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  1. Wilson Chandler says he will re-sign with Denver after China

    Feb 9, 2012, 9:55 AM EDT

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    Kenyon Martin is back from China and was in a Clippers uniform last night. But there are still three quality names set to return to the NBA when their teams’ seasons end in China — Wilson Chandler, J.R. Smith and Aaron Brooks. There are a lot of teams around the NBA who need some help…

  2. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Magic cool off Heat

    Feb 9, 2012, 9:24 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    What you missed while watching a guy get bit in the face by a dog on live television… Magic 102, Heat 89: Maybe the Magic owner should tell the media he doesn’t want to trade Dwight Howard before every game. Orlando played the game it wants to play — good defense (especially challenging in the…

  3. LeBron has no appologies for Perkins, tweeting about dunk

    Feb 9, 2012, 8:09 AM EDT

    Sweat rolls down the face of Miami Heat's James during a break in play against Milwaukee Bucks in their NBA game in Milwaukee

    Kendrick Perkins didn’t like LeBron James tweeting about how Blake Griffin dunked all over Perk. Not in the least. Perkins said that you don’t see Kobe Bryant tweeting, or Jordan, or guys that play the game “for the right reasons” who want to win not get hung up on one play. In response, our man…

  4. Magic owner: “I don’t want to trade (Dwight Howard)”

    Feb 9, 2012, 2:12 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    If you have wondered why trade talks around Dwight Howard have stalled out, here is your answer. Orlando owner Rich DeVos, age 85, surprisingly met with members of the media before the Magic took on the Heat, as reported by Chris Sheridan at Sheridan Hoops: “I don’t want to trade him,” DeVos declared to reporters.…

  5. Video: Jeremy Lin crosses John Wall, then throws it down

    Feb 8, 2012, 10:46 PM EDT

    Jeremy Lin

    LIN-SANITY!! Jeremy Lin has some game. I know, I’ve been one of the guys trying to apply some breaks to the runaway Jeremy Lin train, because I’ve seen this movie before (there was a time Lakers fans were convinced Smush Parker was the future). But I also will admit that he has some moves, attacks…

  6. Video: Will Ferrell with the best team introductions ever

    Feb 8, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

    Will Ferrell semi-pro

    In case you missed us warning you earlier, Will Ferrell did the team introductions for the Bulls at Hornets game tonight, and it was vintage Ferrell. Did you know Luol Deng has a pet dolphin named Chachi? That Derrick Rose‘s favorite movie is “The Notebook?” That Trevor Ariza doesn’t think Ferrell is funny? (Just basing…

  7. Sacramento one vote away from losing the Kings last night, but still in control of their destiny

    Feb 8, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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    If you build it sticky-fingered shooting guards will come. And if Sacramento doesn’t approve an arena for the Kings quickly then Seattle has no problem playing Kevin Costner. And let’s not bury the lede here, Seattle almost got their wish Tuesday night as the Sacramento City Council narrowly voted 5-4 to bury a resolution that…

  8. Kenyon Martin to make debut for Clippers Wednesday

    Feb 8, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT

    Kenyon Martin

    Kenyon Martin, signed by the Clippers last Friday over the protests of the Chinese Basketball Association, will make his debut in a Clippers uniform Wednesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s only expected to play about 15 minutes off the bench, according to Clippers.com reporter Madelyn Burke. At first he will be splitting time with…

  9. Kobe says wrist injury now healed, “I got through it”

    Feb 8, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers ' Bryant chews on his jersey while playing against Philadelphia 76ers during their NBA game in Philadelphia

    I’m not a doctor, but call me skeptical. Nonetheless, Kobe Bryant is playing without support tape or pregame injections to deal with the pain from the ligament injury in his wrist. Which has him telling Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register that his wrist is healed. “I got through it,” Bryant said. When I…

  10. Photos: All-Star edition shoes for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James

    Feb 8, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT

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    Nike has officially released details on the All-Star lineup of shoes for its most high-profile athletes — Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, LeBron James — and the results are straight fire. From the official release: “Nike Basketball is proud to unveil key colorways celebrating its pinnacle players competing in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando…

