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  1. Report: Kobe Bryant to meet with Turkish team July 30

    Jul 25, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    I’m really weary of the “Kobe Bryant to Turkey” rumors. Here is what it comes down to: Kobe’s camp sounds hesitant (at best) and say the two sides haven’t really talked much, officials from Besiktas are overly optimistic. That comes through in another report from Turkey, via Slam. The interview is with Seref Yalcin, the…

  2. Video: Durant off-the-backboard ally-oop to Harden

    Jul 25, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Dallas Mavericks - Game Two

    They were having some fun over in Manilla. And making some nice dough. But mostly having a lot of fun. For a group of NBA stars, this was an exhibition and a chance to show off a little. Like this play, where Kevin Durant leads what we will generously call a secondary break, gets in…

  3. What can NBA learn from NFL labor peace?

    Jul 25, 2011, 12:24 PM EDT

    nfl-logo

    They have labor peace over in the NFL. Well, the players have to vote and some league veterans have a lawsuit that could throw a wrench in the works. But it looks like there will be NFL football in September as had been scheduled. Preseason games (except the Hall of Fame Game) will take place…

  4. Kobe, Durant Rose well paid for Philippines pickup game

    Jul 25, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Manny Pac

    You make any money this weekend? Kobe Bryant did. So did Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose and the rest of the NBA players who went to the Philippines for a couple of exhibition games over the weekend where they beat some local teams. In a story about players being serious looking overseas, Sam Amick of Sports…

  5. Fan gets LeBron’s face tattooed on his leg

    Jul 25, 2011, 10:23 AM EDT

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    I get why one would be a fan of LeBron James — he has been blessed with physical gifts to play basketball like few others. He has the size and strength of Karl Malone, but he’s quicker than most of the point guards in the league. He can play inside or out, he can do…

  6. Celtics pick E’Twaun Moore near deal with Italian team

    Jul 25, 2011, 10:18 AM EDT

    Michigan State v Purdue

    For a first round NBA pick — a guy with guaranteed NBA money coming — signing a deal in Europe is a risk. Get injured and that money disappears. But a second round NBA pick is not assured of making an NBA roster at all. With the lockout potentially dragging on, them signing in Europe…

  7. Luis Scola says he might play for Yao Ming’s China team

    Jul 25, 2011, 9:28 AM EDT

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    Luis Scola, the Houston Rocket’s forward, isn’t going anywhere. He has four years, $46 million left on his NBA deal. But throw him in the “flirting with overseas” category during the lockout, although the Argentinian forward is not exactly thinking what you are thinking. At least according to the Argentinian sports site Ole (via Hoopeshype).…

  8. Report: Noah will return to France, play in EuroBasket

    Jul 25, 2011, 8:48 AM EDT

    Joakim Noah

    Last week we told you how the doctors for the French national team took a look at Joakim Noah’s ankle and said, “why don’t you go home and get some treatment on that.” He is, but he’ll be back. The French are training for EuroBasket – the international tournament where Olympic bids for 2012 will…

  9. Timberwolves to interview Larry Brown. Yes, we’re serious.

    Jul 25, 2011, 8:10 AM EDT

    Larry Brown

    At this point, if I hear Minnesota general manager David Kahn wants to interview Adolph Rupp, I will not be surprised. Because now added to the long list of people being interviewed is Larry Brown, tweets Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune. After interviewing Adelman and Nellie this weekend, #Timberwolves intend to interview Larry Brown…

  10. NBA owners had to write the players another check… that won’t help things

    Jul 24, 2011, 8:01 PM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    At the time the old Collective Bargaining Agreement was signed by NBA owners and players, it was perceived as a win for the owners — they had capped how much money the players would get each season. Players would get 55 percent and eventually 57 percent of the gross Basketball Related Income the league pulls…

  11. Video: Yao Ming’s life, career in animated form

    Jul 22, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

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    We leave you with this for Saturday night — how would Taiwanese animators depict the life of Yao Ming (while taking a shot at Charles Barkley)? Exactly like this. Enjoy.

  12. Final NBA revenue numbers in from last season

    Jul 22, 2011, 8:35 PM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    It’s all about the Basketball Related Income (BRI) number. The entire lockout is really about the BRI — length of contracts, hard or soft salary cap, guaranteed deals, revenue sharing are all secondary issues. What matters most is how much pie everyone gets, how you divide it up after that matters less. So we know…

  13. Stephenson apparently “Born Ready” for China or Italy

    Jul 22, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

    STEPHENSON_LANCE

    His game makes Lance “Born Ready” Stephenson an interesting prospect. His attitude almost had Danny Granger and Dahntay Jones going after him in the locker room. His arrest for domestic violence had the Pacers keeping him away from the team last summer. He played in just a dozen games for the Pacers last season. He’s…

