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Jeremy Lin Revitalizes the New York Knicks — Weekly NBA Roundup [VIDEO]

The Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder hold the best record in their respective conferences as the NBA has reached the 30-games played mark. Here’s what’s going on in the NBA this week:

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Can Jeremy Lin Save The Knicks?[VIDEO]

Teams are nearing the halfway point of the NBA schedule. Division leaders in both conferences are starting to separate from the pack, with veteran teams like Boston, San Antonio and Orlando all beginning to adapt to the compressed schedule. Here’s what’s going on in the NBA this week:

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Artist Paints Portrait of Yao Ming Using Only a Basketball [VIDEO]

By dipping a basketball in paint and than strategically dribbling it on a canvas, YouTube user ohiseeRED is able to combine the skills she learned in art class and in gym class to paint a portrait of former NBA all-star Yao Ming.

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6 Amazing Streaks in Sports That Were Somehow Broken

Last week, the longest winning streak in collegiate sports history came to an end when Trinity College lost a squash match to Yale.  It was a pretty impressive record with 252 consecutive wins dating back to 1998.  That got us thinking about some of the other most impressive streaks that have been broken.

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Does This Man Deserve a $10,000 Prize for Sinking a Half Court Shot? [VIDEO]

After he sunk what seemed to be a half court shot worth $10,000 as part of a halftime promotion during Kentucky’s basketball game against South Carolina over the weekend, UK freshman student Vincent Swope was obviously beside himself with joy.

His excitement was tempered when an official informed him that since his foot had been slightly over the half court line when he released the ball, Supermarket chain Kroger, who were sponsoring the contest, may not pay him the cash price.

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Could This Four-Year-Old Basketball Prodigy Be the Next Michael Jordan? [VIDEO]

Four-year-old basketball sensation Cody “Cross Over” Jordan shows off some serious skill at ball handling, shooting and footwork in these videos. We may have found the next Michael Jordan.

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Dennis Rodman is Looking For Female Players For a Topless Basketball League

While we never pegged Dennis Rodman — and his penchant for eye shadow and high heals — as NBA coaching material, this new career choice for the NBA legend sounds about right.

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Watch This Guy Dominate at Arcade Basketball [VIDEO]

This dexterous fella has developed a novel technique for arcade basketball — he takes all the balls from the neighboring games and rapidly fires them all at the hoop using both hands.

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Best Christmas Day Performances in NBA History

Christmas Day has always served as a traditional showcase for the best players – and teams – of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Due to a labor dispute between the players' union and owners that was not resolved until last month, the NBA will open its 2011-12 schedule on Dec. 25, including the

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Is This the Best College Basketball Dunk Ever? [VIDEO]

In what may be one of the most spectacular saves in basketball this year, Nate Davis of Heidelberg University caught a high-flying rebound and pulled off an amazing dunk during a game against Trine University.

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Kobe Bryant Could Be Out $200 Million After His Wife, Vanessa, Files for Divorce

Basketball star Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, steadfastly stood by his side during the 2003 scandal in which he was accused of raping a 19-year-old Colorado resort employee.

But now, after what inside sources say is a long history of infidelity during their 10-year marriage, Vanessa has had enough, and on Friday she filed for divorce.

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Die-Hard 76ers Fan Lands Job with Team After Launching Clever Twitter Campaign

Jerry Rizzo’s love for the Philadelphia 76ers is paying off. Literally.

The 23-year-old got a job working in social media with the team after he and a friend took to Twitter to help the franchise reach out to fans as part of a contest to help choose a new mascot.

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