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  1. LeBron James new logo

    Nov 26, 2010, 11:30 AM EST

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    We’re pretty sure you watched the entire video of Matt Lauer interviewing LeBron James on Thanksgiving because, well, do you ever miss anything Matt Lauer does? Of course not. Then you certainly noticed the new logo on the shirt LeBron was wearing. According to CNBC’s Darren Rovell, that is James’ new official logo, he got…

  2. Thanksgiving at Heat headquarters, a dramatization

    Nov 26, 2010, 10:45 AM EST

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    We don’t really know what Erik Spoelstra did for Thanksgiving. Or Pat Riley. Or if a floating head of a screeching Stan Van Gundy constantly appears over the shoulder of Spoelstra on a regular basis. We’d like to think it does, but really we don’t know. Still, the video from The Basketball Jones cracked us…

  3. Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi charged with assault

    Nov 26, 2010, 9:43 AM EST

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    Memphis Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi had a domestic dispute with his girlfriend that has led to both of them being charged with assault, according to Memphis police. Thursday police were called to the apartment where Haddadi and his girlfriend live and both were found to have bruises and scratches. She was taken to the hospital…

  4. Games of the night: Where the Clippers pair beats the Kings pair

    Nov 26, 2010, 9:33 AM EST

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    We hope you missed these games because you were with family and giving thanks, or at least because you were rooting against the Cowboys… Hawks 116, Wizards 96: The Hawks played their best game in a couple weeks, which started with them getting the ball inside. With JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche the Wizards have…

  5. Shaq calls Celtics “the best team I’ve been on”

    Nov 25, 2010, 8:00 PM EST

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    Does anybody take digs at the places he’s been quite like Shaquille O’Neal? The latest was a comment, courtesy WEEI,  sure to go over well in Boston and no so well in Los Angeles and Miami. “This is a great team. The best team I’ve been on. They’ve got a lot of weapons on this…

  6. More police, ban on anti-LeBron clothing set for his return to Cleveland

    Nov 25, 2010, 6:00 PM EST

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    One week from today, LeBron James returns to Cleveland… and Cleveland is ready. The fans have prepped their voices and insults, and the Cavaliers and Cleveland police are ready to make sure it stops right there. Chris Broussard at ESPN detailed the plans: To ensure James’ safety, there will be dozens of extra police officers…

  7. Amar’e Stoudemire loses his number

    Nov 25, 2010, 4:00 PM EST

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    They don’t make NBA uniforms like they used to… During the Knicks win last night — five in a row! — the front number on Amar’e Stoudemire’s jersey just came off. Somehow it ended up with the Bobcats play-by-play guys, who had no intention of giving it back. Not that it really helped, Stoudemire finished…

  8. Average NBA ticket price falls for second straight year

    Nov 25, 2010, 2:00 PM EST

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    The soft economy is still hitting the NBA — the average ticket price to go see an NBA game has fallen for the second consecutive year. The average NBA ticket costs $48.08, down 2.8 percent from last year, according to Team Marketing Report, which puts together these lists for every major sporting league, and as…

  9. Obama says to be patient with Heat (and economy too, if you don’t mind)

    Nov 25, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

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    It is great to have a president that loves basketball, that plays the game, that gets it. I love that there is a basketball court at the White House and Spaulding leather balls with the presidential seal on them. I love that the world’s best players get invited to pickup games there. That also means…

  10. LeBron who? Mo Williams with the game winner in Cleveland

    Nov 25, 2010, 8:10 AM EST

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    The Cavaliers are not that bad. They’re not great, but they are not that bad. They picked up a dramatic win over the Bucks Friday night because Mo Williams is fearless and hit the hard shot. Don’t believe me, then watch.

  11. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Dwyane Wade struggles while Darko is hot… huh?

    Nov 25, 2010, 3:34 AM EST

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    What you missed while researching how to deep fry a turkey… Magic 104, Heat 95: How this game would end was played out in the opening six minutes — Jameer Nelson was driving straight into the heart of the Heat defense. He would come off the screen and get great penetration. This looked a lot…

  12. Delonte West breaks wrist, maybe out for season

    Nov 24, 2010, 9:15 PM EST

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    Already without Rajon Rondo, the Boston Celtics have now lost Delonte West with a broken wrist suffered against the Nets, according to a tweet from Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. After the game, Doc Rivers said West could miss the rest of the regular season. If not, he certainly will miss a lot of…

  13. Seth MacFarlane’s odd Nike/LeBron ad

    Nov 24, 2010, 8:30 PM EST

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    Nike went out and hired Seth MacFarlane to do a cartoon ad helping sell the Nike LeBron 8s. If you just asked “who is Seth MacFarlane?” then you have yet to set the DVR for all the shows on Fox after The Simpson’s every Sunday. And you’re probably the guy who keeps asking the neighbors…

