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There was the time Barack Obama taunted Joakim Noah for his shot, so Noah shut him down
Obama is a lefty with — according to those who played against him — some old man at the Y in his game.
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TNT to cover NBA games with only former players, no traditional play-by-play men
TNT to use unorthodox format for five doubleheaders later this season
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James Harden presents fan with game ball on her 100th birthday (video)
James Harden celebrates after scoring 38 in the Houston Rockets' win over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks
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Report: Khris Middleton could return to Bucks before All-Star break
This would be huge for Milwaukee
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Isaiah Thomas nutmegs Knicks center Marshall Plumlee (video)
Kelly Olynyk scores for Celtics
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Kevin Durant misses dunk so hard, ball flies past halfcourt (video)
Durant brought plenty of intensity against Thunder
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Russell Westbrook commits epic travel (video)
Thunder guard takes inbound and keeps walking
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Are Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant on speaking terms after apparent conversation? Westbrook: ‘Nah’ (video)
Durant definitely talked to Westbrook during Warriors' win over Thunder
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Russell Westbrook on Zaza Pachulia: ‘I’m going to get his ass back’
Warriors center: 'You just move on. If he got hurt, that's fine, too'
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Should he be an All-Star? Kemba Walker: ‘Not really, if you ask me’
Walker leads Hornets over Trail Blazers
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Kings’ Rudy Gay suffers apparent torn left Achilles tendon, would be done for season
He was a potential trade target before the deadline.
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Zaza Pachulia lays out Russell Westbrook, stands over him (video)
Warriors center gets flagrant foul in Kevin Durant's second game against Thunder
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Report: 76ers’ Ben Simmons sitting entire season still on table
No. 1 pick could also return as soon as shortly after All-Star break
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Kevin Durant: Playing Thunder ‘never going to be a regular game for me’
Warriors host Oklahoma City tonight
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Report: Knicks grumbling about Jeff Hornacek’s lineups and rotations
Brandon Jennings goes on record about difficulty
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Rajon Rondo strangely runs behind Rick Carlisle during play (video)
Mavericks coach later pays respect to Rondo
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Carmelo Anthony on talk with Jackson: “We didn’t break bread….It was a short conversation”
“I’m done asking why. My focus is playing ball at this point." —Carmelo Anthony
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Kevin Durant reflects on “AAU basketball” of Durant/Westbrook/Harden Thunder
“It was really AAU basketball, man. We were just having fun." —Kevin Durant
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European star point guard Milos Teodosic says he wants to play in NBA. Eventually.
He doesn't want to sit on the bench if he comes over.
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Brandon Ingram with the steal, slam (VIDEO)
He shows flashes.
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Rumor: Is Cleveland done making moves?
Who do the Cavaliers have to trade?
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Report: Pelicans explored Dwight Howard trade before Hawks pulled him off table
What kind of team do the Pelicans want to be? Do they even know?
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Johnson on Carmelo and Knicks: 'It's just a mess'
Carmelo Anthony's relationship with the Knicks has reached an all-time low. NBA announcer Ernie Johnson weighs in on what fractured the relationship.
Johnson on Carmelo and Knicks: 'It's just a mess'
NBA announcer Ernie Johnson thinks Carmelo Anthony's relationship with the Knicks has reached an all-time low. He also believes both sides are to blame for the current situation.
Video Breakdown: What is Hammer action? An explainer
The Hammer was made ubiquitous in the modern NBA by the San Antonio Spurs. It’s really not as complicated as it sounds to identify, so we're breaking it down in this week's video.
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Blake Griffin is producing “White Men Can’t Jump” remake
Griffin is producing, but should get a cameo. Maybe as one of the playground ballers that gets hustled.
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Timberwolves Zach LaVine knows how to finish alley-oop (VIDEO)
The Dunk Contest is not going to be the same this year without Zach LaVine.
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Three Things We Learned: Chris Paul’s bad luck trouble for Clippers
Also, Kawhi Leonard is quietly having a not so quiet season.
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Kawhi Leonard’s 34 points rally Spurs past Timberwolves, 122-114 (VIDEO)
Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a strong start by the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 122-114 victory Tuesday night.
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In salary cap move, Atlanta trades Mo Williams to Denver
The Nuggets plan to waive Williams to save cash
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Mavericks edge Bulls 99-98 for 3rd straight win (VIDEO)
Wesley Matthews made a go-ahead 3-pointer from the wing with 12 seconds left, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls 99-98 on Tuesday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season.
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Goran Dragic scores 21 as Heat stun Rockets, 109-103
The way the Miami Heat saw it, this was a reward.
