Are NBA stars overplaying in the summer?
In a league beset by overuse injuries, David Thorpe questions the wisdom and safety of NBA players playing in summer pro-am games: "It just seems to me that, No. 1: Guys play too many games anyway."
ICYMI: Armstrong impersonates Manu ...
... and the Spurs guard loved it! Yes, the NBA's foremost impressionist impressed the Argentine by mimicking him in all his Euro-stepping, foul-drawing glory. Ginobili: 'Great job man!'
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JR Smith's $5 million deal w/Cavs fully guarantees on Monday. Only $2M guaranteed at moment. It's a quirk done for CBA procedural reasons.
SportsCenter's not top plays
It's been a fun week of mascot fails, baseball gaffes and tennis whiffs.
All-access pass with Dikembe Mutombo
Before he's inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame next week, former Hawks star Dikembe Mutombo was honored by Fulton County, Ga.
Rick Carlisle takes flight
The Mavs coach spent the past couple summers learning to become a pilot. "I remember thinking, 'These guys have gotta be crazy to think I'm ever gonna buy an airplane. And then a month later I had an airplane." A new challege
Suns' Morris clear in trade desire
Markieff Morris does not want to be in Phoenix next year, a stance he reiterated in a tweet late Thursday night: "My future will not be in Phoenix #thatisall #backtothegrind #FOE"
Mexico trying to stay unbeaten
Behind Gustavo Ayon (22.5 PPG), Mexico is off to a 2-0 start at FIBA Americas. They can clinch a spot in the second round with a win tonight against Panama. Live on ESPN3
Venezuela making Canada earn it
Andrew Wiggins and Canada take a 19-point lead into the half, but they might have some wounds to nurse in the locker room after 3 flagrant fouls by Venezuela in the first 2 quarters. Watch live on WatchESPN
Olynyk leading Canada early
2-0 Venezuela is on the ropes after the first thanks to Kelly Olynyk, whose 9 points leads all scorers. Canada takes a 25-15 lead into the second. Live on ESPN3
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Wiggins leads Canada into action
Andrew Wiggins is averaging 14.0 PPG in two games so far at FIBA Americas, but Canada is 1-1. They face 2-0 Venezuela in a crucial game tonight. Live on ESPN3
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Vlade checking out his new office at @Golden1Center ??
Exum has successful ACL surgery
The Jazz announced on Thursday that PG Dante Exum would return to Salt Lake City to begin rehabilitation on his injured left knee as soon as he is cleared to travel. The injury occurred Aug. 4 in an Australian national team game.
Argentina routs Cuba at FIBAs
Argentina needed just 23 minutes and 11 points from Luis Scola, as all 12 players scored in a 96-64 blowout of Cuba. The game was actually tied at halftime, before Argentina ripped off a 34-10 third quarter.
Howard detained for gun in carry-on
Rockets C Dwight Howard was detained at George Bush Intercontinental Airport last Friday for having a handgun in his carry-on bag. He was not charged with a crime, and he boarded a later flight after giving the gun to an associate. Story
Argentina looking to stay unbeaten
Luis Scola and Argentina have cruised so far at FIBA Americas, and they'll try to move to 3-0 when they face winless Cuba today. Live on ESPN3