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Initial Report Cards for Every Key Indiana Pacers Player

The 2013-14 Indiana Pacers are off to their best start ever, so they have passed the test as a team at this point of the season.<p>However, did they score high marks individually?<p>One can make a case for franchise player Paul George, who has taken Indy on his shoulders. His performance speaks for …

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6 Teams the Houston Rockets Should Be Learning From

The Houston Rockets needed all of one move to be crowned champions of the 2013 NBA offseason.<p>By luring in the biggest—figuratively and literally—free-agent fish in the form of three-time Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard, Houston made the leap from on-paper pretender to contender in a …

Breaking Down Gregg Popovich's Extremely Successful San Antonio Spurs System

Gregg Popovich, the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, has established his place on the Mount Rushmore of coaches, alongside Red Auerbach, Phil Jackson and Pat Riley. What makes him and his team so successful, though?<p>Establishing he belongs with the greatest is not hard.<p>According to Basketball …

Watch Minnesota Timberwolves in 'Cheers' Parody Video

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been put into a parody video based on the classic show "Cheers."<p>It includes Timberwolves players, coach Rick Adelman and the arena. The video certainly includes some entertaining shots of the players, so watch and enjoy.

Would Cleveland Cavaliers Consider Trading Kyrie Irving?

The thought of trading your best player away may seem like an awful idea on many levels, but this is Cleveland, after all.<p>Just two-and-a-half years after the Cavs made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, could Kyrie Irving be on the trading block?<p>The third-year pro has already been …

Metta World Peace: I didn't know who Knicks coach was when I signed

Maybe it's a good thing Metta World Peace didn't know exactly what he was getting into when he signed with the New York Knicks in the off-season.<p>The former Lakers forward told ESPN this week that he didn't even know who the Knicks' coach was when he signed with the team. With the Clippers extending …

7 Takeaways from Friday Night's Dramatic NBA Action

Don't let all the blowouts fool you; the final Friday of November was, indeed, a thrilling one in the NBA.<p>Of the 13 games on the schedule, six came down to the wire, with two requiring overtime to sort out winners and losers.<p>To be sure, there's no ignoring the seven double-digit margins that …

NBA Players' Secrets: Women's Deodorant, Cookie-Scented Moisturizer... And Pink Shampoo?

NBA players such as Amar'e Stoudemire, Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook are well-known off the court for their flashy fashion. And thanks to Wall Street Journal style reporter Elizabeth Holmes, we now know which beauty products keep some of the league's most stylish athletes looking good while …

Stephen Curry Spins Around Serge Ibaka with Slick Moves

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry showed that he can do more than just shoot threes.<p>He made Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka look silly by spinning him around with some crafty moves on Friday night.<p>Curry finished the game with 32 points, but the Thunder won 113-112 thanks to a …

DeMarcus Cousins Refuses to Shake J.J. Redick's Hand

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins decided to leave Clippers guard J.J. Redick hanging during Friday night's 104-98 loss for Sacramento.<p>Watch Cousins blow off Redick as he walks away, via Andrew Han's Vine.<p>Redick's reaction is great.<p>This isn't the first time that Cousins has been involved in a situation …

Dwight Howard Does 'Mortal Kombat' Routine in Rockets' Pregame Huddle

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard had some fun with teammate Aaron Brooks by doing the <i>Mortal Kombat</i> "Finish Him" fatality in the Rockets' pregame huddle before Friday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets.<p>Here's another look at the routine:<p>This routine is certainly one of the cooler ones that …