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Rockets Demote Royce White, Who Blasts Team For "Inconsist…

Rockets Demote Royce White, Who Blasts Team For "Inconsistent" Actions Regarding His Anxiety Disorder

deadspin.com nba.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 13, 2012
Indeed, as a mid-first round pick, there were high hopes that Royce White could ably compete in the NBA this season, despite the widespread acknowledgement and acceptance of the anxiety disorder that he has lived with for years. Now, the relationship be…
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  • John Calipari Thinks Little Of Duke's Acting Skills: "In T…

    John Calipari Thinks Little Of Duke's Acting Skills: "In The NBA, They'd All Be Suspended"

    deadspin.com Nov 13, 2012
    Kentucky went into halftime against Duke down two points, but that was fine by Wildcats coach John Calipari, who offered up the Blue Devils some post-NCAA career advice on his way to the locker room. More »
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  • Adande: Phil Jackson was Lakers' man

    Adande: Phil Jackson was Lakers' man

    ESPN.com Nov 12, 2012
    Despite high price, Phil Jackson's history of success was worth it for L.A. Lakers
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  • Lakers GM: D'Antoni 'better suited' for our roster

    Lakers GM: D'Antoni 'better suited' for our roster

    Lakers GM: D'Antoni 'better suited' for our roster
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  • D-Will, Nets beat Cavaliers for 3rd straight win

    D-Will, Nets beat Cavaliers for 3rd straight win

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    Deron Williams had 26 points and 10 assists, Joe Johnson scored 25 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the road-weary Cleveland Cavaliers 114-101 on Tuesday night for their third straight victory.
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  • Raptors prevail despite 5-point fourth quarter

    Raptors prevail despite 5-point fourth quarter

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points and Jose Calderon had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Toronto Raptors over the Indiana Pacers 74-72 on Tuesday night.
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  • Knicks start 5-0 for first time since 1993-94

    Knicks start 5-0 for first time since 1993-94

    Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, and JR Smith and Raymond Felton each added 21 as the New York Knicks held off the Orlando Magic 99-89 on Tuesday night.
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  • Grizzlies assistant GM Williamson dies of cancer

    Grizzlies assistant GM Williamson dies of cancer

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com nba.com Nov 13, 2012
    The Memphis Grizzlies have announced that assistant general manager Kenny Williamson has died of cancer. He was 65.
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  • Magic stunt team member in hospital after fall

    Magic stunt team member in hospital after fall

    ESPN.com deadspin.com Nov 13, 2012
    The start of the second quarter of Tuesday's game between the New York Knicks and the Orlando Magic was delayed when a Magic stunt team member was rushed to the hospital after she fell and hit her head on the court.
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  • Here's Rasheed Wallace Yelling "Yeah, AFLAC!" After A…

    Here's Rasheed Wallace Yelling "Yeah, AFLAC!" After A Missed Free Throw

    deadspin.com Nov 13, 2012
    After being out of the league for two years, you can't blame Rasheed Wallace if he's trying to force someone's hand on snapping up an endorsement contract. His surprising resurrection has been an unexpected bright spot this season for the (as of now) 4-…
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  • Injured Raptors Lowry, Fields skip trip to Indiana

    Injured Raptors Lowry, Fields skip trip to Indiana

    nba.com Nov 13, 2012
    Toronto guard Kyle Lowry and forward Landry Fields didn't travel with the Raptors for their game against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.
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  • Colangelo re-elected USA Basketball chairman

    Colangelo re-elected USA Basketball chairman

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    Jerry Colangelo has been re-elected to a second term as chairman of USA Basketball after overseeing a program that has dominated world basketball under his guidance.
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  • Stern estimates NBA revenue to reach $5 billion

    Stern estimates NBA revenue to reach $5 billion

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 13, 2012
    NBA Commissioner David Stern estimates revenue will be a record $5 billion in the current season, an increase of about 20 percent from the league's last full season in 2010-11.
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  • Give And Go: Examining all the drama in Los Angeles

    Give And Go: Examining all the drama in Los Angeles

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    The drama never ends in Hollywood. Did the Lakers disrespect Phil Jackson? Are they setting Mike D'Antoni up to fail? Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney dig into the madness in Los Angeles.
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  • The NBA opens up All-Star game voting to Twitter and Facebook

