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  1. Kobe Bryant’s Black Mamba movie

    Feb 19, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    Why pay for Netflix, you’ve got us? We bring you “The Black Mamba,” Kobe Bryant‘s ad for Nikes movie with Robert Rodriguez. If you love Kobe, you’ll like this and only laugh a little. If you hate Kobe, we present you fuel for the fire. Enjoy the part where Kobe goes one-on-five against our villans…

  2. It has come to this: LeBron feels bad for Carmelo Anthony

    Feb 19, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

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    After the All-Star Game practice (where we swear we saw Gregg Popovich almost try to do some real coaching at one point) came the usual round of media interviews. East and West mingled together, with LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony sitting right next to each other. This may be the first time ever there was…

  3. Warriors working to land Troy Murphy, one way or another

    Feb 19, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT

    Troy Murphy

    UPDATE 3:39 pm: Matt Steinmetz at CSN Bay Area has filled in some of the details about a potential New Jersey/Golden State trade (if it does happen). I’m hearing the deal — which hasn’t been completed — would likely be Dan Gadzuric and Brandan Wright to the New Jersey Nets for Troy Murphy and a…

  4. Three Point Contest preview: It’s not just a couple of Celtics


    Feb 19, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

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    For all the world cares, there are two guys in the Three-Point Shooting Contest, part of the Saturday night fun in Los Angeles for All-Star Weekend. There’s Ray Allen, who has hit more three pointers than anyone in NBA history. Then there is Paul Pierce, the defending Three-Point Contest champion. They play for the high-profile…

  5. Dunk Contest preview: What’s with all the big guys?

    Feb 19, 2011, 11:50 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin

    You know why Nate Robinson and Spud Webb won the dunk contest? Because we love to see the little guys who can get up. We mere mortals identify with guys who are not quite six foot jumping over Dwight Howard and throwing it down. This year’s Saturday night Dunk Contest? Battle of the big guys.…

  6. John Wall’s ridiculous bounce-pass ally-oop to Blake Griffin

    Feb 19, 2011, 8:15 AM EDT

    Rookie John Wall, of the Washington Wiza

    The best highlight of All-Star weekend happened Friday night. You think maybe we should watch the All-Star Game and the Dunk Contest before we render judgement? Wrong. We should just watch the video below and realize it is over. During Friday night’s Rookie Challenge, John Wall makes a bounce pass from behind the three-point arc…

  7. CBA update: Owners, players sit down in same room. That’s about it.

    Feb 19, 2011, 12:51 AM EDT

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    This was the one bit of good news — for the first time in two-and-a-half months the owners and players sat down in the same room and talked about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Words like “amicable” and “thawed” were thrown around by Billy Hunter, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association (the union)…

  8. Rookies defeat sophomores, Wall given MVP

    Feb 19, 2011, 12:17 AM EDT

    John Wall

    The first half of the 2011 Rookie/Sophomore challenge only vaguely resembled basketball. None of the players on either side of the court even pretended to play defense, and stood under the basket and watch their opponents launch threes. Fast-break dunks after made baskets were common. Alley-oops were being thrown down every minute or so. In…

  9. Report: Knicks make formal offer for Carmelo Anthony, too

    Feb 18, 2011, 11:46 PM EDT

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    The Nets and Denver reportedly have a deal in place for Carmelo Anthony, if he approves it. Now the Knicks have apparently put their offer on the table. According to Mark Spears of Yahoo (via twitter) the Knicks have offered Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Eddy Curry’s expiring contract (and Curry too, we suppose)…

  10. Video: Blake Griffin hits his head on the backboard

    Feb 18, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors

    It’s good to know that the superstar athletes of the NBA struggle with the same issues you and I do playing the game. Some nights the shots just don’t fall. Some nights it’s hard to stop the guy you are guarding. Some days you go up to dunk hit your head on the backboard. You…

  11. Spurs dismiss hot start as meaningless if they go cold now

    Feb 18, 2011, 7:26 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers

    Gregg Popovich admitted he holds his breath every time Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili step off a curb. Things have gone about as well as the Spurs could hope for this season — including them having the same starting five for 55 of the 56 games. They have won 46 of those and looked every…

  12. Dennis Rodman, Chris Mullin make Hall of Fame final ballot

    Feb 18, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    Bulls v Magic Rodman

    We complained that Reggie Miller was not on the list — have a discussion if he should be in the Naismith Hall of Fame if you want, he was a bit one-dimensional, but not to be on the final ballot is a travesty — still that should not taking away from the people that make…

  13. ‘Melo says nothing yet, but he hopes to have offer this weekend

    Feb 18, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Carmelo Anthony spoke to the media for 20 minutes on Friday afternoon and was able to sound like an innocent bystander in his own trade drama. “I don’t know/out of my control,” was his mantra as he said nothing was in place. No meetings are set with Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov or Knicks owner James…

  14. Anthony apparently has no plan to meet with Nets owner

    Feb 18, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Just in case you hadn’t had enough fun with the latest surge of Carmelo Anthony trade rumors (that may or may not be exactly the same in status as the rumors which circulated some six months ago), here’s a fun bit: Anthony apparently has no knowledge at all of the reported meeting he’s supposed to…

  15. Rio Grande Valley Vipers sign former Duke guard Jon Scheyer

    Feb 18, 2011, 3:43 PM EDT

    Jon Scheyer

    Jon Scheyer was never a surefire NBA player to begin with, a point made crystal clear when he went undrafted last summer. That said, Scheyer still seemed like an interesting prospect, even if he’s fairly limited in terms of athleticism. As a tall combo guard who can initiate offense and his outside shots consistently, Scheyer…

  16. Report: Celtics, Bulls both want Cavaliers’ Anthony Parker

    Feb 18, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

    Anthony Parker

    If you’re Anthony Parker, you’re packing your bags with a smile on your face today. Because no matter how this goes down, you’re about to head from the worst team in the NBA to a contender. Both the Celtics and Cavaliers are interested in picking up Parker, according to Marc Stein of ESPN: The Celts,…

  17. Your All-Star weekend schedule

    Feb 18, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT

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    It was so nice of David Stern and the NBA to bring the All-Star Game to the home city of PBT (myself and John Krolik both live here). That way we still have to deal with family and other responsibilities in addition to work. No trip out of town for us. No working vacation. Nope,…

  18. Nuggets and Nets reportedly agree on deal, leaving Anthony to determine his own fate

    Feb 18, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

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    At long last, a deal is reportedly in place which would make Carmelo Anthony a Net…if he so chooses. According to Fred Kerber of the New York Post, New Jersey and Denver have agreed to terms on a deal that would bring the Anthony trade saga to its overdue conclusion. However, as has been the…

  19. Video: Derrick Rose shreds the San Antonio Spurs

    Feb 18, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT

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    Derrick Rose thrust himself into the middle of the MVP debate Thursday night dropping 42 on the San Antonio Spurs. Nobody had done that to the Spurs all season (which is why they have the best record in the NBA). Rose came into the league with amazing athletic gifts, but he has developed a steady…

  20. PBT Friday morning one liners (and some trade rumors)

    Feb 18, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Denver Nuggets

    Mark Cuban says not to expect the Mavericks are going to make a trade. The Sixers may make a move, but don’t expect one for Andre Iguodala. Rumors floated around but there is no Marreese Speights for Dante Cunningham deal between the Sixers and Blazers. Is LaMarcus Aldridge the Tim Duncan for a new generation?…

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