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Scottie Pippen: 'I was LeBron James before LeBron James'

Scottie Pippen: 'I was LeBron James before LeBron James'

yahoo.com Updated 10 hours ago
It's been a month and a half since LeBron James took some time out of his busy schedule of battling the Chicago Bulls during the 2015 Eastern Conference semifinals to send a smile and a wink over to Bulls legend Scottie Pippen: [Follow Dunks Don't Lie o…
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  • Report: Jared Dudley opting in with Bucks next season

    Report: Jared Dudley opting in with Bucks next season

    nba.com 8 hours ago
    Jared Dudley has decided to return to the Milwaukee Bucks for the final year of his contract.
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  • Cavs extend offers to Dellavedova, Shumpert and Thompson

    Cavs extend offers to Dellavedova, Shumpert and Thompson

    nba.com 13 hours ago
    The Cleveland Cavaliers have extended qualifying offers to guard Matthew Dellavedova, guard Iman Shumpert and forward/center Tristan Thompson, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.
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  • Sources: Bulls' Butler staying; deal length mulled

    Sources: Bulls' Butler staying; deal length mulled

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    Sources: Bulls' Butler staying; deal length mulled
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  • Bulls introduce first round pick Bobby Portis

    Bulls introduce first round pick Bobby Portis

    nba.com Jun 29 (yesterday)
    Growing up, Bobby Portis got accustomed to being the last player picked. So he prided himself on being the one who out-worked everyone else.
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  • Hinrich exercises player option with Bulls

    Hinrich exercises player option with Bulls

    nba.com Jun 29 (yesterday)
    The Chicago Bulls announced Monday that guard Kirk Hinrich has exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.
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  • LeBron Opts Out Of Cavs Contract, But He Probably Isn't Going A…

    LeBron Opts Out Of Cavs Contract, But He Probably Isn't Going Anywhere

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Jun 29 (yesterday)
    The idea of LeBron James signing with a different subpar team every season and dragging them to the Finals would make for an entertaining project, but that probably won’t happen, even though James reportedly decided to decline his player option with the…
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  • Thanks to ESPN’s Marc Stein, it’s clear we need a camera devote…

    Thanks to ESPN’s Marc Stein, it’s clear we need a camera devoted to LeBron James 

    nydailynews.com Jun 27 (3 days ago)
    From now until LeBron James retires, the NBA’s network TV partners should assign a dedicated camera to isolate on the Cavs superstar.
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  • Cavs get Osman and Christmas from Woves for Jones

    Cavs get Osman and Christmas from Woves for Jones

    nba.com Jun 26 (5 days ago)
    The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired the draft rights to Cedi Osman, the 31st pick, Rakeem Christmas, the 36th pick, and a 2019 second round pick in exchange for the draft rights to Tyus Jones, the 24th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NBA D…
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  • Timberwolves acquire hometown kid Jones from Cavs

    Timberwolves acquire hometown kid Jones from Cavs

    nba.com Jun 26 (5 days ago)
    The Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired hometown kid Tyus Jones from the Cleveland Cavaliers for two second-round draft picks.
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  • Bucks acquire Vasquez from Raptors for picks

    Bucks acquire Vasquez from Raptors for picks

    nba.com Jun 26 (5 days ago)
    The Milwaukee Bucks acquired guard Greivis Vasquez from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for the draft rights to Norman Powell -- the 46th overall pick in tonight's draft -- and a protected 2017 first round pick that originally belonged to the L.A. Clipp…
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  • Bulls bring back Pete Myers as assistant coach

    Bulls bring back Pete Myers as assistant coach

    nba.com Jun 25 (5 days ago)
    The Chicago Bulls have hired Pete Myers for a second stint as an assistant coach.
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  • Luke Ridnour just joined his fourth team (and counting) in a 24…

    Luke Ridnour just joined his fourth team (and counting) in a 24-hour span

    yahoo.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)
    Luke Ridnour entered the 2015 NBA offseason having played for five teams in his 12-year NBA career. One of those teams, the Milwaukee Bucks, featured him twice. That novelty was kind of canceled out by the fact that one of the other teams, the much-miss…
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  • Virginia Defeats Vanderbilt 4-2 To Win College World Series

    Virginia Defeats Vanderbilt 4-2 To Win College World Series

    deadspin.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)
    In a rematch of last year’s College World Series, the Virginia Cavaliers got their payback Wednesday, as they defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 4-2 to capture the school’s first-ever NCAA baseball title.Read more...
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  • Report: Kevin Love Will Opt Out Of Cavs Contract, Become A Free…

    Report: Kevin Love Will Opt Out Of Cavs Contract, Become A Free Agent

    deadspin.com Jun 24 (6 days ago)
    Kevin Love will opt out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and become a free agent this summer, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. Read more...
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  • Report: Love opting out of contract with Cavaliers

    Report: Love opting out of contract with Cavaliers

    nba.com yahoo.com Jun 24 (6 days ago)
    Kevin Love is about to find out how much the league values him, and how much the Cavaliers want him.
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  • Some Thoughts On Tyronn Lue Boulevard

    Some Thoughts On Tyronn Lue Boulevard

    deadspin.com Jun 23
    Former NBA player and current Cavs assistant coach Tyronn Lue is from Mexico, Mo., a small town in the center of the state that is home to 11,543, according to the 2010 census. To honor Lue, the city council recently passed a resolution to rename Walnut…
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  • Cavs pick up 2016 option for Mozgov

    Cavs pick up 2016 option for Mozgov

    nba.com Jun 23
    The Cavaliers made their first move of the summer, the easiest one.
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  • 2015 NBA Draft shopping list: Central Division

    2015 NBA Draft shopping list: Central Division

    yahoo.com Jun 23
    What should teams look for in Thursday's draft? Our shopping list details the projections and needs of all 30 squads. Chicago Bulls 2014-15 Finish: 50-32, third in the East 1st Round Picks: No. 22 2nd Round Picks: None This isn’t a criticism, because sa…
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  • Van Gundy says Pistons not optimistic about keeping Monroe

    Van Gundy says Pistons not optimistic about keeping Monroe

    nba.com Jun 22
    Stan Van Gundy concedes the Detroit Pistons are "not entirely optimistic" about bringing Greg Monroe back this offseason.
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  • Andre Iguodala's son made him a sculpture of the NBA championsh…

    Andre Iguodala's son made him a sculpture of the NBA championship trophy for Father's Day

    yahoo.com Jun 22
    It's been one heck of a week for Andre Iguodala. He played some of the best basketball of his pro career to help propel the Golden State Warriors to their first NBA championship in 40 years, serving as the Dubs' primary defender on Cleveland Cavaliers s…
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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.

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