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NBPA: Taylor ban excessive, violates CBA

NBPA: Taylor ban excessive, violates CBA

ESPN.com Updated 4 hours ago
NBPA head Michele Roberts says union ready to appeal Hornets forward Jeff Taylor's 24-game suspension.
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  • Virus leaves 7 Grizzlies uncertain vs. Celtics

    Virus leaves 7 Grizzlies uncertain vs. Celtics

    ESPN.com nba.com 4 hours ago
    Seven members of the Memphis Grizzlies now are dealing with a stomach virus, and their status is uncertain for Friday's game with the Boston Celtics.
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  • Cavs' Blatt: Want to get Love more involved

    Cavs' Blatt: Want to get Love more involved

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    Kevin Love spoke up about his role in the Cleveland Cavaliers' offense after a 92-90 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday dropped the Cavs' record to a pedestrian 5-5, but coach David Blatt downplayed the merit of his star forward's concerns.
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  • GIF: Wily Kobe Bryant Forces James Harden To Block-Out Francisc…

    GIF: Wily Kobe Bryant Forces James Harden To Block-Out Francisco Garcia

    dimemag.com 6 hours ago
    Is this what Kobe Bryant meant by saying that he’d play differently but just as effectively this season? Not specifically, but exercising more of the veteran savvy shown here would surely help Bryant help the Los Angeles Lakers. Watch the future Hall-of…
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  • Nick Young Defines “Swag” By Evoking Pop Legends Michael Jackso…

    Nick Young Defines “Swag” By Evoking Pop Legends Michael Jackson, Prince

    dimemag.com 8 hours ago
    We might just resort to a “Quote of the Day” post from Nick Young going forward – especially if his swag keeps rubbing off on the Los Angeles Lakers. After helping his team to a road win against the Dwight Howard-less Houston Rockets last night, Young c…
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  • GIF: Kyle Lowry Fadeaway Seals Raptors Win Over League-Best Gri…

    GIF: Kyle Lowry Fadeaway Seals Raptors Win Over League-Best Grizzlies

    dimemag.com ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    Most people were watching LeBron James bobble his rematch against the Spurs, but the two team’s sporting the best records in their respective conferences, the Raptors in the East and the Grizzlies in the West, played in Toronto last night at the Air Can…
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  • Brandan Wright Climbs The Ladder On KEvin Seraphin

    Brandan Wright Climbs The Ladder On KEvin Seraphin

    dimemag.com 12 hours ago
    We’re not sure Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin knew what was coming when he elected to get in front of Mavericks center Brandan Wright after he rolled to the hoop last night. J.J. Barea had used the Wright screen to get into the lane, but then he lobbed …
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  • Solomon Hill Turns Air Ball Into Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater

    Solomon Hill Turns Air Ball Into Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater

    deadspin.com 12 hours ago
    The Pacers snatched an 88-86 victory away from the Hornets last night, and they did it with an unlikely buzzer-beater that was equal parts hilarious incompetence and impressive determination.Read more...
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  • Kobe on Dwight: Trash talk in heat of moment

    Kobe on Dwight: Trash talk in heat of moment

    ESPN.com nba.com 19 hours ago
    Dwight Howard sat out Wednesday's loss to the Lakers with a sprained right knee, but the Rockets center was still a hot topic of discussion for former teammate Kobe Bryant.
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  • Watch LeBron James Lose Ball On Last Possession In Two-Point Lo…

    Watch LeBron James Lose Ball On Last Possession In Two-Point Loss To Spurs

    dimemag.com 22 hours ago
    LeBron James choked in crunch-time again tonight against the San Antonio Spurs. After Anderson Varejao grabbed Manu Ginobili’s missed free throw and handed to James, the Cleveland Cavaliers had a lifeline, down only two points with nine seconds remainin…
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  • Hobbled Dirk hits key 3 as Mavs edge Wizards

    Hobbled Dirk hits key 3 as Mavs edge Wizards

    ESPN.com 23 hours ago
    Dirk Nowitzki limped off to the locker room after a fourth-quarter fall, then returned to make a key 3-pointer, and Monta Ellis scored 24 of his 34 points in the first half Wednesday night, leading the Mavericks to a 105-102 victory over the Wizards.
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  • Duncan, Spurs hang on to best LeBron, Cavs

    Duncan, Spurs hang on to best LeBron, Cavs

    ESPN.com deadspin.com 23 hours ago
    Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw scored 19 points apiece, and the San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland for the 10th straight time -- and got the best of LeBron James again -- with a 92-90 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
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  • Vince Carter Receives Standing Ovation, Cries During Return to …

