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  1. DeShawn Stevenson is frustrated, rips Billy Hunter

    Nov 22, 2011, 5:09 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

    Dallas Mavericks players maybe more frustrated with the lockout than anyone. This season was to be their coronation — Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd and a team full of guys who worked hard, won an NBA title and… No banner to the rafter. No rings. Just lost momentum. A couple of them spoke with Marc…

  2. Shed a tear: Agents are hurting during lockout, too

    Nov 22, 2011, 4:20 PM EST

    NBA basketball spaulding

    David Stern has tried to paint NBA agents as a malevolent force during this lockout — maybe not Voldemort himself (that would be Jeffry Kessler) but more Dementors. Men who suck the joy out of the game. But this lockout hurts the agents, too. They all hustle because they live on commission, you’ve got to…

  3. Baron Davis to host latest charity game, this one in L.A.

    Nov 22, 2011, 3:15 PM EST

    Baron Davis, Jason Richardson, Corey Maggette

    And the charity games keep on rolling in as we wait for lockout negotiations to start up again. Baron Davis and Tina Thompson will be hosting one in Los Angeles this Sunday at Southwest College benefitting the Kids in LA Sports Foundation. On the list to play are some guys with Los Angeles ties —…

  4. J.R. Smith’s demands have Chinese team frustrated

    Nov 22, 2011, 2:53 PM EST

    CBA 11/12 First Round: Guangdong Hongyuan v Zhejiang Chouzhou

    Somewhere, George Karl is just nodding along silently. Not his problem anymore. J.R. Smith was back on the floor with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, the team he inked a $3 million deal to play for through the full season into next March. But he is getting much more than just that salary, there are a…

  5. The redemption of Adam Morrison is going on in Serbia

    Nov 22, 2011, 2:26 PM EST

    Adam Morrison

    If you read just one thing today, click the link and read the profile of Adam Morrison by Sam Amick at Sports Illustrated. Morrison has been an NBA punch line for years now, the guy who couldn’t live up to the hype in Charlotte, who won two rings with the Lakers while wearing a suit,…

  6. NBA overseas roundup: Tyson Chandler turns down China

    Nov 22, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

    NBA Finals Heat Mavericks Basketball

    As the NBA lockout drags on and on and on, there have been more players talking to overseas teams about taking their talents across the pond. Here is today’s roundup of news. • Tyson Chandler has decided not to take an offer to play in China, tweets ESPN’s Chris Broussard. “I was considering it but…

  7. Power Balance to file bankruptcy, not leaving Sacramento

    Nov 22, 2011, 1:04 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Hornets - Game Four

    I’m not going to tell you that the Power Balance wristbands favored by NBA players and other pro athletes are a scam, I’d say do the research. Don’t just ask Lamar Odom, actually do the research. Or, consider the fact the company just had to file bankruptcy organization after settling a class action lawsuit against…

  8. Allen Iverson wants to set up four-city barnstorming tour

    Nov 22, 2011, 11:44 AM EST

    Allen Iverson

    You’ve got to love Allen Iverson’s drive. He tried to put together a charity All-Star game in Las Vegas but it fell apart. So his response? Set up a four-city tour, reports Chris Palmer of ESPN. Stops would include Atlanta and Las Vegas. Already LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade are putting…

  9. Video: Terrible NBA mascots that should never dunk

    Nov 22, 2011, 11:20 AM EST

    dunk_nba_generic_2

    No, these are not real NBA mascots. Bango’s job is not threatened by these guys. But it’s a lockout and Conan O’Brien made us laugh with this, so we are passing it along to you in the spirit of “what else do you expect us to do during the lockout?” Thanks to I am a…

  10. Dr. J gets financial boost, 76ers (and fans) get memorabilia

    Nov 22, 2011, 10:49 AM EST

    erving

    We brought the story last month of how Julius Erving was having some financial challenges due to some failed investments, and on an unrelated note happened to be having a lot of his memorabilia auctioned off. “Unrelated” is the official story, choose to believe what seems logical to you. Turns out there is a real…

