SH Blog: Howard compares current teammates to former Magic teammates, Kobe admits having insecurities and self-doubt

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The story of Wednesday is undoubtedly ESPN’s rank of Kobe Bryant at No. 25 and getting an incredible rise out of twitter in the process. While it’s interesting to predict and wonder what Bryant may do when he returns, there is no clear-cut answer until we actually see him in action. Lets just leave it at that, shall we? Story of the day: Lets move onto Dwight Howard, who apparently still likes to say things that won’t win over any fans. He also had some…

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Tweet of the Night: John Calipari excited to see the return of Derrick Rose

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After a year-long absence, Derrick Rose finally made his debut at the United Center for a rousing ovation on Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons. The point guard did not disappoint, scoring 22 points in 22 minutes and doing acrobatic stuff like this. There were questions heading into the preseason about whether Rose would be as explosive as he was prior to his knee surgery, but with each passing game, he has put those questions to rest. His college coach John Calipari saw

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Schayes: 10 Predictions for 2013-14 Season

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Is it an honor to go last? I hope that’s what Sheridan was thinking when he assigned my the final edition of our senior staff writers’ 10 Season Predictions. The funny thing is that I am enough of a senior citizen to have had each of our esteemed prognosticating vets (Sheridan, Mark Heisler, Jan Hubbard, Chris Bernucca, Peter May) cover me with a notebook and tape recorder in their hands. And now I am an ink-stained wretch just like them. Woo-hoo.

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Heisler: 10 Predictions for the 2013-14 Season

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Counting down to the exciting 2013-14 season … And counting, and counting, and counting. The preseason may be on, but I’m holding the excitement until something happens. By that I mean something bigger than media day, where all involved tell us what they’d like most, as if sitting in Santa Claus’ lap, asking for a pony. The tipoff is they have media day in Charlotte, and everyone is just as optimistic there. Personally, I try to measure my (yawn) excitement level, according to the

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NBA Rumors and News for October 6, 2013

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Sunday, October 6 Daily Trivia: Derrick Rose played in his first game NBA game in more than a year last night with the Chicago Bulls. What Indiana Pacers player made his return to basketball yesterday after not playing last season? Norris Cole may be available Posted at 06:13 PM ET The Miami Heat’s Norris Cole may be available, the team has explored what the backup point guard may bring in return, reports Sam Amico of FOX Sports. There’s been no other reports about

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Tweet of the Day: NBA preseason in full swing

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Ask any NBA fan what their two favorite months are, chances are you’ll get June for the NBA Finals and October for the beginning of the season. Today marked the first day of NBA basketball in over three months as several teams were in action. Although the regular season doesn’t begin until Oct. 29, fans are getting an early fix of basketball with four preseason games on Saturday. The Oklahoma City Thunder were first to play, squaring off against Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul,

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