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  1. Dikembe Mutombo blocks everything in new GEICO commercial (VIDEO)

    Feb 3, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Dikembe Mutombo

    Dikembe Mutombo last appeared on an NBA roster back in 2009, but it seems like a lot longer ago than that. His legacy as one of the better shot blockers of his time remains, as evidenced by his appearance in this latest ad for GEICO insurance. His voice is pure comedy to begin with, and…

  2. Celtics GM says he had ‘good conversation’ with Greg Oden

    Feb 3, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

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    Greg Oden is going to get one more shot on an NBA roster. Not this season, and if we really ever do see him on the court remains to be seen, but some team is going to sign him in the coming weeks and help him through the rest of his rehab in hopes that…

  3. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist leaves on a stretcher after suffering a head injury against the Rockets (VIDEO)

    Feb 2, 2013, 10:28 PM EST

    Michael Kidd Gilchrist

    Anytime a player leaves on a stretcher as a precaution, the injury sustained has to be considered to be extremely serious. It’s just that it didn’t look that way initially in the case of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. MKG took a knee to the back of the head from teammate Jeff Taylor, as he went up to…

  4. Jamal Crawford broke his nose, will be a game-time decision Sunday against Celtics

    Feb 2, 2013, 9:30 PM EST

    Jamal Crawford

    The Clippers are already struggling to put together wins with Chris Paul missing time due to a bruised knee, and now they’re facing the possibility of playing without their highest-powered scoring option off the bench. Jamal Crawford broke his nose in the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ loss in Toronto on Friday, reports Brad Turner…

  5. Report: ‘Most teams’ expect J.J. Redick to be traded before the deadline

    Feb 2, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Indiana Pacers - Game Two

    The Orlando Magic are in a full-fledged rebuilding situation, which doesn’t lend itself to signing veteran role players in free agency during the offseason. This is just one of the factors that makes it extremely likely that J.J Redick is expected to be dealt before the feb. 21 trade deadline passes. From Marc Stein of…

  6. Jeff Green throws down two monster dunks on the Magic (VIDEO)

    Feb 2, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    Jeff Green

    Despite the recent troubles in Boston, where the Celtics have seen Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger go down in the same week with season-ending injuries, the team managed to keep it together enough to take care of a slumping Orlando Magic team on Friday. The play off Jeff Green was a huge reason why. Green…

  7. Will in limbo Kings make deadline trade? Can they?

    Feb 2, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    Tyreke Evans, Isaiah Thomas, Thomas Robinson, Chuck Hayes

    The state of limbo surrounding where the Sacramento Kings will play next season looks like it is going to trickle down to the roster. As in, don’t expect any changes or big moves from the Kings at the trade deadline. With a lame-duck GM (no matter who owns the team by next season) and a…

  8. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle fined for criticizing officials

    Feb 2, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    Rick Carlisle

    We knew this was coming. After the Mavericks lost to the Warriors on Thursday, in a game where a critical call (or in this case, a non-call) didn’t go the team’s way for a second straight game, Rick Carlisle was critical of the officials afterward. “The game came down to the call that wasn’t made,”…

  9. LeBron, Wade unfazed by Heat’s latest loss to Pacers

    Feb 2, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Miami's LeBron James complains to an official against the Pacers during an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis.

    After the Heat lost to the Pacers in Indiana on Friday for the second time this season, there was no worry, panic, or even concern form Miami’s two biggest stars. LeBron James didn’t seem all that interested in the fact that his team has struggled against the top teams in the East this season, and…

  10. adidas Basketball unveils All-Star edition shoes for Dwight Howard, Jrue Holiday, and Tim Duncan

    Feb 2, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    NBA All-Star 2013 (L_R - Crazy Fast, D Howard Light, Crazy Light 2

    Earlier this week, adidas unveiled the colorways for the shoes that Dwight Howard, Jrue Holiday, Tim Duncan and others will wear for the All-Star game in Houston on Feb. 17. From the official release: “The NBA All-Star editions feature an impact camo pattern, which is designed to stand out on the court, showcase bold style…

