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  1. LeBron James dances in a room full of women on Ellen

    Mar 23, 2011, 9:01 AM EDT

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    I’m sure you already know about this because you never miss an episode of Ellen, but LeBron James was on the show recently, playing along and pimping one of his products. And dancing. Because that is what one does on Ellen. In this case in an aerobics class full of women (including an Ellen writer).…

  2. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Chicago, Portland make it look easy

    Mar 23, 2011, 8:17 AM EDT

    Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams, Atlanta Hawks

    What you missed while wondering why, if aliens were going to abduct and study some of us, they would choose Sammy Hagar… The Lakers/Suns triple overtime thriller was our game of the night. Bulls 114, Hawks 81: What an absolute thrashing (starting right about the end of the first quarter). If this game were a…

  3. Lakers, Suns put on a triple-overtime show of shows

    Mar 23, 2011, 3:51 AM EDT

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    This was the most entertaining game of the season. Not the best played, there was plenty of slop (Vince Carter’s 2-of-13 from three) and some odd decisions — Lamar Odom, why in the name of Unbreakable are you fouling a three-point shooter up three with a second to go? But there were also amazing plays…

  4. Raymond Felton might push way out of Denver this summer

    Mar 22, 2011, 11:44 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Denver Nuggets

    In New York, Raymond Felton was the man. Well, Amar’e Stoudemire was THE MAN, but Raymond Felton was the deputy. He was the point guard who was making Mike D’Antoni’s system work. In Denver, Felton is coming off the bench. Ty Lawson is the future, Felton is the other guy. Winning doesn’t really cure all…

  5. Mo Williams was just what the Clippers needed

    Mar 22, 2011, 10:31 PM EDT

    Mo Williams Clippers

    On any given night, Baron Davis can be a better player than Mo Williams. Davis, when he is on, can be one of the more dynamic point guards in the league. Davis sees the court and sets up teammates in a way Williams does not. But Williams — the more consistent scorer — is a…

  6. Kelenna Azubuike to have knee surgery to fix first surgery

    Mar 22, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

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    This just sucks. If you remember Kelenna Azubuike from when he was healthy with the Golden State Warriors, you remember saying to yourself “they may have something here.” Crazy athlete who was perfect for an up and down game. A guy who came to the Knicks in the David Lee trade and could have been…

  7. Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank named front-runner for Tennessee

    Mar 22, 2011, 9:10 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks

    Wanted: A head coach for a primarily football school to follow in the footsteps of the best, most charismatic coach the university has had in half a century, a guy who won and connected with fans. A guy who bought tickets. Oh, and you’ll have to duplicate that despite sanctions coming from the NCAA. So,…

  8. Coach trying to convince David West to stick with Hornets

    Mar 22, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

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    Monty Williams has proven a pretty good coach so far this season. He looks like a lot better coach when Chris Paul and David West are playing. He admits as much. Those also happen to be two guys who can opt out of deals the next two summers. So Williams has set to work. That…

  9. Kevin Love says injury not new, listed as day-to-day

    Mar 22, 2011, 3:29 PM EDT

    Kevin Love Sits

    When Kevin Love left the game against Sacramento Sunday and did not return, his groin injury became news. Except it wasn’t news to him. That’s what Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune tweeted: Love said injury first happened vs. Utah. Aggravated vs. Lakers, and again vs. Kings. Groin injuries are like that. It’s a level…

  10. Barry Ackerley, Sonics owner during ‘80s and ‘90s, dies

    Mar 22, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Barry Ackerley, the man who owned the Seattle Super Sonics during most of the 1980s and 1990s and saw his teams be consistent winners and make it to the NBA finals, has died. Ackerley, 76, passed away from a stroke in his Southern California home, the Sporting News reports. Ackerley owned the Sonics for 18…

  11. MRI shows Duncan may be out more than two weeks

    Mar 22, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT

    Tim Duncan

    An MRI on Tim Duncan’s ankle showed “between a grade one and grade two sprain” Spurs GM R.C. Buford said, reports Mike Monroe on twitter. A grade one sprain would mean about the two-week recovery Duncan himself said after the injury. A grade two sprain — which means a partial tearing of the ligaments –…

  12. Video: LeBron James plays the drums, Pat Riley dances

    Mar 22, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

    Super Bowl XLIV

    Because if we have to watch Pat Riley dance, everybody should have to suffer the same fate. The fine people at Miami Heat blog HotHotHoops were out at the Heat’s Family Festival and shot this video, which begins with LeBron James on the drums (hard to tell, but he seems to be fine). The Riley…

  13. Some Anaheim residents protest city spending money to get Kings

    Mar 22, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

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    Anaheim is like virtually every other city in the nation right now — the recession has meant budget deficits and cuts. Specifically, Anaheim is running a $10-$11 million deficit and has depleted its financial reserves down from $45 million to about $11 million, the Orange County Register reports. On April 12, the Anaheim City Council…

