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  1. George Karl pulls the company line, says he is fine with front office changes

    Aug 4, 2010, 1:40 PM EDT

    George Karl has more important things to worry about than the Denver Nuggets front office situation. The man just returned to eating solid foods and he wants to have his cancer far enough in the rearview mirror that he can be on the Nuggets bench when the season starts. But when contacted by the Denver…

  2. Meet the new Pacers, same as the old Pacers

    Aug 4, 2010, 1:14 PM EDT

    Indiana had one main goal this offseason: Get an experienced point guard to run the offense. Larry Bird tried. Every time a veteran point guard name came up, Indiana was talking to them. Raymond Felton went to New York. Jordan Farmar went to New Jersey. The list goes on and on, every time they came…

  3. Brook Lopez pulls out of World Championships, Mike Krzyzewski pulls out some hair

    Aug 4, 2010, 11:34 AM EDT

    Can you win a world title in international ball without a quality center? We’re about to find out. Team USA is going into the World Championships in Turkey next month without Brook Lopez — the best center on Team USA by a long shot. Lopez has pulled out of the FIBA World Championships in Turkey…

  4. Yao Ming, Rockets headed to China for preseason games. Nets get to tag along.

    Aug 4, 2010, 11:05 AM EDT

    Fans in China have stayed up in the middle of the night to watch Yao Ming play for the Houston Rockets. And at the same time vote for the rest of the Rockets to be on the All-Star Team, whether they deserved it or not. Now, they finally get to see him play live. The…

  5. Eddie House officially becomes a member of the Miami Heat

    Aug 4, 2010, 10:38 AM EDT

    Eddie House already came to an agreement with the Miami on the terms of a two-year contract, but he’s now officially a member of the Heat according the Associated Press. Miami inked House to a two-year, $2.8 million contract, one of the great value signings of the tail end of free agency. House is a…

  6. Shaq agrees to join Celtics, a smart gamble by both sides

    Aug 4, 2010, 10:22 AM EDT

    Is it going to work? Maybe. Maybe not. But it’s going to happen — Shaquille O’Neal has agreed to join the Boston Celtics according to CSN New England, ESPN’s Chris Brossard and a bunch of other sources now. This will be a one-year deal for the league minimum of $1.4 million. Is it a good…

  7. Maverick Carter defends LeBron's Akron letter as having nothing to do with Cleveland

    Aug 4, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

    LeBron James is an Akron man. Born and raised. Still lives there. Do not confuse that with being a Cleveland man. He played for the Cavaliers, but don’t go thinking Akron and Cleveland are one in the same. Well, Clevelanders may consider Akron a suburb but the feeling is not mutual. The fine folks of…

  8. Clippers Craig Smith has knee surgery

    Aug 4, 2010, 9:14 AM EDT

    Even rhinos need to have their knees scoped out now and again. Craig Smith — the rhino, as he is known — had arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday the Clippers announced. The surgery was a success and a minor operation with a four to six week recovery time. Which will have him back in time for…

  9. Andres Nocioni remains questionable for World Championships

    Aug 4, 2010, 9:02 AM EDT

    There is good news for Philadelphia — Andres Nocioni should be healthy and ready to go by training camp in December. Argentina basketball fans, the news isn’t as good. Nocioni sprained his ankle last Friday while training with the Argentinean national team for the upcoming FIBA World Championships in Turkey. Sixers doctors just got a…

  10. Lorenzen Wright memorial Wednesday in Memphis

    Aug 4, 2010, 8:46 AM EDT

    It can sometimes get overlooked in the focus on the whodunit angle of the crime — a good man was killed in Memphis. Lorenzen Wright will not be forgotten today as thousands are expected to come to the FedExForum for a memorial service for him. Wright was found murdered in a wooded area near Memphis…

  11. Welcome to the big time Miami — and a tough start to the season

    Aug 3, 2010, 9:45 PM EDT

    You wanted to be big time, you wanted the spotlight Miami. Well you got it. And everything that comes with it. Like a tough first week. First you get the Boston Celtics in Boston. Three nights later you get to host the Orlando Magic. The last two Eastern Conference champions in your first two games.…

  12. Winderman: NBA schedule event highlights gulf between haves, have nots

    Aug 3, 2010, 8:42 PM EDT

    What was that? No, seriously, what was that? The NBA kind of, sort of, released its 2010-11 schedule Tuesday. Well, not the entire schedule. Well, not even the entire opening-week schedule. And it also announced its holiday lineup, if the only holidays your heartless boss offers are Christmas and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Thanksgiving?…

  13. NBA releases opening week, marquee games: You better like watching the Heat

    Aug 3, 2010, 8:09 PM EDT

    It’s the hot hot Heat. And the Lakers. But mostly the Heat. And if you can pair them then all the better. As for the other, unmentioned half of the league… you don’t seem to matter much. That’s what becomes obvious as you look at the highlights of the NBA schedule released in a new…

  14. Anthony eyes the door in Denver as team cleans out front office

    Aug 3, 2010, 7:07 PM EDT

    We didn’t see this coming — Denver cleaning out its front office. It comes right at the time reports are surfacing that Carmelo Anthony is leaning toward exploring his free agent options next summer, lockout and new Collective Bargaining Agreement be damned. Coincidence? Probably not. Mark Warkentien — the 2009 NBA executive of the year…

  15. Alabama teens challenge Dude Perfect for "longest shot ever" title

    Aug 3, 2010, 7:06 PM EDT

    The above video shows 17-year old Evan Sellers, a high school quarterback in Alabama, making a basketball shot from a 134-foot high platform on top of the Vulcan monument in Birmingham, Alabama. According to the members of Sellers’ “legendary shots” group, Sellers’ shot is further than the one made by “Dude Perfect” ™ from the…

  16. Ron Artest and the MetropoliTONS of FUN

    Aug 3, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

    Ron Artest rapping about Queens and the Mets. Does it get any better than this? (via our sister blog Hardball Talk) For the rap impaired, here are some lyrics: I’m Ron Artest, gettin’ crazy as it gets,Flying ’round in jets, rappin’ ’bout the Mets,Born in Queens, raised in Shea,Grabbin’ a shake shack with my man…

  17. Celtics "close" to signing Shaquille O'Neal

    Aug 3, 2010, 4:39 PM EDT

    If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. According to A. Sherrod Blakely of Comcast SportsNet, the Celtics are “close” to signing free agent center Shaquille O’Neal to a contract. Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer says the Cavs have not been talking to the Celtics about a sign-and-trade, so this deal is very likely…

  18. Olajuwon continues to work with Dwight Howard

    Aug 3, 2010, 4:03 PM EDT

    With the possibility that LeBron James and Dwayne Wade will cancel out each other’s MVP votes next season, the race has opened up a bit.  If Kobe Bryant stays healthy all season and the Lakers win the West, there’s a great chance he’ll win his second MVP award. If Kevin Durant picks up where he…

  19. Your other opening night contest: Rockets at Lakers

    Aug 3, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    Did you really think there was any chance the Lakers would not be an opening night game? What with the rings and the banner and Kobe, you think the NBA wasn’t going to put their other big attraction out there? Then add in the return of Yao Ming, with all of China tuning in, and…

  20. Mo Evans has minor knee surgery

    Aug 3, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT

    Summer, ’tis the season for knee surgery. Add Atlanta’s Mo Evans to the long list of players getting some knee work done this summer. He had arthroscopic surgery to repair knee cartilage damage last week, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. It was minor surgery, one that should have the Hawks guard back in plenty…

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