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If Magic Didn't Retire Early, Would MJ Still Be The Best?

Also seen at Protect the Paint Earvin Magic Johnson just celebrated his 50th birthday and is widely regarded historically as one of the NBA's best ever. But what if he didn't retire when he did? When Magic ...

Bleacher Report .com | 3111 days ago | 1408 Ballers sent

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All-Star Debate: Monta Ellis vs. Russell Westbrook

Monta Ellis deserves to make the All-Star team—that much is settled. But whom should he be selected over? I've seen a few people on message boards arguing that Monta should make the All-Star team over Russell Westbrook|Russell ...

Bleacher Report .com | 2579 days ago | 1304 Ballers sent

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Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant: Who Are the Top 10 Shooters in the ...

Some stroke it with unadulterated majesty. Others don't even touch the rim. Shooting remains the most pure skill in basketball and for every guy wheelin' and dealin' in the paint, there's another dodging traffic on the ...

Bleacher Report .com | 2519 days ago | 1061 Ballers sent

2018 RAQUETTE NBA NEWS

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From the tiniest of pinpoints of color, Xylor Jane creates pulsating patter

At Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, the artist's first solo show in Los Angeles is a tour de force of delicacy and nuance: Dots of paint cast mini shadows up close and create jarring compositions ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 16 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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9 million kids get health insurance after the shutdown — and progressives ...

To the editor: Many people want to paint the Senate Democrats as having “folded” by agreeing to keep the government open until Feb. 8, at which time if the Republicans’ promise to ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 29 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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With ‘Yardie,’ Idris Elba hopes to change the way black characters are ...

Idris Elba wants to upend the way black characters are portrayed in films — even in gangster films. “We tend to go for the violence. We tend to go for the most traumatic part. Of course, these films ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 30 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Bully Ball – OKC 114, LAL 90

Russell Westbrook kept attacking the paint, Carmelo Anthony took care of business from the outside and Steven Adams cleaned up the mess f

Oklahoma City Thunder | 34 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Paint companies could hand taxpayers the bill for lead paint cleanup under

A proposed November statewide ballot measure could allow three of the nation’s biggest paint companies to hand California taxpayers a bill for the cost of cleaning up health hazards ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 35 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Chasing, Instead of Dictating, Leads to Thunder Loss – OKC 106, POR 117

The ball got into the paint and then a baseline pass landed in the hands of Portland’s Al-Farouq Aminu.

Oklahoma City Thunder | 42 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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EPA must tighten rules on lead inside homes to protect children from poison

After years of delay, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must propose tighter limits on the amount of lead allowed inside homes within 90 days to protect children from the hazards of lead paint, ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 55 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Wizards stifled in loss to Hawks, 113-99

Fresh off a Christmas Day win in Boston, the Wizards fell to the Hawks on Wednesday night, 113-99. Bradley Beal lead the team ...

Washington Wizards | 55 days ago | 4 Ballers sent

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Why you should see Hugo Crosthwaite's L.A.-inspired mural — before he ...

When artist Hugo Crosthwaite walked into the Museum of Social Justice in early September, he had little idea what he was going to do with the walls he’d been commissioned to paint. ...

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Suit in New York asks, is graffiti art protected by law? Graffiti 'writers'

For more than a decade, they came from across New York City and around the world to leave their mark at the place they called 5Pointz. Armed with cans of spray paint, ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 66 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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NBA: Aldridge, Ginobili rescue Spurs against Celtics, 105-102

Manu Ginobili hit a three-pointer with 5 seconds remaining and the San Antonio Spurs overcame Kyrie Irving's 36-point effort to ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 74 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Lynx's Lindsay Whalen gets on other side of mic with Wolves' TV broadcast ...

The Wizards started the third quarter on a 17-0 run en route to an 109-91 victory at Capital One Arena. Tomas Satoransky scored a career-high 17 points and Markieff Morris ...

