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  1. Shaq wants to own a team, bring it to Newark. He means it.

    Oct 18, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT

    Shaquille O'Neal laughs as he announces his retirement from NBA at a news conference in Windermere

    What is it with former NBA players who want to own NBA teams in markets where everyone else is trying to escape? You’ve got Michael Jordan in Charlotte (a once good market where George Shin salted the earth) and now you’ve got Shaquille O’Neal is talking about Newark. Shaq is from New Jersey and Newark…

  2. All-Star Game in Orlando may have December deadline

    Sep 24, 2011, 8:23 PM EDT

    Amway-Center

    Already, the deadline has passed for the first week of the preseason — the NBA has cancelled it. Without a handshake agreement in the next week, the rest of the preseason is at risk as well. Not long after that comes the start of the regular season. But what about the All-Star Game? In 1999,…

  3. For Newark this isn’t a stopover, this is an audition

    Jan 26, 2011, 11:42 AM EDT

    prudential center New Jersey

    The New Jersey Nets are using Newark and the Prudential Center as sort of a layover on the way to Brooklyn in 2012. Get out of the Meadowlands and into a better arena — read: more revenue streams — that is an easy train trip from New York to get the people in the boroughs…

  4. Chauncey Billups could play on moon, prefers Denver

    Jan 11, 2011, 3:52 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Denver Nuggets

    Chauncey Billups is a Denver native happily getting to play out the end of his career in his hometown. Well, either that or the swamps of Jersey (and maybe Brooklyn in a couple of years). Billups has been swept up in the momentum of the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors — he would be moved to…

  5. Winderman: “Respect for the Game” not easy to define, even for LeBron, Terrence Williams

    Nov 8, 2010, 7:41 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v Miami Heat

    While much has been made of the NBA’s crackdown on “respect for the game,” with the league’s whistle-blowing onslaught of technical fouls, the sought-after upgrade in decorum is actually more about respect for referees. But what exactly is respect for the game? Is it sideshow antics during games that seemingly make players bigger than their…

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