Wade no rule-breaker

The NBA said Dwyane Wade did not break any league tampering rules by saying he wants to talk with other marquee players before deciding whether to stay with the Miami Heat.

Earlier this week, Wade reiterated that he will discuss options with LeBron James and other stars about their options this summer. Wade, James, and Chris Bosh are among the headliners who are expected to become free agents July 1.

Meanwhile, a judge in Chicago said Wade's wife may fire her ninth divorce lawyer in slightly more than two years.

Akron honors MVP

LeBron James, Akron's greatest export this side of rubber tires, is being honored with an event in his hometown. The NBA's two-time MVP will be recognized June 19 during "LeBron Appreciation Day" in the University of Akron's InfoCision Stadium. It was not known whether James would attend.

Walker's money woes

Former NBA all-star Antoine Walker has filed for bankruptcy.

In Chapter 7 documents filed last week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Florida, Walker reported having $4.3 million in assets and $12.7 million in liabilities.

It's not the first time Walker has faced financial trouble. In November 2009, he agreed to pay more than $900,000 to settle bad-check charges at three Las Vegas casinos and avoid trial on felony criminal charges.

- Associated Press