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  1. Guess who’s back? Back again? Isiah’s back (meeting with Dolan), tell a friend

    Sep 8, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

    Isiah Thomas

    That sound you hear is dozens of scribes all across the internet salivating with anticipation at the meat being thrown to the wolves. Isiah Thomas never stopped talking to the Knicks. He was always a member of James Dolan’s counsel, always a trusted advisor. But the New York Post reports of a meeting that has…

  2. Three weeks to training camp… Kenneth Faried is a Manimal

    Sep 8, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT


    The wait is almost over. We’re three weeks and three days from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to. Kenneth Faried wasn’t even supposed…

  3. Video: Reggie Miller thanks sister, admits he pushed off on Greg Anthony as he enters Hall of Fame

    Sep 8, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Reggie Cheryl Miller

    Reggie Miller gave a super speech upon his induction to the Naismith Hall of Fame Friday night. He was warm, funny, self-deprecating, and yet still so confident in his own abilities and impishly proud of his constant needling. He told stories about being abused by Michael Jordan and what the game has meant to him.…

  4. Video: Phil Knight compared Michael Jordan to what now?

    Sep 8, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

    So Nike exec Phil Knight was inducted to the Hall of Fame last night, and his presenter happened to be Michael Jordan, on account of the symbiotic relationship between the two men’s cultural rise. In the video below, Knight thanks Jordan by elevating him, calling him the greatest of all time and talking about his…

  5. Quote of the Day: Don Nelson thinks life in Maui doesn’t suck

    Sep 8, 2012, 7:01 AM EDT

    “Hopefully, this will be the last tuxedo I’ll be wearing. “There is life after basketball. Come out and have a cup of coffee with me in Maui.” —Don Nelson, the legendary Celtics player and the winningest coach NBA history, during his induction into the Hall of Fame speech Friday. After Nelson chased after the Minnesota…

  6. Friday Night Video: Bruce Lee fights Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Sep 7, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee vs. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in a movie fight. This is why YouTube should exist. The scene is from the film “Game of Death,” which was one of Bruce Lee’s final films but not released in the United States until five years after his death (with all sorts of reshoots). He filmed most of the…

  7. Video: Watch RG III, Trent Richardson play some HORSE

    Sep 7, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

    Washington Redskins quarterback Griffin III passes against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of their NFL preseason football game in Landover

    Are you ready for some football? We are, it’s a great way to pass some fall weekend days (and now Monday, Thursday and… what day isn’t football on anymore?) until the NBA starts. So, to get in the spirit of our friends Florio and MDS at PFT, here is the guy everyone in Washington has…

  8. The Inbounds: For the 500th time, we need an NBA Hall of Fame

    Sep 7, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

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    When I make this column, as I do every year, I go through the usual flip side. Do we really need a Hall of Fame? Is there anyone who should be included in a Hall of Fame for the NBA that is not or will not be in the Naismith? Is recognition in the Naismith not…

  9. Friday And-1 links: Another report Brandon Roy looks good

    Sep 7, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

    Timberwolves Roy Basketball

    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 Packers fans like bratwurst. • We are in the “everyone looks good working…

  10. Will Jared Dudley step into the leadership vacuum in Phoenix?

    Sep 7, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT

    Jared Dudley

    Who is the locker room leader of the Phoenix Suns? Steve Nash and his quiet leader role has gone to a rival (where he will play good cop to Kobe Bryant’s bad cop). Veteran Grant Hill has gone to Los Angeles as well, just to the team in red and white. Much of the roster…

  11. Video: Derrick Rose “The Return” part 2 (“Hope”)

    Sep 7, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Chicago Bulls

    I was really hoping that adidas was going to title The Return episode 4 “A New Hope” but they went with hope in this, the second installment. Oh well. Above is the second of adidas series of short films on Rose’s rehab from an ACL tear suffered in the first round of the playoffs (see…

  12. GM Kupchak uses “good on paper” to describe Lakers, too

    Sep 7, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Dwight Howard

    It is what everyone has been saying about the Los Angeles Lakers — with a starting five of Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard — they are very good “on paper.” As in they still have to prove it. Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and others have said…

  13. Knicks Ronnie Brewer out six weeks after knee surgery

    Sep 7, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT

    Ronnie Brewer, Ron Garretson

    Well, this is not the ideal way to start the season in New York. The Knicks had planned to give Ronnie Brewer a lot of run to start the season as Iman Shumpert recovers from knee surgery, then Howard Beck of the New York Times tweeted this on Friday: Knicks G Ronnie Brewer will be…

  14. “LeBron Asks” and result is educational fun with math

    Sep 7, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    This is really cool. Well, The Kahn Academy was already very really cool. It’s the brainchild of Harvard/MIT big brain Salman Khan with the idea of trying to provide simple, understandable lessons on a wide range of topics then put them on YouTube for anyone in the world to watch. Now, LeBron James has teamed…

  15. Video: A whole lot of dunks from summer games/events

    Sep 7, 2012, 1:24 PM EDT


    I know officially when fall starts is determined by the autumnal equinox, when the sun is parallel to the equator. But that’s not it for me — I think fall starts the first weekend of NFL football. For me, fall starts Sunday. And that’s a good time to look back at summer and some of the…

  16. How Reggie, Cheryl Miller used to hustle playground games

    Sep 7, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    Reggie Cheryl Miller

    By the end of Friday night, Reggie and Cheryl Miller will be the first ever brother/sister combination enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. In fact, Cheryl will be on stage presenting Reggie when he makes his speech. That gives me a good reason to tell my favorite Miller family story, one Cheryl Miller…

  17. Pistons’ Knight says he has gotten a lot better this summer

    Sep 7, 2012, 12:08 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons' Knight goes to the basket against Chicago Bulls' Noah during their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    Right now, Brandon Knight is taking it slow trying to rest and heal up a case of plantar fasciitis, the foot condition that makes it painful to run. It’s mild and he should be ready to go by training camp. And that is when Knight plans to show what he did with his summer vacation.…

  18. The Inbounds: The NBA’s unintentional tribute to Don Nelson

    Sep 7, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Don Nelson was in the NBA long enough to be considered in about a hundred ways over the span of his most-winning career. Longevity comes with peaks and valleys, and Nelson had tons. From his prolific Bucks teams to the start of the Mavericks’ surge with Nowitzki, Finley, and Nash, to the 2007 We Believe…

  19. Ricky Rubio says he expects to be back in December

    Sep 7, 2012, 11:15 AM EDT

    Sky Lynx Basketball

    It’s always smart to agree with the guy who owns the business. In the case of the Minnesota Timberwolves, owner Glen Taylor said recently he expects star point guard Ricky Rubio to return in December from surgery to repair a torn ACL. So, what did Rubio tell Spanish sports publication (via Hoopshype)? “I’m eager…

  20. Another report that Andray Blatche to the Nets nearly done

    Sep 7, 2012, 10:21 AM EDT

    DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors shot is blocked by Washington Wizards' Blatche during their NBA game in Washington

    When the first reports came out that Andray Blatche had reached a deal with the Nets, his agents/people quickly turned and said it was not a done deal, the Heat were in the mix. Because agents like options and trying to use that as leverage. But then came John Lucas — the coach Blatche is…

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