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  1. The Inbounds: The NBA Hierarchy of Needs Part II, the Basketball Collective and success

    Sep 12, 2012, 1:55 PM EST

    In Part 1, we talked about the individual’s needs in order to play at the highest level they can, those transcendent performances that defy logic and make us love the game. But a player reaching a status as self-actualized doesn’t just sometimes fail to lead to victories, it often times does. The ability to play…

  2. Ginobili hints he might play in 2014 World Championships

    Sep 7, 2012, 8:02 AM EST

    Olympics Day 12 - Basketball

    To answer your first question, 37. That is how old Manu Ginobili will be in the summer of 2014 when the FIBA Basketball World Championships take place in Spain. Normally you would say that would be old enough to preclude him from playing, but after Ginobili at 35 was one of the best players at…

  3. Thursday And-1 links: Want to see Shaq in his underwear?

    Sep 6, 2012, 6:32 PM EST

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    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 Katy Perry likes being in the spotlight. That would be Shaquille O’Neal walking…

  4. Amare Stoudemire explains “slap” of Miami fire extinguisher

    Sep 6, 2012, 4:33 PM EST

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks - Game Three

    It became a story as the Heat blew past the Knicks in the first round of the NBA playoffs, on their way to an NBA title. Walking off the court after a Game 2 loss, the Knicks Amare Stoudemire was frustrated and hit a fire extinguisher case, leaving lacerations in his hands that caused him…

  5. Video: Jeremy Lin, David Lee play pick-up ball in Taipei

    Sep 6, 2012, 9:59 AM EST

    Jeremy Lin

    This is a fun video, and while the media crush was real, obviously the “we will go unnoticed if we put a huge Hello Kitty head on Jeremy Lin” part was staged. But Lin and David Lee playing some pickup ball in Taipei seems real enough. And this is a pretty fun video, worth watching…

  6. Video: Follow Royce White through NBA draft day

    Sep 5, 2012, 12:20 PM EST

    Kevin McHale, Royce White

    If you watch one video today, this should be it. Fantastic work. Grantland got access to Iowa State’s Royce White and it was a heck of a ride. White is a point-forward with a lot of skills, maybe top 10 talent in this draft, but a guy who battles an anxiety disorder and that was…

  7. Video: Dwyane Wade on Late Night with David Letterman

    Sep 5, 2012, 10:50 AM EST

    Late Show with David Letterman

    We told you there was a lot of Dwyane Wade coming your way. He and his Century 21 gold jacket were on Late Night with David Letterman Tuesday night and above is the official highlight clip. Nothing earth shattering. But yes, NBA players are much more excited about Brooklyn than they were Newark. Sorry Newark,…

  8. Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger promises to stay tattoo free

    Sep 5, 2012, 10:17 AM EST

    Jared Sullinger, Andre Drummond

    While they may not be the majority there are NBA players — big name NBA players — who do not have tattoos. Dwyane Wade, Steve Nash, Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Jeremy Lin, to name a few. And you can add Jared Sullinger to the list. The Celtics rookie tells Jessica Camerato at CSNNE.com that he…

  9. Dwyane Wade on the Lakers: “They have to make it work”

    Sep 5, 2012, 9:48 AM EST

    Dwyane Wade Signs Copies Of His Book "A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball"

    And we are back at “the Lakers are great on paper” discussion. Dwyane Wade is all over your television, radio and Internet this week as he does the tour for his book, “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball.” And wherever he lands there are some pretty standard basketball questions so far:…

  10. Scott Machado gets offer, chance to make Rockets team

    Sep 5, 2012, 7:54 AM EST

    Iona v Brigham Young

    It’s not guarantee, but it’s a chance. And that’s all Scott Machado could ask for. Machado may have been the best player not drafted last June — he led the nation is assists last season — and the Houston Rockets have him a chance at Summer League where he averaged 5.6 assists per game, fourth…

  11. How good can Bulls be until Derrick Rose returns?

    Sep 4, 2012, 1:27 PM EST

    Taj Gibson, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah,

    For the past two regular seasons, the Chicago Bulls were the best team in the East. They were the top seed. But they played much of the season in their top gear — especially on defense — which overwhelmed opponents but left questions about whether they could step it up in the playoffs. We’ll never…

