Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT).
You want to see Jeremy Lin play for the Knicks? It’s going to cost you.
Larry Bird says he and Red Auerbach are about loyalty, which is why they never would have traded the big three (Bird, McHale, Parrish) like Danny Ainge has said they could and should have. (Ainge talks about how that time impacts what he will do with the coming changes to these Celtics.)
That is part of ESPN’s Sports Guy Bill Simmons podcast with Larry Bird.
Some businesses on the wrong side of the fence for the All-Star Weekend in Orlando don’t like the compensation the league is offering.
Remember this summer when a guy threatened to sue or press charges against Kobe Bryant for ripping a cell phone out of his hand in a San Diego church? Nothing is going to come of that.
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra sat down with Shane Battier to talk about Battier finding his game with the Heat and breaking out of his slump.
Here are the details on the special shoes Stephen Curry is wearing to keep his ankle from rolling over again.
Steve Nash’s 38 best assists, as ranked by SLAM.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will be in Orlando during the All-Star festivities to talk to David Stern about the progress in Sacramento on a new arena. They may not like to hear this in Orange County, but the March 1 deadline for financing will be extended.
Kings rookie Isaiah Thomas is playing through a bone chip fracture in his left hand (non-shooting, but still).
An interesting Q&A with Mark Cuban where he talks about a lot of things, including the NBA. He doesn’t love the new CBA.
Another Q&A, this one with the Sixers Jrue Holiday.
Kris Humphries wants cameras and media outlets like TMZ in the divorce court proceedings with wife Kim Kardashian to expose the truths of reality television. Oh, this is going to be ugly.
Next year I’m going to find out what bets Charles Barkley makes on the Super Bowl, then do the opposite.
The Sixers have assigned Craig Brackins to the Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
The Lakers have waived Derrick Caracter, which was really a money move more than creating roster space.
The Rockets waived Jeff Adrien one day after he played pretty well when Samuel Dalembert was benched.