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  1. Charles Oakley pretty much thinks that everybody is a wimp

    Feb 21, 2012, 5:26 PM EDT

    Charles Oakley

    Charles Oakley was on Jim Rome’s radio show today, and the former Bulls big man had some choice words for Kevin Garnett, Charles Barkley, and Kendrick Perkins. Here are the highlights, courtesy of Larry Brown Sports: “Garnett left Minnesota and hollered and screamed and all that but hes not a tough guy,” Oakley said as Sports…

  2. Ginobili, Splitter both expected to miss two weeks with injuries

    Feb 20, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT

    From the AP: San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is expected to miss two weeks with a strained left oblique…Forward Tiago Splitter also is expected to miss two weeks with a strained right calf, but he traveled with the team to Salt Lake City and will continue his rehab during the road trip. Ginobili has…

  3. Harden, Collison both out for Thunder against New Orleans

    Feb 20, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

    james-harden

    From The Oklahoman’s Darnell Mayberry: James Harden (ankle) and Nick Collison (groin) are both out tonight against the Hornets. Big blow to the Thunder’s depth. Harden has been having a career season, and has been making a strong case for the 6th Man of the Year Award. The #3 overall pick in 2009 has been…

  4. Today in ultra-miserable Greg Oden news: Greg Oden is going to have microfracture surgery for the 3rd time

    Feb 20, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT

    Greg Oden

    Wow, this is terrible. According to the Oregonian’s Jason Quick, Blazers center and 2007 #1 overall pick Greg Oden is going to have to undergo microfracture surgery on his left knee, which will be his 2nd microfracture surgery on that knee since Oden came into the NBA. Oden has also undergone microfracture surgery and his…

  5. Friday video: Happy Birthday, MJ. Thanks for the dunks.

    Feb 17, 2012, 6:53 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Chicago Bulls

    Michael Jordan, who really should need no introduction, turns 49 years old today. To commemorate that and the upcoming Slam Dunk Contest, here’s a highlight video of 3 of Jordan’s Slam Dunk Contest Performances — his duels with Dominique “The Human Highlight Film” Wilkins, one of which he won and one of which he lost,…

  6. Delonte West undergoes surgery on fractured finger, no timetable for return

    Feb 17, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT

    Casey Smith, Delonte West

    From the Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn: #mavericks announce Delonte West has surgery to repair fractured right ring finger. No timetable for his return. Another bad break for him West, a tough, versatile player who was a key piece of the 66-win 08-09 Cavaliers, has had his career go through some extreme ups and downs since he…

  7. Report: Stephen Jackson, Scott Skiles are pretty much done with each other

    Feb 17, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT

    Stephen Jackson

    From Gary Woelful of RacineSportsZone.com: After Stephen Jackson was benched for the second half of a game against Denver Jan. 17, I asked the Bucks veteran swingman whether he had any inkling Bucks coach Scott Skiles was going to do that. Jackson said he didn’t get any advance warning and he didn’t get any explanation…

  8. Today in miserable, miserable Greg Oden news: Greg Oden is not healthy enough to have surgery yet

    Feb 17, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT

    Greg Oden

    From the invaluable Blazersedge comes this nugget of awful news about Greg Oden: Blazers Acting GM Chad Buchanan: After 2 weeks, C Greg Oden is still not cleared medically for L knee surgery because of ankle blood clots From the sound of that, it could be a long while before the #1 pick in the…

  9. The wait is over: NBA announces Shooting Stars lineup

    Feb 17, 2012, 4:34 PM EDT

    The Haier Shooting Stars Competition

    Here are the lineups for the NBA’s “Shooting Stars” competition, which involves a player from an NBA team, a WNBA team, and a retired NBA player from the same city shooting from various spots in the floor and competing against other cities. It takes place on All-Star Saturday. Here are the lineups: Orlando: Jameer Nelson, Marie…

  10. Nets to slash ticket prices when Dwight Howard comes to town, for they are desperate

    Feb 17, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    When something from your team’s PR department ends up on Deadspin, it’s generally not a good thing. This marketing ploy from the New Jersey Nets caught the eye of Deadspin’s Jack Dickey today (emphasis Deadspin’s): On February 22, your NETS will face off against Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic. For this one night only the NETS…

  11. Time Warner Cable and MSG end long standoff, allowing all of New York to watch Jeremy Lin

    Feb 17, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Amare Stoudemire, Jeremy Lin, Mike D'Antoni

    From the twitter account of the New York Times’ Richard Sandomir: It’s over. MSG-TWC standoff over. Time Warner Cable, which provides basic cable service to a large portion of New York City, had not been able to agree on a “subscription fee” (the money that goes to each channel when you pay for basic cable…

  12. Lakers send Devin Ebanks down to D-League

    Feb 15, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

    Ebanks_Devin

    From the Lakers’ official Twitter feed: BREAKING: The Los Angeles Lakers have assigned forward Devin Ebanks to their @nbadleagueaffiliate, the Los Angeles @DFenders. This could mean nothing, but it could mean something significant for the Lakers as well: Gilbert Arenas-to-LA rumors have been swirling for about a week now, although the team has said it doesn’t have…

  13. NBA announces All-Star Three-Point Shootout lineup

    Feb 15, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT

    anthony morrow

    The NBA has just announced the lineup for this year’s 3-point shooting contest at All-Star Weekend in Orlando. It is part of the Saturday night events Feb. 25 (along with the Dunk Contest and the tedious Skills Contest). Here are your contestants: James Jones: The defending champion. Jones has seen his minutes go way down this…

  14. Video: Stephen Colbert discusses Linsanity

    Feb 15, 2012, 5:09 PM EDT

    Jeremy Lin

    Above, you’ll see popular late-night comedian/host Stephen Colbert discuss the rise of “Linsanity,” and discuss some possible products that Lin could endorse. Keep in mind that this is from Colbert’s February 13th show, meaning it was taped before Lin beat the Raptors with a game-winning 3 and took Linsanity to new heights. Enjoy, everyone.

