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  1. EuroBasket underway, continent’s Olympic qualifying event

    Aug 31, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT

    Spain's basketball players Navarro, Gasol, Calderon and Rubio attend the presentation of their team for the Eurobasket at Madrid's Arena

    In less than a year, the Olympic basketball tournament will be taking place on European soil. Even if there are times the rest of Europe doesn’t really want to claim England. Starting Wednesday, the Olympic qualifying tournament for Europe got underway – also known as EuroBasket, or the European Championships. In that part of the…

  2. Video: More Melo vs. Goodman league highlights

    Aug 31, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT

    Kevin Durant

    They put on a real show in Baltimore Tuesday night. Kevin Durant one-on-one with LeBron James. Carmelo Anthony looking healthy. Eric Bledsoe flying through the air. Josh Selby showing us he can flat out sky. It was so much that the one video highlight package we brought you wasn’t enough. So here is another via…

  3. Carmelo Anthony’s elbow looks, feels good. Finally.

    Aug 31, 2011, 10:04 AM EDT

    Goodman League All-Stars v The Melo League

    Carmelo Anthony played through an inflamed elbow — officially chronic bursitis — during the end of last season and through the playoffs. It showed as ‘Melo shot just 37.5 percent in the Knicks one playoff series, well off the 46.4 percent he shot for the Nuggets the previous playoff run. That elbow kept him from…

  4. Gilbert Arenas shuts down is AgentZero twitter feed

    Aug 31, 2011, 9:33 AM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Sacramento Kings

    Most NBA players twitter accounts — and there are hundreds now — are just plain dull. Details of where they are working out, where they are playing, some inside jokes of friends and retweets of people who ask for it because it’s their birthday. Not Gilbert Arenas’ agentzeroshow twitter feed. It was entertaining, funny, controversial,…

  5. Clipper Darrell planning sleep-in protest lockout at Staples

    Aug 31, 2011, 8:25 AM EDT

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    Clipper Darrell is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. He’s going to sleep. On his twitter account a few weeks ago, Clipper Darrell said he plans to sleep outside the Staples Center in protest of the lockout until somebody gives in. Who is Clipper Darrell you ask? An institution at…

  6. Goodman vs. Melo video highlights

    Aug 31, 2011, 12:27 AM EDT

    LeBron James

    Damn, Eric Bledsoe. That’s just one of the things you’ll be saying after you see the highlight packages just starting to come out of the Goodman vs. Melo league showdown in Baltimore Tuesday night. There’s also some impressive LeBron James plays, and it turns out that Kevin Durant guy can ball a little (59 points…

  7. Report: Crittenton shooting may have been revenge for robbery

    Aug 30, 2011, 11:09 PM EDT

    Crittenton

    Javaris Crittenton is in custody for allegedly shooting and killing Julian Jones, a mother of four, at a drive-by in front of her Atlanta house. Crittenton claims innocence, saying he was not in the car. The question has been why would he do it? Atlanta police had always said the target was some men with…

  8. Durant, LeBron put on show at Goodman vs. Melo League game

    Aug 30, 2011, 10:19 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat

    Kevin Durant matched up on LeBron James. One-on-one. All night long. That was the show at the Goodman vs. Melo league showdown in Baltimore Tuesday night. Actually, that was just part of the show, which is why it was a special night. The result was 59 points for Durant. The result was LeBron — who…

  9. Report: Adelman leaves Minnesota with no offer, no promise

    Aug 30, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Phoenix Suns

    That’s two meetings with front office of Minnesota — the second one including owner Glen Taylor — and Rick Adelman still does not have an offer to be the head coach of the Timberwolves. Leaving without an offer is not that big a deal, the question is will one be coming? Ric Bucher at ESPN.com…

  10. Bruce Pearl passes on Texas Legends head coaching job

    Aug 30, 2011, 7:12 PM EDT

    Tennessee v Michigan

    According to ESPN.com’s Andy Katz, former Tennessee Coach Bruce Pearl has turned down a job offer that would have made him the new head coach of the D-League’s Texas Legends: Less than a week after receiving a three-year, show-cause penalty from the NCAA’s committee on infractions, former Tennessee Volunteers men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl has decided to…

