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  1. NBA Playoffs: Heat move ball, make shots, play defense, draw first blood

    Jun 1, 2011, 1:15 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game One

    Coming into the NBA Finals, everyone was expecting a battle between Dallas’ smooth, sweet-shooting, ball-movement heavy offense and Miami’s aggressive, swarming, athletic, grinding defense. Not only did the low-scoring game go the way the Heat wanted it to, but the Heat flipped the script on the Mavericks and beat them in the areas Dallas was…

  2. Jazz “undecided” about C.J. Miles’ option

    May 31, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

    MILES_CJ

    Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune has the story: The Jazz have not made a decision about picking up small forward C.J. Miles‘ 2011-12 team option worth $3.7 million. While Miles has often expressed interest in remaining with Utah — going so far as to state his desire to sign a long-term extension — the…

  3. Mark Cuban, staying silent

    May 31, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT

    Mark Cuban

    Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has never been shy about — well, anything, ever. He blogs, he tweets, he talks, he seemingly rarely has a private thought. And yet, a half-decade after the Mavericks lost to the Heat in the Finals and Cuban was at his most visible, vocal, and demonstrative, Cuban has gone into something…

  4. How the Heat won home-court

    May 31, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Five

    The 2-3-2 format of the NBA Finals makes home-court a huge advantage — in order to win the series, the team without home-court advantage has to either win three games in a row or two games on the road over the course of a seven-game series. In this year’s NBA Finals, the Heat have home-court…

  5. Howard plans to hire shooting coach, work more with Olajuwon

    May 31, 2011, 6:15 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    The big news surrounding Dwight Howard today has to do with where he may or may not be playing in future seasons, but Howard also dropped some news about how he plans to improve his game this summer. Here’s the report, courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel’s Josh Robbins: In addition to traveling to Europe and…

  6. The Miami Heat’s season in controversy

    May 30, 2011, 8:45 PM EDT

    Miami Heat Celebration

    Ever since “The Decision,” the Miami Heat have been a lightning rod for controversy, and every PR misstep the Heat have made has been turned into a full-blown news item. Some of the controversies were legitimate, and some of them were just silly, but they were all a part of the NBA season. The Palm…

  7. Nazr Mohammed hopes to return to Oklahoma City

    May 30, 2011, 6:08 PM EDT

    Nazr Mohammed

    Earlier today, free agent center Nazr Mohammed tweeted that he hopes to remain a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder next season. The 33-year old center was traded from the Bobcats to the Thunder in February. Mohammad has been something of a journeyman in his NBA career, having played for the 76ers, Hawks, Knicks, Spurs…

  8. Markieff Morris: Williams not “as good as advertised”

    May 27, 2011, 7:08 PM EDT

    Derrick Williams

    After a stellar sophomore season at Arizona and some of the best individual performances in the NCAA Tournament, Derrick Williams is considered to be a near-lock to be one of the top two picks in the 2011 draft, with only Duke’s Kyrie Irving projected to go ahead of him. Williams, for his part, thinks he…

  9. NBA Playoffs: Heat make stunning comeback, reach finals

    May 27, 2011, 2:18 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Five

    For the first 44 and a half minutes of the Miami Heat’s 83-80 victory on Thursday night, the Chicago Bulls got the exact game they wanted. LeBron James was bottled up after missing some tough jumpers early, with free throws being his only real source of offense. Dwyane Wade‘s struggles continued, and he committed nine…

  10. Shawn Marion wants a reality show, because of course he does

    May 25, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

    Shawn Marion fashion photo

    Courtesy of the upstanding citizens at TMZ: Dallas Mavericks star Shawn Marion is gonna be busy next month — because we’re told, he’s shooting a pilot for a reality TV show … right around the same time the Mavs crush Miami in the NBA finals (if there is a God). It’s tentatively called “The Ladies in My Life”…

  11. NBA Playoffs: Heat complement their star power with depth, take Game 4

    May 25, 2011, 1:39 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Four

    The Chicago Bulls finished with a better regular-season record than the star-studded Miami Heat for two reasons: superior depth and better play in close games. On Tuesday night, the Heat flipped the script on the Bulls, and took a commanding 3-1 series lead thanks to superior depth and late-game execution. All season long, the Bulls…

  12. Heat President: Fans using slurs will be ejected

    May 24, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game One

    After Joakim Noah was fined $50,000 by the league for responding to a heckling Miami Heat fan with a gay slur, Heat President of Business Operations Eric Woolworth cleared up Miami’s policy on ejecting fans for unacceptable behavior during games. Our own Ira Winderman has the report: In light of Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah being fined $50,000 by the NBA for shouting…

  13. NBA Playoffs: Omer Asik will be active for Game 4

    May 24, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT

    Omer Asik

    According to Ethan J. Skolnick of the Palm Beach Post, Bulls backup center Omer Asik will be active in tonight’s Game 4 of the Bulls/Heat series. Asik suffered a sprained leg with 1:54 remaining of the third quarter in Game 3, and missed the remainder of the game. Asik’s defense, rebounding, and toughness made him…

