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  • Lamar Odom showed up at Kanye West's music/fashion event at MSG

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 14 hrs ago

    Former NBA player Lamar Odom attended Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 fashion show/"The Life of Pablo" release party at Madison Square Garden in New York on Thursday, marking his first public appearance since being found unconscious with cocaine in his system at a Nevada brothel in October.

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    The Queens, N.Y., native walked in with West himself, reportedly receiving cheers from the New York crowd before taking his seat alongside the Kardashian-Jenner family: his estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, West's wife, Kim Kardashian, and daughter North, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.

    Thought Lamar Odom wuz security for a min #YeezySeason3 pic.twitter.com/o0TiSBeR8z

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  • MKG tears labrum in right shoulder again, may need surgery

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 19 hrs ago

    Charlotte Hornets fans' fears were again realized Thursday afternoon. As first reported by Spencer Percy of Queen City Hoops and subsequently confirmed by the team, a magnetic resonance imaging exam revealed that Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has once again torn the labrum in his right shoulder and that he will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.

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    Kidd-Gilchrist first tore the labrum during an October preseason game, and made a somewhat startling return to the Hornets' lineup last month, nearly two months ahead of the expected recovery timetable laid out at the time of his initial surgery. Just seven games after coming back, though, Kidd-Gilchrist reinjured the shoulder during Wednesday's visit to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers:

    While surgery seems the logical course for MKG, no decision has been made yet.

  • Clippers say pregame huddle had nothing to do with Pierce stabbing

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 20 hrs ago

    The Los Angeles Clippers' post-introduction huddle before Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics generated a lot of attention and raised more than a few eyebrows:

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    A Clippers spokesperson firmly denied that claim on Thursday, telling Ball Don't Lie that the team has been doing this pre-game pile-on hype-up routine all season long, and that Wednesday's iteration of it had absolutely nothing to do with Pierce's stabbing.

    A spin through YouTube shows that, at the very least, the Clippers' post-introduction mosh-pit act's been going on since early December.

    Here's a look from high up in the Staples Center stands at the Clips before their Dec. 5, 2015, home win over the Orlando Magic:

    ... and before their Dec. 16, 2015, home win over the Milwaukee Bucks:

    ... and in a video posted on Jan. 11, 2016, but dated "December 2015," opponent unknown:

    ... and before their Jan. 2, 2016, home win over the Philadelphia 76ers:

    ... and before their Jan. 9, 2016, home win over the Charlotte Hornets:

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  • Kobe gave LeBron signed, game-worn kicks after last game in Ohio

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 21 hrs ago

    Earlier this week, before the Los Angeles Lakers came to town for their lone visit of the season to Quicken Loans Arena, LeBron James shared his favorite memory from his years-long relationship with Lakers star Kobe Bryant. From ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin:

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    After the Cavaliers defeated the Lakers, 120-111, in Kobe's final visit to the Q, Bryant — now back squarely in the Nike fold, and evidently set to stay there for many years to come — decided to hook his pal up with a replacement pair: the ones he wore while scoring 17 points with six rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes of work:

    Dominate an era. Inspire a generation. #KOBE11 pic.twitter.com/2Nbuj9HsRN

  • Shoulders to cry on: Love, MKG, Olynyk all exit with shoulder woes

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 1 day ago

    Wednesday was a rough night for shoulders in the NBA, as three players on teams with Eastern Conference playoff aspirations left their games early after suffering shoulder injuries.

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    Headlining the injury report: Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love, who left his team's nationally televised Wednesday meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers favoring his left shoulder — the one he had surgically repaired last spring after dislocating it in the opening round of the playoffs — in the final minute of the first half:

    Kevin Love has a shoulder injury that occurred on this play where he was defended by Kobe Bryant pic.twitter.com/zUsDPnR1Ur

    League source tells ESPN that upon initial examination, Cavs do not believe Love's shoulder injury to be major: "Most likely he'll be fine"

    Stevens said Kelly Olynyk had a shoulder subluxation and went to the hospital for X-rays.

