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  1. Video: Dwight Howard and Josh Powell rap

    Jul 12, 2011, 2:29 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    We bring you this because… well, because there’s a lockout. And it’s fairly amusing. Below we have NBA stars Dwight Howard and J-Peazy (Josh Powell) rapping all decked out like it was 1988, with gold chains, ill-fitting hats and everything except a Flava Flav clock. (Video via I am a GM and Terez Owens) This…

  2. Kelvin Sampson to be McHale’s top assistant in Houston

    Jul 12, 2011, 2:13 PM EDT

    Chicago State v Indiana

    All those rumors of Bucks lead assistant Kelvin Sampson going to be the head coach in Minnesota… nah, he’d rather be an assistant somewhere else. Sampson will be the lead assistant to Kevin McHale in Houston, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, via twitter. That is a good hire — McHale may have…

  3. Report: Kobe, Rose, Durant to play in Philippines exhibition

    Jul 12, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

    Kobe Durant AP

    While the talks have been of a barnstorming tour of China, there may be another in the Far East first. Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant will be part of an exhibition game in the Philippines, according to the sports web site of TV5 in the island nation (via SLAM). The three stars will…

  4. Minnesota finally, officially fires Kurt Rambis

    Jul 12, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

    Kurt Rambis

    We’ve known for a month this was coming — maybe longer, when your team wins 17 games the coach’s seat is going to be hot. But David Kahn and the Timberwolves dragged this out in an embarrassing fashion. Now it is official, both the Associated Press and others such as Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo (who had…

  5. Paul Pierce knocked out of World Series of Poker

    Jul 12, 2011, 11:56 AM EDT

    Paul Pierce

    Paul Pierce still has his championship ring, but he will not get a bracelet to go with it. Paul Pierce has been knocked out of the World Series of Poker according to CSN New England. After surviving the first day of the World Series of Poker on Sunday, Pierce was eliminated from the main event…

  6. Nate Robinson he says may try NFL during NBA lockout

    Jul 12, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Three

    Apparently, Nate Robinson loves all sports that are locked out. Plenty of people forget that before Nate Robinson was an undersized NBA point guard he was an undersized cornerback for the University of Washington — his original scholarship to the school was for football. So with the NBA lockout suck in the mud and the…

  7. Agent shoots down idea Ron Artest would play in England

    Jul 12, 2011, 10:57 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    There will be no World Peace coming to England. The agent for Metta World Peace — aka Ron Artest — has shot down another rumor of the player’s off-season wanderings. After shooting down the Finland rumor last week, this time around David Bauman was shooting down the idea from his client he wanted to play…

  8. Report: Pistons want to re-sign Tayshaun Prince

    Jul 12, 2011, 10:38 AM EDT

    TPrince_sad

    When free agency opens up — eventually — Tayshaun Prince is going to have options. He will turn 31 next season and while he can bring you some solid offense (14.1 points per game on 47 percent shooting last season and he can hit the three) what really makes him valuable is his wing defense.…

  9. Derrick Rose admits he wore down during playoffs

    Jul 12, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Three

    It seemed at times during the playoffs (and regular season) the Chicago Bulls offense was a playground style “give the ball to Derrick Rose and let’s see what he can create.” It wasn’t, there were plays and everything, but Rose is the one guy on that team who can consistently create shots for himself and…

  10. NLRB taking close look at players claim against owners

    Jul 12, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    You may have forgotten that back before the lockout started the players union filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) complaining the owners were not negotiating in good faith. The NLRB didn’t forget. They are on it, according to a tweet from Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal. In recent weeks…

  11. Kevin Durant’s agent throws his name in overseas pool

    Jul 12, 2011, 8:17 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Seven

    It might only be news at this point if a player said he wouldn’t consider going overseas, but because Kevin Durant is a big name, we’ll pass this along. Durant’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, told Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated that Durant is open to the idea of playing in Europe. So is another client of…

  12. Rapper Bow Wow pays $1,000 to find out Kobe is better at hoops

    Jul 11, 2011, 11:06 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Two

    Maybe provoking then betting the ultra competitive Kobe Bryant you can beat him at the sport where he is one of the best in the world is not the wisest move. But that’s what Rapper Bow Wow did — he bet Kobe a grand he could beat him at a game of one-on-one and video…

  13. Bill Russell statue to be at City Hall in Boston

    Jul 11, 2011, 9:19 PM EDT

    President Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients

    Bill Russell was not just a guy who won the respect of players on his way to 11 NBA titles. He won the respect of a city not known for accepting black people at the time. He changed the NBA, and he changed Boston. For that reason, it is fitting that the location for an…