    Vince Carter Receives Standing Ovation, Cries During Return to Toronto

    deadspin.com Nov 19 (yesterday)
    Vince Carter's Memphis Grizzlies are playing in Toronto tonight, and for the first time since the Raptors traded the former Air Canada to the Nets in 2004, he was cheered. Carter has played 16 games in Toronto since the trade—including a playoff series …
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  • Watch Vince Carter Get Emotional During Tribute At Air Canada C…

    Watch Vince Carter Get Emotional During Tribute At Air Canada Centre

    dimemag.com Nov 19 (yesterday)
    Time heals all wounds. Just ask Vince Carter. After years of being roundly booed upon returning to Air Canada Centre, the former Toronto Raptors superstar received a standing ovation during a video tribute highlighting his time above the border. Accordi…
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  • NBA Suspends Jeffery Taylor 24 Games For Domestic Assault, Shad…

    NBA Suspends Jeffery Taylor 24 Games For Domestic Assault, Shades NFL

    deadspin.com nba.com ESPN.com Nov 19 (yesterday)
    The NBA announced in a memo Wednesday evening that Hornets small forward Jeffery Taylor had been given a 24-game unpaid suspension, after he pleaded guilty in late October to misdemeanor domestic violence assault. He was sentenced to 18 months probation…
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  • With 5 Grizzlies out sick, Memphis adds 2 players

    With 5 Grizzlies out sick, Memphis adds 2 players

    nba.com Nov 19 (yesterday)
    Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee and forward Tony Allen were among five players who were out for Wednesday's game against the Toronto Raptors because of illness.
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  • Report: Goran Dragic Will Have “Open” Free Agency; Lakers, Rock…

    Report: Goran Dragic Will Have “Open” Free Agency; Lakers, Rockets Options

    dimemag.com Nov 19 (yesterday)
    The Phoenix Suns’ three-headed point guard monster might be a single season experiment. According to a report, reigning Most Improved Player and All-NBA Third Team honoree Goran Dragic will have an “open” free agency this summer. Courtesy of the Sportin…
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  • Watch Kawhi Leonard Actually Grin In The New Spurs H-E-B Commer…

    Watch Kawhi Leonard Actually Grin In The New Spurs H-E-B Commercials

    dimemag.com Nov 19 (yesterday)
    If you’re not familiar, H-E-B is a privately owned grocery chain based in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs, naturally, are a perfect for their ad campaigns, and a new set recently debuted featuring Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard and …
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  • Gregg Popovich Chastises Media In Defense Of LeBron James’ Retu…

    Gregg Popovich Chastises Media In Defense Of LeBron James’ Return To Cavs

    dimemag.com Nov 19 (yesterday)
    Did the San Antonio Spurs’ dethroning of the Miami Heat lead to LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers? Cynics say so, but Gregg Popovich thinks that’s a belief driven by media-helmed narrative. In advance of his team’s game against the Clevela…
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  • Spurs' trip to Cleveland delayed due to plane

    Spurs' trip to Cleveland delayed due to plane

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 19 (yesterday)
    An emergency slide accidentally deployed on the San Antonio Spurs charter plane and delayed the team's flight to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
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  • Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Says He Hopes Lakers “Suck Forever”

    Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Says He Hopes Lakers “Suck Forever”

    dimemag.com Nov 19 (yesterday)
    The rest of the league surely prefers when the Los Angeles Lakers field a poor team; they just aren’t as up front about it as Mark Cuban. Speaking on the “The Fred Roggin Show” of L.A.’s Beast 980, the Dallas Mavericks owner said that he hopes the purpl…
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  • Video - Raptors Hand Grizzlies Second Loss 01:04

    Raptors Hand Grizzlies Second Loss

    Nov 19
    DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 21 points as the Raptors beat Memphis 96-92.
  • Video - LeBron, Cavs Fall To Spurs 01:37

    LeBron, Cavs Fall To Spurs

    Nov 19
    LeBron James' turnover with 1.9 seconds left secured the Spurs' 92-90 win over the Cavs.
  • Video - Mavs Edge Wizards 01:10

    Mavs Edge Wizards

    Nov 19
    Dirk Nowitzki returned from a fourth-quarter injury scare to hit a key 3-pointer in the Mavericks' 105-102 win over the Wizards.
  • Video - Leonard's One-Handed Flush 00:11

    Leonard's One-Handed Flush

    Nov 19
    The Spurs' Kawhi Leonard threw down a one-handed jam against the Cavs,

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    Nov 20
    As the Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not to second-guess their hiring of his successor, Marc Trestman, Michael Wilbon writes.
  • Brian Windhorst: David Blatt learning on the fly

    Nov 19
    "LeBron James had a ridiculous self-inflicted turnover that ended the game ... But if Blatt had kept a timeout, as most coaches would have in that sit...
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    Nov 18
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    Nov 18
    Yes, having Derrick Rose would be nice, but the Bulls are in a position in which there's no need to rush him back, Michael Wilbon writes.