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Corey Brewer Insists James Harden Will Play Defense In 2016-17 …

Corey Brewer Insists James Harden Will Play Defense In 2016-17 Because ‘This Is The Future Rockets’

dimemag.com Updated 19 hours ago
"This is the future Rockets, man. [Harden is] going to play defense this year." – Corey Brewer — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) August 25, 2016 James Harden doesn’t play defense. This is a knock he’s carried ever since he left Oklahoma City to become …
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  • Sources: Spurs pursuing Argentina's Laprovittola

    Sources: Spurs pursuing Argentina's Laprovittola

    ESPN.com 17 minutes ago
    Sources: Spurs pursuing Argentina's Laprovittola
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  • Chandler Parsons Is Such A Big Adele Fan He Showed Up To Her Co…

    Chandler Parsons Is Such A Big Adele Fan He Showed Up To Her Concert A Week Early

    dimemag.com Aug 24 (yesterday)
    It’s been a big summer for Chandler Parsons. He signed a hefty contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, which means he gets to hang out with Justin Timberlake now, one assumes. All he wanted to do was cap the Summer of Chandler by going to see Adele at the …
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  • After falling in Olympic play, Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is …

    After falling in Olympic play, Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is A-OK

    yahoo.com Aug 23 (3 days ago)
    Mirotic averaged 11.8 points and 5.6 rebounds in eight Olympic games. (Getty Images) Luckily for all involved, the 2016 Olympics passed without any major injuries in the Men’s Basketball realm. There will be a bit of fatigue – San Antonio Spurs fans wer…
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  • Grizzlies guard proclaims love of 'Phineas and Ferb' with leg t…

    Grizzlies guard proclaims love of 'Phineas and Ferb' with leg tattoo

    yahoo.com Aug 15
    From left: Perry the Platypus, Phineas, actress Doris Roberts and Ferb. Not pictured, sadly: Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Wroten. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Move over, Kevin Durant and 2Pac: there’s a new amazing NBA leg tattoo to celebrate. Behold th…
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  • Remembering The Time Ben Wallace Was Benched Twice By Scott Ski…

    Remembering The Time Ben Wallace Was Benched Twice By Scott Skiles For Wearing A Headband

    dimemag.com Aug 15
    Getty Image The mid-2000s were a strange time in the NBA. After the Detroit Pistons hastened the demise of the Shaq and Kobe Lakers, the reigning best team in the NBA was the San Antonio Spurs, whose dominance was superseded only by the public’s percept…
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  • James Harden confronts Drew League heckler who called him a flo…

    James Harden confronts Drew League heckler who called him a flopper

    James Harden addresses his adoring fans as he leaves the court. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images) James Harden has become one of the NBA’s most difficult-to-stop scorers in recent years thanks in part to his peerless ability to create contact. The Houston Roc…
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  • Tottenham Manager's Feelings Toward Players After Last Season's…

    Tottenham Manager's Feelings Toward Players After Last Season's Collapse: "I Wanted To Kill All Of Them"

    deadspin.com Aug 12
    When we last heard from Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino at the end of last season, he could barely contain his rage following Spurs’ embarrassing defeat to Newcastle, which capped what was almost a perfect season with yet another humiliating St. T…
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  • Steve Kerr Admits A Hobbled Steph Curry Led To ‘Adjustments’ In…

    Steve Kerr Admits A Hobbled Steph Curry Led To ‘Adjustments’ In Playoff Play-Calling

    dimemag.com Aug 10
    USA TODAY Sports After injuring his knee in the opening round against the Houston Rockets, league MVP Steph Curry was never quite the same for the remainder of the postseason. But he refused to use it as an excuse, despite the fact that he was clearly n…
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  • Ex-Grizzlies PA announcer charged with making upskirt videos in…

    Ex-Grizzlies PA announcer charged with making upskirt videos in church

    Rick Trotter sings the National Anthem during a 2016 Memphis Grizzlies game. (Image via NBA.com) The Memphis Grizzlies announced Tuesday that they have parted ways with longtime public address announcer Rick Trotter, after a police investigation into th…
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  • Stephen Jackson Blames Tony Parker’s Selfishness For The Spurs’…

    Stephen Jackson Blames Tony Parker’s Selfishness For The Spurs’ 2012 Loss To The Thunder

    dimemag.com Aug 9
    Getty Image Stephen Jackson is one of the more outspoken ex-NBA players around. It should come as no surprise, then, that he blamed San Antonio Spurs point guard and then-teammate Tony Parker for the squad’s loss to the upstart Oklahoma City Thunder in …
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  • Grizzlies sign Wroten, three others

