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  1. Britain gets insurance; Deng, Gordon to play EuroBasket

    Aug 3, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Three

    The “group of death” at EuroBasket just got a more deadly. That’s because Great Britain — considered the weakest team at the group — just got a whole lot stronger with the addition of the Bulls Luol Deng and the Pistons Ben Gordon. Deng announced that he would be playing — meaning the British basketball…

  2. Kevin Durant shuts up a heckler at NYC Pro-Am game

    Aug 3, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT

    Durant tattoos

    Who heckles Kevin Durant? The guy drops 66 points at Rucker Park draining threes over double teams (Scott Brooks does not want you to take that shot, KD) and the next day the crowd is all over him? Man, New York City can be tough. But Durant gets the last laugh. He’s tougher. Watch the…

  3. It’s all good between Warriors, Chris Mullin as he enters hall

    Aug 3, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Chris Mullin is a Golden State Warriors icon. A star player, five-time All-Star and part of Run TMC, the golden years for Golden State. It was those years that helped him get elected to the Hall of Fame. He then went on to the front office and was the GM the one time this franchise…

  4. Specter of death seems to haunt Lamar Odom

    Aug 3, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant And Phil Jackson Address The Media

    You think Lamar Odom lives a charmed life. Professional basketball player, complete with championship rings. Reality television star. His own line of clothing. But Lamar Odom knows tragedy. All too well. He had to bury his mom at age 12. His grandmother raised him from there but she passed in 2004. In 2006 his own…

  5. Stan Van Gundy has handles (and we don’t mean love)

    Aug 3, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 2

    Since the Magic’s season ended at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks, we’ve said Orlando has to find another guy who can handle the rock and create some open looks for teammates. Jameer Nelson can do that, and after that… Gilbert Arenas? See what we mean. Looks like we may have found the guy —…

  6. Farmar, Ilyasova, Wright three latest to sign in Europe

    Aug 3, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Jordan Farmar

    David Stern is so, so concerned about how players signing overseas might impact the players union. He is such an empathetic guy. Don’t think there’s anything self-centered about his comments at all. Nope. He’s not saying that hoping to divide the union. It’s only out of genuine, heart-felt concern. But outside of D-Will, only one…

  7. Turkish team decides to take Patty Mills over Dooling

    Aug 3, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT

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    Reports had come out that Keyon Dooling — last seen as a guard off the bench for the Milwaukee Bucks — was going to play for Turkish team Anadolu Efes during the lockout. But it turns out, Anadolu Efes would rather have Patty Mills (last seen as a guard off the Trail Blazers bench). That’s…

  8. One zealous fan gets Kobe Bryant calf tattoo

    Aug 3, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    kobe-bryant-leg-tattoo

    We’ve got Dirk Nowitzki on an a–, a woman with Thunder thighs, a LeBron James calf tattoo, and now…. The Kobe Bryant calf tattoo. You can see the entire thing to the right (via CBSSports Eye on Basketball). My first thought — that’s actually some really impressive work. I most enjoy seeing Kobe in “The…

  9. Rubio says he’ll only play in Europe if full NBA season lost

    Aug 3, 2011, 12:24 PM EDT

    Ricky Rubio Barcelona

    Ricky Rubio is not running back to Barcelona. The powerhouse European team reportedly want him back during the NBA lockout, but Rubio doesn’t plan on going back unless the full NBA season is lost, he told mundodeportivo.com (via Hoopshype, translation from friend of the site Xavier Sanchez, a basketball coach in Spain you can follow…

  10. Video: Shaq drives tiny cars on Conan

    Aug 3, 2011, 11:41 AM EDT

    Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal of the

    Retired or not, Shaquille O’Neal is one of the biggest personalities and stars the NBA has. And Shaq gives good television. I’ much rather watch him than David Stern talking lawsuits. Shaq tells good stories, like trying to just drop in at the White House unannounced and saying he wants to see President Obama (even if…

