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Watch Carmelo Anthony Hit Game-Winner In Waning Seconds Versus Wizards
dimemag.com Updated 10 hours ago
The ball isn’t supposed to stick in the triangle offense, but sometimes scorers need to do what they do best. For the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, that’s facing up from the mid-post, surveying the defense, and going to work, a strategy he utilized …Upvote Share Tweet
Paul Pierce Says Player Movement Is “A Great Thing For Our League” (Video)dimemag.com 18 hours agoWe still haven’t grown accustomed to seeing Paul Pierce in a Washington Wizards uniform. According to the Boston Celtics’ legend and former Brooklyn Net, though, watching star players don different jerseys is something with which we’ll be forced to beco…Upvote Share TweetThe Orlando Magic have finally locked-down at least one member of its promising young core long-term. According to multiple reports, the team has agreed with center Nikola Vucevic on a four-year, $54 million contract extension. Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears…Upvote Share Tweet
Grandmother issues adorable 1-on-1 challenge to Dwyane Wade on 90th birthday (Video)yahoo.com Oct 21 (yesterday)It's no big secret that Miami Heat icon Dwyane Wade is aging and no longer has the overwhelming athleticism that helped him build a Hall of Fame career. Wade can still be effective, but we know from the 2013-14 season that he is not on the same level as…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris Andersendimemag.com Oct 21 (yesterday)The only thing better than dunking on one opponent? Catching two. In the Houston Rockets’ exhibition against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, Dwight Howard rose for a power dunk on both Luol Deng and Chris Andersen. Howard’s new Rockets and former Orlan…Upvote Share TweetThe Washington Wizards have signed guard John Lucas.Upvote Share Tweet
Talented youngsters try to speed up rebuilding processSince their arrival, Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and coach Jacque Vaughn have avoided making too many predictions about their team.Upvote Share Tweet
No longer rebuilding, Wizards ready for deep playoffs runBradley Beal caused a bit of a stir on Washington Wizards media day when he proclaimed: "I think we're definitely the best backcourt in the league."Upvote Share Tweet
Hawks waive Eddie, Pittman, trim roster to 15The Atlanta Hawks have trimmed their roster to 15 players by waiving forward Jarell Eddie and center Dexter Pittman.Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Tyreke Evans Performs Impressive “Moonwalk” Travel That Goes Uncalleddimemag.com Oct 21 (yesterday)It’s hard to be an NBA ref. We try our best to give them the benefit of the doubt, but they’re often found by fans to be lacking. Last night, when Anthony Davis was busy destroying the Wizards, his teammate, Tyreke Evans, performed an egregious travel o…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Andre Drummond Twice Rejects Al Horforddimemag.com Oct 19 (4 days ago)Andre Drummond brought the ruckus yesterday against in Atlanta. He had 19 points and 17 rebounds in 38 minutes of action as the Pistons won 104-100. With Al Horford making his return to the court from a pectoral tear, Dre decided to re-introduced himsel…Upvote Share Tweet
Mavs Coach Carlisle Says LeBron James Is “No Doubt” A Top Five Player Of All-Timedimemag.com Oct 17 (6 days ago)If any coach in the NBA could underappreciate LeBron James, one would assume it might be Rick Carlisle. After all, it was Carlisle’s Dallas Mavericks that beat LeBron’s Miami Heat in the 2011 Finals by rendering the four-time MVP a broken shell of his n…Upvote Share TweetSix young adults who broke into the home of former Miami Heat star Ray Allen have been sentenced to community service and ordered to make a charitable contribution.Upvote Share Tweet
Jimmy Butler hit a preseason game-winner, so a Bulls announcer compared him to Michael Jordan (Video)With 1.5 seconds remaining and the Chicago Bulls trailing by two, Jimmy Butler lost his defender, and Stacey King lost his mind. It's entirely acceptable to be amped up after watching Butler shed Atlanta Hawks guard John Jenkins (thanks, in part, to a J…Upvote Share Tweet
NBA continues to evolve behind the 3-point shotnba.com Oct 16 (7 days ago)The offensive concept of pace-and-space was nearly an unbeatable combination for the Miami Heat, the plan of surrounding LeBron James with multiple shooters good enough to net two straight NBA titles.Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Elfrid Payton Channels Magic Johnson By Dishing A Dime While On His Behinddimemag.com Oct 16 (7 days ago)We were still stuck in the id phase of development when Magic Johnson was leading LA’s Showtime Lakers at the Old Forum under coach Pat Riley. That doesn’t mean we didn’t beg our parents for VHS tapes of him when we hit the ego stage of sentience. We re…Upvote Share Tweet
Webber's group making play to buy HawksESPN.com Oct 16 (7 days ago)A group led by Chris Webber has expressed interest in buying the Atlanta Hawks.Upvote Share Tweet
Aaron Gordon Jumps Up & Around Flamengo Brazil Defender For Power DunkIt’s only a matter of time until Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon became a favorite of the NBA world. If he keeps making plays like this one, it will surely come sooner than even his biggest fans were anticipating. In his team’s exhibition game against…Upvote Share TweetRemember when the internet blew up because it appeared as if LeBron James, member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, set a pick for Norris Cole, member of the Miami Heat? Of course you do. It dominated NBA talk for what seemed like a solid 24 hours. As we init…Upvote Share Tweet
Heat (0-4) working through preseason processnba.com Oct 15Erik Spoelstra wanted Wednesday to be a full-contact practice day for the Miami Heat.Upvote Share Tweet
Udonis Haslem Threatens To “Back Hand” The “Punks Hiding Behind Social Media”We really hope Udonis Haslem doesn’t get fined. The 11-year Heat veteran and three-time NBA champion took umbrage with a recent comment on an Instagram photo and decided to respond. Unfortunately the rhetoric will might get him in trouble with the leagu…Upvote Share Tweet
Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra: “I Think There’s Too Many Games, To Be Frank”Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he’s open to learning potential benefits gleaned from the NBA’s 44-minute game experiment. As opposed to shortening individual contests by several minutes, though, Spoelstra makes it clear he would instead prefer if …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 15Mike Scott entered last season as a little-known reserve forward on the Atlanta Hawks, but began to earn some minutes and recognition midway through the campaign for his hand-in-glove fit as a defense-stretching, perimeter-shooting big man in head coach…Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks Sneak Past WizardsOct 22Carmelo Anthony hit a jumper with less than 15 seconds on the clock to lift the Knicks past the Wizards 103-100.
Rockets Rally To Edge MagicOct 22James Harden scored nine points in the Rockets' 90-89 win over the Magic.
Dwyane Wade Shoots Hoops With 90-Year-Old GrandmaOct 22Heat star Dwyane Wade granted the 90th birthday wish of Heat fan "Grandma Nelly" by playing basketball with her.
Gravity 101Oct 22Tom Haberstroh and Kevin Pelton introduce the concept of gravity and identify some of the NBA's top floor-spacers.
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $53 million extensionOct 21The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quitOct 21The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas IIIOct 21The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
Windhorst: Cavs, Bulls look like East rivalsOct 20In a preseason clash of the Cavaliers and the Bulls, two things became clear: The Cavs are primed to be a fearsome offensive juggernaut, and Derrick Rose really and finally looks like he's back, writes Brian Windhorst.