  12. Kevin McHale talks fitting together Rockets’ pieces

    Sep 4, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v New Orleans Hornets

    The Rockets are not the most talented team in the NBA this season, which was kind of the plan. Well, the first plan was to get Dwight Howard, but when that fell apart the plan was to be pretty bad and get a high draft pick next year and rebuild that way. That’s not fun…

  13. Obama compared Mitt Romney to Jeremy Lin. I don’t get it.

    Sep 3, 2012, 10:10 AM EST

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    For a guy known for his oratory skills, this Barack Obama shot at Mitt Romney looks like an Andrew Bynum three pointer. Obama is out on the campaign trail this holiday weekend, firing up his supporters before heading to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. A city where he might not want to compare his…

  14. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute says his knee injury is progressing, but not sure when he’ll be ready

    Sep 2, 2012, 1:30 PM EST

    Scott Skiles, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

    There are a lot of relatively new pieces in Milwaukee. Samuel Dalembert is the true center they’ve been shopping for since Bogut started having injury issues, John Henson‘s an exciting rookie that they have to figure out where he goes, and Monta Ellis is still new to the team having only joined them at the…

  15. Friday And-1 links: What is Allen Iverson’s legacy?

    Aug 31, 2012, 9:33 PM EST

    Allen Iverson

    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 more than Republicans love bashing Obama… well, maybe not that much. • Just how…

  16. New high-tech data shows challenges Knicks, Carmelo face

    Aug 31, 2012, 8:30 AM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    I’m a big proponent of teams getting information — use traditional scouts, use advanced stats, both coaches and general managers should be getting as much data as they can to help inform their choices. But that information doesn’t always provide easy answers. Just ask the New York Knicks. One wealth of new information some teams…

  17. A quick look at your top free agents for 2013 (as of now)

    Aug 30, 2012, 10:50 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Four

    After a summer of rebuilding and trying to put a team together, there are a few teams out there that are clearly looking at next summer as the chance to remake their lineup. Yes, we’re looking at you, Dallas. But you are not alone. So, who are next summer’s big potential free agents? Here is…

  18. The Inbounds: How the West will almost-but-not-actually be won

    Aug 29, 2012, 1:52 PM EST

    Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, Kenyon Martin, Blake Griffin

    Parity has become something of a naughty word around intelligent conversation about the NBA. Because parity is another word for “competitive balance” and that was the word the owners and league used to justify killing off 20 percent of the season last year. (When in truth the hard cap wouldn’t help a damn bit with…

  19. Tuesday And-1 links:

    Aug 28, 2012, 6:07 PM EST

    pau gasol tweet photo

    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. • Pau Gasol is in Chad right now, working with UNICEF on important food…

  20. The Inbounds: Houston, We Have A Solution

    Aug 24, 2012, 5:54 PM EST

    Houston Rockets Introduce Jeremy Lin

    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. Maybe no team will have the kind of predicted-win variance from fans and experts this season than the Houston Rockets.…

  21. Thursday And-1 links: Heat looking at Harrellson, Birdman

    Aug 23, 2012, 9:57 PM EST

    Philadelphia 76ers v New York Knicks

    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 James T. Kirk loves green women. • The Miami Heat need some depth…

  22. NBA Summer Power Rankings: Free agency moves Lakers up

    Aug 23, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant Dwight Howard

    Summer NBA power rankings are about as meaningful and accurate as preseason college football rankings. At least the NBA isn’t silly enough to have something like this matter in determining a champion. That would be stupid. The top and the bottom of the poll are what you’d expect, but the Lakers and Celtics moved up…

  23. Tuesday And-1 links: If you think LeBron’s shoes cost too much don’t pay it

    Aug 21, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

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    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 Young The Giant loves Cough Syrup. • Lots of buzz today about Nike…

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

    Aug 16, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

    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…

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

    Aug 15, 2012, 10:55 PM EST

    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…

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