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March 5, 2014 Updates

"It tells the story of Blake's actual profession, which is what he wanted," said Jared Brunk, one of 0ne0f0ne's main team members. "He wanted it to resemble who he is, where he's from, what he does and kind of his path along the way, which landed him in Los Angeles. A lot of the players want to represent where they're from and they want to kind of tell their life story, which I think is really cool because then it means something to them, and it's personal and it's a good piece for discussion." 0ne0f0ne also manufactures custom furniture and leather items, including wallets, and many players—Griffin, Wade, Jordan, Wright, Ariza, Chris Paul, Matt Barnes and Antawn Jamison—have asked for signature pieces. Some want personal logos, like Wade with his Way of Wade logo; others ask for a non-personal patterns, like Jordan showcasing his favorite superhero, Batman. Bleacher Report

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The Celtics are not taking it as a major issue, but the team is still hoping to straighten things out with Rajon Rondo after his decision to stay in Los Angeles and not accompany the team to Sacramento for Saturday’s game. While some were displeased by the move, for which Rondo did not receive official permission, others pointed out he was not scheduled to play in the game anyway (on the second night of a back-to-back), and that he may have simply been making some assumptions based on precedent. Multiple sources say he remained in LA for a birthday celebration. He turned 28 on Saturday. Boston Herald

The captain didn’t want to get into the matter before last night’s 110-98 loss to the Jazz. “We already talked about it,” Rondo said. “There’s nothing to talk about.” Boston Herald

That doesn’t appear to be the case. President of basketball operations Danny Ainge said yesterday he is still looking into the situation. “I plan on talking to Rondo when he gets back into town,” he told the Herald. “I’ll find out more about what went into it, and then we’ll handle it internally. We handle all of those kind of issues internally.” Boston Herald

The possibility exists that Rondo could be fined, but if not, the team will likely gain a more well-defined set of rules from this. Boston Herald

February 20, 2014 Updates

While the Los Angeles Clippers and Knicks were known to be discussing a deal involving Shumpert, the Oklahoma City Thunder were also reported to be interested. According to a person with knowledge of the Thunder's situation, though, Shumpert is not expected to be dealt their way in these final minutes. USA Today Sports

January 30, 2014 Updates

Whenever Mark Cuban gets fined by the NBA, the Dallas Mavericks' billionaire owner has developed a practice of giving a similar amount of money to a worthy charity. Last week the NBA fined Cuban $100,000 for his transgressions following a Jan. 15 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. On Wednesday, Cuban announced that he was donating an additiona $100,000 to the iBellieve Foundation, an organzation that raises money to find a cure for a rare disease known as mucopolysacharridosis, or Hunter Syndrome. The iBelieve Foundation is run by Simon Ibell, who has the disease and who Cuban befriended afte rhe bought the Mavs. “He works his (butt) off at it,” Cuban said of Ibell’s foundation. “I know all the money goes right to the cause.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

January 24, 2014 Updates

Greg Oden admits it: He considered retiring before he turned 25. He, too, wondered if his ongoing knee problems would allow him to play basketball again. But there was Oden on Thursday night, back on the floor, playing for the Miami Heat in a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, his fourth game this season after a four-year layoff. "It was a long four years," Oden said. "But now I'm back, I'm healthy and I'm just happy to be doing it. Yahoo! Sports

December 14, 2013 Updates

Reality television personality Khloe Kardashian has filed for divorce from her husband of four years, NBA basketball player Lamar Odom, capping months of reports that the couple's relationship had turned rocky. Kardashian, 29, cited irreconcilable differences in seeking to end her marriage in court documents filed on Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Kardashian, a younger sister of the better-known TV celebrity Kim Kardashian, married Odom, 34, a former player for the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks, in September 2009 after a whirlwind romance. The wedding was featured on the E! channel reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." The couple have no children together. Reuters

December 11, 2013 Updates

Tuesday’s Indiana Pacers-Miami Heat game was the highest-rated regular season Pacers telecast ever on FOX Sports Indiana. The Pacers’ 90-84 win in front of a sellout crowd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse earned a 9.33 household rating in the Indianapolis market, according to Nielsen Media Research. That surpasses the previous high of 9.32 set Feb. 4, 2003 vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. Pacers-Heat peaked at a 13.7 rating/20 share/151,000 households at the end of the game as the Pacers completed their second-half comeback win. The Pacers Live postgame show also set an all-time high, registering a 6.0 rating. NBA.com

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There’s a rivalry brewing between the Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings. Just after DeMarcus Cousins missed a shot at the buzzer to lose a hard-fought game against the Clippers (which featured a flagrat-2 ejection for Travis Outlaw), Cousins pulled Isaiah Thomas away from Chris Paul as the two met for a post-game handshake. For The Win

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Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins has returned to Texas because of the passing of his grandfather and will miss the Thunder's next two games, league sources told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. Perkins won't play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at Staples Center, nor against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night in Oakland, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

September 2, 2013 Updates

Jimmy Goldstein: As the years went by, my attachment to the Hawks waned, but my anti-Lakers sentiment became more firmly entrenched for a number of reasons. First, I usually pull for the underdog in any sports competition, and the Lakers were getting to The Finals or winning championships far too often for me. I like it when a different team becomes a title contender each year. Secondly, I didn't like it that the Lakers were able to attract so many superstars away from other teams. I like level competition, and the Lakers upset league balance with players like Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, and many others leaving their teams to live in Los Angeles. (Wilt and I became good friends, and he once told me of his displeasure over my pulling for the opposition, but nothing changed.) NBA.com

August 3, 2013 Updates

Word is Lamar's preference is to remain in Los Angeles. But if he is amenable to the minimum, I would have to think Pat Riley would find a place for him in Miami. While he has not been the same player the past two seasons, he still would have value as a utility player, if he is willing to accept such a role. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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