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PBT Tuesday morning one liners

Dallas Mavericks v Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 17: Jason Kidd #2 of the Dallas Mavericks handles the ball during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on February 17, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Mavericks defeated the Suns 112-106. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Jason Kidd says all his critics are just jealous of his longevity. Yea, that’s it.

Here’s a breakdown of all 19 offensive rebounds the Chicago Bulls got in Game 1 against the Heat.

LeBron James in the playoffs is still pretty much LeBron James.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have never improved their draft position thanks to the NBA Draft Lottery. The good news: This season they don’t need to improve it, just not give up ground.

Doc Rivers is having a non-cancerous growth surgically removed from his throat today. The upshot is he cannot talk for two weeks. ““My wife will be the happiest person in the room about that.”

John Smallwood at Philly.com puts forward the theory that while Suns CEO Rick Welts coming out and saying he is gay is nice, the dialogue about being gay in sports will not move forward until a star player comes out while active.

Dirk Nowitizki thinks he’s playing well. He’s right about that.

Dwyane Wade talking NBA playoffs.

Gregg Popovich does not think Jerry Sloan is done coaching and would talk to the Lakers. (Maybe, but that would be a tough mix of off-the-court cultures.)

Jerry West says the Lakers acted spoiled and they need to retool the roster. (via Ben Maller)