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Dwight Howard: I’m not stupid


English: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attending the AAR...

English: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attending the AARP’s 2011 Life@50+ National Event and Expo in September 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Dwight Howard says he’s not a stupid player, despite Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s criticism, and he doesn’t know why the legend cares anyway.

“Dwight is an extraordinary athlete and has incredible athletic ability, but basketball is a game where the most important muscle that you use on the court is the one between your ears,” Abdul-Jabbar said on ESPN‘s “First Take” Thursday. “Dwight’s basketball IQ is not up to speed for him to be a dominant player.”

Howard, who signed with the Rockets this offseason after a disappointing stint with the Lakers, fired back.

“You can’t win three Defensive Player of the Year trophies and be stupid. That can’t be done,” he said, according to the Houston Chronicle. “And I don’t think any coach that has ever coached me has said I have a low IQ for basketball.

“Have I done some dumb stuff on the floor? Yes, every player has. Have I done some stupid things in life? Yes, it’s life. We make mistakes and learn from them. It is what it is. I think I am very intelligent when it comes to the game of basketball. I have been playing since I was 3 years old. Each year, I get a little smarter.

“People will have something to say. Is what it is. I’m in (Houston) now. This city has my back and we are going to ride together.”

Howard is a seven-time All-Star who has averaged 18.3 points, 12.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in his nine-year career, all but one of the years with Orlando. He’s made one appearance in the Finals, losing to the Lakers in 2008-09.

 

 

 

Deron Williams in walking boot


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Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams has a sprained right ankle and a bone bruise, a team spokesman said Wednesday.

Williams suffered the injuries while recently working out in Utah. He is currently in a walking boot, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, the spokesman said.

Nets training camp begins at Duke University on Oct. 1. Williams, 29, is coming off an injury-plagued 2012-13 season. He played in 78 games despite being bothered by ankle inflammation and weight problems for the majority of the season.

Williams struggled up until the All-Star break, when he received a third set of cortisone shots in both ankles. During that week, Williams also received platelet-rich plasma therapy treatment and did a three-day juice cleanse.

The week off did wonders for Williams, who returned to his elite form, averaging 22.9 points and 8.0 assists in the final 28 games of the season. The ankle inflammation began when Williams was playing in the Olympics for Team USA.

 

Sources- Butler-to-Bucks deal close

Sources: Butler-to-Bucks deal close !!! (QUICK READ)


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The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns are in advanced discussions on a trade that will send Wisconsin native Caron Butler to his home-state team, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.

Trade specifics are “still in the works,” according to one source, but another source said Butler already has been informed that he’s Milwaukee-bound.

A tweet from Butler on Wednesday night suggested as much:

Much respect for the organization of the Phx Suns#staytuned

Sources- Butler-to-Bucks deal close

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RG III feels fully recovered !!! (REPORT)


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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III spent the summer telling everyone how good his surgically repaired knee felt, how he’d be ready to play in the season opener and how he always thought he could be doing more. But he never claimed his knee was 100 percent, only close to it.

But in a sit-down interview with ESPN980 radio in Washington, Griffin said for the first time that he felt completely recovered.

“I would say I’m 100 percent, but you can’t put a number on it,” he told 980′s Kevin Sheehan. “No one ever knows when they are 100 percent or what percentage they’re playing at. The biggest thing is, I’m not below 100 percent.”

Griffin also said he remains just as fast after tearing multiple ligaments in his right knee late last season.

“If I had to run a 40 today at the combine in my underwear, I feel like I could run a 4.3-something,” said Griffin, speaking in advance of a documentary airing on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday detailing his rehabilitation.

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Source: Clips sign Antawn Jamison !!! (QUICK READ)


The following excerpt is from ESPN!

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to sign forward Antawn Jamison to a one-year deal worth the veteran’s minimum, a source close to the situation told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Monday.

Jamison played for the Los Angeles Lakers last season, averaging 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds. He has been unabashed in his desire to play for a championship contender in the final years of a 15-year career in which he has averaged 18.8 points and 7.6 rebounds.

