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  1. Three Point Contest preview: It’s not just a couple of Celtics


    Feb 19, 2011, 1:18 PM EST

    paul-pierce--ray-allen-game-4-of-the-2008-nba-finals

    For all the world cares, there are two guys in the Three-Point Shooting Contest, part of the Saturday night fun in Los Angeles for All-Star Weekend. There’s Ray Allen, who has hit more three pointers than anyone in NBA history. Then there is Paul Pierce, the defending Three-Point Contest champion. They play for the high-profile…

  2. Contenders, pretenders, wish-it-would-enders — taking stock of the NBA at the break

    Feb 18, 2011, 3:33 AM EST

    Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

    Welcome to All-Star Weekend, when the NBA takes a break from playing games to talk about trades. And hear about the great parties that the players went to. Then talk about more trades. Then watch an exhibition with less defense than a Cavs-Raptors game. For the rest of us, it’s a good time to take…

  3. Chris Rock knew LeBron was gone, why didn’t Cleveland?

    Feb 17, 2011, 8:19 AM EST

    'Grown Ups' - Germany Premiere

    Well, maybe everybody does hate Chris in Cleveland now. Chris Rock pulls no punches. It’s why his stand up is so great — he tells you straight out how he sees it. And in an interview with Esquire Magazine (done by Scott Raab who is writing a book about LeBron leaving Cleveland) Rock says Clevelanders…

  4. Some All-Star Game odds

    Feb 16, 2011, 1:55 PM EST

    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…

  5. Cavaliers working hard to trade anyone, everyone

    Feb 16, 2011, 1:23 PM EST

    Antawn Jamison

    The Cleveland Cavaliers do not really have a championship roster. You probably figured that out somewhere during the 26-game losing streak. Well, you probably figured it out seconds after LeBron James talked about taking his talents south for the winter. Dan Gilbert figured it out later. What matters now is we are all on the…

  6. Video: Dwyane Wade’s 90-foot ally-oop to LeBron in Heat win

    Feb 16, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Houston Rockets

    Wes Unseld would be jealous. This is as good an outlet pass as you are ever going to see — a football-style, length-of-the-court ally-oop from Dwyane Wade to LeBron James. After the game LeBron compared it to the Super Bowl champion Packers, saying it looked like Aaron Rodgers to Greg Jennings — which probably didn’t…

  7. Winderman: Bosh ready for anything in return to Toronto

    Feb 15, 2011, 2:35 PM EST

    Chris Bosh

    Now comes Chris Bosh‘s turn. Two months after LeBron James received his enraged embrace upon his post-free-agency return to Cleveland, Bosh gets his turn Wednesday in Toronto. Amid talk of Raptors fans giving him the Vince Carter treatment (security remains beefed up to this day whenever Vince heads north of the border) and Raptors players…

  8. LeBron James misses free throw as Celtics top Heat for third time

    Feb 13, 2011, 4:06 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics

    If you hate LeBron James, as much of the Western world does, today was quite a day for you. After being largely the only reason the Miami Heat were even in the game against the Boston Celtics, James clanged the first of two free throws down two with ten seconds left, then failed to save…

  9. Here’s a tip. If you’re going to heckle someone, heckle smart.

    Feb 13, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

    New Orleans Hornets v Miami Heat

    So on Friday in Detroit, some genius decided to start making Valentine’s Day jokes at LeBron about his mother. You know the gag. You’ve seen these types of guys before. Acting as if they’re doing something fun, or trying to get at a player as if that’s righteous, when in reality, they’re just trying to…

  10. The implications of Heat-Celtics III

    Feb 13, 2011, 12:43 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics

    For the first time this season, the Miami Heat will face the Boston Celtics with a better record.  But in the third meeting between the two best teams in the East, the Heat will need a significant amount of progress across all fronts in order to come away with their first victory over the Celtics.…

  11. LeBron, Lil’ Wayne are cool with each other again. All is right with the world.

    Feb 10, 2011, 10:08 AM EST

    The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Show

    It was one of our great national tragedies, when rapper Lil’ Wayne bared his soul to Rolling Stone about the pain he felt when LeBron James and Dwyane Wade didn’t give him special love when he sat in the front row of a Heat game. I think we all related. Good news. No. Great news.…

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

    Feb 9, 2011, 8:41 AM EST

    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…

  13. Cavaliers may be losing but Dan Gilbert is making big money

    Feb 7, 2011, 9:39 PM EST

    Dan Gilbert

    On the court, Cleveland is an unmitigated disaster. They’ve won one game since the start of December. They are losing big. On the accountant’s ledger, the Cavaliers are winning big. It’s the remnants of the LeBron James era — money committed before he was gone more than covers a post-LeBron payroll, as Jason Lloyd explains…