  15. Irving expected to play against Pacers tonight

    Feb 15, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT

    kyrie-irving-suns

    From the Akron-Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd: Rookie Kyrie Irving has been medically cleared following his concussion and will be in the starting lineup tonight for the Cavs when they host the Indiana Pacers. Irving suffered the concussion Feb. 7 at Miami and missed three games as a result. The Cavs went 1-2 without him. Irving…

  16. This 15 minutes in Jeremy Lin: Yes, the Knicks will be able to keep Jeremy Lin.

    Feb 14, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v New York Knicks

    From the excellent Ken Berger of CBS: On the phone with a basketball executive Tuesday to go over the mechanics of how the Knicks could keep Jeremy Lin beyond this season, the notion of how surreal the conversation was came up more than once. But in answer to your question, Knicks fans: Yes, if Lin continues to perform at…

  17. Video: Cal State Bernadino’s Kwame Alexander can basically fly

    Feb 14, 2012, 5:54 PM EDT

    Kwame Alexander

    Yes, this is from college basketball. D-2 college basketball, in fact. But it’s so cool we don’t care. This video contains Cal State Bernadino’s Kwame Alexander, who weighs 240 pounds, taking off from a step or two inside the free throw line, getting his body nearly parallel to the floor, and somehow throwing down over…

  18. Video: Valentine’s Day is a time for DeMarcus Cousins

    Feb 14, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT

    Demarcus Cousins

    The following is a fanshot video from Sactown Royalty’s “doktakra,” who shot the video last year but didn’t post the video for our viewing enjoyment until now. In the video, the Kings’ 2nd-year forward describes his perfect date, which involves flowers, horse-carriage rides, and moonlit walks, and why no mixtape for that special someone is…

  19. Brook Lopez practices for first time since breaking foot, may be back before All-Star game

    Feb 14, 2012, 5:39 PM EDT

    Lopez_Brook

    From the Star-Ledger’s Colin Stephenson: Center Brook Lopez practiced for the first time since breaking his foot in the preseason and looked good, coach Avery Johnson and his teammates said… …Lopez had surgery Dec. 23 to insert a screw in his right foot, in which he had suffered a broken fifth metatarsal bone. The team had said he…

  20. Report: Lakers to retire Shaq’s #34 next season

    Feb 9, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Shaquille O'Neal

    From NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper: Indications are Lakers will retire @Shaq uniform No. 34 next season. Brief delay due to rush of schedule, not any doubt it would happen. O’Neal, who retired after last season, played for the Lakers from 1996-2004, and is still currently the only player to win a championship after signing a max contract with…

  21. “No timetable” for Irving’s return from concussion

    Feb 9, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Atlanta Hawks

    From the AP: CLEVELAND (AP) – Cavaliers rookie guard Kyrie Irving is being evaluated at the Cleveland Clinic as he recovers from a concussion. Irving missed his first game of the season Wednesday night with the concussion. He was kept out after the team diagnosed him with the head injury, which he sustained Tuesday night in…

  22. Kendrick Perkins says he deleted his twitter because of “too much negativity”

    Feb 9, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin Kendrick Perkins

    Kendrick Perkins has gained some national attention recently thanks to his strong words about LeBron James’ twitter reaction to Blake Griffin’s play-of-the-year dunk on Perkins, and his feelings towards “elite” NBA players on twitter in general. Perkins deletehavd his twitter shortly before he made his statements, and recently there have been some insinuations that Perkins…

  23. Keith Bogans out for the season

    Feb 9, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT

    Bogans Nets

    The Star-Ledger’s Colin Stephenson has the report: Poor Keith Bogans. Nets say he has a complete tear of the deltoid ligament as well as a fractured left ankle. Ouch. Just reading that is painful. Bogans started all 82 games for the Chicago Bulls last season and helped them attain the league’s best regular-season record with…

  24. Carmelo returns to Knicks lineup Tuesday night

    Jan 31, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v New York Knicks

    From the New York Times’ Howard Beck, via Steve Adamak: Report from @bergenadamek at the Garden: Carmelo is back in the lineup tonight vs. Detroit. Anthony’s struggles this season have been well-documented: he is currently behind only LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in usage rate, but he’s shooting just 39.4% from the floor and 30.3% from beyond…

  25. Undrafted rookie Mychel Thompson to start for Cavaliers against Boston

    Jan 31, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT

    M. Thompson

    According to multiple sources, the Cleveland Cavaliers will start undrafted rookie Mychel Thompson tonight in place of Anthony Parker, who is out with a back injury. Mychel (not Michael) Thompson is the son of Mychal (not Michael or Mychel) Thompson, the former #1 overall pick who won two championships with the Trail Blazers over the…

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