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GIF: Dwight Howard Spins For The Towering Slam

GIF: Dwight Howard Spins For The Towering Slam

dimemag.com Updated 4 hours 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…
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  • Bulls guard Butler sprains left thumb

    Bulls guard Butler sprains left thumb

    nba.com 19 hours ago
    Chicago guard Jimmy Butler sprained his left thumb in the Bulls' exhibition game against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night.
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  • Worst Flop Of Preseason? Lance Stephenson Wildly Embellishes Co…

    Worst Flop Of Preseason? Lance Stephenson Wildly Embellishes Contact

    dimemag.com 19 hours ago
    Frankly, 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,…
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  • Manu Ginobili Says He’s Pain-Free But “Way Behind Basketball-Wi…

    Manu Ginobili Says He’s Pain-Free But “Way Behind Basketball-Wise”

    dimemag.com 23 hours ago
    No 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…
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  • Popovich Says Suns Owner Should Have Been Wearing A Chicken Sui…

    Popovich Says Suns Owner Should Have Been Wearing A Chicken Suit For Comments

    Two 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 “…
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  • Tristan Thompson kisses a sideline reporter, and he really, rea…

    Tristan Thompson kisses a sideline reporter, and he really, really screwed up (Video)

    yahoo.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…
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  • Suns Owner Robert Sarver Calls Out Spurs For Phoning In Preseas…

    Suns Owner Robert Sarver Calls Out Spurs For Phoning In Preseason Game

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)
    The 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 …
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  • Hakeem Olajuwon Says Dwight Howard Will Have MVP-Caliber Season

    Hakeem Olajuwon Says Dwight Howard Will Have MVP-Caliber Season

    dimemag.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…
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  • Mavs Coach Carlisle Says LeBron James Is “No Doubt” A Top Five …

    Mavs Coach Carlisle Says LeBron James Is “No Doubt” A Top Five Player Of All-Time

    dimemag.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…
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  • Irving practices with Cavs, in lineup vs. Mavericks

    Irving practices with Cavs, in lineup vs. Mavericks

    nba.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.
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  • Nowitzki: No need for 82-game NBA season

    Nowitzki: No need for 82-game NBA season

    ESPN.com nba.com Oct 15 (5 days ago)
    Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks says he is in favor of shortening the NBA season
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  • Mavericks sign Japanese guard Togashi

    Mavericks sign Japanese guard Togashi

    nba.com Oct 15 (5 days ago)
    The Dallas Mavericks have signed Japanese guard Yuki Togashi after he played on their summer league team.
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  • The Three Best “Bets” To Win The 2015 NBA MVP, Where LeBron Is …

    The Three Best “Bets” To Win The 2015 NBA MVP, Where LeBron Is Heavily Favored

    dimemag.com Oct 15 (5 days ago)
    Last 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…
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  • Watch Anthony Davis Dominate The Dwight Howard-Less Rockets

    Watch Anthony Davis Dominate The Dwight Howard-Less Rockets

    dimemag.com Oct 15 (5 days ago)
    At 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 …
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  • GIF: Russell Westbrook Gets The Steal And Goes Coast-To-Coast

    GIF: Russell Westbrook Gets The Steal And Goes Coast-To-Coast

    dimemag.com Oct 15 (5 days ago)
    After 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…
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  • The Spurs are giving their fans replica NBA championship rings …

    The Spurs are giving their fans replica NBA championship rings at their season opener (Photo)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Oct 14 (6 days ago)
    We 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…
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  • Andre Iguodala Says Klay Thompson 3-Point Attempts Are Comparab…

    Andre Iguodala Says Klay Thompson 3-Point Attempts Are Comparable To Layups

    dimemag.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…
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  • Reigning Finals MVP Leonard poised to elevate to elite status

    Reigning Finals MVP Leonard poised to elevate to elite status

    nba.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.
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  • Video - Popovich Responds To Sarver's Criticism 03:45

    Popovich Responds To Sarver's Criticism

    Oct 19
    ESPN 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."
  • Video - Come On LeBron! 01:43

    Come On LeBron!

    Oct 17
    LeBron James tries to explain away an embarrassing play instead of owning it, but #HateHard with Amin (Elhassan) won't allow it to slide.
  • Video - Irving Shines In Cavs' Loss 01:23

    Irving Shines In Cavs' Loss

    Oct 17
    Kyrie Irving scored 23 points in the Cavaliers' 108-102 loss to the Mavericks.
  • Video - Pelicans Cruise Past Rockets 00:47

    Pelicans Cruise Past Rockets

    Oct 14
    Anthony Davis tallied 26 points and eight rebounds to lead the Pelicans past the Rockets in the preseason 117-98.

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