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  1. Hakeem Olajuwon regrets describing Dwight Howard as ‘raw’

    Sep 19, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Houston Rockets

    If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Dwight Howard the person through his last season in Orlando and during his ill-fated stint with the Lakers, it’s that he’s extremely sensitive to anything that can be perceived as negative that’s being said about him, in virtually any context. Howard has been working out with Hakeem Olajuwon…

  2. Derrick Rose says he won’t recruit free agents to play with him in Chicago

    Sep 18, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Recruiting has always been a way of life in college sports, but free agents on the professional level have historically made decisions based more on money, location, and chances of winning (usually in that order) over everything else. But the league has shifted in recent years. There was a time when superstars relished the opportunity…

  3. Olajuwon says Howard/Lin combo can be “very deadly”

    Sep 18, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT

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    Let’s remember that big man legend and guru Hakeem Olajuwon is an employee of the Houston Rockets now — everything he said comes with an element of spin. That doesn’t mean it’s all wrong, either. After working out with them, Olajuwon is very high on the potential of a Dwight Howard/Jeremy Lin combo, he told…

  4. Rockets’ GM Morey: There are at least three teams better than us

    Sep 18, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Newly signed Houston Rockets player Dwight Howard during news conference in Houston

    Expectations are high around the Rockets. They made big strides last season getting James Harden in the fold, playing an exciting up-tempo brand of basketball, winning 45 games and getting into the playoffs. Then they went out and got Dwight Howard. The talk in Houston is of a title — this team is a contender…

  5. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The New York Knicks

    Sep 18, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler

    Last season: If you’ll recall, New York’s offseason leading up to last year was widely regarded as a joke. Jeremy Lin was let go, Raymond Felton was brought in, and then the Knicks seemed to sign all the oldest players available in free agency. But with the benefit of hindsight, the Knicks did about as well…

  6. Chandler Parsons talks recruiting Dwight, Rockets, Jeremy Lin with NBC Sports

    Sep 17, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Chandler Parsons was front and center in the recruiting of Dwight Howard to Houston, they share an agent and Parsons sold Howard on this being fun, collegal and they could win a lot of games (Howard needs to have fun and win). Whatever he did, it worked. Parsons swung by the NBC Sports Studios to…

  7. James Worthy wonders if Kobe can dial game back, let teammates flourish

    Sep 17, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Bryant and point guard Nash of Canada after shaking hands after beating the Charlotte Bobcats during an NBA basketball game in Charlotte

    Kobe Bryant’s psychology is such that when his teammates struggle on offense he quickly fills that void — he believes he is a better offensive option even if the defense is focused on him than a passive or cold teammate. That has led to some bad choices and miraculous shots over the years. Now at…

  8. Rockets’ Donatas Motiejunas throws one down at EuroBasket (VIDEO

    Sep 13, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

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    When Donatas Motiejunas returns stateside for the Houston Rockets training camp, he is going to be one of the guys fighting for minutes in suddenly deeper and more interesting Rockets front line. The rotation there is far from set (outside of Dwight Howard starting at the five) and how he performs will ultimately determine how…

  9. More highlights from Kentucky alumni game (VIDEO)

    Sep 12, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

    "The Family" World Premiere - Red Carpet

    We already showed you that John Wall dropped 40 and 10 at the annual Kentucky alumni game (because Eric Bledsoe said he couldn’t), but there was more to the game than that. The fine folks at The Mars Reel put this together with some Brandon Knight, some Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, some Terrence Jones, and more. Enjoy.

  10. Dwight Howard isn’t Jim Buss’ legacy. That begins now.

    Sep 11, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Mike Brown

    Jim Buss has become a caricature to many Lakers fans — the media shy, hard-partying son of a legendary owner who stays in the shadows, doesn’t get the tradition and doesn’t get how to run a franchise like his father. Nepotism at its worst. But like most caricatures that is a two-dimensional representation that distorts the…

  11. Kobe still saying he’s not sure if he will be ready for opener

    Sep 11, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers

    That Kobe Bryant is recovering as fast as he is from an Achilles injury that could have been career ending says everything you need to know about his drive, his care of his body and his work ethic. All of that may not have him back opening night. Kobe did a Nike-fueled world tour selling…

  12. Carmelo Anthony expects the Knicks to be better than they were last year

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:14 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Five

    The Knicks had a great regular season in 2013, finishing with the second-best record in the East behind only the defending champion Miami Heat. Carmelo Anthony leading the league in scoring was a big part of that, as was J.R. Smith putting together a season worthy of him bringing home the league’s Sixth Man of…

  13. Highlights from Kentucky alumni game, Wall drops 40 (VIDEO)

    Sep 10, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

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    If we learned one thing during the lockout, it’s that John Wall‘s game is well suited for the pickup, free-flowing nature of exhibitions. Say, like the Kentucky alumni game Monday night. Eric Bledsoe told John Wall he couldn’t score 40, so Wall scored 40 with 10 assists and 10 rebounds thrown in. Brandon Knight dropped 30…

  14. McHale plans to get Camby plenty of rest this season

    Sep 10, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

    New York Knicks center Camby walks off the court after their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City

    When he’s on the court, Marcus Camby can still help a team, even at age 39. He is long, is smart about defending the rim and you have to respect his midrange jumper as a defender. The key is “when he’s on the court.” Camby has an injury list longer than the list of bad…

  15. Back flip free throw from Philippines charity game (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

    Spaulding NBA basketball

    Dwight Howard should do this. What, his percentage is going to get worse? That is Jhong Hilario, a Filipino actor and dancer, who was taking part in a charity basketball game in his native land, and he decided to go with the back flip followed by banked in free throw. I’m sure he meant to…

  16. Durant confirms Westbrook expected back to start season

    Sep 9, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Atlanta Hawks

    When last we saw Russell Westbrook on an NBA court, it was in a game where a collision left him with a torn meniscus and needing knee surgery. This week, we’ve seen him at Fashion Week in New York, because where else can you get the shirts he wears? But when will we seen back…

  17. Highlights from the Orlando pro-am (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

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    We already showed you that Chandler Parsons looked really good at the Orlando pro-am, but he wasn’t the only one. White chocolate Jason Williams also put on a show, and there was Courtney Lee, Nick Calathes,  Austin Rivers and others. Enjoy. In about a month we finally start to get some real NBA basketball again. Hat…

  18. Damian Lillard sets goal of being All-Star

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

    APTOPIX Rookie of Year Basketball

    Damian Lillard sets his goals high. Last season’s Rookie of the Year isn’t shying away from expectations — he wants to help lead the Trail Blazers to the playoffs and he wants to make the All-Star Team this year. He believes he can. That’s what Lillard said to Matt Moore of CBS’s Eye on Basketball,…

  19. Other NBAers at NFL games: Harden at the Niners

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:52 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets guard James Harden takes a defensive position against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City

    LeBron James wasn’t the only NBA player getting some access for the start of the NFL season. Check out James Harden at the 49ers game. Harden is a Niners fan? Well, Houston didn’t play (they go  Monday night in San Diego) so we’ll cut him some slack. Plus, he grew up in Los Angeles and…

  20. FIBA Americas: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Mexico qualify for 2014 FIBA World Cup

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT

    Dominican Republic's Martinez celebrates after defeating Canada during their FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Caracas

    The 2013 FIBA Americas Championship tournament will wrap up this week, but the important part was concluded on Sunday when the semifinalists were finalized. The top four teams of the tournament automatically earn berths to next year’s FIBA World Cup (an Olympic qualifier) meaning Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Mexico are one step closer…

  21. Hakeem Olajuwon says Blake Griffin could benefit from his teachings

    Sep 7, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Chris Paul

    Hakeem Olajuwon was one of the game’s best big men, and he’s been trying to impart some of his wisdom to a whole host of players over the last few offseasons. Guys ranging from Amar’e Stoudemire to Kobe Bryant to JaVale McGee have all worked with Olajuwon, and Dwight Howard is the latest project undertaken…

  22. Durant on playing in OKC: “I don’t have any plans to move”

    Sep 6, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Durant is seen in the second half of their Game 1 NBA Western Conference semi-final playoff basketball game against Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City

    When Kevin Durant switched agents to Jay Z’s Roc Nation, there were some fans trying to suggest this was KD’s first step out of the NBA’s second smallest market, Oklahoma City. Durant told OKC fans to chill. Now he has said again he has no plans to leave. He is on a tour of Europe…

  23. Chandler Parsons pretty much owns Orlando pro-am (VIDEO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Houston Rockets - Game Four

    Watch just 20 seconds of this video and it becomes clear Chandler Parsons is by far the best athlete on the court. And he can pretty much do whatever he wants in this game. So he does. Parsons, a Florida native, pretty much owns the Orlando Summer League here. Since it’s summer these are the…

  24. Rick Barry’s youngest son shoots underhanded free throws while playing for College of Charleston (VIDEO)

    Sep 4, 2013, 9:13 PM EDT

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    Rick Barry played 14 seasons in both the ABA and NBA before being inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame in 1987. Part of his legacy was his unusual technique of shooting free throws underhanded, which had him finish his career third on the all-time list at a mark of 90 percent. Barry has tried…

  25. EuroBasket tips off Wednesday, here’s a quick primer

    Sep 4, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

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    At this point in the end of summer/start of fall those of us basketball junkies are looking for a fix. That is where EuroBasket comes in. If you’re asking “What is EuroBasket?” let us help you out with a little primer. • What is EuroBasket? A FIBA tournament featuring 24 teams from Europe, being played…

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