  14. Nick Arison, 30, to take over as CEO of Miami Heat

    Jul 22, 2011, 4:59 PM EDT

    Micky Arison, Nick Arison

    Micky Arison became CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines at the age of 28. With the money he made from that and other ventures, he took over controlling interest of the Miami Heat 16 years ago. Now he is going to put more time into the carnival business while his son Nick Arison — at the…

  15. Nowitzki, Kaman to suit up for Germany at EuroBasket

    Jul 22, 2011, 4:04 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowtizki Germany

    We’ll see how good Germany is as a team, but they have one formidable front line. Dirk Nowitzki has made it official and will play for Germany this summer as the team tries to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. He will be joined on the front line by Clippers center Chris Kaman, according to…

  16. Video: Brian Scalabrine on The Doctors

    Jul 22, 2011, 3:33 PM EDT

    Brian Scalabrine

    You know that show on in the middle of the afternoon called The Doctors? Of course you don’t, you have a job. Or a life. Maybe both. Anyway, it’s four doctors of different specialties sitting around talking medical problems. Sort of a Dr. Phil of physical ailments. I only know it exists because my wife’s…

  17. You know it’s late July when Robert Swift rumors start

    Jul 22, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT

    stern tattoo. stern tattoo

    Things change. The swallows really don’t come back to Capistrano anymore. Coffee is not 5¢ a cup anymore. Some late July, there will not be rumors about where Robert Swift will play in the NBA. But that year is not this year. We have Robert Swift rumors. Swift — the well inked, of injured center…

  18. Rick Adelman next to interview for Timberwolves job

    Jul 22, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

    rick adelman

    The question isn’t if Rick Adelman would do a good job as Timberwolves coach, because he would. He’s done a good job everywhere he’s been, you don’t get a .605 career winning percentage without knowing how to do the job well. The questions are if he wants the job, and if the Wolves will pay…

  19. European veteran warns: This isn’t like the NBA

    Jul 22, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT

    marcus Williams

    Things are different in Europe. What people consider an old building does not mean it went up in 1960. Roads are narrower, the cars smaller. Beer is stronger (which is nice) and the meal portions are generally smaller (which would be good for most Americans anyway). And for all those American-born NBA guys thinking of…

  20. Nick Young with the off-the-backboard, between-the-legs dunk

    Jul 22, 2011, 12:28 PM EDT

    Nick Young

    Lord knows when the next All-Star Weekend and NBA Dunk Contest will be, but I am starting the campaign now to have Washington’s Nick Young as part of it. As my first bit of evidence, I present this dunk from a little summer pickup fun. Off the backboard then between the legs. Damn. Someone doesn’t…

  21. Kobe wants to pass Jordan on all-time scoring list

    Jul 22, 2011, 12:10 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Michael Jordan

    I’m not sure how this is surprising to anyone. In an article discussing how an extended lockout could impact Kobe Bryant’s assault on the record books, Mark Medina at the Los Angeles Times wrote about how Kobe really wants to pass Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list even though Kobe denies it at every…

  22. Europe wants Landry, but Landry doesn’t want Europe

    Jul 22, 2011, 11:12 AM EDT

    Carl Landry

    Like a lot of NBA players, Carl Landry has had offers to go overseas. He specifically has been courted by Armani Jeans Milano, the Italian squad sponsored by… if I have to explain that to you then you have some bigger issues to deal with. But Landry is a free agent about to get a…

  23. Thunder to now play in Chesapeake Energy Arena

    Jul 22, 2011, 10:32 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Thunder have gone from gasoline to cleaner burning natural gas. Sort of. The building Kevin Durant and teammates call home had been called the Ford Center since the team came to OKC based on an older naming rights deal. But with the new tenants and attention the building’s operators went looking for a new…

  24. Report: Bickerstaff to interview with Timberwolves Friday

    Jul 22, 2011, 10:13 AM EDT

    Bickerstaff

    No real shock here, this was expected, but we pass along the news anyway. Bernie Bickerstaff will be formally interviewing for the Minnesota Timberwolves vacant head coaching job on Friday, according to the Star Tribune. Bickerstaff, who is currently an assistant in Portland, has spent 13 seasons as head coach in the NBA with stops…

  25. Some NBA players set up contracts so they get paid during lockout

    Jul 22, 2011, 9:51 AM EDT

    Al-Farouq Aminu Los Angeles Clippers v Charlotte Bobcats

    Al-Farouq Aminu is still getting checks from the Los Angeles Clippers. Anticipating a potentially nasty lockout that dragged on, a few guys set up special contracts in recent years that stretched out their payments from last season into this year, according to the USA Today (via CBSSports Eye on Basketball): Aminu, a rookie last season,…

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