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  1. Kobe Bryant suffers nasal fracture, concussion, will see specialist

    Feb 27, 2012, 2:10 AM EST

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    (Update: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports also reported Bryant suffered a mild concussion as well as the broken nose. Two-for-one. Ouch.)   The Lakers announced Sunday night that Kobe Bryant suffered a nasal fracture in the third quarter of the 2012 NBA All-Star Game after a hard foul from Dwyane Wade. Bryant held his nose…

  2. Your Lakers trade rumors and speculation of the day

    Feb 26, 2012, 3:30 PM EST

    Andrew Bynum, Byron Mullens

    I’m just going to put this one out there, and let you decide how you feel about it. Peter Vescey of the New York Post, yes, him,  has a post describing the Dwight Howard situation and the Lakers’ involvement. Apparently there’s been an offer, and apparently it was shot down. From the Post: “I can…

  3. The bizarre dichotomy of the NBA All-Star Game

    Feb 26, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

    Sunday night, 24 players will amble into the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Many of them will be hungover, sleep-deprived, or both from a night of partying at all the hot spots during the biggest nightlife year for the NBA universe. They will casually go through the media requirements, slowly get dressed, do some casual…

  4. Dirk admits his drive suffered after winning a title, still wishes he’d gotten to party more

    Feb 26, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki

    What do you do after you’ve done the best you can? Where do you go after you reach the apex? You spend 18 years of your life working towards something, and then, finally, after so many failures and disappointments, you walk away with proof of success. What do you do after that? For Dirk Nowitzki,…

  5. Report: Wilson Chandler stuck in neutral without FIBA clearance from China

    Feb 25, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

    Wilson+Chandler+Atlanta+Hawks+v+Denver+Nuggets+Ym_wkv-B6Cgl

    Yahoo sports’ Adrian Worjnarowski (perhaps you’ve heard of him) reports that restricted free agent Wilson Chandler, who agreed to a release from his Chinese Basketball Association team last week and has met with the Nuggets and Raptors to find a new team, is currently, well, stuck. While his team agreed to his release, clearing his…

  6. The league was nice enough to pair Dwight Howard up on a community service trip with Deron Williams

    Feb 25, 2012, 1:35 PM EST

    NBA All-Star Practice

    The Nets want Dwight Howard. And not in the “well, if you’re available, we’d love to have coffee with you” way. More in the “blurting out ‘I love you’ on the first date and talking about how easy you are to get into bed” way. The only way this gets more intense is if Mikhail…

  7. Report: Derrick Rose signs new deal with Adidas, goes from super-rich to obscenely-rich

    Feb 25, 2012, 11:02 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat

    Source: Derrick Rose agreed to a 14-year, $260 (million) deal with adidas. — Aggrey Sam (@CSNBullsInsider) February 25, 2012 That’s CSN Chicago’s Aggrey Sam with news on Derrick Rose’s new deal, which Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski followed up on. Woj reported late Friday night that the deal features a guaranteed $185 million over 13 years,…

  8. Durant, Westbrook, Ibaka make history in Thunder win over Nuggets

    Feb 20, 2012, 2:56 AM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Oklahoma City Thunder

    Numbers so rarely tell the story in retrospect. Every number based on human performance requires interpretation, it requires understanding. The idea that numbers are meaningless in the context of basketball is asinine, but the idea that in 20 years, some kid will check basketball reference and see the box score for the Thunder’s 124-118 win…

  9. Heat keep blasting their way through the NBA; today’s victim: Orlando

    Feb 19, 2012, 7:36 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Miami Heat

    The season series is tied. The Magic controlled the first game, won it handily, the final score not reflective of how well they played. So why does the Heat’s 90-78 win over the Orlando, a 12-point margin, same as the Magic’s in the first game, feel so much more important, so much more reflective of…

  10. Linsanity continues as Lin lifts Knicks over Mavericks

    Feb 19, 2012, 4:17 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v New York Knicks

    And the show goes on. The scouting report was supposed to be out on Jeremy Lin. After a Hornets defense confounded, frustrated and beat him down Friday night, the blueprint was supposed to be in place to stop the dynamic young Knicks star. Yeah, that paradigm is over. Lin lit up the Mavericks and their…

  11. LeBron has a new PR handler

    Feb 19, 2012, 2:04 PM EST

    Sweat rolls down the face of Miami Heat's James during a break in play against Milwaukee Bucks in their NBA game in Milwaukee

    LeBron James is loathed by many, still. His negative PR is lessening as people begin to move on with their lives, but after last year,it was clear that James had struggled with how to handle his public perception. He took a bad situation, lit it on fire, and then dropped it off a cliff into…

  12. Melo out vs. Mavericks, Smith and Davis are active

    Feb 19, 2012, 11:46 AM EST

    Knicks forward Anthony reacts to the Bulls missing a free throw attempt in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York

    We’ll have to wait for another day to see the Knicks at full strength. The Knicks announced Sunday morning that Carmelo Anthony is out vs. the Mavericks as he continues to recover from injury. But there is some good news, from the Knicks’ official Twitter:   D’Antoni says @carmeloanthony is out, might play tomorrow. Shump…

  13. John Wall’s pretty mad about getting picked 12th for the rookies-sophomores game

    Feb 19, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Washington Wizards v Atlanta Hawks

