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New York Knicks Star Amare Stoudemire Says NBA Players Could Form Their Own League During Lockout

Are NBA players planning to launch their own league?

Amare Stoudemire says that they’re giving it “serious” consideration if the NBA decides to cancel the season. League officials have already nixed the first two weeks of the season over the labor dispute.

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NBA In Danger of Canceling First 100 Games of Season If Lockout Doesn’t End This Weekend

If NBA owners and players don’t come to an agreement by Monday to put an end to the current lockout, the first two weeks of the regular season will be canceled.

Complicating matters is the fact that talks won’t take place on Friday or Saturday in observance of the Jewish Holiday of Yom Kippur.

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Kobe Bryant Likely to Play in Italy During NBA Lockout [VIDEO]

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, 33, has reached a verbal deal to play in Italy during the NBA lockout, said Italian team Virtus Bologna.

“There’s still some things to arrange but at this point I’m very optimistic. I would say it’s 95 percent done,” Virtus president Claudio Sabatini told a local radio station, adding, “This is an important investment and a unique chance for the city of Bologna and all of Italian basketball.”

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Did Sarah Palin Have a One-Night Stand with Former NBA Star Glen Rice?

Joe McGinniss’ new book about Sarah Palin,‘The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin,’ doesn’t hit stores until next week, but explosive new revelations are already trickling out, courtesy of The National Enquirer.

McGinniss reports that the former Alaskan governor and VP candidate slept with former NBA All-Star Glen Rice, used cocaine, and cheated on her husband, Todd, with one of his business partners.

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Will the NBA Draft Be Expanded to Three Rounds?

The NBA may be in lockout mode, but that doesn’t mean league activities have stopped. Owners have proposed adding a third round to the annual draft, which could lead to even more sweeping changes to the annual event, according to SheridanHoops.com. The goal is to create a more competitive balance of power across the league.

One proposal would keep the entire first round to the league’s bottom half of teams, pushing the better franchises into the second round. Another proposal would give the league’s worst eight teams additional first round picks.

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Justin Bieber Embarrasses NBA Star Steve Nash [VIDEO]

Justin Bieber is apparently good at basketball. So good, he not only has a killer crossover, but can get future NBA Hall of Famer Steve Nash to fall for it. But who would ever belieb … sorry … believe that kind of story?

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Why Doesn’t Yao Ming Want to Be in the Hall of Fame Yet?

Thanks to his stellar career in both China and the US, Yao Ming is a surefire Hall of Famer. But the former center isn’t ready to be inducted just yet.

Ordinarily, NBA players must wait five years after their retirement to be eligible for induction. However, since Yao was nominated by a member of the Chinese media as a “contributor” to the game, he could go in as early as next year. The eight-time All-Star reportedly felt it was too soon to be elected, though, and asked that it be pushed off for a later year.

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Former NBA Player Javaris Crittenton Wanted for Murder

Journeyman guard Javaris Crittenton, 23, faces a murder charge in the death of a 23-year-old mother who is not believed to be the target of the shooting.

According to reports, Crittenton thought he spotted the man who robbed him earlier this year, and opened fire. The former guard is rumored to be in the Los Angeles area, and remains at large.

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Boston Celtics Star Delonte West Applies for a Job at Home Depot

NBA star Delonte West, who just three years ago signed a $12.7 million contract, is apparently feeling the unemployment pinch of the league’s lockout.

Last week, the Boston Celtics guard tweeted, “It’s official.. Pride 2 the side.. just filled out a application at Home Depot.. Lockout aint a game..”

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Watch Dennis Rodman Deliver Emotional Speech at NBA Hall of Fame Ceremony [VIDEO]

Dennis Rodman stole the show Friday night with an unexpectedly emotional speech upon his induction to the NBA’s Hall of Fame.

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Blake Griffin Scores Internship at Funny or Die Website During NBA Lockout

It’s no joke — Blake Griffin will be waiting out the NBA lockout as an intern for Funny or Die.

The NBA’s reigning Rookie of the Year started his stint at the Will Ferrell-founded comedy website this week. Griffin, who’s a big fan of the site, hopes he will learn more about filmaking during his internship.

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ESPN NBA Analyst Jalen Rose Sentenced to 20 Days in Jail for DUI Incident

ESPN analyst and former NBA player Jalen Rose was sentenced in Michigan Wednesday to 20 days behind bars after pleading guilty to driving under the influence in March.

Before the sentence, Jalen told the judge, “I’m humbled, I’m embarrassed, and I’m very apologetic. I can assure everyone that nothing like this will ever happen again.”

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