Former Lakers Center Caught in the Middle of a Kidnap Case & The Top NBA News

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Seven Los Angeles area gang members were charged of kidnapping a man who allegedly had a sex tape of former Lakers star Shaquille O’Neal. O’Neal just announced his retirement from the NBA, and this incident may ruin his reputation around the league if found guilty.

Shaq in the midst of controversy: Los Angeles Times

The Latest on the Lakers

Ron Artest says he was close to being traded to the Clippers. [Pro Basketball Talk]

The Los Angeles D-Fenders will return to the NBA D-League next season. [Lakers.com]

Ron Artest praised the Dallas Mavericks for their 2011 NBA Championship. [Los Angeles Times]

The Latest on the NBA

LeBron James says he is not superior to anyone. [NBA.com]

James congratulated the Mavs’ veterans for their first title. [Pro Basketball Talk]

250,000 people are expected to attend the Dallas Mavericks’ championship parade. [ESPN Dallas/Forth Worth]

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