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  1. Players union will file to dismiss NBA lawsuit

    Aug 5, 2011, 11:32 AM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    And so the legal wrangling begins… The National Basketball Players Association — what the rest of us call the players union — will file to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the NBA this week, reports Ken Berger at CBS Sports. The NBA’s lawsuit was a pre-emptive strike against possible union decertification. A group of player…

  2. Report: Lakers Barnes hits opposing player during game

    Aug 5, 2011, 10:38 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v San Antonio Spurs

    Move over Michael Beasley, you’ve got company. There are multiple reports that in a San Francisco pro-am game Thursday night Matt Barnes hit an opposing player during the contest. Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated tweeted about it, there were other mentions on twitter and Black Sports Online told us they heard the same thing from…

  3. Fan shoved by Beasley calls him a “bad sportsman”

    Aug 5, 2011, 10:18 AM EST

    Michael Beasley

    Michael Beasley remains a class act. The 6’10” forward pushed a fan in the face at Dyckman Park in New York City Thursday night, during a game between Beasley’s team and a Kevin Durant team (Team Nike, actually, and the shoe giant marking folk were there filming). The New York Daily News writers were there,…

  4. Report: Besiktas officials met with Kobe’s agent, to do so again

    Aug 5, 2011, 9:50 AM EST

    FC Barcelona v Manchester United

    Officials from the Turkish team Besiktas finally did meet with Kobe Bryant’s agent Thursday, but Bryant himself wasn’t there. The two sides are supposed to meet again Friday. That’s the word via twitter from Turkish journalist Ismail Senol (the Turkish side of these talks continues to be the leaky one). According to club sources, Besiktas-Pelinka…

  5. League sources now deny Stern’s massive salary

    Aug 5, 2011, 8:20 AM EST

    NBA Commissioner Stern speaks at the state of the league press conference during the NBA All-Star game weekend in Los Angeles

    Do you really care how much money David Stern makes? Does anyone watch or not watch a sport based on how much money a commissioner makes? The public relations battle about David Stern’s salary is all about perception. It’s about the battle for the hearts and minds of the public during an increasingly testy lockout.…

  6. Michael Beasley pushes fan in face at exhibition game

    Aug 5, 2011, 1:38 AM EST

    Michael Beasley

    Big time organized streetball games are rowdy. Loud and raw. The crowd is into it, and not in the polite, golf-clap way a lot of NBA games can be when the rich folks are close to the court. This is real. And there will be hecklers. Just ask Kevin Durant. One of those hecklers was…

  7. Video: Deron Williams and Kyle Korver play dodgeball

    Aug 4, 2011, 10:26 PM EST

    Korver-Dodgeball

    For a Thursday evening nightcap, we bring you a couple NBA stars playing Dodgeball. Kyle Korver and Deron Williams took part in an anual dodgeball charity fundraiser — Dodge Barrage — in Utah last year. Below we have the video (hat tip to Dime Mag for this). They second one is coming up Aug. 27…

  8. Patty Mills has not signed anywhere… but he will

    Aug 4, 2011, 8:55 PM EST

    MILLS_PATRICK

    Yesterday we told you about reports out of Turkey that Trail Blazers back-up point guard Patty Mills was about to sign there to play during the lockout. Mills wants you to know that is not the case. Not yet anyway. Mills went on 750 The Game in Portland and kind of shot down the rumor…

  9. Shaq seems to just attract wild lawsuit allegations

    Aug 4, 2011, 7:58 PM EST

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Shaquille O’Neal has run in some questionable circles. Not that I believe any of the lawsuit allegations made against him this summer — and there have been some so ridiculous we refused to run or link to them here — but the fact he keeps ending up in them says something about the people around…

  10. Nowitzki has suitors but no plans to play overseas. Yet.

    Aug 4, 2011, 7:10 PM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki Wurzburg Germany

