Dan Devine

  • Derrick Rose loses motion, will face trial in civil gang-rape suit

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 1 hr ago

    A federal judge on Wednesday denied Derrick Rose’s motion to dismiss a civil lawsuit alleging he and two other men drugged a woman, broke into her apartment and raped her, meaning the case against the New York Knicks point guard will proceed to trial.

    “The record presents a genuine dispute of material fact as to the central issue in this action: whether Plaintiff consented to sexual intercourse with Defendants in early morning of August 27, 2013,” Fitzgerald wrote in his judgment. “Because the jury and not the Court must resolve this central issue, summary judgment is improper. ”

    In the original civil complaint, Jane Doe alleged that then-Chicago Bulls guard Rose — with whom she had allegedly had a sexual relationship from late 2011 until July 2013 — Allen and Hampton placed a drug in her drink during a night out, and that she was in an “incapacitated state of consciousness” when they allegedly “gang raped” her, according to Patrick M. O’Connell of the Chicago Tribune:

    Since the lawsuit was filed last year, Rose has maintained his innocence.

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  • Answer a Kevin Durant question? Don’t make Russell Westbrook laugh

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 3 hrs ago

    Russell Westbrook has FINALLY broken his silence on Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Golden State Warriors! Well … kind of.

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    All it took was some intrepid reporting from a citizen journalist/alleged Qdoba Mexican Grill employee:

    Hey, a loud laugh in response to the question, “How you feel about Durant, man?” is noise! That technically means the silence is broken … even if Russ didn’t actually say anything, and if we don’t know for sure whether that laugh means anything more than, “I am 100 percent not going to answer that question.” It counts!

    Yeah, I thought so.

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  • Why Amar’e Stoudemire retired with the Knicks and not the Suns

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 4 hrs ago

    When Amar’e Stoudemire announced his retirement from the NBA on Tuesday, many fans wondered why the six-time All-Star and five-time All-NBA selection decided to do so after signing a ceremonial one-day contract with the New York Knicks rather than invisible-inking one with the Phoenix Suns. Like, if you’re going to revisit one of our past stops to bid farewell, why choose the one where you spent 4 1/2 up-and-down, injury-plagued seasons over the one where you developed into a nigh-unstoppable offensive terror and had the greatest individual and team success of your 14-year career?

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    “They brought back Jared [Dudley] and Leandro [Barbosa], my boys [and former Suns teammates],” Stoudemire said. “That would’ve been a heck of a way to finish. I wasn’t just going to keep knocking on someone’s door that wasn’t going to answer.

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  • Jeremy Lin made an anime-themed take on 'Space Jam’

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 6 hrs ago

    While cartoon basketball movie enthusiasts patiently await the latest morsel of news about the possibility of a LeBron James-helmed “Space Jam 2” actually reaching theaters one day, Jeremy Lin decided to just go ahead, jump the line and make a “Space Jam 3.” … Well, sort of.

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    It’s fun, goofy and self-deprecating, a neat way to while away a few minutes on a late-July Friday. Here’s hoping Lin’s return to New York brings with it more opportunities for him to flex his comedic chops on camera … and that the fine folks at Warner Bros. responsible for getting “Space Jam 2” off the ground one of these days are filing this away for future reference when it comes time to start thinking about cameos.

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  • Back in Chicago, Dwyane Wade hits stage in Lollapalooza surprise

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 7 hrs ago

    Three weeks after agreeing to terms on one of the more stunning deals of the summer, the Chicago Bulls will introduce Dwyane Wade at a Friday afternoon press conference. The All-Star shooting guard got to town a bit early, though — early enough to check out a crosstown interleague baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, and to make a special appearance at the opening of Lollapalooza, the massive music festival held each summer in Chicago’s Grant Park.

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    — Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) July 29, 2016

    — Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) July 29, 2016

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  • Ex-NBA player Glen Rice Jr. arrested on battery, robbery charges

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 1 day ago

    Former Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. was arrested in Georgia on Monday after allegedly assaulting a former Tulane University basketball player and running away with two bags in which police found guns.

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    According to a police report obtained by TMZ, a witness told police that Rice, a former Georgia Tech standout and the son of former All-Star and 15-year NBA veteran Glen Rice, pulled into a supermarket parking lot along with former Tulane guard Jordan Callahan in a white Porsche, then “got out of the car to have a conversation.” That chat allegedly ended with Rice punching Callahan in the face, breaking his jaw and knocking out one of his teeth before grabbing two bags from the Porsche and taking off running down the street:

    Inside the bags — 2 guns (an AK-47 assault rifle and a Taurus .38 Special) and a bunch of bullets.

    Cops say a 3rd gun was found in the Porsche.

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  • The staffer Blake Griffin punched no longer works for the Clippers

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 1 day ago

    Matias Testi, the assistant equipment manager on whose face Blake Griffin broke his right hand back in January, is no longer employed by the Los Angeles Clippers.

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    During an East Coast road trip, Griffin — who’d been sidelined since Christmas after suffering a partially torn left quadriceps tendon — was sent back to Los Angeles to continue “working his way back into game shape,” according to a team spokesperson. ESPN soon reported, though, that Griffin’s return trip came after he injured his right hand “in an undisclosed team-related incident.”

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  • The Pacers and Nuggets will play a regular-season game in London

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 1 day ago

    This season’s NBA Global Games slate will once again feature a regular-season contest in London, with the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets getting tapped to head across the pond and square off at O2 Arena on Jan. 12, 2017.

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    Here it is people… @nuggets will take on @Pacers in London in January #NBALondon pic.twitter.com/hclvqlbiIj

    — NBA UK (@NBAUK) July 28, 2016

    “We are thrilled to return for our seventh regular-season game in London,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “With almost 25 percent of players in the NBA born outside of the United States, we are seeing firsthand the global growth of our game, which has never been more popular in the U.K.”

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  • Ex-NBA player hits Twitter, begs teams to give him one more chance

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 2 days ago

    It’s been four years since Von Wafer last played in the NBA, and, from the sound of it, that’s quite long enough for him, thanks.

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    The 31-year-old shooting guard, a former McDonald’s All-American and second-round draft pick out of Florida State, last saw an NBA court with the Orlando Magic in May of 2012. He’s spent the last four years bouncing around, with stints in China, Russia, Puerto Rico and the D-League, and he’s looking for one more chance to stick in the league … and, evidently, he’s not too proud to beg for it on Twitter:

    wish I had this mentality at a young age. I don't care how talented you are if ur mind is not in the rt place talent can only go so far

    — von wafer (@vonwafer13) July 26, 2016

    I pray for another opportunity man. It may never come. Take that as a lesson make the most of everything u are given. Nothing is promised

    — von wafer (@vonwafer13) July 26, 2016

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  • Andrea Bargnani is heading to Spain, and this is probably the end

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie 2 days ago

    Free-agent big man Andrea Bargnani will return to Europe, signing a two-year deal with Saski Baskonia of Spain’s ACB — widely acknowledged as the second-best professional hoops league in the world — that, more than likely, spells the end of the NBA road for the former No. 1 overall draft pick.

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    Not right away, though. Bargnani acquitted himself pretty admirably in his first few years in Toronto, offering scoring punch and an outside shooting threat on teams led by Chris Bosh and the T.J. Ford/Jose Calderon point guard combination that hung around the middle of the Eastern Conference pack. He moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore, and by his fourth season was averaging 17.2 points per game while shooting 47 percent from the field and 37.2 percent from the 3-point arc as the Raps’ No. 2 offensive option.

     

    So, naturally, enter the Brooklyn Nets.

    All things considered, it could’ve turned out worse.

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