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  1. Carmelo Anthony’s elbow looks, feels good. Finally.

    Aug 31, 2011, 10:04 AM EST

    Goodman League All-Stars v The Melo League

    Carmelo Anthony played through an inflamed elbow — officially chronic bursitis — during the end of last season and through the playoffs. It showed as ‘Melo shot just 37.5 percent in the Knicks one playoff series, well off the 46.4 percent he shot for the Nuggets the previous playoff run. That elbow kept him from…

  2. Gilbert Arenas shuts down is AgentZero twitter feed

    Aug 31, 2011, 9:33 AM EST

    Washington Wizards v Sacramento Kings

    Most NBA players twitter accounts — and there are hundreds now — are just plain dull. Details of where they are working out, where they are playing, some inside jokes of friends and retweets of people who ask for it because it’s their birthday. Not Gilbert Arenas’ agentzeroshow twitter feed. It was entertaining, funny, controversial,…

  3. Clipper Darrell planning sleep-in protest lockout at Staples

    Aug 31, 2011, 8:25 AM EST

    clipper darrell

    Clipper Darrell is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. He’s going to sleep. On his twitter account a few weeks ago, Clipper Darrell said he plans to sleep outside the Staples Center in protest of the lockout until somebody gives in. Who is Clipper Darrell you ask? An institution at…

  4. Goodman vs. Melo video highlights

    Aug 31, 2011, 12:27 AM EST

    LeBron James

    Damn, Eric Bledsoe. That’s just one of the things you’ll be saying after you see the highlight packages just starting to come out of the Goodman vs. Melo league showdown in Baltimore Tuesday night. There’s also some impressive LeBron James plays, and it turns out that Kevin Durant guy can ball a little (59 points…

  5. Report: Crittenton shooting may have been revenge for robbery

    Aug 30, 2011, 11:09 PM EST

    Crittenton

    Javaris Crittenton is in custody for allegedly shooting and killing Julian Jones, a mother of four, at a drive-by in front of her Atlanta house. Crittenton claims innocence, saying he was not in the car. The question has been why would he do it? Atlanta police had always said the target was some men with…

  6. Durant, LeBron put on show at Goodman vs. Melo League game

    Aug 30, 2011, 10:19 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat

    Kevin Durant matched up on LeBron James. One-on-one. All night long. That was the show at the Goodman vs. Melo league showdown in Baltimore Tuesday night. Actually, that was just part of the show, which is why it was a special night. The result was 59 points for Durant. The result was LeBron — who…

  7. Report: Adelman leaves Minnesota with no offer, no promise

    Aug 30, 2011, 9:41 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Phoenix Suns

    That’s two meetings with front office of Minnesota — the second one including owner Glen Taylor — and Rick Adelman still does not have an offer to be the head coach of the Timberwolves. Leaving without an offer is not that big a deal, the question is will one be coming? Ric Bucher at ESPN.com…

  8. EuroLeague Elite teams coming to NBA Jam

    Aug 30, 2011, 3:33 PM EST

    NBA_JamWiiCover

    We’ve been doing a lot of video game posts lately, you can blame David Stern and Billy Hunter for that. Still, this was too good a video not to pass along. NBA Jam returned last year and we were pumped. Now the On Fire edition will have some of the best of the EuroLeague for…

  9. Odds on Ron Artest winning “Dancing?” How about 10-1.

    Aug 30, 2011, 2:45 PM EST

    BACK ROW: RON ARTEST, DAVID ARQUETTE, J.R. MARTINEZ, ROB KARDASHIAN, CHAZ BONO;  FRONT ROW: RICKI LAKE, KRISTIN CAVALLARI, CHYNNA PHILLIPS, NANCY GRACE, HOPE SOLO, ELISABETTA CANALIS

    That didn’t take long, but then gamblers are not a patient lot. They want their odds quickly. The odds are already up at bodog.com if you want to bet on the winner of Dancing with the Stars. And if for some reason you think Ron Artest is a good bet – despite he himself saying…

  10. Who is the No. 1 pick in next year’s NBA Draft?

    Aug 30, 2011, 2:02 PM EST

    2011 NBA Draft

    One year ago today, Harrison Barnes was considered the likely No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Come draft night, Barnes wasn’t even part of the party, staying at North Carolina for another year. Kyrie Irving was the man. So we can say that whoever is the No. 1 choice of scouts right…

  11. Dwyane Wade, fashion impresario on pages of VMAN

    Aug 30, 2011, 1:25 PM EST

    Wade in VMAN

    Dwyane Wade is serious about fashion. And you can get a look at fashionista Wade in the pages of VMAN Magazine starting Thursday when the magazine lands on your doorstep. What, you don’t subscribe? Well, I guess you can get it at a newsstand, but we need to talk. Anyway, there was a preview at…

  12. NBA players focused on the PR game during lockout

    Aug 30, 2011, 12:59 PM EST

    padlockap

    Heading into Wednesday’s negotiations, maybe the most frustrating thing about the NBA lockout is that both sides seem more focused on winning the public relations battle than ending the labor strife that threatens the season. Frankly, the public relations battle can’t be won by either the owners or players if regular season games are lost.…

