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Latest on Greg Oden's Injury Situation

The Greg Oden story is an increasingly sad one. As the basketball world celebrates what Jeremy Lin has been able to make of his NBA opportunity recently, we're also left wondering what Oden could've made of the one his knees never allowed him to have. Okay nobody is thinking about Greg Oden right now during full-scale "Lin-sanity," I realize that, but you get what...
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February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Wizards gaining some confidence

The Washington Wizards are 7-22, the third worst record in the league. This season they’ve been a doormat for most of the NBA, but despite this, the Wizards say they’re starting to build a little confidence. On Sunday night, the Wizards ended a seven-game losing streak in Detroit that went back to 2007. CSN Washington says that after the game the Wizards were “upbeat” and...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Linsanity reaches online sports betting

Jeremy Lin needs no introduction anymore but just several days ago that wasn't the case. Unsurprisingly, sports bookies have taken notice too and they're not going to let you just walk all over them with your renewed hope for the Knicks. Online sportsbook site Bovada scrambled to drop the odds of the Knicks winning it all drastically since the week before.  "The...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Kobe calls 2012 U.S. Olympic team "strongest ever"

The 2012 Olympics are about seven months away, and the Americans are looking to defend their Olympic gold they won in 2008.  The "Redeem Team" was powered by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and of course Kobe Bryant.  That team steam rolled through the Olympics, beating teams by an average of 28 points, with the Gold Medal game against Spain being the only...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

The Look Ahead for February 15

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 7:00 - Philadelphia 76'ers at Orlando Magic For a 13 game schedule I'm largely unimpressed by most of the match ups.  But this one is a good one because only two games separate these two teams in the standings...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Ben Wallace sets record, prepares for retirement

While Jeremy Lin is setting the world on fire and showing the world what an undrafted rookie can do, another one is riding off into the sunset. It has been a slow go to the end for Ben Wallace, but the end is nearing. Before playing in his 1,055th game of his career, the most by an undrafted player since the ABA-merger in 1977, Wallace announced that this season will be his last...
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February 15, 2012  |  1 Comment

With Aldridge's ankle trouble, is it time to skip the All-Star game?

 We hate to go there. But we have to go there.  As if it wasn’t bad enough for Portland to lose by 15 points to the Washington Wizards on their own home floor, the Blazers were left to pick  up the pieces after their All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge crumpled to the floor clutching his left ankle. The result: a left ankle sprain. X-rays came back negative but Aldridge did...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss
UNIVERSAL APPEAL

'Space sneakers' will make debut at All-Star Game

Nike will debut the new sneakers at the All-Star Game in Orlando later this month when Kobe, Durant and LeBron strap them on.

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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Wizards fans says he taunted LeBron about his Mom and Delonte, then James got mad

Bob Moore is the name of the Washington Wizards fan who told NBCWashington of his exchange with LeBron James during a Miami Heat / Washington Wizards game recently. Here's what Bob says he said to James, and how he said LeBron responded to him: According to a report from NBCWashington.com, LeBron was alone in the backcourt when a Wizards fan made a derogatory comment about...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: Tempering "Linsanity", scary good Heat, & Perk the point guard

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  Let's not get too Linsane here Let's start with what everyone is talking about.  The Jeremy Lin saga gets kicked up a notch.   It's an amazing story.  What he did last night was unreal.  And man, am I enjoying every second of it.  BUT... This...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Nash on the trading block?

Is it finally time for the Sun to set on Steve Nash’s career in Phoenix? With free agency looming this summer and the Suns going nowhere fast, it seems more and more likely that they’ll have to consider trading Nash before the deadline. SI.com is reporting that one team executive says the Suns are “as close as they’ve ever been” to letting their star point guard go. Nash...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer has more hair but what product did he use?

The Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics clashed on Sunday in a battle of Eastern Conference giants but most viewers were left scratching their, um, heads when Carlos Boozer and his scalp appeared on national television looking rather "rejuvenated". In case you were wondering if your television's color and contrast settings had been mysteriously altered, the good folks...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Saunders "wow'd" by Love and Rubio

Despite being unemployed, former Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders is watching his fair share of hoops.  Recently, Saunders spoke to Sid Sartman about what he's seen in the Minnesota Timberwolves' two emerging stars, Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love. "It (Rubio's game) still has a lot of (room) for improvement," Saunders said...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Too many questions for Allen Iverson

There was a time when you never thought it would come to this. He was too electrifying. Too dynamic. Too potent of a scorer. Like Kobe Bryant, he always found a way to redefine his game and make up for his aging. Something changed and he was discarded to the top of the NBA's black list or career "do not resuscitate" pile. Allen Iverson will probably remain one of...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Writer Palooza: The perfect marriage of Hip Hop and basketball

Crossover Chronicles is a relatively new blog, so we decided it was a good idea to introduce you to the crew. We've been doing that in a new feature called "Writer-Palooza."  Over the past few days, we've featured one writer, introducing him to you via an original piece, his favorite basketball video, and a wildcard post on any topic that he wants. We conclude...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Gordon’s knee surgery another blow to Team USA, 2012 London Olympics

 Move over Chauncey Billups. You've got company and that's not a good thing.  A week after the Los Angeles Clippers guard ended his season after tearing his left Achilles, the New Orleans Hornets Eric Gordon underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday morning to repair his injured right knee and is expected to miss at least six weeks.  According to the Hornets...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Writer Palooza: Video: Bird calls his shot vs. X-Man

Crossover Chronicles is a relatively new blog, so we decided it was a good idea to introduce you to the crew. We've been doing that in a new feature called "Writer-Palooza."  Over the past few days, we've featured one writer, introducing him to you via an original piece, his favorite basketball video, and a wildcard post on any topic that he wants. We conclude...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Rose's back still not so rosy

If the Chicago Bulls are going to reach the NBA Finals, they will need a healthy Derrick Rose. However, Rose's back spasms are not subsiding as he continues to sit out two games including this past key matchup against the Boston Celtics where Chicago lost without their superstar. However, the good news for Bulls' fans is Rose's back is not as bad as it seemed to appear...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: The dark side of Linsanity, LeBron's best night ever, & Cuban's about to get a big fine

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  Caron gets his ring, Mavs get the win The Dallas Mavericks are in a perpetual championship celebration.  Every time one of their former players comes to town with another team, they hold a nice little ceremony to give the guy his ring.  That happened again with Caron Butler...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Writer Palooza: The brilliantly frustrating Rajon Rondo

Crossover Chronicles is a relatively new blog, so we decided it was a good idea to introduce you to the crew. We've been doing that in a new feature called "Writer-Palooza."  Over the past few days, we've featured one writer, introducing him to you via an original piece, his favorite basketball video, and a wildcard post on any topic that he wants. We conclude...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

As long as Dwight's in Orlando, he wants to show why he calls himself Superman

I don't think it is fair to speculate on what I think somebody else might be thinking because there is no way I really know. However, if I were to do so in the case of Dwight Howard, I would argue that he is looking to make as big a deal out of every possible issue that he can, in an attempt to spin them all into a perceived injustice done unfairly and mercilessly against him...
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February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

World Peace a challenge in LA

When it takes a Kobe baseline jumper and a five-second violation for the Lakers to pull out a last-minute victory against the Raptors, you know things aren't going well for the Lakers. Kobe, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum are playing really good ball, but past that the team is playing pretty poorly. Their fourth highest paid player is Metta World Peace and he is having by far his...
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February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Writer-Palooza: Nerd alert

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 Sr...
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February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Golden State won't 'blow up' team as Warriors seek their center

Last month the Golden State Warriors courted Dwight Howard to no avail. But now with Jerry West prepared to become move involved in his current advisor role with the Warriors, the chase for Superman just might be back on again. When it comes to premiere centers in the league, Howard heads the list, and, if there is one glaring position the Warriors are eager to secure, it's...
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February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Writer-Palooza: Video - Robinson's quadruple-double

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...
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February 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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