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October 28, 2014 Updates

Former NBA player Daron "Mookie" Blaylock is sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty in a fatal crash. Blaylock agreed to a plea deal on Monday including seven years in prison, with four years suspended. He will then be on probation for eight years. 11Alive.com WXIA TV

October 27, 2014 Updates

Sydney Kings star import Josh Childress will face three charges on Tuesday and the potential sanction of a suspension, in one of the highest profile NBL tribunal hearings in the competition's history. American Childress, widely regarded as the best credentialled NBA player to appear in the NBL after 391 matches in the world's best club league, was ejected from last Friday's clash with the Wildcats in Perth, after flattening opposing forward Jesse Wagstaff. Childress 31, has been charged with striking with an elbow, unduly rough play and bringing the game into disrepute. He will appear before an independent tribunal in Sydney from 5.30pm (7.30pm NZT) on Tuesday. Stuff.co.nz

October 24, 2014 Updates

Boston Celtics assistant coach and former player Walter McCarty has pleaded not guilty to larceny for allegedly failing to pay $18,000 he owes for the purchase and installation of cabinets. Prosecutors say the 40-year-old McCarty ordered more than $30,000 worth of cabinetry for the home he's building in Wayland, and paid a $12,000 deposit. NBA.com

October 23, 2014 Updates

Boston Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty was arraigned Thursday in Framingham District Court court on a larceny charge. McCarty, who played 10 seasons in the NBA, including eight with the Celtics, is accused of bouncing checks to a contractor putting in $39,000 worth of cabinets in his home, according to WCVB-TV. ESPN.com

McCarty pleaded not guilty. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Dec. 11. "This matter stems from ordering some kitchen cabinets for a home that my family and I are building," McCarty said in a statement released by the Celtics. "We hope to resolve the matter soon, but I simply cannot comment further while the case is pending." ESPN.com

We spoke to DeAndre out in L.A. yesterday who told us he had NO IDEA Blake was being investigated by police for allegedly pulling a Zsa Zsa Gabor on a patron at Tao nightclub early Sunday morning. As we previously reported, Jordan was partying with Blake and several other Clippers teammates that night -- but tells TMZ Sports he has no recollection of Blake whipping out the pimp hand that night. TMZ.com

Blake Griffin has been accused of bitch-slapping a 39-year-old man inside a nightclub in Vegas this weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned. Here's what we know ... a man named Daniel says he was partying at Tao nightclub in the Venetian in the early hours of October 19th when he tried to take a cell phone pic of the crowd. TMZ.com

October 22, 2014 Updates
October 21, 2014 Updates

Former NBA player and Buffalo native Clifford Robinson was arrested Sunday for DWI and Leandra's Law violations after the Bills' game Sunday. Police say Robinson, 47, was attempting to merge on to Route 400, when he was stopped for failing to use the designated lane. Robinson was found to be intoxicated, and later refused a breathalyzer test. WGRZ Buffalo

Donald Sterling has withdrawn his lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court that accused his wife, Shelly, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the league of fraud in the sale of the Clippers. The move last week came as Sterling’s federal anti-trust lawsuit against the NBA continues. “We believe that we can more efficiently address all the issues in our pending federal action,” Bobby Samini, one of Sterling’s attorneys, wrote in an email Monday. Los Angeles Times

October 18, 2014 Updates

Six young adults who broke into the home of former Miami Heat star Ray Allen have been sentenced to community service and ordered to make a charitable contribution. Under an agreement with prosecutors Friday that avoids possible jail time for trespassing, each of the six will do 100 hours of community service at a homeless shelter. They also must contribute $1,000 each to a foundation started by former Heat player Shane Battier to help people who are poor afford college. USA Today Sports

October 17, 2014 Updates

NBA star Paul George and his Queens ex-stripper baby mama are close to finalizing a “joint parenting, joint decision-making” resolution over their 5-month-old daughter, his lawyer said. The Indiana Pacers forward had been locked in a nasty custody battle with Daniela Rajic, who brought a paternity suit against him when baby Olivia was born last May. But on Thursday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper joked it was a “love fest” between the parents and said he was pleased to see them chatting before the hearing began. New York Post

October 16, 2014 Updates

Basketball star Paul George and the mother of his baby girl made peace Thursday in a Manhattan courtroom after previously battling over paternity, custody and child support issues. George, 24, said, “I’m extremely excited” at the prospect of holding 5-month-old Olivia for the first time Thursday afternoon. “I am expecting to take full responsibility and to own up to being the dad,” the Indiana Pacers small forward said after the hearing. New York Daily News

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