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In Derek Fisher, Knicks president Phil Jackson has a prized pup…

In Derek Fisher, Knicks president Phil Jackson has a prized pupil to run team

Phil Jackson stuck to his guns. He doesn’t want to coach, so now he gets to coach through a prized pupil in Derek Fisher. What this tells you is what you probably already knew. The Knicks aren’t going to suddenly transform themselves overnight into a ch…
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  • Report: Donald Sterling Reneges; Will Fight Sale Of Clippers &a…

    Report: Donald Sterling Reneges; Will Fight Sale Of Clippers & Still Sue

    It seems the detritus left over from Donald Sterling‘s tenure as owner of the Clippers still hasn’t been expunged. Less than a day after NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a press conference right before Game 2 Sterling had dropped his lawsuit against…
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  • Report: Cavaliers to interview Mark Price

    Report: Cavaliers to interview Mark Price

    The Cavaliers will talk to a former star about being their coach.
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  • Game 2 TV ratings up slightly from 2013

    Game 2 TV ratings up slightly from 2013

    nba.com Jun 9
    The NBA Finals rematch is drawing a higher television audience than the first go-around between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the importance of Kawhi Leonard s…

    The 10-man rotation, starring the importance of Kawhi Leonard showing up

    yahoo.com Jun 9
    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: Pounding the Rock. "… to put it i…
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  • LeBron James knows that he is 'the easiest target that we have …

    LeBron James knows that he is 'the easiest target that we have in sports'

    yahoo.com Jun 9
    LeBron James knows what’s up. "I know I'm the easiest target that we have in sports, I'm aware of it," James said in an interview with ESPN's Michael Wilbon on Friday. "I really am. I believe it." If anyone disputes this, find yourse…
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  • Heat's Dwyane Wade fined $5,000 for flopping on swipe by Spurs'…

    Heat's Dwyane Wade fined $5,000 for flopping on swipe by Spurs' Manu Ginobili in Game 2 win (Video)

    The NBA announced Monday that Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade has been fined $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rules during Miami's 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of the 2014 NBA Finals on Sunday. The play in ques…
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  • Screen & Roll Vol. 2: “The Basketball Tournament,” The ’84 …

    Screen & Roll Vol. 2: “The Basketball Tournament,” The ’84 Draft & More

    dimemag.com Jun 9
    With the blink-and-you-missed it way basketball has infiltrated our online and television lives, it’s only fair you get some warning for what’s up next. Whether it’s a basketball game halfway around the world, the NBA Finals, a revealing interview, or a…
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  • Derek Fisher Is The Next Ex-Knicks Coach

    Derek Fisher Is The Next Ex-Knicks Coach

    deadspin.com Jun 9
    Bleacher Report's Howard Beck is reporting that human bicep curl Derek Fisher will be the next coach to be fired by the New York Knicks. Fisher, who was part of a group of former Lakers to be considered for the job and at best second-choice, will report…
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  • Vlade Divac Blames Flopping Problem On Shaq

    Vlade Divac Blames Flopping Problem On Shaq

    dimemag.com Jun 9
    Irony, thy name is Divac. Former Kings, Lakers and Hornets center Vlade Divac has long been thought of as the progenitor of flopping, which roils up NBA fans and bloggers until they’re foaming at the mouth with incredulity. In a recent interview with Pr…
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  • Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders says a disgruntled Kevin Love …

    Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders says a disgruntled Kevin Love has no right to be frustrated

    yahoo.com Jun 9
    Kevin Love is the NBA’s latest and greatest Available Superstar, a three-time All-Star who is still years away from his prime that wants nothing to do with a Minnesota Timberwolves franchise that has frittered away the first six years of his career. Lov…
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  • Cleveland Cavaliers offered John Calipari nearly $80 million ov…

    Cleveland Cavaliers offered John Calipari nearly $80 million over 10 years as coach, team president

    ESPN.com Jun 9
    NBA coaching sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the Cleveland Cavaliers' pitch to Kentucky coach John Calipari was a 10-year offer worth nearly $80 million and included the role of coach and team president.
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  • Study: Napoleon Complex Is Real; Shorter NBA Refs Call More Fou…

    Study: Napoleon Complex Is Real; Shorter NBA Refs Call More Fouls

    deadspin.com Jun 9
    A new study in the Journal of Sports Economics finds that shorter NBA refs may call more fouls, in an excellent manifestation of the Napoleon Complex. Paul Gift and Ryan Rodenberg looked at 4,463 regular season games from 2008 to 2012, and—controlling f…
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  • LeBron equal parts superstar talent, basketball genius

