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  1. Tom Thibodeau helped make Kobe Bryant the player he is today

    Nov 23, 2010, 9:33 AM EDT

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    Tonight the Chicago Bulls roll into Los Angeles and Kobe Bryant will try to do to them what he does to every team that rolls through — mercilessly destroy them. But Kobe likely would not be in this position, not be the player he is today, without Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. In a fascinating story…

  2. Hornets are winning and Chris Paul says he’s happy

    Nov 23, 2010, 8:50 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v New Orleans Hornets

    Everything looks better when you are 11-1. Your teammates are funnier, the baskets look bigger, your legs are fresher, the Gatorade doesn’t taste like flavored sweat, and your front office and coach can do no wrong. So no shock that Chris Paul says he’s happy now, like he told FanHouse. Sure, his people were pushing…

  3. LeBron’s ridiculous shot

    Nov 23, 2010, 8:10 AM EDT

    LeBron James

    The Heat lost and looked bad doing it. We can talk about that some more, gloat if you want to. Just go ahead and pretend they are never going to figure this all out and start crushing teams. In the mean time, we can still enjoy the ridiculous athlete that is LeBron James, who continues…

  4. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Where the Spurs are legit

    Nov 23, 2010, 3:12 AM EDT

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    What you missed while freaking out that there are flying snakes… The Clippers with the upset of the Hornets is our Game of the Night… Spurs 106, Magic 97: The Spurs are legit. Not sure they can beat the Lakers in the playoffs, but if that’s the standard then no other team in the NBA…

  5. Game of the Night: Clippers keep Paul in check, stun Hornets

    Nov 23, 2010, 2:35 AM EDT

    Eric Bledsoe, Chris Paul

    Well, that was unexpected. Monday’s game was supposed to be more of a welcome-to-the-Hornets party for new acquisition Jarrett Jack, but an actual basketball game ended up taking place between the 11-1 Hornets and the 1-13 Clippers. That’s surprising enough; the stunning thing is that the Clippers actually ended up winning the game. The Hornets…

  6. Vince Carter leaves game feeling “sharp pain” in knee

    Nov 23, 2010, 2:14 AM EDT

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    Vince Carter was one of the few Magic players attacking the basket against the San Antonio Spurs. He drove again with 5:24 left in the fourth quarter, made a spin-move layup, landed a awkwardly injuring his left knee and soon after left the game for good. No report yet on how severe the injury is,…

  7. Dampier to sign one-year deal with Heat Tuesday

    Nov 22, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Watching the Miami Heat lose to the Indiana Pacers Monday night, it became clear they need something. We’ll see if Erick Dampier can be part of that something. Multiple reports have the Miami Heat offering a one-year, minimum deal to Dampier (Ken Berger of CBS was first with this). He is expected to sign it…

  8. Quote of the Night: Monty Williams on Blake Griffin

    Nov 22, 2010, 10:13 PM EDT

    Griffin Dunk

    “We treat [Blake Griffin] like an All-Star. He can have those kinds of games all the time. We don’t treat him any differently than we would treat Amar’e Stoudemire. Those guys, you have to guard with team defense instead of one guy. He’s talented and explosive. The future’s bright here in L.A.” – Hornets coach…

  9. Players Association Exec Hunter “99 percent sure” there will be lockout

    Nov 22, 2010, 9:16 PM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    Right now it’s all posturing — more for the general public than each other — but it still sounds ominous. The latest in the public back-and-forth over a new NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement is what Billy Hunter, executive director of the NBA Players Association (the players union) told the Associated Press. He said he was…

  10. With Haslem out, will LeBron see more time at the four?

    Nov 22, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

    LeBron Post

    Udonis Haslem going down with a torn foot ligament is very bad for the Miami Heat means that the Miami Heat are going to have to make some tough calls regarding their rotation in the coming weeks. Allow me to offer this thought: instead of giving Haslem’s minutes to Juwan Howard, Jamaal Magloire, or increasing…

