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  1. O.J. Mayo’s father arrested, charged with attempted murder

    Dec 23, 2010, 2:29 PM EDT

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    This is just a sad story on several levels. Kenneth Ziegler, father of Memphis Grizzlies guard O.J. Mayo, has been arrested in Huntington, West Virginia and charged with attempted murder, possession, and fleeing in a vehicle. All of that is just gravy for his the previously existing warrants for his arrest; Ziegler had standing warrants…

  2. Michael Jordan aggressive on trade front to revamp Bobcat roster

    Dec 23, 2010, 1:51 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats

    Michael Jordan has seen enough and it’s not just the coaching position that is getting an overhaul. Multiple reports or trade talks out there suggest Jordan is going to be aggressive in revamping a mismatched and unimpressive Bobcats roster. Sam Amick of FanHouse reports one deal being discussed with Portland. Bobcats and Portland have discussed…

  3. Charles Oakley to join Paul Silas’ staff in Charlotte

    Dec 23, 2010, 1:31 PM EDT

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    “My thing is, when (Charles) Barkley played basketball, he didn’t practice, he wasn’t a leader, he wasn’t this or that, he just had natural talent so he got chosen to the Dream Team, All Star team because he had the talent and he was the franchise player on the team.” “Dwight Howard is embarrassing Patrick…

  4. Paul Westphal’s seat gets hot in Sacramento

    Dec 23, 2010, 12:31 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Sacramento Kings

    The Sacramento Kings are not a good basketball team. Their offense is terrible, and they’re somehow worse on defense. Their record of 5-21 on the season — and 1-9 in their last 10 games — is indicative of a young team that is regressing, not improving. Then there is the mess surrounding the curious benching…

  5. Roy tries to be patient, admits he may never be pain free

    Dec 23, 2010, 11:55 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks

    Brandon Roy has never been patient with his body and injuries. He pushes to get back — maybe faster than doctors want. But not this time. He is out for a while (at least a week) resting his left knee. Roy admitted the Oregonian he may never be pain free but this time he is…

  6. You can’t say “NBA” in China anymore

    Dec 23, 2010, 11:25 AM EDT

    Kobe China

    Odd little story out of China today that doesn’t involve Steve Francis or Stephon Marbury for a change. The Chinese government is cracking down on “language purity” and is trying to eliminate the use of “unnecessary” English words and phrases that have become increasingly common in Chinese writing, as reported a couple clicks away at…

  7. LeBron, Doc Rivers don’t want to play on Christmas either

    Dec 23, 2010, 10:50 AM EDT

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    Yesterday it was Phil Jackson sounding like the Grinch to basketball fans, wondering why teams have to play on Christmas day. Particularly his teams. But as we always suspected, there is more than one Grinch — one man with a heart two sizes too small could not do it all alone. LeBron James and Doc…

  8. Hawks ownership ends long-running dispute with buyout

    Dec 23, 2010, 10:11 AM EDT

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    No general manager in the league had quite the challenges in getting a deal approved that Rick Sund had in Atlanta. That’s because the Hawks (and the NHL’s Thrashers and Phillips Arena where they all play) are owned by Atlanta Spirit, a group of owners who made decisions as a group. Want to get approval…

  9. Report: Bobcats talking to Clippers about Baron Davis trade

    Dec 23, 2010, 9:11 AM EDT

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    Right now Baron Davis is seen in Los Angeles as the anchor on the Clippers rebuilding plans, as such they have been looking for someone to take his contract off their hands. That could be the recently shaken up Bobcats — who should be trying to rebuild themselves — according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo.…

  10. Nuggets make classy move, pause Carmelo Anthony trade talks while he’s out

    Dec 23, 2010, 8:38 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    Carmelo Anthony is away from the Nuggets and back in Baltimore, grieving from the death of his sister to a pre-existing medical condition. He is expected to join up with the team again after Christmas. In a classy move — and a bit of a respite for the rest of us — the Nuggets management…

