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Here he was in the 21st century, and West was learning that chain gangs were still very real, filled with men who looked like himself and his Hornets teammates. When he visited local juvenile detention centers, he met boys who were charged with felonies but should've been in the third grade. Those who weren't locked up might be attending parish elementary schools where the lunchroom has a dirt floor and the books in the library are 20 years out of date. "You go to certain parts of New Orleans and (if) you had a blindfold on and someone took the blindfold off, you would think you weren't in America," West said. "And I was having a difficult time getting paid a million or so dollars — and when I got into the NBA, I realized that I was on my own in feeling like that. "(I'm like), 'Yo! Nobody else sees that there's something wrong here?'" Indianapolis Star

"With all the money and the fame and the acclaim and the advancement that we claimed we made, we really (have) not made any big steps because Katrina was the biggest smack for me," West said. "It just illustrated how dependent we are as people on other people. The majority of the people affected by Hurricane Katrina were African-American people, and with all the celebrity that we have, all the money that we have, all of this fame and fortune, we're so disbanded that when our people are literally on TV in need of help, we got nothing to bring them. "Katrina really altered how I was going to look at (and) how I was going to approach this NBA thing." Indianapolis Star

"If you're living and you're not doing things for other people, then you're wasting your time. You're wasting your life," West said. "'Keep myself in reality,' is what I like to call it. I think a lot of times in the NBA, you can get caught in this lifestyle and what the NBA has to offer. It's an ego-driven, self-driven, I, me deal and we all have to have some of that in order to get here, but … you can't let that consume you and become a part of who you are. Indianapolis Star

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Damian Lillard’s sixth All-Star Weekend competition was not like the five that have had him in the headlines. The Portland Trail Blazers point guard has attracted attention all over the NBA for being the first player ever to attempt all five major events (the Rising Stars Challenge, skills competition, three-point shootout, dunk contest and the All-Star Game itself), but the #4BarFriday party he hosted at the Maison club in downtown New Orleans on Friday was a contest of his own creation. All season, Lillard has been posting raps on his Instagram account with the #4BarFriday hashtag, and it’s taken on a life of its own. For The Win

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The following players cannot be dealt at all this season: Alexis Ajinca — New Orleans Pelicans; D.J. Augustin — Chicago Bulls; Andrew Bogut — Golden State Warriors; Kobe Bryant — Los Angeles Lakers; Seth Curry — Memphis Grizzlies; Chris Douglas-Roberts — Charlotte Bobcats; Stephen Jackson — Los Angeles Clippers; James Johnson — Memphis Grizzlies; Kendall Marshall — Los Angeles Lakers; Malcolm Thomas — San Antonio Spurs. HoopsWorld

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NBA star Ryan Anderson is going through HELL right now following the suicide of GF Gia Allemand ... so says his ex-teammate Greivis Vasquez, telling our camera guy, Ryan needs his team more than ever right now. The Sacramento Kings star knows Ryan from their days on the New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans) -- and knew Gia very well from the 2 years she and Ryan dated. Of her death he says, "It's really tough. There are no words." Vasquez says the toll it's taking on Ryan (who found her body) is painful to see. He explains, "It's just hard. I know he's feeling guilty." Adding, "We gotta support him. We gotta be there for him." He goes on. TMZ.com

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Greg Oden went through a two-hour workout Tuesday in Indianapolis in front of Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, new Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro and representatives from the New Orleans Pelicans, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN that Oden will put his skills on display again Thursday for Atlanta Hawks officials before sitting down for his long-anticipated private meeting with the Pelicans later this week in Las Vegas. ESPN.com

July 12, 2013 Updates

The Jrue Holiday-for-Nerlens Noel trade will become official Friday night, according to multiple sources. The New Orleans Pelicans will have a press conference at 7:30 p.m. to introduce Holiday as their new point guard. Wednesday was the first day that NBA deals and free-agent signings could be completed. The recently married Holiday was on his honeymoon, which led to the trade being delayed until Friday. Philadelphia Inquirer

May 2, 2013 Updates

New Orleans Pelicans President Dennis Lauscha said they are actively trying to secure a naming rights deal for the New Orleans Arena and several companies have expressed interest. Lauscha gave an update of the team’s business-related matters during an interactive conference call with season- ticket holders earlier this week. `` We have a handful of companies that have expressed interest and we’re pursuing them,’’ said Lauscha, who did not disclose the names of the companies. ``We hope that we can eventually and very soon come to an agreement with one of those companies and we hope that we can have a naming rights agreement for our arena.’’ New Orleans Times-Picayune

April 23, 2013 Updates

Word came to New Orleans Pelicans Coach Monty Williams late Monday night that guard Greivis Vasquez, who put up career numbers for the New Orleans Hornets this past season, did not win the Kia most improved player award this season. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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Jimmy Smith: Sources confirm #Hornets trade Quincy Pondexter to #Grizzlies for Grevis Vasquez. Deal fell through earlier in the week. Twitter

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