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  1. Video: Jeremy Evans throws down a two-handed windmill dunk whilst jumping over Earl Watson

    Jan 31, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT

    Jeremy Evans, Gerald Wallace

    If you click “play” on this video, you will see Utah Jazz sophomore throwing down a pretty nice windmill dunk over teammate Earl Watson. It’s a solid throwdown, but probably won’t be enough to get Evans, who is currently averaging 2.4 points in 6.8 minutes per game this season, an invitation to the dunk contest…

  2. Today in “The Knicks really need a point guard” news: Douglas to replace Shumpert

    Jan 31, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

    Douglas_Toney

    From the New York Post’s Marc Berman: HOUSTON — The Iman Shumpert starting point guard experiment ended last night for the Knicks. Toney Douglas was promoted to starting point guard last night for rookie Shumpert, but then played so poorly he got benched for third-string Jeremy Lin for the final 20 minutes of the Knicks’…

  3. Batum out for Wednesday’s game with knee contusion, listed as day-to-day

    Jan 31, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT

    BATUM_NICOLAS

    From the Trail Blazers’ official twitter: MRI confirms Nic Batum w/ left knee bone contusion. He’s out for Wed. v Char. Listed day to day and will be re-evaluated later this week. Batum found his groove for the Blazers after a slow start, and the 23-year old forward is currently averaging 11.2 points and 4.2…

  4. How much has LeBron James’ post game improved?

    Jan 30, 2012, 7:47 PM EDT

    LeBron Post

    If you’ve taken a drink every time a national TV broadcaster has referenced Miami Heat forward LeBron James‘ “improved post game” this season, there’s a good chance your liver hates you. After being shut down by the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals thanks, in part, to James refusing to punish the likes of Jason…

  5. Today in cool nerdy basketball news: Basketball-Reference has every box score ever thanks to a 77-year old box score hoarder

    Jan 30, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT

    Bill Russell Red

    Grantland’s Robert Mays has a cool story up today on how one man with an obsessive love of NBA box scores allowed the invaluable basketball database basketball-reference.com to put every box score in NBA history on its website: Last week, Justin Kubatko made an announcement that, on the first reading, didn’t make much sense. Kubatko, of Basketball-Reference.com,…

  6. Kendrick Perkins thinks that Westbrook and Rose are similar, Westbrook doesn’t get a fair shake

    Jan 30, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT

    Russell Westbrook, Juan Barea

    From Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears: Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins doesn’t want to hear anything aboutRussell Westbrook’s shot count or his drop in assists or his occasional arguments with Kevin Durant. The only thing Perkins sees in Westbrook is an All-Star point guard who has helped lead the Thunder to the NBA’s best record. “He always gets this label…

  7. Video: DeSagana Diop makes everyone who watches this video worse at free throws

    Jan 30, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    DeSagana Diop

    I’d say this is the worst free throw attempt you’ll see today. but it’s maybe the worst one you’ll ever see. Ladies and gentlemen, DeSagana Diop.

  8. Wittman: Blatche to miss 3-5 weeks with calf strain

    Jan 30, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT

    Andray Blatche Wizards

    Washington Wizards interim head coach Randy Wittman has just announced that starting power forward Andray Blatche will miss the next 3-5 weeks with a calf strain. Blatche is currently averaging 10 points and 7 rebounds per game for the 4-16 Wizards. Blatche is the embodiment of everything wrong with the Wizards — he shows flashes of scoring…

  9. Video: the 5 most clutch plays of Derek Fisher’s career

    Jan 30, 2012, 5:36 PM EDT

    Derek Fisher

    Derek Fisher isn’t the fastest point guard in the league, or the best passer, or the best finisher or the best ballhandler, and he’s not even much of a shooter off the dribble. What Fisher is a strong, physical guard who knocks down open threes, doesn’t make bad decisions with the basketball, a leader in…

  10. Orlando Magic unable to get hotel reservations in Indianapolis on Super Bowl Weekend

    Jan 30, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 2

    From the Orlando Sentinel’s Josh Robbins: The Magic are scrambling to find hotel accommodations prior to their game this upcoming Saturday against the Pacers in Indianapolis. There’s just one problem: There are no hotel rooms available in Indianapolis because Super Bowl XLVI will be played there the following day. “You guys can comment on that…

  11. Gasol, Bryant end Lakers’ losing streak, spoil Paul’s return to the court

    Jan 26, 2012, 2:37 AM EDT

    Pau Gasol, DeAndre Jordan

    The Los Angeles Clippers held the lead over the Lakers for most of the game on Wednesday night, but were unable to put the game away at any point, and ended up succumbing to the Lakers because of Pau Gasol‘s aggressive play and yet another late-game takeover by a Mr. Kobe Bryant. The Clippers got…

  12. Del Negro “expects” Paul to play against Lakers

    Jan 25, 2012, 10:35 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Los Angeles Clippers

    According to the Los Angeles Times, Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro has announced that Chris Paul will start in tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers: Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said he “expects” Chris Paul to start Wednesday night against the Lakers in their designated home game at Staples Center. Paul had missed the…

