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  1. James Harden keeps growing his game

    J.A. Adande

    HOUSTON -- The thing to remember about the Oklahoma City Thunder trading James Harden is that the Thunder didn't trade this James Harden. They didn't have such a prolific scorer, they didn't enjoy such an effective passer. They had a player who ...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  2. LeBron James and the perils of turning 30

    J.A. Adande

    Thirty is the new forty. At least it seems that way for the NBA players who entered the league straight from high school and put their bodies through the rigors of an 82-game schedule while their counterparts were playing less than half as many games...

    Blog | January 01, 2015
  3. Sideline view: Thunder at Lakers

    J.A. Adande

    Notes and observations from working the Thunder-Lakers game Friday night: Kevin Durant feared the worst. When he stepped on Marreese Speights' ankle while driving to the basket near the end of that scintillating first half in Oakland Thursday nigh...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  4. When Burwell made MJ fess up

    J.A. Adande

    The passing of groundbreaking sports columnist Bryan Burwell on Thursday had me thinking about my favorite Burwell columns ... and perhaps his greatest contribution to the annals of NBA history. Long before there was Snopes.com or FactCheck.org to de...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  5. Dwane Casey's conundrum

    J.A. Adande

    You probably didn't realize that Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey, 57, is the fourth-oldest head coach in the NBA. There's Gregg Popovich (65), Lionel Hollins (61), Flip Saunders (59), then Casey. It's worth noting that Popovich and Hollins squared ...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  6. Lakers legends too busy to be upset

    J.A. Adande

    The Lakers' glorious past and pathetic present were both well represented at Staples Center on Sunday night, and normally the confluence of such a disparity is disruptive, like the turbulence when two weather fronts meet. I still remember Lakers ...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  7. Sideline view: Pacers and Heat

    J.A. Adande

    Here are some sights, sounds (I still can't get "Just The Way You Are" out of my head) and notes from my two days in Miami to work the sidelines for the Pacers vs. the Heat for ESPN's game broadcast. The Indiana Pacers' three victories so far migh...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  8. Free, Love: The liberated T-Wolves

    J.A. Adande

    The only thing we know with certainty is that Aug. 23, 2014, marks the date of the liberation of the Minnesota Timberwolves. We don't know yet if it will go down as the day the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired their final championship component, or the d...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  9. Durant sizes up the new KDs

    J.A. Adande

    For a guy with his own line of signature shoes, Kevin Durant sure spends a lot of time wearing retro Air Jordans. The sneakerhead side of Durant came out Thursday, because he didn't just drop the proverbial other shoe following Paul George's horrific...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  10. The Clippers' no-win situation

    J.A. Adande

    There's no need for Doc Rivers, Chris Paul or any other member of the Los Angeles Clippers to abandon ship now, because there's no way for them to beat Donald Sterling. You can't defeat a man who doesn't care if he loses, and Sterling's made it clear...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  11. As draft ends, even more questions arise

    J.A. Adande

    The most intriguing draft in years is over, and it still doesn't feel like we know anything. How many of the top 10 picks have you feeling like you can confidently describe what they'll bring to their teams next year? How well rookies contrib...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  12. Joel Embiid fits Lakers' needs

    J.A. Adande

    Joel Embiid is shaping up as the latest incarnation in the storied lineage of Los Angeles Lakers centers. He's got the back problems of Dwight Howard and the foot problems of Shaquille O'Neal and Pau Gasol. That doesn't mean the Lakers should not ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  13. The small numbers that led to $2 billion

    J.A. Adande

    The $2 billion valuation for the Los Angeles Clippers wouldn't be possible without the numbers 5, 3, 6 and 10. Those were the digits on the ping-pong balls that allowed the Clippers to win the 2009 draft lottery, the combination that led to them land...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  14. Resolving the problem

    J.A. Adande

    SAN ANTONIO -- One of the San Antonio Spurs' most admirable qualities -- their resilience -- is now one of their most essential. The resolve that helped them bounce back from last year's devastating loss in the NBA Finals and put themselves in positi...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  15. Sterlings miss game and point

    J.A. Adande

    Donald and Shelly Sterling are showing that they don't care about the Los Angeles Clippers, they care about owning the Los Angeles Clippers. They want the status that comes with being in that select circle of professional sports owners, especially...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  16. The Warriors' new weapon

    J.A. Adande

    One of the Golden State Warriors' most effective moves during the course of their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers has been posting up Klay Thompson against the Clippers guards. Thompson has been able to get to the basket or shoot ...

    Blog | May 01, 2014