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Impact Competitive Training Series

  1. Video: Watch a WNBA star take it to Sebastian Telfair

    Sep 24, 2011, 9:31 AM EDT

    Cappie Pondexter

    Friday, the final day of the Impact Competitive Training Series, was a super casual little run that really didn’t offer much. The small crowd was silent. Except where WNBA star Cappie Pondexter took it to Sebastian Telfair. If you don’t know Pondexter, she is a two-time All WNBA first team guard now of the New…

  2. Video: Highlights of the last day of Vegas Impact series

    Sep 23, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT

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    As we’ve been saying, the quality of basketball at the Impact Competitive Training Series in Las Vegas is not going to be confused with the NBA product. It has had all the defense of a pro-am game and in the end felt like Summer League — you saw some individuals you like but are careful…

  3. Jeremy Evans is one of my new favorite players to watch

    Sep 23, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

    Jeremy Evans

    I really missed NBA summer league in Las Vegas. I didn’t miss the oppressive heat of Vegas in July. I didn’t miss what is passed off as food at the Thomas and Mack. But I missed finding players you didn’t know much about before and falling in love with their games. Finding good guys worth…

  4. Impact series Day 7: Check out the hops on Iman Shumpert

    Sep 22, 2011, 12:14 PM EDT

    Iman Shumpert

    Knicks fans are going to love Iman Shumpert. If you want to know why, just watch the video below — those are some serious hops. He’s looked like a stud at the Impact Competitive Training Series (the  “lockout league”) in Vegas. That, however, is a long way from fitting in and playing well in NBA…

  5. Video: Highlights from day 6 of Impact Vegas “lockout league”

    Sep 21, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Phoenix Suns

    We already showed you that Rudy Gay looked plenty healthy Tuesday at the Impact Competitive Training Series (the “lockout league”) in Las Vegas. But there was other stuff worth seeing. For example, not only does Chauncey Billup’s knee look good, so does his jumper. And John Wall has serious handles (but you probably knew that).…

  6. Video: Rudy Gay is looking pretty good in his first game back

    Sep 20, 2011, 9:23 PM EDT

    Rudy Gay

    We told you Monday that Rudy Gay was finally cleared for on court basketball, and he was working out at the Impact series in Las Vegas. Um, he looks pretty healthy in this video, with the putback. Video via hoopsmixtape.

  7. Video: Best of Vegas Impact “lockout league” from Monday

    Sep 20, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT

    Christian Eyenga

    We will have a lot more from the Impact Competitive Training Series — popularly known as the Vegas “lockout league” later in the week, but we’ll start you out with some highlights from Monday. That includes some impressive throwdowns from  Christian Eyenga, which should make Cavs fans happy. And after watching the Browns lose to the…

  8. Video: Best plays from week one of Vegas Impact series

    Sep 16, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Cleveland Cavaliers

    Part of next week I’m going to be out in Vegas for the end of the Impact Competitive Training Series, what has affectionately become known as the “lockout league.” But for now, I’m like the rest of you basketball junkies, trying to get my fix with highlights and EuroBasket streams. Here are the highlights from…

  9. Stephen Curry rolls ankle at lockout league but is “fine”

    Sep 16, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

    T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    There were bound to be a few injuries out at the “lockout league” in Vegas that runs this week and next. (Officially, it’s the Impact Competitive Training Series.). The hope was just nothing major. So far, so good. Stephen Curry rolled his ankle in one of the games Thursday, which is a concern because Curry…

  10. Video from Vegas: Speights does bad things to McGee

    Sep 15, 2011, 9:19 AM EDT

    Marreese Speights

    Sixers big man Marreese Speights has been one of the best players out at the “lockout league” — otherwise known as the Impact Competitive Training Series — in Las Vegas. He was again on Wednesday, despite having to go up against rising star JaVale McGee (who was there playing with teammate John Wall). Speights did…

