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  1. Insurance could keep Deng, Gordon off English national team

    Aug 2, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Three

    England is guaranteed a spot in the London Olympics basketball tournament next summer. It’s the perks of hosting the games. (The USA is the only other nation to have already qualified, by virtue of winning the World Championships last summer.) But there is still work to do this summer. The Bulls Luol Deng has already…

  2. Union president calls NBA’s legal moves more bad faith negotiating

    Aug 2, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT

    Billy Hunter

    You knew it wouldn’t take long, and here it is: NBA players union Billy Hunter has responded to the NBA today filing a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board and a lawsuit against the union, saying that it is the union negotiating in bad faith. “The litigation tactics of the NBA today are just…

  3. NBA files lawsuit, labor claim against players union

    Aug 2, 2011, 10:46 AM EDT

    NHL Season Cancelled

    Now it is on. This morning the NBA lockout got a lot more ugly and a lot longer. Tuesday morning the NBA owners took a pre-emptive strike against the players union decertifying — the path the NFL union took and one the NBA union was considering — by filing both a complaint against the union…

  4. Rudy Fernandez talking to Real Madrid. Again.

    Aug 2, 2011, 10:21 AM EDT

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    Much to the disappointment of drunk women sitting courtside everywhere, Rudy Fernandez is thinking about jumping to Spain. Again. Fernandez, who spent last summer trying to get out of his NBA deal, spent part of this summer negotiating with Real Madrid. Then he said he promised to fulfill his NBA contract, which has one season…

  5. Stern pessimistic, rips players after negotiating session

    Aug 1, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT

    National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern answers questions from members of the media regarding failed contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Anyone out there still feeling optimistic about a full NBA season? Even part of one? Moments after players union president Derek Fisher was diplomatic in saying Monday’s first high level meeting between the owners and players in a month was not productive, David Stern spoke and made Edgar Allen Poe sound like Mary Poppins. Of course,…

  6. NBA labor meeting yields no progress, but they’ll talk again

    Aug 1, 2011, 5:48 PM EDT

    derek Fisher

    It’s day 32 of the NBA lockout — meet the new lockout, same as the old lockout. For the first time since the lockout started the two sides sat across the table from one another for nearly three hours in New York Monday but afterwards players union president Derek Fisher emerged to say little had…

  7. How much money does David Stern make?

    Aug 1, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

    To match Interview NBA/STERN

    Next season, Kobe Bryant will be the highest paid player in the NBA, making $25,244,000. Followed by Rashard Lewis at $22,152,000 (I know, I muttered to myself when I was reminded of that, too), Tim Duncan at $21,300,000, Kevin Garnett at $21,200,000 and Gilbert Arenas at $19,260,300. If you want salary information for any player…

  8. Blake Griffin is a surfer, dude

    Aug 1, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT

    2011 NBA All-Star Game

    Surfing is usually on the list of things players are banned from doing in the offseason, it’s part of their contract. To argue “but you just fall in the water” is to not respect the power and force of waves, or to understand how much it can hurt when a board tethered to your leg…

  9. Hall of Fame declared “safe zone” for players, management

    Aug 1, 2011, 10:59 AM EDT

    basketballHOF

    Starting Aug. 11 and running for three days a number of men and women will receive the highest honor for their contributions to basketball — they will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. It’s a celebration that usually brings former and current players, coaches and other team management all to one…

  10. Report: NBA bans scouts from going to college practices

    Jul 31, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT

    NHL Season Cancelled

    In it’s efforts to keep teams from contacting players during the lockout, the NBA is finding new levels of absurdity. As our latest example, we present this: Whatever happens with the next NBA season, there will be a draft at some point. So teams are still going to be scouting college and international players. A…

  11. Marion turns down spot on Dancing with the Stars

    Jul 31, 2011, 12:34 PM EDT

    Shawn Marion fashion photo

    Clearly Shawn Marion is concerned he could not live up to the dancing standard set by Mavs owner Mark Cuban. Okay, maybe not. But Marion has decided not to go where Cuban had gone before — Marion turned down a stint on Dancing with the Stars, according to TMZ.com. Sources close to Shawn tell TMZ,…

  12. Tyreke Evans wants his role defined in Sacramento

    Jul 31, 2011, 10:29 AM EDT

    Paul Westphal, Tyreke Evans

    This is another problem that can in part be chalked up to the lockout. Tyreke Evans remains the guy that will make the King’s offense go next year — he’s finally healthy again — and now he’s got an interesting potential backcourt mate in just drafted Jimmer Fredette. Except, Evans and Fredette basically play the same…

