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Gregg Popovich On Spurs’ 2-5 Preseason After Loss Last Night: “…

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…
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  • Mavs waive Bernard James, make room for Villanueva

    Mavs waive Bernard James, make room for Villanueva

    nba.com 10 hours ago
    The 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.
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  • Spurs fill out roster with Vaden and Edwin

    Spurs fill out roster with Vaden and Edwin

    nba.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.
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  • Now a leader, LeBron is undisputed face of the NBA

    Now a leader, LeBron is undisputed face of the NBA

    nba.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…
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  • Grant Hill Says Handing Cavs Eastern Conference Title Is “A Bit…

    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…
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  • Michael Jordan will take over the Charlotte Hornets' social med…

    Michael Jordan will take over the Charlotte Hornets' social media accounts on Tuesday

    yahoo.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…
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  • The new Charlotte Hornets will re-retire Bobby Phills' No. 13 j…

    The new Charlotte Hornets will re-retire Bobby Phills' No. 13 jersey on November 1

    yahoo.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…
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  • Report: Steve Nash Will Miss 2014-2015 Season Due To Nerve Dama…

    Report: Steve Nash Will Miss 2014-2015 Season Due To Nerve Damage In Back

    dimemag.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)
    This 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…
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  • Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”

    Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”

    dimemag.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)
    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…
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  • GIF: Marc Gasol Whips Curving Cross-Court Pass For Open Three-P…

    GIF: Marc Gasol Whips Curving Cross-Court Pass For Open Three-Pointer

    dimemag.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)
    Box 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…
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  • Manu Ginobili Kicks Shot In From Beyond Mid-Court

    Manu Ginobili Kicks Shot In From Beyond Mid-Court

    dimemag.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…
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  • GIF: Tristan Thompson’s One-Handed Alley-Oop Smash

    GIF: Tristan Thompson’s One-Handed Alley-Oop Smash

    dimemag.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…
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  • Watch Kyrie Irving Drop Sick Between The Legs Pass To Kevin Lov…

    Watch Kyrie Irving Drop Sick Between The Legs Pass To Kevin Love For Layup

    dimemag.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…
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  • NBA General Managers Rank Kobe Bryant Third-Best Shooting Guard…

    NBA General Managers Rank Kobe Bryant Third-Best Shooting Guard In Survey

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)
    Houston 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 …
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  • Daryl Morey thinks the James Harden defensive failure videos ar…

    Daryl Morey thinks the James Harden defensive failure videos are 'completely unfair'

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    If 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…
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  • GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris…

    GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris Andersen

    dimemag.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…
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  • With new vibe, Hornets look to take next step

    With new vibe, Hornets look to take next step

    nba.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    New name. New uniforms. And, most importantly, newfound confidence.
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  • NBA TV to salute San Antonio Spurs with special 'Champions Day'…

    NBA TV to salute San Antonio Spurs with special 'Champions Day' programming Monday, Oct. 27

    nba.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 …
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  • Watch Vince Carter Reject Dirk Nowitzki At The Rim

    Watch Vince Carter Reject Dirk Nowitzki At The Rim

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Oct 21 (5 days ago)
    New 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…
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  • GIF: Dwight Howard Spins For The Towering Slam

    GIF: Dwight Howard Spins For The Towering Slam

    dimemag.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…
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  • Video - Rockets Top Spurs 00:57

    Rockets Top Spurs

    Oct 24
    James Harden scored 25 points in the Rockets' 96-87 preseason victory over the Spurs.
  • Video - Michelle Beadle's Birthday Surprise 01:33

    Michelle Beadle's Birthday Surprise

    Oct 23
    Michelle Beadle got a birthday surprise on "SportsNation" when the Spurs' mascot showed up and brought a video from San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich.
  • Video - Rockets Rally To Edge Magic 00:44

    Rockets Rally To Edge Magic

    Oct 22
    James Harden scored nine points in the Rockets' 90-89 win over the Magic.
  • Video - Irving Between The Legs to Love 00:15

    Irving Between The Legs to Love

    Oct 22
    Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving makes a smooth, in between-the-legs pass to forward Kevin Love, who finished with the layup.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Steve Nash's contract continues to cost Los Angeles Lakers

    Oct 23
    With 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 extension

    Oct 21
    The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
  • NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quit

    Oct 21
    The 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 III

    Oct 21
    The 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.