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Nobody in the NBA has found the weakness in LeBron James, but that didn't stop Page 2's Eric Neel from digging deep into the LeBron Files to unearth King James' imperfections. And, oh! what he discovered. So here it is, our guide to stopping LeBron, from noogies to commies.

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Stanford and Saint Joseph's are the last two undefeated teams still standing in Division I college basketball this year. Either of them could run the table and win the NCAA tournament with an unblemished record. But if it happened, would they make our list of the top undefeated teams of all time?

10]  1956 San Francisco Dons (29-0)
San Francisco played up-tempo and used a tenacious full-court press to put together a 55-game winning streak. Didn't hurt that they had future Hall of Famers Bill Russell and K.C. Jones leading the way.
9]  1945 Army Black Knights (9-0)
Mr. Inside (Doc Blanchard) and Mr. Outside (Glenn Davis) were the biggest parts of a college football dream team that capped a perfect season by pasting previously-unbeaten Navy 32-13.
8]  1972 UCLA Bruins (30-0)
Bill Walton. Keith Wilkes. Swen Nater. Henry Bibby. Is it any wonder the Bruins won their regular-season games by an average of 30.3 points?
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Feb. 12 Blazers 3.5 Nuggets 192.5
Feb. 12 Sonics 5 Raptors 186
Feb. 12 Celtics 1.5 Bulls 193
NCAA FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG O/U
Feb. 12 Louisville 3 UNC Charlotte NA
Feb. 12 Wake Forest 6.5 Clemson NA
Feb. 12 Siena 18 Loyola NA


 
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