StarTribune Timberwolves | 76 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Pistons Mailbag - December 6, 2017

The Wizards started the third quarter on a 17-0 run en route to an 109-91 victory at Capital One Arena. Tomas Satoransky scored a career-high 17 points and Markieff Morris ...

Detroit Pistons | 77 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Wizards use big third quarter to beat Pistons, 109-91

The Wizards started the third quarter on a 17-0 run en route to an 109-91 victory at Capital One Arena. Tomas Satoransky scored a career-high 17 points and Markieff Morris ...

Washington Wizards | 81 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Randolph Makes Presence Felt

For over a decade and a half, Zach Randolph has personified brute force on the NBA hardwood, imposing his way into the paint with a devas

Sacramento Kings | 83 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Weekend at Brook's: Lopez Hits Groove with Inside-Outside Game

Brook Lopez has been a walking bucket for the Lakers, both in the paint and on the perimeter, in his last two games.

Los Angeles Lakers | 108 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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NBA roundup: Thunder strike early to roll past Bucks

Paul George scored 20 points, and the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder dominated the paint during a 16-0 run ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 112 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball continues to learn on the job

First, Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball stripped the ball from John Wall in the paint and fed an outlet ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 118 days ago | 19 Ballers sent

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Training Camp Roundup – Oct. 17, 2017

Carmelo Anthony backed down Raymond Felton into the paint with two hard dribbles, spun, and splashed a short fadeaway ...

Oklahoma City Thunder | 126 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Making the Defense Dictate the Action

In the Thunder’s first preseason game of 2017-18, the Houston Rockets scored only 18 points in the paint, on just 23 shot attempts.

Oklahoma City Thunder | 130 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Suns To Host Domestic Violence Awareness Night

The Phoenix Suns have teamed up with the Governor’s Office, Maricopa County, the City of Phoenix and the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and ...

Phoenix Suns | 133 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Lakers' Julius Randle has transformed his body and he hopes his game

Julius Randle gave up the ball, then took a bounce pass from Luol Deng as he rolled toward the basket. He paused in the paint for just as long as it took ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 138 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Color Crush: Add zest to your home with pops of yellow. 'The bolder the ...

The pigment of smiley-face emojis, sunshine and citrus, yellow has become the exclamation mark du jour when it comes to accessorizing home decor with the perfect pop of color. Think: fresh and fun ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 146 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Clay Helton, USC laud ability to finish strong after sluggish early quarter

During his time as USC’s coach, Clay Helton has preferred to use his public comments to spread a message of optimism. He does not use media reports as an opportunity to prod a player ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 149 days ago | 3 Ballers sent

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Microsoft Paint is marked for death

Microsoft Paint, the beloved Windows graphic editing program, has been marked for death. Thirty-two years after including a Paint program in its inaugural Windows 1.0, ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 212 days ago | 9 Ballers sent

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Steven Adams: Carving Out His Piece of the Paint

The flowing locks, the rim-rocking dunks, the glorious mustache, the blocked shots into the second row and yes, the giant, arm sleeve tat

Oklahoma City Thunder | 216 days ago | 16 Ballers sent

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Brook Lopez is happy to get his shot with the Lakers

Growing up, Brook Lopez often had trouble getting into the paint. “I had two older brothers so I couldn’t really drive into the paint at all or they ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 237 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Tanzania's Tinga Tinga style, the African version of velvet Elvises, leaves

It was time to paint the second giraffe. “What color do you want him?” Mwatatu Swathe, our tour guide for the day, asked. “Blue? Green? It’s Tinga Tinga. It can be anything.” But Thomas ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 247 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Cosby lawyer seeks to paint sexual assault accuser as a romantic interest ...

Defense attorneys for Bill Cosby on Wednesday sought to discredit the testimony of his sexual-assault accuser Andrea Constand, a day after her dramatic courtroom confrontation with ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 258 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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05. DeMarcus Cousins (SK)
06. Ekpe Udoh (GSW)
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01. Blake Griffin (LAC)
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04. Tyreke Evans (SK)
05. Ricky Rubio (MT)
06. Jonny Flynn (MT)
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