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Kobe Bryant wears a shirt bearing the last words of Eric Garner before a game against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on December 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant, Lakers Wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirts In LA

Every player except backup center Robert Sacre wore the shirts in pregame warmups, and most players kept them on while sitting on the bench during the game.

12/10/2014

Rodney Hood #5 of the Duke Blue Devils watches as J.P. Tokoto #13 of the North Carolina Tar Heels throws the ball in on March 8, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

We CAN’T Lose To This Team! Counting Down The Top 11 Rivalries In Sports

We love our sports teams, which means we hate the ones that try getting in the way. What can we say? We’re passionate about these things.

08/06/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Reports: Bulls, Lakers Very Much Alive In Carmelo Anthony Sweepstakes

Knicks President Phil Jackson was expecting a decision from Carmelo Anthony on Thursday. It never came.

07/11/2014

Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Melo Could Be Holding Out Hope For Dream Scenario With LeBron James

Anthony was supposed to take the weekend to make his decision. What’s with the delay? Well, according to the Post, he could be waiting to see how the other dominoes fall in free agency.

07/08/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Bulls Re-Emerge To Challenge Knicks, Lakers For ‘Torn’ Anthony

What’s it going to be, Melo? It seems the Knicks, Lakers and Bulls are the front-runners for his services, but it’s all speculation until the superstar forward announces his decision.

07/07/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Dow NBAE via Getty Images)

Reports: Melo To Visit Lakers And Then Get Full-Court Press From Knicks

Carmelo Anthony is expected to announce his intentions soon. But where he’ll end up is still anyone’s guess at this point.

07/03/2014

Assistant coach Kurt Rambis directs several of the Los Angeles Lakers during a game against the Nuggets at Pepsi Center on Nov. 13, 2013 in Denver, Colo. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Report: Knicks Make Rambis Lucrative Offer To Be Fisher’s Top Assistant

Derek Fisher is his own man, but without any head coaching experience the Knicks figure he’s going to need a hand from time to time. Who better than Kurt Rambis, a guy even more used to winning than Fisher is?

07/03/2014

LeBron James (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: King James And His Court

LeBron James singularly orchestrated the Big Three union. And now that he has opted out of his Miami Heat contract, he’s once again the Alpha Male of pro sports. Teams are scrambling to find the proper finances and expiring contracts, flipping over cushions for salary cap coin.

06/27/2014

Jeremy Lin, Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Carmelo Anthony To Visit With Rockets, Mavs, Bulls

Meanwhile, it appears teams are salivating at the prospect of teaming up Anthony and his four-time MVP friend, free-agent-to-be LeBron James.

06/26/2014

Former NBA player Rick Fox, left, and Hollywood director Spike Lee attend the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night during the NBA All-Star Weekend 2014 at The Smoothie King Center on Feb. 15, 2014 in New Orleans. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Rick Fox: I’m Also A Candidate For Knicks Head Coach

He’s probably Plan E or F, but Rick Fox says he is indeed on Phil Jackson’s radar.

06/09/2014

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 11: The Utah Jazz logo photographed behind the scene at the KJZZ video shoot at Energy Solutions Arena on October 11, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

7 Team Names That Make No Sense

We all have favorite teams. But some team names just don’t make any sense, like these…

05/28/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Lakers’ Jeanie Buss Is Hesitant To Steal Melo From Fiancé Phil Jackson

Los Angeles has the cap space to sign Anthony, but sources told the newspaper that the organization isn’t exactly enthralled with the idea of pairing Anthony with future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant.

05/27/2014

Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Report: Kevin Ollie Agrees To $3 Million Annually To Stay At UConn

In the end, Kevin Ollie wasn’t that interested in finding out just how green the grass is in the NBA.

05/19/2014

Steve Kerr (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Or Warriors? Steve Kerr Decision Reportedly Expected In Coming Days

The Knicks could have Kerr on board as their new head coach by early next week. If not, it’ll be back to the drawing board.

05/09/2014

Steve Kerr with former Nets coach Lawrence Frank (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Taking Different Course Than Lakers In Finding Coach

Jackson might not be the man on the sideline, but it is his voice that the players are going to be hearing through the mouth of Kerr.

05/02/2014

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