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Pitino highlights class of 12 into Naismith Hall

Pitino highlights class of 12 into Naismith Hall

ESPN.com nba.com yahoo.com Updated Apr 8, 2013
Rick Pitino got the phone call of a lifetime and an incredible text at the same time.
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  • World Peace set for an early return from surgery

    World Peace set for an early return from surgery

    Metta World Peace plans to play in the Los Angeles Lakers' next game, less than two weeks after undergoing left knee surgery.
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  • Warriors tandem making treys at record pace

    Warriors tandem making treys at record pace

    nba.com Apr 8, 2013
    At the end of the Golden State Warriors' practice Monday, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson lined up at opposite baskets and engaged in a shooting contest.
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  • Love to have arthroscopic knee surgery

    Love to have arthroscopic knee surgery

    nba.com ESPN.com Apr 8, 2013
    A season that never really started for Kevin Love is now officially over.
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  • Burkle drops out of Sacramento's bid to keep Kings

    Burkle drops out of Sacramento's bid to keep Kings

    nba.com ESPN.com Apr 8, 2013
    Billionaire Ron Burkle will not be part of Sacramento's bid to keep the Kings after all.
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  • New Mexico guard Snell will enter NBA draft

    New Mexico guard Snell will enter NBA draft

    ESPN.com Apr 8, 2013
    New Mexico guard Tony Snell will forgo his senior season to enter the NBA draft.
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  • Days of NBA Lives: Magic Johnson is a master of analysis

    Days of NBA Lives: Magic Johnson is a master of analysis

    yahoo.com Apr 8, 2013
    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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  • The Sacramento Kings are tired of Keith Smart’s inconsistent ro…

    The Sacramento Kings are tired of Keith Smart’s inconsistent rotations

    yahoo.com Apr 8, 2013
    Although they're still obligated to play an 82-game schedule, the Sacramento Kings franchise is less a basketball team than a battleground these days. With Chris Hansen's prospective Seattle ownership group looming and Sacto mayor (and former NBA All-St…
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  • Michael Beasley says he’s playing better because he stopped lis…

    Michael Beasley says he’s playing better because he stopped listening, immediately has bad game

    yahoo.com Apr 8, 2013
    Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley has been one of the great disappointments of the contemporary NBA. When he entered the league as a member of the Miami Heat in 2008, he did so as a preternaturally talented scorer and rebounder with potential attitud…
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring things continuing to go poorly fo…

    The 10-man rotation, starring things continuing to go poorly for Brandon Knight (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 8, 2013
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: YouTube user firstandskol, a.k.a. our …
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  • Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    nytimes.com Apr 8, 2013
    The week's best N.B.A. games include Thunder at Jazz, Knicks at Bulls, and Clippers at Grizzlies.
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  • Noah (foot) suffers setback; likely out v. Raptors

    Noah (foot) suffers setback; likely out v. Raptors

    CNNSI.com Apr 8, 2013
    Noah (foot) suffers setback; likely out v. Raptors
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  • Olympics mulling addition of 3-on-3 hoops, BMX

    Olympics mulling addition of 3-on-3 hoops, BMX

    ESPN.com Apr 8, 2013
    With three years until the Rio Games, 3-on-3 basketball and BMX freestyle are trying to join the Olympics.
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  • Favors growing up as Jazz battle for playoff spot

    Favors growing up as Jazz battle for playoff spot

    nba.com Apr 8, 2013
    Tyrone Corbin remembers the scared pup that arrived in Salt Lake City as part of the Deron Williams trade two years ago.
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  • Adelman at 1,000 Wins

    Adelman at 1,000 Wins

    nytimes.com yahoo.com Apr 8, 2013
    Rick Adelman of the Timberwolves on Saturday became the eighth coach to win 1,000 games. He briefly acknowledged the milestone, then went back to talking about the team and its season.
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  • Gerald Wallace: ‘My confidence is totally gone’

    Gerald Wallace: ‘My confidence is totally gone’

    yahoo.com Apr 8, 2013
    Gerald Wallace played 31 1/2 minutes on Saturday night without taking a shot. It didn't register as a super big deal at the time, because there was other stuff to talk about - namely, his current team (the Brooklyn Nets) beating his former team (the Cha
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  • Anthony, Pekovic named conference Players of Week

