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Faced with a terrible NCAA draft pool, Phoenix Suns players don…

Faced with a terrible NCAA draft pool, Phoenix Suns players don’t get why they have to tank games

yahoo.com Updated Mar 29, 2013
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 be
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  • Kobe listed as probable with bone spur

    Kobe listed as probable with bone spur

    nba.com Mar 29, 2013
    Kobe 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.
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  • Spurs' Ginobili leaves game with injured hamstring

    Spurs' Ginobili leaves game with injured hamstring

    nba.com Mar 29, 2013
    Manu 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.
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  • Clips' Billups out indefinitely with groin strain

    Clips' Billups out indefinitely with groin strain

    ESPN.com Mar 29, 2013
    Los 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.
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  • Watch the Original Celtics, the first “best team ever,” show o…

    Watch the Original Celtics, the first “best team ever,” show off their basketball skills (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 29, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Clippers sign guard Wayns for rest of season

    Clippers sign guard Wayns for rest of season

    nba.com ESPN.com Mar 29, 2013
    The Los Angeles Clippers have signed guard Maalik Wayns for the rest of the season.
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  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 17 straight points as Kings hammer Suns…

    DeMarcus Cousins scores 17 straight points as Kings hammer Suns (Video)

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Mar 29, 2013
    With 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 …
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  • 3 of ex-Laker A.C. Green’s NBA championship rings stolen from h…

    3 of ex-Laker A.C. Green’s NBA championship rings stolen from his home, according to police

    yahoo.com Mar 29, 2013
    He 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 defender
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  • Tyreke Evans Makes An Unbelievable 360-Degree Layup

    Tyreke Evans Makes An Unbelievable 360-Degree Layup

    dimemag.com Mar 29, 2013
    Quietly, 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 to
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  • Nobody expects Inflatable Bucks Mascot Bango … least of all, Dw…

    Nobody expects Inflatable Bucks Mascot Bango … least of all, Dwight Howard (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 29, 2013
    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…
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  • Tyreke Evans made a cool layup, so Bill Walton compared him to …

    Tyreke Evans made a cool layup, so Bill Walton compared him to history’s greatest geniuses (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 29, 2013
    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…
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  • A New Star Arrives to Save Ohio State; Kobe Bryant and the Lake…

    A New Star Arrives to Save Ohio State; Kobe Bryant and the Lakers Turn in a Mess in Milwaukee

    dimemag.com Mar 29, 2013
    Ohio 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…
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  • McMenamin: Nash's example not quite enough

    McMenamin: Nash's example not quite enough

    ESPN.com Mar 29, 2013
    Veteran's example is what most teams savor, but Lakers don't really seem to
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  • Injured knees of Amar'e Stoudemire, star's big-time contract me…

    Injured knees of Amar'e Stoudemire, star's big-time contract mean painful reality for NY Knicks

    nydailynews.com Mar 29, 2013
    Amar’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.
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  • Video - ESPNLA.com Daily Download 02:45

    ESPNLA.com Daily Download

    Mar 29
    Michele Steele recaps the day in LA sports which saw the Lakers fall to the Bucks and the Kings beat the Blues.
  • Video - Kobe Injury Update 01:54

    Kobe Injury Update

    Mar 29
    Ramona Shelburne discusses the latest on Kobe Bryant's foot injury.
  • Video - SportsCenter's Not Top Plays 03:02

    SportsCenter's Not Top Plays

    Mar 29
    Watch the best bloopers and biggest sports blunders of the week.
  • Video - Duncan Drops 34 Points On Clippers 01:25

    Duncan Drops 34 Points On Clippers

    Mar 29
    Spurs sneak past Clippers 104-102.

Sports Columnists

  • Jack McCallum: Syracuse's NCAA tournament success re-energizes coach Jim B…

    Mar 29
    WASHINGTON, 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 streak

    Mar 29
    With Miami's streak in our rearview mirror, who were the winners and losers in this whole spectacle?