    There are two ways to look at it. If you’re an older NBA player — don’t trust anyone over 30 — either your body could use the rest from an extended NBA lockout or you are watching time tick off the clock doing nothing. Throw Dirk Nowitzki in the latter category. That said, don’t expect…

  11. Marc Gasol will not play for Barcelona either

    Aug 4, 2011, 6:37 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Lakers

    When you think about European teams NBA players want to jump to, Barcelona comes to mind. Amazing city with great food and nightlife. Powerful team that consistently is one of the tops in Europe. Plus, you can probably get contacts for some good soccer tickets. But team alumni Ricky Rubio said he is not going…

  12. Video: Watch the trailer for NBA 2K12

    Aug 4, 2011, 5:27 PM EST

    NBA 2K12

    We told you earlier today that NBA 2K12 was going to be filled with NBA legends. And I’m pumped because come this winter that and my men at Long Beach State may be the only hoops fix I get. So, we thought we’d bring you the trailer for the game, too. Enjoy. Magic looks good.…

  13. Report: Wade offered $2 million a month to play in China

    Aug 4, 2011, 4:49 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

    We told you Sunday, Chinese officials are about to put in rules designed to stop an influx of NBA stars to the Chinese league — no opt-out contracts, and only one foreign born player per team. The Chinese government — and that’s who runs the league and the entire sports system — wants to build…

  14. Frank promises Pistons will get back to being defense first

    Aug 4, 2011, 2:38 PM 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 was introduced as the new coach of the Detroit Pistons Wednesday, and sat next to GM Joe Dumars is what is a silly exercise of a press conference. Silly not because of Dumars or Frank or the media, but because the league rules prohibit Frank and Dumars from even mentioning a player by…

  15. Tyson Chandler no fan of the NBA’s age limit

    Aug 4, 2011, 2:19 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks Victory Parade

    Tyson Chandler jumped straight from high school to the NBA, the No. 2 overall pick in 2001. He and Eddy Curry were going to be the future of the Knicks. I don’t need to remind you how that went. Chandler is why the owners like the age limit — he has developed into a very…

  16. Video: James Dolan’s band sings “Fix the Knicks”

    Aug 4, 2011, 1:33 PM EST

    The Beacon Theater Joins MSG Entertainment

    James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks and head of the Cablevision Systems Incorporated empire, is the front man for a blues band. A blues band that does things like open for Aretha Franklin at the Jones Beach Theater because… well, read the last sentence about being the head af a massive media congolmerate.…

  17. One man’s dream of a domestic NBA exhibition tour

    Aug 4, 2011, 1:06 PM EST

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    As fears mount that the NBA lockout could drag out longer than any of us want (it already has, but that’s another story), there has been talk of NBA players on exhibition tours, particularly through places like China. Basically a Nike-fueled agent’s dream where NBA players put on a show, sell some shoes and everyone…

  18. Video: Nick Young drops 60 at the Drew League

    Aug 4, 2011, 11:57 AM EST

    Young_Nick

    While Kevin Durant is lighting up New York, Nick Young has been putting on a show out on the left coast. He was at the Drew League in Los Angeles on Sunday and dropped 60 points. Below we bring you the video proof — and you get to see is fantastic hair. That’s fashion model…

  19. NBA 2K12 to have 15 legends of the game added

    Aug 4, 2011, 11:22 AM EST

    NBA 2K12

    Last season, NBA 2K11 brought back vintage Michael Jordan, let you control His Airness and match his best Bulls teams against today’s teams. Even the Timberwolves. It worked so well, 2K Sports (the company that makes the game) is taking it to the next level. We showed you the covers to this year’s game —…

  20. Mike Woodson may be close to being Knicks assistant

    Aug 4, 2011, 10:59 AM EST

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    Former Hawks head coach Mike Woodson seems to be closer to being the lead assistant coach under Mike D’Antoni with the New York Knicks, to being the Knicks designated defensive coordinator. Woodson and D’Antoni met Monday and things seem to be moving in that direction, according to Marc Berman at the New York Post. Woodson…

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