Jeff Zillgitt

Position: USA Today Sports

Odom arrested on suspicion of DUI

Veteran NBA player Lamar Odom was arrested by the California Highway Patrol early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, according to the incident...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A point guard the new point man for NBPA

The National Basketball Players Association has a star as its new president. Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul was elected NBPA president Wednesday at the union’s summer meeting in Las...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

LeBron James says he’s not running for NBPA president

After days of careful consideration and research, Miami Heat star LeBron James decided he will not run for president or vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, a person...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Timberwolves’ top pick sent home from camp

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Minnesota Timberwolves rookie guard Shabazz Muhammad was sent home from the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program for violating a rule and bringing a female guest into his hotel room...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Are the Big 3 history?

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade slipped in the comment in his friendly, easy-going style. But his words carried a foreboding message, even after the Miami Heat’s rollicking championship celebration Thursday...

DATE: June 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

James blames James

SAN ANTONIO – LeBron James delivered the message multiple times in the sullen and stunned losing locker room. “I’ve got to be better,” James said after the San Antonio Spurs crushed the Miami Heat...

DATE: June 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA Basketball mixes it up for World Cup

Gearing up for the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, USA Basketball selected a wide-ranging mix of experience, youth, size, speed and shooters for its 27-man roster that will train in July 22-25 in Las...

DATE: June 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

LeBron James refuses to play selfishly for Heat

MIAMI – If X’s and O’s were nameless and faceless, no one would say a word about the decisions LeBron James makes. But that’s not the world in which the NBA is played, so every move the Miami Heat...

DATE: June 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Dwyane Wade isn’t having any fun

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade is playing during the NBA Finals with a bruised right knee, which feels good some days and not so good on other days.So Dwyane, are you enjoying yourself this...

DATE: June 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Coach K just couldn’t say no

Mike Krzyzewski tried to walk away from USA Basketball after two Olympic gold medals, one world championship and a 62-1 record. He tried to leave it all behind. He couldn’t. The bonds forged with...

DATE: May 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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