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Cory Joseph scores career-high 33 as Raptors beat Nets (VIDEO)
DeMar DeRozan's double-double and Cory Joseph's career night propelled the Toronto Raptors past the free-falling Brooklyn Nets.
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Watch Wesley Matthews hit the game-winner as Mavericks beat Bulls
Matthews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 11.7 seconds to go after Jimmy Butler had taken the lead just seconds before for Chicago.
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Minnesota Timberwolves kick in more money to renovate Target Center
Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor is kicking another $9-12 million into the Target Center renovation project.
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John Wall, Bradley Beal and defense keying Wizards’ 12-game home streak
The same fans who John Wall once joked get more excited for a free chicken sandwich when an opponent misses two free throws than a victory are now being treated to something even better: A winning streak.
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Warriors break ground on new arena with synchronized excavators … seriously (VIDEO)
Nothing says breaking ground on a $1 billion arena for a professional basketball team like dancing construction equipment.
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Coach Steve Clifford: Poor defense has led to Hornets’ losing streak
Hornets coach Steve Clifford points to one factor when explaining his team's five-game losing streak - a lack of defense.
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Chris Paul to have surgery on torn ligament in left thumb, out 6-8 weeks
He is out until March. Starting later this week, the Clippers have 10-of-11 games on the road.
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PBT Podcast: Debating NBA midseason awards with Dan Feldman
Is Mike D'Antoni the runaway Coach of the Year? Yes, he is.
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LeBron James reminds heckling Warriors fans he has three rings (VINE)
LeBron wasn't bothered by hecklers.
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Report: Carmelo Anthony tells Phil Jackson he wants to stay with Knicks
Possessing a no-trade clause, Anthony will determine his own fate
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Charley Rosen: I’m not Phil Jackson’s mouthpiece
Carmelo Anthony disagrees
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PBT Midseason Awards: James Harden or Russell Westbrook for MVP?
Bonus: We also pick the best album of 2016.
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Draymond Green tells Kyrie Irving: ‘I know your moves’ (video)
Irving, after beating Green for a basket: 'I know'
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Rudy Gobert block secures Utah’s win over Phoenix (VIDEO)
He's the Defensive Player of the Year frontrunner right now.
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Three Things We Learned, Cavaliers/Warriors edition: What can we take away from Monday to NBA Finals?
We double our usual three to six takeaways from this game that could matter in June.
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Isaiah Thomas’ big fourth quarter carries Celtics past Hornets 108-98
Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter.
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Clippers guard Chris Paul leaves game with sprained thumb, more tests coming
The Clippers have won seven in a row, but that will change quickly if CP3 is out.
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Get out of my head: Golden State routs Cleveland in last regular season meeting before Finals
It doesn't portend anything for an NBA Finals rematch, but it had to feel good for the Warriors.
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Jeff Teague, Paul George help Pacers hold off Pelicans 98-95
Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague figures he'll eventually get that elusive triple-double.
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Adam Silver refutes George Karl: No reason to believe NBA has steroid issue
Former coach made allegation in book
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John Wall breaks out Shammgod in highlight, Wizards beat Trail Blazers
Bradley Beal scored 25 points and John Wall had 24.
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Joel Embiid was dunking, blocking, leading Sixers past Bucks (VIDEOS)
Joel Embiid is making his case to be in the All-Star Game in more places than Twitter.
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Carmelo Anthony says he hasn’t spoken to Jackson, wants to remain a Knick
Anthony has never pushed to be traded.
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Report: Heat say Hassan Whiteside not available in trade
What about Goran Dragic?
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NBA Power Rankings Week 13
It’s the midpoint rankings, and unsurprisingly the Warriors are on top with the teams you would expect hot on their heels.
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NBA coaches to pick their own Coach of the Year
Everyone wants their own say
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Pistons owner gives Stan Van Gundy vote of confidence
This is real, not the 'dreaded' type
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LeBron James says he doesn’t see Cavaliers-Warriors as rivalry
Why LeBron said this, why he's wrong
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Andre Drummond hits 3-pointer from inside Pistons’ own 3-point arc (video)
Ish Smith and Tobias Harris also hit buzzer-beaters in Pistons' win over Lakers
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NBA: Suns got away with offensive foul before key points in win over Spurs
Manu Ginobili also got away with a travel that ultimately helped Phoenix
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Russell Westbrook puts up 20th triple-double of season, lifts Thunder past Kings (VIDEO)
It was Westbrook’s 20th triple-double in 41 games.
