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  1. Bookmakers make Heat favorites to win 2012 NBA title

    Jun 13, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game One

    We tried to warn you the Miami Heat would be back. The oddsmakers at Bodog Sports put out their odds for the 2012 NBA title and they are predicting a Heat vs. Lakers finals next season. (That sound you just heard was David Stern drooling at that prospect.) Here are their top 1o: Miami Heat…

  2. Post game video from Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks

    Jun 13, 2011, 11:49 AM EDT

    APTOPIX NBA Finals Mavericks Heat Basketball

    The Dallas Heat sounded like the veterans they are, albeit ones overwhelmed by the moment. The Miami Heat sounded hurt, except for LeBron James who sounded a little defiant to all those “haters” out there. Below is some of the post game press conferences from players on both team — including James saying what he…

  3. Dwight Howard wants to stay in Orlando but things must change

    Jun 13, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    It’s really the same message he’s been sending for a while now, but in its most clear form yet. Dwight Howard would love to stay a member of the Orlando Magic, but he is going to test the free agent market in 2012. If Orlando does not win a title or make a big step…

  4. The Miami Heat will be back. Sorry, it is true.

    Jun 13, 2011, 10:50 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    People around the nation are celebrating at the demise of the Miami Heat. The narrative that it is poetic justice for a team of veterans that played smart and was better than the sum of their parts would defeat the Heat seemed like poetic justice for many. But Miami will be back. They are only…

  5. Video: Jason Terry takes over in Game 6

    Jun 13, 2011, 9:51 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Dirk Nowitzki was having one of those nights. Dallas needed to win Game 7 (they didn’t want to give Miami life) and their star and best scorer couldn’t find his rhythm. Enter Jason Terry. The former Sixth Man of the Year came in and started to light it up, hitting everything on his way to…

  6. League to review tape of Heat, Mavs altercation

    Jun 13, 2011, 9:42 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    The good news is nobody is getting suspended from Game 7. But the league is going to review the tape from an altercation that started between DeShawn Stevenson and Udonis Haslem in the second quarter. If someone did leave the bench to enter the fray they could face a fine and be suspended at the…

  7. LeBron has a few arrogant words for those who hate him

    Jun 13, 2011, 8:15 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    It seemed like most of America was rooting against LeBron James. The Decision. The pep rally. The air of arrogance around him and the team coming into the season. It turned people off. A lot of people. Most of America. When asked after the game (in an interview broadcast on NBA TV) about how it…

  8. Dallas won the title, Miami didn’t lose it

    Jun 13, 2011, 3:15 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    The story was not the Dallas Mavericks and their incredible shooting, it was the Lakers collapse. Then it was how the Thunder were not ready. Now, it was how the Miami Heat lacked discipline, could not execute at the end of games and how LeBron James faltered. That’s not what the story should be. The…

  9. Dan Gilbert, Mo Williams enjoy the Heat loss too much

    Jun 13, 2011, 1:51 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    The wounds are not healed in Cleveland. And watching LeBron James and the Heat lose was cathartic for many in Ohio. Or people who used to be in Ohio. Or people who just felt burned by LeBron. Or actually most of America. That includes Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, he of the comic-sans LeBron rant from…

  10. Dallas may have won last old-school title for while

    Jun 13, 2011, 12:07 AM EDT

    APTOPIX NBA Finals Mavericks Heat Basketball

    Dallas won it all. They earned it. They get the banner and the rings (if they do rings) and the bragging rights. They earned them. But everybody wants to be Miami. Not the fans. Outside of South Florida the Heat the Heat are despised, treated with the same venom usually reserved for politicians who text…

  11. Dallas Mavericks are your new NBA Champions

    Jun 12, 2011, 11:12 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Dallas was the best team. The Dallas Mavericks got contributions from their superstar Dirk Nowitzki, but they also got a huge game from Jason Terry, solid play from everyone — even Brian Cardinal and Ian Mahinmi in Game 6 — and they won 105-95 to take the NBA finals 4-2. Mark Cuban — who turned…

  12. Several internationals may pull out of NBA draft

    Jun 12, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT

    LucasNogueira

    By Monday, players have to decide if they are in or out of the NBA draft… well, not college players because the NCAA makes them decide much earlier rather than working out for and getting good information from NBA teams before they make their decision. But that’s another issue. For the international players, they have…

  13. Charles Barkley wants to own an NBA team

    Jun 12, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

    Barkley, representing the 1992 United States Olympic "Dream Team"  in the Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2010, speaks in Springfield

