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Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after sho…

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.
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  • Wolves set ticket record after Love trade

    Wolves set ticket record after Love trade

    ESPN.com nba.com Aug 30 (yesterday)
    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.
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  • Among Mitch McGary's lessons learned from pot suspension: 'Don'…

    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…
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  • Ty Lawson Believes “People Are Probably Going To Sleep On” The …

    Ty Lawson Believes “People Are Probably Going To Sleep On” The Nuggets

    dimemag.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…
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  • Report: Lillard Would Be Team USA’s First Injury Replacement

    Report: Lillard Would Be Team USA’s First Injury Replacement

    dimemag.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…
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  • Watch Andrew Wiggins’ New Ad For BioSteel: “Stay True To Your R…

    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…
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  • Kevin Love on Glen Taylor's pithy comments: 'He should be focus…

    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…
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  • Love Responds To Former Owner’s Critique: “Emotions Are Definit…

    Love Responds To Former Owner’s Critique: “Emotions Are Definitely Running High”

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Aug 27 (5 days ago)
    After 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…
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  • Wolves Owner Questions If Going To Cleveland Is Good For Kevin …

    Wolves Owner Questions If Going To Cleveland Is Good For Kevin Love

    dimemag.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 …
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  • Wiggins, new Wolves receive warm welcome

    Wiggins, new Wolves receive warm welcome

    nba.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.
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  • OKC trades Thabeet to 76ers

    OKC trades Thabeet to 76ers

    nba.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.
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  • Watch Serge Ibaka’s Brute Block & Alley-Oop Jam

    Watch Serge Ibaka’s Brute Block & Alley-Oop Jam

    dimemag.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…
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  • Report: Saunders Has Confidence In Bennett, Says He’s “Rotation…

    Report: Saunders Has Confidence In Bennett, Says He’s “Rotation-Type Player”

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Aug 26 (6 days ago)
    The 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…
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  • KD: “Thunderstruck” Was Worse Than “Kazaam”

    KD: “Thunderstruck” Was Worse Than “Kazaam”

    dimemag.com Aug 25
    Kevin 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…
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  • Damian Lillard Is Cover Athlete For NBA Live 15

    Damian Lillard Is Cover Athlete For NBA Live 15

    dimemag.com Aug 25
    As 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…
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  • Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has apparently forgiven Dick Bave…

    Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has apparently forgiven Dick Bavetta for two blown Finals calls

    yahoo.com Aug 25
    Dick 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…
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  • Timberwolves turn page on Kevin Love era

    Timberwolves turn page on Kevin Love era

    nba.com Aug 24
    Everyone knew the Minnesota Timberwolves needed to trade Kevin Love.
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  • Joel Embiid Has Big Aspirations For Former Teammate Andrew Wigg…

    Joel Embiid Has Big Aspirations For Former Teammate Andrew Wiggins

    dimemag.com Aug 24
    Apparently 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…
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  • LeBron Welcomes Kevin Love To “The Land” On Twitter, Instagram

    LeBron Welcomes Kevin Love To “The Land” On Twitter, Instagram

    dimemag.com Aug 23
    It’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…
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  • ‘Wolves Welcome Wiggins, Bennett, Young, LaVine With “Fierce” N…

    ‘Wolves Welcome Wiggins, Bennett, Young, LaVine With “Fierce” Newspaper Ad

    dimemag.com Aug 23
    Kevin 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 …
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  • Report: Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins Trade Is Finally Official

    Report: Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins Trade Is Finally Official

    dimemag.com Aug 23
    The 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…
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  • The Timberwolves announce the long-expected Kevin Love trade in…

    The Timberwolves announce the long-expected Kevin Love trade in a newspaper ad (Photo)

    yahoo.com Aug 23
    We’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…
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  • Love-For-Wiggins Trade Official; T-Wolves Announces Haul In Ad

    Love-For-Wiggins Trade Official; T-Wolves Announces Haul In Ad

    deadspin.com Aug 23
    The 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…
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  • Video - U.S. Rallies Past Turkey 01:48

    U.S. Rallies Past Turkey

    Aug 31
    Kenneth Faried scored a team-high 22 points as Team USA defeated Turkey 98-77 in the Basketball World Cup.
  • Video - Sources: Nike Keeps Durant With Megadeal 03:38

    Sources: Nike Keeps Durant With Megadeal

    Aug 31
    ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses Nike's megadeal with reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant.
  • Video - USA Dominates Finland 00:51

    USA Dominates Finland

    Aug 30
    USA outscored Finland 29-2 in the second quarter en route to a 114-55 win.
  • Video - Curry Dishes To Faried For Monster Dunk 00:18

    Curry Dishes To Faried For Monster Dunk

    Aug 30
    Stephen Curry serves Kenneth Faried a nice pass for the huge slam in the first quarter against Finland in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

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  • Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after shoe company m…

    Aug 31
    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.
  • Sources: Spurs, Clips join race to sign Allen

    Aug 30
    The 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 Ayon

    Aug 29
    The San Antonio Spurs have expressed interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo Ayon, ESPN.com has learned.
  • Team USA fields youngest squad since '92

    Aug 29
    USA Basketball will field its youngest team since 1992 when it takes the court for the FIBA World Cup this weekend.