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Mavs' Kaman misses game with concussionnba.com Jan 29, 2013Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman did not play against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night because of a concussion.Share TweetGreg Oden's next comeback could be with the Cavaliers.Share TweetKlay Thompson scored a career-high 32 points and the short-handed Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-95 on Tuesday night.Share TweetMINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has been trying to keep a lid on his wife's health issues that caused him to be away from the team for three weeks, preferring to deal with the situation privately while keeping his eye on th…Share TweetBrooklyn Nets general manager Billy King will meet with ownership on Wednesday and Friday to discuss interim coach P.J. Carlesimo and the job he's done so far, among other things, King said during a Monday interview with NBA.com.Share Tweet
‘Wheel of Fortune’ will host the NBA next weekOn Sunday, the NFL will stage the final game of its season. While the Super Bowl typically serves to communicate football's dominion over the sports landscape, it also ushers in a few months in which the NBA is the undisputed king of the athletic world.…Share Tweet
Section 15: Family Funnytimes.com Jan 29, 2013A Nets game is a night out for the Pritchards of Bedford-Stuyvesant: Steve, Nicole and their toddler, Ivy.Share TweetThe Golden State Warriors are without three starters for their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.Share TweetCavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is playing against Golden State despite missing the morning shootaround because he was sick.Share TweetExecutive director Billy Hunter has fired his daughter and daughter-in-law from the NBA players' association, less than two weeks after a review criticized his hiring practices.Share Tweet
Stars In The Making?Kyrie Irving is the headliner of the 2011 NBA draft class. That doesn't mean he's the only future All-Star in that crop. Ben Golliver sizes up others who could be primed to break out.Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring Tim Duncan’s sexy, sexy outlet passesA 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: 48 Minutes of Hell. Outlet passes matt…Share Tweet
Chris Bosh Continues To Be An Excellent Photobomber (White House Edition)On Monday, the Miami Heat visited the White House in order to be congratulated by Barack Obama for winning the 2012 NBA championship. The visit was a worthy endeavor if only because it led to the creation of the photograph above. More »Share Tweet
Watch Hakeem Olajuwon’s one-on-one workout with LeBron James from 2011 (VIDEO)When the Miami Heat won the NBA championship in June of 2012, they did so mainly on the strength of LeBron James’ emerging interior game. LeBron wasn’t endlessly tossing down jump hook after jump hook in that championship round, and to his credit hisShare TweetAllen Iverson still wants into the NBA, but he won’t be making it via the NBA Developmental League’s Texas Legends. Iverson turned down the offer by Mavericks executive Donnie Nelson today to play for Legends head coach and former NBA journeyman EduarShare Tweet
Mario Chalmers still thinks he’s a top-10 NBA point guard, which is both crazy and fineBack in August, fresh off his team's five-game NBA title win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat triggerman Mario Chalmers said he belongs "in the front end of the top 10" among NBA point guards. Clearly, the past five months have seen …Share Tweet
Carlos Boozer Dunks All Over Bismack Biyombo & Drops Him To The FloorWe mentioned this move in Smack, and as great as this finish was — one-handed, with the left, right over the top of Bismack Biyombo — Stacey King‘s call still beats it. King is always in rare form, and just minutes after this play, started lobbyingShare Tweet
A newspaper reader writes a letter to the editor complaining about ‘no photographs of Ricky Rubio’On Saturday night, Minnesota Timberwolves second year guard Ricky Rubio played what was easily his best game of the 2012-13 season. The point man made four of nine shots, a modest mark that still lifted his shooting percentage on the year from 23 percen…Share TweetBoston Celtics star Paul Pierce showed up for his pre-practice meeting with reporters carrying a basketball, which he bounced from time to time while answering questions.Share Tweet
You Can Now Purchase Classic NBA Games On iTunesWell, this is pretty goddamn cool. The NBA has made ten classic games available for purchase on iTunes. You can now download and watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's first game, Game 7 of the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals, and Game 1 of the 1997 finals as many …Share Tweet
