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Marco Belinelli may be playing in San Antonio this season but a piece of his heart remains with the Chicago Bulls. He made that clear before Wednesday's game against his former team. "I was almost sure, 100 percent, that Chicago was [going to] offer me good money, good [years]," Belinelli said. "But the NBA is a business. I got a little bit of offers from other teams and when San Antonio called me I didn't think too much, honestly. Having a team that really wanted to win a championship and I can really improve my game, so I think I [made] a really good decision to come here and try to be a better player. Play with great players that know how to win championship and a great coach like Pop." ESPN.com

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Popovich, who ordered his team to foul Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard seven straight times in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's 97-90 loss, is not a fan of sending guys to the line -- but concedes it's part of the game. "I hate it," Popovich said of the strategy before Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Bulls. "I think it's awful. I hate doing it. Seriously. I think it's a pain in the neck, fans don't like it, I don't like it, nobody likes it. It disrupts the flow of the game. If there's an equitable way to get rid of it, I'm all for it. "But it's part of the game. It's part of the rules now and if you think somebody can't shoot a free throw you might as well take advantage of it. If you think somebody can't shoot you don't guard him the same way. So [the strategy's] fair, it's just kind of ugly I think." ESPN.com

January 29, 2014 Updates

Things are apparently winding down on Winding Lane for former NBA star David Robinson. Two years removed from selling his Texas-sized mansion on 1 Admiral Lane, the San Antonio Spurs legend is once again looking to deal. Since announcing his NBA retirement in 2003 the Hall of Fame basketball player and two-time Olympic gold medalist — who earned the nickname “The Admiral” because of his service in the U.S. Navy — has dabbled in everything from philanthropy to financial advisory to, most recently, the world of venture capitalism. Robinson now looks to raise some capital after listing his San Antonio home for $3.695 million. While not quite as large as his previous home, a 12,500-square-foot custom manse, his latest property certainly isn’t lacking in size. Sited on two acres in Shavano Park, The Admiral’s Mediterranean-style home weighs in comfortably at 8,175 square feet of living space and has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and three fireplaces. Realtor

Marco Belinelli confirmed to La Gazzetta dello Sport the reports that he has been named for the 3-point shootout contest in the NBA All-Star Game. Belinelli will be the second Italian after Danilo Gallinari to be in the All-Star Game. "I am happy because it is very important to me, my fans and Italy" said Belinelli. "It is going to be a step forward in my career. I go to New Orleans to win" added Belinelli. Sportando

January 27, 2014 Updates

The Heat could have to relinquish the East's top playoff seed to Indiana if they continue to rest Wade. Miami has no reason to be stressed about losing the second seed; the third-place Atlanta Hawks are eight games behind. The Heat's focus is figuring out what a healthy Wade can give in the playoffs. "I'm not having to force things," Wade said. "I live under my own umbrella. I do things that make me happy and what's best for my team. I don't worry about forcing things right now. I got a bigger picture in mind and that's all I'm focused on right now." Yahoo! Sports

January 26, 2014 Updates

Chris Bosh scored 24 points on 9 for 10 shooting — making him 17 for his last 18 from the floor — and LeBron James added 18 points as the Heat rolled past the San Antonio Spurs 113-101 on Sunday, never trailing and leading by as many as 29 points along the way. "Did that feel like The Finals? No, it did not feel like The Finals," is how Heat coach Erik Spoelstra opened his postgame remarks, without anyone even asking the question. USA Today Sports

All those years, all those championships and the incredible run of unparalleled success, and the memories that he still can't seem to shake are the ones from those two fateful Finals games inside the American Airlines Arena. Game 6 — with the unwelcome help of LeBron James and Ray Allen, a five-point lead with 28 seconds remaining in regulation becomes an overtime loss. Game 7 — a 95-88 loss that left Popovich and his Spurs reeling. "Uh, it'll be a horrible memory walking in that gym," Popovich told USA TODAY Sports by phone on Thursday as his team headed for its Friday night game in Atlanta. "If I said anything different, I'd be the biggest liar that ever lived. How could I say, 'Yeah, no problem. Well, it was a tough night.' That's (expletive). We all know that. USA Today Sports

"So the truth is that it will be horrible walking in there. I'll think about it right off the bat, but it won't be any different than what I think about every day. At some point during the day, it goes through my head. I've said it a lot of times. My hope is that over time I'll think about it every two days, and then every week and then every month and then that kind of thing." Hope isn't floating very well at the moment, though, for Popovich or his players. USA Today Sports

The schedule to come is brutality defined: Entering Friday, 12 of their next 14 games were on the road, including both the current three-game trip and the nine-game marathon affectionately known as the "Rodeo Road Trip" that so often serves as a high-point of their annual journey toward playoff contention. With usual suspects Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili already leading the way like always (they're the top three in team scoring), Popovich can only hope that this trip down memory lane with his oldies-but-goodies continues. "I'm disappointed for the team, because this is a time when we always try to make hay," Popovich said. "Historically, that 'Rodeo Road Trip,' that time before, during and after the All-Star break has always been good for us. We've got a lot of away games. It's a great time to come together and get the bunker mentality, and all that trade crap. But it works for us. So this road trip, and the one right after it, you'd like to be at full strength for that because it has been important for us getting momentum for the season. So I'm disappointed for them. USA Today Sports

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