Tweet of the Day: Pau Gasol, Marcin Gortat Concern for Michael Schumacher

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Longtime popular Formula 1 race car driver Michael Schumacher is in critical condition with sever brain trauma from a fall sustained while skiing at the French Alpine resort of Meribel early Sunday morning. Schumacher, who turns 45 on Friday, and his 14-year-old son were skiing a challenging section of trails with very wide and steep snowfields when he fell and struck the right side of his head on a rock. While he was reported to have been conscious immediately following the fall, Dr. Jean-Francois

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Bernucca: Can the Eastern Conference Even Field an All-Star team?

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Amid its myriad injuries, its dozen teams below .500 and its 44-98 record against the Western Conference, there is a looming question regarding the Eastern Conference: Can the East even field an All-Star team? A year ago, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Tyson Chandler, Kyrie Irving, Brook Lopez and Jrue Holiday were among the East’s All-Stars. You can make the argument – irrefutable in some cases, strong in others – that none of those players should be invited back

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Fantasy Spin: Monday, December 30, 2013

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Arron Afflalo/ORL was a questionable start against the Hawks, but he played and played well. Victor Oladipo/ORL has settled into the sixth man role and his contribution helped Orlando beat Atlanta. In Cleveland, Stephen Curry/GSW dueled Kyrie Irving/CLE and the Warriors won in overtime. The Thunder got enough production out of the supporting cast to support Kevin Durant’s/OKC brilliance and easily handle the Rockets. Despite the best efforts of DeMarcus Cousins/SAC and Isaiah Thomas/SAC, the Spurs defended their home court with

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Fantasy Spin: Sunday, December 29, 2013

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LeBron James/MIA sat out the Heat-Blazers confrontation, but Miami gutted out a 108-107 win. The Clippers beat the visiting Jazz despite being held to less than 100 points. The Suns cruised to a victory over the Sixers, while the Nuggets were no match for the Grizzlies. Kevin Love/MIN continued to roll and the Timberwolves had no trouble with the “current” worst team in the league, the Milwaukee Bucks. In the early game, Cleveland lost to Boston, with Andrew Bynum/CLE absent.

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Tweet of the Night: NBA Players react to UFC 168

It’s very rare that the worlds of basketball and mixed martial arts cross paths, but when it does it’s always interesting to see a players take on the sport. With the highly anticipated main event between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman at UFC 168, players from around the NBA watched the bout. With their interests particularly rooted in this match, their reactions  were mixed as the fight ended with a shocking injury.

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