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Bruce Bowen Blames James Harden’s Lazy Defense On Houston’s Coaches
dimemag.com Updated 2 hours ago
It’s become commonplace to yuk it up every time we catch James Harden sleepwalking on defense. It’s such easy fodder for a guy who believes he’s the best all-around player in the NBA. In the same Q&A where Bruce Bowen talked about Tracy McGrady and …Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Lance Stephenson’s “Hot N***a” Remix Music Videodimemag.com 3 hours agoThe hottest beat of the summer is Bobby Shmurda‘s “Hot N***a.” Pretty much every rapper has tried their hand at riding the same beat during an avalanche of remixes this summer. Lance Stephenson recently put his new Hornets hat in the ring, and his simpa…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com 19 hours agoHolger Geschwinder has become something to close a mythical figure for his role in helping German countryman Dirk Nowitzki reach NBA superstardom. Dirk’s famed mentor and shot doctor, Geschwinder works with Nowitzki every summer before the coming season…Upvote Share Tweet
No, Mark Cuban did not predict the NFL's imminent demiseyahoo.com 20 hours agoDallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been right about a lot of things in his lifetime. He’s made calculated guesses and taken calculated risks and as a result his bank accounts are fully loaded and he has an NBA playoff mainstay and championship ring t…Upvote Share Tweet
Hornets add Cobbs, Lauderdale, Qvale to camp rosternba.com 20 hours agoCharlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Justin Cobbs, forward Dallas Lauderdale and center Brian Qvale to its training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. The t…Upvote Share Tweet
Bruce Bowen Says T-Mac & Vince Carter “Settled” And Could Have Been Betterdimemag.com 22 hours agoLong-time Spurs henchman and three-time NBA champion, Bruce Bowen, can be spotted occasionally on television these days as an NBA analyst for ESPN. The 43 was named the All-Defensive First Team in five consecutive seasons and three more times to the All…Upvote Share Tweet
10 Biggest Questions Entering The 2014-2015 NBA Seasondimemag.com 22 hours agoWith the new season just over a month away, we tackle the biggest questions facing the NBA in 2014-2015. Will LeBron James lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a title? Will the Houston Rockets regret letting Chandler Parsons get away? Will Phil Jackson and …Upvote Share Tweet
Mavericks sign free agent guard Doron Lambnba.com 22 hours agoThe Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent guard Doron Lamb.Upvote Share TweetIf there’s one thing Phil Jackson’s first six months as president of the New York Knicks has clearly exhibited, it’s that the Zen Master’s mind tricks will be just as prevalent from the front office as they were on the sideline. Even before very publicl…Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor: Rockets Let Parsons Out Of Contract As Part Of Dwight Howard’s Dealdimemag.com Sep 19 (4 days ago)When the Rockets declined their fourth-year option on Chandler Parsons in early June, the reaction was split whether they were making a mistake. Dallas’ three-year, $45 million offer sheet lured him away from Houston permanently, and many blamed GM Dary…Upvote Share Tweet
We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalrydimemag.com Sep 19 (4 days ago)When you think about Kobe Bryant‘s greatest individual rivals, the list is pretty short. Ruben Patterson called himself “The Kobe Stopper,” but the Blazers never defeated the Lakers in the playoffs. Tracy McGrady might have been a rival in terms of tale…Upvote Share Tweet
Monty Williams: “People Don’t Know How Hard Harden Works”dimemag.com Sep 18 (5 days ago)The legend of post-practice one-on-one games between Kevin Durant, Paul George, and James Harden in the early stages of Team USA training camp is well-known. Long, intense, and highly competitive, these battles featuring three of the league’s brightest …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 18 (5 days ago)Three months later, it’s still remarkable that the San Antonio Spurs were able to win the 2014 NBA title. The team had the talent enough, that’s for sure. Top to bottom, they were probably the deepest team in the NBA, and easily the best squad in the NB…Upvote Share Tweet
Popovich Says Heat Didn’t Respond Well Mentally After Game 2 Finals Windimemag.com Sep 18 (5 days ago)Always deflecting attention away from himself and his brilliant championship team, Gregg Popovich says the San Antonio Spurs’ mesmerizing play in the last three games of the NBA Finals was about more than their standalone performance. According to the f…Upvote Share Tweet
Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramasdimemag.com Sep 17 (6 days 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…Upvote Share TweetThe Houston Rockets have acquired guard Jason Terry from the Sacramento Kings for two second-round draft picks and guard/forward Alonzo Gee.Upvote Share Tweet
Dwight Howard runs 10 red lights, not in a row, and has Florida driver license suspended for not paying fineyahoo.com Sep 17 (6 days ago)This isn’t just dumb. This is insight into Dwight Howard’s undeserved sense of entitlement. The Houston Rockets center can’t drive his car in Florida for a while, legally at least, as his license has been suspended after he failed to pay a fine tied to …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 16 (7 days ago)Throughout his career, San Antonio Spurs big man Tim Duncan has been seen as the superstar who isn't very interested in being a media fixture, preferring to excel on the court and to appear in the occasional local ad. Many have praised Duncan's supposed…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 15It's not surprising to hear Mario Chalmers tell Bleacher Report's Ethan Skolnick, "We all just took too much of a back seat in the Finals," since the San Antonio Spurs undressed everyone not named LeBron James and Chris Bosh in their five-game…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch James Harden Get Led Astray On Defense Againdimemag.com Sep 14It’s tough handling the spotlight when you’re the cornerstone of a franchise like Rockets shooting guard James Harden. The Beard has taken some lumps over the last year for his sub-par defense, and more evidence of his brain farts on that end of the cou…Upvote Share Tweet
Would You Vote Gregg Popovich For President?dimemag.com Sep 13Spurs coach Gregg Popovich might be our favorite coach in the NBA. With the increasing gridlock in Washington and a polarizing political climate in America as both Democrats and Republicans continue to scream at each other, a lot of things can be lost a…Upvote Share Tweet
ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate StandingsSep 18ESPN The Magazine's Peter Keating breaks down the 2014 Ultimate Team Standings.
#NBArank Hates Big MenSep 15Why are so many quality big men at the bottom of ESPN.com's #NBArank list?
Team USA Tops Serbia To Claim GoldSep 14Kyrie Irving scored 26 points and was named the tournament MVP as Team USA defeated Serbia 129-92 to claim the gold medal in the Basketball World Cup.
Team USA Cruises To FinalSep 11USA defeated Lithuania 96-68 to advance to the final of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
All signs pointing upward for Chicago Bears, now 2-1 after beating New Yor…Sep 22At 2-1 after beating the New York Jets on the road, Chicago is winning now ... and could well get good later, Michael Wilbon writes.
Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks experiments with faster shot releaseSep 22Dirk Nowitzki's latest summer project has been speeding up his shot release.
Documentary on Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki draws a big crowd in Ge…Sep 19The premiere of a documentary on Dirk Nowitzki drew teammates, ex-teammates, coaches and more all the way to Germany.
Minnesota Timberwolves offer Eric Bledsoe max contract in sign-and-trade w…Sep 19The Timberwolves offer Eric Bledsoe a max contract in a sign-and-trade with the Suns, sources say.