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Jerry West: Watch out for the Lakers come playoff time

The Logo has spoken and out of respect, we listen when the Logo talks.  Despite his advisory role with the Golden State Warriors, Jerry West is still talking about the Los Angeles Lakers and why not, he was a member of that organization for over half of his life. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, West said despite their early season struggles, the Lakers will still be a very dangerous...
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February 11, 2012  |  Discuss
ALL THE RIGHT REASONS

Bucks coach gets tossed intentionally

Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles says he got ejected from his team's game against the Cavs on purpose. Stephen Jackson says it sparked the team's overtime win.

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February 11, 2012  |  Discuss

The return of Aaron Brooks from China will be worth the wait

J.R. Smith is getting his press. Same goes for Wilson Chandler of late. But when it comes to NBA free agents playing in China probably the one guy who will have even a bigger impact upon his return to the league than Smith and Chandler is point guard Aaron Brooks. His future should continue in Phoenix, but right now there are no guarantees as these free agents get...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Mo Williams raises uncertainty in Clippers camp

Mo Williams has been on a roller coaster of a career. Just when he thinks he has figured things out, the NBA throws him a bit of a curve ball. The latest curve ball came when Williams went from bad team to the Clippers with a chance to play alongside Blake Griffin. Then Chris Paul came and Chauncey Billups came and Williams was pushed to the bench. He was still on a great team...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Writer-Palooza: The best of the worst singing performances from NBA stars

Crossover Chronicles is a relatively new blog, so we decided it was a good idea to introduce you to the crew. We're doing that in a new feature called "Writer-Palooza."  For the next few days, we will feature one writer, introducing him to you via an original piece, his favorite basketball video, and a wildcard post on any topic that he wants. Today we feature Surya...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

A plea for Howard

Orlando Magic fans are still holding out hope that Dwight Howard doesn’t want to leave. But as the Magic slide further down the Eastern Conference standings, the likelihood of Howard packing his bags is increasing. Howard has already requested a trade, but with the deadline approaching, the Magic haven’t gotten an offer they think is worth it. Either that or they really do think...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Roundtable: Who really should have made the All Star team?

The All Star rosters were announced last night and they mostly look good.  You can make solid arguments for almost everyone who made the All Star team this year.  But like everyone else, we have some differences of opinion. So the CC group huddled together in our secret underground bunker (built during the lockout, since we thought the apocalypse was coming.  Now we have to use...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Chandler and Brooks might be stuck

During the lockout, when some of the NBA players went to make some money overseas, most of them were able to get clauses in their contracts that allowed them to return to their teams when the lockout was over. That wasn’t the case for the ones that played in China. Players such as Aaron Brooks, Wilson Chandler and J.R. Smith aren’t allowed to leave their Chinese teams until...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Writer-Palooza: Video -Antoine Walker's shoulder shimmy in the NBA Finals

Crossover Chronicles is a relatively new blog, so we decided it was a good idea to introduce you to the crew. We're doing that in a new feature called "Writer-Palooza."  For the next few days, we will feature one writer, introducing him to you via an original piece, his favorite basketball video, and a wildcard post on any topic that he wants. Today we feature Surya...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Love to compete in the Three-Point Contest?

When Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love isn't stomping on Luis Scola's face and chest, he is a pretty good player. The double-double machine was recently selected to join the 2012 Western Conference All-Star reserves (his second All-Star appearance) but apparently he won't just be taking part in the Sunday big game. Love (h/t cbssports.com) is reportedly going to...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: Don't judge the old guys, the most boring comeback ever, & Jennings exploring big markets

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  Well that Celtics/Lakers games was.... something. The Celtics and Lakers last night put on a display of... well... it was a display.  If either team was banking on last night to prove to a national stage that it was ready to join the rest of the pack of contenders, they'...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Writer-Palooza: There's no crying in basketball

Crossover Chronicles is a relatively new blog, so we decided it was a good idea to introduce you to the crew. We're doing that in a new feature called "Writer-Palooza."  For the next few days, we will feature one writer, introducing him to you via an original piece, his favorite basketball video, and a wildcard post on any topic that he wants. Today we feature Surya...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Breaking: NBA All Star Reserves Announced

