Celtics great Larry Bird is the latest to take on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS awareness.
Center Greg Monroe reportedly signing a qualifying offer in Detroit creates hope that next summer, Boston will at least be on his short list of teams to consider.
3wPlayers had requested a week-long All-Star break and they may get it starting next season in New York, reports Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.
3wJoakim Noah says he's happy LeBron James is heading home to Cleveland, but 'I really hope that we can kick his [butt] as many times as possible.'
3wMichael Cooper, a defensive standout on the Laker teams that staged epic battles with the Celtics in the 1980s, has had surgery for tongue cancer.
3wA source tell Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears that Byron Scott has been offered the job and is poised to take over as Lakers coach.
3wNoah Vonleh of Haverhill, Mass., the Big Ten Freshman of the Year at Indiana and No. 9 overall pick, signs with Charlotte.
3wMike Moser impressed enough with the C's summer league team to land multiple NBA camp invites, but there are also lucrative overseas opportunities.
3wHere's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Friday, July 25.