    John Wall carries so much expectation with him. Drafted out of the John Calipari school of top picks and elected to save the Wizads, Wall has every set of abilities you could want in a point guard. Except he hasn’t put those abilities consistently together yet. He plays too breakneck to the rim, he hasn’t…

  14. Brook Lopez likely to return Sunday

    Feb 19, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Dwight Howard Brook Lopez

    Brook Lopez lost nearly the first two months of the season to a broken foot. He started the season being constantly talked about in trade rumors, and that was the primary focus of the news of his injury. Now he’s ready to return. Avery Johnson told reporters on Saturday before the Nets game with the…

  15. Manu Ginobili suffers strained oblique vs. Clippers, more tests coming

    Feb 18, 2012, 9:14 PM EST

    Manu Ginobili

    Manu Ginobili suffered a strained oblique muscle against the Clippers during the Spurs’ 103-100 win over Los Angeles Saturday, the Spurs announced after the game. There is no timetable for his return, and further diagnostic tests are planned. Ginobili only recently returned from a fractured bone in his hand. He’s played spectacularly well, so the…

  16. LeBron James says he has not reached out to Dan Gilbert

    Feb 18, 2012, 6:24 PM EST

    LeBron James

    Remember when our Blogger-in-Chief Kurt Helin was like: LeBron is going to be a member of the Heat for years. He can’t predict what will be happening in his life and the NBA five years from now no more than you or me or anyone else can. So he tried to leave a door open.…

  17. Hunter: Jeremy Lin could wind up on NBPA executive committee

    Feb 18, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    Sacramento Kings v New York Knicks

    Jeremy Lin has been at the forefront of the positive things to help lead the NBA out of lockout hell. And it turns out, he could be at the forefront of what winds up leading us back into it in six to ten years. Billy Hunter recently told Bloomberg that Lin is likely to wind…

  18. Kobe thinks the trade talks are playing games with Pau’s heart… with Pau’s heart

    Feb 18, 2012, 1:03 PM EST

    Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett and Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol compete for the ball in Boston

    I’m sorry for that reference, first of all. The Lakers continue to be mired in constant flux. The vetoed Chris Paul trade kicked off a season of uncertainty that has continued. Pau Gasol is constantly discussed in rumors. And Kobe Bryant thinks it’s affecting Gasol negatively. From the Los Angeles Times: Though it appears pointing…

  19. Report: Warriors aren’t giving up on the Dwight dream

    Feb 18, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Three

    The Warriors are not storming the gates of playoff heaven. They’re barely within sight of the pearly wrought iron structures that guard May and June at 11-16, on a two-game losing streak after some progress this month. But that doesn’t mean they think they’re lost in the wilderness. Quite the contrary, they think they’re good…

  20. Video: Ricky Rubio does something ridiculous with a basketball

    Feb 18, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Ricky Rubio

    Pete Maravich. That’s really the only thing that comes to mind. Granted, Pistol was a much better shooter, but this was something downright incredible. Observe. That’s just wow. That has a high wow factor. On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s a wow. It is the great grandaddy of wow. It goes to jam…

  21. Celtics outlast Bulls without Rose, mostly because Rondo is awesome

    Feb 12, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Boston Celtics

    Rajon Rondo had 32 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds. You’re pretty much not going to beat the Celtics without  a Derrick-Rose when that happens, and the Bulls did not Sunday, as they lost 95-91 in Boston. Was it a good win? Yes and no. The Celtics lead throughout, and only really allowed two significant…

  22. Kobe Bryant nails game-winner to get big win over… Raptors? PS: Don’t look at his line, go directly to count the rings.

    Feb 12, 2012, 6:33 PM EST

    Lakers' Bryant smiles in overtime of their NBA basketball game against the Celtics at TD Garden in Boston

    Here, look, we’ll split this post into two sides of the coin. The first part will be glass half-full, the second part will be glass half-empty. Glass half-full:  The Lakers recovered from early losses in their Grammy’s road trip to finish 3-3 with a win over the Raptors 94-92 Sunday. They were able to fend…

  23. Derrick Rose will see a specialist Monday for back spasms he’s had for weeks. Wait, what?

    Feb 12, 2012, 4:42 PM EST

    Derrick Rose, Paul Pierce

    Derrick Rose missed Sunday’s game against the Bulls with back spasms he’s been dealing with. But the bigger concern may be why they haven’t gone away. So Rose will be seeing a specialist on Monday, he told reporters before Chicago’s game against Boston. Via CSN Chicago: Rose will see a specialist Monday when the Bulls…

  24. Dwight Howard goes on rant about fourth quarter touches, even after the Magic win

    Feb 12, 2012, 1:30 PM EST

    Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston

    Let me tell you how bad Dwight Howard‘s post-game rant in Milwaukee was. I don’t have enough room to block all the important quotes. I’m sitting here, staring at this mass of text, and that’s usually my format. Gentle intro, segue to blockquote, blockquote, discussion of blockquote, tangential remarks, unnecessarily snarky finish, the end. But…

  25. Report: Lakers have had interest in Allen Iverson. Because that will solve everything.

    Feb 12, 2012, 11:30 AM EST

    Allen Iverson

    Some of you may have varying opinions on Stephen A. Smith, but I would advise you to consider the following before passing judgment on the value of a rumor sourced from him. If you ever watch SAS work a room full of All-Stars, it’s just about the most fascinating thing you’ll ever see. He’s one…

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