Kyle O’Quinn rocks Andray Blatche in the face with a basketball in sideline save attempt (VIDEO)"Thanks, Orlando Magic rookie Kyle O'Quinn." - every Washington Wizards fan, probably, with pretty good reason. "Thanks, Orlando Magic rookie Kyle O'Quinn." - Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, probably, with pretty good reason. "Thanks, OrlandoShare Tweet
Robert Parish is ‘restless’ and wants an NBA coaching job, but may be going about it the wrong wayRobert Parish would like a job. The Basketball Hall of Famer and four-time NBA champion hasn’t been associated with the NBA since his final season with the Chicago Bulls in 1996-97, and he cannot understand why he’s been passed over for so many potentShare Tweet
Utah fans cheer as Rockets take 50-point 4th-quarter lead in rout of Jazz (VIDEO)There weren't very many reasons for Utah Jazz fans to cheer on Monday. Their team started the game by allowing the Houston Rockets to hit seven of their first 10 shots, then gave up 17-4 and 8-0 runs to fall behind by 20 in a second quarter that ended w…Share Tweet
Glen Davis Loudly And Clearly Tells The Ball To "Get The Fuck In There"This-and not Carmelo Anthony's spy/Slayer roadie-is the reason parabolic microphones were invented. And the ball listened-it knows what's good for it. More »Share TweetIn a world where everything is instant, overreaction is expected. Today’s world has no gray area, only black and white. Seeing things differently and reading between the lines is too much work. That’s where your 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers stand rightShare Tweet
Harrison Barnes Crushes A Nasty Slam On Aaron Gray’s HeadWe joked in Smack that Harrison Barnes should be given his own dunk contest during All-Star Weekend. He’s already had about three facials this season that had us spitting out our drinks, and while this one probably isn’t as nasty as his crowning on NiShare TweetUtah got eviscerated so badly by the Rockets last night that Jazz fans were booing in the second quarter. James Harden was a big part of that, scoring 25 and delivering one of the nastiest dunks we’ve ever seen from him. This was one of those slams wherShare Tweet
Mark Jackson rightfully sits an injured Stephen Curry, says he has ‘more interest in his future and our future’Several times during his rookie season, we ripped Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson not so much for his choices with the Xs and Os, but for acting a bit of a blowhard in ways that reminded of his annoying turn as ABC/ESPN analyst. And though he’sShare Tweet
You Better Believe ItIs Chris Bosh headed to the Hall? Count on it. Carmelo Anthony? Not yet. Ian Thomsen examines the 18 active players most likely to make the Hall -- and the five still on the bubble.Share TweetIt's no small secret that the Sacramento Kings are in a volatile period right now. As current owners Joe and Gavin Maloof wait for approval on their sale to a wealthy Seattle-based group and Sacto mayor Kevin Johnson spearheads an attempt to keep the fr…Share Tweet
Metta World Peace is working on a prank TV showAgainst all odds, Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace has turned into one of the more fun-loving players in the NBA, albeit not without his share of controversy. MWP, like many people in LA, also happens to associate fun with being on TV, and i…Share Tweet
Iguodala's last-second free throw lifts NuggetsAndre Iguodala made a free throw with 0.4 seconds remaining after forcing a turnover to deny a last-second shot by Indiana, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Pacers 102-101 Monday night.Share Tweet
Brooklyn Nets beat up on Orlando Magic but the going gets tougher with the Miami Heat heading to townnydailynews.com Jan 29, 2013The Nets really didn’t learn anything new about themselves when they swatted away yet another Eastern Conference patsy in the form of the Magic.Share Tweet
Butler's big night lifts Bulls as Deng returnsJimmy Butler scored a career-high 19 points and Nate Robinson added 15 as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 93-85 on Monday night.Share Tweet
What Could Be: Philadelphia's 103-100 loss to Memphis was tough.…Philadelphia's 103-100 loss to Memphis was tough. So is trying to salvage a once-promising season not knowing when, or if, Andrew Bynum will return, writes Chris Mannix.Share Tweet
CourtVision: The Best Shooters So Fargrantland.com Jan 29, 2013As spatial analytics slowly creeps its way into the NBA, we're beginning to evaluate performances and tendencies in new ways. Perhaps the most basic i...Share Tweet
Shorthanded Warriors Top CavsJan 29Klay Thompson leads Warriors with 32 points.
Boston Hot Button: Celts need to add a veteran ball handler?Jan 29With the loss of Rajon Rondo for the season, Chris Forsberg answers the burning question: Do the Celtics need to add a veteran ball handler after the loss of Rajon Rondo?
For Love Of The GameJan 29Basketball runs deep for provocative restaurateur and "Fresh Off the Boat" author Eddie Huang.
Celtics at a CrossroadJan 29J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez on what direction the Celtics need to take following the loss of Rajon Rondo.