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  1. Lockout could cost video game maker $40 million

    Aug 10, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

    NBA 2K12

    The NBA has so much momentum that is about to be pissed away because the owners and players can’t decide how to split up the fans’ money. That will create a lot of disgusted fans. With that will come a lot of collateral damage — scouts, team office workers, pub owners near arenas, and many…

  2. Suns lottery pick Morris in talks with Greek team

    Aug 10, 2011, 10:40 AM EDT

    Morris stands with NBA Commissioner Stern after being selected by the Suns as the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft in Newark

    There are a few reasons to wonder if he will ever sign on the line that is dotted, but if nothing else this shows just how pervasive NBA players talking with overseas teams has become. Suns lottery pick Markieff Morris is in negotiations to join Panthianakos of the Greek league, according to Marc Spears at…

  3. Dwyane Wade says he will play “somewhere” next season

    Aug 9, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v New Jersey Nets

    Dwyane Wade, in the middle of the prime of his career, does not want to sit out for a full NBA season. In fact, he said he wouldn’t. With fears abounding the entire season might be wiped out Wade told the Associated Press he will not sit out a full season. “I’m going to play…

  4. Europe’s best teams still hesitant to sign NBA stars

    Aug 9, 2011, 3:07 PM EDT

    Deron-Williams

    We keep hearing rumors that there is going to be a flood of NBA players signing overseas soon — including some All-Star level players. If it happens — and that’s a big if — they still will not be signing with the best teams in Europe. They will be signing with the also-rans of the…

  5. Andre Iguodala not optimistic about next season. Not at all.

    Aug 9, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Miami Heat - Game Five

    LeBron James is optimistic about the chances of there being a next season. Andre Iguodala is the ying to that yang. The Sixers forward spoke with CSNPhilly.com and sounded a more realistic tone. “I didn’t think it would be this bad,” Iguodala said, playing in an outing for Stars Within Reach, a foundation that encourages…

  6. LeBron committed to 2012 Olympics; “optimistic” for season

    Aug 8, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    LeBron James says is not going to play in Turkey. Or Spain. But he is planning a trip to London. In Akron for a “Wheels for Education” charity kickoff, LeBron told the Associated Press he is not looking to play  overseas because he is so “optimistic” there will be an upcoming season. Not sure who…

  7. Stoudemire organizing some informal Knicks practices

    Aug 8, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT

    Amare Stoudemire

    Don’t worry, they won’t go over defense. But you can add the Knicks to the list of teams where the players are thinking of working out together this off-season. And you can thank Amar’e Stoudemire for that, according to Hoopsworld’s Alex Kennedy. Amare Stoudemire is planning offseason workouts for the New York Knicks. The team…

  8. Are the NBA owners a unified front, or will they soften?

    Aug 8, 2011, 1:08 PM EDT

    NBA commissioner Stern attends the second day of the Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley

    Right now, the NBA owners are taking the hard line and are not budging off it. NBA Commissioner David Stern has done a good job — via the hammer of massive fines — from keeping any owners from speaking out of turn about the lockout. He is the lone voice, the lone source for one…

  9. NBA rookies taking out loans while lockout drags on

    Aug 8, 2011, 10:17 AM EDT

    Reggie Jackson, Verdell Jones

    Guys drafted in the first round of the last NBA Draft are stuck. They do not have an NBA contract yet — the draft is in June but no deals could be signed until July, and then it was too late — so they have no income. However, first rounders are guaranteed to get a…

  10. Is Zach Randolph organizing a Grizzlies practice?

    Aug 6, 2011, 11:22 AM EDT

    zach-randolph-game-6

    When the NFL lockout was going on, various players started organizing practices for teammates to keep them in rhythm with one another. You haven’t heard anything like that on the NBA level because 1. it’s still the offseason for most guys and 2. NBA players aren’t as tight-knit, traditionally, as NFL players. But apparently Memphis…

  11. Players union will file to dismiss NBA lawsuit

    Aug 5, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    And so the legal wrangling begins… The National Basketball Players Association — what the rest of us call the players union — will file to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the NBA this week, reports Ken Berger at CBS Sports. The NBA’s lawsuit was a pre-emptive strike against possible union decertification. A group of player…

  12. Report: Besiktas officials met with Kobe’s agent, to do so again

    Aug 5, 2011, 9:50 AM EDT

    FC Barcelona v Manchester United

    Officials from the Turkish team Besiktas finally did meet with Kobe Bryant’s agent Thursday, but Bryant himself wasn’t there. The two sides are supposed to meet again Friday. That’s the word via twitter from Turkish journalist Ismail Senol (the Turkish side of these talks continues to be the leaky one). According to club sources, Besiktas-Pelinka…

  13. League sources now deny Stern’s massive salary

    Aug 5, 2011, 8:20 AM EDT

    NBA Commissioner Stern speaks at the state of the league press conference during the NBA All-Star game weekend in Los Angeles

