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Lakers' owner Buss is hospitalized with cancer

Lakers' owner Buss is hospitalized with cancer

CNNSI.com yahoo.com nba.com ESPN.com Updated Feb 14, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lakers owner Jerry Buss has been hospitalized with cancer, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
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  • Heat trample Thunder as LeBron's streak ends

    Heat trample Thunder as LeBron's streak ends

    ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    LeBron James had 39 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat trampled the Oklahoma City Thunder 110-100 in a Thursday night showcase before the All-Star break.
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  • Michael Jordan mysteries: strange statues, shifting numbers and…

    Michael Jordan mysteries: strange statues, shifting numbers and the oddest Jordan song ever

    yahoo.com Feb 14, 2013
    As Michael Jordan turns 50, we’ll all be remembering the great moments of his career in the coming days. You know most of the good stories about Jordan’s life: no, he wasn’t really cut from his varsity basketball team; yes, he really did keep Isiah
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  • Stern expects Sacramento plan within 2 weeks

    Stern expects Sacramento plan within 2 weeks

    nba.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    NBA Commissioner David Stern expects a concrete financing plan from Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson within the next two weeks, with the aim of settling the Kings' future by mid-April.
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  • Haslem held out of Heat lineup against Thunder

    Haslem held out of Heat lineup against Thunder

    ESPN.com nba.com Feb 14, 2013
    Starting forward Udonis Haslem did not travel with the Miami Heat for their game Thursday night at Oklahoma City so he could get treatment for a lower leg contusion.
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  • Peers see LeBron for his own greatness

    Peers see LeBron for his own greatness

    nba.com yahoo.com Feb 14, 2013
    LeBron James changed his jersey number, won an NBA championship and still gets inevitably compared to Michael Jordan at nearly every opportunity.
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  • Yao talks animal rights at zoo visit

    Yao talks animal rights at zoo visit

    nba.com Feb 14, 2013
    Yao Ming fed a giraffe, petted a rhino and watched an elephant do a headstand during a visit to the Houston Zoo on Thursday.
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  • With Rose's status still up in air, Bulls get by

    With Rose's status still up in air, Bulls get by

    Given all the gasps around Chicago after Derrick Rose indicated he might not play this season, the All-Star break appears to be coming at a good time for the Bulls.
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  • Proud Celtics persevere through season of injury

    Proud Celtics persevere through season of injury

    nba.com Feb 14, 2013
    One by one, the injuries hit the Boston Celtics: First Rajon Rondo, then Jared Sullinger, and finally Leandro Barbosa - all out for the season.
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  • Noel's injury shouldn't raise age limit concerns

    Noel's injury shouldn't raise age limit concerns

    CNNSI.com Feb 14, 2013
    Nerlens Noel's injury raises concerns about the NBA's age limit keeping big money from top players, says Chris Mannix, but the positives of the rule still outweigh the negatives.
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  • Jordan would take Kobe over LeBron

    Jordan would take Kobe over LeBron

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Feb 14, 2013
    Michael Jordan says he would take Kobe Bryant over LeBron James.
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  • Firm won't release further information about Hunter probe

    Firm won't release further information about Hunter probe

    nba.com ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    The law firm that assembled a report critical of NBA union head Billy Hunter's leadership said it won't publicly release further information about its research because the government is investigating the matter.
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  • Rockets recall Jones, Smith from D-League

    Rockets recall Jones, Smith from D-League

    nba.com ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    The Houston Rockets have recalled forwards Terrence Jones and Greg Smith from the developmental league.
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  • Michael Jordan's Former Agent Thinks John Wall Is Just The Wors…

    Michael Jordan's Former Agent Thinks John Wall Is Just The Worst

    deadspin.com Feb 14, 2013
    Over the weekend, the Washington Post's Mike Wise wrote a column about Wizards point guard John Wall's recent encouraging play. For whatever reason, this made former superagent David Falk very mad, mad enough to call up Wise and go on a tirade against W…
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  • Leading Sock Company Stance Announces New Collection With Dwyan…

    Leading Sock Company Stance Announces New Collection With Dwyane Wade

    dimemag.com Feb 14, 2013
    It’s weird. I used to go to the gym and everyone would stare at each other’s sneakers. Now, not only do you need to keep the kicks game on point, but you must take it over the top with the socks. Colors. Designs. Holiday features. It’s not enough to
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  • Garnett: Houston will be my last All-Star Game

    Garnett: Houston will be my last All-Star Game

    CNNSI.com nba.com yahoo.com Feb 14, 2013
    BOSTON (AP) - Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett says this weekend "is definitely my last All-Star game.''
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  • League's Action Reduces Acting

    League's Action Reduces Acting

    nytimes.com Feb 14, 2013
    The N.B.A.'s new antiflopping policy appears to have cut down on rampant overacting.
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  • NBA TV to Feature Exclusive Interviews with NBA Legends 
Jordan…

    NBA TV to Feature Exclusive Interviews with NBA Legends Jordan, Russell and Barkley

    nba.com Feb 14, 2013
    NBA TV's extensive coverage of NBA All-Star 2013 in Houston will culminate with a three-hour block of programming featuring exclusive interviews with some of the greatest NBA players of all time -- Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Charles Barkley -- on …
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  • Terrence Ross’ Top 10 Dunks

