Skip to content
  1. John Wall destroys some guys at Baltimore game

    Jul 28, 2011, 2:16 PM EST

    T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    Wednesday afternoon, John Wall tweeted he was thinking of jumping in and playing some ball at the Melo Center in Baltimore that night. He decided to go, and the video turned up this afternoon (via The Basketball Jones). Wall went off. This is what happens when you turn a real NBA talent to “destroy” mode…

  2. Calipari to have his Dominican team play his Kentucky guys

    Jul 28, 2011, 2:05 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Kentucky v UConn

    In case you missed it Kentucky coach John Calipari is the coach of the Dominican Republic’s national basketball team this summer as it tries to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. They’re a long shot (despite having NBA players Francisco Garcia, Al Horford and Charlie Villanueva), but Calipari wants to help out of the goodness…

  3. Could the lockout mean no NBA players in the Olympics? Maybe.

    Jul 28, 2011, 1:18 PM EST

    Olympics Day 16 - Basketball

    The 2012 London Olympics will be the 20th anniversary of the original Dream Team — Bird, Magic, Jordan and a host of other NBA stars putting on a show in Barcelona and reclaiming the gold medal for the United States. That team was the spark that lit the fire of NBA globalization. But it’s possible…

  4. Dwight Howard working out with Hakeem Olajuwon again

    Jul 28, 2011, 12:42 PM EST

    Dwight Howard dunks on Jrue Holiday

    Dwight Howard’s offensive repertoire has expanded greatly over the past few years — the knock on him as a power only player is gone. He has developed a Duncanesque midrange bank shot opponents have to respect — the season the Magic went to the finals in 2009 he shot 28 percent from 10 to 15…

  5. Kevin Love says players enjoyed the Heat losing, too

    Jul 28, 2011, 11:56 AM EST

    kevinlove

    Like a scene out of the terrible movie “Sideout,” Kevin Love has somehow become the media darling talking up beach volleyball even though he’s never really played it. (Volleyball legend Karch Kiraly was the only 90s beach volleyball star who refused to be in Sideout because he thought it demeaned the sport. Just another reason…

  6. Nets betting on Brooklyn, new building to sell free agents

    Jul 28, 2011, 11:21 AM EST

    Arena Atrium Barclay Center Brooklyn

    Sometimes, franchises need to change from the ground up. That’s what the New Jersey Nets are doing — new owner (a billionaire Russian playboy), a new star player in Deron Williams (who they are trying to keep) and a new building. The Nets were showing off that new building — the $1 billion Barclay’s center,…

  7. Andrew Bogut an assistant coach with Australian team

    Jul 28, 2011, 10:30 AM EST

    andrew bogut

    Andrew Bogut is not playing for his native Australia this summer as the nation tries to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Bogut is coming off a second surgery on his elbow and there was the issue of getting insurance during the lockout. So instead he is coaching. Here is the note from Sportando (via…

  8. Carmelo Anthony befriends a Panda

    Jul 28, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

    Carmelo Anthony Panda

    We bring you this with little comment. Because we have no idea what to say. Carmelo Anthony is in China right now as part of a Nike/Jordan Brand promotional tour. He then sent out this tweet Thursday morning (stateside time): PANDA-MONIUM And the picture below was attached. Enjoy.

  9. Nash not going overseas, wants to stay in Phoenix

    Jul 28, 2011, 9:47 AM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Phoenix Suns

    Steve Nash is a homebody. While other players are signing or flirting with teams overseas, Nash said he’s not going. The All-Star point guard is on a promotional tour in China and while Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul said they would consider playing a season in China if the lockout drags on, Nash said no…

  10. Celtics pick E’Twaun Moore officially signs in Italy

    Jul 28, 2011, 9:05 AM EST

    Michigan State v Purdue

    We warned you a few days ago this was likely, and while the location changed the result remains the same. Celtics second round pick E’Twaun Moore has signed with the Italian team Benetton Treviso for next season, reports Sportando. There reportedly is an opt-out clause so if the NBA does start up again he an…

  11. Two former Bucks land on Wisconsin’s tax cheats list

    Jul 28, 2011, 8:53 AM EST

    latrell sprewell

    Public shame to force people to behave is a time-honored American tradition. From the early colonists putting people in the stocks for every minor offense they could think of — one Captain Kemble spent time in them for the horrid crime as kissing his wife on the Sabbath — we have tried to embarrass and…

