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Gregg Popovich's Surprise B-Day Message for Michelle Beadle Brings Her to Tears

ESPN television host and San Antonio Spurs fan Michelle Beadle turned 39 years old on Thursday. