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Heat Check: Taking the Temperature of the NBA Playoffs

Even with all four series tied 1-1, it feels strangely as if the second round has barely started — like we haven’t seen the “real” series yet. Chris …

Kobe Bryant Picks James Harden for 2014-15 NBA MVP - Ball Don't Stop

Kobe Bryant weighed in on the MVP race and admit that it was a very tough choice between Steph Curry and James Harden. The 2008 MVP says he gives the …

Basketball

Vlade Divac Says Shaq 'Wasn't Talented...Just Strong' While Praising Boogie

DeMarcus Cousins is the type of player you can tie yourself in pretzels attempting to praise.<p>The Sacramento Kings center maneuvers his 6’11”, 270-pound frame with mind-boggling grace while still managing to bludgeon you in the post for boards and putbacks. He’s a special talent, and people will go …

Maurkice Pouncey: Wallace 'coward'

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey both had critical comments about former teammate Mike Wallace on …

Red Sox DH David Ortiz taking a few days off

FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz is out of the Red Sox lineup again because of what he said is soreness brought on by dehydration.<p>Ortiz has played only …

Clippers' Blake Griffin says he felt less sore after Tuesday's win

Blake Griffin looked much better on the court in his second game back against the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday.<p>He had 19 points on eight for 12 shooting, 11 rebounds, four assists and two turnovers. It was a much-improved performance from his first game back Sunday against the Houston Rockets, in …

Take a bow, Bogies: Stevan Ridley says one of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's best nights came at Baton Rouge bar

Party extraordinaire and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski knows a good time when he sees one.<p>And apparently his visit to Baton Rouge bar …

Four anecdotes from Michael Jordan's first return to the NBA

Michael Jordan announced his return to the Chicago Bulls 20 years ago Wednesday - on March 18, 1995 - after nearly two full seasons away from the …

15 Athletes Whose Numbers Were Unretired

Right now, the New York Yankees swear that—out of respect for Reggie Jackson—you’ll never see another Bronx Bomber with a navy blue “44” sewn upon …

MLB injury, news and rumors roundup for March 14

Updates on the injured Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Garrett Richards, Zack Wheeler, Chris Sale and Jon Jay headline Saturday's daily news …

In Trying to Build Lakers' Future, Steve Nash Has Paid High Cost to His Present

LOS ANGELES — Steve Nash was offered one last opportunity to don an official NBA uniform Wednesday and join the 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers team photo.<p>He declined.<p>Go ahead, haters. Wind up to hurl more venom at Nash for not even supporting the club that is paying him nearly $10 million this season …

Why Chris Paul should be the NBA's MVP

The Clipper guard hasn't received as much attention, but he has the best MVP argument.<p>What's interesting about this year's MVP race is that MVP races usually aren't this interesting. Over the past eight years, LeBron James has typically been so far out in front that there's no serious debate.<p>The …

Ray Allen Receives Custom J's From One of the Best

Although we won't be expecting Ray Allen anywhere near the hardwood anytime soon, that won't stop his influence upon the sneaker culture. Still a …

Jordan Brand

There's Another Ray Allen Air Jordan 13

<b>by Brendan Dunne</b><p>The Ray Allen Air Jordan 13 marked one of those rare times when a player exclusive sneaker eventually ends up at retail.<p>Ensuring that …

Jordan Brand

Separation of James Harden, Russell Westbrook Fueling MVP Race

It may seem impossible, at this point, to separate Russell Westbrook and James Harden, two of the four leading candidates for NBA MVP.<p>Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard, and Harden, the Houston Rockets shooting guard, are about as statistically similar as two stylistically dissimilar …

Kevin Love and Cleveland Cavaliers Are Good Together but Might Be Better Apart

Kevin Love has graciously accepted a diminished role with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but that isn't a reason for either side to get complacent. Love needs an opportunity to reach his full potential, and realistically, Cleveland can acquire a capable replacement at a discounted rate.<p>From a statistical …

LeBron James Is NBA's Top Shoe Salesman With $340 Million For Nike

LeBron James traded South Beach for C-Town last summer when he signed a free agent deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers after four seasons and two NBA titles with the Miami Heat. Skeptics wondered if the move to the smaller, less glamorous market would ding James’ endorsement standing and shoe sales. …

The Cleveland Cavaliers retooled their team on the fly after 40 games, and it saved their season

Early on, the Cavs' big three didn't seem to fit together, LeBron James looked past his prime, Kevin Love was unhappy, head coach David Blatt was on the hot seat, and the team limped to a 19-20 start.<p>After the rough start, the Cavaliers made two big trades to change the dynamic of their team, and …

NBA scores 2015: LeBron James blows free throws as Cavaliers lose to Rockets

A bad day for "clutch" LeBron, the unbeatable Warriors and the rest of the action from Sunday in the NBA.<p>The duel between LeBron James and James Harden lived up to its billing Sunday, at least until the final seconds. That's when LeBron faltered at the free throw line with a chance to put the …

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Best Signature Moves in NBA History: Power Forwards

Almost every great player has some sort of signature move.<p>Michael Jordan had the dunk from the free-throw line. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had the sky hook. Allen Iverson had the crossover.<p>Look at a list of all-time power forwards, and you'll find the old timers aren't like the stretch 4s we see in …

Michael Jordan

Are the New York Knicks Asking Carmelo Anthony to Be Someone He's Not?

All these years later, with mountains of evidence to the contrary, the New York Knicks are still hoping there's more to Carmelo Anthony.<p>This is a familiar trope, one that seems reasonable at certain times, hyperbolic at others.<p>Phil Jackson has been asking more of Anthony since arriving in New York, …

Houston's Josh Smith Hits a Pair of 3-Pointers, Shushes Hawks Crowd

Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith spent the first nine years of his NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks, frequently aggravating fans with his poor shot selection, particularly behind the three-point arc.<p>With the Rockets taking on the Hawks in Atlanta on Tuesday, Smith hit two treys in his former …

Smith dubs fans 'bandwagoners'

ATLANTA -- Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith called Hawks fans "bandwagoners" following the Rockets' 104-96 loss Tuesday at Atlanta.<p>The interplay …

Basketball

Chris Paul Not Amused by Glen "Big Baby" Davis and His Goofy Post-Game Videobomb

<b>Chris Paul</b> is not opposed to being videobombed by his teammates during post-game interviews. He's proven this in the past by playing along with them …

Westbrook back for OKC; KD better

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook will return to play Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Thunder guard confirmed at the morning …

Kobe Bryant explains why he never got along with Dwight Howard

Kobe Bryant said he tried to show Howard how to win a championship, but Howard didn't want to deal with the challenge.<p>Kobe Bryant is no longer afraid to speak his mind. He was never shy about his opinions, but previously tried to maintain an aura of mystery around his persona that just isn't there …

Kevin Garnett had a fantastic reaction to a dancing fan in his first game back with the Timberwolves

Prior to the NBA's trade deadline, Kevin Garnett was dealt back to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team with which he spent the first 12 years of his career.<p>The move was a homecoming for Garnett as it united him with a fan base that still loves him as he transitions into his post-playing career …

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Kevin Garnett bought 1,000 tickets to Wolves-Clippers to give away to fans

Kevin Garnett's stunning return to the Minnesota Timberwolves at the NBA's February trade deadline brought with it a fresh injection of excitement …

Los Angeles Clippers