SH Blog: Kyrie Irving is irritating his teammates; Heat aren’t bothered by Pacers adding Bynum

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You could be forgiven for not thinking too much about basketball today. With the Super Bowl taking all of the sports-related attention, and only one game (and that Orlando-Boston) on the schedule, it’s one of the quietest days of the NBA season, right up there with Christmas Eve. I, on the other hand, would not be forgiven if I didn’t think too much about basketball, because it’s my job to bring you the latest news from around the NBA every weekend.

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Tweet of the Day: Mark Cuban Hosts More Birds Than A Sanctuary

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Somethings cannot be explained—except by the person doing them. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban often does—or says—things that he alone can explain. At times, the best way to explain something he has done is an indirect way of explaining nothing at all:  Mark Cuban is going to do Mark Cuban things. Thursday brought with it another such moment when the Cuban took to Twitter to explain his acceptance and tolerance of the middle finger.

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Tweet Of The Night: Mark Cuban Reacts to $100,000 fine

Hours after it was reported that Mark Cuban would be receiving a fine from the NBA, the Dallas Mavericks owner took to Twitter to voice his thoughts on the matter. Never one to bite his tongue, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Cuban chose to comment on the issue. As he took to social media upon hearing of the $100,000 fine, Cuban hinted that this would not be the last time he would be getting penalized by NBA officials.

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Mark Cuban draws a $100,000 fine

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Mark Cuban said he wanted to get fined one more time by commissioner David Stern before the old man steps down. Mission accomplished. The NBA socked the Dallas Mavericks owner with a $100,000 fine Saturday for confronting the officials and directing inappropriate language at them following the Mavericks’ 129-127 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Staples Center. Cuban has been fined 20 times, including 14 for criticizing officials. The penalties have added up to nearly $1.9 million, and

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Hubbard: Mavericks Quietly off to Surprising Good Start

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A little more than a month has passed in the NBA season, but it seems like we’ve already had a full year of distractions, both good and bad. Portland great; Indiana even better. The Knicks and Nets taking turns who’s bad and who’s worse. Kobe close to returning; Rose out for the year. Dwayne Wade hurting; the Atlantic Division hurting even more. Meanwhile, the last team other than the Miami Heat to win a championship is quietly turning into a solid

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SH Blog: Rose refers to his doubters as fools, George Karl takes a jab at Anthony’s inability to win

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It’s been well documented that the New York Knicks are an awful team this season. As it turns out, the Brooklyn Nets may be a notch worse than them after seeing the two teams duke it out on Thursday night. You know it’s bad when Andrea Bargnani is trash-talking to Kevin Garnett. Yes, that happened. The Knicks embarrassed the Nets on their own floor by 30 points and showed that they are at least capable of playing some semblance of team basketball.

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SH Blog: Melo doesn’t know how to help Shumpert and Smith, Waiters being shopped

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A DARK PLACE FOR NEW YORK: The New York Knicks have now lost seven consecutive games – an unfathomable way to begin the season – to drop to 3-11 overall. They are in the bottom of the Atlantic Division, and Carmelo Anthony admits that the team is now in a dark place, from Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles: “The easiest thing for us to do is just to crumble right now,” Carmelo Anthony said. “We are in a dark place but we have

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