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Amar'e Stoudemire was so much more than his highlights (Ball Don't Lie)
27 Jul 2016 at 12:05am
History will not view the newly retired Amar?e Stoudemire as one of the best players of his era, but he is sure to go down as one of the memorable. It?s to Stoudemire?s credit that all those incredible moments seem more like the punctuation to his fantastic NBA career than they do the substance. At one time, the knock on Stoudemire was that he would be too inconsistent to make a major pro impact.
Amar'e Stoudemire retires from the NBA after 14 seasons (Ball Don't Lie)
26 Jul 2016 at 2:38pm
Amar?e Stoudemire of the Phoenix Suns slam dunks the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 28, 2009. Amar?e Stoudemire, a six-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA selection and Rookie of the Year whose pick-and-roll finishing and rim-rocking dunks made him one of the game?s most electric offensive forces for a number of years, announced his retirement from the NBA on Tuesday after 14 pro seasons. A free agent after spending last season with the Miami Heat, the 33-year-old power forward/center signed a ceremonial one-day contract with the New York Knicks ? the team he joined in 2010 on a five-year, $100 million deal, pledging to lead New York back to NBA prominence before injuries, inconsistency and internal intrigue scuttled those grand plans ? so he could announce the end of his NBA playing days.
NBA favorite Drew League takes flight, but stays grounded in its roots (Ball ...
25 Jul 2016 at 6:18pm
The Drew League took a brief departure from its normal home of King-Drew Magnet High School in South Central. HAWTHORNE, Calif. ? In 1973, Alvin Willis founded a six-team summer basketball league at Drew Middle School in South Central Los Angeles as a way to keep local kids off the streets. Dino Smiley kept score using a chalkboard.
USA romp past China in Rio basketball warm-up (AFP)
24 Jul 2016 at 9:46pm
The game at Staples Center, home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, was a preview of the teams' scheduled August 6 clash in Rio de Janeiro, in the first-round opener for each. Kevin Durant, the erstwhile Oklahoma City Thunder star who rocked the NBA with his recent decision to depart for rivals Golden State via free agency, came off the bench to lead the USA with 19 points. "We should have won, but the way we won was excellent," said US coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Cavs sign free agent Chris "Birdman" Andersen (The Associated Press)
22 Jul 2016 at 8:43am
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers have officially signed veteran forward Chris ''Birdman'' Andersen to a one-year contract.
Kareem, Jason and Jarron Collins to speak, support Hillary at DNC (Ball Don't...
21 Jul 2016 at 11:53am
Three former NBA big men ? all-time leading scorer and Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and twins Jason and Jarron Collins ? will be among those featured speaking in support of presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week.
Clippers sign Brandon Bass in deal reuniting him with Rivers (The Associated ...
20 Jul 2016 at 6:44am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Clippers have signed forward Brandon Bass, who joins them after playing last season for the Lakers.
Magic G Meeks out indefinitely after foot surgery (The Associated Press)
19 Jul 2016 at 10:03am
Recently acquired Orlando Magic guard Jodie Meeks underwent surgery on Tuesday to stabilize the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, the team announced. Meeks will be sidelined indefinitely, according to the Magic. Meeks played in just three games with the Detroit Pistons last season after breaking the foot in an Oct. 28 game against the Utah Jazz.
LA Clippers waive F Branden Dawson (The Associated Press)
17 Jul 2016 at 6:02pm
The Los Angeles Clippers have waived forward Branden Dawson, who played sparingly for them as a rookie last season. The team announced Sunday they were cutting ties with the former Michigan State standout, who became expendable after its reported acquisition of veteran power forward Brandon Bass, which the team has yet to officially announce. Dawson appeared in six games with the Clippers, averaging 0.8 points and 0.7 rebounds in 4.8 minutes.
NBA Summer League over for 16 teams in consolation play (The Associated Press)
15 Jul 2016 at 10:22pm
A look at the eight consolation games Friday in the Las Vegas Summer League:

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