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  1. Proximity sparks modern playoff rivalries

    J.A. Adande

    If you can't wait for the Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State Warriors series to begin, if watching the "Bad Boys" 30 for 30 documentary made you all nostalgic for back-in-the-day rivalries, you'd better hope the NBA keeps the conference playoff format...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. 'Cowardly' means no more rivalry lyin'

    J.A. Adande

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Until Wednesday, Clippers vs. Warriors was more a battle of wills than words. Despite attempts on both sides to downplay the mutual contempt, to cycle through the synonyms in an attempt to use any phrase but "rivalry," the action a...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  3. NBA -- Kevin Durant is first-half MVP

    J.A. Adande

    LeBron James is putting up MVP-type numbers again, but the award will go to Kevin Durant.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  4. Clippers-Warriors gaining in hoop cachet

    J.A. Adande

    Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images While routing Golden State, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin found Lamar Odom entertaining.LOS ANGELES -- Not many teams could make a rivalry more intriguing with a pair of blowout games. With the Los Angeles Clippers ...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  5. West Side - Rivalries are dead, but game is very alive

    J.A. Adande

    We don't have rivalries like the 1980s but the game is better

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  6. Los Angeles Clippers still chasing Los Angeles Lakers

    J.A. Adande

    Despite a surge in popularity after their offseason overhaul, the Clippers still have a long way to go to catch the Lakers, writes J.A. Adande.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2012
  7. Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki: Different kind of rivalry

    J.A. Adande

    For the first time in their Hall of Fame careers, Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki are matched up in the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  8. Daily Dime

    J.A. Adande

    The Lakers and Suns added a new chapter to their long rivalry with a three-overtime thriller.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2011
  9. NBA playoffs: Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony share friendly rivalry...

    J.A. Adande

    Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony share a special relationship ... just not in this series.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2009
  10. Daily Dime: Old-school rivalry

    J.A. Adande

    One of the league's best rivalries -- the Sixers and Celtics -- appears headed toward a first-round matchup, writes J.A. Adande.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 14, 2009
  11. Daily Dime: Shaq gets the spotlight, while Kobe gets the game

    J.A. Adande

    J.A. Adande writes that Shaq's debut with the Suns proved one thing: the Lakers are really good.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | February 20, 2008
  12. The Lakers show they're for real

    J.A. Adande

    With their victory over the Suns on Christmas, the Lakers showed everyone they're for real.

    Story | Conversation | December 25, 2007
  13. Daily Dime: Phil won't give in to Nellie's small tactics

    J.A. Adande

    Don Nelson has had some successes since returning last year. But beating Phil Jackson, who has long refused to play small against Nellie-coached teams, is not one of them, J.A. Adande writes.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | December 09, 2007