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Watch LeBron James Fly For Back-To-Back Slams Updated Oct 15, 2013
Despite playing the majority of the third quarter that saw his Heat outscored by the Wizards 32-16, LeBron James did find time in the first half to throw down a couple dunks. One was a breakaway off a long rebound and quick outlet, and the other was a o…
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  • LeBron James explains his personal version of killer instinct Oct 15, 2013
    Although no sane basketball fans still argue that Miami Heat ubermensch LeBron James is not the best player in the NBA, the four-time MVP and two-time defending champion remains a divisive figure in the sport. By many views, LeBron remains unfit to be m…
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  • Pat Riley and the Heat are hungry and focused to chase another NBA title Oct 15, 2013
    His Miami Heat will be gunning for a fourth straight Finals appearance, something that hasn't been done since the Larry Bird Celtics of the ‘80s, and Pat Riley's own Lakers, also during the golden decade of the NBA.
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  • The 5 Worst Teams In The NBA Right Now Oct 15, 2013
    Somebody has to be last, and somebody has to deliver the news that there are certain NBA teams that are going to be bad and have no hope for the 2013-14 season. But is it always an insult to consider a team as weak? There are different levels to being b…
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  • 2013-14 NBA Preview: Two contenders face off in Central Oct 15, 2013
    The Bulls and Pacers are both title contenders, but which one will win the Central crown in 2013-14?
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  • 2013-14 NBA League Pass Alert Preview: Charlotte Bobcats Oct 15, 2013
    With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays…
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  • Dream NBA Finals matchups for 2013-14 Oct 15, 2013
    Can anyone top the epic Heat-Spurs clash in last year's Finals? Here's our dream 2014 matchups.
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  • Grizzlies Owner Robert Pera Challenges Michael Jordan To 1-On-1 Game For $1 Million Oct 15, 2013
    The relatively new Grizzlies owner Robert Pera has some game. He’s showed it off during practice with his Grizzlies squad, but this is taking confidence to a new place, one DE Greg Hardy can understand. The 35-year-old Ubiquiti Networks founder challeng…
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  • Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy: 'I'd definitely win' a game of 1-on-1 with LeBron James Oct 15, 2013
    Another day, another instance of someone saying he could totally beat LeBron James in a game of one-on-one. When it's the greatest basketball player of all time saying he believes he'd take the Miami Heat superstar, you can certainly understand the brav…
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  • Greg Oden is taking a measured approach in his comeback, and could play exhibition games Oct 15, 2013
    We’ve been down this road before, and lord knows I’ve written this column before, but health-willing Greg Oden could make some sort of preseason comeback with the Miami Heat this month. Nothing is assured, as the former top overall NBA draft pick could …
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  • Big men Jefferson, Zeller will bear large burden for Bobcats Oct 15, 2013
    Al Jefferson is a self-professed country boy from Mississippi who has never displayed a flair for the dramatic in his nine years in the NBA, on or off the court.
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  • Magic must carefully develop exuberant youngster Oladipo Oct 15, 2013
    In basketball terms, Victor Oladipo is a relative newcomer to this part of the business. He wasn't some AAU superstar in middle school. He wasn't even a McDonald's All-American in high school. And he was considered a mid-level recruit when he headed off…
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  • Ending playoff drought the No. 1 goal for young, deep Wizards Oct 15, 2013
    Whatever injuries, inadequacies or immaturity remain, the time for excuses has ended in Washington.
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  • Video - Beasley: 'Almost Where I Need To Be' 03:44

    Beasley: 'Almost Where I Need To Be'

    Oct 15
    Michael Beasley discusses the progress he is making in training camp and the preseason.
  • Video - What Matters From NBA Preseason 06:53

    What Matters From NBA Preseason

    Oct 15
    Dwight Howard doing the little things, Giannis Antetokounmpo blowing minds ... most of preseason doesn't matter much, but David Thorpe has found some exceptions.
  • Video - LeBron James Confessions 06:42

    LeBron James Confessions

    Oct 15
    Chris Broussard discusses his ESPN The Magazine article on LeBron James, who talks about his fear of failure, his relationship with Michael Jordan, and growing up an Allen Iverson fan.