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Is anyone else jonesing for training camp like I am!? Here are a few stories from around the internet (some maybe old, but it's the summer, whaddaya expect!?)

NBA set to cash in with sponsorship patches on jerseys -
LAS VEGAS -- NBA jerseys almost certainly will feature small sponsorship patches on the shoulder area in two years, a move that league officials estimate could generate $100 million in revenues per season.

Professional Athletes Blake Griffin, Hope Solo, Troy Polamalu And Rudy Gay Join Hyperice As Equity Partners - MarketWatch
Professional athletes Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers, NBA), Troy Polamalu (Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL), Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies, NBA) and U.S. Olympian Hope Solo (U.S. Women's Soccer), have become equity partners in Hyperice, a new state-of-the-art, patented high performance line of ice compression recovery gear.

Freakonomics " Why Did the NBA Miss On Jeremy Lin?
Something for all you stats geeks....

Freakonomics " Woulda, Coulda, and the Real Story Behind the Redeem Team

Atlanta sends Green to Clippers…and back in time - Clippers blog : The Orange County Register
Maybe you missed the particulars of the Clippers’ trade for Atlanta guard Willie Green. Maybe you googled the phrase "Willie Green sign and trade AJC" with the hopes of seeing...

Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Russia - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Heading into the Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even contend with Team USA. As the Game

Dirk Nowitzki gets married in Kenya in a traditional African ceremony (photo enclosed) |

NBA elite still struggling with new rules | Olympics 2012

Stern in no hurry to know if NBA players stay in Olympics –
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said that the sooner he knows the age rule for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the better.

USA's shot at new gold may rest on Love's old prediction |
In the realm of outlandish predictions, the one Kevin Love made to Tyson Chandler nearly 12 years ago qualifies as, how would the locals say it ... "bold as brass."

10 key NBA games: Jeremy Lin at Garden, Anthony Davis' debut
USA TODAY Sports breaks down 10 key games on the newly released 2012-13 NBA schedule, including awkward returns for Jeremy Lin and Steve Nash.

Grant Hill: A Mutual Parting? - Bright Side Of The Sun
The Suns have made some major changes this off-season. The last remnants of the past era evaporated from the horizon, shimmering and then fading to nothingness in the parching summer sun. Fresh and familiar faces have swirled into the mix, manifesting in the midst of a midafternoon monsoon.

StoryWalk Inspires White Plains Kids To 'Dream Big, Read' | The White Plains Daily Voice

Phyllis Chambers took her children on a StoryWalk at the White Plains Library. The exhibit features each page of the book "Long Shot" by NBA player Chris Paul on large foam boards.

A closer look at the Clippers' schedule - Los Angeles Clippers Blog - ESPN Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Clippers enjoyed their most successful season ever in Lob City’s debut run and were rewarded when their 2012-13 schedule came out Thursday with 30 national television games.

Clippers will play eight of their first nine games at Staples Center -

LOS ANGELES -- When the NBA put together the 2012-13 schedule, the league seems to have kept in mind the memorable seven-game, first-round playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies. Perhaps that explains why the Clippers will open the regular season against Memphis...