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Kobe Bryant Says A ‘Real Competitor’ Would Embrace The Challeng…

Kobe Bryant Says A ‘Real Competitor’ Would Embrace The Challenge Of Playing The Warriors

dimemag.com Updated 3 hours ago
Getty Image It’s been a busy week for Kobe Bryant. After celebrating his 38th birthday, he also had the honor of having August 24th christened “Kobe Bryant Day” in Los Angeles, an homage to the two jersey numbers (8 and 24) he wore during his playing da…
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  • Billy Donovan Says Kevin Durant Was ‘Very, Very Honest’ During …

    Billy Donovan Says Kevin Durant Was ‘Very, Very Honest’ During The Free Agency Process

    dimemag.com 9 hours ago
    Most 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…
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  • Bill Walton Blames Only Himself For The Clippers Leaving San Di…

    Bill Walton Blames Only Himself For The Clippers Leaving San Diego After Just Six Seasons

    dimemag.com 12 hours ago
    Why do sports franchises move or fold? Why don’t the Cleveland Barons exist anymore? Why did the Houston Oilers become the Tennessee Titans? Why did the San Diego Clippers move to Los Angeles in 1984 after just six seasons spent in Southern California? …
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  • Keep Celebrating Kobe Bryant With This Epic Video Of Mamba’s To…

    Keep Celebrating Kobe Bryant With This Epic Video Of Mamba’s Top-100 One-On-One Moves

    dimemag.com Aug 25 (yesterday)
    Kobe Byrant may have retired, but people aren’t quite ready to forget about him yet – even on the day after August 24. This is especially true for Lakers fans, who don’t exactly have a lot to look forward to this season in terms of wins and losses. Kobe…
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  • DeMarcus Cousins Takes Out His Frustration On Officiating By Go…

    DeMarcus Cousins Takes Out His Frustration On Officiating By Going Undercover As A Ref

    dimemag.com Aug 25 (yesterday)
    DeMarcus Cousins and referees go together like oil and water. The Sacramento Kings big man has been hit with more technicals than someone that accepts payment in bitcoins, which for the purposes of this joke can be called tech nickels. In an effort to i…
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  • Los Angeles celebrates 'Kobe Bryant Day'

    Los Angeles celebrates 'Kobe Bryant Day'

    LOS ANGELES — It’s been a whirlwind retirement for Kobe Bryant. On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers legend rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to unveil his new $100 million venture-capital fund. Tuesday, he celebrated his 38th birthday. …
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  • David Robinson Believes The Warriors Only Have A ‘Short Window’…

    David Robinson Believes The Warriors Only Have A ‘Short Window’ For Winning Titles

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Aug 24 (2 days ago)
    The Golden State Warriors have played for the last two NBA titles, winning in 2015 and getting upset by the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer. They then added Kevin Durant to their roster. Now the Warriors are the presumptive favorite once again to win it…
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  • Blake Griffin’s Camp Is Reportedly ‘Adamant’ He’ll Re-Sign With…

    Blake Griffin’s Camp Is Reportedly ‘Adamant’ He’ll Re-Sign With The Clippers Next Summer

    dimemag.com Aug 24 (2 days ago)
    The Los Angeles Clippers are in a tricky spot. They have been a very good team for a few years, thanks primarily to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. However, despite Doc Rivers constantly churning the bottom of the Clippers’ roster with his pet veteran pla…
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  • LeBron James totally wasn't trolling the Warriors with that Ult…

    LeBron James totally wasn't trolling the Warriors with that Ultimate Warrior shirt, you guys

    yahoo.com Aug 23 (3 days ago)
    Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lebron James, center, holds up the NBA Championship trophy alongside teammates Kyrie Irving, left, Kevin Love, rear right, J.R. Smith, right, and Tristan Thompson, front, at the airport in Cleveland on June 20, 2016. (AP Photo/John …
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  • The Lakers and the NBA are taking another chance on Yi Jianlian

    The Lakers and the NBA are taking another chance on Yi Jianlian

    yahoo.com nba.com Aug 23 (4 days ago)
    Yi hit for 25 points and six rebounds against Team USA. (Getty Images) After a few frustrating free agent chase-downs with Kobe Bryant around, and a 2016 offseason without Bryant on board, the Los Angeles Lakers have mostly committed to the idea of a fu…
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  • Dwight Howard Said He’d Beat LeBron James In An MMA Fight, But …

    Dwight Howard Said He’d Beat LeBron James In An MMA Fight, But We’re Not So Sure

    dimemag.com Aug 23 (4 days ago)
    In the mixed martial arts world, dream matchups are made and argued over with as much fervor as a ’96 Bulls fan talking to a 2016 Warriors fan. Who would win — Brock Lesnar or a prime Fedor? How about Chuck Lidell vs. Jon Jones? The hypotheticals will n…
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  • Klay Thompson is already sick of questions about the 2016-17 Wa…

    Klay Thompson is already sick of questions about the 2016-17 Warriors

    yahoo.com Aug 22 (4 days ago)
    Klay Thompson focuses. (Getty Images) One of the benefits of growing up as a basketball fan in the era of the well-publicized “superteam” would seemingly be, if our antennas are pointed in the right direction, the ability to discuss reasonable expectati…
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  • Kevin Durant Used The Olympics To Take A Break From The ‘Backla…

    Kevin Durant Used The Olympics To Take A Break From The ‘Backlash’ In The U.S.

    dimemag.com Aug 22 (5 days ago)
    Getty 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…
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  • LeBron Jammed Out To The Best Music The ’90s Had To Offer At Hi…

    LeBron Jammed Out To The Best Music The ’90s Had To Offer At His Wife’s Birthday Bash

    dimemag.com Aug 21 (6 days ago)
    By all accounts, LeBron James is having an amazing offseason to cap off his incredible 2015-16 NBA season. After overcoming a 3-1 deficit in The Finals and beating the 73-win Golden State Warriors and claiming his third Finals MVP award, James has been …
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  • LeBron James Says Kevin Durant Joining The Warriors Is ‘Great F…

    LeBron James Says Kevin Durant Joining The Warriors Is ‘Great For The League’

    dimemag.com Aug 20 (7 days ago)
    USA TODAY Sports To say that Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors was a controversial decision is an understatement. Outside of Warriors fans, there was little support for KD and many are viewing the Warriors’ championship run this season as a…
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  • Russell Westbrook Can Do What He Wants, And Doesn’t Need Kevin …

    Russell Westbrook Can Do What He Wants, And Doesn’t Need Kevin Durant To Keep Singing In The Car

    dimemag.com Aug 19
    I 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. …
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  • Video - Steve Nash Announces Retirement 03:04

    Steve Nash Announces Retirement

    Mar 21
    Stephen A. Smith discusses Steve Nash's retirement and his place among the greatest point guards in history.
  • Video - Steve Nash On Decision To Retire 03:13

    Steve Nash On Decision To Retire

    Mar 21
    Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash discusses his time with the Lakers, legacy questions, and his decision to retire.
  • Video - NBA Top Plays 01:02

    NBA Top Plays

    Mar 20
    Derrick Williams' posterizing, one-handed slam is the top play in the NBA.
  • Video - The D'Antoni Revolution 06:54

    The D'Antoni Revolution

    Mar 20
    Mike D'Antoni changed the game with rapid ball movement and spacing players on the court. The game has changed accordingly, but the man that brought this about is no longer coaching in the NBA.