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  1. Video: San Antonio Mayor welcomes Charles Barkley to San Antonio… with rings

    May 26, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    2010 NBA All-Star T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    Charles Barkley is well known for not liking San Antonio. It’s just not his kind of town. Like a lot of towns in Texas, the people that like San Antonio love it, those that don’t are very “meh” on it. Very few hate it. It’s hard to hate it. It’s a livable city. (Note: For…

  2. Boston vs. Philadelphia Game 7: First team to 80 wins?

    May 26, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics guard Rondo drives to the basket past Philadelphia 76ers guard Turner during the first quarter of Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series in Boston

    Game 7. It’s usually when even veterans get tight, playing like they are afraid to make a mistake. It means in Game 7 the offensive numbers plummet — but I don’t know that they can much more in Boston vs. Philadelphia. This has been a series about which team could find enough offense against a…

  3. Unless there are major changes, Kyle Lowry wants out of Houston

    May 26, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Kevin McHale, Kyle Lowry

    That sound you hear is the sound of 29 teams’ GMs heads whipping up like German Shepherds when there’s a loud noise. Houston Rockets “should-be-All-Star” Kyle Lowry sent a message loud and clear through the Houston Chronicle. He has a problem with Kevin McHale, he has a problem with how minutes were split with he…

  4. GM Grunwald sees “no scenario” where Lin is not a Knick

    May 25, 2012, 11:35 PM EDT

    New York Knicks' Lin pumps his fist from the bench as teammates score during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    Jeremy Lin is a priority for the Knicks. They would like to sign him using his Bird rights, meaning they still would have their mid-level exception to use on another player (say… Steve Nash?). But under the way the new CBA is actually written they don’t have Lin’s Bird rights (because they got him off…

  5. Isiah Thomas: “I definitely want to be in basketball again”

    May 25, 2012, 8:59 PM EDT

    Isiah Thomas

    Knicks fans all over the globe just felt a cold chill go down their spine. Isiah Thomas is out of a job after getting fired from Florida International University. So what is next? ESPNChicago.com asked him. “I definitely want to be in basketball again whether it be coaching or as a general manager,” Thomas said…

  6. As expected, Knicks retain Woodson with multiyear contract

    May 25, 2012, 6:37 PM EDT

    Mike Woodson

    I hope you like iso ‘Melo Knicks fans. The New York Knicks announced late Friday that coach Mike Woodson has been given a multiyear contract extension to continue as coach of the team. The details of the years and money are not yet known. This move was expected after Woodson turned the team around to…

  7. Heat coach Spoelstra fined $25,000 for criticizing officials

    May 25, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game Five

    You want to read a $25,000 quote? “The league does not have a problem with hard fouls on our two main guys. In nine games now there’s been over a dozen hard fouls to the face, some of the tomahawk variety, some have drawn blood. They don’t have a problem with it so we don’t…

  8. Are Miami Heat secretly rooting for Sixers to beat Celtics?

    May 25, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT

    Spencer Hawes, Elton Brand, Andre Iguodala, Evan Turner, Paul Pierce

    Sports tradition calls for you to say, “We’re just happy to be here, both teams present challenges and we will just try to be ready.” That’s… organic fertilizer from male cows. NBA players and coaches have preferences. And like the rest of us in life what they are rooting for is the easiest path to…

  9. Stat of the day: LeBron had some monster playoff games

    May 25, 2012, 5:16 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's James reacts after a missed play against the Indiana Pacers during the first quarter of Game 6 of their NBA Eastern Conference second round basketball playoff series in Indianapolis

    With the Heat down 2-1 to the Indiana Pacers and no Chris Bosh on the horizon, LeBron James channeled his Cleveland self and, along with Dwyane Wade, carried the Heat into the Eastern Conference finals. For LeBron’s legions of detractors it does not matter, because nothing he does will matter until he wins rings. Plural.…

  10. How do the Thunder deal with Tony Parker?

    May 25, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs head coach Popovich talks to Parker during their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City