    Grizzlies sign Wroten, three others

    nba.com Aug 8
    The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Tony Wroten, forward Troy Williams and guard/forwards Wayne Selden Jr. and D.J. Stephens.
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  • Mark Cuban Hates NBA Players In The Olympics, So Why Can Andrew…

    Mark Cuban Hates NBA Players In The Olympics, So Why Can Andrew Bogut Play In Rio?

    dimemag.com Aug 8
    Mark Cuban has been vocally opposed to NBA players participating in the Olympics for years. This offseason, his Dallas Mavericks traded for Australian center Andrew Bogut, who was coming off an injury. As such, you would probably presume that he would n…
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  • Hakeem Olajuwon Once Ate Over 100 Chicken McNuggets As Part Of …

    Hakeem Olajuwon Once Ate Over 100 Chicken McNuggets As Part Of A Commercial Shoot

    dimemag.com Aug 6
    Great Hakeem Olajuwon story from early in his #Rockets career. pic.twitter.com/ttFUs1HQzN — Greg Rajan (@GregRajan) August 6, 2016 Hakeem Olajuwon is one of the best basketball players of all time. He was dominant offensively and defensively. He is the …
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  • Mark Cuban says he paid free agent Dirk Nowitzki far more than …

    Mark Cuban says he paid free agent Dirk Nowitzki far more than Dirk asked for

    yahoo.com Aug 3
    Dirk checks the scoreboard, Cuban checks the books. (Getty Images) When the dust settled on yet another swing-and-miss offseason for the Dallas Mavericks, you knew the inevitable was coming. A Kobe Bryant-styled (kind of) contract for Dirk Nowitzki that…
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  • Why Is Jason Terry Refusing To Label The Warriors A Super Team?

    Why Is Jason Terry Refusing To Label The Warriors A Super Team?

    dimemag.com Aug 2
    Jason Terry isn’t shy about making bold proclamations. Before the 2010-2011 season, he got a tattoo of the Larry O’Brien trophy on his right bicep. Fortunately for him, the Dallas Mavericks went on to defeat the Big 3 era Miami Heat, a stunning upset to…
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  • Mark Cuban Doesn’t Hold Back On ‘Jagoff’ Trump While Endorsing …

    Mark Cuban Doesn’t Hold Back On ‘Jagoff’ Trump While Endorsing Hillary Clinton

    dimemag.com Jul 31
    In one of the least surprising moves of the 2016 election cycle, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban endorsed Hillary Clinton on Saturday night during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh. Well, it’s kind of surprising, because Cuban is know for leaning towards …
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  • Don’t Ask Dirk Nowitzki To Try Another Bicycle Kick, But His Za…

    Don’t Ask Dirk Nowitzki To Try Another Bicycle Kick, But His Zaza Impression Wasn’t That Bad

    dimemag.com Jul 28
    Dirk Nowitzki is a highly skilled basketball player. He has earned millions of dollars plying his craft in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks. In an effort to give back, he headlines a charity soccer match in his home country of Germany, so the last thin…
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  • Dirk Nowitzki Struggles With Soccer

    Dirk Nowitzki Struggles With Soccer

    Dirk Nowitzki officially re-signed with the Mavericks this afternoon, but he spent the day playing in a charity soccer game in Mainz and showed why he should stick with basketball.Read more...
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  • Mavericks sign free agents Hornsby, Warney

    Mavericks sign free agents Hornsby, Warney

    nba.com Jul 27
    The Dallas Mavericks announced Wednesday that they have signed free-agent guard Keith Hornsby and free-agent forward Jameel Warney. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
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  • Video - Not-So-Smart Ejection 01:29

    Not-So-Smart Ejection

    Mar 20
    Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was ejected from the game for flagrantly punching Spurs forward Matt Bonner below the belt.
  • Video - Grizzlies Take Care Of Mavs 00:57

    Grizzlies Take Care Of Mavs

    Mar 20
    The Grizzlies got double-digit points from seven players in a 112-101 win over the Mavericks.
  • Video - Warriors Cruise Past Shorthanded Pelicans 00:57

    Warriors Cruise Past Shorthanded Pelicans

    Mar 20
    Playing without Anthony Davis, the Pelicans fell to the Warriors, who got 22 points from Harrison Barnes in a 112-96 win.
  • Video - Spurs Rout Celtics 00:49

    Spurs Rout Celtics

    Mar 20
    Five Spurs scored in double figures in San Antonio's 101-89 win over Boston.