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Kurt Helin

  1. British comedian doesn't get NBA, LA

    Mar 10, 2010, 6:47 PM EDT

    British comedian Russell Brand is big in his native land because he hosted a sister show to Big Brother (you know, the reality show that nobody here cares about each summer). You might know him best from his forgettable role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (I say you might know him because I didn’t bother to…

  2. Ryan Hollins suspended two games

    Mar 10, 2010, 5:39 PM EDT

    Minnesota’s Ryan Hollins has been suspended for two games for his two incidents with Dallas Maverick players on Monday, the NBA league office announced today. Those suspensions start tonight, when the Timberwolves take on Denver. Which only seems fair since Denver’s front line is so banged up as well. Hollins got in a little scuffle…

  3. Kevin Martin can see the future, likes it

    Mar 10, 2010, 5:21 PM EDT

    Prediction: Next year, Kevin Martin will be an All-Star. Next year, those passes into the post that are going to Luis Scola will be going to Yao Ming. That means on the kick-outs Martin should be getting some open looks. And he can bury open looks all night long. So Martin’s numbers should be good.…

  4. Winderman: Free agent lust drives coaching changes

    Mar 10, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT

    NBCsports.com’s Ira Winderman sent us his thoughts on the recent changes — and potential future changes — in the NBA coaching ranks. I am posting them for him. With clocks about to spring ahead this weekend, it only makes sense that the NBA is tending to its own brand of spring cleaning. Mike Dunleavy is…

  5. Eddie Jordan's seat getting very hot

    Mar 10, 2010, 2:31 PM EDT

    UPDATE 2:31 pm: And as predictably as the tides comes the denial from ownership that they have even thought about this. Of course they haven’t it’s all just a media creation. Nobody else has talked about Jordan getting fired. Peter Luukko, president and COO of Comcast-Spectacor, said Wednesday morning that Sixers management hasn’t already decided…

  6. What if the NBA's elite took a European vacation?

    Mar 10, 2010, 2:12 PM EDT

    Now starting at forward for your FC Barcelona… LeBron James. Fans of Olympiakos, welcome… Kobe Bryant Sound far-fetched? Yes. Why would the NBA’s elite go play in Europe? Because crazy, crazy things are coming. Because their contracts expired at the same time as the Collective Bargaining Agreement (if they play them out), and the players…

  7. JJ Redick is a grinder

    Mar 10, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT

    If you are Duke’s all-time leading scorer, you automatically get defined as a guy with a pretty game, a pretty shot. And JJ Redick’s jumper can be a thing of beauty. That and $3 will get you a cup of coffee in the NBA. Defenders like Shane Battier or Matt Barnes or Trevor Ariza care…

  8. Barnes, Odom still going at it on twitter

    Mar 10, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT

    This makes it official — I want a Lakers/Magic NBA Finals. Only because I want more Lamar Odom and Matt Barnes on the same court as soon as possible. Let’s take you all the way back to Sunday (you remember, you woke up hungover with those stamps on your hand), when after Orlando beat Los…

  9. Quote of the day

    Mar 10, 2010, 12:31 PM EDT

    “I’m throwing this s%#$ in the garbage. Our defense in Orlando was much better. The effort we had in Orlando will make it tough for teams to beat us four times in a series. This thing tonight was garbage.” –Kobe Bryant, on what he thought of the Lakers win over Toronto and his dramatic last-second…

  10. LeBron already selling Knicks season seats

    Mar 10, 2010, 10:57 AM EDT

    Truly hope is an audacious thing. That, or Knicks fans are completely delusional. The more I think about it, I’m going to go with door number two here. CNBC’s Darren Rovell explains the latest delusion. In just a couple of weeks, the New York Knicks have taken deposits on 1,800 new season tickets. For those…

  11. Alston says he left to be with suicidal sister

    Mar 10, 2010, 9:41 AM EDT

    Rafter Alston was not happy about losing his starting job, but that is not why he just went AWOL from the Miami Heat last week. It was about being told he was no longer going to play and deciding that looking after a twin sister who tried to take her life just a few days…

  12. Clippers do the right thing, but that's not bringing LeBron

    Mar 10, 2010, 8:41 AM EDT

    There were parts of this move that were still vintage classless Clippers. Like Mike Dunleavy saying he learned he was fired from the Internet and people calling him, not the Clippers (they said they called but didn’t get him). Or the players learning about it after the game just seconds before the media came in.…

  13. Kobe does it again

    Mar 10, 2010, 8:12 AM EDT

    Kobe Bean Bryant hits his seventh buzzer beating game winner. This season. That is a heck of a career for most, it’s a season for him. Sick.

