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At this point, most of the NBA is on Twitter. It's a wild world of training updates, questions as to which movies they should go see, and explanations of their Call of Duty prowess. Every so often, though, you also get a picture into the more interestin…
David Stern would like to stamp out ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ tacticsUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetBack when Shaquille O'Neal was the most dominant force in the NBA, several teams utilized the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy that essentially turned every Los Angeles Lakers possession into an opportunity to see a gigantic man attempt to shoot a ball …Share TweetWith Lakers guard Kobe Bryant becoming the fifth and fastest player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, Dime is looking at all angles of the five-time champion’s career today. (Hey, we already called him the greatest player since 2000.) It’s equal
Evans Could Return Friday; Lopez Still OutUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetReggie Evans of the Nets is expected to play Friday against the Warriors. Brook Lopez will miss at least one more game.
Create-a-Caption: Eric Bledsoe controls the vertical and horizontalUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetThe Los Angeles Clippers had a little bit of fun at the expense of the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, with some loose Dallas passing and some tight L.A. defense - 18 Clipper steals, 22 Maverick turnovers, 26 Clipper points - led to the likes ofShare TweetThe Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night, coasting to a 103-87 win over the Don't-Call-Me-Pelicans behind a record-setting performance from Kobe Bryant, strong second-half pressure defense and a combined 11-of-21 mark from be…
This Lady Behind The Clippers Bench Was The Only One Unimpressed By Last Night's PerformanceUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetLast night's 112-90 Clippers win over the Mavericks was a performance the AP called "dominating" and one that featured a series of spectacular dunks and lobs-one of which we've already featured this morning. More »Source: deadspin.com
Keeping Score: Early Contenders for Most Improved PlayerUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetBesides Jrue Holiday of the 76ers, Eric Bledsoe of the Clippers and Larry Sanders of the Bucks, in their third years, have made larger contributions to their teams this season.
Jamal Crawford's Tightly Wound Alley-Oop To DeAndre Jordan Was SpectacularUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetAlley-oops are eye-catching because they occupy so much space and time. The lob pass goes up, the finisher readies himself to take off, and we get time to watch it all unfold as anticipation for the big finale builds. More »Source: deadspin.comShare TweetBlake Griffin had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 14 points and 13 assists, propelling the Los Angeles Clippers to their fourth straight victory, 112-90 over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.Source: ESPN.com
Lakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over HornetsUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetLakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over HornetsSource: CNNSI.com
Felton Sheds His Bandages and Helps Topple the BobcatsUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetRaymond Felton, who sustained a bruised left thumb in a victory against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, decided not to skip Wednesday's game, playing with bandages taped on his hand for part of the game.
Mayo, Mavericks Edge SunsDec 6O.J. Mayo scored 23 points to lead the Mavericks to a 97-94 win over the Suns.
TrueHoop TV: Gasol LatestDec 6Henry Abbott with Marc Stein on potential trade suitors for Pau Gasol, and if the Lakers are willing to part with Gasol before Steve Nash returns.
Best Player In Lakers HistoryDec 6Who is the best player in Lakers history? Damien Woody, Herm Edwards and Tim Legler discuss.
LeBron James, Miami Heat are feeling sense of urgencyDec 7MIAMI -- Nearly an hour after the Miami Heat had taken a second early-season beating from the New York Knicks, LeBron James walked into an empty locke...
NBA -- What scouts are sayingDec 6Marc Stein checks in with advance scouts to get their takes on the most pressing NBA topics.
Ian Thomsen: Appreciate Heat now, as upcoming tax threatens a potential dy…Dec 6Whether you love or hate the Miami Heat, you ought to appreciate their runs at the championship over the next two seasons. Because owner Micky Arison may not be able to afford his team by 2014-15.