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Report: Lillard Would Be Team USA’s First Injury Replacement

Report: Lillard Would Be Team USA’s First Injury Replacement

dimemag.com Updated 13 hours ago
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…
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  • Celtics' Green donates $1M to Georgetown

    Celtics' Green donates $1M to Georgetown

    nba.com 7 hours ago
    Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green is donating $1 million to Georgetown's new athletic center.
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  • Watch Andrew Wiggins’ New Ad For BioSteel: “Stay True To Your R…

    Watch Andrew Wiggins’ New Ad For BioSteel: “Stay True To Your Roots”

    dimemag.com 13 hours ago
    Despite 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…
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  • Lakers Therapist On Kobe’s Pain Threshold: “It’s The Highest I’…

    Lakers Therapist On Kobe’s Pain Threshold: “It’s The Highest I’ve Ever Seen”

    dimemag.com 14 hours ago
    There’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…
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  • Shumpert Is Excited About Doing More On Offense Than “Standing …

    Shumpert Is Excited About Doing More On Offense Than “Standing In The Corner”

    dimemag.com 16 hours ago
    Iman 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…
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  • Popovich Tells Campers: “I Don’t Really Give A S**t What Your N…

    Popovich Tells Campers: “I Don’t Really Give A S**t What Your Names Are”

    dimemag.com 16 hours ago
    An 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…
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  • U.S. team aims for world basketball title

    U.S. team aims for world basketball title

    nba.com 16 hours ago
    The bad news just kept coming, the only difference whether the culprit was injury or interest.
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  • DeMarcus Cousins Will Be Team USA’s Back-Up Center

    DeMarcus Cousins Will Be Team USA’s Back-Up Center

    dimemag.com 18 hours ago
    Before 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, …
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  • D-Wade & Gabrielle Union Make Wedding Guests Sign Non-Discl…

    D-Wade & Gabrielle Union Make Wedding Guests Sign Non-Disclosure Agreement

    dimemag.com 18 hours ago
    The 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…
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  • FIBA World Cup on NBA TV

    FIBA World Cup on NBA TV

    nba.com 18 hours ago
    NBA 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.
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  • Sixers GM, Sam Hinkie, Doesn’t Know If Joel Embiid Will Play Ne…

    Sixers GM, Sam Hinkie, Doesn’t Know If Joel Embiid Will Play Next Season

    dimemag.com 19 hours ago
    By 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…
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  • August Sucks—The NBA Or NHL Playoffs Should Move There

    August Sucks—The NBA Or NHL Playoffs Should Move There

    deadspin.com 19 hours ago
    In 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…
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  • J.R. Smith Says He’s “On Pace” To Be Among Best Shooters Ever; …

    J.R. Smith Says He’s “On Pace” To Be Among Best Shooters Ever; He’s Right

    dimemag.com 20 hours ago
    J.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 …
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  • Tony Wroten Shows Out At Seattle Pro-Am, Checks In On Joel Embi…

    Tony Wroten Shows Out At Seattle Pro-Am, Checks In On Joel Embiid

    dimemag.com 21 hours ago
    The 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, …
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  • Dunk History: Gerald Green's buzzer-beating off-the-backboard a…

    Dunk History: Gerald Green's buzzer-beating off-the-backboard alley-oop

    yahoo.com 22 hours ago
    As 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…
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  • Video - Should Rose Be On Team USA? 05:14

    Should Rose Be On Team USA?

    Aug 28
    Regardless of the knee issues, is Derrick Rose the best choice for Team USA?
  • Video - Rivers, Clippers Agree 02:41

    Rivers, Clippers Agree

    Aug 27
    Brian Windhorst discusses why the stability provided by extending coach Doc Rivers' contract is important to the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Video - Kyrie Irving, Best Point Guard in the NBA? 05:23

    Kyrie Irving, Best Point Guard in the NBA?

    Aug 27
    ESPN Insider Amin Elhassan predicted Kyrie Irving would be the best point guard in the NBA by 2015. He still has time to be correct.
  • Video - Love To Taylor: Focus On Your Team 06:45

    Love To Taylor: Focus On Your Team

    Aug 27
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Cavaliers forward Kevin Love's comments to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor.

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