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Sports, science and technology are converging at an all-time pace and eight NBA teams are experimenting with a new device designed to optimize and personalize training regiments, thus the ability to maximize performance and reduce injury. The San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and New York Knicks, plus four other teams that have chosen to keep their identities secret, have invested in these complex GPS tracking devices created by the Australian company Catapult Sports, the self-professed leader in “athlete analytics.” “We just want to be able to get smarter about our players and how to train them and how to put them in a position to succeed,” said Mavs owner Mark Cuban. “So that’s just one component of a lot of different things that we’re doing.” NBA.com

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New York Knicks' superstar power forward Amar'e Stoudemire has joined a group in talks to buy Israeli basketball club Hapoel Jerusalem, he tweeted on Friday. Stoudemire tweeted that he is "excited to join the partnership that is giving back to the city of Jerusalem by offering the Hapoel basketball team a fresh start." Jerusalem Post

June 23, 2013 Updates

Lance Stephenson is back in his hometown this weekend for a special honor. The 22-year-old had his No. 1 jersey retired at Lincoln High School in New York Saturday evening before the school’s alumni game. A replica now hangs in the rafters (as seen above) next to Sebastian Telfair’s No. 31. Stephenson won the city basketball championship in each of his four years at Lincoln and concluded his high school career as New York’s all-time leading scorer (2,946 points). In 2009, he was named New York’s Mr. Basketball and finished with 12 points, six assists and three steals in the McDonald’s All-American game. Pacers.com

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Mike D’Antoni’s exit from the Big Apple was unceremonious at best, but the former New York Knicks head coach may have the last laugh if he’s able to get his asking price for his estate in Rye, NY. Roughly five years since he inked a 4- year, $24 million contract with New York and nearly a year removed from his resignation (and with his new team, the Los Angeles Lakers, fighting for their playoff lives), the coach fondly known as “Pringles” is finally getting around to selling the suburban New York home. D’Antoni and his wife, Laurel, purchased the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom Colonial in late 2008, shortly after joining the Knicks. The couple is said to have paid $5.75 million for the 7,142-square-foot estate, which was built in 2004, but look to make a considerable profit on the home after listing it for $6.95 million. Realtor

April 1, 2013 Updates

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Childhood in the city is pretty different now. There’s not a whole lot of ethnic neighborhoods anymore. They’ve taken all the people in New York and put them in a blender, and they land in chunks and puddles in various parts of the city. It’s a city of workaholics, where the successful really live well. You see that, and you want to join their ranks. I remember I saw a man get out of a Rolls-Royce—the man was Caucasian, and his driver was black. I said to the driver, “I’m gonna have a car like that one day.” New York Magazine

March 6, 2013 Updates

The British Basketball Association has established an office in Manhattan and plans to start a high-level professional league in the United Kingdom with play beginning in November 2014. The league wants to have eight teams in major UK cities in its first season, and the BBA has "adapted a single entity business model similar to Major League Soccer … which will offer Investors and Franchise Partners a scalable platform to participate in the growth of the sport through equity ownership. This formula allows the BBA to implement stringent financial and operational controls necessary, while providing local ownership groups access to proven basketball, sports marketing and finance professionals," according a new release. USA Today Sports

March 4, 2013 Updates

Kyrie Irving made it through Sunday’s morning practice without incident and is expected to play tonight when the Cavaliers host the New York Knicks. “Based on what I saw in practice, there’s a good chance he’ll play,” coach Byron Scott said. “We will see how he feels after really going up and down and going a full scrimmage, and obviously that will determine whether he’s good to go or not. But from what I saw [Sunday], he’s good.” Akron Beacon Journal

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Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni visited an old New York haunt Wednesday night and met with those near and dear to him. The former New York Knicks coach spent the night at his home in Westchester County in New York, with his wife, Laurel, and son, Mike D'Antoni Jr., where they still live. "We stayed in all night. That was the first time I've seen them in about a month. I had a lot of catching up," said D'Antoni who became the Lakers' coach on Nov. 9, after the team fired Mike Brown five games into the season. USA Today

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GQ: Was there a particular "New York moment" during the Hurricane? Did you see something that'd made you think, "That'd only happen in this city,"? Well, I don't know if you'd call this a "New York moment", but I definitely saw something I'd never seen before. The night all the power went out, I was standing out on my balcony, looking outside the window. Out of nowhere, I saw this big green flash across the sky. It wasn't lightning. It looked... It looked like a UFO. GQ: Nice. What was it really? A UFO. I'm telling you, man. GQ: You really think it was a UFO? I don't know, man. I'd never seen anything like that before. GQ.com

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that they are making a commitment of $1 million to the Red Cross and other organizations, including The Salvation Army, New York Cares and Jersey Cares, that have mobilized to assist the people and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. In addition, NBA teams and players around the league are supporting a number of humanitarian organizations to help bring much-needed aid to those impacted by the devastation caused by the storm. The league and its broadcast partners will also air pregame and in-game messages to encourage fans to support relief efforts by the Red Cross. NBA.com

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