Category Archives: NBA

CEO: Sterling staying on a ‘disaster’ for Clippers (Yahoo Sports)

Coach Doc Rivers has said he’ll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team’s interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a ”disaster” for the franchise. ”If Mr. Sterling continues as owner, he does not want to continue as coach,” Richard Parsons said in court Tuesday, recounting recent conversations with Rivers. His testimony was a rare foray into the basketball side of the Clippers at a probate-court trial that has focused on the narrow question of whether Sterling’s wife, Shelly, can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the NBA looks to force Donald Sterling from the league over racist statements.

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts (Yahoo Sports)

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 19: (2nd L) Team owner Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers and V. Stiviano watch the San Antonio Spurs play against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 19, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling’s properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion. Darren Schield, who oversees the finances of The Sterling Family Trust, testified Monday that three banks are ready to recall their loans to Sterling because of his decision to dissolve the trust. His move was designed to rescind his signed agreement for the sale of the Clippers, a team he bought for $12 million. Schield said if Sterling has to dump $500 million worth of apartment buildings he could destabilize the Los Angeles real estate market.

Bucks Acquire Marshall

The Milwaukee Bucks were awarded the contract of Kendall Marshall, the second-year guard who was waived last week by the Los Angeles Lakers.



Wizards acquire Kris Humphries from Celtics (Yahoo Sports)

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 30: Kris Humphries #43 of the Boston Celtics shoots a free throw against the Chicago Bulls on March 30, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Washington Wizards have acquired forward Kris Humphries from the Boston Celtics for a protected 2015 second-round draft pick. Humphries appeared in 69 games, averaging 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, last season with Boston. In 10 seasons with the Jazz, Raptors, Mavericks, Nets and Celtics, he is averaging 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. Humphries had his best season in 2011-12 when he averaged 13.8 points and 11.0 rebounds for the Nets.

LeBron James undecided on jersey No. 6 or 23 (Yahoo Sports)

File - July 11: According to reports Lebron James will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers four years after leaving to join the Miami Heat. NEW YORK, NY - MAY 3: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat motions towards the camera prior to the start of Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the New York Knicks during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron James has to make another big decision. The NBA superstar turned to social media Friday to help him choose which number he’ll wear next season with the Cavaliers. James wrote ”6 or 23….” on his Twitter account and posted photos on Instagram of him wearing No. 6 and No. 23 wine and gold Cavs jerseys. James has had the top-selling jersey in the NBA six times during his career.

AP Source: Hornets land SG Stephenson (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - JULY 16: According to reports July 16, 2014, the Charlotte Hornets have signed Lance Stephenson to a 3-year $27 million deal. INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 14: Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers celebrates after making a basket during the game against the Sacramento Kings at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 14, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte. The controversial shooting guard has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Hornets, according to a person familiar with the contract. The person says Stephenson is expected to be introduced at a press conference Friday. Thank you Larry Bird, the fans, my coaches and teammates for the incredible experience.

Dwyane Wade re-signs with Miami Heat (Yahoo Sports)

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat drives against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he’s ever known some flexibility in the coming years. Wade signed a new contract with the Heat on Tuesday. ”I am proud to have spent every single day of my career as a member of the Miami Heat and to have brought three championship titles to this great city,” Wade said in a statement. I have confidence in the Miami Heat organization and the team they are building.” Earlier Tuesday, Wade tweeted ”Home Is Where The Heart Is… My Home,My City,My House” and attached a photo of himself standing below the three NBA championship banners that hang at Miami’s home arena.