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  1. Spurs go "loco," read whatever political statement into that you want

    May 7, 2010, 2:38 PM EDT

    In the wake of the “Los Suns” controversy –and if you don’t think it was controversial, check out our commenters on the story — the Suns/Spurs series shifts to San Antonio. Another former part of Mexico. Another city with a lot of Mexican influences. Another city with a large Hispanic population. Another city where immigration…

  2. Vince Carter winning by fitting in

    May 7, 2010, 1:39 PM EDT

    This wasn’t old-school Vinsanity. The old Vince Carter won games by taking them over and just outscoring the other team nearly single-handedly. That is not how you win a title. You do that by getting your points in the flow of the offense, making the other team respect you and that opens up good looks…

  3. LeBron speaks about his elbow: It hurts sometimes.

    May 7, 2010, 12:38 PM EDT

    We’ve heard directly from LeBron’s elbow today. Turns out he’s pretty funny. But we’ve also got the actual LeBron talking seriously about his elbow, too. Courtesy Brian Windhorst writing for ESPN: “If it’s hurting throughout the game; there’s no way it can stay off your mind,” James said. “You want to be conscious about it,…

  4. LeBron's elbow speaks

    May 7, 2010, 12:08 PM EDT

    The Basketball Jones was able to obtain this exclusive interview with LeBron James’ elbow.  He is branching out from his twitter account. Aside the bone bruise, it has a few other issues. That’s all I’m saying.

  5. Gilbert Arenas released from halfway house today

    May 7, 2010, 11:31 AM EDT

    Gilbert Arenas has served his debt to society — which apparently involved playing a lot of basketball at the halfway house where he was assigned. I think we all feel safer now. The Washington Post has the details. The Wizards star, who pleaded guilty this year in D.C. Superior Court to a felony handgun violation…

  6. NBA Playoffs, Suns v. Spurs: Oh, how Tim Duncan has fallen

    May 7, 2010, 11:23 AM EDT

    When all is said and done, Tim Duncan will rightfully go down in history as one of the best — if not the very best — defender the game has ever seen. That’s why Duncan’s suddenly diminished defensive effectiveness in this series has been so startling. Don’t get me wrong, there are times where Tim…

  7. Sam Mitchell the latest coach linked to the Sixers

    May 7, 2010, 11:09 AM EDT

    Mark Jackson may think he’s too good to coach the Philadelphia 76ers, but the same isn’t true of former Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell. Smitch is scheduled to be the third interviewee for the gig according to Phil Jasner of the Philadelphia Daily News, and if nothing else, he would definitely be a bit different…

  8. NBA Playoffs, Suns v. Spurs Game 3: Jefferson's big scoring night was all part of the plan

    May 7, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

    In Game 2, Richard Jefferson scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting. For some guys in this league, that’s a walk in the park. For Jefferson this season, it my be closer to a modern miracle. After being touted as one of the keynote acquisitions by any team last off-season, RJ has disappointed time and time…

  9. Bill Walton: LeBron James should play for free

    May 7, 2010, 10:35 AM EDT

    I’ve missed Bill Walton. He was a larger-than-life person and personality, a great player and a broadcaster who made the game fun with hyperbole. He rubbed some people the wrong way — I’ll admit he annoyed me at times — but he always a reminder that this is a game and supposed to be fun.…

  10. Byron Scott will not be your next Sixers coach

    May 7, 2010, 10:06 AM EDT

    While the coaching carousel is just starting to spin for this summer, the list of guys getting interview has become pretty standardized. Tom Thibodeau, Dwane Casey, Doug Collins, Mark Jackson, Byron Scott — these guys all get calls. Except in Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The 76ers do not plan to contact Byron Scott…

  11. Hornets are not waiting in coaching search

    May 7, 2010, 9:39 AM EDT

    There are a lot of teams looking for a head coach for next season, and most are taking their time. Chicago Bulls staff said as much, while the Los Angeles Clippers have been stone silent. Not the New Orleans Hornets. They are on it. Five interviews in three days, including two more on Thursday, according…

  12. Josh Childress expected to return to Hawks next season

    May 7, 2010, 9:04 AM EDT

    While his former teammates struggle to find a way to deal with Dwight Howard, Vince Carter and the rest of the Orlando Magic, Josh Childress is basking in the limelight in Paris. His team, Olympiacos, is in the EuroLeague Final Four taking place this weekend in the city of lights. He is a key part…

  13. Bucks start talks with Salmons agent, will keep Delfino

    May 7, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT

    The Bucks are just trying to keep the band together. They liked the way last season ended. Well, except for that Andrew Bogut injury thing. But they were one of the hottest teams going to last month of the season and even without Bogut they pushed the Hawks to seven games.  Next season Brandon Jennings…

  14. NBA Playoffs, Magic Hawks Game 2: Magic overpower Hawks in second half to take 2-0 lead

    May 7, 2010, 2:12 AM EDT

    Surprisingly enough, the Atlanta Hawks were competitive for much of game two. They were able to move the ball while limiting mistakes, actually managed to get to the rim and the line with some consistency, and scored almost 100 points against the Magic’s defense. They made six of their 11 three-point attempts. They shot 97% on their…

  15. Owning an NBA Franchise no longer a license to print money.

    May 6, 2010, 11:54 PM EDT

    here was a time when owning and NBA franchise (or really most professional sports franchise) was seen as a can’t-miss proposition. For a couple decades starting in 1980, the expansion of ways to make money on sports (fueled by the rise of cable television, new stadiums with luxury boxes and a society more accepting of…

  16. NBA Playoffs: Hawks look to bounce back in game two

    May 6, 2010, 6:27 PM EDT

    Like the Bobcats before them, the Hawks couldn’t do anything against the defense of the Orlando Magic in game one. The Hawks were a top-five team in offensive efficiency in the regular season, but that number was more the product of a low turnover rate and high offensive rebound rate than it was the product…

  17. Bucks GM talks about patchwork approach

    May 6, 2010, 6:26 PM EDT

    There was not a whole lot of consistency in the Milwaukee Bucks’ rotation this season. In fact, Andrew Bogut, Brandon Jennings, and Carlos Delfino were the only players to play more than 50% of the time for the Bucks this year. The rest of the rotation was filled out with role players (Luc Richard Mbah…

  18. David Lee would like to stay in New York, but really would like to get paid

    May 6, 2010, 5:55 PM EDT

    Donnie Walsh has done a good job cleaning up the dung pile — and an expensive one at that — of a roster he was left with. New York is not a city renowned for patience, but it was warranted in this case as there was a lot of shoveling to do. Fans understood that.…

  19. NBA Playoffs, Lakers Jazz Game 3: Andrei Kirilenko says he is ready to play

    May 6, 2010, 5:18 PM EDT

    The Jazz are desperate for some size and another weapon to confront the Los Angles Lakers — and for Game 3 they will have one. An AK-47. Andrei Kirilenko said Thursday that he will be ready to go on Saturday, as reported by the fantastic Ross Siler in the Salt Lake Tribune. “I’m good, I’m…

  20. One time super agent David Falk lands a big one — Evan Turner

    May 6, 2010, 4:12 PM EDT

    Back in the 1990s, David Falk was the man. He was Michael Jordan’s agent, and everyone wanted to be like Mike. Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, it seemed everyone was a Falk client (he had more than 40). He was in the middle of the 1995 lockout trying to decertify the players union. His fingerprints were…

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