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  1. LeBron says this is the biggest game of his career

    Jun 9, 2011, 5:50 PM EST

    LeBron James

    This is the biggest game in LeBron James career. It may only be that way for a few days, but right now it is. He gets it. That’s what he said at shootaround Thursday when asked about his “now or never” tweet, as reported by NBA.com’s Hangtime blog. “It was a personal message to myself,”…

  2. Charles Barkley still doesn’t like Heat, their fans

    Jun 9, 2011, 5:04 PM EST

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

    Charles Barkley may not want to buy a second home in the Miami area. There’s not a lot of love for him there, because he still has no love for the Miami Heat. And because he is Charles Barkley, he proclaims that from the mountaintops. Which is what he did on ESPN radio in Chicago…

  3. Miami’s real problem this series: Not enough high fives

    Jun 9, 2011, 3:16 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Four

    Back in early 2010, researchers at the prestigious University of California, Berkeley, did a study that showed teams that high fived and touched each other more won more games. Seriously. I mean seriously they looked at all the tape from the 08-09 NBA season and found the Lakers and Celtics touched the most, some bad…

  4. Don’t expect Brendan Haywood to play in Game 5

    Jun 9, 2011, 2:44 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Two

    Officially, Brendan Haywood is a game time decision for Game 5. Officially, I have a chance of getting a date with Minka Kelly. Both of these things have about the same chance of happening. Which is to say, don’t expect Brendan Haywood to play in Game 5 Thursday night for Dallas. Which is what Tim…

  5. Dwyane Wade thanks Dallas for trash talking LeBron

    Jun 9, 2011, 2:20 PM EST

    Dwyane Wade

    Jason Terry said LeBron James couldn’t guard him tightly for seven games. DeShawn Stevenson said LeBron “checked out” of Game 4. The Miami Heat heard all that. LeBron heard all that. Dwyane Wade told Dallas thank you for adding fuel to the fire under the best player walking the planet, as reported by Matt Moore…

  6. Video: Game 4 poetry in motion

    Jun 9, 2011, 1:15 PM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks go

    Do you like your NBA highlights in slow motion with some sort of modern/classical piano music in the background? Of course you do, it’s like apple pie with ice cream. So, that’s what we have for you, some great highlights courtesy the people at NBA.com. Just to whet your appetite for Game 5. Enjoy. And…

  7. NBA finals: Aggressive LeBron not enough, must find groove with Wade

    Jun 9, 2011, 12:34 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Two

    We all kept talking about it and marveling at it during the Heat’s defeats against Boston and Chicago to reach the NBA finals — LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were playing together. Not next to each other, they were working off the ball to get open when the other had the ball, they were running…

  8. Iguodala likes idea of playing with Clippers. Ya think?

    Jun 9, 2011, 11:45 AM EST

    Philadelphia 76ers v Miami Heat

    Imagine a fast break coming at you with Andre Iguodala on one wing and Blake Griffin on the other, with Eric Gordon handling the ball and D’Andre Jordan as the trailer into the lane to pick up any garbage. Rumors of the Clippers and 76ers discussing an Andre Iguodala trade had fans salivating about just…

  9. LeBron tweets sense of urgency, will he play with it?

    Jun 9, 2011, 11:20 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Four

    LeBron James had a usage rate of 20.5 last game — meaning when he was on the floor 20.5 percent of the time a play ended with a James shot, turnover or trip to the free throw line. That is his lowest number in any regular season or playoff game this past season. And according…

  10. Enes Kanter mysterious, frustrating, still will be top six pick

    Jun 9, 2011, 10:42 AM EST

    Enes Kanter

    Enes Kanter is not Sasquatch, but it has kind of felt that way for NBA teams. They don’t know much about him, there have only been rare sightings of him on the court and the footage of his play is often grainy and old. Still, nobody thinks he slips past six in this draft, and…

  11. Video: Heat, Mavericks talk about Game 5

    Jun 9, 2011, 10:05 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki of Germany, who has flu, wipes his nose during an interview for the NBA Finals basketball series against the Miami Heat in Dallas

