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Wizards broadcaster Steve Buckhantz rips the Miami Heat for add…

Wizards broadcaster Steve Buckhantz rips the Miami Heat for adding 'canned crowd noise' (Video)

yahoo.com Updated 36 minutes ago
The first game of the post-LeBron James era featured a standing room only-level crowd in Miami and a convincing 107-95 win over the Washington Wizards. Chris Bosh dominated as he warmed to his role as a go-to guy, finishing with 26 points, 15 rebounds a…
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  • Rajon Rondo took the train to the Celtics' home opener, and the…

    Rajon Rondo took the train to the Celtics' home opener, and then destroyed the Nets (Photo)

    yahoo.com 14 minutes ago
    I lived in Boston for just under five years. While I miss a great many things about it — the friends I made and left behind there, the heartwarming squalor of the Allston neighborhood where we lived, a stroll through the Common on a sunny spring day, th…
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  • Court-Side Video Shows Kobe Calling Dwight “Soft As A MotherF**…

    Court-Side Video Shows Kobe Calling Dwight “Soft As A MotherF***ER”

    dimemag.com 1 hour ago
    After the on-court fracas between Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant led to an exchange of words, the “Inside the NBA” co-hosts tried reading their lips to see what they were saying. Kobe’s back-handed comments after the game probably didn’t squash any of th…
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  • Deadspin NBA Shit List: Jason Richardson, The Man Who Did Not D…

    Deadspin NBA Shit List: Jason Richardson, The Man Who Did Not Dunk

    deadspin.com 1 hour ago
    Word out of Philadelphia is that veteran shooting guard Jason Richardson has a stress fracture in his right foot; this may prevent him from playing this season, and if it does, his career likely is over.Read more...
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  • Phil Jackson concludes that his New York Knicks are 'not ready …

    Phil Jackson concludes that his New York Knicks are 'not ready for showtime'

    yahoo.com ESPN.com 1 hour ago
    For a little while, things seemed so perfect. Madison Square Garden was celebrity-rich in the front and loud as hell in the back. Woody Allen’s newfound ingratiation with the team’s ownership allowed for an even better seat for the famed director of ‘Wh…
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  • Michael Jordan Calls President Barack Obama A “Sh***y Golfer” (…

    Michael Jordan Calls President Barack Obama A “Sh***y Golfer” (Video)

    dimemag.com 1 hour ago
    As part of Ahmad Rashad‘s eponymous show on Black9Network, he interviewed his “main man” Michael Jordan to ask about his dream golfing foursome. President Barack Obama, an outspoken Bulls and MJ fan, was then mentioned as part of the exclusive foursome,…
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  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist got so excited about dunking that he thr…

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist got so excited about dunking that he threw his mouthpiece at a referee (Video)

    yahoo.com 2 hours ago
    It's the question on absolutely every sports fan's mind this morning: How amped up was Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to kick off the 2014-15 NBA season against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night? Would you believe, "Throw down a dunk, rip your mouthpi…
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  • GIF: Derrick Rose Goes High Off The Glass To Finish

    GIF: Derrick Rose Goes High Off The Glass To Finish

    dimemag.com 2 hours ago
    The Chicago Bulls cruised past the Knicks at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night, 104-80, and they didn’t even need a spectacular game from returning point guard Derrick Rose. He was relatively quiet in his 21 minutes of action, but he did manage to dro…
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  • Come, Let Us Have Another Laugh At The Disastrous Lakers

    Come, Let Us Have Another Laugh At The Disastrous Lakers

    deadspin.com 4 hours ago
    So the Lakers rolled out their "actually, bad basketball is cool and good " strategy again last night in Phoenix; accordingly, they got their wheels knocked off, losing 119-99 in a game that somehow makes even that score seem deceptively close…
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  • With Randle's injury, Lakers look for silver lining

    With Randle's injury, Lakers look for silver lining

    nba.com 10 hours ago
    The good news for the Lakers is that the worst is over.
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  • Swift defeat for Carmelo Anthony & Co., who seem out of tun…

