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Oscar Robertson: LeBron James Is on 'Bubble' of NBA Mount Rushmore

You scratch my back, and I'll (almost) scratch yours.<p>That's what seems to be going on between Oscar Robertson and LeBron James, as The Big O took time to respond to the reigning MVP's statement about his NBA Mount Rushmore.<p>During an interview with Steve Smith that will air Feb. 17 on NBA TV at 9 …

Is LeBron James the Favorite for Defensive Player of the Year?

By now LeBron James pretty much has it all.<p>One of the few missing pieces in his collection of accomplishments, however, is that elusive Defensive Player of the Year award. It might seem inconsequential enough, but it's also a glaring omission for a defender of his caliber.<p>Even more glaring for a …

Ranking the NBA's 10 Best Players from 2013-14 Season's 1st Half

If All-Star Weekend presents the best players an opportunity to scheme with one another on forming the next super team, it is also a time for reflection.<p>With over half the season's games in the rearview mirror there's plenty of material to debate the game's most important questions.<p>Will Michael …

Basketball

Barack Obama: Stephen Curry Is the Best Shooter I've Ever Seen

The President has spoken.<p>Barack Obama, noted basketball fan and the man in charge of the United States, revealed to the world that Stephen Curry is now good enough to earn a certain superlative:<p>That begs the question: How long has Obama been watching basketball?<p>I don't mean that in a snarky, …

Basketball

LeBron James Picks Himself in Hypothetical 1-on-1 Game vs. Kevin Durant

The NBA All-Star Game is a time to ponder the hypothetical: <i>What if the best players in the world got together and collectively decided not to play any defense? What if Carmelo Anthony actually had decent teammates?</i><p>But the hottest hypothetical battle of the season involves the consensus best two …

Basketball

Houston Rockets' 2014 NBA Trade Deadline Strategy Blueprint

The Houston Rockets' focus in the days leading up to the Feb. 20 NBA trade deadline should be patching up a few minor holes. With a young core and one of the league's most impressive starting fives, there is no need to make a huge splash to grab some cheap headlines.<p>Houston finished the first half …

NBA

Building the All-Time NBA All-Star Team

What if you had a basketball time machine? What if you could go back through the history of the NBA and pull out the best of the best, bringing them all to the same location in the time-space continuum so they could play just one game?<p>Whom would you choose?<p>That's the question at the heart of this …

Basketball

Stephen Curry Names His Mount Rushmore of Shooters

Discussion over the four faces that should be represented on the NBA's hypothetical Mount Rushmore has dominated the Association this week, with everyone from LeBron James to Kevin Durant chiming in.<p>However, Golden State Warriors point guard and three-point specialist Stephen Curry was asked to …

New York Knicks Making Wrong Move by Not Trading Carmelo Anthony

The New York Knicks are running out of time to bite the bullet.<p>As relayed by the <i>New York Post</i>'s Marc Berman, Carmelo Anthony recently said the following during an interview with ESPN:<p>I don’t think I’ll be traded. When is the trade deadline. [Thursday]? I don’t think there’s no way possible I’ll be …

Panel: N. Korea crimes vs. humanity

A U.N. panel has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and will call for an international criminal investigation, The Associated Press has learned.<p>The report, to be released Monday, is the most authoritative account yet of rights violations by North Korean …

Associated Press News

Hawaii Senate Panel Approves Decriminalizing Marijuana

Is it a good thing or a bad thing that Cheech and Chong are paying attention to the Hawaii Legislature?<p>Posted on the pot-toking comedy duo's official website this week was an alert that two Hawaii state Senate committees were preparing to hear a pair of bills that could...<p>Read more on …

NSA employee resigns after admitting he aided Snowden

New documents reveal an unnamed civilian shared his access to classified information on NSANet<p>A civilian employee of the National Security Agency (NSA) has resigned his position after admitting he shared access to classified information with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. A memo detailing …

NFL Cheerleaders File Suit Saying They Make As Little As $2.85 Per Hour

<i>Update: In March, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it closed its investigation of the Oakland Raiders, and concluded that the Raiders are</i> …