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  1. Kemba Walker is angry about the lockout. Hard to blame him.

    Sep 23, 2011, 3:12 PM EDT

    Arizona v Connecticut

    “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” That pretty much sums up how UConn star Kemba Walker feels about the lockout. Except, Walker has no choice but to take more of it. He’s not part of the NBA union (he was drafted by the Bobcats but no rookies could…

  2. Video: Watch Durant workout, his showdown with LeBron

    Sep 23, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT

    NBA basketball player Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder is greeted by fans as he arrives at a commercial event in Guangzhou

    The latest installment of Kevin Durant’s 35th Hour is out. It’s a video look inside the life of KD (put together by his marketing team, so don’t expect any dirt) and you can watch him work out, shop and bowl. Durant really needs a “Bowling Never Stops” shirt to wear around. The best part is…

  3. Insurance issues holding up Bogut from playing down under

    Sep 23, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Chicago Bulls

    Andrew Bogut is finally feeling like his badly injured arm is fully healed, he is ready to return to the court. Except the NBA is not returning to the court. So instead Bogut wants to play in his native Australia for a little while or until the lockout ends. However, now its insurance on the…

  4. Jeremy Evans is one of my new favorite players to watch

    Sep 23, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

    Jeremy Evans

    I really missed NBA summer league in Las Vegas. I didn’t miss the oppressive heat of Vegas in July. I didn’t miss what is passed off as food at the Thomas and Mack. But I missed finding players you didn’t know much about before and falling in love with their games. Finding good guys worth…

  5. Michael Jordan makes more money now than when he played

    Sep 23, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

    Michael Jordan dunk

    It’s good to be Michael Jordan. Even if you do own the Bobcats. Last year, Jordan made twice as much money as he did with his largest contract playing in the NBA, according to Forbes Magazine. In the 1996-97 season, Jordan made $30.1 million, the season after that $33.1 million. (The Riensdorf and Kraus broke…

  6. There is still a chance for NBA’s regular season to start on time

    Sep 23, 2011, 11:50 AM EDT

    lockout

    I’ll admit, it’s hard for me to be optimistic about the NBA lockout prognosis right now. As I explained on twitter, every time I get hopeful I feel like Charlie Brown running up to kick the football, and David Stern is playing the role of Lucy. But there are some reasons to be optimistic that…

  7. It’s official: NBA postpones training camps, cancels 43 preseason games

    Sep 23, 2011, 11:18 AM EDT

    David Stern

    We all knew it was coming, but it doesn’t make it any easier to report. Especially when you now consider that regular season games will almost certainly be postponed if not lost. The NBA announced it has officially and indefinitely postponed the start of NBA training camps (that were to start Oct. 3) and has…

  8. Donnie Walsh thinks Knicks have the core of a title team

    Sep 23, 2011, 10:37 AM EDT

    Donnie Walsh

    The last time the New York Knicks were NBA champions, George Steinbrenner had just purchased the Yankees for $10 million, the World Trade Center towers opened in New York and Elvis Presley was doing a live concert from Hawaii. So it’s been a while. But former GM and now team consultant — meaning they paid…

  9. Kobe gets $6.7 million offer from Italian team, now his call

    Sep 23, 2011, 10:07 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    The ball is now in Kobe Bryant’s court, a massive offer is on the table. But even with the lockout, I’d be surprised if he picks it up. Thursday night officials from Virtus Bologna had a conference call with Rob Pelinka, the agent for Kobe, and laid out four different contract options, according to the…

  10. Former union chief says sides may not be feeling pressure yet

    Sep 23, 2011, 9:04 AM EDT

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    Fans, we’re feeling pressure. Later on Friday the official news will come down that the preseason has been postponed and the first preseason games have been canceled. While that seems like it should be pressure to us, it may not be to Billy Hunter and David Stern. The cancellation of games — even regular season…

  11. Ray Allen ready to sacrifice season for a fair deal. Just great.

    Sep 23, 2011, 8:37 AM EDT

    NBA basketball shooting guard Ray Allen, of the Boston Celtics, arrives at the 2011 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles

    Remember those heady days a couple of weeks ago when we were optimistic that the level heads would prevail and it seemed like the entire season could be salvaged? Ahhh, the naiveté of youth. Now, we’re getting back to games being cancelled and more strident positions. Such as Celtics sharp shooter Ray Allen yesterday speaking…

  12. Union head Billy Hunter says little progress made in talks

    Sep 23, 2011, 8:07 AM EDT

    Billy Hunter

    We might have guessed this based on the fact that Friday the NBA is going to postpone the start of training camps and cancel some preseason games, but union head Billy Hunter said things are not really going well in negotiations. Hunter spoke with Chris Sheridan — who is far more optimistic about a deal…

