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Steve Nash Dines With Dirk In Episode 4 Of “The Finish Line”

Steve Nash Dines With Dirk In Episode 4 Of “The Finish Line”

dimemag.com ESPN.com Updated 21 minutes ago
Steve Nash‘s documentary series in conjunction with Grantland, “The Finish Line,” has been incredible behind-the-scenes look at the two-time MVP as he comes up on the end of his Hall-of-Fame career. Episode 4 might be the best yet when Nash reunites wit…
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  • The Ultimate "James Harden Doesn't Play Defense" Vide…

    The Ultimate "James Harden Doesn't Play Defense" Video Compilation

    deadspin.com 43 minutes ago
    Ballwatching! Lollygagging! Ineffectually flailing at the ballhandler as he blows by! Yes folks, it's all here, in this lowlight reel of James Harden's saddest moments on defense from the 2013-14 NBA season. Read more...
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  • Five storylines to watch in NBA playofs

    Five storylines to watch in NBA playofs

    CNNSI.com 49 minutes ago
    New blood, upsets and hard-chargers. Here are the biggest storylines to watch in the 2014 playoffs.
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  • Report: Steve Kerr “Absolutely Expects” Knicks Coaching Offer

    Report: Steve Kerr “Absolutely Expects” Knicks Coaching Offer

    dimemag.com 1 hour ago
    The Knicks season ended on Wednesday, but already the New York papers are anticipating a coaching change. Phil Jackson might surprise everyone and bring Mike Woodson back, but the name that seems to come up the most when discussing the New York’s head c…
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  • Son: TV vet Sager diagnosed with leukemia

    Son: TV vet Sager diagnosed with leukemia

    ESPN.com 2 hours ago
    Veteran broadcaster Craig Sager has been diagnosed with leukemia and will start treatment Friday, his son confirmed.
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  • 16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headpho…

    16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headphones

    dimemag.com 3 hours ago
    I once asked Steve Nash if anyone in the NBA didn’t listen to rap. His answer surprised me, saying there are actually quite a few, more than you’d think, who have differing tastes. With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, check out what 16 NBA pla…
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  • NBA playoff previews for every series

    NBA playoff previews for every series

    CNNSI.com 11 hours ago
    Are the Rockets a darkhorse contender? Our SI.com staff breaks down Houston-Portland and every first-round matchup.
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  • Nick Young Didn’t Waste Any Time To Start Enjoying His Offseaso…

    Nick Young Didn’t Waste Any Time To Start Enjoying His Offseason

    dimemag.com 12 hours ago
    The Los Angeles Lakers finished with the second worst record in the Western Conference, and Nick Young was a large reason they escaped without the worst record when he dropped a season-high 41 points against the Conference-worst Jazz on Monday night. Th…
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  • Mike Woodson deserves respect from Knicks and Phil Jackson, eve…

    Mike Woodson deserves respect from Knicks and Phil Jackson, even if he is fired

    nydailynews.com 12 hours ago
    Even with this rush in basketball New York to make Mike Woodson the fall guy for everything wrong at the Garden except ticket prices and get him out of here, maybe somebody at the Garden other than Carmelo Anthony could show some respect for the work Wo…
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  • Knicks broadcasters' fondness of Mike Woodson is comedic

    Knicks broadcasters' fondness of Mike Woodson is comedic

    nydailynews.com 12 hours ago
    For a guy presumably under so much pressure, Phil Jackson looked relaxed sitting in the Gulag watching the Knicks close out their failed season with a win over Toronto on “Fan Appreciation Night.” Each time MSG’s cameras focused on Jackson, there was a …
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  • NBA: Coast to Coast -- Playoff opening-round storylines

    NBA: Coast to Coast -- Playoff opening-round storylines

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss the opening round of the NBA playoffs.
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  • See The “Mount Spursmore” Haircut Featuring The Spurs’ Big Four

    See The “Mount Spursmore” Haircut Featuring The Spurs’ Big Four

    dimemag.com 12 hours ago
    The playoffs are starting soon, so fanaticism is amping up as teams go into the real season, which starts Saturday. While a tattoo is permanent enough to make — lets say — a Charlies Villanueva tattoo a bit dicey, let alone two, haircuts come and go. St…
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  • Griffin on Thompson remarks: 'Isn't my thing'

    Griffin on Thompson remarks: 'Isn't my thing'

    ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    Yes, Blake Griffin heard that Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson called him "a bull in a china shop," adding to the familiar narrative that the All-Star forward plays a bit "out of control" for some people's tastes.
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  • Bynum unavailable for Hawks' series, Pacers coach says