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Three questions to answer: Cavaliers vs. Warriors
How do the Warriors handle Kyle Korver?
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James Harden’s 12th triple-double helps Rockets end 2-game skid
James Harden had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his 12th triple-double of the season and the Houston Rockets easily ended their first losing streak of the season by beating the Brooklyn Nets 137-...
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Joel Embiid helps bring hundreds of fans to D.C. with ‘Bus the Process’
#BusTheProcess was the hashtag used to get 350 Sixers fans to the game in D.C. thanks to Embiid, coach Brett Brown, and the podcast The Rights to Ricky Sanchez.
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Ball ricochets off Robin Lopez’s face, Bulls score anyway (VIDEO)
Probably best to make sure your center is looking before you throw a basketball at his face.
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Kent Bazemore, Mike Dunleavy pick up offense as Hawks beat Bucks
Kent Bazemore scored 24 points, Mike Dunleavy added 20 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-98 on Sunday.
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DeMar DeRozan scores 23 points, Raptors rout Knicks 116-101
DeMar DeRozan had 23 points, Norman Powell added 21 and the Toronto Raptors used a dominant third quarter to beat the New York Knicks 116-101 on Sunday.
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Carmelo Anthony suggests talk with Phil Jackson is necessary amid trade rumors
The relationship between Carmelo Anthony and New York Knicks president Phil Jackson appears to be rather frosty these days. It might just have frozen solid after Anthony responded to an article written by...
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Stan Van Gundy prefers eliminating replays to shorten NBA games
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently made remarks about the league looking into the length of NBA games, suggesting the attention span of Millennials was a motivating factor. Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van...
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Hawks bring in full choir to do player introductions for MLK celebration (VIDEO)
The choir introduction for Martin Luther King Jr. day is beginning to be a very cool annual tradition for Atlanta.
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Wesley Matthews leads Mavericks to 98-87 win over Timberwolves
Wesley Matthews scored 19 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 17 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-87 Sunday.
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Isaiah Thomas says Dennis Schroder is lying, didn’t insult Hawks PG’s mother (VIDEO)
Schroder said Thomas took their rivalry too far, making alleged comments about Schroder's mother.
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Stephen Curry on leaving Warriors in free agency: “No reason that I can see right now”
Stephen Curry says he isn't leaving the Golden State Warriors. Is it standard operating procedure or common sense?
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Ringling Bros. Circus shuts down, likely changing future NBA travel schedules
Ringling Bros. Circus -- the cause for the eviction notice many NBA teams receive during the course of the season -- announced on Saturday they were ceasing operations.
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Report: Hawks work out Gary Neal, considering giving veteran 10-day contract
The Hawks could use the shooting, but there are reasons for the Hawks to move slowly.
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Wizards’ poster night: Kelly Oubre, Marcin Gortat get in on action (VIDEOS)
The Wizards got the 109-93 win to move a game above .500.
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Report: Frustrated Carmelo Anthony went on locker room rant after loss to Sixers
This does not mean Anthony will waive his no-trade clause.
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Utah’s Rodney Hood hyperextends knee, to be re-evaluated Sunday (VIDEO)
If he is out for any length of time it will mean more run for Joe Ingles and Alec Burks.
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Devin Booker has 39 points, Suns beat Spurs in Mexico City
Devin Booker scored a career-high 39 points.
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Jordan tops Clippers’ hot shooting in 113-97 win over Lakers
DeAndre Jordan scored 24 points on 12-of-13 shooting.
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NBA franchise in Mexico City? Adam Silver: “It’s something that we’re going to look at.”
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was down with a franchise in Mexico City.
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DeAndre Jordan drops 24 points, 21 boards to lead Clippers past Lakers
Chris Paul was making plays, too.
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Derrick Rose says coach Jeff Hornacek “has to be on us hard about defense every day”
The Knicks defense has been AWOL most of the season.
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Kyle Korver found groove, scored 18 for Cavaliers vs. Kings (VIDEO)
Korver, Channing Frye, and the second unit with LeBron facilitating is going to be dangerous.
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Stan Van Gundy, Pistons’ players frustrated by team’s poor defense. As they should be.
"It has to be fixed -- or it's going to be a long (expletive) season." —Reggie Jackson
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Kyle Lowry blocks Brook Lopez? It happened (VIDEO)
Kyle Lowry, coming from the weak side to protect the rim. Just like you'd expect from a point guard.
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Utah’s Joe Johnson hits buzzer beater from opposite three-point line (VIDEO)
It was a night everything seemed to fall for the Jazz.