    Terrence Ross’ Top 10 Dunks

    dimemag.com CNNSI.com Feb 14, 2013
    All-Star Weekend is quickly approaching and with it one of the most anticipated spectacles: the Slam Dunk Contest. James White, Kenneth Faried, Gerald Green, Jeremy Evans, Eric Bledsoe and Terrence Ross are the six competitors looking to steal the show …
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  • This Move By Rockets Rookie Donatas Motiejunas Belongs In An AN…

    This Move By Rockets Rookie Donatas Motiejunas Belongs In An AND1 Mixtape

    deadspin.com Feb 14, 2013
    OK, so he probably didn't do this on purpose, but we still can't help but be impressed by Motiejunas's deployment of the old throw-the-ball-off-some-poor-sap's-shoulder move during last night's Rockets-Clippers game. Blinded by the brilliance of the tri…
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  • David Falk, former superagent, absolutely destroys Washington W…

    David Falk, former superagent, absolutely destroys Washington Wizards guard John Wall in an interview

    yahoo.com Feb 14, 2013
    By choice and also as a by-product of limits put on NBA contracts, David Falk’s influence as an agent has dwindled a bit since his mid-1990s heyday. A heyday that saw him work as a representative for a gaggle of stars including Michael Jordan. His clout
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  • Kobe increases online presence, joins China's social media

    Kobe increases online presence, joins China's social media

    nba.com ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    He has not uttered one word yet, but Kobe Bryant's mere presence on a Twitter-like Chinese-language site has stirred plenty of excitement.
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  • adidas Reveals New D Rose 3.5 Colorway: The “Triple Blue”

    adidas Reveals New D Rose 3.5 Colorway: The “Triple Blue”

    dimemag.com Feb 14, 2013
    Have you been watching the Bulls lately? They’re winning more often than not, but they’re still missing something, that extra boost Derrick Rose gives them. The new “Triple Blue” colorway for the adidas D Rose 3.5 brings that extra excitement in b
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  • All-Star past makes picking all-time Houston team a tricky shot

    All-Star past makes picking all-time Houston team a tricky shot

    nba.com Feb 14, 2013
    Tick off the names of the cities with rich basketball histories and deep NBA connections -- New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Detroit.
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  • Vince Carter Tops Larry Bird; Kevin Garnett Says This Will Be H…

    Vince Carter Tops Larry Bird; Kevin Garnett Says This Will Be His Last All-Star Game

    dimemag.com Feb 14, 2013
    It’s not often you hear Vince Carter‘s name mentioned with Larry Bird‘s. But before you start in with the “Wince” jokes, know that he’s been one of the most surprising players this season, playing like he’s 30 years old again. In Dallas’ 2
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  • 'Melo bruises arm, may miss ASG

    'Melo bruises arm, may miss ASG

    NEW YORK (AP) Carmelo Anthony's All-Star game start could be in jeopardy after he received a deep bruise in his right arm that caused numbness.
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  • Clippers return home to grab win vs. Rockets

    Clippers return home to grab win vs. Rockets

    ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    Caron Butler scored 17 of his 19 points in the opening quarter when the Clippers shot 77 percent and Los Angeles led all the way in beating the Houston Rockets 106-96 on Wednesday night for their third win in a row.
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  • Bulls' Rose: 'I don't mind missing this year'

    Bulls' Rose: 'I don't mind missing this year'

    ESPN.com nba.com CNNSI.com Feb 14, 2013
    Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose reiterated Wednesday night there is a chance he will sit out the entire season as he recovers from surgery to fix a torn ACL in his left knee. He isn't sure when he'll return to the floor.
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  • CourtVision All-Stars Part 1: The Eastern Conference

    CourtVision All-Stars Part 1: The Eastern Conference

    grantland.com Feb 14, 2013
    So, it's All-Star weekend and the teams have already been chosen. But, I want to use this symbolic time on the NBA calendar to pay tribute to the guys...
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  • NBA Shootaround: Under My Thumb

    NBA Shootaround: Under My Thumb

    grantland.com Feb 14, 2013
    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from...
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  • About Last Night: Somehow, the Celtics Keep Winning

    About Last Night: Somehow, the Celtics Keep Winning

    grantland.com Feb 14, 2013
    In case you were out fighting off the pre-Valentine's Day crowds at your local florist, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. The Boston Ce...
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  • Video - How Thunder Can Contain LeBron 00:46

    How Thunder Can Contain LeBron

    Feb 14
    Antonio Davis previews tonight's Heat-Thunder matchup.
  • Video - Behind The Scenes With Michael Jordan 08:04

    Behind The Scenes With Michael Jordan

    Feb 14
    Wright Thompson discusses his in-depth profile of Michael Jordan as he gets ready to turn 50.
  • Video - First Quarter Dominance Paces Clippers Past Lakers 01:08

    First Quarter Dominance Paces Clippers Past Lakers

    Feb 14
    Blake Griffin scores 18 of his 22 points in the first quarter, setting the pace for Clippers' 125-101 win over Lakers.
  • Video - Jordan And Pippen: Greatest Duo? 05:02

    Jordan And Pippen: Greatest Duo?

    Feb 14
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss whether Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were the greatest sports duo.

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    Feb 14
    Clippers, Lakers are headed in opposite directions, taking the other's road for a change.
  • Michael Jordan birthday recalls greatness not surpassed by LeBron James do…

    Feb 14
    Michael Jordan's 50th birthday serves to remind those stuck in the moment of the greatness of his legacy.