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  1. Mark Cuban goes to Dyckman… for about thirty seconds before lockout rules made him leave

    Aug 14, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

    The 2011 ESPY Awards - Show

    DyckmanPark has been as much of a hangout for NBA players opening classrooms on streetball courts as anywhere else. So much so that Mark Cuban decided to make a pit-stop by the place to see some basketball. For about thirty seconds. From ESPN.com: The standing-room only crowd showed Cuban love as he entered with security…

  2. Udonis Haslem gets the rest of his hardware removed from his foot

    Aug 14, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

    Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem celebrates a basket against the Chicago Bulls during Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff basketball game in Chicago

    Something forgotten when Udonis Haslem came back to help lead the Heat’s surge past the Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals is that Haslem wasn’t anywhere near healthy. He was in a race against time trying to recover from his foot injury, and had had significant surgery a few months before. Haslem was careful with…

  3. The Biggest Loser is Eddy Curry, apparently

    Aug 14, 2011, 11:34 AM EST

    New York Knicks Media Day 2010

    Here’s your quarterly update on Eddy Curry’s continuing efforts to lose an entire person in weight. As the former Knicks center continues to try and get back into shape to make a roster next season, with the Heat at the top of his list, he’s trying to lose as much of that heftiness as possible.…

  4. Does Chauncey Billups belong in the Hall of Fame, you know, eventually?

    Aug 14, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    NBA Finals Game 3: San Antonio Spurs v Detroit Pistons

    I stumbled across this the other day. Chauncey Billups has played at least a game in the playoffs for a decade. Ten years, that guy has been in the postseason. Now, sure, it’s a team game and the impact of one player doesn’t determine it. But given his impact on teams since 2002 (he averaged…

  5. Dennis Rodman says the players need to get ready, because the paycuts are a-comin’

    Aug 13, 2011, 9:43 PM EST

    Inductee Dennis Rodman acknowledges the crowd after delivering his acceptance speech during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Enshrinement Ceremony in Springfield

    Dennis Rodman fought with everyone when he was in the league. Players. Management. Himself. But on Friday night, prior to his induction to the Basketball Hall of Fame, Rodman called out someone you wouldn’t expect. The player’s union. From the Chicago Tribune: “Its going to be a lot worse. There probably wont be a season,”…

  6. What does it mean for players to organize team workouts?

    Aug 13, 2011, 6:05 PM EST

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    From Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix: Durant told SI he planned on getting Thunder players together, likely in either Florida or Texas, for informal workouts in September. via Twitter / @ChrisMannixSI: Durant told SI he planned …. That makes Durant the latest in a series of players including Zach Randolph, Andray Blatche organizing team workouts for their…

  7. Rodman fans were out in force at Hall… that’s a little scary

    Aug 13, 2011, 3:35 PM EST

    Inductee Dennis Rodman acknowledges the crowd after delivering his acceptance speech during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Enshrinement Ceremony in Springfield

    Dennis Rodman entered the Hall of Fame like no other. It wasn’t just the speech (which was emotional and genuine), it was the sideshow that travels with Rodman. He didn’t just bring in a motley crew, he actually brought in Motley Crue. He arrived by helicopter, thanked Penny Marshal and basically said Phil Jackson was…

  8. Kendrick Perkins arrested in Texas

    Aug 13, 2011, 1:46 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets - Game Four

    So Stephen Jackson, Rajon Rondo, Eric Maynor, and Kevin Durant were in Beaumont, Texas for a charity event put together by Kendrick Perkins, who’s from Beaumont. There was supposed to be a charity game today, but that’s not going to be happening. From KFDM in Beaumont: KFDM has confirmed that NBA star Kendrick Perkins was…

  9. Phil Jackson takes a crack at James Dolan, and about that retirement…

    Aug 13, 2011, 11:30 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson answers questions at a post-game news conference following Game 4 of their NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas

    Phil Jackson might as well get a parking space at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, he’s there so much. Friday night he helped present Tex Winter and Dennis Rodman. While he was there, the Chicago Tribune got a hold of him and asked him about his plans for retirement, since rumors continue he’d be taking…