  14. Don Nelson speaks candidly about Warriors, career

    Mar 22, 2011, 12:22 PM EDT

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    Don Nelson was back in the Bay Area — maybe that is why Keith Smart held Stephen Curry down to 20 minutes last night, just for spite — and talked about everything with CSN Bay Area in an interview you can watch below. The NBA’s all-time winningest coach told it as he saw it. Such…

  15. PBT Tuesday morning one liners

    Mar 22, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT

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    When you watched Space Jam you thought, “Man, I’d really like to pour over the box score from that game.” Well, here you go. Thanks guys at Harvard (and Deadspin). Before he got injured in the second quarter Monday, Tim Duncan grabbed three rebounds. That was enough to tie him with Dennis Rodman for third…

  16. Grizzlies Rudy Gay out for season, needs shoulder surgery

    Mar 22, 2011, 11:14 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Phoenix Suns

    That sound you hear was the hopes of Grizzlies fans to be a real threat in the playoffs deflating. Rudy Gay, Memphis’ dynamic wing player who signed a max contract last summer, will need season ending shoulder surgery reports the Commercial Appeal. Gay has been out for a month since injuring his shoulder against the…

  17. Walsh: Blame me for Knicks struggles, not players or coach

    Mar 22, 2011, 10:59 AM EDT

    New York Knicks Introduce Mike D'Antoni

    Let’s hope James Dolan doesn’t take him literally. Donnie Walsh did what a good executive of a slumping (1-6 in last seven) team should do — tried to take the heat off his players and coach. Walsh threw himself on the grenade when taking to Marc Berman of the New York Post: “I take more…

  18. Warriors’ worries: Stephen Curry limited, Monta Ellis worn down

    Mar 22, 2011, 10:36 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

    If you want, you can spin the Warriors season as a positive — they have 30 wins, already more than last season (26). Baby steps, but with a new owner at least there is hope they can improve on that next season. But on the ground, they have lost five straight and the same old…

  19. Video: Celtics show the Knicks how to run the break

    Mar 22, 2011, 9:05 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics

    Since the Knicks aren’t running anymore, we thought we’d show them a little clinic on how it is done. Although, they saw this clinic up close and in person Monday night courtesy the Boston Celtics. You don’t see Kevin Garnett get out and run the break a lot like this anymore (he never ran the…

  20. The Knicks have stopped running, stopped winning

    Mar 22, 2011, 8:29 AM EDT

    Chauncey Billups, Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

    There’s no making some Knicks fans happy, they expect the team to win two Larry O’Brien trophies a season and anything short is a failure. But it’s more than the losing that is making them unhappy lately. Talk to Knicks fans, check out the message boards and you hear that it’s the way they are…

  21. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Chicago’s offense is as awesome as the Kings defense is horrid

    Mar 22, 2011, 7:40 AM EDT

    Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, Keith Bogans

    What you missed while getting busted for polygamy due to Facebook (damn you Zuckerberg)…. The Celtics beating up and coming from behind to beat the Knicks is our game of the night. Bulls 132, Kings 92: For a night, there were no questions about the Bulls offense. For a night it was an unstoppable force,…

  22. Jordan Crawford can do more than just dunk on LeBron

    Mar 21, 2011, 10:07 PM EDT

    Jordan Crawford Wizards

    You remember Jordan Crawford? He’s the Xavier college player that dunked on LeBron James in a pickup game after LeBron’s skills camp back in the summer of 2009. Which would have been no big deal — LeBron tried to rotate over on defense and was a little late in a pickup game, it happens —…

  23. Quote of the Day: Kobe loves Fisher, taking shots at Smush

    Mar 21, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers

    “You mean when I was throwing to Smush? I shot w/ three mother **** on me. That’s the difference. Now I only shoot w/ one, maybe two.” —Kobe Bryant, on whether he missed Derek Fisher when he left the Lakers in 2004 (via the LA Times Mark Medina on twitter. Fisher stepped up and hit the…

  24. Winderman: Still time to add good player (or Eddy Curry) to playoff roster

    Mar 21, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

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    Yes, there still is time. With all of its deadlines, be it the mid-February trading deadline or the March 1 buyout deadline, the NBA is surprisingly lax when it comes to its playoff-roster deadline. Spend at least one game on the roster prior to the postseason and you’re playoff eligible, provided you were not on…

  25. After earthquake devastates Japan, NBA scrambles to keep finals in 3D

    Mar 21, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT

    IFA Technology Fair

    You didn’t think we could tie the devastating earthquake and tsunami into the NBA, but you underestimate us. First a little background: The NBA and many major sporting events for the past few years (even before 3D technology was really available for home use) were being filmed in 3D also. Things like the Olympics (some…

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