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  1. Video: Metta World Peace thanks Jesus for his teeth

    Dec 14, 2011, 8:02 AM EST

    Metta World Peace

    I thank Jesus we have the NBA back so rather than running posts on the intricacies of anti-trust law we can run videos of Metta World Peace (the artist formerly known as Ron Artest) thanking the Jesus for the fact that our teeth fall out when we are babies, not when we are in our…

  2. Report: No Dwight Howard trade imminent, but Nets in front of line

    Dec 14, 2011, 2:26 AM EST

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    In the end, there will be no trade of Dwight Howard until the Orlando Magic are completely and utterly convinced that they cannot sign him to stay, and then that they got the best possible deal they could for him. Neither of those things are going to happen before Dec. 25. But should the Magic…

  3. Nene to stay in Denver with five-year deal

    Dec 13, 2011, 10:57 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

    The biggest free agent on the market is going nowhere. After flirting with a few teams including the Rockets, Pacers and Nets, Brazilian center Nene has re-signed with the Denver Nuggets with a five-year, $67 million deal, according Marc Stein at ESPN. That is a really fair deal for both sides, Nene is well paid…

  4. Jamal Crawford thinking Portland or New York (not Indiana)

    Dec 13, 2011, 10:03 PM EST

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    Jamal Crawford doesn’t know what to do. Don’t take my word for it, this was his tweet Monday night. There’s pro’s and cons about the remaining teams I could be playing for this year..#confused Who are those teams? Well, not Indiana — Larry Bird offered two years, $10 million to Crawford but he shot that…

  5. Chris Paul update: Clippers waiting for league, Lakers trying to get back in

    Dec 13, 2011, 9:02 PM EST

    Chris Paul, Quincy Pondexter

    The entire Chris Paul saga reminds me of the NBA lockout, just flipped on its head. In the lockout, the owners and league made wild demands of the players, and since the owners had the leverage they got most of what they wanted (they got the money, which is what mattered most). With CP3, the…

  6. Mavericks trade Rudy Fernandez, Corey Brewer to Nuggets

    Dec 13, 2011, 7:23 PM EST

    Rudy Fernandez

    Dallas keeps looking for ways to bring in veterans and keep their cap space open for next summer — you listening Deron Williams — and they made another move along those lines today. Rudy Fernandez and Corey Brewer are going to Denver for a second round pick, reports Marc Stein at ESPN. That works financially…

  7. Winderman: Is the general manager with power a dying breed?

    Dec 13, 2011, 6:24 PM EST

    Dell Demps

    Has the title of NBA general manager become obsolete? No, we’re not doubting the work, the qualifications or even the input. But it used to be that the general manager essentially stood as the final word on all things basketball, if only because he was the one entrusted to see all, hear all, know all.…

  8. Lakers sign Josh McRoberts to fill in for Lamar Odom

    Dec 13, 2011, 6:07 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Josh McRoberts has a lot of fans around the league because he is a hard-nosed, smart player — not flashy but he plays within himself and gets the job done. Which will make him an interesting fit on the Los Angeles Lakers. McRoberts signed for two years with the Lakers for the mini mid-level exception…

  9. Story of Rondo rage from the Boston Celtics locker room

    Dec 13, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

    Rajon Rondo

    If you’ve wondered why there have been whispers of Rajon Rondo being on the trading block for about a year, we might have an example of why. (We’re not talking a Rondo for Chris Paul trade here, that is just smart basketball by the Celtics and Danny Ainge. The Celtics have listened to far more…

  10. Grizzlies Henry out for month with torn ankle ligaments

    Dec 13, 2011, 4:13 PM EST

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    Xavier Henry, who played in only 38 games for the Memphis Grizzlies last year due to injury, was seen at Grizzlies training camp Tuesday in crutches. That’s not good. Here is the tweet from the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Henry out up to a month with torn ligaments in rt ankle. Henry in walking boot We…

