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McGee, Nuggets withstand late Raptors rallyUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetCorey Brewer scored 19 points, JaVale McGee had 17 points and five blocks, and the Denver Nuggets withstood a late rally to beat the Toronto Raptors 113-110 on Monday night.
The Gift For The Grizzlies Fan Who Has Everything: A $13,000 Practice Basketball CourtUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share Tweet$5,000 for a college basketball court? Amateur hour. This holiday season you want the real deal and you're willing to pay top dollar. Or at least several thousand dollars more than you would for some crummy college one, right? Bummer is, the only such c…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetRyan Anderson scored 22 points, Robin Lopez added 21 and the Hornets won for only the second time in 11 games, 102-81 over the Bucks on Monday night.
Karl hit hard by friend Majerus' deathUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetDenver Nuggets coach George Karl said he is still having a tough time dealing with the death of his friend, former Utah and Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus.Share TweetLakers guard Steve Blake will undergo laparoscopic surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn abdominal muscle and will miss at least six to eight weeks.
Deadspin Up All Night: Hey BelieverUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetThank you for your continued support of Deadspin. You've got six NBA games and some college basketball, plus Giants-Redskins on Monday Night Football. More »Source: deadspin.comShare TweetSince Michael Jordan signed with Nike at the beginning of his illustrious career, his signature Air Jordan shoes have redefined the world of athletic footwear. Signature sneakers are now a major part of an athlete's global brand, and they also help chan…
Deron Williams has his own personal beat writersUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetWe are in a new era for journalism. Sure, this blog may seem like a new media force, setting the tone of NBA discussion with posts on Lil Wayne's charitable efforts and photos of players making weird faces, but in truth we are as uncertain about the fut…Share TweetA 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: Magic Basketball. On Nick Anderson, wh…
Create-a-Caption: Marcin Gortat receives instructions on how to make himself a mooseUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetNo, not so close together. Spread them out. No, keep your thumbs together, but move the rest of your hands apart. Like you are making a capital U. No, wait, actually, that doesn't look right. Keep your hands positioned that way, with your fingers pointi…
Kevin Love catches up with his father while wearing old man makeup, looks creepily like his old man (VIDEO)Updated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetLast month we alerted you to the ongoing cola ads featuring Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving and Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love dressed up as sexagenarians, hustling a group of playground ballers along the way. Today, we bring you somet…
Dwight Howard might be willing to leave Lakers in free agency this summer in pursuit of a championshipUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetAfter dropping a 113-103 contest on their home floor to the Orlando Magic on Sunday night, the Los Angeles Lakers now sit at 8-9, in third place in a Pacific Division they've topped for five straight seasons, and in the uncomfortable position of not kno…
Nets' Johnson, Grizzlies' Hollins named Coaches of the MonthUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetThe Brooklyn Nets' Avery Johnson and the Memphis Grizzlies' Lionel Hollins today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in October and November.Share TweetRip Hamilton has a torn plantar fascia in his left foot and is out indefinitely.
Anthony, Durant named conference Players of the WeekUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetThe New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 2.
Lil Wayne helps Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko outfit children attending his basketball campUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetBall Don't Lie launched a little attack on rapper Lil Wayne last spring when he, like Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist Flea, was denied the star treatment by the Oklahoma City Thunder. The recording artist didn't plan things out beforehand and expected to r…
Tim Duncan Showed Marc Gasol He’s Still The West’s Top DogUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetIt’s been said enough to be cliche that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But you can teach a younger-ish dog old tricks, so maybe that’s the bright side to Tim Duncan‘s play against Marc Gasol on Saturday night. Maybe the Big Fundamental proShare TweetKobe Bryant‘s year of tossing media grenades rolls on. This time, Pau Gasol is catching the Mamba’s wrath. After last night’s frustrating loss to the Orlando Magic, a game that saw Gasol on the bench during crunch time for the second time in the lasShare TweetCynics should be taking Sports Illustrated's choice to award LeBron James with the Sportsman of the Year award as their initial instinct suggests. Other athletes, other bad dudes and dudettes, have taken in more scorn. Other athletes have been the focus…Share TweetYou guys aren't going to believe this, but getting one win didn't solve all of the Washington Wizards' issues. Following an 84-82 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers that gave the District dozen their first mark on the "W" side of the ledg…
The 14 Strangest Fines, Ejections & Suspensions In NBA HistoryUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetEvery year, NBA players, owners, coaches and general managers donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity. Not all of their philanthropy is voluntary. In the NBA, it’s a fineable offense to wear a headband upside down, to publicly criticize an of
Barkley trains with Pacquiao in TNT specialUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetManny Pacquiao did some training with a heavyweight for his next bout: Charles Barkley.
Copeland's Strides Give Knicks a New, Improved LookUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetThe Knicks' Chris Copeland is one of the team's few players with a lot of room for improvement and he is making good on it lately.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetIn basketball, not everybody can be an elite player garnering accolades, fortune and fan adoration. No, some guys… actually most guys are role players largely going under the radar. Some are even more so cleverly defined as specialists. For the better p
Sports Illustrated writers reflect on covering LeBron JamesUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetSportsman of the Year LeBron James first graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as a 17-year-old. In the decade since, the magazine has tracked his every move. Five writers look back.Source: CNNSI.com
Kobe Bryant, after Lakers lose to Magic: ‘I’ll kick everybody’s ass in this locker room’ if we don’t fix thingsUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetThe Los Angeles Lakers' Jekyll and Hyde act continued apace this weekend, with a Friday night blitzing (17 3-pointers, 54 percent shooting, a 28-and-20 performance by Dwight Howard and 122 points) of the Denver Nuggets giving way to a Sunday night stumb…Share TweetAll of a sudden, visions of an otherwise forgettable Orlando-Golden State game last season jumped out to us during the Magic’s stunning win over the Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday night. When it became clear Dwight Howard was going to be fouled by his
The 3-Point Evolutions of Evan Turner and Rudy GayUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetThe growing importance of the 3-point shot in today's NBA is hardly a secret. It has become an essential element for efficient team offense. Not only ...Source: grantland.com
Blazers Rally Past Bobcats For Win In OTDec 3Blazers erase 18-point deficit and defeat Bobcats in OT, 118-112.
LeBron James Sportsman Of The YearDec 3Brian Windhorst on LeBron James being named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.
TrueHoop TV: Active DutyDec 3Of all the ways to kick off a professional basketball career, serving in the Air Force in Afghanistan is one of the toughest. But that's exactly what Daniel Nwaelele did.
JaVale McGee Lift OffDec 3JaVale McGee finishes the alleey-oop with the one-handed slam.
East Side -- Shorter NBA season unnecessaryDec 3Shorten the season? There's too much money in an 82-game season, and losing a few games does little to help anyone.
West Side - NBA schedule should be 78 gamesDec 3No reason to sit starters if NBA scales back regular season by four games.
Lee Jenkins: Magic make it personal by beating, embarrassing Howard in winDec 3LOS ANGELES -- One by one, the Orlando Magic walked over to the Lakers bench, and embraced the amiable big man who left them in August. One by one, they chatted with him and laughed with him and showed how much they missed him. And then, one by one, the…