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  1. Durant says NBA players not going to give in

    Jul 1, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

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    We bring you another show of NBA player unity… but frankly we have questions about how well that is going to hold up long term. Kevin Durant doesn’t want to hear any of that, as he told the Associated Press. “We’re going to stand up for what we have to do, no matter how long…

  2. Video: LeBron James dunks on youth camper

    Jul 1, 2011, 12:32 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

    Finally, LeBron James exploited a mismatch inside and attacked the rim. Of course, it was a month after the season was over and it was what appears to be an 11-year-old at a youth basketball camp. The home video is below — James misses a couple of wide-open jump shots (insert your own joke about…

  3. Lakers Brown opts out of deal, to test free agency

    Jul 1, 2011, 12:09 PM EDT

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    One last little transaction move before the lockout took all the fun of summer… Lakers guard Shannon Brown opted out of the second year of his deal, leaving $2.4 million on the table to become a free agent. This was expected, he’s going to test the market. Brown wants a multi-year deal under whatever the…

  4. Krstic: NBA players will not be flocking to Europe

    Jul 1, 2011, 11:40 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce high-fives recently acquired teammate center Nenad Krstic in Boston

    It is every player’s favorite threat — “I can always play in Europe.” Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, a ton of players have pulled out the Euro card as an option. It’s not really an option, not like they think. So warns Nenad Krstic, who spent the last several seasons in the NBA (Thunder…

  5. Kobe Bryant has experimental therapy on his knees

    Jul 1, 2011, 11:04 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Kobe Bryant’s knees are not good. He sat out practices most of last season to rest them (which might have helped cause his team’s poor execution under pressure in the playoffs). But he is getting close to bone-on-bone and there is only so much the doctors can do. At the time Lakers trainer Gary Vitti…

  6. About Antonio McDyess retiring… maybe not

    Jul 1, 2011, 10:32 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzles v San Antionio Spurs - Game Two

    When we last saw Spurs veteran big man Antonio McDyess we were talking about how the surprising first-round ouster of the team meant he was walking away from the game with a sour taste in his mouth. But he did say, “This was my last game.” Or not. Turns out the two sides want to…

  7. League tells teams contact with player means $1 million fine

    Jul 1, 2011, 9:10 AM EDT

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    The NBA is not kidding around about this lockout stuff. The league has told the owners and team officials that any contact with a player during the lockout will bring a $1 million fine on the organization, according to Ric Bucher of ESPN. Marc Spears of Yahoo provides even more details on the contact ban.…

  8. Jamison says players more unified than last lockout

    Jul 1, 2011, 8:44 AM EDT

    Antawn Jamison

    This lockout is going to end when the two sides decide the pain of taking the deal on the table is less than the pain of the lockout. That pain just gets worse as things go along (especially if games, and with it revenue and paychecks, are lost). That is particularly true of the players.…

  9. With NBA lockout there are plenty of losers, but it starts with fans

    Jul 1, 2011, 8:02 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    The NBA locks out and there are tons of losers. It’s not the owners and the players. Sure, they are shooting their own business in the foot, but when it is all said and done the owners will be insanely wealthy and the players will still make a lot of money playing a game. It’s…

  10. So how does this lockout get resolved?

    Jul 1, 2011, 1:30 AM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    The lockout just started, and I’m pretty much done with it. So how does this thing get resolved? Sadly, it’s going to take some time, but a couple of factors need to come together. There needs to be pressure on both sides to strike a deal. No real contract negotiations — whether you are talking…

  11. The clock strikes midnight — NBA lockout officially begins

    Jul 1, 2011, 12:01 AM EDT

    NHL Season Cancelled

    At midnight Eastern the preverbal padlocks were slapped on the doors of NBA facilities and the players were locked out. Players can’t workout at NBA facilities. There is no July free agency. There is no summer league. There are rookies not getting instruction, long shot free agents not able to prove their worth to teams.…

  12. NBA Lockout Q&A: PBT explains it all (well, almost)

    Jun 30, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT

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    Welcome to the NBA lockout. Pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable, you’re going to be here a while. If we’re all lucky it will be for just the summer, but it could be longer. Much longer. I understand you all have questions about how we got here, where we are at and what is…

  13. NBA provides lockout details in official release

    Jun 30, 2011, 8:18 PM EDT

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    The NBA told the players’ union during Thursday’s bargaining session that they would lock the players out once the current collective bargaining agreement expires at midnight Eastern, and now it has made the announcement to the rest of us via this official release. Besides the obligatory quotes from NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver attempting to…

  14. Cleveland open to making another deal before the lockout officially begins

    Jun 30, 2011, 8:08 PM EDT

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    At midnight tonight (or tomorrow, if you really want to be difficult), the NBA world as we know it will come to a grinding halt. Contact between players and teams will be reduced solely to a negotiative process that will determine the league’s short and long-term future, and all of the other off-season festivities —…

  15. Eddie House opts to re-join the Heat

    Jun 30, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Sleep easy, Heatians: Eddie House isn’t going anywhere. According to Mike Wallace of ESPN.com’s Heat Index, House has accepted his player option for next season and will spend the 2011-2012 campaign — in whatever length the lockout allows — with the Heat. House’s option is worth approximately $1.4 million next season, per Storytellers Contracts —…

  16. Sacramento, Toronto will futilely attempt to lure Tyson Chandler in free agency

    Jun 30, 2011, 6:35 PM EDT

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    With the NBA a bit short on Dwight Howards these days, the prototype for an effective center has shifted to a slightly more attainable model: Tyson Chandler. The Mavericks’ center anchored an impressive half-court defense that could switch from man-to-man to zone and back effortlessly and fluidly, and has for the moment Chandler has become…

  17. Video: Jimmer Fredette’s brother raps

    Jun 30, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT

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    As you may have heard by now, the NBA has decided that it will indeed lock out its players once the current collective bargaining agreement expires at 12:01 a.m. on July 1. You may also have heard about just how many aspects of league business will be affected by this lockout decision — basically, all…

  18. Already war of words started: union attorney disputes Stern

    Jun 30, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT

    National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern answers questions from members of the media regarding failed contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Welcome to the first of what will be an ongoing summer session of “the other side misrepresented our position” posts. We’re trying to come up with a catchy name for them. The honor of going first goes to the players union. David Stern came out of the mostly-for-show final negotiating session between the players and…

  19. Hilton Armstrong to sign with French team for next season

    Jun 30, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

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    This isn’t exactly the exodus of big name players to Europe because of the lockout we were all talking about, but we pass it along anyway. Hilton Armstrong has agreed to terms to play for ASVEL of the French league next season, according to Sportando. Armstrong played a limited role for the Wizards and Hawks…

  20. It’s official: Owners tell players there will be a lockout

    Jun 30, 2011, 3:52 PM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    This is a sad day for the NBA. We all knew it was coming. Frankly, everyone has been expecting this for a couple of years now, you could see the storm clouds gathering for that long. It doesn’t make it feel any better. And things are only going to get worse in the short term.…

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