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Damian Lillard And The Trail Blazers Are Ready for Big Things T…

Damian Lillard And The Trail Blazers Are Ready for Big Things This Year

dimemag.com Updated 9 hours ago
“Hungry.” That’s the word Damian Lillard used to describe his mentality toward the coming season as the Portland Trailblazers opened training camp Monday at the Moda Center. Since bursting onto the scene two years ago, the intrepid point guard has quick…
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  • Harden Admits: “I’m Not A Really Good Defender”

    Harden Admits: “I’m Not A Really Good Defender”

    dimemag.com 12 hours ago
    It’s been a so-so summer for James Harden. He helped lead a dominant USA Basketball team to a gold medal at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. But he also had to re-live Damian Lillard‘s series-clinching shot at the buzzer all summer long. There was more ribb…
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  • Here we go again: Warriors, Magic, Rockets unveil new sleeved a…

    Here we go again: Warriors, Magic, Rockets unveil new sleeved alternate jerseys for 2014-15 season

    yahoo.com 14 hours ago
    It's been two seasons since the NBA and apparel partner Adidas introduced short-sleeved jerseys into teams' uniform rotations, and it seems like the only thing expanding as quickly as the number of squads wearing the new duds has been the complaints abo…
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  • Parsons set to lead after leaving Rockets for Mavs

    Parsons set to lead after leaving Rockets for Mavs

    nba.com Sep 29 (yesterday)
    Chandler Parsons avoided much of the scrutiny when the Houston Rockets lost games last season.
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  • Houston’s Daryl Morey Fires Back At Mark Cuban’s Chemistry Comm…

    Houston’s Daryl Morey Fires Back At Mark Cuban’s Chemistry Comments

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Sep 29 (yesterday)
    The back-and-forth between inner-state rivals the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks got amped up over the summer when Chandler Parsons signed with the Mavs at the club, naturally, and Houston didn’t match. After Mavs owner Mark Cuban said in August R…
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  • Dwight Howard Can Still Jump Very, Very High

    Dwight Howard Can Still Jump Very, Very High

    dimemag.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)
    Dwight Howard’s red cape and blue suit are gone. He’s not considered basketball’s Superman anymore, a reality owed as much to his persona wearing thin on the public as his still All-Star yet clearly deteriorated play on the court. There have been flashe…
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  • Bruce Bowen Blames James Harden’s Lazy Defense On Houston’s Coa…

    Bruce Bowen Blames James Harden’s Lazy Defense On Houston’s Coaches

    dimemag.com Sep 23
    It’s become commonplace to yuk it up every time we catch James Harden sleepwalking on defense. It’s such easy fodder for a guy who believes he’s the best all-around player in the NBA. In the same Q&A where Bruce Bowen talked about Tracy McGrady and …
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  • 10 Biggest Questions Entering The 2014-2015 NBA Season

    10 Biggest Questions Entering The 2014-2015 NBA Season

    dimemag.com Sep 22
    With the new season just over a month away, we tackle the biggest questions facing the NBA in 2014-2015. Will LeBron James lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a title? Will the Houston Rockets regret letting Chandler Parsons get away? Will Phil Jackson and …
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  • Rumor: Rockets Let Parsons Out Of Contract As Part Of Dwight Ho…

    Rumor: Rockets Let Parsons Out Of Contract As Part Of Dwight Howard’s Deal

    dimemag.com Sep 19
    When the Rockets declined their fourth-year option on Chandler Parsons in early June, the reaction was split whether they were making a mistake. Dallas’ three-year, $45 million offer sheet lured him away from Houston permanently, and many blamed GM Dary…
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  • We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalry

    We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalry

    dimemag.com Sep 19
    When you think about Kobe Bryant‘s greatest individual rivals, the list is pretty short. Ruben Patterson called himself “The Kobe Stopper,” but the Blazers never defeated the Lakers in the playoffs. Tracy McGrady might have been a rival in terms of tale…
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  • Monty Williams: “People Don’t Know How Hard Harden Works”

    Monty Williams: “People Don’t Know How Hard Harden Works”

    dimemag.com Sep 18
    The legend of post-practice one-on-one games between Kevin Durant, Paul George, and James Harden in the early stages of Team USA training camp is well-known. Long, intense, and highly competitive, these battles featuring three of the league’s brightest …
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  • Rockets acquire veteran Terry from Kings

    Rockets acquire veteran Terry from Kings

    nba.com ESPN.com Sep 17
    The Houston Rockets have acquired guard Jason Terry from the Sacramento Kings for two second-round draft picks and guard/forward Alonzo Gee.
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  • Dwight Howard runs 10 red lights, not in a row, and has Florida…

