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  1. Toronto Raptors fined $25,000 for Drake concert comments

    Marc Stein

    The Toronto Raptors have been fined for comments rap star and team ambassador Drake made about Kevin Durant at a recent concert that the NBA deemed a violation of its anti-tampering rules.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2014
  2. Sources: Wade, Melo get no-trade clauses

    Marc Stein

    Miami's Dwyane Wade and New York's Carmelo Anthony are the latest stars to secure a no-trade clause rarely seen in the NBA, according to sources familiar with their new contracts. NBA rules dictate that players can add a no-trade clause to a new c...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  3. Heat aim to keep LeBron cramp-free

    Marc Stein

    SAN ANTONIO -- If LeBron James or any other player in these NBA Finals has further issues with cramping, they can take some comfort in the knowledge that the league has no restrictions against administering pregame or in-game intravenous fluids or th...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  4. No escape route for Sterling this time

    Marc Stein

    Despite a well-documented history of thoroughly reprehensible personal conduct, Donald Sterling has avoided serious sanction for decades in the NBA because of a sad-but-true loophole. In general: If you don't overtly violate league rules -- or ...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  5. Latest on Knicks' coaching situation

    Marc Stein

    The latest on the Knicks' coaching situation and various playoff angles are on the table for discussion from our latest visit to the NBA on ESPN Radio pregame show. Listen here...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  6. P.J. Hairston lands with Texas Legends

    Marc Stein

    Former North Carolina swingman P.J. Hairston, suspended by the NCAA last month for rules violations, will resume his basketball career in the NBA D-League with the Texas Legends. The Legends, who currently hold the No. 1 turn in the D-League's pla...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  7. P.J. Hairston heads to D-League, Texas Legends

    Marc Stein

    Former North Carolina swingman P.J. Hairston, suspended by the NCAA last month for rules violations, will resume his basketball career in the NBA D-League with the Texas Legends.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  8. What if China is no option at all?

    Marc Stein

    Seriously? The Chinese Basketball Association might institute a rule that prevents its teams from including a back-to-America clause in any contract with locked-out NBA players? Seriously. Sources with knowledge of the CBA's inner workings h...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  9. Kings below 75 percent of cap

    Marc Stein

    League rules dictate that every team in the NBA must spend at least 75 percent of the salary cap in any given season. That computes to $43,533,000 this season, with the salary cap ceiling established at $58,044,000. Sacramento, though, has actuall...

    Blog | February 24, 2011
  10. Dirk's deal done, but actual signing TBD

    Marc Stein

    NBA rules allow for the Mavericks to get Dirk Nowitzki's deal-sealing signature on his new verbally agreed contract later this week, but they will likely have to get it from long distance if they want it at the earliest possible time. A longstandi...

    Blog | July 05, 2010
  11. The NBA likely won't rule on Dallas Mavericks protest until early...

    Marc Stein

    Don't expect a ruling on Mavs' protest of recent loss to Rockets before early 2010.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2009
  12. Source: NBA to unveil official social media policy

    Marc Stein

    The NBA will this week introduce what it considers "minimal" guidelines for players, coaches and team officials when using Twitter and other social networking sites, according to sources with knowledge of the policy.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2009
  13. NBA should adopt two-and-done rule

    Marc Stein

    Is David Stern's expected push to change the NBA age limit the right call?

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2009
  14. Mickael Pietrus of Orlando Magic flagrant foul on Pau Gasol to be...

    Marc Stein

    Mickael Pietrus' two-handed shove into Pau Gasol's back in the final seconds of Game 4 was the first flagrant foul of the NBA Finals and will thus automatically be reviewed Friday by the league office./p

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2009
  15. Allen Iverson will be on Pistons' playoff roster, won't play

    Marc Stein

    Allen Iverson's name will appear on the Detroit Pistons' playoff roster ... but that's only because league rules mandate Iverson's inclusion.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2009
  16. Artest suspension dictated by NBA's rules

    Marc Stein

    While Sacramento fans might protest, the latest suspension of Ron Artest was by the book, writes Marc Stein.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2006