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NBA may have Heat, Nets wear nicknames on jerseys

At least for one game, King James, Jesus Shuttlesworth, The Truth and KG may be headed to the backs of NBA jerseys.

Amid incredible joy, unspeakable tragedy

Dannielle Lois Diamant, Jerry Tarkanian’s 6-foot-5-inch granddaughter, was caught in a whirlwind Saturday. She was scurrying from one function to the next in Springfield, Mass., to celebrate her grandpa’s long-awaited induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame when her cellphone lit up.

Payton, nine-time All-Star, ‘trippin’ ‘ over enshrinement

Gary Payton talked a lot of trash during his storied 17-year NBA career. But he didn’t have to talk his way into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. His play on the court did that for him.

Hall inductees Tarkanian, Pitino have mutual admiration society

In 1975, Rick Pitino was a year out of college, working as a graduate assistant coach, making $13,000 a year and sharing a Honolulu apartment with five other guys. But part of that life was crossing paths with well-known, established college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian.

Billboard mistake gives Rebels coach a laugh

A billboard on I-215 near Buffalo has Lon Kruger back at the helm of the Rebels basketball program, which must be a shock to Dave Rice, who has coached the team since Kruger left for Oklahoma in 2011.