Tweet of the Day (via Weibo): Yi Jianlian

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Basketball is a part of my life! At any stage, anywhere, to my importance and my belief in it never changes. All the fans around family and friends, thanks! We look forward to a new day, a new season! If there is a way to embed a tweet from Sina Weibo, I have not figured it out. So this is a copy and paste version. Here is the link to Yi’s Weibo page. I answered some questions regarding Yi’s decision from our Beijing-based columnist, Guan

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Tweet of the Night: Marco Belinelli

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Just finish the kingoftherock at alcatraz…..Great night!!! twitter.com/marcobelinelli… — Marco Belinelli (@marcobelinelli) September 23, 2012Tough night in jail, Marco? Of course it wasn’t. You got to take a boat off of Alcatraz after taking part in the third annual Red Bull King of the Rock competition on Alcatraz island. Good thing you didn’t have to swim. Only one prisoner is believed to have escaped from the island prison and made it safely to shore on the mainland, but others may have. Lots

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Highlights of Rajon Rondo’s trip to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Philippines

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brightcove.createExperiences(); Rajon will be on Alcatraz Island Saturday, September 22, to host the finale of Red Bull King, the premiere one-on-one basketball tournament in the world. When this global competition was first played in 2010, it marked the first time basketball had been played on “The Rock” since the inmates left the island over 50 years ago. Now in its third year, the event is bigger and better than ever, having expanded to qualifiers in 27 countries, including 33

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Channing Frye of Suns has enlarged heart, out indefinitely

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PHOENIX – Channing Frye will be sidelined indefinitely because of a dilated cardiomyopathy, or an enlarged heart.  The condition was discovered during a screening echocardiogram conducted as part of a routine preseason physical by Suns team cardiologist Dr. Tim Byrne, the Suns announced Thursday. Frye will be followed closely by his team of medical specialists.  He will not participate in basketball activities and will be re-evaluated in December. “Nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of our players,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations

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Forbes: 12 NBA owners among 400 richest Americans (Prokhorov not included)

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Pity poor Paul Allen. He only came in at No. 20 on the Forbes list of the 400 Richest Americans. But at least he’ll have something to hold over the heads of the other owners when they convene next month for the Board of Governors meeting in New York (then again, Allen– worth 15 billion– may not attend. He usually sends someone in his place). The only owner who can flex muscles with him is Mikhail Prokhorov of the Brooklyn Nets, with $13.2

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Poll: Who is with Artest? Lakers winning 73? What about Heat?

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In case you missed it, Metta World Peace said the Los Angeles Lakers are going to try to go 73-9 to better the NBA-record of 72-10 by the Chicago Bulls in 1997-98. “We definitely want to beat the Bulls record and go 73-9, that’s definitely something that I want to do. Whoever is out there at the beginning of the season then we gotta get it. It’s as simple as that. We just have to go get it,” World Peace said,

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The Other Dream Team was from Lithuania

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// Sheridan at Vilnius University, Sept, 2011 In the United States, there is only one Dream Team. It was the 1992 Olympic Team. But here’s a little piece of trivia from someone old enough to remember. When Team USA played in the 1994 World Championship in Toronto, the team was branded “Dream Team II.” It wasn’t until after the Atlanta Olympics that USA Basketball realized there was no use in continuing that moniker. There was one — and only

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Tweet of the Night: Danny Green

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Excellent week of #BWB great last day, finished up strong…rest of the day to relax, cant wait to get back to work lol — Danny Green (@DGreen_14) September 16, 2012   To those of you who clicked through because of the Nets reference, you will be happy to know that a team of campers coached by Brooklyn assistant Mario Elie posteda double-overtime victory over a team coached by FIBA Legend Sergei Panov and New Orleans Hornets assistant GM Tim Connelly. Elie’s team was

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