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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Jimmer Fredette has great workout in Utah

    Jun 15, 2011, 7:55 PM EST

    Jimmer Fredette

    Former BYU sensation and current draft prospect Jimmer Fredette recently had a draft workout with his hometown Utah Jazz, and all indications are that it went great. Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune has the report: The Jimmer Fredette Circus arrived Wednesday in Salt Lake City. The show was packed; the scene was…

  4. Knicks looking to move up in the draft?

    Jun 15, 2011, 7:37 PM EST

    Alec Burks

    From Alan Han of Newsday: Newsday reported in early June that#Knicks would look into moving up if possible. Rumors now surfacing about talks w/ IND (15), others. This is a pretty thin draft, so the Knicks will have a pretty hard time finding an impact player with the 15th pick: right now, the players projected to…

  5. LeBron needs to improve his game… but what aspect?

    Jun 15, 2011, 7:03 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    This much is clear, for LeBron James to reach his goal of a championship he is going to have to step his game up. The question is how? For a moment, we’re going to get away from the psychological aspect and what happened in the fourth quarters of the finals, the need of LeBron to…

  6. Antoine Wright says that the Kings were a mess

    Jun 15, 2011, 6:41 PM EST

    DeMarcus Cousins, Paul Westphal

    Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick has an excellent story up today on former top prospect Antoine Wright, who has allowed himself to go from a top prospect to a first-round pick to a journeyman who spent last season playing in China and is now looking for an NBA job at the age of 27. The piece…

  7. Warriors GM says team is not shopping Monta Ellis

    Jun 15, 2011, 5:40 PM EST

    Monta Ellis tree tattoo

    Monta Ellis‘ name has popped up in trade rumors over the last few weeks, and some have been wondering if the Warriors have been shopping Ellis, who has been putting up huge numbers over the last two seasons while leading the Warriors to little success. However, in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Zach Lowe, Warriors…

  8. Heat extend qualifying offer to Mario Chalmers

    Jun 15, 2011, 4:55 PM EST

    NBA Finals Heat Mavericks Basketball

    The Miami Heat have extended a qualifying offer to third-year point guard Mario Chalmers, according to the Associated Press. Which is the smart thing to do if they have any intention of keeping him. While in theory Chalmers could sign the qualifying offer, what will really happen is this allows Chalmers to explore the market…

  9. Bosh’s ex drags him into court over “Basketball Wives”

    Jun 15, 2011, 4:01 PM EST

    NBA Finals Mavericks Heat Basketball

    One of these days I’ll have to watch an episode of “Basketball Wives” on VH1 to see what people are talking about. Right after I finish my lifelong dream of building the Eiffel Tower out of toothpicks. The mother of Chris Bosh’s child really wants to be on that show and enjoy all the perks…

  10. Video: 10 best dunks of the NBA finals

    Jun 15, 2011, 3:23 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

    Let’s take one more video trip back to the NBA finals, because these teams were throwing it down. Literally. There were some fantastic dunks. That includes LeBron actually attacking the rim (so, you know, not stuff from the fourth quarter) plus some Dirk Nowitzki being Dirk Nowtizki. Enjoy.

  11. Fredette holds his own in workout with Kemba Walker

    Jun 15, 2011, 3:04 PM EST

    Gonzaga v Brigham Young

    Jimmer Fredette is a guy moving his way up NBA draft boards. Which thrills the marketing departments of a lot of teams, but that’s not why. On the court, Fredette is balling. He is knocking down shots but showing a more rounded game as well. Then he’s impressing front office types during interviews. But teams…

  12. Can Dallas repeat? Yes, but the path will be harder.

    Jun 15, 2011, 2:12 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    The Dallas Mavericks are basking in the glow of their first ever championship — taking part in a championship parade, going to the bathroom with the Larry O’Brien trophy and getting arrested. You know, all the good stuff. But the question has already come up — can they do it again. The Mavericks think so.…

  13. Report: Cavaliers shopping Sessions, Davis “hard”

    Jun 15, 2011, 1:38 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers

    In a little over a week the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to make Kyrie Irving their point guard of the future when they draft him No. 1 overall. So they are trying to dump the point guards of now. The Cavaliers are shopping Ramon Sessions and Baron Davis hard, according to Chad Ford of ESPN…

  14. Mavericks’ Stevenson arrested for public intoxication

    Jun 15, 2011, 12:45 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

    The post-championship celebration of the Dallas Mavericks has led to one of the team’s players being arrested for public intoxication. DeShawn Stevenson was arrested in Irving, Texas (not far outside Dallas), according to CBS 11 News in Dallas (via Sports By Brooks). He was taken into custody outside a residential complex in the city. According…

  15. Maloofs give up part of casino to erase debt, is that good for Sacramento?

    Jun 15, 2011, 12:27 PM EST

    maloofs-kings

    The conventional wisdom has been that part of the reason the Maloof brothers worked so hard to move their Sacramento Kings to Anaheim was to deal with debt problems — they were so overrun with debt in other areas of their lives they needed to moved the Kings to a higher-revenue place. That may not…

  16. Kidd says LeBron gets “bumps, bruises” now, rings later

    Jun 15, 2011, 11:59 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Jason Kidd knows about being on the doorstep and losing. He led the New Jersey Nets to the finals two straight seasons playing some fantastic ball, only to run into the buzzsaw that was the Kobe/Shaq Lakers and the Duncan/Robinson Spurs. He was patient, kept evolving his game (as his athleticism faded his outside shot…

  17. J.J. Barea wants to stay in Dallas, but choice may be hard

    Jun 15, 2011, 11:15 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Every playoffs, some unexpected free agent to be has a fantastic run, one where he is used properly by his current coach, another GM seems to fall in love with his game watching the playoffs then he gets overpaid coming into next season. Meet J.J. Barea. The diminutive point guard from Puerto Rico slashed and…

  18. Rubio says he is still talking to Barcelona. Thinking lockout?

    Jun 15, 2011, 10:31 AM EST

    Spain's Ricky Rubio reacts during the Gr

    Last night, Barcelona won to become the Spanish League champions once again. And in the post game celebration, Rubio was asked about his future. A future that is supposed to include the Minnesota Timberwolves next season. But he sounded more vague, according to the Associated press. Rubio said “we are taking with Barcelona and we…

  19. A-Rod says we’re being too hard on LeBron, winning rings is hard

    Jun 15, 2011, 10:12 AM EST

    New York Yankees v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Alex Rodriguez, maybe more than any other pro athlete, has walked a mile in LeBron James’ shoes. And he wants us to back off LeBron. A-Rod is the best player of his generation (arguably, if you want, but he has put up insane numbers). He is the 12-time All-Star, five-time home run leader who could…

  20. Video: Top 10 plays of the 2011 NBA finals

    Jun 15, 2011, 8:47 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    These were a damn good finals. Close games, plenty of drama, dramatic comeback, some feistiness — these finals between the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks had it all. And they had some great plays. The fine folks at NBA.com compiled these for us and we bring them to you for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy watching…

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