  13. Player reaction to preseason postponement: Saw that coming

    Sep 22, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT

    NBA: NOV 16 Pistons v Lakers

    Out in Las Vegas for the past couple of weeks at the Impact Compeitive Training Series (affectionately known as the “lockout league”), it has been about NBA players staying in shape for the start of the season, sharpening their game, getting in some run. Now everybody will have a lot longer to hone that edge.…

  14. Video: Trailer for new new James Worthy documentary

    Sep 22, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT

    James%20Worthy

    If James Worthy were on just about any other team in NBA history, he would be looked back on as one of the, if not the, greatest player in the franchise’s history. But he ended up on the Showtime Lakers, where he was sometimes option No. 3. But watch these highlights and remember how special…

  15. NBA to announce postponement of camps, preseason Friday

    Sep 22, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    NHL Season Cancelled

    Tomorrow could be black Friday for the NBA. After a lengthy but apparently fruitless negotiating session on Thursday the NBA is set to announce the postponement of training camps and cancellation of the first two weeks of preseason games on Friday. According to a Yahoo report there is going to be a conference call with owners…

  16. Thursday labor talks end with little progress. Again.

    Sep 22, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT

    David Stern, Adam Silver

    It’s starting to feel a little like “Groundhog Day” around here. No matter what we expect, we keep ending up back in the same place. Again the NBA and its players union met on Thursday, again for more than five hours, and again the meeting ended with little talk of progress. There are no new…

  17. Marcus Camby arrested with small amount of marijuana

    Sep 22, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    If you want, turn the comments into a debate about whether or not this should even be illegal. It’s a valid debate (and I’d fall on the side of saying it shouldn’t be, except the part where he is operating a car), but it’s moot here. The fact is it is illegal right now. Trail…

  18. Derrick Favors trying to put on some bulk this summer

    Sep 22, 2011, 1:51 PM EDT

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    Watching Derrick Favors last season was watching a guy who has a high ceiling in the NBA, but wondering if he would ever reach it. He’s got the size and speed to be special, but he needed to get stronger and he needed to develop a midrange shot he can trust, upgrade his passing skills…

  19. NBA players don’t realize what awaits them in China

    Sep 22, 2011, 1:17 PM EDT

    marbury_china

    Hey, locked out NBA players. How would you feel about playing in a league where the players have no power, practices go on for five or six hours on off days, there are bus rides that would make a minor league baseball player wince, and forget about post-game food spreads, or even a good college…

  20. Jason Terry wants to make sure Mavs bring Stevenson back

    Sep 22, 2011, 12:22 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

    The conventional wisdom has been that when looking at which of the Dallas Mavericks six free agents the team bring back for next season, Tyson Chandler is on the top of the list (as he should be). DeShawn Stevenson was near the bottom. But that’s not the way Jason Terry sees it. Terry, Dallas’ spark…

  21. Impact series Day 7: Check out the hops on Iman Shumpert

    Sep 22, 2011, 12:14 PM EDT

    Iman Shumpert

    Knicks fans are going to love Iman Shumpert. If you want to know why, just watch the video below — those are some serious hops. He’s looked like a stud at the Impact Competitive Training Series (the  “lockout league”) in Vegas. That, however, is a long way from fitting in and playing well in NBA…

  22. Rashard Lewis has a lot to lose but is willing to sacrifice

    Sep 22, 2011, 11:56 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics, Game 3

    Rashard Lewis is the guy who gets pointed at when people start talking about the lockout and the bad contracts out there — next season the Wizards stretch four will be the second highest paid player in the NBA (behind Kobe Bryant). Of course, like he said, what did you expect him to do, say…

  23. Report: NBA agents will try to kill deal not to their liking

    Sep 22, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT

    NBA: NOV 16 Pistons v Lakers

    You know what will really drag this lockout out and risk a full NBA season? Two things, one being owners fighting amongst themselves and not agreeing to a deal because of it, something we may already have seen some of (although it was denied later). The other is players fighting amongst themselves and against the…

  24. Report: Kobe, agent to talk with Italian team about new offer

    Sep 22, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Two

    Kobe Bryant still has an offer on the table from Italian squad Virtus Bologna — one modified from the original offer to allow for a range of options — and he and his agent will have a conference call with the team to discuss it, according to various reports out of Europe. That is all…

  25. Allen Iverson will not play in Melo vs. Philly Sunday

    Sep 22, 2011, 10:17 AM EDT

    Allen Iverson

    UPDATE 10:17 am: Allen Iverson’s longtime friend and manager shot down the idea that Iverson will play in the game, according to CSNPhilly.com: Gary Moore, Iverson’s longtime friend and manager, confirmed that the now 36-year-old Answer will not participate. Which is a little sad, these free-flowing exhibitions are a good fit for Iverson’s game, and…

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