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NBA Talks: Seven Hours, Little Progress

Training camps for the National Basketball Association were supposed to begin on Monday.

Instead, there will be more labor talks.

Both sides will meet Monday for more negotiations after nearly seven hours of talks this weekend produced little or no progress

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Kobe Bryant Likely to Play in Italy During NBA Lockout [VIDEO]

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, 33, has reached a verbal deal to play in Italy during the NBA lockout, said Italian team Virtus Bologna.

“There’s still some things to arrange but at this point I’m very optimistic. I would say it’s 95 percent done,” Virtus president Claudio Sabatini told a local radio station, adding, “This is an important investment and a unique chance for the city of Bologna and all of Italian basketball.”

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Jay-Z Reveals Brooklyn Nets Name, Concerts to Celebrate New Barclays Center

Rapper and businessman Jay-Z has announced that he’ll be doing a series of concerts next fall at the new arena where the NBA’s Nets will soon call home. Jay-Z, of course, is part owner of the team.

An all-access pass to events at The Barclays Center will go for up to $15,400 per season. It’s set to open on Sept. 28, 2012.

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NBA Postpones Training Camp, Cancels 43 Preseason Games

Still in the midst of a lockout, the NBA canceled all preseason games from October 9th to the 15th. Originally scheduled to begin October 3rd, player training camps for the 2011-12 season have been postponed indefinitely. With a new CBA agreement nowhere in sight, this probably won't be the first NBA announcement of canceled games.

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Kobe Weighs Options During Lockout, May Play Abroad

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is currently overseas holding youth basketball clinics. Bryant says he may stay overseas and play basketball professionally if the NBA lockout continues to threaten the 2011-2012 season.

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Dwight Howard Dunks on Giant Stuffed Giraffe [VIDEO]

With the lockout continuing, NBA players have been forced to look elsewhere to fulfill their basketball jones. In the case of Dwight Howard, this journey took him to Japan, where the Orlando Magic center recently dunked on an 11-foot hoop which had been attached to the neck of a 12-foot stuffed giraffe, during an exhibition at a Tokyo mall.

Yes, it all sounds a bit strange, but the crowd gets really into it.

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Spud Webb Wins 1986 Dunk Contest

Back in 1986, Anthony "Spud" Webb, of the Atlanta Hawks, won the NBA slam Dunk Contest.

Webb surprised a lot of people by even entering the competition. After all, he stood only 5-foot, seven inches in height

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Derrick Rose Says He’s Going To Win Multiple Championships

Haven't we heard this someplace before?

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, the 2010-2011 NBA MVP, says he's going to win a championship. As a matter of fact, Rose says he's going to win multiple championships.

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Bob Cousy Highlights

Video highlights of former Boston Celtics great Bob Cousy, number 14.

You may also know Cousy from the movie "Blue Chips", starring Nick Nolte. The movie also featured Shaquille O'Neal Anfernee Hardaway, with cameos by Bob Knight and Rick Pitino

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Lost Season Could Hurt Certain NBA Teams

If the entire 2011-12 season is wiped out, it will certainly hurt a select number of teams that are built to win now, but with a year off, may not be able to contend in 2012-13.

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