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  1. Barack Obama welcomes Miami Heat to White House (VIDEO)

    Jan 14, 2014, 4:41 PM EDT

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    We brought you a quote from this already, now we give you the full video. Following tradition, President Barack Obama welcomed the NBA champion Miami Heat to the White House on Tuesday. Obama, a basketball fan who has had LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and other Heat players in his pick-up games, was plentiful with the jokes.…

  2. Quote of the Day: Barack Obama tries to cut off any yelling at Mario Chalmers

    Jan 14, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

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    “With that, we should take a picture, but we should make it quick, before one of these guys starts yelling at Mario.” —President Barack Obama, wrapping up the Miami Heat’s visit to the White House as NBA Champions, via Ethan Skolnik of Bleacher Report. It’s an annual tradition to have the NBA champion visit the…

  3. Are the Heat the NBA’s most book smart team? They think so.

    Jan 14, 2014, 3:11 PM EDT

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    An NBA locker room is not the most academic of settings. It’s not a book club sitting around discussing “The Luminaries” (even though with all the down time NBA players have they have the time to get through it). There are smart, well read guys in the NBA, however, and they tend to be veteran…

  4. Nets notch fifth straight win over frustrated LeBron, banged up Heat

    Jan 11, 2014, 12:35 AM EDT

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    NEW YORK – LeBron James fouled out of a game for just the sixth time in his career on Friday, and with the Heat entering the game in Brooklyn already down three of their starters, losing him for the second overtime session proved to be too much. Behind big games from Joe Johnson and Shaun…

  5. Report: Spurs being very aggressive in trade market to upgrade roster

    Jan 10, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Portland Trail Blazers

    We all know the San Antonio Spurs came within a Ray Allen three — or just a couple made free throws — of winning the NBA title last season (Spurs fans would like to stop reliving that, thank you very much). We also know that they are 28-8 this season, the best record in the…

  6. Pacers’ Lance Stephenson receives flopping warning from NBA

    Jan 9, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT

    Lance Stephenson

    We like to bring you these (this is the 18th this season), even though we all now that these warnings from NBA will have about the same impact as your parents warning to stop drinking your dad’s beer when you were in high school. The Indiana Pacers’ Lance Stephenson has been warned for a flop…

  7. Stephen Curry moves past Chris Paul as starter in latest NBA All-Star balloting

    Jan 9, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Golden State Warriors - Game Six

    We can take Chris Paul’s brilliance as a point guard for granted because he’s the guy throwing the lobs, not the guy finishing the highlight play. Paul can score and take over a game, but his mastery of the point guard play is subtler than that — he takes over games by dictating flow and…

  8. Ray Allen says sequel to “He Got Game” being discussed

    Jan 9, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

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    Ideas for movies float around Hollywood like trade ideas float around the D-League Showcase in Reno — there are a ton of ideas and conversations, but the ones that come to fruition and make to the big screen are few and far between. That said, how would you feel about a “He Got Game” sequel?…

  9. Kevin Garnett explains Joe Johnson’s nickname: ‘Joe Jesus’

    Jan 8, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Brooklyn Nets

    Kevin Garnett used to play with someone nicknamed Jesus Shuttlesworth, but Garnett has tried to erase Ray Allen from his life. Now, Garnett is playing with a new teammate he calls Jesus: Joe Johnson. “He might not be there when you call on him, but he’s there when you need him,” Garnett said in the…

  10. The Extra Pass: Seven young players to watch in 2014

    Jan 3, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Cleveland Cavaliers

    One of the best parts of the NBA is watching the young talent emerge, some guys you expected to be good but others that came out of left field. Along those lines, here are seven players to watch as they start to break out and find their way in their first couple NBA seasons. Anthony…

  11. Sneak Peek at nickname jerseys for Heat/Nets game

    Jan 2, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's Allen celebrates a three point shot against the Indiana Pacers during Game 7 of their NBA Eastern Conference final basketball playoff in Miami

    Back in the 1970s the NBA used to allow nicknames on jerseys, and they have decided to again for one game — Jan. 10 between the Heat and Nets. SLAM got an advanced peak at the jerseys. To be clear, that is Ray Allen (34, from his character in the movie “He Got Game”), LeBron…

  12. Final post of 2013 is most memorable play of 2013: It can only be Ray Allen

    Dec 31, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Could it really be anything else? If we are talking about one play that we will be talking about a decade, two decades from now it will be Ray Allen‘s step back corner three that sent Game 6 of the NBA Finals to overtime. There was a lot that led up to it (including the…

  13. Best NBA video bombs of 2013

    Dec 31, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Sacramento Kings

    If nothing else, 2013 will be known as the year the video bomb of an NBA post-game interview became a trend. Well, it might be remembered for that Ray Allen shot, too, but video bombs became a thing. So in that spirit, the fine folks at NBA.com put together the best video bombs of 2013.…

