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Report: Timberwolves Will Open Training Camp With Wiggins, LaVi…

Report: Timberwolves Will Open Training Camp With Wiggins, LaVine Dunk-Off

dimemag.com Updated 43 minutes ago
Who wanted to wait until February’s All-Star break anyway? According to a report, the Minnesota Timberwolves will open training camp for the 2014-2015 season with a midnight madness-style event featuring a dunk contest between high-flying rookies Andrew…
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  • Atlanta mayor: Talked to six possible Hawks owners

    Atlanta mayor: Talked to six possible Hawks owners

    nba.com ESPN.com 17 minutes ago
    Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed says he has talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks after a racially charged email prompted owner Bruce Levenson to announce he's selling the team.
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  • Kings to retire Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey this season

    Kings to retire Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey this season

    nba.com ESPN.com 22 minutes ago
    The Sacramento Kings are planning to retire Peja Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey.
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  • Amusement park won't rename coaster 'King James'

    Amusement park won't rename coaster 'King James'

    nba.com ESPN.com 24 minutes ago
    Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is partnering with the LeBron James Family Foundation instead of renaming a roller coaster for the basketball superstar.
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  • ESPN.com NBA Player Rankings: 376-400

    ESPN.com NBA Player Rankings: 376-400

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    ESPN.com is ranking the top 500 players for the 2014-15 season. Find out who landed between 376-400.
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  • Report: Fully Healthy, Deron Williams Plans On Resuming Superst…

    Report: Fully Healthy, Deron Williams Plans On Resuming Superstar Status

    dimemag.com 4 hours ago
    The cause of Deron Williams’ basketball NBA nadir was no secret. The Brooklyn Nets’ supposed franchise cornerstone played on injured ankles in each of the last two seasons, culminating in the most disappointing campaign of his career in 2013-2014. When …
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  • Wallace: The trials of Greg Oden

    Wallace: The trials of Greg Oden

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    After finally returning to NBA, former No. 1 pick faces new obstacle in judicial court
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  • New NBA 2K15 Trailer “The Land” Features Revamped Cavs Starting…

    New NBA 2K15 Trailer “The Land” Features Revamped Cavs Starting Lineup Intros

    dimemag.com 5 hours ago
    The colossal NBA 2K franchise is launching NBA 2K15 in less than a month (Oct. 7) after an offseason that included a usually bereft Cavs franchise landing LeBron James and Kevin Love. In 2K’s new trailer for the game, “The Land,” we get a sneak peek at …
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  • Klay Thompson’s Agent Says He’s The “Best Two-Way, Two-Guard In…

    Klay Thompson’s Agent Says He’s The “Best Two-Way, Two-Guard In Basketball”

    dimemag.com yahoo.com 6 hours ago
    While some have criticized the Golden State Warriors for failing to offer up young shooting guard Klay Thompson in order to snag Kevin Love in a trade this summer, others believe it was in the best interests of their team moving forward. Now Thompson’s …
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  • Joe Ingles of Australian national team agrees to 1-year deal wi…

    Joe Ingles of Australian national team agrees to 1-year deal with Los Angeles Clippers

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    Australian swingman Joe Ingles has parlayed a fine showing at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup into an NBA contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
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  • Radisson Hotels Suspends Vikings Sponsorship

    Radisson Hotels Suspends Vikings Sponsorship

    deadspin.com 19 hours ago
    If we learned anything from the NBA's Donald Sterling saga, it was that public outrage alone is not enough to force sports leagues to act. It only became clear that the NBA would take a serious stand with Sterling when sponsors began fleeing the Clipper…
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  • Derrick Rose sees woeful World Cup as positive, says his body i…

    Derrick Rose sees woeful World Cup as positive, says his body is now accustomed to basketball

    yahoo.com 20 hours ago
    When Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski first set about making the roster for the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball this summer, one of the biggest stories was the triumphant return of Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. The 2010-11 NBA MVP and thr…
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  • Report: Kevin Garnett Will Start And Play Significant Minutes F…

    Report: Kevin Garnett Will Start And Play Significant Minutes For Nets If Healthy

    dimemag.com ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    Kevin Garnett isn’t going anywhere. Not only will the 38 year-old KG stave off retirement and play this season, but Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins has big plans for the future Hall-of-Famer, too. In a story chronicling the Nets’ offseason by ESPN’s …
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  • Miroslav Raduljica takes solace in Serbia's loss by claiming be…

    Miroslav Raduljica takes solace in Serbia's loss by claiming beard victory over James Harden

    yahoo.com 22 hours ago
    On Sunday, the USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team dominated Serbia 129-92 to win the gold medal at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Apart from the first few minutes, it was a decidedly one-sided affair, with Team USA meeting and arguably exceedi…
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  • Report: Don’t Rule Out Oklahoma City Thunder Trading For Rajon …

    Report: Don’t Rule Out Oklahoma City Thunder Trading For Rajon Rondo

    dimemag.com 22 hours ago
    Rajon Rondo may or may not have made a trade request to the Boston Celtics, but it’s safe to say he wants out of Beantown regardless. And according to one national writer, the Oklahoma City Thunder are a realistic destination for the disgruntled Celtics…
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  • Blake Griffin Recites #SlamDunkPoetry In Three Hilarious, Emoti…

    Blake Griffin Recites #SlamDunkPoetry In Three Hilarious, Emotional Videos

    dimemag.com 24 hours ago
    Blake Griffin is the world’s best hoops slammer. And on the stage under the lights, he does grammar with even more glamour. With that out of the way, watch the Los Angeles Clippers superstar take on poetry in these hilarious videos courtesy of VIZIO. In…
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  • Mario Chalmers offers words of wisdom for LeBron James' new sup…

    Mario Chalmers offers words of wisdom for LeBron James' new supporting cast

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Sep 15 (yesterday)
    It's not surprising to hear Mario Chalmers tell Bleacher Report's Ethan Skolnick, "We all just took too much of a back seat in the Finals," since the San Antonio Spurs undressed everyone not named LeBron James and Chris Bosh in their five-game…
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  • Ricky Rubio Never Talked To Kevin Love About His Future

    Ricky Rubio Never Talked To Kevin Love About His Future

    dimemag.com Sep 15 (yesterday)
    Kevin Love made it clear earlier this summer he would not re-sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves next summer when he had the option to opt out. It put the team in a position where they needed to trade him, which eventually ended up in a pretty good dea…
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  • Check Out This LeBron James-Johnny Manziel Mash-Up Jersey

    Check Out This LeBron James-Johnny Manziel Mash-Up Jersey

    dimemag.com Sep 15 (yesterday)
    There’s a lot of hope in “The Land” these days. LeBron James has returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Johnny Manziel — while still a backup quarterback — has generated a lot of buzz for the Cleveland Browns. Yesterday, the Browns played in their home…
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  • ESPN.com NBA Player Rankings: 401-500

    ESPN.com NBA Player Rankings: 401-500

    ESPN.com Sep 15 (yesterday)
    We're ranking the top 500 players in the NBA. Here are 401-500.
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  • Video - What's Next For Greg Oden? 04:45

    What's Next For Greg Oden?

    Sep 16
    Former #1 overall pick Greg Oden is facing domestic violence charges and perhaps the end of his NBA career. ESPN's Michael Wallace on the state of Oden.
  • Video - Greg Oden's Trial Delayed 02:37

    Greg Oden's Trial Delayed

    Sep 15
    ESPN NBA reporter Michael Wallace breaks down the latest on Greg Oden, who had his domestic violence trial moved to Nov. 19.
  • Video - ESPN The Magazine: Marcus and Markieff Morris get new tattoos 01:00

    ESPN The Magazine: Marcus and Markieff Morris get new tattoos

    Sep 15
    For ESPN The Magazine's Fansourced Issue, fans got a chance to select the Morris twins' new tattoos.
  • Video - Coach K, Cousins, Gay React To USA's Win 00:44

    Coach K, Cousins, Gay React To USA's Win

    Sep 14
    Marc Stein caught up with Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski, DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay after they defeated Serbia 129-92 in the FIBA World Cup final.

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  • Joe Ingles of Australian national team agrees to 1-year deal with Los Ange…

    Sep 16
    Australian swingman Joe Ingles has parlayed a fine showing at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup into an NBA contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Adande: Re-examining NBA racism campaign

    Sep 13
    Why hasn't the NBA vigorously tried to identify the source of the Luol Deng comments? J.A. Adande examines.
  • Kenneth Faried says Team USA 'wanted to beat' Spain in FIBA Basketball Wor…

    Sep 11
    Kenneth Faried was the only player willing to say what at least a few members of Team USA are presumably feeling after advancing to a gold-medal game that won't have Spain on the other side.
  • Derrick Rose is 'ready to be Derrick,' Mike Krzyzewski says

    Sep 10
    Derrick Rose has convinced at least one prominent member of the American basketball community that he has turned a significant corner in his comeback.