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(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer They lost Dwyane Wade but gained Kevin Durant. Dwight Howard's size has given way to Russell Westbrook's speed.
The Americans know their men's Olympic basketball team will look much different than the one that captured gold four years ago in Beijing. Some of the most important players from that team were unable to return, but the carryovers keep talking about being better now than they were then.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski says this team is more versatile and has the potential to be better if it learns to make the most of that trait. But in Wade, Chris Bosh and Howard, the Americans have lost their leading scorer, top rebounder and starting center.
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Dwyane Wade is not shy about the fact that he paints his toenails. He probably should be, but he’s not. Last year, he talked about his weird fashion hobby and said it is something he enjoys and he doesn’t care about fitting in. As you can see from the photo above, D-Wade shared a picture of his black toenails on Twitter Sunday night and bragged about it.
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Dwyane Wade of the NBA champion Miami Heat had surgery Monday on his left knee, and is expected to need up to eight weeks to fully recover.
Wade was bothered by knee pain and swelling throughout the playoffs. He had fluid removed midway through Miami's second-round series with Indiana and needed treatment several times a week during Miami's run to the title.
He opted to...
After all that happened after LeBron won his NBA championship. Free agents moving left and right, coaches getting hired and fired, and the Olympics are coming at us with full force. The biggest NBA storyline just happens to be six-foot eleven, 265 pounds, with a bad back. Yes, once again, the Dwight-mare has crept up once again into the mainstream, and this time, we have...
Orlando has been engaged in Dwight Howard trade talks with at least the Nets and Lakers.
The Brooklyn Nets are getting closer to obtaining Dwight Howard according to reports. The Orlando Magic and Nets might be off on agreeing on a deal but now a third team is added to the mix in the Cleveland Cavaliers.
According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports that Cavaliers are interested in the Nets center Kris Humphries. Below is what Berger tweeted .
-One possible destination...
The Magic continue to move closer to trading Dwight Howard and the Nets appear to be the favorites.
The web that is the Dwight Howard trade continues to grow as the Cavaliers have apparently backed out of the deal after failing to agree to terms with restricted free agent Kris Humphries. Reports now have the Bobcats or the Timberwolves entering the fray as a third team to help facilitate a deal between the Magic and the Nets for the All-NBA center.
The deal has completely ballooned...
Deron Williams and Dwight Howard talked about being NBA teammates four years ago during the Olympics. Now Williams knows there's speculation that it could happen soon.
He's aware of reports that Orlando and Brooklyn and trying to arrange a trade - possibly involving two other teams - but he's not paying too much attention to that.
''There's been a lot of...
The Magic have reopened Dwight Howard trade talks with teams beyond the Nets.
There are few things more amusing than seeing NBA players attempting to act and it appears that Dwight Howard/Carmelo Anthony will be part of one of the greatest Chinese sci-fi movies of all-time.The movie is called, "Amazing" and to keep the plot short and simple, it features Dwight and Carmelo in the fictional world of "The Sixth Sense" as a Chinese video game...
Although at times since he took over as Majority Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dan Gilbert has allowed his emotions to get the best of him, I have always admired him for his passion and respected him for sticking to his principles. By all accounts, Gilbert was a vocal hard-liner that helped extend the NBA Lockout this past season.
There were also reports that when the Los Angeles...
Part 2 of Oprah’s Next Chapter with Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade airs tonight on OWN. Check out DWade as he opens up about his relationship with Gabrielle Union, the love they share and their family unit. ”The biggest time she makes my eyes sparkle is when Zaire comes home and homework is [...]
Sometimes you do shows that simply rev up to a fantastic finish and tonight was one of those shows.
Thanks to George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel for coming on and talking about the Dwight Howard saga and the rest of the NBA off season.
Great discussions on Tim Tebow (special thanks to Jimmy Fallon Tebowie), a clip of the new EA Sports NCAA Football 13 (listen at your own risk) and...