  14. Shaq hitting road in one huge RV, courtesy the Celtics

    Jul 11, 2011, 5:19 PM EDT

    shaq_rv

    Shaquille O’Neal really never struck me as the RVing type. But if your RV is the size of Hearst Castle, and hard to miss driving down the highway thanks to a not-too-subtle paint job, then maybe. Well, that’s just what Shaq got from the Boston Celtics, according to CSN New England. Shaq also put up…

  15. Luol Deng hosts first hoops clinic in South Sudan

    Jul 11, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Three

    There is freedom for South Sudan. It’s fragile, it’s not perfect, but for many people it seems there is hope. Things there may be better than they were. Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is a Sudanese refugee, and he was in his new nation to celebrate its freedom — and host it’s first-ever hoops clinic.…

  16. KFC offers Dwyane Wade another job during lockout

    Jul 11, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

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

    NBA players make a lot of money, but they spend a lot of money. Just ask Patrick Ewing. Dwyane Wade, like the rest of us, could use a few extra bucks in his pocket. Right after the lockout started he even tweeted “Any1 hiring?” Which is not really funny with the recession hurting most people…

  17. NBA players not ruling out union decertification

    Jul 11, 2011, 2:57 PM EDT

    billy-hunter

    If it comes to this, it’s when you know things have gotten really, really bad. But for now the NBPA — the players union — is refusing to take the idea of decertification of the union off the table, according to Howard Beck at the New York Times. Of course, not taking it off the…

  18. Toronto’s Valanciunas looking like a draft-day steal

    Jul 11, 2011, 2:26 PM EDT

    2011 NBA Draft

    When the Toronto Raptors used another first round pick on another European player, half of Toronto said “who?” and the other half just rolled their eyes. But we tried to tell you at the time — Jonas Valanciunas was the pick to make. And his performance for Lithuania at the FIBA Under-19 World Championships is turning…

  19. Season-long lockout may make it hard for Nets to keep D-Will

    Jul 11, 2011, 12:47 PM EDT

    NBA London 2011 -  New Jersey Nets v Toronto Raptors

    The New Jersey-but-soon-to-be-Brooklyn Nets have one goal for the next season — keep Deron Williams. He is the cornerstone, he is the guy who can opt out next summer. He is the guy they need to win over. Which will be pretty hard if there is no next season. Williams told Chris Broussard of ESPN…

  20. Piston’s Bynum reportedly has interest in Maccabi Tel Aviv

    Jul 11, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Denver Nuggets

    While we question the wisdom of star NBA players heading overseas during the NBA lockout — they carry a lot of risk — we think it makes a lot of sense for guys farther down the food chain. With that note we bring you news that Detroit Pistons guard Will Bynum has a lot of…

  21. Without Yao, does NBA’s profile in China shrink?

    Jul 11, 2011, 11:31 AM EDT

    Yao Ming

    Yao Ming was the face of David Stern’s dream of NBA globalization. The 7’6” center was an eight-time NBA All-Star — a few of those years he actually deserved it — and a huge presence in America and China. Basketball is booming in China and Yao was a big part of that and the reason…

  22. Andre Iguodala doesn’t expect to be traded

    Jul 11, 2011, 10:57 AM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Miami Heat - Game Five

    Rumors had Andre Iguodala almost traded to the Lakers for Lamar Odom, to the Golden State Warriors for Monta Ellis, and to the Clippers for Chris Kaman. None of it was true. The Sixers may be gauging the market, but that is different than making a deal. No deal was really likely before the new…

  23. Tony Parker says he may play in France if lockout drags on

    Jul 11, 2011, 10:29 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    Tony Parker has laid out the more likely path for name NBA players to head to Europe. Speaking with BasketUSA (via Hoopshype), he said that if there are no games come the new year and the NBA is talking about cancelling a season, then he would return to France and play. Parker played four seasons in…

  24. Kobe’s father now head coach of WNBA’s Sparks

    Jul 11, 2011, 10:05 AM EDT

    Joe Bryant

    Joe “Jellybean” Bryant — a former NBA player and father of Kobe Bryant — has been promoted to head coach of the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks. Jennifer Gillom was let go over the weekend from the head spot. The Sparks have lost their last five games in a row (4-6 overall) and they have lost…

  25. Free agent Landry says he’d consider playing for Pacers, Bucks

    Jul 11, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Five

    Carl Landry has options. He’s a solid forward, a guy a lot of teams could use off the bench to provide some solid offense, good defense, a few boards and maybe a midrange jumper or two. New Orleans wants to keep him, but he will have a number of suitors. And of course he has…

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