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Remember that one time Dwight Howard said he wanted a trade? (Oh, wait — he asked for that more than once?)
Remember when you first heard of Jeremy Lin, or first saw Tim Tebow pull off a come-from-behind win?
What was the sports world like before the never-ending drag of Bountygate? Were you there when Penn State was a model institution? What about when Lance Armstrong was the undisputed king of cycling?
Oh, how much can change in a year.
While every new year brings a chance for new heroes and record-breakers all across sports, each year also has its share of captivating storylines that become a game in themselves. Where would 2012 be without the likes of Bobby Valentine, Jungle Bird and a Fidel Castro-complimenting Ozzie Guillen?
We’ve picked some of the best from a jam-packed 2012. Some stories may surprise you, while others will make you wonder whether all that could have happened in just one year. This much is for sure: We could be primed for an even more intriguing 2013.
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Not only did Dwight Howard have a tumultuous last season in Orlando, a new report indicates that his injury almost caused that season to be his last in the NBA.
Dwight Howard continues to feel the effects of his April surgery to repair a herniated disk.
Dwight Howard admits he might not have played again had he played through his back issue last season.
Courtesy of Getty ImagesIn light of the failed Mayan prediction that the world would end on December 21, 2012, here are some of the Apocalyptic scenarios for Laker Nation.Dwight Howard Will Leave the LakersDwight Howard will become disillusioned with his Laker teammates and the Lakers front office. He will realize that he is stuck with a very old team and a coach who does not teach...
We know that Basketball Wives Miami is back shooting season 5 for a March airdate. We know that Shaunie , Evelyn and Tami are returning. We also know that former NBA star Stephon Marbury’s wife Tasha has been added to the cast but check out who else might be joining “The Circle.” Per Necole *******, [...]
Strong defense the key as Penn State clobbers New Hampshire to improve to 7-4 on the season. The 27-point margin of victory is PSU's widest under Chambers.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash started Saturday night in the Lakers' 118-115 overtime victory over the Golden State Warriors after missing 24 games because of a small fracture in his lower left leg.
Nash played 41 minutes and shot 5 of 8 for 12 points with nine assists. The two-time MVP was injured Oct. 31 against Portland.
Coach Mike D'Antoni told the media before...
Steve Nash returned Saturday for the Los Angeles Lakers after missing 24 games this season with a small fracture in his leg. The Lakers hope Nash can balance out the offense.
"We'll find a natural balance, but Kobe's going to take the most shots," said Nash. "He's our best player and a great scorer, and the ball should be in his hands or should be...
Photo Credit: The Associated PressIt didn’t look good for the Lakers halfway through Saturday’s game in Golden State. It looked even worse after three quarters, as the Warriors turned their 8-point halftime lead to 13 going into the fourth quarter. But when the final buzzer sounded at the end of overtime, the Lakers were the ones that walked off the court celebrating their 118...