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  1. Report: Kareem’s getting his statue

    Aug 27, 2012, 9:31 PM EST

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Turns out it doesn’t matter how much of a pain you are if you’re the NBA’s All-Time leading scorer and one of the best players to ever step on the floor for the best franchise in basketball. The Los Angeles Times reports: The Lakers plan to unveil a statue of Hall of Fame center Kareem…

  2. DeShawn Stevenson is very DeShawn Stevenson at Orlando pro-am

    Aug 27, 2012, 9:00 PM EST

    Deshawn Stevenson

    Atlanta, this is what you can look forward to this season. These are some DeShawn Stevenson highlights from the Orlando pro-am. Some impressive plays, some smack talk, more the latter than the former. He will defend, he will act the fool, he will be fun and the fans will like him more than Larry Drew…

  3. Wizard’s Kevin Seraphin loves snakes more than you do

    Aug 27, 2012, 5:30 PM EST

    Kevin Seraphin snakes

    It is the offseason, so sometimes we catch things that might slip past us when we are focused on trivial details like games and standings and level of play. Although, not sure that photo would have slipped by us in any circumstance. That is Wizards soon to be third year player Kevin Seraphin, and those are…

  4. Derrick Rose talks about Chicago, his family, more

    Aug 27, 2012, 4:25 PM EST

    76ers Bulls Basketball

    For a guy we’re not likely to see on the court until around the All-Star break, we are seeing a lot of Derrick Rose right now. Adidas has a special series on his recovery, which is pretty good. Aggrey Sam spoke with him for CSNChicago.com. And now he sat down with the BET to talk…

  5. Deron Williams is hanging out with a preppy President Clinton

    Aug 27, 2012, 3:35 PM EST

    Deron Williams Bill Clinton

    We bring you this photo with little comment, you can have at it yourselves. We know that Deron Williams has hung out with and played some ball with President Barack Obama. We know he got a hug from Michelle Obama in London like the rest of Team USA after their first game. She’s kind of…

  6. Kobe settles case where fan said he was “assaulted” during game

    Aug 27, 2012, 2:56 PM EST

    kobe-game-3-nuggets

    In 2005, insurance agent Bill Geeslin had the seats we all dream of for a game — courtside. It was Nov. 14 and his Memphis Grizzlies were playing (and would beat) Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. During the game Kobe chased and dove for a ball going out of bounds and he landed on Geeslin,…

  7. Kevin Garnett has made more in NBA salary than anyone. Ever.

    Aug 27, 2012, 1:53 PM EST

    Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett calls out to his team mates as the Celtics take on the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of a NBA basketball game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Kevin Garnett took a pay cut to come back to the Boston Celtics this year. It’s three years, $34 million. We’d all like a pay cut like that. But it was still enough — with his new contract Kevin Garnett passes Shaquille O’Neal as highest career earner in NBA history. WarriorsWorld tweeted out a new…

  8. Anthony Tolliver likes Atlanta, but do they like him?

    Aug 27, 2012, 1:31 PM EST

    Anthony Tolliver

    You can tell right now Anthony Tolliver and his agent are trying hard to make it look like there is a ton of interest in the athletic but underwhelming four. It went so far as for reports a Greek team being interested in Tolliver to find its way into this blog. But Tolliver is interested…

  9. Who starts for Boston with Avery Bradley out?

    Aug 27, 2012, 12:52 PM EST

    Avery Bradley, Nolan Smith

    Most of Boston’s starting five is set. Rajon Rondo is the point guard, Paul Pierce is the three, Brandon Bass at the four and Kevin Garnett is the five. Jason Terry is the first guy off the bench. Locked in. At the two… that’s more complex. Someone tweeted CSNNE.com’s A. Sherrod Blakely and asked who he…

  10. Smack talking Kobe called Lakers getting Dwight Howard

    Aug 27, 2012, 12:27 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant of the US looks on during an

    Kobe Bryant has said that he thought it was his job, as the veteran voice of Team USA heading into London, to loosen up the guys and get them to relax around each other. To Kobe, that means talking smack. To everyone. Get their juices flowing. What did he say? Well, you can be sure…

