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Derrick Rose Drops 22 Points In 22 Minutes Including This Tough…

Derrick Rose Drops 22 Points In 22 Minutes Including This Tough Off-Balance Layup

dimemag.com ESPN.com Updated Oct 16, 2013
A lot of people were worried when Derrick Rose missed the Bulls – Wizards game in Brazil after he experienced some soreness in his knee. Hopefully his play tonight allows Bulls fans to exhale. Perhaps more than Rose’s 6-for-9 shooting performance was hi…
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  • Lakers waive guard Johnson-Odom

    Lakers waive guard Johnson-Odom

    nba.com Oct 16, 2013
    The Los Angeles Lakers have waived guard Darius Johnson-Odom, trimming their training camp roster to 16 players.
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  • MJ: 1-on-1 challenge 'no-win situation' for me

    MJ: 1-on-1 challenge 'no-win situation' for me

    ESPN.com nba.com Oct 16, 2013
    Michael Jordan laughed off the one-one-one challenge from fellow NBA owner Robert Pera on Wednesday.
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  • Bulls' Butler sidelined with bruised knee

    Bulls' Butler sidelined with bruised knee

    nba.com Oct 16, 2013
    Chicago guard Jimmy Butler sat out the Bulls' preseason game Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons because of a bruised left knee.
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  • Greg Oden of Miami Heat held out of practice with swelling in k…

    Greg Oden of Miami Heat held out of practice with swelling in knee

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Oct 16, 2013
    Greg Oden, trying to make it back after a career-threatening knee injury, endured a slight setback Wednesday as he was held out of practice with swelling in his left knee.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring a double-decker tour bus ride wit…

    The 10-man rotation, starring a double-decker tour bus ride with Metta World Peace

    yahoo.com Oct 16, 2013
    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: Keeping Score. TIME's Sean Gregory joi…
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  • The NBA is considering shifting some tip-off times for internat…

    The NBA is considering shifting some tip-off times for international fans

    yahoo.com Oct 16, 2013
    The NBA becomes an increasingly international league every season, with sets of overseas games in preseason and general increases in popularity expanding its reach considerably. At the same time, the league remains grounded in the habits and customs of …
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  • Pelicans exercise options on Davis, Rivers

    Pelicans exercise options on Davis, Rivers

    nba.com Oct 16, 2013
    The New Orleans Pelicans have exercised third-year options on the contracts of 2012 first-round draft choices Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers.
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  • Sixers Wing Evan Turner Wants Us All To Know: “I Am Not A Loser…

    Sixers Wing Evan Turner Wants Us All To Know: “I Am Not A Loser”

    dimemag.com Oct 16, 2013
    The Philadelphia 76ers are facing perhaps their worst season in quite some time. After new GM Sam Hinkie traded All-Star Jrue Holiday to New Orleans, the rebuild had obviously begun. But don’t tell that to Sixers wing Evan Turner. He doesn’t want you to…
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  • Anthony says he wants to test free agency

    Anthony says he wants to test free agency

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said in a recent interview that he wants opt out of the final year of his contract this summer and test free agency.
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  • Mark Cuban not guilty: A federal jury in Texas today acquitted …

    Mark Cuban not guilty: A federal jury in Texas today acquitted Mavericks owner Mark Cuban of insider

    Mark Cuban not guilty: A federal jury in Texas today acquitted Mavericks owner Mark Cuban of insider trading. The charges were related to Cuban's 2004 sale of $7.9 million in stock in an internet company. There was no "Fuck You" legal brief th…
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  • 2013-14 NBA League Pass Alert Preview: Orlando Magic

    2013-14 NBA League Pass Alert Preview: Orlando Magic

    With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays…
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  • Kobe hopes to end career like Mayweather

    Kobe hopes to end career like Mayweather

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    Kobe Bryant often is compared to some of the greatest players in NBA history. But in what he describes as "The Last Chapter" of his storied career, Bryant hopes to mirror someone who has never played professional basketball -- Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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  • There might’ve been a pretty nasty reason for Mario Chalmers’ b…

    There might’ve been a pretty nasty reason for Mario Chalmers’ bad preseason game

    yahoo.com Oct 16, 2013
    There was plenty of fine play to marvel at during Tuesday night's preseason matchup between the Washington Wizards and the two-time-defending world champion Miami Heat in our nation's capital — LeBron James soaring, Bradley Beal scorching, Dwyane Wade d…
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  • ESPN.com NBA Player Rankings: 21-25

    ESPN.com NBA Player Rankings: 21-25

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    ESPN.com is ranking the top players in the NBA today. Check out Nos. 21-25.
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  • How Kobe Bryant found the strength to get through devastating i…

    How Kobe Bryant found the strength to get through devastating injury

    CNNSI.com Oct 16, 2013
    This story appears in the Oct. 21, 2013, issue of Sports Illustrated. You can subscribe to the magazine here and purchase the digital edition here.
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  • Nets Mascot Airballs The Worst Dunk Attempt You May Ever See

