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  1. Video: Rajon Rondo interns at GQ for NY Fashion week

    Sep 14, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Rajon Rondo GQ

    I know you were so caught up in the exciting fashion news and new designs during Fashion Week in New York that you couldn’t keep up with it all, and you may have missed that Rajon Rondo was interning at GQ last week for the event. I get that. I think we all get swept…

  2. Derrick Rose shooting, trying to jump “a little”

    Sep 14, 2012, 10:24 AM EDT

    Derrick Rose

    It was almost a side note in the emotional press conference where Derrick Rose talked about the release of his new shoe and new logo — there was some talk about his rehabilitation from knee surgery as well. And it’s coming along. Here are the quotes via the Chicago Tribune. “Recovery has been good,” Rose…

  3. Kenyon Martin has suitors but still wants more than minimum

    Sep 14, 2012, 8:40 AM EDT

    Kenyon Martin

    The phone of Kenyon Martin’s agent is ringing — teams are interested in him. But the offers are all the same — veteran minimum. And for a veteran who played well at times for the Clippers last season (8.9 points and 6.3 rebounds a game), he doesn’t want to play for the minimum anymore. Marc…

  4. Seattle arena backer cleared to shop for NBA team

    Sep 14, 2012, 7:59 AM EDT

    Seattle SuperSonics v Denver Nuggets

    Seattle, you have a green light. With developer Chris Hansen on the verge of a $490 million financial agreement with the Seattle City Council — it’s been recommended for approval but there is a final vote ahead on the renegotiated memorandum of understanding — the possibility of an NBA return to Seattle has never looked…

  5. Rockets’ Jon Brockman hospitalized with eye injury

    Sep 14, 2012, 1:15 AM EDT

    Jon Brockman

    Jon Brockman was down in Houston early, doing what a lot of NBA players are now doing a couple weeks away from the start of training camp — working out at the team facilities, playing pick-up games with teammates. Brockman was working out Monday using elastic resistance bands — something commonly used by professional athletes…

  6. Knicks hire Hakeem Olajuwon to work with big men

    Sep 13, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Houston Rockets

    This summer, Amare Stoudemire spent a couple weeks in Houston working out with Hall of Fame player turned big man guru Hakeem Olajuwon, improving his post game. The Knicks figure if it’s good enough for Stoudemire, it’s good enough for all their big men — they have hired Olajuwon to come to New York and…

  7. No surprise, but Dwight Howard officially out through first exhibition game

    Sep 13, 2012, 8:43 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Dwight Howard

    Since it is possible he will miss the start of the season, it is not a shock that he is going to miss the start of training camp and the first exhibition game. Frankly, it was expected. But it is now official — Dwight Howard will not be ready to go for the Lakers first…

  8. Thursday And-1 links: Whole lot of training camp notes

    Sep 13, 2012, 7:12 PM EDT

    Jchildress

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • The Brooklyn Nets signing of Josh Childress is official. While that is technically…

  9. Bill Russell talks this year’s Celtics, Lakers, Jeremy Lin

    Sep 13, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT

    Bill Russell Red

    You don’t win 11 NBA championships without a great basketball IQ, without an understanding of what makes a team work together. Bill Russell has those rings and that understanding, which is why he’s always an interesting guy to ask about today’s teams. And that’s just what NBA.com did. While talking to him about his recent…

  10. Celtics legend Bill Russell describes his surgery, recovery

    Sep 13, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT

    Bill Russell

    We’ve been getting bits and pieces of the reports about Bill Russell having heart surgery and his recovery, but there were not many details. But in a Q&A with NBA.com Russell was up front about what happened, the surgery he had three weeks ago and he made it sound like it was no big deal……

  11. Report: James Harden nowhere near new deal with Thunder

    Sep 13, 2012, 3:58 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder James Harden durin

    And the spin goes right round, baby, right round, like a record baby, right round round round round….. Yesterday, Kendrick Perkins opined that once James Harden gets into Oklahoma City training camp the issue of his contract extension would work itself out because he was back with his family and wouldn’t want to leave. Some…

  12. Sounds like Dwight Howard has to win James Worthy over

    Sep 13, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard speaks during a press conference at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo, California

    Lakers legend James Worthy will be the analyst on the Lakers next season, expanding a role he had before as Los Angeles moves into its massive new cable deal on Time Warner Cable SportsNet in Southern California. But while most Lakers fans were ecstatic at getting Dwight Howard, Worthy said he was not that impressed…

  13. Obama’s weekly pickup game is more serious than yours

    Sep 13, 2012, 2:11 PM EDT

    President Barack Obama

    You should read Michael Lewis’ profile of president Barack Obama in the current issue of Vanity Fair. Not for political reasons — what you think of Obama’s first term before you start the article is what you will think after — but for insights into the decisions that any president has to make and challenges…