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Dwyane Wade: Carmelo Anthony not likely to waive no-trade clause
It would take a very specific, almost perfect storm of a situation to get Anthony to waive it.
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Tony Allen has season-high 22 as Grizzlies down Rockets 110-105
Tony Allen scored a season-high 22 points, Mike Conley added 17 and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a 15-point, third-quarter deficit for a 110-105 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.
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Joel Embiid sparks 76ers to first three-game win streak in three years
Joel Embiid scored 24 points, blocked three shots and led the Philadelphia 76ers to their third straight victory, 102-93 over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.
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Isaiah Thomas step-back jumper with 2.4 seconds gives Celtics win over Hawks (VIDEO)
Thomas had 13 points in the fourth quarter.
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Al Horford got booed upon his return to Atlanta
What, you expected something different?
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Joel Embiid’s introduction a tribute to WWE’s star HHH
This is why I want Embiid in the All-Star Game.
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Al Horford returns to Atlanta for first time wearing Boston jersey
Al Horford knows this won't be just another game tonight.
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Klay Thompson says he wants to re-sign with Warriors in 2018, but can he?
Warriors GM Bob Myers and company have some hard decisions coming up.
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Brandon Armstrong impersonates Dirk Nowitzki, the good and bad (video)
Lots of high-knee fadeaways when you think of the Mavericks star
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Report: Magic interested in trading for Heat’s Goran Dragic
Good fit for Orlando in short-term, but more importantly, not in long-term
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Hassan Whiteside: All-Star voting about Twitter jokes, not talent
Unrelated: Heat center didn't crack latest fan-vote leaderboard.
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Derrick Rose: ‘I was going to take the fine’ to go home, because family comes first
Rose says he hopes Knicks still want to re-sign him
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Undervalued Pachulia key cog, sudden ‘star’ for Warriors
Fifth wheel behind Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, Pachulia is getting recognized in All-Star voting but deserves actual appreciation
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Warriors president: Franchise will likely keep ‘Golden State’ moniker upon move to San Francisco
There was talk of changing to San Francisco Warriors
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Report: Carmelo unwilling to waive no-trade clause
Not even with how deep into despair the Knicks have fallen
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Three things we learned on Thursday: One strong Warriors quarter enough vs. Pistons
Also, Nuggets and Mavericks pick up international wins.
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Fan in Mexico City tries to take selfie with TJ Warren mid-game (VIDEO)
This dude needs to put his phone away.
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Carmelo Anthony airballs 3-pointer, MSG decides to boo him (VIDEO)
When Anthony airballed a long 3-pointer over Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez on Thursday, fans at MSG decided they were fed up.
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Spurs jokingly retire flannel shirt for Matt Bonner
Bonner used a hilarious video to announce his retirement, and now his old teammates are having some fun, too.
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JR Smith shares photo of daughter Dakota, born five months premature
Smiths daughter, Dakota, was born five months early.
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LeBron James announces retro edition of first shoe, Air Zoom Generation
James will release the first retro version of his shoes with Nike.
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Adam Silver, citing Millennials, says NBA will look at length of games
Silver spoke with reporters in London on Thursday, saying he will be looking at ways to speed up games to appease shorter attention spans.
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The Cavaliers have yet to practice in 2017 (VIDEO)
Thanks to a busy schedule, injuries, trades, and sickness, the world champs haven't been able to practice this calendar year.
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Watch 10 minutes of Dominique Wilkins dunks on his 57th birthday
Dominique Wilkins was one of the greatest dunkers the NBA has ever seen.
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Watch Nikola Jokic throw a sweet one-handed lob to Kenneth Faried
Nikola Jokic's passing highlight tape just keeps getting better and better.
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NBA referees union says NBA is letting Mark Cuban threaten and intimidate officials
The NBRA is claiming that the Dallas Mavericks owner has used uncouth threats against NBA referees.
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Nikola Jokic, Wilson Chandler help Nuggets roll past Pacers in London
Italian star Danilo Gallinari and the Denver Nuggets made themselves right at home at O2 Arena.
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Embiid has Philadelphia hitting ‘like’ button on 76ers
The headline reads like it was ripped straight from a fake news website: Philadelphia 76ers win for fourth time in five games!
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Jeremy Lin says he hopes to be back in a couple weeks
He hopes to be back in a couple of weeks.
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Former Celtic Orien Greene arrested for allegedly groping sleeping women
He was a second-round pick in the 2005 NBA draft.
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Klay Thompson calls Cavaliers’ Halloween antics “childish,” Warriors may use it as motivation
Maybe the Warriors can use this to help find an edge.
