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I also find “attacks on Christians” is no different than racism or bigotry. You should never label, judge or groups millions as the same.
DeMarcus Cousins after his 3-point contest against Klay & Steph: "I'm just letting it be known I'm now one of the Splash Brothers."
NBA on Sterling: "We look forward to the transaction closing as soon as possible." (2/2)
Why does anyone bid on an eBay auction with more than 30 seconds left before it ends?
NBA on Sterling: "We are pleased that the court has affirmed Shelly Sterling’s right to sell the LA Clippers to Steve Ballmer." (1/2)
If you take an excerpt of the Bible without understanding the whole story, it’s like watching 5 min of The Godfather & saying, “it’s boring"
There is no bad one-year deal unless you were to hypothetically sign Raymond Felton to a one-year deal.
"Sterling’s right to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer. We look forward to the transaction closing as soon as possible.”
NBA statement on a judge's rulling against Clippers owner Donald Sterling: “We are pleased that the court has affirmed Shelly (CONT.)
I can understand people’s difference of opinion on the existence of God. I don’t understand taking excerpts of the Bible and mocking them.
Me thinks Thibs knows the boys back at the Berto are still pushing for something. [Scratch head here].
NBA statement on Sterling decision. http://t.co/1FdBDdujGv
A smirking Thibs on was enough done to make this roster a contender: "We still have moves we can make between now and when camp starts.''
That image of Quin Snyder and Gordon Hayward enjoying a post-practice chat makes me want to squeeze the photo's cheeks.
And with the Sterling probate court decision, it appears Byron and Doc will in fact NOT serve as co-Laker head coaches. AK
It's common for NBA coaches/brass to observe their players at Team USA functions. Corbin and Lindsey did last year.
Hearing so many good things about Derrick Rose. Hope the man is finally back.
Tom Thibodeau said Jimmy Butler sustained a minor groin injury working out on his own in Texas and skipped US Select team as precaution.
Interesting wrinkle - Xavier Henry was not re-signed to Lakers at minimum but for remaining room exception $1.082 million - 1yr deal
Doug McDermott said the minor left foot injury that sidelined him for last summer-league game is fine. He scrimmaged against Team USA today.
Recent NBA draft picks Dante Exum and Cameron Bairstow have been included in the Australia squad to play at the FIBA Basketball World Cup
NBA: “We are pleased that the court has affirmed Shelly Sterling’s right to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer." Sale comes soon
Rose on how he's changed: "I'm able to control my body a little bit more, being smart with my speed instead of just running wild out there."
NBA on court ruling to clear path for Steve Ballmer to purchase LAC: "We look forward to the transaction closing as soon as possible."
Rose on Love: "That's up to the front office. I'm riding with whatever decision they make. My job right now is just to prepare for this."
...explosiveness. Saw him go to the hoop with reckless abandon, hit shots from outside,excellent defense. And a smile on his face.
NBA releases statement on today's Sterling court ruling, says league looks forward to sale of Clippers "closing as soon as possible."
USA Chairman Colangelo effusive about Rose: "It's a glowing report...if today is any indication he'll be fine...I didn't see any loss of ...
Aron Baynes will also play for the Australian National team at the World Cup, but he's technically not a Spurs player right now.
Statement on Sterlings, Clippers and Ballmer from NBA executive VP of communications Mike Bass: http://t.co/X1sM79ctxb
With Manu out too now, Tiago Splitter (Brazil) & Boris Diaw (France) will be the only two Spurs players in the WC next month.
After practice, DMC competed against Steph Curry and Klay Thompson in an impromptu 3-point shooting contest.
Thibs kept talking about how happy he was with Rose's patience. Coach K said how much better he felt Rose was compared to 4 years ago.
NBA statement continued on Donald Sterling: "We look forward to the transaction closing as soon as possible.”
NBA's response to Sterling ruling, short and sweet. http://t.co/XqdxGWk9oz
NBA statement: "We are pleased that the court has affirmed Shelly Sterling’s right to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer..."
NBA STATEMENT, PART II: “We look forward to the transaction closing as soon as possible.”
NBA: "We look forward to the transaction closing as soon as possible."
NBA STATEMENT: “We are pleased the court has affirmed Shelly Sterling’s right to sell the Clippers to Steve Ballmer."
NBA Statement on ruling http://t.co/x3lLlGoCb3
DRose: "I really think that I’m a special player in my mind. I still have youth. I’m only 25, man."
“Catch-and-shoot, hell yeah. I’ve been doing a lot of catch-and-shoot,'' Rose on playing more off-the-ball guard.
NBA on Sterling ruling: "We are pleased that the court has affirmed Shelly Sterling’s right to sell the LA Clippers to Steve Ballmer (cont)
The ole' announcer went after Tony Larussa for the entire segment of the Ole Timey News. He quipped, "Tony Larussa put the ass in asterisk."
Here is the statement from the NBA on Sterling, Clippers and Ballmer: http://t.co/FCSJwqyqlD
DRose, on how close he is to being himself: "I’m there, man. I’m not worried about that. My confidence is very high."
Statement from the NBA http://t.co/tLJNYaANj0
More on NBA statement on Sterling case: "We look forward to the transaction closing as soon as possible."
Rose said expect to see a lot of "floaters, a lot of pull-ups, so I won't be touched as much.'' Ruh-roh again. So basically, he's Dunleavy?
NBA statement on Sterling case: "We are pleased that the court has affirmed Shelly Sterling’s right to sell the Clippers to Steve Ballmer."
DRose on knees: "They're good. There's no pain." Also lauded Bulls for hiring Jen Swanson, who oversaw his rehab in LA during ACL recovery.
Donald's lawyer said he was calm. He only saw this as one battle in a long war.
Rose says the key will be to get his wind up again.
Steve Ballmer's lawyer said Steve will keep the team in L.A. The team name will also stick for the foreseeable future.
Dear Manu, We aren't letting you play basketball this summer. PS: Happy birthday Sincerely, the San Antonio Spurs
To be clear - this isn't over over. Still a writ of appeal - still another lawsuit to try and go around Levanas' decision.
Mo Williams was pretty big for Portland's young bench guys last year. Should be fun to see him throw Zach LaVine some alley-oops.
Shelly Sterling and Steve Ballmer's lawyers said they expect the sale of the Clippers to go through by Aug. 15.
Manu's injury timetable still puts him on track for a return before training camp.
Sterling is finished. What a day for the Clippers and the NBA.
Shelly said she expects Donald's ban will one day be lifted and he'll be able to attend games again.
You had to expect the Spurs wouldn't grant permission with another shot at a title. Just too much risk involved, Manu still too important.
...Coach K and Jerry Colangelo will take the best 12.
Shelly Sterling addressing the media. http://t.co/ntbuDVBBmN
Mo Williams is a streaky scoring PG but by all accounts, rather high maintenance
Thibs said that there is a certain "benefit of the doubt'' Rose will have as far as making the team because he played in '10, but.....
DRose, on how he stayed mentally strong during second rehab: "My son. And because I know I'm still a special player."
Thibs says Rose's speed and explosion were the same.
Bulls plan to use him at the off-the-ball guard at times, and he welcomes it. "Been working on my catch-and-shoot.'' Ruh-roh.
Rose: "I'm a special player.'' He then admitted it's time to learn how to use his body better as far as contact.
Wolves now have 15 guaranteed contracts, obviously with more moves yet to come
In more important LA NBA news, the Lakers have re-signed former No. 4 pick Wes Johnson.
Max Blecher: "It goes without saying I'm disappointed."
Donald Sterling lost big, will now be awarded $2 billion dollars. But at least he will soon be gone.
Coach K says he was 'ecstatic' with the way Rose looked. Says he had no restrictions on him during practice.
Jake & the Neverland Pirates only wound up with 8 gold doubloons today and I felt disappointed for them.
Meanwhile, our hero Shelly was complicit in all of Donald's discriminatory housing practices and still gets three rings if they win a title.
So what does Donald Sterling do now that judge ruled for Shelly Sterling?
Mo Williams averaged 9.7 points – career low outside of rookie year. His assist-turnover ratio was 2.15; J.J. Barea 2.43; Ricky Rubio 3.17.
Lots of hugs and handshakes between Shelly Sterling's lawyers outside the courtroom.
I'll believe this is over when the owners vote in Ballmer and he has his introductory press conference.
Shelly Sterling is crying. "I'm just happy it's over. A great man will be taking over the team now."
Mid level exception this coming season is $5.3M, btw
Shelly walks out of the court with tears of joy in her eyes. "I'm just happy it's over."
Congrats to Shelly Sterling on winning the right to be called the Clippers' official #1 fan.
Shelly Sterling wins big in court, but obviously Donald Sterling has a history of being litigious.
Shelly wins Round 3
This clears the path for Steve Ballmer to become new owner of the Clippers. Big win for the NBA.
Shelly Sterling, with a big smile, embraces Pierce O'Donnell.
Background music at Sterling ruling = "The Rains of Castamere"
We're done for the day. Shelly Sterling wins the day and maybe Steve Ballmer gets the Clippers.
The judge has been talking for 30 minutes and it's all positive for Shelly Sterling's side.
And with that Judge rules in Shelly Sterlings' favor on all counts... Donald loses
"My confidence is crazy. I know how hard I've worked." Derrick Rose http://t.co/gndXioMI5f
Finalization of Wolves' signing of Mo Williams is pending his physical examination tomorrow
To sum up: Shelly Sterling wins.
The risk of harm is no speculative says the judge because of the testimonies from Shelly's side, including Dick Parsons.
The judge does order 1310b. This is huge. Shelly in a clean sweep.
Court orders 1310 b provision. A clean sweep for Shelly Sterling.
Judge buys into "death spiral" theory.
Judge believes if NBA takes team and sells it at auction it would not go for as much because of the pending lawsuit.
1310 b is looking good for Shelly Sterling so far. Judge says trust will lose $400 million if provision isn't used.
DRose on missing on Carmelo: "Who wouldn't be disappointed?" Likes Gasol addition. Says Bulls are title contenders.
"I think we're going to be a contender." Rose.
Rose asked if he was disappointed with not getting Melo - "Who wouldn't be disappointed?"
Judge said Dean Bonham, Donald's witness who said he was Nuggets president (he was not) was not credible.
Dean Bonham's testimony carries no weight with the court -- he was Donald's evaluation expert
Judge said the Clippers are owned by the Sterling family trust and Shelly had every right to sell the team.
Donald's side had said 1310b was only for life and death cases, judge says that's not true.
Judge sounds inclined to grant 1310b He's talking but it's been a clean sweep for Shelly so far.
Court finds 1310 b not just for life and death cases, as argued by Donald Sterling
Signing of Mo Williams this afternoon for $3.75M is chunk of their mid-level exception, must mean Flip is confident he can trade JJ
James Young has cut his hair, guys. James Young has cut his hair.
Now to the big one.... 1310b regarding appeals.
Rose says 'it feels great' to be back out there. No pain in the knee.
Shelly wins round 2
1310b is "the most difficult to decide" judge says
Judge rules the trust owns the Clippers, not owned by shares that reverted to Donald upon revocation
Judge says Shelly "clearly had to authority" to engage in contract with Ballmer.
Thibs says Rose was 'very patient' today. A 'good first step'
Judge Levanas cites Probate code 15407(b)
The Lakers have officially signed Wesley Johnson - 12 players on the roster - guessing Jordan Clarkson next?
Court retains jurisdiction despite revocation.
Rose played half the scrimmage. Shot 2 threes. Made one.
Judge rules that Shelly properly removed Donald as a trustee and negotiated the sale of the team. Shelly wins round 1.
Up now, revocation issue
Shelly wins round 1.
Judge rules that Shelly was acting as a sole trustee when she entered into the binding term sheet.
Court finds Shelly acted properly and was acting as sole trustee when she entered into deal with Ballmer.
Judge said there was no need for the doctors to tell Donald the ramifications of the exam. That would only heighten his anxiety.
John Paxson in the building watching Rose.
Judge doesn't believe Donald turned down the sale because it was bad for the trust. He thought it was a good deal.
Court rules, also, Donald's change of heart re: sale, wasn't because of finances
Mitch Kupchak in statement: Johnson "possesses elite athleticism, and has the potential to develop into an excellent defender.”
Court rules Shelly acted without undo influence, unclean hands, etc.
Former Blazer Chris Dudley said he would consider a return to politics… “You have to set the tone from the top."
So far so good for Shelly. Basically judge believes everything she said but not Donald but we have a ways to go.
Johnson presumably will not be asked to play PF (Lakers only have a million). So could find more room to grow as traditional wing
Thibs' blue squad up 3 with 3.8 seconds.... Win for Thibs!
Judge believes Shelly was credible when she said Donald wanted her to get what she could get in the sale of the team and supported her.
As we wait for judge's decision in the Sterling vs. Sterling Clippers mess, let's not assume that Donald gives in if it's not in his favor
Appears as if they are limiting Rose's playing time. Only playing start of scrimmage.
Not a single ruling against Shelly Sterling so far in 1st matter -- did she act properly under Trust?
Judge believes Donald did tell Shelly to sell the team after the league was to hold a meeting to vote him out.
Curry takes Harden to the rack again for the and1. Blood starts to drip from Thibs' right ear.
Driving a UHaul from Utah so a bit behind, but the Lakers announced previously reported Wesley Johnson signing.
Judge did not find any credible evidence that Donald's exam with Dr. Platzer took place at Polo Lounge and that Dr. Platzer was drunk.
Judge: "Shelly Sterling's testimony was far and away more credible."
