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  1. Wall, Westbrook in New York club where man was shot

    Nov 16, 2011, 12:15 PM EST

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    Let’s be clear at the start — none of the NBA (or NFL) players at the club were involved in the incident. They were not tied to the shooter, they were not the targets. This is a case of wrong place, wrong time. But a few NBA stars including John Wall and Russell Westbrook —…

  2. Overseas rumor roundup: Real Madrid wants Dwight Howard

    Nov 16, 2011, 11:38 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Chicago Bulls

    Now that we are at DEFCON 1 with the NBA lockout, a lot of NBA players are having second thoughts about plans to play overseas. Players and agents are looking. With rosters largely full around the globe most players are not going to like what they see. That said, we are tracking the rumors for…

  3. Craig Ehlo talks about being on the wrong end of history

    Nov 16, 2011, 11:08 AM EST

    Jordan celebration Ehlo

    It is one of the defining moments of Michael Jordan’s career. Chicago was down 100-99 to Cleveland with three seconds left in a deciding Game 5 (it was a best-of-five playoff series back then). The Cavs were ahead because of Craig Ehlo — Chicago had forgot to defend him on the last play and he…

  4. Lakers Steve Blake said he did not support 50/50 deal

    Nov 16, 2011, 10:47 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v New York Knicks

    Shannon Brown was one of the responsible ones. Not all of the 30 team representative to the NBA players union polled the players before voting on Monday to dissolve the union and take the battle to court. Brown, the Lakers rep, was one of the good ones. The Lakers have union president Derek Fisher and…

  5. Orlando mayor: NBA has “moral obligation” to bring All-Star Game to city

    Nov 16, 2011, 10:04 AM EST

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    All-Star Weekend — from the rookie game to the dunk contest to the parties and, oh yea, the game — is at the top of the list of the things looking like it is toast because the NBA and its players can’t find a rational middle ground. Even if there is a condensed season, the…

  6. Video: Brandon Jennings is from here

    Nov 16, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v Atlanta Hawks, Game 1

    Well done new ad campaign by Under Armour, promoting the Bucks Brandon Jennings (maybe the young company’s biggest name under contract). This fits in the mold of things we’ve seen lately from Nike — gritty and about being real, not fanciful. Breaking down barriers and making the player come off as real. Plus, you get…

  7. NBA players, owners let the lawyers do the sniping now

    Nov 16, 2011, 8:08 AM EST

    Empty Amway Arena

    There was a pattern to this NBA lockout in the last couple months — not a comfortable one, but a pattern. The NBA and its players union wouldn’t talk for a week or so, then they would have two or three days of wildly intense negotiations. Then it would blow up and they would snipe…

  8. Players file first antitrust suit in Minnesota, official one in California

    Nov 15, 2011, 11:29 PM EST

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    Well, the NBA is in the courts now, not on the courts. Four players — Anthony Tolliver, Ben Gordon, Caron Butler and recent No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams (who does not yet have an NBA contract) — became the first plaintiffs in a players suit to challenge the lockout on antitrust grounds. This first…

  9. Video: CNBC’s Darren Rovell talks missed NBA paychecks

    Nov 15, 2011, 11:19 PM EST

    AP Money Found

    Tuesday would have been the first payday of the first payday of the year for NBA players — as of today they are missing paychecks. How much money are we talking? CNBC’s Darren Rovell breaks it out for some of the big names and yes, Kobe Bryant just missed a more than $1 million payday.…

  10. Video: Blake Griffin vs. Kevin Love: The Jenga rematch

    Nov 15, 2011, 5:58 PM EST

    Blake Griffin Kevin Love

    Smart marketing folks over at Jenga/Hasbro (okay, whoever Jenga/Hasbro hires to do their marketing… as an aside wouldn’t you love to have Jenga business cards, just your name on those blocks of wood?). They saw ESPN’s “Jenga War” video with Blake Griffin and Kevin Love around the ESPYs and they said “we should make a…

  11. Blazers owner will enjoy prime spot for his “megayacht” at Olympics

    Nov 15, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

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    File this under the “any time I think the players can wait out the owners slap me”… Lockout hardliner and Trail Blazers owner — not to mention Microsoft co-founder — Paul Allen is going to enjoy the Olympics in London next summer like the rest of us. Heck, it might well be the next time…

  12. Baron Davis making documentary on decline in men’s fashion. Top that.

    Nov 15, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

    baron Davis hipster

    What have you done with your lockout vacation? Fly around the nation playing in every pro/am or celebrity game you could find? Travel through Asia selling shoes and playing in exhibition games? Attend a lot of meetings in New York that went nowhere? Baron Davis has you all beat. One of the NBA’s leading hipsters…

  13. Add Samardo Samuels to list of guys frustrated with union

    Nov 15, 2011, 2:44 PM EST

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    There are plenty of NBA players grumbling about the NBPA’s move to file a disclaimer of interest and move the lockout to the courts. But only a few are willing to make those concerns public. There are a few out there, and you can add Cavaliers forward Samardo Samuels to that list, as he told…

