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Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after shoe company matches Under Armour offer
ESPN.com Updated Aug 31 (yesterday)
With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.Upvote Share Tweet
The Minnesota Timberwolves haven't made the playoffs in 10 years and just traded the face of their franchise so he can go chase a championship with LeBron James in Cleveland.Upvote Share Tweet
Among Mitch McGary's lessons learned from pot suspension: 'Don't get caught'yahoo.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)The NBA probably won’t be using Thunder rookie Mitch McGary’s recent VICE Sports interview as a public service announcement for its marijuana policy. Still recovering from midseason back surgery in March, McGary hadn’t played basketball in months when h…Upvote Share Tweet
Ty Lawson Believes “People Are Probably Going To Sleep On” The Nuggetsdimemag.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)After 57 wins and home-court advantage in the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs, the Denver Nuggets lost Andre Iguodala to Golden State, let Coach of the Year, George Karl walk, and lost star GM Masai Ujiri to Toronto. Last season they won only 36 ga…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Lillard Would Be Team USA’s First Injury Replacementdimemag.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)Damian Lillard was always a long-shot to make Team USA. The Americans are stacked at point guard, and this USA Basketball cycle was no different despite the absence of 2012 Olympic team members Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook – Derrick Rose, Steph Curr…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Andrew Wiggins’ New Ad For BioSteel: “Stay True To Your Roots”dimemag.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)Despite getting traded before he’s even played an NBA game, Andrew Wiggins was still the No. 1 pick in this summer’s NBA draft, and he’s expected to be the primary building block for a young, exciting ‘Wolves team next season. Despite all that’s happene…Upvote Share Tweet
Kevin Love on Glen Taylor's pithy comments: 'He should be focusing on the players that he just received'yahoo.com Aug 27 (5 days ago)It didn’t quite rank up there with the pathetic litany of excuses David Kahn tossed out after he was let go as Minnesota Timberwolves general manager after four excruciating seasons, but Glen Taylor’s unfortunate work in Tuesday’s news conference introd…Upvote Share TweetAfter the deal sending Kevin Love to Cleveland was completed last weekend with former No. 1 pick’s Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett heading to Minnesota along with Philly’s Thaddeus Young in the three-team swap, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor kicked a…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Aug 26 (6 days ago)If you’re like us, you thought the public mismanagement of the Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers ended once the deal finally became official last weekend. But that’s proven wishful thinking. ‘Wolves …Upvote Share Tweet
Wiggins, new Wolves receive warm welcomenba.com Aug 26 (6 days ago)Andrew Wiggins spent the previous month seemingly in hiding, side-stepping questions about a trade that was all but finished and coming to the realization he was not going to be teammates with LeBron James.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Aug 26 (6 days ago)The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded center Hasheem Thabeet and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected second-round draft pick in 2015 and a trade exception.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Aug 26 (6 days ago)The last we saw Serge Ibaka, he was coming back from a calf strain before Game 3 to help the OKC Thunder even the Western Conference Finals before losing in six to the eventual champion Spurs. He did pop up with Spain this summer on the receiving end of…Upvote Share TweetThe narrative of Anthony Bennett’s rookie season was never fair. As the top choice of a historically weak draft that was bothered by multiple health maladies before and during his debut campaign, the odds were always stacked against him to meet expectat…Upvote Share Tweet
KD: “Thunderstruck” Was Worse Than “Kazaam”dimemag.com Aug 25Kevin Durant says his 2012 movie “Thunderstruck” was worse than Shaquille O’Neal’s “Kazaam.” Over the weekend, Durant spoke briefly with a reporter from TMZ Sports. During the encounter, he was asked whether his movie was better than “Kazaam.” Durant di…Upvote Share Tweet
Damian Lillard Is Cover Athlete For NBA Live 15dimemag.com Aug 25As far as consolation prizes go, Damian Lillard’s isn’t too shabby. After being left off of Team USA’s 12-man World Cup roster this weekend, the Portland Trail Blazers superstar has rebounded by gracing the cover of NBA Live 15. The latest in a long lin…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 25Dick Bavetta retired last week after a 39-year career as an NBA referee. The longtime whistleblower did so in a relatively unspectacular fashion, considering his accomplishments, granting interviews to the league’s website and the Associated Press, hard…Upvote Share Tweet
Timberwolves turn page on Kevin Love eranba.com Aug 24Everyone knew the Minnesota Timberwolves needed to trade Kevin Love.Upvote Share Tweet
Joel Embiid Has Big Aspirations For Former Teammate Andrew Wigginsdimemag.com Aug 24Apparently Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid can use his Twitter feed for more than humorous romantic escapades. In wake of Andrew Wiggins being officially traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Embiid took to social media to share his big aspiration…Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron Welcomes Kevin Love To “The Land” On Twitter, InstagramIt’s basically been a foregone conclusion that Kevin Love would be a Cleveland Cavalier since LeBron James announced his decision to return to Northeast Ohio. Though he never publicly pined for the stranded Minnesota Timberwolves star until the trade to…Upvote Share Tweet
‘Wolves Welcome Wiggins, Bennett, Young, LaVine With “Fierce” Newspaper AdKevin Love is out, Andrew Wiggins is in, and a new era for the Minnesota Timberwolves has begun. To welcome Wiggins, fellow trade acquisitions Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young, and rookie Zach LaVine to the franchise, the ‘Wolves took out a newspaper …Upvote Share TweetThe wait is finally over. With the 30-day moratorium on trading Andrew Wiggins having finally expired, Kevin Love has officially been dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland, Minnesota and Philadelphia have completed NBA trade call, source tells Yah…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 23We’ve already discussed the deal that will eventually send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers at great length. Many others have had their own takes on the move, and even before the deal was made official we’ve already talked about the aftershocks tha…Upvote Share Tweet
Love-For-Wiggins Trade Official; T-Wolves Announces Haul In Addeadspin.com Aug 23The Cavaliers and Timberwolves agreed in principle to this deal weeks ago , but it could not become official until today, when Andrew Wiggins became eligible to be traded. NBA rookies can't be traded for 30 days after they sign a contract. Now, official…Upvote Share Tweet
U.S. Rallies Past TurkeyAug 31Kenneth Faried scored a team-high 22 points as Team USA defeated Turkey 98-77 in the Basketball World Cup.
Sources: Nike Keeps Durant With MegadealAug 31ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses Nike's megadeal with reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant.
USA Dominates FinlandAug 30USA outscored Finland 29-2 in the second quarter en route to a 114-55 win.
Curry Dishes To Faried For Monster DunkAug 30Stephen Curry serves Kenneth Faried a nice pass for the huge slam in the first quarter against Finland in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after shoe company m…Aug 31With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.
Sources: Spurs, Clips join race to sign AllenAug 30The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest elite teams to join the race to sign Ray Allen, ESPN.com has learned.
San Antonio Spurs have interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo AyonAug 29The San Antonio Spurs have expressed interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo Ayon, ESPN.com has learned.
Team USA fields youngest squad since '92Aug 29USA Basketball will field its youngest team since 1992 when it takes the court for the FIBA World Cup this weekend.