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Blake Griffin Says LeBron “Was Osama bin Laden” To Cavs Fans Be…

Blake Griffin Says LeBron “Was Osama bin Laden” To Cavs Fans Before Return

dimemag.com Updated 1 hour ago
LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers has received near-consensus support. The only group showering James with more praise than fans for his decision are his playing peers in the NBA, a trend that continued recently when Los Angeles Clippers s…
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  • Cavaliers lift ban on fan who ran onto court to beg LeBron Jame…

    Cavaliers lift ban on fan who ran onto court to beg LeBron James to return to Cleveland

    yahoo.com dimemag.com 1 hour ago
    Way back in March of 2013, with LeBron James in the midst of a second straight MVP season for the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers mired in yet another dismal post-"Decision" campaign, a young Ohioan named James Blair took it upon himsel…
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  • Taj Gibson Says Coming off The Bench “Doesn’t Matter”

    Taj Gibson Says Coming off The Bench “Doesn’t Matter”

    dimemag.com 3 hours ago
    After Aggrey Smith of CSN Chicago wrote that Bulls power forward Taj Gibson was privately displeased with coming off the bench again next season, Taj took to Twitter to shoot down the report while cautioning the media to “please miss me with the drama.”…
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  • George Posts Photo Of Pacers At Hibbert’s Wedding With Hilariou…

    George Posts Photo Of Pacers At Hibbert’s Wedding With Hilarious Caption

    dimemag.com Sep 21 (yesterday)
    This hasn’t exactly been an offseason to remember for the Indiana Pacers. They saw former team leader Danny Granger sign with an archrival, key young playmaker Lance Stephenson depart in free agency, and superstar Paul George suffer a devastating injury…
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  • Dime Q&A: C.J. Watson Talks Paul George, Pacers, And His Ne…

    Dime Q&A: C.J. Watson Talks Paul George, Pacers, And His New Role This Season

    dimemag.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    The Indiana Pacers’ prospects for the 2014-2015 season took a drastic turn in early August when superstar wing Paul George was lost for the year due to a broken leg. Combining George’s absence with the free agency departure of Lance Stephenson leaves th…
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  • Gary Payton is mentoring Giannis Antetokounmpo, but will he act…

    Gary Payton is mentoring Giannis Antetokounmpo, but will he actually be a point forward?

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Sep 19 (3 days ago)
    Few young NBA players have captured the imaginations of fans like Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 19-year-old "Greek Freak" who served as his team's finest source of hope on the way to a league-worst record in 2013-14. Antet…
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  • Learn To Handle Like Kyrie Irving With I Love Basketball TV

    Learn To Handle Like Kyrie Irving With I Love Basketball TV

    dimemag.com Sep 19 (3 days ago)
    You’ve already mastered Kyrie Irving’s signature crossover. But with even more expert guidance from Coach Rocky of I Love Basketball, the full repertoire of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ dribbling wizard will be at your disposal in no time. In this fun and s…
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  • New LeBron Banner Approved For Downtown Cleveland

    New LeBron Banner Approved For Downtown Cleveland

    dimemag.com Sep 19 (3 days ago)
    Cleveland Cavaliers fans will be “Witness” to a new but eerily similar LeBron James banner when attending home games at Quicken Loans Arena this season. The city planning commission approved Nike’s 10-story artwork today after it was initially proposed …
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  • Andrew Wiggins Says He’s Glad To Have More Freedom With Minneso…

    Andrew Wiggins Says He’s Glad To Have More Freedom With Minnesota

    dimemag.com Sep 19 (3 days ago)
    The NBA career of Andrew Wiggins has been a whirlwind before it’s even started. Drafted first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers to be their superstar wing of the future, his prospects with the Cavs were drastically altered two weeks later when LeBron J…
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  • Report: Taj Gibson Wants To Start, But Will That Benefit The Bu…

    Report: Taj Gibson Wants To Start, But Will That Benefit The Bulls?

    dimemag.com Sep 19 (3 days ago)
    After finishing as the runner-up in the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year voting during the 2013-14 season, Taj Gibson — and most of his adoring fans in Chicago — expected he’d be in the starting lineup next season. This became even more of a foregone conclus…
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  • No, Brandon Jennings didn't say he added twenty-five pounds of …

    No, Brandon Jennings didn't say he added twenty-five pounds of 'muscle,' but that's not the point

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Sep 18 (4 days ago)
    I wasn’t able to be on the ole Internet Machine much on Wednesday, but in my scant minutes on Twitter dot com I did notice a guffaw or 12 surrounding Detroit Pistons’ guard Brandon Jennings’ recent weight gain. Not in the form of Raymond Felton jokes, m…
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  • Bulls sign former Magic guard Moore

