Dwyane Wade Calls Off News Conference
Nets Owner on Where Wade, Chris Bosh Sign
Bob Probert Dead at 45
July 6, 2010 9:00 AM ET
IS NO NEWS GOOD NEWS?
Dwyane Wade has called off a couple of news conferences scheduled for this morning. He had been expected to address the media at his summer basketball camp at Nova Southeastern University, and then later along with Alonzo Mourning to promote their charity weekend later this month. But with the free agent frenzy increasing, Wade felt like that talk would hijack the news conferences and overshadow their messages.
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More of what's happening At This Hour, including where the Nets owner expects Wade to end up, and the sudden death of a former NHL enforcer, after the jump.
PROKHOROV: WADE AND BOSH IN MIAMI
ESPN.com has obtained notes from a meeting the New Jersey Nets' billionaire Russian owner held with his inner circle of executives before leaving the United States over the weekend. And the notes indicate that Mikhail Prokhorov believes that Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will play for the Miami Heat next season. And if they're joined by LeBron James, he thinks they could win "two or three titles'' but "diminish the LeBron brand'' because he'd be winning with such a power-packed lineup. On the other hand, the Nets offer the chance to build a dynasty around him, even going so far as to pursue a trade for Chris Paul.
PROBERT DEAD AT 45
Former Red Wings and Blackhawks enforcer Bob Probert has died after suffering chest pains while boating in Canada with his family. He was 45. Probert struggled with issues off the ice throughout his career, and will likely be remembered most for his 3,300 penalty minutes - which are the fifth-most all-time in the NHL. But he was the last player in the NHL to score at least 20 goals and record at least 300 penalty minutes in the same season (see: 1987-88) - something that's happened only seven times in league history.
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