From Comcast SportsNetORANGE, Calif. (AP) -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been found in contempt of court and ordered to pay 500,000 in back child support to his ex-wife, her attorney said Thursday.The flamboyant basketball player known for his off-court antics was sentenced to informal probation, his ex-wife's attorney, Mary Ann Noiroux, told City News Service. Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Barry Michaelson warned Rodman could face jail time if he doesn't pay the child support, she said.Another attorney for Rodman's ex-wife argued in court that Rodman owed Michelle Rodman about 850,000, but Linnea Willis, the former NBA standout's attorney, challenged that figure, Noiroux said.The two sides met outside court and agreed to 500,000, which Michaelson approved, Noiroux said.Willis told The Associated Press the contempt finding came from Rodman unintentionally paying too little, pointing out that the judge gave Rodman no jail time or community service, and commended him for his previous community service in the case.Willis said in a phone interview that Rodman was not present at a March 2009 hearing where he was ordered to pay additional child support and was not properly served the documents with the new order, resulting in several months of underpayment."He's been complying with the court orders ever since he found out the correct information," Willis said.She said she would seek to have the 500,000 payment order overturned because Rodman was not present in court to challenge the initial order and his previous attorneys missed a deadline to have it set aside.Dennis and Michelle Rodman must still work out custody and visitation for their two pre-teen children: a son and a daughter.A trial is set for Jan. 24 on those issues, but the two hope to work out an agreement before the court date, Noiroux said.This isn't the first time Dennis Rodman has been found in contempt.Rodman, recognizable by his facial piercings and his hair that's died in brilliant colors, was ordered to perform 104 hours of community service in May after being found guilty of four counts of contempt for failure to pay child support for 2009 and 2010.Willis said Rodman performed those hours and 23 more.The legal battle between Rodman and his former spouse began in 2004, when Michelle Rodman filed for divorce.Dennis Rodman was a bad-boy star of the Detroit Pistons and won three NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame last year.The eccentric athlete who once dated Madonna and was briefly married to Carmen Electra lived in California's Orange County before moving to Florida.He frequently attracted the attention of police with loud parties at his Newport Beach residence.
Among the NBA players' Twitter reaction to Kyrie Irving's trade request was some advice from new Celtics forward Marcus Morris and perhaps some shade from teammate Kevin Love.
Morris' advice, well, more like a request:
Just don't go to Golden State 😂😂😂😂...— Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2) July 21, 2017
And Love, when asked how he's doing, referred to his Cavs teammate Irving telling Sports Illustrated that Cleveland is "in a peculiar place" in an earlier interview this summer.
Hi @KevinLove, how are things— InsideHoops.com NBA (@InsideHoops) July 21, 2017
Life is amazing. No complaints. Things are a little peculiar. But no complaints. Now go kick some rocks 🙌🏼 https://t.co/Tz62YyGeYt— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) July 21, 2017
BOSTON – The Celtics have had legit drama in their past two training camps, each involving a fight for 15 – as in the 15th roster spot.
Two years ago, it was Perry Jones III winding up on the outside looking in.
Last season, it was R.J. Hunter being edged out for the final roster spot by James Young.
Who will it be this year?
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Because for the third season in a row, the Celtics are on the verge of heading into camp having at least one too many guaranteed contracts.
The agent for Shane Larkin told CSNNE.com that his client will be joining the Celtics for this upcoming season, which would bring Boston’s total number of guaranteed contracts to 16. That includes the announced signings Thursday of German forward Daniel Theis and the team’s first-round pick in 2016 and 16th selection overall, French big man Guerschon Yabusele.
Making their deals official gives the Celtics one more guaranteed contract than the NBA-maximum a team can take heading into the season. That figure does not include the recent addition of Kadeem Allen, who agreed to a two-way contract and does not count against the team’s total.
The past two training camps have produced some hotly contested battles, which has seemingly brought out the best in those competing for roster spots as well as the team’s more established players.
This camp should be more of the same, especially when you consider the talent assembled thus far has a foundation that has a high level of interchangeability.
Coach Brad Stevens, slowly but surely, is getting closer to having the kind of roster that can compete at the highest levels regardless of their opponent’s preferred style of play.
“We’ve become more versatile as the years have gone on,” Stevens said. “We entered the playoffs a couple years ago [against Cleveland], we only had a couple guys who could really swing that 3 [small forward] and 4 [power forward] spot. Being able to slowly add the right guys … you look at guys like Jaylen [Brown], you look at a guy like Jayson [Tatum], you look at Semi Ojeleye, those guys have the body to do it.”
Fortunately for the Celtics, they are not the only players on the roster with an element of versatility to their game.
Here’s a look at the team’s current roster broken down into the four primary positions – guards, wings, perimeter bigs and bigs.
WINGS (bigger point guards, shooting guards, small forwards)
BIGS (Power forwards and centers)