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Bruce Bowen Blames James Harden’s Lazy Defense On Houston’s Coa…

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 …
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  • Watch Lance Stephenson’s “Hot N***a” Remix Music Video

    Watch Lance Stephenson’s “Hot N***a” Remix Music Video

    dimemag.com 3 hours ago
    The 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…
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  • Report: Dirk Nowitzki Worked On Speeding Up Shot Release This S…

    Report: Dirk Nowitzki Worked On Speeding Up Shot Release This Summer

    dimemag.com 19 hours ago
    Holger 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…
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  • No, Mark Cuban did not predict the NFL's imminent demise

    No, Mark Cuban did not predict the NFL's imminent demise

    yahoo.com 20 hours ago
    Dallas 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…
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  • Hornets add Cobbs, Lauderdale, Qvale to camp roster

    Hornets add Cobbs, Lauderdale, Qvale to camp roster

    nba.com 20 hours ago
    Charlotte 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…
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  • Bruce Bowen Says T-Mac & Vince Carter “Settled” And Could H…

    Bruce Bowen Says T-Mac & Vince Carter “Settled” And Could Have Been Better

    dimemag.com 22 hours ago
    Long-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…
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  • 10 Biggest Questions Entering The 2014-2015 NBA Season

    10 Biggest Questions Entering The 2014-2015 NBA Season

    dimemag.com 22 hours ago
    With 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 …
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  • Mavericks sign free agent guard Doron Lamb

    Mavericks sign free agent guard Doron Lamb

    nba.com 22 hours ago
    The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent guard Doron Lamb.
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  • Tyson Chandler Strongly Refutes Knicks’ Hint That He Was Chemis…

    Tyson Chandler Strongly Refutes Knicks’ Hint That He Was Chemistry Problem

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Sep 20 (3 days ago)
    If 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…
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  • Rumor: Rockets Let Parsons Out Of Contract As Part Of Dwight Ho…

    Rumor: Rockets Let Parsons Out Of Contract As Part Of Dwight Howard’s Deal

    dimemag.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…
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  • We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalry

    We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalry

    dimemag.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…
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  • Monty Williams: “People Don’t Know How Hard Harden Works”

    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 …
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  • Gregg Popovich fondly recalls his team's 'lobotomies,' readies …

    Gregg Popovich fondly recalls his team's 'lobotomies,' readies his championship-defending technique

    yahoo.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…
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  • Popovich Says Heat Didn’t Respond Well Mentally After Game 2 Fi…

    Popovich Says Heat Didn’t Respond Well Mentally After Game 2 Finals Win

    dimemag.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…
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  • Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

    Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

    dimemag.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…
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  • Rockets acquire veteran Terry from Kings

    Rockets acquire veteran Terry from Kings

    nba.com ESPN.com Sep 17 (6 days ago)
    The Houston Rockets have acquired guard Jason Terry from the Sacramento Kings for two second-round draft picks and guard/forward Alonzo Gee.
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  • Dwight Howard runs 10 red lights, not in a row, and has Florida…

    Dwight Howard runs 10 red lights, not in a row, and has Florida driver license suspended for not paying fine

    yahoo.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 …
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  • Tim Duncan will appear alongside The Punisher in a new comic

    Tim Duncan will appear alongside The Punisher in a new comic

    yahoo.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…
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  • Mario Chalmers offers words of wisdom for LeBron James' new sup…

    Mario Chalmers offers words of wisdom for LeBron James' new supporting cast

    yahoo.com Sep 15
    It'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…
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  • Watch James Harden Get Led Astray On Defense Again

    Watch James Harden Get Led Astray On Defense Again

    dimemag.com Sep 14
    It’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…
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  • Would You Vote Gregg Popovich For President?

    Would You Vote Gregg Popovich For President?

    dimemag.com Sep 13
    Spurs 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…
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  • Video - ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings 07:09

    ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings

    Sep 18
    ESPN The Magazine's Peter Keating breaks down the 2014 Ultimate Team Standings.
  • Video - #NBArank Hates Big Men 03:35

    #NBArank Hates Big Men

    Sep 15
    Why are so many quality big men at the bottom of ESPN.com's #NBArank list?
  • Video - Team USA Tops Serbia To Claim Gold 01:21

    Team USA Tops Serbia To Claim Gold

    Sep 14
    Kyrie 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.
  • Video - Team USA Cruises To Final 01:46

    Team USA Cruises To Final

    Sep 11
    USA defeated Lithuania 96-68 to advance to the final of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

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