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  1. Manu Ginobili says he plans to retire in two years

    Jul 15, 2011, 12:12 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili

    Things are changing with the Spurs. An era is ending. Tim Duncan is on the downhill side of his career, and now it appears Manu Ginobili is looking at a pretty short window of time in the NBA. That’s what he told an Argentinian news site, as translated by Hoopsworld. “The truth is that I…

  2. Ibaka granted Spanish citizenship, will play in Eurobasket

    Jul 15, 2011, 11:26 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets - Game Three

    The front line of the Spanish national team already had the Gasol brothers, and it just got better. Serge Ibaka — the Oklahoma City Thunder forward who was born in the Congo but played in Spain — has been granted Spanish citizenship and will play for the country in EuroBasket this summer, the event where…

  3. Arenas tweets about gun incident, says he’s seen worse

    Jul 15, 2011, 10:58 AM EDT

    Arenas_beardshot

    The shackles are off Gilbert Arenas. He loves to tweet, but while he has an NBA contract he could get fined for putting up what he really was thinking — until the lockout. Now he can tweet whatever he wants without fear of reprisal. He was already a must follow before the shackles came off,…

  4. Kobe slips from nation’s most popular athlete to No. 3

    Jul 15, 2011, 10:10 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    What does it say about American sports fans that Kobe Bryant slipped out of the top spot in a poll of America’s favorite athletes and Derek Jeter replaced him on top of the list? That’s what happened in the annual Harris Poll of the most famous athletes in America (via the Orange County Register). What…

  5. Raptors considering several to fill GM role

    Jul 15, 2011, 9:20 AM EDT

    Bryan Colangelo

    Bryan Colangelo has been calling the shots in Toronto and, well, that hasn’t gone as well as he planned. Now there is pressure on to win. Soon. As part of that President and GM Colangelo is looking to bring in a GM to be part of the Raptors front office, and he has several candidates…

  6. Horry says the Lakers need a point guard to replace Fisher

    Jul 15, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

    fisher-kaman-flagrant-2

    The Lakers looked old and tired, getting swept by a Mavericks team that was actually older but showed more passion. Dallas was committed to executing their game plan in a way the Lakers no longer were. The Lakers need to rekindle that fire, they are counting on Mike Brown to do just that. But it…

  7. Shaq says LeBron’s travails “happened to everyone”

    Jul 15, 2011, 8:08 AM EDT

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Shaquille O’Neal has been through the wars. He’s won a lot of rings, he’s lost in finals, he’s been loved and scorned by the media. Oh, and he had his own reality show. Think what you want of him, he understands a lot of what it takes to get things done in the NBA. In…

  8. Wow, actual talks — union, league staff to meet

    Jul 14, 2011, 10:01 PM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    It’s not much. At best it’s a meeting to set up a meeting. But it’s something. And right now we’ll take just about anything as a glimmer of hope. Staff from the league and the players union will meet Friday, according to Sports Illustrated. Mid-level staff members from the players’ association and league office are…

  9. NBA lays off 114 employees, says not due to lockout

    Jul 14, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT

    NBA Labor Basketball

    Today there are 114 more civilian casualties to the NBA lockout war… except the league says these are not casualties at all. We’re not buying that. So you can get the facts as presented, here are the key parts of the Associated Press report. The NBA has laid off about 114 people over the last…

  10. Dwyane Wade swats some kid’s shot hoop camp

    Jul 14, 2011, 5:31 PM EDT

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's 24th Annual Sports Spectacular

    Dwyane Wade is one of the best shot blocking guards in the NBA. Which makes him especially dangerous if his opponent is less than four feet tall. Not something he runs into much in the NBA (insert your own J.J. Barea joke here) but he does at his youth camp. So during a fun little…

  11. Mike Miller has surgery again, this time his shoulder

    Jul 14, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT

    Heat's Miller reacts after sinking a three point basket against the Mavericks during Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball series in Miami

    Someday Mike Miller is going to be healthy. We think. He certainly is getting enough treatment for his many ailments. That now includes another surgery, this time to his left shoulder, according to Ira Winderman at the Sun-Sentinel. This is on the heels of the thumb surgery he already had after the NBA finals ended.…

  12. It’s a trend, private equity firms snatching up NBA teams

    Jul 14, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT

    Tom Gores

    Despite what David Stern seems to think is a franchise-crushing financial system, and despite the threat of a protracted lockout, NBA franchises seem to be selling for record prices. And healthy profits in some cases for the former owners. The latest is the just agreed-to deal for Joshua Harris to buy the Philadelphia 76ers. But…

