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Reactions to Colin Kaepernick have brought Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf back into the public conversation about sports and activism. (Brian Barr/ Getty Images). The NFL and sports world in general are currently in the midst of a controversy surrounding San Franci…Share Tweet
Blake Griffin Certainly Found Out Just How Much Thunder Fans Want Him On The Teamdimemag.com Aug 29 (yesterday)The recruiting efforts for Blake Griffin to come to #OKC are in motion #Sooners #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/LIDI2jt9T5 — Nikki Kay (@NikkiKayKFOR) August 27, 2016 We’re living in an age when the highest class of stars and superstars are changing teams at…Share Tweetdimemag.com Aug 29 (yesterday)USA TODAY Sports It was only a few years ago that Ty Lawson was one of the most promising up-and-coming point guards in the NBA. In Denver, he was a borderline All-Star level player at times, particularly during the Nuggets’ 57-win 2012-13 season. But o…Share TweetMost people expected Kevin Durant to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason. When he instead ended up signing with the Golden State Warriors, it threw the NBA universe through a loop. There started to be murmurs that Durant had told Russe…Share Tweet
Jazz trade Pleiss to 76ers for Marshall, waive Marshallnba.com Aug 26 (4 days ago)The Utah Jazz have traded center Tibor Pleiss to the Philadelphia 76ers for guard Kendall Marshall in a cost-cutting move. The Jazz announced the deal Friday morning and then waived Marshall.Share Tweet
Wolves' Towns chosen as face of 2K mobile appnba.com Aug 24 (6 days ago)Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been tabbed to be the face of 2K's mobile companion application to NBA 2K17 video game, which is set to launch on Sept. 8.Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 22Most NBA fans’ eyes were on Team USA’s gold-medal winning performance in Rio de Janeiro, but for me the most fascinating story of the weekend involved veteran Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler. The 29-year-old decided to do a little deep-sea fishin…Share TweetWhen Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playof…Share Tweet
Kevin Durant Used The Olympics To Take A Break From The ‘Backlash’ In The U.S.dimemag.com Aug 22Getty Image Since his move from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant has experienced vitriol from fans the likes of which he’s never seen. After being cast as the wholesome antithesis of LeBron James’ mercenary decision t…Share Tweet
The Nuggets’ Wilson Chandler Caught A Gigantic Fish That Doesn’t Seem Realdimemag.com Aug 22Getty Image How do NBA players spend their offseason? If you’re Wilson Chandler, you apparently spend it out on the high seas doing some fishing. But the Denver Nuggets swingman doesn’t mess around with some lame trout, bass, or snappers. No, Chandler g…Share Tweet
Nuggets and NBA community come together to fund Josh Adams after serious car accidentESPN.com Aug 19Nuggets and NBA community come together to fund Josh Adams after serious car accidentShare Tweet
Russell Westbrook Can Do What He Wants, And Doesn’t Need Kevin Durant To Keep Singing In The Cardimemag.com Aug 19I don’t think there is any doubt that Russell Westbrook is ready for next season. The Thunder point guard is the preseason favorite to win the MVP and he’s clearly motivated to show Kevin Durant that he made the wrong decision by going to Golden State. …Share Tweetdimemag.com Aug 18Getty Image The Sacramento Kings are a testament to organizational instability so strong that they’ve changed the way a family perceives the color spectrum. Mike Malone, currently head coach of the Denver Nuggets, hasn’t worn worn purple since the Kings…Share Tweet
The Kings Are Reportedly Interested In Ricky Rubio, But How Do They Get Him?dimemag.com Aug 17Are the Minnesota Timberwolves going to trade Ricky Rubio? The constantly swirling rumors seem to indicate this will be the case. Rubio is a good player who is still only 25 years old. He plays excellent defense and is a great passer. He also can’t shoo…Share Tweet
Russell Westbrook Is The Odds-On Favorite For NBA MVP Next Seasondimemag.com Aug 16Getty Image If there’s one thing everyone can agree on about the fallout from Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors, it’s that Russell Westbrook is about to have a monster season. The primal rage that s…Share Tweet
C.J. McCollum Offered Up The Perfect Comeback To A Homophobic Troll On Twitterdimemag.com Aug 15USA TODAY Sports Following a breakout season that saw him win Most Improved Player and help lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a surprise playoff run, C.J. McCollum inked a four-year extension worth $106 million. Needless to say, he doesn’t really have …Share Tweet
At Least One Of Kevin Durant’s Former Thunder Teammates ‘Didn’t Feel Betrayed’dimemag.com Aug 14USA TODAY Sports You can bet that the members of the Oklahoma City Thunder had a wide range of reactions this offseason when Kevin Durant decided to join up with the Warriors and leave them behind to pick up the pieces of what used to be a title-contend…Share Tweet
Thunder sign guard Ronnie Pricenba.com Aug 14The Oklahoma City Thunder signed guard Ronnie Price, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.Share Tweet
Is Andrew Wiggins Right When He Declares The Timberwolves ‘Can Make The Playoffs’?dimemag.com Aug 12USA TODAY Sports The Minnesota Timberwolves are one of the most exciting young teams in the NBA. They boast the past two Rookie of the Year winners (and No. 1 overall picks) in Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony towns, a supremely-gifted athlete in reignin…Share Tweet
Ricky Rubio Has Never Successfully Dunked In An NBA Game, But He Did It In The Rio Olympicsdimemag.com Aug 12Ricky Rubio steal and dunk @cjzero #Timberwolves #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/f3k9ncz4pd — Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) August 12, 2016 There are a lot of things Ricky Rubio does well on a basketball court. He’s an amazing passer. He’s an extremely underrated d…Share TweetAll eyes will be on Kevin Durant and the Warriors this season (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images). Kevin Durant’s move from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Golden State Warriors has unquestionably been the biggest move of the NBA’s 2016 offseason. Not …Share Tweet
Dante Exum Says He’s ‘Fully Recovered’ After Missing Last Season With A Knee Injurydimemag.com Aug 11USA TODAY Sports After an up-and-down rookie season with the Utah Jazz in 2014-15, Dante Exum’s career suffered a major setback last year. During a summer exhibition game with the Australian national team, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2014 Draft suffer…Share Tweet
The Healing Problems With Durant's FootMar 20Dr. Mark Adickes explains the issues with Kevin Durant's type of foot injury and how the pain continues to affect him even after surgery.
Is Durant Being Shut Down For The Season?Mar 20Amin Elhassan reacts to the news that Kevin Durant will be out indefinitely and figures to not see him the rest of the season.
Westbrook, Thunder Topple HawksMar 20Russell Westbrook recorded his ninth triple-double of the season and the Thunder defeated the Hawks 123-115.
Magic Stun BlazersMar 20Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton and Nikola Vucevic each scored 22 points in the Magic's 111-104 win over the Blazers.