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  1. Jeremy Lin thinks he will still be an All-Star. Someday.

    Nov 21, 2012, 8:42 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Houston Rockets

    Based on his play so far this season, Jeremy Lin doesn’t deserve to be an All-Star. He’s been below replacement level. Frankly, he’s looked a young point guard learning how to play in the league and finding his game. He’ll improve, but that’s a process. This year, if the fans don’t vote in Chris Paul…

  2. Video: Nick Young’s ridiculous three. That falls, of course.

    Nov 21, 2012, 7:59 AM EDT

    Nick Young was in fully Swaggy P mode Tuesday night, so that even when he takes a three pointer that would embarrass Kobe Bryant it goes in. Young was up against the shot clock here, still this shot had no right to go in. But it was that kind of night for Young.

  3. Lakers hold off Nets in D’Antoni’s head coaching debut

    Nov 21, 2012, 1:57 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni smiles with Pau Gasol of Spain and Kobe Bryant during their NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, as he makes his game coaching debut for the Lakers, in Los Angeles

    Mike D’Antoni made his long-awaited debut as Lakers head coach on Tuesday, but the team’s previous win over the Rockets looked much more like his style. Nevertheless, the substance was there as L.A. overcame some mistakes to get a 95-90 win over the Nets that pushed the team over the .500 mark for the first…

  4. Three Stars of the Night: Kobe, ‘Melo and Swaggy P

    Nov 21, 2012, 1:39 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks

    Only three games tonight, so how about we give the three stars to the key players from each of the three winning teams. Sounds good to me. Third Star: Kobe Bryant (25 points, 5 assists, +20) Kobe Bryant has spent almost his entire career in Phil Jackson’s triangle, the only times outside it were in…

  5. Nick Young brings the swagger, the points, the Philly win

    Nov 21, 2012, 12:01 AM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers' Young celebrates with teammates Richardson and Holiday while playing against the Toronto Raptors during their NBA basketball game in Philadelphia

    Nick Young brought the full Swagy P to this game. Young can be maddening. His swagger, his confidence can lead to bad decisions. The kind of shots Kobe regrets taking Young doesn’t fear. For example, in the first quarter against the Raptors Tuesday night Young was in the right corner when he got a high…

  6. Knicks 102, Hornets 80: Carmelo Anthony breaks bad

    Nov 20, 2012, 11:04 PM EDT

    New York Knicks Introduce Carmelo Anthony

    Carmelo Anthony is on a sort of “basketball diet.” After years of not maximizing his full potential, Anthony has shown great restraint against the temptations of chucking this season, and as a result, he looks the best he ever has. He’s motivated. He has the desire to defend. He’s taking only what he needs and…

  7. Rasheed Wallace yells ‘ball don’t lie’ after missed free throw from Austin Rivers (VIDEO)

    Nov 20, 2012, 8:42 PM EDT

    Rasheed Wallace

    Rasheed Wallace loves to yell things out to opposing players at the free throw line. We showed you his trash talk at Arron Afflalo last week, and now, we give you Wallace yelling his patented “Ball don’t lie!” at Austin Rivers of the Hornets, after Wallace was whistled for the ticky-tack reach-in, and Rivers clanked…

  8. Hornets reach deal to buy out Matt Carroll, as expected

    Nov 20, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT

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    We told you this was coming not long after Matt Carroll was traded from Charlotte to New Orleans for Hakim Warrick — the Hornets did it to save money (Carroll made $500,000 less) and they planned to buy out Carroll from the start. That became official on Tuesday, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN. Hornets’ expected…

  9. Nowitzki plans return mid-December, wants to play to 2016

    Nov 20, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki

    When Dirk Nowitzki underwent knee surgery during training camp, he was expected to be out until December, but Mavericks officials were hopeful he could be back closer to Thanksgiving. Turns out the original timeline was even a little optimistic. Nowitzki spoke with the media Tuesday and said it would be close to a month, mid-December…

  10. Anthony Davis out Tuesday vs. Knicks, day-to-day with ankle injury

    Nov 20, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    Anthony Davis, Samuel Dalembert, Monta Ellis

