Archive for August, 2007

James Continues to Shine in U.S. Rout

“Melo, what’d you do last night?”

Team USA was in the midst of another one-sided victory against a substandard team from Uruguay when fans at Thomas & Mack Center decided to heckle the only member of the United States who hadn’t made a … via The Washington Post

U.S. pulls away after closest first half yet to beat Richardson, Mexico 127-100

It wasn’t quite “40 minutes of hell.” It was the best anyone has done yet against the United States. via

Allen Iverson’s Stepfather Indicted On Federal Drug Charges

Denver Nuggets guard Allen Iverson’s stepfather has been indicted on federal drug distribution charges and is scheduled for a bond hearing Friday. via WTKR-TV Norfolk

Hoops legend scores for sick kids

“We’ve got the whole country. Everywhere I go, there’s going to be Raptor fans.”

English raises funds for Children’s Hospital Foundation Ty Venderbos, 13, shoots hoops with NBA Hall of Famer Alex English at the Wal-Mart at Kenaston & McGillvray yesterday. via Winnipeg Sun

Allen Iverson’s stepfather indicted on federal drug charges

Allen Iverson’s stepfather has been indicted on federal drug distribution charges. via The Virginian-Pilot

LeBron, Kobe: Caretakers of U.S. hoop dream

“We’re out there to win a gold medal, so each of us is going to do whatever we have to do”

USA Basketball hopes to end the senior men’s team’s gold medal drought in major competitions. via USA Today

Nuggets: DerMarr Johnson to Sign Overseas

“As far as we know, the misconduct was isolated to one individual, and we’ll stand by that until proven otherwise”

A source close to Denver Nuggets forward DerMarr Johnson has reported the swingman will accept a two-year deal to play overseas for Benetton Trevisio where he will join fellow American and former Los Angeles … via

Jeanne Jakle: Lisle-Hahn show whips competition anyway

“Effective immediately, Jeff Vexler is no longer with KTKR”

Some parents have railed against that new KISS-FM billboard that sports a leather-clad dominatrix with a whip standing over the gagged morning team of John Lisle and Steve Hahn . via

Bucks to face Nuggets at Resch in preseason game

“We’re very happy to have them back”

By Weston Hodkiewicz [email protected] For the fourth consecutive year, the Green Bay area will welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to the Resch Center for an NBA preseason game. via Green Bay Press-Gazette

Expert: Rebuilt Blazers worth watching again

Well, I’d say the San Antonio Spurs aren’t sweating quite yet. And probably neither are the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets. via MSNBC Sports

Nets: Making A Deal For O’Neal?

“Los Angeles and New Jersey would be my top two teams. I think L.A.’s a real possibility and I think New Jersey’s a possibility, too.”

The Nets franchise came to a crossroads within the last year. In the middle of the 2006-2007 season, the Nets were floundering below .500 and where on the outside of the playoff picture looking in. via

Bennett says remodeled KeyArena just won’t work

“If Mr. Bennett wants to limit the conversation to an early buyout of the team’s lease at KeyArena, then I agree - a trip to Seattle isn’t worth the price of the plane ticket”

Tensions between the Sonics ownership group and the city of Seattle appear to have escalated, as Sonics chairman Clay Bennett slammed the door on any notion of brokering a deal for a remodeled KeyArena on … via

The answer’s March 19

Can’t wait to see Allen Iverson play in the Wachovia Center wearing a Denver uniform? You’re going to have to. via The Morning Call

Sonics to open in Denver against Nuggets

The Sonics will begin their 41st and perhaps final regular season in Seattle with a Halloween night date with the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center, two NBA sources confirmed Wednesday. via Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Nuggets Open Season On Halloween Vs. Seattle

DENVER The 2007-2008 NBA schedule is out, and the league’s top draft pick will make his regular-season debut on opening night in San Antonio. via