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Photo of the Day: Arizona State Retires Harden’s Jersey

James Harden has one of the most incredible, bushiest beards you'll ever see in your life. I guess that's what happens when [...]

Fantasy

Fantasy Spin: Two Exciting Games In Daily Contests

There’a a dandy doubleheader in the NBA tonight and a $1,000 Freeroll for our readers. Click that link to enter; the top [...]

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Ranking the 5 Christmas Day Games

Twas the night before Christmas, and all round the league, not a player was stirring, because there are no games on Eve. is [...]

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China Update: Marbury, Bynum, Haddadi lead semifinalists

For the four remaining teams left in the CBA playoffs, the stakes simply could not be higher. After one of the tightest in [...]

Basketball Writers Respond to Michele Roberts

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Nobody hates standing around in locker rooms more than basketball reporters. But if the player you are seeking to interview is not there when the media is allowed inside for a 30-minute pre-game access period, you know what you have to do? Wait around. Same thing post-game. If a guy is taking a shower, or getting treatment, or lifting weights … you stand around and wait. It is part of the job, it is somewhat demeaning, and I can see how it

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SH Blog: Kidd wasn’t convinced Knight was a point guard, Danny Green doesn’t rule out the possibility of the Spurs missing playoffs

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The Milwaukee Bucks were in the midst of a surprisingly successful season under the tutelage of Jason Kidd and were well on their way to make it to the postseason. Brandon Knight played a huge role for the Bucks and was in the midst of a career year, so it was quite surprising when he was traded away to the Phoenix Suns to ultimately be replaced by Michael Carter-Williams. So what’s that about, exactly? Carter-Williams is actually almost two months older

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Sprung: “Big Three” for Cavs Might Be Trio of Former Knicks

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The irony was more than evident Sunday at Madison Square Garden. The Cleveland Cavaliers were a disappointing 19-15 when they acquired guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert from the Knicks, who were embarrassed by the Cavs on Sunday and have the league’s worst record. Additionally, Cleveland acquired former Knicks center Timofey Mozgov from Denver later that week. Since trading for Smith and Shumpert, Cleveland is a robust 17-7, has won 17 of 19 and is now a legitimate threat to represent the

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MVP Rankings: Westbrook is rising like a Viking beast

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It has become fashionable to include Russell Westbrook in the MVP discussion, and as we all know, fashion and Westbrook go together like Anna Sui and horned Viking hats. Not only did Westbrook win MVP honors at the All-Star game while coming up one point shy of Wilt Chaberlain’s record of 42 points in the NBA’s midseason showcase, he has taken that performance and built some momentum off of it, leading the Olahoma City Thunder into a somewhat secure standing in

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PODCAST: Post-Derrick Rose, Where do the Bulls Go From Here?

Derrick Rose

The Chicago Bulls announced Derrick Rose had an MRI, which showed a medial meniscus tear of the right knee that will require surgery. A timetable for Rose’s recovery will be given following his surgery. That leaves Chicago with Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich as the current options at point guard. Nate Robinson is an intriguing option for Chicago on the free agent market. Robinson played well for the Bulls during the 2013 playoffs where he averaged 16.3 points per game. With that in

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