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Basketball GIF: LA Lakers’ Steve Nash Displays Neat Football Skills On Court

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By Chris Wright

LA Lakers' star Steve Nash is a massive dude. We've seen as much several times on Pies before whether he be part-owning the Vancouver Whitecaps, supporting Tottenham, freestyling in Chinese adverts, stealth-nutmegging Alessandro Del Piero, getting a massage with Landon Donovanor, indeed, being quite good at basketball.

Hard to Be an Enforcer Named 'Metta World Peace'

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The transformation of Ron Artest has been a lengthy one. Probably, no one would have guessed that the guy who started the biggest riot in sports with fans would have come so full circle as he has done.

Earlier in his career, while playing for the Indiana Pacers as the visitor against the Detroit Pistons, he was the first of a group of players at the end of a game to physically challenge fans and go into the stands seeking them out.

Miami Heat

MLS Playoffs Round I: The Wizardry of OZ or Judge Dreads?

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The Wizardry of Oz or Judge Dreds in this one?

1-1 after the knockouts.

We get to the rest:

Seattle vs. Real Salt Lake:

This is the closest first round series bar none. Seattle may be the fat guy on the "talent" balance beam, but RSL still has the psyche.

Bird feels that Bryant is ideal teammate

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When it comes down to comparing the great players in the NBA today, Kobe Bryant is someone that i've always kept as the gold standard because of his ability to compete, desire to win, and proven track record.

Boston Celtics great Larry Bird saw the Los Angeles Lakers as the enemy during his playing days, but sees Bryant as the one current player he'd like on his side if he were playing today.

Chicago Bulls

VIDEO: Sixers' Elton Brand Is Bad At Soccer, Very Bad

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The Philadelphia 76ers surprised a lot of people in the 2012 National Basketball Association playoffs, partially due to Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose suffering an injury that knocked him out of the series. Veteran power forward Elton Brand was a catalyst for the team's progression over the course of the year and helped the Sixers almost upset the Boston Celtics, who nearly made the NBA Finals.

OKC Positioned for Historic Playoff Run

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Over the last 13 NBA seasons, there have been only three teams from the Western Conference to play for an NBA championship.

The Dallas Mavericks have played twice, both times against the Miami Heat, winning one time and losing one time.

The Los Angeles Lakers have played seven NBA Finals, all under Kobe's watch, going 3-1 with Shaq and 2-1 with Gasol and Bynum.

NBA Power Rankings – April Edition

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With ten days remaining before the end of the 2012 NBA season, it's time to take another look at the NBA power rankings. Who are the best basketball teams on the planet? That's the question we will be answering below.

Here is the April Edition of our NBA power rankings:

1. Chicago Bulls
With or without Derrick Rose, the Bulls are beastly.

NBA Power Rankings – March Edition

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With March drawing to a close, let's take a look at the best teams in the NBA. While this condensed lockout season has lowered the quality of basketball, there are still some great teams in the NBA. Here are our power rankings of the best of the best.

1. Miami Heat
The Heat remain the team to beat due to their talent.

Commitment to defense and hard work are staples for Thibodeau

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Tom Thibodeau has transitioned from being an outstanding assistant coach in the NBA to the 2010-11 NBA Coach of the Year as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls.

Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun Times writes of what makes Thibodeau such a special coach.

‘‘Before we made the decision to hire him, we did an incredible amount of background work on all the candidates,'' says Bulls general manager Gar Forman, who with executive vice president for basketball operations John Paxson signed Thibodeau as the 18th head coach in franchise history on June 23, 2010.

Dwight Howard Willing to Play for Bulls

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Dwight Howard's wish list is growing. The superstar center for the Orlando Magic is now open to playing for the Chicago Bulls. Previously, Howard had left the Bulls off of his wish list.

"If I could play with Derrick right now and God wanted that to happen, it will happen. It has nothing to do with me not wanting to play with Derrick Rose.

NBA Power Rankings – Post-Lockout Edition

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With the NBA lockout over, it's time to get back to thinking about basketball. In these NBA power rankings, we'll list the top ten NBA teams headed into the 2011-12 season. Did your favorite NBA team make the cut? Continue reading to find out ...

