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  1. EuroBasket Day 4 Roundup: Greece was not the word

    Sep 4, 2011, 2:09 AM EST

    Greece Macedonia

    We have our first real upset of EuroBasket, just as things are starting to get interesting (Lithuania vs. Spain and Germany vs. Serbia Sunday, for example). Macedonia 72, Greece 58: This is a pretty big upset — Macedonia had never won a EuroBasket game before this tournament, while in recent years Greece has been one…

  2. A photo of Clyde Drexler you should really see

    Sep 3, 2011, 11:20 PM EST

    DREX

    On a day defined by the pageantry of universities engaged in fierce competition and the colorful imagery of teams like Oregon and Georgia showing off new post-space-age uniforms, we thought we’d bring you an image from the past of a game we won’t be seeing possibly until after college football is over. Michael Jordan won…

  3. Blazers to interview Spurs’ Lindsay, Mullin for GM gig

    Sep 3, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

    Chris Mullin

    The Blazers are starting to get together a list of candidates for the vacant GM job. From Yahoo! Sports: Portland has also received permission to interview Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Lindsey has spoken to Blazers officials by phone, but no formal face-to-face has yet been scheduled, a source said.…

  4. Garnett makes reference to the end of his career on the near horizon

    Sep 3, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

    Kevin Garnett

    Kevin Garnett is doing the media rounds this week, talking about everything from how he almost joined the Lakers, to his future in basketball. In an interview with the Boston Globe, Garnett gave the token lines about how the union is “really united” this time, said he wanted to retire with the Celtics, and then…

  5. We need a season because it’s now or never for Kobe v. LeBron

    Sep 3, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    It was supposed to be 2009. Whoops, thanks Orlando and your ridiculously hot shooting. Then it was supposed to be 2010. Whoops, Boston strikes again. Then, no, seriously, surely it has to be 2011, we don’t even have the rest of the Cavs to blame it on. Whoops, Dallas denied. And now we’re on the…

  6. There will be no Drew League vs. Goodman League rematch

    Sep 3, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

    Goodman Drew Harden Durant

    It was the game that started the buzz — West Coast vs. East Coast, Los Angeles vs. Washington D.C., Goodman League vs. Drew League. It was the game that set the stage for Goodman vs. Melo and soon Goodman vs. Rucker. The Drew League wanted a rematch — Drew lost by 1 point, there was…

  7. Blazers to interview Thunder’s Weaver for GM position

    Sep 3, 2011, 8:30 AM EST

    Paul Allen

    Straight from Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski’s workaholic head to your eyes: The Portland Trail Blazers have started the interview process for their vacant general manager’s job, meeting with Oklahoma City Thunder executive Troy Weaver in Portland on Thursday, NBA front-offices sources told Yahoo! Sports.More From Adrian WojnarowskiSpurs Blair to play in Russia during lockout Sep…

  8. EuroBasket Day 3 recap: This is why you leave Nowitzki in

    Sep 3, 2011, 1:10 AM EST

    Tony Parker

    On Day three of EuroBasket we saw a contest of teams thinking Olympic bids with Germany and France, and we saw why Spain runs its offense through the Gasol brothers. There were only six games played on Friday. France 76, Germany 65: Let’s give France their due — they are 3-0 and the questions about…

  9. Spurs’ Blair makes it official, he will play in Russia

    Sep 2, 2011, 11:35 PM EST

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    No real shock here, we told you this was coming, but Spurs big man DeJuan Blair has made it official. Blair has signed to play next season with Krasnye Krylya in Russia, reports  Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo. The deal has an opt-out to return to the NBA once (or if) the lockout ends. There’s an…

  10. Video: Behind the scenes at Goodman vs. Drew with Durant

    Sep 2, 2011, 11:10 PM EST

    Kevin Durant

    Kevin Durant has been working on a new video series, designed to take you into the average day in his life and show you how it is not that different than yours. You know, playing some X-box, chilling with your friends, going to the Goodman vs. Drew game and dropping 44. Okay, so your day…

