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NBA star Alonzo Gee processes being traded while giving back at home

By John Evenson


West Palm Beach NBA star Alonzo Gee is getting ready for his second annual basketball camp coming up in two weeks, but at the same time he's trying to process the fact he's been traded for the first time in his NBA career. After spending his first four seasons in Cleveland, he was traded by the Cavaleers to the Charlotte Hornets this past Thursday night for their 45th pick in the draft Dwight Powell.


"It's a business you know, I mean it hurt a little bit because obviously I've been (in Cleveland) so long. It has to be for the better, I mean it can't be for the worst for me, I want to make the best out of this opportunity."


Gee seems to make the most out of every opportunity, moving his basketball summer camp to Northwood University this year, hoping to mentor the kids who grew up in his home town.


"It's really special, I can only imagine what they're dreams are. They can be the same as mine, so you know, I just want to help them out as much as I can."


While he gets used to his new NBA city, he's currently building a brand new home in Palm Beach County, so no matter where he plays the former Dwyer high school star takes comfort in knowing exactly where he calls home.


"I'll always be in the Florida in the off-season, this is where I live, this is where I'm from, I would change it for nothing else."


Alonzo Gee's Summer Basketball Camp will be in the Northwood University gym on July 12th, and it's absolutely free. For more information just head to CBS12.com/links.

NBA star Alonzo Gee processes being traded while giving back at home

Monday, June 30 2014, 10:19 AM EDT

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Paul Millsap scored 21 points and Al Horford had 17 as the Hawks downed the Trail Blazers 105-99. Millsap and Mike Scott hit 3-pointers to give Atlanta a 97-91 lead. The Hawks trailed after each of the first three quarters before outscoring the Blazers 36-25 in the final period.

The Hawks' winning streak began after a loss to Milwaukee on Dec. 26.

In other NBA action:

-- Cleveland has a nine-game winning streak after Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for 23 points in a 101-90 verdict over Sacramento. Love scored 16 of his team-high 23 points in the first quarter, Irving finished with 21 and James added 19 in his return from a sprained wrist.

-- Donatas Motiejunas (doh-NAH'-tahs moh-tee-YOO'-nuhs) scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter of Houston's fourth straight win, 93-87 at Boston. Motiejunas also had 12 rebounds as the Rockets improved to 17-7 on the road, best in the Western Conference.

-- Michael Carter-Williams had a triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Philadelphia's 103-94 win over Minnesota.

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UNDATED (AP) -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver has chosen Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins to replace injured Lakers guard Kobe Bryant on the Western Conference All-Star team. Cousins will play in the showcase for the first time and become the first King to appear in an All-Star game since Brad Miller and Peja Stojakovic (PAY'-zhah stoy-AH'-koh-vihch) in 2004. Western Conference coach and Golden State bench boss Steve Kerr will decide who replaces Bryant in the starting lineup.

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PHOENIX (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL') held his Super Bowl news conference today and touched on a number of topics as the league wraps up a very tumultuous season.

He says that even if no competitive advantage was gained, the New England Patriots could be hit with increased penalties if the league investigation finds they violated rules by deflating footballs in the AFC championship game.

Goodell says at his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference Friday: "We have rules. We're a league of rules."

The league appointed lawyer Ted Wells to look into what happened to the Patriots' footballs during the 45-7 victory over the Colts that sent New England to the Super Bowl.

Goodell described his league and himself as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on. He brushed aside a question about whether there are conflict-of-interest problems with paying those who head up "independent" investigations like the one involving Ray Rice.

The commissioner adds that the league has not looked at any specific team that might want to move to Los Angeles.

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says it will be star cornerback Richard Sherman's decision whether to play in Sunday's Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple's first child sooner than expected.

Carroll said during a joint news conference with New England coach Bill Belichick that family comes first and "if (Sherman) is faced with that decision, we'll support him."

Carroll's comment regarding Sherman was the biggest news to come out of the final media availability with the coaches as both were extremely complementary of the other. Patriots coach Bill Belichick says preparing his team to face the defending Super Bowl champions has been a huge challenge, adding that the Seahawks do so many things well on so many levels.

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New Denver head coach Gary Kubiak (KOO'-bee-ak) and Denver vice president John Elway have urged Manning to take his time before making a decision.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Tiger Woods has missed the cut at the PGA's Phoenix Open by carding an 11-over 82 in the second round, the worst score in his 1,267 official rounds as a pro. It was the first time in his career that he missed the cut in consecutive PGA Tour events, the most recent one in August at the PGA Championship. He managed to show good humor after his round, taking a cue from Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's handling of the Super Bowl media by saying, "I'm just doing this so I don't get fined."

Woods was last at 13-over once he bogeyed his final hole.

Also missing the cut was Phil Mickelson, whose 5-over 76 left him 3-over.

Play was suspended by darkness with 18 players still on the course. Martin Laird had another 5-under 66 to take the clubhouse lead at the midway point. Laird reeled off three birdies on the back nine to move ahead.

Daniel Berger is second, two shots back and one ahead of Justin Thomas.

NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins were just minutes away from a shutout loss in New Jersey. Instead, they climbed within one point of the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders.

Simon Despres (see-MOHN' deh-PRAY') scored at 2:21 of overtime to complete the Penguins' comeback in a 2-1 triumph over the Devils. The Pens trailed 1-0 until Chris Kunitz (KOO'-nits) knotted the score with 3:11 left in regulation.

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-- St. Louis coughed up a 2-0 lead before Kevin Shattenkirk scored the only shootout goal in the Blues' 3-2 victory at Carolina. St. Louis appeared poised to blow out the Hurricanes when Ryan Reaves and David Backes (BAK'-ehs) scored in the first 3:25, but the Hurricanes made the Blues work for their fourth consecutive victory and ninth in 10 games.

NHL-BETTMAN-UNIFORM ADS

VANCOUVER (AP) -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says advertisements could be included on jerseys at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, calling it a valuable opportunity. None of North America's four major professional sports leagues currently place ads on their jerseys, but the practice is widespread elsewhere in the world. Bettman said it won't be happening any time soon in the NHL.

TENNIS-AUSTRALIAN OPEN

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- The Australian Open will have a new women's championship within a few hours. Five-time champion and top seed Serena Williams will take on second seed and 2008 champ Maria Sharapova.

Williams has won her last 15 matches against Sharapova, and has lost just one set in their last 11 meetings. She is 18-4 lifetime in Grand Slam finals, with one of those losses coming against Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004.

MLB-NEWS

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