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Bob Kauffman dies at age 69

Bob Kauffman, the first All-Star of the Buffalo Braves franchise, passed away peacefully Saturday.

Paul Pierce fails at throwing first pitch (0:24)
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Doolittle: Most and least improved teams

Doc Rivers the GM helped Doc Rivers the coach with the additions of Paul Pierce and Lance Stephenson, while the Nets project to crash into the crop of the NBA's worst teams.

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Crawford unhappy with trade talk?

Jamal Crawford's name has been coming up in rumors, and he reportedly isn't too happy about the chatter. He may have to put up with it, however, as the Clippers are still over next season's tax line. NBA rumors roundup

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Sources: Rehabbing Love to attend USAB camp

Though recovering from shoulder surgery, Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will attend August's USA Basketball minicamp to make himself available for the 2016 Olympics, according to league sources.

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For Josh Smith, $6.9 million isn't enough

Smith will make $1.5M from the Clippers this season, and will also get a reported $5.4M annually through 2020 from Detroit -- but wants more: "At the end of the day I do have a family. So it is going to be a little harder on me this year. But I'm going to push through it and try to do something long term after this year."


Kobe Bryant, DeAndre Jordan, Gold Cup

Dan Le Batard, his father and Bomani Jones discuss Kobe Byrant's decision to not reach out to his new teammates, DeAndre Jordan's return to the Clippers, Mexico's controversial win over Panama and more.


EFT: Drama in La La Land

Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate Mark Cuban's comments on DeAndre Jordan, if a black champion is needed in the PGA and if Los Angeles really needs a NFL team.

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14-year veteran Jackson announces retirement

Stephen Jackson, who once was suspended for punching a fan and won one championship while playing for seven teams during his 14-year career, is retiring from the NBA.

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Players' Awards: Jordan is 'Best Defender'

The Clippers are happy to have DeAndre Jordan and his 2.2 blocks per game back in L.A. next season. Jordan was named "Best Defender" at the NBPA and BET Players' Awards.


Chris Paul's 'Mission: Impossible'

You thought convincing DeAndre Jordan to return to Los Angeles was hard? Wait until you see CP3's latest challenge: Joining the IMF for "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation."

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Jordan turns Clippers into winners

DeAndre Jordan's change of heart has completely reversed the Clippers' offseason. Now, they've kept their core and added depth. They look even more threatening than last year. Western Conference grades (Insider)

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Cuban: Jordan return like 'makeup sex'

"When you have a situation like DeAndre [Jordan], makeup sex is always the best sex, but after the makeup sex is over, you stare at that same face and realize the problems are the same," Mark Cuban told The Herd on ESPN Radio today. "It's hard for free agents to get past that sometimes." Story

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7dArash Markazi

Cuban: Jordan situation is like 'makeup sex'

Mark Cuban said the only thing he would have done differently in the DeAndre Jordan situation would've been having the center change his Twitter profile after he agreed to a deal with the Mavs.

What did Cuban learn from Jordan saga? (3:42)
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Mark Cuban on DeAndre Jordan situation

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban dishes on what he learned from the DeAndre Jordan situation, Richard Jefferson's departure from Dallas and the team's appeal to free agents.

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Cuban's hindsight on DeAndre Jordan

"The only thing I would have done differently is make him change his Twitter profile picture right off the bat. By having it stay the way it was, it gave him an out. He hadn't totally committed." (via The Herd) Live on ESPNU & WatchESPN

Pierce: 'Clippers right now is a first-class organization' (1:20)
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Ibaka Responds To Barnes' Fight Talk

The Grizzlies wing said he would fight the Thunder big man right now. Ibaka's way of responding? One tweet, involving UFC and Dana White. Check it out

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Adande: Jordan wouldn't let pride get in the way

The healthiest sign in DeAndre Jordan's return engagement with the Clippers is that the final decision was made for the right reasons, overcoming what would have been a prideful mistake.

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8dArash Markazi

Rivers likes Clippers on paper 'against anyone'

Doc Rivers, flanked by the players the Los Angeles Clippers signed this offseason, said at a news conference Tuesday that he'll take his team on paper "against anyone."

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game106.72nd
Rebounds Per Game42.620th
Assists Per Game24.83rd
Points Allowed100.116th

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