A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball.

* The Warriors would be wise to play it safe with Andrew Bogut.

* Did you see Kobe Bryant’s death stare at Mike Brown in their loss to Utah? Brown was sacked the next day. Coincidence? I think not.

* The Lakers need a psychologist, not a coach.

* Kelly Dwyer from Yahoo! Sports absolutely nails the Mike Brown firing - he should have never been there in the first place.

* DeMarcus Cousins takes it coast-to-coast for a vicious slam against the Spurs.

* Footage of Dwight Howard swishing threes.

* This is great. Rasheed Wallace yells “yeah AFLAC” after Arron Afflalo misses a free throw. Never change, Sheed.

* Andray Blatche eating chicken while lying on the floor of the Nets’ team plane.

* Kings rookie Thomas Robinson with a nasty elbow to the throat of Jonas Jerebko.

* Zach Harper on A Wolf Among Wolves highlights some hilarity at the end of the Pacers-Wolves nail biter.

* A Sports Illustrated Q&A with Charles Barkley.

* Andris Biedrins badly airballs a free throw. Yikes! He seems to be done as a functional NBA player.

* Old man Andre Miller denies Derrick Favors at the rim.

* Kevin Durant and co. rapping at a Halloween party.

* Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe chew the fat on this podcast, and discuss the latest happenings with the Lakers.

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