Through it all, the basketball passion remained, including stints in Israel, Italy and this past season in Montenegro. “It’s the business of basketball,” he said of being cast aside by the Heat at the end of the team’s Big Three era, after appearing in three NBA Finals to open his career. “I wasn’t the first person ever to be traded, and I won’t be the last. So you don’t take it personal. That was my attitude about it. I keep in contact with the championship teammates — Shane Battier, my big brother Juwan Howard, Dwyane Wade. Dwyane actually, during my season in Europe, sent me some Way of Wade gear, which I appreciated greatly. It’s a brotherhood that never breaks. Those bonds will never be broken.”
September 26, 2021 | 8:50 pm EDT Update
Adam Zagoria: Kyrie Irving is expected at Nets’ media day Monday, per league sources. We’ll see how it plays out as he’s likely to face a lot of vaccination-related questions in the wake of the @RollingStone story.
Arash Markazi: LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Talen Horton-Tucker are in a suite for today’s Rams-Buccaneers game. pic.twitter.com/2b0bmLPw6V
September 26, 2021 | 6:21 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: The Los Angeles Lakers are planning to sign two-way guard Austin Reaves to a new two-year contract, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Reaves converted to a standard NBA contract, becomes Lakers‘ 14th roster spot.