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  1. Length of CBA fight may be tied to television deals

    Jul 6, 2011, 7:59 PM EST

    NBA Finals TV Team Basketball

    Somehow, you can always tie professional sports back into television money. That may include the NBA lockout. Right now, the players deal on the table calls for them to take slightly less in in overall revenue (from 57 percent of Basketball Related Income now to 54.3 percent next season) with a five or six year…

  2. NBA releases books showing $1.85 billion loss over six years

    Jul 6, 2011, 7:17 PM EST

    NBA Commissioner Stern holds a news conference before Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat in Miami

    The league office has been working hard in recent days to make its case that the NBA owners are losing money. Big money. They have now released some audited net income numbers — money left after all the costs are put out — to Forbes in an effort to make a more definitive case. The…

  3. ‘Melo has been doing photo shoots for Italian Vogue

    Jul 6, 2011, 3:59 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony Vogue

    How have you been spending your lockout summer? We’ve been spending our wishing we were writing out free agency rumors and trades right now, but instead we bring you what ‘Melo has been doing with his summer vacation? Carmelo Anthony has been spending part of his doing a photo shoot for the Italian edition of…

  4. Report: Timberwolves Beasley arrested for marijuana possession

    Jul 6, 2011, 3:28 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Oh, Michael Beasley, just when we think you are getting another chance and maybe getting things together. Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was arrested for marijuana possession and speeding in Minnesota last week, according to NBC 11 KARE in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Beasley was pulled over on June 26 for speeding around 3 a.m. on Interstate 394…

  5. Pritchard talks Paul Allen, choosing Oden over Durant

    Jul 6, 2011, 3:09 PM EST

    kevin-pritchard-jazz-game_display_image

    Kevin Pritchard was the hottest general manager in the league, the guy who changed the culture in Portland from the “Jail Blazers” to a young team on the rise. Then he got fired. Abruptly. Reportedly because owner Paul Allen and his tight circle didn’t like Prichard and the credit he was getting for turning around…

  6. It’s finally official, Frank Vogel is Pacers head coach

    Jul 6, 2011, 1:59 PM EST

    Vogel

    Since the season ended — when Frank Vogel led the Indiana Pacers on a 20-18 turnaround that got them into the playoffs then put up a good fight against the Bulls — everyone expected Vogel to move from interim coach to full time head coach. The Pacers went through the motions of a coaching search,…

  7. Spurs’ Splitter gets insurance, will play for Brazil

    Jul 6, 2011, 1:23 PM EST

    Reggie Williams,  Al Thornton, Tiago Splitter

    Suddenly NBA players are like a lot of Americans — without health insurance. Which is a big problem for the international players who want to help their teams qualify for the 2012 London Olympics through a series of FIBA Tournaments around the globe. Insurance doesn’t just have to cover treatment and rehab of an injury,…

  8. Armen Gilliam, 13-year NBA veteran, UNLV star, dies

    Jul 6, 2011, 12:51 PM EST

    armen gilliam

    Armen Gilliam, one of the best players ever to come out of UNLV who went on to spend 13 years as an underappreciated player in the NBA, has passed away at the age of 47. “The Hammer” (as he was nicknamed) died from a heart attack suffered while playing pickup basketball not far from his…

  9. Dirk Nowitzki not comfortable in worldwide spotlight

    Jul 6, 2011, 12:07 PM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki Wurzburg Germany

    This is Dirk Nowtizki’s moment in the sun. He had none other than the living legend that is Muhammed Ali send him signed boxing gloves that say, “you are the greatest.” He has had parades where he was the star in Dallas and his hometown of Wurzburg, Germany. After years of being overlooked as one…

  10. Gallinari leads today’s “who might play in Europe” post

    Jul 6, 2011, 11:32 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    With the NBA locked out the siren call of playing in Europe is getting a lot of attention. Each day we will bring you updates on who is going, thinking about going, and who is staying. • Danilo Gallinari of Denver — the Italian forward who was traded from the Knicks to the Nuggets as…

  11. Winderman: How July 8, 2010, helped lead us to lockout

    Jul 6, 2011, 11:01 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    We’re sure this is not the final time we’ll be going through this exercise in coming weeks, or even (hopefully not) coming months, the a-year-ago game. Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the much-hyped 2010 NBA free-agency signing period. July 8, 2010 was, without question, a seismic moment. Amare Stoudemire signed with…

  12. Dallas’ Mahinmi says Kobe is NBA’s most arrogant player

    Jul 6, 2011, 10:37 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Hornets - Game Three

    The Lakers are down are down, and people are lining up to kick them. After three straight trips to the finals and two titles, the Los Angeles was unceremoniously swept out of the playoffs in the second round by Dallas. Then the Lakers lost their coach, who was a bigger star than most of the…

