1. NBA Finals Preview: LeBron's Heat Vs. Dirk's Dallas Mavericks

    Both the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat are 12-3. Each has dispatched a team with a better regular season record. Each team has come back from significant late-game deficits...

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  2. NBA Trades: Was Moving Baron Davis Good for Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers?

    Baron Davis is now a member of the team with the worst record in the NBA. Just when it looked as if he would be a major part of turning the Clippers back into a winning franchise, ...

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  3. Gerald Wallace to Portland Trade Rumors: Can He Coexist with Brandon Roy?

    The Portland Trail Blazers have just acquired swing-man Gerald Wallace from the Charlotte Bobcats. Portland is in the thick of the playoff race, just a game behind New Orleans for the five seed in the Western conference...

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  4. NBA Trade Deadline: Tracy McGrady and 6 Players Teams Should Consider

    It's time to wheel and deal. It's time to outwardly admit, "Hey, we're not good enough to beat the Spurs or the Celtics—or even the Timberwolves." OK, maybe everyone can beat Minnesota, but you see where we're going...

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  5. NBA: The Best and Worst of Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant in the All-Star Game

    Kobe Bean Bryant is a chucker. He shoots first (and second) and gives interviews later. Bryant made the 60th NBA All-Star game his and, simultaneously, took it away from everyone else...

    Matt Parker Written by Matt Parker about over 4 years ago 667 reads 14 comments

  6. 2011 College Football Preview: Oklahoma Sooners Poised for BCS Title Run

    The Oklahoma Sooners are early favorites for the 2011 BCS Championship. With the bulk of their nucleus returning and head coach Bob Stoops at the helm, the 2000 National Champions will look to regain the magic from that undefeated season...

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  7. NFL Draft 2011: Nick Fairley and The Top 5 Can't-Miss Defensive Prospects

    Draft talk is in full swing with the NFL Combine just weeks away. This draft looks to be top-heavy on defense, in fact, the top three picks could all be defensive lineman...

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  8. Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics: The All-Time Starting Fives

    The Lakers and Celtics meet again tonight for the second time in less than two weeks. In their Jan. 30 match-up, Boston rode a late flurry to pull away from the champs, 109-96...

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  9. NFL Trade Rumors: 10 Reasons Carson Palmer Is No Longer a Viable NFL Starter

    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer demanded a trade last month. He even went so far as to threaten retirement. Well, Barry Sanders he is not. The Bengals were 4-12 last year with Palmer playing in all 16 contests...

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  10. NBA: Carmelo Anthony's 50 and the Top 10 Scoring Barrages To End in a Loss

    Carmelo Anthony exploded for 50 points Monday against Houston. Unfortunately for the Nuggets, Kevin Martin's 37 proved to be much more valuable. You see, it was the Rockets who actually won the game...

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  11. Miami Heat: Dwyane Wade Nets Triple-Double vs. Michael Jordan's Bobcats

    With Michael Jordan watching from the Bobcats ' bench, Jordan brand spokesman Dwyane Wade did a little bit of everything. Wade was questionable for Friday's game after taking a hard fall last night in Orlando ...

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  12. NBA All-Star Game Rookies: Blake Griffin Joins Jordan, All-Time Greats

    Blake Griffin continues to make history in his first season in the NBA. Griffin was named a reserve on the Western Conference All-Star team Thursday, becoming just the 44th rookie to earn that distinction...

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  13. In A Perfect World: Kobe Bryant and The NBA's Salary All-Stars

    So much of NBA player contracts has to do with timing. Oftentimes, players can get a huge payday following a good season, a good playoff run or even simply a good month...

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  14. NBA's Hollywood Heroes: Blake Griffin and the 2011 All-Star Game Reserves

    The votes are in. The starters have been named for the NBA All-Star game Feb. 20 in Los Angeles. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Amar'e Stoudemire, Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard will represent the Eastern Conference at Staples Center...

    Matt Parker Written by Matt Parker about over 4 years ago 1,733 reads 16 comments

  15. Blake Griffin and LeBron James: NBA Players Of the Month For January 2011

    The Los Angeles Clippers just capped a 9-5 month with a 105-98 victory over Milwaukee Monday night. Leading the way was Blake Griffin with 32 points, 11 rebounds and six assists...

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  16. NBA Trade Rumors: 10 Big Names on the Block and Where They'll Land

    As the league heads toward its annual All-Star break, teams are beginning to round into mid-season form. For better or worse...

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  17. Super Bowl 2011: Could the NFL Knock Aaron Rodgers Out of Super Bowl XLV?

    The most significant injury story to come out of Sunday's NFC Championship game between the Green Bay Packers and rival Chicago Bears may have been the one that wasn't reported...

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  18. Jeff Fisher: Not Playing With a Full Deck—How Vince Young Got His Coach Fired

    Jeff Fisher is out as Tennessee Titans head coach after 16-plus seasons. Fisher was the longest tenured head coach in the NFL , amassing a 142-120 record with the franchise...

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  19. Miami Heat Vs New York Knicks: Amar'e Stoudemire's Not Afraid Of the Big Three

    Who's afraid of the Big Three? (Or two). Apparently not Amar'e Stoudemire, who stated earlier this week, "Nobody's afraid of the Miami Heat...

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  20. The 25 Greatest Single Game Performances in Super Bowl History

    With Super Bowl XLV less than two weeks away, I rate those final game performances that still carry legends and inspire memories. Some of these guys are household names. Some of these guys were one hit wonders...

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  21. Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat: Superfriends Go For 13th Straight Win

    The Dallas Mavericks own the Miami Heat . At least in the regular season. Since Dwyane Wade entered the league in 2003, the Heat have beaten the Mavericks only once outside ...

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  22. Dwyane Wade's Miami Heat Dodges a Bullet Against the Lowly Cavaliers

    Heat-Cavaliers, Round 2. Kind of an afterthought with that game being played at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. Not to the Cavaliers. All they heard after the shellacking they received on Dec...

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  23. Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat: Keep The Margin Under 10 = Moral Victory

    There are no moral victories in sports. But that may be all the Cavaliers can hope for tonight. Tonight Cleveland visits a Miami team gunning for an NBA-record-tying 10th straight win by at least 10 points...

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  24. Dwyane Wade, Lebron James and the Surging Heat Must Keep Eyes On the Prize

    Referee Scott Foster gestured toward Dwyane Wade with his right index finger midway through the third quarter. His meaning could not have been more plain: "That's enough...

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  25. ESPN's Best NBA Plays of the Decade?

    10. Chris Paul's 360 degree lay-up and 1 in game 3 of the 2008 Western Conference Semifinals against the Spurs. Vince Carter has 10 acrobatic lay-ups better than this by himself. 9...

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