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Prank War: Donte Greene vs Bobby Jackson

March 13th, 2009

After the rook’s stunt, Bobby’s revenge might include a missile launcher: “This mixture of dog food, soy sauce, ketchup, and mustard left an awful stench on the vet’s ride. There was chocolate on the car, too, with one ingredient being added by Jackson after the damage was done: hot water. It’s safe to say the downright foolish gutsy move has Greene in serious trouble with Jackson, which is no small thing since B-Jax is the type who always gets [...Read More at Source]

Mo Cheeks: Not Exactly Thrilled With the Sixers

March 13th, 2009

Dude is basically ignoring everyone in the organization, and won’t be on hand for the Spectrum’s final game: “Maurice Cheeks is not scheduled to be at the Wachovia Spectrum tonight. He will not stand with Julius Erving, Bobby Jones and Moses Malone, his teammates on the 76ers’ 1982-83 NBA championship team, for the final game played at the arena where they raised a banner. He will not watch this mid-March version of the Sixers, the ones he coached [...Read More at Source]

Malone and Barkley Want to Hit People

March 13th, 2009

Sir Charles wants to go after Rush Limbaugh, while Karl Malone thinks certain politicians could use a good slap.


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LeBron Wants His Beloved ‘Crab Dribble’ Back

March 13th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
And the NBA might just grant their young King his wish.
It was recently revealed that the League is hard at work on revising exactly what a travel is, and might want the NCAA and FIBA to adopt similar guidelines.
Hilariously, LeBron may even get his own special chapter in the new rulebook. From the Plain [...Read More at Source]

Steve Kerr Gets the Vote of Confidence from His Boss

March 13th, 2009

Rest easy, Steve: “When TNT’s Craig Sager asked about General Manager Steve Kerr, Sarver said, ‘His job’s pretty safe.’”


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Video: J-Rich Thought 360; LeBron Had Other Ideas

March 13th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Those ideas included a massive, game-changing block. Or a foul (that obviously wasn’t called). It’s a matter of opinion, I suppose:

Speaking of opinions, here are Richardson’s thoughts on the play:
(On LeBron James blocking him) “Clearly a foul. I don’t care how you look at it – clearly a foul – and that’s bad. A guy is going up like that, [...Read More at Source]

No Surgery for Marvin Williams

March 13th, 2009

The Hawks forward thinks there’s a chance he might play again this season: “Hawks forward Marvin Williams will not undergo surgery on his injured lower back and could play again this season. Williams said he will undergo weeks of intensive rehabilitation after being examined by specialists at Duke University Wednesday. He wants to return before the Hawks wrap up the regular season April 15.’It’s going to [...Read More at Source]

The Post Up: Epic Orange

March 13th, 2009

by: Holly MacKenzie
Before I begin, I need to apologize. I don’t know what to do right now. I am so happy and tired and jacked up and overwhelmed and bewildered and drunk off of Syracuse love.
Final score, Syracuse 127, UCONN 117 6OT.
Yes, SIX overtimes.
I honestly cannot remember the last time I felt like this. I’m like KG when something good happens and he looks drunk out of his mind. That’s what I feel like.
I know this is an NBA recapping column. It is [...Read More at Source]

Grizzlies Player Facing Sexual Assault Charge?

March 12th, 2009

The details are sketchy at the moment, but definitely something to keep an eye on: “A woman has accused a Memphis Grizzlies player of sexually assaulting her earlier this year, a source told NBC 10. The alledged incident happened in the city of Philadelphia. The Grizzlies were in town to play the Sixers. The Grizzlies are aware there is investigation surrounding one of their players, said a team representative to NBC Philadelphia. Philly police would [...Read More at Source]

Video: Kobe and Ron - Subtitle This!

March 12th, 2009

Ron Ron and Kobe go way back. The two actually got down for an interview about this time last season. While they’re among the most competitive rivals on the court, they’ve never taken it to a hostile level. They did, however, get some sufficient tea time last night in Houston as they went back-and-forth at the foul line. Ether might have been spit, but it was as harmless as H2O. (via BDL)

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Riley: Beasley Could “Lead the League in Scoring”

March 12th, 2009

by Ryne Nelson
(Note: Many readers have tried to cure my myopia towards Michael Beasley for a while now, but I just never listened. Maybe I didn’t want to. Truth is, I like to untangle the facts for myself, taking much longer to come to the same conclusions as everyone else. Even so, I was in shock as I saw where I was going with this piece. Justin Walsh pointed out the Pat Riley quote that got me thinking about Beasely today, so props to him. As I worked on the day’s Online [...Read More at Source]

A KG Giveaway To Take You Into The Madness

March 12th, 2009

by Chris O’Leary
With March Madness looming, adidas has gone an interesting route on their college campaign this year. The stripes took four of their players who went to the NBA straight out of high school (Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, Tracy McGrady and Josh Smith) and had them each do something with a different NCAA program.
You can check out the videos below and wonder about what might have been, like KG playing at UCLA, T-Mac (who’s looking out of shape in the ad) with Louisville, Dwight [...Read More at Source]

Big East Live Blog, Day 3

March 12th, 2009

by Joey Whelan
Day three of the Big East Tournament brings the quarterfinals to the Garden and by far the most appetizing day of college hoops yet. With the top four seeds in action today not only will we get a look at three potential number one seeds (Louisville, Connecticut and Pittsburgh) but for you NBA draft nuts out there, no less than 9 players in action who could hear their name called by David Stern this June.
The World’s Most Famous Arena is sure to be packed all day and with over 30 minutes [...Read More at Source]

T-Wolves’ Suckage: Bad News for Al Jefferson’s TV

March 12th, 2009

Sickened by what he was seeing, the injured big man shattered his flatscreen by throwing a shoe at it: “The Minnesota Timberwolves star’s first experience with a traumatic injury has been difficult to handle at times and he has already taken his frustrations out on one TV in his suburban Minneapolis home after being reduced to a 6-foot-10, 265-pound couch potato. ‘I’m replacing a TV in my house right now, as we speak, because I threw things at the TV because I’d be so upset,’ Jefferson [...Read More at Source]

Slamadaday: LaMarcus Aldridge on Erick Dampier

March 12th, 2009

LaMarcus Aldridge will trick you. He’ll sink 14-footer after 14-footer, making your big come out and get in his face. Most of the time Aldridge is long enough to shoot over the defender with ease, but he can also take it to the hole. In this clip, Dirk guards him tight along the perimeter when Aldridge makes a quick cut toward the hoop. He loses Nowitzki with the slightest of ease and bangs one of the helpless Dampier. The value of having a versatile big like Aldridge can never be underestimated. Maybe a handful of other power forwards–Amar’e Stoudemire, [...Read More at Source]

The Nets Saw a Naked Lady on the Street

March 12th, 2009

As you’d expect, this was a big deal: “But as the Nets came out of their shootaround yesterday, they filed onto the bus parked at the curb on Sutter Street. Suddenly, somebody said, “Naked lady!” and sure enough, there was a woman seated on a bench just across the street, totally starkers. So, of course, one by one the entire roster piles out to see the naked lady, who suddenly realizes she’s causing a commotion and starts walking briskly - everything’s brisk when [...Read More at Source]

Quentin’s Good Deed

March 12th, 2009

Richardson is about winning games, and helping out the less fortunate: “For the second year in a row, the Pistons conducted a charity telethon during a home game. After raising more than $412,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2008, this year’s event raised more than $440,000 for Feed The Children, which will use the money to help Michigan family in need. Fans in the arena were urged to give at every break in the game’s action — and [...Read More at Source]

Rasheed and His Gimpy Leg

March 12th, 2009

It will keep him out for at least a couple of games: “Already without Allen Iverson, the Pistons were missing another big-name player Wednesday. That would be Rasheed Wallace, who also won’t play Friday in Toronto. Wallace came down awkwardly on his left leg during the first quarter of Monday’s 98-94 victory over Orlando. He immediately went to the bench and didn’t return. Though an MRI showed nothing serious, Wallace, who has a strained calf, was advised [...Read More at Source]

OJ Mayo, Meet the Rookie Wall

March 12th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Rookie wall, meet OJ:
“Can rookie O. J. Mayo get his groove back? Once a serious contender — and frontrunner — for the league’s Rookie of the Year award, Mayo seems to be conceding the honor to Chicago’s Derrick Rose. Mayo’s shooting percentage has declined every month, which includes 40-percent shooting in March.
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Ron Artest on ‘Leaving the Bench’ Rule

March 12th, 2009

Ron-Ron and his coach think it should be revised: “Though the Rockets might have benefited from Lamar Odom’s suspension, Rockets coach Rick Adelman and forward Ron Artest, who would have matched up with Odom, argued Wednesday that the rule that led to Odom’s suspension should be changed…’I don’t agree with (the rule),’ Adelman said. ‘I think each instance should be evaluated based on what actually happened. To me, if it happens right in front of your bench, your [...Read More at Source]

Kobe and Artest’s ‘Conversation’

March 12th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Going into Houston last night, the Lakers were in the midst of a three-game road losing streak, and Kobe Bryant wasn’t exactly feeling chipper. And that was before Ron Artest began jawing at him.
With the Lakers trailing headed into the second half, the two stars started going at it, and that’s when the trouble began for Ron-Ron. Their chat went something like this:
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Apathy in NJ

March 12th, 2009

The losing doesn’t seem to bother the players enough, and that’s driving at least one beat writer a little batty: “We say this with all the equanimity and detachment we can muster at a time like this, but it has to be asked: When the hell is somebody going to kick down a door? It’s not that we often advocate the destruction of property for the purpose of alleviating anger, but you expect the response to a loss such as this one to be immediate and volcanic, with the blood of 16 [...Read More at Source]