1. Miami Heat
The Heat are just too talented to not be No.

Boston-Celtics

Celtics Beat Sixers in Game 7

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With the series tied 3-3, the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers played a Game 7 on Saturday night. Boston was at home and was favored to win. And thanks to a late rally, the Celtics were able to take home the victory and advance to play the Miami Heat in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals.

Kevin Garnett powered Boston with 18 points and 13 rebounds, however it was Rajon Rondo who came up big at the end.

Tony Parker Wins Skills Challenge

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The events during All-Star Saturday weren't very exciting. Surprisingly, the most exciting event might have been the Skills Challenge. The Skills Challenge had a ton of talent and there was good effort by each participate.

The players in the Skills Challenge were Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics, John Wall of the Washington Wizards, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets and Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs.

Paul Pierce Returns, Celtics Win

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Perhaps all the Boston Celtics needed was their best player. Losers of their first three games this season, the Celtics welcomed back Paul Pierce and then welcomed themselves to the win column with a 96-85 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

In his debut, Pierce had 12 points, five assists and four rebounds.

Chris Paul Shuns Celtics

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Earlier today, an NBA trade rumor had Chris Paul getting traded to the Boston Celtics. The deal would have sent Rajon Rondo to the New Orleans Hornets. However, according to sources close to Chris Paul, the Celtics can quit their daydreaming because Paul won't sign an extension with Boston.

Without an extension, the Celtics wouldn't do the deal.

Rumor: Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul Trade

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With the NBA back in business, trade rumors are flowing. One of the most interesting trade rumors is between the Boston Celtics and the New Orleans Hornets. The trade rumor has Rajon Rondo being traded in a package for Chris Paul.

Chris Paul is obviously a much better player than Rajon Rondo, so why is this trade even a possibility?

Major League Soccer

The Match in Tweets: New England Revolution 1-2 D.C. United

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Early goals, excitement in the middle, and losing the game late. These are all things that this season's New England Revolution are starting to do to us. The team debuted Jose Moreno, to minimal fanfare, and had the comeback of Benny Feilhaber held on a day where the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, and Boston Red Sox were all playing.

Timbers vs Sounders: Is the Rivalry good for MLS?

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Go to any article on the MLS site that has anything to do with the Seattle Sounders or the Portland Timbers and you will find back and forth snide comments from Seattle and Timbers fans. Even in the Goal of the Year and Save of the Year articles you had the constant bickering between the two fan bases.

MLS Intriguing Subplot Number Two: Is It Now or Never For the LA Galaxy, and When Did Bruce Arena become a Celtics Fan?

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This is the sixth piece of a seven-part series highlighting the most intriguing subplots of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our other MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: [.

MLS Intriguing Subplot Number Two: Is It Now or Never For the LA Galaxy, and When Did Bruce Arena become a Celtics Fan?

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This is the sixth piece of a seven-part series highlighting the most intriguing subplots of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our other MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: [.

MLS Intriguing Subplot Number Two: Is It Now or Never For the LA Galaxy, and When Did Bruce Arena become a Celtics Fan?

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This is the sixth piece of a seven-part series highlighting the most intriguing subplots of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our other MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: [.

MLS Intriguing Subplot Number Two: Is It Now or Never For the LA Galaxy, and When Did Bruce Arena become a Celtics Fan?

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This is the sixth piece of a seven-part series highlighting the most intriguing subplots of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our other MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: [.

MLS Intriguing Subplot Number Two: Is It Now or Never For the LA Galaxy, and When Did Bruce Arena become a Celtics Fan?

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This is the sixth piece of a seven-part series highlighting the most intriguing subplots of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our other MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: [.

MLS Intriguing Subplot Number Two: Is It Now or Never For the LA Galaxy, and When Did Bruce Arena become a Celtics Fan?

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This is the sixth piece of a seven-part series highlighting the most intriguing subplots of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our other MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: [.

MLS Intriguing Subplot Number Two: Is It Now or Never For the LA Galaxy, and When Did Bruce Arena become a Celtics Fan?

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This is the sixth piece of a seven-part series highlighting the most intriguing subplots of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our other MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: [.

