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HOT: Damian Lillard

How do you cap a two-buzzer-beater week? If you're the Blazers' point guard, you take Portland Boys & Girls Clubbers on a Toys "R" Us shopping spree.

HOT: Big Drummer Boys

TNT's Inside the NBA crew proved once again why it's the best, with a percussive holiday jam session last Thursday (though Sir Charles was strangely Grinch-like).

HOT: Ugly Sweater

At least the Toledo Walleye's ECHL jerseys will be auctioned off for charity.

NOT: Bearish Bulls

Chicago has lost 13 of 16, and to make matters worse, center Joakim Noah, who was just trying to be friendly, was thrown out of the Thunder locker room by Kendrick Perkins.

NOT: Dennis Rodman

The North Korea thing was cute once. Now that the Worm is going back yet again to train the country's hoops team, it's just getting obnoxious.

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GREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (LILLARD); ELI ASENOVA/GETTY IMAGES (HAT)

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TIM BARRET/TOLEDO WALLEYE HOCKEY CLUB (JERSEY)