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Kupchak: No talks on Dwight-for-Rondo trade

Kupchak: No talks on Dwight-for-Rondo trade

ESPN.com Updated Feb 15, 2013
General manager Mitch Kupchak denied reports that the Lakers and Boston Celtics were in preliminary talks to trade Dwight Howard for Rajon Rondo.
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  • Payton, Richmond, Pitino among Hall finalists

    Payton, Richmond, Pitino among Hall finalists

    CNNSI.com Feb 15, 2013
    HOUSTON (AP) Gary Payton, Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond were among 12 finalists announced Friday for election into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
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  • Different looks for Heat, Lakers at All-Star break

    Different looks for Heat, Lakers at All-Star break

    nba.com Feb 15, 2013
    If Kobe Bryant's season seems tough, imagine what Dwyane Wade went through five years ago.
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  • Adidas Unveils New Short-Sleeve Uniforms For McDonald’s All-Ame…

    Adidas Unveils New Short-Sleeve Uniforms For McDonald’s All-Americans

    dimemag.com Feb 15, 2013
    Well, that didn’t take long. When the Golden State Warriors executive team said they believed their new, adidas short-sleeved alternate uniform would catch on quickly, I guess they didn’t technically end the thought with “in the NBA.” Less than a
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  • Watch Kobe Bryant Call Someone A "Fucking Asshole" Du…

    Watch Kobe Bryant Call Someone A "Fucking Asshole" During Last Night's Game

    deadspin.com Feb 15, 2013
    Here's Kobe Bryant, well on his way to suffering through yet another blowout, driving into the lane and making a nice kick-out pass during last night's Clippers-Lakers game. Unfortunately for Kobe, this play was canceled out by a three-second violation …
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  • LeBron James Continues To Toy With The NBA; The Clippers Run L.…

    LeBron James Continues To Toy With The NBA; The Clippers Run L.A.

    dimemag.com Feb 15, 2013
    Don’t let the final score in Oklahoma City deceive you: this wasn’t the NBA Finals matchup we thought we’d see. Miami was too good for much of the first three quarters and Kevin Durant (40 points, eight rebounds) and Russell Westbrook (26 points, 10
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  • Bad To Worse: The Lakers' season hit a low point on Thursday wi…

    Bad To Worse: The Lakers' season hit a low point on Thursday wi…

    CNNSI.com Feb 15, 2013
    The Lakers' season hit a low point on Thursday with news of Jerry Buss' illness. Kobe Bryant has a special connection with the franchise's longtime owner, writes Lee Jenkins.
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  • Lee Jenkins: Kobe, Lakers owner confronted with their own baske…

    Lee Jenkins: Kobe, Lakers owner confronted with their own basketball mortality

    CNNSI.com Feb 15, 2013
    LOS ANGELES -- In this, the 35th year of his life and 17th in the NBA, Kobe Bryant has opened up. Blank stares have been replaced by broad smiles, one-word answers by unforgettable sound bites.
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  • Clippers dominate Lakers in battle of L.A.

    Clippers dominate Lakers in battle of L.A.

    ESPN.com Feb 15, 2013
    Chris Paul had 24 points and 13 assists, Blake Griffin scored 18 of his 22 points in a spectacular first quarter, and the Clippers cemented their supremacy in Los Angeles with a 125-101 victory over the Lakers on Thursday night.
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  • About Last Night: The Clippers Are Kings of L.A.

    About Last Night: The Clippers Are Kings of L.A.

    grantland.com Feb 15, 2013
    In case you were busy helping J.J. Abrams run a viral marketing campaign for Star Trek Into Darkness in Central Russia, here's what you missed in spor...
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  • Video - Steph Curry On 3-Point Contest, Warriors' Success 05:31

    Steph Curry On 3-Point Contest, Warriors' Success

    Feb 15
    Stephen Curry joins "First Take" to talk about the 3-point contest, the Warriors' first-half success, and playing for Mark Jackson.
  • Video - ESPNLA.com Daily Download 05:17

    ESPNLA.com Daily Download

    Feb 15
    Doug Kezirian recaps the day in Los Angeles sports that saw the Clippers rout the Lakers, Jerry Buss hospitalized, and Mike Trout giving his thoughts on 2013.
  • Video - Biggest Threat To Heat 02:15

    Biggest Threat To Heat

    Feb 15
    Stephen A. Smith discusses which teams pose the biggest threat to the Heat.
  • Video - Lakers' Playoff Meter 01:55

    Lakers' Playoff Meter

    Feb 15
    Stephen A. Smith weighs in on the Lakers' playoff chances.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: Houston's breakout star, other All-Star storylines to watch

    Feb 15
    Here are the talking points for All-Star Weekend as the NBA converges on Houston ...
  • Lee Jenkins: Kobe, Lakers owner confronted with their own basketball morta…

    Feb 15
    LOS ANGELES -- In this, the 35th year of his life and 17th in the NBA, Kobe Bryant has opened up. Blank stares have been replaced by broad smiles, one-word answers by unforgettable sound bites.
  • The Sports Guy dusts off a time-tested hypothesis

    Feb 15
    Rajon Rondo is testing the bedrock of the Sports Guy's theories; now it's time for an update of the original.