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Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas is auctioning off his 1960 Olympic go…

Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas is auctioning off his 1960 Olympic gold medal, other basketball treasures

yahoo.com Updated Aug 13, 2013
Although his name rarely occampanies contemporaries like Oscar Robertson and Jerry West in discussions of the best players of the '60s, Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas was one of the central players of the era. An amateur legend both in high school and at Ohi…
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  • The Portland Trail Blazers’ Rose Garden sells corporate naming …

    The Portland Trail Blazers’ Rose Garden sells corporate naming rights, renamed Moda Center

    yahoo.com Aug 13, 2013
    It is now standard practice for new sports stadiums and arenas to sell their naming rights to a corporate sponsor, a move that earns the franchise millions of dollars and gives the winning company a particularly public advertisement that doesn't always …
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  • Knicks' Stoudemire to be Miss America judge

    Knicks' Stoudemire to be Miss America judge

    nba.com ESPN.com Aug 13, 2013
    New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire and Former `N Sync singer Lance Bass highlight the list of judges for next month's Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the importance of getting Pau Gas…

    The 10-man rotation, starring the importance of getting Pau Gasol back in the post

    yahoo.com Aug 13, 2013
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Forum Blue and Gold. Darius Soriano he…
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  • Happy Birthday, DeMarcus Cousins! Watch The 10 Best Plays Of Hi…

    Happy Birthday, DeMarcus Cousins! Watch The 10 Best Plays Of His NBA Career

    dimemag.com Aug 13, 2013
    DeMarcus Cousins turned 23 years old today. That’s incredible when you think about these numbers: 12th in the NBA in per-minute scoring, seventh in rebounding rate and a solid PER number despite having to consistently create his own shot in a faulty Sac…
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  • Al Jefferson knows he’s bad on defense and even he seems surpri…

    Al Jefferson knows he’s bad on defense and even he seems surprised by how much Bobcats offered

    yahoo.com Aug 13, 2013
    When news first circulated on the Fourth of July that the Charlotte Bobcats had agreed to terms with free-agent center Al Jefferson on a three-year contract worth more than $40 million, this is the joke I made: Big Al wanted 4 @ $15M, got 3 @ $13.7M wit…
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  • 2013 Summer Forecast: West standings

    2013 Summer Forecast: West standings

    ESPN.com Aug 13, 2013
    How will the 15 teams in the West stack up in 2013-14? Our panelists predict their records.
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  • The NBA, A-through-Z: Jeremy Lin

    The NBA, A-through-Z: Jeremy Lin

    yahoo.com Aug 13, 2013
    The free agents have just about all been signed up. The NBA is down to a series of Instagram photos from moving yachts and crossed fingers from worried teams hoping their players stay safe in the summer off. There’s nothing going on, save for that clock…
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  • adidas Reveals Dwight Howard’s New Sneaker: The D Howard 4

    adidas Reveals Dwight Howard’s New Sneaker: The D Howard 4

    dimemag.com Aug 13, 2013
    Dwight Howard has a lot to look forward to, as well as a lot to prove next season in Houston. Whether he puts the Rockets on his shoulders and goes deep in the playoffs remains to be seen, but either way, Superman 2.0 will be rocking a dope signature sn…
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  • Bulls Fan Creates A United Center Replica Beer Pong Table

    Bulls Fan Creates A United Center Replica Beer Pong Table

    dimemag.com Aug 13, 2013
    Every fan finds a different way to support their team. For this particular Chicago Bulls fan (Reddit user jsid2), that meant crafting a replica of the United Center to use as a beer pong table. Apparently, between all of the work, the fan spent around $…
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  • The Gang's (Almost) All Here

    The Gang's (Almost) All Here

    CNNSI.com Aug 13, 2013
    The Heat should be a well-oiled machine and a familiar beast for opponents after retaining nearly every player from last season's title team.
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  • Iman Shumpert Is Featured On Michelle Obama’s Hip-Hop Record

    Iman Shumpert Is Featured On Michelle Obama’s Hip-Hop Record

    The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, is releasing a hip-hop record to help promote President Barack Obama‘s “Let’s Move” campaign to fight childhood obesity. The New York Knicks’ Iman Shumpert will be featured on one of the tracks. Shump…
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  • After a disappointing 2012-13 season, Kendrick Perkins is tryin…

    After a disappointing 2012-13 season, Kendrick Perkins is trying to develop his offensive game

    yahoo.com Aug 13, 2013
    In our column discussing Serge Ibaka’s potential from Monday, we didn’t even mention Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins’ possible production as he heads into his third full season with the team. It’s mostly because we’ve given up on the idea …
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  • Anderson Varejao comes to the aid of stranded Brazilian visitor…

    Anderson Varejao comes to the aid of stranded Brazilian visitors stuck in a Cleveland airport

    yahoo.com Aug 13, 2013
    What are the odds that the most notable and famous Brazilian expatriate in the city of Cleveland’s long and storied history would be strolling through the Cleveland Hopkins Airport at the exact point in time – the exact gate in the airport – that a stra…
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  • Bryant: Achilles 'feels really, really good'

    Bryant: Achilles 'feels really, really good'

    ESPN.com Aug 13, 2013
    Kobe Bryant said Monday in the Philippines that his Achilles tendon is healing well.
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  • LeBron James Discusses His Plans Next Summer With Robin Roberts…

    LeBron James Discusses His Plans Next Summer With Robin Roberts On “Good Morning America”

    dimemag.com Aug 13, 2013
    During ESPN’s ESPY awards last month, LeBron James introduced “Good Morning America” host, Robin Roberts, and escorted her to the stage where accepted the Arthur Ashe Award for courage. Recently, Roberts sat down with LeBron in his hometown of Akron to …
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  • Jerry Stackhouse says LeBron James’ comments about the Players …

    Jerry Stackhouse says LeBron James’ comments about the Players Association felt like a ‘kick in the stomach’

    yahoo.com Aug 13, 2013
    LeBron James’ candidacy as a possible Players Association president was always more chatter than it was certain. As Eric Freeman pointed out on Monday, other superstars like Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson, Patrick Ewing, and Isiah Thomas have helmed the pos…
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  • NBA Mascot Attends Wedding, Is Life Of The Party

    NBA Mascot Attends Wedding, Is Life Of The Party

    deadspin.com Aug 13, 2013
    This is Moondog. He is one of two mascots for the Cleveland Cavaliers and he recently attended Ben and Ashlee's wedding reception.Read more...
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  • Can Brett Brown Bring Some San Antonio Magic to the Sixers?

    Can Brett Brown Bring Some San Antonio Magic to the Sixers?

    grantland.com Aug 13, 2013
    Finally. After a search that seemed to span three offseasons, the Philadelphia 76ers filled their vacant head coaching position yesterday by tabbing S...
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  • Video - Would LeBron Dominate NFL At TE? 03:35

    Would LeBron Dominate NFL At TE?

    Aug 13
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless react to Mike Wallace's statement that LeBron James would dominate in the NFL at tight end.
  • Video - Stackhouse Says LeBron Misinformed 08:14

    Stackhouse Says LeBron Misinformed

    Aug 13
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless react to Jerry Stackhouse's statement that LeBron James is misinformed about the players' union.