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Report: Spurs Making Run At Free Agent Ray Allen

Report: Spurs Making Run At Free Agent Ray Allen

dimemag.com Updated 19 hours ago
An active NBA summer in 2014 is drawing to a close with the FIBA World Cup starting today in Spain with only two weeks until training camps after it draws to an end in September. Despite all the movement, the NBA’s all-time leader in made three-pointers…
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  • Are These New Cleveland Cavaliers Uniforms?

    Are These New Cleveland Cavaliers Uniforms?

    dimemag.com Aug 29 (yesterday)
    The Cleveland Cavaliers certainly had the biggest offseason this summer. LeBron James came back home, they drafted Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 pick and then promptly traded him to Minnesota along with last year’s No. 1, Anthony Bennett, in return for …
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  • LeBron James To Dion Waiters: “Be Ready”

    LeBron James To Dion Waiters: “Be Ready”

    dimemag.com Aug 27 (4 days ago)
    LeBron James might have more confidence in teammate Dion Waiters than anyone else in the NBA. Since the four-time MVP announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in July, those close to James have insisted that he has special appreciation for Waiter…
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  • Larry Drew on his public dismissal from the Milwaukee Bucks: 'I…

    Larry Drew on his public dismissal from the Milwaukee Bucks: 'I don't think it was very professional'

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Aug 27 (4 days ago)
    We all were more or less gobsmacked. June 28 was supposed to be the calm before the free agent storm, pitched just days after the tumultuous 2013-14 NBA season and the draft that youth-rocked the NBA’s world on June 26. Free agents were still days away …
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  • Love Responds To Former Owner’s Critique: “Emotions Are Definit…

    Love Responds To Former Owner’s Critique: “Emotions Are Definitely Running High”

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Aug 27 (4 days ago)
    After the deal sending Kevin Love to Cleveland was completed last weekend with former No. 1 pick’s Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett heading to Minnesota along with Philly’s Thaddeus Young in the three-team swap, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor kicked a…
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  • Ex-Bull Brewer pleads no contest to DUI

    Ex-Bull Brewer pleads no contest to DUI

    nba.com Aug 26 (4 days ago)
    Prosecutors say former Chicago Bulls forward Ronnie Brewer has been sentenced to probation after pleading no contest to driving drunk in Beverly Hills.
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  • Wolves Owner Questions If Going To Cleveland Is Good For Kevin …

    Wolves Owner Questions If Going To Cleveland Is Good For Kevin Love

    dimemag.com nba.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Aug 26 (4 days ago)
    If you’re like us, you thought the public mismanagement of the Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers ended once the deal finally became official last weekend. But that’s proven wishful thinking. ‘Wolves …
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  • Bucks sign second round pick Inglis

    Bucks sign second round pick Inglis

    nba.com Aug 26 (4 days ago)
    The Milwaukee Bucks have signed the 31st selection of the 2014 NBA Draft, Damien Inglis, to a multi-year contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today.
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  • Bucks acquire Dudley from Clippers

    Bucks acquire Dudley from Clippers

    nba.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Aug 26 (5 days ago)
    Small forward Jared Dudley is going to the Milwaukee Bucks.
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  • Cleveland weddings celebrate LeBron's return with chalk toss in…

    Cleveland weddings celebrate LeBron's return with chalk toss intros (Videos)

    yahoo.com Aug 26 (5 days ago)
    On Instagram over the weekend, LeBron James suggested his chalk toss routine would accompany him back to Cleveland, posting NBA 2K video of the pregame ritual he borrowed from Michael Jordan as a member of the Cavaliers last decade, and Northeast Ohioan…
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  • Flip Saunders sees Anthony Bennett as a rotation player for Min…

    Flip Saunders sees Anthony Bennett as a rotation player for Minnesota

    yahoo.com Aug 26 (5 days ago)
    While top pick Andrew Wiggins was the obvious gem of the Minnesota Timberwolves' return in the now-official deal that sent Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft stands as another notable addition to the roster. The …
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  • Kobe To LeBron After 2010 Decision: “We’re Going To Win The Cha…

