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Video: Ginobili, Harden have a flop-off

Back in 2009, before Oklahoma City Thunder's James Harden even set foot on an NBA court, Harden patterned his game after San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili. And like Manu, Harden has become an integral cog off the bench for the Thunder. Also like Manu, he is an NBA Sixth Man of the Year award winner who would start for almost any other team. But now the comparison is complete...
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May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Real Tweets from Real People - NBA officiating

Over at Awful Announcing, one of my favorite things to do is to look at what sports topics may be trending on Twitter and the conversation that takes place during games. Usually, these are the best and funniest tweets firing barbs at the likes of Joe Buck and Chris Berman.   Last night, the Twitter world's attention was turned to the refereeing in Game One of the Celtics/Heat...
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May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: Too much Heat, Not enough Harden, & Rondo wants bodies on the floor

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  Miami too much in Game 1 The Boston Celtics needed a lot of things to go right to steal Game 1, and very little of it did.  Aside from Kevin Garnett having another strong performance (23 points, 10 rebounds), the Celtics were taken out of their comfort zone by a tough Miami defense...
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May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bosh back on the court, at least in practice

The Miami Heat dispatched the Boston Celtics (93-79) in Game One of their Eastern Conference Finals series but again were without the services of center Chris Bosh. Bosh has been sidelined with a strained abdominal injury sustained versus the Pacers in the Heat's semifinals series, but if Heat fans were looking to see him back on the court against Boston, think again. Though...
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May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Iguadola Done In Philadelphia?

Their season hasn't even ended yet, but already there's speculation that Philadelphia 76ers swingman Andre Iguadola could be out of the City of Brotherly Love this summer. According to Alex Kennedy with Hoopsworld, The Los Angeles Lakers, who have already targeted Iggy once may try to trade for him once more this summer. Andre Iguodala was nearly traded from the Philadelphia...
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May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Magic deny report that they're ready to trade Dwight

Probably not the worst idea ever assuming Sheridan's report is the one you choose to believe. With this past season feeling like a uber-slow removal of a band-aid that tears out as many arm hairs as possible on its way to exposing the ugly wounds that the Dwight Howard trade saga has inflicted on the Orlando Magic franchise, it just might be time to turn the page completely....
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May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Jerry Sloan could return next season

Coaches never really seem to retire. Even when they say they’re done coaching, teams will still be offering jobs, at least to the good ones. Former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan is definitely one of the good ones. Sloan retired last year after 23 years with the Jazz. The 70-year-old is the NBA’s third-winningest coach all time, and it looks like he may want to add a few...
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May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Record 24 teams participating in 2012 NBA Summer League

You know it's that time of the year when the NBA season is winding down. The playoffs teams are down to just a handful, the Draft Lottery is next week, and the NBA Draft will soon follow. Another sign of another season of pro-basketball is nearing its end is the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The Summer League is a time for newly minted NBA players (such as Anthony Davis)...
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May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: Miami advances, Wade likes to split double teams & a Shaq Chinese beer commercial

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  Miami advances The Miami Heat are not a perfect team, but they have certain advantages that, when opportunities to exploit them are presented, make them virtually unbeatable.  One of those opportunities comes when you turn the ball over against them, and the Pacers did that...
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May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Wittman's time running out?

These are the months coaches sweat the most. Rick Carlisle and Larry Drew got taken care of despite first round exits and questions (certainly about Drew) about their team's long-term futures. Stan Van Gundy is no longer twisting in the wind and he is looking forward to a short (or long) time off. There are still 27 other coaches and many of them are not going to know their...
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May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Parker gives Westbrook fair warning

Running down the early list of MVP candidates for the Playoffs, Russell Westbrook's name has to be near the top. No "made up" disputes this year have sullied the run the Thunder have made into the Western Conference Finals. Oklahoma City's two stars are sharing the scoring load and taking every advantage of their talents in the first two rounds. Westbrook is averaging...
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May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers may have options for improving team

I wrote yesterday about the possibility of Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum playing somewhere new next year. He clearly isn’t happy in L.A., however with his low level of team dedication, I doubt he’ll be happy anywhere. But hey, a change of scenery couldn’t hurt. This past season, as the trade deadline approached, there were discussions of trading Bynum to Orlando for...
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May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers stuck in a moment they can't get out of

Are bloggers allowed to paraphrase U2 or can I only quote groups like Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, Tribe Called Quest or solo acts like Talib Kweli?  Either way, U2 just happened in this post. It's also how Los Angeles Lakers fans must feel after seeing there team get embarrassed in the second round of the playoffs for the second year in a row.  Assuming they pick up Andrew Bynum...
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May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Who wants a slice of Harden's beard?