    The NBA opens up All-Star game voting to Twitter and Facebook

    yahoo.com Nov 13, 2012
    The NBA All-Star game is all about the fans. They select the starters, vote for the dunk contest winner, and watch idly as the league holds several insignificant events primarily designed to prop up its corporate sponsors. It's one big party, a time for
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  • Why OKC Fans Should Be Happy With How Russell Westbrook Is Play…

    Why OKC Fans Should Be Happy With How Russell Westbrook Is Playing Right Now

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Nov 13, 2012
    Russell Westbrook scored 14 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter last night to save the Thunder the ignominy of becoming the first team to lose to the Pistons this season. Down 11 points entering the final frame, Westbrook almost single-handedly broug…
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  • Bobcats deal Carroll to Hornets for Warrick

    Bobcats deal Carroll to Hornets for Warrick

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    The Charlotte Bobcats say they have acquired forward Hakim Warrick from the New Orleans Hornets for guard Matt Carroll.
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  • Nate Robinson’s State Of Nate — Season 2, Episode 2 “See You La…

    Nate Robinson’s State Of Nate — Season 2, Episode 2 “See You Later”

    dimemag.com Nov 13, 2012
    The start of a new NBA season means many great things, and thankfully, after a year in Golden State where he allowed the cameras in on his life, Nate Robinson is back once again with a second season of State Of Nate. When Robinson and filmmaker T.J. Reg…
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  • Nikola Pekovic Doesn't Give A Shit About Crutches Or Pain

    Nikola Pekovic Doesn't Give A Shit About Crutches Or Pain

    deadspin.com CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    Minnesota Timberwolves center/human shark Nikola Pekovic sprained his left ankle in last night's game against the Mavericks, ending his night early and putting another hole in a roster that is already missing Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love, Chase Budinger and …
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  • Why The Timberwolves’ Playoff Hopes Are Officially Dead

    Why The Timberwolves’ Playoff Hopes Are Officially Dead

    When Chase Budinger spoke at his introductory press conference this offseason, he called Minnesota “a young Oklahoma.” Set aside that such a self-compliment would have made zero sense just four years ago; it’s the highest aspiration a recent lottery
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  • Create-a-Caption: ‘Please, please, please bring back C-a-C’

    Create-a-Caption: ‘Please, please, please bring back C-a-C’

    yahoo.com Nov 13, 2012
    Wow. I mean, I know it's been more than a month since the last time we did a Create-a-Caption contest, Goran Dragic, but I didn't realize it meant that much to you. I figured you were too busy working out, practicing and planking to pay attention to our…
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  • Top 10 NBA Duos Under 25 Years Old

    Top 10 NBA Duos Under 25 Years Old

    dimemag.com Nov 13, 2012
    Getting your hands on young talent in the NBA is the equivalent to finding a $100 dollar bill on the ground. Some of it has to do with luck; some of it has to do with being in the right place at the right time. Once you get it, you contemplate whether o…
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  • Deadspin NBA Shit List: Andris Biedrins, The Man Who Forgot How…

    Deadspin NBA Shit List: Andris Biedrins, The Man Who Forgot How To Shoot

    deadspin.com Nov 13, 2012
    A celebration of the NBA's most infuriating players, both past and present. Read other NBA Shit List entries here. More »
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  • James Harden high fives some imaginary teammates after a made f…

    James Harden high fives some imaginary teammates after a made free throw (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Nov 13, 2012
    Muscle memory is a funny thing. Square up to toss a crumpled-up piece of paper into a trash can or dirty towel into a hamper, and you're likely to use the same shooting motion you utilized during your time as a basketball player. No matter, especially i…
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  • Brandon Roy’s continuing knee problems are worrying, but the Mi…

    Brandon Roy’s continuing knee problems are worrying, but the Minnesota Timberwolves are off to a great start

    yahoo.com Nov 13, 2012
    The Minnesota Timberwolves, as was the case early in the 2011-12 season, have become one of the NBA's great stories. Still working without All-Star Kevin Love and wunderkind defender and passer Ricky Rubio, the Wolves have rushed out to a 5-2 record on …
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  • Heat shoot down Rockets on LeBron's 38 points

    Heat shoot down Rockets on LeBron's 38 points

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    HOUSTON (AP) LeBron James put on a second-half show and helped the Miami Heat finally put away Houston.
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  • Dirk Nowitzki is pretty sick of the waiting for his knee to ful…

