They love LeBron

A band of Los Angeles Clippers fans took to the streets outside the Staples Center to show love for LeBron James.

At least 75 Clippers fans in red-and-blue gear waved signs and chanted slogans as they marched up and down Chick Hearn Court on Thursday night.

The two-time league MVP is eligible for free agency on July 1.

Jefferson guilty

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Al Jefferson will serve two years on probation as part of his sentence for driving drunk.

Jefferson pleaded guilty Thursday to fourth-degree driving while impaired. He was arrested Feb. 28 near downtown Minneapolis a few hours after a home loss to Portland.

Hennepin County District Judge Mel Dickstein ordered Jefferson to perform 40 hours of community service and fined him $300.

Hawks owner fined

Atlanta Hawks owner Michael Gearon was fined $25,000 for making comments that violated NBA anti-tampering rules.

In the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 19, Gearon said he would be willing to subject the team to the luxury tax if it could sign LeBron James to a maximum contract.

Teams are not allowed to talk about players on other teams until free agency opens July 1.

Perkins playing

The NBA rescinded one of Kendrick Perkins' two technical fouls from Wednesday night and nixed his suspension, which means he can play in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night when the Boston Celtics try for the third time to eliminate the Orlando Magic and go to the NBA Finals.

- Associated Press