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Kendall Marshall, the UNC grad that just a few weeks ago was playing basketball for the Delaware 87ers, led the banged-up Los Angeles Lakers with 20 points and 15 assists in a huge win over the Utah Jazz Friday night. Marshall, the 14th different player to start a game for the Lakers this season, signed a two-year, nonguaranteed contract that the Lakers need to decide on soon, but Friday’s outburst may have earned him a permanent spot. It remains to be seen whether his performance was impressive enough to get a follow from Kobe Bryant. For The Win

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The New York Knicks guard, who was fined $25,000 by the NBA last year for a racy tweet, had a new problem Thursday after an exchange with Detroit's Brandon Jennings that appeared to include a threat. "I'm always in trouble with Twitter," Smith said before the Knicks played Houston. "I don't know what it is. Trying to shake it." The New York Knicks guard, who was fined $25,000 by the NBA last year for a racy tweet, had a new problem Thursday after an exchange with Detroit's Brandon Jennings that appeared to include a threat. "I'm always in trouble with Twitter," Smith said before the Knicks played Houston. "I don't know what it is. Trying to shake it." NBA.com

But Smith denied any bad intent, saying he and Jennings have played together in the summer and had a good relationship. "There's a way to threaten somebody and that's not the way, to publicly threaten somebody," Smith said. NBA.com

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Brandon Jennings called out Chris Smith on Twitter Wednesday while complimenting friends who play ball overseas, “Wait, wait, wait JR smith brother is in the NBA but @PoohJeter & BBROWNLAU isn’t. Call me hater but not Rollin!!!” He later deleted the Tweet, thankfully Holly MacKenzie from Sportsnet retweeted it before the fact. beyondthebuzzer.com

October 11, 2013 Updates

Andre Iguodala was one of the NBA’s early adopters of Twitter, and several months ago he pulled off an impressive feat: he got his handle changed from @mindofAI9 to @andre. On Twitter, everybody, no matter how well-known, is essentially representing themselves as a brand, and a big part of that is the handle you choose. Some people will choose a clever pun on a celebrity’s name, or a variation of their own name with “the_real_” or a number tacked onto it. But to be able to pull off just your first name takes a special kind of credibility. For The Win

August 22, 2013 Updates

There are still some good people out there. Blazers coach Terry Stotts is outstanding; the best coach I have ever dealt with. And I have tremendous respect for Wesley Matthews, who cares so deeply and works so dilligently at his craft. I also still have a fondness for Batum. And through the years I cherish my relationships with Dale Davis, Stoudamire, James Jones, Joel Przybilla, Jarrett Jack ... there are some good guys. But somewhere in this bizarre transition when everyone has a blog, and people who can write 140 characters are considered journalists, the job lost its allure. Often times it's not about being right, it's about being the loudest. It's not about being good, it's about being first. And it's not about telling the real story, it's about being friends with the players. Oregonian

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Metta World Peace has been the Twitter MVP of the 2013 NBA Playoffs. From insightful commentary on the games to subtweeting For The Win writers, he’s a must-follow. Following the San Antonio Spurs’ 113-77 blowout of the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, World Peace started a hashtag celebrating the genius of Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. It was pretty great. Popovich is so smart he can coach a draw. #popovichissosmart he can remove Dennis Rodman's lip ring and make sense of it. #popovichissosmart he can draw up a play using Manu's head and cover up his bald spot. For The Win

May 31, 2013 Updates

Nick Young saw what tweeting at a beauty queen did for Quincy Pondexter, so he decided to try his luck employing the same strategy. Pondexter, a guard for the Memphis Grizzlies, was able to score a date with Miss Tennessee Chandler Lawson by hollering at her over Twitter this week. During a guest appearance on ESPN’s “SportsNation” on Thursday, Young was asked whether Pondexter’s move was “desperate” or “smooth.” “Smooth, smooth,” the Philadelphia 76ers guard insisted. “[The Memphis Grizzlies] just made it to the Western Conference finals. They’re on TV. He is the man right now. Gotta strike when you hot right there!” Young, a Los Angeles native, then said he was going to try it out, too. He looked into the camera and said, “Miss California, holla at me!” Larry Brown Sports

May 17, 2013 Updates

Twitter Inc. has teamed with the National Basketball Association to stream video clips of game highlights as the blogging service expands beyond 140-character status updates ahead of a possible initial public offering. NBA Digital, a joint venture between the sports league and Turner Broadcasting System Inc., will post game snippets on Twitter during the playoffs with the hashtag #NBARapidReplay, said Adam Bain, president of global revenue at Twitter. Short advertisements will appear alongside the clips, he said. Bloomberg

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