  14. Quote of the Day: LeBron thinks the Thunder could have done some things better

    May 24, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

    LeBron Sunglasses

    Before Game 4 of the Heat/Bulls series, Heat forward LeBron James was asked about Oklahoma City’s Game 4 collapse against the Dallas Mavericks last night, and he responded thusly: “I don’t want to sit here and be the coach of OKC but I seen a lot of things that could have been done better.” It’s…

  15. Lakers owner Buss says team is “very close” to hiring a coach

    May 24, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT

    Jerry Buss

    According to the Los Angeles Times’ Mark Medina, Lakers owner Jerry Buss said in a recent radio interview that the team is “very close” to hiring legendary coach Phil Jackson’s replacement: Lakers owner Jerry Buss declined to provide a definitive timetable on hiring a replacement for Phil Jackson as the Lakers coach, but he said the organization is “very…

  16. New Warrior owners offer fans a contract

    May 24, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

    Warriors Contract

    The Golden State Warriors are under new management, and the new ownership team is looking to make a good impression with fans as quickly as possible. They recently sent out a contract to potential season-ticket holders, which makes the following promises: 1. The Warriors will make the 2012 playoffs. If they do not, ticket prices…

  17. Why yes, Monta Ellis did cover his torso with a tattoo of a tree

    May 24, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT

    Monta Ellis tree tattoo

    There it is, in all of its glory. Let it never be said that Monta Ellis doesn’t love his family, nature, and getting tattoos. This is certainly a head-turner of a tattoo, but I think the most ridiculous Golden State off-season torso tattoo in recent memory is still Stephen Jackson’s hands holding a gun in…

  18. NBA Playoffs: Nowitzki closes out Durant, Thunder in Game 4

    May 24, 2011, 3:37 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Four

    Shortly after Kevin Durant entered the NBA, he was given the label of the NBA’s Next Great Closer. Everything about him suggests that he should be able to close teams out. He has a quiet confidence about him, is never afraid to shoot the ball, and never seems to break a sweat as he coldly…

  19. NBA Playoffs: Heat outclass the Bulls, take series lead

    May 23, 2011, 1:07 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Three

    Game 1 of the Bulls-Heat series was the kind of game the Bulls wanted to play — a physical slugfest that saw Chicago dominate the Heat by destroying them on the boards and keeping LeBron James and Dwyane Wade from being able to do too much damage. Game 2 was the kind of game that…

  20. Joakim Noah admits to using gay slur, apologizes

    May 23, 2011, 12:57 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game One

    UPDATE 12:57 am: After the game Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah admitted to using a gay slur against a fan and apologized for it, as reported by the Associated Press. “I apologize,” Noah told reporters. “The fan said something to me that I thought was disrespectful, and I got caught up in the moment, and…

  21. Stein: Lakers interested in Mike Brown

    May 20, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavilers v Boston Celtics

    Here’s the report, according to the ultra-reliable Marc Stein of ESPN.com: The Los Angeles Lakers are taking a deliberate approach to their search for a successor to Phil Jackson, but NBA coaching sources told ESPN.com the team has added Mike Brown to its list of candidates. The former Cleveland Cavaliers coach, now working as an analyst for ESPN, is…

  22. Wojnarowski: Warriors hold “informal” meeting with Kevin McHale

    May 19, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v New Orleans Hornets

    Here’s the report, courtesy of Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski: CHICAGO – Kevin McHale met with Golden State executives Larry Riley and Bob Myers to discuss the Warriors’ head coaching job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Sources called the meeting “informal” and it could turn into a more serious sit-down later with team executives and ownership.…

  23. How much did LeBron really have to do with “The Decision?”

    May 19, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT

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    “The Decision,” the now-infamous telecast that featured LeBron telling the world he was “taking his talents to South Beach,” made LeBron one of the most hated athletes in America. But did LeBron really deserve the blame for what turned into an hour-long fiasco for his image? Earlier today Deadspin’s Emma Carmichael, drawing on an excerpt…

  24. Video: Blake Griffin does silly things and dunks over a tiger

    May 19, 2011, 7:23 PM EDT

    Griffin Mosgov

    I’m not much of a fan of first-person shooter games, but this is a decent way to get me interested. In the above video, Blake Griffin lives in a tent, shaves outside, uses a megaphone, spends an extended amount of time in one of those ridiculous motion-capture shirts, and dunks over a tiger. (If I…

  25. John Wall promises improvements

    May 19, 2011, 7:04 PM EDT

    T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    John Wall showed some serious flashes of brilliance over the course of his rookie campaign. Even though he was hampered by injuries for most of the year, Wall established himself as having one of the quickest first steps in the league, some of the best top-end speed in the league, and brilliant passing ability. However,…

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