    Bulls sign former Magic guard Moore

    nba.com Sep 18 (4 days ago)
    The Chicago Bulls have signed former Orlando Magic guard E'Twaun Moore.
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  • Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

    Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

    dimemag.com Sep 17 (5 days ago)
    The increasingly active and humorous Twitter accounts of NBA teams are at it again. We’ve already shown you our favorite #NBASitcoms and #NBAMovies; now it’s time for some #NBADramas. Here are some miscellaneous notables this time around: Good Wall Hunt…
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  • LeBron: Kyrie Irving “Can Be The Pest Point Guard In the League…

    LeBron: Kyrie Irving “Can Be The Pest Point Guard In the League Very Soon”

    dimemag.com Sep 17 (5 days ago)
    LeBron James’ affection for Northeast Ohio knows no bounds, but he surely would not have returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers if he didn’t believe his hometown team could immediately compete for a championship with him in tow. So it’s not surprising that…
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  • Man arrested in connection with burglary at George's home

    Man arrested in connection with burglary at George's home

    nba.com ESPN.com Sep 17 (5 days ago)
    Police have arrested a man in connection with the April burglary at the Indianapolis home of Indiana Pacers star Paul George.
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  • James unveils new shoe before restart with Cavs

    James unveils new shoe before restart with Cavs

    nba.com ESPN.com dimemag.com Sep 16 (6 days ago)
    LeBron James had some business to take care before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp.
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  • Proposed New LeBron Billboard Puts Emphasis On City Of Clevelan…

    Proposed New LeBron Billboard Puts Emphasis On City Of Cleveland

    dimemag.com Sep 16 (6 days ago)
    The hope is that LeBron James’ second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers goes differently than his first. And though NBA teams have yet to open training camp, The King’s actions since announcing his return home have helped ensure that will be the case. …
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  • New NBA 2K15 Trailer “The Land” Features Revamped Cavs Starting…

    New NBA 2K15 Trailer “The Land” Features Revamped Cavs Starting Lineup Intros

    dimemag.com Sep 16 (6 days ago)
    The colossal NBA 2K franchise is launching NBA 2K15 in less than a month (Oct. 7) after an offseason that included a usually bereft Cavs franchise landing LeBron James and Kevin Love. In 2K’s new trailer for the game, “The Land,” we get a sneak peek at …
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  • Derrick Rose sees woeful World Cup as positive, says his body i…

    Derrick Rose sees woeful World Cup as positive, says his body is now accustomed to basketball

    yahoo.com Sep 15 (7 days ago)
    When Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski first set about making the roster for the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball this summer, one of the biggest stories was the triumphant return of Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. The 2010-11 NBA MVP and thr…
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  • Check Out This LeBron James-Johnny Manziel Mash-Up Jersey

    Check Out This LeBron James-Johnny Manziel Mash-Up Jersey

    dimemag.com Sep 15
    There’s a lot of hope in “The Land” these days. LeBron James has returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Johnny Manziel — while still a backup quarterback — has generated a lot of buzz for the Cleveland Browns. Yesterday, the Browns played in their home…
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  • Derrick Rose Grades His FIBA World Cup An “A”

    Derrick Rose Grades His FIBA World Cup An “A”

    dimemag.com Sep 14
    Team USA just tipped off against Serbia in the FIBA World Cup gold medal game, with the oddsmakers making them overwhelming favorites following the loss of their biggest challenger, Spain. Despite some helter-skelter performances where he was dreadful w…
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  • Andre Drummond Sinks Half-Court Shot Sitting Down

    Andre Drummond Sinks Half-Court Shot Sitting Down

    dimemag.com Sep 13
    Pistons big man Andre Drummond has spent the majority of the FIBA World Cup watching from the bench. The 21-year-old has averaged a team-low 5.9 minutes per game during USA’s undefeated odyssey to tomorrow’s gold medal game against Serbia. That’s what m…
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  • Video - Gigantic LeBron Billboard Coming To Cleveland 02:36

    Gigantic LeBron Billboard Coming To Cleveland

    Sep 19
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Michelle McFee discusses the planning commission's approval of for a 10-story-high banner of LeBron James.
  • Video - ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings 07:09

    ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings

    Sep 18
    ESPN The Magazine's Peter Keating breaks down the 2014 Ultimate Team Standings.
  • Video - TBT: CP3 Throws The Alley-Oop To LeBron 00:19

    TBT: CP3 Throws The Alley-Oop To LeBron

    Sep 18
    Before Chris Paul and LeBron James were NBA superstars, they were high school players at the 2003 McDonald's All-American game.
  • Video - Arrest Made In Burglary At Paul George's Home 00:58

    Arrest Made In Burglary At Paul George's Home

    Sep 17
    Police have made an arrest in the April burglary of Paul George's Indianapolis home.

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