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Del Negro out as Clippers coach

LOS ANGELES -- Vinny Del Negro is out as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after their first-round playoff exit.<p>Following one of the best seasons in …

Tony Parker to have MRI on calf

SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker plans to have an MRI on Thursday on his troublesome left calf, although he doesn't expect to …

Pros and Cons of Cleveland Cavaliers Taking Nerlens Noel with No. 1 Pick in 2013

Though they'll take their time, the Cleveland Cavaliers are essentially on the clock with Nerlens Noel being the likeliest of targets.<p>It's really one of the more intriguing draft pickles we're ever going to see.<p>The Cavs will weigh the pros and cons of selecting a player who just recently suffered a …

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LeBron James' layup as time expires in OT lifts Heat past Pacers

MIAMI -- LeBron James caught the inbounds pass, changed direction and immediately attacked the rim.<p>There was no one in his way.<p>There was no stopping …

Victor Oladipo Deserves Consideration for No. 2 Pick

Victor Oladipo is a special player not just because of his chiseled NBA body and trampoline-like athleticism, but also his tireless work ethic and charismatic, winning, personable attitude.<p>Simply put, he is the Renaissance Man of NBA prospects—he has it all, and he does it all.<p>Currently, the First …

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Key Adjustments Indiana Pacers Must Make to Win Eastern Conference Finals

The Miami Heat currently lead the Indiana Pacers 1-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals.<p>Game 1 was a nip-and-tuck affair that could easily have gone Indiana's way.<p>As is the nature of a seven-game playoff series, adjustments have to be made. This rings especially true for the Pacers, who are in dire …

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Phil Jackson Publicly Defends Derrick Rose Following Missed Season

It seems everyone has an opinion on Derrick Rose’s missed 2012-13 season, and legendary coach Phil Jackson is the latest to add his two cents into the mix.<p>According to the staff of ESPN Chicago, Jackson appeared on the <i>Mike & Mike in the Morning</i> show on Wednesday and briefly spoke about the Chicago …

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Kevin Durant Already Got The Misspelling In His Giant Back Tattoo Fixed

Kevin Durant can do no wrong.<p>He endeared himself to NBA fans by t rying to beat the Memphis Grizzlies all by himself after Russell Westbrook got hurt. He gave $1 million to tornado relief. And now managed to get the embarrassing typo on his giant back tattoo fixed in a number of hours.<p>Yesterday …

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NBA Announces All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams

On Thursday, the NBA announced its selections for the 2012-13 All-NBA teams.<p>The first team includes LeBron James of the Miami Heat, Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers.<p>From …

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Warriors' Playoff Success Opens Door for Dwight Howard Signing in Free Agency

It was not too long ago that Dwight Howard turned down the thought of playing for the lowly Golden State Warriors. It was also not long ago that Howard received an elbow in the face from Warriors forward David Lee and responded with “I will remember.”<p>Howard is now reportedly remembering the …

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Knicks hope Melo can avoid surgery

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony suffered a small left shoulder tear late in the regular season that was revealed during an MRI on Wednesday, …