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  1. Rose says seeing Heat win motivated him to get his own

    Aug 16, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Chicago Bulls

    For much of the past couple seasons, the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls went back and forth. The Bulls were the better regular season team, but the Heat made it to the finals in 2011 and seemed to have a higher ceiling with their players. Last season, the Bulls had the better regular season record…

  2. Andrew Bynum raises the stakes for Holiday, Turner

    Aug 16, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Chicago Bulls

    Andrew Bynum is just one piece. I like that piece, I like the direction the 76ers are going. But as the double teams start loading up on Bynum fast and he gets better at passing out of them (a skill he needs to work on) it just puts more pressure on everyone else. The other…

  3. Blake Griffin has spent summer reworking his jump shot

    Aug 16, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT

    Clippers' Griffin slam dunks against Grizzlies during Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference basketball playoff series in Los Angeles

    We all know Blake Griffin needs a more consistent jump shot. Spare me the “all he can do is dunk” line because first, it’s not true, and second, the dunk is the single most efficent shot in basketball and if a guy can get five or more dunks a game he should take every one…

  4. NFL defensive lineman “Spice” Adams puts out his hoop mix-tape

    Aug 16, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT

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    If you’re an NBA team looking at the big men remaining on the market, you can’t feel all that good. So NFL free agent defensive lineman Anthony “Spice” Adams has put together a tape for all of you to watch and see if your team might need a big man. I mean, basketball is his…

  5. Stoudemire willing to move to post… with Olajuwon’s help

    Aug 16, 2012, 12:29 PM EDT

    Amare Stoudemire

    Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony have yet to really click on the court, and until they do the ceiling for the Knicks is near their lofty goals. The numbers are clear — when both were on the floor together the Knicks were worse. Stoudemire was a pick-and-roll force while Anthony wants the offense to flow…

  6. Kobe Bryant’s wife only wants to be married to a champion

    Aug 16, 2012, 11:52 AM EDT

    London Olympics Swimming

    After all his years of being interviewed, Kobe Bryant is a practiced interview subject. He stays on point and gets his message across, and while you can pick up his mood he is able to avoid controversy… unless he wants a little. Like prodding Pau Gasol publically. His wife, Vanessa, is not as practiced. She…

  7. Video: New ad shows James Harden is prepared for everything

    Aug 16, 2012, 10:56 AM EDT

    Oklahoma Thunder's Westbrook and Harden stretch before practice for Game 3 of the NBA basketball finals in Miami

    This made he laugh. Funny stuff from Foot Locker, and great of James Harden to play along. You might like the Carmelo Anthony ad they did as well, but it lacks James Hardens’ beard. Hat tip to Darren Rovell of ESPN.

  8. Jay-Z controls everything, wants less Bon Jovi at Nets games

    Aug 16, 2012, 10:43 AM EDT

    US rapper Jay-Z performs during a concer

    Jay-Z’s fingerprints are all over the Brooklyn Nets and the new Barclays Center they will open in Brooklyn this season. Actually, they won’t open it, Jay-Z will with a series of sold-out concerts. Performances some people will watch from the Vault Suites that were specially designed by Jay-Z. While Mikhail Prokhorov owns 80 percent of…

  9. The Inbounds: The vanishing trade offer for Dwight Howard act

    Aug 16, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Dwight Howard

    Welcome to The Inbounds, touching on a big idea of the day. It could be news, it could be history, it could be a tangent, it could be love. OK, it’s probably not love. Enjoy. If one were to really want to, you could find out what exactly the Magic were offered for Dwight Howard…

  10. Ricky Rubio progressing well but likely out until December

    Aug 16, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT

    Sky Lynx Basketball

    Derrick Rose wasn’t the only point guard to have a devastating knee injury last year, but Ricky Rubio doesn’t have an entire marketing campaign based around his return. But like Rose, his team’s playoff goals hinge on his return. And like Rose, Rubio has been working out to return and appears to be ahead of…