    Game 5 is going to be fun. Dirk Nowitzki says he is healthy. LeBron James says he is going to play like LeBron James. Tyson Chandler will be a force, as will Dwyane Wade. We’ll have a preview for you later on today, but for now, listen to the players and coaches talk about Game…

  12. Report: Casey, Frank finalists to be Raptors head coach

    Jun 9, 2011, 9:55 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    While Minnesota and Golden State went the route of hiring television analysts, it looks like Toronto may be going the more traditional route of hiring a top assistant coach who has some head coaching experience. That’s what Doug Smith is reporting in the Toronto Star. According to multiple NBA sources, the Raptors have narrowed the…

  13. Ready for a lockout? Players say owners’ demands unchanged.

    Jun 9, 2011, 9:16 AM EST

    fisher-kaman-flagrant-2

    We’ve been trying to tell you, the lockout on July 1 is inevitable. Frankly, it has been for a long time. We’re telling you the time you might really want to worry comes in mid-September when next season’s games will start to be in danger. As for where things stand now, the two sides are…

  14. Report: Krstic signs multi-year deal to play in Russia

    Jun 9, 2011, 8:43 AM EST

    KRSTIC_NENAD

    There were reports 10 days ago that Russian power CSKA Moscow were going after the Celtics Nenad Krstic. Turns out they were true. And he accepted. Krstic has agreed to a two-year deal to play in Russia, A. Sherrod Blakely reports at CSN New England, via the Serbian web site novosti.rs. The Serbian center started…

  15. NBA Draft: Nikola Vucevic is THE big man in the draft

    Jun 8, 2011, 11:35 PM EST

    Virginia Commonwealth v Southern California

    You want to turn some scouts heads? Be the biggest man at the NBA draft combine. That would be Nikola Vucevic — at 7’0”, 260, (with a standing reach of 9.5 feet and a 7’4” wingspan) the center out of USC caught everyone’s attention as the biggest guy at the draft combine. But he also…

  16. You like it, you really like it — NBA finals ratings strong

    Jun 8, 2011, 7:57 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Four

    Once again last night, the Miami Heat collapse/dramatic Dallas comeback (choose your own narrative) was the highest rated thing on television. What’s more, through four games this remains the highest-rated finals since 2004, which was the year everybody tuned in around the globe to watch Ben Wallace play defense… well that or to watch Shaq…

  17. Nuggets “optimistic” about Nene extension

    Jun 8, 2011, 6:02 PM EST

    Nene

    According to Chris Thomasson, the Nuggets are “deep into discussions” with Nene’s agent, Dan Fegan, and are “optimistic” that they will be able to get an extension done by June 30th. Nene is owed 11.8 million dollars by the Nuggets next season, but can opt out of that contract if he so chooses, and would…

  18. Stein: Clippers, 76ers “discussing” Kaman-Iguodala trade

    Jun 8, 2011, 5:47 PM EST

    Philadelphia 76ers v Miami Heat

    According to ESPN.com, the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers are “discussing” a trade that would send 76ers swingman Andre Iguodala to the Clippers in exchange for center Chris Kaman. For the 76ers, the move would be a way to fill a hole and save some money. Iguodala’s contract goes through the 2013/14 season, while…

  19. After two days of talks owners, players nowhere near deal

    Jun 8, 2011, 5:32 PM EST

    David Stern

    What is the bottom line after two long days of talks between NBA owners and players on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement? “We remain very far apart… I’d say we’re apart on everything, despite both sides having moved.” David Stern said, as tweeted by Ken Berger of CBS Sports. Derek Fisher, players union president, said…

  20. Paul Pierce remembers being drafted into a lockout

    Jun 8, 2011, 5:24 PM EST

    Boston Celtics Delonte West, Paul Pierce and Jeff Green walk off the court at the end of their overtime loss to the Miami Heat in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series in Boston

    Paul Pierce was the 10th overall pick in 1998, which was the last year that the NBA went through a lockout. Recently, he told CNNSE.com’s A. Sherrod Blakely about what that experience was like, and some of the disadvantages that the rookies of the class of 1998 had to face: “Me, I had no knowledge…

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