1. Denver Nuggets: Andre Iguodala's Home

    Andre Iguodala ’s chiseled physique looks like a sketch on Stan Lee’s Marvel comics. His left arm has an inflamed tattoo with the letters “AI” on it. He stands at 6'6" and has a wingspan of almost seven feet...

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  2. USA Olympics: Lithuania Came Close, but Lebron James Won't Allow It

    The Olympic park in Stratford London had an unusual silence. The predominant American crowd came to the game to support their NBA superstars, and others were hoping to see another ...

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  3. Bernard James: The 27-Year-Old Rookie

    Bernard James stood up on the recent 2012 NBA draft as the loud crowd cheered him while he shook hands with Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. This was the second round, a part where all the anticipation and hype died down...

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  4. Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Nash's Blue Print

    As the Maple tree’s leaf slowly detaches from its sturdy stem, it moves down in a circular motion; its distinctive shape pirouettes from the tree until it gently comes down, together with all the other leaves around...

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  5. LeBron James: This Won't Be the Last Miami and OKC Finals

    Fate really has its way of telling us it isn’t our time yet. Many times, we do not have all the answers to why things happen. However, we all have to undergo the process, as everything goes through a cycle...

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  6. Shane Battier: No-Stat Superstar's Hard Work Paying off for Miami Heat

    Three years ago, Shane Battier stood on the biggest stage among the brightest lights in Staples Center in Los Angeles...

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  7. Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley: On Lumberjacks and Breaking Towers

    Antonio Margarito, way back in 2010, fought the smaller Manny Pacquiao in a 154 lb. duel. That was the highest weight the former 105-pounder, Manny Pacquiao has ever fought. Margarito came to the fight bigger at 168 lbs...

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  8. San Antonio Spurs Can Win It All with Tim Duncan Leading the Way

    With Tim Duncan continuing to anchor the middle, the San Antonio Spurs have a real chance to win a championship this year, just as they did back in 2007. Two of the world's greatest basketball players met in those 2007 NBA Finals...

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  9. Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe's Clock Is Ticking

    When the Los Angeles Lakers held a Super Bowl party last February at the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia , Chris Ballard, a Sports illustrated senior writer, wrote that everyone was there to relax and watched the game, except for one: Kobe Bryant ...

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  10. Mayweather vs. Cotto: Miguel Cotto Fights Back

    Miguel Cotto has lost battles physically and emotionally throughout the years. A scarred warrior who refused to give up or give in, this is what he is made of...

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  11. Denver Nuggets: JaVale McGee's Maturity

    John Wall would throw the ball as high as he could, and he knows JaVale McGee would catch it every time… The seven-foot center, JaVale, was the same player who stuffed ...

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  12. New Jersey Nets: Gerald Green's Windmill

    Marshon Brooks ran as fast as he could on the open court and saw a running Gerald Green . Green was way ahead of Luis Scola and Samuel Dalembert, who both stand a couple of inches short of seven feet...

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  13. Oklahoma City Thunder: Derek Fisher Can Still Deliver a Championship

    Just a few ticks before the end of regulation, Tim Duncan scored a fade away 18-foot shot. The deafening sound of raging decibels went into crackling window panes as the crowd cheered in appreciation...

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  14. Kobe Bryant: The Man with the Mask Goes to Battle

    Kobe Bryant shrugged everything off as he puts on his protective mask. He was like a gladiator putting up his gear before going to battle...

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  15. New York Knicks: The Jeremy Lin Connection

    A sturdy tree stood right in the center of the busy New York City, unmindful of the tall buildings around it. The tree had his roots, spread out mostly on the foundations where those buildings were built...

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  16. Nonito Donaire Jr.: The Long Road to Pacquiao

    We all heard about a story of a young Filipino fighter who fought his way up and won titles in return. The unprecedented eight different weight division titles were a feat no one could ever replicate in this lifetime...

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  17. Milwaukee Bucks: On Andrew Bogut and Apples

    Sir Isaac Newton got the idea of the law of gravity from a falling apple. It is through a simple natural event that came out very special...

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  18. Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Orlando Salido: Salido Never Quits

    It was in the third round when Filipino Weng Haya felt he had a chance of winning against the defending WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido. It was a perfectly-timed left hand that dropped Salido with seconds left before the round expired...

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  19. Atlanta Hawks: Tracy McGrady's Last Chance

    Six years ago, people would laugh at the thought that Tracy McGrady would end up as a role player in the future...

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  20. On Brock Lesnar's Retirement

    Brock Lesnar has made up his mind. He has retired and walked away from the sport that has been there for him on the twilight of his career...

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  21. Ricky Rubio: Minnesota Timberwolves' New Hope

    The sold-out Target Center electrified as the crowd anticipated a new season for the Minnesota Timberwolves . This is the new-look Wolves—a new promise to a team full of frustrations and disappointments...

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  22. Brandon Roy: Victory Amidst Retirement

    It’s final. The 27-year-old who is still in his prime, Brandon Roy , just announced his untimely retirement...

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  23. Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers: Too Good to Be True

    Hours and minutes have passed, and the anticipation of Chris Paul going to the Los Angeles Lakers seems like a dream that is slowly becoming a reality...

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  24. Cotto vs. Margarito: Miguel Cotto's Victory

    During a brief moment in Miguel Cotto ’s victory last Saturday, he stared at Antonio Margarito after the bell sounded on his victory. He waited three years for that moment...

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  25. Cotto vs. Margarito: 15 Interesting Storylines Heading into the Fight

    Antonio Margarito has never been apologetic on all the controversies surrounding his career. He maintains his innocence when it comes to his hand wrapping incident. His former trainer and father figure, Javier Capitello, was the culprit...

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