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  1. Brandon Roy: “My basketball days are numbered”

    Jun 24, 2013, 8:50 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Four

    Last season, the Minnesota Timberwolves gave Brandon Roy one last chance. Roy was amnestied by Portland and had retired from the game because his knees had gotten so bad he couldn’t contribute. He couldn’t play anymore. However, Roy is about as competitive a guy as there is in the league so he got treatment for…

  2. Now what for Celtics? Maybe Garnett stays and Pierce is traded

    Jun 24, 2013, 8:24 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce talk over a play in the fourth quarter against the New York Knicks in Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in New York

    Doc Rivers is going to be coaching the Los Angeles Clippers next season. Which is strange to imagine, but it’s a reality. So where does that leave Boston — are Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett going to be back next season? Boston is starting its rebuilding process, but how much are they going to do…

  3. Darko Milicic confirms he does not plan to re-sign in NBA

    Jun 24, 2013, 2:37 AM EDT

    Darko Milicic

    You’re not going to have Darko Milicic to kick around in the NBA. He has signed to play in Europe next season and he told a Serbian Web site there is no chance he returns to the NBA (hat tip to Matt Moore and CBSSports). “No more chances. This is a done deal,” Milicic said…

  4. One draft scenario could see Suns looking to trade Marcin Gortat

    Jun 23, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

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    The Suns have the fifth overall pick in next week’s NBA Draft, and due to a combination of both their own needs and the uncertainty about how the four picks before theirs are going to shake out, the team is wisely preparing for a wide variety of scenarios. At least one of those might see…

  5. With Rivers deal complete, NBA unlikely to approve a subsequent trade involving Kevin Garnett and the Clippers

    Jun 23, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce talk over a play in the fourth quarter against the New York Knicks in Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in New York

    Now that the Celtics and the Clippers have finally reached an agreement that will see Doc Rivers patrolling the sidelines in Los Angeles next season, the questions in Boston now turn to the futures of both Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Garnett was originally included as part of the package for Rivers, before commissioner David…

  6. LeBron breaks social media silence with Instagram video touting his ‘two rings’

    Jun 23, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 7

    LeBron James routinely posts to both his Twitter and Instagram accounts during the season, but for the second straight year, went social media silent once the playoffs began. Once he had completed his season by winning another championship, James broke his silence with a 14-second Instagram video post. Wow I guess it just hit me!…

  7. It’s done: Clippers reach agreement with Celtics on a deal to hire Doc Rivers as head coach

    Jun 23, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers watches his team in Boston

    Our long national nightmare is over, as the Clippers and Celtics have agreed in principle on a deal that will allow Doc Rivers to become the head coach in Los Angeles. According to multiple reports, Rivers has agreed to a three-year contract worth $21 million to coach the Clippers, which is the same amount he…

  8. Heat victory parade scheduled for Monday, backpacks will not be allowed

    Jun 23, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Miami Heat Victory Parade And Rally

    The Heat will hold their victory parade on the streets of Miami beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Monday, and among the heightened security measures in place will be the banning of backpacks by city officials. Backpacks were used by those who set off the bombs at the Boston Marathon a couple of months back,…

  9. Report: Clippers nearing agreement with Celtics on a deal that would allow them to hire Doc Rivers

    Jun 23, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New Orleans Hornets

    The on-again, off-again talks between the Clippers and the Celtics to free Doc Rivers from his contract in Boston so he can coach in Los Angeles are back, and this time the teams appear to be closer than ever on making it happen. Whether or not the league will allow it is another question entirely,…

  10. LeBron sets the record straight, says Spurs’ Danny Green did not party with the Heat after Game 7

    Jun 23, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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    After the Heat won their second straight NBA championship, the party moved from American Airlines Arena to the Miami night club Story, where the team partied into the wee hours of the morning celebrating its hard-fought run to the title. There were plenty of photos and videos to come out of the evening’s festivities, but…

