Tweet of The Day: LeBron James makes his #4BarFriday debut

For the past several weeks, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers has been hosting a weekly event on Instagram called #4BarFriday. It’s a weekly competition showcasing people rapping a short freestyle verse which the NBA star selects and highlights. Today the weekly series received a special entry from the NBA’s reigning MVP, LeBron James. Making his “rap debut”, the Miami Heat star takes a humorous approach as he announces retirement from any further musical endeavors after making the video.

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PODCAST: Autopsy of Heat-Pacers; Why Did Kings Want Rudy Gay, and more

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This was NOT the scene in Indianapolis after the Pacers defeated the Heat, but it is a fitting approximation of the post-game mood at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. What to make of the Pacers’ come-from-behind victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. Well, for starters, it provided some validation for Indiana after their scintillating start to the season. showing that they have the goods (and the composure) to compete with the two-time defending champs. But when will REAL

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Sheridan’s MVP Rankings: Dec. 11 Edition — Still Limited Love for LBJ

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This was NOT the scene in Indianapolis after the Pacers defeated the Heat, but it is a fitting approximation of the post-game mood at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Have they cleaned up the confetti yet in Indianapolis? OK, maybe that is raining on the Pacers parade a little bit. It was a nice win last night, a great win really when you consider what was at stake — validation as a team that can truly compete with the Heat,

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NBA Gambling: Notes from the Quarter Pole – Bet The Lakers!

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The gambling life ain’t easy, folks — which is where today’s tale begins. But by the time you get to the end of today’s column, hopefully you’ll be amused by my personal adventures and enlightened by my leaguewide analysis. We are at the quarter-pole of the NBA season, and trends have emerged. First, to truly appreciate what it means to gamble on the NBA on a daily basis, you had to experience what it was like to bet on the Philadelphia 76ers

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Sheridan’s MVP Rankings: Dec. 4 Edition — Paul George Back at No. 1

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This caption doesn’t exactly fit what the author is writing, but it adequately shows your typical Knicks fan. Pacers fans act oppositely. There are moments in life when we become one with our sofa. We get comfortable, we sink deeper and deeper into the plush fabric, we cover ourself with a blanket or two and we try to set the record for popcorn consumption. (I worked in a cinema when I was 16, and my popcorn skills are

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Stotts and Vogel named Coaches of the Month for November; LeBron and KD Players of the Week

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The Indiana Pacers’ Frank Vogel and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Terry Stotts today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in October and November. Vogel led Indiana to a 15-1 (.938) mark as the Pacers started the season 9-0 — the best start in franchise history and tied for the team’s longest NBA winning streak. The Pacers also went undefeated at home with a 9-0 record — the best home mark to

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Bernucca: Is LeBron Better than Jordan? Read This Before Answering

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Remember that streak of games hot-shooting LeBron James put together last February? Well, he’s doing it again. Much earlier in the season. And for a longer stretch. And if he keeps it up, it will become historic. Because since the ABA-NBA merger, no wing player or point guard has scored this much while shooting this well. Not Dr. J. Not even Michael Jordan. Yes, really. Through the first month of the season, James is third in the league in scoring at 26.2 points per

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