    LeBron equal parts superstar talent, basketball genius

    CNNSI.com Jun 9
    The brilliance of LeBron James? He's equal parts superstar talent and basketball genius.
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  • Landry Fields *is* Nicki Minaj (Video)

    Landry Fields *is* Nicki Minaj (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 9
    Through three performances on ABC's summertime talent/variety contest "Sing Your Face Off," Toronto Raptors swingman Landry Fields — a man with a gift for song, in case you weren't aware — had acquitted himself quite well. From Lionel Richie t…
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  • Jordan planning more roster upgrades for rising Hornets

    Jordan planning more roster upgrades for rising Hornets

    Michael Jordan anticipates the Charlotte Hornets will make another big splash this offseason.
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  • Dime Q&A: The Teague Brothers Shine A Light On The City The…

    Dime Q&A: The Teague Brothers Shine A Light On The City They Love

    dimemag.com Jun 9
    The Teague brothers, Marquis and Jeff, provided a high level free basketball camp for boys grades 4-8 this past Saturday, June 7 at their Indianapolis Pike High School alma mater. Coming from the inner city, Jeff and Marquis Teague have banded together …
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  • A Chris Bosh – Jurassic Park Vine You’ve Always Wanted

    A Chris Bosh – Jurassic Park Vine You’ve Always Wanted

    Chris Bosh is not afraid to let his personality shine. For all we know, he may have invented the videobomb. Bosh also gets really emotional when he celebrates, making him a prime target for anyone looking to make a new meme. Last night, we finally got a…
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  • LeBron James Takes Early Morning Yoga Before Game 2

    LeBron James Takes Early Morning Yoga Before Game 2

    dimemag.com Jun 9
    Like most athletes, LeBron James has a routine on game days and likes to stick to it. That’s why we were surprised to hear he strayed away from his regular tasks just 12 hours prior to Game 2 – the biggest and most pressure-filled contest of the season.…
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  • LeBron James Dominates In Miami’s 98-96 Game 2 Win

    LeBron James Dominates In Miami’s 98-96 Game 2 Win

    dimemag.com Jun 9
    The San Antonio Spurs made nine three-pointers in the second half of Game 2 of the 2014 NBA Finals. They turned the ball over twice, assisted on 13 of their 18 baskets, and scored 35 points in the third quarter. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobil…
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  • The Spurs Made The Mistake Of Thinking LeBron Had Something To …

    The Spurs Made The Mistake Of Thinking LeBron Had Something To Prove

    deadspin.com Jun 9
    LeBron James is, if nothing else, hyperaware of expectations. Some players use that for individual motivation, others fail under the pressure, but James, on occasion, twists it into a game plan. You saw that last night down the stretch, as the Spurs app…
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  • Spurs uncharacteristically miss key chances in their Game 2 los…

    Spurs uncharacteristically miss key chances in their Game 2 loss to the Heat

    The Spurs uncharacteristically let key chances get away in their Game 2 loss to Miami. How can they regain the edge?
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  • Windhorst: LeBron shows his stuff in Game 2

    Windhorst: LeBron shows his stuff in Game 2

    ESPN.com Jun 8
    With no cramps to contend with, LeBron James put on a clutch performance in Game 2, Brian Windhorst writes.
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  • Video - Spurs Transform Elementary School 01:00

    Spurs Transform Elementary School

    Jun 9
    The Spurs and Samsung teamed up to give Bowden Elementary School in San Antonio a library makeover.
  • Video - Report: Fisher Finalizing Knicks Deal 02:16

    Report: Fisher Finalizing Knicks Deal

    Jun 9
    ESPN senior NBA writer Marc Stein breaks down why Phil Jackson wanted Derek Fisher to be the coach of the New York Knicks.
  • Video - Should Fans Be Excited About Fisher? 01:14

    Should Fans Be Excited About Fisher?

    Jun 9
    Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser debate whether Derek Fisher is a good hire for the Knicks.
  • Video - Are Spurs In Trouble? 02:13

    Are Spurs In Trouble?

    Jun 9
    Max Kellerman, Marcellus Wiley and Michelle Beadle discuss the Spurs' Game 2 loss to the Heat and debate how much trouble San Antonio is in.

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers offered John Calipari nearly $80 million over 10 years…

    Jun 9
    NBA coaching sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the Cleveland Cavaliers' pitch to Kentucky coach John Calipari was a 10-year offer worth nearly $80 million and included the role of coach and team president.
  • Sources: Knicks to ramp up pursuit of Fisher

    Jun 9
    The New York Knicks' pursuit of Derek Fisher to be their new coach will ramp up this week and is widely expected to result in the hiring of the 18-year veteran guard, according to NBA coaching sources.