“Bleep the Heat” says ex-Miami player; Bosh dumps on Toronto

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Combine the typical widespread preseason optimism of every NBA team with the fact that the start of training camp means Media Days all around, and you know why this time of year is always good for blatant bulletin-board material and more subtle jabbing comments.


Steve Nash is this generation’s Larry Bird

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When the 1992 Dream Team was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame last week, Magic Johnson -- as the de facto spokesman for the team on stage -- saved the coveted "last but not least" status and maybe his most glowing remarks for Larry Bird, his longtime rival.


Orlando Is Building A Squad To Beat The Heat

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Lost amongst all of the Sports Illustrated covers, ESPY interviews and polls proclaiming the Heat to be nothing short of sensational, the best team in Florida could still be the Orlando Magic.


Stern defends, criticizes LeBron; Suns pull off major trade

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The Commish has spoken, and the Cavs felt it in their pockets.

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Last-minute rumors and trades before the 2010 NBA Draft

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Later on tonight, 60 ballplayers will live out a dream moment, while at least 60 more will feel the sting of getting pretty close to the dream but falling short.


Say Queensbridge

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Except for a couple of dudes in Detroit, is there anybody who doesn't love Ron Artest? In a Lakers/Suns tiebreaker Game 5 that was headed for one of two finishes -- Kobe Bryant being the hero or Steve Nash being the hero -- Ron stole the show and the after-party.


Joakim Noah On Kevin Garnett: “He’s a dirty player”

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With 40 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Celtics' victory over the Heat on Saturday, Kevin Garnett clocked Quentin Richardson in the head with an elbow, thus getting suspended for Game 2 on Tuesday.


Carmelo dominates Day 1 of NBA Playoffs; KG fights Miami solo

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Fights, technicals, rim-abusing dunks, explosive rookie debuts, superstars taking over.


Ali, Boom-maye! The Biggest Upset of 2010; D-Wade and Q-Rich go Chicago style in front of Jordan

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If nothing else, Northern Iowa needs to keep this run going so we can see how many more times Greg Gumbel butchers the name Ali Farokhmaneh.


Artest shoots balanced L.A. past Phoenix; LeBron returns to dunk all over Philly

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Going outside the norm was the theme of last night's Lakers/Suns game.


NBA Hit List Power Ranking, 3.10

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Ranking the NBA from worst to first.

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Highlight Factory comes to Miami

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Hawks/Heat was only notable last season for being the worst playoff series of '09: A brutal seven-game stretch of blowouts, dead crowds, a subpar Joe Johnson, an exhausted D-Wade, and some good ol' Pat Riley-approved '90s Knicks prison yard basketball sprinkled in here and there.


Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 12.24

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Beast of the Night: Dwight Howard put up 13 points, 20 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 4 blocks and 3 turnovers in 33 minutes of a blowout victory over the Rockets last night.


Looks like a job for…

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Sam Cassell can stay, but if Flip Saunders is going to turn these Wizards around, he needs to clean house with the rest of his assistants and bring in the likes of Coach Carter, Joe Clark from Lean on Me, Gene Hackman, Bobby Knight and Mike Ditka.


Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 12.2

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Beast of the Night: Ray Allen produced his finest line of the season so far, putting up 27 points, 5 threes, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block and 1 turnover.

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