  12. NBA union head Billy Hunter’s time with Patty Hearst (and more)

    Jul 27, 2011, 11:08 PM EST

    billy-hunter

    Billy Hunter today is an interesting story. He is the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, the man across the table (or will be next week) staring down David Stern in a dispute over how to split up the fans’ money that could set the entire NBA back a decade or more. No…

  13. Apparently Linas Kleiza wants to be Lithuania’s Dr. Phil

    Jul 27, 2011, 8:34 PM EST

    Linas Kleiza

    Let me be up front about this — I really don’t know what is happening with the youth in Lithuania. I don’t know their problems. I can’t figure out Google+, let alone the social pressure on teens on another continent. (But if you want some PBT updates on Google+, find me on there and I’ll…

  14. Video: Here are college students dunking out of a flaming trash can and while being pulled by a motorcycle

    Jul 27, 2011, 7:20 PM EST

    It's like this, but not in an NBA arena and a much worse idea.

    This is something you don’t see. With reason. Apparently nobody was seriously harmed. Even so, please do not try this at home, or at college, or anywhere, ever. Happy Wednesday, everybody. Hat tip to The Basketball Jones’ J.E. Skeets.

  15. Marcin Gortat and Robin Lopez are not best friends

    Jul 27, 2011, 7:15 PM EST

    Baron Davis, Marcin Gortat

    After former Magic center and Dwight Howard backup Marcin Gortat was traded to the Phoenix Suns last season, he ended up taking the starting center job from the incumbent Robin Lopez. It didn’t take long at all. In a recent Q+A at a kids’ basketball camp (hat tip to SB Nation’s Seth Pollack), Gortat talked…

  16. Kobe Bryant to play in charity soccer game

    Jul 27, 2011, 6:35 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant Meets With FC Barcelona

    From Janis Carr of the Orange County Register: Kobe Bryant is taking his soccer talents to Washington, D.C., where he has agreed to play in a celebrity soccer game Sunday. Former soccer great Mia Hamm and her husband, former Dodgers player Nomar Garciaparra, are playing host to their fourth annual Soccer Challenge that benefits the Mia Hamm…

  17. Ibaka says he will be an All-Star soon

    Jul 27, 2011, 6:22 PM EST

    Ibaka_block

    Hoopshype’s Jorge Sierra recently sat down with the Thunder’s Serge Ibaka for an interview, and there’s a lot of interesting stuff in there. Here’s a quick excerpt: Do you think you have the potential to be an All-Star? SI: Yes, I see it happening in one or two years. Playing for a team like Oklahoma City,…

  18. Moncrief to become assistant coach with Bucks

    Jul 27, 2011, 6:10 PM EST

    Sidney Moncrief

    From Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski we get the news an interesting hire in Milwaukee: Sidney Moncrief, one of the Milwaukee Bucks’ legendary players, is finalizing an agreement to return to the franchise as an assistant coach, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Moncrief will replace Kelvin Sampson on Scott Skiles’ coaching staff, and have significant responsibilities on…

  19. Caron Butler’s agent says the Mavs want a long-term deal

    Jul 27, 2011, 6:00 PM EST

    Caron Butler

    There are a couple things that could make Dallas better next season — whenever that is — than the team that just got to lift the Larry O’Brien trophy over their heads. One is the return of Caron Butler from knee surgery. Do you know what the best starting five-man unit in the entire NBA…

  20. D-Leaguers to make up Team USA at Pan Am Games

    Jul 27, 2011, 5:19 PM EST

    Image (1) D-league-thumb-250x256-12043.gif for post 2083

    UPDATE 5:19 pm: Kelly Dwyer at Ball Don’t Lie pointed out something about this move that I had not considered: This D-League move is a dress rehearsal for the Olympics in 2012. If the lockout cancels the entire 2011-12 NBA season (and that is not out of the question) then there would still be a…

Featured video

Jabari Parker injury latest for disappointing rookie class
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. K. Martin (6670)
  2. C. Bosh (6448)
  3. D. Favors (6404)
  4. A. Bogut (6097)
  5. D. Cousins (6051)
  1. J. Noah (6029)
  2. T. Jones (5969)
  3. T. Parker (5928)
  4. M. Smart (5838)
  5. A. Davis (5725)