Good Morning: 1.31.13

The Miami Heat showed what they are capable of in a dominating performance against the Brooklyn Nets, their first trip to Barclays Center, winning 105-85.


The game wasn't without intrigue, however. Before the game, LeBron James gave the Nets a little jab.


Reggie Evans clearly took the comments way too personally, saying LBJ was no better than Joe Johnson or Andre Blatche, and adding that the Heat didn't win a real championship because it was during a lockout season.


LeBron's answer came during a 19-2 Heat run.



Though the Heat may have won, Chris Bosh did not have a good night for the YouTube era.




Speaking of people who learned to keep their mouths shut yesterday, Chris Culliver apologized for his anti-gay comments.


Rudy Gay was traded to the Toronto Raptors in a three-team deal that included the Detroit Pistons.


The Lakers didn't begin their seven-game-Grammy road trip very well in Phoenix. After Steve Nash received a warm welcome back, Dwight Howard reinjured his shoulder, the Suns won the game in the fourth quarter, and Mike D'Antoni expressed his frustration at Pau Gasol, for expressing his frustration about being benched.


Carmelo Anthony set a franchise record, scoring 20+ points in 30 consecutive games, as the Knicks beat the Magic, 113-97.


Mario Balotelli is heading back to Italy, and was met with wild, jubilant scenes in Milan where police needed tear gas to break up celebrations.


Brook Lopez will replace Rajon Rondo on the All-Star team.


The Atlanta Falcons may have a plan in place for a new stadium by the end of next week.




A day after Tony Yayo reminisced on the glory days of G-Unit, The Game came out and expressed interest in a G-Unit reunion.




Rick Ross hired a 24 hour security detail.


Beyonce released video of her Super Bowl rehearsals.




Rihanna talks about her relationship with Chris Brown, which is, yes, official. This time it's different. Totally, Rihanna. It always is.


Alicia Keys was named the new Global Creative Director for Blackberry (Oh, and Jay-Z signed Timbaland to Roc Nation) and will perform with Maroon 5 at the Grammys.


Check in on the Long.Live.A$AP tour with Schoolboy Q and Danny Brown.




Smoke DZA hits up The Backroom






President Obama is making a strong push for immigration reform, and has a good chance politically: The GOP, at a near-crisis point, needs to make themselves more open and appealing to minorities and immigrants.


The immigration front is being led on the right by Marco Rubio, who aims to find a solution that will benefit immigrants and stay true to the conservative values that got him elected.


A Vietnamese-American was released from prison in Vietnam after 9 months for “conspiring to overthrow the government.” The move signals what may be an attempt at strengthening the Vietnam-American relationship.


Facebook surpassed their revenue expectations by 40% thanks to a huge boost in mobile users. Mark Zuckerberg also revealed why Facebook wants you to share so many damn photos.


Tornadoes crushed the Southeast yesterday, with eight tornadoes touching down in Tennessee and a state of emergency declared in Georgia.


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a big hit in his popularity following passage of his strict gun laws.




Thomas Friedman discusses the digital revolution and it's impact on the economy. The revolution has leveled the playing field more than ever, but it also makes technology and information obsolete much faster and mandates life-long learning.









Joe Budden, Wiz Khalifa and French Montana are never going broke again.



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