  11. Rudy Gay scores 20 points in debut with Raptors (VIDEO)

    Feb 2, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Rudy Gay

    Rudy Gay played his first game with the Raptors on Friday, after being the main piece in a three-team trade that sent him out of Memphis due to the team’s finances more than anything else. Gay came off the bench in his Toronto debut, and finished with a team-high 20 points in 33 minutes as…

  12. Report: Damian Lillard to compete in All-Star skills event

    Feb 2, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Damian Lillard, Isaiah Thomas

    Next week the names of the participants in all the Saturday All-Star events — the Dunk Contest, the Three Point Contest, the Skills Competition and that other stuff we suffer through — will be released. But in the next few days some names will start to leak out. Names like Damian Lillard. He will be…

  13. Michael Beasley, after missing 11 of 13 shots in loss to Dallas: ‘I shot the ball great tonight.’ He was serious.

    Feb 2, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Lindsey Hunter, Michael Beasley

    PHOENIX — When the Suns signed Michael Beasley as a free agent last summer, they had high hopes that by immersing him in their offense-first system, he’d turn out to be the team’s main scoring threat on a very consistent basis. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way for Beasley in his first season in…

  14. Caron Butler tricks Jonas Valanciunas, gets a steal at end of Clippers blowout loss to Raptors (VIDEO)

    Feb 2, 2013, 12:10 AM EST

    Caron Butler

    The Clippers essentially didn’t bother to show up Friday night in Toronto, falling behind by as many as 31 points before eventually losing 98-73. Caron Butler shot just 3-of-12 from the field in 37 minutes, which may explain why he attempted to trick Jonas Valanciunas into getting one more chance to score as the clock…

  15. Delonte West pulls out of D-League contract

    Feb 1, 2013, 11:10 PM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Dallas Mavericks

    Delonte West wants to get back to the NBA, but he’s not going to do it via the D-League. West was let go by the Mavericks during training camp — they suspended him twice for conduct detrimental to the team before doing so — and no team has picked him up. The D-League was a…

  16. LeBron James, Tony Parker named conference players of the month

    Feb 1, 2013, 9:07 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat

    LeBron James and Tony Parker were named conference players of the month for games played in January, the league announced via official release. It was the third straight player of the month award for James, and for Parker, while his numbers weren’t necessarily dominant, he led his team to a Western Conference best record of…

  17. Joakim Noah out for Bulls Friday with plantar fasciaitis

    Feb 1, 2013, 7:58 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard fight for a loose ball during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    This has to be a little worrying to Bulls fans. Joakim Noah is out for the Bulls Friday night game as it appears he battles plantar fasciaitis again, reports Aggrey Sam at CSNChicago.com. It’s not that the anchor of the Bulls defense is out against the Nets (although that’s not ideal), it’s that plantar fasciaitis…

  18. Report: Teams calling Celtics to see if Terry is available

    Feb 1, 2013, 7:23 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Boston Celtics

    Now with Jared Sullinger joining Rajon Rondo on the “done for the season” list, the vultures are circling. Other GMs are looking at the Celtics and want to try and pick the carcass clean. We’ve talked about teams inquiring about Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, but then Ken Berger of CBSSports.com dropped this nugget on…

  19. LeBron says stars that want to win need to sacrifice dollars

    Feb 1, 2013, 6:47 PM EST

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    In the summer of 2014, LeBron James can and likely will opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat. And that has led to a raft of preparations and speculation about what’s next — the Lakers have cleared out enough cap space to offer a max deal that summer (even if they sign Dwight…

  20. Wade tried to get LeBron to enter dunk contest. He failed.

    Feb 1, 2013, 5:27 PM EST

    Miami Heat's James and Wade speak during a time out during Game 1 of their first round NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff against New York Knicks in Miami

    No matter how much money people are willing to throw at him, LeBron James has said no every time the league has called about him being in the All-Star weekend dunk contest. Now Dwyane Wade has come calling. Under the new Saturday format, the Western and Eastern Conferences compete against each other in events like…

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