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Drake Unveils Toronto Raptors' 2015-16 Jerseys with Help of NBA2K at OVOFest

Drake partnered with 2K Games to unveil the Toronto Raptors' 2015-16 jerseys onstage at OVOFest on Monday. Among the more notable changes to the team's uniforms are the arching of the previously straight names on the back of the jerseys,...Show More Summary

Basketball Impersonator Brandon Armstrong Imitates Kobe Bryant in Latest Edition

Brandon Armstrong, former D-League player and masterful NBA impersonator, is back at it again. This time, he really outdid himself with his take on Kobe Bryant. He nails the classic "Kobe" move, of course, with the crisp flick of the wrist on the jump shot and exaggerated bounce. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Welcomed Like a Demigod in China Once Again

Kobe Bryant is on his annual Nike #branding tour in China this week, making public appearances and drawing the usual One Direction-ish crush of fans along the way. Like clockwork, when Bryant stopped by Shanghai and Guangzhou this weekend, the cities' streets were choked with people hoping for a glimpse of the Los Angeles Lakers star. Show More Summary

Top Takeaways from the NBA's First-Ever Africa Game

The NBA hosted its first exhibition game in Africa this past Saturday. Team World overcame a fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Team Africa 101-97. There were some familiar faces suiting up in Johannesburg, South Africa. Basketball fans were pleasantly surprised to see legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo on the hardwood. Show More Summary

Evaluating Whether the New York Knicks Should Trade Carmelo Anthony

During the 2010-11 season, the New York Knicks sacrificed a young core consisting of Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Timofey Mozgov in order to land Carmelo Anthony. Is it possible they now sacrifice him for a young core? According...Show More Summary

Evolving in the Matrix: Aaron Gordon Should Follow the Shawn Marion Blueprint

"(It represents) how wide I want the fans' eyes to be," Aaron Gordon told Fox Sports Florida's Ken Hornacek after the first game of his rookie season, referring to his "00" jersey number with the Orlando Magic. Those eyes are only going...Show More Summary

Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell Sign Contracts with Nike

Nike added two new athletes to its brand Monday, signing Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns and Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell. Darren Rovell of ESPN shared the news on Twitter: Towns was the first overall pick...Show More Summary

LaMarcus Aldridge Says He Is Building a Separate House to Store His Shoes

Many professional athletes consider themselves to be true sneakerheads, with some building special rooms or cases to store their shoe collection. New San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge is upping the ante for all fellow sneakerheads. Show More Summary

Adapt or Die: Why Today's NBA Bigs Must Be Like Towns and Porzingis

Of the many changes the NBA has undergone over the years, none are more evident, or more constant, than the role of big men. Kevin Love, now of the Cleveland Cavaliers, staked his claim to superstardom on the back of his floor-spacing abilities. Show More Summary

Nick Young's Right Arm Has New Tupac Tattoo, Is No Longer Strictly for Buckets

In late-breaking Swaggy news, the tattoo ban levied on Nick Young's shooting arm appears to have been lifted. He's been photographed at the Drew League and out with family this summer, and the pictures show his right arm sporting what appears to be a fresh tattoo of Tupac's face. Show More Summary

Ray Allen Comments on Retirement and NBA Future

Ray Allen isn't officially retiring. That said, he does not sound like a man preparing to return for a 19th NBA season. "I didn't miss it," Allen told Dom Amore of the Hartford Courant. "I realized how much time I missed not being home with my kids. Show More Summary

James Harden Reportedly Offered $200 Million Contract by Adidas

Finally unshackled from the Based God Curse, it appears James Harden is in for some good luck in the form of a massive financial windfall. ESPN.com's Darren Rovell is reporting Adidas has offered the Houston Rockets guard a 13-year,Show More Summary

Lance Stephenson Gets Called Out, Responds by Dropping 25 Points in 12 Minutes

When Lance Stephenson gets called out, he responds in a big way. At the "Battle of the Bridge" East New York Memorial Classic over the weekend, someone called out Stephenson, who was in attendance as a spectator. In response, the Los Angeles Clippers guard suited up and had himself quite a game. Show More Summary

J.R. Smith Dunks All over Exhibition Game at Basketball Clinic in Guam

J.R. Smith is in Guam right now hosting youth basketball clinics with fellow NBA associate Gerald Green and Cleveland Cavaliers director of player development Phil Handy. It's a strange time to escape to the Pacific for Smith, who's yet to sign a contract with an NBA team and may or may not be able to work things out in Cleveland. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Glen Davis, Tristan Thompson and More

All seems quiet on the NBA rumor mill, especially in the shadow of an active MLB trade deadline, but more moves are on the way with notable names left on the market and in need of contracts. This time of year, contenders can still add a proverbial missing piece. Show More Summary

NBA Free Agents 2015: Latest Rumors and Predictions

The NBA’s early-July free-agency frenzy was a startling production of capitalist excess. In just a few days, over $2.5 billion in contracts were lavished upon players—that’s more than the GDP of Liberia, an African country with overShow More Summary

Does a Change of Scenery Actually Ever Help NBA Youngsters?

Anytime a struggling young NBA player is moved, the scenery change always creates a feeling of optimism. The concept of a fresh start is undeniably appealing, but is the reality as beneficial as it's billed? We know trades are about so much more than jersey swaps and relocations. Show More Summary

Michael Jordan and Jimmy Butler Take Part in Shooting Contest at Youth Camp

Even at 52 years old, Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan still has some game. Jordan and current Bull Jimmy Butler went head-to-head at the Michael Jordan Flight School this weekend. The two were paired up with a couple of youngsters and competed in a shooting contest. Show More Summary

The Best Dunks from the 2014/'15 NBA Season

When Marvin the Martian heard about the earth-shattering technology in Blake Griffin's new kicks, he challenged the NBA star to a dunk contest. Now the seemingly amiable character has made it clear — he's coming not only for Blake, but...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Buzz Surrounding Tristan Thompson, Glen Davis and More

With NBA training camps still over a month away, there's little Association-related news or rumors for fans to cling to in these relative sports-barren dog days of summer. While many of the league's players are relaxing or prepping on...Show More Summary

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