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Gregg Popovich On Spurs’ 2-5 Preseason After Loss Last Night: “We Look Very Poor”
dimemag.com Updated 8 hours ago
The defending champion San Antonio Spurs haven’t had the best preseason. They’re 2-5 after losing at in-state rivals Houston last night, 96-87, and their pithy coach didn’t pull any punches when asked how they’re coming together for Tuesday’s regular se…Upvote Share Tweet
Mavs waive Bernard James, make room for Villanuevanba.com 10 hours agoThe Dallas Mavericks have waived center Bernard James, forward Ivan Johnson and guard Doron Lamb to get their roster to 15 for the start of the season.Upvote Share Tweet
Spurs fill out roster with Vaden and Edwinnba.com Oct 24 (yesterday)The San Antonio Spurs have signed forwards Robert Vaden and Fuquan Edwin. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced.Upvote Share Tweet
Now a leader, LeBron is undisputed face of the NBAnba.com Oct 24 (yesterday)His shirt soaked with champagne after winning his fourth title in 2007, Tim Duncan had one more move before celebrating further with his Spurs teammates. He pivoted in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena, pulled 22-year-old LeBron James close and deliv…Upvote Share Tweet
Grant Hill Says Handing Cavs Eastern Conference Title Is “A Bit Premature”dimemag.com Oct 24 (yesterday)The Cleveland Cavaliers are clear NBA title contenders, and perhaps favorites to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Sportsbooks across the betting world place Cleveland’s odds to win the championship ahead of the reigning champion San Antonio Spurs’. And whi…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 24 (yesterday)We all know that Michael Jordan is fantastic on Twitter. Gems like these are the reason to sign up for that particular website: I let a lady bug out of my house and a stray dog ate it. that is alot like life— Mike (@__MICHAELJ0RDAN) October 22, 2014 A h…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)The rebranding of the Charlotte Bobcats as the Charlotte Hornets has been a very positive experience, with a franchise in need of market traction and increased popularity grabbing hold of one of the most recognizable brands in the NBA's past 25 years. T…Upvote Share TweetThis might be the end for Steve Nash. According to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, the future Hall-of-Famer will be ruled out of the entire 2014-2015 season due to recurring nerve damage in his back. Nash is expected to be ruled out for the 2014-15 NBA se…Upvote Share Tweet
Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”Dwight Howard’s goofy personality, oft-ugly post game, and contentious departures from the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers make it easy to forget that he’s still suffering ill-effects from 2012 back surgery. Recent praise from Houston Rockets teamm…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Marc Gasol Whips Curving Cross-Court Pass For Open Three-PointerBox scores will never do the all-encompassing impact of Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol justice. The 2013 Defensive Player of the Year and former All-NBA Second Team honoree doesn’t block shots at an elite level, isn’t a super productive scorer, and…Upvote Share Tweet
Manu Ginobili Kicks Shot In From Beyond Mid-Courtdimemag.com Oct 23 (3 days ago)Spurs six man and Argentinian wing Manu Ginobili was having some at practice the other day. He was attempting to kick a basketball from beyond mid-court into the basket. This is no small feat. After an NBA camera caught one attempt bounce wildly off the…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Tristan Thompson’s One-Handed Alley-Oop Smashdimemag.com Oct 23 (3 days ago)The Cavs were in Memphis last night, and unlike their game against the Bulls earlier in the week when coach David Blatt tried to play a similar rotation to the one he’ll be using in the regular season, LeBron James sat for the entire game, and the playe…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Kyrie Irving Drop Sick Between The Legs Pass To Kevin Love For Layupdimemag.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)Kyrie Irving’s unmatched creative flair can sometimes be more about style than substance. This is not one of those times. In an exhibition against the Memphis Grizzlies tonight, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ dynamo point guard dropped a sick between-the-legs…Upvote Share TweetHouston Rockets All-NBA First Team honoree James Harden believes that he’s “the best all-around basketball player in the NBA.” Meanwhile, the agent of Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson recently opined that his client is “the best two-way …Upvote Share TweetIf you have read anything about Houston Rockets All-Star guard James Harden in the last six months, then you have probably watched or at least seen a link to this 11-minute video of his worst defensive failures: The lowlight mix has become as much a par…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris Andersendimemag.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)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 Tweet
With new vibe, Hornets look to take next stepnba.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)New name. New uniforms. And, most importantly, newfound confidence.Upvote Share Tweet
NBA TV to salute San Antonio Spurs with special 'Champions Day' programming Monday, Oct. 27nba.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)NBA TV will feature special daylong programming on Monday, Oct. 27, to celebrate the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs. The network will premiere three original programs -- Champions Revealed: 2014 San Antonio Spurs, Open Court: NBA Champions Edition …Upvote Share TweetNew Memphis Grizzlies veteran wing Vince Carter faced off with his old team, the Dallas Mavericks, on Monday night. Despite only playing for eight minutes and recording just three points, the 37-year-old showed off his legendary vertical on the defensiv…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Dwight Howard Spins For The Towering Slamdimemag.com Oct 20 (6 days ago)Before last night, Dwight Howard had yet to suit up in a Rockets uniform during preseason action. He only played 16 minutes in the first half during his first time out against the Warriors Sunday night, but an athletic dunk in the pregame layup-line, an…Upvote Share Tweet
Rockets Top SpursOct 24James Harden scored 25 points in the Rockets' 96-87 preseason victory over the Spurs.
Michelle Beadle's Birthday SurpriseOct 23Michelle Beadle got a birthday surprise on "SportsNation" when the Spurs' mascot showed up and brought a video from San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich.
Rockets Rally To Edge MagicOct 22James Harden scored nine points in the Rockets' 90-89 win over the Magic.
Irving Between The Legs to LoveOct 22Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving makes a smooth, in between-the-legs pass to forward Kevin Love, who finished with the layup.
NBA: Steve Nash's contract continues to cost Los Angeles LakersOct 23With Steve Nash out for the entire 2014-15 season, his contract continues to hurt the Lakers, writes J.A. Adande.
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.