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These Cavaliers-Themed Statues Made Of Butter At The Ohio State…

These Cavaliers-Themed Statues Made Of Butter At The Ohio State Fair Are Incredible

dimemag.com Updated Jul 26 (yesterday)
The state of Ohio will celebrate the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA championship for years to come in a variety of unique ways. Maybe the strangest tribute we’ve seen so far are these Cavs-themed statues made entirely out of butter that are on display at…
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  • Pistons announce one-year deal with McCallum

    Pistons announce one-year deal with McCallum

    nba.com Jul 26 (yesterday)
    The Detroit Pistons officially announced their one-year deal with guard Ray McCallum on Tuesday.
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  • Sasha Kaun Is Retiring From The NBA After One Season

    Sasha Kaun Is Retiring From The NBA After One Season

    deadspin.com Jul 26 (yesterday)
    Sasha Kaun, a 31-year-old center who logged no playoff minutes for the Cleveland Cavaliers, is retiring. He will walk away with a championship in his sole NBA season.Read more...
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  • Report: LeBron James Signs Tyronn Lue To An Extension

    Report: LeBron James Signs Tyronn Lue To An Extension

    deadspin.com nba.com dimemag.com Jul 25 (3 days ago)
    According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Tyronn Lue to a five-year extension to serve as head coach.Read more...
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  • Hillary And Bill Clinton Versus The Bulls Is The ‘NBA Jam’ Matc…

    Hillary And Bill Clinton Versus The Bulls Is The ‘NBA Jam’ Matchup You Didn’t Know You Wanted

    dimemag.com Jul 25 (3 days ago)
    At some point in 2007, a person said to themselves, “NBA Jam is a cool game, but it’d be a lot cooler if we hacked it so we could put the Clintons on the Washington Bullets and have them play against the Chicago Bulls.” Whatever triggered the idea, it’s…
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  • Jae Crowder Says The Celtics Aren’t Worried About Any Team In T…

    Jae Crowder Says The Celtics Aren’t Worried About Any Team In The East But The Cavaliers

    dimemag.com Jul 22 (6 days ago)
    Getty Image The Boston Celtics went 48-34 last season. They lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Atlanta Hawks after six hard-fought games, failing to advance past that point of the postseason for the second-consecutive year. Boston has much t…
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  • Andersen reunites with LeBron, signs with Cavs

    Andersen reunites with LeBron, signs with Cavs

    nba.com Jul 22 (6 days ago)
    The 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers have signed center Chris Andersen, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Per league and team policy, terms of the contract were not released.
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  • Pacers sign free agent guard Aaron Brooks

    Pacers sign free agent guard Aaron Brooks

    nba.com Jul 21 (7 days ago)
    The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday they have signed veteran free agent point guard Aaron Brooks to a contract. Per team policy, no terms are released.
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  • Dwyane Wade’s Police Escort At A Mall In China Is One Normally …

    Dwyane Wade’s Police Escort At A Mall In China Is One Normally Reserved For Royalty

    dimemag.com Jul 20
    Now that Dwyane Wade has officially moved on from Miami and signed with his hometown, Vegas Summer League champion Chicago Bulls, he’s free to get back to enjoying his summer vacation. One way to do that is to visit China and be treated like a king. Wad…
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  • Carmelo Anthony Claims The Knicks ‘Probably’ Would Have Signed …

    Carmelo Anthony Claims The Knicks ‘Probably’ Would Have Signed Dwyane Wade If The Timing Was Right

    dimemag.com Jul 20
    Getty Image As you have surely heard, Dwyane Wade left the Miami Heat to sign with the Chicago Bulls this offseason. Even though Wade isn’t the player he once was, it was still a big move. However, to hear Carmelo Anthony tell it, the three-time champio…
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  • Bulls add long-range shooter in Isaiah Canaan

    Bulls add long-range shooter in Isaiah Canaan

    nba.com Jul 20
    The Chicago Bulls have signed guard Isaiah Canaan.
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  • DeMarcus Cousins Doesn't Understand The Kings Draft, Either

    DeMarcus Cousins Doesn't Understand The Kings Draft, Either

    deadspin.com Jul 19
    How many centers should an NBA team have? One is clearly not enough, although the Cleveland Cavaliers just won the Finals without really playing any of the players technically classified as centers on their roster. You probably should have at least two,…
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  • Pistons sign F Ellenson to multiyear deal

