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May 15, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
RUSSELL Westbrook had 27 points and nine assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder blasted the weary Los Angeles Lakers, 119-90, on Monday night in the opening game of the Western Conference semifinals. The Thunder took a 15-point halftime lead, then opened the third quarter with a 15-2 blitz filled with homecrowd-pleasing three-pointers and dunks. Oklahoma City led by as many as 35 points, getting a measure of vengeance for the elbow Metta World Peace delivered to the head of the Thunder's James Harden 3 weeks earlier - and without needing dirty tactics to do it. Thunder starting center Kendrick Perkins limped off after aggravating a hip injury from the first round.
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March 28, 2013
The streak is over. Miami's string of consecutive victories ended at 27 games as Luol Deng scored 28 points to lead the host Chicago Bulls over the Heat, 101-97, at the United Center on Wednesday night. Carlos Boozer added 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Bulls. LeBron James had 32 points for the Heat and Chris Bosh added 21, but it wasn't enough. The Heat had to settle for the second-longest NBA streak. The Los Angeles Lakers had 33 straight in 1971-72. Rap battle.
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April 10, 2013
The New York Knicks romped to their first Atlantic Division title since 1994, getting 36 points from Carmelo Anthony and beating the visiting Washington Wizards, 120-99, Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory. John Wall scored 33 points for the Wizards. Elsewhere: The host Miami Heat, without injured Dwyane Wade or ailing Chris Bosh, saw LeBron James score 28 points in 30 minutes and Udonis Haslem add 10 points and 15 rebounds in a 94-83 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
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April 9, 2013
Billionaire Ron Burkle will not be part of Sacramento's bid to keep the Kings after all. Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson said Monday that a conflict of interest forced Burkle to back out. Instead, Johnson said the Southern California businessman and co-owner of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins will focus on the development around a proposed new downtown arena - and not the arena itself. Burkle is part-owner of Relativity Sports, which manages some NBA players' careers. Johnson said the conflict surfaced during a meeting with NBA commissioner David Stern and league owners last week and "it won't slow us up. " Burkle had been expected to lead the development of a Sacramento arena.
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May 23, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer
LeBRON JAMES. The very name brings out the haters among us. How many athletes have a book written about them? This one's titled "The Whore of Akron: One Man's Search for the Soul of LeBron James" by Scott Raab. Tuesday night, people across the nation will tune in to root against him as his Heat team hosts the Pacers in Game 5 of their tied Eastern Conference semifinal series. James isn't the first athlete/coach/owner people haved loved to hate. The following list, in no particular order, struck us as a good first draft.
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April 25, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
Lakers forward Metta World Peace was suspended seven games by the NBA on Tuesday for throwing a vicious elbow at Oklahoma City's James Harden, meaning the Los Angeles starter likely will miss six playoff games. World Peace was ejected from Sunday's game against the Thunder for striking Harden in the head, giving him a concussion. World Peace claimed the contact was an accidental, overzealous celebration of a dunk. World Peace will miss the Lakers' season finale on Thursday at Sacramento and the next six games for which he is eligible.
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December 9, 2011 | From Staff and Wire Reports
It was reported earlier Thursday to be a done deal. A few hours later, the deal was "dead. " The Los Angeles Lakers had attempted to acquire Chris Paul from New Orleans before it was thwarted by the league's owners, according to a report by Yahoo Sports. Hornets general manager Dell Demps was pressured to pull the plug on the deal after other owners became irate that the league-owned Hornets were set to deal Paul to L.A., according to the report. NBA spokesman Mike Buff rebuffed the rumor, telling the Associated Press that the league office declined the trade for "basketball reasons," and the owners did not bring up the issue at a board of governors meeting.
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March 17, 2012
  Tyson Chandler scored 16 points, Jeremy Lin had 13, and the New York Knicks rolled to their second straight dominant victory under Mike Woodson, beating the visiting Indiana Pacers 115-100 on Friday night in the opener of a home-and-home series. Two nights after beating Portland by 42 on the day Mike D'Antoni resigned, New York shut down Pacers star Danny Granger, who had angered them by saying Friday and Saturday were two "very winnable games. "   Hornets to stay in Big Easy The Hornets and State of Louisiana announced an agreement in principle that would keep the team, which is currently owned by the league, in the New Orleans Arena through 2024 and pump in about $50 million in improvements.
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February 7, 2013
Kobe Bryant had 21 points and eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absences of injured Dwight Howard and suspended Metta World Peace, plus the loss of Pau Gasol, to beat the host Brooklyn Nets, 92-83, on Tuesday night. Howard missed his third consecutive game with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Gasol, his replacement, appeared to injure his right foot with a little more than four minutes remaining. Elsewhere: The host Houston Rockets tied an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 three-pointers in a 140-109 win over Golden State.
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July 24, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
TODAY IS National Hot Dog Day. And, while the rest of the nation celebrates by scarfing down a tasty wiener or two, we decided to roast a different type of hot dog: the athlete who craves attention. Some we cheer, some we boo. It's not a definitive list. In fact, we welcome any additions you may have. But no list would be complete without: Terrell Owens: Situps in driveway say it all. Chad Johnson/Chad Ochocinco: A jerk by any other name. Johnny Manziel: A legend in his own mind.