    New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis will miss Tuesday night’s home game against the Knicks due to an ankle injury, according to multiple reports. Davis has tweaked his left ankle multiple times over the past week, and the injury wasn’t believed to be anything serious. After posting 28 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday in his…

  11. Tony Allen pulls Kenneth Faried’s hair (VIDEO)

    Nov 20, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT

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    Normally, my stance on players with long hair in professional sports goes something like this: It’s a free country and all that, but just know what you’re doing might make you a target. In the NFL, for example, it’s especially tantalizing for defenders when they see the long flowing locks of their opponent dangling out…

  12. Wade plans to return from foot injury Wednesday

    Nov 20, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade

    Dwyane Wade missed Miami’s last two games due to a foot injury, originally suffered in the team’s Nov. 12 win over the Rockets. The Heat won both without him, but they won’t have to try to do it again Wednesday night versus the Bucks. After completing his second consecutive day of practice without any setbacks,…

  13. Andrew Bogut targets Monday for return to practice

    Nov 20, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT

    Andrew Bogut, Marc Gasol

    Andrew Bogut is back with the Warriors after spending some time in Los Angeles, where he received injection treatments on his injured ankle to try to help speed up the recovery process. While Bogut has been ruled out of the team’s next three games, he plans on doing some rehabilitation later this week, with a…

  14. Doc Rivers says Darko “most likely” gone from Celtics

    Nov 20, 2012, 4:37 PM EDT

    Darko Milicic

    With a sick mother back home and no playing time in Boston, reports surfaced on Monday that Darko Milicic had returned home to be close to his family and was considering staying there and not coming back. Doc Rivers basically confirmed that on Tuesday, reports A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com. “Most likely, yes,” was C’s…

  15. NBA’s Christmas promo features players in new uniforms dribbling to a familiar tune (VIDEO)

    Nov 20, 2012, 4:31 PM EDT

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    We told you about the new uniforms the NBA is rolling out for its slate of games on Christmas Day, and now we have a commercial featuring Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Joe Johnson, Russell Westbrook, and Dwyane Wade modeling the new gear. The video clip above is an ad for the BIG Color collection, and…

  16. NBA announces deal to broadcast D-League games live on YouTube

    Nov 20, 2012, 3:59 PM EDT

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    The NBA and YouTube announced a deal to stream live more than 350 D-League games during the 2012-13 season, both through a dedicated YouTube channel and through a video player on NBA.com. From the official release: “As a result of today’s announcement, the NBA D-League, the NBA’s official minor league, will feature the most live…

  17. Former teammate says no one likes basketball less than Andrew Bynum

    Nov 20, 2012, 3:33 PM EDT

    Andrew Bynum hair

    Things haven’t been going well for Andrew Bynum since joining the Sixers. He has yet to make his debut for the team thanks to a bone bruise in his knee, and his timetable to return seems to be getting continually pushed back. And then there was the bowling. When star athletes struggle like this in…

  18. Report: Nene could return to Wizards lineup Wednesday

    Nov 20, 2012, 3:33 PM EDT

    Nene Hilario

    Well, here is some good news for Washington. And they could use it. Brazilian center Nene had been out all season (and parts of last season) battling plantar fasciitis in his foot, could return and suit up with the team Wednesday night, reports Ric Bucher, NBA analyst for Comcast Sports and NBC Sports Network (via…

  19. Mike D’Antoni says he will coach Lakers Tuesday night

    Nov 20, 2012, 2:39 PM EDT

    Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni announces he is unable to coach his new team against the Rockets, due to recovery from a knee operation, in Los Angeles

    No, this time he really means it. Mike D’Antoni told reporters Tuesday that he will be on the sidelines for the first time as Lakers coach this Tuesday night when they take on the Brooklyn Nets. He said he got 12 hours sleep last night and thought the adrenaline would carry him through the game.…

  20. Report: San Antonio shows interest in Mickael Pietrus

    Nov 20, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT

    Mickael Pietrus

    The Spurs need help at the three — starter Kawhi Leonard is out at least another week with tendonitis in his knee, then last night his backup, Stephen Jackson, broke the little finger on his shooting hand and is out at least a month. The Spurs have called up James Anderson from the D-League but…

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