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February 25, 2014 Updates
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

December 6, 2013 Updates
November 24, 2013 Updates

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

November 21, 2013 Updates
November 13, 2013 Updates

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

July 15, 2013 Updates

Going into its sixth year, Steve Nash's Foundation Showdown, a charity soccer event benefiting underserved children, made its way to Los Angeles for the first time at Red Shield Community Center near downtown. "We love having our events in the community because this is where we all started playing," Nash said. "We wanted to come back and show everybody that we're just like everyone in this community who grew up playing in parks like this." Last month the Steve Nash Foundation hosted its sixth annual Showdown in New York City, continuing its mission to champion kids' health and helping children get educational, health and motivational support. The showdown consists of an 8-on-8 soccer match played in two 20-minute periods showcasing celebrity athletes from the NBA and soccer's best from around the world. The showdown is free to the public. Long Beach Press-Telegram

July 12, 2013 Updates

One of the L.A. photogs Lamar Odom went nuts on this week has lawyered up, law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... and we're told the man plans to press charges against the NBA star. According to sources, detectives are still investigating the incident -- when Lamar flipped on two photogs in Hollywood, damaging equipment and allegedly smashing one of their cars -- but the case will most likely be forwarded to the L.A. City Attorney soon for criminal prosecution. TMZ.com

July 3, 2013 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers will have to wait to find out if Dwight Howard will stay with the team, but they didn't waste any time removing a banner outside of Staples Center asking him to do so. One week after the team unveiled a massive banner on the side of Staples Center with a photo of Howard alongside "STAY." and the hashtag #STAYD12, the banner was removed. ESPN.com

June 27, 2013 Updates
June 26, 2013 Updates

The sign is one of "six or seven" billboards the Lakers plan on putting up in "various key locations" in order to try to woo the free agent to be, according to team spokesman John Black. The Lakers also unveiled a billboard above Hollywood Boulevard with the same message. Both signs include the hashtag "STAYD12," hoping the message catches on through social media. Black said the team will also take out a full-page advertisement in the Los Angeles Times. ESPN.com

June 25, 2013 Updates

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