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  1. Can Boston start an all future hall of famers lineup?

    Aug 16, 2010, 8:15 AM EDT

    We said it before — if this were 2000 the Boston Celtics would be an unstoppable force. And yes, I know Rajon Rondo would have been 14 at the time, wouldn’t have mattered with Shaq, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in their primes. But it is a decade later, and the Celtics have…

  2. Lance Stephenson arrested, reportedly pushed his girlfriend down a flight of stairs

    Aug 15, 2010, 11:02 PM EDT

    There have been good vibrations in Indiana since the Pacers picked up Darren Collison to be their new point guard, but Lance Stephenson has just created an unmistakable cloud over the franchise. According to John Lauinger of the New York Daily News, Stephenson has been arrested for an altercation involving his girlfriend, and charged with…

  3. Amare Stoudemire in Israel

    Aug 15, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

    There was a lot of talk about Amare Stoudemire going to the Holy Land this summer (in part because the New York media was excited to have a big star to write about again, not that Starbury wasn’t fun and all). That led to a lot of speculation. Here, you can see for yourself what…

  4. JaVale McGee discovered last season he has asthma

    Aug 15, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

    Last season, Flip Saunders kept watching JaVale McGee and thinking “he shouldn’t get that tired that fast.” McGee is maybe the best athlete on the team, one of the best natural athletes in the association, yet he wore down quickly. That had been happening since he played at Nevada, but he went to the doctor…

  5. Dwyane Wade shows no mercy, swats shots of little kids

    Aug 15, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade blocking childrens’ shots from John Karalis on Vimeo. Dwyane Wade is better than your average 10 year old on the court. You probably knew that, but if you had any questions about his ability to dominate children on a court, here is the video evidence from an exhibition event at Rucker Park in…

  6. Carmelo Anthony plans on taking his sweet time with extension decision

    Aug 15, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony seems pretty comfortable stepping into LeBron James’ shoes. Last season, in every city he traveled to, James got the question “can you picture yourself playing in X?” He tried to shut the speculation down, he stopped talking about his contract issue, he said he had thought about playing everywhere. But every stop of…

  7. Team USA routes France. What did we really learn?

    Aug 15, 2010, 4:11 PM EDT

    As expected, Team USA routed France, 86-55. We talk about how Team USA is sending a “B” team to the World Championships (Kobe, LeBron, Wade, Melo and more are staying home) but France also has six NBA players not suiting up, including Tony Parker. So what we know for one thing is that the basketball…

  8. Sorry Knicks fans, but the Isiah Thomas saga may have another chapter

    Aug 15, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT

    It’s the questions most often asked around the New York Knicks saga: Why in the world would the Knicks even consider bringing Isiah Thomas back? Are they dropping acid like it’s 1968 in the Knicks offices? Bringing him back makes no sense if you’re thinking like a basketball executive. It makes no sense if you’re…

  9. JaVale McGee, Jeff Green cut from Team USA

    Aug 15, 2010, 11:55 AM EDT

    JaVale McGee is a freak athlete, but that alone is not enough to get you on Team USA. McGee himself announced that he has been cut from Team USA via his twitter account this morning. The Bad new is….. I got cut from the USA team :(… But i get to go back and work…

  10. Danny Granger and the Pacers are aiming for another big

    Aug 15, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

    The Indiana Pacers already made quite the shake-up in acquiring Darren Collison from the New Orleans Hornets last week, but neither Larry Bird nor Danny Granger seem to be ready to accept the roster as-is. From Chris Tomasson of FanHouse: Asked by FanHouse on Friday in Springfield, Mass., where Bird was inducted into the Basketball…

  11. Charlotte aimed for a mediocrity, and it's paying off

    Aug 15, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    The “right way” to build an NBA franchise is from the ground up. Clear out contracts. Draft well. Sign value free agents to smart deals. Stay young and stay flexible, in the hope that one day an elite player will finally fall into the team’s lap. Unfortunately that’s not a blueprint most small-market clubs can…

  12. Report: Nuggets waive Coby Karl, injured Brian Butch

    Aug 15, 2010, 8:17 AM EDT

    The Nuggets reportedly made a couple of roster moves this weekend, one expected and one that is bad Karma, according to Chris Tommason at FanHouse. The Nuggets have waived Coby Karl, the son of coach George Karl. Which was both expected and a little bit sad because the younger Karl has NBA game but his…

  13. The world comes to Rucker Park

    Aug 14, 2010, 9:50 PM EDT

    Rucker Park in Harlem is a hoops Mecca, home of legendary players, the And1 mix tapes and some serious ball. As part of the Nike World Basketball Festival, Kobe Bryant was out there running a clinic, right after Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade had dropped in for an event. Then the world came to Rucker…

  14. What we learned today: Team USA is better than China

    Aug 14, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

    UPDATE 8:30 pm: Looks like when Team USA hops on a plane for exhibition “friendlies” in Europe next week, they will bring more than the 12 they can suit up in Turkey.  That’s what Coach K told ESPN: “The chances of us having more than 12 on the plane Monday are good, but it may…

  15. Report: Tony Parker contemplating a move to New York next summer

    Aug 14, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT

    Amare Stoudemire has made the move. Carmelo Anthony is reportedly thinking about it. And now it may be that Tony Parker is in a New York state of mind as well, at least according to the very good Alex Kennedy at Hoopsworld: The Knicks will make Anthony their priority next summer but the team, according…

  16. Quote of the day: That will be Dr. Shaq, to you

    Aug 14, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    “I’m done with the nicknames. Actually, when I obtain my doctorate, I will not allow people to call me Shaq anymore, either.” –Shaquille O’Neal, being interviewed in the New York Times, on his nickname in Boston and how he is working on his doctorate at Barry University in Florida.

  17. You may have forgotten about Haiti, Samuel Dalembert has not

    Aug 14, 2010, 2:50 PM EDT

    Samuel Dalembert lost three family members and about 10 friends when that devastating earthquake rocked Haiti last Jan. 12. If he wasn’t at his best on the court for the second half of last season, you can forgive him. That quake killed an estimated 230,000 and left 1 million people homeless. And while the fundraising…

  18. Will Bynum doesn't want to just be a spark off the bench, he wants to start

    Aug 14, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

    You think the backcourt for the Detroit Pistons at the start of the season is set: Rodney Stuckey at the point, Rip Hamilton at the two, Tayshaun Prince at the three. Will Bynum would like his name in the conversation, thank you very much, as he told the Detroit Free Press. “I’m looking forward to…

  19. The Dream Team enters the Hall of Fame

    Aug 14, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    If only Chuck Daly could have been there with them.

  20. The Flip Side: Shane Battier lives again

    Aug 14, 2010, 11:42 AM EDT

    Wednesday’s four-way trade saw just about every team involved walk away a winner. However, the effects of that trade are far more specific than just saying “This team got better,” or “This team accomplished its goals.” In The Flip Side, we’ll look at one player from each of the four teams — the Nets, the…

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