  11. Jamal Crawford is in a contract year and that’s a bad thing.

    Nov 22, 2010, 7:26 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    Often, guys have record years when they are playing for a new contract (or at least they are more aggressive and take more shots, so their point total goes up). It is having the opposite impact on Jamal Crawford. Cawford this season has not been the same guy who won the Sixth Man of the…

  12. Heat likely to sign Erick Dampier while Haslem will have surgery on foot

    Nov 22, 2010, 5:54 PM EDT

    Erick Dampier

    Just as the news becomes official that Udonis Haslem will have foot surgery and be out for months, word of his replacement comes in. The Heat are very close to signing Erick Dampier to a contract, according to Marc Stein at ESPN. Dampier had worked out for the Heat this summer and hinted that is…

  13. Raptors rookie Davis sent to D-league for rehab assignment

    Nov 22, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    NBA Draft Basketball

    Toronto forward Ed Davis, who was the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, has been assigned to the Erie Bayhawks of the D-League for what the Raptors are calling a “short-term rehabilitation and conditioning stint.” A knee injury has prevented the UNC product from making his NBA debut. The 21-year old Davis averaged…

  14. Wall practices, still questionable for Tuesday’s game

    Nov 22, 2010, 4:33 PM EDT

    John Wall Practice Dance

    According to Craig Stouffer of the Washington Examiner, Wizards rookie guard John Wall practiced today with the team, but coach Flip Saunders says he wants to “see how his foot reacts to practice” before playing him against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. Wall is currently averaging an extremely impressive 18.1 points, 9.8 assists, and 3.3…

  15. Birdman flies back into Nuggets lineup Monday

    Nov 22, 2010, 4:32 PM EDT

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    Have the color adjusted on your sets because things are going to go much brighter when the Denver Nuggets travel to Golden State tonight. Chris Anderson is back, recovered from knee surgery. The Birdman. He of the insane neck tattoo and the high flying blocks. Really, it’s the second part of that can dramatically help…

  16. Quote of the Day: Ron Artest to ask Terrell Owens about being crazy

    Nov 22, 2010, 4:20 PM EDT

    Terell Owens Trophy

    According to Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register, Ron Artest is going to get some sage advice about a possible post-basketball adventure into the NFL from none other than Terrell Owens of the Cincinnati Bengals. According to Artest, the controversial wide receiver is going to help Artest sort out, in the Laker forward’s own…

  17. Fast Don’t Lie, the remix video

    Nov 22, 2010, 4:11 PM EDT

    BKN-NBA-FINAL-LAKERS-MAGIC

    It’s a holiday week, it’s not like you are actually getting anything done at the office today anyway. So in the vein of entertaining distractions, we bring you the Fast Don’t Lie video remix with Slim Chin and his lady pyramid. Which he got because he is fast, so I hear. Dwight Howard and D-Rose…

  18. It’s Monday, time for Isiah Thomas to put his foot in his mouth

    Nov 22, 2010, 3:34 PM EDT

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    Isiah Thomas is living proof of the power of cognitive dissonance. The latest in a long line of examples comes from an interview with the Chicago Sun Times and discussion of the sexual harassment charges leveled against him and Madison Square Garden while he was running the Knicks. The one paragraph rundown is Anucha Browne…

  19. Wizards sign Alonzo Gee

    Nov 22, 2010, 2:58 PM EDT

    Wizards Nuggets Basketball

    Alonzo Gee had cult-figure popularity with the Wizards last season, one of the bright spots fans tried to latch onto in an otherwise dismal year. Gee came on with a 10-day contract then worked his way all the way up to being a starter. Then when his deal was up he bolted for the Spurs…

  20. Why Turkey? Apparently Allen Iverson needed the money.

    Nov 22, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

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    The sad sideshow that Allen Iverson has become came into our living rooms Sunday, with NBA TV broadcasting Iverson’s most recent game with the Besiktas Cola Turka Black Eagles. The result was limited minutes with and two points. The whole thing leaves you wondering why. Why he couldn’t fit in with an NBA team? Why…

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