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Rockets’ Terrence Jones Arrested For Alleged Assault On Homeless Man

According to KATU, second-year Rockets forward, Terrence Jones, was arrested and charged with harassment in Portland Wednesday for allegedly attacking a homeless man. Terrence Jones, a former Jefferson High School star and current Houston Rockets player, was arrested in Portland at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday after police said he yelled at a homeless man and stomped on his leg. [....
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Paul Informed Clippers He’d Sign With Rockets After Rivers Trade Talks Were Presumed ‘Dead’

According to Grantland’s Bill Simmons, Chris Paul informed the Clippers he was going to team up with Dwight Howard and sign with the Houston Rockets when the Doc Rivers trade talks were initially presumed “dead.” Luckily for the Clippers, they were able to land Doc Rivers and lock down their All-Star point guard with a 5-year, $107 million contract extension. To Chris Paul...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert Switching From Jamaica To USA Basketball Is ‘Near Impossible’

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, although USA Basketball wants Pacers center, Roy Hibbert, it’s doubtful he’ll be given permission to change teams because he’s already played with Jamaica’s senior national team. Vegas leftover morsel: USA Basketball still covets Roy Hibbert but all FIBA signals lead USAB to believe [Hibbert] locked into Jamaica. Much as both sides want...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Nash ‘Tries Out’ For Legendary Soccer Team Inter Milan

We told you that Steve Nash was going to try out for the legendary soccer club, Inter Milan, in New Jersey this week. Well, Nash “tried out” with the team Tuesday, which was essentially just a practice, as he confirmed to NBA.com, but was unable to make the cut to play in their upcoming Guinness International Champions Cup tournament. However, as an avid soccer fan and part-owner...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings ‘Happy’ About Trade To Pistons

While in Toronto to play pickup games with friend and Raptors forward, Amir Johnson, at the annual OVO Bounce Tournament Tuesday, Brandon Jennings commented on the four-player deal that will send him to Detroit, and while he didn’t want to say too much, he did reveal he’s “happy” about the trade. According to Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun: Jennings declined to say much, saying...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Shows Up With Jay Z To Dodgers Game, Gets Booed

Kevin Durant showed up with his new agent, Jay Z, to the the Dodgers vs Yankees game in LA Tuesday night where Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and James Harden were also in attendance. However, he didn’t receive the warmest welcome as the Thunder star got booed when shown on the jumbotron. Kevin Durant arrives with JayZ Kevin Durant, James Harden and Chris Paul Video...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving (47 Points) & Nate Robinson (44 Points) Go Head-To-Head In Nike Pro City Game

Nate Robinson and Kyrie Irving stopped by Baruch College in New York City Tuesday night where they went head-to-head at Nike Pro City. They both dominated as Kyrie Irving poured in 47 points and left with the overtime victory while Nate Robinson finished with 44 points. Warriors forward, David Lee, was also in attendance, playing on Nate Robinson’s team. Nate throws down a...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith: LeBron James Has Let Word Seep Out That He’s Willing To Consider Knicks

While filling in as a host on “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN New York radio Tuesday, Stephen A. Smith alleged that LeBron James will consider joining the New York Knicks in 2014 free agency along with Miami and Cleveland. Right now, Miami and Cleveland are LeBron James’ top two options. He is not adversed to going back home, but, he has let word seep out that he is willing...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Austin Daye Agrees To 2-Year, $2 Million Deal With Raptors

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Austin Daye has agreed to two-year, $2 million deal with the Toronto Raptors. The 25-year-old forward averaged 4 points and 1.9 rebounds in 31 games with the Grizzlies this season after being traded there from the Raptors in a three-team deal in January.
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Bucks & Piston Closing In On Sign-And-Trade To Send Brandon Jennings To Detroit

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Bucks and Pistons are closing in on a sign-and-trade that would send Brandon Jennings to Detroit on a 3-year, $24 million deal. The Pistons will send Brandon Knight to Milwaukee as part of the package. The 23-year-old point guard averaged 17 points, 5.7 assists and 3.4 rebounds in four seasons in Milwaukee. The Detroit Pistons are...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

TNT Analyst Steve Kerr Predicts A Bulls Vs Thunder 2014 NBA Finals

In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, TNT analyst and 5x NBA champion, Steve Kerr, was asked to give his early 2014 NBA Finals prediction. Kerr doesn’t think Miami will pull off the three-peat, noting that it will be “too tough psychically and mentally”, and instead predicted a Thunder-Bulls matchup. “I don’t think Miami is going do it. I don’t think they’re going...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

DeJuan Blair To Sign With The Dallas Mavericks

DeJuan Blair will sign with the Dallas Mavericks, the center confirmed on Twitter Tuesday. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the deal is expected to be worth one-year at the league minimum of $1.4 million. Dallas!!!!! Now lets have some fun!!!! — DeJuan Blair (@DeJuan45) July 30, 2013 Blair averaged 5.4 points and 3.8 rebounds in a limited role with San Antonio last season.
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi Approves Of Nate Robinson Wearing His Number

