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Days of NBA Lives: Wherein the Lakers went to see “Lincoln”

Days of NBA Lives: Wherein the Lakers went to see “Lincoln”

yahoo.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
At this point, most of the NBA is on Twitter. It's a wild world of training updates, questions as to which movies they should go see, and explanations of their Call of Duty prowess. Every so often, though, you also get a picture into the more interestin…
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  • Cliff Corcoran: Five cuts from winter meetings

    Cliff Corcoran: Five cuts from winter meetings

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    The hottest position of this Hot Stove season is the hot corner. Cliff Corcoran examines the thin third-base market, the lack of multi-year contracts for starting pitchers and more.
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  • Kobe Gets 30,000th Point as Lakers Get Second Road Win

    Kobe Gets 30,000th Point as Lakers Get Second Road Win

    Great players just find a way to get it done. Kobe Bryant not only lead the Lakers (9-10) to a much needed win on the road against the lowly New Orleans Hornets (5-12), he also became the youngest player in NBA history to ever reach 30,000 career points…
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  • David Stern would like to stamp out ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ tactics

    David Stern would like to stamp out ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ tactics

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    Back when Shaquille O'Neal was the most dominant force in the NBA, several teams utilized the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy that essentially turned every Los Angeles Lakers possession into an opportunity to see a gigantic man attempt to shoot a ball …
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  • Dodgers pessimistic about landing Greinke

    Dodgers pessimistic about landing Greinke

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    Speculation when the winter began was that the two Los Angeles-area teams would engage in a bidding war for the top free-agent pitcher, Zack Greinke. It hasn't quite worked out that way so far.
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  • Create-a-Caption: Eric Bledsoe controls the vertical and horizo…

    Create-a-Caption: Eric Bledsoe controls the vertical and horizontal

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Los Angeles Clippers had a little bit of fun at the expense of the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, with some loose Dallas passing and some tight L.A. defense - 18 Clipper steals, 22 Maverick turnovers, 26 Clipper points - led to the likes of
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  • Johnson, NL's top pinch-hitter, stays with Braves

    Johnson, NL's top pinch-hitter, stays with Braves

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Reed Johnson, the top pinch hitter in the National League last season, rejoined the Atlanta Braves on Thursday with a one-year contract that includes a club option for 2014.
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  • Larsen's perfect game jersey auctioned for $750K

    Larsen's perfect game jersey auctioned for $750K

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The uniform Don Larsen was wearing when he pitched the only perfect game in World Series history has sold for $756,000.
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  • Lakers reportedly turn down Pau Gasol trade offers from Raptors…

    Lakers reportedly turn down Pau Gasol trade offers from Raptors and Wolves, as they should

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night, coasting to a 103-87 win over the Don't-Call-Me-Pelicans behind a record-setting performance from Kobe Bryant, strong second-half pressure defense and a combined 11-of-21 mark from be…
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  • It's been a winter of content for Angels

    It's been a winter of content for Angels

    MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    Here's to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who've quietly had themselves a terrific offseason. Bullpen? Check. Rotation? Check.
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  • This Lady Behind The Clippers Bench Was The Only One Unimpresse…

    This Lady Behind The Clippers Bench Was The Only One Unimpressed By Last Night's Performance

    deadspin.com Dec 6, 2012
    Last night's 112-90 Clippers win over the Mavericks was a performance the AP called "dominating" and one that featured a series of spectacular dunks and lobs-one of which we've already featured this morning. More »
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  • Keeping Score: Early Contenders for Most Improved Player

    Keeping Score: Early Contenders for Most Improved Player

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Besides Jrue Holiday of the 76ers, Eric Bledsoe of the Clippers and Larry Sanders of the Bucks, in their third years, have made larger contributions to their teams this season.
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  • Jamal Crawford's Tightly Wound Alley-Oop To DeAndre Jordan Was …

    Jamal Crawford's Tightly Wound Alley-Oop To DeAndre Jordan Was Spectacular

    deadspin.com Dec 6, 2012
    Alley-oops are eye-catching because they occupy so much space and time. The lob pass goes up, the finisher readies himself to take off, and we get time to watch it all unfold as anticipation for the big finale builds. More »
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  • Griffin, Clippers roll Mavs for fourth straight win

    Griffin, Clippers roll Mavs for fourth straight win

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Blake Griffin had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 14 points and 13 assists, propelling the Los Angeles Clippers to their fourth straight victory, 112-90 over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.
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  • Joe Lemire: Hot Stove hinges on Rangers' multiple interests

    Joe Lemire: Hot Stove hinges on Rangers' multiple interests

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke remained in play as several free agents struck deals Wednesday. Until the Rangers make a move, the anticipation continues to build, writes Joe Lemire.
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  • Lakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over Hornets

    Lakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over Hornets

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    Lakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over Hornets
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  • The Waiting Game Continues at MLB's Winter Meetings

    The Waiting Game Continues at MLB's Winter Meetings

    grantland.com Dec 6, 2012
    As the Winter Meetings near their end here in Nashville, the latest buzz has Zack Greinke potentially going somewhere other than the Dodgers. Which se...
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  • Video - Winter Meetings Afternoon Report 09:55

    Winter Meetings Afternoon Report

    Dec 6
    ESPN's Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian on the chances Michael Young gets traded and what teams have the best chance to land Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Gasol Latest 06:02

    TrueHoop TV: Gasol Latest

    Dec 6
    Henry Abbott with Marc Stein on potential trade suitors for Pau Gasol, and if the Lakers are willing to part with Gasol before Steve Nash returns.
  • Video - Best Player In Lakers History 06:37

    Best Player In Lakers History

    Dec 6
    Who is the best player in Lakers history? Damien Woody, Herm Edwards and Tim Legler discuss.
  • Video - Winter Meetings Morning Report 03:15

    Winter Meetings Morning Report

    Dec 6
    Jon Sciambi and Buster Olney on where Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke may land, and the chances that Philadelphia acquires Michael Young.

Sports Columnists

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    Dec 6
    Marc Stein checks in with advance scouts to get their takes on the most pressing NBA topics.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 14 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Dec 6
    No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.