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NBA players respond to the league’s decision not to suspend Serge Ibaka Updated Mar 5, 2013
By Anthony Slater — - @anthonyVslater First it was Kobe, not bashful when giving his opinion of the groin punch Serge Ibaka delivered to Blake Griffin on Sunday afternoon. “I would have smacked him in the mouth,” Kobe told reporters yesterday. And
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring what’s going on inside Russell Westbrook’s head Mar 5, 2013
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: SLAM. Tzvi Twersky sits down with Okla…
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  • Free-throw shooting: An underrated difference between the Lakers and Thunder Mar 5, 2013
    By Anthony Slater — - @anthonyVslater The importance of free-throw shooting is well-known around basketball circles. Dwight Howard is bad, Kevin Durant is good. The perception of their all-around games is rightfully affected by that simple fact. But wh
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  • Lamar Odom, attending a child custody hearing, falls asleep on a courtroom bench Mar 5, 2013
    In a way, the Los Angeles Clippers schedule that finished at around 6 PM Eastern time with the team’s loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday and doesn’t start up again until Wednesday night at 10:30 New York time was a blessing to Clips forward L
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  • Daily Starting Five, Tuesday 3.5.13 Mar 5, 2013
    Today’s 5 centers around Serge Ibaka, and the league’s decision on whether or not they would suspend him after his “below the belt” strike on Blake Girffin in Sunday’s 108-104 win for the Thunder over the Clippers. Right now, a lot of words are
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  • Video - Serge Ibaka Fined $25,000 03:13

    Serge Ibaka Fined $25,000

    Mar 5
    Serge Ibaka fined $25,000 for striking Blake Griffin,
  • Video - A Mismatch On Every Play 06:52

    A Mismatch On Every Play

    Mar 5
    Kobe Bryant and Russell Westbrook both have the tools to beat their man every single time down the court. The challenge: Knowing when not to.
  • Video - Kobe: "I Would Have Smacked Ibaka" 02:59

    Kobe: "I Would Have Smacked Ibaka"

    Mar 5
    Kobe Bryant says he would have smacked Serge Ibaka in the mouth for a below-the-belt hit. Tim Legler previews Tuesday's matchup between the Lakers and Thunder.
  • Video - Thunder Take Season Series With Lakers 02:02

    Thunder Take Season Series With Lakers

    Mar 5
    Highlight Of The Night: With Kobe Bryant playing through a right elbow injury and the Thunder turning the ball over just twice, Oklahoma City tops Lakers 122-105.