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  1. Cheerleader signs clothing deal with NBA

    Lynn Hoppes

    The NBA sent out a news release last week saying, "Miss Fanatic, a fashion-forward women's apparel company, has teamed up with the National Basketball Association to launch a new product line designed exclusively for women." What most people don't...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  2. Ex-NBAer Bond hosts Food Network show

    Lynn Hoppes

    Walter Bond, who played three seasons in the NBA and started his own motivational speaking company, thought hosting the new Food Network show "Giving You the Business" was a perfect vehicle for him. In the show, employees of a business are secretl...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  3. Tough season doesn't deter Jacque Vaughn

    Lynn Hoppes

    Less than a year removed from NBA All-Star Dwight Howard bolting for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Orlando Magic -- his former team -- head into their final game of the regular season Wednesday night tied for the worst record (20-61) in the NBA. Wh...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  4. Tony Gonzalez talks NBA dreams, Falcons

    Lynn Hoppes

    Future football Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez isn't just bragging when he says he could play in the NBA. In fact, he did. In 2002, Gonzalez, who was in a contract dispute with the Kansas City Chiefs, was invited by the Miami Heat to take part in ...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  5. Dwyane Wade talks Madness, streak, sons

    Lynn Hoppes

    When you ask NBA great Dwyane Wade when he became at peace with the world, you'd think he'd say: • Winning his first NBA Championship with the Miami Heat in 2006. • Capturing a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics as part of the U...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  6. Exclusive: Allen Iverson talks NBA, shoes

    Lynn Hoppes

    Allen Iverson, who hasn't played in the NBA since 2010, still thinks he has some game left in him. "I don't think today's game is any different than when I was playing in my prime," Iverson said Friday night in an exclusive interview with Playbook...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  7. What we'd pay $1 million to see in sports

    Lynn Hoppes

    Even if LeBron James doesn't take Magic Johnson's $1 million offer to finally participate in the NBA's dunk contest, it brought up an interesting idea: What would you pay $1 million in play money to see in sports? Playbook asked some ESPN staff...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  8. Shaq on relaunch of Shaq Attaq, Shaqnosis

    Lynn Hoppes

    Although Shaquille O'Neal retired from the NBA in June 2011, he is everywhere these days: basketball analyst for TNT's "Inside the NBA," TV spokesman for Buick car company and the host of a new show on truTV debuting Thursday. "I'm busier now than...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  9. Dominique Wilkins on Jordan, dunk, LeBron

    Lynn Hoppes

    Easily one of the best dunkers in NBA history, Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins said he wishes Miami Heat forward LeBron James would participate in this weekend's slam dunk contest in Houston. "Everybody wants to see him and a few of the best high ...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  10. Playbook shows love for the sports nerds

    Lynn Hoppes

    It really is Revenge of the Nerds. Movies such as "The Amazing Spider-Man" to key characters in "Skyfall." TV shows such as "The Big Bang Theory" and Jon Cryer's character on "Two and a Half Men." Don't forget the "Harry Potter" phenomenon. An...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  11. Dominique Wilkins on shoes, today's game

    Lynn Hoppes

    NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins loves the Christmas Day schedule of games highlighted by the New York Knicks at the Los Angeles Lakers at 3 p.m. ET and Oklahoma City at Miami at 5:30, both on ABC. That's because the "Human Highlight Film" lov...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  12. Athletes talk about favorite Christmas toys

    Lynn Hoppes

    With Christmas just a few days away, Playbook decided to ask several athletes about their favorite Christmas present as a child. (Well, Shaq is always childlike, so he answered differently.) Danica Patrick, NASCAR driver "I remember one year my m...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  13. Kyrie Irving talks on new 'Uncle Drew' spot

    Lynn Hoppes

    Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is back once again as "Uncle Drew" for a Pepsi MAX ad. Irving's first commercial, in June, garnered more than 15 million views. This time, basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell is making an appearance as ...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  14. Exclusive: Tracy McGrady on move to China

    Lynn Hoppes

    It might have shocked some last week when seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady announced on Facebook that he was heading for China to sign a one-year contract for the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles in the Chinese Basketball Association. McGrady, 33, h...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  15. Shaq raises money for Boys and Girls Club

    Lynn Hoppes

    NEW YORK -- As a kid growing up in Newark, N.J., retired NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal often headed to the Boys and Girls Club to hang out with friends and talk with mentors about his future. "I was there with so many dreams. I learned to be a leade...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  16. QB chat: Theismann, Kelly, Simms, Moon

    Lynn Hoppes

    Playbook gathered four quarterback legends -- Phil Simms, Jim Kelly, Joe Theismann and Warren Moon -- to talk about the return of football. Joe Theismann, former Super Bowl champ and current NFL Network broadcaster "When the NBA had about 15 se...

    Blog | September 02, 2012