  11. Kevin Durant is on Stephen Jackson’s rap album, so that’s a wrap on life as we know it

    Aug 16, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Stephen Jackson loves to rap. He spent a lot of the lockout working on an album, and has a new one he expects to drop this month.But his guest star is what is likely to make some waves. It’s Kevin Durant. From XXL Magazine’s interview with Captain Jackson, via HoopsHype: You mentioned that KD is…

  12. Quote of the Day: Apparently Kevin Garnett is radioactive

    Aug 16, 2012, 8:35 AM EDT

    Kevin Garnett

    “The funny thing about KG is that there’s really no story, because there’s a 24/7 continuous loop. You couldn’t even break it up into stories. You’ll be on the team plane at three or four in the morning, you’ll hear this noise nonstop — it’s someone talking at the top of his voice — and…

  13. Philly goes big with Bynum, which worries Doc Rivers (a little)

    Aug 16, 2012, 7:55 AM EDT

    Doug Collins on Wednesday told a great story that illustrates perfectly just what Andrew Bynum can mean to Philadelphia. Collins was in London calling basketball games for NBC when the Dwight Howard trade that brought Bynum to the Sixers went down. Collins and NBC Olympics hoops studio analyst Doc Rivers — old friends from around…

  14. Video: How Caron Butler is spending his summer vacation

    Aug 15, 2012, 11:37 PM EDT

    Caron Butler

    Caron Butler is just hanging with his family this summer — and playing games with them. Ice Bucket Family Feud. But seriously, you should be able to be able to beat your kid at thumb wrestling. Every time. Hey, it’s summer, you can watch this or have the 584th breakdown of the Dwight Howard trade.…

  15. Wednesday And-1 links: FIBA wants 3-on-3 basketball in Olympics

    Aug 15, 2012, 10:55 PM EDT

    David Stern

    Here is our regular 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) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like I love a good IPA. • Forget the under-23 age limit stuff, what…

  16. What was in Rockets offer for Dwight Howard depends on whom you ask

    Aug 15, 2012, 10:13 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Rob Hennigan, the Orlando Magic’s new on the job general manager, and the entire Magic organization is taking a lot of incoming fire — that’s all you got for Dwight Howard? What they got in a four-team deal that landed Howard with the Lakers was a quality wing in Arron Afflalo, veteran forwards Al Harrington…

  17. Rose opens up, calls ACL injury “the closest thing to death”

    Aug 15, 2012, 9:17 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose looks on from the bench against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    Derrick Rose has kept a fairly low profile this summer, rehabbing and letting the playoffs — where he should have been a star deep into them — or the Olympics (where he would have played and won gold) take center stage. He’s just rehabbed and put out a couple videos. But he sat down with…

  18. The Inbounds: Tonight the part of “the man” will be played by Andrew Bynum

    Aug 15, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers introduce Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson

    At the introductory press conference for Andrew Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, Bynum told the fans and media the following in response to a question about the increased load he’s likely to bear next season. “It’s going to be a lot more exciting and a lot more fun to know that everything’s going…

  19. Greg Oden sounds sensible, says to slow down comeback talk

    Aug 15, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Greg Oden

    There have been plenty of leaks from people around Greg Oden talking about how he wants to get healthy and get back in the game. The kind of leaks that always sound like an agent or people around him looking for a paycheck. Oden himself sounds far more reasonable. Oden spoke about his attempt at…

  20. 2012 Team USA vs. Dream team part of NBA 2K13

    Aug 15, 2012, 2:52 PM EDT

    NBA 2K13 Dream Team

    If you really still care about the Dream Team vs. 2012 Team USA debate, you can finally settle it for yourself. With your Xbox 360. NBA 2K13 comes out Oct. 2 and the makers have announced — via a picture tweeted out and confirmed by Sam Amick at Sports Illustrated — that the original Dream…

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