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Injuries are a bigger factor than ever in 2015 NBA Playoffs

John Wall, Kevin Love, Tony Allen, Pau Gasol, Kyire Irving, LeBron James, Joakim Noah, Mike Conley, Chris Paul, Patrick Beverley, Paul Millsap — this is but a partial list of injury-afflicted players on the eight remaining teams in the NBA Playoffs. Some are gone for the year, while some are missing games and returning, and others yet are just playing on compromised bodies.

 

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Chicago Bulls’ Pau Gasol Hangs Out On Sesame Street

Pau's On His Way to Where the Air Is Sweet

If you were to scour the NBA for a player who most resembles Big Bird, you’d eventually land on new Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol. A former champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, and likely Hall of Famer in time, the Spaniard is tall, fluffy and gregarious in the same way as the yellow-feathered pop culture icon. He’s one of the most beloved characters in the league. 

25 Greatest Los Angeles Lakers of the Jerry Buss Era

Buss led the Lakers to 10 NBA championships after buying the team in 1979.
<p> Jerry Buss (1933-2013) led the L.A. Lakers to 10 <a href="http://www.athlonsports.com/nba" target="_blank">NBA</a> championships after buying the team in 1979, designing an empire that included Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Shaquille O'Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Chick Hearn, Jack Nicholson, James Worthy, Pau Gasol, Jamaal Wilkes, Jeanie Buss, Mitch Kupchak, Byron Scott, Michael Cooper, Derek Fisher, Robert Horry, A.C. Green, Vlade Divac, Lamar Odom, Nick Van Exel, Kurt Rambis and the Laker Girls.</p>

30 Best Brothers, Sisters and Twins in Sports

The Harbaugh Brothers are both in Super Bowl XLVII, but are not the only active siblings in sports.
<p> The Harbaugh Brothers are both in Super Bowl XLVII, but are not the only active siblings in sports.</p>

The Harbaugh Brothers are hogging — or Har-gging or whatever — all the attention at Super Bowl XLVII. But little Johnny and Jimbo aren’t the only tikes in the backyard turned titans in the world of sports. Here’s a rundown of the top 30 sets of active athlete siblings, with the combined accomplishments of the top 10 brothers, sisters and twins.

Top 10 Reasons Why the Miami Heat Won’t Win the 2013 NBA Championship

The Miami Heat won last season and are the favorites this year, but there are no guarantees.
<p> Top 10 Reasons Why the Miami Heat Won’t Win the 2013 NBA Championship, including LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Erik Spoelstra and Ray Allen.</p>

NBA Olympians Not On Team USA

Plenty of NBA stars will play in the Olympics for countries other than the USA.
<p> NBA stars like Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, Tony Parker, Luol Deng, Serge Ibaka and Manu Ginobili will compete for countries other than the USA during the 2012 London Olympics.</p>

From the time men’s basketball tips off on July 29 at the 2012 London Olympics until the Gold Medal Game on August 12, there will be NBA players suiting up in jerseys other than the red, white and blue of Team USA.

International stars whose collective resumes include NBA championships, All-Star appearances, Sixth Man of the Year awards, a Rookie of the Year award and All-Defensive Team honors will compete against Team USA’s one-name global icons like LeBron and Kobe.

NBA Vetos Chris Paul Trade; David Stern is Losing His Mind

David Stern vetoed the 3-team deal sending Paul to Lakers. Trades aren't even vetoed in my Fantasy Football League

by Josh Kipnis

The owners of the NBA are cry-babies.  We saw them whine and tear during the lockout, and now they think that’s the only way they can get what they want.  They crawl up to Daddy (Commissioner David Stern), scrunch up their chubby little cheeks, and let him fix the problem in his little princess’ life.

Pappa Stern was protecting his kin this past Thursday when he vetoed a three-team trade that would send Chris Paul to the Lakers; Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, and Lamar Odom to the Hornets, and Pau Gasol to the Rockets.