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Vin Baker's Training To Manage A Starbucks

Vin Baker had a lengthy career in the NBA, but financially, he has nothing to show for it. Because of alcoholism, bad investments, and friends and family using him, Baker ended up in the gutter with almost no money. The current-day Baker is in better shape; the Providence Journal found him training to become a manager… » 7/29/15 1:55pm Today 1:55pm

What Happened With Mayweather's Crew At That NBA Game? Cops Won't Say 

More than two months ago, TMZ reported that a member of Floyd Mayweather’s crew got into a fight with a woman at a Golden State Warriors playoff game. According to the website, the woman was heckling Mayweather and his entourage, then “allegedly struck” one of them with a Thunder Stick. Mayweather’s people told TMZ… » 7/27/15 10:32pm Monday 10:32pm

Does Jimmer Fredette Have A Chance In Hell In San Antonio? 

Every so often, as the last dregs of NBA free agency congeal into place, a name floats across the ticker that gives a little shock of Oh, what ever happened to ... ? pause. Last night, it was Jimmer Fredette signing on, with minimal guarantees, to be a San Antonio Spur. And, begging your pardon, consider my hopes for… » 7/23/15 9:53am 7/23/15 9:53am

Pacers Unveil Corny Hoosiers-Inspired Alternate Jerseys

In what will probably go down as the most effective marketing ploy directed solely at white people since the invention of gourmet mayonnaise, the Indiana Pacers have announced that the team will wear Hickory High jerseys—the very same worn by the fictional high school basketball team in the movie Hoosiers—during a… » 7/21/15 10:58am 7/21/15 10:58am

Bucks Co-Owner Now Works For Governor Who Pushed Through Arena Deal

Last week, the Wisconsin Senate approved $250 million—and at least $174 million more in interest—in public funds to build the Milwaukee Bucks a new arena. The plan was championed at every step of the way by Gov. Scott Walker, who has designs on the White House. His war chest will be administered by one of the Bucks’… » 7/21/15 10:05am 7/21/15 10:05am

Phil Jackson Has No Problem Dumping On Ex-Knicks

Do you wish you were a fly on the wall of the New York Knicks’ basura 2014-15 season? Of course not, but Charley Rosen was, and he’s filing dispatches to ESPN from the one day each month he spent with Phil Jackson during the course of it. He’s now up to January 10, four days after the Knicks traded J.R. Smith and Iman… » 7/20/15 5:18pm 7/20/15 5:18pm

Andre Iguodala Is Going Back To The Bench

Andre Iguodala started every game of his NBA career until last season, when he didn’t start a single one until Game 4 of the NBA Finals. You know how that went, even if his Finals MVP award remains unthinkable. But when the Warriors take the court next season with pretty much the same roster, coach Steve Kerr is going… » 7/17/15 10:22am 7/17/15 10:22am

The Clippers Are Going To Be Crazy Next Year. And Fun. But Mostly Crazy.

The Los Angeles Clippers have signed Josh Smith, pretty much wrapping up a summer of small transformations that they hope will take them to the NBA Finals. Their offseason transactions—losing Matt Barnes, Spencer Hawes, and Hedo Turkoglu, and gaining Lance Stephenson, Paul Pierce, and Josh Smith—probably makes them a… » 7/16/15 10:11pm 7/16/15 10:11pm

Wisconsin Senate Votes To Give $250 Million To Billionaires

The Wisconsin Senate voted 21-10 to approve $250 million in public financing for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. The bill will now be sent to the state Assembly for approval. Though the Assembly is likely to pass it, there is still some backroom negotiating and deals to be completed beforehand. The Milwaukee… » 7/15/15 9:05pm 7/15/15 9:05pm