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
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
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,
// 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
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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#THETAKEOVER — LeBron James (@KingJames) September 13, 2012 In case you missed the news, LeBron James has fired agent Leon Rose and hired childhood friend Rich Paul as his new representative. Let’s see if #THETAKEOVER starts trending. As of 8:30 a.m. today, it was not even in the Top 10 in Miami trending topics.
Photo from bossip.com LeBron James has a new agent — his childhood friend Rich Paul. And what does this mean to the average NBA fan? It could lead to “The Decision II” as early as the summer of 2014. James has an early termination option for 2014 in his current contract with the Miami Heat, plus a player option for the 2015-16 season. The commission on his current contract will continue to go to CAA, which played a huge