Appreciate LeBron James and Don’t Let Greatness Pass You By

Back in the mid 80’s and 90’s, being in the UK at the time when Michael Jordan dominated the NBA, I was unable to witness first hand just how great…

Dragic scores 40 to lead Suns past Pelicans – Reuters

ReutersDragic scores 40 to lead Suns past Pelicans. PHOENIX — It was a night of firsts for Phoenix guard Goran Dragic: His first 40-point night in the NBA and the…

NBA donating Collins jersey sales to LGBT groups – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — The NBA plans to donate proceeds from sales of Jason Collins jerseys to the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.…

Gibson Leads Bulls Past Mavs, 100-91 – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportTaj Gibson had 20 points and 15 rebounds off the bench and the surging Chicago Bulls scratched and clawed their way to a 100-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks…

Caron Butler bypasses Heat for Thunder; Granger to Clippers – Sun-Sentinel

Sun-SentinelWhat you see very well might be what you get from the Miami Heat the balance of the season. Which, of course, based on the team’s recent play lately, isn’t…

The Fundamentals: Why the Rockets are emerging as championship contenders – SI.com

SI.comHouston, next in line record-wise (along with Portland) behind those four contenders, isn’t trusted in quite the same way. Any claim of the Rockets’ potential for a winning run seems…

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are engaged – CBS News

CBS NewsActors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis sit courtside at the Los Angeles Lakers NBA match up against the Phoenix Suns, at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12,…

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat: Live Score and Analysis – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThis season, the burden has been almost entirely on Carmelo Anthony’s shoulders, and the losses are adding up. For the Heat, the key will be how LeBron James responds…

Bulls close in on Jimmer Fredette – ESPN

ESPNCleveland, meanwhile, needs shooters even after trading for spot-up big man Spencer Hawes last week and have thus begun looking at Fredette as well. But the Akron Beacon-Journal reported Thursday…

Adjustments For LeBron – ESPN

ESPNLeBron James started Thursday night for the Miami Heat, his first game since suffering a broken nose against the Oklahoma City Thunder last week. James had been listed as a…

Potential loss of Super Bowl got Arizona’s attention – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.com“We were talking about losing the Super Bowl. Can you imagine the economic impact?” Senator John McCain told Poltico. “We saw that movie before with S.B. 1070. It took us…

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks NBA betting odds preview, prediction, trends – SB Nation

SB NationThe Miami Heat are a perfect 5-0 SU and ATS over their last five games, while the New York Knicks are going in the opposite direction with a 1-6…

What are Kyrie Irving’s options? – ESPN

ESPNThe offense doesn’t absolve Irving for what has transpired in Cleveland, however, and whether the blame lies more with Irving or the team, his developmental progress (individual and team-oriented) is…

Caron Butler headed to Heat? – Sun-Sentinel

Sun-SentinelEddie Jones, Bimbo Coles, Steve Smith and Alonzo Mourning all had second stints in Miami. More recently, the Heat acquired forward Michael Beasley, who they drafted in 2008. “It seems…

NBA Fast Break: Blake Griffin, Clippers Hold Off Rockets – The Smoking Section

The Smoking SectionElevator Pitch: The Clippers notched their 40th win of the season in 60 tries with a 101-93 victory over the Rockets. On a bad note for the City…

Clippers hold down Harden, Rockets – Reuters

ReutersClippers hold down Harden, Rockets. LOS ANGELES — Darren Collison slowed James Harden, and that helped the Los Angeles Clippers ground the Houston Rockets again. Forward Blake Griffin scored 23…

Blake Griffin’s 23 points, 16 boards help carry Clips past Rockets – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — The Clippers proved again that they can go nose-to-nose with the Houston Rockets and defend their 1-2 punch of Dwight Howard and James Harden. Blake Griffin had…

Griffin: Defense Was Great – ESPN

ESPNThe Clippers won for the sixth time in eight games, converting 20 Houston turnovers into 30 points. DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his 30th double-double. His…

Jamal Crawford exits with calf injury – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)LOS ANGELES – Clippers guard Jamal Crawford suffered a strained left calf in Wednesday’s game against the Houston Rockets and did not play in the second half. Crawford, who…

Davis confident he will fit with Clippers – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)NEW ORLEANS — A few hours after signing his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, Glen “Big Baby” Davis was still not officially a Clipper. After originally thinking he…

Pro Basketball|For Knicks, No Respite on the Court – New York Times

New York TimesCarmelo Anthony, who had 44 points in a loss to Dallas on Monday, hasn’t had much help this season. Credit Jason Decrow/Associated Press. the main story. the main…

Royce White works out with Kings, could sign 10-day deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Sacramento Kings recently worked out 22-year-old forward and mental health advocate Royce White and are likely to sign him to a 10-day contract, two people with knowledge of…

Why Caron Butler to Miami Heat Makes Too Much Sense Not to Happen – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportSensible solutions to problems that don’t really exist just seem to find the Miami Heat. Caron Butler now appears to be another one of those solutions. Still headlined by…

LeBron who? Look who has NBA’s top-selling jersey – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comThe significance of Jason Collins becoming the first openly gay athlete to play a game in one of the major sports in America continues to make an impact, nearly 48…

Preview: Lakers at Pacers – Reuters

ReutersThe Los Angeles Lakers haven’t lost at Indiana in more than five years, a streak that will be tested when the NBA-best Pacers host the struggling Lakers on Tuesday. The…

Collins Focuses on Being a Net and Learning Plays – New York Times

New York TimesJason Collins at Nets practice Tuesday. “Basketball right now is the priority,” he said. Credit Reed Saxon/Associated Press. the main story. the main story. the main story Share…

Report: Big Baby to Sign with Clips – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe Los Angeles Clippers reportedly will acquire forward Glen Davis when he hits the open market on Sunday following his contract buyout departure from the Orlando Magic. Marc J.…

Jason Collins gets new shot – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldFRESH START: Jason Collins sits on the bench with new (and former) teammate Paul Pierce during his debut with the Nets last night in Los Angeles. 1. Monday, February…

Nets sign Jason Collins – ESPN

ESPNCollins is reunited with Nets coach Jason Kidd, who played with the defensive-minded big man in New Jersey from 2001-08, making two trips together to the NBA Finals. Collins also…

Rapid Reaction: Nets 108, Lakers 102 – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)LOS ANGELES — In what was supposed to be a lazy Sunday matchup between two sub .500 teams — a game that was considered to have such little juice…

Collins Appreciates Milestone but Focuses on His Tasks – New York Times

New York TimesJason Collins, left, battled for a loose ball with Lakers guard MarShon Brooks on Sunday night. Collins’ twin brother, Jarron, and other relatives were at the game. Mark…

Heat handle Bulls as LeBron James sits out with broken nose – ESPN

ESPN… he took off his necktie. Soon the tie on the scoreboard was gone, too. Stout defense plus Chris Bosh’s outside shooting and a boost from Miami’s reserves helped the…

Pro Basketball|Collins Finds Spot Again, Moving the NBA Forward – New York Times

New York TimesCommissioner Adam Silver said it was “poetic” Jason Collins (35) was returning to the Nets. Jason Kidd (5), Collins’s teammate in New Jersey, knew his value. Barton Silverman/The…

Collins becomes 1st openly gay player with Nets – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldJason Collins, laughs as he walks past reporters for a State Dinner in honor of French President François Hollande, at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.…

For Jason Collins the next nine days are very important – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSince the widespread hope here is that stories like this one eventually become non-stories and the acceptance of homosexuality becomes even more the norm rather than the exception, we…