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  1. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, opponents at long last

    Oct 7, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

    LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

    The initial reactions to the formation of the Miami Heat primarily stemmed from places of awe, of anger, and of bewilderment. It was a development unlike anything the NBA world had ever seen, and that people responded so strongly came as no surprise. Yet eventually, those three very separate reactions were filtered into one. The…

  2. Nowitzki shoots down report he’s talking to Real Madrid

    Oct 7, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT

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    Earlier this week reports started to come out of Greece (and repeated other places) that Dirk Nowitzki was talking to European power Real Madrid to play there during the lockout. Nowitzki said he is not. That’s part of a conversation with ESPN’s Marc Stein where the big German talked about his plans if the lockout…

  3. Warriors Curry says relationship with Ellis “a lot better”

    Oct 7, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

    There is something tantalizing about the Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis backcourt in Golden State. Two guys who can create, who play smart, who can knock down shots (they combined for 42.7 points per game last season). But it’s never seemed smooth. To be sure, part of it is the whole “who plays defense” thing. Still,…

  4. What the Nets should do when the lockout ends…

    Oct 7, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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    PBT is working its way through what every team in the NBA should do when the NBA lockout ends. To see all the teams we’ve done so far, click here. Today, we talk New Jersey Nets. Last season in New Jersey: Remember when the Nets were going to get John Wall, and if that didn’t happen,…

  5. Kobe Bryant tells a story that sums up Kwame Brown

    Oct 7, 2011, 11:39 AM EDT

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    Kobe Bryant finally won his NBA MVP trophy during the 2007-08 season. But frankly he deserved it more the couple years before that. If you watched the post Shaq-trade Lakers, Kobe carried that team. Bynum was raw and learning, Lamar Odom was inconsistent (some things never change) and Kobe dragged a team that STARTED Kwame…

  6. Michael Jordan’s private plane is very… Michael Jordan

    Oct 7, 2011, 11:04 AM EDT

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    You are not going to mistake Michael Jordan’s toys for anyone else’s. Not his golf bag. And not his private plane, pictured below. (If you want to bask for a minute in the irony of an NBA owner who is claiming the current NBA financial system is really hurting his pocket book having a sweet…

  7. Video: Watch Adam Morrison get ejected in Serbian game

    Oct 7, 2011, 10:28 AM EDT

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    We know you woke up this morning saying to yourself, “whatever happened to Adam Morrison?” Of course you did. Well, he’s let his hair grow out and is getting ejected from games with his Serbian team. Below is the video of his ejection against German powerhouse Bayern Munich, complete with Morrison waiving his arms to…

  8. Agent asks: Why don’t NBA fans get some rollbacks?

    Oct 7, 2011, 9:48 AM EDT

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    We are just a weekend away from seeing NBA regular season games canceled. Why? Because the two sides can’t decide how to divide up the fans’ money. The money fans pay in ticket prices. The money paid for overpriced beers and parking spots. The money sponsors pay to reach those fans. The money television networks…

  9. Report: Trail Blazers to restart GM search from square one

    Oct 7, 2011, 9:09 AM EDT

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    At some point, the Portland Trail Blazers are going to need a general manager. And if that time is sooner rather than later, well, they are in trouble. More than four months after the Trail Blazers started their search for a new general manager after firing Rich Cho, after interviews with at least four candidates,…

  10. Former NBA player manager admits theft, tax evasion

    Oct 7, 2011, 8:44 AM EDT

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    It’s a challenge for NBA players — many come from backgrounds where they didn’t have money growing up, then suddenly at age 19 or so they have millions. They don’t always handle it well. The smart ones bring in a financial manager. But what if that person is a crook? The Washington Examiner tells the…

  11. Celtics legend Bill Russell joins lawsuit against the NCAA

    Oct 6, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

    President Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients

    Of all the areas from which the NCAA is under attack, a lawsuit accusing the organization from benefiting from the likenesses and images of players without compensating them is maybe the most dangerous one. And the suit is spot on. You can buy historic videos of NCAA hoops games, but the players don’t ever see…

  12. Did both owners, players make their “best offer?” Probably not.

    Oct 6, 2011, 8:28 PM EDT

    David Stern, Adam Silver

    Right now, you need to treat every rumor you hear about the NBA labor negotiations like you treat (or should treat) every rumor the week before the NBA trade deadline — assume it is someone trying to gain leverage. For example, when we all hear that player “X” is close to being traded then suddenly…

  13. What the Magic should do when the lockout ends

    Oct 6, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    PBT is working its way through what every team in the NBA should do when the NBA lockout ends. See all the teams we’ve done so far here. Today, we talk Orlando Magic. Last season in Orlando: They had a solid regular season — 52 wins, which was fourth best in the Eastern Conference. But…

  14. Ty Lawson struggling to adjust to play in Lithuania

    Oct 6, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Deron Williams is not the only American point guard finding playing in Europe is not so easy. Nuggets point guard of the future Ty Lawson is finding the going rough in the Lithuanian league, according to Alex Kennedy at Hoopsworld. Ty Lawson is still struggling in Lithuania. Today, he went scoreless in six minutes of…

  15. How good can the Memphis Grizzlies become?

    Oct 6, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT

    San Antionio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Six

    The Memphis Grizzlies provided one of the 2011 playoffs’ most endearing storylines for reasons that went beyond a mere appreciation for the underdog. They won their first-round series against the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs, sure, but it was the way the Grizzlies won — and the personnel with which they did so — that gave…

  16. Rondo says Chicago has the most “obnoxious” fans

    Oct 6, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Chicago Bulls

    Can you have bulletin board material during a lockout? If so, Rajon Rondo gave some to the Bulls and the Chicago fans. Not that they need it — Boston and Chicago have a great rivalry already. One that was rekindled by the knock-down, drag-out seven game series from the first round of the 2009 playoffs.…

  17. Video: Behind the scenes at Derrick Rose matador commercial

    Oct 6, 2011, 4:24 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    Thursday Adidas released some behind the scenes footage from Derrick Rose‘s new “matador” commercial for his adiZero Rose 2 — which coincidentally went on sale on Thursday. Okay, not so coincidentally. We showed you the original ad (which is pretty sweet and filmed in Madrid) so we thought “why not roll the behind the scenes…

  18. How far are the NBA and players, really? Well, it depends…

    Oct 6, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

    NHL Season Cancelled

    This much is clear — the NBA and its players union are much closer to a deal today than they were a week ago. Tuesday’s intense negotiations may have ended with threats of the first weeks of the season being canceled, but it also saw real progress. First, they are finally talking about the real…

  19. Insight into the complex, fascinating mind of Jerry West

    Oct 6, 2011, 2:08 PM EDT

    Jerry West

    If you’re looking for something to read that gives you a basketball fix during the NBA lockout, I would recommend heading to your local bookstore (if it’s still open) and picking up a copy of Roland Lazenby’s Jerry West biography. It’s simply a fantastic portrait. (West has his autobiography coming out soon, which should be…

  20. Reggie Miller’s greatest moments recreated in China

    Oct 6, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT

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    Reggie Miller is big in China. Apparently. There is a Web site called ChinaPacers.com where they have a video recreating Miller’s legendary Pacer moments on an outdoor court in China with guys who might not be able to touch the net when they jump. And yet, it is brilliant. YouTubey brilliant. I just wish they…

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