slightly questionable beard growing abilities, primarily because he’s still only 22-years-old (scary, right?) and he’s still growing, uh, taller. George is listed at 6-foot-8, but some people are saying he’s now 6-foot-10, and even if that is a Bunyan-sized tall tale, we’ll let him finish…

  13. Spurs go ice cold, Knicks win big at home

    Jan 4, 2013, 12:25 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks

    Against a San Antonio Spurs frontcourt that features two incredibly productive 7-footers in Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter, New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson had no choice but to go big. It was finally time to provide the answer to all the questions the New York media has been pestering him with. It was time…

  14. J.R. Smith puts down a ridiculous reverse jam (VIDEO)

    Jan 3, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

    New York Knicks J.R. Smith hugs Pablo Prigioni in front of San Antonio Spurs Gary Neal after Prigioni made pass in NBA game in New York

    I fear that Knicks guard J.R. Smith may have an addiction to dunking. The warning signs have been there, but one particular play in a blowout win against the Spurs kind of confirmed it for me. Knicks backup point guard Pablo Prigioni just wants to throw Smith a regular pass off a backdoor cut. Textbook.…

  15. LeBron James misses practice, hopes to play against Bulls on Friday

    Jan 3, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Phoenix Suns

    Yes, LeBron James is human. Although he’s 7th in the NBA in minutes played per game (38.4), James has played 48 minutes and 42 minutes in his last two games, both overtime wins for Miami. Today, he earned some well deserved rest and some treatment on his bruised right knee. According to Michael Wallace of…

  16. Kobe Bryant confirms that the Clippers are championship worthy (VIDEO)

    Jan 3, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

    Say what you will about Kobe Bryant, but he might be the best interview in all of sports. He’s candid, he doesn’t bite his tongue, and he rejects stupid questions like he was Dikembe Mutombo. Every interview with him is like a Gregg Popovich sideline interview, only a little bit longer and slightly more terrifying.…

  17. Spurs forward Stephen Jackson trips on courtside waitress, leaves with injury (VIDEO)

    Jan 3, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT

    stephen-jackson-spurs

    Well, this was bizarre. Stephen Jackson was spotting up in the corner for a 3-point attempt against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden tonight, and after his shot attempt, he suddenly crumpled to a heap as play went the other way. Why? Because a courtside waitress that was serving New York Mayor Michael…

  18. Three Stars of the Night: Justified Jumpers

    Jan 2, 2013, 3:18 AM EDT

    Hawks forward Smith reacts after a shot in the first half during their game against the Celtics in Game One of their NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs basketball game in Atlanta

    Play enough basketball and chances are you’ll run into a player who likes to justify his relentless jump shooting with a catchy phrase like, “you miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take” or “there’s a reason it’s called feeling it instead of thinking it” or maybe “I was open.” These people, of course,…

  19. DeMarcus Cousins records first career triple-double against Celtics (VIDEO)

    Dec 31, 2012, 8:43 AM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins, Brandon Bass

    How’s that for a showcase game? With trade winds swirling around DeMarcus Cousins, the big man went out and put his skills on full display for Celtics GM Danny Ainge to get a good long look at in a huge 118-96 win at home. This wasn’t the prettiest triple-double game you’ll ever see — Cousins…

  20. Clippers sweep the month of December, beat Jazz for 17th straight win

    Dec 31, 2012, 1:59 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Clippers

    They say you make your own luck, but in the month of December, the Clippers have had little need to manufacture much of it. They’ve blown out most of their opponents, coasting to victory easily and often sitting their starters the entire fourth quarter. For a franchise that many thought was legitimately cursed once upon…

  21. Nets GM Billy King: “P.J. Carlesimo is our coach”

    Dec 30, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Brooklyn Nets

    After the Brooklyn Nets fired Avery Johnson, we heard all the big names come up. Phil Jackson. Jeff Van Gundy. Jerry Sloan. But according to Nets GM Billy King, he has “not contacted anybody” about the coaching position yet. While you would hope that King would be involved in the coaching search, considering he’s the…

  22. What’s wrong with Roy Hibbert?

    Dec 30, 2012, 7:27 PM EDT

    Roy Hibbert, Tim Duncan

    Last night in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert played just 20 minutes. He grabbed one rebound, didn’t score a single point, and according to Pacers beat writer Mike Wells, he declined postgame comment for the first time in his five-year career. Pacers head coach Frank Vogel simply said this…

  23. NBA issues flopping warnings to Royal Ivey, Gustavo Ayon and Tony Parker

    Dec 30, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Tony Parker, flop

    Tony Parker? Flop? Well, I never! The NBA has officially warned Parker, Royal Ivey and Gustavo Ayon today for violating the anti-flopping policy established this season. While this is solely a warning for all three players, if they’re accused of violating the policy again, they will be subject to a $5,000 dollar fine. Parker’s flop…

  24. Jarrett Jack isn’t exactly buying that playing with Chris Paul helped him

    Dec 30, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Jarrett Jack, Jrue Holiday

    Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul have a long-standing friendship. The two floor generals have known each other since they were teenagers on the AAU scene, and that carried over into a friendly ACC rivalry at Georgia Tech (Jack) and Wake Forest (Paul). When Jack was traded…

  25. Could the Wizards land DeMarcus Cousins?

    Dec 30, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins

    Over the course of the next few months, we’re going to hear an awful lot of trade speculation regarding DeMarcus Cousins. Different trade scenarios will surface, and all the while, the Kings will likely hold the public position that they “have no interest in trading Cousins” right up until they actually do it. The latest…

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