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Nene Compares Anthony Davis To Street Fighter’s Yogi “Dhalsim”

Nene Compares Anthony Davis To Street Fighter’s Yogi “Dhalsim”

dimemag.com Updated Aug 20
Wizards Brazilian big man Nene never struck us as a player prone to hyperbole. That’s what make his complimentary comments about Anthony Davis to NBA.com’s Steve Ashburner all the more flattering. When Nene compares you to an iconic Street Fighter chara…
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  • Lakers sign second-round pick Jordan Clarkson

    Lakers sign second-round pick Jordan Clarkson

    nba.com Aug 25 (5 days ago)
    The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jordan Clarkson, the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, whose rights were acquired from the Washington Wizards on draft night, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
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  • John Wall shows off ‘Great Wall’ tattoo on the Great Wall of Ch…

    John Wall shows off ‘Great Wall’ tattoo on the Great Wall of China

    Wizards guard John Wall is in China to promote his Adidas signature shoe line, which will be released in October. His first stop? The Juyongguan segment of the Great Wall in Beijing. Wall showed off his ‘Great Wall’ back tattoo and shot hoops while wear…
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  • Apparently Paul Pierce Spends His Summers On Jets With Al Pacin…

    Apparently Paul Pierce Spends His Summers On Jets With Al Pacino

    dimemag.com Aug 17
    The headline says it all. Future Hall-of-Famer and key Washington Wizards free agent acquisition Paul Pierce shared an Instagram photo yesterday of he and legendary actor Al Pacino on a private plane. Better than the picture itself might be the incredib…
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  • Paul Pierce saw a ghost, practiced some jump shots

    Paul Pierce saw a ghost, practiced some jump shots

    yahoo.com Aug 13
    Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce could have retired after his last contract expired. He could have walked away from the NBA with a championship ring in hand, 10 All-Star games, more than 25,000 points and nearly $184 million in career earnings to …
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  • Report: NBA’s Five-Game Christmas Day Schedule Is Finalized

    Report: NBA’s Five-Game Christmas Day Schedule Is Finalized

    dimemag.com Aug 13
    The 2014-2015 regular season schedule will be released live on NBA TV at 9:00 ET later today. But why wait that long to find out the slate of games on what’s become the league’s marquee day? Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Washington Wizar…
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  • Wall Says Departed Assistant Sam Cassell Was Key To His Develop…

    Wall Says Departed Assistant Sam Cassell Was Key To His Development

    dimemag.com Aug 11
    Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall plans to use being cut from the USA Basketball World Cup squad as motivation for the upcoming season. Given the apparent influence of former Washington Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell, though, improv…
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  • John Wall Doesn’t Think He Was Given A Fair Chance With USA Bas…

    John Wall Doesn’t Think He Was Given A Fair Chance With USA Basketball

    dimemag.com Aug 10
    Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall was always an unlikely candidate to make USA Basketball’s final roster for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and he agrees with that assessment. As opposed to his shaky stylistic fit with the international game o…
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  • John Wall’s new chest tattoo explained

    John Wall’s new chest tattoo explained

    When John Wall was still a teenager, he asked his mother whether he could get a portrait of his late father, John Carroll Wall, tattooed on his chest. His mother said no. So Wall decided he would wait. Before his rookie season in Washington, the Wizards…
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  • Report: Kevin Durant Close To $325 Million Endorsement Deal Wit…

    Report: Kevin Durant Close To $325 Million Endorsement Deal With Under Armour

    It appears increasingly likely that Kevin Durant will be leaving longtime basketball king Nike for hoops upstart Under Armour. The biggest question on the basketball world’s mind now is if he’ll do the same with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington …
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  • Why Colin Cowherd Keeps Getting Away With This John Wall Shit

    Why Colin Cowherd Keeps Getting Away With This John Wall Shit

    deadspin.com Aug 6
    John Wall won't make Team USA this year. This is a shame, because John Wall is fun and it's fun to see John Wall surrounded by players who aren't Washington Wizards. It's a shame also because Colin Cowherd has another reason to run his mouth about John …
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  • Wall, Beal released as Team USA trims to 16

