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NBA Thursday: Heat too much for Lakers

LeBron James' 39 points led the Heat past the Lakers as the superstar-laden teams met for the first time this season.

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LeBron is incredible

LeBron James was his MVP self, Kobe Bryant was not and more thoughts from a thrilling Lakers-Heat game.

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Was that LeBron James' best game in L.A. ever?

LeBron James delivered a dominant performance against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night, but was it his best performance ever in L.A.? Let's explore the issue.

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Dwight Howard's (imagined) standup show

Dwight Howard, the human Full House sitcom, would probably have a god-awful comedy show.

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Courtside fan yells at LeBron

One can only imagine what this courtside fan yelled at LeBron

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Dwight will never live this down

This one's going to be plastered all over the Internet in the coming days, with good reason.

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Jack Nicholson says no mas

Jack is having night terrors after watching the Lakers turn the ball over 16 times in one half.

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Dwight Howard vs Joey Crawford staring contest!

Stuck in a heated competition, neither the star center nor the notorious NBA referee will give up this intense staring competition with ease.

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LeBron, Wade dunking all over the Lakers

If you want to beat Miami, you probably shouldn't let LeBron James and Dwyane Wade get into dunkmania.

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Aaron Rodgers and Ricky Rubio flapping lips

Everyone deals with disappointment in different ways. But Rubio and Rodgers shared the same reaction to their teams' unfortunate failings.

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Ronny Turiaf airball

Sometimes NBA players are more like us than we realize. Here Ronny Turiaf gets nothing but air on his free throw.

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Tea Time with Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith

Seems Kenny really took offense to Chuck opting for chamomile tea. Or something.

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Ricky Rubio's layup catches no rim

Ever doinked the gimme layup and catch no rim? Of course you have. And now so has Ricky Rubio.

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OH SNAP says Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are desperate for you to look at something!

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Chris Paul out against Minnesota with bruised knee

The Los Angeles Clippers will be without point guard Chris Paul Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Knicks lead Pistons at halftime in London

The New York Knicks jumped out to a fast start in London and lead the Detroit Pistons at halftime.

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Pau Gasol will play against Miami

After missing almost two weeks with a concussion, L.A.'s embattled big man will be back on the court when they play Miami on Thursday.

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Clippers vs. Timberwolves: Minnesota missing Love

While LA hasn't missed a beat without Chris Paul, the Wolves are struggling to stay afloat after their star PF's latest injury.

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Heat vs. Lakers: LA tries for a winning streak

A win over Miami would help LA get their season back on track.

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Preview: A showdown in London

The New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons will face off in London at 3 p.m. ET Thursday. Here's everything you need to know about the most unusual game on the NBA schedule.

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