  10. Video: Dennis Rodman Hall of Fame Induction Speech

    Aug 13, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony - Red Carpet

    Dennis Rodman was inducted to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Friday night, and his speech didn’t disappoint even if it wasn’t what we were expecting. Rodman showed up in one outfit, with a feather in his hat, then changed into another for his speech, including a jacket emblazoned with both “Pistons” and “Bulls” on…

  11. Dennis Rodman gives emotional Hall of Fame speech

    Aug 12, 2011, 10:38 PM EST

    Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony - Red Carpet

    Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are by their nature emotional. This year’s was no different. There were memorable moments, watching Tex Winter get up to the stage, Artis Gilmore finally being recognized, Theresa Edwards’ powerful speech. Dennis Rodman was Dennis Rodman — raw, emotional, wearing a sequin jacket with his number and saying Pistons and…

  12. Nike sends Stoudemire, Rondo, Griffin back to school

    Aug 12, 2011, 9:14 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Dallas Mavericks

    Last summer, “The Educators” was a pretty cool little ad campaign for Nike. So, why not do a sequel? Nike has made “The Educators 2″ with Amar’e Stoudemire, Rajon Rondo and now Blake Griffin added to the mix. It seemed a fitting thing to watch on a Friday night during the summer… get you thinking…

  13. For Tex Winter, Krause and Jackson put aside feud

    Aug 12, 2011, 8:02 PM EST

    tex winter phil jackson

    UPDATE 8:02 pm: Tex Winter got his wish — just before the start of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony was about to start Phil Jackson and Jerry Krause shook hands, according to a tweet from K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. The two men there for Tex Winter sat three seats apart from each…

  14. Tyreke Evans wants to set up Kings practices during lockout

    Aug 12, 2011, 7:55 PM EST

    Tyreke Evans

    Amar’e Stoudemire is doing it with the Knicks. Zach Randolph is doing it with the Grizzlies. Now Tyreke Evans may do it with the Kings — set up practices during the lockout. That’s what he told Cowbell Kingdom during a podcast. “I was thinking about that, calling some of the players up, trying to get…

  15. Kobe Bryant breaks off negotiations with Turkish squad

    Aug 12, 2011, 6:44 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant is not going to Turkey. But other suitors still are seeking him out. Kobe and his agent Rob Pelinka met with representatives of Besiktas last week and the talks have broken off because the two sides could not reach a financial deal, reports Sportando.net. According to Obrad Fimic of Alti Sport who was…

  16. Video: The Nick and JaVale show

    Aug 12, 2011, 5:50 PM EST

    Nick Young

    Nick Young was out getting some run in, and JaVale McGee joined him, a couple of Wizards preparing for the season we hope will come someday. Then a camera found them, and it became “The Nick and JaVale Show.” Complete with Young — the fashionable one — joking that the Wizards can win a title…

  17. Artest would make $2,500 a month to play in Great Britian

    Aug 12, 2011, 4:58 PM EST

    Artest_Lakers

    It’s not about the money. If Ron Artest goes and plays for the Cheshire Jets — and he really want to — he would make less than most of you reading this. Basically everyone reading this who isn’t a student. And even some of them (especially the “students” playing football at Ohio State). Artest detailed…

  18. Video: Mozgov goes Blake Griffin on someone else

    Aug 12, 2011, 4:01 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    When you think of Timofey Mozgov and dunks, you tend to think of what Blake Griffin did to him last season. But Mozgov can dunk, too. Mozgov and Russia were playing Lithuania in a tuneup for EuroBasket when Mozgov ran the floor for the secondary break, got the pass in the paint and posterized some…

  19. Report: Greek team makes offer to Corey Maggette

    Aug 12, 2011, 3:45 PM EST

    Corey Maggette

    Greek teams were not expected to be big players in the “grab an NBA player during the lockout” game because, well, their country’s economy is so bad it’s sucking half of Europe into the seventh level of hell with it. But at least one team is making a run. According to TalkBasket.net (who got it…

  20. Video: Dwight Howard pokes fun at LeBron’s hairline

    Aug 12, 2011, 3:19 PM EST

    LeBron James

    Welcome to the lockout, when this will become a bigger story than it deserves. Dwight Howard was on BET’s “106th and Park” and was just doing some of his impersonations (he’s not bad at it). And when it got time to do Charles Barkley, Howard took another shot at LeBron’s hairline. This is nothing new,…

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