  13. League says it lost money every year of this CBA

    Jul 6, 2011, 8:48 AM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    We’ve been bringing you reports questioning how much money the NBA owners are really losing. Frankly, we have doubts about the owners’ veracity on the numbers — they are losing some money but how m. It’s hard to believe the owners when they say the league has lost money in each of the last 11…

  14. Who are the most underpaid players in the NBA?

    Jul 6, 2011, 8:12 AM EST

    Kevin Love

    Last night we brought you the most overpaid players in the NBA, at least according to the Wages of Wins blog. But who are the best values? Who are the most underpaid according to the Wages of Wins blog? Not necessarily who you think. Often it can be good player still on a rookie deal.…

  15. Who are the most overpaid players in the NBA?

    Jul 5, 2011, 11:46 PM EST

    MRedd

    With the NBA locked out because the owners aren’t making any (or enough) money? Who are the worst contracts in the NBA? Who are the guys we can blame for this mess? Well, we should blame the general managers and owners who gave out these contracts. But who have the worst contracts in the NBA?…

  16. Video: One reason Faried will be a fan favorite in Denver

    Jul 5, 2011, 9:29 PM EST

    2011 NBA Draft

    Kenneth Faried is a guy all about hustle. He’s not making it to the NBA based on an advanced skill set, he was drafted because he is ferocious on the boards and works harder than you do. Oh, and he can dunk. What follows are a few highlights from his play at the Drew League…

  17. Kemba Walker signs shoe deal with Under Armour

    Jul 5, 2011, 7:45 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Butler v UConn

    Who knows when we are going to get to see Kemba Walker step out on the court in a Charlotte Bobcats uniform. But when he does, he’ll be wearing Under Armour shoes. Walker signed with the shoe manufacturer that is trying to gain a foothold in the Nike dominated basketball shoe market, according to Daren…

  18. Don’t look for Stoudemire to join tour of China

    Jul 5, 2011, 6:59 PM EST

    Amare Stoudemire

    We were telling you about some potential barnstorming tours of China by NBA players if the lockout extends into the next season, the brainchild of agents trying to grow the brand of their clients when there are no games. We also told you, it’s not that simple. There’s the whole Chinese Government thing, insurance and…

  19. Derek Fisher talks lockout, sounds like a politician

    Jul 5, 2011, 5:23 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Lakers guard and NBA players union president Derek Fisher is a great talker. Media love him because he’s good for a quality quote after the game. He’s prized for radio and television interviews because he is smooth. When he went on ESPN Los Angeles over the holiday weekend to talk lockout, he sounded like someone running…

  20. Foul called on NBA owners’ claims of money lost

    Jul 5, 2011, 4:53 PM EST

    David Stern

    The NBA owners continue to say the lockout is going on because the players don’t understand the fundamental need to change the league’s poor financial system — that $300 million was lost this past year. More and more reports are questioning the severity of that loss. The latest is Nate Silver at the New York…

  21. Carlos Arroyo rumored, Malik Hairston for sure to Italy

    Jul 5, 2011, 4:05 PM EST

    Carlos Arroyo Heat

    The NBA lockout has been pushing some players to Europe and it looks like a couple more happened on Tuesday. Carlos Arroyo may be headed to Italy, reports Vocero. The club Pallacanestro Cantœ has interest in the Pureto Rican guard that could not hold on to the Miami Heat’s starting point guard job. For now,…

  22. Wall scores, Cousins gets T’d up in streetball game

    Jul 5, 2011, 2:36 PM EST

    DeMarcus Cousins

    This time of summer a lot of NBA players show up in high-end street leagues — the Goodman League in D.C. is one of those. There are announcers calling the game, a good level of talent and some fans getting a show. According to Afro.com, at in D.C. the fans at the Goodman League did…

  23. Kyrie Irving already had to file police report against twitter stalker

    Jul 5, 2011, 1:31 PM EST

    Irving stands with NBA Commissioner Stern after being selected by the Cavaliers as the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft in Newark

    Hey Kyrie Irving, welcome to the NBA. Not the playing basketball part of the NBA, you don’t get to do that until Billy Hunter and David Stern come to an understanding. No, we mean the unwanted attention part of the equation. Rumors had circulated that a woman — Jessica Jackson, who goes by “Miss Hawaii”…

  24. Andrew Bynum has taken up boxing this summer

    Jul 5, 2011, 1:05 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks - Game Four

    During this lockout, some NBA players are going to get fat. It happened last time with Shawn Kemp and Vin Baker, to name a couple. It’s not happening to Andrew Bynum. He’s teamed up with legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach and is doing the boxing workout. Here is Bynum’s tweet about his plans for Monday…

  25. There are NBA owners who need next season to happen

    Jul 5, 2011, 12:48 PM EST

    Philadelphia 76ers v Miami Heat

    The hardliners always get the headlines (have you watched much political news coverage?). It’s true of the NBA lockout as well — there are hardline owners that in the last decade leveraged themselves to pay hundreds of millions for a mid-to-small market NBA team and they need the business model to change. They are willing…

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