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3 Years After Linsanity, Jeremy Lin Still in Search of NBA Home

NEW YORK — Outside, the air is cold and biting, the sidewalks coated in ice and slush. But inside a quiet SoHo restaurant, tucked in a corner booth in the back, Jeremy Lin is a picture of comfort.<p>He is dressed in warm-up gear, topped by a white hoodie emblazoned with the word "California," and …

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Nike Unveils 2015 All-Star Sneakers by Jordan Brand

Nike had already shown off the 2015 NBA All-Star sneakers for LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant. On Wednesday, it unveiled a different collection of shoes to be worn by the Jordan Brand athletes.<p>Here are the Jordan Brand players who were selected to participate in All-Star …

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Revisiting Kobe Bryant's 1st All-Star Game vs. Michael Jordan

It's crazy to think that Kobe Bryant's first All-Star Game was back in 1998, which is coincidentally the last time the event was held in New York City.<p>There were a lot of amazing storylines going into the game, and the media hyped up the battle between Michael Jordan and Bryant.<p>Bleacher Report sat …

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Charles Barkley Comments on Role of Advanced Statistics, Analytics in NBA

Charles Barkley is never afraid to speak his mind. The longtime NBA star and current TNT analyst illustrated that again with his comments on the role of advanced statistics in the NBA, in which he mentioned the Houston Rockets and general manager Daryl Morey.<p>Barkley shared his thoughts during a …

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The Growing Legend of Hassan Whiteside

Embracing the legend of Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside requires a willing suspension of disbelief.<p>Players of his ilk are rarely seen at any level, NBA included. Guys with this combination of size (7'0", 265 lbs), length (7'7" wingspan, per DraftExpress) and athleticism hardly ever come along, …

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The Case for Every NBA Playoff Bubble Team

Nearly two-thirds of the 2014-15 NBA season is gone, and the playoff picture in both conferences is somehow fuzzier than it was in November.<p>Injuries, as always, have been the primary agents of chaos, turning what was a fairly stable hierarchy into a borderline free-for-all in which former …

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Big 3 Lessons David Blatt Can Learn from Erik Spoelstra

Sometimes, the smartest thing a person can do is admit they have a lot to learn.<p>Such is the case of Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt, who is undergoing a roller coaster of a rookie season in the NBA.<p>When given the opportunity to pick the brains of his colleagues this preseason at a …

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Houston Rockets Fan Dresses Up as 'Little James Harden' Complete with Beard

Houston Rockets star James Harden's signature beard is pretty popular, even away from the Toyota Center.<p>Multiple fans arrived at U.S. Airways Center for Tuesday's game between the Rockets and Phoenix Suns dressed up as Harden, including the young imitator above.<p>The kid wasn't the only one to rock a …

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2015 NBA Mock Draft: Complete 1st-Round Outlook Heading into All-Star Break

Perhaps the world is still getting over its post-football hangover, but it sure doesn't feel like we're already in the gearing-up process for March Madness. A quick look at the calendar, though, would tell us otherwise.<p>Most college teams are around three-quarters of the way through their regular …

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Initial Grades for Every NBA In-Season Trade This Year

Bucking an annual tradition, the NBA's most significant trades have been consummated well in advance of the midseason deadline.<p>Although a flurry of last-minute deals tends to steal the show shortly after the All-Star break, this year's biggest movers and shakers worked the phones early and often in …

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Ethan Skolnick's NBA Fact or Fiction

The Atlanta Hawks are on fire right now with a 19-game win streak that could rival the 27-game win streak by the eventual champion Miami Heat in 2012-13. The Houston Rockets currently sit in fifth place in the West, but Dwight Howard's recent injury could affect that rank down the road. The Memphis …

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Why Damian Lillard's All-Star Snub Should Have the NBA on Notice

After twice being denied an NBA All-Star roster spot, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has a right to be upset.<p>Unfortunately for the rest of the league, he's exercising that right.<p>Lillard wasn't one of the 24 players named to the 2014-15 All-Star teams, nor was he the player chosen …

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NBA's Playoff Contenders Should Look to Trade with the Indiana Pacers

As the trade deadline approaches, each franchise needs to do their own calculus on buying and selling. Two weeks ago, we took a look at what might be out there if the Indiana Pacers decided to become sellers and shake up their core.<p>The Pacers still have their eyes on the playoffs. Solomon Hill …

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Be Careful Who You 'Throw Into' an NBA Trade

They are the pawns in the chess matches of NBA executives, which is every bit as dreary and humbling as it sounds.<p>Trade-fillers, or throw-ins (or any other title that highlights their necessary-but-uninspiring existence), appear almost like asterisks on the league's transaction log. They take …

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Ranking the Best NBA Players to Come from Coach K's Duke Program

On his way to 1,000 career victories at the college level, more than any other man in NCAA history, Mike Krzyzewski has coached quite a few NBA players.<p>While he was an assistant at Indiana in 1974-75, he provided direction for John Laskowski, Steve Green, Scott May, Quinn Buckner, Kent Benson, Bob …

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NBA Draft Notebook: Better 2015 Prospect, Emmanuel Mudiay or D'Angelo Russell?

In the 2015 NBA draft conversation, there are two guards, and then there's everybody else.<p>Emmanuel Mudiay, a consensus top-five recruit, has been "the guy" since the summer, even after deciding to play in China instead of Division I college hoops. His talent is no secret and well-documented from …

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