  11. Quote of the Day: KG thinks he’s the next Iron Chef

    Dec 13, 2011, 3:39 PM EST

    Kevin Garnett

    “Chemistry is something that you don’t just throw in a frying pan and mix it up with another something and throw something on top of that and then fry it up and put in a tortilla and put it in microwave, heat it up, give it to you and expect it to taste good. You…

  12. Report: Dwight Howard will only sign extension with four teams

    Dec 13, 2011, 2:30 PM EST

    Dwight Howard

    If this report is true (and we get the sense it’s pretty spot on) the Dwight Howard saga is only going to end in one of four places. Whenever it ends.   Here is the tweet from ESPN’s Chris Broussard:   There r only 4 teams Dwight Howard would sign longterm deal with – Orl,…

  13. O.J. Mayo trade to Pacers dead

    Dec 13, 2011, 1:56 PM EST

    O. J. Mayo

    It looked like a done deal, but the trade that would have sent O.J. Mayo to the Pacers and Josh McRoberts to the Grizzlies is dead, according to tweets from the Memphis Commercial Appeal. What’s more, Mayo was told he would not be traded anywhere. The fact that the Grizzlies Xavier Henry is out for…

  14. George Karl says Ginobili, Ben Wallace are NBA’s Tebows

    Dec 13, 2011, 1:10 PM EST

    Manu Ginobili

    In Denver, it is all Tim Tebow all the time. The entire NBA seems that way lately (which is better than the all Brett Favre all the time era, I guess). So at media day we should have known that Denver coach George Karl would get a Tebow question — who is the Tim Tebow…

  15. We’re going to see less of Charles Barkley… he dropped 27 pounds

    Dec 13, 2011, 12:41 PM EST

    NBA All-Star Saturday Night Presented By State Farm

    Somehow you know Shaquille O’Neal is going to take credit for this when he sits down in the TNT studio on Christmas. Charles Barkley has dropped 27 pounds so far thanks to Weight Watchers, who now sponsors and promotes him. “Diet is not a man’s word because we don’t like to diet—we like to eat,”…

  16. Kwame Brown signs one-year deal with Golden State

    Dec 13, 2011, 12:15 PM EST

    Kwame Brown

    Kwame Brown is back on the West Coast, alert the cake makers in the Bay Area. Brown has inked a one-year deal worth $7 million to play for the Golden State Warriors, tweets Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated. The Warriors have been looking for a big man not named Andris Biedrins (who many expected they…

  17. Celtics’ Jeff Green doesn’t pass team physical

    Dec 13, 2011, 11:58 AM EST

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    UPDATE 11:58 am: Relax… it was just stress, according to Green. Gary Washburn of the Globe with the tweet: Jeff Green said docs were wary of stress test during physical. He attributes it to fatigue. Says he may practice today or tomorrow Okay then. We will not ask about why he was fatigued and just…

  18. Tuesday morning one liners (we’re talking haircuts)

    Dec 13, 2011, 10:25 AM EST

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    Our morning look around the NBA with stories worth reading and notes that are not their own post here at PBT. The 50 worst haircuts in NBA history. Vladimir Radmanovic is way too low at No. 12. Despite the reports to the contrary, the Nets do not have a deadline to get Dwight Howard or…

  19. Report: Clippers walk away from Chris Paul talks. Again.

    Dec 13, 2011, 9:50 AM EST

    Chris Paul, Quincy Pondexter

    “Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of Chris Paul’s career with the Hornets….” The Chris Paul soap opera continues. The Clippers have basically moved on from the Paul talks again, according to David Aldridge at NBA.com (and Adrian Wojnaarowski at Yahoo). This is the same thing that happened on Monday — the…

  20. Kobe’s Christmas game shoe is…. um…. colorful

    Dec 13, 2011, 8:36 AM EST

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    You are really going to get to test the color on that new 60-inch plasma screen you are getting for Christmas. What you see to the right (and larger below) are the Christmas version of Kobe Zoom VII from our friends at Nike (via The Basketball Jones). Kobe will be wearing these on opening day/Christmas…

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