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  1. Danilo Gallinari to the…. Clippers?

    Feb 22, 2011, 11:47 AM EDT

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    Danilo Gallinari is a Denver Nugget. Right now. Right now, anyway. He came to the Rocky Mountains from the Knicks in the deal that sent Carmelo Anthony to where the bright lights will inspire him. But no source we spoke with expects the Nuggets to hang on to Gallinari. Maybe they should — he is…

  2. Video: DeMar DeRozan’s “Show Stopper” dunk, in slow-motion

    Feb 21, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT

    DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors (L)

    One last trip back to the Saturday night dunk contest, something fun to watch on a game-free night. On a night with dunks over cars and stuffed animals grabbed in people’s mouths, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan may have had the best of the non-prop dunks. You can argue that Blake Griffin’s tornado dunk was better, but…

  3. All-Star Game draws best ratings since Jordan era

    Feb 21, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

    2011 NBA All-Star Game - Performances And Celebrities

    It was more than just Rihanna and Drake (and Kanye). It certainly was more than Lenny Kravitz. It’s the game. The NBA is as hot as it has been since the Jordan era and that continued again Sunday — the All-Star Game from Staples Center had 9.1 million people tune in to watch, the highest…

  4. Biggest winners and losers at the All-Star game

    Feb 21, 2011, 1:19 AM EDT

    Musician Lenny Kravitz (R) returns a loo

    The All-Star game is an exhibition first and foremost, and when players are trying harder to entertain the crowd than they are to play good basketball, it’s hard to put too much stock into the results. Still, this year’s All-Star game was one of the most entertaining and competitive games in years, and a few…

  5. Video: Blake Griffin dunks over a car

    Feb 20, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    This is the dunk everybody is talking about. It wasn’t even the best dunk of the night (not in our rankings) but it was something you have never seen before. It was a spectacle. It was entertaining. It was Blake Griffin winning the NBA Dunk Contest. It was the dunk that in three years everyone…

  6. Blake Griffin jumps Dunk Contest over car, into new era of spectacle

    Feb 20, 2011, 12:40 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin car dunk

    The days of the Dominique tomahawk are gone. The Jordan cradle dunk is a dinosaur. Throwing it off the backboard to yourself is passé. Blake Griffin dunked over a car while a gospel choir sang at midcourt. And he is your 2011 Slam Dunk Contest champion. It was impressive and entertaining. That, my friends, is…

  7. Ranking the dunks

    Feb 20, 2011, 12:39 AM EDT

    JaVale McGee double dunk

    The 2011 All-Star Dunk Contest was one of the best  dunk contests in recent memory. There was pageantry, creativity, innovation, and some of the most memorable dunks we’ve seen in years. Blake Griffin won the contest with a dunk that was more about theater than amplitude, but the dunks that led to that point were…

  8. All-Star Saturday/Dunk Contest live blog

    Feb 19, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Saturday night’s alright for… dunk contests. And if you throw in a Skills Contest we’ll take it. No, we don’t really want the Shooting Stars, it’s okay. We’re going to be chatting live through all of it, feel free to jump in and have some fun.

  9. Dunk Contest preview: What’s with all the big guys?

    Feb 19, 2011, 11:50 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin

    You know why Nate Robinson and Spud Webb won the dunk contest? Because we love to see the little guys who can get up. We mere mortals identify with guys who are not quite six foot jumping over Dwight Howard and throwing it down. This year’s Saturday night Dunk Contest? Battle of the big guys.…

  10. Rookies defeat sophomores, Wall given MVP

    Feb 19, 2011, 12:17 AM EDT

    John Wall

    The first half of the 2011 Rookie/Sophomore challenge only vaguely resembled basketball. None of the players on either side of the court even pretended to play defense, and stood under the basket and watch their opponents launch threes. Fast-break dunks after made baskets were common. Alley-oops were being thrown down every minute or so. In…

  11. Video: Blake Griffin hits his head on the backboard

    Feb 18, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors

    It’s good to know that the superstar athletes of the NBA struggle with the same issues you and I do playing the game. Some nights the shots just don’t fall. Some nights it’s hard to stop the guy you are guarding. Some days you go up to dunk hit your head on the backboard. You…

  12. Blake Griffin becomes the NBA’s reluctant new celebrity

    Feb 17, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Dallas Mavericks

    Blake Griffin wants to be just a regular guy. Not on the court — there he is fully at home on the stage. There he wants to win. He wants to destroy you. And dunk on you ferociously. But when your dunks electrify stadiums and bring life to a dormant franchise, when you have the…

  13. Some All-Star Game odds

    Feb 16, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT

    2009 NBA All-Star Game

    This is America, you can bet on anything. Well, not legally (unless you are in Vegas) but there are ways. And when you do remember that The King’s Speech is going to win the best picture Oscar. But this is a basketball blog, so we’ll talk about the All-Star Game Sunday in Los Angeles. You…

