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  1. Jeremy Lin came to play Saturday night, and for a night was the point guard the Knicks need

    Feb 5, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

    Jeremy Lin

    The Knicks tried Toney Douglas. They tried Iman Shumpert. They’re waiting on Baron Davis. But for a night, they got the dynamic, slashing, pick-and-roll point guard they’ve needed so badly. And the result was a win over the Nets behind Jeremy Lin‘s 25 points and 7 assists, not to mention stellar defense on Deron Williams.…

  2. Mark Cuban continues to put his money where his mouth is

    Feb 5, 2012, 11:30 AM EST

    Mark Cuban

    Mark Cuban badgers officials. He needles the league office. He antagonizes opposing players and fans. He recently advised me on Twitter to notify him when I got a clue after a crack about Vince Carter. But he walks the walk. Cuban notoriously matches every fine he gets from the league for whatever acerbic thing he…

  3. Video: What are NBA players bringing to Super Bowl parties?

    Feb 5, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets

    How do I get invited to Nicolas Batum‘s party? The clever gentlemen at The Basketball Jones asked a number of NBA players what snacks they were bringing to Super Bowl parties — you had better like chips. And that’s from the ones who didn’t say their wives were going to handle it. Except for Batum.…

  4. The implications of rumors regarding the disintegration of Dwight Howard’s interest in the Lakers by the top dog Kobe Bryant

    Feb 5, 2012, 9:30 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant Dwight Howard

    OK, I’m going to tell you a story, and at the end of it, we’re going to try and make heads or tails out of what’s actually going on. Because it in no way can be what is reportedly going on because if it is, then Metta World Peace is no longer the craziest individual…

  5. Michael Redd calls surprise start “one of the proudest moments of his career” after Suns beat the Bobcats

    Feb 5, 2012, 8:30 AM EST

    Michael-Redd-suns

    Michael Redd arrived at the US Airways Center in Phoenix more than four hours before his Suns were set to face the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday. The reason, he said, was just to get some extra work in and to keep himself prepared for when his time would come to play more minutes. He found…

  6. Seattle officials are moving on bringing an NBA team back to Seattle by fall. And the Kings are being discussed.

    Feb 5, 2012, 1:06 AM EST

    Seattle_Supersonics_Logo

    There have been better separations of cities from teams. But the move of the Seattle Supersonics from Seattle to become the Oklahoma City Thunder remains the worst in the history of the NBA. It’s not just the forty years of history, the success of the franchise, the passion of the fans, it’s the way the…

  7. Kevin Love may have intentionally stepped on Luis Scola’s face (video)

    Feb 4, 2012, 10:32 PM EST

    Kevin Love

    Kevin Love doesn’t have a reputation as a dirty player, but that may change a bit depending on how you view the play above from Saturday night’s game between the Timberwolves and the Rockets. After a frustrating offensive trip for Love on the previous possession, and after Luis Scola turns it over and hits the…

  8. Jerry Sloan makes statement regarding controversy over his departure, wants to be left alone

    Feb 4, 2012, 7:42 PM EST

    Jerry Sloan

    Jerry Sloan wants to put the whole thing behind him. But the circumstances surrounding his departure from the Utah Jazz keeps coming up, as it did when Karl Malone did a lengthy interview with the Salt Lake City Tribune about it. Today Sloan responded with a public statement, which is pretty much the public relations…

  9. Hypothetical: What if the Lakers were able to team Dwight Howard with Andrew Bynum?

    Feb 4, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    Andrew-Bynum-and-Dwight-Howard-806-306x248

    From CBSSports.com: Despite assertions to the contrary, the Lakers remain firmly on Howard’s list of three teams he’s asked to be traded to, along with the Nets and Mavericks, multiple people familiar with the situation said. The Lakers’ clear preference is to trade Pau Gasol in a Howard deal and not Andrew Bynum, who was…

  10. Video: Rudy Fernandez flops, ref whistles Matt Barnes for a technical foul

    Feb 4, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    Rudy Fernandez Nuggets