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August 8, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SAY WHAT YOU want about Metta World Peace, but the dude knows how to keep his name in the news. He knows how to change it to. The former NBA star formerly known as Ron Artest, tweeted that he will change his name again now that he plays for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. His new moniker will be "The Pandas Friend. " Presumably it's a nod to the love the Chinese have for the adorable black-and-white bear. But if you ask us, it's just plain weird.
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July 24, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
TODAY IS National Hot Dog Day. And, while the rest of the nation celebrates by scarfing down a tasty wiener or two, we decided to roast a different type of hot dog: the athlete who craves attention. Some we cheer, some we boo. It's not a definitive list. In fact, we welcome any additions you may have. But no list would be complete without: Terrell Owens: Situps in driveway say it all. Chad Johnson/Chad Ochocinco: A jerk by any other name. Johnny Manziel: A legend in his own mind.
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July 18, 2013
Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge and was placed on interim probation a year after he smashed his Cadillac SUV into a utility pole on eastern Long Island. In exchange for the guilty plea, Kidd agreed to speak to Long Island high school students about the dangers of drunken driving. If he fulfills his community service, his plea will be reduced to a violation, driving while ability impaired, when he returns to court Sept.
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July 17, 2013
Metta World Peace is going home to play for the New York Knicks. The Knicks said the contract has not been signed but an agreement has been reached. "The team is amazing, the players. I'm excited to play and hustle," World Peace said Monday while attending an NBA summer league game in Las Vegas. "Yes, this is going to happen," World Peace's agent, Marc Cornstein, said. "He's really excited to be joining his hometown team. That's obviously been something that's been a dream of his since growing up in Queensbridge.
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July 13, 2013
No one can really say how much Chester native Tyreke Evans, the former NBA rookie of the year, will play at either small forward, shooting guard, or point guard for New Orleans - only that he probably will take turns playing all three. The 6-foot-6 Evans, who visited Pelicans headquarters Thursday, said he has "no problem at all" playing extended minutes on the wing instead of his usual guard spot, if that's what coach Monty Williams needs. Evans said he was ready for a fresh start after spending his first four NBA seasons on losing teams in Sacramento, and said he was eager to join New Orleans' core of young, up-and-coming players, including his old friend from AAU basketball, point guard Jrue Holiday.
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April 10, 2013
The New York Knicks romped to their first Atlantic Division title since 1994, getting 36 points from Carmelo Anthony and beating the visiting Washington Wizards, 120-99, Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory. John Wall scored 33 points for the Wizards. Elsewhere: The host Miami Heat, without injured Dwyane Wade or ailing Chris Bosh, saw LeBron James score 28 points in 30 minutes and Udonis Haslem add 10 points and 15 rebounds in a 94-83 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
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April 9, 2013
Billionaire Ron Burkle will not be part of Sacramento's bid to keep the Kings after all. Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson said Monday that a conflict of interest forced Burkle to back out. Instead, Johnson said the Southern California businessman and co-owner of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins will focus on the development around a proposed new downtown arena - and not the arena itself. Burkle is part-owner of Relativity Sports, which manages some NBA players' careers. Johnson said the conflict surfaced during a meeting with NBA commissioner David Stern and league owners last week and "it won't slow us up. " Burkle had been expected to lead the development of a Sacramento arena.
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March 28, 2013
The streak is over. Miami's string of consecutive victories ended at 27 games as Luol Deng scored 28 points to lead the host Chicago Bulls over the Heat, 101-97, at the United Center on Wednesday night. Carlos Boozer added 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Bulls. LeBron James had 32 points for the Heat and Chris Bosh added 21, but it wasn't enough. The Heat had to settle for the second-longest NBA streak. The Los Angeles Lakers had 33 straight in 1971-72. Rap battle.
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March 27, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
LOS ANGELES Lakers forward said an MRI on his left knee revealed a lateral meniscus tear. World Peace, the only Lakers starter who hasn't missed a game due to injury this season, left Monday's loss to the Golden State Warriors with what was thought to be a strained knee. On Tuesday night, he discussed the injury via Twitter. "Sorry bout the injury," he tweeted. "First ever knee injury. Recovery time hopefully is a week and a half. I can't wait to get back But our team is so good We will win and get into the playoffs.
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March 17, 2013
Kobe Bryant played 12 minutes Friday at Indiana, missed all four shots he took, and then went to the bench for good. It was all his severely sprained left ankle could take. Despite Bryant's absence, the Lakers held off the Pacers, 99-93, when Dwight Howard completed a go-ahead, three-point play with 90 seconds left. Howard finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Metta World Peace had 19 points. George Hill scored 27 points and Paul George had 20 for Indiana. Bryant spent two days trying to fight his way back after landing on the foot of Atlanta's Dahntay Jones in the waning seconds of Wednesday's loss at Atlanta.
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