  14. LeBron’s effect on ratings dramatic

    Feb 7, 2011, 6:33 PM EST

    Gucci Cocktail Party For Ffawn

    The Sports Business Journal just released a report comparing this season’s local TV ratings for NBA teams to the ratings from last season, and one thing is clear: People like to watch LeBron James play basketball. The Heat’s average rating is currently 5.4; that’s the third-highest average rating in the league (behind the Spurs and…

  15. Does Dwight Howard already have one eye on the door?

    Feb 7, 2011, 12:57 PM EST

    NBA: Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Clippers

    This is where we are now. When a player is a couple years away from free agency — as Dwight Howard is in 2012 — there will be stories about how if the team doesn’t win a title he is gone. The stories have started about Chris Paul as well, all in the wake of…

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

    Feb 6, 2011, 4:48 PM EST

    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…

  17. The Cavaliers can’t lose them all… can they?

    Feb 5, 2011, 3:20 AM EST

    J.J. Hickson, Marc Gasol, Sam Young

    It’s just become hard to watch. What forward J.J. Hickson said after Friday’s loss to the Grizzlies — number 23 in a row — summed the desperation up well. “They say you can’t win ‘em all, but in the same light, you can’t lose ‘em all either,” Hickson said. “So, if we stay (focused), I…

  18. Otis Smith content with LeBron’s jumper-driven explosion

    Feb 4, 2011, 9:08 PM EST

    Otis Smith, Orlando Magic

    LeBron James dominated the Miami Heat’s Thursday night game against the Orlando Magic. After hitting his first 11 shots and dropping 23 on Orlando in the first quarter alone, James finished with 51 points (on a mere 25 shots), 14 rebounds, and eight assists and led the Heat to a win that wasn’t quite as…

  19. Just how good was LeBron James on Thursday?

    Feb 4, 2011, 1:46 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    Did you see it? Did you see just how fantastic LeBron James was last night? If you didn’t, you missed the best regular season performance of this season and maybe the last few. Our man Matt Moore (writing for CBSSports) did the research on just how amazing he was. James took 25 shots and only…

  20. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Heat, Spurs win big showdowns. Well, big for February.

    Feb 4, 2011, 8:15 AM EST

    Antonio McDyess

    What you missed while wondering if Ronald Regan would have wanted a 400-pound cake… Heat 104, Magic 100: This game was all about the shooting. LeBron James owned this game from the start, putting up 23 points in the first quarter on his way to a season high 51. Thing is, they were not easy…

  21. You’re watching: NBA television ratings continue to rise

    Feb 2, 2011, 1:25 PM EST

    TNT Set

    Maybe it’s LeBron James and the Heat. Maybe it’s traditional powers like the Lakers and Celtics being in the mix. Maybe it’s young stars like Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin. Maybe it’s having the Knicks relavent again in New York. Whatever it is, there is a real buzz around the NBA this season, and the…

  22. LeBron says he’s still motivated by Orlando’s summer comments

    Feb 2, 2011, 11:43 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat

    LeBron James and the Miami Heat have already played the Orlando Magic twice — but don’t think he has moved on from this summer’s snide comments by Orlando brass. LeBron’s comments yesterday showed he will be up for Thursday night’s meeting. “The simple fact that it’s a division opponent, that means a lot,” James said.…

  23. Video: The top 10 dunks in January

    Feb 2, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors

    Baby, it’s cold outside. To warm you up a little on this winter day we can’t offer a nice bowl of chicken noodle soup, but we can offer dunks. Ten of them. The best from January. Yes, you can be sure Blake Griffin makes an appearance on the list.

  24. LeBron has nothing but love for Cavs organization, fans. Gee, thanks.

    Feb 1, 2011, 9:14 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Houston Rockets

    Right before his Miami Heat team sleepwalked through a large chunk of the game and still easily handed the Cavaliers their 21st straight loss, LeBron James had nothing but kind words to say about the Cavs organization and their fans. Which you can be sure sat real well with guys sitting around bars in Cleveland.…

  25. Stick a fork in them: The Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jan 31, 2011, 6:49 PM EST

    Mo Williams Sad

    This is the first in our new ongoing series here at PBT: Stick a fork in them.  As we feel teams are done, toast, dead to the playoffs, we will give them a sendoff and obit. We’re not talking mathematically eliminated, we mean when their playoff chances really give up the ghost. John Krolik starts…

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