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At the Lakers practice facility waiting to be let in.
My hunch: DAT enters the NFL draft. Yours?
Somebody set up a fake Lawrence Frank account and is writing his fake daily reports @lfrankdaily
Sixers Brown: 'Michael's all in & good to go. He's been advised that we've got to be really cautious. He understands that and so do I.'
I've been writing in a NYC Starbucks for the past 3 hours. My ears hurt. Am I the only person who thinks this music is awful?
Perspective on Kyle Korver's three-point streak: James Harden took 10 threes yesterday and made none.
Some terrific under-the-radar sports events this weekend: World Cup draw on Friday, great boxing card on Showtime on Saturday.
Erik Spoelstra on Rose’s injury: “It’s not good for the league. You want to see the best players out there and may the best team win."
Sidenote: I've never covered a game coached by former and current Russian national-team coaches.
Meggs now doing a 1-on-1 with @mark_schlabach on Sportscenter. Wonder if the SA saved any jokes or impressions http://t.co/FSMn9AFQWl
Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexual assault. His consolation prize? Seeing his name next to the words "sexual assault" all day
reasons to hate (Clippers edition) coming up next...
As Brian McCann is being interviewed on YES, the great John Sterling is in background holding court. The Yanks really are a Seinfeld episode
Gary Payton is the greatest guard in OSU history, but Freddie Boyd was my favorite. Took UCLA’s Henry Bibby to the cleaners more than once
Siena beat Stelmet Zielona Gora 60-59
Jeremy Lin on a timetable to return: "I’m not really sure. I’ll know a lot more tomorrow (from) how it responds. I pushed it today. "
Unbelievable three-pointer with 1 second left. Siena up by 1 (60-59)
Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexual assault. His consultation prize? Seeing his name next to the words "sexual assault" all day
JEFF VIGGIANO DID IT AGAIN!!!!
I can't get enough of Randy Levine. He's unintentionally hilarious.
No change in status of Rockets injured players -- Lin, Smith, Asik, Parsons. Parsons likely to remain day-to-day. Would not have practiced.
Krunoslav Simon connects on back-to-back 3-pointers (2-3) as Kuban take a 23-20 lead over Maccabi.
The Phillies have signed catcher Wil Nieves to a one-year contract
HEAT vs Bulls tonight. Don't automatically assume cakewalk here. Miami only 3-3 vs Chicago without D-Rose since 2011 (regular season)
Kuban minus Derrick Brown hang on against Maccabi 17:18 after 1Q. Loko with seven scorers, none over three points.
Lin adds no specific target for return. Only been one week since injury. Initial timetable was 2 weeks, then re-evaluate.
Sports analysts and weathermen: two professions that allow you to be almost exclusively wrong and retain respect for being good at your job.
Is this a press conference about the facts surrounding an alleged sexual assault, or open mic night?
J-Lin says shooting session today his first since injury. Pushed it today, but no cutting or running. Wants to see how knee respond tmrw.
See, Willie Meggs has all sorts of other perfectly good crimes you don't even KNOW about that he'd like you to check out.
Brad Stevens laughed a bit when asked about the Celtics keeping their head above water after a tough November. His response: "We're 8-12."
Needless to say, practice was canceled.
Just some good ole boys running this news conference … just not sitting well for some reason.
Long story short, Spurs arrived in SA after last night's debacle around 10:30 THIS MORNING.
And that's the last I'll say about any Pau and/or Nash for Melo trades. It doesn't make any sense. Won't be discussed here again.
Priority Sports' Brad Ames, agent for Joe Ingles and Tyrese Rice, and Excel's Sean Kennedy who reps Sylven Landesberg are @ Maccabi vs Kuban
Not that I expected anything different, but Kobe seemed extremely confident about his return. Couldn't be more anxious to see him play.
I don't know if it's just me, but is anyone else feeling that this news conference with the State Attorney is just way too jovial?
Or how about: "Is the amount of laughter in this room indicative of how seriously you handled this case?"
$5 to any media member in attendance who asks "Why the hell are you laughing about a rape case?" Can we get a Kickstarter going?
Rockets basically watched tape and shot today. Couldn't really practice with only eight.
Just landed at IAH for a layover to news of Spurs' struggles to get home last night. Mercy.
