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October 4, 2015 | 4:41 pm EDT Update
As I started to settle in, I’m sure that you have heard about my struggles getting into the arena. The security lady was giving me a hard time so I tweeted it out and it picked up way more publicity than I anticipated. The media did exaggerate it a little bit. The conversation went something like this: Her: Hi how can i help you? Me: Hi im trying to get into the tunnel. Her: It’s only for players. My Friend: He plays on the team. Her [scans car]: Who?? Me: I do. Her: What team?!? Me: Uhh, Charlotte Hornets. Her: Players can’t park here today (there was a conference). Park across the street. Funny thing is I have experienced this multiple times in New York, Houston, and LA. I’m not sure if she believed me but I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt!
via jlin7.com
October 4, 2015 | 3:47 pm EDT Update
James’ Instagram post – from the wedding of Majestic Steel president Todd Leebow – was perceived as his first formal application of pressure for the Cavs’ to accept Thompson’s terms. Thompson’s been seeking a maximum salary (an average of about $17.5 million per season) over five years or three. James, though, was steadfast in that he remains neutral in the negotiation, and team sources say James hasn’t pushed the issue internally.
via Cleveland Plain Dealer
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The more you hear from 76ers coach Brett Brown, the more you realize that he’s not in denial about where the team is going this season. And you realize he’s the right person to coach the team through this rebuilding process. “When you lose the volume of games we lost over the years . . . holding a locker room together [is key],” Brown said Saturday at the conclusion of training camp at Stockton University. “The pain of losing is real. So you need spirit throughout. It’s my job to keep them together and keep them moving forward.”
via Philadelphia Inquirer
October 4, 2015 | 2:09 pm EDT Update
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October 4, 2015 | 8:42 am EDT Update
On Saturday, as the Warriors concluded camp, Bogut again turned heads. “He went three-quarters of the court, coast-to-coast, to finish with a floater,” Steph Curry said. The Warriors, it appears, have a brand new Bogut. Players and coaches are noticing. Bogut says he lost about 22 pounds, resulting in improved agility and stamina. Most of the credit, according to Bogut, should go to Is Sugar the New Fat?, a documentary he watched on Australian TV in August.
via CSNBayArea.com
“No, I’m definitely playing,” he told reporters with his trademark shake of the head. “(I didn’t) come all the way out here, (where) people are going to be coming to the game, and you’re going to be sitting on the bench? That’s not cool.” It’s expected to be a sellout crowd at the Stan Sheriff Center, where the Lakers have been enduring two-a-day practices during training camp this past week and getting ready for their latest daunting challenge. From general manager Mitch Kupchak on down, there has been talk of them pushing for a playoff spot in the loaded Western Conference.
via USA Today Sports
Russell, the No. 2 draft pick out of Ohio State, will share the backcourt with second-year guard Jordan Clarkson. Bryant, meanwhile, will get a chance to play off the ball in ways he swears he has longed for. “I don’t understand why you guys can’t figure this out,” he joked with reporters. “I do not like setting up the offense. I hate it. (Former Lakers coach) Phil (Jackson) made me do it years ago, and I had to learn how to do it years ago to set up the triangle. I haven’t played with point guards who were playmakers at heart, and D’Angelo is a ridiculous playmaker, man.
via USA Today Sports

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