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  1. Extra Pass: The other side of LeBron James’ 61-point game

    Mar 4, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    CHRIS DOUGLAS-ROBERT, LEBRON JAMES

    When Carmelo Anthony scored 62 points against the Charlotte Bobcats, Bobcats coach Steve Clifford blamed his team. “We weren’t ready to play,” Clifford said. “We made mistakes that allowed him room. He got going.” When LeBron James scored 61 points against Charlotte a few weeks later, Clifford credited LeBron. “Tonight, we did the right things,”…

  2. LeBron James breaks personal, Miami Heat single-game scoring records with 61 points

    Mar 3, 2014, 9:37 PM EDT

    LeBron

    By the numbers: 61 – Points LeBron James scored against the Bobcats tonight 56 – LeBron’s previous career high (set as Cleveland Cavalier in a 2005 loss to the Toronto Raptors) 56 – Miami Heat’s previous franchise record (set by Glen Rice in a 1995 win over the Orlando Magic 33 – Shots LeBron took, joining Kobe Bryant and…

  3. Mike D’Antoni doubts Nash returns this season, has he played his last game?

    Mar 3, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    In the most recent documentary video (via Grantland) about Steve Nash’s attempt to return to the NBA following a nerve root issue, you can see he is shaken when he learns of the “stretch provision” of the new CBA. He was afraid if he didn’t return this season the Lakers would use this provision —…

  4. Kobe Bryant says Lakers’ revenge will be “sweet” and “quick”

    Mar 3, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT

    NBA All-Star Press Conferences-Media Availabilty 2014

    This would be the definition of playing to the fan base. Although I’m sure Kobe Bryant believes it. There has been plenty of schadenfreude around the league — from other front offices to other fan bases — as the Lakers have fallen into being a hot mess this season. They entered the season with a…

  5. Kevin McHale thinks NBA should raise age limit

    Mar 1, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Washington Wizards

    One of new commissioner Adam Silver’s goals is get the NBA’s age limit raised to 20. He works for the owners and that is something they wanted out of the new collective bargaining agreement but put the issue aside in favor of getting a last minute deal done. Silver has a new ally on this…

  6. NBA tells LeBron to ditch the black mask and wear a clear one instead

    Mar 1, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

    New York Knicks vs Miami Heat

    UPDATE 1:08 am: LeBron James will not wear his black mask Saturday night when the Miami Heat will go against the Orlando Magic. Instead, he will choose from a series of league-approved options with various levels of tint but all somewhat clear, reports Michael Wallace of ESPN. The team had not reached out to the…

  7. Steve Nash talks about stretch provision motivating his recovery (VIDEO)

    Feb 28, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    You don’t get to be an NBA player, a professional athlete at an elite level, without some ego. Steve Nash has one. Certainly not one that is out of control, but he knows his NBA career is winding down and he wants to leave the game on his terms. He wants to contribute. In this…

  8. LeBron James went with black, full face mask that is psuedo nod to Bane. I guess.

    Feb 27, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    New York Knicks vs Miami Heat

    If you had “full face and black” in your office “what mask will LeBron James wear pool”…. well, I’d be a little worried about how much your office gambles. But you’d win. LeBron had a stylish (I guess) black carbon fiber mask, where he thinks he went Bane, but as noted at The Big Lead…

  9. Report: NBA general manager concerned Dante Exum will force his way to Lakers

    Feb 27, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT

    NBL Rd 18 - Melbourne v Adelaide

    A draft prospect who grew up overseas really wanted to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. But a team drafting before the Lakers also wanted the player. So, the player threated to sign with a foreign team if he couldn’t go to the Lakers. Safe to say, the Nets wish they had called Kobe Bryant’s…

  10. Little kid shows up Dwight Howard by dashing between his legs for layup

    Feb 27, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Is anyone in the NBA having more fun than Dwight Howard? He’s impersonating Kevin McHale, Instagramming a photo of himself dunking on Kobe Bryant, chanting ‘Howard Sucks’ to mock Lakers fans and giving free-agent advice as if he knows what he’s talking about. On the court, he’s playing better and playing for a better team…

  11. Pau Gasol questions Lakers discipline after loss to Pacers

    Feb 26, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    It’s obviously been a bit of a rough season for the Lakers, and especially so for Pau Gasol. Gasol was once again embroiled in what have been seemingly annual trade talks, only to see him remain with the team now that the deadline has passed. He’s been injured off and on, though not to the…

  12. Reactions from around sports world to Jason Collins playing as gay man

    Feb 24, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Jeremy Lin‘s reaction above to Jason Collins signing then playing with the Brooklyn Nets — becoming the first openly gay player in America’s four major sports — is pretty much the norm. They are happy to see the barrier broken and done for basketball reasons. NBA players are younger than the average American and if…

  13. Kobe Bryant on Jason Collins signing: ‘It’s fantastic. It sets an incredible precedent.’

    Feb 24, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

    kobe all star presser

    Jason Collins became the first openly gay, active professional athlete on Sunday when the Nets signed him to a 10-day contract, and then became the first to play in a game when he checked into the lineup against the Lakers at Staples Center with 10:28 remaining in the second quarter. Collins handled all of the…

