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  1. Top agents tell clients to reject any more givebacks in labor deal

    Oct 3, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

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    Top NBA agents may be throwing a monkey wrench into the NBA labor negotiations on the eve of the biggest day of negotiations. Six of the top NBA agents — who are no fan of union chief Billy Hunter and have been worried the union is giving up too much in negotiations — sent a…

  2. Video: Kobe’s Italian movie trailer (for Nike, of course)

    Oct 3, 2011, 6:12 PM EST

    Italy Basketball Bryant Bologna

    Got to say this for Nike — that is one awesome marketing department. Out of Nike’s Italian sportswear division comes this beauty of a movie trailer for “Milano Kalibro Kobe.” Which is interesting because Kobe was not going to play in Milan…. unless Nike knows something we don’t. Honestly, I’d see this movie. Subtitles or…

  3. Golden State has an impressive front office, if they work together

    Oct 3, 2011, 5:55 PM EST

    Jerry-West

    To me, the Golden State Warriors are starting to look a lot like the Corleone family. You remember, from “The Godfather.” Bear with me and we’ll get to it. Golden State was about as poorly run a basketball operation as there has been in the NBA for two decades. The franchise has made the playoffs…

  4. Examining the NBA role player standard

    Oct 3, 2011, 4:26 PM EST

    Arron Afflalo

    No kid logging hours in their school gym longs to be an NBA role player, but the talent structure of the league dictates that some serve more complementary functions than others. There are those who adorn billboards and there are those who do not, and though superstars make the NBA world (and turnstiles) go ’round,…

  5. Monday NBA labor meetings set table for do-or-die Tuesday

    Oct 3, 2011, 4:22 PM EST

    National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern answers questions from members of the media regarding failed contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Here is where things finally stand — tomorrow is the big deal, best offer, drop-dead date for the NBA labor negotiations. If things go poorly on Tuesday, well, hope you have some NBA games stored on your DVR to watch. There was a five-hour meeting Monday between commissioner David Stern and the heads of the…

  6. Andrew Bogut close to deal to play in Australia

    Oct 3, 2011, 3:50 PM EST

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    Andrew Bogut is playing down under, mate. Insurance issues had been holding back the biggest name in Australian basketball from signing with a team in his native land, but that appears to have been worked out, according to The Age (via Brewhoop, which has a great breakdown). Bogut and his manager Bruce Kaider have received…

  7. Winderman: Charity games show fans’ passion, market to see NBA elite

    Oct 3, 2011, 2:55 PM EST

    LeBron James

    How intense is the demand from the NBA market for product? Tickets to the Saturday lockout exhibition at Florida International University that LeBron James is helping promote sold out within two hours Monday. Even though there were no on-line or phone sales, and even though some windows at the school’s box office only took cash…

  8. Zach Randolph says Josh Selby was the steal of the draft

    Oct 3, 2011, 2:27 PM EST

    Josh Selby

    Coming out of high school, Josh Selby was a sure fire lottery pick. Last June, the Memphis Grizzlies scooped the guard up at No. 49. His stock fell fast in Kansas. Then this summer, he has done nothing but impress. I saw him at the Impact Series “lockout league” in Las Vegas and he stood…

  9. Video: Watch Wade, LeBron work out for start of… oh, forgot

    Oct 3, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (L) and teammate LeBron James wait to leave the stadium after losing the NBA Championship to the Dallas Mavericks in Miami

    We’ve got some pretty good video here of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and other Heat players working out to get ready for the start of… Oh, forgot. There is nothing going on today. Nor will there be for a little while. But like a lot of NBA players, these Heat members will be in shape…

  10. Dirk Nowitzki has advice for Tony Romo: Ignore the haters

    Oct 3, 2011, 1:14 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Tony Romo is getting hit harder by Dallas fans Monday than any time he did Sunday. The Cowboys choked away a 24-point lead against the Lions and the Dallas quarterback is taking fire from his own people like he he was a South American dictator. Romo has no friends in Dallas. Well, he has one.…

  11. Kevin Durant wants to do Oklahoma City charity game

    Oct 3, 2011, 12:35 PM EST

    Kevin Durant

    Since we’re apparently not going to have any NBA ball for a while, might as well keep the pro-am circuit rolling. This weekend has LeBron James and the Heat hosting a charity event in Miami, then on Sunday the Drew vs. Goodman League rematch is in Los Angeles. After that… How about a game in…

  12. Heat, Celtics players party together. With Knicks guys.

    Oct 3, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics, Game 5

    Never, not for one minute, think that how you as a fan feel about your heated rival is how a player feels. No matter what intensity you see on the court. This is not the 1950s. As evidence, we present you Knicks, Celtics and Heat players all partying together like it’s 1999. That just hours…

  13. Today would have been “NBA media day” instead….

    Oct 3, 2011, 11:22 AM EST

    lakers-practice-court

    Today, the eyes of the NBA will be on a swanky Manhattan hotel where the NBA and players union will meet again. NBA talk will be about salary caps and basketball related income, with breaks to discuss star-studded games in Miami and Los Angeles next weekend. What today should be about was NBA training camps…

  14. Italian league working “intensely” to rearrange schedule for Kobe

    Oct 3, 2011, 10:36 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant

    If only the sense of urgency and willingness to compromise we see from the Italian league in efforts to bring in Kobe Bryant could be seen from the NBA and its players union in talks to end the lockout. Because in Italy they are doing whatever it takes to get a deal done. We told…

  15. Isiah Thomas: People don’t like LeBron because he’s successful

    Oct 3, 2011, 10:02 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Say what you want about Isiah Thomas — and we’ve said plenty over the years — the man knows about being disliked. He was the best player on the “bad boy” Pistons teams. You’ll be hard pressed to find people around the old CBA league that speaks well of him. And then there’s the entire…

  16. NBA labor talks continue Monday, at least that’s something

    Oct 3, 2011, 8:46 AM EST

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    At least they are still talking. Despite the finger pointing and testy dialogue at times, the NBA owners and players continue to sit across the table from each other. They’re talking. That is a real, tangible positive. It may be the only good one out of the NBA labor talks. And it continues this week.…

  17. Kobe’s knee work was more cutting edge than we thought

    Oct 3, 2011, 8:10 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant

    We know that Kobe Bryant is playing on knees that have about as much cartilage left as knee as Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has money left. The difference is Kobe is smart about it, and is trying to figure out how to make what he has left last. Hence the trip to Germany this summer…

  18. Michael Beasley thinks his NBA 2k12 rating is a bit on the …. high side.

    Oct 2, 2011, 7:32 PM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    Usually when an athlete hears about their video game rating, they think it’s absurdly low. After all, having that kind of ego is central to their ability to step up and make plays. Don’t get it confused, that’s not always a good thing, especially when it comes to Michael Beasley. (Clang.) But surprisingly, in an…

  19. Could the Celtics bring in Josh Howard?

    Oct 2, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

    Washington Wizards v Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Boston Globe reported Sunday that the Celtics might consider Josh Howard as a free agent when, you know, free agency happens. It’s actually a pretty solid idea. Howard, everyone forgets, was an All-Star in 2007 and a borderline All-Star for years before that. He was a huge part of the Mavericks’ first Finals run…

  20. You want to see more crazy exhibition highlights from LeBron James and Chris Paul, right? Right?

    Oct 2, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

    LeBron James

    Another day, another charity game full of highlights which really only reinforce how much better the NBA product is. LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Rudy Gay, and a host of other players played in a charity exhibition Saturday night in support of the CP3 Foundation. The players definitely put on a show, even if…

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