    Do you really care how much money David Stern makes? Does anyone watch or not watch a sport based on how much money a commissioner makes? The public relations battle about David Stern’s salary is all about perception. It’s about the battle for the hearts and minds of the public during an increasingly testy lockout.…

  14. Patty Mills has not signed anywhere… but he will

    Aug 4, 2011, 8:55 PM EDT

    MILLS_PATRICK

    Yesterday we told you about reports out of Turkey that Trail Blazers back-up point guard Patty Mills was about to sign there to play during the lockout. Mills wants you to know that is not the case. Not yet anyway. Mills went on 750 The Game in Portland and kind of shot down the rumor…

  15. Nowitzki has suitors but no plans to play overseas. Yet.

    Aug 4, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki Wurzburg Germany

    There are two ways to look at it. If you’re an older NBA player — don’t trust anyone over 30 — either your body could use the rest from an extended NBA lockout or you are watching time tick off the clock doing nothing. Throw Dirk Nowitzki in the latter category. That said, don’t expect…

  16. Report: Wade offered $2 million a month to play in China

    Aug 4, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

    We told you Sunday, Chinese officials are about to put in rules designed to stop an influx of NBA stars to the Chinese league — no opt-out contracts, and only one foreign born player per team. The Chinese government — and that’s who runs the league and the entire sports system — wants to build…

  17. One man’s dream of a domestic NBA exhibition tour

    Aug 4, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    As fears mount that the NBA lockout could drag out longer than any of us want (it already has, but that’s another story), there has been talk of NBA players on exhibition tours, particularly through places like China. Basically a Nike-fueled agent’s dream where NBA players put on a show, sell some shoes and everyone…

  18. Union chief Hunter thinks entire season will be lost

    Aug 4, 2011, 8:33 AM EDT

    Billy Hunter

    This is partially a negotiating tactic. It is part scare tactic. But it works. It’s scary. Speaking at a legal seminar on Wednesday, NBA players union executive director Billy Hunter said if he had to bet on it, he’s bet the entire 2011-12 season will be lost due to the lockout, according to the Baltimore…

  19. Turkish team decides to take Patty Mills over Dooling

    Aug 3, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT

    MILLS_PATRICK

    Reports had come out that Keyon Dooling — last seen as a guard off the bench for the Milwaukee Bucks — was going to play for Turkish team Anadolu Efes during the lockout. But it turns out, Anadolu Efes would rather have Patty Mills (last seen as a guard off the Trail Blazers bench). That’s…

  20. Rubio says he’ll only play in Europe if full NBA season lost

    Aug 3, 2011, 12:24 PM EDT

    Ricky Rubio Barcelona

    Ricky Rubio is not running back to Barcelona. The powerhouse European team reportedly want him back during the NBA lockout, but Rubio doesn’t plan on going back unless the full NBA season is lost, he told mundodeportivo.com (via Hoopshype, translation from friend of the site Xavier Sanchez, a basketball coach in Spain you can follow…

  21. Stern not collecting his massive salary during lockout

    Aug 3, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT

    NBA Commissioner Stern holds a news conference before Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat in Miami

    David Stern makes a lot of money. A staggering amount of money, although apparently more people know the codes in the nuclear football than how much Stern actually makes. But Stern isn’t making that much right now. He is not getting paid during the lockout, according to Marc Stein at ESPN. Stern essentially said as…

  22. Report: Kobe to meet with Turkish club Thursday

    Aug 3, 2011, 9:55 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Bryant walks off the court after Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas

    He’s not going. But when Kobe Bryant said the other day he had not talked to Beşiktaş officials in weeks, with his next breath he said he’d listen to offers — “I’m just waiting for my phone to ring.” Now Beşiktaş is calling and the two sides will meet Thursday, according to multiple reports out…

  23. How a day of lawsuits can help end the NBA lockout

    Aug 2, 2011, 8:57 PM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    We are nowhere near the end of this lockout. Sadly. Especially sad since you could throw a group of five or so bloggers (or NBA writers, or you and your friends) in a room and we could hash out a deal in 24 hours that would pretty close to where the two sides will land…

  24. Winderman: Why Fisher, Fredette, 11 other players get named in NBA suit

    Aug 2, 2011, 8:12 PM EDT

    Jimmer Fredette

    They are, for now, the Lockout 13, the 13 players selected by the NBA to be listed as defendants in the class action complaint for declaratory relief filed Tuesday by the league with the United States District Court Southern District of New York. But why those 13? Because of union status. And proximity to the…

  25. Dwight Howard: Players can find themselves during lockout

    Aug 2, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Three

    We’re desperately looking for bright sides to the NBA lockout, because after today it feels like it’s going to be a long one. Dwight Howard has one — the players can use this time to really find themselves. Find themselves in the sense of who they really are as a person — that stuff you…

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