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Nielsen: Median age of viewer -- NBA (39.3), NHL (43.4), NFL (46), MLB (51.4), NASCAR (51.6). Thought MLB will have oldest. Twitter
A former security guard has been charged by federal officials with making repeated bomb threats earlier this week to the Secaucus offices of the National Basketball Association, for whom he worked. José Quesada, 19, of Elizabeth, surrendered earlier this afternoon and is awaiting an appearance in U.S. District Court in Newark on charges of willfully providing false information "indicating that malicious damage of a building or vehicle would take place." Federal authorities said he made several calls to the NBA office from his personal cell phone over a three-day period beginning July 26, leaving voicemail messages that he was going to blow up the building and kill people. "I put a bomb outside ... Gonna kill all the NBA ... There’s a bomb outside the complex in the parking lot. I put a bomb outside in the bush. No way out. Gonna blow up at 9 o’clock in the morning. Good luck...If you come out, it will blow up," Quesada allegedly said in one July 27 call, according to documents filed in federal court. Newark Star-Ledger
The National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA, today announced the affiliation system for the 2010-11 season, including first-time affiliations between the Dallas Mavericks and the Frisco-based Texas Legends, new to the NBA D-League for the 2010-11 season; the Los Angeles Lakers and the Bakersfield Jam; the Golden State Warriors and the Reno Bighorns; and the Orlando Magic and the New Mexico Thunderbirds. For the sixth consecutive year, each NBA team has one NBA D-League affiliate to which it may assign players in their first or second NBA season. NBA.com
The Kings will once again be affiliated with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Developmental League, the NBA announced today. This season the Kings will share the Bighorns affiliation with the Golden State Warriors. Last season, the Warriors' D-League team was the Bakersfield Jam, which the Warriors shared with the Los Angeles Clippers. Sacramento Bee
Euroleague Basketball and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have announced that two Euroleague teams will compete in four preseason games from October 14 to 16, 2010 in the United States. The four games, which are part of the Euroleague American Tour 2010, will be played by former Euroleague champion CSKA Moscow of Russia and Caja Laboral of Spain. The two teams will face four NBA opponents: the Memphis Grizzlies, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers. "This exchange between Euroleague and NBA teams, well established now on both sides of the Atlantic over many years, is exciting because it gives fans the chance to see the best of two basketball worlds," Roser Queraltó, Euroleague Basketball Business Development Manager stated. "At the same time, I think it brings those worlds closer together and that process of globalizing the sport of basketball is a great experience for everyone who is fortunate enough to be involved." NBA.com
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