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Royce White says he is ready to focus on basketball. White scored seven points, grabbed eight rebounds and had four assists for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in Tuesday's 139-122 win over Maine, one day after reporting to the Rockets' D-League affiliate.Upvote Share TweetLeBron James became the first player in NBA history to score 30 points and shoot at least 60 percent in six straight games, Chris Bosh scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Heat held off the Blazers 117-104 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share TweetRudy Gay hit a pull-up jump shot with less than five seconds remaining and the Toronto Raptors beat the short-handed Denver Nuggets 109-108 on Tuesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Kentucky Star Nerlens Noel Leaves Game Against Florida After Suffering Knee Injury That Left Him Screaming In PainThis is tough to watch (and to listen to, since it might be the sound of a promising NBA career being tossed into the spinning wheel of injury fate). Midway through the second half of Kentucky's bout in Gainesville-one the Wildcats would lose by a 69-52Upvote Share TweetThe clock is ticking for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's efforts to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle.Upvote Share Tweet
Bulls travel to Boston without Hinrichnba.com Updated Feb 12, 2013The Chicago Bulls left injured guard Kirk Hinrich at home when they traveled to Boston to face the Celtics in their final game before the All-Star break.Upvote Share TweetBrazilan guard Leandro Barbosa has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will miss the rest of the NBA season for the Boston Celtics.Upvote Share TweetChicago Bulls star Derrick Rose still has no target date for his return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, and he even indicated he might sit out the season.Upvote Share TweetThe Denver Nuggets had to juggle their starting lineup for Tuesday's game at Toronto after losing two of their top three scorers to injury.Upvote Share TweetDALLAS (AP) -- Delonte West hasn't joined the Texas Legends more than two weeks after the NBA Development League team acquired his rights.Upvote Share TweetNew York Knicks coach Mike Woodson said that reserve guard Iman Shumpert will not be traded before the Feb. 21 deadline.Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring how the Spurs stay so Spurs-y without all the best SpursA 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: SB Nation. After another streamrolling…Upvote Share TweetWhen Danny Granger was injured from patellar tendinitis early in this season, Indiana looked to be in trouble. Since then, and without Granger, the Pacers are comfortably in the top half of the Eastern Conference owing to the NBA’s best defense per 100Upvote Share Tweet
Kevin Durant sometimes doesn’t want to chuck heaves at the buzzer to protect his percentages, despite his coach’s wishesDuring the 1990s, I noticed a curious trend that All-Star guard Tim Hardaway seemed to be at the forefront of. No, it wasn’t his use of the crossover or inside-out dribble to dash past defenders. It was the way he treated last-second, buzzer-beating thrUpvote Share Tweet
The Top 5 Teams That Should Sign Kenyon MartinAttention Kenyon Martin shoppers. Your power forward is ready for pickup. The 12-year vet, with career averages of 13 points and 7.1 boards, claims he’s ready to take advantage of whatever opportunity comes his way at the age of 34. Earlier this season,Upvote Share TweetChris Kaman passed the NBA-mandated cognitive testing for players who suffered concussions, according to two sources. Kaman recently referred to the cognitive testing, part of the NBA's concussion protocol, as "the stupidest test ever."Upvote Share TweetJ.R. Smith has always been a kid at heart. Early in February, after missing everything but oxygen and nitrogen on a free throw attempt, Smith tried his hand with the kids during halftime of the Knicks 99-85 win over Detroit. The kids famously refused to…Upvote Share Tweet
Melo: 'Never seen nothing like' LeBron's streakMiami Heat star LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to score 30 or more points and shoot 60 percent in six consecutive games Tuesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers.Upvote Share Tweet
Why J.R. Smith: Basketball Power Ranger actually kind of makes senseNEW YORK - When you get an event-promoting email with the subject line, "JR SMITH TEAMS UP WITH THE POWER RANGERS" ... I mean, you kind of have to go see what that is, right? This is why I'm hustling to the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan laUpvote Share TweetGrizzlies owner Robert Pera says the team's recent moves, including the trade of leading scorer Rudy Gay, have Memphis set up for a good run in the playoffs.Upvote Share Tweet
After Suffering His Gruesome Injury, Shaun Livingston's Leg Was In Danger Of Being AmputatedGrantland's Jonathan Abrams has a written a great profile of Shaun Livingston, the former NBA phenom whose horrendous knee injury still haunts the league. It's about Livingston's slow slog back to the NBA, and it includes vivid anecdotes that remind us …Upvote Share Tweet
Fred Hoiberg Tells Us, "I Have Never Smoked Pot In My Life"Since Jay Williams's interview-in which he accuses teammates on the 2002-03 Chicago Bulls of smoking pot before games-ran in The New York Times, we have been covering the story with all the attention it deserves. Because who else will, you know? MoreUpvote Share Tweet
