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  1. Kobe Bryant and Barack Obama talking trash

    Dec 14, 2010, 1:52 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Championship Education & Service Project

    Kobe Bryant has met Barack Obama enough times that when asked how many times he had met the president he had a hard time remembering exactly if it was four or five. Whatever, it was one more after Monday when the Lakers did the traditional “champions meet the president” thing in a nontraditional way at…

  2. Andray Blatche had his knee drained. That’s good and bad.

    Dec 14, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    Andray Blatche

    Andray Blatche likely will not suit up for the Wizards against the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night, so it’s JaVale McGee against the entire reconstituted Laker front line. That should go well. But Blatche had his knee drained of fluid, the knee that has kept him out of two of the Wizards previous three games,…

  3. Nets GM says he wants to make some trades. Really? Who knew?

    Dec 14, 2010, 12:50 PM EDT

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    Billy King is working to try and rebuild franchise that last season flirted with historic futility. That is not planting a tree in the backyard work, that is building the Panama Canal work (just with a smaller chance of catching malaria). The Nets need a lot of things. But New Jersey GM King has new,…

  4. Pro Basketball Crosstalk: On the cultural currency of the MVP award

    Dec 14, 2010, 12:03 PM EDT

    Amar'e Stoudemire

    Let’s face it: there are some topics in basketball that are best tackled by having two writers talk past each other at gradually increasing volumes. We’re not making any progress unless we’re yelling our way through the real issues, and that’s precisely what John Krolik and Rob Mahoney hope to accomplish in Pro Basketball Crosstalk.…

  5. Derrick Rose sprains right wrist

    Dec 14, 2010, 11:09 AM EDT

    James Posey, Derrick Rose,Taj Gibson

    With two minutes left as the Bulls were pulling away from the Pacers Monday night, Derrick Rose had happen to him what happens to every guard who fearlessly drives the lane in the league — a nasty fall. He got a push from behind as he went up and that led him to fall over…

  6. Yao Ming thinks he is ready to play, doctors not so sure

    Dec 14, 2010, 10:25 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Yao Ming is a competitor. Nobody faults the man for work ethic. He wants to be on the court and he’s ready now. At least he thinks he is. Yao did everything but start signing “put me in coach, I’m ready to play, today” when he talked with the Houston Chronicle about his recovery from…

  7. Pacers Jim O’Brien doesn’t think Roy Hibbert is having a good season

    Dec 14, 2010, 9:35 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Phoenix Suns

    The best coaches know how to pick their spots. When to praise, when to criticize, when to ride the hot hand of guys off the bench and when to get the starters back in to keep a run going. Honestly, the last couple days I have no idea what Indiana’s Jim O’Brien is thinking. None.…

  8. Dwight Howard says he has “retired for life” from dunk contest

    Dec 14, 2010, 8:59 AM EDT

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    In 2008 we were all buzzing about how Dwight Howard brought the dunk contest All-Star weekend back from the dead. The sticker dunk, the Superman dunk — he was flying high and he was creative. The next season he had a fun battle with Nate Robinson. Last season… not so much. No Dwight Howard, no…

  9. LeBron James from behind the backboard

    Dec 14, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

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    Usually when someone hits this shot they hand the ball to their opponent and taunt him with “you’ve got H.” Because when else are you taking this shot other than a game of H-O-R-S-E? Things are different for LeBron James, who hits it with the clock running down in the middle of  a tight game.…

  10. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Dallas had to lose sometime

    Dec 14, 2010, 3:34 AM EDT

    Bogut_Ilyasova

    What you missed while reminiscing about how great Moses Malone was… Our game of the night was LeBron James’ team besting his good friend Chris Paul’s team…. Bucks 103, Mavericks 99: Dallas has played some very good zone defense during the 12-game win streak they had entering this game — Brandon Jennings carved it up…

  11. Game of the night: A tale of two halves, and the Heat won the last one

    Dec 14, 2010, 3:20 AM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Miami Heat

