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  1. Michael Sam and the education of sports

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty Images Jason Collins and Michael Sam have taught us that, on gay issues, education matters. If an NFL team drafts defensive end Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, he will settle a longstanding gay sports...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  2. Did LeBron James beat the odds?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images LeBron James might look like a born NBA star, but according to a new study he doesn't fit the mold.Upon receiving his second consecutive Final MVP last June, LeBron James said, "I'm LeBron James, from Akron, Ohio,...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  3. Cutting Dwight Howard some slack

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty Images Should we give a goofball the chance to grow up and develop some gravitas? A friend asked me recently if I knew of a basketball player named Dwight Howard. This friend's cluelessness on matters of sports has long been a source of amuse...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  4. Kobe Bryant's No. 25 #NBARank and history

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Kevin Lee/NBAE/Getty Images Projecting what Kobe Bryant can contribute in 2013-14 is guesswork, but the numbers aren't optimistic. Our #NBArank project set off a firestorm this past week when Kobe Bryant was unveiled as our panel's choice at No. 2...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  5. Setting expectations for the Trail Blazers

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Sam Forencich/NBAE/Getty Images After a grieving period over injuries to Brandon Roy and Greg Oden, the storm has settled in Portland. Less than four years ago, the Portland Trail Blazers were thought to have as bright a future as any team in the l...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  6. Moving beyond the grind in Memphis

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images The Grizzlies' defense is all-world, but can Mike Conley and Marc Gasol add some flow to the grit? In a league where most teams are smaller and stretchier than they were 10 years ago, the Memphis Grizzlies remain delig...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  7. What we're learning from Jason Collins

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty Images Jason Collins shined a bright light on an issue few in the NBA spoke openly about. Is that enough? Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day. The vast majority of people who declare their sexual identity do so one of the other 364 days on the...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  8. Pop of the day

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images"The foie gras and truffles treatment worked really well." -- Gregg Popovich, March 2011, when asked about Tony Parker's surprisingly quick return to the Spurs' lineup following a calf injury....

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  9. Pop of the day

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images"I don't love [basketball] the way everybody else does. I don't sleep it and eat it. I already did that, and I know what I like to do, what I like to coach, and that's what we do. But I'm not gonna beat myself up over a l...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  10. Pop of the day

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images "When I came down to St. Croix to see Timmy eight or nine years ago, nobody said a word to me [about driving on the left side]. I got my rental car and I went out on the road, and I was gesticulating at like ten people...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  11. Pop of the day

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Mike Ehrmann/NBAE/Getty Images "You don't deserve anything. You just go play. You start thinking about what you deserve and what you don't deserve and it just makes you soft. You just go play the game." -- Gregg Popovich, May 2006...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  12. Pop of the day

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Ronald Martinez/NBAE/Getty Images "[Tim Duncan] doesn't really even talk to me that much anymore. We've been married so long that ... half the things I say he doesn't hear, the other half he tunes out if he did hear, because he figures it's bull----...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  13. The weapon the Thunder can't live without

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Jamie Squire/NBAE/Getty Images The Kevin Durant-Serge Ibaka two-man game must generate offense for the Thunder.If the Oklahoma City Thunder drop this series to the Memphis Grizzlies, the loss will be remembered most in OKC as a resounding affirmatio...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  14. Building an offense in Indiana

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Jeff Gross/NBAE/Getty Images David West knows how to find a mismatch, control a possession and encourage Paul George. LOS ANGELES -- Things got sticky late for the Indiana Pacers, and there was nothing artful about the conclusion of their 109-106 w...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  15. Notes from the Spurs-Clippers whoopin'

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images Tony Parker had 31 points in 28 minutes of a blowout of Chris Paul and the Clippers. LOS ANGELES -- Prior to Thursday night's game, both Gregg Popovich and Vinny Del Negro conceded that a matchup against an elite in...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  16. Beating the system in Los Angeles

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Harry How/NBAE/Getty Images Chris Paul and Steve Nash: System quarterbacks? The NBA is a superstar league, but it's often governed by systems. "The system" can be a monument or a mess. It can bring out the best in some players while alienating othe...

    Blog | February 14, 2013