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  1. Doc owes no one an apology

    Kevin Arnovitz

    By most objective measures, Doc Rivers is among the best basketball coaches in the world. He's one of only four active NBA coaches who has won a championship. Just over a year ago, a survey of NBA players named Rivers the coach they'd most like to su...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  2. Doc Rivers owes no one an apology

    Kevin Arnovitz

    By most objective measures, Doc Rivers is among the best basketball coaches in the world. He's one of only four active NBA coaches who has won a championship. Just over a year ago, a survey of NBA players named Rivers the coach they'd most li...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  3. How the Clippers could walk away

    Kevin Arnovitz

    How could the Los Angeles Clippers possibly walk away from a negotiation that would've yielded them Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers for a relatively unproven young center, a couple of first-round draft picks and the relatively small burden of taking ...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  4. The 2013 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown

    Kevin Arnovitz

    It's time to roll out the 2013 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown. Let's introduce this year's contestants: Arturo Galletti is back again, representing the Wages of Wins school of basketball analytics. He's an electrical engineer by trade and and wo...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  5. Heat prez Pat Riley tells Celtics' Ainge to shut up

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Miami Heat team president Pat Riley forcefully responded to criticism of LeBron James from Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge on Friday afternoon, telling Ainge to "shut the f--- up."

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  6. LeBron James -- 'Don't care' about complainer talk regarding foul...

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Miami Heat forward LeBron James said on Friday that criticism of his comments about the hard intentional fouls he encountered on Wednesday night didn't faze him.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  7. Welcome, Hoop76

    Kevin Arnovitz

    If you grew up in the 1980s during the dominance of the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, there existed one pleasant and exciting alternative -- the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers were the alt band. You knew they'd never achieve the commerci...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  8. Big and small in the NBA

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesFor many coaches and teams, this is the prototype for the new-wave NBA frontcourt. Size and position have become dominant themes in any conversation about the state of NBA basketball heading into 2013. The Mia...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  9. Holiday NBA thank-you notes

    Kevin Arnovitz

    A few thank-you notes for gifts bestowed on Christmas Day: To the Boston Celtics' defense: Poor Brooklyn, which looked like a passenger on a long-haul flight trapped in a middle seat between two offensive tackles. The Nets, who couldn't generate a...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  10. Monday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Pop Quiz: Who is the NBA's leader in corner-3 accuracy (minimum of 30 attempts)? (A) Paul George (B) Ray Allen (C) Wes Matthews (D) Shane Battier (E) Klay Thompson. You'll find the correct answer is at the bottom of the post. Dwight Howard says the...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  11. Christmas primer: 10 questions for 10 teams

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty ImagesWorking on Christmas: Deron Williams, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony. A third of the NBA will be in action on Christmas Day, as fans will be treated to 14 consecutive hours of basketball featuring the league's top four teams and seven ...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  12. Friday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    LeBron James rang up 12 assists in Denver on Thursday night, and was deadly on the kickout to spot-up shooters. The biggest dime of the night came in the closing minute with the game in the balance. James could've played one-on-three against the Nugg...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Tim Frank of the NBA: "Tonight's NBA games will be played. We are still assessing the situation with regards to the rest of the week." Andray Blatche got an assist from some first responders. What's going to replace James Harden's beard as the ic...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  14. Golden Tickets: 10 you don't want to miss

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The ultimate fantasy parlor game for the hardcore NBA fan: All expenses paid from your doorstep to an NBA arena 10 times during the 2012-13 season. First class on your preference of air carrier (that means double qualifying miles!) and the penthou...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  15. The back of the envelope guide to Las Vegas Summer League: The Ea...

    Kevin Arnovitz

    NBAE/Getty Images Wings of desire: Bradley Beal, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Dion Waiters are ready for flight. Atlanta Hawks John Jenkins: Quite possibly the best pure shooter in the 2012 draft class, Jenkins has the kind of silky stroke coache...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  16. Heat Reaction: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Quick takes at the buzzer on Celtics-Heat.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2012