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J.J. Barea graduated from Miami Christian School -- 15 minutes from American Airlines Arena -- and his 3-yr old son, Sebastian, lives here.
You ever which one of the All-Star snubs will come out and have a big game tonight -- or during their 1st game post-snub?
Rick Carlisle on Monta Ellis' All-Star chances: “I’m disappointed for him. He’s very deserving, as was some other guys that missed it."
“He’s playing both ends of the floor, making big shots for us, and so we felt like he had a strong case.'' -- Dirk on Monta's All-Star bid
The Great Debate of '15 All-Star selection: Reward gr8 player Durant, who's missed more gms than played, or reward gr8 season, Lillard?
Last time I'll say it: NBA must expand All-Star rosters from 12 to 13. Active rosters for every other NBA game played is 13.
DeMarcus Cousins is an All-Star. League announces he will take Kobe's spot on West squad. Good for Boogie.
Dirk Nowitzki on Monta Ellis' All-Star snub: "We felt like he had a strong case, but every year some great players don't get in."
Rick Carlisle on Monta Ellis' All-Star snub: "I'm disappointed for him. He's very deserving."
You ever wonder if a player's attitude -- and not his impact on a team -- play a role in the fans/coaches voting for this All-Star stuff?
Maybe Monta will get Kobe's All-Star spot, since Kobe can't play in it. I said "maybe.''
West Non-All-Star all-stars: PG: Lillard, Conley, Goran, Bled SG: Monta SF: Rudy, Kawhi PF: Z-Bo, Dirk, Dray(?) C: Cousins, Dwight, TC, DJ
Saying for awhile no harm in expanding All-Star rosters to at least 13 - the active roster for reg season gms. No harm going to 15 either.
Monta Ellis was NOT one of the 7 reserves chosen to the Western Conference All-Star team.
Coaches always say *winning* is a key. OKC is .500. Both stars have been injured, but how do you not put KD & Russ on West All-Star team?
You can practically make another All-Star squad out of the West *snubs*.
"Rondo did a great job on Harden. He was really disruptive. He took him out of his rhythm.'' -- Rick Carlisle after JHarden scored 17 Wed.
Would it be kind of cool if Marshawn Lynch could re-do the Mean Joe Green Coco-Cola commercial? Could it help repair his image?
The media's obsession with every Marshawn Lynch grunt is beyond lame.
Joining Al-Farouq Aminu and Josh Howard on that Mavs list since 1985: Lorenzo Williams, Dennis Scott and Oliver Miller
Also Aminu is 1st Mav listed 6'9" or shorter w/ 6 blks in game since Josh Howard in March 2005
Don't want Al-Farouq Aminu's performance to be forgotten. Joined Roy Tarpley last night as only Mavs since 1985 w/ 6 blks & 3 stls in a game
Rondo's defense on James Harden was impeccable. Harden had just 17 pts and 3 FTAs. Two of those FTAs came late via an intentional foul.
Maybe Rajon Rondo needs to tone down those fancy passes for now until his new teammates get up to speed. It's not working now.
More disappointing than the Thunder going belly up in NY? The Pelicans rolling over at home to the Nuggets.
"I think probably just bad spacing. Guys trying to make the extra pass or the homerun pass. Im guilty of it.'' -- Rondo on root of turnovers
Mavs lose 99-94 in Houston. Season hi 24 turnovers w/ 1 on late inbounds again. Mavs got 33 from Monta & hold Harden to 17 but fall to 30-17
Spurs move into a tie with Mavs for 6th.
If only Rondo (atrocious offense, dominant defense) and Monta (awesome offense, doormat defense) could be combined into one player.
Rondo is a mess: 0 pts, 6 assists, 5 TOs; offense as a whole is out of sync; 11-9 since acquiring Rondo.
Harden hits 2 FTs with 8.9 sec. to go to put Houston ahead 99-94.
Monta for 3?
Tyson misses both FTs.
Big call here.
Refs are reviewing it.
Flagrant man. Wow! That wasn't necessary.
How did you lose a man under the hoop on an inbounds pass?
Harden got away with the right forearm to the chest of Tyson Chandler, but the possession remains with Houston. 95-92 Rockets w/ 1:39 left.
"He's the best player in basketball right now.'' -- Chandler Parsons, who said James Harden should be the NBA MVP this year