    Two such different halves (well, really more like 32 minutes and 16 minutes rather than even halves). One where the Heat fell right into the Hornets’ well-executed game plan. One part where the Heat stopped playing along, the Hornets started missing shots and then it was on for Miami. The 16 trumped the 32 and…

  12. Carmelo Anthony denies he gave Denver an ultimatum (let’s have an argument)

    Dec 13, 2010, 11:26 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v New York Knicks

    This whole Carmelo Anthony trade thing is starting to sound like a Monty Python skit. No it isn’t. Yes it is. No it isn’t. Yes it is. Isn’t. Is. Two days ago came the report that Anthony would only sign an extension with the New York Knicks. Then today another report said the Nets and…

  13. Francisco Elson out for Jazz Monday with visa issues

    Dec 13, 2010, 10:15 PM EDT

    Francisco Elson

    Francisco Elson was born in the Netherlands, now is playing in the NBA on a Canadian visa. Hasn’t been a problem for seven NBA seasons. Recently it came time to renew his visa, and that means Elson will be out for the Jazz Monday night against the Warriors. The reason is you have to spend…

  14. Byron Scott calls out the Cavs’ bench

    Dec 13, 2010, 7:52 PM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Denver Nuggets, Game 2

    If the Cleveland Cavaliers’ shockingly competitive start seems like a lifetime ago, it’s probably because the Cavs have been killed about a dozen times since their .500 days. Byron Scott is left to confront the realities of his dreadfully limited roster, and though there are a few useful players in the bunch, he’s been forced…

  15. Timberwolves recall Flynn from D-League

    Dec 13, 2010, 7:18 PM EDT

    Jonny Flynn

    According to the Associated Press, the Minnesota Timberwolves have recalled point guard Jonny Flynn from the D-League and hope to have him available against Golden State on Tuesday night: Flynn has yet to play an NBA game in his second season with the Timberwolves. He had hip surgery in July and played in two games…

  16. Celtics try to balance regular-season dominance with rest

    Dec 13, 2010, 6:39 PM EDT

    Doc Rivers

    The Celtics are very good. The Celtics are also very old. Last season, the Celtics coasted to a 50-win season before flipping the switch in the playoffs and running through the Heat, Cavaliers, and Magic before pushing the Lakers to seven games in the NBA finals. This year the Celtics have been taking the regular…

  17. Just how good is Landry Fields?

    Dec 13, 2010, 6:04 PM EDT

    France Timberwolves Knicks

    There’s no doubt that Amar’e Stoudemire’s play during the Knicks’ winning streak has been incredible. Raymond Felton has been amazing as well. Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari are doing a wonderful job of keeping the floor spaced and giving Felton and Stoudemire room to work the pick-and-roll. It’s certainly surprising that Amar’e is playing at…

  18. The Spurs have slowed down, even if their offense hasn’t

    Dec 13, 2010, 5:38 PM EDT

    Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan

    One of the more intriguing stories of this young season has been the San Antonio Spurs, who after years of grinding out games and wearing down opponents, had suddenly begun to race through games in breakneck fashion. Tony Parker (and to a lesser extent, George Hill and Manu Ginobili) bumped the pace of the San…

  19. Memphis puts Hasheem Thabeet on the trade block… hello? Anyone out there? Bueller? Bueller?

    Dec 13, 2010, 5:36 PM EDT

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    Hasheem Thabeet was drafted out of Connecticut No. 2 overall as a project, nobody expected anything special right away but given time he would improve. He would take steady steps forward every season and become a top-flight center down the line. So how is he doing in his second season? Well, he’s shooting 46.7 percent,…

  20. Could the New Jersey Nets become the Brooklyn New Yorkers?

    Dec 13, 2010, 5:07 PM EDT

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    When the Nets finally make their long-anticipated move to Brooklyn, New York, at least part of their name is guaranteed to change. New Jersey will be stricken from the franchise’s moniker for good, but along with that adjustment is a possible alteration of the team’s surname. ‘Brooklyn Nets’ seems catchy enough, but the temptation to…

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