Evening News: J.R Smith suspended five games; Rodman meets with Kim Jong Un again; Rondo return date uncertain

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On a slow news day, you have to give thanks for people like J.R. Smith and Dennis Rodman. They break up the mundane — not that the mundane has to be boring (Case in point is the latest of our team previews, this one on the Oklahoma City Thunder. For all published team previews, click here.) Here is the lowdown: Smith gets five game ban J.R Smith has been suspended five games by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-drug policy. Due to the length

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Knicks’ J.R. Smith suspended 5 games

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New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been suspended five games by the NBA for violating the anti-drug program. The NBA made the announcement Friday, continuing a string of off-court news for Smith, the reigning Sixth Man Award winner. Two days after winning the Sixth Man Award, Smith was suspended one game for elbowing Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. Upon his return, he shot just 29 percent (34-of-117) – including 13-of-50 from 3-point range

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SH Blog: Stern Tries to Settle New York/Brooklyn Feud

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NBA commissioner David Stern has been behind, and orchestrated, much of the drama that has filled the NBA over the last several decades. Most recently we have seen his fingerprints all over the bizarre Chris Paul veto, the NBA lockout, the Tim Donaghy scandal and implementing the dress code. But now, much like a Vince McMahon WWE storyline, Stern’s role in the show has taken a twist.

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Tweet of the Night: Mark Jackson on passing of Dean Meminger

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Condolences go out to the Meminger family and the Marquette family following the passing of Dean Meminger, a member of the Marquette NIT championship team in 1970 and a former New York Knicks. I had lunch with Dean in June at a Cuban restaurant in Yonkers, NY, and he was happy to take me up on my request to give a phone call to my dad, Bob, also a Marquette alum. We talked a little Warriors history, including how coach Al

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Tweet of the Night: J.R. Smith says championship or bust for the Knicks

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The New York Knicks, compared to what they have been over the past decade or so, were a wildly successful team last season. They were the second best team in the Eastern Conference and had high hopes heading into the playoffs. Prior to the start of the season, they were written off as an old team that had next to no chance of beating the Miami Heat. Yet, they managed to beat the Heat in three of four regular season games.

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