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Latest News / Jul 29, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Report: LeBron, Cavs Will Play At Heat On Christmas

LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers are quickly becoming the league’s marquee team. Already poised to play in opening night’s headliner against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, the Cavs will reportedly celebrate Christmas by facing the Miami Heat in LeBron James’ first return to the place he once called home. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 29, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Steve Nash: “I Think This Is My Last Season”

Steve Nash

Kobe Bryant isn’t the only Los Angeles Lakers star about to face life without basketball. Future Hall-of-Famer Steve Nash recently told SportTV that 2014-2015 would likely be his last season. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 29, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Players Association Names Michele Roberts New Executive Director

NBPA

The National Basketball Players Association appointed Washington, D.C. attorney Michele Roberts as its new Executive Director yesterday. Receiving 32 of a possible 34 votes with the remainder abstaining, Roberts becomes the first woman to head a North American professional sports union. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 29, 2014 / 11:30 am

Judge Rules For Shelly Sterling, Paving Path For Clippers Sale To Ballmer

Shelly Sterling, Donald Sterling

Yesterday the judge awarded Shelly Sterling a resounding win in her probate trail with estranged husband Donald Sterling. The decision will allow the record $2 billion sale of the Clippers to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to be completed. More importantly to basketball fans, we’ll now avoid the threat of a boycott by members of the Clippers and their coaching staff when training camp’s open in the fall. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Jul 28, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Team USA Adds Paul Millsap To Training Camp Roster

Paul Millsap

Suddenly playing without LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin, and Kevin Love, USA Basketball desperately needed a viable interior presence capable of stretching the floor. Enter Paul Millsap. 24 hours after saying Team USA had no plans to make any last minute additions to its roster despite a decided lack of frontcourt versatility, managing director Jerry Colangelo invited Millsap to training camp in Las Vegas. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 27, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Report: Spurs At Cavs Could Open 2014-2015 Season

LeBron James, Tim Duncan

The reigning NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs might open their quest to repeat in 2014-2015 under the most unenviable of circumstances. According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, rumors are that the league’s season-opening matchup could be the Spurs at the Cavaliers in LeBron James’ first game since his return to Cleveland. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Jul 26, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Love Withdraws From Team USA Consideration; Requests Trade To Cavs?

Kevin Love

Barely 24 hours after losing Blake Griffin comes news that USA Basketball will be playing in the FIBA World Cup without Kevin Love, too. The stranded Minnesota Timberwolves superstar withdrew from consideration for Team USA today “because of his current status.” Thickening the plot even further? Fox Sports Ohio reports that Love has officially requested a trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 25, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Update: Scott, Lakers Agree To Four-Year Deal

Byron Scott

UPDATE: ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that Scott has agreed to a four-year, $17 million contract to become the Lakers’ head coach.

PREVIOUSLY: A development that’s seemed inevitable for weeks is finally underway. According to ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 25, 2014 / 10:15 am

Chris Paul Likely To Boycott If Donald Sterling Remains In Charge

Chris Paul, Doc Rivers

Despite the NBA’s lifetime ban for Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the sale of the team by wife, Shelly Sterling, has been put on hold while a probate trial commences to determine whether Shelly acted properly in selling the team without his consent. Much like Clippers coach Doc Rivers threatening to leave if the team still remains run by Sterling when the season starts, star point guard Chris Paul has issued his own ultimatum to the league, where he mentioned to ESPN he — and some of his big-name teammates — will be sitting out if the issue hasn’t been cleared up by the start of training camp in October. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Jul 24, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Report: Griffin Withdraws From Consideration For World Cup Team

Blake Griffin

Just hours after adding Washington Wizards point guard John Wall to its pool of candidates for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Team USA lost an All-Star, too. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin announced earlier today that he will not participate for the national team this summer. Read More »