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Josh Smith got Nerlens Noel. Andre Drummond didn’t. Watch the Philadelphia Sixers’ rookie collect the most impressive of his five blocks by beating the Detroit Pistons’ fellow high-flyer to the mountain top and authoritatively swatting his layup attempt…Upvote Share Tweet
HS Football Team's Season Cancelled After Reports Of Waterboardingdeadspin.com 12 hours agoThe Central Bucks West High School football team in Doylestown, Penn., has had the last two games of its season cancelled after an internal investigation revealed that members of the team had engaged in "improper conduct." According to police,…Upvote Share Tweet
Kevin Love rightfully trashes the idea of an 'empty stat,' rightfully wants more low post touchesyahoo.com 15 hours agoFew NBA stars are as divisive as Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, and that’s saying something as we work our way through “Should We All Hate Kobe Bryant Week.” The former Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star was finally granted a reprieve from the tea…Upvote Share Tweet
Kevin Love Thanks ‘Wolves Fans, Talks Drive For Title In Players’ Tribune Postdimemag.com 15 hours agoKevin Love opens his exceptional debut for The Players’ Tribune in wholly surprising fashion – by lauding Andrew Wiggins. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ superstar is similarly contrite, insightful, and forthcoming as his article unfolds, thanking the fans of …Upvote Share Tweet
Kevin Love Says He Will Be Better Off With More Interior Touchesdimemag.com 17 hours agoTrouble in the Northeast Ohio paradise? We’re still five days from the regular season, and Cleveland Cavaliers’ third wheel Kevin Love is already griping about a lack of quality touches. After another frustrating individual exhibition performance for hi…Upvote Share Tweetnba.com 18 hours agoOnce again, a colossal image of LeBron James will loom over downtown.Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Tristan Thompson’s One-Handed Alley-Oop Smashdimemag.com 21 hours agoThe Cavs were in Memphis last night, and unlike their game against the Bulls earlier in the week when coach David Blatt tried to play a similar rotation to the one he’ll be using in the regular season, LeBron James sat for the entire game, and the playe…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Kyrie Irving Drop Sick Between The Legs Pass To Kevin Love For Layupdimemag.com Oct 22 (yesterday)Kyrie Irving’s unmatched creative flair can sometimes be more about style than substance. This is not one of those times. In an exhibition against the Memphis Grizzlies tonight, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ dynamo point guard dropped a sick between-the-legs…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Andrew Wiggins, ‘Wolves Rookies Sing Happy Birthday To Ricky Rubiodimemag.com Oct 22 (yesterday)Now this is the type of rookie hazing we can definitely get behind. After the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Indiana Pacers last night, the team’s rookies beautifully serenaded Ricky Rubio in celebration of his 24th birthday. S/o to the rookies for sin…Upvote Share TweetAccording to those most in the know, the NBA’s rich will be even richer after 2014-2015. In a wide-ranging, anonymous survey conducted by NBA.com’s John Schumann, league general managers predict LeBron James to win MVP and the San Antonio Spurs to repea…Upvote Share Tweet
Bulls' Butler to miss final preseason gamenba.com Oct 21 (2 days ago)The Chicago Bulls say guard Jimmy Butler will miss their final preseason game with a sprained left thumb.Upvote Share TweetWe all know Derrick Rose handily won his ostensible duel against Kyrie Irving last night during Chicago’s preseason game against Cleveland. Irving couldn’t handle Rose and we doubt anyone else could, either. Even with a game-high 30 points, everyone is …Upvote Share Tweet
Here's New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert wearing a clock on his hat (Photo)yahoo.com Oct 21 (3 days ago)After a 120-107 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday that saw them allow a Bucks club expected to rank among the NBA's very worst teams this season to shoot 60 percent from the floor, the New York Knicks knew it was time to face the music when the…Upvote Share Tweet
Cavs Sideline Reporter Says Thompson Kiss Was “Inside Joke & Not A Big Deal”dimemag.com Oct 21 (3 days ago)Over the weekend we wrote about Tristan Thompson kissing Cavaliers sideline reporter, Allie Clifton. It was unprofessional, even if it was ultimately harmless. The piece provoked the ire of countless readers who claimed we were overreacting, a rejoinder…Upvote Share Tweet
Jason Kidd has potential with young Milwaukee Bucks squad while Derek Fisher must wait with Knicksnydailynews.com Oct 21 (3 days ago)Milwaukee is very different from Brooklyn for Jason Kidd, twice as lucrative and with a far greater upside in the standings. He would never admit it, because Kidd doesn’t admit much of anything, but any coach would prefer to mentor a young Jabari Parker…Upvote Share Tweet
Irving Between The Legs to LoveOct 22Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving makes a smooth, in between-the-legs pass to forward Kevin Love, who finished with the layup.
NBA GMs: Spurs Will Repeat But LeBron Is KingOct 22Brian Windhorst discusses the results of a survey of NBA general managers which indicates that the Spurs are the overwhelming choice to win the NBA championship, Gregg Popovich is the best coach and LeBron James is the most likely to be this season's
Cavs Fall To GrizzliesOct 22Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 16 points in the Cavaliers' 96-92 loss to the Grizzlies.
Powerful One-Handed ThrowdownOct 22The Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova lobs the ball up to Tristan Thompson for the one-handed jam in the final minute of the third quarter against the Grizzlies.
NBA: Steve Nash's contract continues to cost Los Angeles LakersOct 23With Steve Nash out for the entire 2014-15 season, his contract continues to hurt the Lakers, writes J.A. Adande.
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $53 million extensionOct 21The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quitOct 21The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas IIIOct 21The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.