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Reggie Jackson Will Look To Deals Of Hayward, Parsons For Next …

Reggie Jackson Will Look To Deals Of Hayward, Parsons For Next Contract

dimemag.com Updated 4 hours ago
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson says he isn’t too concerned about signing a contract extension before October 31 or entering restricted free agency next summer. That he’s looking to the newly-signed contracts of Gordon Hayward and Chandler Pa…
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  • Hornets first-round pick Vonleh out 6-8 weeks

    Hornets first-round pick Vonleh out 6-8 weeks

    nba.com 3 hours ago
    The Charlotte Hornets say rookie forward Noah Vonleh will be out for six to eight weeks after surgery to repair a sports hernia.
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  • This elephant totally dunked a basketball (Video)

    This elephant totally dunked a basketball (Video)

    yahoo.com 5 hours ago
    The internet has seen its fair share of basketball-playing animals, from these rats to this dog. It's a fair bet that these animals' owners and trainers had to oversee many hours of training to get these creatures to carry out athletic tasks and actions…
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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 6 hours ago
    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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  • Israeli, Brazilian teams part of NBA preseason

    Israeli, Brazilian teams part of NBA preseason

    nba.com 7 hours ago
    Euroleague champion Maccabi Tel Aviv and two other clubs will be part of what the NBA says will be a record nine preseason games featuring international teams in North America.
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  • Unbeaten US routs New Zealand 98-71 at worlds

    Unbeaten US routs New Zealand 98-71 at worlds

    nba.com ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    American players paused from their warmups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka, their traditional war dance challenge.
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  • Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Youn…

    Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Young Pistons

    dimemag.com 10 hours ago
    The Kobe Bryant stories just keep on coming. As the Los Angeles Lakers legend readies for the nineteenth season of his career, tales of Bryant’s unmatched and relentless drive to improve have been added to his historical lore on a seemingly daily basis.…
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  • Anthony Davis, Kenneth Faried and Team USA alley-oop their way …

    Anthony Davis, Kenneth Faried and Team USA alley-oop their way to a third straight FIBA World Cup blowout

    yahoo.com dimemag.com 11 hours ago
    Bouncing back from Sunday’s slow start against Turkey, Team USA made its athletic advantage over New Zealand apparent from the outset in another blowout victory. A pair of early alley-oops set the tone in a 98-71 win that kept the U.S. atop Group C and …
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  • Dwyane Wade Used A “Hollywood As Hell” Backdrop At His Wedding

    Dwyane Wade Used A “Hollywood As Hell” Backdrop At His Wedding

    dimemag.com 12 hours ago
    Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union got married over the weekend. Everyone involved with the wedding reportedly signed non-disclosure agreements, so we probably won’t hear much about the actual proceedings. Still, several Instagram photos did make their way…
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  • Dunk History: Kobe Bryant hits the jackpot on Ben Wallace in La…

    Dunk History: Kobe Bryant hits the jackpot on Ben Wallace in Las Vegas

    yahoo.com 13 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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  • Stephen Curry Defends His Under Armour Sneakers On Twitter

    Stephen Curry Defends His Under Armour Sneakers On Twitter

    dimemag.com 14 hours ago
    Over the weekend, Kevin Durant remained with Nike after they chose to match Under Armour‘s 10-year deal that was reported to be in the $265-$285 million range. ESPN’s Bomani Jones used this news to take a dig at Stephen Curry‘s Under Armour shoes. Steph…
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  • Wolves’ Gorgui Dieng Helps Senegal Upset Croatia, Continues FIB…

    Wolves’ Gorgui Dieng Helps Senegal Upset Croatia, Continues FIBA Beast Mode

    dimemag.com nba.com 14 hours ago
    The big news in the FIBA World Cup — besides Spain’s domination of a very good Brazil team, turning them into the hometown favorites after America’s sloppy performance against Turkey — has been the play of ‘Wolves center Gorgui Dieng for surprising Sene…
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  • Why DeMarcus Cousins Is Right When He Says, “I Am A Role Model,…

    Why DeMarcus Cousins Is Right When He Says, “I Am A Role Model, Absolutely”

    dimemag.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    It’s easy for fans to malign DeMarcus Cousins. His behavior on the court can be equal parts brilliant and cringe-worthy — of the latter, when he goes out of his way to antagonize a referee he feels hasn’t been fair. But when Cousins recently told NBA.co…
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  • Mason Plumlee Handles Inane Question On Coach K Connection &…

    Mason Plumlee Handles Inane Question On Coach K Connection & Team USA

    dimemag.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    Perhaps one of the more surprising members for USA Basketball this year, was Nets big man, Mason Plumlee. Some decided to shroud the selection in conspiracy, claiming Plum only made it because he played under Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski while at Duke…
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  • Iggy: “I Had A Better Shot At Halle Berry” Than Under Armour Ha…

    Iggy: “I Had A Better Shot At Halle Berry” Than Under Armour Had With Durant

    dimemag.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    On Sunday, news came that Nike had matched Under Armour‘s gargantuan 10-year, $265-285 million offer and would retain signature NBA star, Kevin Durant until 2024. When current Under Armour athlete and new Hawks wing, Kent Bazemore, tweeted out a thanks …
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  • Report: Rondo & Agent Deny Making Trade Request

    Report: Rondo & Agent Deny Making Trade Request

    dimemag.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    The news, by way of Jackie MacMullan on an unaired segment of ESPN’s “Around the Horn,” that Rajon Rondo had requested a trade from the Celtics before he becomes a free agent next summer, is being denied by Rondo and his agent, Bill Duffy, despite how c…
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  • Dunk History: LeBron James makes mincemeat out of James Posey a…

    Dunk History: LeBron James makes mincemeat out of James Posey and Kevin Harlan's vocal cords

    yahoo.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    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 - Harden Impresses With Monster Jam 00:14

    Harden Impresses With Monster Jam

    Sep 2
    Team USA's Anthony Davis dishes to James Harden for the dunk in the third quarter against New Zealand.
  • Video - U.S. Rallies Past Turkey 01:48

    U.S. Rallies Past Turkey

    Aug 31
    Kenneth Faried scored a team-high 22 points as Team USA defeated Turkey 98-77 in the Basketball World Cup.
  • Video - Sources: Nike Keeps Durant With Megadeal 03:38

    Sources: Nike Keeps Durant With Megadeal

    Aug 31
    ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses Nike's megadeal with reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant.
  • Video - USA Dominates Finland 00:51

    USA Dominates Finland

    Aug 30
    USA outscored Finland 29-2 in the second quarter en route to a 114-55 win.

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  • FIBA Basketball World Cup -- Derrick Rose to play in Team USA's next 2 gam…

    Sep 2
    In the latest significant step of his comeback, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is on course to complete a three games-in-three nights test by week's end.
  • Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after shoe company m…

    Aug 31
    With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.
  • Sources: Spurs, Clips join race to sign Allen

    Aug 30
    The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest elite teams to join the race to sign Ray Allen, ESPN.com has learned.
  • San Antonio Spurs have interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo Ayon

    Aug 29
    The San Antonio Spurs have expressed interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo Ayon, ESPN.com has learned.