Around the league
To commemorate James’ role in helping the U.S. men’s team win gold at the London Olympics, the Heat will unveil a banner in his honor today before they play the Denver Nuggets. It will be displayed alongside three others for players who won Olympic gold as members of the Heat — Wade, Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway. ... Portland’s victory that sent the new-look Los Angeles Lakers to a 0-2 start was the most-watched telecast in NBA TV history. The game Wednesday night drew 868,000 viewers, the network said. ... The Eddy Curry era is over for the Dallas Mavericks after just two games. The Mavericks announced they’ve waived him and replaced him on the 15-man roster with newly signed free-agent center Troy Murphy.