On the morning that Frédéric Weis tried to kill himself, he dreamed about owning a beach house. A beach house had been Weis’s dream for a long time. In France, in Spain, in Greece — wherever his career took him as a 7-foot-2 professional basketball player. He liked the sand, he liked the surf. A beach house was a good dream. But on that day, in January 2008, the dream did not make him smile. Weis got into his car in Bilbao, Spain, around 10 a.m. and began the drive here, to this small city in west-central France best known for its production of fine china. He was on his way to see his wife and son. About 90 minutes into the drive, Weis suddenly pulled over at a rest area near Biarritz, a French town not far from the border.
September 26, 2016 | 9:25 pm EDT Update
Tim MacMahon: Andrew Bogut said he “would have asked for a buyout” if traded to a team other than the Mavs. ESPN.com reported in July that the Warriors presented the big man the option of being traded to the Mavs or Rockets. Bogut declined to specifically discuss the Houston possibility. “I like Dallas,” he said
September 26, 2016 | 8:02 pm EDT Update
Cavs general manager David Griffin and coach Tyronn Lue were about 30 minutes late getting to the podium for the start of media day Monday. The reason: About 10 minutes before they were supposed to speak, Griffin received a phone call from Raymond Brothers, Mo Williams’ agent. Williams wasn’t going to make it out for training camp after all, Brothers told him. Williams had flip-flopped on his own decision to play for one more season and would in fact retire. “Throughout the summer … it was in debate on what Mo was going to choose to do,” Griffin said. “He vacillated a little bit, and so we were planning on this eventuality throughout.”