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Thinking about Lebron

MIAMI -- Fifteen months ago, I was perched in the tuna tower of a docked sport-fisher, relishing spiced rum and a dripping rack of ribs, when my phone buzzed against my leg. It indicated the arrival of a friend...
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Iverson out for season, hopefully forever

The most selfish player to ever play in the NBA, Allen Iverson, is out for the remainder of the season for the Detroit Pistons with a so-called 'hurt back.' Earlier this week, Iverson whined about coming off...
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Perry’s Top 10 NBA players

I need to make a few changes from last year's Top ten players in the NBA. 10. Dirk Nowitzki: Dirk beats out Danny Granger because he's been performing at a high level for more seasons. And also because he...
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10 pro athletes who Twitter

Coedmagazine.com has a list of 10 professional athletes who are on Twitter. I've listed them here and you can click on their names to follow them: -Giants QB Eli Manning (does he slur and lisp when he Tweet...
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Magic set new three-point record

On Tuesday night, the Orlando Magic bombed an NBA-record 23 three-pointers during a rout of the Sacramento Kings. Could someone please get a hand in their face? Please? The Toronto Raptors set the previous l...
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Knicks content to let Marbury rot

If anyone can explain this situation, I'm all ears. Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni and team president Donnie Walsh have said that they have no plans to trade, waive or play guard Stephon Marbury this season. Mar...
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Allen Iverson traded to Pistons

An NBA official says that mercurial guard Allen Iverson has been shipped to his third team in roughly three years. On Monday, the Denver Nuggets sent the 33-year old Georgetown product to the Detroit Pistons f...
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Sarah Palin the sports anchor

I usually keep this stuff in the OTR blog, but considering the heightened political climate, and the fact that Sarah Palin has made big news over the weekend, I'm going to put it in the main magazine. Dead...
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Pierce handcuffed in Vegas

This past Sunday around 3am in Las Vegas, Nevada, Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce was pulled over for "erratic driving (illegal lane change)." Pierce passed the field sobriety test and a Breathalyzer determi...
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Philadelphia’s Spectrum to be demolished

There has been speculation for some time, but now it seems official, the Spectrum in Philly will close at the end of this year and be demolished. The arena is 42-years old. "This has been one of the ha...
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Report: Brand to sign with 76ers

ESPN is reporting, "NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday that Brand has informed the Sixers that he will accept a five-year deal worth an estimated $82 million." Brand and the Sixers do indeed h...
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Eskin: “Sixers very close”

610 WIP afternoon radio host Howard Eskin has stated on his show that the 76ers are very close in making Elton Brand part of their roster. Eskin also stated that it could be a sign-and-trade. In this day and...
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Perry’s NBA mock draft

I will be constantly updating this and you can keep checking in for my latest version here. I also have all good intentions to live blog the NBA Draft tomorrow starting at 7 p.m. should I not pass out on Early Times whiskey first. Actually, the only reason it wouldn't happen is if I have technical difficulties. In the live blog, I will dish out my thoughts on the picks and make sure I put in writing every ridiculous thing that comes out of the mouths of Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy. So here's Blast's live draft:
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Carmelo Anthony pleads guilty

Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony pleaded guilty to DUI this morning on charges stemming from his April 14th arrest. "I put myself at risk," Anthony told Denver Judge Claudia Jordan. In related news,...
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Perry’s take: Celtics win Game 1

The Boston Celtics clamped down on defense in the second half, outscoring the Lakers 52-37 leading them to a 98-88 Game 1 victory. I'm not going to get into this game too much, because the best is still to come...
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Rip Hamilton to play tonight

Richard Hamilton of the Detroit Pistons is ready to play tonight in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics. Detroit needs to win tonight to force a Game 7 back in Boston. After sh...
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Popovich extended by Spurs

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has signed a contract extension that will keep him on the Spurs bench thru 2010-2011. Spurs chairman Peter Holt told reporters last week that a handshake agreement was ...