  14. The Extra Pass: The best dunks of 2013; plus Tuesday’s recaps

    Dec 31, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Derrick Williams

    If the end of a year serves as a time for reflection and the remembrance of lessons learned, then let the video below serve as one last reminder for the small guards of the league. If LeBron James is coming at you on a break, move. If DeAndre Jordan is flying down the lane towards…

  15. Top 10 clutch shots of 2013 (VIDEO)

    Dec 29, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's Allen celebrates a three point shot against the Indiana Pacers during Game 7 of their NBA Eastern Conference final basketball playoff in Miami

    As the year winds down, the good folks at the NBA are putting together some compilation reels of the best plays of 2013. This one features the top clutch shots of the calendar year, and if you’ve paid attention at all, it’s easy to predict that the shot Ray Allen hit to save the Heat’s…

  16. Mario Chalmers after being whistled for flagrant on DeMarcus Cousins: ‘He flopped’

    Dec 28, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

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    When Mario Chalmers wasn’t throwing passes behind his head to LeBron James for ridiculous dunks, he was throwing his weight into DeMarcus Cousins late in Miami’s loss to Sacramento on Friday. Chalmers picked up a flagrant for body checking Cousins, who went flying to the floor with under a minute and a half remaining in…

  17. Heat sit Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen in advance of Saturday’s showdown with Blazers

    Dec 27, 2013, 11:09 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade

    Miami is taking the longview with regard to this season. After reaching the Finals each of the past three seasons and with a fourth trip well within reach, the Heat aren’t going to put their veterans at risk throughout the long grind of the 82-game regular season. Dwyane Wade, who has been rested multiple times…

  18. Latest NBA All-Star balloting released; LeBron, Durant leading vote getters

    Dec 26, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

    NBA All-Star Game 2013

    We warned you this would be the case — there are not many changes in the All-Star Game fan voting as we move through the process. Who you vote for early tends to be who you vote for late. The fans choose the starters for the annual exhibition game and as of Thursday when the…

  19. Lessons of Celtics 2007 draft taught Suns GM not to tank for picks

    Dec 24, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns

    While from the outside it looked like the Suns were going bad to get good this season, they never saw it that way. Young new GM Ryan McDonough traded for Eric Bledsoe and believed in the Goran Dragic/Bledsoe backcourt when few did. He was right. More than that he stockpiled picks and also went and…

  20. Lakers’ Nick Young perfectly fine with Heat shooters not liking Christmas unis

    Dec 24, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James said the Miami Heat shooters are not fond of the NBA’s sleeved Christmas Day special uniforms. Miami travels to Los Angeles for its Christmas Day matchup and Lakers gunner Nick Young is just fine with the Heat not liking the jersey. Look what he told Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com, via Sulia. “We’re going…

  21. The Extra Pass: The nightmare that is LeBron James; plus Monday’s recaps

    Dec 24, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Miami Heat

    You know those nightmares where you can’t run away fast enough? The ones where your legs turn to mush and the baddy behind you keeps gaining ground? That’s a recurring nightmare for lots of people, but it’s a recurring reality for Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer. Budenholzer was on the sidelines with the San…

  22. Heat come from 15 down to even season series with Pacers

    Dec 18, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    LeBron Wade

    In the second battle of the season between the two clear leaders of the Eastern Conference, the defending champs showed that they have more than enough talent to come away with a win if given even the smallest of windows to do so. The Pacers got out to a lead of as many as 15…

  23. Ray Allen to wear nickname jersey straight out of “He Got Game”

    Dec 18, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

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    If you haven’t seen Spike Lee’s “He Got Game” well, now you have some homework for tonight. The movie has Denzel Washington and a young Ray Allen in the lead role of a movie where basketball is at the heart of the plot. This season the NBA is going to do “nickname games” where the…

  24. Google’s most searched NBA player in 2013? LeBron. Top trending team? Do you have to ask?

    Dec 17, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Google search records are not the best way to test the popularity of something, but it is a pretty democratic way. Bottom line is you find out who people want to find out more about. As a fun little NBA treat, Google released Tuesday their most searched NBA players… and if you have to guess…

  25. The Extra Pass: The Clippers’ “Rosie” Screen; plus Monday’s recaps

    Dec 17, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Atlanta Hawks

    Over the next few days in this space, we’ll break down a play that’s largely unique to one team. To kick off this signature series, we’ll start with the Los Angeles Clippers’ “Ring-Around-The-Rosie” screen. Innovation in the NBA is often about adding little wrinkles to something very simple. There are no “Wildcat” offenses that take…

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