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GIF: Dwight Howard Spins For The Towering Slam
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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
Bulls guard Butler sprains left thumbnba.com 19 hours agoChicago guard Jimmy Butler sprained his left thumb in the Bulls' exhibition game against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Worst Flop Of Preseason? Lance Stephenson Wildly Embellishes Contactdimemag.com 19 hours agoFrankly, we’re not too concerned with flopping. The vast majority of today’s so-called flops involve players slightly embellishing contact that would merit a whistle even without such gesticulation. It’s telling that throughout tens of exhibition games,…Upvote Share Tweet
Manu Ginobili Says He’s Pain-Free But “Way Behind Basketball-Wise”dimemag.com 23 hours agoNo team’s system is more effective or relentless than the San Antonio Spurs’. In the past two seasons alone, Gregg Popovich and company have turned cast-offs Danny Green, Boris Diaw, and Patty Mills into extremely valuable, role-playing cogs that helped…Upvote Share TweetTwo days after Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver apologized to his fans for the San Antonio Spurs bringing a depleted team to an exhibition between the Western Conference foes, Gregg Popovich fired back in a way only he could. Calling Sarver’s comments “…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 18 (2 days ago)Tristan Thompson scored 17 points and added 11 rebounds with no turnovers in nearly 30 minutes of action on Friday night. The Cavaliers big man returned to the power forward position and was probably the team’s best player in its 108-102 exhibition loss…Upvote Share TweetThe Spurs' starting five for last night's game against the Suns was a bit underwhelming: Matt Bonner, Aron Baynes, Tony Parker, Danny Green, and Kyle Anderson. Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, and Patty Mills all sat out. Gregg …Upvote Share Tweet
Hakeem Olajuwon Says Dwight Howard Will Have MVP-Caliber Seasondimemag.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)After Trevor Ariza recently said Dwight Howard is more athletic than ever, Houston Rockets legend and player development specialist Hakeem Olajuwon has added even more fuel to optimism about Howard’s game. Citing improved health and a new work ethic, Ol…Upvote Share Tweet
Mavs Coach Carlisle Says LeBron James Is “No Doubt” A Top Five Player Of All-Timedimemag.com Oct 17 (3 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 Tweetnba.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is coming back to the court after missing three games with a sprained right ankle.Upvote Share TweetDirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks says he is in favor of shortening the NBA seasonUpvote Share Tweet
Mavericks sign Japanese guard Togashinba.com Oct 15 (5 days ago)The Dallas Mavericks have signed Japanese guard Yuki Togashi after he played on their summer league team.Upvote Share Tweet
The Three Best “Bets” To Win The 2015 NBA MVP, Where LeBron Is Heavily FavoredLast season Kevin Durant prevented LeBron James from winning this third straight MVP award. The Spurs prevented ‘Bron from taking home his third straight NBA championship. This season, James is the overwhelming favorite to win MVP (5/6), and the Cavs ar…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Anthony Davis Dominate The Dwight Howard-Less RocketsAt one point during Anthony Davis‘ dominating performance during the Pelicans’ 117-98 win over a Rockets team missing James Harden and Dwight Howard, Pellies’ analyst David Wesley asked the question, “Man, how do you guard him?” It’s a question without …Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Russell Westbrook Gets The Steal And Goes Coast-To-CoastAfter news Kevin Durant will be out for 6-8 weeks with a Jones fracture in his right foot, all eyes turned towards his fellow all-star, Russell Westbrook. #WhyNot Russ was diplomatic after the injury, expressing faith that the team will step in conjunct…Upvote Share TweetWe here at BDL joined the many fans who applauded the Memphis Grizzlies' announcement last month that they'd be giving the fans who attend their April 2015 home game against the Washington Wizards special, limited edition "Z-Bow-Ties". As prom…Upvote Share Tweet
Andre Iguodala Says Klay Thompson 3-Point Attempts Are Comparable To Layupsdimemag.com Oct 14 (6 days ago)It’s not even debatable anymore: Corner three-pointers and attempts from the restricted area are the most valuable shots in basketball. The Houston Rockets have based an entire offensive identity on this line of thinking to great success, and every defe…Upvote Share Tweet
Reigning Finals MVP Leonard poised to elevate to elite statusnba.com Oct 14 (6 days ago)After his team won the NBA championship in 2011, Mavs owner Mark Cuban admitted to the world that he took the Larry O'Brien Trophy to bed.Upvote Share Tweet
Popovich Responds To Sarver's CriticismOct 19ESPN NBA analyst Chris Broussard discusses Gregg Popovich's response to Suns owner Robert Sarver, including the Spurs coach saying the Suns owner should've worn a "chicken suit."
Come On LeBron!Oct 17LeBron James tries to explain away an embarrassing play instead of owning it, but #HateHard with Amin (Elhassan) won't allow it to slide.
Irving Shines In Cavs' LossOct 17Kyrie Irving scored 23 points in the Cavaliers' 108-102 loss to the Mavericks.
Pelicans Cruise Past RocketsOct 14Anthony Davis tallied 26 points and eight rebounds to lead the Pelicans past the Rockets in the preseason 117-98.
LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers says Chicago Bulls are betterOct 20Less than two weeks before their first regular-season meeting, LeBron James believes the Chicago Bulls are better than his Cleveland Cavaliers.
NBA: LeBron's building goals for trip to RioOct 11LeBron James' main goal for the Cavs' trip to Rio was to help his team get in the groove, Brian Windhorst writes.
Miami Heat happy to get LeBron James reunion 'out of the way'Oct 11The Miami Heat were relieved to get their first meeting with LeBron James out of the way to help with what they hope is a process of moving on.
Heat happy LeBron reunion is 'out of the way'Oct 11The Miami Heat were relieved to get their first meeting with LeBron James out of the way to help with what they hope is a process of moving on.