1. A Brief History of New Orleans Basketball, According to Voice of the Pelicans

    For the second time in six years, New Orleans will host the NBA 's All-Star Weekend, with one of the city's own making his debut as a local ambassador for the festivities. In 2008, Chris Paul played the part for the Hornets at New Orleans Arena...

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  2. The NBA's Addition-by-Subtraction All-Stars

    Sometimes, less is more. That lesson has come home to roost in a big way in the NBA so far through the 2013-14 season...

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  3. OKC Thunder Quietly Distancing Themselves from Western Conference Powers

    Holding the fort without Russell Westbrook would've been victory enough for these Oklahoma City Thunder ...

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  4. Have Cleveland Cavaliers Blown Their 2nd Chance at LeBron James?

    Whatever opportunity the Cleveland Cavaliers might have had to lure LeBron James back to his home state appears to have gone by the wayside. Simply put, the franchise that took James No...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 15,913 reads 104 comments

  5. Kendall Marshall More Important Than Ever to Los Angeles Lakers' Future

    The 2013-14 NBA season has been a roller coaster for Kendall Marshall , to say the least. The Phoenix Suns traded him to the Washington Wizards on Oct. 25, who promptly waived him three days later...

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  6. Who's the Best In-Game Dunker in the NBA?

    Between the recent jam fest involving the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers, Tobias Harris' game-winner against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the revealing of the stacked field ...

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  7. Amid Los Angeles Lakers' Lost Season, Steve Nash Finds Reasons to Survive

    "Survive the day." That, according to Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding , has been Steve Nash 's mantra throughout this most trying of seasons for the future Hall of Famer ...

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  8. NBA Power Rankings: How the Association Stacks Up in Early February

    January has come and gone. The concurrent hot streak of Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are officially things of the past. But that doesn't mean the NBA 's dog days are over just yet...

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  9. The Biggest Flops and Busts of the 2013-14 NBA Season So Far

    Not to be a Danny Downer or a Negative Ned or anything like that, but I can't help but think of the 2013-14 NBA season as one marked by disappointment so far. The injury bug has ravaged the league's stash of superstars like (seemingly) never before..

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  10. NBA Youngsters on the Cusp of All-Star Status

    We are (or should be) well past the point of talking about players who were "snubbed" from the 2014 NBA All-Star Game...

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  11. NBA MVP Odds 2014: Can LeBron James Catch Kevin Durant?

    The 2013-14 NBA MVP race has shifted considerably in just two weeks since we last looked at it . Kevin Durant extended his streak of 30-plus-point games to 12 before bringing ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 15,668 reads 60 comments

  12. Kevin Durant's NBA MVP Candidacy About Much More Than LeBron James

    The NBA is still months away from crowning an MVP for the 2013-14 season, but if the campaign ended today, Kevin Durant would most likely be the choice to break LeBron James ' stranglehold on the most prestigious award in basketball...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 1,637 reads 4 comments

  13. Even Al Jefferson Exposes Suddenly Starless Los Angeles Lakers

    If the Los Angeles Lakers haven't hit rock bottom yet, they sure are getting close. Six losses in a row and 18 in their past 21 outings would be sorry-enough indicators on their own...

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  14. Biggest Individual Winners from NBA's Trade Season so Far

    The winter trade winds have been awfully quiet around the NBA of late. Rumors are still swirling from time to time, though few would mistake the handful of transactions executed thus far for a landscape-shifting flurry...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 16,662 reads 12 comments

  15. NBA Power Rankings: OKC Thunder Red-Hot, Everyone Else on Red Alert

    You'd think that a week marked by All-Star Game announcements would be a great one for the NBA 's best teams...

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  16. Biggest Priorities and Challenges for Incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

    Feb. 1, 2014 will mark the end of one era and the beginning of another in the NBA . On that day, David Stern will officially cede his throne as the commissioner of the league to long-time deputy Adam Silver...

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  17. Is Jason Kidd Actually a Good NBA Coach?

    For any rookie in any profession, there are learning curves and growing pains to overcome on the journey from basic competency to excellence...

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  18. How Dallas Mavericks Star Dirk Nowitzki Is Defying Time, Odds This Season

    LOS ANGELES — What makes Dirk Nowitzki tick? In his 16th season as a member of the Dallas Mavericks , with 11 All-Star appearances, 12 All- NBA selections, an MVP and a ...

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  19. Will Carmelo Anthony Choose Winning or Money in 2014 Free Agency?

    There's only so much even the glitziest NBA superstars can do at any given moment to shape—if not change outright—how they're perceived...

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  20. Minnesota Timberwolves Finally Figure Out How to Win in Crunch Time

    Eighty-six days. That's how long it took the Minnesota Timberwolves to pull out a close game. A 121-120 win over the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena marked Minny's first ...

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  21. Kobe Bryant's Final Act Will Determine His Legacy

    If the author Joseph Campbell were alive today, he'd probably have little trouble pinpointing where within the 17 stages of the hero's journey (i.e., the monomyth ) Kobe Bryant currently resides...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 32,324 reads 198 comments

  22. NBA Power Rankings: Kevin Durant Drags Oklahoma City Thunder to No. 1

    The MVP race isn't the only thing heating up around the NBA these days. The exploits of LeBron James, Kevin Durant , Blake Griffin and Goran Dragic (among others)—all ...

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  23. Dunk of the Night from Thursday's NBA Action

    Welcome to the NBA , Kendall Marshall. You've officially been embarrassed on the fastbreak by none other than LeBron James . Not that anyone can blame Kendall for being made a fool by the Miami Heat 's human freight train...

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  24. Re-Examining Kobe Bryant's 81-Point Game Through a 2014 Lens

    Eight years ago this Wednesday, Kobe Bryant registered one of the most astounding single-game performances the NBA has ever seen...

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  25. NBA MVP Odds 2014: It's Kevin Durant's Race to Lose

    The halfway point of the 2013-14 NBA season seems like as good a time as any to handicap the race for the Most Valuable Player award...

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