Kuban's Marcus Williams loves playing in TLV. Registered seven 4Q points including a game-winning jumper for Malaga last season.
Actually, Lin's probably out for several more games before he can miss some day-to-day games. He definitely looks better down there.
Gerald Wallace said he doesn't pay attention to who's winning or losing, but, he added, "I know Brooklyn & New York are real bad right now."
Jeremy Lin with a long, long shooting drill. Getting close to a week if day-to-days?
Q: Was there a sexual assault? A: That's kind of why we're here. *ROOM LAUGHS* Good lord.
J.R. said at shootaround Kidd was like "a coach to me'' last season. Melo feels same way. Too bad he broke his contract, I mean, "retired.''
Oh, so the gentleman in the back laughing this whole time is a SENATOR? That's gotta be reassuring for the people of Florida.
"When they givin' that Heisman?" *SMIRK* Yuck.
I can't be the only one uncomfortable with all the laughter at a news conference but an alleged sexual assault, right?
Truly sharing a building... http://t.co/ZhUdwMbGr9
SA Willie Meggs: No consideration of charging accuser with filing a false report.
Warriors waive Dewyane Dedmon for the second time this year
Check that, those palm trees are on Eastern Span, of course. But I still like them. A lot.
Ironic they gave up pick that turned into a better C (practically immediately) who's a NY native and LOVED the Knicks (and hated the Bulls!)
The palm trees are now untied on Western span of Bay Bridge, and I, for one, am a big fan. You guys?
Jameis Winston will not be charged.
Stevens on Sully: "I've been surprised at how quickly he's become an effective 5-on-5 bball player. That's where the rust comes into play."
No charges against Winston.
Meggs: No charges will be made
Here we go
Stevens on Wallace: "Gerald has been great to me... He's 1 of the guys who I really respect how he plays and how he goes about his business"
If I was a betting man I would say the sore knee that MCW has will keep him sidelined for the 2 Sixers games this weekend
Mike Conley said the way Clippers & Grizzlies "compete" is what "makes the games so intense." They play for 22nd time since 1/26/12 tonight
The Bargnani trade still makes sense, but makes a little less sense now.
Waiting for State Attorney Willie Meggs http://t.co/CrvmRD2mxD
Brad Stevens on Jeff Green: "He's a big part of what we do. He's a big part of who we are. He's a guy that we go to."
The Blazers Have Finally Returned From Carl's Jr.
Where did the Blazers go that they have to return from it?
Or did I should say...
Say, for instance, could they not have gotten lottery protection on ANY of those picks? lotto protection on the swaps? 2nd rders in return?
Can't find any links of Bargnani signing with CAA. Not to say that I'm shocked if he would be.
Brad Stevens on Celtics' improvements: "The best thing about our growth in general is that there's just a different sense of teamness."
ESPN and many others reporting Winston won't be charged. We'll find out for sure from Meggs in 20 minutes.
Lady on the street just asked me “What’s REALLY going on with Zach?” I said he’s REALLY been hurt
FYI, Heat-Bulls now scheduled for 9:45 p.m. Eastern tip, with possible push back by Turner to 9:52 p.m. start.
Best moment of Heat shootaround: Mario Chalmers yelling out "Spo Knows!" at his coach.
Jared Sullinger just said that he's not surprised one bit that the Celtics lead the division. Said, "I have confidence in my teammates."
Dedmon is going back to Santa Cruz, which still has his D-League rights. Unless, of course, another NBA team wants him or he goes overseas
G. Wallace on what the Celtics have improved on most since Day 1: "Just the togetherness. I think everybody is starting to come together."
No Birdman tonight. Wade game time - illness
Warriors announce they have waived Dewayne Dedmon
I've been asked to say something nice about Knicks and Nets: they play in the best city in the world, in two of the best arenas in the NBA
Warriors have waived center Dewayne Dedmon.
Damn ... guy that delivered us the Doritos Taco died. Just me, but Taco Bell a bit on the cheap side donating "just" $1k to his funeral fund
Heat says Dwyane Wade is sick and game-time decision for tonight. Chris Andersen not with team today for personal reasons.
Wade is sick and at team hotel, per Miami media....Birdman not in Chicago
Chris Andersen not with Heat tonight due to personal reasons. Expected to rejoin team for Saturday's game in Minnesota.
