The league MVP should come as no surprise.
The Lakers had to go after Dwight Howard when he pouted his way out of Orlando, but his pairing with Kobe Bryant has failed because of clashing personalities and agendas.
It has become clear that skillful, deep-pocketed management -- and not market size -- has the biggest impact on NBA success.
A nickname doesn't mean much in the NBA, but the New Orleans Hornets hope that it will now that they are becoming the Pelicans next season.
Wizards swingman Martell Webster is excited about the prospect his home town, Seattle, could again be part of the NBA.
Since Kobe Bryant was elected to start the 1998 All-Star Game while playing as a backup, no bench player has ever made the all-star team. Jamal Crawford and/or J.R. Smith are hoping to end that streak.
Through a strange coincidence, players taken first overall have had a hard time simply staying on the court through some unfortunate breaks, sprains and tears.
The NBA's decision to remove centers from the all-star ballot has proven to be prescient as the league may go a full season without a 20-point scorer at the position for the first time.
Ever since the Boston Celtics won a championship one year after putting the pieces together, teams have showed little patience for coaches who yield mediocre results from high payrolls.
Williams appears lost in Brooklyn, Gasol is lost in Los Angeles, and the Boston Celtics look lost without Ray Allen. Rough adjustments have led to inconsistent play.