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Paul George, Flea, Phil Jackson Defend Kobe Bryant Amid Media S…

Paul George, Flea, Phil Jackson Defend Kobe Bryant Amid Media Scrutiny

dimemag.com Updated 2 hours ago
It hasn’t been a great past few days for Kobe Bryant. After getting absolutely fooled by a sick crossover from Alec Burks, the Los Angeles Lakers legend awakened to media scrutiny unlike most any he’s faced throughout his 18 years in the NBA on Monday m…
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  • Bulls' Butler to miss final preseason game

    Bulls' Butler to miss final preseason game

    nba.com 19 minutes ago
    The Chicago Bulls say guard Jimmy Butler will miss their final preseason game with a sprained left thumb.
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  • Grandmother issues adorable 1-on-1 challenge to Dwyane Wade on …

    Grandmother issues adorable 1-on-1 challenge to Dwyane Wade on 90th birthday (Video)

    yahoo.com 21 minutes ago
    It's no big secret that Miami Heat icon Dwyane Wade is aging and no longer has the overwhelming athleticism that helped him build a Hall of Fame career. Wade can still be effective, but we know from the 2013-14 season that he is not on the same level as…
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  • GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris…

    GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris Andersen

    dimemag.com 43 minutes ago
    The only thing better than dunking on one opponent? Catching two. In the Houston Rockets’ exhibition against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, Dwight Howard rose for a power dunk on both Luol Deng and Chris Andersen. Howard’s new Rockets and former Orlan…
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  • Wizards sign guard John Lucas

    Wizards sign guard John Lucas

    nba.com 1 hour ago
    The Washington Wizards have signed guard John Lucas.
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  • Sources: Vucevic, Magic agree to extension

    Sources: Vucevic, Magic agree to extension

    ESPN.com 1 hour ago
    The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the case *for* Kobe Bryant (or, a…

    The 10-man rotation, starring the case *for* Kobe Bryant (or, at least, that it's not all his fault)

    yahoo.com 4 hours ago
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Silver Screen and Roll. After reading …
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  • Leagues file order to derail N.J. sports betting

    Leagues file order to derail N.J. sports betting

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues filed a motion for a temporary restraining order Tuesday in an effort to halt legalized sports betting in New Jersey.
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  • Durant won't rush return from foot injury

    Durant won't rush return from foot injury

    nba.com yahoo.com ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    Thunder forward Kevin Durant is having a tough time getting used to the fact that he will miss the early part of the season with a bone fracture in his right foot.
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  • Daryl Morey Calls Viral Video Of James Harden’s Defense Unfair

    Daryl Morey Calls Viral Video Of James Harden’s Defense Unfair

    dimemag.com 5 hours ago
    James Harden’s defense was porous far before the casual NBA fan realized it. The direction of popular opinion hedged its present destination at the beginning of last season, when videos of Harden falling asleep off-ball and getting roasted off-dribble b…
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  • Watch Entire Bulls Team Rush To Help Derrick Rose

    Watch Entire Bulls Team Rush To Help Derrick Rose

    dimemag.com yahoo.com 6 hours ago
    We all know Derrick Rose handily won his ostensible duel against Kyrie Irving last night during Chicago’s preseason game against Cleveland. Irving couldn’t handle Rose and we doubt anyone else could, either. Even with a game-high 30 points, everyone is …
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  • With new vibe, Hornets look to take next step

    With new vibe, Hornets look to take next step

    nba.com 7 hours ago
    New name. New uniforms. And, most importantly, newfound confidence.
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  • Talented youngsters try to speed up rebuilding process

    Talented youngsters try to speed up rebuilding process

    nba.com 7 hours ago
    Since their arrival, Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and coach Jacque Vaughn have avoided making too many predictions about their team.
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  • No longer rebuilding, Wizards ready for deep playoffs run

    No longer rebuilding, Wizards ready for deep playoffs run

    nba.com 7 hours ago
    Bradley Beal caused a bit of a stir on Washington Wizards media day when he proclaimed: "I think we're definitely the best backcourt in the league."
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  • ‘Wolves Exhibition Struggles With Ricky Rubio On Bench Suggest …

    ‘Wolves Exhibition Struggles With Ricky Rubio On Bench Suggest His Value

    dimemag.com 7 hours ago
    We know what you’re thinking: What team wouldn’t struggle without its starting point guard on the floor during preseason play? And while there’s certainly merit to that assessment, it belies specific context that’s so important to the present and future…
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  • NBA TV to salute San Antonio Spurs with special 'Champions Day'…

    NBA TV to salute San Antonio Spurs with special 'Champions Day' programming Monday, Oct. 27

    nba.com 7 hours ago
    NBA TV will feature special daylong programming on Monday, Oct. 27, to celebrate the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs. The network will premiere three original programs -- Champions Revealed: 2014 San Antonio Spurs, Open Court: NBA Champions Edition …
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  • Hawks waive Eddie, Pittman, trim roster to 15

