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Steve Kerr Has A Staffer Bring Him A Non-NBA Article To Read Ea…

Steve Kerr Has A Staffer Bring Him A Non-NBA Article To Read Each Day

dimemag.com Updated 2 hours ago
Steve Kerr almost became the head coach of the New York Knicks this summer, but chose to helm the Golden State Warriors instead. However, it seems like he’s still taking on some of the qualities of his former coach Phil Jackson. Kerr is an avid reader, …
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  • Nick Young Is Making Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson Call Him “Da…

    Nick Young Is Making Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson Call Him “Daddy Swag”

    dimemag.com 4 hours ago
    If sheer entertainment value is what the Los Angeles Lakers had in mind when signing Nick Young to a four-year, $21.3 million contract, then Mitch Kupchak and company are surely pleased with Swaggy P’s offseason performance. Whether it’s jet-setting wit…
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  • Sources: Hollins, Kings make 1-year deal

    Sources: Hollins, Kings make 1-year deal

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    Center Ryan Hollins agreed to a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, sources told ESPNLosAngeles.com.
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  • Jerry Colangelo rightfully praises DeMarcus Cousins for his con…

    Jerry Colangelo rightfully praises DeMarcus Cousins for his contributions to Team USA

    yahoo.com 18 hours ago
    Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been criticized for various instances of questionable behavior throughout his basketball career, but few such reactions have seemed as arbitrary as that of USA Basketball head honcho Jerry Colangelo during Ol…
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  • Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

    Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

    dimemag.com 23 hours ago
    The increasingly active and humorous Twitter accounts of NBA teams are at it again. We’ve already shown you our favorite #NBASitcoms and #NBAMovies; now it’s time for some #NBADramas. Here are some miscellaneous notables this time around: Good Wall Hunt…
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  • Rockets acquire veteran Terry from Kings

    Rockets acquire veteran Terry from Kings

    nba.com ESPN.com 24 hours ago
    The Houston Rockets have acquired guard Jason Terry from the Sacramento Kings for two second-round draft picks and guard/forward Alonzo Gee.
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  • Here’s Blake Griffin Actually Performing Poetry Live On Stage

    Here’s Blake Griffin Actually Performing Poetry Live On Stage

    dimemag.com Sep 17 (yesterday)
    Blake Griffin’s comedic chops are well-known, and his reputation as basketball’s premier commercial actor was cemented earlier this week when he partnered with VIZIO for #SlamDunkPoetry. But those videos, obviously, were heavily edited and put together …
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  • Happy 80th Birthday To Elgin Baylor! Truly One Of The NBA’s For…

    Happy 80th Birthday To Elgin Baylor! Truly One Of The NBA’s Forgotten Greats

    dimemag.com Sep 16 (yesterday)
    A lot of names get bandied around when it comes to the increasingly divisive (and almost always insufferable) Greatest of All Time debate. But one name in particular that is usually inexplicably omitted from this discussion is Los Angeles Lakers legend …
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  • Pressey, Eyen, Madsen named to Lakers' staff

    Pressey, Eyen, Madsen named to Lakers' staff

    ESPN.com Sep 16 (yesterday)
    Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen and Mark Madsen will be Byron Scott's assistant coaches with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • Kings to retire Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey this season

    Kings to retire Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey this season

    nba.com ESPN.com Sep 16 (yesterday)
    The Sacramento Kings are planning to retire Peja Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey.
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  • Klay Thompson’s Agent Says He’s The “Best Two-Way, Two-Guard In…

    Klay Thompson’s Agent Says He’s The “Best Two-Way, Two-Guard In Basketball”

    dimemag.com Sep 16 (2 days ago)
    While some have criticized the Golden State Warriors for failing to offer up young shooting guard Klay Thompson in order to snag Kevin Love in a trade this summer, others believe it was in the best interests of their team moving forward. Now Thompson’s …
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  • Joe Ingles of Australian national team agrees to 1-year deal wi…

    Joe Ingles of Australian national team agrees to 1-year deal with Los Angeles Clippers

    ESPN.com Sep 16 (2 days ago)
    Australian swingman Joe Ingles has parlayed a fine showing at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup into an NBA contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
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  • Radisson Hotels Suspends Vikings Sponsorship

    Radisson Hotels Suspends Vikings Sponsorship

    deadspin.com Sep 15 (3 days ago)
    If we learned anything from the NBA's Donald Sterling saga, it was that public outrage alone is not enough to force sports leagues to act. It only became clear that the NBA would take a serious stand with Sterling when sponsors began fleeing the Clipper…
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  • Blake Griffin Recites #SlamDunkPoetry In Three Hilarious, Emoti…

    Blake Griffin Recites #SlamDunkPoetry In Three Hilarious, Emotional Videos

    dimemag.com Sep 15 (3 days ago)
    Blake Griffin is the world’s best hoops slammer. And on the stage under the lights, he does grammar with even more glamour. With that out of the way, watch the Los Angeles Clippers superstar take on poetry in these hilarious videos courtesy of VIZIO. In…
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  • Nick Young’s Son A Chip Off The Ol’ Pop-A-Shot Block (Video)

