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Brandon Jennings Says The Brick-Heavy Pistons “Don’t Shoot In Practice”
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Only the godawful 76ers are shooting worse than the Pistons. Detroit’s second to last in true shooting percentage AND effective field goal percentage behind the Philly D-League squad, so it’s no wonder point guard Brandon Jennings is a little ticked off…Upvote Share Tweet
The Cleveland Cavaliers are struggling, and then some. LeBron James believes he's a major reason for their early failures.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 3 hours agoLeBron James was blunt in his criticism of his own play amid the Cleveland Cavaliers' uninspiring 5-7 start to the season.Upvote Share Tweet
Jimmy Butler On His Bulls: “Hell Yeah, It’s A Championship Team.”dimemag.com 5 hours agoThank the basketball Gods the Bulls still have a healthy Jimmy Butler — take note John Paxson and Gar Forman. The 3&D stud has upped this game this year, and helped the Bulls survive another rash of injuries that have kept Derrick Rose and free agen…Upvote Share Tweet
Hey, Man, LeBron James Would Really Like It If You Would Just Cutdeadspin.com 7 hours agoLeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are now 5-7 after getting busted up by the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. LeBron did not have the best time!Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron: Cavs 'very fragile' amid 4-game skidESPN.com Nov 23 (yesterday)Mired in a four-game losing streak, LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers are "a very fragile team right now."Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Nov 23 (yesterday)Lou Williams scored a career-high 36 points and the Toronto Raptors turned an 18-point deficit into a convincing 110-93 win over Cleveland on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers their fourth straight loss.Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Larry Sanders Rises For Huge Block On Paul Pierce, Poses, Salutes Crowddimemag.com Nov 22 (yesterday)The league is so much more fun when Larry Sanders is on the court and playing well. Watch the Milwaukee Bucks mercurial, talented big man do what he does best by swatting a Paul Pierce layup, posing, and saluting to a frenzied Bradley Center crowd in hi…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Hyped-Up LeBron James Find Varejao With Behind-The-Back Dimedimemag.com Nov 22 (yesterday)Now this is more like it for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Just 24 hours after being humbled by one Eastern Conference contender, LeBron James and company are dominating another early. Watch The King drop a sick behind-the-back bounce pass to Anderson Vareja…Upvote Share Tweet
NBA corrects error from Bucks-Raptors gamenba.com Nov 22 (2 days ago)The NBA announced Saturday that a scoring error was made during the Milwaukee Bucks-Toronto Raptors game on Nov. 21 at Air Canada Centre, which impacted the final score of the game but not the final outcome of the game.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Nov 22 (3 days ago)Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson sprained his left ankle in the third quarter of Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers and did not return.Upvote Share Tweet
Wall, Wizards deal Cavs 3rd straight lossJohn Wall took over in the third quarter Friday night and finished 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and the hustling Washington Wizards clamped down for a 91-78 win over LeBron James and the mostly flatfooted Cleveland Cavaliers.Upvote Share Tweet
Pepsi pours more into Irving's 'Uncle Drew'Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving signs a multiyear deal with Pepsi for more "Uncle Drew" spots.Upvote Share TweetThe Chicago Bulls will be without the services of Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol and Kirk Hinrich against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetPacers forward Paul George could take the next step in his recovery from a broken right leg as early as next week.Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron James Says Kevin Love Needs To “Demand” The Ball On BlockAsk and you might receive; demand and you shall. Apparently that’s LeBron James’ line of thinking when it comes to Kevin Love wanting more touches on the block. In wake of the former Minnesota Timberwolves go-to scorer admitting that he’s still “trying …Upvote Share TweetThings could be worse for the 3-9 Detroit Pistons – at least coaches and players are standing up for each other. After the Phoenix Suns’ Markieff Morris saying Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed a game-winning shot because he “doesn’t have any heart,” Stan…Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron calls being patient 'my biggest test'LeBron James admits it's not easy staying focused on the long view with the Cavs off to a 5-5 start.Upvote Share Tweet“Rivalries aren’t really rivalries unless the teams and players hate each other!” Well, tell that to Paul Pierce and LeBron James. Ahead of their first matchup as members of the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers tonight, The Truth offered rare …Upvote Share TweetThe Kings keep rolling and we couldn’t be happier for the people of Sacramento, who have waited more than a decade for a semi-return to prominence. They were even slated in to a national TV slot last night when they defeated the Bulls, 103-88, behind 22…Upvote Share Tweet
Joakim Noah Has No Patience For Your Goddamn Floppingdeadspin.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)The Chicago Bulls played without Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol last night, and got rolled by Boogie Cousins and the Kings as a result. They kept it close through the first half, but the game started to slip away from them in the third quarter, at which poi…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Joakim Noah Throw A Tantrum After being Called For Questionable Fouldimemag.com Nov 21 (4 days ago)Playing against DeMarcus Cousins is frustrating enough for opposing big men on its own. But when the officials fall for his antics? We’d be prone to lose it, too. After being called for a questionable foul in the third quarter of his team’s game against…Upvote Share Tweet
James: I Am Not Doing My JobNov 24In light of Cleveland's early-season struggles, LeBron James said he isn't doing his job and he has to do a better job.
Cavs Have A Lot Of Growing Up To DoNov 24Chris Broussard discusses the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers.
Reading Too Much Into The DecisionNov 24Author David Shields on America's strange reaction to LeBron James.
Patience Key For Bulls FansNov 23Israel Gutierrez stresses the importance of patience to Chicago Bulls fans, specifically in regard to Derrick Rose's recent injuries.
James needs to step upNov 24LeBron James complained about the Cavaliers being "fragile," but Brian Windhorst writes "it is James who has been a leader in the 'fragile' category f...
As Chicago Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not …Nov 20As the Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not to second-guess their hiring of his successor, Marc Trestman, Michael Wilbon writes.
Brian Windhorst: David Blatt learning on the flyNov 19"LeBron James had a ridiculous self-inflicted turnover that ended the game ... But if Blatt had kept a timeout, as most coaches would have in that sit...
Popovich: Spurs' 2014 title run started in Game 7 of 2013 FinalsNov 18The Spurs' march to the 2014 NBA title started with their Game 7 loss to the Heat in 2013, writes J.A. Adande.