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  1. Artest to donate “Dancing” winnings to cancer charity

    Aug 30, 2011, 9:46 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball player Artest arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles

    After saying publicly he didn’t plan on doing Dancing with the Stars (as well as telling a lot of people around him the same thing) everything changed pretty quickly for Ron Artest. There he was Monday night, running out on stage — he was the only one to take off his shirt while doing it…

  2. FIBA Americas opens Tuesday, watch out for Argentina

    Aug 30, 2011, 8:20 AM EDT

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    Argentina is one stacked squad. And they are playing at home. Which is why everyone expects them to exit with one of the two Olympic berths to be handed out at the FIBA Americas Tournament, which starts Tuesday in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. The top two finishers in the 10-team Americas tournament get an automatic…

  3. Ron Artest is doing Dancing With The Stars after all

    Aug 30, 2011, 12:26 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    August 30: 12:28 am: Apparently Ron Artest is doing Dancing with the Stars. He had gone on twitter and on Los Angeles radio to say he was not going to do the show (just keep reading below and you will see our “he’s not going to do it” post based on what he said). But…

  4. Javaris Crittenton arrested by FBI at John Wayne International Airport

    Aug 30, 2011, 12:16 AM EDT

    Javaris Crittenton

    The FBI in conjunction with Orange County police arrested Javaris Crittenton Monday night at John Wayne International Airport after the 23-year-old checked in for a flight to Atlanta, according to an FBI spokesperson, via the AP. Crittenton had been wanted since police issued an arrest warrant Friday night for the former Laker, Wizard, and Bobcat…

  5. Report: Adelman flying to Minnesota to meet with owner

    Aug 29, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Rick Adelman’s flirtation with Minnesota Timberwolves has gotten serious enough that he is flying back to Minnesota to meet the team’s owner. That’s another sign that this deal is looking more and more likely, and this report comes from Ric Bucher of ESPN. Two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on…

  6. Crittenton agrees to turns himself in, claims innocence

    Aug 29, 2011, 9:05 PM EDT

    Javaris Crittenton

    Former NBA guard Javaris Crittenton, who was charged with shooting and killing a 22-year old mother of four less than 48 hours ago, has turned himself in to Atlanta authorities. Christian Boone of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the story: The lawyer for former Georgia Tech basketball star Javaris Crittenton said his client has agreed to…

  7. Wilson Chandler will play in China

    Aug 29, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT

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    ESPN.com’s J.A. Adande has the story: Wilson Chandler said he has signed a contract with the Zhejiang Guangsha of the Chinese Basketball Association, a move that would essentially preclude him from participating in the 2011-12 NBA season if the lockout ends and the games begin. The Chinese Basketball Association will not allow players with existing contracts…

  8. Steph Curry is also going back to college during the lockout

    Aug 29, 2011, 5:09 PM EDT

    T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    Like Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson, who we talked about earlier today, Warriors guard Stephen Curry is also making the best of a bad situation and taking college courses while the lockout rages on. CBS’ Matt Norlander has the story: Curry is arguably making more out of the NBA lockout than any other player. And…

  9. Gilbert Arenas, comedian Joe Mande in Twitter fight

    Aug 29, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    Earlier today, comedian Joe Mande made a Tumblr post (which was also posted on The Basketball Jones) that pogether a compilation of all of the pictures Magic guard Gilbert Arenas has used as his Twitter profile picture, (warning: the pictures contain adult sentiments and content and are likely NSFW) and called Arenas a “lunatic.” Arenas…

  10. Today’s overseas roundup: Patty Mills to Australia, Bogut to join him?

    Aug 29, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

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    There are so many NBA players both talking to and signing with overseas teams that we collect them in a daily roundup. I do this in bullet points because I am a blogger. Agent Mulder could more easily ignore a conspiracy than I could ignore the chance to use bullet points. • Patty Mills is…

  11. Nuggets’ Hamilton eager to change his image

    Aug 29, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT

    Jordan Hamilton

    Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated has an article up on Nuggets rookie Jordan Hamilton, who is eager for the lockout to end so that he can begin rehabilitating his image, which may have caused him to drop out of the lottery and fall to the 26th spot in the draft: For Jordan Hamilton, the former…

  12. Not much of Durant’s film shot in OKC. Thanks lockout.

    Aug 29, 2011, 3:26 PM EDT

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    We’ve told you that Kevin Durant is going to be a movie star. Clooney-like. He’s going to the big screen in a major motion picture. And they will not be filming much of that in Oklahoma City now. Thanks a lot lockout. The Oklahoman spells it out. This is an economic hit to OKC —…

  13. Top Cavalier picks decide to continue college courses rather than go overseas

    Aug 29, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT

    Hampton v Duke

    According to Scott Sargent of Waiting For Next Year, the Cavaliers’ top two picks have chosen to stay on their respective college campuses for now rather than go overseas in search of a payday. Here’s the story: “Just picked out my classes for this fall,” tweeted one Kyrie Irving, first overall pick in the 2011…

  14. Nowitzki given Germany’s highest sporting honor

    Aug 29, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki Wurzburg Germany

    See what winning a ring can get you? A Silver Laurel Leaf. Which is a huge deal to Dirk Nowitzki. The Silver Laurel Leaf is the highest honor Germany can give its sporting heroes, and Nowitzki got one, according to ESPN Dallas. German President Christian Wulff presented Nowitzki with the Silver Laurel Leaf, praising the…

  15. George Hill to play one exhibition game in ABA

    Aug 29, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

    Geroge Hill

    George Hill is going to suit up and play some professional basketball in Texas in October. No, the Pacers didn’t trade him back to the Spurs. No, they haven’t solved the lockout. Not even close. Hill has agreed to play in an exhibition game with another squad — the Texas Fuel of the ABA. That…

  16. Winderman: Beasley injury could give other players pause

    Aug 29, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    The NBA-headed-overseas movement appears to be at a waiting-to-exhale moment. For weeks, the “What if?” scenarios of the supposed mass migration were ones mostly reduced to whispers. What if an NBA player is injured overseas? What if such an injury impacted an existing contract? What if overseas insurance doesn’t cover every eventuality? According to a…

  17. Report: League sets Sept. 15 deadline before camps, preseason canceled

    Aug 29, 2011, 12:34 PM EDT

    NHL Season Cancelled

    The NBA has started its campaign to ratchet up the pressure on the players to reach a deal when negotiations between the two sides start again this Wednesday. That pressure — cancellations of the start of training camps and preseason games — was leaked to Hoopsworld’s Steve Kyler. League sources have pegged September 15th as…

  18. Report: Pistons will shop Richard Hamilton after lockout

    Aug 29, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Los Angeles Lakers

    Is this really shocking? Or even news? Since we’re left to speculating about what teams will do after the lockout, it will pass the test for now. But since the Pistons were reportedly shopping Richard Hamilton at the last trading deadline — any moves were killed by the impending sale of the team — it…

  19. Knicks to make it official: Woodson will be assistant coach

    Aug 29, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Ladies and gentlemen — start your speculation. It had been talked about for a while and today it is set to became official: Mike Woodson Mike D’Antoni’s right hand man, lead assistant and defensive coordinator with the New York Knicks. Marc Berman at the New York Post broke the story. As reported first by The…

  20. Michael Beasley may have broken wrist in China

    Aug 29, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Reports out of China are a little sketchy, but it could be bad news for Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley. First there is this tweet from Rijay Wang (via Hoopshype): Report: Michael Beasley suffered wrist injury in Sunday night at China Championships, had to get wrist re-examined, possible wrist break. Here is the link to the…

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