Nets out of Dwight Howard Sweepstakes


Dwight Howard will NOT get his wish. He will not play next season in Brooklyn. Sources close to the trade talks between the Magic and several NBA teams told that the Nets dropped out of the bidding this afternoon, deciding to retain Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks — the three key pieces they were willing to include (along with multiple first-round picks) in their trade offer for Orlando’s disgruntled superstar. The Magic remained engaged in discussions with the Houston


Sources: Howard deal now includes fourth team, 12 or more players

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//Significant progress was made over the weekend on a proposed trade that would send Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets, but there was still work being done Monday to get a fourth team involved –a development that would increase the total number of players in the deal to 12 or more. Three league sources told that there were “several moving pieces and parts” that were keeping the deal from being agreed to by all parties, but that the Cleveland


Nigeria secures final Olympic berth with win over Dominican Republic

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Nigeria is going to the Olympics for the first time, and an NBA castoff led them there. Ike Diogu took over the game after it was tied with 5 1/2 minutes remaining, making four consecutive shots — two of which were 3-pointers — to lead the African nation to an 88-73 victory over the John Calipari-coached Dominican Republic. Nigeria will be grouped with Lithuania in Team USA’s bracket at the London Games, while Russia — the third team to qualify at the


Lithuania, Russia qualify for Olympics; Kirilenko to stay with CSKA?


Andrei Kirilenko is going to be visible to Americans this summer — even if it’s looking more and more likely he is headed back to Russia for another season with CSKA Moscow. (He has until July 12 to opt out of his contract), Kirilenko and the Russian national team qualified for the London Olympics on Saturday night in Caracas, Venezuela, by defeating Nigeria 85-77 behind 19 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals by Kirilenko. The Russians went undefeated in


Tweet of the Night: Dwyane Wade


4 of July in Anguilla.. Couldn’t resist this hottie on the dance floor.. “girl you good why don’t u back tha — Dwyane Wade (@DwyaneWade) July 8, 2012   July 4 in Anguilla, eh? It is good tobe young, single, and an NBA champion. And it is good to have a healthy sense of humor, too, as D.Wade shows is within his repertoire with this Tweet. Click here to see the photo of the “hottie.” He was one of 12 players named to Team


Tweet of the Day: Pau Gasol


Tonight we have a special dinner with our national team! The rookies of the team buy dinner to the rest! It's a tradition we never miss!!
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  Jamon! One thing the Spanish national team has access to that Team USA does not is Iberico ham, the world’s most delicious food. It is very hard to find in the United States, and it is extraordinarily expensive, although you can find just about anything in Las Vegas, where Team USA is announcing its 12-man roster tonight on NBA-TV. Here’ the thing about the roster, though: The three extra guys (Rudy Gay, Eric Gordon, Anthony Davis) will be named to the


Gordon, Gay, Davis fail to make 12-man Olympic roster — for now

United States Senior Mens Team Training Camp

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Tweet of the Night: Micky Arison


Its 2:30am in London and I was just woken up with great news.Welcome to the family #20!! — Micky Arison (@MickyArison) July 7, 2012   So it looks like LeBron James had inside information on Ray Allen’s future uniform number when he tweeted this photoshopped picture of the NBA’s all-time 3-point leader a few nights ago: