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  1. Charles Barkley says Drexler was always jealous of Jordan

    Aug 3, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

    Clyde Drexler plays defense

    Clyde Drexler has been back in the spotlight, in because the entire 1992 Dream Team is back in the spotlight, in part because he’s said some outrageous things. Through it all, Drexler has come off as a little bit bitter. He sounds frustrated that the Dream Team was about Jordan and Magic and Barkley and…

  2. Jacque Vaughn wants Glen Davis to get in shape for camp

    Aug 3, 2012, 10:41 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic

    Jacque Vaughn, the new coach of the Orlando Magic, has been out doing what newly hired coaches do — meet all your players. Face to face. Talk to them about what you want to do and what you expect of them. Communicate. Vaughn met with Glen Davis and he told the likely starting four for…

  3. The Inbounds: Saint Anthony and America’s war on isolation

    Aug 3, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Anthony of the U.S. smiles from the bench during his game against Nigeria at their men's preliminary round Group A basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games

    Welcome to The Inbounds, touching on a big idea of the day. It could be news, it could be history, it could be a tangent, it could be love. OK, it’s probably not love. Enjoy. Today, a bonus segment. So Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points in an Olympic basketball game Thursday, and based on probability,…

  4. The Inbounds: Nervosa Brandon Roy

    Aug 3, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Brandon Roy

    Welcome to The Inbounds, touching on a big idea of the day. It could be news, it could be history, it could be a tangent, it could be love. OK, it’s probably not love. Enjoy. For many, Brandon Roy‘s return to the NBA is a joyous occasion, a celebration of a man getting to do…

  5. Where was Anthony Davis in the first half? He forgot his jersey.

    Aug 3, 2012, 8:35 AM EDT

    US guard Kobe Bryant (L) chats with US c

    Anthony Davis is Team USA’s human victory cigar — when he enters the game you know it is over. He could have entered into the game about five minutes into the USA’s record setting rout of Nigeria on Thursday. Actually, coach Mike Krzyzewski called his number in the first half… And he couldn’t go in…

  6. Pat Riley on Heat: “Our small ball team is who we are now”

    Aug 3, 2012, 8:11 AM EDT

    Pat Riley

    The Miami Heat won a title going small. It worked. You can bet next season you are going to see a whole lot more Chis Bosh at the five and LeBron James at the four. The Heat will be going small. And Pat Riley is okay with that. Mostly. Riley was on with friend of…

  7. Should Team USA have eased up on Nigeria? Coach K says they did.

    Aug 3, 2012, 1:42 AM EDT

    Olympics Day 6 - Basketball

    Already up 57 points entering the fourth quarter Thursday, Team USA beat Nigeria 37-11 in the final frame. They were knocking down threes, creating turnovers and continuing to put up points. When the historic beatdown had finished and the USA won by 83, some were calling it poor sportsmanship — they say the USA tried…

  8. Video: Baron Davis, Swin Cash debate men’s vs. women’s basketball

    Aug 2, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    Baron Davis, Jason Richardson, Corey Maggette

    I’m going to miss Baron Davis when he is out of the league. Not so much Baron Davis the player capable of lighting up an arena like few others of his era, that Davis has been gone for a while now. I’ve come to peace with it. But Davis the guy who puts together amusing…

  9. Thursday Olympics recap: Spain almost falls to host nation

    Aug 2, 2012, 8:31 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 6 - Basketball

    On a day that the USA routed Nigeria and looked pretty invincible doing it, some of the other supposed powers of the Olympics showed signs of vulnerability. Now comes the disclaimer — d read too much into that. Once you get into the one-and-done medal round tournament a sloppy game a week before doesn’t matter.…

  10. USA 156, Nigeria 73: Is that enough of a rout for you?

    Aug 2, 2012, 7:12 PM EDT

    Anthony of the U.S. smiles from the bench during his game against Nigeria at their men's preliminary round Group A basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games

    USA Coach Mike Krzyzewski said after Tuesday’s game he was not trying to send a message to his players. He said that he didn’t mass substitute in the second unit then start the bench guys in the second half of the win over Tunisia as a message to USA starters after a lackadaisical opening few…

  11. Ricky Rubio’s recovery going well, may be on court in camp

    Aug 2, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio shoots a free throw during their NBA game against Los Angeles Clippers

    Ricky Rubio is spending his summer trying to recover from his ACL and LCL injury. He’d rather be adding to Spain’s spectacular passing at the London Olympics, but he’s not ready. (Seriously, watch a Spain game. That is a great passing team, just beautiful ball movement.) So how is that recovery going? Here is what…

  12. Report: Knicks like Kenyon Martin, but he wants to be paid

    Aug 2, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    Kenyon Martin

    The Knicks would like to add a backup power forward to the roster, someone who can come in off the bench and give them some energy, defense and a few points. There are a few guys out there, but the Kenyon Martin seems to fit pretty well with the Knicks style and what they want…

  13. Greg Stiemsma formally signs deal with Timberwolves

    Aug 2, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    Greg Stiemsma, Rajon Rondo

    Minnesota essentially swapped out Darko Milicic for Greg Stiemsma. That sounds like an upgrade to me. We’ve known about Stiemsma coming to Minnesota for a while, but he officially put pen to paper on Thursday and was introduced to the Minnesota media. This is a two-year deal although there is a team option for the…

  14. Video: Russia’s Vitaliy Fridzon’s game winner against Brazil

    Aug 2, 2012, 3:25 PM EDT

    Brazilian guard Anderson Varejao (R) loo

    It was the best game of the Olympics so far, and that is how it ended. The run-up to that shot was amazing as well. First Alexey Shved (he will be with the Timberwolves) next season tied the game with a contested three and juts 30 seconds on the clock. Then Brazil’s Marcelinho Huertas answered, hitting an…

  15. Thursday And-1 links: Doc Rivers takes one for the team

    Aug 2, 2012, 2:56 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Philadelphia 76ers - Game Four

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like La La loves reality shows. • Doc Rivers gets it — taking the…

  16. Russia wins best game of Olympics (so far), 75-74 over Brazil

    Aug 2, 2012, 2:28 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 6 - Basketball

    This game mattered to Team USA — the winner likely ends up the No. 2 seed in Group B, which puts them on the USA’s side of the bracket in the medal round and could set up a semi-final game against the winner. But that’s not why we watched it. Brazil and Russia put on…

  17. Check out Baron Davis’ new video game “Getting Buckets”

    Aug 2, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    baron davis

    That, my friends, is the trailer for “Getting Buckets,” the new mobile video game Baron Davis has helped produce. And by helped I don’t mean “sat at a laptop and pounded out code” I mean more like he tried to do the big picture stuff. He’s an idea man. But he was in on this…

  18. Report: Lakers speaking to Leandro Barbosa

    Aug 2, 2012, 12:47 PM EDT

    Leandro Barbosa, Indiana Pacers

    The Lakers will be starting Steve Nash at point next year, with Steve Blake as his backup. So how about a little change of pace? Marc Stein of ESPN tweeted out this rumor from London. Hearing out of Brazil camp that they believe Lakers have interest in free-agent Leandro Barbosa… Question is how much Lakers,…

  19. Video: Jerry Stackhouse hits game winner at his own pro-am

    Aug 2, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

    Jerry Stackhouse

    There is a North Carolina Pro-Am game because Jerry Stackhouse put it together. Has for years now, and he goes out there and gets some summer run. So, if there is a last shot to take, and Stackhouse gets to draw up the play in a game he created, who do you think takes the…

  20. Jeff Teague says he will be more of a leader in Atlanta

    Aug 2, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    Gilbert Arenas, Jeff Teague

    For a couple years now the refrain has been the same from the Atlanta Hawks coaching staff (or staffs, it has been the same for a couple coaches now): We want Jeff Teague to take charge of this team. I remember coaches preaching that to him at Summer League a couple years back, Larry Drew…

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