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  1. Report: Adelman left Minnesota without an offer. Yet.

    Aug 24, 2011, 8:14 AM EST

    rick adelman

    We have a piece of the puzzle, but it is without enough other pieces to let us see the entire picture. Yet. We’ve told you a lot of things leading up to yesterday’s events: That Rick Adelman flew out to Minnesota Tuesday to meet with Timberwolves GM David Kahn and other top brass; that he…

  2. Enes Kanter’s Turkish coach say he’s not NBA ready

    Aug 23, 2011, 11:55 PM EST

    Enes Kanter

    Earlier today we told you how frustrated Utah Jazz draft pick Enes Kanter is with not having been able to play much the last couple of years (what with the NCAA sidelining him at Kentucky and now the lockout). We also have told you how that has impacted his game — he’s shown potential in…

  3. Suns remove outdoor game in Indian Wells from preseason schedule

    Aug 23, 2011, 8:19 PM EST

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    The Phoenix Suns have played host to a preseason game outdoors at the tennis stadium in Indian Wells, California for each of the past three years. What seemed to be a budding annual tradition, however, has come to an abrupt halt. After successful attendance numbers, (a sellout of 16,236 in year one, followed by crowds…

  4. Video: Lions wide receiver celebrates touchdown in Cleveland with a LeBron chalk toss

    Aug 23, 2011, 7:17 PM EST

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    It’s no secret that Cleveland fans didn’t react well when LeBron James used a nationally televised, hour-long special to effectively stab them in the heart last summer when he announced his “decision” to join Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat in South Beach. So it’s probably not surprising that professional athletes who play sports other…

  5. Madison Square Garden stock dinged because of lockout

    Aug 23, 2011, 5:59 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony James Dolan

    The conventional wisdom is the players will feel the financial impact of the lockout long before the owners. The players are millionaires who (in some cases) lead extravagant lifestyles. The owners can lead extravagant lifestyles, they are billionaires with deeper pockets. But at least one owner is already feeling the pinch of the lockout. The…

  6. Enes Kanter just wants to play some ball. Somewhere.

    Aug 23, 2011, 4:59 PM EST

    Enes Kanter

    Last hoops season, Enes Kanter left his native Turkey to test himself against the best American college had to offer and enrolled at Kentucky. Then the ever-so-evenhanded NBA (remember the head of Miami was head of the infractions committee a couple years ago) told him he could not play because he had played for a…

  7. Video: LeBron James freezes up on high dive

    Aug 23, 2011, 3:23 PM EST

    LeBron James

    Just insert your own “LeBron James freezes up in a big moment” joke right here. I’ve run out of them. Here is the video of LeBron walking out to a high dive in Barcelona — one built for the 1992 Olympics — and freezing up, hesitating to jump (via The Basketball Jones). He eventually makes…

  8. Wall says “I’m back,” feeling ready for sophomore year

    Aug 23, 2011, 3:03 PM EST

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    John Wall had a good rookie season — 16.4 points and 8.3 assists per game, and he assisted on 40 percent of his teammates buckets when he was on the floor. The big issue was that 40.9 percent shooting average. But Wall didn’t feel like himself. There were the usual challenging adjustments of a point…

  9. Rick Adelman to meet with Timberwolves Tuesday

    Aug 23, 2011, 2:10 PM EST

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    Last we heard from Rick Adelman, he didn’t sound like a guy that eager to coach next season. (If there is a next season. Man I’m sick of writing that phrase.) But that seems to be changing. Maybe it’s time away from the game. Maybe it’s the Ricky Rubio effect. Maybe he’s willing to do…

  10. Winderman: Former Georgetown brawlers Ewing, Mourning unite for South Africa

    Aug 23, 2011, 1:46 PM EST

    Alonzo Mourning, Patrick Ewing

    The enduring memory of Alonzo Mourning and Patrick Ewing is of Georgetown alums who didn’t allow their Hoya loyalties to get in the way of a healthy scrum. See: Heat-Knicks, circa late-’90s. Yet Tuesday, as the two spoke on an NBA-arranged conference call to detail their participation, along with fellow former Hoya Dikembe Mutombo, on…

