Feb 5, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers spirit cheerleaders perform during the game against the Miami Heat at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Daily Links: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Morning, NBA fans!

The NBA All-Star Weekend is almost upon us – are you ready?  Personally, I have grown a little bored with All-Star games in general; I’ve never watched NFL’s Pro Bowl, and I rarely tune into MLB’s All-Star Game.  The NHL held my interest a bit longer, due to the fact that I am a hockey writer, too, but even that fell by the wayside.  Honestly, the NBA’s festivities are something I always make a point to watch, but I’m on the fence about this year.  I’m sure I will tune in for some of Saturday’s action, but as for the actual game itself on Sunday, I’ll probably take a pass.

(Watch me tune in anyway – old habits die hard!)

There were six games in the NBA last night, four of which were decided by 16 points or more.  Get caught up on the action with your scores, recaps, and video highlights.  [NBA.com]

Here’s your Morning Shootaround, best enjoyed with a hot coffee and maybe a breakfast sandwich!  [NBA]

And while I’m over at NBA.com, here’s a piece about DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers and how comparisons to all-time Celtics great Bill Russell have motivated him.  [NBA]

Today’s Daily Dime kicks off by looking at Detroit’s interim head coach, John Loyer, and whether he is just the sort of guy the Pistons need right now.  [ESPN]

I know I alluded to the All-Star Weekend earlier, so here’s a look at some of the tweaks that have been made to the festivities and why they are steps in the right direction.  [Bleacher Report]

Apparently LeBron James was throwing dunks down in practice yesterday – check out the video here.  [SLAM]

Before we wrap up the week, we should check out the latest Power Rankings to see who is hot, and who is not.  [Sports Illustrated]

And your Boston Celtics link of the day focuses on Jared Sullinger, and how his father used the family name to motivate him.  [Masslive.com]

Have a good one!

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