Kobe Matches Jordan: "Last night, Kobe Bryant became the second player in NBA history to score 500 points in four different post-seasons. The only other player to do so was Michael Jordan." [Lakers Informer] (0)(8458)

Short Hops: A-Gon is the First To Reach 20 Jacks

San Diego Padres 5 – Colorado Rockies 2: Maybe Adrian Gonzalez is the best hitter in baseball. He hit his 20th home run of the season, completing a Padres victory with a 3-run bomb, the first in the majors to reach the mark. Chad Gaudin pitched six and a third innings, striking out nine [...]

Ranger Fans Break Into Team Store

Apparently a group of burglars could not wait until the Texas Rangers team store opened this morning to get their hands on an Omar Vizquel jersey. Or maybe they just couldn’t afford it.

According to the police report, the suspects took two Ranger hoodies ($128), 40 Ranger hats ($1200), four Ranger jackets ($540) and [...]

James on Howard: He Beat Me Up

LeBron JamesCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James finally addressed the media after ignoring the post-game press conference that followed his Game Six loss to the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference Finals.

James said he was proud of the way his team played this year and felt that they improved from last season. How he figured that losing in six games in the Eastern Conference Finals was better than losing in seven games is beyond me.

LeBron also addressed the way he refused to shake hands with his former Olympic teammate Dwight Howard.

“It’s hard for me to congratulate somebody after you just lose to them. I’m a winner. [...] If somebody beats you up, you’re not going to congratulate them. That doesn’t make sense to me. I’m a competitor. That’s what I do. It doesn’t make sense for me to go over and shake somebody’s hand.” [AP]

Disgusting.

If Kobe Bryant had done this, he would get blasted by every single blog and newspaper that exists, but I don’t expected LeBron to be ridiculed at all.

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Magic Evaluating Nelson for Possible Finals Return

The Orlando Magic are evaluting all-star point guard Jameer Nelson to see if he will be able to play in the NBA Finals.

The Magic said that Nelson’s rehab program is ahead of schedule but it is uncertain that he is able to play.

Team president Bob Vander Weide told The Orlando Sentinel that [...]

Dwight Howard Carries Orlando Into the NBA Finals

There is a lot of good that happened in this contest. Dwight Howard absolutely dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers while leading his Orlando Magic to a 100-93 victory. We can talk about Michael Pietrus and the way that he outscored the entire Cleveland bench for the whole series. But instead of all of the glory [...]

Short Hops: A Price-less Performance

Minnesota Twins 2 – Tampa Bay Rays 5: David Price picked up his first win of the season after pitching a masterful five and two thirds innings against the Twinkies. Price had 11 strikeouts while walking two on 108 pitches. Carl Crawford hit his second homer in as many days, bring his season total [...]

Video, Photos: LeBron Sulking

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The Closer

[NBA Playoffs 2009]

Amare Stoudemire Headed Out of Phoenix?

Phoenix Suns power forward Amare Stoudemire may have hinted his way out of Arizona in a recent interview with The Junkies on WJFK in Washington.

How would you feel about coming to Washington?

“I love DC, quote, end quote… I love DC, quote, end quote.”

How close are the Wizards to winning a title?

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Kobe Matches Jordan:

“Last night, Kobe Bryant became the second player in NBA history to score 500 points in four different post-seasons. The only other player to do so was Michael Jordan.” [Lakers Informer]