  11. Rockets rookie Parsons signs with French team

    Sep 2, 2011, 6:02 PM EST

    Parsons

    Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports has the story: Rockets rookie F @ChandlerParsonsagrees to contract with France Cholet with an NBA out as early as Oct. 3, agent Mark Bartelstien tells Y!. The 6-10 Florida alum was taken by the Rockets with the 38th overall pick in the draft, and was named the SEC player of the…

  12. Ricky Rubio is struggling at EuroBasket. Time to worry?

    Sep 2, 2011, 3:46 PM EST

    Ricky Rubio of Spain eyes the ball durin

    This was the guy the Minnesota Timberwolves have been banking on since they drafted him three years ago. Ricky Rubio, the Spanish sensation who has been playing at the highest level of European ball since he was 16. The guy with the rare gift of natural court vision. He has been a mess through three…

  13. Dwight Howard planking with 100 Chinese people

    Sep 2, 2011, 2:47 PM EST

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    Planking is dead. Your grandma knows what planking is, heck, she probably has done it with her friends in the mall. It just takes her a lot longer to get back up. But it’s not done for Dwight Howard and his friends in China. Below is a photo courtesy the twitter account of CNBC business…

  14. How about Goodman vs. Rucker Park showdown? It’s on.

    Sep 2, 2011, 1:59 PM EST

    rucker-park

    This could be better than any of the summer pro-am league showdowns this summer (and beating Goodman vs. Drew and Goodman vs. Melo will be hard): How about Washington D.C.’s Goodman League vs. ECB Rucker Parck? The best of New York now in the mix. It is set for Oct. 1, according to the official…

  15. Does Australia want Bogut enough for the government to help?

    Sep 2, 2011, 1:24 PM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v Chicago Bulls

    Andrew Bogut is a big deal in Australia. They have other players in the NBA — hello Patty Mills — but Bogut is a defensive stalwart, the former college player of the year at Utah who, if he gets his shooting touch back, is a borderline All-Star. Plenty of teams in the Australian league (the…

  16. Video: This is what EuroBasket looks like

    Sep 2, 2011, 12:20 PM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki EuroBasket

    We’ve been updating you on the first two days of the EuroBasket (and we will continue), telling you what things look like. But you should see for yourself. So here are the highlights from day one of EuroBasket, check it out for yourself. From VisoSports (via Crossover Chronicles).

  17. Lawrence Frank interviews 31 for assistant coaching jobs

    Sep 2, 2011, 11:54 AM EST

    Newly hired Detroit Pistons head coach Frank speaks with media as Pistons President Dumars listens during news conference in Auburn Hills, Michigan

    Lawrence Frank is detail oriented and very thorough. I’m not clinically trained to diagnose someone as obsessive. So I’ll let you judge for yourself. Frank was given the freedom to hire his own staff, so he has left no stone unturned in his search for assistants, according to Pistons.com. He’s talked to 31 coaches and…

  18. Hakim Warrick wants some Philly vs. Baltimore action

    Sep 2, 2011, 11:29 AM EST

    Warrick_suns

    We have seen Los Angeles vs. Washington D.C. (Drew League vs. Goodman League). And D.C. vs. Baltimore (Goodman vs. Melo). Now Philadelphia wants in on the action. Suns forward Hakim Warrick is trying to organize some players from the city of Brotherly Love to take on Baltimore’s Melo league in a showcase, reports Marc Stein…

  19. Nets coach Johnson heads to Russia for game with Prokhorov

    Sep 2, 2011, 10:39 AM EST

    Avery Johnson Portrait

    How much does the Little General have in the tank? We’re about to find out… well, “we’re” only includes you if you live in Russia. New Jersey Nets coach Avery Johnson is heading to Russia to play in a charity exhibition game with team owner Mikhail Prokhorov, reports the Star-Ledger. Money raised at the Set.…

  20. Mark Jackson explains ties to alleged drug kingpin

    Sep 2, 2011, 10:02 AM EST

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    Warren Braithwaite was arrested in Arizona last month, accused by the DEA of heading an international drug-smugling ring. That sent shockwaves through some circles as Braithwaite was friend of people such as Jamie Foxx and Lady Gaga, among many other celebrities. You can put new Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson in that group, too.…

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