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Fuck You, Pelicans Are Awesome: A Defense Of The NBA's Best New…

Fuck You, Pelicans Are Awesome: A Defense Of The NBA's Best New Team Name

deadspin.com yahoo.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
So it looks like the New Orleans Hornets are going to change their name to become the Pelicans. You look around, and there are a bunch of smartasses making fun of this new name. Oh, a pelican, that's intimidating, they sneer. Well, here's what's up. The…
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  • Create-a-Caption: Eric Bledsoe controls the vertical and horizo…

    Create-a-Caption: Eric Bledsoe controls the vertical and horizontal

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Los Angeles Clippers had a little bit of fun at the expense of the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, with some loose Dallas passing and some tight L.A. defense - 18 Clipper steals, 22 Maverick turnovers, 26 Clipper points - led to the likes of
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  • Lakers reportedly turn down Pau Gasol trade offers from Raptors…

    Lakers reportedly turn down Pau Gasol trade offers from Raptors and Wolves, as they should

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night, coasting to a 103-87 win over the Don't-Call-Me-Pelicans behind a record-setting performance from Kobe Bryant, strong second-half pressure defense and a combined 11-of-21 mark from be…
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  • Kobe reaches 30,000-point mark in Lakers' rout

    Kobe reaches 30,000-point mark in Lakers' rout

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, making him the fifth player in NBA history to score 30,000, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a two-game skid with a 103-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
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  • This Lady Behind The Clippers Bench Was The Only One Unimpresse…

    This Lady Behind The Clippers Bench Was The Only One Unimpressed By Last Night's Performance

    deadspin.com Dec 6, 2012
    Last night's 112-90 Clippers win over the Mavericks was a performance the AP called "dominating" and one that featured a series of spectacular dunks and lobs-one of which we've already featured this morning. More »
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  • Griffin, Clippers roll Mavs for fourth straight win

    Griffin, Clippers roll Mavs for fourth straight win

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Blake Griffin had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 14 points and 13 assists, propelling the Los Angeles Clippers to their fourth straight victory, 112-90 over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.
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  • Lakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over Hornets

    Lakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over Hornets

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    Lakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over Hornets
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  • Mavs' Nowitzki starts running, still weeks away

    Mavs' Nowitzki starts running, still weeks away

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki resumed basketball activity Wednesday but remains weeks away from making his season debut.
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  • Video - Stern Stands By Spurs' Fine 03:45

    Stern Stands By Spurs' Fine

    Dec 6
    Marc Stein discusses NBA David Stern's comments calling the $250,000 fine of the San Antonio Spurs justified.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Gasol Latest 06:02

    TrueHoop TV: Gasol Latest

    Dec 6
    Henry Abbott with Marc Stein on potential trade suitors for Pau Gasol, and if the Lakers are willing to part with Gasol before Steve Nash returns.
  • Video - Mayo, Mavericks Edge Suns 01:06

    Mayo, Mavericks Edge Suns

    Dec 6
    O.J. Mayo scored 23 points to lead the Mavericks to a 97-94 win over the Suns.

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