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It's Time to Admit That Pau Gasol Just Doesn't Fit with This LA Lakers Team

Link to Media<p>The Los Angeles Lakers are heading in the wrong direction, and Pau Gasol is doing anything but reversing their course.<p>The fourth member of L.A.'s four-headed monster played alongside a full complement of stars on Monday night for just the 19th time this season. And for the 13th time in …

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How to Build a Championship 'System' in the NBA

When it comes to success in the NBA, no three organizations currently exemplify the depth and breadth of what it takes to win quite like the San Antonio Spurs, the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder.<p>Each of those three fits into a different place in basketball chronology. The Spurs are …

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Miami Heat: Why LeBron James and Company Haven't Peaked Too Soon

We media folk love to search for something negative to talk about. It's just who we are.<p>The same is especially true in the world of sports writing. When something is supposed to be a feel-good story, we find a way to get something, anything negative out of it.<p>So naturally the Miami Heat's 27-game …

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Miami Heat Win Streak Is Impressive, but It Means Nothing Without a Title

In case you haven't watched ESPN or TNT basketball or listened to any other sports talk show or podcast over the past month, the Miami Heat are kind of on this win streak.<p>But it's not just any streak.<p>With only a few more consecutive wins, this Heat team will pass Wilt and West's 1971-72 Lakers for …

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Odds Miami Heat Run the Table in Regular Season

It's 27 down, 12 to go, but the odds are still against the Miami Heat extending their winning streak through the end of the regular season.<p>Before LeBron James and company began their assault at the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers' historic run, the Heat were just 29-14. That record was still good for …

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