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  1. Video: Official trailer for NBA 2K13… we’re getting pumped

    Sep 10, 2012, 12:02 PM EST

    Kevin_Durant NBA 2K13

    There are things I love seeing in this video: A healthy Derrick Rose on the bounce, Jason Terry in Celtics green, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook doing their thing, DeMarcus Cousins creating position on the block like the beast he is. All the things that have me pumped for the start of regular season. Or…

  2. Shaq doesn’t want to talk Howard until he wins three rings

    Sep 10, 2012, 11:52 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard speaks during a press conference at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo, California

    Okay, we get it — Shaquille O’Neal doesn’t really like Dwight Howard. Maybe it goes back to the Superman nickname, or maybe Shaq disliked all challengers to his status as the best center in the game, but the thing has taken on a Hatfields vs. McCoys level of foolishness. Especially since Howard is now following…

  3. Thaddeus Young wants to start at three spot for Sixers

    Sep 10, 2012, 10:55 AM EST

    Thaddeus young

    Thaddeus Young should be on your “Sixth Man of the Year” watch list. He averaged 12.8 points and 5 rebounds a game for the Sixers last year and this season he could bring a surge of athleticism and scoring when he enters the game for the Sixers. Except he doesn’t want to be on your…

  4. Winderman: Juwan Howard, other name players could fade away from NBA

    Sep 10, 2012, 10:05 AM EST

    Charlotte Bobcats v Miami Heat

    The fadeaway long has been an NBA fact of life. While the stars hold press conferences to announce enough is enough, their fame to keep them in the spotlight (and possibly part of broadcast teams) long after their playing days — something we soon might get from Ben Wallace — for the majority of those…

  5. Video: Blake Griffin can still dunk. Very, very hard.

    Sep 10, 2012, 8:43 AM EST

    Blake Griffin

    Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield is a confident man. And apparently not all that bright at times. He thought he could get up enough to block a Blake Griffin dunk during an workout (Griffin was back at his alma mater). That goes about as well as you’d expect. He could have asked Kendrick Perkins or Pau Gasol…

  6. Chris Bosh bulking up, a little, for season as Heat center

    Sep 10, 2012, 8:19 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Five

    When the Miami Heat tip off their season opener on Sept. 29 against Boston, don’t be shocked if Chris Bosh starts at the four spot, with Joel Anthony or someone back at the five. But if that game is close at the end, Bosh will be at the five and LeBron James at the four.…

  7. Kris Humphries can laugh at himself, understands why you do, too

    Sep 10, 2012, 2:28 AM EST

    Lacoste - Front Row - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    Kris Humphries reality-show marriage to Kim Kardashian was a joke. Not really a funny one. But some people are laughing at the Nets power forward. And that includes Humphries himself, the power forward told the New York Post in a Page 6 interview. “Hey, if you can’t laugh at yourself, you can’t make fun of…

  8. Three weeks to training camp… Kobe ain’t dead yet

    Sep 9, 2012, 9:30 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Five

    The wait is almost over. We’re three weeks and three days from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to. I get bugged a lot…

  9. Report: Dominic McGuire signs with Toronto

    Sep 9, 2012, 7:13 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors

    Dominic McGuire has hung out there as one of the few name free agents left on the list. McGuire was a reserve in Golden State last year, averaging just 17.6 minutes. He averaged just 7.3 points per 36 minutes, but also tagged close to 8 rebounds and 1.4 assists at that rate. Additionally, it was…

  10. Shaq will not be playing in the Mexican League

    Sep 9, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

    2nd Annual Cartoon Network Hall Of Game Awards - Arrivals

    There was a report last week about Shaquille O’Neal possibly playing in the Mexican League. It would have been just a publicity gig, but would have worked out well for both sides. But then, the report would have to be accurate. And Shaq, speaking to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, says it isn’t. Is there any truth…

  11. Three weeks to training camp… Kyrie Irving is not afraid of the moment

    Sep 9, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

    The wait is almost over. We’re three weeks and three days from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to. The point guard position in…

  12. Marcus Camby was having a hard time with the idea of putting on a Heat jersey

    Sep 9, 2012, 1:30 PM EST

    Marcus Camby Knicks

    The Heat were locked in a tough free agent bidding war for Ray Allen at the same time they were pushing for Marcus Camby. Allen became their priority, and while that was happening, Camby slipped up to New York and rejoined the Knicks. In an interview with Newsday, Camby admits that the idea of playing…

  13. Dwyane Wade is trying to fix his jumper by tweaking his catch

    Sep 9, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game Five

    Dwyane Wade is an elite scorer in the NBA, but one drawback has always been his range. He’s flat-out not a good perimeter shooter, and despite the ability to nail some monster shots off the pull-up, that’s just not the strongest part of his game. But he’s trying to improve it after what he felt…

  14. Olajuwon doesn’t think “super teams” are good for NBA

    Sep 9, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Houston Rockets

    We’ve heard this all before. Part of what fueled the owners during the lockout was what happened in Miami — that was well behind the financial motivations for the owners, but it was there. Owners didn’t like players controlling their own destiny to form a “super team.” The argument is that super teams not good…

  15. Report: Isiah Thomas could have job with Knicks but is hesitant to take it. For now.

    Sep 9, 2012, 9:01 AM EST

    Isaih Thomas Introduced as New Knicks GM

    Right now, the Madison Square Garden organization — which owns the New York Knicks (along with the Rangers and other assets) — is in flux. Young, hard-charging MSG sports president Scott O’Neil is out and we don’t know which direction MSG goes next. Or how that impacts the Knicks. So Knicks and MSG head honcho…

  16. Could Gustavo Ayon ditch Orlando for Spain eventually?

    Sep 9, 2012, 6:55 AM EST

    Amir Johnson,  Gustavo Ayon

    Dwight Howard is gone and Gustavo Ayon is in for Orlando. For now. Ayon isn’t near the same level but he played well as a rookie for the New Orleans Hornets last year, giving them an efficient 5.9 points and 4.9 rebounds a game, with an above-average PER of 16.7. That’s an impressive start. He…

  17. Three weeks to training camp… Rajon Rondo knows ball fakes

    Sep 8, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Two

    The wait is almost over. We’re three weeks and three days from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to It’s a singularly unique move…

  18. So what does the 2013 Hall of Fame look like?

    Sep 8, 2012, 6:12 PM EST

    Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

    With a wrap on the 2012 class after Friday night’s activities, of course the attention turns to next year and the next class. Scott Howard Cooper broke down the list for NBA.com. The big first-year addition in terms of eligibility is Gary Payton. Glove’s a lock for inclusion in the Hall, eventually, even though it’s…

  19. Guess who’s back? Back again? Isiah’s back (meeting with Dolan), tell a friend

    Sep 8, 2012, 3:48 PM EST

    Isiah Thomas

    That sound you hear is dozens of scribes all across the internet salivating with anticipation at the meat being thrown to the wolves. Isiah Thomas never stopped talking to the Knicks. He was always a member of James Dolan’s counsel, always a trusted advisor. But the New York Post reports of a meeting that has…

  20. Three weeks to training camp… Kenneth Faried is a Manimal

    Sep 8, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    kenneth-faried

    The wait is almost over. We’re three weeks and three days from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to. Kenneth Faried wasn’t even supposed…

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