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  1. Ty Lawson struggling to adjust to play in Lithuania

    Oct 6, 2011, 5:30 PM EST

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    Deron Williams is not the only American point guard finding playing in Europe is not so easy. Nuggets point guard of the future Ty Lawson is finding the going rough in the Lithuanian league, according to Alex Kennedy at Hoopsworld. Ty Lawson is still struggling in Lithuania. Today, he went scoreless in six minutes of…

  2. How good can the Memphis Grizzlies become?

    Oct 6, 2011, 4:58 PM EST

    San Antionio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Six

    The Memphis Grizzlies provided one of the 2011 playoffs’ most endearing storylines for reasons that went beyond a mere appreciation for the underdog. They won their first-round series against the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs, sure, but it was the way the Grizzlies won — and the personnel with which they did so — that gave…

  3. Rondo says Chicago has the most “obnoxious” fans

    Oct 6, 2011, 4:40 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Chicago Bulls

    Can you have bulletin board material during a lockout? If so, Rajon Rondo gave some to the Bulls and the Chicago fans. Not that they need it — Boston and Chicago have a great rivalry already. One that was rekindled by the knock-down, drag-out seven game series from the first round of the 2009 playoffs.…

  4. Video: Behind the scenes at Derrick Rose matador commercial

    Oct 6, 2011, 4:24 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    Thursday Adidas released some behind the scenes footage from Derrick Rose‘s new “matador” commercial for his adiZero Rose 2 — which coincidentally went on sale on Thursday. Okay, not so coincidentally. We showed you the original ad (which is pretty sweet and filmed in Madrid) so we thought “why not roll the behind the scenes…

  5. How far are the NBA and players, really? Well, it depends…

    Oct 6, 2011, 2:49 PM EST

    NHL Season Cancelled

    This much is clear — the NBA and its players union are much closer to a deal today than they were a week ago. Tuesday’s intense negotiations may have ended with threats of the first weeks of the season being canceled, but it also saw real progress. First, they are finally talking about the real…

  6. Insight into the complex, fascinating mind of Jerry West

    Oct 6, 2011, 2:08 PM EST

    Jerry West

    If you’re looking for something to read that gives you a basketball fix during the NBA lockout, I would recommend heading to your local bookstore (if it’s still open) and picking up a copy of Roland Lazenby’s Jerry West biography. It’s simply a fantastic portrait. (West has his autobiography coming out soon, which should be…

  7. Reggie Miller’s greatest moments recreated in China

    Oct 6, 2011, 1:29 PM EST

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    Reggie Miller is big in China. Apparently. There is a Web site called ChinaPacers.com where they have a video recreating Miller’s legendary Pacer moments on an outdoor court in China with guys who might not be able to touch the net when they jump. And yet, it is brilliant. YouTubey brilliant. I just wish they…

  8. Insurance will keep Bogut from playing in Australia after all

    Oct 6, 2011, 1:13 PM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v Chicago Bulls

    Andrew Bogut wanted to play in Australia during the lockout. He even tweeted it was almost a reality. He could sharpen his game coming off an injury and bring attention to a hoops league in a nation where rugby, Australian Rules Football, soccer, cricket and other sports are thought of well before hoops. (Well, Australian Rules…

  9. J.R. Rider arrested in Arizona on parole violation

    Oct 6, 2011, 12:21 PM EST

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    Sadly, this isn’t shocking or unlikely. Isaiah “J.R.” Rider has been picked up on a parole violation and remains behind bars in Arizona, TMZ reports. He was on probation for a 2010 violation where he tried to flee from police who wanted to pull him over for erratic driving. But it could also have been…

  10. John Wall drops moves on unsuspecting guys on the street

    Oct 6, 2011, 11:56 AM EST

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    You’re just walking down the street minding your own business, thinking about if you’d fire Hank Williams Jr. or maybe checking twitter out on your phone, then… BAM, John Wall drops a crossover on you. It happens. The Wizards’ point guard was speaking with ESPN’s high school site and talked about what could happen if…

  11. Sunday will be the day if full NBA season to be saved

    Oct 6, 2011, 11:23 AM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    David Stern set the deadline — if there is no handshake deal between NBA owners and players by Monday, the league will cancel the first two weeks of the regular season. The two sides are playing a game of chicken. But if the season is to be saved, it has to happen Sunday. After talks…

  12. Blake Griffin gets naked for ESPN, but in a good way

    Oct 6, 2011, 10:58 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Clippers

    ESPN the Magazine is coming out soon with its annual “body issue” where artistic photographs of athletes’ bodies — barely covered — show off the human form. And likely sells some copies, because isn’t the point of art to make money off of it? Which leads us to Funny or Die intern — and someday…

  13. NBA doing the Maloofs’ talking for them

    Oct 6, 2011, 9:52 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    The Maloofs’ relationship with Sacramento is decidedly love-hate. When the Kings were winning and Joe and Gavin were plastered on TV during games, Sacramentans were ready to propose. But it’s funny how life works — the team started losing and (gulp) started asking the city of Sacramento for money, and everything has been downhill since.…

  14. Italian squad down to offering Kobe one game contract

    Oct 6, 2011, 9:41 AM EST

    Italy Basketball Bryant Bologna

    It looks like the ride on the Kobe Bryant publicity train is almost over for Italian club Virtus Bologna, but the team is going public trying to milk it for all its worth. Not that they didn’t want him — they re-arranged the league’s schedule to help facilitate his arrival. It’s just that it was…

  15. Update: Jamario Moon just practicing with Quebec, not playing

    Oct 6, 2011, 9:13 AM EST

    Jamario Moon

    Yesterday the coach of the Quebec Kebs of Canadian NBL was saying how having NBA player Jamario Moon joining his team was not only good for his squad but also for the league. Oh, you didn’t think he was actually playing in games, did you? Where would you get that crazy idea? I’m not sure…

  16. Deron Williams not impressing anyone in Europe so far

    Oct 6, 2011, 8:04 AM EST

    New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Willia

    Deron Williams has not looked good. At all. There is no sugar coating it. A few games in playing for Turkish side Besiktas, the biggest name in the NBA to sign overseas has not impressed anyone. Williams led Besiktas into the EuroCup last week, which is a second tier tournament that took place in Belgium,…

  17. Report about Rip Hamilton shows players, agents not all unified

    Oct 5, 2011, 11:52 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Los Angeles Lakers

    A bunch of agents talked on the phone Wednesday amongst themselves, saying they were looking for ways to help the union in its struggle with the owners. Of course it was not about what the agents wanted, it was about their players and an overriding concern for the greater good. Agents are altruistic like that.…

  18. Report: Canceling NBA’s first two weeks would cost players $200 million

    Oct 5, 2011, 9:46 PM EST

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    The money is about to start piling up. Up until now, the costs of the lockout have been largely theoretical to the NBA owners and players (not so much the staff of the teams, but that’s another story). But the loss of the NBA preseason will cost the owners about $200 million, league officials said…

  19. Video: Which side should blink first in NBA labor talks?

    Oct 5, 2011, 9:38 PM EST

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    On NBC’s Sports Talk on Versus television today Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski and I discussed what it’s going to take to get a deal done and who needs to blink in this game of chicken. For the record, I still think it takes them until about the end of the month to get a deal. While the…

  20. Video: Trailer for “Manchild” the Schea Cotton story

    Oct 5, 2011, 7:43 PM EST

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    Living in Los Angeles, I saw Schea Cotton play in high school, then at Long Beach City College. The title of a new documentary about him — “manchild” — says it all. The only guy I can sort of compare it to is LeBron James, because Cotton was a high school player with an NBA…

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