    And you thought David Stern had to get used to Mark Cuban… imagine Charles Barkley, NBA owner. The Round Mound of Rebound and current analyst for TNT spoke on a conference call to promote the American Century Championship golf tournament — right here on NBC July 15-17 — and was asked about the potential sale…

  14. Video: Heat, Mavericks talk about Game 6

    Jun 11, 2011, 8:12 PM EDT

    LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

    This is “now or never” LeBron. A real now or never. Dallas enters Game 6 with a chance to end the series, while the Heat look to force a Game 7. Below is a video of guys from both teams looking ahead to Game 6. But wait, there’s more! For that same fantastic low price,…

  15. NBA finals: Miami will execute at the end of Game 6 or the season ends

    Jun 11, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

    jason-terry-game-5

    One stat sums up why we are one more Mavericks win away from seeing David Stern hand the Larry O’Brien trophy over to Mark Cuban: In the final six minutes of Games 2 through 5, Dallas has outscored Miami 60-26. These have been incredibly close games, but with everything on the line Dallas and its veteran lineup…

  16. Is Brandon Knight sliding down everyone’s draft board?

    Jun 10, 2011, 5:14 PM EDT

    Brandon Knight Kentucky

    This year’s NBA draft gets interesting at No. 3. Because Cleveland will take Kyrie Irving No. 1 overall and Minnesota — or somebody, your trade window is wide open — will take Derrick Williams No. 2. But No. 3? The consensus is that the Jazz would take Kentucky point guard Brandon Knight third. They need…

  17. Mark Cuban was right, depth mattered plenty

    Jun 10, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is shown on the court before the start of play between the Mavericks and the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals basketball series in Dallas

    Time for some crow. I prefer mine braised with a nice port wine reduction, but nonetheless it is time to eat some. Back before the start of the season, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was talking about his team’s depth and how that was going to make things different this year. This is a really, really…

  18. Report: Monta Ellis no fan of David Lee

    Jun 10, 2011, 2:26 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v New York Knicks

    There are a few good reasons the Warriors want to move Monta Ellis — the Stephen Curry and Ellis back court has run its course, they need to get bigger and more defensive and Ellis is good trade bait, and… Maybe Ellis and David Lee do not get along. Lee is reportedly tight with owner…

  19. Stan Van Gundy wonders if Pippen was actually great

    Jun 10, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Chicago Bulls

    Scottie Pippen is one of the NBA’s official 50 Greatest Players of All Time. He is a Hall of Famer. He has six rings. But is he overrated? There are a lot of people who think he is, and Pippen has always chaffed at that idea, that he was Robin to Jordan’s Batman. You can…

  20. Leandro Barbosa considering leaving NBA for Brazil

    Jun 10, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT

    Leandro Barbosa, Tyrus Thomas

    For all his speed and promise, Leandro Barbosa has never been able to find comfortable footing in the NBA. And now the current Raptor is thinking about leaving the NBA behind and returning to play in his native Brazil, where he is a legend. Barbosa has a $7.6 million player option for next season with…

  21. Video: LeBron, Wade mock sick Dirk… it’s not a big deal

    Jun 10, 2011, 12:26 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

    The NBA world is watching and talking about this video today, in the brilliant words of SBN’s Tom Ziller it is blowing up like a meth lab. So we bring it to you. This news broadcast below — taken BEFORE Game 5 — has video of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade walking out of the…

  22. History says Miami has a real chance to win this

    Jun 10, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT

    Lebron James (6) of the Miami Heat makes

    The odds favor the Dallas Mavericks — up 3-2 they need to win just one of the final two games in Miami to win the first title in the franchise’s history. Plus, the way they have been executing at the end of games, they must be considered the favorites. But history says Miami has a…

  23. LeBron James was good, but we expect more of him

    Jun 10, 2011, 10:49 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

    The Miami Heat did not lose Thursday night because of LeBron James. But they didn’t win because of him either. That is ultimately the challenge that lies before him — he cannot be merely good, not if he is to meet the expectations put upon him,  ones he encouraged and welcomed — he needs to be…

  24. Add Kelvin Sampson to list of frontrunners for Pistons job

    Jun 10, 2011, 10:10 AM EDT

    Chicago State v Indiana

    If you are a betting man, Mike Woodson remains the smart place to put your money on becoming the next head coach of the Detroit Pistons. (Although, if you are actually betting on who will be the next coach of the Pistons, it may be time to seek some help.) But now another name has…

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