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

* What I wouldn’t give to see Dirk Nowitzki cultivate a Harden-esque beard.

* Grantland with a terrific feature on Andrew Bogut – ‘How an Emerging Andrew Bogut Could Be the Playoff Difference for the Warriors’. They’re certainly singin’ from the same hymn sheet that we are.

* A fan tries to snatch LeBron’s headband right off his head.

* Check this out – Chris Paul converted an entire bedroom of his house into a “shoe museum” to hold his vast collection of Jordan’s.

* It’s been a sensational week for dunks – Derrick Favors, Avery Bradley, DeMarcus Cousins, Kobe Bryant, Paul George and Jimmy Butler.

* LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer of 2014? Get outta here; I don’t buy it and neither does ESPN’s Mark Stein.

* Nicolas Batum destroys Gerald Wallace.

* Is Larry Sanders becoming the new Rasheed Wallace?

* LeBron videobombs Ray Allen.

* LeBrabraham?

* The Portland Roundball Society debates the state of the Trail Blazers and whether or not they have locked themselves into mediocrity.

* Game winners – Jeff Green, James Harden and Chris Paul.

* Some footage of Derrick Rose playing one-on-one with teammates.

* Could the Denver Nuggets really be a legit contender?

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