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We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalry

We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalry

dimemag.com Updated Sep 19 (3 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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  • Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

    Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

    dimemag.com Sep 17 (4 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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  • We Reminisce: Rasheed Wallace Ejected For Shouting “Ball Don’t …

    We Reminisce: Rasheed Wallace Ejected For Shouting “Ball Don’t Lie”

    dimemag.com Sep 17 (5 days ago)
    Rasheed Wallace turns 40 today. When you think about ‘Sheed, the first thing you probably think about are the technicals and ejections, which were a running theme throughout his career. You also remember his famous sayings, including “ball don’t lie” an…
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  • Danny Ferry's recent remarks have allowed us to look back at an…

    Danny Ferry's recent remarks have allowed us to look back at an alleged 2002 racial incident

    yahoo.com Sep 11
    It’s a rumor at worst and a distressing anecdote at best. Chatter started to swirl on Twitter on Wednesday about an alleged in-game remark former San Antonio Spurs forward Danny Ferry said to Portland Trail Blazers swingman Bonzi Wells in 2002, and by t…
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  • Danny Ferry's recent remarks have allowed us to look back at an…

    Danny Ferry's recent remarks have allowed us to look back at an alleged 2002 racial incident

    It’s a rumor at worst and a distressing anecdote at best. Chatter started to swirl on Twitter on Wednesday about an alleged in-game remark former San Antonio Spurs forward Danny Ferry said to Portland Trail Blazers swingman Bonzi Wells in 2002, and by t…
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  • Robin Lopez: “I Would Play For The Philippines”

    Robin Lopez: “I Would Play For The Philippines”

    dimemag.com Sep 11
    Robin Lopez spent three days this week in the Philippines at a basketball training camp. The country appears to have left a very strong impression on Lopez, as he has declared his interest in joining the national team as a naturalized citizen. Via Karlo…
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  • We Reminisce: Damon Stoudamire Beats Jordan And The Bulls, Wins…

    We Reminisce: Damon Stoudamire Beats Jordan And The Bulls, Wins ROY

    dimemag.com Sep 4
    Damon Stoudamire turned 41 yesterday. Because he’s officially in his 40′s, we take a look back at his rookie season with the Toronto Raptors, in which he won Rookie of the Year and led the expansion team to a victory over Michael Jordan and a Chicago Bu…
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  • Report: Lillard Would Be Team USA’s First Injury Replacement

    Report: Lillard Would Be Team USA’s First Injury Replacement

    dimemag.com Aug 28
    Damian Lillard was always a long-shot to make Team USA. The Americans are stacked at point guard, and this USA Basketball cycle was no different despite the absence of 2012 Olympic team members Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook – Derrick Rose, Steph Curr…
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  • Damian Lillard Is Cover Athlete For NBA Live 15

    Damian Lillard Is Cover Athlete For NBA Live 15

    dimemag.com Aug 25
    As far as consolation prizes go, Damian Lillard’s isn’t too shabby. After being left off of Team USA’s 12-man World Cup roster this weekend, the Portland Trail Blazers superstar has rebounded by gracing the cover of NBA Live 15. The latest in a long lin…
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  • We Got Next: Portland Trail Blazers Submit Bid to Host Future A…

    We Got Next: Portland Trail Blazers Submit Bid to Host Future All-Star Game

    dimemag.com Aug 18
    The Portland Trail Blazers have never hosted All-Star Weekend. In fact, they’re one of only a handful of current NBA cities yet to host the annual event. That’s a shame because, as any frothy-mouthed local will tell you, Rip City offers so many unique e…
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  • Dorell Wright’s Extremely Class Wedding Photo

    Dorell Wright’s Extremely Class Wedding Photo

    dimemag.com Aug 9
    Portland Trail Blazers wing Dorell Wright is getting married today. Before taking the plunge, however, Wright posted a very amusing photo of he and his fiancee wearing baroque nuptial garb on Instagram. 2mw is a huge day. Marrying my bestfriend!! #wrigh…
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  • Damian Lillard Works At Movie Theater In Adidas “Boost Or Bust”…

    Damian Lillard Works At Movie Theater In Adidas “Boost Or Bust” Commercial

    dimemag.com Aug 5
    Damian Lillard’s star continues to rise. The Portland Trail Blazers All-Star and Team USA candidate shines in an amusing new ad from adidas featuring the Crazylight Boost. We’re not so sure that Lillard would be making popcorn and drinking from water bo…
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  • Damian Lillard Heaves 80-Foot Buzzer-Beater In Team USA Showcas…