    Swift defeat for Carmelo Anthony & Co., who seem out of tune in Knicks opening loss

    nydailynews.com 10 hours ago
    A couple of the half dozen acts James Dolan hired for opening night were straight out of the ’90s while Phil Jackson’s breathlessly overhyped triangle offense was lucky to break 70. So here’s your first guarantee of this current decade: the Knicks are g…
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  • Blazers rally in fourth, beat depleted Thunder

    Blazers rally in fourth, beat depleted Thunder

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the injury-depleted Oklahoma City Thunder 106-89 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.
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  • O'Connor: Melo needs help triangle can't offer

    O'Connor: Melo needs help triangle can't offer

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    Prez Phil Jackson's offense won't work unless he works to match Melo with talent
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  • Chicago Bulls couldn't have asked for a better season opener

    Chicago Bulls couldn't have asked for a better season opener

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    Yes, the Knicks are ugly, but it was top-to-bottom domination for Chicago at Madison Square Garden, Michael Wilbon writes.
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  • Celtics exercise contract options on 3 players

    Celtics exercise contract options on 3 players

    nba.com 12 hours ago
    The Boston Celtics have exercised contract options on forwards Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller.
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  • Watch MJ’s Joyous Fist Pump After Kemba Walker’s Game-Winning J…

    Watch MJ’s Joyous Fist Pump After Kemba Walker’s Game-Winning Jumper Falls In OT

    dimemag.com 12 hours ago
    Buzz City came back in more ways than one tonight after the newly re-coined Hornets came back from a 24-point second half deficit to win, 108-106, in dramatic fashion. Recently extended Kemba Walker played hero while The Hero to a lot of us, Michael Jor…
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  • GIF: Russell Westbrook Caps Dominant First Half With Buzzer-Bea…

    GIF: Russell Westbrook Caps Dominant First Half With Buzzer-Beating Dunk

    dimemag.com 12 hours ago
    So much for Russell Westbrook struggling with Kevin Durant sidelined. The Oklahoma City Thunder’s wildly talented point guard enjoyed a breathtaking first half in his team’s season-opener at the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring 26 points (7-13 FGs) and d…
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  • Video - Knicks Adjusting To Triangle Offense 01:48

    Knicks Adjusting To Triangle Offense

    Oct 30
    Avery Johnson breaks down the Knicks' first regular-season game, a 24-point loss to the Bulls, using the triangle offense.
  • Video - Grizzlies Beat Wiggins, Timberwolves 01:06

    Grizzlies Beat Wiggins, Timberwolves

    Oct 29
    Marc Gasol led all scorers with 32 points as Memphis beat Minnesota 105-101. Andrew Wiggins scored six points in his season debut for the Timberwolves.
  • Video - Heat Open Season With Win 01:28

    Heat Open Season With Win

    Oct 29
    Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade combined to score 47 points in the Heat's 107-95 win over the Wizards.
  • Video - Walker Leads Hornets To OT Win 02:04

    Walker Leads Hornets To OT Win

    Oct 29
    Kemba Walker's basket with five seconds left in overtime lifted the Hornets past the Bucks 108-106.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA: LeBron James wants to be a hero in Cleveland

    Oct 30
    LeBron James has accomplished a lot in his career, but the one thing left to do is become a hero in Cleveland, writes Brian Windhorst.
  • Chicago Bulls couldn't have asked for a better season opener

    Oct 30
    Yes, the Knicks are ugly, but it was top-to-bottom domination for Chicago at Madison Square Garden, Michael Wilbon writes.
  • Chicago Bulls poised to beat LeBron James' Cavaliers with playoff savvy, e…

    Oct 28
    The Chicago Bulls know playoff heartache and failure intimately, which makes this Bulls team more ready than LeBron James and the imposing Cleveland Cavaliers to win a championship, Michael Wilbon writes.
  • Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets agree to contract extension

    Oct 28
    The Charlotte Hornets have reached terms on a contract extension with prized guard Kemba Walker, according to league sources.