A look at the worst fights, punches and cheap shots in NBA history:
Chris Bosh has heard the jokes. He knows he's the "half" in the 2 1/2 men, and the big-2 1/2 jokes about the Miami Heat. The seven-time All-Star keeps it all in perspective.
Politicians claim they create jobs. But no, they can't. Government rarely creates real jobs. Private individuals do that, people like Mark Cuban.
Kobe Bryant is sitting out his fifth straight game to rest his bruised shin.
They were once the centerpiece of the Washington Wizards, a vaunted Big Three tasked with anchoring an era of deep playoff runs and, possibly, contend for a championship.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had noticed Lamar Odom's uninspired play numerous times before, and kept hoping things would change.
Lamar Odom is done after 50 games in Dallas, a mutual decision that comes with the defending NBA champion Mavericks trying to make sure they get back in the playoffs.
The forced marriage of Lamar Odom and the Dallas Mavericks didn't last even one lockout-shortened season.
Mark Lenzi struck gold when he switched from wrestling to diving in the mid-1980s. On Monday, Lenzi, the last American male diver to win Olympic gold, died at the age of 43 in Greenville, N.C.