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The NBA's Biggest Lies of 2012
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Honesty may be the best policy, but you'd be hard-pressed to find much about it in the NBA rule book.

Aside from the recent amendments regarding flopping, of course.

A certain degree of mendacity is to be expected in and from a sports league as visible as is The Association. There are reputations to protect, images to craft and no shortage of foul play behind the scenes to cover up in service of the former two.

The league's furious foray into the realm of social media—with its constant visibility, instant opinions and widespread reliance on the words of anonymous "sources"—has only exacerbated the prevalence of fabrication.

Even so, the extent to which folks in and around the league have leaned on lies during the 2012-13 season is getting to be ridiculous.

We're just five weeks into the campaign and already people at nearly every level of the NBA, from the commissioner's office and the front office to the coach's quarters and the locker room, have invoked prevarication as a first response rather than as a last resort.

Amidst a laundry list of libel, these seven instances of subterfuge stand out.

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