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4 hrs ago | Alabama Live

United States sweeps through Serbia for world basketball championship

Spain's King Felipe applauds as United States captain James Harden lifts the trophy for his team as they celebrate winning the FIBA World Cup at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, James Harden, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Sacramento Kings, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, DeMarcus Cousins

16 hrs ago | Lake Show Life

Do the Lakers have a Bench Mob?

Mar 31, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is blocked out by Memphis Grizzlies forward Ed Davis and forward Tayshaun Prince during the first half at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports This provides an opportunity for Nick Young and Kobe Bryant to get minutes at the small forward position.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Kobe Bryant, NBA Players, Nick Young, Jeremy Lin, Xavier Henry, Julius Randle

21 hrs ago | Swarm and Sting

Team USA vs. Serbia: FIBA Gold-Medal game preview

Aug 20, 2014; New York, NY, USA; The United States bench reacts during the second half of a game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Well, there's only one game left for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, and that is the Gold-Medal match against Serbia.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Phoenix Suns, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Minnesota Timberwolves

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Dallas Morning News

How Team USA's need for size (and not Parsons) could push the Mavs forward

The Mavericks have their man. Chandler Parsons is now a Dallas Maverick after the rival Houston Rockets elected not to match a 3-year, $36 million offer sheet.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Basketball, Chandler Parsons, NBA Players, Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks, Devin Harris

USA Today

Watchability: Lakers need Kobe more than ever

Los Angeles Lakers: No. 25 in NBA Watchability Rankings Kobe Bryant is back for what could be his penultimate NBA season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Kobe Bryant, NBA Players, Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, Julius Randle, Nick Young

Mavs Moneyball

Weekend poll: Which Dallas Maverick will have the best dunk this season?

It was a sad day when news came down that Vince Carter was leaving Dallas. The Mavericks lost a great teammate, fantastic 3-point shooter and excellent locker room spokesperson.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Basketball, Chandler Parsons, Tyson Chandler, NBA Players, Brandan Wright, New York Knicks, Monta Ellis

Nugg Love

Faried's play for USA Making him money

Apr 6, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried reacts to a play during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports Kenneth Faried has been the biggest surprise on the Team USA roster during the FIBA World Cup Tournament the last few weeks.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kenneth Faried, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Denver Nuggets

Lake Show Life

Jeremy Lin Doing More Off-Season Training

Jul 24, 2014; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers Jeremy Lin waits to be introduced to the media during a press conference at Toyota Sports Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports One can't help but think that Jeremy Lin has a tremendous work ethic.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, Jeremy Lin, NBA Basketball, NBA Players

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Contra Costa Times

FIBA: Stephen Curry becomes a leader

Now, the Warriors' star is again shining for the stars and stripes, this time with a more expansive role. At 26, Curry is the second-oldest player on a U.S. team whose average age is the youngest among the 24 teams competing in the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Stephen Curry, NBA Players, Shaun Livingston, Klay Thompson, James Harden

Examiner.com

Lakers Jordan Clarkson raising eyebrows in purple and gold

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed rookie point guard Jordan Clarkson from the University of Missouri, a second-round draft pick, 46th overall purchased for $1.8 million from the Washington Wizards. The purple and gold signed the 6-foot-5 combo guard to a fully guaranteed minimum salary contract at $507, 336 for 2014-15 and a non-guaranteed contract at $845, 059 for 2015-16.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Steve Nash, Julius Randle, NBA Players, Jordan Clarkson, Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant

Sactown Royalty

Omri Casspi confirms he's signing with the Kings

In case you were wondering what's been going on with the Kings and Omri Casspi , we've finally got some clarification from the man himself. The Kings seemingly wrapped up negotiations with Omri Casspi to sign a one year deal back in late July , but since then, there has not been official word of his signing.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Sacramento Kings

Mavs Moneyball

Dallas Maverick 2K player ratings leak, Dirk Nowitzki moves up

In today's Five Out, we talk about NBA 2K player rating leaks, Chandler Parsons wanting to be in Spain with Team USA and a Tyson Chandler interview. 1. 2K SHOWS DIRK LOVE: NBA 2K15 is nearly upon us and a Dallas Mavericks roster has appeared to leak onto the internet.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Basketball, Chandler Parsons, NBA Players, Tyson Chandler, Jae Crowder, Dirk Nowitzki, New York Knicks, Monta Ellis

BleacherReport

How James Harden Can Use FIBA World Cup to Jumpstart Season with Houston Rockets

't supposed to be this way. The Houston Rockets shooting guard was originally expected to fill the "super sixth man" role normally reserved in Olympic competition for Carmelo Anthony.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Francisco Garcia, NBA Players, James Harden, Summer Olympic, Carmelo Anthony, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Portland Trail Blazers

BleacherReport

Can the Lakers Bench Mob Make a Comeback This Season?

If you blinked, you may have missed it - injuries soon descended like a swarm of remorseless locusts, leaving barely enough bodies to constitute a minimum lineup by NBA standards. But before all that, the roster was flush and the second unit was cranking out points.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Xavier Henry, Jordan Hill, Jeremy Lin, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson

King James Gospel

Cavaliers, Mavericks get into Pokemon Twitter war

Basketball is perhaps the most social sport when it comes to being shared and talked about on Twitter in unique ways. So when it come to teams interacting, we can't be all that surprised that it's usually some of the weirdest yet most awesome thing ever.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chandler Parsons, Dallas Mavericks, Anderson Varejao, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Players

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Rip City Project

Trail Blazers offseason twitter fun: Hashtags & Memes

Apr 30, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge smiles before game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The NBA offseason is unfortunately still upon us.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, LaMarcus Aldridge, NBA Players

USA Today

USA routs Lithuania to reach FIBA final

USA trounces Lithuania, reaches FIBA World Cup final James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson led a balanced effort in the semifinals. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1tDplfX BARCELONA - The let's-go-to-Madrid moment came with 5 minutes, 30 seconds left in the third quarter, when Anthony Davis was reliving his Chicago high school days and running the point against these Lithuanians, who always seem to play Team USA so tough.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Klay Thompson, NBA Players, Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, James Harden, Anthony Davis

Houston Chronicle

Rockets take time to thank firefighters on 9/11

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and head coach Kevin McHale took time on Thursday to visit with local firefighters to express their gratitude. To mark the 13th anniversary of Sept.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Nick Johnson, NBA Players, Clint Capela, Robert Covington

HipHopDx

[News] Lecrae "Anomaly" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream

Lecrae said via Twitter today that his new album is slated to drop in August and that it will be titled Anomaly . The rapper posted a picture with a piece of notebook paper that said,oeMy name is Lecrae and my new album Anomaly drops August 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Justin Tuck, NFL Football, Oakland Raiders, NFL Players

BleacherReport

Predicting Houston Rockets' Final 2014-15 Record

The Houston Rockets had a rockier offseason than they would have liked, but they still have a couple of superstars in James Harden and Dwight Howard . And that's enough to put them in contention for a playoff run.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Washington Wizards, Trevor Ariza, NBA Players, Scotty Hopson, Nick Johnson, Cleveland Cavaliers, James Harden, Alonzo Gee

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