Nate Robinson recently said he’d be wearing No. 10 this season with the Nuggets to honor Lionel Messi, and it turns out the Argentine soccer star approves, posting a message on his Facebook page to wish Nate luck this season, adding “Welcome to the #10Team.” Hey man, what a great surprise to see you are using the number 10. Welcome to the ‪#‎10Team‬ - Nate Robinson...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Paul Beats Other NBA Players To Win TopSpin Ping Pong Tournament

Chris Paul hosted the TopSpin Charity Ping Pong Tournament Charity event in Las Vegas over the weekend – an event that will benefit TopSpin charity, the Jump for Joy Foundation and the Chris Paul Foundation. The tournament, which was won by CP3, was headlined by NBA players, Kyrie Irving, Michael Conley, Andre Iguodala, Greg Oden and more. Chris Paul celebrated his victory later...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Gomes Agrees To 1-Year Deal With Thunder

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, free agent, Ryan Gomes, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 30-year-old forward played in Germany last season where he averaged 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists per game for the Artland Dragons. Gomes last played in the NBA for the Clippers in 2011-12, averaging 2.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 13 minutes...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Grant Hill Says He’s In Talks To Do Broadcasting Next Season

In an interview with IMG Academy, Grant Hill, who retired from the NBA this year after 18 seasons in the league, said he’s in talks with “major networks” to do some broadcasting next season. According to IMG Academy (h/t Pro Basketball Talk): On what he’s up to now: ..But I’m very excited about the next phase and some broadcasting things I’m looking at some things that...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Boobie Gibson Says Altercation Was Prompted By ‘Disrespectful’ Comments Towards Wife Keyshia Cole

Daniel “Boobie” Gibson is speaking out on the second degree battery charge he is facing after turning himself into police on Monday. Gibson claims he has “nothing to hide” and that the altercation was prompted by “disrespectful” comments made towards his wife Keyshia Cole at the Essence Music Festival where she was a performer earlier in July. According to TMZ.com: Daniel...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady Says He Could Return To Play In China

In a press conference Sunday, Tracy McGrady called the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) a “great alternative” to the NBA and says he could return to play in China. The 15-year NBA veteran averaged 25 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.6 steals with the  Qingdao Eagles of the CBA last season. According to China.org.cn: In a pre-game press conference in Nanning, McGrady...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Misses Game-Winning 3 At Drew League, Causes Baron Davis To Lose $50,000 Bet

  Kevin Durant was one of many NBA players (Metta World Peace, DeMar DeRozan, Shannon Brown and more) to stop by LA’s Drew League Sunday where he dominated, finishing with 35 points, 17 rebounds and a major throwdown. However, it turns out Durant may of also cost Baron Davis to lose $50,000. The former NBA point guard bet $50,000 that his squad, LAUNFD, led by Kevin Durant, would...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel ‘Boobie’ Gibson Turns Himself In To Police On Battery Charges

Free agent Daniel “Boobie” Gibson of last year’s Cleveland Cavaliers, turned himself into police on a second-degree battery charge which reportedly occurred earlier this month at a music festival in New Orleans. According to WDSU in New Orleans: Daniel Gibson, 27, surrendered himself at the New Orleans Police Department’s 8th District headquarters in the French Quarter. He...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Jamal Crawford And Tyreke Evans Show Off Sick Handles At Pro-Am All-Star Game, Crawford Hits Game-Winner

Jamal Crawford and Tyreke Evans put on a crowd-pleasing show at the 2013 Jamal Crawford Pro Am All-Star game in Seattle over the weekend as the two showed off their incredible handles and even combined for 89 points. The excitement went down to the wire as Evans missed a potential game-winner with under 10 seconds to go and Jamal Crawford drilled a deep 3 at the buzzer to give his...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul & Russell Westbrook Party At Tao Nightclub

On Saturday, Chris Paul hosted the Top Spin Charity After-Party at Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas with a little help from fellow NBA ballers/Jordan Brand members, Carmelo Anthony & Russell Westbrook. Earlier that night, CP3 won the TopSpin Charity Ping Pong Tournament which was also attended by Andre Iguodala, Kenny Smith, Jerry Stackhouse, Kyrie Irving, Mike Conley, Jr., Royal Ivey...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks Claim Gustavo Ayon Off Waivers

According to ESPN, the Atlanta Hawks have claimed 28-year-old center, Gustavo Ayon, off waivers after the Bucks waived him last week. Ayon averaged 3.6 points and 1.4 assists in 43 games for the Bucks this season after being traded to Milwaukee in February. The Atlanta Hawks have claimed center Gustavo Ayon off waivers, sources told ESPN.com. The Milwaukee Bucks waived Ayon...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Greg Oden Reportedly ‘Most Intrigued’ By Pelicans, Heat

With Greg Oden’s decision on what team he’ll sign with expected this week, Yahoo! Sports reports the 25-year-old free agent center is “most intrigued” by the New Orleans Pelicans and Miami Heat. Oden is also considering the Mavericks, Kings, Spurs and Hawks. According to Marc J. Spears, Yahoo! Sports: Free agent center Greg Oden appears most intrigued by Pelicans & Heat...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Kevin Durant Dunking With Authority At Drew League

Kevin Durant stopped by and was one of many NBA ballers (stay tuned for picture post Monday) to play at the Drew League in LA on Sunday.  Here he is getting by the defense and taking it to the rack with authority:
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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