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Watch Jeremy Lin’s Pretty Off-Hand And-1 Layup

Watch Jeremy Lin’s Pretty Off-Hand And-1 Layup

dimemag.com Updated 23 hours ago
The poor Lakers were crushed last night by the Rockets, 108-90, in their opening home game of the 2014-15 season. Not only did Dwight elbow Mamba before trading barbs, but exciting rookie Julius Randle fractured his tibia. Point guard Jeremy Lin struggl…
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  • Lakers Rookie Julius Randle Breaks Leg In First NBA Game

    Lakers Rookie Julius Randle Breaks Leg In First NBA Game

    In a 90-108 loss to the Houston Rockets in their season opener, the Los Angeles Lakers looked about as underwhelming and stagnant as everyone feared they would be. What's already shaping up to be a rough season in L.A. got even worse when rookie forward…
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  • Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard tussle late in Lakers-Rockets ope…

    Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard tussle late in Lakers-Rockets opener (Video)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com ESPN.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    Kobe Bryant has not gotten along terribly well with a number of teammates during his 19 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, but few have earned as much media attention as his spat with current Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard. When the Lakers trade…
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  • Dirk Says Dinners Are On Chandler Parsons Because “It’s My Mone…

    Dirk Says Dinners Are On Chandler Parsons Because “It’s My Money Anyway”

    dimemag.com Oct 28 (yesterday)
    Dirk Nowitzki took a massive paycut on the deal he signed with the Dallas Mavericks this summer. Despite the 36 year-old holding max-level offers from the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, and undoubtedly many more, Dirk signed on Mark Cuban’s dotted…
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  • Healthy and more mature, Dwight Howard is ready to carry Housto…

    Healthy and more mature, Dwight Howard is ready to carry Houston to NBA’s elite

    yahoo.com Oct 27 (3 days ago)
    It seems as if everyone in and around the league has an opinion about Dwight Howard and the Rockets. Some would describe Howard’s first year in Houston as a success, with the Rockets finishing fourth in the Western Conference and with a 54-28 record in …
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  • Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”

    Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”

    dimemag.com Oct 23 (7 days ago)
    Dwight Howard’s goofy personality, oft-ugly post game, and contentious departures from the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers make it easy to forget that he’s still suffering ill-effects from 2012 back surgery. Recent praise from Houston Rockets teamm…
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  • NBA General Managers Rank Kobe Bryant Third-Best Shooting Guard…

    NBA General Managers Rank Kobe Bryant Third-Best Shooting Guard In Survey

    dimemag.com Oct 22
    Houston Rockets All-NBA First Team honoree James Harden believes that he’s “the best all-around basketball player in the NBA.” Meanwhile, the agent of Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson recently opined that his client is “the best two-way …
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  • Daryl Morey thinks the James Harden defensive failure videos ar…

    Daryl Morey thinks the James Harden defensive failure videos are 'completely unfair'

    If you have read anything about Houston Rockets All-Star guard James Harden in the last six months, then you have probably watched or at least seen a link to this 11-minute video of his worst defensive failures: The lowlight mix has become as much a par…
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  • GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris…

    GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris Andersen

    dimemag.com Oct 21
    The only thing better than dunking on one opponent? Catching two. In the Houston Rockets’ exhibition against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, Dwight Howard rose for a power dunk on both Luol Deng and Chris Andersen. Howard’s new Rockets and former Orlan…
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  • GIF: Dwight Howard Spins For The Towering Slam

    GIF: Dwight Howard Spins For The Towering Slam

    dimemag.com Oct 20
    Before last night, Dwight Howard had yet to suit up in a Rockets uniform during preseason action. He only played 16 minutes in the first half during his first time out against the Warriors Sunday night, but an athletic dunk in the pregame layup-line, an…
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  • Hakeem Olajuwon Says Dwight Howard Will Have MVP-Caliber Season

    Hakeem Olajuwon Says Dwight Howard Will Have MVP-Caliber Season

    dimemag.com Oct 17
    After Trevor Ariza recently said Dwight Howard is more athletic than ever, Houston Rockets legend and player development specialist Hakeem Olajuwon has added even more fuel to optimism about Howard’s game. Citing improved health and a new work ethic, Ol…
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  • Watch Anthony Davis Dominate The Dwight Howard-Less Rockets