    Pistons sign F Ellenson to multiyear deal

    nba.com Jul 19
    The Detroit Pistons have signed first-round draft pick Henry Ellenson.
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  • J.R. Smith’s Shirtless Summer Quest Is The 8-Bit Video Game We …

    J.R. Smith’s Shirtless Summer Quest Is The 8-Bit Video Game We Desperately Wish Was Real

    dimemag.com Jul 19
    Summer of JR: @TheRealJRSmith vs. T-Shirts — The Ringer (@ringer) July 19, 2016 Ever since the final buzzer sounded in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, it’s been a non-stop party for J.R. Smith. The former Sixth Man of the Year started the night the Cavs won t…
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  • Myles Turner Comes Clean And Says He’ll Slide Into Your DMs ‘He…

    Myles Turner Comes Clean And Says He’ll Slide Into Your DMs ‘Headfirst’

    dimemag.com Jul 19
    Myles Turner had a breakout rookie season with the Indiana Pacers, becoming arguably their best big man by the end of the 2015-16 season and making Ian Mahinmi (now a Washington Wizard) expendable. Little did we know that he was also — pause for dramati…
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  • Valentine's heroics give Bulls Summer League title in crazy fin…

    Valentine's heroics give Bulls Summer League title in crazy finish

    The NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League is more about the chance to see top draft picks and youngsters before real games start than about the competition itself. A few more games like Monday night’s tournament final between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Chic…
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  • $50 million for fit and finishes: Why the Bucks paid Miles Plum…

    $50 million for fit and finishes: Why the Bucks paid Miles Plumlee

    Miles Plumlee throws down a reverse dunk in front of Thaddeus Young during a March 2016 Bucks-Nets game. (AP/Seth Wenig) Another restricted free agent returned to his most recent employer on Monday, as another free-agent big man drank deeply of the boun…
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  • Anderson Varejao Isn’t Going To Accept A Championship Ring From…

    Anderson Varejao Isn’t Going To Accept A Championship Ring From The Cavaliers

    dimemag.com Jul 18
    Getty Image Anderson Varejao was on the losing side of the 2016 NBA Finals. The midseason addition of the Golden State Warriors watched helplessly as the Cleveland Cavaliers, his former team for 11 seasons, rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to take home…
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  • All Of Tyus Jones’ Best Highlights After He Won Summer League M…

    All Of Tyus Jones’ Best Highlights After He Won Summer League MVP

    dimemag.com Jul 18
    The NBA’s Summer League championship game will go down on Monday as the unbeaten Chicago Bulls take on the underdog Minnesota Timberwolves. The T-Wolves entered the playoffs as the #24 seed, but have rattled off four-straight wins to reach the Finals, a…
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  • Could J.R. Smith Really Leave The Cavs This Offseason?

    Could J.R. Smith Really Leave The Cavs This Offseason?

    dimemag.com Jul 17
    Getty Image By all accounts, J.R. Smith is having a pretty good summer. After helping bring the city of Cleveland its first championship in more than 50 years, the poster boy for irrational confidence has been on cloud nine. But soon enough, he’ll have …
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  • Pat Riley Says He Should Have Done More To Try And Keep Dwyane …

    Pat Riley Says He Should Have Done More To Try And Keep Dwyane Wade With The Heat

    Getty Image It may have stressed him out to the point where he lost 10 pounds, but eventually, Dwyane Wade decided to go back home and play for the Bulls next season instead of rejoining the Miami Heat. Losing their franchise player was a major blow to …
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  • Recap: Bulls 88, Wizards 85

    Recap: Bulls 88, Wizards 85

    nba.com Jul 16
    The Chicago Bulls defeated the Washington Wizards 88-85 in the quarterfinals of the Las Vegas Summer League on Saturday.
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  • Video - Cavs Win Second Straight 01:20

    Cavs Win Second Straight

    Mar 20
    LeBron James scored a game-high 29 points in the Cavs' 95-92 win over the Pacers.
  • Video - Nets Outlast Bucks 01:33

    Nets Outlast Bucks

    Mar 20
    The Nets needed triple overtime to beat the Bucks 129-127 in Brooklyn.
  • Video - Bulls Charge Past Raptors 01:09

    Bulls Charge Past Raptors

    Mar 20
    Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 29 points in the Bulls' 108-92 win over the Raptors.
  • Video - Cavs Continue Home Dominance 00:54

    Cavs Continue Home Dominance

    Mar 18
    Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving each posted double-doubles as the Cavs captured their 14th straight win at home with a 117-92 victory over the Nets.