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Brook Lopez joked that his brother was ‘doing that dirty job’ in fighting Serge Ibaka

Both ends of the Lopez family spectrum were on full display Tuesday night. BROOKLYN, N.Y. — While Robin Lopez was busy trading punches with Serge Ibaka, Brook Lopez hit a one-footed, step-back game-winner to lift his Brooklyn Nets to a win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Weird things happen when you try to Google NBA players' wingspans

The internet is amazing at telling us all sorts of useful (and useless) information. However, there’s one thing that is utterly stumping Google: The wingspans of NBA players. Here’s what happens if you type “LeBron James wingspan” into google. Seven hundred and two feet — accompanied by a photo of James playing a violin. Show More Summary

Serge Ibaka on fight with Robin Lopez: ‘I had to protect myself.’

Ibaka said he had to defend himself like a man. After a scuffle with Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez that led to a double ejection, Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka said he was only trying to defend himself when he punched Lopez in the face on Tuesday. “Like a man, I had to defend myself,” Ibaka said, via the Raptors. Show More Summary

There’s trouble with the NBA’s DNP-Rest trend

This week’s Drive & Kick podcast dives into the league’s annoying TV problem. The Cleveland Cavaliers rested LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love for the primetime national television game against the Los Angeles Clippers and everyone got mad. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2017: DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors are the night’s biggest winner

Before this game, the Raptors hadn’t beaten the Bulls since 2013. Amid a slew of highlights (and just as many lowlights), Tuesday night was an exciting one for the NBA. Here are the biggest winners and losers of last night’s action. Winners:...Show More Summary

Be glad Robin Lopez and Serge Ibaka are terrible boxers

Good morning. We have that and more in Wednesday’s NBA newsletter. The NBA had an actual fight on Tuesday night, with punches and malice and everything. Fortunately, none of the punches landed and the fracas was quickly resolved by intervening players and coaches. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2017: Nuggets aren’t giving up their playoff spot without a fight

Stop giving away the No. 8 seed to other teams — Denver’s got this. It was the Pelicans first. After DeMarcus Cousins was traded over the All-Star break, we anointed them as the new favorites to sneak into the No. 8 seed in the Western...Show More Summary

Hornets’ Nicolas Batum will undergo a CT scan on his brain

He’s been dealing with migraines. Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum will undergo a CT scan on his brain to determine the cause behind the painful migraines he’s been dealing with, according to ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes. The migraine...Show More Summary

Someone sent Dirk Nowitzki a personalized potato

What do you get the NBA superstar who has everything? A personalized potato, of course! Whoever sent me this POTATO!!!! Much appreciated.... pic.twitter.com/fVaqRvvgTn — Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) March 15, 2017 This tweet is distilled beauty. Show More Summary

Charles Barkley called out LaVar Ball and challenged him to a 1-on-1 game

LaVar Ball made waves early in the week when the father of UCLA superstar Lonzo Ball claimed that he could have “killed Michael Jordan” in a game of one-on-one back in the day. Jordan, who is likely still determining whether a ceiling...Show More Summary

NBA playoff standings 2017: Updating the postseason picture as it changes

Keep up to date on the race for playoff seeding, as well as the tank-off at the top of the NBA draft lottery. The NBA playoffs begin on April 15. The standings are beginning to shape up, but there’s still a lot that won’t be determined until every regular season game has concluded. Show More Summary

LaVar Ball's over-the-top statements have created a hilarious #LaVarBallSays meme

#LaVarBallSays everything that comes out of his mouth is 100 percent true. Maybe you’ve met LaVar Ball. If not, now’s as good of a time as any. Here he is! Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports He’s the dad and basketball coach of his three sons: Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo. Show More Summary

Stephen Curry thinks James Harden should win MVP

The twice-reigning MVP makes his pick for the award this season. The NBA MVP hasn’t been this good in a long time. Only one of the following four players — Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, and LeBron James — can win the award, and right now, there isn’t a clear winner. Show More Summary

The Heat are winning because they never get tired

The Heat value conditioning above all else. That’s why they’re overachieving. The best explanation for the Miami Heat’s improbable 21-5 run isn’t Erik Spoelstra’s dark magic, Hassan Whiteside’s burgeoning maturity, or Dion Waiters’ Super Slayin act. Show More Summary

Klay Thompson was so confused when someone asked him to sign a toaster

Is this the first time Klay Thompson's seen a toaster? Klay Thompson is often asked to sign a lot of things. Sometimes they’re odd things. Klay Thompson signed my toaster A fan took a Warriors toaster to an autograph signing and posted about the experience on the Klay Thompson subreddit. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2017: The Spurs are now in first place in the Western Conference

The Spurs and Warriors are tied in the loss column but San Antonio owns the tie-breaker Yes, it has finally happened. The Spurs have taken over the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and passed the Golden State Warriors. While theShow More Summary

The Bulls don’t deserve to make the playoffs

Chicago is falling out of the playoff picture, and it’s hard to be too mad about it. On Sunday primetime television, Chicago Bulls played the worst half of basketball we’ve seen all season. In the first quarter, they scored nine points. Show More Summary

Markelle Fultz officially declares for the 2017 NBA draft

The projected No. 1 pick left no doubt about his future intentions. Markelle Fultz, as expected, has declared for the 2017 NBA draft. The possible No. 1 pick out of Washington announced his intention to leave school after his freshman...Show More Summary

The Lakers’ win over the Suns could be horrible for their future

Los Angeles could lose two first-round picks if the team wins too many games. The Los Angeles Lakers handily beat the Phoenix Suns late Thursday night, 122-110, behind a 28-point performance from D’Angelo Russell. The win snapped anShow More Summary

The NBA MVP race is as exciting as it’s ever been

And the vague criteria for winning the MVP is making the discussion more interesting. The NBA MVP race is as good as ever this year. You could give the award to any one of four players — James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard,...Show More Summary

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