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  1. Harvard takes up question of fouling late when up by three

    Aug 25, 2010, 6:27 PM EST

    It’s one of the most divisive of question in basketball, right up there with “is David Kahn as bad a GM as Isiah Thomas?” You’re up three, there’s 10 seconds left in the game and the other team has the ball. Do you foul and send them to the line for two free throws? If…

  2. Bulls to give Scottie Pippen a statue outside United Center. Yes, same size as Jordan's.

    Aug 25, 2010, 5:33 PM EST

    It’s been a good month to be Scottie Pippen. First, he gets to bask in the spotlight of the Hall of Fame inductions, without the looming shadow of Michael Jordan in his way. Now, he gets his own statue outside the United Center. It will be unveiled at some point near the end of this…

  3. Winderman: It's okay not to get excited about the World Championships

    Aug 25, 2010, 4:41 PM EST

    As the telltale economic numbers will eventually show, productivity was down across America on Wednesday afternoon. Such is the result of a nation shutting down to catch the riveting drama that is U.S.-Greece international basketball. Or not. Somehow, we’re having a hard time getting caught up in World Championships fever. So, for that matter, apparently…

  4. Luol Deng's emotional trip home to the Sudan

    Aug 25, 2010, 3:53 PM EST

    You know Luol Deng is a Chicago Bull and maybe as the star of Great Britain’s national team in basketball. But he was born in war-torn Sudan. One of the lucky refugees to get out alive and to get a real chance somewhere. He went back to the Sudan recently, along with a crew from…

  5. Gilbert Arenas plays and the Wizards owner likes what he sees

    Aug 25, 2010, 3:01 PM EST

    As is happening all over the nation right now, there was a high-level pickup game at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. last night. Some NBA guys, some borderline NBA guys, probably some college guys, all getting together for a little run that makes your weekly YMCA game look woefully unathletic. New Wizards owner Ted…

  6. USA crushes Greece in meaningless final exhibition game

    Aug 25, 2010, 2:38 PM EST

    You can read about as much into the USA win over Greece Wednesday as you can the final NFL exhibition game of the season. All 12 USA players saw the court in the first half. Greece didn’t even suit up its two best big men. Because these teams could meet in games that really matter…

  7. Ron Artest isn't buying what Doc Rivers is selling

    Aug 25, 2010, 1:47 PM EST

    We told you yesterday Doc Rivers said the Lakers “still have not beaten our starting five,” implying that if Kendrick Perkins had been healthy for Game 7 the outcome would have been different. The Lakers were quiet on that. Phil Jackson probably didn’t notice, Kobe Bryant probably mentally filed that away in the “anger/motivation” file…

  8. Today's Carmelo Anthony speculation: It's all about the exciseman

    Aug 25, 2010, 12:57 PM EST

    It appears that if Carmelo Anthony leaves Denver his preferred destinations are Houston and New York. Which baffles New Yorkers. How could any sane human being choose any city over New York, let alone one in Texas? Doesn’t Anthony realize that all the best restaurants, the best shops, the best people are in New York?…

  9. How good will the Heat be on defense?

    Aug 25, 2010, 12:30 PM EST

    If the uber-talented 2010-11 Miami Heat want to win an NBA Championship next season, let alone break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72 regular-season wins, it would serve them well to remember that those Bulls were nearly as dominant on defense as they were on offense. The 95-96 Bulls were certainly a historically effective…

  10. Yao Ming is back, still very tall

    Aug 25, 2010, 12:00 PM EST

    This is video of Yao Ming working out yesterday, the first of his public workouts (hat tip to Trey Kerby at Ball Don’t Lie). He is still tall and still has a deft touch. That is Chuck Hayes talking smack by the way. The question about Yao is can he stay healthy this season. Good…

  11. Team USA, player-by-player and role-by-role (Part Two)

    Aug 25, 2010, 11:30 AM EST

    Now that Team USA’s roster is finalized, it’s time to break down exactly what each of Team USA’s 12 players will be asked to do. Some members of Team USA are simply acting as an extension of their NBA selves, but others have seen their responsibilities shift due to the team’s needs, the overall makeup…

  12. Team USA, player-by-player and role-by-role (Part One)

    Aug 25, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

    Now that Team USA’s roster is finalized, it’s time to break down exactly what each of Team USA’s 12 players will be asked to do. Some members of Team USA are simply acting as an extension of their NBA selves, but others have seen their responsibilities shift due to the team’s needs, the overall makeup…

  13. Bobcats still looking to trade Erick Dampier, not just set him free

    Aug 25, 2010, 10:26 AM EST

    This much we know: Erick Dampier will not be playing for the Charlotte Bobcats this season under his current $13 million contract. Dampier’s contract is not guaranteed, meaning he can simply be waived and the money comes off a team’s payroll. That kind of contract has value a lot of places. One of three things…

  14. Kwame Brown says he and Jordan are good

    Aug 25, 2010, 9:57 AM EST

    The conventional wisdom out there is that Michael Jordan ruined Kwame Brown, and with that the two men can’t stand each other. But then explain how Jordan signed off on inking Brown to a one-year deal with the Charlotte Bobcats? You can’t. Brown told the Charlotte Observer that the perception of their relationship is wrong.…

  15. Griffin Turns Down Nuggets GM job, Denver looks elsewhere

    Aug 25, 2010, 9:17 AM EST

    The Denver general manager job will not be going to a name you know (unless you are an NBA front office insider, and even then). Former Suns executive David Griffin turned down the job, according to Ric Bucher of ESPN. So to be clear, an unemployed guy just turned down the job. That’s not really…

  16. Michael Jordan was better at baseball than you remember

    Aug 25, 2010, 8:47 AM EST

    Remember what a disaster Michael Jordan was playing baseball? The well done ESPN 30 for 30 movie “Jordan Rides the Bus” has come along to remind us that why we thought Jordan went to play baseball was wrong. Oh, and that he was pretty good at it, as Eric Freeman notes at Early Termination Option…

  17. USA vs. Spain rematch probably a semi-final game at World Championships

    Aug 25, 2010, 8:29 AM EST

    For the first half of the 1990s in the NFL, the NFC championship game was the defacto Super Bowl. Dallas and San Francisco (usually) played that game with everyone knowing full well they would crush whomever they met in the Super Bowl. That’s pretty much how the FIBA World Championships will go. If the USA…

  18. One ridiculous dunk contest

    Aug 24, 2010, 11:00 PM EST

    The Midnight Madness dunk contest in England — yes, Great Britian, across the pond — has a reputation as the best around. A well deserved reputation. Check this out, with legendary street ballers Easy J and Jus Fly. (via SLAM) And why not invite these guys to the All-Star Weekend dunk contest again?

  19. Another Denver contract sits unsigned, Nuggets offer David Griffin GM job but no deal

    Aug 24, 2010, 9:25 PM EST

    What is it with nobody signing the contracts the Denver Nuggets are offering lately? The Denver Nuggets have offered Suns executive David Griffin their general managers job, but the two sides are still negotiating money, according to Sam Amick at FanHouse. A source close to the process said the holdup has everything to do with…

  20. Quote of the day: Joe Maloof on cutbacks in Sacramento

    Aug 24, 2010, 8:12 PM EST

    Like everyone else in the country, we’ve taken a hard look at our business and found out that you can’t do business today like we did three years ago. We had some major cuts throughout the organization. We’re very lean now. We’re trim. We have no fat. Our goal is to get more fans into…

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