  11. Jimmer Fredette, other rookies to play in Utah showcases

    Aug 23, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

    Gonzaga v Brigham Young

    Few players are as screwed by this NBA lockout as the first round picks of the recent draft. They know where they will play next season, but this summer they get none of the NBA coaching, no summer league, no NBA facilities in which to workout and practice. They don’t even know how much they…

  12. Jordan is coming back to Chicago — with a steakhouse

    Aug 23, 2011, 11:06 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats

    Michael Jordan and a nice rare New York strip with a side of sautéed mushrooms? I’m in. Michael Jordan is getting back into the restaurant business in the Windy City, reports NBCChicago.com. The most famous basketball player in the world is putting another stamp on Chicago in the form of a new Michael Jordan’s Steak…

  13. Two-week NBA pro league plans September run in Vegas

    Aug 23, 2011, 10:42 AM EST

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    The NBA players are learning that the marketing machine that is the NBA is not so easy to replace. While there has been Grassroots buzz about all the pro-am events this summer, that has not seeped into the national sports consciousness. Not in a meaningful way. (There are people criticizing the lack of marketing around…

  14. Drew League to sit down with Kobe about Goodman rematch

    Aug 23, 2011, 10:19 AM EST

    NBA Finals Game 5: Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    After a one-point loss on the wrong coast, Los Angeles-based Drew League players and officials said they wanted a rematch with the Washington D.C.-based Goodman League. This time on their turf. Drew League officials are working to pull together a Sept. 10 event in Los Angeles, which is not a lot of time to get…

  15. Report: Casspi now eyeing Tony Parker’s team in France

    Aug 23, 2011, 9:33 AM EST

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    Omri Casspi is not going to Israel if he plays overseas during he lockout. Which is kind of surprising but talks with Maccabi Tel Aviv (where he would team up with Jordan Farmar) fell through over money and now the Cavalier’s forward looking around at other options. Like teaming up with Tony Parker in France,…

  16. One Olympics hoops berth being decided in Africa now

    Aug 23, 2011, 8:49 AM EST

    Ime Udoka

    From now through the middle of September, the field for next summer’s London Olympics will come into sharp focus. The United States is already in by virtue of winning the World Championships last summer. Great Britain is in because it is there party next July. The first qualifying tournament on the calendar is FIBA Africa,…

  17. Malcolm Gladwell says owners shouldn’t expect to make money

    Aug 23, 2011, 8:09 AM EST

    NBA Finals Mavericks Heat Basketball

    Is owning a sports franchise a business or a toy? Right now, the NBA owners are telling you the NBA is a business, and a bad one at that. One that needs to be fixed. Even if it means costing an NBA season. But you look at owners like Mark Cuban and you see him…

  18. Today’s overseas roundup: Rasual Butler headed to Spain

    Aug 22, 2011, 11:13 PM EST

    Rasual Butler

    There are so many NBA players both talking with and signing with overseas teams that we give it to you in roundup, bullet-point form. We’re bloggers, we can no more resist using bullet points than John Stewart can resist mocking Fox News. • The first Chicago Bull is down, Rasual Butler has signed with Gran…

  19. ‘Melo, Bosh to appear on “Law & Order: SVU” this fall

    Aug 22, 2011, 9:59 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    There are times the written word is inadequate. This post really needs to start with that Law & Order “doing doing” sound. You know, this one. Yea. Just pretend that this first paragraph was only that noise. Finally Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Richard Belzer and Ice-T in the same place. I know we’ve all been…

  20. Police say Randolph invited man to sell marijuana at his home

    Aug 22, 2011, 9:14 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Sacramento Kings

    Sorry Memphis fans, we were with you and wanted to believe in the change. A new Zach Randolph. And to be fair we haven’t heard both sides of this story. But this does not look good. According to police, the man that suffered a beating at the home of Randolph — which triggered police to…

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