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Wade banned 1 game for contact with Sessions

Wade banned 1 game for contact with Sessions

ESPN.com CNNSI.com yahoo.com deadspin.com Updated Dec 27, 2012
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for flailing his leg and making contact with the groin of Charlotte Bobcats' Ramon Sessions.
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  • Dominique Wilkins remembers drowned teammate Dan Roundfield in …

    Dominique Wilkins remembers drowned teammate Dan Roundfield in surprising New York Times piece

    yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012
    In early August, former NBA forward Dan Roundfield tragically died at the age of 59 while attempting (and succeeding) to help his wife Bernie through rough water in Aruba. In 11 seasons, Roundfield made three All-Stars (consecutively from 1980 through 1…
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  • Nets GM expects D-Will, Humphries vs. Bobcats

    Nets GM expects D-Will, Humphries vs. Bobcats

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King sounded optimistic that point guard Deron Williams and power forward Kris Humphries will be back in the lineup for Friday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
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  • Dunlap preaches patience amid 16-game losing skid

    Dunlap preaches patience amid 16-game losing skid

    nba.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    It would be easy for Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap to tear up the blueprint amid a 16-game losing streak and come up with an entirely new plan.
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  • Kobe passes LeBron for top All-Star vote-getter, starters stay …

    Kobe passes LeBron for top All-Star vote-getter, starters stay same in 2nd round of ASG returns

    yahoo.com nba.com Dec 27, 2012
    When the NBA released the first returns in fan voting for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston two weeks ago, Miami Heat forward LeBron James had received more votes than any other player, barely edging Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers by 1,929 vo…
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  • The Lakers Get Pushed To A Breaking Point; The Hawks Almost Get…

    The Lakers Get Pushed To A Breaking Point; The Hawks Almost Get Embarrassed

    dimemag.com Dec 27, 2012
    A great recipe for disaster — at least if you’re the Lakers — is playing in Denver on the second night of a back-to-back. Old legs. The high altitude. The penchant of the Nuggets to play fast and frenetic. It almost never works out for L.A., and las
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  • Smith pours in 31 as Hawks top Pistons in 2OT

    Smith pours in 31 as Hawks top Pistons in 2OT

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Josh Smith scored 31 points, Al Horford added 22 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 126-119 in double overtime Wednesday night.
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  • Video - LeBron, Heat Staying Hot 01:37

    LeBron, Heat Staying Hot

    Dec 27
    Tim Legler discusses LeBron James' impressive streak of scoring at least 20 points in every game this season.
  • Video - Dwyane Wade Suspended For Shot To Groin 00:12

    Dwyane Wade Suspended For Shot To Groin

    Dec 27
    Dwyane Wade suspended one game for shot to the groin on Bobcats G Ramon Sessions.

Sports Columnists

  • Brooklyn Nets establish Phil Jackson as top coaching target, sources say

    Dec 27
    Undaunted by Phil Jackson's reported reluctance to coach their team, Brooklyn Nets officials have established Jackson as their top target in the wake of Avery Johnson's dismissal, according to NBA coaching sources.
  • Daily Dime: Fifteen straight for Clippers

    Dec 27
    The Clippers' 15th straight win was another blowout. The Clippers will need challenges to sharpen their playoff form, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Ian Thomsen: LeBron doesn't need a second act in Cleveland

    Dec 27
    This has been the year of LeBron James, who earned the NBA championship, the Olympic gold medal and Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year. And as his outstanding 2012 ends, one persistent rumor has taken hold.