Tweet of the Day: ESPN’s Bill Simmons Takes On Mike & Mike From His Own Network

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Less than a month back from a three-week suspension, Grantland founder and editor-in-chief Bill Simmons seems poised to ruffle more feathers with network executives at ESPN. This time, however, the target of his revile was not NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, though his stance on Goodell hasn’t changed. No, this time, the target is ESPN’s most-beloved radio show hosts, Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, who had sharp criticism for Simmons’ comments on LeBron James’ early season struggles on their morning radio show,

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Gonzo: Five Things We’ve Learned About the NBA So Far

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The NBA season is only 10 days old, but there’s been a lot to take in and observe. The “Big Three” in Cleveland have a big three losses against one just one narrow win. The Sacramento Kings didn’t get the memo about returning to the lottery. The Los Angeles Lakers are finding out that winless and glamorous usually are mutually exclusive. The New York Knicks look like a different team from game to game. Here are five things I’ve learned so far

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Tweet of the Night: Kenny Smith preaches patience with Cleveland Cavaliers

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Much like the first time LeBron James formed a trio in Miami, the new Big 3 in Cleveland are struggling in the early going. Expected to be one of the top two teams in the East, the Cavs have struggled out of the gates, losing to the New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers and barely edging out a win against a shorthanded Chicago Bulls team in overtime. The defense has been suspect, but the bigger surprise is their lack of continuity on

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Photo of the Day: LeBron James Inspired by Lauren Hill

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If you haven’t heard about collegiate basketball player Lauren Hill before today, shame on you. Today’s photo of the day belongs to her because her story is flat out inspirational, and athletes all of the world feel the same way. Take four-time NBA MVP LeBron James for example. James posted a photo of Lauren Hill to his Instagram on Monday showing the freshman forward for Division III Mount St. Joseph’s women’s basketball team scoring on a layup in her team’s game

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Bernucca: Thunder’s Big Problem is Jackson, Not Westbrook or Durant

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There were two pieces of bad news coming out of Loud City this weekend. And there was a disproportionate reaction to the wrong one. There was far too much hand-wringing to the news that Russell Westbrook will be joining fellow Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand. The Thunder are going to survive November without Durant and Westbrook. They have 14 games between now and Dec. 1, the projected earliest return for

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Photo of the Day: Who’s Got the Best Costume on Halloween?

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Happy Halloween everyone! It’s that time of year again. Some people may not like the holiday, and perhaps don’t dress up or pass out candy like they’re supposed to. That’s the reason for Halloween though, right? Whether you do celebrate All Hallow’s Eve or not, the best part, other than the cavities the day after, is getting to see what type of costumes people can dream up, and the amount of creativeness behind each one. [Read more…]

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Kotoch: LeBron’s Emotional Return Derailed by Carmelo and the Knicks

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CLEVELAND – All day, Clevelanders were jubilant and optimistic about the season opener at Quicken Loans Arena. After four long years, LeBron James’ return to the Cavs and his home region would take its next step. For many fans, the previous night’s Bulls blowout win was a sign that the Cavs would be able to show up and run the Knicks off the court. With a city in a 50-year championship drought, the Cavs are clearly enabled to end the streak. Championships

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