    Kobe To LeBron After 2010 Decision: “We’re Going To Win The Championship”

    dimemag.com Aug 25 (5 days ago)
    Not even Kobe Bryant can always walk the walk. After LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 to form a super-team with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, Bryant sent the reigning MVP an unsurprisingly confident and contentious text message predicting…
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  • Starter Welcomes Kevin Love To Cleveland With Awesome Banner

    Starter Welcomes Kevin Love To Cleveland With Awesome Banner

    dimemag.com Aug 25 (6 days ago)
    Nike’s “Witness” marketing campaign for LeBron James was and remains undoubtedly classic. But the sports apparel giant and four-time MVP have some new competition when it comes to advertising in Cleveland via Starter and Kevin Love. Already got a banner…
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  • We Reminisce: Robert Horry’s Most Clutch Performances

    We Reminisce: Robert Horry’s Most Clutch Performances

    dimemag.com Aug 25 (6 days ago)
    Robert Horry turns 44 years-old today. We take a look back at two of his most memorable clutch performances. In 2002, the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings faced off in the Western Conference Finals. Horry and the Lakers were looking for their thi…
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  • Kyrie Irving Is Ready For Pressure Of Leading LeBron, Cavaliers

    Kyrie Irving Is Ready For Pressure Of Leading LeBron, Cavaliers

    dimemag.com Aug 25 (6 days ago)
    After USA Basketball practice on Thursday, Kyrie Irving went up to assistant coach Archie Griffin and asked to feed him the ball while he got up some shots . Kyrie was the only player on the floor still shooting. Determined to get better, at around 50 s…
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  • Report: Irving Will Start Final Tuneup; Could Rotate With Rose …

    Report: Irving Will Start Final Tuneup; Could Rotate With Rose For World Cup

    dimemag.com Aug 25 (6 days ago)
    And Kyrie Irving’s charmed offseason continues. After inking a max-level extension that cemented his status as a franchise cornerstone and watching as the previously woebegone Cleveland Cavaliers completed a wholesale roster overhaul highlighted by the …
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  • LeBron James Excited To Toss Powder In Cleveland

    LeBron James Excited To Toss Powder In Cleveland

    dimemag.com Aug 25 (6 days ago)
    Yes, last autumn, LeBron James wrote in an Instagram post that he was bringing his famous pre-game powder toss back in an NBA 2K14 video upload. He had briefly retired the practice after moving to Miami in the summer of 2010. Last night, he reiterated h…
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  • Video - USA Dominates Finland 00:51

    USA Dominates Finland

    Aug 30
    USA outscored Finland 29-2 in the second quarter en route to a 114-55 win.
  • Video - Rose's Sweet Crossover Leads To Powerful Slam 00:15

    Rose's Sweet Crossover Leads To Powerful Slam

    Aug 30
    Derrick Rose crossed over a Finland defender and slammed it home late in the second quarter.
  • Video - Should Rose Be On Team? 05:14

    Should Rose Be On Team?

    Aug 28
    Regardless of the knee issues, is Derrick Rose the best choice for Team USA?
  • Video - Kyrie Irving, Best Point Guard in the NBA? 05:23

    Kyrie Irving, Best Point Guard in the NBA?

    Aug 27
    ESPN Insider Amin Elhassan predicted Kyrie Irving would be the best point guard in the NBA by 2015. He still has time to be correct.

Sports Columnists

  • San Antonio Spurs join race to sign Ray Allen

    Aug 30
    The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest elite teams to join the race to sign Ray Allen, ESPN.com has learned.
  • San Antonio Spurs have interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo Ayon

    Aug 29
    The San Antonio Spurs have expressed interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo Ayon, ESPN.com has learned.
  • Team USA fields youngest squad since '92

    Aug 29
    USA Basketball will field its youngest team since 1992 when it takes the court for the FIBA World Cup this weekend.
  • Sources: Brazil guard Barbosa, Warriors agree

    Aug 28
    Brazil guard Leandro Barbosa has reached an agreement to sign with the Golden State Warriors for the upcoming season, ESPN.com has learned.