Found January 17, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports: released its GM survey results Tuesday and the data is highly amusing. GMs predict that the Heat will beat the Thunder in the Finals. They have Kevin Durant winning regular season MVP over LeBron James. They’re high on Gregg Popovich as a coach, Dwight Howard as a big man and defender, and the Clippers’ offseason. They’re also big on Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio, and Raptors draft pick Jonas Valanciunas. I encourage you to read the entire survey if you’re a basketball fan, but the one item I thought was most noteworthy concerned the franchise player question. If you were starting a franchise and could sign any player, who would it be? T1. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 37.0% T1. LeBron James, Miami — 37.0% 3. Derrick Rose, Chicago — 14.8% 4. Dwight Howard, Orlando — 7.4% 5. Dwyane Wade, Miami — 3.7% Kevin Durant was number one on the list last season at 55.6%, so either he or LeBron did something to narrow the gap. Maybe it’s that Durant lost in the Conference Finals while the ...

Heat owner owns wrecked cruise ship

Heat owner Mickey Arison and his family own 47 percent of Carnival Corporation - which also owns the Italian cruise ship that capsized last week.

How Bad are the Wizards? Fans Were Doing Homework and Sleeping at the Game

On Wednesday night, the Washington Wizards defeated the Oklahoma City thunder in a close game. Believe it. That improves Washington’s record to a whopping 2-12 on the season, but it was nice for Wizards fans to see their team show some sort of pulse in holding on to defeat Kevin Durant and company. That is, if the fans were watching. According to Oklahoman writer Darnell Mayberry...

Video: Kevin Durant in New Nike+ Ad

Here’s a teaser for a new Nike training product, which is set for release this Thursday, Jan. 19. Looks like the Swoosh is holding back on details for now, but check out a teaser for the drop above, starring Thunder forward and SLAM 155 cover star Kevin Durant.

James sent home from shootaround with illness, Wade day-to-day

Heat forward LeBron James was sent home from the team's shootaround practice Thursday morning because of illness, and is a game-time decision for Miami's matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers.

LeBron endorses Pop for U.S. coach

LeBron James and Tony Parker both endorse Spurs coach Gregg Popovich as a potential Olympics team coach in case Coach K steps down.

Heat downs Spurs, ends 3-game slide

LeBron James scored 33 points and Chris Bosh 30, and the Miami Heat used a historic third-quarter turnaround to erase a big deficit and beat the San Antonio Spurs, 120-98, Tuesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Wizards vs. Thunder: Open thread for Game 14

Kevin Durant will make his lone trip home as the NBA-best Oklahoma City Thunder (12-2) take on the NBA-worst Wizards (1-12) at Verizon Center. Andray Blatche will return to the starting lineup for the first time in six games (he missed three because of a sore right shoulder), replacing Trevor Booker. Rookie Chris Singleton will have the assignment of guarding Durant. Read full article...

Spurs 98 - HEAT 120 Chat Recap

Recap of's live chat of Miami stunning comeback victory over the San Antonio Spurs, where Mike Miller went 6-of-6 from three and LeBron James scored 33.

LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Mike Miller lead Miami Heat’s comeback against Spurs

The Heat erased a 17-point, first-half deficit by torching the Spurs in the second half, and LeBron James had 33 points and 10 assists to help end Miami’s three-game skid.

Down 17 in first half, LeBron James rallies Wade-less Heat past Spurs

MIAMI - The Heat is getting used to winning without Dwyane Wade. Miami is 4-0 this season in games without...

What to watch today: Lakers vs. Heat

There's lots of NBA star power on display tonight as Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers visit the Miami Heat's Big Two -- that's LeBron James and Chris Bosh, as Dwyane Wade is out indefinitely with various foot, ankle and leg problems. 8, TNT.

Watch to watch today: What to watch today

There's lots of NBA star power on display tonight as Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers visit the Miami Heat's Big Two -- that's LeBron James and Chris Bosh, as Dwyane Wade is out indefinitely with various foot, ankle and leg problems. 8, TNT.
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