Evening News: Heat sign Beasley; ESPN: Lakers won’t get LeBron


In today’s news, the Heat added yet another weapon to their extremely deep bench. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, pessimism surrounds the Lakers’ inevitable pursuit of LeBron James. Heat add Beasley The Miami Heat announced today that they agreed to a contract with forward Michael Beasley. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Beasley, who was drafted by the Heat second overall in 2008 — one pick after Derrick Rose — has proven to be a lethal scorer on the court in five years


Tweet of the Day: NBA Players Are Ready For Some Football


The National Football League, America’s new favorite past-time, is back. Thursday night brought forth a rematch of last season’s AFC Divisional Round Playoff game between the Denver Broncos and the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. The  Broncos enter the game sporting a new uptempo offense with which they intend to attack the Ravens’ rebuilt defense. The NFL has many fans, even among NBA players.


Tweet of the Day: Spain Begins Run at EuroBasket ’13 Championship

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Wednesday brought forth the first day of the preliminary round of EuroBasket ’13. This year’s EuroBasket has a lot on the line. Of the 24 teams competing, only six teams will earn spots in the inaugural 2014 Basketball World Cup. Among the teams competing, the two-time defending EuroBasket champion Spanish national team. [AJ Mitnick: EuroBasket '13 Preview] The first day of action saw a lot of close games with a few blowouts sprinkled in for good measure.  Preliminary Round – Day 1GROUP ASep. 4, 2013


Evening News: Odom hires O.J. Simpson’s attorney; Mavericks tried to reacquire Barea this summer

Lamar Odom

In today’s news out of Los Angeles, Lamar Odom is building quite the legal team to defend his DUI arrest from last week. Also, rumors out of Dallas suggest that the Mavericks explored the possibility of reacquiring J.J. Barea earlier in the summer. Odom hires O.J. Simpson’s lawyer TMZ.com reports that Lamar Odom has turned to O.J. Simpson’s lawyer, Robert Shapiro, to negotiate a plea deal for last week’s DUI arrest in Los Angeles.   Odom was arrested early Friday morning after driving


Tweet of the Night: Clipper Darrell The Turncoat


The NBA’s most prominent and widely known mascot—or, the fan who would be a mascot, the Los Angeles Clippers’ famous Clipper Darrell—had an announcement for fans on Twitter. Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams appeared to be in the know, although a bit unaware of whether Darrell had already made the announcement or not.