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  1. Report: Two teams fined for speaking about players

    Jul 20, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

    no talking

    It was bound to happen — David Stern is a stickler for his rules. One of his rules was team officials cannot even talk about players during the lockout. (Go look at NBA.com and try to find a picture of a current player.) Now two teams have gotten their wrist slapped for this, tweeted Yahoo’s…

  2. Matt Bonner isn’t Canadian enough, apparently

    Jul 20, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT

    Matt Bonner

    Matt Bonner wants to be Canadian. And not in the “put a maple leaf on your bag as you travel through Europe so you don’t have to try and explain American politics” kind of way. He played for the Raptors, lives in Toronto in the off-season, his wife and daughter are Canadian, and he wants…

  3. Bulls Kyle Korver calls lockout a “shame”

    Jul 20, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    I’m not sure I ever thought of Kyle Korver as a guy with the common man’s touch. But he sure sounded like it when talking lockout with CSN Chicago. “It’s a shame,” Korver said. “The NBA makes too much money for everybody not to be making a little bit already, right?” Korver went on to…

  4. Top five unrestricted free agents… where will they go?

    Jul 20, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    Free agency is not going to be as much fun this time around. Whenever the owners and players get around to settling the lockout the free agency period will be condensed and hectic. Not that I really miss the drama of Lebron dragging out his decision, but it’s fun to watch things break over a…

  5. Don’t be shocked to see ‘Melo in some exhibition games

    Jul 20, 2011, 2:08 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    This weekend Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Tyreke Evans and others will be in the Philippines for an exhibition game. Putting on a show for some fans in a basketball mad country. There will be more exhibition gams like this, especially if the lockout drags on and games are missed. Expect to…

  6. Mario Chalmers opens shop for cancer patients

    Jul 20, 2011, 1:39 PM EDT

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    Good on Mario Chalmers. The free agent point guard who should have seen more minutes in the finals (if it meant fewer minutes for Mike Bibby) has opened a shop for cancer patients in a Lawrence, Kansas, hospital, the Associated Press reports. Cancer claimed the life of the mother of a childhood friend of Chalmers,…

  7. Alonzo Mourning sued over alleged hit-and-run accident

    Jul 20, 2011, 1:17 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Miami Heat

    With the Miami Heat back in the NBA finals, Alonzo Mourning seemed to back in the news a lot. Which is good, we missed Zo. This, however, is not how he wanted to be back in the news. From the Sun-Sentinel. A Miami college student was to file a lawsuit Wednesday claiming he was injured…

  8. Video: Jimmer Fredette has NBA range on his shot

    Jul 20, 2011, 12:39 PM EDT

    Gonzaga v Brigham Young

    There remain plenty of questions about how Jimmer Fredette’s game will translate to the NBA level. What was never in question was if he could shoot. He has range. As he showed at his Jimmer Camp, he has half court range. Not that coach Westphal wants him shooting from half court. First, not an efficient…

  9. NBA players returning to Seattle for exhibition

    Jul 20, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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    It was five years ago Tuesday that the Seattle Sonics were sold to the group — Clay Bennett’s The Professional Basketball Club, LLC — that a couple years later would move them to Oklahoma City. Kevin Pelton has a must-read post on his recolections of that day. There are a lot of good basketball fans…

  10. Iverson talks Turkey, legacy, wanting back in NBA

    Jul 20, 2011, 11:37 AM EDT

    Allen Iverson

    Allen Iverson has been there and done that. We mean he’s done just about everything, including playing overseas. While NBA players are now flirting with European teams during the lockout, Iverson spent last season playing for Besiktas in Turkey (the team that signed Deron Williams). Well, when he wasn’t injured. In an interview with CSNPhilly.com…

  11. Howard doesn’t think the Magic get enough love from media

    Jul 20, 2011, 11:09 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    Dwight Howard, you do not get to have it both ways. The center was in Paris recently, part of a promotional tour by adidas, and said the Magic do not get enough love from the American media. It was part of an interview with the French magazine Reverse, transcribed by web site TalkBasket. “I really…

  12. NBA “European vacation” roundup: Kobe a long shot

    Jul 20, 2011, 9:56 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    As the NBA lockout drags out — and the two sides are not expected to talk seriously until August — the rumors about NBA players heading overseas continue. All these rumors should be taken with a grain of salt — for one, international basketball governing body FIBA has yet to rule if an NBA player…

  13. Timberwolves may still interview Bickerstaff

    Jul 20, 2011, 8:48 AM EDT

    Bickerstaff

    The Minnesota Timberwolves are off to a fast start with interviews — Terry Porter and Mike Woodson have sat down with Wolves management, Don Nelson has spoke to them on the phone and likely will get an interview. But don’t count out Bernie Bickerstaff, tweets beat writer Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune. Expect Timberwolves…

