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  1. PBT Monday morning one liners

    Apr 25, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    Rajon Rondo

    Mike D’Antoni is not as sold on Rajon Rondo as everybody else. This is what the screwed up politics of the Knicks front office does — neither Amar’e Stoudemire or Carmelo Anthony would really say anything about Donnie Walsh and Mike D’Antoni. That’s not because they don’t like them, it’s fear of crossing an owner…

  2. PBT Friday morning one liners

    Apr 22, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

    Andrew Bynum, Marco Belinelli

    How has Memphis hung around with San Antonio? One key way is limiting the corner three. A fantastic profile of Andrew Bynum at Sports Illustrated, including how he builds his own computers. One of my favorite things to read weekly — my man Anthony Macri’s coaches corner. This week he talks Bynum’s positioning and why…

  3. PBT Thursday one liners

    Apr 21, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT

    Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, Darrell Arthur

    Hey, Memphis. How does it feel to be part of a real, honest-to-goodness playoff series? Fun, isn’t it? The San Antonio Spurs absolutely owned the local television market ratings game this season. But sure Sacramento, move to Los Angeles because the television deal is key. If Bryan Colangelo is out in Toronto, look for 74-year-old…

  4. PBT Tuesday morning one liners

    Apr 19, 2011, 11:12 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v New York Knicks

    The Lakers Steve Blake will be back from his bout with the chicken pox Wednesday night. He’s no longer contagious, but I might put him on Chris Paul for a few possessions anyway. Rockets players were surprised by the move and stuck up for coach Rick Adelman, who the team let walk. By the way,…

  5. PBT Monday morning one liners

    Apr 18, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Chicago Bulls - Game One

    Roy Hibbert of the Pacers says no way the Bulls will sweep them. That sure felt like the Pacers best chance in Game 1, though. Shane Battier hits the game-winning three early in the day, his wife had their baby daughter that night. Damn, that’s a day. Congrats to him. Great story on why Matt Barnes…

  6. PBT Friday morning one liners

    Apr 15, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    Heat James and Wade celebrate with their team from the bench against the Raptors during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    Goodbye and good luck, Joe Tait. More than Cleveland will miss you. As the minutes of the big three go up in Miami in the playoffs, who gets squeezed out? The cost of playoff tickets in New York is insane. But then again, the cost of everything in New York is insane. San Diego State’s Kawhi Leonard…

  7. PBT Wednesday one liners

    Apr 13, 2011, 11:14 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v New Orleans Hornets

    Keith Bogans tends to take a lot of heat as the Bulls starting shooting guard, but look at the other coaches that gave him big run: Doc Rivers, Gregg Popovich and Stan Van Gundy. Coincidence? Owner Glen Taylor has some tough choices to make in Minnesota. The Raptors ownership/front office situation is a sticky mess.…

  8. PBT Tuesday one liners

    Apr 12, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT

    lebron-shoes2

    An idea emailed to me by reader Vincent that is an interesting longshot: This summer LeBron can opt out of or renegotiate his Nike shoe deal, according to reports. Recently one of Nike’s star shoe designers publicly ripped LeBron and his entourage for their lack of focus (and having too many voices in the process)…

  9. PBT Monday morning one liners

    Apr 11, 2011, 11:09 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Monty McCutchen

    Kobe Bryant picked up his 15th technical this season in a little tussle with Kendrick Perkins Sunday night. One more T in the season’s final two games and Kobe is suspended for one game. If he picks up 16 in the season’s final game he does not sit out the first playoff game — the…

  10. PBT Friday morning one liners

    Apr 8, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Image (1) obama_basketball-thumb-275x275-14042-thumb-250x250-14043.jpg for post 3628

    How the Golden State Warriors are Barack Obama. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra talks distractions. What could he possibly be referring to? There’s some real concern in Boston about these Celtics. I’d say we said the same thing last year heading into the playoffs, but this feels different, doesn’t it? In the NBA, the iPad is everywhere.…

  11. PBT Thursday morning one liners

    Apr 7, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT

    Clippers Kings Basketball

    The Kings likely final game in Sacramento is nearly a sellout. Scottie Pippen gets his bust inside the United Center tonight. In his blog, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said that “A new big three has announced its arrival – Wall, Crawford and Blatche.” He got one third of that right. (Tom Ziller pretty much hit…

  12. PBT Wednesday morning one liners

    Apr 6, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    Atlanta’s Jason Collins’ sprained his ankle Tuesday night but it is being called “mild” by the team. Which is good if you’re a Hawks fan, he is the key to your chances against Orlando in the first round. By the way, Josh Smith sat out for the Hawks but coach Larry Drew said after the…

  13. PBT Tuesday morning one liners

    Apr 5, 2011, 10:26 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard is a bit of a perfectionist, and this Magic team frustrates him. Read into that whatever you want about his future. Nenad Kristic says the injury and time away was tough for him. Tom Sanders was named to the Basketball Hall of Fame yesterday. If you just said “who?” then read this. The…

