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Kevin Durant wanted to play for the Toronto Raptors as a kid

Kevin Durant wanted to play for the Toronto Raptors as a kid

yahoo.com Updated Jan 17, 2013
Every team in the league would love to have Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant on their roster. But as a young NBA fan growing up in Washington, D.C., which roster did Durant himself wish he could join? Surprisingly, the answer wasn't his hometown …
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  • Gasol to come off bench in return vs. Heat

    Gasol to come off bench in return vs. Heat

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    Pau Gasol will return to the court Thursday against the Miami Heat after missing five games because of a concussion, but he won't be playing with the starting unit.
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  • Brian Scalabrine lied about concussion symptoms to Celtics doct…

    Brian Scalabrine lied about concussion symptoms to Celtics doctors to get cleared for the playoffs

    yahoo.com Jan 17, 2013
    Pau Gasol will return to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup for the team's nationally televised Thursday game against the defending NBA champion Miami Heat after missing five games with a concussion brought on by an inadvertent elbow from Denver Nuggets cen…
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  • LeBron James Becomes Youngest Ever To 20,000 Points; Kyrie Irvi…

    LeBron James Becomes Youngest Ever To 20,000 Points; Kyrie Irving Explodes In Crunch Time

    dimemag.com nba.com Jan 17, 2013
    Two things were clear in Oakland last night. Clearly, Golden State has a ceiling, and the Heat don’t. And clearly, LeBron James is really freakin’ good, like “the youngest player to ever score 20,000 points” good. In Miami’s 17-point win, James
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  • Video - Bomani Jones on Hero Worship 06:07

    Bomani Jones on Hero Worship

    Jan 17
    LeBron faces Kobe tonight as Lance Armstrong faces Oprah. Bomani Jones, on why we love to build athletes up before tearing them down.
  • Video - Challenging Season For Kobe, Lakers 01:53

    Challenging Season For Kobe, Lakers

    Jan 17
    Stephen A. Smith discusses how important Thursday's matchup with the Heat is for the Lakers.
  • Video - LeBron's 39 Points Fuel Heat 01:54

    LeBron's 39 Points Fuel Heat

    Jan 17
    Highlight Of The Night: LeBron James scored 39 points and Dwyane Wade added 27 to help the Heat hold off the Lakers in Los Angeles.
  • Video - LA Hot Button: Kobe and LeBron in the Finals? 02:39

    LA Hot Button: Kobe and LeBron in the Finals?

    Jan 17
    The LA Hot Button question of the week: Will we ever see a Kobe Bryant - LeBron James NBA Finals showdown? Dave Joseph provides his perspective.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Los Angeles Lakers left wanting more after loss to Miami Heat

    Jan 17
    The champs get it done with "less," but the Lakers need more from everyone, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Daily Dime: LeBron on a remarkable run

    Jan 17
    LeBron James showed us one of his best stretches of play this week, Brian Windhorst writes.
  • NBA -- Debating who will be on the move at the trade deadline?

    Jan 17
    Should these players be on the move before the trade deadline? We debate.
  • Weekend Dime -- 2013 All-Star reserve picks

    Jan 17
    It's All-Star season, which means it's time for Marc Stein to pick his reserves for the East and West squads.