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  1. LeBron James, shockingly, will not film his scripted comedy this summer

    Jun 16, 2011, 7:03 PM EST

    LeBron James

    Well, proof does now exist that LeBron James has at least a bit of awareness about his public image in the aftermath of his meltdown in the 2011 NBA Finals. From Jeff Sneider of the Daily Variety: Exclusive: LeBron James will have to wait at least another year to make his Hollywood debut. The Miami Heat…

  2. Portland undecided on Miller option

    Jun 16, 2011, 6:43 PM EST

    MILLER_ANDRE

    The Oregonian’s Mike Tokito had this interesting tidbit about Andre Miller after attending press conference with interim Blazers GM Chad Buchanan: Buchanan was non-committal about the Blazers’ team option on point guard Andre Miller. The Blazers hold a $7.8 million option for Miller for next season, but have yet to exercise it. The 35-year old…

  3. Jason Thompson out 4-6 weeks with toe fracture

    Jun 16, 2011, 6:17 PM EST

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    Via Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports: Kings say forward Jason Thompson has a fracture in right great toe. He will wear a walking boot for 4-6 weeks before re-evaluation. The arrival of DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento meant that Thompson had to give up a significant chunk of his minutes in the 2010-11 season —…

  4. Timberwolves Kahn, Rambis finally have meetings

    Jun 16, 2011, 5:31 PM EST

    Kurt Rambis

    Two months after their season ended. In the middle of what should be the busiest two weeks a general manager has all season leading up to the NBA draft. Sure, now seems like a great time for the Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn and coach Kurt Rambis to finally sit down and have a…

  5. Sporting News calls ’96 Bulls best team ever, hard to argue

    Jun 16, 2011, 5:11 PM EST

    Michael Jordan dunk

    Just another reminder that Michael Jordan still runs the show. The Sporting News has named its top 10 NBA teams off all time and they named the 1995-96 Bulls — Michael Jordan’s 72 win team with Scottie Pippen, Toni Kukoc, and Phil Jackson as coach — got the top spot. Um, pretty hard to argue…

  6. Boston College’s Jackson cancels remaining draft workouts

    Jun 16, 2011, 4:19 PM EST

    Reggie Jackson, Verdell Jones

    Somebody got a promise. Reggie Jackson, the lightning quick Boston College point guard who turned heads with his long wingspan (7’0” on a 6’3” frame) has cancelled the rest of his scheduled workouts, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Chad Ford. Reggie Jackson canceled all of his workouts. Bulls, Pacers, Bobcats and Blazers all had…

  7. ESPN’s Sheridan sues NY Post’s Vecsey for libel

    Jun 16, 2011, 2:24 PM EST

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    Well, this is just ridiculous. (And if it is a little inside baseball, I appologize now) This story all starts last year, when we were all watching suffering through the Carmelo Anthony saga and whether or not Denver would trade him to the Knicks (or the Nets or… let’s not rehash it all, for sake…

  8. LeBron James third highest earning athlete in America

    Jun 16, 2011, 1:53 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    LeBron James shouldn’t flaunt that after he loses in the NBA finals he goes back to living a charmed life and we go back to our lives… but the dude is raking it in. According to Sports Illustrated, LeBron is the third highest earning athlete in the United States in 2011. Tiger Woods and Phil…

  9. Magic’s Quentin Richardson has back surgery

    Jun 16, 2011, 1:03 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    And the string of off-season minor surgeries continues, next up Quentin Richardson of the Orlando Magic. He had surgery to repair a disc in his lower back, according to the Orlando Sentinel (who spoke to him). It took place last week and he is expected to be sidelined only a couple of months. So, even if…

  10. Oden will get contract, but may not play until January

    Jun 16, 2011, 12:49 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Portland Trail Blazers

    It sounds more and more like the Portland Trail Blazers may offer an $8.8 million qualifying offer to Greg Oden so they can keep him. Yes, the Greg Oden who has flashed talent but played in only one quarter of the team’s games the past four seasons due to some serious knee issues. (Possibly, the…