    Nick Young’s Son A Chip Off The Ol’ Pop-A-Shot Block (Video)

    dimemag.com Sep 13 (5 days ago)
    This makes perfect sense. Brash Lakers guard Nick Young recently uploaded a video of his son, “‘Lil Swaggy,” to Instagram. In the clip, the Swaggy-in-training is playing Pop-a-Shot and he can’t miss! While this specific hooping arcade game seems designe…
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  • Gay (fractured jaw) OK to play in FIBA final

    Gay (fractured jaw) OK to play in FIBA final

    ESPN.com Sep 13 (5 days ago)
    Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay said he has a fracture in his jaw and a broken tooth, but that won't keep him off the court as Team USA will play Serbia in the gold medal game of the FIBA Basketball World Cup on Sunday.
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  • Serbia Holds Off France In FIBA Semifinal With Help Of Insane C…

    Serbia Holds Off France In FIBA Semifinal With Help Of Insane Crunch-Time Basket

    dimemag.com Sep 12 (6 days ago)
    Nicolas Batum was cooking, France was raining three-pointers, and Serbia was losing their game-long stranglehold on the chance to play Team USA for World Cup gold. Where would Serbia go for a basket when it needed one most? A pick-and-roll between Phoen…
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  • Clippers re-sign veteran shooter Turkoglu

    Clippers re-sign veteran shooter Turkoglu

    nba.com ESPN.com Sep 12 (6 days ago)
    The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that they have re-signed free agent forward Hedo Turkoglu. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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  • Veteran guard Barbosa signs with Warriors

    Veteran guard Barbosa signs with Warriors

    ESPN.com nba.com Sep 10
    The Golden State Warriors have signed guard Leandro Barbosa.
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  • Jeremy Lin poses as wax figure at Madame Tussauds, freaks fans …

    Jeremy Lin poses as wax figure at Madame Tussauds, freaks fans out (Video)

    yahoo.com Sep 10
    We've not seen Jeremy Lin play basketball in earnest for the Lakers, but the recently acquired guard has already perfected the Los Angeles art of constantly creating media attention. Lin appeared in yet another viral video — this time posing as a wax fi…
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  • Jeremy Lin poses as wax figure at Madame Tussauds, freaks fans …

    Jeremy Lin poses as wax figure at Madame Tussauds, freaks fans out (Video)

    yahoo.com Sep 10
    We've not seen Jeremy Lin play basketball in earnest for the Lakers, but the recently acquired guard has already perfected the Los Angeles art of constantly creating media attention. Lin appeared in yet another viral video — this time posing as a wax fi…
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  • Chris Douglas-Roberts Will Wear Short Shorts With Clippers Next…

    Chris Douglas-Roberts Will Wear Short Shorts With Clippers Next Season

    dimemag.com Sep 10
    Chris Douglas-Roberts signed with the Los Angeles Clippers this offseason. Whether he’ll crack the regular rotation is up in the air, but if he does, CDR is set on making a fashion statement by going with short shorts this season. CDR went on Twitter la…
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  • Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers target Zoran Dra…

    Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers target Zoran Dragic of Slovenia

    The Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers are expressing the most serious interest in signing Slovenian guard Zoran Dragic, sources told ESPN.com.
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  • DeMarcus Cousins Has A History Of Answering A Question With A Q…

    DeMarcus Cousins Has A History Of Answering A Question With A Question

    dimemag.com Sep 9
    Yesterday, we told you about how DeMarcus Cousins gave a perfect response to a reporter who asked him about European geography. It turns out, Boogie has a long history of answering questions with a question. Let us explain. After seeing the exchange Cou…
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  • Nick Young Joins Unsuspecting Kids For Game Of 3-On-3 In New Yo…

    Nick Young Joins Unsuspecting Kids For Game Of 3-On-3 In New York

    dimemag.com Sep 8
    The best part about this video of Nick Young playing 3-on-3 with youngsters in New York is that it’s not much different than how he hoops with the Los Angeles Lakers. The ball-watching, slick handle, and smooth fadeaway followed by an effortlessly aweso…
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  • DeMarcus Cousins Asked About European Geography, Gives Perfect …

    DeMarcus Cousins Asked About European Geography, Gives Perfect Response

    dimemag.com Sep 8
    DeMarcus Cousins has a reputation for being a very volatile personality on the court. He’s also apparently not in the mood for too much banter with reporters either. Cousins was asked by a European journalist today whether he knows where Slovenia is. He…
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  • Video - The Forum: Managing Kobe's Minutes 02:36

    The Forum: Managing Kobe's Minutes

    Sep 16
    Beto Duran and Arash Markazi discuss the Lakers' plan to limit Kobe Bryant's minutes this season.
  • Video - ESPN The Magazine: Marcus and Markieff Morris get new tattoos 01:00

    ESPN The Magazine: Marcus and Markieff Morris get new tattoos

    Sep 15
    For ESPN The Magazine's Fansourced Issue, fans got a chance to select the Morris twins' new tattoos.
  • Video - Blake Griffin Recites 'Mouthguard' Poetry 01:25

    Blake Griffin Recites 'Mouthguard' Poetry

    Sep 15
    Clippers forward Blake Griffin stars in a new series of Vizio commercials in which he recites poetry pertaining to his life as an NBA star.
  • Video - Coach K, Cousins, Gay React To USA's Win 00:44

    Coach K, Cousins, Gay React To USA's Win

    Sep 14
    Marc Stein caught up with Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski, DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay after they defeated Serbia 129-92 in the FIBA World Cup final.

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