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Lebron James admits he was ‘glad’ that he dunked on Jason Terry

At the moment, the Miami Heat are riding a 25-game winning streak as the NBA playoffs inch ever closer. One man who hasn’t been impressed is Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry, who spoke on his rival’s streak prior to their meeting earlier this week.

“[I'm] not really impressed with it or anything that they do,” Terry stated.

During the game, Heat star forward Lebron James would score a nasty dunk over Terry, as seen above.

And in the wake of his showcase, Lebron isn’t bashful when discussing the incident that left Terry on the floor.

VIDEO: Dirk Nowitzki and Russell Westbrook trade dunks as the Oklahoma City Thunder trump the Mavericks 107-101

On Sunday, March 17 in Dallas, Texas, The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 107-101.

Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook lead the team with 35 points on 13-23 shooting while adding six assists and six rebounds. Westbrook also hit a go-ahead with 1 minute left to secure the victory.

VIDEO: Lil Wayne rips the Miami Heat during All-Star week; claims he had sex with Chris Bosh’s wife

It should come as no surprise that rapper Lil Wayne has a little bit of animosity when it comes to the Miami Heat organization.

After all, it was just last weekend that the New Orleans native was kicked out of the American Airlines Arena in South Florida, as he was in the building showing support to his favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, as they visited the Heat.

Upon getting exited from the game prior to the Lakers’ loss, Wayne went on a bitter of a tirade on his personal Twitter account.

Photos: Behind the scenes with comedian Kevin Hart at the 2013 NBA All-Star week festivities

Going behind the scenes with comedian Kevin Hart this past weekend in Houston, Texas, as he won his second consecutive MVP Award during the All-Star Celebrity Game.

Check out the photos for more…

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Video: Kobe Bryant gets crucial block on Lebron James late in the All-Star game to help secure the West’s victory, 143-138

On Sunday afternoon in Houston, Texas, the NBA All-Star Game was held and it was a lively, comrpetitive affair.

While the West Coast all stars would emerge with a 143-138 victory, it wasn’t without a good challenge from the East squad. Late in the game, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant came through with a few big blocks on Miami Heat star Lebron James.

Peep the video above for more

The Twitter world reacts to the loss of longtime Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss

As reported by various outlets on Monday morning, Dr. Jerry Buss passed today at the age of 8o after his battle with Cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Read below for more reactions from the world of Twitter to hear what everyone is saying of Buss’ passing…

Magic Johnson calls the passing of Jerry Buss a ‘great loss’ for Laker Nation

One of the greatest owners in sports history, Dr. Jerry Buss, has died at the age of 80, according to a report from the New York Times on Monday, Feb. 18. The legendary owner of the Los Angeles Lakers lost his battle with Cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early this morning.

The Buss family confirmed his death and released a statement.

“We not only have lost our cherished father, but a beloved man of our community and a person respected by the world basketball community,” the statement would read.

“It was our father’s often stated desire and expectation that the Lakers remain in the Buss family. The Lakers have been our lives as well and we will honor his wish and do everything in our power to continue his unparalleled legacy.”

Photos: Lebron James mingles with Jay-Z and others during All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas

Presently in Houston, Texas, enjoying All-Star weekend, Miami Heat star forward Lebron James has been keeping his fans updated with some personal photos during his time in the Lone Star state.

Check out the images from Lebron’s personal Instagram below…

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Terrence Ross of the Tonto Raptors wins the Dunk Contest during All-Star weekend in Houston

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On Saturday night, Feb. 16, in Houston, Texas, Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors would emerge victorious in this year’s Slam Dunk Contest during the NBA All-Star weekend, as he beat out Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz in the finals.

While the overall landscape of this year’s Dunk competition was a little off, as several of the participants missed their dunks on repeated occasions, Ross pulled everything together in the finals. His highlight was a between-the-legs dunk over a young child that seemed to give him the edge.

Rapper Lil Wayne claims he was booted from the Miami Heat-Los Angeles Lakers game

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On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10, the defending champion Miami Heat overcame a spirited effort from the Los Angeles Lakers, pulling out a 107-97 victory inside of the American Airlines Arena.

