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In a world of Boogie and Brow, what about Marc Gasol?

The early season storyline for big men has been Anthony Davis this and DeMarcus Cousins that. Sure, LeBron James and Chris Paul are still part of the MVP conversation. Kevin Durant has not gotten started and Derrick Rose has had his false starts. Davis and Cousins are it — the guys that have blown everyone […]

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Why can’t the Pelicans play defense?

Anthony Davis is a stud in the NBA. Its next rising star. Everyone sees this. Everyone sees his soaring blocks and monstrous numbers. His dynamic offensive game that is a mix of speed, size and power with finesse around the rim and an underrated, improving jumper. This is a dominant player in the making that […]

Watch Tim Duncan show Corey Brewer the fine art of flopping

During the recent San Antonio Spurs-Minnesota Timberwolves contest, Wolves’ Corey Brewer flopped on a pick which got Tim Duncan to perform a pick immediately after.

In other words, it appears TD wanted to show Corey how the art of flopping is properly performed.

Check out TD giving Brewer a lesson in flopping (h/t Project Spurs).

Raptors fans invade Cleveland

That is right, Raptors fans travel and invaded LeBron James’ kingdom.

The players noticed too with DeMar DeRozan telling Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun:

I can’t even explain it, man. It felt like a playoff game, honestly, with our fans being in there, cheering and singing the national anthem. It was just an amazing thing, especially for me. It’s really something for me because I’ve been here through the tough times and to see everything now, going on the road, seeing fans, seeing Raptor jerseys in the crowd, it definitely means something. I think we’re just taking over the midwest.

The Raptors defeated the Cavaliers 110-93 on Saturday. They sit atop the Eastern Conference entering Sunday’s games at 11-2.

Kyle Lowry parlayed a near All-Star year into a nice long-term contract with the Raptors. Photo by John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The early list for All-Star sleepers

It is never too early to start thinking about the All-Star game and who might make it. There are going to be the guys you expect like Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Kevin Love and . . . you get the idea. Well, what about the guys who are playing well, but get no love? […]

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Remembering the Malice at the Palace 10 years later

It was around this time a decade ago that the worst fight in NBA history broke out. It was November 19, 2004 to be exact and it as a day that will not be easily forgotten. It is the reason you see so much security at NBA games and the reason that officers are on the […]

The Malice at the Palace . . . 10 years later

“I don’t think people in the league office ever thought that would happen. Ever since then, they’ve done their best to educate the fans and the players. More than that, they beefed up security. It would be very difficult for that to happen.

“I said it to a few people but, fans and players have to understand, fans especially, they’re playing and you’re watching for a reason. They have no business being in the crowd and you have no business being on the court.”

Pistons play-by-play announcer George Blaha as told to Vincent Goodwill, Jr. of The Detroit News

The fateful moment between the Pacers and Pistons occurred 10 years ago Wednesday.

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Due to various factors, the Nuggets have become a laughingstock

The Denver Nuggets hired Brian Shaw, the highly sought-after coaching candidate who was an assistant with the Lakers under Phil Jackson, to his first head-coaching job in the NBA last summer with high hopes. At the time, Denver was a team brimming with potential and young, explosive player after another. The roster composition is still […]

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Road trip bringing Clippers together

Two games down, two games won. Maybe that should have been expected for the Los Angeles Clippers starting their seven-game, 11-day trip to the East Coast which started with the two Florida teams. The Magic are still a developing team and the Heat are not quite what they used to be either. These are wins […]

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Sorry Mark Cuban, Lakers won’t be bad forever

Tanking in the NBA has been a problem for years – unless you are logical like I am – then you realize tanking is not a problem at all. After all, it is always darkest before the dawn. But it is extremely difficult to label what the Los Angeles Lakers are doing as tanking. Letting […]

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Ricky Rubio Out, Zach LaVine In

It has been 11 days since The Minnesota Timberwolves beloved point guard, Ricky Rubio, left the game against Orlando with a rolled a ankle. Toward the beginning of the season Flip Saunders referred to this season as “developmental,” and those words have become the epitome of the Timberwolves. Reports from the Timberwolves camp say that Rubio […]

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Youth observed as DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis face off

The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans are two of the biggest surprises in the NBA so far this season. Ask observers and Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins have to be among their top-5 early season MVP candidates. Both have gotten out of the gates quickly and led their teams to surprising starts at the […]

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