  11. Even escort services getting hurt by NBA lockout

    Nov 22, 2011, 9:59 AM EST

    prostitutes

    On a macro level, the NBA lockout really isn’t going to hurt cities much. Studies show the money you would have spent on NBA tickets you will spend on movies, dinners, maybe seeing a hockey game. It still gets spent and the city still benefits. But on a micro level people will get hurt —…

  12. Hip Hop is dead. (The 76ers mascot, we mean.)

    Nov 22, 2011, 8:39 AM EST

    Chris Andersen Hip Hop 76ers

    Hip Hop is dead. The 76ers anthropomorphized rabbit mascot named Hip Hop who came on the scene in the Allen Iverson era to the thrill of nobody has gone the way of the Dodo bird. The new owners of the 76ers surveyed their season ticket holders and were looking for ways to improve the game-night…

  13. J.R. Smith’s knee injury not serious (he played on Tuesday)

    Nov 22, 2011, 8:02 AM EST

    CBA 11/12 First Round: Guangdong Hongyuan v Zhejiang Chouzhou

    It looked bad. Any time you can’t walk off the court and they take you directly to the hospital it’s scary. Doing so in a foreign country — in this case China — adds to the tension. But it turns out J.R. Smith’s knee injury is not that bad. In fact, he played in the…

  14. Is Amare Stoudemire’s back fully healed? Good question.

    Nov 21, 2011, 10:56 PM EST

    Amare Stoudemire

    Sunday Drew Gooden hosted a charity game (we already brought you the highlights) but there is one unresolved issue from that game: In what shape is Amare Stoudemire’s back? It bothered him at the end of last season and slowed him some this summer, but he has said he was healthy. Then he missed Gooden’s…

  15. LeBron: “I can understand why a lot of people were upset”

    Nov 21, 2011, 8:26 PM EST

    Not shown: hair on LeBron's forehead.

    LeBron James understands where you are coming from, you haters. He’s backtracked from how he handled “The Decision” for some time now, said he wouldn’t want to change the choice but does wish he had gone about it differently. He and those around the announcement thought the show was all for a good cause, not…

  16. Pat Riley laughs off Shaq’s “Gestapo” comment

    Nov 21, 2011, 6:59 PM EST

    shaq-riley

    Pat Riley understands Shaquille O’Neal. Understood he needed to push the big man hard if the Heat were going to win the championship in 2006. Understands him now as Shaq goes around promoting his “Shaq Uncut” biography. That’s why Riley was not offended by Shaq saying talking about Riley’s “Gestapo conditioning,” as the coach told Ira…

  17. Players consolidate lawsuits, but court ordered talks best hope

    Nov 21, 2011, 6:21 PM EST

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    If you were holding out hope that David Stern and Billy Hunter were going to be having pleasant phone conversations over the holiday weekend, and that the NBA on Christmas still could happen, well, we’re sorry. The next NBA owners and players negotiations will likely be because a judge ordered them, a source close to…

  18. Cedric Ceballos hospitalized after “series of small heart attacks”

    Nov 21, 2011, 5:59 PM EST

    ceballos

    One of the more popular NBA role players of his era, Cedric Ceballos is in a Phoenix area hospital after suffering a series of small heart attacks. He is doing well enough to have released this statement. “I feel blessed and very fortunate to be here today and to have made the decision to go…

  19. Ex NBAer John Amaechi says it’s not about love of the game

    Nov 21, 2011, 3:25 PM EST

    NBA Labor Basketball

    What’s love got to do with it? For all the talk of the love of the game by both sides in the NBA lockout (“basketball never stops”), the fans are not feeling that love. Fans do love the game and pay to watch it be played. Right now the owners and players are having raw…

  20. Derrick Rose says he is not going to play overseas

    Nov 21, 2011, 2:18 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Three

    That sound you just heard was the collective exhale of Chicago Bulls fans. And Tom Thibodeau. That’s because over the weekend Derrick Rose, the star and building block of the Chicago Bulls, said he has no plans of going overseas. Here is the quote from the Houston Chronicle, where Rose was over the weekend for…

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