“I’m just happy to be a Clipper and contend for a championship,” Jamison told ESPNLosAngeles.com.

The 37-year-old Jamison will likely surpass 20,000 career points early next season.

Jamison played through torn wrist ligaments for much of the second half of last season with the Lakers. He had offseason surgery and expects to be 100 percent at the start of the season.

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Tracy McGrady retires from NBA !!!! (QUICK READ)


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Leaving open the door to play overseas, seven-time All-Star Tracy McGrady retired from the NBA on Monday.

“It’s been 16 years playing the game I love. I’ve had a great run, but it’s time for it to come to an end,” McGrady said on ESPN’s “First Take.”

McGrady averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in a career that started in 1997, when he was drafted out of high school.

McGrady signed with the San Antonio Spurs in April after working his way back from injuries but never got on the floor for a team that made a run to the Finals.

McGrady told “First Take” that he still thinks he can play and was disappointed not to get a chance to help San Antonio.

“When we were in the Finals and Manu [Ginobili] was struggling, I felt I could contribute, absolutely,” McGrady said.

He acknowledged, however, that Spurs management told him that he was an insurance policy and likely wouldn’t play.

Asked to clarify whether he is considering playing in China, McGrady said: “Officially retired from the NBA. Door’s still open.”

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Clips close with Antawn Jamison !!!! (QUICK READ)


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The Los Angeles Clippers are closing in on a deal with veteran forward Antawn Jamison, a source close to the situation told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Sunday.

Jamison, 37, played for the Los Angeles Lakers last season, averaging 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds. He has been unabashed in his desire to play for a championship contender in the final years of a 15-year career in which he has averaged 18.8 points and 7.6 rebounds. He will likely surpass 20,000 career points early next season.

Jamison played through torn wrist ligaments for much of the second half of last season with the Lakers. He had offseason surgery and expects to be 100 percent at the start of the season.

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Antonio Smith’s appeal denied !!!! (REPORT)


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Antonio Smith’s expedited appeal was denied Friday, meaning the Texans defensive end will be suspended for Week 1, Texans coach Gary Kubiak confirmed.

Smith had been suspended for ripping the helmet off Richie Incognito and swinging it at the Dolphins guard during Houston’s second preseason game. Smith also will have to sit out the Texans’ two remaining preseason games. He will lose about $400,000 in salary.

“In general, I feel disappointed, disappointed in myself that I was able to let him get to me in the way that he did that frustrated me, when knowing that that’s his whole game, that’s what he bases his skill level off of, and I let him take me down a road that led me into that path,” Smith told KRIV-TV in Houston.

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Ty Lawson hearing delayed !!! (QUICK READ)


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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — An initial hearing in the domestic violence case against Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is being delayed until September.

Prosecutors asked for the postponement on Friday to give them more time to investigate.

Both Lawson and his pregnant girlfriend Ashley Pettiford were arrested following a fight at their home Saturday. Pettiford said she heard Lawson on the phone with another woman and said Lawson pushed her as she packed her things. She’s accused of breaking Lawson’s phone.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson tells KMGH-TV that the conflict “was a mutual situation.” Both were arrested and held over the weekend.

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Tiger Woods shoots 68, leads by 7 !!!


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AKRON, Ohio — With an elite field chasing the lead, Tiger Woods decided to play keep-away.

Already up by a staggering seven shots through 36 holes thanks to a career-tying best of 61 in the second round, Woods shot a solid 2-under 68 on Saturday in the Bridgestone Invitational to maintain that same seven-stroke lead.

It was as if he was turning around and daring the world’s best players to come after him. No one really could.

“You know, today was a day that I didn’t quite have it,” said Woods, who was at 15-under 195. “But I scored. And that’s the name of the game, posting a number, and I did today. I grinded my way around that golf course.”

Now he’s only 18 holes away from making even more history in a career of historic accomplishments. He’ll be competing against the record book as much as the elite field.

“It’s kind of tough to pick up seven or eight shots on Tiger around here,” said Henrik Stenson, a distant second after a 67. “It would take something spectacular on my behalf or any of the other guys around me, and obviously a very, very poor round for him.”

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