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  1. Report: Delonte West to join D-League Texas Legends on Monday

    Mar 2, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    BKB-GER-US-ALBA-MAVERICKS

    When we last heard from Delonte West, he had changed his mind about playing in the D-League, which might be the only way to work himself back on to an NBA roster. Now that 10-day contract season is upon us, and with the playoffs less than two months away, it appears that West is now…

  2. Kevin Durant with the incredibly acrobatic reverse layup against the Nuggets (VIDEO)

    Mar 2, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Durant has the ball bounce off his shoulder after he scored past the Denver Nuggets in their NBA basketball game in Denver

    This is the rare highlight where the replays from multiple angles really don’t do it justice. Watching the original play at the beginning of this clip from Kevin Durant as it occurred in real time, it doesn’t even seem like making this shot was possible. The force with which Durant flies by the basket wouldn’t…

  3. Hawks head coach Larry Drew says team ‘took a step back’ after loss to Suns

    Mar 2, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Larry Drew, Josh Smith, Kyle Korver

    PHOENIX — Atlanta Hawks head coach Larry Drew was at a loss as to why his team, which had won four straight and six of its last seven, played so poorly against the Suns and lost 92-87 on Friday in Phoenix. He needed only to take a walk through his postgame locker room to find…

  4. UPDATE: It’s official, Heat sign veteran Juwan Howard

    Mar 2, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Five

    UPDATE 2:36 pm: Well, that didn’t take long. The Miami Heat have announced the rumors that they were close to signing veteran Juwan Howard were not just rumors — they have inked him for the rest of the season, the team announced. As noted below, Howard is not going to be asked by the Heat…

  5. Tony Parker has grade 2 ankle sprain, out for month

    Mar 2, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT

    Tony Parker

    It looked bad when it happened and the word from Marc Spears at Yahoo is not good. Spurs say guard Tony Parker is expected to be out for approximately four weeks with a Grade 2 left ankle sprain. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) March 2, 2013 What a Grade 2 sprain means is there is partial…

  6. Magic Johnson offers LeBron James $1 million to participate in slam dunk contest

    Mar 2, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    NBA All-Star Game 2013

    The irrational love fans have for watching the game’s best player do what he does best is perhaps beginning to get a little out of hand. And the media seems more than happy to be complicit in stoking that fire. LeBron James is not going to enter the dunk contest. Ever. Simply put, he doesn’t…

  7. Ty Lawson hits the game-winner to beat the Thunder (VIDEO)

    Mar 2, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets' Lawson celebrates game winning basket over Oklahoma City Thunder in NBA basketball game in Denver

    It all came down to this. Game tied at 103, Nuggets ball, less than 10 seconds remaining. Ty Lawson gets isolation on the wing against Thabo Sefolosha, who is known as an above-average defender. Sefolosha plays Lawson for the drive, which isn’t a bad idea considering Lawson’s rep as one of the speediest guards in…

  8. Tony Parker suffers ankle sprain, going to be out “a while”

    Mar 2, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Tony Parker

    That wasn’t pretty. The Spurs have the ability to keep winning when anybody misses time, but this is going to be another whole new level of challenge — Tony Parker sprained his ankle late in the third quarter and had to be helped off the court. He didn’t return. How bad is it? Here’s the…

  9. Heat overcome off night from LeBron to beat Grizzlies for 13th straight win

    Mar 2, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's James dribbles against Memphis Grizzlies' Pondexter in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida

    One streak was going to come to an end in Miami on Friday, with the Grizzlies having won eight in a row and the Heat riding a 12-game winning streak of their own. It wasn’t surprising that the Heat were the ones that left victorious by pulling away late for a 98-91 victory, the team’s…

  10. Report: Raja Bell won’t accept buyout offer from Jazz

    Mar 1, 2013, 9:41 PM EDT

    BELL_RAJA

    Raja Bell will not accept a buyout of his contract with the Jazz before Friday’s midnight deadline for him to be eligible to sign with another team and play in the postseason, his agent told Bill Oram of the Salt Lake Tribune. The details: Bell, who is being paid $3.48 million this season, has been…