  11. Otto Porter Jr., the un-sexy prospect

    Jun 23, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    WASHINGTON — If the NBA Draft were dating, Otto Porter Jr. is the one all fathers would approve of. Dad never objects to the guy labeled “safe.” On Thursday, we’ll found out which team covets reliable over risk. The Georgetown forward can do just about everything on the basketball court. Based on league chatter, that…

  12. Florida teen hit by celebratory gunfire after Heat win NBA title

    Jun 23, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Miami Heat Fans Watch Final Game Of NBA Finals

    After the Heat won their second straight NBA title, there were at least a few fans who decided to celebrate by shooting guns into the air. Unfortunately, those bullets always land somewhere. And in this case, one of them came through a window and hit a teenage boy in the head. From the Associated Press:…

  13. Report: Cavaliers offer Celtics two second round picks for Pierce

    Jun 23, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Five

    Can you say lowball… The Boston Celtics in the next few days are going to make a decision on whether to bring back Paul Pierce next year at $15 million or buy him out for $5 million (and if he stays or goes will be tied to the decisions of Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett).…

  14. Ten players reportedly invited to NBA Draft green room

    Jun 23, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo

    Although not a definitive list of the players who will go in the top 10 picks of the NBA Draft, Chad Ford of ESPN has the 10 players the NBA invited to the green room for the draft: Nerlens Noel Victor Oladipo Otto Porter Alex Len Anthony Bennett Ben McLemore Trey Burke Michael Carter-Williams C.J.…

  15. Top 10 dunks of the 2013 NBA Finals (VIDEO)

    Jun 23, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    It was as entertaining an NBA Finals as we have seen in a while — the Heat and Spurs were evenly matched and put on a show. And they threw down some dunks. Courtesy NBA.com, enjoy the best dunks of the NBA Finals.

  16. Chandler Parsons talks daily with Dwight Howard about signing with the Rockets

    Jun 22, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Dwight Howard goes up to shoot under pressure from Houston Rockets Chandler Parsons during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    The Rockets are trying to clear cap space in order to pursue Dwight Howard, and he reportedly views that favorably. It’s one of the subtle ways teams are allowed to communicate, indirectly obviously, with free agents before July 1. Of course, teams can use impermissible methods, too. But there’s also another way Houston is getting…

  17. Pelicans taking No. 13 pick, Shawn Marion off Mavericks’ hands?

    Jun 22, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Hornets Mavericks Basketball

    The Mavericks have been shopping the No. 13 pick to clear cap space, and maybe they’ve found a taker who will also accept the final year of Shawn Marion’s contract, which owes him $9,316,796. Fletcher Mackel of WDSU TV: REPORT don't be surprised if Pelicans acquire 13th pk from Mavs, select Giannis Adetokunbo. NOLA also…

  18. Clippers talk contract with Byron Scott and Brian Shaw

    Jun 22, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Byron Scott

    Maybe this is part of an elaborate bluff or misdirection or… Maybe the Clippers are just moving on from Doc Rivers. Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times: Clippers actually talked contract with Byron Scott after meeting with Sterling Tuesday night; Clips also talked contract with BShaw also — Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 22, 2013…

  19. Spurs’ run finally over? An annual question

    Jun 22, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Tim Duncan is 37. Manu Ginobili is 35. Tony Parker, the youngest of the Spurs’ famed trio, is 31. All three have significant mileage from NBA regular seasons, long playoff runs and international play. Are they over the hill to the point San Antonio’s run finally ended? It sure seems so, but I also realize…

  20. Dwyane Wade had knee drained before Game 7

    Jun 22, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT

    Heat's Wade sits with the Larry O'Brien Trophy after his team defeated the Spurs in Game 7 to win their NBA Finals basketball playoff in Miami

    Dwyane Wade looked like he hopped in the Hot Tub Time Machine before Game 7 and went back a few years. He was the second best player on the court in the game — 23 points and 10 rebounds. He had more bounce in his step, hit 6-of-13 from the midrange and got into the…

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