  13. Report: Nicolas Batum signs in France

    Jul 30, 2011, 7:44 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets

    You had to expect that the first guys to go hauling across the pond would be those who traversed the body of water in the first place. In short, Europeans are flocking back to their respective homelands in the face of the lockout and a seemingly unavoidable loss of games. Take Nicolas Batum, for example. From…

  14. Fisher thinks there’s movement on BRI compromise if the owners back off the hard cap

    Jul 30, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    derek Fisher

    One of the best kept secrets in all the lockout talk is that the players are willing to compromise on how much money they get. For all the talk by your common commenter that the players are “all too greedy” despite it having been the owners who locked out the players and not the players…

  15. Fisher says money not sole focus of Monday’s negotiations

    Jul 29, 2011, 4:26 PM EDT

    derek Fisher

    This is about money. This entire lockout that could cost us a season. Yes, there are other things they could and should deal with — Henry Abbott did a good post discussing some of those — but in the end it is money. Specifically the split (and definition) of Basketball Related Income (BRI). Everything else…

  16. FIBA clears way for NBA players to play overseas

    Jul 29, 2011, 11:56 AM EDT

    Deron-Williams

    It was the one question left surrounding NBA players inking overseas deals — would FIBA, basketball’s international governing body, allow players under an NBA contract to play for another team? Yes they will. FIBA made the official announcement Friday, saying it will give players under contract to an NBA team a “letter of clearance” to…

  17. Players union VP Dooling near deal with Turkish team

    Jul 29, 2011, 10:02 AM EDT

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    Right now, the NBA players’ union board is mostly made up of guys who are the rank and file of the league — Chris Paul is the only All-Star player in the group. Those rank and file guys — the guys not making $12 million a year or more — are the ones who might…

  18. Don’t expect much out of Monday’s negotiating session

    Jul 28, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT

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    Finally, one month after the NBA took its ball and went home, the owners and players are going to get back to negotiating next Monday in New York. David Stern, Billy Hunter and all the key players are going to sit down across from each other at a table and have a dialogue about the…

  19. Iguodala says he’s not playing overseas during lockout

    Jul 28, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Miami Heat

    We’re pretty weary of the “will he or won’t he” game with guys going overseas. But we’re still passing along stuff from the big names guys, because that’s what we do here. With that, Andre Iguodala looks like he’s staying put, according to a tweet from Kate Fagan of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Andre Iguodala has…

  20. Could the lockout mean no NBA players in the Olympics? Maybe.

    Jul 28, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 16 - Basketball

    The 2012 London Olympics will be the 20th anniversary of the original Dream Team — Bird, Magic, Jordan and a host of other NBA stars putting on a show in Barcelona and reclaiming the gold medal for the United States. That team was the spark that lit the fire of NBA globalization. But it’s possible…

  21. NBA union head Billy Hunter’s time with Patty Hearst (and more)

    Jul 27, 2011, 11:08 PM EDT

    billy-hunter

    Billy Hunter today is an interesting story. He is the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, the man across the table (or will be next week) staring down David Stern in a dispute over how to split up the fans’ money that could set the entire NBA back a decade or more. No…

  22. Report: NBA owners, players will meet next week

    Jul 27, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT

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    We told you yesterday of Tom Ziller’s report the owners and players would meet and actually start talking about a new CBA again in early August. Looks like, the first week of August. Meaning next week. That’s what Zach Lowe over at Sports Illustrated is reporting. That meeting will take place next week, barring some…

  23. Video: Old Spice Guy wants to fix NBA lockout

    Jul 27, 2011, 1:39 PM EDT

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    We’d kind of stopped paying attention to the Old Spice Guy because, well, it was clever but kind of a one-trick-pony. They apparently tried to inject life into the shtick by hiring Fabio. You needed to know that to understand the video below, which references Fabio, but the Old Spice Guy is thinking about helping…

  24. Kevin Love thinks lockout may be long, NBA.com looks silly

    Jul 27, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

    NBA All-Star Kevin Love Holds Press Conference In Times Square

    Kevin Love was on the full-blown media tour yesterday, pimping beach volleyball and Jose Cuervo all over New York City and the national airwaves. And saying he’s got more sway with his organization than Kobe Bryant does with the Lakers. Out of that mound of media came a few interesting tidbits, like the stuff out…

  25. Ron Artest in talks to join Dancing with the Stars

    Jul 27, 2011, 9:14 AM EDT

    Ron Artest

    Ron Artest apparently wants to be the latest athlete to join a group of celebrities time has passed by trying desperately to revive their careers. Artest, or Metta World Peace if you prefer, is in talks to join Dancing with the Stars, reports TMZ (and they pay good money to get these stories right, so…

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