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ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013LeBron 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.Share Tweet
Michael Jordan mysteries: strange statues, shifting numbers and the oddest Jordan song everyahoo.com Feb 14, 2013As 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 IsiahShare TweetNBA 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.Share TweetStarting 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.Share TweetLeBron James changed his jersey number, won an NBA championship and still gets inevitably compared to Michael Jordan at nearly every opportunity.Share Tweet
Yao talks animal rights at zoo visitYao Ming fed a giraffe, petted a rhino and watched an elephant do a headstand during a visit to the Houston Zoo on Thursday.Share TweetGiven 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.Share Tweet
Proud Celtics persevere through season of injuryOne by one, the injuries hit the Boston Celtics: First Rajon Rondo, then Jared Sullinger, and finally Leandro Barbosa - all out for the season.Share Tweet
Noel's injury shouldn't raise age limit concernsCNNSI.com Feb 14, 2013Nerlens 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.Share TweetMichael Jordan says he would take Kobe Bryant over LeBron James.Share TweetThe 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.Share TweetThe Houston Rockets have recalled forwards Terrence Jones and Greg Smith from the developmental league.Share Tweetdeadspin.com Feb 14, 2013Over 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…Share Tweet
Leading Sock Company Stance Announces New Collection With Dwyane WadeIt’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 toShare TweetBOSTON (AP) - Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett says this weekend "is definitely my last All-Star game.''Share Tweet
League's Action Reduces Actingnytimes.com Feb 14, 2013The N.B.A.'s new antiflopping policy appears to have cut down on rampant overacting.Share Tweet
NBA TV to Feature Exclusive Interviews with NBA Legends Jordan, Russell and BarkleyNBA 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 …Share TweetAll-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 …Share Tweet
This Move By Rockets Rookie Donatas Motiejunas Belongs In An AND1 Mixtapedeadspin.com Feb 14, 2013OK, 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…Share Tweet
David Falk, former superagent, absolutely destroys Washington Wizards guard John Wall in an interviewyahoo.com Feb 14, 2013By 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 cloutShare TweetHe has not uttered one word yet, but Kobe Bryant's mere presence on a Twitter-like Chinese-language site has stirred plenty of excitement.Share Tweet
adidas Reveals New D Rose 3.5 Colorway: The “Triple Blue”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 bShare Tweet
All-Star past makes picking all-time Houston team a tricky shotTick off the names of the cities with rich basketball histories and deep NBA connections -- New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Detroit.Share TweetIt’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’ 2Share TweetNEW 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.Share Tweet
Clippers return home to grab win vs. RocketsESPN.com Feb 14, 2013Caron 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.Share TweetChicago 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.Share Tweet
CourtVision All-Stars Part 1: The Eastern ConferenceSo, 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...Share Tweet
NBA Shootaround: Under My ThumbSo 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...Share Tweet
About Last Night: Somehow, the Celtics Keep WinningIn 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...Share Tweet
How Thunder Can Contain LeBronFeb 14Antonio Davis previews tonight's Heat-Thunder matchup.
Behind The Scenes With Michael JordanFeb 14Wright Thompson discusses his in-depth profile of Michael Jordan as he gets ready to turn 50.
First Quarter Dominance Paces Clippers Past LakersFeb 14Blake Griffin scores 18 of his 22 points in the first quarter, setting the pace for Clippers' 125-101 win over Lakers.
Jordan And Pippen: Greatest Duo?Feb 14Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss whether Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were the greatest sports duo.