  11. Report: Cavaliers shopping J.J. Hickson, too

    Jun 16, 2011, 12:03 PM EST

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    At this point, there is no move the Cavaliers can make that would surprise me. Because, at this point — the absolute nadir of a rebuilding process — what player on that roster do you have to keep? Now J.J. Hickson, he is being shopped around according to a tweet from the well-connected Brian Windhorst…

  12. Rick Barry say’s LeBron’s coaches are problem, Rick Carlisle disagrees

    Jun 16, 2011, 11:29 AM EST

    Erik Spoelstra

    The one person that matters — Pat Riley — thinks Heat coach Erik Spoelstra did a good job this season. At least good enough to be back for a second season. That hasn’t stopped people outside the team from speculating about Spoelstra’s future and what kind of job he did. That includes Rick Barry, the…

  13. PBT Thursday morning one liners

    Jun 16, 2011, 11:03 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant took a dig at LeBron James last summer. In a way that was very Kobe. Stephon Marbury has advice for LeBron, too. In case you haven’t seen the picture of Mark Cuban at a urinal holding the Larry O’Brien Trophy, here you go. Talking about what Mark Cuban needs to do next, after…

  14. Shaq denies involvement, will not be charged in beating

    Jun 16, 2011, 10:25 AM EST

    Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal of the

    Seven Los Angeles gang members may have committed kidnapping and assault in Shaquille O’Neal’s name, but he said he had no knowledge of it. The prosecutors agree and Shaq will face no charges in the case (the victim allegedly thought Shaq was behind it). Shaq was not named in the criminal complaint, according to the…

  15. Video: Dallas Mavericks do Letterman’s Top 10

    Jun 16, 2011, 10:02 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisl

    Ahh, the perks of being a champion. The parties at Miami night clubs, the parades, the getting to take the Larry O’Brien trophy to the bathroom — and getting to go on Late Night with David Letterman and do the Top 10 list. Personally, Mark Cuban’s was the one that made me laugh out loud.…

  16. Cavaliers say they are undecided on who is No. 1 pick

    Jun 16, 2011, 9:37 AM EST

    Derrick Williams

    Unofficially, Kyrie Irving has been the guy, the clear No. 1 overall pick and the guy Cavaliers officials were excited about picking. But officially, they say they have not decided, that Derrick Williams could move past Irving into the No. 1 slot, they told Marc Spears of Yahoo. And in a year where there is…

  17. Rubio’s coming, just a little “bump” with his buyout

    Jun 16, 2011, 8:13 AM EST

    Ricky Rubio Barcelona

    Next season, whenever that starts, Ricky Rubio will be with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Whether he brings a jump shot with him is another question, but he will be here. So what was with his little comment a day ago that he is still talking with Barcelona (the Spanish team where he has played the last…

  18. Stoudemire says LeBron needs to respect, connect like MJ

    Jun 16, 2011, 1:06 AM EST

    Amare Stoudemire

    Michael Jordan could be arrogant. He punched teammate Steve Kerr in the face during a practice. There were gambling and infidelity issues. Things might have been different for Jordan in today’s world of cell phone cameras and social media — not to mention blogs — but the fact is a lot of people knew about…

  19. Stevenson talks about being arrested for public intoxication

    Jun 15, 2011, 8:37 PM EST

    DeShawn Stevenson

    After being arrested for public intoxication on Tuesday night, Dallas Mavericks shooting guard and 2011 NBA Champion DeShawn Stevenson opened up about his arrest on Wednesday: “A couple cops came up to me, asked me was I drunk,” Stevenson said. “I said no but I had a couple drinks. I guess he talked to somebody…

  20. Does Magic Johnson want the Lakers to trade for Dwight Howard?

    Jun 15, 2011, 8:21 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Los Angeles Lakers

    I don’t know how many other ways to interpret a recent tweet from the legendary Laker point guard, which said that the “Lakers should think about calling the Orlando Magic.” (Johnson seems to have quickly deleted the tweet.) Howard will be a free agent after this season, and after the Magic’s first-round exit despite some…

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