  13. Report: Pietrus to have knee surgery, will miss Eurobasket

    Jul 14, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Mickael Pietrus, the Phoenix Suns swingman, will not be playing for the French national team this summer as they try to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics. Instead, he’s going to have surgery. First the French national team announced that Pietrus essentially did not pass his physical with the team. Then his agent contacts BasketUSA,…

  14. Report: Timberwolves will talk to Adelman, Nelson

    Jul 14, 2011, 3:26 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Boston Celtics

    Minnesota is finally getting around to letting go of the coach who was 100 games below .500 in two seasons, and finding a new one. They are looking at some name veterans — Don Nelson and Rick Adelman — according to tweets from Marc Stein of ESPN. Sources say Wolves plan to talk to both…

  15. Biyombo’s agent swears his client will be at Bobcats camp

    Jul 14, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

    bismack biyombo

    When we last heard from Bismack Biyombo — the No. 7 overall pick now of the Charlotte Bobcats — he was going into a negotiating room with his Spanish team from last season, Fuenlabrada. The thing is, Fuenlabrada also has him under contract for the next two seasons and they want all of the $1.4…

  16. Report: League cleared Cuban, Mavs ESPY appearance

    Jul 14, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT

    The 2011 ESPY Awards - Show

    The NBA league office apparently has nothing better to do during the lockout than monitoring team officials to make sure they don’t even have causal contact with players. Say just one wrong word and you can get threatened with a $1 million fine. So what was the deal with Mavs owner Mark Cuban standing with…

  17. Richardson says winning matters most, of course it does

    Jul 14, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Three

    Orlando’s Jason Richardson is officially a free agent, you can tell because he has now said what every free agent is compelled by some law of nature to say. It’s not about the money, it’s about winning. It’s never about the money. Why would you even think that? Anyway, here is the quote, via the…

  18. Pistons’ Daye shedding no tears over Kuester’s dismissal

    Jul 14, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks

    Will the players from any team be as happy to have a new coach as the Detroit Pistons? There was serious infighting between the coach and the players last season, including players skipping practices and more. Pistons forward Austin Daye doesn’t exactly say “don’t let the door hit you’re a– on the way out” but…

  19. NBA expects big television revenue jump, which complicates lockout

    Jul 14, 2011, 11:57 AM EDT

    NBA Finals TV Team Basketball

    Nothing runs professional sports in the United States like television and television money. And it’s right in the middle of the NBA lockout. That starts with the current television deal, set to pay the league $930 million next season (assuming there is a next season). We told you before about how the NBA’s television networks…

  20. TNT makes it official, Shaq will join “Inside the NBA”

    Jul 14, 2011, 11:14 AM EDT

    Shaquille O'Neal laughs as he announces his retirement from NBA at a news conference in Windermere

    Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley at the same desk every Thursday night. First, that is appointment television. Second, TNT may want to increase its craft services budget (the people who cater food to the set). TNT made it official Thursday, announcing that Shaquille O’Neal will join the “Inside the NBA” show before and after games…

  21. Blake Griffin, Kevin Love are true lockout professionals

    Jul 14, 2011, 10:51 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin Kevin Love

    So, you didn’t watch the ESPYs either? I love Seth Meyers, the Saturday Night Live star and host, but I just couldn’t. However, there are always a few good moments, so we went searching for them this morning and came across this, and had to share it. Because this is funny. It’s Kevin Love, Blake…

  22. Tolliver says Wolves need to find defensive coach

    Jul 14, 2011, 9:12 AM EDT

    Tolliver_wolves

    We — fans, media — always seem to focus on the offense. So the story about how Kurt Rambis didn’t work as a coach always seems to focus on the triangle offense. Which the Wolves ran in a different form than Phil Jackson’s Lakers teams, due to personnel. But that was not the problem according…

  23. Report: Pistons focused on Woodson, Frank to be coach

    Jul 14, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    No real shock with the names, but it sounds like the Detroit Pistons are getting closer to making a decision on a new head coach. Marc Stein has the report over at ESPN. Of the five known candidates for job, sources say that former Pistons assistant Mike Woodson is still the closest thing to a…

  24. League good with Jordan, locked-out NBA players golfing together

    Jul 14, 2011, 8:10 AM EDT

    Quail Hollow Championship- Pro Am

    As he has done for years, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan will be at Lake Tahoe this weekend golfing in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. So will Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Jason Kidd, Deron Williams and Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro. They’ll all be hanging out together. Most years this shouldn’t strike you as…

  25. USA Basketball to start asking players about 2012 Olympics

    Jul 13, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 14 - Basketball

    USA Basketball should expect a lot of vague answers. With an unsettled labor situation and everything a year away, players are going to be hesitant to fully commit now to USA basketball for the 2012 Olympics in London. But the organization’s head Jerry Colangelo is going to start asking, according to a tweet from Brian…

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