Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

Bulls Kyle Korver calls lockout a “shame”

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I’m not sure I ever thought of Kyle Korver as a guy with the common man’s touch.

But he sure sounded like it when talking lockout with CSN Chicago.

“It’s a shame,” Korver said. “The NBA makes too much money for everybody not to be making a little bit already, right?”

Korver went on to explain that from a player’s standpoint, he doesn’t understand where the money is going. “How?” Korver said in frustration. “I think they made about $2.4 billion dollars last year, how does everyone not have a little bit in their pocket?”

Kyle’s math is a little off. The league made about $4 billion in revenue last year, of that $2.17 billion went to the players. That leaves about $1.8 billion for the owners to pay all the other league expenses and find some profit.

Korver made $5 million last season to play 20 minutes a game and score 8.3 points.

Markieff Morris flips off Suns fan (video)

Phoenix Suns' Markieff Morris reacts to a call during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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Markieff Morris‘ frustrations last night didn’t end with his scuffle with teammate Archie Goodwin. They didn’t end with the Suns’ loss to the Warriors, either.

As Morris was leaving the court, a fan heckled him: “Markieff, you f—ing suck. I can’t wait until you’re traded.” Though Morris probably agrees with the second sentence, he flipped off the fan:

Though it’s difficult to confirm that video was from last night, it jibes with a previous report of the incident.

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Morris will likely at least be fined. Considering his previous behavioral problems this season – he threw a towel at Jeff Hornacek – I wouldn’t completely rule out a suspension. But a fine seems most likely.

Dwight Howard commits ridiculously sloppy inbound violation (video)

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An embarrassing lack of focus by the Rockets? I can hardly believe it.

Late in a game against a team Houston is battling for playoff position, Dwight Howard was just careless, stepping on the baseline as he inbounded the ball. It’s a needless goof, and he’ll get plenty of deserved criticism for it.

But don’t overlook Patrick Beverley‘s frustration foul on Damian Lillard before the ensuing inbound. That was nearly as foolish and even more costly.

The sequence sparked a 7-0 run for the Trail Blazers, who seized control of the game en route to a 116-103 win.

DeAndre Jordan dunks on Marcus Smart before Smart knows what’s happening (video)

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Marcus Smart went to tag DeAndre Jordan on the pick-and-roll, and Jordan took off from so far from the basket, he was dunking on Smart before the Celtics guard could do a thing.