Lebron James and Dwayne Wade led the Heat with 32 and 30 points, with each man shooting 12-18 from the floor.

One man who wasn’t able to finish watching the festivities was popular rapper Lil Wayne, an admitted diehard Lakers fans.

Apparently, whether causing a ruckus or not, Lil Wayne was escorted out of the game simply for showing his favoritism to the visiting team.

Taking to his personal Twitter immediately after the incident, Lil Wayne seemed in disbelief.

“So I’m @ da Heat game right, rootin 4 da Lakers kuz dats my team & would u believe they got police 2 make me leave?! Wow! F#€k da Heat,” Lil Wayne stated.

Dwight Howard Sr. expresses his displeasure towards Kobe Bryant and Mike D’Antoni

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The Los Angeles Lakers have been no stranger to drama all season. A recent team meeting in Memphis apparently did nothing to improve the relationships between the players.

Instead of being a cohesive team there has been nonstop trash talking place between the players back to the media. All-star center Dwight Howard has taken a lot of that criticism for various reasons including not playing through his injuries.

On Wednesday, ESPNBoston.com’s Jackie MacMullan claimed Kobe Bryant challenged Howard to play through his shoulder injury.

“We don’t have time for [Howard’s shoulder] to heal,” Bryant stated. “We need some urgency.”

This didn’t sit too well with Howard, why responding by noting that Bryant is no doctor nor is he in the position to evaluate his physical condition.

Kobe Bryant dunks on birthday-boy Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace, Lakers edge the Nets 92-83

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, the Los Angeles Lakers pulled out a crucial 92-83 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. The win sees the Lakers’ record rise to 23-26 as they have now gone victorious in five of their past six games.

One of the highlights of the game took place in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter, with the game tied at 80 apiece. Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant drove to the lane and would deliver a monstrous dunk over Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries.

That seemed to be a huge momentum boost, as the Lakers never trailed afterwards.

Lakers without Metta World Peace, star suspended one game for hitting Brandon Knight

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The Los Angeles Lakers will be shorthanded tonight against the Brooklyn Nets, as it has been reported that forward Metta World Peace has been suspended one game.

According to a statement released by NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Stu Jackson, World Peace has been suspended one game without pay for grabbing Brandon Knight of the Detroit Pistons around the neck and striking him in the jaw.

The incident occurred during the second quarter of the Lakers 98-97 win over Detroit on Sunday, Feb. 3. Shortly following the incident, game officials reviewed the play on the monitors and declared it a flagrant 1 foul.

That didn’t sit too well with Knight, however, as he complained after the game and asked for the league to review the play.

“The play needs to be reviewed because he definitely threw a punch,” exclaimed the second-year guard from Kentucky “It felt like he threw a punch. That’s why I reacted the way I did. The play was over and he grabbed me around the neck.

“If someone grabs you around the neck, you’re not going to let that happen. You do what you need to get that person off you.”

The suspension comes at a critical time for the Lakers, who are also without center Dwight Howard.

Metta World Peace has been averaging 13.2 points and 5.7 rebounds so far this season.

 

Lakers let one slip away vs. the Suns, 92-86; Dwight Howard re-aggravates shoulder and exits game

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On Wednesday night, the Phoenix Suns snapped the Los Angeles Lakers three game wining streak.

The Suns were led by Michael Beasley’s season high 27 points, while the Lakers have now lost eight straight on the road.

In a rather slow-paced first half, the Lakers suffered 12 turnovers as the game was tied 41-41. The Lakers seized the lead in the 3rd quarter and appeared to be on their way towards a 4th straight victory. However, a 29-13 run by the Suns in the 4th quarter would snatch away the victory.

Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 105-96, capture second straight win

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (34-11) had won nine of their previous 11 meetings with the Los Angeles Lakers before Sunday afternoon’s game inside of Staples Center on Sunday afternoon.

Playing with a better defensive effort and positive energy, the Lakers were competitive throughout today’s contest, pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 105-96 victory.

Led by their leader Kobe Bryant, who chipped in 21 points and 14 assists, the Lakers improved their record to 19-25 as they desperately claw for a playoff spot before the end of the season.