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  • Wife of Thunder coach Monty Williams dead at 44 after car crash

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 1 day ago

    Awful news out of Oklahoma City: Ingrid Williams, the wife of Oklahoma City Thunder associate head coach Monty Williams, died Wednesday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Tuesday night. She was 44.

    The Oklahoman reported Wednesday that Ingrid Williams was being "treated for life-threatening injuries" after her sport utility vehicle was involved in a collision on South Western Avenue in Oklahoma City:

    Oklahoma City CBS affiliate KWTV-DT reported Wednesday evening that Williams had died, leaving behind her husband and their five children. The Thunder confirmed the report in a team statement.

    News of Ingrid's death spurred an outpouring of support for Williams and his children from players and coaches around the league.

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  • The 10-man rotation, starring injuries, blame and bummers

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 1 day ago

    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.

    C: Memphis Commercial Appeal. Chris Herrington with a sharp and nuanced look at what Marc Gasol's indefinite absence with a mid-foot fracture means for the Memphis Grizzlies, now and in the future, and who bears what level of responsibility for the 7-footer injuring his wheel while playing through pain and having been listed as questionable for Tuesday's contest.

    PF: Blog-a-Bull. On a similar note, how much should Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler's strained left knee be attributed to "an outright deficiency of the organization/coaching and not just a matter of circumstances?"

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  • Report: Lakers once called Cavs about Kobe-for-LeBron mega-deal

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 1 day ago

    Ahead of Wednesday night's meeting between the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers — the first of two matchups between the two clubs in the next month, and Kobe Bryant's final visit to Ohio before he retires at the end of this season — ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst dropped a what-if bombshell: in the summer of 2007, the Lakers called the Cavs to find out if trading Kobe to Cleveland could net them LeBron James.

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    It's a mind-boggling thing to consider now, eight and a half years later, but at the time, a 28-year-old Bryant was coming off his second straight scoring title, at the peak of his powers, and pretty ticked off about the Lakers falling from perennial NBA Finalists to playoff also-rans following the acrimony-filled dissolution of his partnership with Shaquille O'Neal.

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  • Knicks start slow, come up short at buzzer to Wiz in Rambis' debut

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 2 days ago

    After firing Derek Fisher and elevating associate head coach Kurt Rambis to the head of the New York Knicks bench, Phil Jackson said he made the change to try to shake the sinking Knicks, losers of nine of their last 10, into better starts, a stronger defensive disposition, and better finishes to games. Rambis didn't get much of the first two for most of the night, but he nearly got the third ... only to come up just short.

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    After a pair of free throws by All-Star point guard John Wall gave the Washington Wizards a 111-108 lead with 4.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the Knicks had no timeouts and one last chance to extend the game. Needing to go the length of the floor and find a 3, the Knicks exploited a Washington miscue — after Wizards forward Otto Porter failed to foul New York point guard Jose Calderon, Wall stepped up to do the job, leaving Knicks guard Langston Galloway wiiiiiide open on the right wing. Galloway, a 37.5 percent 3-point shooter on the season, rose up ...

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  • Pop shakes head at N.H. primary result, Bernie balls out after win

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 2 days ago

    Never a fan of between-quarters interviews during nationally televised basketball games, Gregg Popovich broke new ground during his chat with TNT's David Aldridge during the San Antonio Spurs' Tuesday night matchup with the Miami Heat: offering political commentary on live television without letting a single word slip past his lips.

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    Uninterested in saying much about his team's slouch to a four-point deficit after 12 minutes, Popovich grumbled through a couple of non-answers and began to head back to the sideline before Aldridge piqued his interest. Hey, Pop: in the market for results of Tuesday's New Hampshire presidential primaries?

    If Pop's ire was aimed at Sanders, perhaps it's because the Spurs head coach had yet to see the Vermont senator and noted sportsman shoot the J.

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