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Blake Griffin Says LeBron “Was Osama bin Laden” To Cavs Fans Before Return
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LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers has received near-consensus support. The only group showering James with more praise than fans for his decision are his playing peers in the NBA, a trend that continued recently when Los Angeles Clippers s…Upvote Share Tweet
Way back in March of 2013, with LeBron James in the midst of a second straight MVP season for the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers mired in yet another dismal post-"Decision" campaign, a young Ohioan named James Blair took it upon himsel…Upvote Share Tweet
Taj Gibson Says Coming off The Bench “Doesn’t Matter”dimemag.com 3 hours agoAfter Aggrey Smith of CSN Chicago wrote that Bulls power forward Taj Gibson was privately displeased with coming off the bench again next season, Taj took to Twitter to shoot down the report while cautioning the media to “please miss me with the drama.”…Upvote Share Tweet
George Posts Photo Of Pacers At Hibbert’s Wedding With Hilarious Captiondimemag.com Sep 21 (yesterday)This hasn’t exactly been an offseason to remember for the Indiana Pacers. They saw former team leader Danny Granger sign with an archrival, key young playmaker Lance Stephenson depart in free agency, and superstar Paul George suffer a devastating injury…Upvote Share Tweet
Dime Q&A: C.J. Watson Talks Paul George, Pacers, And His New Role This Seasondimemag.com Sep 20 (yesterday)The Indiana Pacers’ prospects for the 2014-2015 season took a drastic turn in early August when superstar wing Paul George was lost for the year due to a broken leg. Combining George’s absence with the free agency departure of Lance Stephenson leaves th…Upvote Share TweetFew young NBA players have captured the imaginations of fans like Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 19-year-old "Greek Freak" who served as his team's finest source of hope on the way to a league-worst record in 2013-14. Antet…Upvote Share Tweet
Learn To Handle Like Kyrie Irving With I Love Basketball TVYou’ve already mastered Kyrie Irving’s signature crossover. But with even more expert guidance from Coach Rocky of I Love Basketball, the full repertoire of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ dribbling wizard will be at your disposal in no time. In this fun and s…Upvote Share TweetCleveland Cavaliers fans will be “Witness” to a new but eerily similar LeBron James banner when attending home games at Quicken Loans Arena this season. The city planning commission approved Nike’s 10-story artwork today after it was initially proposed …Upvote Share Tweet
Andrew Wiggins Says He’s Glad To Have More Freedom With MinnesotaThe NBA career of Andrew Wiggins has been a whirlwind before it’s even started. Drafted first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers to be their superstar wing of the future, his prospects with the Cavs were drastically altered two weeks later when LeBron J…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Taj Gibson Wants To Start, But Will That Benefit The Bulls?After finishing as the runner-up in the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year voting during the 2013-14 season, Taj Gibson — and most of his adoring fans in Chicago — expected he’d be in the starting lineup next season. This became even more of a foregone conclus…Upvote Share TweetI wasn’t able to be on the ole Internet Machine much on Wednesday, but in my scant minutes on Twitter dot com I did notice a guffaw or 12 surrounding Detroit Pistons’ guard Brandon Jennings’ recent weight gain. Not in the form of Raymond Felton jokes, m…Upvote Share Tweet
Bulls sign former Magic guard Moorenba.com Sep 18 (4 days ago)The Chicago Bulls have signed former Orlando Magic guard E'Twaun Moore.Upvote Share Tweet
Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramasdimemag.com Sep 17 (5 days ago)The increasingly active and humorous Twitter accounts of NBA teams are at it again. We’ve already shown you our favorite #NBASitcoms and #NBAMovies; now it’s time for some #NBADramas. Here are some miscellaneous notables this time around: Good Wall Hunt…Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron: Kyrie Irving “Can Be The Pest Point Guard In the League Very Soon”dimemag.com Sep 17 (5 days ago)LeBron James’ affection for Northeast Ohio knows no bounds, but he surely would not have returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers if he didn’t believe his hometown team could immediately compete for a championship with him in tow. So it’s not surprising that…Upvote Share TweetPolice have arrested a man in connection with the April burglary at the Indianapolis home of Indiana Pacers star Paul George.Upvote Share TweetLeBron James had some business to take care before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp.Upvote Share Tweet
Proposed New LeBron Billboard Puts Emphasis On City Of Clevelanddimemag.com Sep 16 (6 days ago)The hope is that LeBron James’ second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers goes differently than his first. And though NBA teams have yet to open training camp, The King’s actions since announcing his return home have helped ensure that will be the case. …Upvote Share Tweet
New NBA 2K15 Trailer “The Land” Features Revamped Cavs Starting Lineup Introsdimemag.com Sep 16 (6 days ago)The colossal NBA 2K franchise is launching NBA 2K15 in less than a month (Oct. 7) after an offseason that included a usually bereft Cavs franchise landing LeBron James and Kevin Love. In 2K’s new trailer for the game, “The Land,” we get a sneak peek at …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 15 (7 days ago)When Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski first set about making the roster for the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball this summer, one of the biggest stories was the triumphant return of Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. The 2010-11 NBA MVP and thr…Upvote Share Tweet
Check Out This LeBron James-Johnny Manziel Mash-Up Jerseydimemag.com Sep 15There’s a lot of hope in “The Land” these days. LeBron James has returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Johnny Manziel — while still a backup quarterback — has generated a lot of buzz for the Cleveland Browns. Yesterday, the Browns played in their home…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Sep 14Team USA just tipped off against Serbia in the FIBA World Cup gold medal game, with the oddsmakers making them overwhelming favorites following the loss of their biggest challenger, Spain. Despite some helter-skelter performances where he was dreadful w…Upvote Share Tweet
Andre Drummond Sinks Half-Court Shot Sitting Downdimemag.com Sep 13Pistons big man Andre Drummond has spent the majority of the FIBA World Cup watching from the bench. The 21-year-old has averaged a team-low 5.9 minutes per game during USA’s undefeated odyssey to tomorrow’s gold medal game against Serbia. That’s what m…Upvote Share Tweet
Gigantic LeBron Billboard Coming To ClevelandSep 19The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Michelle McFee discusses the planning commission's approval of for a 10-story-high banner of LeBron James.
ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate StandingsSep 18ESPN The Magazine's Peter Keating breaks down the 2014 Ultimate Team Standings.
TBT: CP3 Throws The Alley-Oop To LeBronSep 18Before Chris Paul and LeBron James were NBA superstars, they were high school players at the 2003 McDonald's All-American game.
Arrest Made In Burglary At Paul George's HomeSep 17Police have made an arrest in the April burglary of Paul George's Indianapolis home.
Nowitzki experiments with faster shot releaseSep 22Dirk Nowitzki's latest summer project has been speeding up his shot release.
Documentary on Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki draws a big crowd in Ge…Sep 19The premiere of a documentary on Dirk Nowitzki drew teammates, ex-teammates, coaches and more all the way to Germany.
Minnesota Timberwolves offer Eric Bledsoe max contract in sign-and-trade w…Sep 19The Timberwolves offer Eric Bledsoe a max contract in a sign-and-trade with the Suns, sources say.
Joe Ingles of Australian national team agrees to 1-year deal with Los Ange…Sep 16Australian swingman Joe Ingles has parlayed a fine showing at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup into an NBA contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.