Tweet of the Day: Dwight Howard

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Hey wooooorllldd. Ya boy is back and I’m here in beautiful lala land. La wassssuppp. twitter.com/DwightHoward/s… — Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) August 25, 2012 Welcome back to Twitter, Dwight Howard. After an absence of 127 days, Howard posted his first Tweet since April 20 on Saturday, posting via Photobucket through his Android with a photo showing a view of the Los Angeles skyline in the far distance. That from the new crib, Dwight? The one you reportedly wrote a $20 million check for after getting traded

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Obama hoops with ‘Melo and Bosh, no media allowed

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Illustration from orangejuiceblog.com At a certain point, word will leak out about what exactly went down when President Barack Obama played basketball with a group of current and former NBA players. It happened after a fundraising dinner last night in New York, and the media was not allowed to watch, film or gawk. In attendance were Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh, NBA commissioner David Stern, Charlotte Bobcats owner and closet Republican Michael Jordan, and retired players Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning,

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Sheridan: NBA Offseason Report Cards

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It is late August. Everyone is on vacation. The NBA is quiet as a churchmouse. If you want to watch live basketball, you have to settle for Eurobasket qualifying and familiarize yourself with the likes of Iceland, Belgium, Belarus and Ukraine. Not much to do except look back over the past six weeks and cast judgment on all 30 NBA teams for their offseason moves. And lordy, lordy, there have been a ton of them. For a list of every team’s offseason moves,

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NBA Offseason Report Cards: Part II

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NBA OFFSEASON REPORT CARDS (Click here for Part I)Mark Cuban counting the number of championships he has won DALLAS MAVERICKS – Mark Cuban will not be raising Jason Kidd’s jersey to the rafters any time soon. He thought he had a deal in place – only to see Kidd bolt for the brighter lights of Madison Square Garden. This is a team that will be treading water all season, then looking to make a splash in free

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NBA Offseason Report Cards: Part III

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NBA OFFSEASON REPORT CARDS. Click here for Part I and here for Part II.Donnie Walsh is back at the helm for the Indiana Pacers INDIANA PACERS – Donnie Walsh is back, Larry Bird is gone, Roy Hibbert is staying, and – lest anyone forget – they had the Heat down 2-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals (reminder: Dwyane Wade vs. Erik Spoesltra). Darren Collison, who wasn’t happy after losing his job to George Hill, has been swapped

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NBA Offseason Report Cards: Part IV

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NBA OFFSEASON REPORT CARDS. Click here for Part I, here for Part II, and here for Part III.Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Hornets NEW ORLEANS HORNETS — They were a punching bag around here, and rightfully so, but did turn it on quite admirably at the end of the season. They have a new owner in Tom Benson who brings more stability than they’ve ever had, they made the wise move of extending coach Monty Williams,

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NBA Offseason Report Cards: Part V

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NBA OFFSEASON REPORT CARDS: Click here for Part I, here for Part II, here for Part III and here for Part IV.New Blazers coach Terry Stotts PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS – There will come a time at some point during the season when one of the Vulcan vultures will fly down from Seattle, have a meeting with the coaching staff and front office, after which Neil Olshey, Terry Stotts and Jay Triano – three of the nicest guys

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Chris Paul undergoes thumb surgery, out 8 weeks

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Chris Paul underwent surgery this morning to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, the Los Angeles Clippers announced today, saying the injury occurred last month during Team USA training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada. The surgery was performed by Dr. Steven Shin, a hand specialist at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Paul is expected to be sidelined for approximately eight weeks, at which time he is projected to resume all basketball activities including full contact. Paul helped lead Team USA to the gold

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