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  1. Heat, Celtics players party together. With Knicks guys.

    Oct 3, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics, Game 5

    Never, not for one minute, think that how you as a fan feel about your heated rival is how a player feels. No matter what intensity you see on the court. This is not the 1950s. As evidence, we present you Knicks, Celtics and Heat players all partying together like it’s 1999. That just hours…

  2. Today would have been “NBA media day” instead….

    Oct 3, 2011, 11:22 AM EDT

    lakers-practice-court

    Today, the eyes of the NBA will be on a swanky Manhattan hotel where the NBA and players union will meet again. NBA talk will be about salary caps and basketball related income, with breaks to discuss star-studded games in Miami and Los Angeles next weekend. What today should be about was NBA training camps…

  3. Italian league working “intensely” to rearrange schedule for Kobe

    Oct 3, 2011, 10:36 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    If only the sense of urgency and willingness to compromise we see from the Italian league in efforts to bring in Kobe Bryant could be seen from the NBA and its players union in talks to end the lockout. Because in Italy they are doing whatever it takes to get a deal done. We told…

  4. Isiah Thomas: People don’t like LeBron because he’s successful

    Oct 3, 2011, 10:02 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Say what you want about Isiah Thomas — and we’ve said plenty over the years — the man knows about being disliked. He was the best player on the “bad boy” Pistons teams. You’ll be hard pressed to find people around the old CBA league that speaks well of him. And then there’s the entire…

  5. NBA labor talks continue Monday, at least that’s something

    Oct 3, 2011, 8:46 AM EDT

    david-stern-billy-hunter

    At least they are still talking. Despite the finger pointing and testy dialogue at times, the NBA owners and players continue to sit across the table from each other. They’re talking. That is a real, tangible positive. It may be the only good one out of the NBA labor talks. And it continues this week.…

  6. Kobe’s knee work was more cutting edge than we thought

    Oct 3, 2011, 8:10 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    We know that Kobe Bryant is playing on knees that have about as much cartilage left as knee as Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has money left. The difference is Kobe is smart about it, and is trying to figure out how to make what he has left last. Hence the trip to Germany this summer…

  7. Michael Beasley thinks his NBA 2k12 rating is a bit on the …. high side.

    Oct 2, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    Usually when an athlete hears about their video game rating, they think it’s absurdly low. After all, having that kind of ego is central to their ability to step up and make plays. Don’t get it confused, that’s not always a good thing, especially when it comes to Michael Beasley. (Clang.) But surprisingly, in an…

  8. Could the Celtics bring in Josh Howard?

    Oct 2, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Boston Globe reported Sunday that the Celtics might consider Josh Howard as a free agent when, you know, free agency happens. It’s actually a pretty solid idea. Howard, everyone forgets, was an All-Star in 2007 and a borderline All-Star for years before that. He was a huge part of the Mavericks’ first Finals run…

  9. You want to see more crazy exhibition highlights from LeBron James and Chris Paul, right? Right?

    Oct 2, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    Another day, another charity game full of highlights which really only reinforce how much better the NBA product is. LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Rudy Gay, and a host of other players played in a charity exhibition Saturday night in support of the CP3 Foundation. The players definitely put on a show, even if…

  10. Report: Either the big cities or the players will have to placate the small markets for progress to be made

    Oct 2, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Dan Gilbert

    We’ve known there are rifts inside the NBA labor strife on both sides for a while. Agents are plotting against Billy Hunter while smiling at him over video conferences. Owners are meeting furiously among themselves due to disagreements on how things should be handled. But after Saturday’s up and down news (“There’s progress but not…

  11. Merchandise sales yet another part of the damage expected from the lockout

    Oct 2, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    lebron-shoes2

    You’ve heard of the butterfly effect. The NBA lockout, despite all the talk that “no one cares/ is noticing” is going to be more like the gigantic asteroid effect, from an economic standpoint, in a lot of areas. There are cities that depend on the revenue created by game nights for bars, restaurants, shopping. There…

