NBA Owners Lockout Players After Failing To Reach Agreement

NBA NEWS: After failing to reach a new collective bargaining agreement on Thursday, NBA owners have locked out the players today.


No one wanted the lockout, but after three hours of negotiations, a deal could not be reached, according to San Antonio’s Matt Bonner, vice president of the NBA Players Association. ... Read More

Shaq Announces Retirement on Twitter (Video)

After 19 seasons in the NBA, Shaquille O’Neal announced via Twitter that he is retiring.

“We did it. 19 years baby. I want to thank you very much,” O’Neal said in a video posted on his Twitter account. “That’s why I’m telling you first. I’m about to retire. Love you. Talk to you soon.”

O’Neal won three NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers and one with the Miami Heat. He also played for the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics.

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St. John’s Basketball Coach Steve Lavin Has Cancer

St. John’s basketball coach, Steve Lavin, said in a statement today that he has prostate cancer. Lavin is 46 years old.

The former UCLA Bruins coach announced Friday that he was diagnosed in September with prostate cancer but was told he could delay treatment until after the season. He plans to undergo treatment soon and says it will not affect his coaching. ... Read More

Gilbert Arenas 75-Foot Shot at Buzzer (VIDEO)

During the first half of Monday night’s basketball game between the Orlando Magic and New Jersey Nets, Magic guard, Gilbert Arenas, makes a dramatic shot from 75 feet away beating the buzzer. The ball bounced off the front of the rim, hit the shot clock and fell through the basket right at at the buzzer. The refs, however, waved off the shot because the ball hit the shot clock which is considered out of bounds according to NBA rules.

Arenas argued with the refs that the ball didn’t hit the shot clock, but it is obvious that it did as one can easily see in the video. The Magic went on to win 104-88.

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Clark Kellogg to be Honored for Contributions to Youth

INDIANA – Clark Kellogg, CBS Sports current basketball analyst and former Indiana Pacer star, will receive the Major Taylor Award on Oct. 1 2010 as part of the Circle City Classic. The award, presented in honor of Indianapolis cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor, has been presented to African-American athletes, coaches, administrators and officials since 1987 for local and national contributions to youth.

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Magic Johnson Speaks at Basketball Hall of Fame Honoring 1992 Olympic Dream Team

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Magic Johnson showed what a great speaker and class act he is as he graciously accepted the honor of being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this past weekend along with his fellow 1992 Olympic Dream Team.

Johnson honored Chuck Daly (July 20, 1930 – May 9, 2009), who coached the Dream Team to the men’s’ basketball gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. ... Read More

Derek Fisher Remains Loyal To The LA Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CA – After meeting with Miami Heat President, Pat Riley and and owner Micky Arison, Derek Fisher has officially decided to remain with the Los Angeles Lakers. Teammate Kobe Bryant played a big part in Fisher’s decision making.

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AC Green Is A Sought After Christian Speaker

AC Green was the Lakers’ first-round selection in the 1985 college draft. He became the first rookie since LeRoy Ellis in 1962-63 to appear in every game. Green was named to the NBA All-Defensive Team in 1988-89 and was a starter in the 1990 All-Star Game. AC Green speaks to the youth of today to help them develop leadership skills and moral values.

Green went on to win three titles with the Lakers – two with the Magic Johnson-led teams (1987 and 1988) and one with the Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O’Neal 2000 team.

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Lakers Defeat Celtics in Game 7 Winning 16th NBA Title

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics 83-79 after dramatically rallying from a fourth-quarter deficit in Game 7 of the NBA finals.

Kobe Bryant was the MVP, scoring 23 points despite 6-of-24 shooting, giving the Lakers their 16th NBA championship Thursday night, after dramatically rallying from a fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 83-79 in Game 7 of the NBA finals. ... Read More

Derek Fisher Emotional After Game 3 Win Over Celtics – VIDEO

The LA Lakers move ahead in the NBA finals after last night’s game 3 win over the Boston Celtics, scoring 91-84. Derek Fisher, the 13-year veteran, became a hero scoring 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and shooting 50 percent from the field against the Boston Celtics.

In his post-game interview immediately after the buzzer sounded, Fisher was initially at a loss for words. ... Read More