  13. Mike Brown talks about the Lakers’ offense

    Jan 25, 2012, 10:23 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    Since the Lakers hired Mike Brown in the off-season and abandoned the legendary triangle offense, the team has fallen from 7th to 16th in the league in offensive efficiency. Before Wednesday’s Lakers-Clippers tilt, Brown talked about the Lakers’ offensive struggles, saying that because of the veteran Lakers’ lack of speed, they “have to be an…

  14. Video: Steve Nash pulls “The Corn Chopper” on a snowboard

    Jan 23, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    2-time MVP Steve Nash has always been game for a good viral video. His latest entry involves him auditioning for ESPN’s “Winter X Games Real Snow” competition by pulling the ultra-dangerous “corn chopper,” which is apparently too awesome to be shown — all we get to see is Nash’s teammates reacting to the trick, rather…

  15. Rondo doubtful for Friday’s game

    Jan 19, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks

    From A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN Boston: WALTHAM — If only Friday’s game against Phoenix were a playoff battle with the series knotted up at 2-2. Under those circumstances, Rajon Rondo said his sore right wrist wouldn’t prevent him from playing. Instead, it’s a regular-season game, one that Rondo’s coach, Doc Rivers, anticipates being played…

  16. Greg Ostertag will not be returning to the NBA

    Jan 19, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

    Greg Ostertag

    From ESPN.com’s Marc Stein: After knee troubles limited him to less than 30 minutes in the Texas Legends’ last three games, Greg Ostertag informed the team Thursday that he is ending his comeback in the D-League. Ostertag had his best game for the Frisco-based Legends last week at the D-League Showcase in Reno in front of scouts…

  17. Eddy Curry has lost nearly 100 pounds, may make Heat debut tonight

    Jan 19, 2012, 5:46 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's Eddy Curry poses during media day at the team's training camp in Miami

    The Miami Heat won’t have Dwayne Wade tonight against the Lakers, and LeBron James will apparently be a game-time decision, but they may get some help Eddy Curry, who might play in his first game since 2009 tonight: From Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears: The New York Knicks’ loss to the Chicago Bulls on Dec. 17, 2009, wasn’t a…

  18. Raymond Felton would like to sign an extension with the Blazers

    Jan 19, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT

    Ray Felton

    From Hoopsworld’s Lang Greene: At the end of this season the Blazers will once again have to make a major decision regarding their backcourt, as Felton is in the last year of his current deal and is set to become a free agent. Felton readily lets it be known if the decision were up to…

  19. Blazers will have to choose between Batum, Wallace

    Jan 12, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki, Nicolas Batum, Gerald Wallace

    From Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune: The Blazers have until Jan. 25 to extend the rookie contract of Batum, 23, who is making a pro-rated $2.16 million this season and would be due a qualifying offer of $3.17 million as a restricted free agent next season. If the deadline passes without a deal, the…

  20. Today in strange J.R. Smith news from China: J.R.’s sister gets in a brawl

    Jan 12, 2012, 6:39 PM EDT

    Smith Sister

    Well, this is not good. Via Eye on Basketball (with a hat tip to Deadspin and Chinese media outlets): This time, it wasn’t Smith who did something, but his sister. According to reports, after Smith was fouled, his sister threw a bottle onto the court. And then freaked out, choking a woman and shoving an 80-year-old.…

  21. Chris Bosh would like Dwyane Wade taking the last shot

    Jan 12, 2012, 6:16 PM EDT

    Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, LeBron James

    Recently, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh was interviewed by GQ’s Mark Anthony Green, and he had some interesting (and relevant) things to say about who should be taking a hypothetical “last shot” for the Heat in a close game: GQ: Quick hypothetical, toes aside: Let’s say the game was tied. 10 seconds left. You had…

  22. Now off to the races: the Miami Heat

    Dec 26, 2011, 7:57 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks

    Tom Haberstroh has some thoughts on the Miami Heat’s new “Pace and Space” offense after the Heat’s opening-day blowout of the defending champion Dallas Mavericks. Here’s a quick excerpt from his post, which starts with a description of LeBron James drawing a foul on a fast break after a made basket: LeBron blurred past the…

  23. Garnett will not be suspended, fined for Walker altercation

    Dec 26, 2011, 5:58 PM EDT

    RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2011

    According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, Kevin Garnett won’t have to give any additional Christmas presents to a charity of the NBA’s choice because of his altercation with the Knicks’ Bill Walker yesterday: Celtics Kevin Garnett won’t receive suspension or fine for physical incident with Knicks Billy Walker, NBA says. Garnett’s antics have become…

  24. Man in process of robbing Lou Williams decides not to rob Lou Williams

    Dec 26, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT

    Lou Williams Jumper

    From Williams’ twitter account (by way of Larry Brown Sports and Ball Don’t Lie): Almost got robbed today.. But homie said he recognized me and the good I’ve done for his hood so that made him change his mind… WOW After the game Williams detailed the incident, saying he took the man to a local…

  25. DeMarcus Cousins will try to play smarter this season

    Dec 26, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins

    From Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee: Mention some of DeMarcus Cousins‘ less-than-flattering statistics from last season and you won’t hear any excuses for them.Cousins doesn’t blame his teammates’ inability to catch passes for averaging 3.3 turnovers, ninth-most in the NBA. Nor is there complaining about officiating as a reason Cousins led the NBA with…

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