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Knicks interested in Lamar Odom
The Knicks aren't making the playoffs this season, but that isn't delaying their plans for next season. New York is reportedly interested in signing Lamar Odom before the season ends, bringing the veteran free agent on board so he can adjust to the Knicks' system immediately. It's been a troubled year for Odom, but he's still a talented player who could end up thriving in a different situation with a team under new management.
Pacers get East's No. 1 seed
The Indiana Pacers will have home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference after all. Thanks to a win over Oklahoma City on Sunday, coupled with a Miami Heat loss to the Wizards on Monday (aided by the resting of LeBron James and Chris Bosh), Indiana locked up the No. 1 seed with one game to play. What does this mean for the East half of the playoff bracket?
pollcenter:category=5211+pacersgeteast'sno.1seedApril 13, 2014Apr13
For 10-year-old basketball enthusiast Amaris Jackson, the Washington Wizards' biggest move this season had little to do with the draft or trades or the team's playoff push. On Saturday the Wizards, working with the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Foundation, signed Jackson -- who is fighting renal cell carcinoma, a rare cancer of the kidney -- to a one-day contract before their home game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
It made for an unforgettable day for Jackson. She signed her contract with owner Ted Leonsis and GM Ernie Grunfeld, received and wore a personalized No. 10 Wizards jersey, interacted with coaches and players at their shootaround, shot around herself with the team before the game and was introduced along with the starting lineup.
Youngest player in NBA history, Amaris Jackson, signing her contract with Owner Ted Leonsis and GM Ernie Grunfeld pic.twitter.com/mRjZWxJvNa— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) April 12, 2014
April 11, 2014Apr11
Raptors forward Amir Johnson has endeared himself to Toronto fans over the years. He's famous for holding a party called "I Roll With Amir" for 50 random fans chosen via Twitter, and this year he decided to take the whole bunch to medieval times.
First, some lucky fans could win a golden ticket to the event:
The festivities kicked off early, with Amir's friend Veezy inviting fans to medieval times.
THE FINALE of #iRollWithAmirPart4 Today Meet Me @ Medieval Times At 530pm See You There !!!— VEEZY (@thisisveezy247) April 10, 2014
Amir posed with fans ...
... and those fans ate gigantic legs of chicken.
Amir & Co. cheered on their champion, and booed those who dared challenge him.
Finally, for his efforts, Amir was knighted by the king.AP Photo/Michael Conroy
Heat or Pacers in the East?
With just days left in the NBA season, the East's No. 1 seed remains up for grabs. Who gets it: the Miami Heat or Indiana Pacers?