    Nets Mascot Airballs The Worst Dunk Attempt You May Ever See

    deadspin.com Oct 16, 2013
    Oh, BrooklyKnight. Your name is illogical. You look like a rejected Power Rangers villain. And this trampoline dunk, during last night's preseason game against the Celtics, was...well, it wasn't good.Read more...
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  • Nice pass, Byron Mullens (Video)

    Nice pass, Byron Mullens (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 16, 2013
    It's just like our grandparents always told us — you can take the Byron away from the Bobcats, but you can't take the Bobcats out of the Byron:Generally speaking, making announcers emit an involuntary, spooked "Whoa" with a pass you make isn't…
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  • Nets mascot The BrooklyKnight tries trampoline dunk, fails, get…

    Nets mascot The BrooklyKnight tries trampoline dunk, fails, gets ball stuck in 24-second clock (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 16, 2013
    The word came down Tuesday evening from New York Post beat reporter Tim Bontemps:Five cheerleaders all threw down dunks. The Brooklyknight got the ball stuck in the 24 second clock, and now it can't be retrieved. Amazing.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) Oc…
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  • Raptors hold pieces to put winning culture together

    Raptors hold pieces to put winning culture together

    nba.com Oct 16, 2013
    New Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri was hired this summer to wipe away the Bryan Colangelo era and get the franchise on a path to relevance.
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  • Report: Bogut, Warriors open extension talks

    Report: Bogut, Warriors open extension talks

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    Center Andrew Bogut and the Golden State Warriors have begun negotiations on a contract extension, the big man told NBA.com.
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  • Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd wants jersey retirement ceremony…

    Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd wants jersey retirement ceremony over as quickly as possible

    nydailynews.com Oct 16, 2013
    The ceremony will be brief, aired before the game Thursday on TNT and finished before you know it. An oversized jersey, Jason Kidd’s No. 5 from Jersey, will be hoisted to the rafters at Barclays Center, the first time Brooklyn has had anything to do wit…
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  • The Triangle All-Stars: Andre Drummond and Ricky Rubio

    The Triangle All-Stars: Andre Drummond and Ricky Rubio

    grantland.com Oct 16, 2013
    Yesterday, we kicked off the Triangle NBA All-Stars, celebrating the players we love way too much. The first two members were John Wall and DeMarcus C...
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  • 13-Day NBA Warning: Dwight Howard Is in Midseason Form

    13-Day NBA Warning: Dwight Howard Is in Midseason Form

    grantland.com Oct 16, 2013
    We're still two weeks away from Halloween, but Dwight Howard already found his costume. He's going as Dwight Howard, Midseason Destroyer of Team Moral...
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  • Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

    Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

    grantland.com Oct 16, 2013
    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose preview the upcoming season for the Timberwolves by celebrating the Rubio-Love-Pekovic trio, saying good-bye to former GM ...
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  • Video - Bulls Win In Rose's Return To Chicago 00:58

    Bulls Win In Rose's Return To Chicago

    Oct 16
    Derrick Rose scored 22 points to lead the Bulls past the Pistons 96-81.
  • Video - Heat Reach Midway Point Of Camp 01:40

    Heat Reach Midway Point Of Camp

    Oct 16
    Michael Wallace breaks down what the Heat will be focused on heading into the second half of training camp.
  • Video - Kobe Bryant 25 05:47

    Kobe Bryant 25

    Oct 16
    #NBArank calls Kobe Bryant the NBA's 25th best player. J.A. Adande says that's not going to sit well with Kobe.
  • Video - Kobe Bryant Ranked No. 25 03:00

    Kobe Bryant Ranked No. 25

    Oct 16
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless react to ESPN.com's NBA rankings, which have Kobe Bryant as the 25th-ranked player in the NBA entering the 2013-14 season.

Sports Columnists

  • Lee Jenkins: Tomorrowland: Gonzalez helps keep Dodgers alive in NLCS

    Oct 16
    LOS ANGELES -- On commencement day at Eastlake High School in 2000, Adrian Gonzalez spent a sliver of his anticipated signing bonus from the Florida Marlins to purchase some aerial advertising. Gonzalez's girlfriend, Betsy Perez, was graduating the same…
  • Greg Oden of Miami Heat held out of practice with swelling in knee

    Oct 16
    Greg Oden, trying to make it back after a career-threatening knee injury, endured a slight setback Wednesday as he was held out of practice with swelling in his left knee.
  • Lee Jenkins: Kobe Bryant: Reflections on a cold-blooded career

    Oct 16
    This story appears in the Oct. 21, 2013, issue of Sports Illustrated. You can subscribe to the magazine here and purchase the digital edition here.
  • 5-on-5: Golden State Warriors 2013-14 preview

    Oct 16
    What's ahead for the Golden State Warriors? Our 5-on-5 panel previews the 2013-14 season.