Oklahoma City Thunder's James Harden is playing in the Western Conference Finals, is a member of one of the best teams in the NBA and was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year so how can it get better for him? How about an entire cake made in his image? Well that's exactly what one Thunder fan did (h/t Foot Basket) to show his love for the bearded-one and I got to admit,...
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May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: An affront to the game, an affront to officiating, and Doug Collins wants more

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  There was no game last night... I REPEAT... NO GAME LAST NIGHT!!! That... thing... that involved five guys in green shirts and five guys in white shirts running up and down a large wooden floor was not basketball.  It was to basketball what Velveeta is to cheese:  You can...
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May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Bosh feeling better, could return

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May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Miami's Haslem, Pittman handed suspensions

It didn't take too long for the NBA to suspend Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem and Dexter Pittman for the over-the-top hits on Pacers' Tyler Hansbrough and Lance Stephenson respectively. Haslem will be suspended for one game (Game 6) for a very hard foul on Hansbrough while Pittman will be suspended for three games for pretty much elbowing Stephenson's throat. It also...
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May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Heat tired of Pacers 'baiting tactics'

There was a time a few weeks ago when the Miami Heat seemed to feel that the Indiana Pacers were just another bump in the road to their ultimate goal. Just another team that stood idly in the way or their coronation. Maybe that is just how the national media felt. After a bruising and physical Game Five though, the Heat are taking a few bumps and not overlooking the Pacers. Now...
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May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

All Defensive Team Makes Sense... And Kinda Doesn't

The NBA Awards season is wrapping up and there have certainly been some odd votes cast (Josh Selby getting a third place Rookie Of The Year Vote comes to mind).  Today the NBA released its All-Defensive First and Second Teams, and, at first glance, it mostly made sense, but then it didn't (H/T to Ben Golliver). Players were awarded two points for a First Team Selection and...
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May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Heat, Pacers game saved from a streaker

The Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers Game 5 has been full of antics. Whether it be Lance Stevenson giving Miami the choke sign, Juwan Howard taking exception to Lance's act, Danny Granger's tough guy act to the plenty of hard fouls in Game 5. But perhaps this could have been the proverbial cherry on top of the cake for this series. According to Fox Sports Florida, police arrested...
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May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Thunder Alley forced to change after shooting on Monday

Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City has been living up to that Energy portion of its name all year long. Thunder fans have that place rocking through television screens all over the country, and have done so ever since OKC first entered the playoffs a couple years ago. With Kevin Durant's first trip to the Western Conference Finals set to commence, it's only...
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May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Bynum may be out in L.A., says he'll play anywhere

Andrew Bynum is one of those players that you have to wonder if his level of talent is worth all the negatives he brings to the table. He’s had moments of brilliance over his 7-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he’s also caused some big headaches. Bynum has always had the height to play in the NBA, there’s no doubt about that. He’s always had the skill as well...
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May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: Heat win a slug-fest & Larry Bird doesn't like it one bit

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  Miami takes Game 5... The Miami Heat turned a relatively close first half into a monster blowout in the second as they took control of their series with the Pacers last night.  The Pacers didn't look like the tough squad that was going to give Miami a run for its money...
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May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Will you be taking the 'Bat-Pod' Ben Wallace?

Many are waiting with anticipation for the upcoming Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" which hits theaters in July. It is the last installment in director Chris Nolan's epic trilogy. Perhaps one of the best Batman-related vehicles was the "Bat-Pod." A menacing, swift, motorcycle-like vehicle equipped with missile launchers and machine guns. It indeed was...
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May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA All-Rookie team announced

As the NBA postseason rolls on, more awards and honors continue to pour in. This time, the NBA has announced the 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie team and to no one's surprise, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving and Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio headline a solid first team. Irving, who won Rookie of the Year, was joined by Ricky Rubio (Minnesota Timberwolves), Kenneth Faried...
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May 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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