  11. Watch Blake Griffin almost hit his head on the rim

    Dec 23, 2010, 8:26 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin

    From our ongoing “Did you see what Blake Griffin did last night?” series…. I’m starting to think he sat out last season so that doctors could attach a bionic leg to Griffin. Because no human leaps like this. Watch him almost hit his head on the rim. Also, I think it’s a nice contrast to…

  12. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Nuggets are all back and healthy, but the Spurs won anyway

    Dec 23, 2010, 8:14 AM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Ty Lawson

    What you missed while reading how The Onion broke down the year in basketball… Spurs 109, Nuggets 103: The band is back together in Denver, everyone was back from injury (well, everyone except Carmelo Anthony who is dealing with a death in the family). The Nuggets had Chauncey Billups back running the show at the…

  13. Dwyane Wade, Spike Lee ad mocks NBA rumors

    Dec 22, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT

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    It’s great Spike Lee is back making NBA-related commercials. Not because we were worried about his ability to afford those expensive Knicks courtside seats, but because he is just good at it. The latest example, the T-Mobile ad below featuring Dwyane Wade, mocking the speed and craziness of the NBA rumor mill. A topic ripe…

  14. Paul Silas named as new Bobcats coach

    Dec 22, 2010, 8:16 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Just hours after Larry Brown stepped down, the Charlotte Bobcats have named Paul Silas as their new head coach, team owner Michael Jordan announced. This is an interim gig, with the position to be re-evaluated at the end of the season. Silas has had 10 previous seasons as an NBA head coach, including four seasons…

  15. Kings bench, fine DeMarcus Cousins for giving “choke” sign during game

    Dec 22, 2010, 7:42 PM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins

    With 19 seconds left and the Kings up five points on the Warriors Tuesday night, Golden State’s Reggie Williams went to the free throw line and missed the first of two pretty badly off the front rim. DeMarcus Cousins did a little taunting, walking out into the lane and making the choking gesture. That offended…

  16. Boston still beasts of the East (and they’re enjoying it)

    Dec 22, 2010, 6:22 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics

    Why did the Orlando Magic dramatically reshuffle their roster last weekend? The Celtics. Orlando’s brain trust realized their current roster was not going to beat Boston come May. The Celtics knocked the Magic out of the playoffs last season and this season that gap widened. Orlando had to do something — and in doing so…

  17. Larry Brown steps down as Bobcats coach

    Dec 22, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats

    UPDATE 4:41 pm: Paul Silas is the leading candidate to replace Brown as the Bobcats coach, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. Also in the mix: Patrick Ewing and Mike Woodson. Ken Berger of CBSSports says that Brown and Jordan came up with the list together and that other longshot names on it are current…

  18. Winderman: What other onerous contracts could be traded?

    Dec 22, 2010, 4:29 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Clippers

    Well, the Magic, Wizards and Suns showed us, didn’t they? More to the point, they shut us up. “No one is taking on Gilbert’s deal.” “The Magic aren’t unloading Rashard’s contract.” “The Suns are stuck with Turkoglu.” We all either said it or thought it. For years, the crutch in shooting down the wildest trade…

  19. Chris Webber: Brandon Roy should sit the rest of the season

    Dec 22, 2010, 3:35 PM EDT

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    Brandon Roy’s knees are not good. He may well think playing alongside Andre Miller is the issue with his slipping performance but his knees and lack of explosiveness are the bigger problems. He is sitting out the next week, but NBA TV analyst and former player Chris Webber (speaking with Art Garcia) said he thinks…

  20. Clippers sign Ike Diogu as insurance policy

    Dec 22, 2010, 2:41 PM EDT

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    Craig Smith was not playing a lot of minutes for the Clippers (11 a game) because he and Blake Griffin were not blending well on the court. And when you have Blake Griffin you play him a lot. But when Smith went down with a herniated disc in his back, sidelining him for a couple…

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