    Dirk Nowitzki is pretty sick of the waiting for his knee to fully heal

    yahoo.com Nov 13, 2012
    Some athletes, through no fault of their body's own and often because something lands the wrong way or some opponent falls onto the wrong thing, have to undergo surgery early in their careers. In their teens, even, during their amateur hour. Some, by wa…
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  • Is Nate McMillan the right choice to help turn around the Laker…

    Is Nate McMillan the right choice to help turn around the Lakers’ defense?

    yahoo.com Nov 13, 2012
    There are actually three ways to react to the rumored and likely impending hire of former Seattle and Portland head coach Nate McMillan as the new Los Angeles Lakers defensive guru. The quick scan tells you that Nate, the forever and ever "Mr. Soni…
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  • How Phil Jackson's Handshake Deal With The Lakers Fell Apart

    How Phil Jackson's Handshake Deal With The Lakers Fell Apart

    deadspin.com Nov 13, 2012
    I'm not sure we're far enough removed to appreciate what an incredible story this is in the annals of sports: The Lakers turned down Phil Jackson. Someday they'll write a book or make a 30 for 30 about this, and we'll get all the details, but for now we…
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  • Kobe Bryant gave Steve Blake a helicopter ride to a doctor’s ap…

    Kobe Bryant gave Steve Blake a helicopter ride to a doctor’s appointment (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 13, 2012
    From the firing of Mike Brown through the courting of Phil Jackson to the hiring of Mike D'Antoni, with all the amazement and agita in between, it's fair to say that it's been a pretty eventful few days for the Los Angeles Lakers. So the great Lee Jenki…
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  • Jefferson, Millsap lead Jazz over Raptors in 3 OTs

    Jefferson, Millsap lead Jazz over Raptors in 3 OTs

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    TORONTO (AP) The Utah Jazz didn't just work overtime to earn their first road win of the season. They worked three of them.
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  • Rondo's near triple-double lifts Celtics over Bulls

    Rondo's near triple-double lifts Celtics over Bulls

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    CHICAGO (AP) Rajon Rondo extended his own pursuit of a record and helped the Boston Celtics reverse some recent history.
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  • The Best Player In The World Rips Out Houston’s Heart; Utah Win…

    The Best Player In The World Rips Out Houston’s Heart; Utah Wins A 3OT Thriller

    dimemag.com Nov 13, 2012
    If you’re trying to beat Miami, there are a few specific things you can’t do. You can’t let LeBron dominate an entire second half. You can’t let Chris Bosh shoot the same jumpers he takes in the pregame all night long. And if you have a look at a
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  • Westbrook, Thunder rally to top winless Pistons

    Westbrook, Thunder rally to top winless Pistons

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 33 points and keyed a fourth-quarter comeback as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the winless Detroit Pistons 92-90 on Monday night.
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  • The D'Antoni Effect: New Roles for the New-Look Lakers

    The D'Antoni Effect: New Roles for the New-Look Lakers

    grantland.com Nov 13, 2012
    New Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni brings with him the famed spread pick-and-roll system that in the mid-2000s rejuvenated not only the Suns franchis...
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  • '70s Babies: Breaking Down the Red-Hot New York Knicks

    '70s Babies: Breaking Down the Red-Hot New York Knicks

    grantland.com Nov 13, 2012
    Heading into tonight's game against Orlando, New York is the only undefeated team in the NBA. Save the pillowcase–of–snow globes thumping ...
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  • Video - Knicks Improve To 5-0 01:03

    Knicks Improve To 5-0

    Nov 13
    Knicks go on 18-4 run in the fourth quarter to put away the Magic, 99-89.
  • Video - West Side/East Side: The Lakers Choose D'Antoni 10:26

    West Side/East Side: The Lakers Choose D'Antoni

    Nov 13
    J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez on the hiring of Mike D'Antoni and the implications of passing on Phil Jackson.
  • Video - Did Lakers Mistreat Phil Jackson? 09:05

    Did Lakers Mistreat Phil Jackson?

    Nov 13
    Marcellus Wiley, Rob Parker and Skip Bayless discuss the Lakers' treatment of Phil Jackson.
  • Video - Blazers Snap Four-Game Slide 00:48

    Blazers Snap Four-Game Slide

    Nov 13
    Damian Lillard drops 22 as Blazers roll to 103-86 win over Kings.

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    Nov 13
    Did Phil Jackson ask for an ownership share of the Lakers? Did he seek to limit his participation in road trips? Was he demanding to have final say on roster moves, Laker Girl tryouts and celebrity seating? Is it true that he wanted Jimmy Buss to person…