• FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2013 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling gestures as the Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. The future of the Clippers is closer to decision as testimony resumes Monday, July 21, 2014,  in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    Donald Sterling needs Clippers sale to cover loans, says CFO

    By Linda Deutsch - Associated Press

    Darren Schield, who oversees the finances of The Sterling Family Trust, testified Monday that three banks are ready to recall their loans to Sterling because of his decision to dissolve the trust. His move was designed to rescind his signed agreement for the sale of the Clippers, a team he bought for $12 million.

  • East head coach Michel Cooper, of the Atlanta Dream, yells to his team during the first half of the WNBA All-Star basketball game, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Phoenix. The East won 125-124 in overtime. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Former Lakers star Cooper diagnosed with tongue cancer

    By Associated Press

    Cooper won five NBA titles as a shooting guard with the Los Angeles Lakers during the "Showtime" era from 1978-90. As a coach, he won two WNBA titles with the Los Angeles Sparks and one NBA Development League championships with Albuquerque.

    Miami Heat's James Nunnally (72) and Washington Wizzards' Glen Rice Jr. (14) go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

    No mere summer league performance for Glen Rice Jr.

    By Ben Standig - CSNwashington.com

    The Wizards rarely used Glen Rice Jr. last season. Based on his starry performance in the Las Vegas summer league, it's becoming harder to imagine the "rarely" part remaining.

    In this March 14, 2014, photo, Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries drives against the Phoenix Suns during NBA basketball game in Boston. The Washington Wizards have acquired Humphries from the Celtics for a protected 2015 second-round draft pick. Humphries appeared in 69 games, averaging 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, last season with Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Kris Humphries officially a Wizard as Celtics deal finalized

    By Associated Press

    Humphries appeared in 69 games, averaging 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, last season with Boston. In 10 seasons with the Jazz, Raptors, Mavericks, Nets and Celtics, he is averaging 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds.

    Former NBA player Bill Russell waves to the crowd during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Bill Russell OK after collapse during speaking engagement

    By Associated Press

    Celtics spokesman Brian Olive says the 80-year-old Russell felt faint after the Thursday morning fall at the Hyatt Regency resort in Incline Village, but was planning on returning home that evening.

    Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce is shown during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Miami. The Nets defeated the Heat 88-87. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Wizards’ Paul Pierce signing official as veteran comes aboard

    By Ben Standig - CSNwashington.com

    The 10-time All-Star and 18th all-time scorer in NBA history spent last season with the Brooklyn Nets after 15 years as a member of the Boston Celtics. Pierce, 36, owns career averages of 21.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.4 steals.

    Dallas Mavericks' DeJuan Blair (45) celebrates scoring against the San Antonio Spurs in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Dallas. The Spurs won 93-89. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    DeJuan Blair to join Wizards in sign-and-trade with Mavs

    By CSNwashington.com

    The Wizards had been in discussions to acquire Blair earlier in the week from the Dallas Mavericks, but details had to be hashed out to make it work and stay out of the luxury tax.

    McDonald's West All-American Emmanuel Mudiay (0) shoots a layup during the first half of the McDonald's All-American boy's basketball game Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    SNYDER: Emmanuel Mudiay’s decision to skip college another step toward sea change

    By Deron Snyder - The Washington Times

    Widely considered the nation's top guard entering next season, Mudiay first sent shockwaves by choosing SMU over bluebloods Kentucky and Kansas. It was a tremendous coup for coach Larry Brown and positioned the Mustangs as a Top 10 preseason team. But now, Brown joins John Calipari and Bill Self in lamenting the 6-foot-5 point guard as another who got away.

    Boston Celtics center Kris Humphries (43) drives past Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Kris Humphries headed to Wizards in sign-and-trade

    By J. Michael - CSNwashington.com

    Humphries, 29, reportedly will get a three-year contract worth $13 million with a team option for the final year of the deal. He replaces Trevor Booker, who agreed to terms with the Utah Jazz earlier in the day.

    Washington Wizards forward Trevor Booker, right, shoots over Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) during the second half of Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Washington, Sunday, April 27, 2014. The Wizards defeated the Bulls 98-89. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Trevor Booker leaves for Jazz as Wizards hold firm

    By J. Michael - CSNwashington.com

    The Wizards weren't willing to make a qualifying offer to keep Trevor Booker restricted last month and they weren't willing to pay him $5 million per year like his new team, the Utah Jazz.

    FILE - In this April 14, 2014, file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) pauses on the court during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Washington.  A person familiar with the situation says Wade is staying with the Heat, agreeing to a two-year deal with a player option for 2015-16. Wade made reference to the deal Tuesday, Kuly 15, 2014, tweeting "Home Is Where the Heart Is" and calling himself a "HeatLifer" in a photo of him below Miami's three NBA championship banners.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Dwyane Wade, Heat agree to new 2-year contract

    By Tim Reynolds - Associated Press

    Wade is entering his 12th Heat season and is the franchise's all-time leader in games, points, assists and steals. Last month, he opted out of a deal that would have paid him $42 million over the next two seasons.

    FILE - In this March 21, 2001, file photo, Red Klotz, 80, owner of full-time Globetrotters' opponent the New York Nationals, smiles inside his office at his home in Margate, N.J. The basketball barnstormer who owned the Washington Generals and other teams that lost thousands of games to the Harlem Globetrotters died Monday, July 14, 2014. Louis "Red" Klotz was 93. (AP Photo/Chris Polk, File)

    LOVERRO: Red Klotz an unquestioned winner despite 14,000 losses

    By Thom Loverro - The Washington Times

    Klotz, who died Saturday at 93, was best known for being the coach of the biggest losers the game of basketball has ever seen — the Washington Generals, the patsy for the Harlem Globetrotters — from 1953 to 1995. He lost and lost and lost. And people loved him for it.

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