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Stern: Hornets have not filed for name change

Stern: Hornets have not filed for name change

nba.com grantland.com Updated Dec 5, 2012
NBA Commissioner David Stern says the New Orleans Hornets have yet to file required paperwork with the league to change the team's name.
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  • Stern: Spurs rested too many too soon

    Stern: Spurs rested too many too soon

    nba.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Dec 5, 2012
    NBA Commissioner David Stern said Wednesday his $250,000 fine of the San Antonio Spurs was justified because the club went beyond what league owners agreed was a reasonable approach to resting healthy players.
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  • Kobe Bryant becomes the youngest ever to reach 30,000 career po…

    Kobe Bryant becomes the youngest ever to reach 30,000 career points (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    Los Angeles Lakers mega-star Kobe Bryant now has another NBA record to his name. With 1:17 left in the first half of Wednesday night's game against the New Orleans Hornets, Kobe cut through the lane and scored over center Robin Lopez to score the 30,000…
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  • Grizzlies off to unusually fast start

    Grizzlies off to unusually fast start

    nba.com Dec 5, 2012
    Sitting atop the NBA standings is new territory for Memphis. Getting off to a winning start is just as unusual for the Grizzlies.
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  • Lamar Odom on the lockout year spent in Dallas: ‘Basketball jus…

    Lamar Odom on the lockout year spent in Dallas: ‘Basketball just wasn’t there for me at that time’

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    Lamar Odom won't have to visit Dallas on Wednesday night, he won't be faced with the indignity of playing his former team in Texas until late March, but he and his Clippers will face the Mavericks in Los Angeles on Wednesday and the press has already st…
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  • 5-on-5: Nuggets-Hawks, Mavs-Clippers

    5-on-5: Nuggets-Hawks, Mavs-Clippers

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    5-on-5: Breaking down the four teams heading into ESPN's doubleheader
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  • The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Time

    The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Time

    dimemag.com Dec 5, 2012
    In all sports the basic concept is to beat your opposition. You never want to lose a game to anyone, but when your rival beats you there’s a different feel. When your rival beats you, there’s suddenly an everlasting second wind about you. When your ri
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  • Rockets Announcer Rubs It In After Houston Win: "The Laker…

    Rockets Announcer Rubs It In After Houston Win: "The Lakers Have Just Pooped Their Big-Boy Pants!"

    deadspin.com Dec 5, 2012
    Pau Gasol is rapidly falling out of favor in L.A. On Sunday, for the second time in a week, Gasol was benched for the last few minutes of the game, and he's growing frustrated. Kobe Bryant had a message for him: More »
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  • Dwight Howard deflects blame from his free-throw shooting after…

    Dwight Howard deflects blame from his free-throw shooting after Lakers loss (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    The Los Angeles Lakers have lost five of their last seven games, which means they're currently in the midst of their 47th crisis of the still-young season. Their latest defeat, a 107-105 road loss to the Houston Rockets, stung quite sharply. Leading by …
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  • Rockets erase 13-point deficit, rally past Lakers

    Rockets erase 13-point deficit, rally past Lakers

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Toney Douglas had a season-high 22 points and Greg Smith added a career-best 21 to help the Houston Rockets overcome a tough outing by James Harden and rally for a 107-105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
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  • LeBron, The Heat Lose To The NBA’s Worst Team; New Orleans Has …

    LeBron, The Heat Lose To The NBA’s Worst Team; New Orleans Has A Terrible New Team Name

    dimemag.com Dec 5, 2012
    LeBron James dropped a ridiculous triple-double last night (26 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists) but no one’s going to remember him carving up the Wizards. They’ll remember that with about 20 seconds left, he missed a wide-open wing triple that could”
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  • Video - Highlight Of The Night 01:18

    Highlight Of The Night

    Dec 5
    Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, making him the fifth player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, in the Lakers' 103-87 victory.
  • Video - Trevor Matich Fears No Pelican 01:11

    Trevor Matich Fears No Pelican

    Dec 5
    Trevor Matich discusses the Yahoo! Sports report that the Hornets' franchise is planning to change its nickname to the Pelicans.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Scoring 30K 01:03

    TrueHoop TV: Scoring 30K

    Dec 5
    Henry Abbott on Kobe Bryant surpassing 30,000 points in his career.
  • Video - High-Flying Clippers Cruise Past Mavericks 01:21

    High-Flying Clippers Cruise Past Mavericks

    Dec 5
    Blake Griffin had 19 points and 13 rebounds to propel the Clippers past the Mavericks 112-90.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
  • Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…

    Dec 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks
  • Ian Thomsen: Lillard excels after unexpected rise to NBA lottery pick

    Dec 5
    Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is the early favorite to win Rookie of the Year, and yet it was only six years ago that he remembers a decisive conversation with a high school coach that ended sadly.