  14. Brandon Roy may be back on the court Friday

    Nov 24, 2010, 7:36 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Portland Trail Blazers

    Brandon Roy, he of the pretty much permanently screwed up knees, is practiced with the Blazers again on Wednesday and may play Friday, he told the Oregonian. “I went through the whole practice and felt pretty good,” Roy said. “But I will take it one day at a time and try to get as close…

  15. Looming lockout or no, there will still be a draft this June. After that? Good question.

    Nov 24, 2010, 4:10 PM EST

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    Yes, we’re still pretty convinced in these parts that there will be a lockout come July 1. Hope we’re wrong, don’t think we are. But lockout or no, there will be an NBA Draft this June 23. Clippers fans can start debating now whether or not to draft Harrison Barnes with that top pick. What…

  16. Beaubois likely out another three, four weeks in Dallas

    Nov 24, 2010, 3:30 PM EST

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    Maybe the Dallas Mavericks can get a Roddy Beaubois for Christmas? The second-year guard that was going to play a much larger role with the team this season — and bring the speed and playmaking the team lacked last season — is out and may be out another three to four weeks, a source told…

  17. Elton Brand suspended one game for flagrant foul

    Nov 24, 2010, 2:58 PM EST

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    Elton Brand’s ugly foul on JaVale McGee late in the Sixers loss to the Washington Wizards Tuesday has earned him a one-game suspension from the league. Brand will sit out tonight’s game on the road against Toronto, the league announced. The suspension for Brand is without pay. He earned it for a cheap shot, frustration…

  18. Thunder assign Cole Aldrich to D-League

    Nov 24, 2010, 2:08 PM EST

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    Cole Aldrich, the No. 11 pick that anchored the Kansas Jayhawks last season, has been assigned to the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League. It’s a smart move — Aldrich needs seasoning to become the defensive anchor in the middle the Thunder hope he can be for them. However, with Nenad Krstic and Serge Ibaka and…

  19. Stan Van Gundy, Eric Spoelstra fire back at Phil Jackson

    Nov 24, 2010, 1:37 PM EST

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    Phil Jackson just loves doing what he did to the Heat yesterday, going on the radio in Chicago and lobbing a verbal hand grenade into their midst. As if they weren’t dealing with enough, now they can answer some questions about Pat Riley coming down from on high to take over the team. Stan Van…

  20. Vince Carter to sit Wednesday against Miami, JJ Redick to start

    Nov 24, 2010, 1:23 PM EST

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    Things could have been a lot worse after Vince Carter said he felt a “sharp pain” in his knee the other night. He’s not expected to be out long. But he will be out Wednesday night against the Heat, according to Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld. JJ Redick will get the start in his place. That…

  21. San Antonio is back — and interesting this time

    Nov 24, 2010, 12:52 PM EST

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    The San Antonio Spurs, even at their peak, felt like your father’s favorite team — quiet and efficient. Good defense, methodical pace, the backboard is your friend. Fundamental. Controlled. That’s not bad, I love my father — I wish I were more like him in a lot of ways — but that doesn’t mean I…

  22. Thunder get creative with Nick Collison’s contract

    Nov 24, 2010, 11:31 AM EST

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    Oh, Sam Presti is being clever again. We told you yesterday that the Thunder have locked up Nick Collison in a new deal that runs through the summer of 2014. It helps keep their core together and gives them a solid backup big they know they can count on. But the deal itself, pretty creative,…

  23. Danny Green out, Ime Udoka likely in for San Antonio

    Nov 24, 2010, 10:44 AM EST

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    The Spurs top of the roster is just fine, thank you very much. But they are making some tweaks on the bottom half. Danny Green was brought in just a week ago but now he has been let loose by the team. In his place, the Spurs are expected to bring back Ime Udoka, according…

  24. Report: Kings have made calls to trade for a point guard

    Nov 24, 2010, 9:46 AM EST

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    The struggling Sacramento Kings have an idea of what they need to do. Right now, Tyreke Evans is the point guard for the Sacramento Kings. And he’s not a bad one. Certainly a score-first guy but someone averaging 5.2 assists per game, about 18.9 percent of his team’s baskets when he is on the floor…

  25. Quote of the day: Shaq is like laundry

    Nov 24, 2010, 9:06 AM EST

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    “Shaq is like paradise, man. You ever wash your sheets and then go outside and hang them out, and the sun dries them? You ever smell the sheets? That’s what Shaq is, Shaq is like.” —Kevin Garnett, talking about what it’s like to play with Shaquille O’Neal, via the Boston Herald.

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