Chris Andersen is expected up rejoin the Heat in Minnesota
Chris Andersen also not with the Heat and will not play tonight
I pledge to try best I can to find something to enjoy about watching James Harden play basketball. I say this with sincerity (smarm?)
For the anti-sleeve group... one player at NOLA practice not wearing sleeves http://t.co/spItHE7nAV
Wade missed shootaround due to illness, back at team hotel.
Spoelstra on Wade playing tonight: "I don't know."
Dwyane Wade is sick, and is back at the hotel.
Stephen A, on ESPN radio, says Glen Grunwald wanted to trade for Lamarcus Aldridge, but had Andrea Bargnani (a CAA client) "forced upon him"
If you're in need of a lawyer, don't worry. Twitter will surely be flooded with them around the time of the Jameis Winston announcement.
As expected, Steve Clifford says Jeff Taylor will start at small forward in MKG's absence.
Mens Sana Siena supporters against Euroleague in Florence http://t.co/HclfOKtYri
I guess the Celtics are embracing one form of tanking. http://t.co/7olzXZvVuD
If they don't, their continued inconsistency on defense will hold the Thunder back as much as anyone or anything else.
It's time they both step up defensively.
And it served as an example of how Durant needs to be much better on that end. He's in Year 7, and Westbrook is in Year 6.
But that stretch helped get Portland back in the game and had as much to do with the Thunder's loss as anything else.
No one is talking about how Batum took it to Durant in the third quarter last night.
But they haven't, despite being superbly gifted & talented. There's no reason they should be let opponents off the hook b/c of spotty D.
If Durant and Westbrook committed to playing defense, Brooks would have more options and might feel comfortable making a change.
Their inconsistency on that end has forced Brooks to stick with two one-dimensional players in the first group.
But the truth is Brooks has long been handcuffed by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook's defense.
During an awful 3rd quarter, I asked if it's time Brooks changes the starting unit. It needs more balance & better starts to the 1st & 3rd.
Brett Brown on MCW: "in my words, his knee is sore." Said rookie "is not wrapped in cotton."
Marvin Williams (foot) won't play at Portland. Coach Ty Corbin says injury just needs to "calm down." Not worried it's a long-term deal.
Derrick Rose leaving the stage http://t.co/1CAQLikyLE
Akin Akingbala signed in Belgium with VOO Verviers-Pepinster, I am told
Rose, getting ready to finish press conference says, "I'm not done."
To those who say the Bulls should move on and can't trust Rose: You can be a fool if you want.
By saying he could return for playoffs, Derrick Rose gave more ammo to those Bulls fans who called him a coward.
Rose’s message to Bulls fans: “I’m not done."
Rose says again "he'll never recruit" players to come to Chicago. He says he can play with anyone.
The Warriors say they have waived center Dewayne Dedmon. The 7-footer played just once w/ Santa Cruz, tallying 23 points and 14 boards.
Michael Carter-Williams said he hasn't even tried running on swollen knee. Got treatment. He will travel with team to Charlotte.
Rose: “I think I can play with anyone, but I’ll never recruit (players)."
Or Gus Malzahn, if I want to spell his name correctly. That's 20 more Hail Marys for me!
DRose: "I believe that I'm a special player."
People will jump on DRose leaving crack open about returning for playoffs but was told 2 weeks ago that chance is almost non-existent.
Michael Carter-Williams has what looks like a sleeve on his right knee
Michael Carter-Williams is here at sixers practice. He's walking with a discernible limp. That right knee is likely still bugging him
Derrick Rose: "I believe that I'm a special player. People love the way that I just play."
Rose: "I believe that I'm a special player."
Practice is always more fun the day after a win http://t.co/HRzL3fegWG
Warriors announce they have waived Dewayne Dedmon.
Marvin Williams (heel) won't travel to Portland. Jeremy Evans is practicing today after being out with the flu.
DRose on state of his game before injury: "That’s what's heartbreaking, I think I put two good games together. I was coming back to myself."
Derrick Rose admits he started thinking "why me?" the day after the surgery. Says he was just rounding into form.
Jeremy Evans probable for tomorrow. Williams is out against Portland.
Of the notion the Bulls might have to move on without him, Derrick Rose said, "You can be a fool if you want to."