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Billionaire Chris Hansen, who tried to move the Kings NBA franchise from Sacramento to Seattle, is behind a secretive effort to thwart the city's efforts to build a new downtown arena for the professional basketball team, California's campaign watchdog …Upvote Share Tweet
King's procession: Cops help LeBron to showNBA MVP LeBron James says he needed an assist to get to a Justin Timberlake and Jay Z concert Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Corey Maggette is getting an education in how to be a front office executiveNBA players retire from their careers at a very early age, often saying goodbye to their life's work before they turn 40. While their salaries suggest that they should be able to never work again, their lifestyles, competitive nature, and basic human de…Upvote Share TweetWho will be the worst newcomer in 2013-14? Our panelists weigh in.Upvote Share Tweet
Source: Purchase values Warriors at $800MIf industry insiders laughed at the $450 million Joe Lacob and Peter Gubar paid for the Golden State Warriors in November 2010, one has to wonder what they would think now.Upvote Share Tweet
Kidd, Calipari help trumpet revived NY arenanba.com Updated Aug 16, 2013A news conference to trumpet the selection of a developer to renovate a suburban New York sports arena morphed into a pep rally Friday, as sports luminaries including Jason Kidd and John Calipari joined elected officials and business leaders at the Nass…Upvote Share TweetTom Crean still cannot forget the vehicle that Dwyane Wade was driving a decade ago.Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring Maurice StokesA 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: Grantland. Bryan Curtis fantastically …Upvote Share Tweet
The NBA, A-through-Z: Questionable attempts at 45 winsThe 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…Upvote Share TweetLOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant isn't sure he'll be ready to play when the Los Angeles Lakers open the season on Oct. 29, although he remains ahead of schedule in rehabbing his surgically repaired Achilles' tendon.Upvote Share Tweet
The 5 Best NBA Players Who Have Never Made An All-Star TeamMeaningful goals and obstacles are crucial to the success of professionals. Maintaining personal levels of success by pursuing wealth or self-valued “worth” are excellent ways for people to better themselves. But athletes are different. Bettering yourse…Upvote Share TweetSilicon Valley venture capitalist Mark Stevens has purchased the minority stake in the Golden State Warriors previously held by new Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive.Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Best of NBA Instagram: Nate Robinson With Mariah Carey; Russell Westbrook & James Harden In NYCInstagram has become one of the more popular tools for NBA players to share pics and video with their fans. Last night we spotted Nate Robinson with Mariah Carey and a Thunder reunion in New York City. Nate got to chill with Daydream singer, Mariah Care…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Larry Sanders Nearing Extension With The BucksLeague sources are telling Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski that Larry Sanders is nearing an extension that would pay him $44 million over four years. Sources also claim the deal could be incentivized with bonuses that push the total amount to $48 milli…Upvote Share Tweet
NBA Efficiency Rating Inventor Kills Self, Explains Via Websitedeadspin.com Updated Aug 16, 2013Martin Manley, the former Kansas City Star contributor whose insight into sports made him a key component of that paper's sports section, committed suicide yesterday—and left a sprawling website to explain why.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Dime Q&A: Blake Griffin On His Jordan Collection & Whether He Could Play In The NFLOn Wednesday night, the Red Bull Midnight Run made its way to L.A. Blake Griffin, who has been one of the faces of Red Bull basketball, stopped by to assist the Dime crew in picking the top eight players to travel to Brooklyn for the Red Bull Midnight R…Upvote Share TweetLast night, the Suns revealed their three new uniforms for the upcoming season. They did it at a "fashion show" at a Scottsdale mall, because Arizona.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Phoenix Suns Unveil New Jerseys Including Sleeved Alternate Resembling Traffic ConesLast night in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Phoenix Suns unveiled new jersey designs for the upcoming 2013-14 season in a fashion show presentation featuring Eric Bledsoe, Alex Len, Archie Goodman, P.J. Tucker and Caron Butler. The unveiling included three d…Upvote Share TweetKobe Bryant isn't sure he'll be ready to play when the Los Angeles Lakers open the season on Oct. 29, although he remains ahead of schedule in rehabbing his surgically repaired Achilles' tendon.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Aug 16, 2013SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A judge has granted the motion for change of venue to Los Angeles in former NBA players' association executive director Billy Hunter's lawsuit against president Derek Fisher and the union.Upvote Share Tweet
This Week in Internet: When Is Puff Daddy Gonna Buy the Clippers?grantland.com Updated Aug 16, 2013The Internet is a big place, and in the age of social media it's important to stay current on all the ridiculous things that happen in sports (and els...Upvote Share Tweet
Warriors Valuation Looks GoldenAug 16Darren Rovell discusses how the Golden State Warriors franchise has almost doubled in value since 2010 and is now said to be worth $800 million.
Kobe Not Sure When He Will ReturnAug 16Lakers guard Kobe Bryant says he isn't sure if he will be ready to play when the Lakers open their season on Oct. 29 and added that he would finish his career with the Lakers.
Summer Forecast: Best and Worst NewcomersAug 16Dwight Howard was widely credited with being the offseason's best pickup, but what about the worst? Amin Elhassan weighs in.
Hansen Helped Anti-Kings Arena GroupAug 16ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst breaks down documents showing hedge fund manager Chris Hansen bankrolled an effort to undercut a deal for a new arena in Sacramento.
Chris Hansen gave money to group opposing new Sacramento Kings arena, docu…Aug 16Weeks after his aggressive bid to buy and relocate the Sacramento Kings to Seattle failed, hedge fund manager Chris Hansen bankrolled an effort to undercut the deal the team's new owners made to build an arena in Sacramento, documents show.
Chris Hansen gave $100,000 to group opposing new Sacramento Kings arenaAug 17Weeks after his aggressive bid to buy and relocate the Sacramento Kings to Seattle failed, hedge fund manager Chris Hansen bankrolled an effort to undercut a deal the team's new owners made to build an arena in Sacramento.
130816 Wilbon on Bears' preseason lookAug 16The Bears' offense still appears to be a work in progress while the defense remains in dominant form.