James Harden dropped a career-high 46 points against his ex-squad, leading the Rockets on a 21-4 run with less than seven minutes remaining in the game to beat OKC 122-119. Jeremy Lin added 29, as the two combined for 75 points, 14 boards and 14 dimes. Yup, we've got highlights, including his half-court buzzer-beater in the third quarter. (The Rockets also acquired Thomas Robinson from the Kings).
Lance Armstrong is totally ready to help out investigators, so long as those investigators aren't the USADA.
The lead detective in the Oscar Pistorius trial faces murder charges. What the hell is going on?
The LA Lakers beat the Boston Celtics last night, and before the game held a ceremony honoring the late Jerry Buss.
Steve Nash passed Magic Johnson on the all-time assists leaderboard.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist destroyed Greg Monroe and the rim, last night. The Pistons won, 105-99, but lost Brandon Knight to injury.
Kyrie Irving is absolutely on fire. Here's his performance last night, leading the Cavs to a 105-100 victory over the Hornets.
9th Wonder remembers the conception and creation of Jay-Z's “Threat.”
Ja Rule is set to leave prison after serving two years on gun charges, but now may have to serve time for tax-related issues.
Joey Bada$$ is giving his rap rolodex a workout. Yesterday, video emerged of him and Pete Rock in the studio. He's got a mixtape coming called Underground Airplay, but no word on whether or not this collab will make that project.
J. Cole discusses his latest single, “Power Trip” with Miguel, and explains why it's the lead single from his upcoming album, Born Sinner.
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Ab-Soul kicked an a capella freestyle on MTV yesterday.
DID YOU REALIZE?
China either has drones or wants everyone to think they have drones. Either way, we're entering a world where drones are the norm for the advanced powers. Is that what we want?
Have you heard about the horse-meat scandal in Europe? There is a similar problem–on a much smaller scale–with red snapper fish in the US. Be careful where you eat sushi.
The Google goggles are going to take over and there's nothing anyone can do to stop it.
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking the gun control fight into his own hands and out of his own city: His super pac is pressuring candidates in Chicago on gun control measures.
Errol Joseph from New Orleans, LA has a cautionary tale about government assistance after a major storm as he still fights for red tape, miscalculated payments and government bureaucracy from Hurricane Katrina.
EVERYTHING I AM
Sony unveiled the news that the PS4 is coming soon, showed several sizzle-reels and highlights, but failed to actually produce the console. The BBC has reactions from around the web, including questions about the evolution of Playstation in an increasingly digital world, and comparisons to Microsoft.
GOTTA HAVE IT
Juicy J teams up with The Weeknd for “One of Those Nights.” Dope, actually.