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GIF: Nerlens Noel Beats Andre Drummond To Peak For Massive Bloc…

GIF: Nerlens Noel Beats Andre Drummond To Peak For Massive Block

dimemag.com Updated 3 hours ago
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…
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  • HS Football Team's Season Cancelled After Reports Of Waterboard…

    HS Football Team's Season Cancelled After Reports Of Waterboarding

    deadspin.com 12 hours ago
    The 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,…
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  • Kevin Love rightfully trashes the idea of an 'empty stat,' righ…

    Kevin Love rightfully trashes the idea of an 'empty stat,' rightfully wants more low post touches

    yahoo.com 15 hours ago
    Few 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…
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  • Kevin Love Thanks ‘Wolves Fans, Talks Drive For Title In Player…

    Kevin Love Thanks ‘Wolves Fans, Talks Drive For Title In Players’ Tribune Post

    dimemag.com 15 hours ago
    Kevin 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 …
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  • Kevin Love Says He Will Be Better Off With More Interior Touche…

    Kevin Love Says He Will Be Better Off With More Interior Touches

    dimemag.com 17 hours ago
    Trouble 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…
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  • New 10-story LeBron banner to be unveiled before opener

    New 10-story LeBron banner to be unveiled before opener

    nba.com 18 hours ago
    Once again, a colossal image of LeBron James will loom over downtown.
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  • GIF: Tristan Thompson’s One-Handed Alley-Oop Smash

    GIF: Tristan Thompson’s One-Handed Alley-Oop Smash

    dimemag.com 21 hours ago
    The 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…
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  • Watch Kyrie Irving Drop Sick Between The Legs Pass To Kevin Lov…

    Watch Kyrie Irving Drop Sick Between The Legs Pass To Kevin Love For Layup

    dimemag.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…
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  • Watch Andrew Wiggins, ‘Wolves Rookies Sing Happy Birthday To Ri…

    Watch Andrew Wiggins, ‘Wolves Rookies Sing Happy Birthday To Ricky Rubio

    dimemag.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…
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  • NBA GMs Pick LeBron James For MVP, Spurs To Repeat As Champions…

    NBA GMs Pick LeBron James For MVP, Spurs To Repeat As Champions In Survey

    dimemag.com nba.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    According 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…
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  • Bulls' Butler to miss final preseason game

    Bulls' Butler to miss final preseason game

    nba.com Oct 21 (2 days ago)
    The Chicago Bulls say guard Jimmy Butler will miss their final preseason game with a sprained left thumb.
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  • Watch Entire Bulls Team Rush To Help Derrick Rose

    Watch Entire Bulls Team Rush To Help Derrick Rose

    dimemag.com yahoo.com deadspin.com Oct 21 (3 days ago)
    We 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 …
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  • Here's New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert wearing a clock on h…

    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…
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  • Cavs Sideline Reporter Says Thompson Kiss Was “Inside Joke &…

    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…
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  • Jason Kidd has potential with young Milwaukee Bucks squad while…

    Jason Kidd has potential with young Milwaukee Bucks squad while Derek Fisher must wait with Knicks

    nydailynews.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…
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  • Video - Irving Between The Legs to Love 00:15

    Irving Between The Legs to Love

    Oct 22
    Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving makes a smooth, in between-the-legs pass to forward Kevin Love, who finished with the layup.
  • Video - NBA GMs: Spurs Will Repeat But LeBron Is King 03:37

    NBA GMs: Spurs Will Repeat But LeBron Is King

    Oct 22
    Brian 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
  • Video - Cavs Fall To Grizzlies 01:27

    Cavs Fall To Grizzlies

    Oct 22
    Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 16 points in the Cavaliers' 96-92 loss to the Grizzlies.
  • Video - Powerful One-Handed Throwdown 00:15

    Powerful One-Handed Throwdown

    Oct 22
    The 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.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Steve Nash's contract continues to cost Los Angeles Lakers

    Oct 23
    With 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 extension

    Oct 21
    The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
  • NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quit

    Oct 21
    The 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 III

    Oct 21
    The 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.