    Anthony, Pekovic named conference Players of Week

    nba.com Apr 8, 2013
    The New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, April 1 through Sunday, April 7.
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  • Someone Made An NBA Logo Collage Out Of Old Basketball Magazine…

    Someone Made An NBA Logo Collage Out Of Old Basketball Magazines

    deadspin.com Apr 8, 2013
    Reddit user "LosGanjalesBakers" broke out the safety scissors, Elmer's glue, and a stackful of old issues of Slam, Dime, and ESPN The Mag, and recreated the NBA logo. Is it a coincidence that Wilt is the crotch? Read more...
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  • Wade says he won't rule out sitting until playoffs

    Wade says he won't rule out sitting until playoffs

    CNNSI.com Apr 8, 2013
    Wade says he won't rule out sitting until playoffs
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  • The Fundamentals: Come playoff time, Thunder will have little m…

    The Fundamentals: Come playoff time, Thunder will have little margin for error

    CNNSI.com Apr 8, 2013
    Oklahoma City has struggled against the Western Conference elite. Is there cause for concern? Rob Mahoney examines the state of the reigning Western Conference champions.
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  • Eric Gordon benched following confrontation with coach Monty Wi…

    Eric Gordon benched following confrontation with coach Monty Williams, may be traded this summer

    yahoo.com Apr 8, 2013
    To call Eric Gordon’s 2012-13 an abject disaster may be overstating things, but it’s not far off. New Orleans has played reasonably well since Gordon returned to the squad in late December, running up a 20-27 record with a roster full of young contrib
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  • Houston Rockets’ James Anderson Dunks on Evan Fournier’s Face

    Houston Rockets’ James Anderson Dunks on Evan Fournier’s Face

    dimemag.com Apr 8, 2013
    Isn’t this usually what the Denver Nuggets do to other teams? This play happened on Saturday night, but in case you missed it, you need to watch it now. A Houston Rockets fast break that ends with James Anderson dunking right through Evan Fournier‘s f
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  • Spencer Haywood: ‘Someone from the NBA told me I was in’ Hall o…

    Spencer Haywood: ‘Someone from the NBA told me I was in’ Hall of Fame, but he’s left out again

    yahoo.com Apr 8, 2013
    At first, it would seem that the cruelest joke of all is that Spencer Haywood is not in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Though his per-game stats may have been amplified a bit by the pace of the 1970s, his work as a basketball groundbreaker in the early pa…
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  • Cavaliers' Irving not addressing Scott's future

    Cavaliers' Irving not addressing Scott's future

    nba.com Apr 8, 2013
    Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving isn't addressing questions regarding the future of Cleveland coach Byron Scott.
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  • The Clippers Outclass The Lakers; Carmelo Anthony Is On The Hot…

    The Clippers Outclass The Lakers; Carmelo Anthony Is On The Hottest Scoring Streak Of The NBA Season

    dimemag.com Apr 8, 2013
    It was fun watching Craig knock Deebo out. And in the ongoing Lakers/Clippers rivalry, it almost feels like that scene is playing out again and again. Los Angeles will always be a Lakers city. Always. But presently, there’s no question which team is bes
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  • Matthews out with right ankle injury

    Matthews out with right ankle injury

    nba.com Apr 8, 2013
    Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews was helped off the court with a right ankle injury against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.
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  • Video - Brittney Griner Admits To Being Bullied 02:10

    Brittney Griner Admits To Being Bullied

    Apr 8
    Brittney Griner talks about her initiative to stop bullying and the possibility of playing in the NBA for Mark Cuban.
  • Video - Who Will Win The Western Conference? 09:53

    Who Will Win The Western Conference?

    Apr 8
    Chris Broussard, Bruce Bowen and Skip Bayless discuss which team will win the NBA's Western Conference.
  • Video - Total Recall 05:00

    Total Recall

    Apr 8
    Clippers guard Jamal Crawford put his power of recall to work to name the defenders he burned in his eight career games of 40 points or more.
  • Video - Clippers Take Division Title 00:30

    Clippers Take Division Title

    Apr 8
    Chris Paul and Blake Griffin discuss the Clippers' first Pacific Division title in franchise history.