NBA and Special Olympics Team Up For NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Game at NBA All-Star 2013nba.com Updated Feb 12, 2013New York and Washington, D.C. -- The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Special Olympics today announced the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Game, which will take place as part of 2013 NBA All-Star in Houston. With support fr…Upvote Share Tweet
Adande/Gutierrez: Comparing LeBron James to Michael JordanOur experts discuss whether LeBron James can reach or surpass Michael Jordan's level of greatness.Upvote Share TweetBasketball great Larry Bird's son has been arrested after police say he tried to run over his ex-girlfriend with a car.Upvote Share Tweet
Beware, Mavericks: DeShawn Stevenson wants to play his ‘last two, three seasons’ in DallasIn the months following the end of the 2011 NBA lockout, the defending champion Dallas Mavericks were faced with an enormous luxury tax bill, a capped-out team, an enticing 2012 free agent class, and enough trading options to make a shakeup of the champ…Upvote Share Tweet
5-on-5: Buying or not buying 'sell-high' targets?Which players should teams watch out for at the trade deadline? Our panel weighs in.Upvote Share Tweet
Jay Williams's Allegations Of Pot-Smoking On The 2002-03 Bulls Have Really Upset Donyell MarshallIt's altogether unlike a Duke man to casually rat out his peers in the name of good living. But Jay Williams did it anyway, in Saturday's New York Times. Recall the motivation for yesterday's ranked, underexplained list of Bulls most likely to toke up b…Upvote Share Tweet
Gerald Green’s Top 10 DunksThis time last year, Gerald Green was nothing more than a YouTube legend. Pushed out of the league at 24 and forced to reestablish himself halfway across the globe, his legacy could be found in the confines of a website devoted to entertaining you with …Upvote Share Tweet
Kyrie Irving’s Three-Point Contest Preparation Is Taking On Coach Byron ScottWill this shootout be the real-life equivalent of Denzel Washington and Ray Allen in He Got Game? There’s a very good (read, 100 percent) chance Cleveland head coach Byron Scott‘s three-point shootout with star guard Kyrie Irving won’t carry the emoUpvote Share Tweet
Jay Williams accuses his ex-Bulls teammates of smoking pot before games, ex-Bulls deny the chargeOn Saturday a well-circulated and well done piece about former Chicago Bulls point guard Jay Williams hit the newsstands, expertly put together by Greg Bishop of the New York Times. The must-read feature mostly dealt with the more chilling details of hi…Upvote Share TweetOn one hand, an NBA player hitting an open elbow jumper to re-take a fourth-quarter lead from a dog-tired team that had just gone to triple-overtime one day earlier isn't, like, a super huge highlight. On the other, when that NBA player plies his trade …Upvote Share Tweet
Faried Shows Support for L.G.B.T. Communitynytimes.com Updated Feb 12, 2013Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried became the first N.B.A. player to join Athlete Ally, an organization aimed at combating homophobia in sports.Upvote Share Tweet
Blake Griffin finishes the acrobatic and-one dunk, DeAndre Jordan follows up the free throw (VIDEO)When the Los Angeles Clippers traded for Chris Paul back in 2011, high-flying big men Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan immediately celebrated their good fortune and dubbed the new team "Lob City." In the 14 months since, the Clippers have most…Upvote Share TweetJosh Smith had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Devin Harris made a key steal in the final minute and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-101 Monday night.Upvote Share TweetAt the end of the 2010-11 season, LeBron James and Dwight Howard were the two best players in the NBA. James was the clear top dog, and it wasn't all ...Upvote Share Tweet
Last Night on 'Blake Griffin Dunks on Your Life ...'The life and death of Spencer Hawes! Blake Griffin (sorta) switched hands in midair against the Sixers last night. According to the announcers, the cr...Upvote Share Tweet
About Last Night: Spurs Win in Spite of ThemselvesIn case you were busy fixating on that piece of popcorn stuck between your molars, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. The San Antonio Spurs...Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron Makes NBA HistoryFeb 12Highlight of the night: LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to score 30 points and shoot at least 60 percent in six straight games.
Heat Win Eighth Straight Home GameFeb 12LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combine for 86 points in the Heat's win over the Blazers.
Raptors Claw Past Nuggets, 109-108Feb 12Raptors win third straight.
Leandro Barbosa Has Torn Left ACLFeb 12Antonio Davis on Leandro Barbosa's injury and what is next for the Celtics.
Kobe Bryant says chastising fan on Twitter was 'right thing to do'Feb 13Kobe Bryant welcomes challenges, which explains why he chastised a fan on Twitter for using a homophobic slur. "It's the right thing to do," Bryant told ESPN.com. "I couldn't help myself. I saw it, I was like, 'I can't help myself. I have to respond.'"
Ian Thomsen: John Wall's return puts Wizards back on track; more mailFeb 12Time to break up the Wiz? Washington has won 11 of its last 18 and has ranked first in defensive efficiency since John Wall returned. Could they sneak into the playoffs as the team no one wants to face in the first round? -- Adam T., Washington D.C.
Adande/Gutierrez: Comparing LeBron James to Michael JordanFeb 12Our experts discuss whether LeBron James can reach or surpass Michael Jordan's level of greatness.