  14. Baseline to Baseline, your game recaps

    Mar 10, 2010, 8:03 AM EDT

    Our game recaps from Tuesday, or what you missed while dreaming of a Bill & Ted sequel… Lakers 109, Raptors 107: Ball denial. If the game is on the line, if the Lakers have one last shot to win it, play ball denial. Double team immediately and hard. Get the ball out of his hands,…

  15. Josh Smith to support family of slain high school star

    Mar 9, 2010, 7:04 PM EDT

    Atlanta’s dunking machine Josh Smith went to McEachern High School, an Atlanta area and Georgia high school sports powerhouse. That’s where Rajaan Bennett went, a running back recruited by a number of schools but a kid with a 3.8 GPA who wanted a good education and committed to Vanderbilt. Last summer, Smith met Bennett and…

  16. Stuckey: "I'm good"

    Mar 9, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT

    Rodney Stuckey looks just fine. And he says he feels just fine. And he is ready to roll as soon as the doctors say he’s as good as he feels, he said after practice Tuesday. “I’m good,” Stuckey said. “Everything’s good. They ran a lot of tests on me and everything came back good. My…

  17. Nuggets to sign Brian Cook. Yes, that Brian Cook.

    Mar 9, 2010, 3:04 PM EDT

    How desperate are the Denver Nuggets for another big man? Two words for you: Brian Cook. According to Hoopsworld, Denver not only worked out Cook yesterday and are on the verge of signing the former Big 10 player of the year to a deal. He is there to fill the void left by Kenyon Martin…

  18. Jamison leaves game with knee pain

    Mar 9, 2010, 2:25 PM EDT

    UPDATE 3/9 2:25 pm: The MRI found no damage, according to Brian Windhorst. That means it’s just a matter of rest and treatment for Jamison. The best news for Cavaliers fans is that come the playoffs, there are no back-to-backs and often two or even three days between games, giving sore knees even more time…

  19. Artest: My hair bad, Lakers good

    Mar 9, 2010, 1:51 PM EDT

    Ron Artest admitted what the entire nation realized Sunday — he’s not a blond. “Yeah it’s definitely called a hair “don’t.” We was on ABC, I wanted to give the people something special, so I thought that would be the most coolest thing to do. I wanted to put the Lakers in my hair ’cause…

  20. Winderman: March mad in NBA, too

    Mar 9, 2010, 1:09 PM EDT

    March, the time of year people outside of Kentucky and Syracuse start paying attention to college basketball. March Madness, with its compelling drama and emotion, are upon us. But NBC’s Ira Winderman reminds us that the NBA has plenty of dramatic March storylines as well. Like are the Lakers really in trouble with the three-game…

  21. Granger, Frye suspended for "fight"

    Mar 9, 2010, 12:51 PM EDT

    It wasn’t much of a fight, certainly not by Baylor women’s basketball standards. But the NBA does not tolerate it. At all. The league has announced that Channing Frye and Danny Granger have each been suspended for one game for their March 6 altercation. Officially Frye was suspended for throwing a punch at Granger (that…

  22. Big Game James may tomahawk into Charlotte

    Mar 9, 2010, 12:35 PM EDT

    It’s all in the family for Michael Jordan. No, not that All In The Family, meathead. All in the Tar Heel family. Jordan is keeping things with people he trusts, and those people are North Carolinians. Like Big Game James Worthy, Jordan’s Tar Heel teammate and legendary member of the Showtime Lakers, according to the…

  23. Dallas, Phoenix to play outdoors next preseason

    Mar 9, 2010, 12:14 PM EDT

    The Suns and Mavericks are going to play a little street ball. A little outdoor basketball. The Mavericks have agreed to be part of the annual Phoenix outdoor preseason game at Indian Wells (where some guy named Roger Federer will be working this weekend). It’s an outdoor preseason basketball game known for being in a…

  24. Larry Brown wants to sail Clippers ship again

    Mar 9, 2010, 10:39 AM EDT

    No, seriously, it does happen. There are people that want jobs with the Clippers. And reports are Larry Brown is one of them. When the ownership situation was up in the air with Charlotte — and Larry Brown was worried about a visit from a visit from George Clooney’s “Up In The Air” character if…

  25. From Harvard to the NBA?

    Mar 9, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

    There are plenty of Harvard guys in the NBA. They are just all in the front offices, coming up with marketing plans and crunching numbers. On the court? Yea, right. Harvard isn’t down in the ugly recruiting trenches to get the one-and-dones. Harvard requires you to go to class, there are no athletic scholarships and…

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