  11. LeBron, Kobe named February’s Conference Players of the Month

    Mar 1, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Miami Heat

    LeBron James and Kobe Bryant were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month respectively for games played in February, the league announced via official release. It was the fourth straight Player of the Month award for James (in case you had any doubt who the leading candidate for MVP is), and the Heat…

  12. Aaron Brooks bought out by Kings, likely to join Rockets

    Mar 1, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT

    Aaron Brooks, Goran Dragic, Michael Beasley

    Kings GM Geoff Petrie was a believer an Aaron Brooks. The Kings had Isaiah Thomas and Tyreke Evans as ball handlers, but Petrie believed in Brooks. Coach Keith Smart saw him play and Brooks fell out of the rotation in Sacramento. You have to earn it to fall out of the rotation in Sacramento. When…

  13. Iguodala says JaVale McGee is too smart for his own good

    Mar 1, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

    JaVale McGee, Earl Clark

    JaVale McGee is a walking highlight. He is athletically gifted like few in the league and he can make plays that make your jaw drop. He can have just monster nights. Or, he can make a mental blunder that is a reason he is a regular on Shaqtin’ a Fool. There have been a lot…

  14. Greg Monroe not expecting Pistons contract extension, thinking 2014 free agency

    Mar 1, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

    Greg Monroe

    This summer the draft class of 2010 is eligible for contract extensions — teams with a star they want to lock up can do what the Thunder did with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, what the Clippers did with Blake Griffin, and so on. Give your franchise player the max. So who from that draft…

  15. Michael Jordan target of paternity lawsuit

    Mar 1, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT

    Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan is the target of a Georgia paternity lawsuit claiming he is the father of a 16-year-old boy. The suit, filed Feb. 6 by Pamela Smith, seeks child support, medical expenses and asks the judge to change the now 16-year-old son’s last name to Jordan. Smith says in the suit she welcomes a paternity…

  16. Report: Celtics to sign Terrence Williams for rest of season

    Mar 1, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT

    Terrence Williams

    Terrence Williams, you passed the test. The Celtics brought in the former Louisville wingman and NBA veteran, gave him a 10-contract and waited to see if he could help and provide a little depth. The answer is yes, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Celtics will sign Terrence Williams for rest of season and…

  17. Andrew Bynum has swelling in his knee, says he may not play this season

    Mar 1, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

    76ers Bynum Basketball

    Welcome to the Sixers nightmare. Their worst-case scenario was to trade Andre Iguodala and other young players and get nothing from Andrew Bynum because his nagging knee injuries flared up. Now that’s exactly where we are. Andrew Bynum admitted Friday that he had some swelling after recent practice, reports John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly.com. He has…

  18. PBT Podcast: Warriors, Clippers, Bulls, Lakers, and some Heat talk with Ira Winderman

    Mar 1, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

    Lebrion James, Dwyane Wade

    In this edition of the podcast, Kurt Helin and I discuss the amazing 54-point performance put in by Stephen Curry during a loss to the Knicks earlier this week. We look at the Warriors playoff prospects, before looking back at last night’s games, the best of which didn’t make TNT’s nationally televised schedule. Chris Paul…

  19. Shaq leads “Inside the NBA” crew in Harlem Shake (VIDEO)

    Mar 1, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O'Neal

    I know, another Harlem Shake video, following LeBron and the Heat and Amir and the Raptors. Believe it or not, we’re not posting all of them. This time it’s the always fun Inside the NBA crew — we all watch the show, admit it — with Shaquille O’Neal leading the way and Charles Barkley, Ernie…

  20. Klay Thompson’s dad will cut his allowance after league fine. I’m not kidding.

    Mar 1, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors' Thompson moves with the basketball while Indiana Pacers' George defends him during an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis

    Klay Thompson is 23, a part of the young core of the Golden State Warriors, a guy who already is considered one of the league’s better shooters. He’s still on his rookie deal, so he’s “only” going to make $2.2 million this season, and not much more next season. He’s going to make a little…

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