    Bynum unavailable for Hawks' series, Pacers coach says

    nba.com ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    Top-seeded Indiana won't have Andrew Bynum for its first-round series against Atlanta.
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  • Ellis plays key role in Mavs' playoff spot

    Ellis plays key role in Mavs' playoff spot

    nba.com 17 hours ago
    Monta Ellis had just missed a jumper that could have lifted Dallas out of a matchup with top-seeded San Antonio in the first round of the playoffs.
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  • Cuban: Bucks' new owners got 'a bargain'

    Cuban: Bucks' new owners got 'a bargain'

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban considers the sale price of approximately $550 million for the Milwaukee Bucks to be a bargain, suggesting the true value of NBA franchises is north of $1 billion.
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  • Under-.500 Hawks the biggest playoff long shot

    Under-.500 Hawks the biggest playoff long shot

    nba.com 18 hours ago
    There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.
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  • Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Indiana Pacers vs. A…

    Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks

    yahoo.com 18 hours ago
    The playoffs begin on Saturday, thankfully, which means it’s that lovely time of spring (and it is spring, right? It’s not going to snow again, is it?) when the minds behind Ball Don’t Lie to offer you their thoughts on the upcoming pairings in the firs…
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  • Clifford, Joerger named coaches of the month

    Clifford, Joerger named coaches of the month

    nba.com 19 hours ago
    The Charlotte Bobcats' Steve Clifford and the Memphis Grizzlies' Dave Joerger on Thursday were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
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  • Grizzlies' Miller an iron man this season

    Grizzlies' Miller an iron man this season

    nba.com 19 hours ago
    The Memphis Grizzlies hoped Mike Miller would be healthy once they got to the postseason.
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  • The 12 Most Unforgettable  NBA Playoff Moments: Zeke’s 25-Point…

    The 12 Most Unforgettable NBA Playoff Moments: Zeke’s 25-Point Quarter

    dimemag.com 19 hours ago
    With just two days before the 2014 NBA Playoffs start, it’s a great time to look back at some of the most unforgettable moments in NBA playoff history. Magic‘s baby skyhook, Reggie‘s 8.9 seconds forever burned into New York’s pysche, Willis Reed limping…
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  • Young first UK player to enter 2014 Draft

    Young first UK player to enter 2014 Draft

    nba.com ESPN.com 19 hours ago
    Kentucky guard James Young has announced that he will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of the Wildcats' heralded freshmen to turn pro.
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  • Melo on free-agency options: 'I want to win'

    Melo on free-agency options: 'I want to win'

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    Carmelo Anthony said on Thursday that he'd like to re-sign with the Knicks this summer, but he needs assurances that team president Phil Jackson can build a winner around him before he commits.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the 38-win Atlanta Hawks

    The 10-man rotation, starring the 38-win Atlanta Hawks

    yahoo.com 20 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: HoopsAnalyst. Are the 2013-14 Atlanta …
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  • Report: Rick Adelman Will Not Be Returning To Coach The T-Wolve…

    Report: Rick Adelman Will Not Be Returning To Coach The T-Wolves

    dimemag.com 20 hours ago
    The Minnesota Timberwolves finished exactly where many expected this season: on the outside looking in for a final playoff spot in the brutal Western Conference. They were one loss to the Jazz in their finale from going 41-41 on the year, but that recor…
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  • Mavericks not equipped to match up with Spurs

    Mavericks not equipped to match up with Spurs

    CNNSI.com 21 hours ago
    Dirk vs. Duncan pits legend against legend, but the Mavericks don't have enough to match San Antonio.
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  • Jeff Van Gundy: This team will win the '14 Finals

    Jeff Van Gundy: This team will win the '14 Finals

    CNNSI.com 22 hours ago
    Jeff Van Gundy predicts the Houston Rockets will emerge from the Western Conference and win the 2014 NBA Finals.
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  • Video - Cuban: Price Tag For Bucks 'A Bargain' 02:27

    Cuban: Price Tag For Bucks 'A Bargain'

    Apr 17
    ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon breaks down Mark Cuban's reaction to the Milwaukee Bucks selling for just $550 million.
  • Video - Brett Brown's Playoff Preview 05:47

    Brett Brown's Playoff Preview

    Apr 17
    The head coach of the 76ers expects a re-match of last year's Finalists.

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    Apr 17
    J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss the opening round of the NBA playoffs.
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    Apr 17
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    Apr 17
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