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Report: LeBron increasingly frustrated with how he’s officiated
LeBron reportedly believes his treatment is not as favorable as other stars get.
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Zaza Pachulia second in West frontcourt All-Stars? Still wonder why NBA tweaked system?
Fans may vote for him, but the media and players will not.
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LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead All-Star fan voting
Zaza Pachulia still producing strong showing
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Donatas Motiejunas calls free agency ‘one of the worst experiences of my life’
How many millions of dollars did Motiejunas cost himself?
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Report: Knicks fined Derrick Rose about $200,000
Small price to pay for going AWOL
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Wizards’ Otto Porter: Celtics try to play dirty
Boston and Washington scrapped last night
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Report: Knicks veterans expressing frustration with defensive scheme
Maybe they should also blame Phil Jackson
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Joel Embiid tries to dunk on Kristaps Porzingis, misses (video)
76ers and Knicks rising stars meet below the rim
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NBA: James Harden got away with shooting foul against Hornets, preceding his fastbreak layup (video)
Kemba Walker got neither free throws nor the ability to defend in key sequence against Rockets
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Joel Embiid says he killed lion at six years old
76ers center Joel Embiid tells Dan that he was nicknamed "The Lion Killer" at Kansas because he went into the jungle, killed a lion and brought it back to his village to prove he was a man when he was six...
NBA: Pistons got away with key shooting foul in win over Trail Blazers
Detroit quickly scored after the uncalled contact
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Three things we learned on Wednesday: Knicks, Sixers seem headed in opposite directions
Also, and this is a news flash, Russell Westbrook is good at basketball.
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Still got game? Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league will feature Allen Iverson, 4-pointers
Ice Cube and Allen Iverson are putting their star power behind a new 3-on-3 professional basketball league.
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PBT Podcast: Who should start in All-Star Game?
The frontcourts in both conferences are stacked.
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Blake Griffin on track to return to Clippers in late January
Blake Griffin is on track to return to the Los Angeles Clippers likely later this month after having right knee surgery.
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Crowder and Wall go at each other, sparking Celtics-Wizards postgame scrum (video)
Marcus Smart and Bradley Beal had in-game incident.
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Knicks blow late 10-point lead, lose to 76ers on buzzer-beater (video)
T.J. McConnell knocks down game-winner after Kristaps Porzingis air-balls
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Damian Lillard denounces D’Angelo Russell’s elbowing, says they can meet out back
Lillard: 'I’m from Oakland. I ain't with that extra stuff'
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After Grizzlies ‘disrespected’ Thunder with late 3s, Andre Roberson wants payback
Oklahoma City and Memphis meet again tonight
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PBT Extra: If Rose wants to get paid next summer, it’s on him to step up
Rose isn't going to get the max next summer, but he can earn himself extra money the rest of this season with good play.
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John Wall: Denzel Valentine’s celebration ‘woke up a monster’ (video)
Wall leads Wizards to win after rookie's premature exuberance
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Pressure on Rose to salvage NBA future after drama
PBT's Kurt Helin takes a look at the bizarre situation in New York surrounding Derrick Rose and his future with the Knicks and the NBA following the drama.
Mavericks’ Justin Anderson fined $25,000 for blow to Kris Dunn’s head (VIDEO)
A blow to the head is an automatic fine, and this was certainly a blow to the head.
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Can Rajon Rondo be trusted in fantasy?
Rajon Rondo got some rare playing time after a stretch of DNPs and the former All-Star point guard took advantage with a big game. Is it to time to start Rondo again in fantasy lineups?
Time to pick up McDermott and Motiejunas?
While Doug McDermott has been struggling lately, his usage remains high which is why he's worth a spot on fantasy rosters. Also, now is a good time to pick up Donatas Motiejunas and Caris LeVert.
Aaron Gordon can defend the spot, but is he really a small forward?
Orlando needs him at the three — he's their best perimeter defender. But is this the right long-term move?
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Report: Derrick Rose will seek max contract this summer
He can ask, the market is going to offer something far less.
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Paul George to unveil new signature shoe Thursday in London game
He is the fourth active player with a signature Nike shoe.
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Trust the process: Former Sixer GM Sam Hinkie casts All-Star vote for Joel Embiid
I want Embiid to be in New Orleans — the game is supposed to be fun, and he is that.
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Karl regrets fatherhood criticisms of NBA stars
George Karl's controversial book has lit a firestorm in the NBA but the former coach's only regret is how the lack of fathers criticisms affected Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin.