2011 NBA LOCKOUT

Gilbert Arenas Really Loves Planking

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As we mentioned earlier, the NBA is less than two days away from taking a seat next to the NFL at the lockout table, and that means that players are going to have to find new ways to keep themselves entertained until a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is reached.

LAWYERS

Dwight Howard Has Been Dragged Into The Casey Anthony Case

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Jeff Ashton is quickly making a name for himself in the legal world as the Assistant State Attorney prosecuting the Casey Anthony case in Orlando, Florida, which I refuse to call the “Trial of the Century” because I still have faith that a former professional athlete can eventually top this.

BASKETBALL

Your Ass Just Got Van Gundy’d

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The hat tip says Stan Van Gundy looks like a doppleganger of Ron Jeremy, which in turn makes him remind you of Mario Mario, but I think he's got more of a Paul Bearer vibe to him.

BRANDON ROY

Bill Me Later: 6 NBA Teams In Payroll Pinches

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Dallas-Mavericks-2011.jpg"></a>Photos from Getty Images The recent success of the Mavericks proves it pays to be competitive in the NBA.

NBA

Dwight Howard’s Not Happy With Orlando Magic, Will Test Free Agency

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This just appears like a situation that isn't going to end on a positive note.

BASKETBALL

You Can Stop the Reign

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Middle school is officially over: Shaquille O'Neal is retiring.

BOSTON CELTICS

Dwight Howard Wants To Stay Put

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Even though the 2010-11 NBA season hasn’t ended yet, and even though the league is facing an almost certain lockout with mid-level players (<a href="http://sportsjudge.com/sjblog/?p=909">even possibly LeBron James</a>) already threatening to flee to Europe’s generous contracts and lower costs of living, the majority of the sports world wants to focus clearly on what matters most – Dwight Howard’s free agency more than 365 days away.

BOSTON CELTICS

NBA Round-Up: The Heat Keep Winning

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Before we get to last night's bipolar NBA action, the Orlando Sentinel, which notably played a major role in Shaquille O'Neal leaving Orlando, has launched <a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-dwight-2012-interactive,0,1600830.htmlpage">PleaseStayDwight.com</a>, which takes people to an interactive graphic on the newspaper's website.

BASKETBALL

Pita is Unhealthy

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In the most relaxing NBA fan video you'll watch all day, Andres Gabriel Pita of the Miami-based Latin Urban Pop musical trio "Los Primeros" gives the Miami Heat a playoffs pep talk and causes you, the viewer, to die from an epileptic seizure.

ATLANTA HAWKS

NBA Round-Up: The Bulls Are OK*

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*I was very disappointed that CBS Sports used "Bulls on Parade" as their headline this morning.

ATLANTA HAWKS

NBA Round-Up: The Knicks Are Done

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I'm only recapping yesterday's games, despite the fact that Saturday's games were great.

ATLANTA HAWKS

NBA Round Up: The Magic Are Back?

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Orlando Magic 88, Atlanta Hawks 82 I’m a bit of a conspiracy theorist when it comes to sports, especially the NBA, so indulge me if you will.

BOSTON CELTICS

2011 NBA Playoffs: 10 Things To Watch

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=184039">Graphics: <a href="http://www.taliadesign.co.nz/">Talia</a> The NBA's regular season is a grueling campaign.

DWIGHT HOWARD

StayDwight.com Is Up And Running

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<a href="http://staydwight.com/"> Stop me when this sounds familiar. The Orlando Magic draft an amazingly gifted center first overall. He develops over the years to live up to his potential adopting the nickname "Superman." That center leads the Magic to the NBA Finals. Then, at the first opportunity, said center bolts out west to transform into a pop culture icon. The previous four sentences obviously define the career path of Shaquille O'Neal and possibly <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dwight-howard">Dwight Howard</a>.

NBA

Dwight Howard Dunks In Boring Game

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As the Orlando Magic close out their woefully inconsistent regular season, the team's main concern remains Dwight Howard's fondness of technical fouls and Gilbert Arenas' love of being paid $20 million to be horrendous.

DUNKS

Jrue Holiday Could Use A Vacation

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<a href="http://www.edthesportsfan.com/2011/04/todays-obituaries-jrue-holiday-1990.html"> Either that or Dwight Howard is just a big bully. I'll usually drop qualifying statements about Jrue at this juncture of the post before I get to the point. This time's obviously different. "Wrong place, wrong time" is an understatement on this play even though he "tried" to stop the oop. All I can say is he's a braver soul than me. I'd probably pull a hot Amar'e sidestep shuffle and act like Howard wasn't my assignment. Howard's onslaught at the rim jump-started a 21-4 run in Orlando's favor. The Magic utilized that surge and capped things off with a 95-85 dub over Philly. Orlando, despite their standing, could be a problem in the playoffs and Superman looks uncharacteristically out for blood. Philly, in the meantime, ought to look forward to finishing the season strong on Wednesday with Miami serving as their first round opponents. It's unfair... © Terrell Owens Related: <a href="http://www.edthesportsfan.com/2011/04/todays-obituaries-jrue-holiday-1990.html">Today's Obituaries - Jrue Holiday (1990-2011) [ETSF]</a>.

BABY MAMA DRAMA

Jason Richardson Is A Great Teammate

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Back in December, when the Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns completed a trade involving 6 players, Steve Nash Tweeted that he was sad to see Earl Clark go.

CARMELO ANTHONY

The Knicks Aren’t Looking Very Hot

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With a 111-99 win at Madison Square Garden last night, the Orlando Magic scored some revenge against New York City for constantly sending its homeless people to Central Florida.

ANNOYING PEOPLE

Nobody Really Likes Stan Van Gundy

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Hot off of David Stern’s remarks about the Orlando Magic’s poor play and his expectations of silence, Stan Van Gundy is being dragged a little further through the proverbial mud today, as a new Sports Illustrated poll of 138 NBA players declares him far and away the most annoying coach in the NBA.

DWIGHT HOWARD

Sunday Afternoon Hoops: Magic Vs. Suns

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/sunday-afternoon-hoops-bulls-vs-heat-and-lakers-vs-spurs"> This Sunday, a day ritually reserved for football, belonged to basketball. The TV scheduled proved such. 1. The two powerhouses of the ACC, Duke and North Carolina, ran into each other again. This time with the conference title on the line. Again. 2. The revealing of the brackets and the subsequent arguments about teams who were snubbed. 3. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/espn-30-for-30-explores-the-fab-five">The "Fab 5" documentary</a> on ESPN, which, might I say, more than lived up to its billing.


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