    Wall, Beal released as Team USA trims to 16

    Team USA will on Tuesday formally announce the release of Washington Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal and Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap from its FIBA World Cup roster, sources with knowledge of the moves say.
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  • Marcin Gortat, Talkin' About Porn On A Saturday Night

    Marcin Gortat, Talkin' About Porn On A Saturday Night

    deadspin.com Aug 3
    Some random dude on Twitter openly mused about how Marcin Gortat could afford premium porn after his new $60 million deal with Washington. The Wizards center could have easily ignored the tweet, but instead, he went that extra mile to talk to his fans. …
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  • Wall On Goal For Wizards: “All You Can Ask For Now Is The Final…

    Wall On Goal For Wizards: “All You Can Ask For Now Is The Finals”

    dimemag.com Jul 30
    The Washington Wizards just enjoyed their most successful season in nearly a decade, winning a playoff series for the first time since 2005. However, that doesn’t mean John Wall is satisfied with his team’s standing in the Eastern Conference. Discussing…
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  • Marcin Gortat brings us inside his fortress of solitude: 'I loo…

    Marcin Gortat brings us inside his fortress of solitude: 'I look at a white wall and contemplate'

    yahoo.com Jul 30
    After inking a lucrative five-year contract this month to return to the Washington Wizards, you might imagine that the rest of Marcin Gortat's summer would be dominated by rest, relaxation and the sort of high-rolling vacationing that a $60 million deal…
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  • Kevin Durant Hinting At Wizards Shows Irony Of CBA

    Kevin Durant Hinting At Wizards Shows Irony Of CBA

    dimemag.com Jul 30
    Kevin Durant applauded LeBron James‘ decision to return to the Cavaliers when speaking to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne during Team USA tryouts in Vegas yesterday. He also said some nice things about returning to play in his hometown when his Thunder face the…
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  • Durant lauds LeBron's move, unsure of own

    Durant lauds LeBron's move, unsure of own

    ESPN.com Jul 29
    Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant congratulated LeBron James on his decision to return to Cleveland but says he's not sure if he'll play for his hometown Wizards when he becomes a free agent.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring what John Wall does or does not n…

    The 10-man rotation, starring what John Wall does or does not need to do to help the Wizards' offense

    yahoo.com Jul 25
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Fancy Stats. In which Neil Greenberg s…
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  • Wall added to U.S. World Cup roster

    Wall added to U.S. World Cup roster

    Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been added to the U.S. player pool for this summer's World Cup of Basketball.
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  • Report: Griffin Withdraws From Consideration For World Cup Team

    Report: Griffin Withdraws From Consideration For World Cup Team

    dimemag.com Jul 24
    Just hours after adding Washington Wizards point guard John Wall to its pool of candidates for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Team USA lost an All-Star, too. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin announced earlier today that he will not participate for t…
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  • Video - 10 Must-See NBA Games 06:40

    10 Must-See NBA Games

    Aug 13
    Breaking down the ten of the best games in upcoming 2014-15 NBA season.
  • Video - Nets' Schedule Announced 02:08

    Nets' Schedule Announced

    Aug 13
    ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk previews the Nets' 2014-15 schedule.
  • Video - Cavs Not the Favorites 06:19

    Cavs Not the Favorites

    Aug 11
    The ESPN Summer Forecast, historically very accurate, calls LeBron's Cavaliers the East favorites, but David Thorpe is picking the Bulls.
  • Video - Team USA Makes Cuts 05:29

    Team USA Makes Cuts

    Aug 4
    ESPN's Brian Windhorst breaks down Team USA cutting John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap from the team's roster.

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    Aug 30
    The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest elite teams to join the race to sign Ray Allen, ESPN.com has learned.
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    Aug 29
    The San Antonio Spurs have expressed interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo Ayon, ESPN.com has learned.
  • Team USA fields youngest squad since '92

    Aug 29
    USA Basketball will field its youngest team since 1992 when it takes the court for the FIBA World Cup this weekend.
  • Sources: Brazil guard Barbosa, Warriors agree

    Aug 28
    Brazil guard Leandro Barbosa has reached an agreement to sign with the Golden State Warriors for the upcoming season, ESPN.com has learned.