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Good Morning: 2.7.13

Kobe Bryant is encouraging Dwight Howard to play through pain, especially as the Lakers just lost Pau Gasol for six weeks.

Kobe Bryant is encouraging Dwight Howard to play through pain, especially as the Lakers just lost Pau Gasol for six weeks. That might be tough to do. Though Howard says he's 75 percent healthy, that 25 percent includes the inability to feel his legs when he sits down. Can't be good.

 

John Wall had 21 and nine to lead the Washington Wizards past the New York Knicks, snapping NY's five-game winning streak.

 

Though the NBA has been miles behind PED testing, Commissioner David Stern sees HGH testing coming to the league next season.

 

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze hits back at critics who don't believe his recruiting class is completely genuine. Alabama, naturally, came in with the top class in the nation.


 

There is a reason you have never heard of Mirza Teletovic. Unfortunately for him, now you have.


 

 

Kansas freshman Ben McLemore has knocked Kentucky's Nerlens Noel out of SI's NBA draft big board.

 

Here are all 333 invites to the NFL Combine.

 

Brian Cushing is ahead of schedule on his rehab from ACL injury.


 

The Miami Heat show, y'all. Yeah, they won.

 

 

FLASHING LIGHTS


 

Mike Tyson played a death row inmate on Law And Order: SVU last night.

 

HipHopWired counts down the top 25 album intros of the last decade. Yes, "Good Morning" is on there and no, I haven't stopped playing it.

 

Chris Brown brought Rihanna to court yesterday.

 

If Taco Bell commercials kill “Big Poppa” for me I'm gonna be pissed.

 

Justin Timberlake released the tracklist and artwork for his upcoming album, The 20/20 Experience.



 

It's Bob Marley's birthday today. The Source goes in-depth on the man, myth and legend.


 

A$AP Rocky's “F*cking Problems” has gone platinum. What better time than for Rick Ross to hop on a remix?

 

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

 

A fraternity at Duke has been suspended after an Asian-themed party caused a stir on campus.

 

Millennials are far more likely to be told they have an anxiety disorder or are depressed, according to a recent study.


 

Iran claims to have video of a downed US drone.

 

Joe Biden says it is “simply unacceptable” for politics to prevent action on gun control.

 

FBI data shows how different guns are used in different crimes and how they effect races unequally.

 

President Obama is set to give Congress classified drone information.


 

Some idiot confused The Game with Trayvon Martin in an attempt to show Trayvon was a thug, a narrative being bought and sold far too often.


 

EVERYTHING I AM

 

Ten Years Later: Hip Hop DX hit up prominent figures in G-Unit as well as media members, producers and record company insiders to run back an oral history of 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

“Beat maestro” J Dilla has some new tracks for you, courtesy of Frank Nitt who has complied unreleased material and will release it all in Lost Scrolls, Vol 1.