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Heat stars reportedly mulling new contracts to add Carmelo Anth…

Heat stars reportedly mulling new contracts to add Carmelo Anthony, create Big 4

yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Jun 11
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 …
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  • Baylor explains why he worked for Sterling

    Baylor explains why he worked for Sterling

    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.
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  • Bulls' Brewer pleads not guilty to DUI

    Bulls' Brewer pleads not guilty to DUI

    nba.com Jun 11
    Chicago Bulls forward Ronnie Brewer has pleaded not guilty to a drunken driving charge in Beverly Hills.
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  • Duncan, 38, enjoying the journey as the end gets closer

    Duncan, 38, enjoying the journey as the end gets closer

    nba.com Jun 11
    Tim Duncan offered a rare acknowledgement: He's thinking about the end of his career.
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  • Former Clippers intern sues Sterlings, team

    Former Clippers intern sues Sterlings, team

    nba.com Jun 11
    A 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.
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  • NBA Finals ratings up five percent over last year's series

    NBA Finals ratings up five percent over last year's series

    nba.com Jun 11
    Through 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 …
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Milwaukee's famous floor

    The 10-man rotation, starring Milwaukee's famous floor

    yahoo.com Jun 11
    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: Grantland. Taking a wonderful look at …
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  • Wolves' Love hopes 'everything works out'

    Wolves' Love hopes 'everything works out'

    ESPN.com Jun 11
    Minnesota 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.
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  • Can The Knicks Land LeBron & ‘Melo, Or Even Durant?

    Can The Knicks Land LeBron & ‘Melo, Or Even Durant?

    dimemag.com Jun 11
    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…
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  • Spurs-Heat 2014 NBA Finals Game 4: Three things to watch

    Spurs-Heat 2014 NBA Finals Game 4: Three things to watch

    yahoo.com Jun 11
    On 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 …
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  • Dime Q&A: Bradley Beal Talks Call Of Duty, Destiny, The Wiz…

    Dime Q&A: Bradley Beal Talks Call Of Duty, Destiny, The Wizards And Team USA

    dimemag.com Jun 11
    Bradley 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…
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  • Serge Ibaka's brother set to play at Oklahoma State

    Serge Ibaka's brother set to play at Oklahoma State

    nba.com Jun 11
    Thunder forward Serge Ibaka's younger brother, Igor, will play for Oklahoma State.
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  • Embiid pays visit as Cavs ponder No. 1 pick

    Embiid pays visit as Cavs ponder No. 1 pick

    ESPN.com nba.com Jun 11
    Kansas 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.
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  • D-Wade, LeBron & Spoelstra React To Odd Questions Following…

    D-Wade, LeBron & Spoelstra React To Odd Questions Following Game 3

    It 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…
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  • 2014 Las Vegas Summer League Game Rules, Format and Tie-Break C…

    2014 Las Vegas Summer League Game Rules, Format and Tie-Break Criteria

    nba.com Jun 11
    Related Links: Participants announced for Samsung NBA Summer League
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  • GIFs: The Marvelous Spurs Passing In Game 3

    GIFs: The Marvelous Spurs Passing In Game 3

    The 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…
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  • Jimmy Kimmel invites Michael Jordan around for a game of 'Can M…

    Jimmy Kimmel invites Michael Jordan around for a game of 'Can Michael Jordan Palm It?' (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jun 11
    Using 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…
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  • The Kings Want Rudy Gay To Stay Long Term

    The Kings Want Rudy Gay To Stay Long Term

    dimemag.com Jun 11
    The 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…
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  • Nets' Blatche granted citizenship in Philippines

    Nets' Blatche granted citizenship in Philippines

    ESPN.com Jun 11
    Philippine 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.
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  • Heat need Chalmers to step up in Game 4

    Heat need Chalmers to step up in Game 4

    CNNSI.com Jun 11
    Mario Chalmers has been dragging the Heat down in the Finals. Is it time for Miami to bench its starting point guard?
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  • Kawhi Leonard aids Spurs to Game 3 win over Heat

    Kawhi Leonard aids Spurs to Game 3 win over Heat

    CNNSI.com Jun 11
    The anointed future leader of the Spurs, Kawhi Leonard showed how good he can be in Game 3.
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  • Watch: LBJ, Wade and Spo stonewall reporter

    Watch: LBJ, Wade and Spo stonewall reporter

    CNNSI.com Jun 11
    MIAMI — A blowout loss to the Spurs stung badly enough that the Heat didn’t want to hear all about it afterwards.
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  • Spurs Set NBA Record With Blazing First-Half Shooting; Take 2-1…

    Spurs Set NBA Record With Blazing First-Half Shooting; Take 2-1 Series Lead

    dimemag.com Jun 11
    The 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 …
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  • For real Garden transformation, Derek Fisher and Knicks will ne…

    For real Garden transformation, Derek Fisher and Knicks will need stars

    Derek 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 …
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  • San Antonio defends its resounding first half start, takes Game…

    San Antonio defends its resounding first half start, takes Game 3 from the Heat in Miami

    yahoo.com Jun 11
    This … 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…
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  • Video - Heat Looking To Target Carmelo 04:23

    Heat Looking To Target Carmelo

    Jun 11
    ESPN's Brian Windhorst breaks down the Heat's interest in Carmelo Anthony and how the outcome of the NBA Finals will impact their decision.
  • Video - Love It Or Leave It? 01:48

    Love It Or Leave It?

    Jun 11
    Kevin Love joins "SportsNation" to discuss his future and his discontent in not making the playoffs once after six seasons in the NBA.
  • Video - Spurs Historically Hot In Game 3 01:50

    Spurs Historically Hot In Game 3

    Jun 11
    Take a look back and listen to what the Spurs had to say about their hot start against the Heat in Game 3.
  • Video - Mint Condition: World Cup In Demand 04:14

    Mint Condition: World Cup In Demand

    Jun 11
    Panini 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.

Sports Columnists

  • Miami Heat discussing options to target Carmelo Anthony in free agency

    Jun 11
    The Miami Heat's immediate focus remains overcoming a 2-1 NBA Finals deficit, but discussions have begun within the organization about trying to grow their so-called Big Three into a Big Four, according to sources close to the situation.
  • Miami Heat discussing options to target Carmelo Anthony in free agency

    Jun 11
    The Miami Heat's immediate focus remains overcoming a 2-1 NBA Finals deficit, but discussions have begun within the organization about trying to grow their so-called Big Three into a Big Four, according to sources close to the situation.
  • Sources: Melo has opt-out deadline of June 23

    Jun 11
    Carmelo Anthony has until June 23, essentially one week before the start of free agency, to notify the New York Knicks if he plans to opt in or out of the final year of his current contract, according to sources familiar with the terms of his deal.
  • Lee Jenkins: Spurs turn court into stage with Game 3 mastery

    Jun 11
    MIAMI -- Before the game was the recital. It spanned 17 minutes and 15 seconds, the most outrageous stretch of offensive basketball in the history of the Finals, an exhibition of passing, cutting and shot-making so choreographed it should have been set …