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Report: J.R. Smith Suspended 5 Games After Drug Test Comes Back Positive For Cannabis
As first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, J.R. Smith has been suspended by the NBA for five games without pay after violating the league’s anti-drug policy with a positive drug test showing cannabis in his system. The suspension was hand…Upvote Share Tweet
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves hired former Washington Wizards executive Milt Newton as general manager Friday, with new president of basketball operations Flip Saunders tabbing a familiar face to help him reshape the franchise's front o…Upvote Share TweetKnicks guard J.R. Smith has been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the league's anti-drug program, the league announced Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Star NBA Rookies Show Out During Surprise Dunk ContestYesterday, adidas announced the latest additions to their basketball roster, rookies Ben McLemore (Sacramento Kings), Steven Adams (Oklahoma City Thunder), Shabazz Muhammad (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tony Snell (Chicago Bulls), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York…Upvote Share Tweet
76ers’ Royce White ‘vehemently denies’ allegations of domestic violence against ex-girlfriendyahoo.com Updated Sep 6, 2013One day after TMZ reported that police are investigating Royce White for "allegedly beating up" former girlfriend Tania Mehra, the Philadelphia 76ers forward issued a statement through his lawyer categorically denying the claims. TMZ reported …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Sep 6, 2013Jonas Valanciunas had 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead Lithuania past Baltic neighbor Latvia 67-59 at the European basketball championship on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Soon-To-Be Hall of Famer Bernard King Talks About His Classic 1984 Series Against The PistonsJoining Gary Payton on this upcoming Hall of Fame induction weekend is former Knicks and Bullets star, Bernard King. The King of New York in the mid-80′s, Bernard was raised in Brooklyn’s tough Fort Greene housing projects before starring under the brig…Upvote Share TweetGary Payton enters the Hall of Fame as one of the best point guards ever, but his transcendent trash-talking will also go down in history.Upvote Share Tweet
First J.R. Smith, now Udirh: Knicks set for FinalsFirst J.R. Smith, now Udirh: Knicks set for FinalsUpvote Share TweetCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Charlotte Bobcats announced they've signed undrafted free agent forward James Southerland from Syracuse.Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks' Smith Suspended 5 GamesSep 6Ian Begley discusses the five-game suspension of Knicks guard J.R. Smith for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program.
Lee Jenkins: Lamar Odom's deepest ditch far from his firstSep 6Lloyd Daniels was the most celebrated basketball player to come out of New York City in the 1980s, a 6-foot-8 swingman nicknamed "Sweet Pea" who could supposedly dribble and pass like Magic. Daniels was a transcendent but tragic figure. His mo…
Bill Simmons ranks the teams in the NFCSep 6The Sports Guy finishes up his look at the 2013 NFL season by ranking the teams in the National Football Conference.