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  1. Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant decides against Regenokine knee s...

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant raved about how improved his right knee felt last season after visiting Germany to undergo Regenokine surgery. As effective as the treatment might have been, the Lakers star decided a repeat procedure was not necessary heading into 2012-13.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2012
  2. One call from Howard made it clear: Lakers are Bryant's

    Ramona Shelburne

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant was halfway around the world at the Summer Olympics in London when his phone rang and it was finally time to talk. Dwight Howard was on the other line. They had spoken briefly a few months earlier under far differ...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker shook hands with the Spaniards, then made one, final Olympic gesture. He smashed his goggles onto the floor. A few hours later, near the same spot where pieces of plastic had skidded, Manu Gino...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: One interesting point on the current Olympic Games in London: this time the Bucks have zero players competing. That's a marked contrast from the 2008 Beijing Games when Michael Redd was playing for the U.S....

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  5. Twitter gaffes begat punishment for athletes

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Triple jumper Voula Papachristou made headlines -- and took social media by storm -- this week when she was expelled from the Greek Olympic team after posting a racist tweet. Papachristou is the first Olympian to be banned for social media comment...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  6. Trending: Team USA, Olympics, Dwight

    Bill Speros

    Team USA was sluggish early against Brazil on Monday night before taking command in the second half for an 80-69 victory in Washington, D.C. The biggest challenge of the night came when President Obama tried to steal a smooch from the First Lady via ...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  7. Boston Celtics' Greg Stiemsma, New Orleans Hornets' Lance Thomas ...

    Boston Celtics center Greg Stiemsma and Lance Thomas of the New Orleans Hornets have been added to the select team of young players that will train against the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  8. David Stern unsure of keeping veteran NBA players in Olympics

    David Stern wants to take a closer look at flopping and referees to be able to take a second look at all flagrant fouls.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  9. Former NBA star, Olympian Bob Boozer dies at 75

    Bob Boozer was a star in college, an Olympic gold medalist and an 11-year professional who finished his playing career with an NBA championship.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2012
  10. New Jersey Nets' Deron Williams wants contract before Olympics

    Mike Mazzeo

    Deron Williams wants to make a decision about where he's going to play in the future by the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  11. Jerry Colangelo says Team USA won't add to prelim roster after in...

    Marc Stein

    In his strongest terms to date, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Wednesday that no new players will be considered for the roster for this summer's Olympics despite a flurry of injuries.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  12. Surgeon for Dwight Howard of Orlando Magic 'optimistic' center wi...

    Ric Bucher

    While Magic center Dwight Howard's back has "showed significant improvement," the operating surgeon declined to say that the Orlando star will be ready by the start of the 2012-13 season, but is "optimistic" Howard will return next season.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  13. Los Angeles Lakers' Andrew Bynum 'probably' won't play for U.S. O...

    Dave McMenamin

    Dwight Howard's surgery means USA Basketball will be without its presumed starting center this summer at the London Olympics. It won't be Andrew Bynum to the rescue in Superman's absence, either.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  14. Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard to have back surgery, miss rest of ...

    Ric Bucher

    Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard will undergo back surgery Friday morning in Los Angeles to repair a herniated disk, effectively ending his season and eliminating him from participation in the 2012 Summer Olympics, Howard's agent said Thursday night.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2012
  15. D-Will among finalists for Team USA

    Christopher Hunt

    Nets point guard Deron Williams will among the returnees who will be considered to represent the United States in the 2012 Olympics, USA Basketball announced Monday. Williams is among five points guards in the U.S. team's 20-player pool, which inc...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  16. Blake Griffin of Los Angeles Clippers added to U.S. Olympic team ...

    The U.S. added Blake Griffin of the Clippers and LaMarcus Aldridge of Portland on Monday to the 18 holdovers who hope to go for more basketball gold.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2012