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In Case You Doubted the Importance of Allen Iverson's All-Star Haircut

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No matter what happens in the main event this evening, this will forever be known by current NBA players as the weekend Allen Iverson chopped off his braids. We discussed the meaning on Saturday,...

Dunk Contest: Last Bastion of NBA Xenophobia

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↵ ↵ ↵ ↵We had to go to Spanish-language coverage to get anyone excited by Rudy Fernandez's dunk contest effort. The TNT analysts (Kenny Smith, Reggie Miller) did nothing but hate on Rudy...

Derrick Rose: Not Happy to Be Here

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↵Unless you're Kevin Spacey, All-Star Saturday's main event -- the dunk contest -- disappointed. The ease of Dwight Howard's baseline backboard dunk shocked, LeBron's announcement (he might...

A.I. Reasserts His Swag Via Haircut

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↵ ↵Brett Pollakoff of FanHouse broke the news through a breathless email: Allen Iverson has shorn his braids. (Naturally, I discussed the matter with TSB's Bethlehem Shoals; these thoughts...

Kevin Durant's Wait is Over

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↵After Kevin Durant won MVP of the Rookie Challenge, Craig Sager asked him if he should be playing on Sunday. Durant, gracious as always, replied he'd wait his turn. K.D., dude ... your wait is...

NBA All-Star Rosters Lack Vitamin D(urant)

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↵The 2009 All-Star reserves are okay, I suppose. Some of the problems were caused by what the fans did with the starters, some with damage done by fan voting. ↵ ↵But the coaches also...

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