  14. PBT Monday morning one liners

    Apr 4, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT

    Image (1) Odom_half-thumb-250x166-11713.jpg for post 1988

    Former Nets owner Henry Taub has passed away at age 83. Lamar Odom was frustrated after he gave up a game-clinching tip in to Kenyon Martin Sunday — he thought he was going to get help from Ron Artest. He said as much after the game. The Magic may get J.J. Redick back soon. It’s…

  15. PBT Friday morning one liners

    Apr 1, 2011, 10:42 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Miami Heat

    Denver’s Gary Forbes talks about living with diabetes. Chris Webber ripped the Mavs and called them “soft” on the TNT broadcast after their loss to the Lakers Thursday. Breaking down the Lakers improved defense of late, which dominated the Mavs last night. The Sixers are making their playoff push and Evan Turner got a DNP-CD…

  16. PBT Wednesday morning one liners

    Mar 30, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Orlando Magic

    It’s cool because he gets to use the phrase “Magic Nuggets.” But Tom Ziller also has an interesting plan — what if the NBA did away with conferences and just took the best 16 teams and threw them in a bracket? Here’s what it looks like. And it looks pretty good. Eddy Rivera over at…

  17. PBT Tuesday morning one liners

    Mar 29, 2011, 9:43 AM EDT

    The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Show

    The big story in Philly: Lou Williams and some others Sixers went to the Lil’ Wayne concert Saturday night before a noon-tipoff Sunday against the Kings. And the Sixers lost and some fans are blaming the night out (even though Jrue Holiday went and played well). This is mostly about Williams off shooting day, and…

  18. PBT Monday morning one liners

    Mar 28, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard caved — he had his beard trimmed. He was the first Magic player to do so since they decided to grow playoff beards as a team. Fortunately for all of us, Stan Van Gundy is not playing along. If — really, when at this point — the Kings move to Anaheim, the Lakers…

  19. PBT Friday morning one liners

    Mar 25, 2011, 10:38 AM EDT

    Clippers Kings Basketball

    Here are some details on the latest effort to keep the Kings in Sacramento. They’re trying, but let’s understand this is a longshot. At best. Steve Francis’ agent has pled guilty to tax evasion and a series of other crimes and is looking at a decade behind bars. LeBron James has Kemba Walker’s back. Another…

  20. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Dallas has 50 wins in a season. Again.

    Mar 25, 2011, 8:17 AM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry

    What you missed while developing a remote control floating cloud to hoover over soccer stadiums…. Mavericks 104, Timberwolves 96: No Kevin Love tonight for Minnesota so on paper this this looked like it a blowout… but nobody counted on good Anthony Randolph showing up. Much like the Spanish Inquisition, nobody expects the good Anthony Randolph.…

  21. PBT Thursday morning one liners

    Mar 24, 2011, 10:46 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Victory Parade

    Behind the scenes at a Ron Artest video shoot… complete with Oompa-Loompas. Trying to make sense of the Heat’s role players and fit. (Great work by our own John Krolik.) Jerry West agrees with Mike D’Antoni — Knicks fans need to calm down. Jermaine O’Neal could return to the Celtics next week. (Shaq remains day-to-day,…

  22. PBT Wednesday morning one liners

    Mar 23, 2011, 10:56 AM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Chicago Bulls

    Scottie Pippen hosts a yard sale. Some interesting notes on NBA union head Billy Hunter and the ongoing NBA labor talks from Henry Abbott at TrueHoop. The players are essentially the same but the results are worse this season in Atlanta. So new coach Larry Drew’s seat is getting a little warm. Larry Brown wants…

  23. PBT Tuesday morning one liners

    Mar 22, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT

    space jam

    When you watched Space Jam you thought, “Man, I’d really like to pour over the box score from that game.” Well, here you go. Thanks guys at Harvard (and Deadspin). Before he got injured in the second quarter Monday, Tim Duncan grabbed three rebounds. That was enough to tie him with Dennis Rodman for third…

  24. PBT Monday morning one liners

    Mar 21, 2011, 10:28 AM EDT

    Apple Unveils iPad 2

    One thing that has become ubiquitous in NBA locker rooms and around players — iPads. Out West, seeds five through 11 are within five games of each other. Here’s a breakdown on who has the advantage. A Sacramento PR man is urging a boycott of an April 1 Kings game in protest of the team’s…

  25. PBT Friday morning one liners

    Mar 18, 2011, 10:52 AM EDT

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    JaVale McGee’s All-Star Dunk Contest double dunk reenacted — with peeps. (via Unsilent) Deadspin charted the possessions from the movie Hoosiers and broke it all down. Ronnie Price could return to the Jazz this weekend after missing 15 games. Our own John Korlik, at Cavs the Blog, has some interesting thoughts on DeMarcus Cousins. The…

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