  11. Warriors coach Jackson says “no excuses,” then blames refs

    Feb 8, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT

    Mark Jackson Warriors

    We want to congratulate Mark Jackson on what soon will be his first fine as an NBA head coach. It’s coming. Jackson was frustrated after the Thunder executed better down the stretch and in a contradictory statement laid part of the problem at the feet of the referees, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle…

  12. Larry Bird says he’d play with LeBron for fun, Kobe to win

    Feb 8, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    Larry Bird is better at basketball than you. Probably still, but certainly at his peak. But he thinks like a lot of you out there. During his podcast with Bill “sports guy” Simmons at Grantland, Bird said this about the two biggest names in the NBA today (transcribed by ESPNLosAngeles.com). “If you want to have…

  13. Griffin, Irving headline pool of players for Rising Stars game

    Feb 8, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

    Rookie John Wall, of the Washington Wiza

    The NBA is trying to change the fortunes of what used to be the overlooked and uninteresting All-Star weekend Rookie Challenge (where the rookies played the sophomores). This year TNT’s Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal are picking teams playground style (Team Shaq and Team Chuck) from a pool of rookies and sophomores — and the…

  14. I’m kind of a big deal: Will Ferrell to do player intros at Hornets/Bulls

    Feb 8, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

    Will Ferrell semi-pro

    “I’m kinda a big deal. People know me.” Will Ferrell — Ron Burgundy himself, Jackie Moon from “Semi Pro” — is a big deal, and he is in New Orleans filming a movie called “Dog Fight.” And he had agreed to do the player introductions for the Bulls visit to the Crescent City Wednesday, reports…

  15. As expected, Houston will host 2013 All-Star game

    Feb 8, 2012, 1:56 PM EDT

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    No, Yao Ming cannot be voted in as starting center one last time. Probably. For the second time in seven years, the NBA All-Star game will be headed back to Houston, this time for the 2013 game, the league officially announced Wednesday. Houston also was host to the 2006 game. “Houston is a spectacular sports…

  16. Kobe says he and Shaq were not built to last together

    Feb 8, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

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    It’s the question that haunts Lakers fans — “what if?” What if Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal could have set aside their absolutely massive egos and stayed together? How many rings? Would they be considered with the Jordan-era Bulls and ‘60s Celtics with the great dynasties of the NBA? Kobe wants you to know the…

  17. Derrick Rose game time decision Wednesday

    Feb 8, 2012, 1:06 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    After leaving Monday night’s games with back spasms, Derrick Rose has become a game-time decision for the Bulls on Wednesday against the Hornets, tweets Aggrey Sam of CSNChicago.com. Rose did not take part in shootaround Wednesday but did will warm up to see how he feels before the game. Sam told NBC’s SportsTalk show yesterday…

  18. Amar’e Stoudemire out until next Monday

    Feb 8, 2012, 11:57 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Charlotte Bobcats

    The Knicks will be shorthanded — or, if you prefer, the Jeremy Lin show will continue — through the weekend. Amare Stoudemire will remain in Florida through the weekend and will rejoin the Knicks for practice next Monday, tweets Mark Berman of the New York Post. That would have him missing three games — the…

  19. Wednesday’s And-1 links: It’s going to cost you to see Jeremy Lin

    Feb 8, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

    Jeremy Lin Knicks

    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT). You want to see Jeremy Lin play for the Knicks? It’s going to cost you. Larry Bird says he and Red Auerbach are about loyalty,…

  20. Kendrick Perkins rips LeBron for tweet about Blake dunk

    Feb 8, 2012, 11:09 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin Kendrick Perkins

    When I spoke to Kendrick Perkins right after the game against the Clippers where Blake Griffin threw down the dunk of the year on him, he didn’t know what had happened. Oh, he knew he’d been dunked on spectacularly and he accepted that as part of the game when you are a shot blocker. But…

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