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  1. Shawn Marion says he wants to play where he can win a ring

    Jun 5, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors

    This time of year everyone says winning is what matters most. Then the money gets put on the table and things change.

  2. Mark Jackson on coaching in New York: “It’s a different animal”

    Jun 5, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

    Mark Jackson

    “Everybody is not built for it. It’s a different animal. It’s a different monster.” —Mark Jackson on coaching in New York.

  3. LeBron may not worry about legacy talk, but a lot on line for him, Duncan in Finals

    Jun 5, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Five

    For LeBron in particular, win or lose these Finals will have big say in his ultimate legacy. Even if he finds the talk “kind of stupid.”

  4. PBT Extra: NBA Finals preview, Heat vs. Spurs

    Jun 5, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Spurs' Duncan and Heat's James battle for position in the first half in Game 3 of their NBA Finals basketball playoff in San Antonio

    I like the Spurs in seven, since that whole “Pacers” thing didn’t work out.

  5. Win or lose, Tim Duncan isn’t tipping hand about retirement plans

    Jun 4, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Six

    “(Retirement) will happen when it happens. I’ll feel it and I’ll know it and I’ll call it a day.” — Tim Duncan

  6. Draft picks who could be a steal late in the first round: Elfrid Payton and Jordan Adams

    Jun 4, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT

    Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns v Arkansas Razorbacks

    Payton is the second or third best point guard in this draft.

  7. So UCLA’s Zach LaVine has some hops

    Jun 4, 2014, 4:31 PM EDT

    Zach LaVine

    He tested with a 46-inch vertical leap at the Lakers’ workout.

  8. Report: Minnesota talking Kevin Love trade scenarios, waiting for new coach to pull trigger

    Jun 4, 2014, 3:53 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Minnesota Timberwolves

    They want their new coach to sell him on a new vision. Good luck with that.

  9. Tony Parker practices with Spurs, Popovich say’s he’ll be “fine” for Game 1

    Jun 4, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

    Tony Parker

    Not that anyone expected him to sit out, but now it’s official.

  10. Ty Lawson says he still can’t run on bad ankle, training slowed until maybe July

    Jun 4, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Even in the offseason the injury woes do not let up for the Nuggets.

  11. Donald Sterling: “I feel very good. Everything is just the way it should be.”

    Jun 4, 2014, 1:11 PM EDT

    Donald Sterling, V. Stiviano

    “I feel fabulous. I feel very good. Everything is just the way it should be, really. It may have worked out differently but it’s good. It’s all good.” —Donald Sterling

  12. Joel Embiid looked good in workouts, so what should Cleveland do now with No. 1 pick?

    Jun 4, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

    Joel Embiid

    After missing on last year’s No. 1, can the Cavaliers roll the dice on Embiid?

  13. PBT Podcast: NBA Finals Preview, Heat vs. Spurs

    Jun 4, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Heat vs. Spurs

    A rematch of the best Finals in recent memory? I’m good with that.

  14. Report: Multiple lottery picks available in trades…. at the right price

    Jun 4, 2014, 2:24 AM EDT

    Towson v Kansas

    Not one of the top four picks are moving, but after that things may potentially open up.

  15. Pau Gasol swings by Sesame Street (VIDEO)

    Jun 3, 2014, 8:34 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    No, he did not compare Mike D’Antoni to Oscar the Grouch, but he should have.

  16. Tuesday And-1 Links: Anthony Davis as a sushi chef? Sure, why not.

    Jun 3, 2014, 7:16 PM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans v Portland Trail Blazers

    We also have video of Sasha Vujacic knocking down a lot of jumpers in an empty gym.

  17. It’s official: Pistons hire Jeff Bower as general manager

    Jun 3, 2014, 5:57 PM EDT

    Jeff Bower

    Bower is the GM, reporting to coach and team president Stan Van Gundy.

  18. Lance Stephenson wants to remain with Pacers, agent says

    Jun 3, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game 6

    Right now the Pacers and Stephenson’s agent are on great terms. Let’s see how that goes when everyone starts putting money on the table.

  19. Tony Parker says on French radio station he will play in Game 1

    Jun 3, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Three

    “I may not be 100% but I’ll be there.” —Tony Parker on Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

  20. Quote of the Day: Steven Adams loves flying charter

    Jun 3, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Four

    ” Probably the biggest thing is the private planes. Wow, that thing’s amazing.” —Steven Adams

  21. Larry Bird wants Roy Hibbert to get a Hall of Fame mentor

    Jun 3, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers - Game 5

    Bird suggests Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Bill Walton.

  22. Three match-ups to watch closely when Heat take on Spurs in NBA Finals

    Jun 3, 2014, 10:07 AM EDT

    Kawhi Leonard ,LeBron James

    Everyone is going to watch LeBron James vs. Kawhi Leonard, but Chris Bosh vs. Tim Duncan may be the real key.

  23. Report: While Timberwolves publicly talk about keeping Kevin Love, privately prepping for trade

    Jun 3, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Everything that happens in the next couple weeks on the Kevin Love trade front is window dressing, this is an update on that posturing.

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