  14. PBT Wednesday morning one liners

    Feb 16, 2011, 9:35 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin

    Is talking about sports better than watching it? Is Blake Griffin more watchable than LeBron James? Things I never thought I’d type: The Clippers have become a huge road draw. See the paragraph above for your reason. Kevin Love had his 50th double-double of the season Monday night. The only other man with 50 before…

  15. You’ll never believe it, but Blake Griffin had a monster dunk

    Feb 14, 2011, 8:20 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Dallas Mavericks

    Is there a better way to start off your week than with a Blake Griffin dunk? Well, sure there is, but we’re not that kind of site. Best part of this all-oop from Sunday against the Raptors, watch Baron with the behind-the-back dribble for no particular reason. Which is very Baron. Of late he has…

  16. J.J. Hickson informs Blake Griffin that he will not pass “Go”

    Feb 12, 2011, 8:18 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Cleveland Cavaliers

    It’s only fitting that something spectacular encapsulated the Cavaliers getting over the hump of the single most epic losing streak in NBA history. It was going to take the players stepping up on a level we haven’t seen, and they definitely did. Particularly J.J. Hickson. J.J. Hickson was supposed to take the franchise forward into…

  17. PBT Thursday morning one liners

    Feb 10, 2011, 9:26 AM EDT

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    Best Web site ever: didthecavswinlastnight.com One knock on Derrick Rose was that he avoided contact on his drives and did not get to the free throw line enough. Not any more. The NBA vs. monster movies. Blake Griffin vs. King Kong. Brilliant. There were indeed “We want ‘Melo” chants inside Madison Square Garden. Although after…

  18. It was a Clippers game so the best dunk was… Dwight Howard’s? Yup.

    Feb 9, 2011, 8:41 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Charlotte Bobcats, Game 3

    The last five seasons, Dwight Howard has led the league in most dunks in a season. This season, Blake Griffin is pushing him. Tuesday night, Howard taught the Clipper rookie a few lessons — about protecting the rim, about the need to diversify his offensive game (although Griffin is getting there fast), about passing out…

  19. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Dwight Howard makes Blake Griffin look like a rookie

    Feb 9, 2011, 2:48 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard

    What you missed while campaigning for former Fort Wayne, Ind., mayor Harry Baals to get a building named after him… Magic 101, Clippers 85: The last time these two met the Clippers struggled with the Magic’s defense, and that continued again. The Clippers do not get out in transition, take too much time to initiate…

  20. Video: A rim’s ode to Blake Griffin

    Feb 7, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin Dunk

    A rap about Blake Griffin, from the point of view of a terrified rim? Yep, it exists. Surprisingly good use of AutoTune? Check. Multiple references to Optimus Prime? Check. A pie to the face? Check. This is pretty much everything you could ask an NBA-related YouTube video to be, and it looks like it was…

  21. Your Monday morning cup of coffee, er, Blake Griffin dunk

    Feb 7, 2011, 8:44 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin Dunk

    What’s a Monday morning without a Blake Griffin dunk? It’s like Boston without a Dunkin Donuts run, or New York without an H&H Bagels. We could go with a couple from the Miami Heat game. You should check out the big Windmill dunk. But the best was this put-back dunk. Nobody on the Heat puts…

  22. LeBron to refs: “I got a Super Bowl party to go to”

    Feb 6, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    LeBron James is a man who likes a good party. And Super Bowl Sunday is really about parties — ones that start long before the game kicks off under a massive video screen. Which is why the Heat had a noon tip-off against the Clippers Sunday, so fans could come to the game and still…

  23. Blake Griffin shows Al Horford he could start for Steelers Sunday, loses game

    Feb 5, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Atlanta Hawks

    In a development that’s certain not to spark useless debates between people regarding the words “excessive,” “soft,” and “good hard fouls,” Blake Griffin fouled the ever loving mercy out of Al Horford on a last second game-winning drive attempt. Griffin went straight up, kind of, rose both arms to block the shot, made a play…

  24. Andre Miller is not on the Blake Griffin All-Star Bandwagon

    Feb 4, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Dallas Mavericks

    Blake Griffin — the rookie highlight package of the Clippers — is in the All-Star Game. Kevin Love and his video game stats are out. LaMarcus Aldridge in Portland is out as well. Andre Miller, the Trail Blazers point guard, thinks that’s a travesty, as Jason Quick reported in the Oregonian. “It’s all publicity and…

  25. D-League All-Star Game rosters announced

    Feb 3, 2011, 1:39 PM EDT

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    Just a few hours before Blake Griffin wins the Dunk Contest on Feb. 19, a bunch of guys who want their NBA shot will get a turn in the spotlight. Sort of. The D-League All-Star game is part of the All-Star weekend festivities and is taking place next door to Staples Center at the NBA…

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