NBA Labor Dispute - Making Lemonade Out Of Lockouts
Metta World Peace- The basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest has had an eventful summer. He started with legally changing his name to Metta World Peace. He then moved on to a stand-up comedy gig. Most recently, you may have seen him on Dancing with the Stars- he was eliminated during the first week.
Kobe Bryant- The five-time champion is still negotiating with Virtus Bologna. The Italian team has offered Bryant a one game, $2 million deal, the L.A. Times reported Wednesday. However, at this time it is still unclear whether the Italian pro league will be able to reschedule games in order to allow Bryant to play.
Pau Gasol- Gasol teamed with his brother, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, in Spain to win the EuroBasket Tournament. The two played for Spain and defeated France. The brothers will also be practicing in Barcelona until the end of the lockout.
Chris Kaman- The Clippers' center joined Dirk Novitzki to play for the German national team this summer in the EuroBasket Tournament. Germany lost 84-75 to Lithuania and was eliminated from the tournament.
Luke Walton- Walton has decided to spend the lockout as an assistant coach for the University of Memphis men's basketball team. The job gives him an opportunity to work out daily, while also coaching and recruiting. He will remain there until the end of the lockout.
Derek Fisher- The Lakers' point guard is the president of the NBA Player's Association. He is leading talks with team owners and NBA executives to discuss labor disputes.
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