‘Racist’ LA Clippers Owner Banned from NBA and Fined $2.5 Million

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was sternly denounced for racist comments by a spectrum of individuals, ranging from President Barack Obama to NBA superstar LeBron James, NBA Commissioner Alan Silver on Tuesday fined Sterling Read More


Exclusive: The Extended Donald Sterling Tape

While the NBA investigates the racist comments from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling that was originally published by TMZ, another media outlet has found the extended version of the original audio. Deadspin has acquired an extended, 15-minute version of the conversation between Clippers owner Donald Sterling Read More


Nets to Sign Jason Collins Again

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets will sign center Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract Wednesday, sources confirmed on Monday. Collins’ 10-day contract expires on Tuesday and the team will sign him to a second deal, as first reported by Yahoo! Sports. The expectation is that Collins will Read More


Kobe Bryant Signs 2-Year Extension

[ESPN] Kobe Bryant signed a two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday. The Lakers did not announce financial terms, but a source told’s Ramona Shelburne that the deal is worth $48.5 million. Bryant, 35, will maintain his status as the NBA’s highest-paid player over Read More


Kobe: November Return is Possible

[ESPN] EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Kobe Bryant continued to inch closer to a return, practicing at full speed in five-on-five drills for the first time Tuesday and saying he could see himself returning to game action for the Los Angeles Lakers by the end of the month. “Yeah, yeah Read More


LeBron James Talks Role Models

[ESPN NBA] LeBron James says he watches a lot of tape. Who does he look at? Michael Jordan and … Allen Iverson? “I watch Jordan more than anybody, for sure,” James told ESPN’s Chris Broussard for a story in the upcoming issue of ESPN The Magazine. “But I’ll Read More


Dwight Howard Responds to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Calling Him Stupid, Dumb

[] Now with the Houston Rockets, former LA Lakers center Dwight Howard says he’s not a dumb player in response to criticism from legendary NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. “Dwight is an extraordinary athlete and has incredible athletic ability, but basketball is a game where the most important muscle Read More


NBA Free Agency Winners and Losers

[USA Today] There is a Six Degrees of Dwight Howard component to this NBA free agency season, a like-it-or-not reality that his ultimate destination would have a ripple effect on the rest of the league. So it is, then, that the verdict on who won Read More


Rasheed Wallace Quietly Retires from NBA for a Second Time

[Los Angeles Times] Rasheed Wallace has been bothered by a left foot injury most of the season. New York Knicks Coach Mike Woodson told reporters Wednesday morning the veteran player was still struggling with soreness and might not be available for the playoff opener against Boston this weekend. Soon Read More


NBA Analyst Jeff Van Gundy Blasts Dwight Howard

[Los Angeles Times] On Wednesday, ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy appeared on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, giving his take on Dwight Howard and the Lakers. The Lakers have lost three straight games, most recently in Chicago to the Bulls, 95-83.  Howard expressed dissatisfaction after taking just five shot attempts. “When you lose games Read More


Los Angeles Clippers Retain Billups, Sign Crawford

[ESPN] The Los Angeles Clippers are passing on Ray Allen but will still bolster their backcourt by re-signing Chauncey Billups and adding Jamal Crawford. Billups, who played 20 games with the Clippers last season before injuring his Achilles’ heel, will get a one-year deal, sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard. The Read More