MIAMI -- LeBron James and longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson are engaged.
A representative for James confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Sunday morning, a few hours after close friend Chris Paul and Miami Heat owner Micky Arison were among those tweeting their congratulations.
The Miami Heat forward popped the question to his high school sweetheart on Saturday night, doing so at a party to celebrate both New Year's Eve and his 27th birthday, which was Friday.
James and Brinson are the parents of two sons.
No wedding date was announced. James and the Heat were playing host to the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday.
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Ironically soon after Kobe's divorce.
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More importantly, the players union has also spoken out about the matter, and it seems that some legal action against the rule has not been ruled out as a possibility, according to NBA Player Union president Billy Hunter
“(The rotation is) probably eight to nine (players),” Casey said. “If (the rookies) are not in the rotation, they are going to get a lot of individual work. This year is about winning, getting the five, eight, nine guys on the court that are going to produce a win. We are not going to use games to develop guys like we did last year.”
No one else in Toronto is talking about an All-Star appearance for DeRozan this year, but he doesn’t face any real challenge to his starting two-guard position either and the obvious candidate to back him up hasn’t even taken that job. In an eight or nine man rotation, the backup off guard might not be the usual suspect.
The backup power forward job has largely come down to two relatively equal but vastly different players in Ed Davis and Amir Johnson. While both could end up in the rotation, these two guys will be competing for minutes.
Day three of training camp has wrapped up, but those to-be-determined spots are not something that can be easily resolved during drills and scrimmages. Preseason games are going to matter in Toronto as Casey determines each player’s role for the coming season.
The Blazers' next internal move was to bring in head coach Terry Stotts, who was 115-168 as coach of the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks but spent the past four seasons as an assistant with the Dallas Mavericks, where he won a championship.
“Mr. Hunter has been a tremendous help to me personally as a mentor while being on the executive committee,” Evans said. “More importantly our players should be thankful for him and our union for the job they have done throughout his tenure, especially with limited resources as it compared to the NBA.”
It wasn’t that the Washington Wizards needed more depth in the backcourt. If nothing else, the team already had lightening-fast point guard John Wall — the top pick of the 2010 NBA Draft — and athletic shooting guard Jordan Crawford.
Around this time last year, Maurice Evans was sitting in a New York conference room and attempting to negotiate with the NBA’s owners. It seemed like the lockout would never end. Regular season games were being canceled and meetings weren’t yielding progress.
“In the meantime, I have enjoyed working more closely with Mr. Hunter and the rest of the staff to improve our union and help it to work towards becoming the strongest union in sports,” Evans said. “We are updating our agent regulations, our by-laws and our player programs. We are planning to cut into the deficit that is plaguing our players by way of bankruptcy, divorce, drugs and lack of transitional skills upon leaving game. This is very exciting, especially as the business review winds down and all of the negative energy associated with it is cast aside.”
''My first time, it was much more dramatic. It was a team that was trying to change its image. It was a team that had won 21 games in the regular season,'' Aldridge said. ''So that time was a lot different than this one. This time we really have some good pieces, and I think guys are actually better this time. ''
''I think there's going to be some ups and downs - with any young team you have some ups and downs,'' Aldridge said. ''With me, going through it my first season, we'd win one then lose three or four. I'm not saying it's going to be a down season but it's going to be hard sometimes.''
“I like to play fast, really fast and so I think this is a great place for me,” Dragic told HOOPSWORLD. “We’re trying to play fast and I just want to involve all of my players, try to be dangerous for both baskets and assists. If I can do that, it’s going to be much easier for the team.”
If Ollie does indeed get tabbed as the man to replace an all-time great in Calhoun, he has a difficult task on his hands. Calhoun has been campaigning for Ollie to be his replacement when the day came, but Ollie was not in a rush to take over. He was the first to admit that he had a lot to learn, but now it looks like he’ll be forced to learn under the fire.
“Competing from Jose and Kyle, to me and DeMar [DeRozan], to Amir [Johnson] and [Andrea] Bargnani, we are competing all the way across the board,” Anderson said. “It is a big difference [from last year] because guys are actually trying to [help] each other get better and want to play and prove that they can play.”