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  1. Kobe Bryant injures ankle, may not play Monday vs. Magic

    Mar 13, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks

    It has not been a stellar 60 hours for Kobe Bryant. After going into hero mode versus the Heat, chucking up a few clangers and losing, Bryant then put himself through a grueling post-game workout for over an hour in front of the media, which probably made him feel better about himself, but also was…

  2. Lakers top Mavs: It’s time to celebrate the arrival of Andrew Bynum

    Mar 13, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks

    The Lakers and Mavericks did not play a terrific game Saturday night. Neither team shot better than 45 percent from the field, both were turnover-prone, neither could really get into their offensive flow, and both missed plenty of easy, open shots in spot-up situations. Kobe Bryant tried to do too much, again, this time on…

  3. Jordan reflects on ’91 championship team, and sees same future for Rose’s Bulls

    Mar 13, 2011, 1:15 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 1991 championship team Saturday night. Looking back on it, you could tell Michael Jordan still wishes he was living in that time when the world was his. It’ll always be that way for Jordan, looking back on when his body enabled him to dominate every living…

  4. Josh Powell arrested in traffic accident prior to Hawks game

    Mar 12, 2011, 10:31 PM EDT

    Atlant Hawks v Golden State Warriors

    Atlanta Hawks forward-center Josh Powell was arrested by Atlanta police prior to the Hawks’ game versus the Blazers. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Powell was arrested for failure to obey an authorized officer directing traffic, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, and obstruction. Apparently Powell was trying to get around downtown Atlanta following the…

  5. Marcin Gortat looks forward to facing former teammate Dwight Howard

    Mar 12, 2011, 9:39 PM EDT

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    When the Suns host the Magic on Sunday, there will be a few interesting storylines to keep an eye on. The teams were involved in a six-player deal earlier this season, with key rotation players from both sides trading places. One of those players was Marcin Gortat, who played a minimal role behind Dwight Howard…

  6. Heat do not regress against Grizzlies, instead pulverize Memphis into oblivion

    Mar 12, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Miami Heat

    Sure, the Heat beat the Lakers on Thursday. But that was a desperation win for a team that was trying to stop the hemorrhage. Surely in their next game against Memphis, they would revert to the shaky, unreliable, fourth-quarter collapsing squad that has seemed so out of sync since the All-Star break, right? If anyone caught…

  7. Expect Perry Jones to join shallow draft class

    Mar 12, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Baylor Bears Perry Jones III Suspended

    No one’s really excited about the 2011 NBA Draft. It’s not a great class at its best, especially when compared to what the 2012 class of freshmen will look like, but the lockout is the real issue. Though there’s a small chance the drafted class may fall under the current rookie scale versus a revamped,…

  8. Steve Nash a game time decision Sunday against the Magic

    Mar 12, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

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    Steve Nash has been playing through the pain of a pelvic injury for a while, but after Thursday night’s blowout loss to the Nuggets — one in which he only attempted four shots — he said it’s gotten to the point where he can no longer do so until it improves. Nash said after practice…

  9. Oh, Kobe Bryant missed practice Friday … wait, what?

    Mar 12, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Hey, remember when Kobe Bryant stayed around after going 2 of 6 to close the game against the Heat including three wretchedly decided upon shots to prove how dedicated he was and work on the same wretchedly decided upon shots? And we all talked about how awesome it was that he was so committed to…

  10. Shocking news: Matt Bonner more considerate than Kobe Bryant

    Mar 12, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    1st Annual Cartoon Network's "Hall Of Game" Awards - Show

    Kobe Bryant is the fiercest competitor in the NBA, and a relentless offensive force. It’s that drive that makes him one of if not the best player in the NBA, and that force which drove him to hang out for over an hour shooting baskets in American Airlines Arena following the Lakers’ loss to the…

  11. Danny Granger and Leandro Barbosa are not buddies

    Mar 12, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    This is a nice little meaningless story. So the last time the Raptors and Pacers met up, the Pacers took a last second desperation heave in a blowout they were up in. In particular, Darren Collison took a three-pointer that may or may not have been at the end of the 24-second clock. The Raptors…

  12. David Stern wins war of words with Stan Van Gundy

    Mar 11, 2011, 11:13 PM EDT

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    First Stan Van Gundy said he wasn’t allowed to have an opinion on Dwight Howard’s technical because David Stern is essentially a Middle Eastern dictator in terms of allowing a diversity of opinion. Stern shot back that he wasn’t going to talk to Van Gundy but would speak to Orlando Magic management about Van Gundy’s…

  13. Does Kobe’s explanation for his poor shot selection against the Heat actually make sense?

    Mar 11, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT

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    The Heat’s victory over the Lakers on Thursday was a huge win for them, for a variety of reasons. Miami was getting killed by the national media for being a team that appeared to be coming apart at the seams, and one that couldn’t come through in close games. But the Heat snapped their five-game…

  14. Players’ union distributes “lockout handbook” to members

    Mar 11, 2011, 5:57 PM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    The NFL lockout is about to start after days of failed negotiations and amidst a big gulf between players and owners. For NBA fans, it will be this and worse. The  NBA owners and players may be farther apart and more antagonistic to each other than their NFL counterparts. That’s why we say the lockout…

  15. Report: Former Cavs coach Mike Brown heads Pacers list

    Mar 11, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavilers v Boston Celtics

    It’s not fair — it’s on the players, not him — but Frank Vogel is not coming back as the Pacers head coach next season. He is this season’s Kim Hughes — good guy, good coach, thrown in an impossible situation and not brought back because he could not herd cats. So who is next?…

  16. Bill Walton drinks Guinness. Like all men (and women) should.

    Mar 11, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT

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    I come into this with bias. For one, I love Guinness. I drink it (although only in specific places that pour it right, a couple trips to Ireland spoiled me). Secondly, I love Bill Walton. The greatest San Diego Clipper ever. Sure he’s over the top and a whole bunch of other things, but he’s…

  17. Shaq teaming up on “no holds barred” book

    Mar 11, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT

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    Think there might be a Kobe chapter? According to WEEI in Boston, Shaquille O’Neal is working on a new book with one of the nation’s best sportswriters, Jackie MacMullan (via Kevin Ding at the Orange County Register). “She knew things that I’d forgotten about. We were sitting at the house talking — we meet twice…

  18. Knicks ticket prices to jump average 49 percent next season

    Mar 11, 2011, 2:57 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    Apparently the economy is turning around in New York City. Because the cost of seeing the new and improved New York Knicks will be a lot higher next year — the average seat price is going up by 49 percent, as the New York Post reports. MSG sports president Scott O’Neil is scheduled to meet…

  19. Amar’e Stoudemire’s technical rescinded, no suspension. Yet.

    Mar 11, 2011, 2:24 PM EDT

    Amare Stoudemire

    I’m not sure we should look at this as Amar’e Stoudemire getting out of jail, just that his sentence was suspended. For now. But it was the right call. The league has rescinded the technical given to Amar’e Stoudemire (and the matching one to Brendan Haywood) during Thursday night’s Mavericks blowout of the Knicks. That…

  20. Steve Nash trying to play through groin pain, could sit Sunday

    Mar 11, 2011, 1:39 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Someday, Steve Nash should have a medical textbook about him. He’s battled back pain for years — that’s why he lays down on the sidelines — and had his face busted up a few times but has kept playing. The second half of the book would be about conditioning and eating right. The man tries…

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