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When the Miami Heat signed free agent stars LeBron James and Chris Bosh to join Dwyane Wade in the summer of 2010, it registered as an immense achievement by Pat Riley and his front office and the source of much consternation for basketball fans intent …Share Tweet
Former Los Angeles Clippers general manager Elgin Baylor said he worked for now-disgraced owner Donald Sterling for 22 years because of limited job opportunities for former black players and the need to provide for his family.Share TweetChicago Bulls forward Ronnie Brewer has pleaded not guilty to a drunken driving charge in Beverly Hills.Share TweetTim Duncan offered a rare acknowledgement: He's thinking about the end of his career.Share Tweet
Former Clippers intern sues Sterlings, teamA former intern for the Los Angeles Clippers is accusing the team and its owners, the Sterling Family Trust, of violating labor laws by not paying its interns.Share Tweet
NBA Finals ratings up five percent over last year's seriesThrough three games, the 2014 NBA Finals are averaging 14,921,000 viewers per game, up five percent versus last year's Finals through three games (14,278,000 viewers). The games are averaging a 9.0 U.S. household rating, up 5 percent versus last year's …Share TweetA 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. Taking a wonderful look at …Share Tweet
Wolves' Love hopes 'everything works out'ESPN.com Jun 11, 2014Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love said Wednesday that it "burns me and hurts my heart" that he hasn't made the playoffs in six seasons in the NBA.Share Tweet
Can The Knicks Land LeBron & ‘Melo, Or Even Durant?On ESPN New York’s 98.7 FM’s “The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show,” co-host Smith mentioned a “95 percent possibility” LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony end up together if they both opt-in for the 2014-15 seasons. Not only that, but New York’s rece…Share TweetOn Wednesday, Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh called his team’s Tuesday evening loss to the San Antonio Spurs “probably the worst game we’ve played together.” Bosh, who received fewer than a third of the offensive touches that he enjoyed in the first two …Share Tweet
Dime Q&A: Bradley Beal Talks Call Of Duty, Destiny, The Wizards And Team USABradley Beal is one of the best shooting guards in the NBA. At a mere 20 years of age, and in just his second season, he averaged 17.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game, shooting 40.2 percent from three-point range and helping the Washingto…Share Tweet
Serge Ibaka's brother set to play at Oklahoma StateThunder forward Serge Ibaka's younger brother, Igor, will play for Oklahoma State.Share TweetKansas center Joel Embiid is working out for the Cavaliers, who are trying to decide what to do with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft.Share TweetIt seems a former FBI-trained hostage negotiator, Bobby Ramos — who operates his Bottom Line!!! website, was granted a press pass for Game 3 last night. In the post-game press conference, Ramos asked a pair of challengingly verbose questions that left L…Share Tweet
2014 Las Vegas Summer League Game Rules, Format and Tie-Break CriteriaRelated Links: Participants announced for Samsung NBA Summer LeagueShare TweetThe Spurs led the NBA in assists during the 2013-14 season, averaging 25.2 per game. They only trailed the Dubs and Clippers for assists per game in the playoffs, but their team-first mentality has continued in the postseason. They finished with 21 dime…Share TweetUsing an athlete’s physical gifts as a routine’s only source of humor can be tricky and almost dated – think back to the unfortunate “Wilt the Stilt” and “how’s the weather up there”-days – but if worked over properly you can still get some top rank laf…Share Tweet
The Kings Want Rudy Gay To Stay Long TermThe Sacramento Kings want Rudy Gay back next season. But first, they have to wait for him to decide on a player option which would net him $19.3 million next season. Either way, the organization made their desire to keep Gay in the fold for the long run…Share Tweet
Nets' Blatche granted citizenship in PhilippinesESPN.com Jun 11, 2014Philippine officials say Brooklyn Nets player Andray Blatche has been granted Filipino citizenship so he can play for the national team in the FIBA World Cup this year.Share Tweet
Heat need Chalmers to step up in Game 4Mario Chalmers has been dragging the Heat down in the Finals. Is it time for Miami to bench its starting point guard?Share TweetThe anointed future leader of the Spurs, Kawhi Leonard showed how good he can be in Game 3.Share Tweet
Watch: LBJ, Wade and Spo stonewall reporterMIAMI — A blowout loss to the Spurs stung badly enough that the Heat didn’t want to hear all about it afterwards.Share Tweet
Spurs Set NBA Record With Blazing First-Half Shooting; Take 2-1 Series LeadThe San Antonio Spurs were on fire in a first half when they set numerous NBA Finals records while jumping out to a 71-50 lead. They connected on 25 of their 33 attempts from the field for an NBA-record 75.8 field goal percentage including a ridiculous …Share Tweetnydailynews.com Jun 11, 2014Derek Fisher’s presentation, much like his wardrobe, was nearly flawless. The guy knows how to work a room and look good while doing it. Phil Jackson’s second choice to coach the Knicks appears to be, on so many levels, the perfect choice. Fisher has a …Share Tweet
San Antonio defends its resounding first half start, takes Game 3 from the Heat in MiamiThis … this was a blitzkrieg. To say the San Antonio Spurs didn’t do anything incorrectly in the first half of the team’s Game 3 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday would be getting it wrong. Tony Parker and Tim Duncan missed a couple of shots, Manu Gino…Share Tweet
Heat Looking To Target CarmeloJun 11ESPN's Brian Windhorst breaks down the Heat's interest in Carmelo Anthony and how the outcome of the NBA Finals will impact their decision.
Love It Or Leave It?Jun 11Kevin Love joins "SportsNation" to discuss his future and his discontent in not making the playoffs once after six seasons in the NBA.
Spurs Historically Hot In Game 3Jun 11Take a look back and listen to what the Spurs had to say about their hot start against the Heat in Game 3.
Mint Condition: World Cup In DemandJun 11Panini VP of marketing Jason Howarth breaks down consumer response for World Cup trading cards and stickers and the players generating the most interest among collectors.