The Brooklyn Nets appear to be missing a piece to the championship contending puzzle and that piece could be Atlanta Hawks star forward Josh Smith. Brooklyn already brought in a former Hawks frontrunner in the offseason when they traded for Joe Johnson and now the Nets are reportedly seeking a deal to aquire Smith from the Hawks as well. Who knew the Nets were looking to become the old Hawks?
Even with the trade talks and Brooklyn reportedly pursuing Smith "aggressively" we still aren't close to a deal.
Nets going hard after Josh Smith, sources say. While they've discussed a trade for Ben Gordon, getting Josh is a bigger priority.— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) February 11, 2013
Sources: Nets pursuing trade for Hawks' Josh Smith es.pn/WcmM5C— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) February 11, 2013
The Denver Nuggets had been hot lately, but the Celtics shut that down with a triple overtime win.
You know who's not hot? The Lakers. They're about as hot as Kelly Clarkson was in that dress at the Grammys. It's the opposite of what you see happening with LeBron James, who could right now be playing basketball better than anyone ever has.
Look at how Miami just toyed with the Lakers:
Lil Wayne says he got kicked out of that game because he was rooting for the Lakers. We've got other accounts saying he gestured having a gun at a fan who yelled at him.
These are your top plays from Sunday's NBA action:
Here's a teaser to the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
Attendance at college football games was down slightly from its record year in 2011, but 2012 was still a top three year historically. According to numbers released by the NCAA, 48.9 million tickets were sold to FBS and FCS schools in the 2012 season.
College FB teams that drew more than 100,000 fans per game in 2012. Michigan (112,252), Ohio St (105,330), Bama (101,722), Texas (100,884)— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) February 11, 2013
Indiana is still No. 1 despite the loss last week to Illinois at the buzzer. The Hoosiers responded Saturday with a win against Ohio State.
Really good work from the New York Times with this piece on Jay Williams.
Lindsey Vonn's knee surgeon said he suspects a "full recovery" for the 28-year-old ski racer who shattered two ligaments last week when she crashed at the world championships.
Wale says he's never dated a white girl but Katy Perry left something to the imagination.
Just as promised, Drake dropped the new single "Started From the Bottom" and he has a video to accompany it:
What would you do if you went to the store and somebody thought they spotted Christopher Dorner?
Or would you rather not even leave the crib in the first place?
Captain named in Christopher Dorner's manifesto won't leave his home huff.to/12gU3Nr— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) February 11, 2013
There's now a $1 million reward to catch this guy. But what about the Dodgers touching the offering plate on this?
The Dodgers contributed to a $1M reward to help capture rogue police officer Christopher Dorner. cbsprt.co/LAReward— CBSSports.com (@CBSSports) February 11, 2013
President Obama will give the first State of the Union address of his second term tonight. Among the topics to be discussed are unemployment, the economy, gun control, global policy and more.
ICYMI, here's B.o.B. and T.I. performing at the House of Blues on Grammy weekend: