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September 12, 2014 Updates
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Strahan: [On being a pro athlete in New York] Not only on the court, but off the court, you’re the leader. Everything you do is more scrutinized. You have to be more careful than anybody else. And watching LeBron [James] go back to Cleveland, did that affect your decision on staying in New York, and did you learn anything from watching LeBron go back home? Anthony: No. Honestly, I think it was the other way around. I think he saw when I came back home to New York and saw the response and saw the reaction and saw how at peace I was when I came back home. ... I’m pretty sure he looked at that moment and saw that that was a very special moment, and he had the opportunity to go back home himself and regain that love. AdWeek.com

September 9, 2014 Updates

The more significant force driving him: Irving is still waiting for his first taste of the NBA playoffs -- his first taste, frankly, of an NBA game that really means something -- so ?he sees this tournament he's in now as quite a big deal. "This is by far the biggest stage I've played on in my career," Irving said. And ... "Nothing is guaranteed," Irving acknowledged. "If we lose, there's a lot at stake?." ESPN.com

"There's no one main leader on this team," Irving counters, convinced that the leadership-by-committee approach is working. "I just try to bring the confidence that I have in myself to this team that we're the best in the world," he adds. "We have respect for all the other countries and what they do, but ... we have the best players in the world playing for our team [and now] we just have to go out and prove it every night. Forget the scary fall. Irving has been describing this summer stint with the national team as "very emotional" even before the threat of an injury surfaced. ESPN.com

September 6, 2014 Updates
September 5, 2014 Updates

So when Irving said he’s fine Friday was to feel the collective sigh of relief from all involved, especially considering what’s on the line as of this weekend. Mexico awaits in the Round of 16 Saturday, with single-elimination finally beginning and the gold medal defense still on track so long as Irving is taking part. “I’m all right,” Irving told reporters inside the same Palau Sant Jordi venue where the American Dream Team made hoops history during the 1992 Olympics. “I mean it was a little bit of a concern when it happened. I was a little bit worried. It was a tough fall on my back, just a light bruise that I took in the fourth quarter. But it’s part of the game … I’m all right. I’m a little bit more sore than I thought I would be, but like I said it was just a tough fall that I took yesterday and I’m just glad I’m OK.” For The Win

September 4, 2014 Updates
September 3, 2014 Updates

Udoh averaged 3.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and one block with the Milwaukee Bucks last season. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings also expressed interest in Udoh, but the source said he was attracted to playing for Clippers coach Doc Rivers in a winning organization and on a team with a defensive mentality. Yahoo! Sports

The league's new labor agreement in 2011, thanks to one of the union's many concessions, moved up the deadline for signing qualifying offers to Oct. 1. Otherwise this saga potentially could have dragged out even longer. Or have you forgotten Anderson Varejao's foray into restricted free agency in the summer of 2007? In that instance, Varejao's agent Dan Fegan rejected what he felt was an unworthy offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers and waited until December until he landed the offer sheet he felt Varejao deserved. Charlotte eventually came through with a two-year, $11 million pact that the Cavs ultimately matched ... after playing without Varejao for the first two months of the season. ESPN.com

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