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HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Did someone mention change?

We’ve got a few changes to the KIA Race to the MVP Ladder this week, changes at the top and bottom and elsewhere that will surely raise some eyebrows here at the hideout and beyond.

LeBron James is in at No. 1, taking over from Kevin Durant, who drops to third behind James and new No. 2 man Dwight Howard.  Injured Heat star Dwayne Wade, Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge and Utah’s Paul Millsap all stepped out of the 10 this week.

The middle of the pack remains largely unchanged, but the bottom three spots are occupied by newcomers this week. Denver point guard  Ty Lawson, Memphis forward Rudy Gay and Indiana forward David West have all played their way into the mix this week.

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LeBron James jumps over John Lucas for the dunk!

Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls: January 29, 2012

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

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The Dallas Mavericks finally have championship rings for their first NBA title!

Dallas Mavericks received their ring Wednesday night before tip-off.

According to a spokesperson at Jostens, the company that made the ring, this championship ring contains 250 diamonds, 10 karats. Jason Kidd, Dirk Nowitzki, and Jason Terry helped design the ring.

On the top of the ring, which is made of 14-karat white gold, the edges read “World Champions”. The middle of the ring is the Mavericks horse with “31 princess-cut diamonds — one for each year the Dallas Mavericks have been in Dallas and the NBA.

 

One side of the ring holds the player’s name and jersey number; the other side says the team name, the year (2011), and “The Time Is Now,” the team’s motto.

The inside of the band features the Mavs’ first logo in honor of Don Carter, the team’s first owner. It also lists the win/loss results from their four playoff series.

They went all out for this ring; well deserved!!!!

CONGRATS TO THE DALLAS MAVERICKS!!!

 

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Miami Heat rock old school 70’s jerseys

Paying tribute to the ABA as part of “NBA Hardwood Classics Night”, the Miami Heat rocked their throwback Miami Floridians jerseys this weekend, for games against the Philadelphia 76ers and the Milwaukee Bucks. Miami beat the Sixers 113-92. And fall to the Bucks tonight 91-82.

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Miami Heat: All Black Everythingggggg

Miami Heat debuts their New All Black Jerseys

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20 Finalists Selected For 2012 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team

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NBA: The last of the undefeated teams. OKC, Heat handed their first loss.

And ironically enough, it happened on the same night.

Last night the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat each lost for the first time this season, leaving the NBA with no unbeaten teams. The Thunder and Heat now have 5-1 records. Defending NBA champs, Dallas Mavericks, downed the Thunder 100-87 Monday, shortly after the host Heat lost 100-92 to the Atlanta Hawks.

Tracy McGrady scored 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter as the Hawks handed the Heat their first loss of the season.

In Miami, the Hawks used an effective zone defense later in the game. They opened the fourth quarter with a 15-3 run outscoring Miami 33-21 in the final quarter to hand the Heat their first loss of the season. The Heat seemed to rush shots, and let the zone defense get to them. They definitely need to get through a tough zone defense, it’s what Miami’s Big Three had a difficult time handling during the finals last year.

 Joe Johnson led Atlanta with 21 points. Tracy McGrady of the Hawks scored 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter—his biggest fourth quarter, scoring wise since 2008.

LeBron James scored 28 points for the Heat. James now has 176 points on the season, his most points scored through his team’s first six games in any  season of his career.

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In Dallas, Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 27 points, but it wasn’t enough to beat Dirk and the Mavs. Their fourth game in five days, and last night the Dallas Mavericks (2-4) seemed to finally click as a team. The Mavs played great defense against OKC, remising of the defense they played in the finals last year against Miami. They outscored the Thunder by 13 in the second and third quarter, only letting OKC score a mere 18 points in the third quarter.

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Dirk Nowitzki scored a team-high 26 points, to beat the undefeated Kevin Durant and OKC, 100-87.

 

This just was not the best game for the Thunder; shots were not falling and for the first time this season, they allowed a team to shoot above 45 percent. (Mavs 48.8%). This is not the downfall of the Thunder, but this might be the rise of the Mavericks.

Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 26 points.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 27 points.

-JA (@jessicaa323)

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