1. NBA Awards Odds: Picking Every Major Favorite in Final Month of 2012-13 Season

    The NBA is built around the individual—as much as Grandpa hates that. But it’s not the old man’s game. The league is led by the superstar. Big-name players are the ones hoisting the championship trophy...

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  2. Who's Better: 2012-13 Miami Heat or 1971-72 Lakers?

    Hypothetical scenarios are the lifeblood of sports. So, as we look back at the Miami Heat's 27-game win streak that fell just short of the NBA record of 33 consecutive wins ...

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  3. Dwight Howard on David Lee's Chin Music: 'I'll Remember This Game'

    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard said he won't forget the shot to his mouth that Golden State's David Lee delivered on Monday night and the superstar will "take care of it later...

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  4. Dwight Howard Playing Through Pain and Criticism with the Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard is not the villain he is often made out to be. He just hasn't been Superman. Howard has been playing with a tear in his cape since coming to Los Angeles, clearly limited following offseason back surgery...

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  5. Metta World Peace Compares Dwight Howard's Injured Season to Performance in Bed

    Metta World Peace has such a way with words. I had the chance Monday night to sit down in Oakland and talk exclusively with the player I once knew as Ron Artest during my days of Sacramento Kings coverage...

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  6. NBA Stars with the Most to Prove Leading into 2013 Playoffs

    So many NBA superstars, so little titles. While only one team can be crowned champion this season, there are numerous big-time players jockeying for a chance to prove themselves by winning a title...

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  7. Watch Dwyane Wade Interview LeBron James After Heat's 26th Consecutive Win

    Dwyane Wade ’s talent knows no bounds. One Miami Heat superstar interviewed the other as Wade took the microphone to interview LeBron James following the Heat’s ...

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  8. Can LA Lakers Turn Tragic Season Script into Feel-Good Playoff Story in 2013?

    Kobe Bryant is clinging to the Hollywood script. The historic narrative of one of the game’s all-time greats is still being written, and this season might be a final feat before the epilogue...

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  9. NBA Awards Odds: Locking in the Favorites Entering Season's Critical Point

    While the kids are off playing in their tournament, the NBA season moves ever closer to their postseason. But in the spirit of March Madness, we take a look at the Final Four candidates for each NBA award broken down (loosely) by region...

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  10. NBA Teams One Player Away from Playoff Contention

    Of the 10 teams with the longest playoff droughts, seven will once again miss the playoffs this season. The Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets and Houston Rockets are the exceptions...

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  11. LeBron James Demoralizes Cleveland Again

    Dan Gilbert certainly won’t get the last laugh, and LeBron James won’t even allow a slight giggle...

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  12. Cleveland Fan Runs on the Court in LeBron James' Return Home

    A fan ran on the court in the fourth quarter of LeBron James ' return to Cleveland. The fan made a charge from the corner aisle near the Miami Heat bench, ran past James and ultimately ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 6,556 reads 4 comments

  13. Breaking Down the Denver Nuggets Formula for Dominating Without a Superstar

    Denver Nuggets beat writer Benjamin Hochman went on NBA TV on Monday and might the right call. The Nuggets are Kate Upton hot. The Denver Post reporter is on to something...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 11,210 reads 193 comments

  14. Anthony Davis Won't Be Rookie of the Year, but That Won't Stop Rise to Stardom

    An element of bracket nostalgia brings reflection of last year’s March Madness and the talent that shined on the biggest stage...

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  15. 14 Takeaways from Monday Night's Streaking NBA Action

    No streaker goes down easily. The Miami Heat fell into an early deficit with history’s second-longest win streak on the line and a controversial call decided whether or not the Denver Nuggets’ string of wins would continue...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 20,220 reads 130 comments

  16. When Is It Officially Time for NY Knicks Fans to Slam the Panic Button?

    A small stumble has turned into a collapse. When Carmelo Anthony tripped over his feet on March 5 against the Cleveland Cavaliers , it seemed more bizarre than it did threatening...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 5,124 reads 58 comments

  17. NBA Power Rankings: Latest Standings for Every NBA Team

    A deeper understanding of any relationship takes time. As the NBA ’s 2012-13 regular season moves into its final month, the true identities of teams are just now being revealed...

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  18. Picking a Favorite for Every Major NBA Award with Regular Season Winding Down

    It's starting to feel like those final days before summer break—at least for some NBA guys. But for the guys on this list, players worthy of NBA award recognition, the postseason is approaching...

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  19. Is the NBA's Officiating the Worst We've Ever Seen?

    The line hasn ’t changed. The refs screwed us. And while that mantra will always stand, there isn 't much credence to the idea that officials are screwing up any worse than ever...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 20,326 reads 256 comments

  20. 12 NBA Teams with Toughest Looming Offseason Decisions to Make in 2013

    Uncertainty is wringing its hands in the distance, awaiting plenty of NBA franchises this offseason. He's a reckless friend, ready to propel or destroy teams in ways that could last years...

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  21. Will Kobe Bryant's Ankle Sprain Impact LA Lakers' Playoff Chances?

    The Los Angeles Lakers fairy tale now rests on the vulnerable left ankle of superstar Kobe Bryant . Can we expect anything less from this Los Angeles Lakers season? The Lakers' ...

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  22. Does Russell Westbrook Hurt or Help OKC Thunder's Championship Chances?

    Each time Russell Westbrook settles on the cusp of unquestionable superstar respect, he seems to go over the edge. His erratic performances balance between brilliant and mindless...

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  23. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of J.R. Smith

    J.R. Smith continues to be an enigma. Provocative enough for New York, the 27-year-old shooting guard has plenty of head-shaking moments, both positive and negative...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 11,935 reads 48 comments

  24. Diagnosing Key Problems Ailing Golden State Warriors' Playoff Dreams

    There’s a narrative Golden State Warriors fans are prepared to witness. The franchise started its season better than it has since the introduction of the Internet...

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  25. Predicting Who's In and Who's Out in NBA Western Conference Playoff Race

    The Los Angeles Lakers are currently a playoff team—as wild as that may sound. As of Sunday’s victory against the Chicago Bulls, the Lakers have surged within the ...

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