  14. Iverson tells lawyer to “go to hell,” gets lawsuit dismissed

    Nov 15, 2011, 2:24 PM EST

    Allen Iverson

    Allen Iverson got a win Tuesday. A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed a $2.5 million lawsuit against Iverson, tied to an incident in a bar from 2009. That’s good for Iverson, but it’s not really the best part of this story. The Detroit News (via Deadspin) got a hold of Iverson’s deposition at the…

  15. Would lost season increase chances Kings move to Anaheim?

    Nov 15, 2011, 2:03 PM EST

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    You want to know why NBA owners were willing to cut off the Maloof brothers at the knees, block a Kings move to Anaheim and give Sacramento one more shot to keep its only major league sports franchise? Yesterday. The owners have understood from the start this was going to be a long and ugly…

  16. Gasol brothers lead today’s list of players looking overseas

    Nov 15, 2011, 1:37 PM EST

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    Barcelona — already one of the powerhouse clubs of European basketball — could become dominant thanks to the NBA season winding its way toward oblivion. Both Gasol brothers — the Lakers Pau and the Grizzlies’ Marc — could sign to play for the club as the NBA cancels the season. That is the big news…

  17. Shaq compares LeBron, Wade in clutch; smacks Bosh

    Nov 15, 2011, 12:33 PM EST

    Washington Wizards v Miami Heat

    It’s Tuesday, time for another installment of “Shaquille O’Neal smacks someone is his book.” Chris Bosh, come on down, you’re the next contestant. Here is what Shaq wrote about the third wheel of the Miami Heat, as reported by Ethan Skolnick in the Palm Beach Post (via I am a GM). “Some guys come into the…

  18. Major NBA sponsor MillerCoors cuts off payments during lockout

    Nov 15, 2011, 12:16 PM EST

    NBA Labor Basketball

    Tuesday — November 15 — would have been the first day that NBA players had gotten paychecks if there were an NBA season. It’s not a huge shock we got this far. Some owners wanted the players to feel the pain of missed money, thinking the players would cave when it happened. (The players response…

  19. Some players have not felt ‘in the loop’ with union

    Nov 15, 2011, 11:38 AM EST

    Glen Davis, Antonio McDyess

    When NBA union director Billy Hunter asked for a show of hands in a New York hotel on Monday it was unanimous. All the guys in the room backed the idea of the union filing a “disclaimer of interest” and taking the fight to the courts. But for some rank-and-file players who would rather just get…

  20. It was players’ idea to decertify, but did they really understand?

    Nov 15, 2011, 11:11 AM EST

    Derek Fish of NBA players association speaks during news conference to reject NBA's latest offer in New York

    How did this all go down? How did a Monday meeting where the union representatives were expected to reject the latest offer from the owners and make a counter proposal turn into dissolving the entire union and likely blowing up the NBA season with it? The whole idea came from the players… well, if you…

  21. Agents may sue league on behalf of locked out rookies

    Nov 15, 2011, 10:10 AM EST

    2011 NBA Draft

    If there is one group of sympathetic players in this unsympathetic lockout situation, it’s the just drafted rookies — guys who came out of college (or over from Europe) to live their NBA dream, only to be locked out. They exist in a limbo: locked to teams but without contracts, not yet part of the…

  22. So now what happens with NBA lockout? Here’s a guide.

    Nov 15, 2011, 8:39 AM EST

    Hunter and Fisher of the NBA speak during news conference to reject NBA's latest offer in New York

    Time to be up front — we’re not sure how this is all going to play out. Part of the goal of the union rejecting the owners’ latest offer and filing a “disclaimer of interest” (to be followed by antitrust lawsuits against the league) was to throw some uncertainty into the process. To shake the…

  23. Report: Casspi signs to play with Maccabi Tel Aviv

    Nov 15, 2011, 8:07 AM EST

    Omri Casspi

    There are going to be a lot of NBA players looking to go overseas and a lot of players are going to be surprised that there are not a lot of spots. But a few guys are going to get spots. And Cavs forward Omri Casspi (remember the Kings traded him on draft night) is…

  24. Can decertification mean all NBA contracts are void? Not likely.

    Nov 14, 2011, 9:51 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics

    Among the arguments David Stern warned the union about when talking about decertification was this — the league would try to invalidate all existing contracts if the union decertified. That’s in the league’s pre-emptive lawsuit against the union trying to block decertification. But can they really? Maybe the better question is, do they really want…

  25. Fisher, Hunter send letter to players explaining process

    Nov 14, 2011, 9:08 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Fisher speaks at a news conference alongside Executive Director of the NBA player's association Hunter in New York

    Usually when you are talking NBA and “disclaimer of interest” we’re talking about Carmelo Anthony and defense. But now we are talking about the legal process and how by the NBA players union filing a disclaimer of interest they are abandoning their place as the negotiating body for the players in getting a new Collective…

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