    During the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ win over the Nuggets on Friday, Matt Barnes swung his elbows a bit to clear some space, while he had possession of the ball and with Rudy Fernandez closely defending. It appeared in real time that Barnes may have made contact with Fernandez, in no small part due…

  11. So… Carmelo Anthony says he’s afraid of cats. Can we talk about this, right meow?

    Feb 4, 2012, 2:30 PM 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

    Knicks blog Posting and Toasting shared this  Knicks video, another in a series called kid reporters. The Knicks haven’t made it embeddable, which is a shame, because it’s pretty much amazing all the way through. So go click that link and come back. I want to call your attention to the part where they discuss…

  12. Utah owner feuding with Karl Malone

    Feb 4, 2012, 12:45 PM EST

    Disneyland 50th Anniversary Celebration

    A year ago, Karl Malone was critical of how things went down with the resignation of Jerry Sloan. He said that there was no way Sloan would have quit, intimating that he was forced out. He also publicly asked for the coaching job, despite not having the credentials for it. The wound was re-opened this…

  13. Report: If Nash requests a trade, Suns would oblige

    Feb 4, 2012, 10:45 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    It’s really bizarre and exceptionally rare, but the truth is that the fans want better for Steve Nash than he himself wants. Nash has repeatedly said he has no desire to ask for a trade, no plan to ask for a trade, no inclination to ask for a trade. He is content to finish his…

  14. Weekend Observations 2.4.12: Where corn don’t grow

    Feb 4, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Blake Griffin

    Each weekend we bring you 25 random observations from the NBA week that was.    1. Blake Griffin is not human. 2. Denver’s a really great team this season, they’re just not so impressive you know you can count on them in the WCF. The lack of star power is going to continue to be…

  15. Miami’s one hot stretch dooms Philadelphia to loss at home

    Feb 3, 2012, 11:54 PM EST

    LeBron James Dwyane Wade

    It’s not the 43 minutes of good play, it’s the five minutes when Miami goes on a run that makes it so hard to beat them. Philadelphia is a seriously good team. At home Friday night they played a close game with last year’s Eastern Conference champions for three quarters. The defense, the ball movement,…

  16. Why you shouldn’t expect LeBron to do the Dunk Contest

    Feb 3, 2012, 8:14 PM EST

    LeBron James

    In what is an annual tradition rivaling Meryl Streep getting an Oscar nomination or the Grammys being a disappointment, LeBron James is flirting with the All-Star Weekend Dunk Contest. He says he’s on the fence this year. He’s not going to do it. You know it. I know it. LeBron may be toying with the…

  17. Orlando Magic suspend Glen Davis two games after outburst

    Feb 3, 2012, 5:45 PM EST

    Tyler Hansbrough, Glen Davis

    Big Baby is not feeling the Magic. The Orlando backup big man has been suspended for two games by the team after an outburst during shootaround, tweets Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. No word on what exactly the entire incident was about, or if he dropped his shorts. He will be out for Friday…

  18. Report: Hornets taking Chris Kaman off trade market

    Feb 3, 2012, 5:19 PM EST

    Chris Kaman

    Not sure what they were expecting, but what the New Orleans Hornets were offered for center Chris Kaman didn’t impress them, so they are taking him off the trade market. That means he will be reinstated on the Hornets active roster, reports Chris Broussard at ESPN. The league-owned Hornets deactivated Kaman last week and told…

  19. Dwight Howard situation could hold up Sessions to Lakers

    Feb 3, 2012, 4:38 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant Dwight Howard

    Much like happens any time there is a big trade looming out there, other moves get bottlenecked up behind it. Case in point — the Lakers need a point guard and have interest in Ramon Sessions, who would be a good fit and be better than anyone they have on the roster. But here comes…

  20. Spoelstra says Heat missed Dwyane Wade’s defense

    Feb 3, 2012, 3:47 PM EST

    Miami Heat's Wade does a chin up before their NBA basketball game against Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee

    There were some out on the airwaves — mostly people who like to hear themselves talk — who were trying to sell a “the Heat are better without Dwyane Wade” line because the Heat went 8-1 with him out of the lineup and LeBron James‘ numbers went through the roof. Not true, says Heat coach…

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