Report: Lillard Would Be Team USA’s First Injury Replacement
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Damian Lillard was always a long-shot to make Team USA. The Americans are stacked at point guard, and this USA Basketball cycle was no different despite the absence of 2012 Olympic team members Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook – Derrick Rose, Steph Curr…Upvote Share Tweet
Celtics' Green donates $1M to Georgetownnba.com 7 hours agoBoston Celtics forward Jeff Green is donating $1 million to Georgetown's new athletic center.Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Andrew Wiggins’ New Ad For BioSteel: “Stay True To Your Roots”dimemag.com 13 hours agoDespite getting traded before he’s even played an NBA game, Andrew Wiggins was still the No. 1 pick in this summer’s NBA draft, and he’s expected to be the primary building block for a young, exciting ‘Wolves team next season. Despite all that’s happene…Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers Therapist On Kobe’s Pain Threshold: “It’s The Highest I’ve Ever Seen”dimemag.com 14 hours agoThere’s no end to the mythologizing that’s happening every time we see a new facet to Chris Ballard’s Sports Illustrated feature on Kobe Bryant. First, came Steve Nash‘s hysterical three-word summary of the Mamba, then we heard about Kobe’s text to LeBr…Upvote Share Tweet
Shumpert Is Excited About Doing More On Offense Than “Standing In The Corner”dimemag.com 16 hours agoIman Shumpert’s 2013-2014 was among the most disappointing in basketball. As trade rumors swirled around him from last season’s outset, the two-way prowess that made Shumpert one of the league’s most promising young wings the year before all but vanishe…Upvote Share Tweet
Popovich Tells Campers: “I Don’t Really Give A S**t What Your Names Are”dimemag.com 16 hours agoAn old video has made the rounds today, and Reddit’s excellent r/NBA board first alerted us to the brilliance of the footage. The video features a clip from a 2006 coaching clinic run by cranky Spurs coach, Gregg Popovich. In the sequence captured by th…Upvote Share Tweet
U.S. team aims for world basketball titlenba.com 16 hours agoThe bad news just kept coming, the only difference whether the culprit was injury or interest.Upvote Share Tweet
DeMarcus Cousins Will Be Team USA’s Back-Up Centerdimemag.com 18 hours agoBefore Team USA trimmed its roster down to the final 12 last weekend, there was a lot of speculation on whether DeMarcus Cousins would make the team, as head coach Mike Krzyzewski appeared to be favoring Mason Plumlee as a secondary big man. Turns out, …Upvote Share Tweet
D-Wade & Gabrielle Union Make Wedding Guests Sign Non-Disclosure Agreementdimemag.com 18 hours agoThe upcoming nuptials on Saturday between Heat guard Dwyane Wade and his actress/model girlfriend Gabrielle Union, is sure to include a bevy of stars in attendance, but good luck finding any delicious gossip about what goes on during their “I do’s.” The…Upvote Share Tweetnba.com 18 hours agoNBA TV will televise live 19 FIBA World Cup games in Spain. The group-play part of the international tournament begins Saturday, Aug. 30. The single-elimination part of the tournament begins Sept. 6 and ends with the championship game on Sept. 14.Upvote Share Tweet
Sixers GM, Sam Hinkie, Doesn’t Know If Joel Embiid Will Play Next Seasondimemag.com 19 hours agoBy now we all know the story behind Joel Embiid‘s roller-coaster entry into the NBA. He was the ostensible No. 1 pick in an acclaimed 2014 Draft despite sitting out Conference play and the NCAA Tournament with a wonky back. Then he suffered a stress fra…Upvote Share Tweet
August Sucks—The NBA Or NHL Playoffs Should Move Theredeadspin.com 19 hours agoIn non-Olympic years, there's no wider chasm of utter sports emptiness than late July and August. NBA and NHL free agency have pretty much wrapped up, and most NFL "news" involves players describing the best shape of their lives. Thankfully, f…Upvote Share Tweet
J.R. Smith Says He’s “On Pace” To Be Among Best Shooters Ever; He’s Rightdimemag.com 20 hours agoJ.R. Smith doesn’t need to tell us that he has an inflated sense of his abilities. That’s been obvious since the talented but wildly inconsistent shooting guard was drafted as an 18 year-old high school graduate in 2004. It takes a “special” mindset to …Upvote Share Tweet
Tony Wroten Shows Out At Seattle Pro-Am, Checks In On Joel Embiiddimemag.com 21 hours agoThe Philadelphia 76ers are not going to win many games next season. This means a lot of players on their roster will get a chance to prove themselves. One of them is Tony Wroten, who showed off some moves recently at the Seattle Pro-Am. Via BallisLife, …Upvote Share Tweet
Dunk History: Gerald Green's buzzer-beating off-the-backboard alley-oopyahoo.com 22 hours agoAs the summer wears on, with training camps and preseason play still off in (what feels like) the distant future, we turn our attention to the past. Join us as we while away a few late-summer moments recalling some of the most scintillating slams of yes…Upvote Share Tweet
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Glen Taylor of Minnesota Timberwolves says Cleveland Cavaliers not best be…Aug 26Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said he thinks Kevin Love may get exposed for defensive liabilities now that he has joined the high-profile Cleveland Cavaliers.
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