  14. Carmelo Anthony on whether Knicks should have made a deal at trade deadline: ‘That’s not for me to say’

    Feb 22, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

    NBA All-Star Press Conferences and Media Availability 2014

    Carmelo Anthony did all he could to help his team win on Friday, but as has been the case more often than not this year, his effort simply wasn’t enough. New York dropped a double-overtime game in Orlando that left them four and a half games out of a playoff spot in the East, despite…

  15. Kobe Bryant still has soreness, swelling in knee; rest of season in serious jeopardy

    Feb 22, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns

    At All-Star weekend in New Orleans, Kobe Bryant called his recovery from a knee fracture “a slow process.” That process has suffered another setback. Lakers’ doctors examined Kobe on Friday and he continues to have soreness and swelling, so he will be re-evaluated in three weeks, according to the Orange County Register. Until then, no…

  16. Mitch Kupchak says Lakers don’t do salary dumps

    Feb 21, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Pau Gasol is still a Los Angeles Laker. He and his $19.3 million salary. He could have been moved at the trade deadline but the Lakers wanted assets back for the Spanish star. For example, talks with the Phoenix Suns fell apart when the Lakers wanted one of the top two of the four first…

  17. Kobe Bryant ‘not cool’ with Lakers trading Steve Blake

    Feb 20, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers' Bryant and Blake celebrate beating Denver Nuggets at their NBA Western Conference playoff in Los Angeles

    If the Lakers were going to make a run to the playoffs once Kobe Bryant returns from injury, Steve Blake would have played a key role. A quality outside shooter who competes defensively, Blake added to that roster. Of course, the Lakers were never going to make the playoffs this season. That’s why they traded…

  18. Dwight Howard gets booed by Lakers fans, responds with efficient 20 points in Rockets win

    Feb 20, 2014, 2:20 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    This game played out pretty much exactly as expected. Dwight Howard made his return to Staples Center and was lustily booed by Lakers fans. Then the game tipped off and the Rockets went out of their way to feed Howard in the post — he scored the Rockets first six points and had eight points,…

  19. LeBron, Kobe lead Forbes top 10 list of NBA endorsers

    Feb 19, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

    Lebron James,Kobe Bryant,  Andre Iguodala

    Forbes released its top 10 list of off-the-court NBA earners this week, and not surprisingly, a couple of the game’s biggest stars lead the pack. Before we get to the complete list, something stands out when looking at the dollars the top NBA athletes rake in, especially when compared to other sports’ stars. Thanks to…

  20. Pau Gasol to Charlotte? That’s not likely, nor is any other Pau Gasol trade

    Feb 18, 2014, 12:34 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak is trying. He doesn’t want to lose Pau Gasol for nothing. The Lakers are talking to teams about moving Gasol at the trade deadline. However, finding a team that wants to rent a guy making $19.3 million (he is a free agent after this season) and give the Lakers anything of…

  21. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Thunder, Heat on top coming up to trade deadline

    Feb 17, 2014, 8:16 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers

    Today’s PBT NBA Power Rankings — brought to you by the technology of airplane wi-fi — will talk about the All-Star weekend past and the trade deadline coming up, as there weren’t many other games to speak of. 1. Thunder (43-12, Last Week No. 1). Their addition at the trade deadline is simply getting Russell…

  22. Report: Nets may use disabled player exception to acquire Jordan Hill from Lakers

    Feb 17, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

    jordan hill

    Jordan Hill has slipped down Mike D’Antoni’s Lakers’ rotations behind even Chris Kaman because… actually I don’t have a good reason for you. Hill is not skilled offensive player, but what he brings is energy and the Lakers could often use that. D’Antoni’s Lakers rotations have been interesting this season. We’ll go with interesting. The…

  23. All-Star 2014: The Standouts

    Feb 17, 2014, 12:40 AM EDT

    NBA-All-Star-Game-2014-starters

    First, the obvious: The NBA All-Star Game is different from a normal basketball game. Apathy often reigns supreme, especially on defense, in this yearly exhibition, and there’s a premium on flashy play instead of solid, efficient basketball. For some players, it’s a dream format, while it’s less than ideal for others. In short, how a…

  24. Kobe says he doesn’t want input on Lakers free agent decisions this summer

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:46 PM EDT

    kobe all-star NOLA

    NEW ORLEANS – Kobe Bryant was voted in by the fans as an All-Star this season, an honor he received for the seventeenth time in his Hall of Fame career. He’s been sidelined with a knee injury since Dec. 20, however, so not only was he replaced in the lineup for the midseason exhibition, but he…

  25. Dwight Howard Instagrams photo of himself dunking on Kobe Bryant

    Feb 14, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

    If someone ever photographed me dunking on someone – an impossibility, considering my hops have most commonly been compared to Bill Laimbeer’s, and I’m not 6-foot-11 – I’d be tempted to send that picture to the dunk victim every single day. If the dunked-on were my friend, I probably would. If he weren’t a friend,…

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