  14. Yao Ming walks away from NBA, makes retirement official

    Jul 20, 2011, 8:21 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Yao Ming — the former No. 1 overall pick of the Houston Rockets who for several years was the best center in the game and who helped globalize the NBA by making it the most popular American sport in China — made his retirement official in a ceremony Wednesday in China. Ongoing foot problems —…

  15. France gets insurance so Parker, others to play in EuroBasket

    Jul 19, 2011, 10:09 PM EDT

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    France is going to have one very good team at FIBA’s EuroBasket, where the 2012 London Olympic qualifying takes place. And it’s all due to their ability to purchase insurance. Due to the NBA lockout guys with NBA contracts no longer have insurance when they play international competitions. If countries don’t get the insurance, key…

  16. George Hill is going to miss watching Ginobili play nightly

    Jul 19, 2011, 7:39 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v San Antonio Spurs, Game 6

    Here’s what we learned about George Hill today — not a fan of Whataburger. Big fan of Gregg Popovich’s jokes (if you like dry humor you’d like his jokes, too.) But what did Hill tell butthegameison.com he would miss most after the trade? When asked to rate how much he would miss seeing Manu Ginobili…

  17. Miami gets cakewalk early (and other schedule thoughts)

    Jul 19, 2011, 6:05 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Detroit Pistons

    The NBA’s schedule for the season is out and for at least one day we are going to ignore those ominous lockout clouds and pretend it’s just another sunny July day. With a full season ahead of us. With that, some follow up thoughts after our first glance post earlier today. • The Miami Heat…

  18. No Ty Lawson, NBA players can’t file for unemployment

    Jul 19, 2011, 5:03 PM EDT

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    The couple times NBA players have made jokes about “looking for work” they have felt the backlash quickly — for most of the United States trying to fight its way out of a deep recession, that’s not funny. Which brings us to Ty Lawson, the Nuggets point guard who tweeted: i wonder if i can…

  19. Shaq talks about Heat’s “big two.” Somewhere Bosh shrugs.

    Jul 19, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Five

    All last season Dwyane Wade and LeBron James did their press conferences together, usually well after Chris Bosh cleaned up in the locker room, came out and did his by himself. That combined with Bosh scoring 7 fewer points per game than either of the other two, and the fact the other two took over…

  20. NBA Schedule released, here are your highlights

    Jul 19, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

    This NBA season is shaping up to be a fun one. Yes, we know, we know… IF there is an NBA season. But deep down we want to believe that the owners and players are too smart to piss away all the momentum the league has built up. For today we’re going to move ahead…

  21. Kobe speaks in China about Yao Ming’s impact

    Jul 19, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    NBA basketball player Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers smiles to fans upon his arrival at a stadium during his 2011 China Tour in Changsha

    Yao Ming is expected to officially announce his retirement Wednesday at a press conference in China. (And good on the NBA league office for clearing Rocket officials to go to the event in spite of the lockout). As you read this, Kobe Bryant is in China, the latest of his annual trips to China to…

  22. Dwyane Wade sues twitter, email hackers

    Jul 19, 2011, 1:38 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade

    Is there any athlete or celebrity out there who hasn’t claimed to have their twitter account hacked? Dwyane Wade is serious about his alleged hackers, though. He has filed a lawsuit against unnamed defendants who allegedly hacked into his twitter, Yahoo email and some other social media accounts, according to the Dallas Business Journal (the…

  23. David Stern to meet with FIBA leaders in New York

    Jul 19, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

    To match Interview NBA/STERN

    Officially, none of this is about the lockout and NBA players going overseas… unless that somehow comes up. NBA Commissioner David Stern has a meeting set up with FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann this week in New York. With all the talk of players going overseas would say “what a coincidence” but everyone involved said…

  24. ‘Melo back in Denver Nov. 16… if there’s a season

    Jul 19, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

    New York Knicks Introduce Carmelo Anthony

    The official schedule release isn’t until later on Tuesday — so if you want to know when Toronto plays Minnesota you’ll have to wait — but some of the marque games are leaking out. Like when Carmelo Anthony returns to the Pepsi Center in Denver. It isn’t exactly LeBron returning to Cleveland, but it’s not…

  25. Video: Brandon Jennings off-the-backboard dunk

    Jul 19, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT

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    Brandon Jennings looks pretty healthy this sumer. Last week he dropped 51 points in a game at the Goodman League in Washington D.C. Monday he swing by the Melo Center in Baltimore (yes, Carmelo Anthony’s center for youth development in Baltimore) for a little run. And nobody plays any defense at these pro-am games, so…

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