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The Top 5 NBA New Year’s Eve Performances Ever

The Top 5 NBA New Year’s Eve Performances Ever

dimemag.com Updated Dec 31, 2012
While everyone’s focused on the new year ahead, some players still have business to finish on New Year’s Eve. This is the countdown of the five players who did it the best in the final game of the year, ranging from two Clippers, to one of Dime’s fa
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  • Torii Hunter Says Homosexuality Is "Not Right" (Then …

    Torii Hunter Says Homosexuality Is "Not Right" (Then Claims He Was Misquoted)

    deadspin.com Dec 31, 2012
    On Saturday, Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times wrote a column about the obstacles that a potentially gay athlete still faces in today's locker room culture. Included in the piece is the following quote from Detroit Tigers center fielder Torii Hunter…
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  • Antawn Jamison regrets complaining about being benched by the L…

    Antawn Jamison regrets complaining about being benched by the Lakers

    yahoo.com Dec 31, 2012
    Los Angeles Lakers forward Antawn Jamison is coming off of a 2011-12 season that saw him play all but one contest for a rebuilding Cleveland Cavaliers squad. Having served his basketball penance, he went for a quick, career-ending fix and signed up with…
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  • American Resolution: As 2012 draws to a close, not every team w…

    American Resolution: As 2012 draws to a close, not every team wants 20…

    CNNSI.com Dec 31, 2012
    As 2012 draws to a close, not every team wants 2013 to be different, writes Cliff Corcoran in his look at each team's New Year's resolutions. First up: the American League.
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  • Caron Butler’s big night helps push Clips past Jazz for 17th st…

    Caron Butler’s big night helps push Clips past Jazz for 17th straight W, undefeated December (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Dec 31, 2012
    Heading into Sunday night's matchup with the Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers small forward Caron Butler had struggled a bit with his stroke in the first quarter of games this season. According to NBA.com's stat tool, the 11th-year swingman out of UConn …
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  • The Clippers Haven’t Lost In A Whole Month; Tony Parker Dices U…

    The Clippers Haven’t Lost In A Whole Month; Tony Parker Dices Up Dallas

    dimemag.com Dec 31, 2012
    There wasn’t as much drama to this Clippers win over the Jazz, but even more significance came with it. L.A., you see, hasn’t lost in a pure month after beating Utah, 107-96. In their 17-game win streak, 16 of them came in December. It’s only the th
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  • DeAndre Jordan Comes Up With A Monster Spike Block

    DeAndre Jordan Comes Up With A Monster Spike Block

    dimemag.com Dec 31, 2012
    DeAndre Jordan hits Jamaal Tinsley with a monster spike block in tonight’s matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz.
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  • Clippers beat Jazz to complete 16-0 December

    Clippers beat Jazz to complete 16-0 December

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    Jamal Crawford scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 107-96 on Sunday night for their 17th consecutive victory, becoming the third team in NBA history to record a perfect month.
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Sn…

    Dec 31
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...
  • Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expected Week 17

    Dec 31
    What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.
  • John Clayton's mailbag: Chuck the tuck rule

    Dec 31
    The tuck rule came up three times in the final week of the regular season. It's time to get rid of it.