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LeBron James had the most ridiculous reaction to Jeff Green's dunk vs. the Wizards

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LeBron James had the most ridiculous reaction to Jeff Green's dunk vs. the Wizards

Though the Cleveland Cavaliers sat basically their entire rotation on Sunday against the Wizards, not just their stars but their key reserves as well, Jeff Green put on a show of his own with possibly the best dunk of the NBA preseason. He skied well above the rim to posterize Ian Mahinmi in a highlight that quickly made its rounds on social media. Capital One Arena was buzzing after the slam.

Part of why the video of Green's dunk was so good was because of the reaction from the Cavaliers' bench. They all went absolutely nuts. Even Isaiah Thomas, bad hip and all, was out of his seat to celebrate:

LeBron James was among the Cavs going crazy, but that video didn't capture all of his celebration. Apparently not playing allowed him to have some real fun on the sidelines.

In photos capture by both USA Today Sports and the Associated Press, LeBron could be seen using a Greene Turtle restaurant menu as a prop. The pictures are hilarious:

We'll go ahead and assume he ordered the Crab Dribble... er... crab dip. Also, remember that LeBron has a penchant for using props:

The NBA is so much fun.


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Wizards set introductory press conference for Dwight Howard

Wizards set introductory press conference for Dwight Howard

Wizards team president Ernie Grunfeld has stayed relatively busy this summer crafting his new-look lineup for the 2018-19 season. 

One of the team's key additions, Dwight Howard, is set to be introduced as a member of the Wizards on Monday. 

NBC Sports Washington will air the introductory press conference live at 1 p.m. while also streaming it online.  

Ernie Grunfeld and head coach Scott Brooks are both expected to be in attendance. 

The 32-year-old big man is coming off a 2017-18 season with the Charlotte Hornets in which he averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. 

Since leaving the Orlando Magic after eight seasons in 2011, Howard has played for four different teams in the last six years. 

Howard is an eight-time all-star and a three-time defensive player of the year. 



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Carmelo Anthony traded to Hawks in three-team deal, but not likely to stay

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Carmelo Anthony traded to Hawks in three-team deal, but not likely to stay

The stage has been set for Carmelo Anthony to hit free agency, as the 10-time All-Star was traded to the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday in a three-team deal, one that will lead to a subsequent buyout of his contract. ESPN first reported the news and noted that the Rockets are the favorites to sign him.

The full deal sends Dennis Schroder from the Hawks to the Thunder in exchange for Anthony and a protected first-round pick, and sends Mike Muscala from Atlanta to Philly. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will go to the Thunder from Philly and Justin Anderson will go from the Sixers to the Hawks.

That's a complicated deal, but it ultimately frees Anthony up to choose a new team. He was set to make $27.9 million from the Thunder next season, but the Hawks are footing the bill to let him walk.

Anthony's skills have declined now that he's 34 years old. Last season, he averaged 16.2 points on 40.4 percent shooting, way down from the 22.4 points he averaged the season before with the Knicks.

Still, Anthony could help a team looking for a scoring punch and the Rockets would like some more help in their quest to take down the Warriors. If he signs there, he will join friend Chris Paul and the 2017-18 MVP, James Harden. 

Houston has been the logical landing spot for Anthony ever since news broke that the Thunder were looking for a way out of his contract. If he doesn't go there, perhaps the Lakers would make sense. LeBron James is going to need a lot more help than the roster he currently has around him to make some noise in the crowded Western Conference.