  13. Gilbert Arenas says Crittenton became “more gangsta”

    Aug 30, 2011, 12:12 PM EST

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    Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton are forever linked. When Gilbert Areas brought guns into the Washington Wizards locker room it was due to a dispute with Crittenton — and Crittenton said he had his own guns. Crittenton (a bit player on the Wizards) pled guilty to a misdemeanor, missed the entire rest of the season…

  14. Mark Cuban says Dallas outcoached Miami in finals

    Aug 30, 2011, 11:42 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls

    The longer the lockout lasts, the longer Mark Cuban gets to bask in the glow of being the owner of the NBA Champions. Sure, the whole “I can’t talk about my players or David Stern will hammer me with fines” part is no fun, but Cuban is loving this winning a title thing. Like when…

  15. Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni admits his seat is hot

    Aug 30, 2011, 11:04 AM EST

    Mike D'Antoni

    Mike Woodson hadn’t even been hired as the Knicks lead assistant coach — which became official Monday — the speculation had started. Coach Mike D’Antoni’s job is in serious danger. When Donnie Walsh was pushed out the door, the ground under D’Antoni’s feet started to shift. Woodson, the former Hawks head coach, gives the Knicks…

  16. Jennings says Kobe isn’t L.A. enough for Drew League

    Aug 30, 2011, 10:18 AM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v Atlanta Hawks, Game 7

    The Drew League wants a rematch. The legendary Los Angeles pro-am league flew its best to Washington D.C. to take on the Goodman League and its best lost by one point with some controversial refereeing thrown in. Drew League officials are working to make a rematch happen on the West Coast. As part of that,…

  17. Artest to donate “Dancing” winnings to cancer charity

    Aug 30, 2011, 9:46 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball player Artest arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles

    After saying publicly he didn’t plan on doing Dancing with the Stars (as well as telling a lot of people around him the same thing) everything changed pretty quickly for Ron Artest. There he was Monday night, running out on stage — he was the only one to take off his shirt while doing it…

  18. FIBA Americas opens Tuesday, watch out for Argentina

    Aug 30, 2011, 8:20 AM EST

    manu-ginobili-argentina-fiba-americas-championship

    Argentina is one stacked squad. And they are playing at home. Which is why everyone expects them to exit with one of the two Olympic berths to be handed out at the FIBA Americas Tournament, which starts Tuesday in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. The top two finishers in the 10-team Americas tournament get an automatic…

  19. Ron Artest is doing Dancing With The Stars after all

    Aug 30, 2011, 12:26 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    August 30: 12:28 am: Apparently Ron Artest is doing Dancing with the Stars. He had gone on twitter and on Los Angeles radio to say he was not going to do the show (just keep reading below and you will see our “he’s not going to do it” post based on what he said). But…

  20. Report: Adelman flying to Minnesota to meet with owner

    Aug 29, 2011, 10:30 PM EST

    rick adelman

    Rick Adelman’s flirtation with Minnesota Timberwolves has gotten serious enough that he is flying back to Minnesota to meet the team’s owner. That’s another sign that this deal is looking more and more likely, and this report comes from Ric Bucher of ESPN. Two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on…

  21. Today’s overseas roundup: Patty Mills to Australia, Bogut to join him?

    Aug 29, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

    andrew bogut

    There are so many NBA players both talking to and signing with overseas teams that we collect them in a daily roundup. I do this in bullet points because I am a blogger. Agent Mulder could more easily ignore a conspiracy than I could ignore the chance to use bullet points. • Patty Mills is…

  22. Not much of Durant’s film shot in OKC. Thanks lockout.

    Aug 29, 2011, 3:26 PM EST

    kevin-durant-backpack

    We’ve told you that Kevin Durant is going to be a movie star. Clooney-like. He’s going to the big screen in a major motion picture. And they will not be filming much of that in Oklahoma City now. Thanks a lot lockout. The Oklahoman spells it out. This is an economic hit to OKC —…

  23. Nowitzki given Germany’s highest sporting honor

    Aug 29, 2011, 2:31 PM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki Wurzburg Germany

    See what winning a ring can get you? A Silver Laurel Leaf. Which is a huge deal to Dirk Nowitzki. The Silver Laurel Leaf is the highest honor Germany can give its sporting heroes, and Nowitzki got one, according to ESPN Dallas. German President Christian Wulff presented Nowitzki with the Silver Laurel Leaf, praising the…

  24. George Hill to play one exhibition game in ABA

    Aug 29, 2011, 1:45 PM EST

    Geroge Hill

    George Hill is going to suit up and play some professional basketball in Texas in October. No, the Pacers didn’t trade him back to the Spurs. No, they haven’t solved the lockout. Not even close. Hill has agreed to play in an exhibition game with another squad — the Texas Fuel of the ABA. That…

  25. Report: League sets Sept. 15 deadline before camps, preseason canceled

    Aug 29, 2011, 12:34 PM EST

    NHL Season Cancelled

    The NBA has started its campaign to ratchet up the pressure on the players to reach a deal when negotiations between the two sides start again this Wednesday. That pressure — cancellations of the start of training camps and preseason games — was leaked to Hoopsworld’s Steve Kyler. League sources have pegged September 15th as…

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