To beat LeBron, don't wear his shoes
King James says he finds a mental advantage over his opponents who wear his LeBron shoes, something he first saw Michael Jordan do. Inspired by MJ
No criminal charges for Matt Barnes
In an email to ESPN, the Redondo Beach Police Department stated: "RBPD did respond to an incident and complete a report. The report was reviewed and there is no basis for criminal charges. No further information is being released at this time about the location or those involved." Story
Booker suspended game for swinging at Hibbert
Jazz forward Trevor Booker has been suspended a game by the NBA for slapping Roy Hibbert in a preseason game, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Barnes: I went to house to check on sons
Matt Barnes said today that he went to his ex-wife's home to check on his 6-year-old twin sons, and not to confront Knicks coach Derek Fisher. Sources confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday that Fisher and Barnes were involved in a physical altercation Saturday night. Story
Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes
Bryon says 18-22 minutes tonight for Kobe.
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Andy Varejao is playing really well. Just hit his 5th basket of the 1st Q, prompting LeBron to stand up and cheer. 10p 2r so far.
Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer
Rockets star Dwight Howard here pregame for the Texans vs Colts.
Miami HEAT @miamiheat
Dragon Status: Unleashed #TBT
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
Boston Celtics defeat Real Madrid 111-96 in preseason play overseas. Quick postgame 3-pointer: * Avery Bradley finally missed a 3-pointer (he’s 7-for-8 this preseason) but put up a team-high 17 points over 21 minutes. * David Lee was questionable due to illness. Instead, he started and put up a double-double (13 pts, 11 reb) and showcased his passing skills again. * Celtics rookies — especially Terry Rozier (14 points) — were excellent in 4th quarter against Madrid regulars.
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Injury report: Chase Budinger (sore hamstring), Solomon Hill (sprained left ankle), and George Hill (sprained right ankle) are out tonight.