    Hawks waive Eddie, Pittman, trim roster to 15

    nba.com 8 hours ago
    The Atlanta Hawks have trimmed their roster to 15 players by waiving forward Jarell Eddie and center Dexter Pittman.
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  • Kings counting on continuity to make strides this season

    Kings counting on continuity to make strides this season

    nba.com 8 hours ago
    A plot of land in the downtown area is being cleared for a new arena, a sign of how far the Sacramento Kings have come since a pending sale threatened to relocate the franchise to Seattle only 17 months ago.
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Golden State Warriors

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Golden State Warriors

    yahoo.com nba.com 8 hours ago
    The Golden State Warriors cannot be criticized for lacking ambition. Mark Jackson led the franchise to the playoffs in two consecutive seasons (out of his three total), a feat that made him their most successful head coach since the first Don Nelson era…
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  • Kobe hoping to create new identity for storied franchise

    Kobe hoping to create new identity for storied franchise

    nba.com 8 hours ago
    Byron Scott realizes he got his dream coaching job at a time when the Los Angeles Lakers are much closer to their absolute worst than their hallowed best.
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  • With pieces in place, Clippers look for first championship

    With pieces in place, Clippers look for first championship

    nba.com 8 hours ago
    Believing the Los Angeles Clippers were just a few pieces away from contending for the franchise's first NBA championship, coach Doc Rivers went out and upgraded the roster.
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  • With talent and depth, Blazers look to take next step

    With talent and depth, Blazers look to take next step

    nba.com 8 hours ago
    Not a whole lot has changed for the Portland Trail Blazers.
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  • Here's New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert wearing a clock on h…

    Here's New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert wearing a clock on his hat (Photo)

    yahoo.com 9 hours ago
    After a 120-107 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday that saw them allow a Bucks club expected to rank among the NBA's very worst teams this season to shoot 60 percent from the floor, the New York Knicks knew it was time to face the music when the…
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  • Kia Tip-Off: Legend Q &A

    Kia Tip-Off: Legend Q &A

    nba.com 9 hours ago
    NBA legends Muggsy Bogues, Bill Cartwright and Detlef Schrempf sat down with NBA.com to preview the new season, make predictions and discuss the big storylines heading into the 2014-15 NBA season.
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  • Watch Vince Carter Reject Dirk Nowitzki At The Rim

    Watch Vince Carter Reject Dirk Nowitzki At The Rim

    dimemag.com yahoo.com 10 hours ago
    New Memphis Grizzlies veteran wing Vince Carter faced off with his old team, the Dallas Mavericks, on Monday night. Despite only playing for eight minutes and recording just three points, the 37-year-old showed off his legendary vertical on the defensiv…
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  • GIF: Tyreke Evans Performs Impressive “Moonwalk” Travel That Go…

    GIF: Tyreke Evans Performs Impressive “Moonwalk” Travel That Goes Uncalled

    dimemag.com 10 hours ago
    It’s hard to be an NBA ref. We try our best to give them the benefit of the doubt, but they’re often found by fans to be lacking. Last night, when Anthony Davis was busy destroying the Wizards, his teammate, Tyreke Evans, performed an egregious travel o…
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  • Cavs Sideline Reporter Says Thompson Kiss Was “Inside Joke &…

    Cavs Sideline Reporter Says Thompson Kiss Was “Inside Joke & Not A Big Deal”

    dimemag.com 11 hours ago
    Over the weekend we wrote about Tristan Thompson kissing Cavaliers sideline reporter, Allie Clifton. It was unprofessional, even if it was ultimately harmless. The piece provoked the ire of countless readers who claimed we were overreacting, a rejoinder…
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  • Video - LeBron James: Gifted 01:03

    LeBron James: Gifted

    Oct 21
    In an excerpt from Disney XD's "Becoming," LeBron James and his former teammates talk about LeBron's athleticism and natural gifts at an early age. "Becoming" debuts on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. ET on Disney XD.
  • Video - LeBron James: Growing Up 00:26

    LeBron James: Growing Up

    Oct 21
    In an excerpt from Disney XD's "Becoming," LeBron James reflects on his dreams of being a superhero while growing up in Akron, Ohio. "Becoming" debuts on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. ET on Disney XD.
  • Video - Is Kobe Bryant Destroying The Lakers? 03:23

    Is Kobe Bryant Destroying The Lakers?

    Oct 21
    Henry Abbott discusses how Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is destroying the franchise from within.
  • Video - Durant Growing Mentally 00:27

    Durant Growing Mentally

    Oct 21
    Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant explains how he has helped out and learned from his teammates while being sidelined as his foot heals.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Vucevic, Magic agree to extension

    Oct 21
    The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
  • NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quit

    Oct 21
    The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
  • Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas III

    Oct 21
    The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
  • Windhorst: Cavs, Bulls look like East rivals

    Oct 20
    In a preseason clash of the Cavaliers and the Bulls, two things became clear: The Cavs are primed to be a fearsome offensive juggernaut, and Derrick Rose really and finally looks like he's back, writes Brian Windhorst.