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  1. Kevin Durant has long arms, can play some defense

    Aug 23, 2010, 8:25 PM EDT

    In case you hadn’t seen it, here are Kevin Durant’s two blocks to save the game for Team USA against Spain. In a very smart move, the USA switched defense to a zone on the final possession, and that caught Spain by surprise and cut off the drive. Check out a great breakdown of that…

  2. Grizzlies owner more defensive about Xavier Henry contract than his team gets on the court

    Aug 23, 2010, 7:33 PM EDT

    Last year, the Memphis Grizzlies had the No. 2 pick in the draft and took a big-man project in Hasheem Thabeet. We don’t know yet how that will turn out long term, Thabeet is a work in progress. We do know that the guys taken after him — James Harden, Tyreke Evans, Stephen Curry, Brandon Jennings,…

  3. 3-on-3 basketball in the Olympics? Don't laugh, they approved solo synchronized swimming.

    Aug 23, 2010, 6:18 PM EDT

    At the Youth Olympics that you are not paying attention to Singapore (they are still going on), there was, of course, basketball. 3-on-3 basketball. Half-court. For gold medals. And according to the Edmonton Sun, we may see more of it — like in the regular adult Olympics. The overwhelming success of three-on-three basketball at the…

  4. Rajon Rondo, Amar'e Stoudemire are "Educators"

    Aug 23, 2010, 5:41 PM EDT

    Pretty amusing new commercial from Foot Locker, perfect for a little off-season refreshment. “Who’s been eating hummus?”

  5. Kevin Love has a thick head, he's fine

    Aug 23, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

    Kevin Love got smacked on the head pretty good in the United States win over Lithuania Saturday then did not play on Sunday. But don’t read anything into that, he is good to go and likely will see the court against Greece Wednesday. The reason he didn’t play Sunday was it was just one day…

  6. Doc Rivers on the Lakers: "They still have not beaten our starting five"

    Aug 23, 2010, 4:02 PM EDT

    Doc Rivers came back to the Celtics because he wanted to make one more run at it with this group, he believed that this unit had one more title in it. Of course, there are a couple obstacles to that. For one, there’s that Laker team that just beat the Celtics in the finals. But…

  7. Kwame Brown signs deal with Michael Jordan's Bobcats

    Aug 23, 2010, 3:13 PM EDT

    Kwame Brown and Michael Jordan are together again. Bet you didn’t see that coming. But Brown has signed a one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum to play for the Charlotte Bobcats next season, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. He had played the last two seasons with the Pistons. Michael Jordan gets credit in most people’s…

  8. Chris Bosh says loyalty is for suckers

    Aug 23, 2010, 2:18 PM EDT

    Chris Bosh clearly went to school on Kevin Garnett.   KG stayed loyal for years to Minnesota while the quality of players around him disintegrated. Until the losing got to be too much. Eventually he forced his way out, landed in Boston with other superstars, won a title and now goes on the record saying…

  9. Who should be the last cut for Team USA?

    Aug 23, 2010, 1:34 PM EDT

    Team USA right now is a basketball version of The Amazing Race. Thirteen players set out on the same flight for Madrid, Spain, where they had to complete tasks against Lithuania and Spain. Having successfully finished those, it is on to Greece where a new task awaits them.   In Greece, somebody is going to…

  10. Is the wine glass half full or half empty with WNBA finances?

    Aug 23, 2010, 12:35 PM EDT

    Television ratings are up. But the numbers are still small. Attendance is down. But sponsorship dollars are up.   Looking at the WNBA finances, it’s how you look at the glass of Chardonnay – half full or half empty.   The Sports Business Journal took a look at the league heading into the start of…

  11. What will LeBron's game look like in Miami?

    Aug 23, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    Let’s play a game. Forget that LeBron James’ decision to join the Miami Heat via an hour-long ESPN special was one of the biggest PR disasters in recent memory. Forget everything about how James’ choice to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami rather than stay in Cleveland or go to Chicago or New…

  12. Calderon injures hamstring, will miss World Championships

    Aug 23, 2010, 11:25 AM EDT

    Jose Calderon battled a lingering hamstring issue through much of the 08-09 season, which has to make everyone a little hesitant at this news: Calderon is out of the World Championships for Spain after injuring his hamstring against the USA in an exhibition game Sunday. He will be out a month, according to the Toronto…

  13. FIBA's World Championship likely to become World Cup, because we all understand that better

    Aug 23, 2010, 10:35 AM EDT

    Every soccer (or football, if you’re elitist and so prefer) player on the planet would give his right hamstring to play for his nation in the World Cup. It is, without question, the biggest stage for the biggest sport in the world. Everyone who can stand, plays. Basketball’s World Championships start Saturday, with many of…

  14. Teams want to take a look at Antoine Walker, according to his family

    Aug 23, 2010, 9:40 AM EDT

    Give Antoine Walker credit — he’s trying. He has spent this summer working out at the University of Louisville under the watchful eye of Rick Pitino. Maybe at the same time he has learned his lessons about life, having had to file bankruptcy and now working to pay back the $1 million a judge said…

  15. USA vs. Spain Highlights

    Aug 23, 2010, 8:50 AM EDT

    This doesn’t tell you everything about the game — check out our recap for that — but it does show you some nifty passing from from Ricky Rubio, some solid play from Chauncey Billups, Cristiano Ronaldo, how much we miss Juan Carlos Navaro, plus Pau Gasol and his very hot girlfriend. The actual game felt…

  16. Where could Allen Iverson land?

    Aug 23, 2010, 8:04 AM EDT

    Rumors leaked out this week that Allen Iverson could play next season in New Orleans or Orlando. And as quick as those rumors started, officials from those teams shot them down. Iverson scares NBA teams because last season he showed he was not ready to accept a non-key role, even though that’s what his game…

  17. Goran Dragic denies interest in playing overseas, right now anyway

    Aug 23, 2010, 12:41 AM EDT

    UPDATE 9/23 12:41 am: Oh, it was all a simple misunderstanding blown out of proportion, like a Three’s Company episode (cue the laugh track). Seth Pollack from SBNation emailed Dragic, who sent back this response. This news is not correct, because I made a statement that I want to end my basketball carrer in Europe.…

  18. J.R. Smith may be on his way out in Denver

    Aug 22, 2010, 11:19 PM EDT

    NBA FanHouse reports that the Nuggets are considering trading volatile guard J.R. Smith. Smith has been on the block off and on, but as Chris Tomasson of FanHouse reports, Smith’s biggest proponent is no longer in charge, clearing the way for a move. There have been trade rumors before about Smith since he joined the…

  19. FIBA games provide reminder of what the NBA missed out with Juan Carlos Navarro

    Aug 22, 2010, 8:47 PM EDT

    Rubio this, Rubio that. Ricky Rubio is the future of NBA point guards. Rubio is the greatest star for Spain. But in reality, this all overlooks the real driving force of Spain in Juan Carlos Navarro. Navarro, who has played with FC Barcelona since 1997, played a lone season with the Memphis Grizzlies. He was…

  20. Team USA edges Spain by a single point, but claims their most significant victory yet

    Aug 22, 2010, 6:47 PM EDT

    Both Team USA and the Spanish national team were reluctant to reveal their full arsenals, but today’s friendly between the two FIBA powerhouses was easily the Americans’ most entertaining exhibition yet. Neither squad was flawless in their execution, but Team USA’s quality performance against their top opponent in the World Championships (even if Spain wasn’t…

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