    Watch Anthony Davis Dominate The Dwight Howard-Less Rockets

    dimemag.com Oct 15
    At one point during Anthony Davis‘ dominating performance during the Pelicans’ 117-98 win over a Rockets team missing James Harden and Dwight Howard, Pellies’ analyst David Wesley asked the question, “Man, how do you guard him?” It’s a question without …
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  • Andre Iguodala Says Klay Thompson 3-Point Attempts Are Comparab…

    Andre Iguodala Says Klay Thompson 3-Point Attempts Are Comparable To Layups

    dimemag.com Oct 14
    It’s not even debatable anymore: Corner three-pointers and attempts from the restricted area are the most valuable shots in basketball. The Houston Rockets have based an entire offensive identity on this line of thinking to great success, and every defe…
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  • What Was & Could Have Been: Shaquille O’Neal Posts Photo Wi…

    What Was & Could Have Been: Shaquille O’Neal Posts Photo With Yao Ming

    dimemag.com Oct 10
    Yao Ming is one of the biggest and most overlooked “what-ifs?” in league history. A rash of foot injuries limited the Chinese giant – physically and metaphorically – to just seven full NBA seasons before he called it quits in 2010-2011. But Yao’s fleeti…
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  • Patrick Beverley’s Funny Rejoinder When Vince Carter Tells Him …

    Patrick Beverley’s Funny Rejoinder When Vince Carter Tells Him To Chill

    dimemag.com Oct 10
    Confession time: we love Patrick Beverley. The guy plays so freakin’ hard and makes it so difficult for opposing ball handlers to get comfortable, there just aren’t many like him in the NBA.* Except, he has a tendency to rub some players the wrong way, …
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  • Chandler Parsons Says Dallas Is “Nicer, Cleaner” Than Houston

    Chandler Parsons Says Dallas Is “Nicer, Cleaner” Than Houston

    The three-year, $46 million offer sheet that Chandler Parsons signed with the Dallas Mavericks might have been the means of his departure from the nearby Houston Rockets. But according to Dirk Nowitzki’s latest running mate, the cleanliness of his new t…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Houston Rockets

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Houston Rockets

    yahoo.com Oct 8
    Daryl Morey does not plan to improve steadily. When the Houston Rockets entered this offseason, fresh off 54 wins and a very tight but ultimately disappointing first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, they planned to build a conference fav…
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  • Video - No Love Lost Between Kobe, Dwight 01:22

    No Love Lost Between Kobe, Dwight

    Oct 29
    Tim Legler reacts to the incident between Rockets center Dwight Howard and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.
  • Video - Rockets Move To 2-0 01:11

    Rockets Move To 2-0

    Oct 29
    Dwight Howard had 22 points and James Harden added 18 points in Houston's 104-93 win over the Jazz.
  • Video - Hashtag For Byron 02:57

    Hashtag For Byron

    Oct 28
    SportsNation's Melanie Collins, Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley and rapper Schoolboy Q debate Byron Scott's comments on Dwight Howard with the hashtag game.
  • Video - Kobe, Dwight Get Into It 00:29

    Kobe, Dwight Get Into It

    Oct 28
    Rockets center Dwight Howard elbowed Lakers guard Kobe Bryant in the fourth quarter, which led to a heated argument between the former teammates.

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    Oct 30
    Yes, the Knicks are ugly, but it was top-to-bottom domination for Chicago at Madison Square Garden, Michael Wilbon writes.
  • Chicago Bulls poised to beat LeBron James' Cavaliers with playoff savvy, e…

    Oct 28
    The Chicago Bulls know playoff heartache and failure intimately, which makes this Bulls team more ready than LeBron James and the imposing Cleveland Cavaliers to win a championship, Michael Wilbon writes.
  • Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets agree to contract extension

    Oct 28
    The Charlotte Hornets have reached terms on a contract extension with prized guard Kemba Walker, according to league sources.
  • ESPN Now

    Oct 28
    Sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein that Kemba Walker and the Hornets have agreed to a 4-year/$48M contract extension.