    Damian Lillard Heaves 80-Foot Buzzer-Beater In Team USA Showcase

    dimemag.com Aug 1
    The highlights keep on coming in the USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas on Friday night. Between Derrick Rose’s emphatic return to the hardwood and Kevin Durant’s poster dunk on Anthony Davis, the first half was setup to end on a high note. After rece…
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  • Paul George: “I’m A Big Fan Of Damian [Lillard]“

    Paul George: “I’m A Big Fan Of Damian [Lillard]“

    dimemag.com Jul 30
    Detractors of the NBA point to a lack of rivalries and friendly relationships between opposing players as reason why today’s game pales in comparison to that of the past’s. The latter point is especially justifiable; the question is whether or not that …
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  • adidas Unveils Crazylight Boost (Pics)

    adidas Unveils Crazylight Boost (Pics)

    dimemag.com Jul 28
    LAS VEGAS — As part of the adidas Boost innovation unveiling yesterday, which included the newest addition to the Derrick Rose line, the adidas D Rose 5 Boost, Blazers all-star Damian Lillard stopped by to introduce the boost addition to the Crazylight …
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  • Former Blazers center Schlueter dies at 68

    Former Blazers center Schlueter dies at 68

    ESPN.com nba.com Jul 24
    Dale Schlueter, a member of the Portland Trail Blazers for their inaugural 1970-71 season, died Thursday after battling cancer. He was 68.
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  • Blazers' Robinson has thumb ligament surgery

    Blazers' Robinson has thumb ligament surgery

    ESPN.com Jul 22
    Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson has undergone surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
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  • Blazers' Robinson has surgery on thumb

    Blazers' Robinson has surgery on thumb

    nba.com Jul 22
    Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons says coach Doc Rivers has told him he'll quit if Donald Sterling remains owner of the team.
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  • Free-agent roundup: Suns pay P.J. $16.5 million, Blazers bring …

    Free-agent roundup: Suns pay P.J. $16.5 million, Blazers bring back Blake, Beno's staying in Bluff City

    yahoo.com Jul 11
    Hey, you heard anything new on LeBron, Bosh or 'Melo that actually seemed like a thing? Yeah, me neither. Well, while we're waiting for the big names to make their decisions, let's take a quick trip through the latest crop of smaller agreements to have …
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  • Trail Blazers sign Kaman to two-year deal

    Trail Blazers sign Kaman to two-year deal

    nba.com ESPN.com Jul 10
    Free-agent center Chris Kaman has signed a two-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.
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  • LaMarcus Aldridge wants to wait a year for his max extension wi…

    LaMarcus Aldridge wants to wait a year for his max extension with the Blazers, which makes sense

    LaMarcus Aldridge would still like to re-sign with the Portland Trail Blazers. Just not yet. And, really, who could blame him? After averaging a career-high 23.2 points and 11.1 rebounds per game, earning his third-straight All-Star berth and second All…
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  • Pics: NFL Team Logos Combined With NBA Team Logos From The Same…

    Pics: NFL Team Logos Combined With NBA Team Logos From The Same Region

    dimemag.com Jul 7
    Brandon Hubschman is the graphic designer behind this mashup of NFL team logos and NBA team logos from the same city. Some cities, obviously, don’t match up, but we enjoyed when he redesigned the Blazers with the Bengals. Thanks to BroBible for bringing…
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  • Video - Serbia Tops France To Face USA In Final 00:48

    Serbia Tops France To Face USA In Final

    Sep 12
    Serbia defeated France 90-85 to advance to the final of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
  • Video - Should Rose Be On Team? 05:14

    Should Rose Be On Team?

    Aug 28
    Regardless of the knee issues, is Derrick Rose the best choice for Team USA?
  • Video - Leonard One-Handed Slam 00:10

    Leonard One-Handed Slam

    Jul 15
    Portland center Meyers Leonard gets the ball on the fast break and jams it versus Atlanta.
  • Video - Blazers Burn Hawks 00:34

    Blazers Burn Hawks

    Jul 15
    C.J. McCollum scored a game-high 28 points in the Trail Blazers' 91-76 win over the Hawks.

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