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Wizards apologize for comparing team owner to Martin Luther King Jr.

The team acknowledged that its presentation for a Black History Month social media campaign "may have missed the mark." Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the group that owns the Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics, did what many teams do in February: honor Black History Month with a social media campaign. Show More Summary

Who is Tyler Johnson and how do the Heat keep finding these guys?

The Miami Heat guard came out of nowhere for a career-high 26 points against the Suns on Monday. Where did this guy come from? Tyler Johnson checked in against the Suns midway through the first quarter, his first game action in over a week. Show More Summary

Are the Hawks and Warriors really the favorites for the NBA Finals?

Two teams have cemented their place atop the standings, but are either the best bet to advance to the Finals when so many other teams are in the mix? The Hawks have the best record in the league and the Warriors have been dominant, but...Show More Summary

Michele Roberts explains her controversial comments about the media

The NBA Players Association executive director spoke to SB Nation about her recent comments on appropriate media behavior in the locker room. Last week, Michele Roberts, head of the National Basketball Players Association, was quoted...Show More Summary

Bulls' Jimmy Butler out 3-6 weeks with elbow sprain

The Bulls' star wing will miss extended time but won't need surgery. Chicago Bulls wing Jimmy Butler could miss up to three-to-four weeks with an elbow sprain, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Butler suffered the injury in the Bulls' loss to the Clippers on Sunday. Show More Summary

Mark Cuban will play the president in 'Sharknado 3'

Get it? Because he's a Maverick. The Hollywood Reporter says it's true, so it must be true! Dallas Mavericks owner and notable literal shark Mark Cuban will indeed play the President of the United States in this summer's Sharknado 3....Show More Summary

How to end one-and-done and give the NBA a real minor league

Colleges not named Kentucky hate the one-and-done system. The NBA can't raise the age minimum without consent from players. So let's rework the whole thing and give the NBA a true minor league. The path that most top amateur basketball players take between high school and the NBA is untenable. Show More Summary

How the Bulls can survive without Derrick Rose

While the Bulls are a worse team without Rose, they have the players to survive his absence just fine. Derrick Rose underwent surgery recently following a meniscus tear and will miss four to six weeks. It's the third major knee surgery...Show More Summary

Common once tried to sell a forged Michael Jordan autograph because MJ asked him to

It's been a good week for Common. He won an Oscar, his manager gave him some gold-plated Jordans, now we're hearing what it was like for the rapper to be a Chicago Bulls ball boy in the late 80s. It sounds like a pretty amazing experience. Show More Summary

Good morning. Things are looking REALLY up for Cleveland.

That and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. SUBSCRIBE. Good morning. It's Friday! Let's basketball. THE SPECIAL MAN: Paul Flannery spent time in New Orleans. The end result: this marvelous piece on Anthony Davis and the legitimacy of basketball in the Big Easy. Show More Summary

2015 NBA scores: LeBron James reminds the NBA he's still on top and 3 other things we learned

James outdueled Stephen Curry and the NBA's best team. Stephen Curry is on an MVP trajectory this season, but Thursday LeBron James reminded him -- and everyone else -- that he's still the NBA's best player. James' superhuman effort led the Cavaliers to a home win against the West's best, beating the Warriors, 110-99. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant explains why he never got along with Dwight Howard

Kobe Bryant said he tried to show Howard how to win a championship, but Howard didn't want to deal with the challenge. Kobe Bryant is no longer afraid to speak his mind. He was never shy about his opinions, but previously tried to maintain...Show More Summary

Derrick Rose could return to the court this season, per report

There will be no definitive timeline until after the surgery, but Rose could be back in 3-8 weeks. Derrick Rose has been battling knee injuries for three years now, with a meniscus tear as the latest setback to a once stellar career....Show More Summary

Kevin Garnett's body 'felt like sh--' after playing 20 minutes

Real talk. We hear you, buddy. We hear you. [takes a bunch of fish oil] (h/t Sporting News)

Michael Beasley signs 10-day contract to return to Heat

The former second overall pick will return to the team that drafted him after a successful stint in China. Michael Beasley will return to where it all began, signing a 10-day contract to return to the Miami Heat, the team announced. Beasley...Show More Summary

The Special Man

Anthony Davis can make basketball work in New Orleans, but first he and his team have to become one with their new home. C rescent City Books is one of those tucked away French Quarter gems that seems to have been around since Jean Baptiste Bienville took up urban planning. Show More Summary

Rajon Rondo unlikely to stay in Dallas after this season, per report

Rajon Rondo's time in Dallas could end sooner than expected after a disappointing on-court performance and recent clashes with coach Rick Carlisle. Rajon Rondo's turn as a Dallas Maverick could come to an end after this season, according to ESPN Dallas' Tim McMahon. Show More Summary

The Wizards are fading fast

The Wizards could finish sixth in the East, the Spurs and Thunder could make the West's first round a gauntlet even for the top teams and other standings observations as we approach the last quarter of the season. There were some unpredictable results in the NBA  Wednesday. Show More Summary

This is already the Spurs' worst Rodeo Trip ever

Finally, the league makes San Antonio loath a long annual road trip most teams would dread. After a third straight defeat, the Spurs are 2-5 on the 2015 Rodeo Trip. With two games to go, San Antonio can finish the annual journey no better than 4-5. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2015: Kevin Garnett comes home and 3 other things we learned

KG's return to Minnesota was incredible. Kevin Garnett is back in Minnesota and it feels so right. It was almost as if the entire state was there to welcome him home when he made his return to the Timberwolves on Wednesday. Minnesota played...Show More Summary

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