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JaVale McGee To Become The Latest Non-Filipino On The Philippines National Basketball Team (UPDATE)

The Philippines is a nation crazy about basketball. Sick of always losing to China in the FIBA Asia Championships, which act as qualifiers for the Olympics and World Championships, the country has taken advantage of some lax laws on citizenship to stock their team with talent from around the world. It doesn't matter…

BREAKING: NBA TO ANNOUNCE MORE CANCELED GAMES, ACCORDING TO HIGHEST-LEVEL LEAGUE EMPLOYEE

DATELINE—TWITTERSPACE After this afternoon's collapse in negotiations, commissioner David Stern is planning to announce more cancellations beyond the first two weeks of the season. Opening night was to be Tuesday; now there won't be November basketball. We're told that low-level team employees with email access are…

BREAKING: LOCKOUT TALKS BREAK DOWN, ACCORDING TO HIGH-LEVEL EMPLOYEES ACTUALLY INVOLVED IN NEGOTIATIONS

DATELINE—A NICE HOTEL Negotiations between the players and the league broke off without an agreement this afternoon. Neither side is willing to budge on the BRI split: the players are firm at 52 percent, the owners at 50. No talks are scheduled, though both sides hope to meet again this weekend. We are awaiting…