  12. NBA Lockout: BRI is still the elephant in the room

    Oct 1, 2011, 9:59 PM EDT

    NBA basketball players Wade, Anthony and Paul gesture to fans as they arrive at a promotional event at an outdoor basketball court in Beijing

    The NBA labor negotiations’ approach to the issue of BRI was pretty simple on Saturday. See no evil, hear no evil, see no conflict, make no progress. Both sides took BRI off the table and focused on systemic issues, trying to “break down the mountain” as Derek Fisher put it. It wasn’t a bad approach.…

  13. Face facts: The NBA season is not going to start on time

    Oct 1, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Padlock Arena AP

    Nov. 1 was going to be a fun night. The Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and the rest of the Mavericks were finally going to get their championship rings (or whatever) and Mark Cuban was going get a banner raised to the rafters in Dallas. Then the Mavericks were going to take on the Chicago Bulls…

  14. NBA Lockout Negotiations Update: Nothing to report

    Oct 1, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    Seven. Hours. They met for seven hours and have nothing to show for it, at least in terms of letting the public know. The NBA and NBPA met for seven hours Saturday. The result was “no deal,” with “huge gaps’ between the two sides according to Derek Fisher. The two sides decided to take Sunday…

  15. Report: Kobe working on deal with entire Italian League to play for Virtus Bologna

    Oct 1, 2011, 5:12 PM EDT

    NBA's Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant dun

    It’s hard to buy into any talk of Kobe Bryant playing overseas after the debacle with Turkish team Besiktas. And just like with Besiktas, it’s team officials who are blabbing too much for Italian club Virtus Bologna, threatening to undermine their own chances of landing the five-time NBA champion. But according to Yahoo!, Kobe’s invested…

  16. Robert Sarver reportedly even more ridiculous than previously thought

    Oct 1, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Suns Robert Sarver

    Robert Sarver probably gets a bad wrap sometimes. I mean, yes, he does sell off draft picks like an EBay junkie and yeah, his organization has the turnover rate of your average fast food joint. But the Suns have consistently made the playoffs or been within reach for the past decade and he has made…

  17. Dwyane Wade on lockout: “We may lose a year”

    Oct 1, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's 24th Annual Sports Spectacular

    Dwyane Wade took time out from pointing fingers at David Stern on Friday to talk with Darren Rovell, the CNBC sports business guru who has a fun new show on Versus, “Sports Biz: Game On” (he comes from a different perspective than most sports talk shows). And like he did with Stern, Wade pulled no…

  18. When the lockout ends, the Raptors need to…

    Oct 1, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Denver Nuggets

    This is the latest installment of PBT’s series of “What your team should do when the lockout ends.” Up next is the Miami Heat. You can also check out our thoughts on other NBA teams here as we work our way through all 30 squads. Last Season: Honestly, it could have been a lot worse. I understand…

  19. NBA says “You want revenue sharing? We’ll give you revenue sharing! All revenue sharing everything!”

    Oct 1, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    david-stern-billy-hunter

    Since the beginning of the NBA lockout, revenue sharing has been a huge issue. When you have an entity locking out its employees, and you have a massive disparity between the rich contingents and the poor contingents within that entity, naturally the employees are going to ask “Why don’t you just redistribute some of that…

  20. Report: Dwyane Wade yelled at Stern during labor talks

    Oct 1, 2011, 4:08 AM EDT

    NBA basketball player Wade attends a showing of the Richard Chai Spring/Summer 2012 collection during New York Fashion Week

    Dwyane Wade is now the hero to a lot of players. Commissioner David Stern is the biggest power broker in these ongoing labor negotiations but Wade got in his face Friday. Wade went Dee Snider — he wasn’t going to take it anymore. During Friday’s talks it was Wade who stood up to and yelled…

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