    We can sometimes overanalyze what happened in a regular season game when trying to look at a playoff matchp. It’s like comparing Suzanne Collins and José Saramago novels, technically they are the same art form but one of these things is not like the other. However, the Feb. 4 meeting of the Spurs and Thunder…

  11. NBA Draft Player Preview: Austin Rivers

    May 25, 2012, 3:26 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Lehigh v Duke

    This is the first of PBT’s review of players in the 2012 NBA draft, we will be running these regularly up through draft day, with plenty of other content to follow. Austin Rivers is not a guy sliding under the radar in this draft — he’s the son of former NBA player and Celtics coach…

  12. Derrick Rose approaching rehab just like you expect him to

    May 25, 2012, 2:27 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Chicago Bulls

    Derrick Rose is approaching rehab of his knee like he attacks the rim — with energy and undivided focus. Did you expect otherwise? Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was on ESPN Radio in Chicago Friday and was asked about Rose’s recovery from knee surgery (transcription via ESPNChicago.com). “He has a great support system,” Thibodeau said on…

  13. Jeff Van Gundy thrashes Magic management

    May 25, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Jeff Van Gundy is sticking up for his brother, Stan, who got fired because Dwight Howard didn’t like him. Sure, both the Magic and Howard deny that, but does anybody believe them? Jeff Van Gundy doesn’t. And the current ABC color analyst got on a roll ripping the Magic CEO Alex Martins and how they…

  14. Friday And-1 links: Wade’s pink pants were… interesting

    May 25, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT

    Dwyane-Wade-gets-fancy

    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Dwyane Wade wore pink pants to the game on Friday. Yea… not working…

  15. Report: Celtics Avery Bradley to have surgery Friday

    May 25, 2012, 12:25 PM EDT

    Spencer Hawes, Elton Brand, Avery Bradley

    If you need surgery, and there is a four-month recovery you need to get through, you don’t put it off. Boston guard Avery Bradley is to undergo surgery Friday to repair his injured left shoulder, tweets Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. That has been confirmed by Doc Rivers. So no, he’s probably not available…

  16. Video: Top 10 dunks of NBA season

    May 25, 2012, 11:49 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin dunks the ball over Memphis Grizzlies' Marreese Speights in the last second of the first half during their NBA Western Conference basketball playoff game in Los Angeles

    Let’s be honest, you’re not doing any work today. You’re already planning your early escape for the three-day weekend. You’re planning to grill a porterhouse and drink a nice Stone IPA. Well, I am. You may just run off to Vegas for the weekend. Since you’re not working, how about just watching NBA.com’s compilation of…

  17. Magic soap opera continues, they say no decision on Howard

    May 25, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT

    Sprint NBA All Star Celebrity Game

    What’s the best name for the soap opera going on in Orlando right now: As the Magic Turn? The Bold and the Magic? The Days of our Magic? I give up on the name, but I feel like every Magic story now should have melodramatic music playing in the background while you read it to…

  18. PBT Extra: Previewing the Western Conference finals

    May 25, 2012, 10:18 AM EDT

    Tony Parker, Kendrick Perkins, Serge Ibaka

    San Antonio vs. Oklahoma City comes with great storylines — the young gunslingers trying to take the crown away from the grizzled veterans. Russell Westbrook vs. Tony Parker. Brains vs. athleticism (although really, both teams have both). Above is a preview of the finals with myself and Tiffany. For a more detailed one, you can…

  19. Knicks J.R. Smith arrested while in South Beach

    May 25, 2012, 9:55 AM EDT

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    The Knicks J.R. Smith was arrested in South Beach when the car in which he was a passenger was pulled over by officers and they discovered an outstanding bench warrant for not having a valid driver’s license. There are not a lot of details, but according to the Associated Press Smith was in a car…

  20. Report: Jerry Sloan to interview with Bobcats Friday

    May 25, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns

    I’ll admit that the thought of 70-year-old Jerry Sloan’s old-school ways coaching a young Bobcats roster strikes me as a poor fit. I’ll admit that to see Sloan wanting back in the game so bad that he’s not picky about the job he’ll take is a little sad. But Sloan, the long time Utah Jazz…

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