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Stephen Curry Defends His Under Armour Sneakers On Twitter
dimemag.com Updated 4 hours ago
Over the weekend, Kevin Durant remained with Nike after they chose to match Under Armour‘s 10-year deal that was reported to be in the $265-$285 million range. ESPN’s Bomani Jones used this news to take a dig at Stephen Curry‘s Under Armour shoes. Steph…Upvote Share Tweet
Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Young Pistonsdimemag.com 7 minutes agoThe Kobe Bryant stories just keep on coming. As the Los Angeles Lakers legend readies for the nineteenth season of his career, tales of Bryant’s unmatched and relentless drive to improve have been added to his historical lore on a seemingly daily basis.…Upvote Share Tweet
Why DeMarcus Cousins Is Right When He Says, “I Am A Role Model, Absolutely”dimemag.com 21 hours agoIt’s easy for fans to malign DeMarcus Cousins. His behavior on the court can be equal parts brilliant and cringe-worthy — of the latter, when he goes out of his way to antagonize a referee he feels hasn’t been fair. But when Cousins recently told NBA.co…Upvote Share TweetThe Rockets will acquire guard Jason Terry in a trade with the Sacramento Kings, a person with knowledge of the deal confirmed.Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share TweetThe Los Angeles Clippers waived Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica just three days after trading for both players, the team announced Friday.Upvote Share TweetLos Angeles Clippers guard and Seattle Pro-Am host Jamal Crawford recorded just three dunks last season. We don’t remember any of them, frankly, but still feel confident saying none were as awesome as this one. Awesome. There’s something extra fun about…Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2.Upvote Share Tweet
The Connections Between Hello Kitty And The NBAIt was revealed this week that Hello Kitty is actually not a cat. While this might not be a big deal for most, for whatever reason Hello Kitty has been tied to the NBA a lot. The recent news is a nice opportunity to explore the odd connections between H…Upvote Share Tweet
Ty Lawson Believes “People Are Probably Going To Sleep On” The NuggetsAfter 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
Lakers Therapist On Kobe’s Pain Threshold: “It’s The Highest I’ve Ever Seen”dimemag.com Aug 28 (5 days ago)There’s no end to the mythologizing that’s happening every time we see a new facet to Chris Ballard’s Sports Illustrated feature on Kobe Bryant. First, came Steve Nash‘s hysterical three-word summary of the Mamba, then we heard about Kobe’s text to LeBr…Upvote Share Tweet
DeMarcus Cousins Will Be Team USA’s Back-Up Centerdimemag.com Aug 28 (5 days ago)Before Team USA trimmed its roster down to the final 12 last weekend, there was a lot of speculation on whether DeMarcus Cousins would make the team, as head coach Mike Krzyzewski appeared to be favoring Mason Plumlee as a secondary big man. Turns out, …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Aug 28 (5 days ago)Brazil guard Leandro Barbosa has reached an agreement to sign with the Golden State Warriors for the upcoming season, ESPN.com has learned.Upvote Share TweetApparently $21 million over three years wasn’t enough for Doc Rivers. Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer thought so, too. Rivers has agreed to a five-year contract worth in excess of $10 million annually to remain with the Clippers through the 201…Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe Says He’d Rather Miss 30 Shots Than Miss His First 9 And Stop Shootingdimemag.com Aug 27 (6 days ago)An aging, wistful Kobe Bryant is the quotable gift that keeps on giving. We’ve already touched on several anecdotes from Chris Ballard’s Sports Illustrated cover story and Gotham Chopra’s documentary on the Los Angeles Lakers legend, but this one might …Upvote Share Tweet
Isaiah Thomas’ Awesome Summer Mixtape Will Make Kings Fans Depresseddimemag.com Aug 26 (7 days ago)Since being selected as the last pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Isaiah Thomas has been proving doubters wrong. Backed with unbelievable determination and passion, the 5-9 point guard has overcome certain NBA standards (undersized, draft number) in his thre…Upvote Share TweetSmall forward Jared Dudley is going to the Milwaukee Bucks.Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers sign second-round pick Jordan Clarksonnba.com Aug 25The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jordan Clarkson, the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, whose rights were acquired from the Washington Wizards on draft night, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.Upvote Share Tweet
We Reminisce: Robert Horry’s Most Clutch PerformancesRobert Horry turns 44 years-old today. We take a look back at two of his most memorable clutch performances. In 2002, the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings faced off in the Western Conference Finals. Horry and the Lakers were looking for their thi…Upvote Share TweetDuring a tuneup for next month’s FIBA World Cup in Spain, Slovenia sneaked past Lithuania this weekend with a 74-72 win. Suns point guard, Goran Dragic, only pitched in 10 points in the exhibition, but showed off his craftiness in the lane with a pair o…Upvote Share Tweet
Celtics Aren’t Making Rajon Rondo Trade A PriorityThe Boston Celtics are in the process of carving out more room to add players, and either trading Rajon Rondo or signing him to an extension aren’t high on their priority list, according to the Boston Globe‘s Gary Washburn. He appears destined for a fre…Upvote Share Tweet
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.
Warriors Reach Agreement With BarbosaAug 28Marc Stein discusses what veteran guard Leandro Barbosa should be able to contribute to the Golden State Warriors this season.
Rivers, Clippers AgreeAug 27Brian Windhorst discusses why the stability provided by extending coach Doc Rivers' contract is important to the Los Angeles Clippers.
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.