MLS Intriguing Subplot Number Two: Is It Now or Never For the LA Galaxy, and When Did Bruce Arena become a Celtics Fan?

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This is the sixth piece of a seven-part series highlighting the most intriguing subplots of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our other MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: [.

MLS Intriguing Subplot Number Two: Is It Now or Never For the LA Galaxy, and When Did Bruce Arena become a Celtics Fan?

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This is the sixth piece of a seven-part series highlighting the most intriguing subplots of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our other MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: [.

MLS Intriguing Subplot Number Two: Is It Now or Never For the LA Galaxy, and When Did Bruce Arena become a Celtics Fan?

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This is the sixth piece of a seven-part series highlighting the most intriguing subplots of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our other MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: [.

MLS Intriguing Subplot Number Two: Is It Now or Never For the LA Galaxy, and When Did Bruce Arena become a Celtics Fan?

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This is the sixth piece of a seven-part series highlighting the most intriguing subplots of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our other MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: [.

MLS Intriguing Subplot Number Two: Is It Now or Never For the LA Galaxy, and When Did Bruce Arena become a Celtics Fan?

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This is the sixth piece of a seven-part series highlighting the most intriguing subplots of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our other MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: [.

MLS Intriguing Subplot Number Two: Is It Now or Never For the LA Galaxy, and When Did Bruce Arena become a Celtics Fan?

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This is the sixth piece of a seven-part series highlighting the most intriguing subplots of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our other MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: [.

MLS Intriguing Subplot Number Two: Is It Now or Never For the LA Galaxy, and When Did Bruce Arena become a Celtics Fan?

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This is the sixth piece of a seven-part series highlighting the most intriguing subplots of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our other MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: [.

MLS Intriguing Subplot Number Two: Is It Now or Never For the LA Galaxy, and When Did Bruce Arena become a Celtics Fan?

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This is the sixth piece of a seven-part series highlighting the most intriguing subplots of the 2011 MLS campaign. Our other MLS preview pieces are linked below: Number 7: Omar Bravo: Next Designated Player to Fail, or is Sporting KC the place for a revival? MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Five Most Intriguing Sides Number Six: [.

The Rest

Preview: #DCvNE

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The New England Revolution (1-2-1, 4 points) will look tomake it two wins in arowwhen they travel to the nation's capital to face D.C. United (0-2-1, 1 point)at RFK Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off is set for 7 pm.

The match will be broadcast locally on MyTV38 (WSBK, Boston), due to scheduling conflicts with Comcast Sports Net's telecast of the Boston Celtics game on Saturday night.

The Big Pitcher: Holden Out for a Hero

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Editor's Note: Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but It bends toward justice”. Sometimes we American soccer fans get wrapped up in the day-to-day, Monday morning quarterbacking (or centerbacking), knee-jerk reactions and miss out on the big picture.

Are Derek Fisher, Kenyon Martin Starting an NBA Trend?

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30-Somethings are dominating the NBA these days. They're everywhere, making their presence felt in crunchtime.

Almost every team in the 2013 playoffs has at least one 30 year-old plus player making a difference:

Ray Allen, Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem, Chris Anderson, Shane Battier/Miami Heat, Jason Kidd, Pablo Prigioni/New York Knicks, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry, Paul Pierce/ Boston Celtics, Kirk Hinrich, Carlos Boozer/Chicago Bulls, Chauncey Billups/LA Clippers, Tayshaun Prince/Memphis Grizzlies, Kyle Korver/Atlanta Hawks, Andre Miller/Denver Nuggets, Nick Collison/OKC Thunder, Pau Gasol, Antawn Jamison/LA Lakers and Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, Matt Bonner, Tony Parker/San Antonio Spurs.

Video: Rajon Rondo Cameraman Fight

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Rajon Rondo and a cameraman got into an altercation after Tuesday night's game between the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks. Apparently Rajon Rondo didn't want to be on camera and went to the cameraman and told him to his face. You can watch the Rajon Rondo cameraman video below to see how it unfolded.

Knicks Make Great Underdog Even with Dull Nickname

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The Knicks deserve to be rooted for. They haven't won a title in more than 35 years and their last two times in the Finals were respectable efforts with heartbreaking results.