  14. Roy Hibbert’s life of celebrities, eating chicken and waffles

    Sep 13, 2012, 1:19 PM EDT

    Roy Hibbert

    Pretty much every NBA player has stories of wild nights out on the town. The kind of nights on the town that belong in a movie. Some players have a lot of those nights. They just don’t talk publically about them. But Roy Hibbert did. Hibbert was on the NBA Hang Time podcast with comedian/writer…

  15. Tracy McGrady worked out for Spurs, Knicks up next

    Sep 13, 2012, 12:47 PM EDT

    Tracy McGrady

    Tracy McGrady is auditioning for jobs. Like a lot of veterans he is finding the financial realities of the new CBA are keeping teams from guaranteeing contracts for veterans, so he is out there working it trying to find a team that will sign him, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Still searching for an…

  16. Want a 10-foot Steve Nash painted guitar? It’s just $10K.

    Sep 13, 2012, 11:44 AM EDT

    Steve Nash Guitar

    You were sitting around in your living room yesterday and thinking, “I need a little decoration, a little art to really bring this room to life. Just like on Home & Garden TV.” Because you watch a lot of HGTV. So, how about a 10-foot tall fiberglass guitar with a picture of Steve Nash as…

  17. Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner are your Sixer ball handlers now

    Sep 13, 2012, 11:23 AM EDT

    Evan Turner

    Last season in Philly, the games started with Jrue Holiday as the point guard and decision maker. Then when Lou Williams came in off the bench gunning he shared those decision-making responsibilities. Now Williams is gone to Atlanta. So who is going to be the guy with the ball in his hands when Holiday is…

  18. Report: Matt Barnes agrees to sign with L.A. Clippers

    Sep 13, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT

    Matt Barnes

    We told you yesterday that Matt Barnes looked done with the Lakers but was close to a deal to stay in Los Angeles with the Clippers. Now comes this tweet from Sam Amick at Sports Illustrated: Source says Matt Barnes has informed the Clippers he will sign with them. Nothing is ever final until ink…

  19. Andrew Bogut expected back for Warriors season opener

    Sep 13, 2012, 10:19 AM EDT

    andrew bogut

    For Golden State to have a shot at making the playoffs in the West — which is their stated goal for the season — they are going to need Andrew Bogut and Stephen Curry to play in at least 70 games each. Which after both had ankle injuries that required surgery last season is a…

  20. Video: Stephen Jackson’s three point shooting challenge

    Sep 13, 2012, 9:16 AM EDT

    stephen-jackson-spurs

    Think you can do better than the Spurs Stephen Jackson at an around-the-world three point shooting contest? I think we should start a pool: What reality show does Jackson end up on after his playing days end? Hat tip to NOC and Sekou Smith at the Hangtime Blog for this one.

  21. Who has the worst contract in NBA? One list starts with Hedo.

    Sep 13, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic Hedo Turkoglu complains after he picked up second foul against New York Knicks in NBA basketball game in New York

    It’s list season in the NBA — there is not much to write about, so everyone seems to be doing a list of some kind. Counting down the game’s best players, for example. But Sean Deveney at the Sporting News went a different way and asked “who has the worst contracs in the NBA? One…

  22. Video: Watch Joey Dorsey shatter a backboard in Greece

    Sep 13, 2012, 7:59 AM EDT

    DORSEY_JOEY

    Breakaway rims, Greece. Look into them. Former Rocket, King and Raptor (who played overseas last season) Joey Dorsey is playing for Greek power Olympiacos. On this play he gets a nifty little pass from the other big and on the power slam shatters the backboard. It wasn’t quite Darryl Dawkins making it rain glass, but still…

  23. LeBron changing agents, leaving CAA to be repped by friend

    Sep 13, 2012, 2:35 AM EDT

    LeBron James of the 2012 USA Basketball

    Once again, LeBron James is leaning on his childhood friends and moving away from long-time industry professionals to represent him. That hasn’t always led to the best decisions in the past but it is his pattern over the years. LeBron is letting go of Leon Rose and the power of CAA (Creative Artists Agency) —…

  24. Kobe spent Wednesday working on homelessness in L.A.

    Sep 12, 2012, 11:20 PM EDT

    NBA basketball player Bryant of the U.S. reacts after missing a point during a charity game in Shanghai

    Kobe Bryant is a guy not exactly known for sympathy on the basketball court. On the NBA.com Hang Time podcast this week Roy Hibbert talks about how Kobe broke his nose at a game in Los Angeles, and at the All Star Game Hibbert talked to him expecting some sympathy. Young, naïve Roy Hibbert. But…

  25. Wednesday And-1 links: Who is the NBA’s coolest player?

    Sep 12, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 16 - Basketball

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like Apple fanatics love new, expensive toys. • The Basketball Jones asks: Who is…

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