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LeBron on Cavs' season opener: 'This is probably one of the biggest sporting events [...] ever'
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All eyes will be on Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday evening when the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the New York Knicks in a nationally televised season-opening contest that marks the regular-season return of LeBron James to Cleveland after his decision to…Upvote Share Tweet
Hornets point guard Kemba Walker, fresh off signing a four-year, $48 million contract, did some big things against the Bucks last night. First, he hit the pull-up three you see above in the final seconds of the fourth quarter, sending the game to overti…Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron James, Cavs, Clevelanders Come Together In Chilling Nike Addimemag.com 2 hours agoIt’s almost that time. LeBron James’ homecoming will finally be complete in only a matter of hours. Just before The King takes the court in front of his Northeast Ohio brethren, Nike released this chill-inducing new ad that shows James, his teammates, a…Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com 3 hours agoPhil Jackson is about to enter a new world Thursday, a place so unfamiliar to the Zen Master that Jackson might think he’s hallucinating or experiencing an LSD flashback.Upvote Share Tweet
Michael Jordan Calls President Barack Obama A “Sh***y Golfer” (Video)dimemag.com 4 hours agoAs part of Ahmad Rashad‘s eponymous show on Black9Network, he interviewed his “main man” Michael Jordan to ask about his dream golfing foursome. President Barack Obama, an outspoken Bulls and MJ fan, was then mentioned as part of the exclusive foursome,…Upvote Share Tweet
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist got so excited about dunking that he threw his mouthpiece at a referee (Video)yahoo.com 5 hours agoIt's the question on absolutely every sports fan's mind this morning: How amped up was Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to kick off the 2014-15 NBA season against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night? Would you believe, "Throw down a dunk, rip your mouthpi…Upvote Share TweetThe Chicago Bulls cruised past the Knicks at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night, 104-80, and they didn’t even need a spectacular game from returning point guard Derrick Rose. He was relatively quiet in his 21 minutes of action, but he did manage to dro…Upvote Share TweetYes, the Knicks are ugly, but it was top-to-bottom domination for Chicago at Madison Square Garden, Michael Wilbon writes.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 14 hours agoPhil Jackson summed up the New York Knicks' 24-point season-opening loss to the Chicago Bulls succinctly late Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Kemba Walker hits 3-pointer to force overtime and OT game-winner to push Hornets past Bucks (Videos)About 5 1/2 minutes into the first quarter of the first game in the new Charlotte Hornets' history, Kemba Walker received a technical foul for what appeared to be getting too amped up after drilling a jumper. "I was hype out there," he said du…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 19 hours agoJose Calderon was scratched from the New York Knicks' lineup because of a strained right calf, leaving Shane Larkin as the starter at point guard against Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls.Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Bucks Rookie Jabari Parker Go Coast-To-Coast For First Career Basketdimemag.com 19 hours agoThis is just the first of what will surely be thousands for Jabari Parker. Watch the prized Milwaukee Bucks rookie grab a loose ball and go coast-to-coast and finish with a nifty layup for the first points of his NBA career. Wow. Parker’s fluidity makes…Upvote Share Tweet
Hornets welcome fans with tuxedo-themed shirtsnba.com 20 hours agoCharlotte Hornets fans discovered black tuxedo-themed t-shirts on their seats when they entered the team's downtown arena for the season opener Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron set for closure with Cavs' openernba.com 21 hours agoThis will be a season opener unlike any other - one that also brings closure.Upvote Share Tweet
How The Cavaliers' Old Court Ended Up In A High School Gymdeadspin.com 23 hours agoThe coliseum referenced on the basketball court above is the Richfield Coliseum, once home to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It's the very same floor on which Michael Jordan dusted Craig Ehlo, and now it belongs to a high school in Virginia. Read more...Upvote Share TweetLeBron James and Dan Gilbert were back in the same building Wednesday on the eve of the Cleveland Cavaliers' season opener and shared the same sunny outlook about their relationship that turned ice cold in a very public fashion four years ago.Upvote Share TweetChicago Bulls wing Jimmy Butler won’t play in his team’s season-opener tonight against the New York Knicks due to a sprained thumb. And though there’s no set timeline for his return, coach Tom Thibodeau maintains that Butler could be sidelined for multi…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 29 (yesterday)The run-up to the 2014-15 NBA season featured several steady storylines, including the return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kobe Bryant's attempt to play at an elite level at 36 years old, and the Philadelphia 76ers' grand experiment of re…Upvote Share Tweet
The Bulls' New OptionsOct 30With size on defense and passing skill on offense, Pau Gasol multiplies the options for coach Tom Thibodeau -- and David Thorpe loves the team's potential.
LeBron Set For Second StintOct 30LeBron James discusses his understanding of how important his presence is to the Cavaliers, the city of Cleveland and the state of Ohio.
Blatt Begins SeasonOct 30Tim Legler discusses the ways coach David Blatt can gain the trust of Cavaliers players.
Knicks Adjusting To Triangle OffenseOct 30Avery Johnson breaks down the Knicks' first regular-season game, a 24-point loss to the Bulls, using the triangle offense.
Windhorst: James wants to be a hero in ClevelandOct 30LeBron James has accomplished a lot in his career, but the one thing left to do is become a hero in Cleveland, writes Brian Windhorst.
Chicago Bulls couldn't have asked for a better season openerOct 30Yes, the Knicks are ugly, but it was top-to-bottom domination for Chicago at Madison Square Garden, Michael Wilbon writes.
Chicago Bulls poised to beat LeBron James' Cavaliers with playoff savvy, e…Oct 28The Chicago Bulls know playoff heartache and failure intimately, which makes this Bulls team more ready than LeBron James and the imposing Cleveland Cavaliers to win a championship, Michael Wilbon writes.
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets agree to contract extensionOct 28The Charlotte Hornets have reached terms on a contract extension with prized guard Kemba Walker, the team announced Thursday.