  11. Ray Allen’s shooting stroke is perfect, has not changed

    Aug 30, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Three

    Okay, it shouldn’t be news that Ray Allen has an incredible shooting stroke that he can repeat effortlessly — it’s not easy to make 2,612 threes in a career. Still, this .Gif put together by Got ‘Em Coach showing just how little Allen’s perfect stroke has changed over the years is a treat and kind…

  12. Matt Bonner really wants to be a Canadian citizen

    Aug 30, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

    Lori Ewing of the Toronto Globe and Mail has the story: More than two years into his quest for Canadian citizenship, Matt Bonner remains grounded by red tape. So the former Toronto Raptors forward will have to watch with fingers crossed as Canada’s men’s basketball team bids this week for a berth in the 2012…

  13. EuroLeague Elite teams coming to NBA Jam

    Aug 30, 2011, 3:33 PM EDT

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    We’ve been doing a lot of video game posts lately, you can blame David Stern and Billy Hunter for that. Still, this was too good a video not to pass along. NBA Jam returned last year and we were pumped. Now the On Fire edition will have some of the best of the EuroLeague for…

  14. Video: The NBA is still locked out, but Jeremy Lin has a YouTube channel

    Aug 30, 2011, 3:28 PM EDT

    LIN_JEREMY

    Here’s Warriors guard and Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin launching his YouTube channel and “learning how to YouTube” from popular video blogger “Kevjumba,” who has 733,000 subcribers to his own YouTube channel. Enjoy, everyone. (Hat tip to The Basketball Jones.)

  15. Odds on Ron Artest winning “Dancing?” How about 10-1.

    Aug 30, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    BACK ROW: RON ARTEST, DAVID ARQUETTE, J.R. MARTINEZ, ROB KARDASHIAN, CHAZ BONO;  FRONT ROW: RICKI LAKE, KRISTIN CAVALLARI, CHYNNA PHILLIPS, NANCY GRACE, HOPE SOLO, ELISABETTA CANALIS

    That didn’t take long, but then gamblers are not a patient lot. They want their odds quickly. The odds are already up at bodog.com if you want to bet on the winner of Dancing with the Stars. And if for some reason you think Ron Artest is a good bet – despite he himself saying…

  16. Who is the No. 1 pick in next year’s NBA Draft?

    Aug 30, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT

    2011 NBA Draft

    One year ago today, Harrison Barnes was considered the likely No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Come draft night, Barnes wasn’t even part of the party, staying at North Carolina for another year. Kyrie Irving was the man. So we can say that whoever is the No. 1 choice of scouts right…

  17. Dwyane Wade, fashion impresario on pages of VMAN

    Aug 30, 2011, 1:25 PM EDT

    Wade in VMAN

    Dwyane Wade is serious about fashion. And you can get a look at fashionista Wade in the pages of VMAN Magazine starting Thursday when the magazine lands on your doorstep. What, you don’t subscribe? Well, I guess you can get it at a newsstand, but we need to talk. Anyway, there was a preview at…

  18. NBA players focused on the PR game during lockout

    Aug 30, 2011, 12:59 PM EDT

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    Heading into Wednesday’s negotiations, maybe the most frustrating thing about the NBA lockout is that both sides seem more focused on winning the public relations battle than ending the labor strife that threatens the season. Frankly, the public relations battle can’t be won by either the owners or players if regular season games are lost.…

  19. Gilbert Arenas says Crittenton became “more gangsta”

    Aug 30, 2011, 12:12 PM EDT

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    Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton are forever linked. When Gilbert Areas brought guns into the Washington Wizards locker room it was due to a dispute with Crittenton — and Crittenton said he had his own guns. Crittenton (a bit player on the Wizards) pled guilty to a misdemeanor, missed the entire rest of the season…

  20. Mark Cuban says Dallas outcoached Miami in finals

    Aug 30, 2011, 11:42 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls

    The longer the lockout lasts, the longer Mark Cuban gets to bask in the glow of being the owner of the NBA Champions. Sure, the whole “I can’t talk about my players or David Stern will hammer me with fines” part is no fun, but Cuban is loving this winning a title thing. Like when…

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