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James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron Loses A Battle With A Future Star
dimemag.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
If you were busy trying to breakdown Mike D’Antoni‘s gameplan, which consisted of the coach determining subs by using “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” you might’ve missed out on James Harden. He was only the best player on the floor by a mile in HoustoShare Tweet
purpleandgoldblog.com Jan 8, 2013It turns out that the season is still not miserable enough for the Lakers (15-18). Yesterday, the team reported that Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill will be out of commission for several days to to their various injuries. This is coming with th…Share Tweet
Howard downplays injury, says no labrum tearLos Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard attempted to downplay the severity of his shoulder injury Tuesday, claiming that his labrum is not torn -- contrary to what the team had announced a day earlier.Share Tweet
Reliever Howell, Dodgers finalize $2.85M dealLeft-hander J.P. Howell and the Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized a $2.85 million, one-year contract.Share Tweetpurpleandgoldblog.com Jan 8, 2013It turns out that the season is still not miserable enough for the Lakers (15-18). Yesterday, the team reported that Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill will be out of commission for several days to to their various injuries. This is coming with th…Share Tweet
Clippers' Hill practices, could play against MavsLos Angeles Clippers forward Grant Hill went through a full practice for the first time in nearly three months Tuesday and will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks.Share Tweet
Rangers to open home slate vs. Hamilton, L.A.Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will make his first appearance against his former team, the Texas Rangers, at 1:05 p.m. CT on Friday, April 5, in Texas' home opener for 2013.Share Tweetdimemag.com Jan 8, 2013While things are getting dicey in Los Angeles because the Lakers will rely on D-League call-ups and 10-day contracts to get them through the next few weeks, it’s the opposite in Utah. It has been all season. Before the year began, I noted that Utah’sShare Tweet
Done deals: Brewers and Dodgers sign relieversMILWAUKEE (AP) -- Reliever Mike Gonzalez and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a $2.25 million, one-year contract.Share TweetCLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have signed free agent left-hander Scott Kazmir to a minor league contract.Share Tweet
5-on-5: Problems mounting for LakersOur panel breaks down the Lakers' uncertain future.Share Tweet
And Stay Out: The Steroid Era has proved messy for the Hall of …The Steroid Era has proved messy for the Hall of Fame. Tom Verducci explains why he'll never vote for a known steroid user and reveals the six players he did endorse.Share Tweet
'I'm An Emotional Guy'Talent-wise, few compare with DeMarcus Cousins. But his behavior is starting to overshadow his skill. He sat down with Chris Mannix to discuss his reputation, Sacramento and more.Share Tweet
Ian Thomsen: LeBron poised to pull away in MVP race; more mailWhat would it take for LeBron James to NOT win the MVP award? You wrote recently that even though Chris Paul is the current leader, you still expect James to capture the honor at season's end. Would it take a Heat collapse for voters to honor the contri…Share Tweet
Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issuesWe discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.Share Tweet
Rockets Fly By Lakers, 125-112Jan 8Rockets win fifth straight.
The Lakers OperaJan 8Henry Abbott on the Lakers and their ever-decreasing chances of making the playoffs.
Mint Condition: 5 Games, Many CardsJan 8Jerry Dworkin, owner of the world's largest Mike Piazza Marlins card collection, joins Michele Steele to discuss why he decided to only collect cards from Piazza's brief stay in Florida.
Coast to Coast: Big DisappointmentsJan 8J.A. Adande and Isreal Gutierrez debate whether the Celtics or Lakers are the bigger disappointment this season.
Peter King: Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; m…Jan 8I don't know if Doug Marrone will win in Buffalo. No one does. He probably needs a new quarterback. He has to figure out why a defense that should have been top 10 in the NFL this year let everyone down and finished 22nd in yards allowed and a mind-bogg…
Don Banks: My best and worst preseason NFL predictionsJan 8When it comes to NFL predictions, I have a favorite credo that I trot out from time to time to remind myself what we're up against in this business: It's the NFL, nobody knows anything, and if they say they do, they're lying. I would imagine the coachin…
Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issuesJan 8We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.