SH Blog: Phil Jackson compares Kobe and MJ, Noah says seeing Rose not come back was difficult

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Phil Jackson-1996For quite some time, there was an ongoing debate about whether Kobe Bryant deserves to be in the same conversation as Michael Jordan in terms of overall play and greatness. It’s still discussed by some to this day.

One person that would really have a concrete idea of the matter is Phil Jackson, who coached both players and saw the best and worst of the two in their respective prime. He, however, never wanted to get into great detail when comparing the players.

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Bauman: Noah makes history, Marco Belinelli embodies Bulls team spirit

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Joakim NoahBROOKLYN — Nate Robinson navigated a Joakim Noah ball screen near the top of the key, kept his dribble alive and exploded down the right side of the paint with just over 5 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of Game 7.

Tweet of the Night: Nate Robinson and Richard Hamilton

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It’s always fun to see NBA players interact with each other with a good sense of humor, and we get to see plenty of conversations and activities between so many around the league, thanks to twitter.

On Friday afternoon, Chicago Bulls point guard Nate Robinson decided to have a little fun with his teammate Richard Hamilton by posting a scandalous picture of him on twitter:

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Sheridan: Five Potential Trades That Make Sense

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We are 48 hours away from the NBA trade deadline. Deals are being discussed, deals are going to happen, and deals are going to fall through.

Happens every year.

What makes this year different is the new collective bargaining agreement, with harsher luxury tax penalties on the horizon beginning with the 2013-14 season. The luxury tax line is going to act as a hard cap for all but the wealthiest owners – like guys who own gold mines in Siberia.

So expect to hear a lot of financial gobbledygook on Thursday night and Friday morning as NBA executives explain the moves they made.

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SH Blog: Kobe Bryant sounds off on Pau Gasol, Nash status still uncertain

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Here’s something you may not have expected to hear after the first 17 games of the NBA season: the Lakers are 8-9, two games back from the Golden State Warriors in the standings.

Why do the Warriors keep winning games, despite missing their main defensive weapons in Andrew Bogut and Brandon Rush? David Lee spoke with us to explain his team’s success on Sheridan Hoops Radio on Monday.

What does it mean for the Lakers, who many expected would dominate and even challenge the Bulls best regular season record of all time?

Just one thing: stay patient.

There are several things working against the Lakers right now:

- Dwight Howard is still not himself yet, despite some statistical games that would indicate otherwise.

- Steve Nash remains out due to a broken leg.

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