The NBA All Star reserves were announced on TNT Thursday. We'll be back tomorrow to provide our collective take on who should've made it and who shouldn't have, but in the meantime, here's who did.   Eastern Conference: Roy Hibbert (Ind), Luol Deng (Chi), Paul Pierce (Bos), Chris Bosh (Mia), Deron Williams (NJ), Andre Iguodala (Phi), and Joe Johnson (Atl). ...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Isiah Thomas talks point guards, NBA Titles, and Derrick Rose

Some people consider Isiah Thomas to be a buffoon these days. Other people would consider describing Thomas as such to be too kind. Whatever you think of him now though, for whatever reason, there's no denying what he was a player. Fearless. Tough. Unfreakingbelieveable. Hall of Famer. World Champion. Standing 6'1" tall, Thomas is also the last point guard to lead...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

The Look Ahead for February 9

Our nightly look ahead to the schedule with a couple of notes and story lines so you can plan out your NBA viewing.  All Times Eastern. Fire up the League Pass 8:00  LA Lakers at Boston Celtics (TNT) Celtics-Lakers is one of the most storied rivalries in all of sports.  These teams have battled for decades.  Right now, these two teams are like aging fighters who are relying...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Poll: LeBron not as hated as he used to be

You may not realize it, but you hate LeBron James less than you did a few months ago.  If you don't believe that, than I refer you to a Forbes Magazine poll that says people like LeBron just a little bit more than they used to. According to the Miami Herald, LeBron is now the sixth most hated athlete, down from last year when he was the second most hated athlete.  The poll...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Writer-Palooza: Heart and Hustle is what lasts

Crossover Chronicles is a relatively new blog, so we decided it was a good idea to introduce you to the crew. We're doing that in a new feature called "Writer-Palooza."  For the next few days, we will feature one writer, introducing him to you via an original piece, his favorite basketball video, and a wildcard post on any topic that he wants. Today we feature Philip...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago, San Antonio feature 'the most underrated role players' in the NBA

 Jeremy Lin, Jeff Foster, Tracy McGrady…  The names on the list runs long when it comes to debating “The Most Underrated Role Players” in the NBA these days and certainly a case  can be made for the likes of Lin, Foster and McGrady this season, but let’s open the discussion up a little bit as Darryl Howerton breaks  down his Top 15  “MURP’s” for HOOP Magazine...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Writer-Palooza: An image of mortality

Crossover Chronicles is a relatively new blog, so we decided it was a good idea to introduce you to the crew. We're doing that in a new feature called "Writer-Palooza."  For the next few days, we will feature one writer, introducing him to you via an original piece, his favorite basketball video, and a wildcard post on any topic that he wants. Today we feature Philip...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Durant the latest baller to try his hand at rapping

Stop me if you've heard this before: NBA player trying his hand at a rap career. Yup it seems NBA ballers seem to think that because they lace them up in the NBA, that means a path to a budding rap career is possible. From Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, and Tony Parker, season after season, you are more than likely to see some NBA player release a rap single or album....
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: Linsanity, Maxiell's vicious follow-dunk & Tony Parker is the best PG in the league right now

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1: Linsanity!! I'm getting a real kick out of this Jeremy Lin thing.  It's probably, literally, the most improbably story to actually unfold this season.  With Mike D'Antoni basically shutting his eyes and pulling this kid off the bench, there was no way in hell we...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston selected for NBA All-Star 2013

NBA Commissioner David Stern announced today that Houston will be hosting the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities. "Houston is a spectacular sports city, and for one week it will be the basketball capital of the world," said NBA Commissioner David Stern. "NBA All-Star is a magnificent celebration of our game, and I want to thank the city and the Rockets for welcoming...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Writer-Palooza: The Fallacy of Superstars

Crossover Chronicles is a relatively new blog, so we decided it was a good idea to introduce you to the crew. We're doing that in a new feature called "Writer-Palooza."  For the next few days, we will feature one writer, introducing him to you via an original piece, his favorite basketball video, and a wildcard post on any topic that he wants. Today we feature Philip...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant still never satisfied, still confident

Kobe Bryant is as close as the league has to that Michael Jordan-level of perfectionism. Bryant came into the league and quickly ascended to a superstar- and championship-level of play. He has known nothing but winning. He and Shaquille O'Neal won and fought together and then with each other in the pursuit of greatness. It was no coincidence that Bryant and O'Neal's...
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February 08, 2012  |  Discuss
MAKE IT RAIN

Stern talks NBA return to Seattle

Seattle has been without an NBA team since the SuperSonics left for Oklahoma City. Will they be getting a new team anytime soon?

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February 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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