  11. Add Sam Mitchell to Timberwolves coaching search list

    Aug 3, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Orlando Magic, Game Five

    Minnesota has time to take in finding a new coach, what with the lockout and all, so they are using it to interview virtually everyone. Enter Sam Mitchell, the former Toronto Raptors head coach, who will be the latest to interview for the Timberwolves job, according to Jerry Zgoda at the Star Tribune. It’s not…

  12. Stern not collecting his massive salary during lockout

    Aug 3, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT

    NBA Commissioner Stern holds a news conference before Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat in Miami

    David Stern makes a lot of money. A staggering amount of money, although apparently more people know the codes in the nuclear football than how much Stern actually makes. But Stern isn’t making that much right now. He is not getting paid during the lockout, according to Marc Stein at ESPN. Stern essentially said as…

  13. Rafer Alston sued over fight at strip club

    Aug 3, 2011, 10:12 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics

    Rafer Alston is out of the NBA — he played last season in China — but the man still knows how to make headlines. The former NBA point guard is being sued over an alleged altercation from a year ago, according to the New York Post. The former NBA athlete, 35, who’s originally from Jamaica,…

  14. Report: Kobe to meet with Turkish club Thursday

    Aug 3, 2011, 9:55 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Bryant walks off the court after Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas

    He’s not going. But when Kobe Bryant said the other day he had not talked to Beşiktaş officials in weeks, with his next breath he said he’d listen to offers — “I’m just waiting for my phone to ring.” Now Beşiktaş is calling and the two sides will meet Thursday, according to multiple reports out…

  15. Dennis Rodman’s jackets, furniture, awards up for auction

    Aug 3, 2011, 9:28 AM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Butler v UConn

    Admit it, you wish you could dress like Dennis Rodman. Now you can — you can own a jacket or a boa he used to wear. Or his fur hat. Or his boots. Or his funky pool table can be in your house. Maybe you want to pick up his African drums. Or some of…

  16. Artest officially becomes Metta World Peace August 26

    Aug 3, 2011, 8:12 AM EDT

    Ron Artest Parade

    We just want to keep you up to date on World Peace. It’s not as far away as it seems. Turns out we could have World Peace by Aug. 26. That’s when Ron Artest’s name could officially change to Metta World Peace. Don’t just take our word for it, we have the word of TMZ…

  17. Quote of the Day: Martell Webster talks sharks, orgies

    Aug 2, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT

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    “So, I just found out that sharks have orgies after eating whale blubber. Thats very disturbing. Well I’m having whale blubber tonite.” —Timberwolves shooting guard Martell Webster, who apparently has been watching a lot of Shark Week, via twitter. (Hat tip to I am a GM)

  18. How a day of lawsuits can help end the NBA lockout

    Aug 2, 2011, 8:57 PM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    We are nowhere near the end of this lockout. Sadly. Especially sad since you could throw a group of five or so bloggers (or NBA writers, or you and your friends) in a room and we could hash out a deal in 24 hours that would pretty close to where the two sides will land…

  19. Winderman: Why Fisher, Fredette, 11 other players get named in NBA suit

    Aug 2, 2011, 8:12 PM EDT

    Jimmer Fredette

    They are, for now, the Lockout 13, the 13 players selected by the NBA to be listed as defendants in the class action complaint for declaratory relief filed Tuesday by the league with the United States District Court Southern District of New York. But why those 13? Because of union status. And proximity to the…

  20. Bruce Pearl could coach Maverick’s D-League team

    Aug 2, 2011, 7:04 PM EDT

    Tennessee v Michigan

    Bruce Pearl cannot commit any recruiting violations as the coach of the Texas Legends of the D-League. And the former Tennessee head coach could get that gig coaching the Mavericks’ D-League affiliate, according to Marc Stein at ESPN. The Texas Legends are making a hard push to hire former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl to replace…

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