No you didn't, Steph. Oh wait, Harden was defending him. Never mind.
Mudiay is still expected to be a top-5 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft & will now get paid this year as opposed to risking his health in college
No evidence that Platzer was plastered at Polo Lounge.
Lillard just missed layup. Pack your bags and go home kid. Derrick, what jersey number you want?
Mudiay said he would skip SMU and play overseas for financial reasons, not because of academics at Prime Prep. Reportedly signed for $1.2M
Court finds that Shelly was told to sell the team and that she and Donald agreed to sell the team.
All lineups we've seen so far have Curry at the 2, next to Irving or Wall.
Court finds the two doctors Shelly had look at Donald were credible.
Judge finds Shelly acted responsibly in finding Spar and Platzer, including going through her attorney for 2nd opinion.
With 2:40 left Thibs puts in George for Korver. Never too late to sub offense for Defense!
Thibs and DRose. Just like old times. http://t.co/oEsyDr5GFY
Judge said the court finds Shelly's motivation to getting Donald tested was because she was legitimately concerned.
Court feels Shelly was legitmately concerned with Donald Sterling's well being up until May 29 -- finds her motivations were OK.
Judge said he found Shelly's testimony that Donald was losing capacity over the last three years to be credible.
Judge said there is no credible evidence of a secret "Plan B."
Court doesn't find credible evidence of "A secret plan B."
In statement, Mitch Kupchak says Johnson "possesses elite athleticism & has the potential to develop into an excellent defender."
Judge is laying out ways in which Donald can be removed as a trustee.
Practice open to media. Cousins starts for white team with Curry, Wall, Faried, Hayward. Has block, rebound, turnover and two free throws
Dez saying he was misunderstood with that tweet coming in 3...2...
Judge said Donald Sterling did not lack capacity when he signed the trust.
Seen way too much of this the past two-plus years. http://t.co/IqelnqmZFR
Judge says oral tentative decision will take about an hour.
Oral tentative statement of decision will go over the next hour.
The contrast of sideline demeanor between Monty Williams (calm) and Thibodeau (not exactly) in this scrimmage is hilarious.
Here we go....
Judge thanks all the lawyers.
An oral tentative decision will be announced by the judge soon.
Lakers make Wesley Johnson signing official
Cutler requests a stay and says, "We are concerned they will sell the team today."
One-year deal for Mo Williams at $3.75M with Wolves. Mo also had multiple meetings with Dallas, who wound up signing Jameer Nelson at $2.7M
Within first couple minutes of media access, Anthony Davis hit mid-range jumper for an and-one, then blocked a shot. No surprise
Any deal w/ Thaddeus Young being traded to Minnesota would likely require Flip Saunders receiving a guarantee Young would opt in for 15-16.
Thoughts from Coach K on Thibs' constant screaming - "What have I got myself into...." http://t.co/Lkhz59vY2E
Closing arguments end at 2:12 p.m.
Closing arguments are done in the Sterling trial.
O'Donnell responds capital gains tax happens whether NBA or Shelly sells the team.
Wouldn't mind seeing the Cavs opening night in Miami against the Heat ...
Cutler's done. She was good.
Rose leaves scrimmage with his team ahead 12-10. Thibs pleased with Rose's plus/minus.
Mo Williams' deal with Minnesota will be one year for $3.75 million, I'm told. Yahoo reported they were nearing a deal.
Mo Williams has agreed to a one year, $3.75M deal with the Timberwolves, league source tells Yahoo.
Cutler wisely telling judge that he'd be setting a precedent. I've not gotten the sense Levanas wants to do that.
Important to have some athleticism/length next to Kobe on the wing. Johnson's shot will need to improve, as will his consistency on O and D.
DeMarcus Cousins making early impact in team USA scrimmage. Running the floor, nice block. Really focus on trying to run
Thibs in midseason form screaming defensive instructions. Krzyzewski seems frightened.
Cutler quotes judge, saying 1310b ruling in favor of Shelly would create "a hollow appeal" for Donald.
Great to see Derrick Rose back on the court at USA camp. His scrimmage team for now is Anthony Davis, Harden, P.George and Durant
Johnson showed flashes last year, and also struggled at various points of the season. Being on the floor w/Kobe pushing him could help.
Rose and Curry. http://t.co/HI89EQIjB5
Here in Vegas, USA running a blue team scrimmage lineup of Rose, Harden, George, Durant and Davis. Sick...
Wonder if Harden likes running with these "role players?"
Rose in scrimmage on team with Durant, Harden, Paul George and Anthony Davis.
Cutler said the capital gains tax on a $2 billion sale of the Clippers would be close $650 million.