SH Blog: D’Antoni resigns as coach of Lakers and Lionel Hollins already interested, Rivers changes tune on Shelly Sterling

Mike D'Antoni

Mike D’Antoni has coached his last game with the Los Angeles Lakers. With so much assurance from the front office throughout the year, most expected the coach to return next season. However, there were certain conditions he hoped Mitch Kupchak would agree to, and those conditions weren’t met. ESPN has details: The Lakers and D’Antoni have been discussing his future with the team since the season ended, multiple sources told ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne. Last week he asked them to pick up the

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Tweet of the Day: Carmelo Anthony Revisits All-Star Media Day

Carmelo Anthony

The 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend is well behind us, in the rearview mirror as we streak away towards the end of the regular season and the NBA Playoffs. For some teams the playoffs may be out of reach. The New York Knicks, for instance, are only six games back of the 8th-seed with 25 games remaining. However, with only two wins in their last 10 outings and the team in effective disarray—Raymond Felton facing gun charges, Metta World Peace being released,

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SH Blog: Still “business as usual” for Derrick Rose; Kobe’s return remains uncertain

Derrick Rose

The Derrick Rose injury saga has been going on, well, since Rose got hurt in Game 1 of the first round against the Sixers last year. First he was supposed to be back around Christmas, then sometime in January, and now it’s mid-March and he’s been close to coming back for several weeks. But we still don’t have definitive word, which has to be frustrating for Bulls fans waiting for their franchise player. Not having played a minute so far this

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SH Blog: League admits blown call against Dahntay Jones, Carmelo’s knee a concern for Woodson

Kobe Bryant

A day after watching Kobe Bryant go down with a severely sprained ankle due to Dahntay Jones’ “aggressive” defense, there was much debate about whether the play was dirty and if a foul should have been called on the play. Lets take a look at some of the reactions from around the league. Here is one from Mark Jackson and Bruce Bowen (ironically), from Eric Pincus of Los Angeles Times:

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Sheridan: Heat’s streak to end in Boston? Give us a break, Kobe

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Quite the night it was Wednesday in the NBA, from Miami reaching 20 consecutive wins to Denver reaching 10 in a row to Kobe spraining his ankle and then e-mailing his favorite national columnist to whine about what he claims was a dirty play by Dahntay Jones. So let’s look a little further into each of those items. _ Everyone is now looking at the Heat’s upcoming schedule (they are currently one game into a five-game road trip) and wondering if they

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Five Fast Facts from NBA Games: 3.13.13

It was a very busy night in the NBA last night as 11 games were on the schedule. For those of you who enjoy choices, you had your share of stars in NBA sky last night, as nine of the top 10 scorers and seven of the top 10 rebounders were in action. The Heat make any argument about them going undefeated for the rest of the season more and more legitimate with their 20th straight victory last night in Philadelphia,

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Tweet of the Night: Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Through all the good times and the bad for the Los Angeles Lakers, there has been one constant they could always count on: Kobe Bryant. Heck, he even has a well known hashtag on twitter called “countonkobe”. That, unfortunately, may no longer be the case for the foreseeable future after the guard suffered a severely sprained ankle during the final moments of what proved to be an intense contest between the Lakers and the Atlanta Hawks. With a chance to pull up

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Tweet of the Day: Josh Smith, Atlanta Hawks

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Wats going on in the A tonight?? I’m still here.” Such are the words of Josh Smith [via Twitter] when he didn’t get traded at the NBA’s 3:00 PM trade deadline on Thursday afternoon. Unfortunately, he has since removed that tweet from existence, but not its memory. [Sheridan: Big Trade Deadline Winners are Milwaukee Bucks, Mark Cuban and Boston Celtics] According to reports, Ferry balked at the offers that were being given for Smith. The prevailing teams in the hunt were the Milwaukee

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