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LeBron respects Kaepernick's message, says he'll stand during anthem

James was one of many NBA stars to speak out about the protests on Monday.        

Gregg Popovich Talks on Spurs Players Potentially Protesting the National Anthem

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said he won't stand in the way of any players who choose to protest during the national anthem once the regular season begins. Speaking during the team's media day, Popovich told reporters he won't discourage his players from kneeling while "The Star-Spangled Banner" is playing. Show More Summary

Nick Young on Lakers Media Day Without Kobe Bryant: ‘It’s Kinda Boring’

Swaggy P admitted to feeling a little bored at Lakers media day due to the glaring absence of one of the greatest players ever, Kobe Bryant. The post Nick Young on Lakers Media Day Without Kobe Bryant: ‘It’s Kinda Boring’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Tristan Thompson: ‘We Cannot Win a Championship Without JR Smith’

Tristan wants JR Smith back in the wine and gold as soon as possible. The post Tristan Thompson: ‘We Cannot Win a Championship Without JR Smith’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Stephen Curry Confirms He Will Stand for National Anthem

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry reiterated he would stand during the national anthem at Monday's media day session with reporters. "I plan on standing," Curry said, per Sam Amick of USA Today. During an interview at TechCrunch in San Francisco this month, Curry previously said he would "most likely" stand. Show More Summary

Derrick Rose: ‘I Feel Like I’m Innocent’

Derrick Rose faced the press Monday, and addressed his impending rape trial. Rose maintains his innocence, and says he’s focused on his first season in a New York Knicks uniform. The post Derrick Rose: ‘I Feel Like I’m Innocent’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Curry says focus on message not messenger for protests

Curry was asked about anthem protests at media day        

Timberwolves add Rasual Butler, John Lucas III and Toure` Murry to training camp

The Timberwolves finalized the team’s 2016-17 Training Camp roster today by signing forward Rasual Butler and guards John Lucas III and Toure’ Murry. Butler, 37, has appeared in 809 games over his 13-year NBA career, averaging 7.5 points and 2.4 rebounds. In 2015-16, he played in 46 games for the San Antonio Spurs, averaging 2.7 points [...]

Spurs add Joel Anthony, Nicolas Laprovittola, Ryan Richards to training camp

The Spurs training camp roster stands at 20 players, and includes the additions of center Joel Anthony, guard Nicolás Laprovíttola and forward-center Ryan Richards. Anthony (6-9, 245), a nine-year NBA veteran, spent the last two seasons with the Detroit Pistons. The UNLV product has also played for the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat, where [...]

Kyrie Irving Felt ‘Validation’ After Clutch Game 7 Performance

Kyrie Irving’s life “changed drastically” after his enormous three-pointer late in Game 7 of the NBA Finals helped clinch the first NBA title in Cleveland Cavaliers history. The All-Star point The post Kyrie Irving Felt ‘Validation’ After Clutch Game 7 Performance appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kelly Olynyk Injury: Updates on Celtics Forward's Recovery from Shoulder Surgery

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens announced Monday that Kelly Olynyk is medically cleared for non-contact drills, but his availability for the start of the 2016-17 season remains in doubt, according to Chris Forsberg of Continue for updates. Olynyk to be Re-Evaluated Oct. Show More Summary

LeBron supports Kaepernick but will stand during anthem

LeBron James says he plans to stand during the national anthem, but he supports San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel in protest.

What players, coaches are saying about protests

Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Gregg Popovich headline the list.        

James Harden Will Play as Houston Rockets' Full-Time Point Guard

For the last couple of years, James Harden has essentially served as the Houston Rockets' point guard. Now he has the title to back it up. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Harden would become the team's full-time point guard this season...Show More Summary

Pistons sign Nikola Jovanovic and Trey Freeman to training camp

The Pistons today signed Nikola Jovanovic and Trey Freeman to contracts that bring those two players to training camp. Jovanovic, a 6-11, 235 played three years at the University of Southern California and averaged 10.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 98 games for the Trojans. He averaged 12-plus points and 7.0 rebounds in [...]

Nets sign Chase Budinger and Jorge Gutierrez

The Nets today signed free agent forward Chase Budinger and guard Jorge Gutierrez. Budinger (6-7, 215) has appeared in 407 career NBA games (50 starts) with Phoenix (2015-16), Indiana (2015-16), Minnesota (2012-15) and Houston (2009-12) and holds averages of 7.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 19.7 minutes per contest. The California native was selected [...]

Nerlens Noel Thinks the Sixers’ Logjam at Center is ‘Silly’

The Philadelphia Sixers have an abundance problem at the center position, and Nerlens Noel is (understandably) frustrated. The 22-year-old has been in trade rumors, and says the whole thing is The post Nerlens Noel Thinks the Sixers’ Logjam at Center is ‘Silly’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Paul George to LeBron James: ‘I’m Ready for You’

The Indiana Pacers, according to All-Star forward Paul George, are ready to come after LeBron James and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavlaliers. PG is gunning for LBJ’s crown in The post Paul George to LeBron James: ‘I’m Ready for You’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Bulls add J.J. Avila, Vince Hunter, D`Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Thomas Walkup to training camp

The Bulls have signed free agents J.J. Avila, Vince Hunter, D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Thomas Walkup to round out their 2016-17 training camp roster. Avila (6-8, 250) played two seasons (2010-11, 2011-12) at Navy before transferring to Colorado State for his final two seasons (2013-14, 2014-15). He saw action in 115 games (103 starts) in his four-year [...]

Celtics add Marcus Georges-Hunt, Damion Lee, Jalen Jones to training camp

The Celtics have signed guards Marcus Georges-Hunt and Damion Lee, as well as forward Jalen Jones to their training camp roster. Georges-Hunt played in four contests for the Brooklyn Nets in the 2016 Las Vegas Summer League and averaged 2.8 points and 1.0 rebound in 13.3 minutes per game. As a senior at Georgia Tech, the [...]

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