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Faced with a terrible NCAA draft pool, Phoenix Suns players don’t get why they have to tank games
Apologies for the downer take, but this has to be a particularly depressing time for fans of teams at the bottom of the NBA’s standings. Not only have they sat through five months of bad basketball, but watching this year’s NCAA Tournament can’t beUpvote Share Tweet
Kobe listed as probable with bone spurnba.com Updated Mar 29, 2013Kobe Bryant is likely to play for the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night against the Sacramento Kings despite a bone spur in his left foot.Upvote Share Tweet
Spurs' Ginobili leaves game with injured hamstringnba.com Updated Mar 29, 2013Manu Ginobili will not return tonight for the Spurs after experiencing tightness in his right hamstring. He appeared to injure the leg when he grabbed it after being fouled by DeAndre Jordon in the first quarter tonight against the Clippers.Upvote Share Tweet
Clips' Billups out indefinitely with groin strainESPN.com Updated Mar 29, 2013Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups won't play Friday night against the San Antonio Spurs after aggravating his strained right groin, and his availability for the rest of the regular season is in question.Upvote Share TweetThe Miami Heat's just-completed 27-game winning streak inspired many discussions of their placement among the greatest teams ever, not just in comparison to the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers but other legends like the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls and the iconic B…Upvote Share TweetThe Los Angeles Clippers have signed guard Maalik Wayns for the rest of the season.Upvote Share TweetWith all due respect to Tyreke Evans and his Wile E. Coyote: Super Genius layup, the real star of the Sacramento Kings' 117-103 win over the Phoenix Suns was Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, who was an absolute monster on Thursday night for whom the Suns …Upvote Share Tweet
3 of ex-Laker A.C. Green’s NBA championship rings stolen from his home, according to policeHe was never a star performer on the order of teammates Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or James Worthy, but for the first nine years of his career, A.C. Green was an integral part of the Los Angeles Lakers - a rough and ready rebounder and defenderUpvote Share Tweet
Tyreke Evans Makes An Unbelievable 360-Degree Layupdimemag.com Updated Mar 29, 2013Quietly, Tyreke Evans has been having a productive, and efficient, season with Sacramento. He’s not putting up the numbers he did as a rookie, but his shooting is up to nearly 48 percent. His turnovers are at a career-low, and he’s finally starting toUpvote Share Tweet
Nobody expects Inflatable Bucks Mascot Bango … least of all, Dwight Howard (Video)What's the only thing better than a mascot pulling a prank on a player? An inflatable version of said mascot pulling a prank on a player. Prior to Thursday night's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks, Lakers center Dwight Howard ente…Upvote Share Tweet
Tyreke Evans made a cool layup, so Bill Walton compared him to history’s greatest geniuses (Video)With just under 10 minutes left in the Sacramento Kings' eventual 117-103 road win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, Sacto guard Tyreke Evans used a pick at the 3-point line to split the defenders, attack the basket, and finish a very athletic 360 layu…Upvote Share Tweet
A New Star Arrives to Save Ohio State; Kobe Bryant and the Lakers Turn in a Mess in Milwaukeedimemag.com Updated Mar 29, 2013Ohio State sophomore swingman LaQuinton Ross has shown flashes of greatness in his short college career, but last night in Los Angeles, Ross officially arrived. The 6-8 Ross is usually a solid weapon coming off the bench for the Buckeyes, but last night…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Mar 29, 2013Veteran's example is what most teams savor, but Lakers don't really seem toUpvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Mar 29, 2013Amar’e Stoudemire apparently shared the same concerns about his knees that the Phoenix Suns’ medical staff expressed to the team’s front office before the wild free agent summer of 2010.Upvote Share Tweet
ESPNLA.com Daily DownloadMar 29Michele Steele recaps the day in LA sports which saw the Lakers fall to the Bucks and the Kings beat the Blues.
Kobe Injury UpdateMar 29Ramona Shelburne discusses the latest on Kobe Bryant's foot injury.
SportsCenter's Not Top PlaysMar 29Watch the best bloopers and biggest sports blunders of the week.
Duncan Drops 34 Points On ClippersMar 29Spurs sneak past Clippers 104-102.
Jack McCallum: Syracuse's NCAA tournament success re-energizes coach Jim B…Mar 29WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A couple hours after the 61-50 victory over Indiana, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and his oldest son, Jimmy, pondered the family's postponed trip to Disney World.
The Sports Guy breaks down the Miami Heat's win streakMar 29With Miami's streak in our rearview mirror, who were the winners and losers in this whole spectacle?