  11. Video: Watch J.J. Hickson throw it down at Impact series

    Sep 14, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

    2008 NBA Rookie Portraits

    In what has largely been an entertaining pickup game at the Impact Compeititve Basketball Series in Las Vegas, just about nobody has been more entertaining than J.J. Hickson. The guy plays above the rim. Kings fans drool thinking about him on the wings of the break with Tyreke Evans running the show and DeMarcus Cousins…

  12. Who looked good in Vegas Day 2: J.J. Hickson, Josh Selby

    Sep 14, 2011, 9:40 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Phoenix Suns

    Day two of the Impact Competitive Training Series out in Las Vegas saw some interesting run but still lacked star power. That is expected to change, by the way, with the arrival of John Wall on Wednesday. Talking to a couple people there, the style is a wide-open, pickup style. That means it’s pretty entertaining…

  13. Stalled NBA labor negotiations get players in Vegas talking

    Sep 14, 2011, 8:17 AM EDT

    Sebastian Telfair

    For once, the conversation among NBA players in Vegas wasn’t who was headed to Tao. Like it was everywhere NBA people gathered, the talk was about the stalled talks. The implosion of hope surrounding the NBA labor negotiations. At the Impact Competitive Training Series in Las Vegas, players were talking about it and where that…

  14. Video: Highlights from first day of Vegas Impact series

    Sep 13, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

    Mo Williams Clippers

    We already told you who looked good at Day 1 of the Impact Competitive Training Series in Las Vegas. But why not see for yourself. BallisLife.com has your video highlights of Day 1. Watch and enjoy. But remember, this is an exhibition and any results here should not be confused or equated with future success…

  15. Who looked good in Vegas Day 1: Marreese Speights, Iman Shumpert

    Sep 13, 2011, 9:09 AM EDT

    MArreese Speights; Amir Johnson

    Monday was Day 1 of the Impact Competitive Training Series out in Las Vegas. That is some organized run for NBA guys, a chance for them to fine tune their games and get in shape for training camps and a season that may or may not come soon. About 40 guys were there for the…

  16. What if the Wizards threw a workout and nobody showed up?

    Sep 12, 2011, 10:01 PM EDT

    Andray Blatche

    You keep hearing the buzz — teams are trying to get together, to work out together. Normally this is the pre-camp time when teammates workout and play pickup together at the team facilities, but thanks to the lockout there is none of that. So some team leaders are trying to organize workouts. Andray Blatche tried…

  17. Derek Fisher denies he will play in Las Vegas Impact series

    Sep 12, 2011, 6:41 PM EDT

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    UPDATE 6:41 pm: Derek Fisher took to his twitter account late Monday afternoon to deny the report that he is set to play in the Impact Professional Training Series in Las Vegas. While he will be in Vegas for a meeting with players on Thursday, he denied he signed up to play. While I fully…

  18. Fisher denies texting players about staying in shape for season

    Sep 12, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

    Derek Fisher

    Essentially, NBA players union president Derek Fisher went on twitter today to deny telling players they should get in shape for the upcoming season while saying they should be doing exactly that. That’s some lockout logic. We told you about reports Derek Fisher texted NBA players telling them to be in case training camps open…

  19. Here’s your roster of guys playing in Vegas Impact Series

    Sep 9, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    Knicks Celtics Basketball

    We’ve been telling you about the Impact Competitive Training Series — don’t you dare call it a league — which kicks off next week. And if you’re in Vegas, you can attend it. Impact Basketball, the training facility putting on the event, released to official list of participants. They will form teams, trying to keep…

  20. Talking Vegas Impact Series with Jared Dudley (and why you should watch)

    Sep 7, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

    Jared Dudley

    The days right after Labor Day is when the great migration of NBA players usually takes place. Like geese heading south for the winter, they board planes and fly to the city where they will get paid to ball — weeks before training camp opens — to start working out and playing pickup with their…

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