    Dwight Howard runs 10 red lights, not in a row, and has Florida driver license suspended for not paying fine

    yahoo.com Sep 17
    This isn’t just dumb. This is insight into Dwight Howard’s undeserved sense of entitlement. The Houston Rockets center can’t drive his car in Florida for a while, legally at least, as his license has been suspended after he failed to pay a fine tied to …
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  • Watch James Harden Get Led Astray On Defense Again

    Watch James Harden Get Led Astray On Defense Again

    dimemag.com Sep 14
    It’s tough handling the spotlight when you’re the cornerstone of a franchise like Rockets shooting guard James Harden. The Beard has taken some lumps over the last year for his sub-par defense, and more evidence of his brain farts on that end of the cou…
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  • Rockets take time to thank firefighters on 9/11

    Rockets take time to thank firefighters on 9/11

    chron.com Sep 11
    Members of the Rockets organization visited Fire Station 11 on Thursday. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and head coach Kevin McHale took time on Thursday to visit with local firefighters to express their gratitude. To mark the 13th anniversary of S…
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  • Parsons Says He “Definitely Wanted To Be In Spain”

    Parsons Says He “Definitely Wanted To Be In Spain”

    dimemag.com Sep 11
    New Mavericks wing Chandler Parsons was throwing out the first pitch of a Rangers game this month rather than suiting up for USA Basketball as they take on the world’s best in the FIBA World Cup in Spain. In a conversation with NBA.com’s Jeff Caplan, Pa…
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  • Watch James Harden Fall Off Segway, Miraculously Avoid Knee Inj…

    Watch James Harden Fall Off Segway, Miraculously Avoid Knee Injury

    dimemag.com Sep 8
    You’d think the only thing more amusing than James Harden riding a Segway would be Harden falling off of one. And you’d be right, especially considering the Houston Rockets superstar somehow avoided injury in the process. That wasn’t some ill-fated meta…
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  • Pat Beverley Asks Chandler Parsons If He’s Scared To Face Houst…

    Pat Beverley Asks Chandler Parsons If He’s Scared To Face Houston In Twitter Q&A

    dimemag.com Sep 4
    Chandler Parsons has been in the news quite a bit this summer. First, he signed an offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks which the Houston Rockets declined to match. After officially joining his new team, a very public rift played out between Parsons an…
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  • Maurice Harkless Says Magic Have “A Chance To Make The Playoffs…

    Maurice Harkless Says Magic Have “A Chance To Make The Playoffs”

    dimemag.com Sep 2
    The lack of balance between the Western and Eastern Conferences still exists. There are at least 11 quality teams in the West, each of whom would expect to make the playoffs if it resided in the East. As is, though, even 2013-2014 postseason teams like …
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  • Report: Rockets to get Terry in deal with Kings

    Report: Rockets to get Terry in deal with Kings

    ESPN.com nba.com Aug 31
    The Rockets will acquire guard Jason Terry in a trade with the Sacramento Kings, a person with knowledge of the deal confirmed.
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  • Jerry Colangelo says James Harden is the leader of Team USA

    Jerry Colangelo says James Harden is the leader of Team USA

    There is little doubt that Houston Rockets All-Star guard James Harden is an extremely talented basketball player — guys don't make the All-NBA First Team by accident, no matter how controversial there selections prove to be. But Harden gets the sort of…
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  • Rockets sign forward Tarik Black

    Rockets sign forward Tarik Black

    nba.com Aug 27
    The Houston Rockets have signed forward Tarik Black, who played on their summer league teams in Orlando and Las Vegas.
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  • Patrick Beverley Trains In BANE Mask (Pic)

    Patrick Beverley Trains In BANE Mask (Pic)

    dimemag.com Aug 15
    The Houston Rockets took a big gamble on ace defensive point guard Patrick Beverley when they unloaded Jeremy Lin — and his expiring poison pill contract — on the Lakers this offseason. The move has solidified the starting spot Beverley swiped from Lin …
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  • Video - Girl Scores On Dwight Howard In 1-On-1 00:21

    Girl Scores On Dwight Howard In 1-On-1

    Sep 27
    A little girl at Dwight Howard's basketball camp scores on him in a game of one-on-one.
  • Video - #NBArank Hates Big Men 03:35

    #NBArank Hates Big Men

    Sep 15
    Why are so many quality big men at the bottom of ESPN.com's #NBArank list?
  • Video - Team USA Tops Serbia To Claim Gold 01:21

    Team USA Tops Serbia To Claim Gold

    Sep 14
    Kyrie Irving scored 26 points and was named the tournament MVP as Team USA defeated Serbia 129-92 to claim the gold medal in the Basketball World Cup.
  • Video - Team USA Cruises To Final 01:46

    Team USA Cruises To Final

    Sep 11
    USA defeated Lithuania 96-68 to advance to the final of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

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