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Video: Mejia, Fritz Talk NBA All-Star Saturday

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the All-Star Saturday festivities from the Amway Center in Orlando.

Pro Basketball News podcast – 2/20/12

On the latest podcast, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the NBA slam dunk and three-point shooting contests, games from over the weekend, if the Thunder need to make a move before the trade deadline, if the Knicks are true contenders now, the Magic falling apart against the Heat and their holes, chaos with the [...]

Early roster for Team USA leaked

Later this month, USA Basketball will announce the preliminary roster for the 2012 Olympics.  Chris Sheridan over at SheridanHoops.com has the scoop with the entire 19-man roster. The team is expected to include LaMarcus Aldridge, Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Durant, Eric Gordon, Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, Andre Iguodala, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Lamar Odom, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams. It [...]

Ballot banter: All-Star spots wrapped up with few exceptions

All-Star ballots are out.For the most part, they’re not worth filling out, since my toddler can poke holes next to the names of Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard, but won’t have to since you’re all going to do it. Both backcourts are set, barring injury. [...]

Video: Kevin Durant heroics against Mavs

Dallas finally found themselves in a game late at home on Thursday night against the Thunder.  The Mavs had a chance to take the lead when Dirk Nowitzki drove in the lane and found Vince Carter for an open three which he nailed, giving them a 102-101 lead. Game over?  Hardly. With just 1.4 seconds [...]

Stroll through the paint – Thursday’s soap operas

ORLANDO – It’s a big game for the Magic, one they need to generate confidence early in a season that had the air let out of it before it even started. Jameer Nelson gets a crack at Deron Williams, who is feeling the strain of having to haul the Brook Lopez-less Nets around two games [...]

Thunder Look Strong in Dominating Win over Magic

There’s a reason why many are picking the Oklahoma City Thunder to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals. The Thunder showed exactly why on opening day as Kevin Durant looked like a strong MVP candidate with 30 points in an easy 97-89 win over the Orlando Magic. This game was never in doubt [...]