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  1. Shaq has post-career life as a sheriff planned out, but first he wants a ring (and to be seen)

    Sep 6, 2010, 9:40 AM EDT

    There are plenty of people that think Shaquille O’Neal is just play cops and robbers like a big kid, that he’s not serious. He’s actually very serious. The latest example: His interview with the New Orleans Times-Picayune about his post-basketball plans: I’m either going to be the sheriff in Baton Rouge, Miami or Los Angeles.…

  2. Knicks signee Timofey Mozgov shows off his potential in Turkey

    Sep 6, 2010, 9:11 AM EDT

    The description from scouts when the Knicks signed Russian Timofey Mozgov was “potential.” He has shown a little more than that as part of a pretty good Russian team at the World Championships, giving Knicks fans another reason for hope. He is averaging 11.8 points per game on 65 percent shooting, and he dropped 18…

  3. USA v. Angola preview: Charles Barkley was right about Angola, it is in trouble

    Sep 5, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT

    The USA has not had to be an impressive team to win in the group play portion of the FIBA World Championships. They have been so much more skilled and athletic than the teams they faced (save Brazil) that they could basically coast. But entering the 16-team knockout stage of the World Championships Monday things….…

  4. Ty Lawson, DeMarcus Cousins, Michael Beasley and more getting some run

    Sep 5, 2010, 8:10 PM EDT

    A number of NBA players were having some fun, getting a little run a couple weeks ago for The Goodman League Charity Game (which raises money for Project Giveback, a group that helps make sure the holidays have something special for some of the needy in the Washington D.C. area). Enjoy. Thanks to the Mars…

  5. Tyson Chandler helping out the Special Olympics in Turkey

    Sep 5, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    The Special Olympics is a worldwide organization, and with a few days off for Team USA Tyson Chandler went to help with the torch run portion of the leadup to the games.

  6. Turkey is America's biggest threat at the World Championships

    Sep 5, 2010, 5:03 PM EDT

    Spain is good with a depth of talent we know about. Argentina has the best player so far in the tournament in Luis Scola. Brazil already almost beat the USA. Greece has been very good and has the motion offense that can give the USA fits. Turkey is playing better than all of them. And…

  7. Chauncey Billups to join Nuggets effort to keep Carmelo Anthony

    Sep 5, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT

    It may be futile. If you believe the off the record rumblings coming out of Carmelo Anthony’s camp he is all but gone from Denver. But the Denver Nuggets are not giving up hope. New GM Masai Ujiri wants to sit down and talk with him. And when he gets back from the World Championships,…

  8. Yi Jianlian battling inflamed Achilles

    Sep 5, 2010, 1:50 PM EDT

    Things have been looking up for Yi Jianlian. He is out of the swamps of Jersey (and into the swamp that is Washington D.C.). He will play in an up-tempo offense next to John Wall, which could put his athleticism to use. He has been working out with David Thorpe. He has been looking good…

  9. Cleveland's GM has big plans for that big trade exception

    Sep 5, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    We like to talk about how Cleveland got nothing for LeBron James (and how Denver doesn’t want to go down that road). But that’s not exactly true. Thanks to a might-as-well-at-this-point sign-and-trade, the Cavaliers are sitting on a $14.5 million trade exception. That means the team can trade for a pretty high-priced player and send…

  10. Miami homeless advocates refusing free LeBron James gear from Cleveland

    Sep 5, 2010, 11:31 AM EDT

    The homeless in Miami don’t want your LeBron James gear. Well, they may want it. We don’t know. We do know that advocates for the homeless in Miami have been reticent to accept free LeBron James clothing. Remember after LeBron James’ decision there were LeBron jerseys being burned in the streets of Cleveland. So some…

  11. Still some big name free agents available, if you think they would help

    Sep 5, 2010, 11:13 AM EDT

    We’re in the dregs of the NBA signing season, when guys who can contribute like Luther Head end up with make-good deals in Sacramento, where they will battle the undrafted for a roster spot. But look at the names still unsigned and available (compiled by Ira Winderman at the South Florida Sun Sentinel): Allen Iverson,…

  12. Isiah Thomas defends LeBron's right to choose, but says he should have chosen New York

    Sep 5, 2010, 10:13 AM EDT

    Like all of New York it seems, Isiah Thomas has been hanging out in Queens the last week or so. The US Open is in town and Roger Federer is putting on a show. (So did Andy Roddick, but that’s another story all together.) NBA writer Marc Berman of the New York Post approached Thomas…

  13. Oscar Robertson would ask that you kindly get off LeBron's back

    Sep 5, 2010, 9:05 AM EDT

    There’s a chance, remote as it may be, that LeBron James may average a triple-double this season. And yet, even in dominating the league with spectacular play, he will be booed, hated upon, reviled for his decision to leave Miami. But the man that invented the triple double, NBA Hall-of-Fame legend Oscar Robertson thinks people…

  14. USA not changing starting five for Angola, but will motion return to the offense?

    Sep 4, 2010, 9:20 PM EDT

    Not a lot of Team USA news out of their first practice in a few weeks, but we do know this: The starting five will be Chauncey Billups, Derrick Rose, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Durant and Lamar Odom. Same as it ever was, according to Chris Sheridan of ESPN, who is in Turkey for the World…

  15. World Championships Round of 16: Spain looks good again, Serbia survives

    Sep 4, 2010, 6:57 PM EDT

    Saturday was the most interesting day of the round of 16, two very interesting games between three good teams (Spain, Greece and Serbia) and one solid one (Croatia). Here’s a little roundup. Spain 80, Greece 72. There was some pretty basketball early on in this one and it became clear that the team that figured…

  16. Shaq says Cleveland was selfish, unlike Boston

    Sep 4, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT

    It’s been one of those questions about this season’s Boston Celtics: Will the selfless chemistry that defined this team remain the same with Shaquille O’Neal and Jermaine O’Neal and a full year of Nate Robinson? Probably, the leadership at the top of the big three will set the tone. And in case you were worried,…

  17. Rudy Gay's groin feels tight, but he practices, should play for Team USA

    Sep 4, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

    Rudy Gay’s strained groin isn’t fully healed, but it isn’t slowing him down. Gay sat out the second half of the USA’s blowout win over Tunisia Thursday after suffering the injury. Team USA had Friday off and when they returned to practice Saturday Gay went through the entire two-hour session with the team. Afterwards he…

  18. LeBron's search for family, stability led him to Miami

    Sep 4, 2010, 12:14 PM EDT

    LeBron James decision was not a simple one. Strip away the show and the made-for-media presentations the other teams had to put on — the things for which James has been heavily criticized — and you get to a decision that was about the core of who LeBron James is. There were two key factors…

  19. The Rashard Lewis Middling Canyon can't be solved overnight

    Sep 4, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    Rashard Lewis is a power forward, trapped in a small forward’s body. No, wait, he’s a small forward trapped in the body of a power forward. No, wait, he’s combo-forward. No wait, he’s just terrible because of how much he’s paid.  All of the above have a little bit of truth to them, save the…

  20. Video: Chris Bosh gets to work

    Sep 4, 2010, 9:09 AM EDT

    First we saw LeBron James’ video of his first workout with the Heat. Now the team has released a second video profiling Chris Bosh at the Heat training facility, working out with coaches and trainers. There’s nothing in it to make any significant observations from, of course. But it is interesting to look at the…

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