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  1. Rodney Stuckey could play in China, add to NBA’s mid-season free agent mayhem

    Oct 26, 2011, 1:53 PM EDT

    Rodney Stuckey Chris Bosh

    Only a handful of NBA players have officially signed to play in China during the NBA lockout, but another may not be too far behind. According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com (via Yahoo’s Scoop du Jour blog), Rodney Stuckey is being courted by the Guangdong Southern Tigers, and unlike many other NBA players, actually has…

  2. Video: Tyreke Evans drains game winner at USO showcase

    Oct 26, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT

    Hoops For Troops

    It feels almost like the NBA finals again, with guys hitting rainbow jumpers over the outstretched arms of Mike Miller. In this case though, it was Tyreke Evans draining the sweet game-winning jumper over Miller at a showcase event in Hawaii put on by the USO for American military men and women. Great cause. Also…

  3. Can we blame the Lakers television deal for the lockout?

    Oct 26, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Regal FC Barcelona

    There is plenty of blame to go around for why we are still sitting here with an NBA lockout going on and the regular season postponed. David Stern, Billy Hunter, Kevin Garnett, Paul Allen, Derek Fisher, Robert Saver and Bennett Salvatore are all to blame. Oh, wait, not Salvatore. I just blame him for everything…

  4. Big names lined up for “World All-Star Classic” tour (but not Rose)

    Oct 26, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    The world-traveling exhibition tour that will feature a number of NBA players will get underway Saturday in Puerto Rico, with plenty of highlights to follow. Not a lot of defense, but a lot of highlights. And we’re starting to get a list of who is on board, via Chris Broussard at ESPN. Kobe Bryant, Dwight…

  5. Report: Raptors close to hiring Stefanski for front office

    Oct 26, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

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    The whole thing went down like the plot of some terrible Hugh Grant romantic comedy. It was on. Then it was almost off. But now it is back on again. We will see if Ed Stefanski and the Toronto Raptors can live happily ever after. The two sides are close to a deal to make…

  6. Report: Owners back off 50/50 split demand. For now.

    Oct 26, 2011, 10:51 AM EDT

    David Stern, Adam Silver

    NBA owners and players will be back across the table from each other negotiating on Wednesday. Something they should have been doing every day since talks blew up last Thursday, but we won’t get into that. At least they are talking again. The reason they are talking again is the owners have backed off their…

  7. Report: Real Madrid going to make run at Marc Gasol

    Oct 26, 2011, 10:18 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Lakers

    Real Madrid is stacking up quite a team. They have Rudy Fernandez and just added Serge Ibaka to a lineup that is already one of the best in Europe. And now they are going to make a run at Spain’s own Marc Gasol, too. Here is the report from Sportando. According to Marca, Real Madrid…

  8. President Obama also doesn’t understand why there’s a lockout

    Oct 26, 2011, 9:48 AM EDT

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    If you have the chance to interview the president, do you ask him about the Kardashians and the NBA lockout? Actually, I probably would ask about the lockout, but then again I write about the NBA every day. It’s on my mind. President Barack Obama was on the Jay Leno show Tuesday night and in…

  9. New documentary tracks effort to keep Kings in Sacramento

    Oct 26, 2011, 8:42 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    A team of bloggers — more importantly, a team of Kings fans — has started to make a documentary about the effort to keep the Kings in Sacramento. A documentary that talks to everyone: The Kings broadcast team, former team officials, Mayor Kevin Johnson, and fans. Okay, it doesn’t talk to the Maloofs, but they…

  10. Whenever we have an NBA schedule it will be built from scratch

    Oct 26, 2011, 8:05 AM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    There are still NBA games up on your favorite team’s Web site. Log on and you will see most of the approved schedule, every game from Nov. 14 on is listed. It gives you a sense of hope. But know that whenever we have an NBA season, your team’s schedule will look nothing like that.…

  11. Report: NBA labor negotiations to resume on Wednesday

    Oct 26, 2011, 12:06 AM EDT

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    The pattern continues. First the NBA owners and players have an intense few days of negotiation. Then they break up with one side making an emotional outburst to the media. Then they cool off for a few days. Then they sit down at the table again and talk. And make incremental progress. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.…

  12. Kevin Garnett will get $5 million a year after he retires

    Oct 25, 2011, 8:39 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Two

    Kevin Garnett’s glare broke down the NBA negotiations a couple weeks ago. Well, that’s not the truth. The owners spun that story, but do you think they fold just when KG stares? Right. KG is intimidating but not THAT intimidating But it is fair to note that many of the hardliners from the players union…

  13. Much of Dr. J’s personal memorabilia up for auction

    Oct 25, 2011, 7:46 PM EDT

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    Does it make anyone else sad when a famed pro athlete auctions off a lot of his memorabilia? Julius Erving — who you remember best as Dr. J. doing a scoop shot in the finals for the Sixers — is doing just that, according to the Atlanta Journal Consitition (via Ball Don’t Lie). The majority…

  14. NBA says union, not Cuban, wanted to eliminate salary cap

    Oct 25, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Right now, the NBA and players and owners can’t even agree on who made ridiculous proposals that had no chance of ever coming to fruition. Just in case you thought there might be some progress and sanity anytime soon. Here’s the story: After the last round of negotiations between the owners and players blew up…

  15. No games officially canceled Tuesday. Not that it matters.

    Oct 25, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT

    *Jul 24 - 00:05*

    For a couple days now, we’ve been waiting for the NBA to officially wipe out games through the end of November. There were even reports that the ax would drop Tuesday. Now, as it moves past 5 p.m. Tuesday in New York (where the NBA offices are located), no games have been called off yet. Which…

  16. Report: NBA stars exhibition tour a go, starts in Puerto Rico Saturday

    Oct 25, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    It’s on. Eighteen NBA stars — led by Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard — will be on a two-week exhibition tour of the world. It will start this Saturday in Puerto Rico, a stop that was in doubt 48 hours ago but now everything seems to be a go. That is…

  17. You think you’re a Lakers fan? Do you have a Lakers grave?

    Oct 25, 2011, 3:56 PM EDT

    Belize+City+Lakers+Fan+Grave

    Lakers fans can be a bit over the top. (Celtics fans, don’t you start to point fingers. You either, Portland.) But this youth from Belize has everyone even I know in Los Angeles beat — the photo is to the right (and below, also). The story is on my old haunt at NBCLosAngeles.com. While recently…

  18. Aldridge wants to bring NBA charity game circuit to Portland

    Oct 25, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks

    Don’t worry Portland, just because we don’t like your owner doesn’t mean we don’t like you. So the NBA player charity game tour may swing through the Pacific Northwest as well. LaMarcus Aldridge is working to set up a game in Portland, the Oregonian reports. The Trail Blazers forward announced on Twitter that he will…

  19. Derrick Rose is not going to play in Croatia. Never was.

    Oct 25, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    Rumors started to fly around on Tuesday that Derrick Rose was talking to KK Zagreb of Croatia and might go play there during the lockout. Nope. Never was going to happen. Rose has been consistent is saying he wasn’t going right now even though he was contacted by some teams. Including KK Zagreb, who made…

  20. Jazz show how small markets can stay afloat, but winning costs

    Oct 25, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT

    Jeremy-Evans

    The Salt Lake Tribune did a fantastic story over the weekend looking at the finances of the Utah Jazz and how that ties to the fortunes of late owner Larry Miller. It’s a great bit of reporting. Some interesting tidbits out of that is how the Jazz have a passionate fan base — they averaged…

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