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Damian Lillard Is Feeling Benefits Of Summer Diet, Too
dimemag.com Updated 19 minutes ago
The offseason diets and weight loss of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have made the most headlines, but they aren’t the only All-Stars that cut back this summer to take a step forward this season. The Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard also change…Upvote Share Tweet
OKC's Brooks: Westbrook NBA's best point guardnba.com 19 hours agoThunder coach Scott Brooks isn't known for making bold declarations. He is not shy about Russell Westbrook.Upvote Share Tweet
Lovable Weirdos Chris Kaman and Robin Lopez Are Right At Home in Portlandiadimemag.com Oct 1 (yesterday)Robin Lopez, or “ROLO” as he’s affectionately called these days, became a fan favorite here in Portland almost overnight. Rip City loves its weirdos, and ROLO fits right in here with his unwieldy hair, his nerdist tendencies (comic books, video games, D…Upvote Share TweetThis is a pretty crazy comment from Timberwolves wing Kevin Martin. His former teammate and fellow Kevin, Kevin Love, was officially traded to the Cavaliers back on Aug. 23. Martin, who spends part of his offseason in Ohio — OHIO!!! — told the Minneapol…Upvote Share TweetProfessional sports franchises, like most businesses, do whatever they can to appeal to the most potential consumers possible. In most cases, this means that they shy away from making any statements or taking stands that could offend a sizable portion o…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Kevin Durant Can’t Palm A Basketballdimemag.com Sep 30 (yesterday)Kevin Durant stands at least 6-10. His wingspan is approximately 7-5, and his fingertips hang less than 10 inches from the rim when he puts his arms above his head. Despite those Gumby-like proportions, though, there’s finally something KD can’t do on t…Upvote Share Tweet
Timberwolves move on without star Lovenba.com Sep 30 (yesterday)The Kevin Love era officially ended in Minnesota in August when he was traded to Cleveland to team up with LeBron James and the Cavaliers. In retrospect, it may have been over far sooner.Upvote Share Tweet
Kevin Durant Says He Has Killer Instinct Of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryantdimemag.com Sep 30 (yesterday)26 year-old Kevin Durant, already established as one of the greatest basketball players the game has ever seen, is finally comfortable in his own skin. The reigning MVP and four-time scoring champion made that clear in an illuminative, wide-ranging inte…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 30 (yesterday)Perhaps I’m missing something here. Actually, I know I’m missing something here. By choice I’m working without a working knowledge of what Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke looks like without his clothes on, which is not something I can say for dozens of other…Upvote Share Tweet“Hungry.” That’s the word Damian Lillard used to describe his mentality toward the coming season as the Portland Trailblazers opened training camp Monday at the Moda Center. Since bursting onto the scene two years ago, the intrepid point guard has quick…Upvote Share TweetRicky Rubio entered the Minnesota Timberwolves' 2014-15 training camp looking to find out if the sky really is the limit with his new young running buddies, most notably first-round draft picks Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. “I like to run and I like t…Upvote Share Tweet
Rubio focused on new-look Wolves, not contractnba.com Sep 29 (3 days ago)Ricky Rubio sat at a table with Kevin Martin to his left, ready to start the first day of the rest of his life without Kevin Love as a teammate in Minnesota.Upvote Share Tweet
Nuggets' Gallinari on mend from knee injurynba.com Sep 29 (3 days ago)For the last 18 months, Danilo Gallinari has played far more tour guide than small forward.Upvote Share TweetA sizable contingent of supposed NBA experts think Russell Westbrook is a shooting guard, and some even believe the Oklahoma City Thunder would be better off without him. Don’t count coach Scott Brooks among them. At the team’s media day, Brooks said hi…Upvote Share Tweet
Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka Might Not Know Who Teammate Mitch McGary Isdimemag.com Sep 29 (3 days ago)Media day is the gift that gives, and gives, and gives. We’ve alreadychronicled the quotes, revelations, and so much more concerning actual basketball, and will continue doing so as they emerge Sometimes, though, the amusing human interest story is most…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Sep 29 (3 days ago)The now familiar Nike slogans drive home the point: Kevin Durant is “not nice” and “the baddest.” It’s a clever campaign, but critiques that KD was ever too respectful or humble to reach his sky-high ceiling were always ridiculous. You don’t become a cr…Upvote Share TweetHere is what Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams looked like in mid-August: Here is what the rising sophomore bruiser looks like now, as captured at Thunder Media Day on Monday afternoon: Hmmm. Something's different. Can't quite put my finger on w…Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Sep 28 (4 days ago)Flip Saunders spent the entire summer with his executive hat on, banging his head against a wall for a full month thanks to an arcane NBA rule that forced his Minnesota Timberwolves and the Cleveland Cavaliers to wait 30 days before completing a trade f…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 26 (6 days ago)NBA fans know three things about Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio. Two are good, one is bad. The good ones are that he has amazing court vision and strong skills as a defender. The bad is that he can't shoot at all. In his three seasons wi…Upvote Share Tweet
Clippers' New Owner Is Richest In American Team SportsSep 29ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses the heavy presence of sports owners on Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans.
Knicks Optimistic About Upcoming SeasonSep 29Chris Broussard and Ian Begley on what type of season we can expect from the Knicks.
Rose's Touch Pass Leads To The Manimal JamSep 14Derrick Rose connects with Kenneth Faried for a sweet breakaway slam in the second quarter of Team USA's matchup with Serbia in the FIBA World Cup final.
Serbia Tops France To Face USA In FinalSep 12Serbia defeated France 90-85 to advance to the final of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
NBA: Indiana Pacers are going in the wrong directionOct 1The Pacers went all-in on an NBA title in 2013-14, but fell short. Now, key personnel losses have Indy headed in the wrong direction, Brian Windhorst writes.
NBA: Chicago Bulls have a lot to prove ... to themselvesSep 30Even though the Bulls have a loaded roster, they still have a lot to prove, Brian Windhorst writes.
Adande: Time for Blake Griffin to lead the ClippersSep 29Blake Griffin has reached the stage in his career where he needs to turn in a signature season, writes J.A. Adande
Kevin Durant plans return to Team USA for 2016 Olympic GamesSep 29While LeBron James is undecided, Kevin Durant told ESPN he intends to return to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after withdrawing from national-team duty shortly before the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.