SH Blog: Aldridge rushing return; Kobe calls out Shaq; Bosh says Big 3 will return to Miami; Westbrook uncertain of playoffs minute restriction

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As teams continue to jockey for position in the Western Conference — and fight for 50 wins just to get in — one of the early season darlings continues to sink. That would be the Portland Trailblazers. Once the talk of the NBA, the Blazers have hit a rough patch at the worst possible time, losing nine of their last 13 games and are now just a half game ahead of the Golden State Warriors for the 6th spot in the

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SH Blog: Knicks and Nuggets Revisit Shumpert-Faried Trade; LeBron Says He Is Top Four All-Time; Trade Possibilities Around The NBA

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As the February 21st NBA trade deadline looms over All-Star weekend, there is no shortage of news and rumors around the league. We’ll take a look at which teams have the ammunition to make major moves before next weeks deadline, which players can be on the move, and everything else happening in the league today. 

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SH Blog: Knicks To Pursue Kevin Love; Pelicans Sign Childress, Amundson; LeBron Not Happy With Teammates; Pacers Expect Granger Back This Week

As the NBA season kicks into high gear, two stories surfaced on Tuesday that should come as no surprise.  And of course, they are centering around none other than, traditionally, the leagues two most popular teams: the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers. In just two weeks, both teams who are annually expected to compete for a title, and at the very least, the playoffs, have turned into the leagues biggest trainwrecks.

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SH Blog: How Important Are Kobe’s Offseason Workouts? Andrew Bynum Could Miss Training Camp; Gilbert Arenas Could Workout For Clippers

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The separation between talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel. In life and in sports. Either way, talent is natural. You either have it or you don’t. Skill is different. Skill can only be developed by hours and hours of working on your craft. Hours. And hours. And hours.

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SH Blog: All Set For LeBron-a-Thon 2014; Phil Jackson To Join Showtime Series; Hansen Fined 50k;

At this point, what’s there left to do but look ahead to the 2013-’14 season. Occasionally there is an interesting story that pops up between free agency and the start of the season. J.R. Smith, Lamar Odom and Kobe Bryant have given us some decent bar conversations. But when it’s all said and done, this season will be, without a doubt, about LeBron James and his impending free agency. Don’t buy the hype? 

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