  11. Greg Monroe calls Andre Drummond “a beast on the boards”

    Aug 27, 2012, 12:05 PM EST

    Andre Drummond

    Ah, the six weeks before training camps open is when optimism reigns. Every rookie looks like the rookie of the year, every injury is healing well, every player has worked on his game and will come back to camp playing his best. With that in mind, we bring you this note from Pistons.com (via the…

  12. Doug Collins wants to coach 4-5 more years, and Olympics

    Aug 27, 2012, 11:40 AM EST

    Doug Collins, Lou Williams

    Doug Collins name keeps coming up in the coaching search for Team USA, to replace Mike Krzyzewski. Collins name draws headlines but he is well behind in this race. The front-runner should be Gregg Popovich — but there are issues to be worked over with USA Basketball President Jerry Colangelo — and behind him the…

  13. Anthony Davis wants to win ROY. And DPOY. This season.

    Aug 27, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

    Hornets fans, you should like what Anthony Davis said for a couple of reasons. What did he say? In a Q&A with the New York Times he talks a little about his Olympic experience, how he wants to play as hard as Kevin Garnett does every night, how he likes to draw cartoons, how he…

  14. Carmelo Anthony says Knicks have no rivalry with Nets. Yet.

    Aug 27, 2012, 10:38 AM EST

    Knicks' Anthony celebrates in the win over Heat in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in New York

    The New York Knicks will open the NBA season by heading over the bridge to Brooklyn and helping the Nets christen their new home. Knicks vs. Nets. Brooklyn vs. Manhattan. A battle for New York. A real rivalry… Not yet, says Carmelo Anthony. Speaking at a camp at St. Johns, the Knicks leader and gold…

  15. The Inbounds: Kevin Durant says his time is now. It had better be.

    Aug 27, 2012, 10:18 AM EST

    Kevin Durant

    In an interview with the Washington Post, Kevin Durant takes the subtle leap forward from “all humble all the time” in interviews to “No, really, I’m exceptional at basketball.” Specifically, Durant says that he’s done with people talking about how eventually he’ll have the league in his grasp, that it’s here, it’s now. The future…

  16. Could Juwan Howard retire to become a Heat coach?

    Aug 27, 2012, 8:42 AM EST

    Juwan Howard

    Juwan Howard wants to be back playing with the Miami Heat. At age 39 he is working out at the Miami Heat facility, trying to be the big the Heat use to round out their roster. But Miami is looking at other bigs — former Knick Josh Harrellson worked out for them, Chris Andersen is…

  17. Durant agrees to Bosh: Lakers best team “on paper”

    Aug 27, 2012, 7:58 AM EST

    Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunde

    Chris Bosh came out last week and said that “on paper” the Lakers had the best team, but they were going to have to prove they could live up to that billing, and that is an entirely different thing. Kevin Durant said basically the same thing. Durant spoke with Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports as…

  18. Dirk Nowitzki tweets he will play two more seasons, at least

    Aug 27, 2012, 1:45 AM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki

    At age 34 after 14 years in the league, Dirk Nowitzki hasn’t lost a step yet. If you thought he did last year, think about who was around him. He is still the guy who led the Mavericks to the title in 2011, and even last season he averaged 21.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per…

  19. Is the problem with Michael Beasley just that he’s out of position?

    Aug 26, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    Michael Beasley

    Suns blog Valley of the Suns decided to look into the acquisition of Michael Beasley, which is going to be fun for everyone, for about three months. Suns fans get to play the “he’s just misunderstood, give him a chance!” card while everyone else gets to play the “every moment he’s ever played in the…

  20. LeBron wants to star in “Space Jam 2.” That sound you hear is movie executives falling over themselves

    Aug 26, 2012, 4:18 PM EST

    LeBron James participates in the U.S. Olympic basketball team practice in Las Vegas

    LeBron James took to Twitter over the weekend to answer questions from fans. Among them, someone asked if he loved arguably the second-most famous basketball movie of all time, Michael Jordan’s “Space Jam.” The fact that James, who loves all things Jordan, likes the movie, isn’t surprising. But how forward he was with the second…

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