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Mejia: Lakers land Howard as Magic settle for less than expected

ORLANDO – The Lakers, Nuggets and 76ers woke up from their involvement in the Dwightmare with big smiles on their faces. The Magic, likely sore and weary, face a long day ahead. The day will extend for at least a couple of years, featuring more clouds than sun. By clouds, I mean losses. Lots of [...]

Sources: Howard’s Lakers wish won’t deter Houston

ORLANDO – Dwight Howard is now likely to wind up with the Los Angeles Lakers. When and how is what remains to be seen, but if it happens, look for it to be via Houston, which remains the favorite to facilitate his long-awaited exit from Orlando. Yep, the end of the Dwightmare still runs through the Rockets [...]

Magic talking with Lakers and Knicks on potential Howard trade

It’s looking more and more likely that Dwight Howard will not remain with the Orlando Magic after the trade deadline.  His comments following last night’s win against the Heat that he hopes the team “rolls the dice” and does not trade him has not sat well with management or fans in the City Beautiful.  Especially [...]

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 [...]

Video: Kobe Bryant talks Lakers loss to Magic

A somewhat distraught Kobe Bryant talks to the media about his team’s 92-80 loss to the Orlando Magic.

Around the Rim: LeBron is still good sick

Heat 98 Lakers 87: LeBron James was feeling sick earlier in the day and left practice. But he took the medicine and looked just fine against the Lakers, scoring 31 points and pacing the Heat to what turned out to be an easy win. LA never fought back when Miami put together a run in [...]

Around the Rim: Heat lose in more ways that one

Nuggets 117 Heat 104: Well, the Miami Heat are human again this season. Lebron James had 35 points but Dwayne Wade badly rolled his right ankle in the fourth quarter and his team couldn’t keep up after that. It was all energy for the Nuggets who put up 31 points in the quarter to literally [...]

Around the Rim: Drama out west

Clippers 95 Heat 89 (OT): Could this be the real Clippers that many people expected before the season? The Clips tightened up their defense down the stretch and rallied behind Chris Paul who had 27 points and 11 assists. A lot of people will pick on Lebron James for shrinking in the fourth quarter and [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/11/12

On the latest podcast, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz talk about Kobe Bryant’s scoring this season, the Miami Heat’s loss to the Warriors and Lebron James’ role, what is the toughest arena to play in right now, how the Bulls make look winning easy, a comparison between Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum and a possible [...]

Around the Rim: Nate beats Heat, Wiz win!

Warriors 111 Heat 106 (OT):  The Heat had this game won, up 17 late in the third quarter before Nate Robinson came in and went on the attack.  He dominated in the fourth quarter with 15 of his 24 and the Warriors went on an 8-0 run to force overtime.  Then Dorrell Wright knocked down [...]

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 [...]

Kobe Bryant will not have procedure done on injured wrist

Over the summer, Kobe Bryant traveled to Germany to have an experimental procedure performed on his sore knee.  The Lakers star was hoping to go back sometime this season to have the same work done on his injured wrist but that won’t be happening according to the LA Times. Bryant’s wrist issues are apparently here [...]

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. [...]

Morning Drills: Rondo likes bench, Jamison wants to go home

Morning Drills is a spin around the league with some newsy links. Rajon Rondo is learning a lot sitting on the Celtics bench next to backup point guard Keyon Dooling. Antawn Jamison says his dream scenario is to end his career with the Bobcats.  Really? The Warriors are close to signing Nate Robinson and coach [...]

Around the Rim: Kobe still shooting, Bulls late heroics

A look around Tuesday night in the NBA while they were caucusing in Iowa. Lakers 108 Rockets 99:  LA just abused the Rockets in the paint.  Andrew Bynum had yet another huge game – 21 points and 22 rebounds – and Pau Gasol chipped in with 14 of his own.  And Kobe Bryant kept shooting [...]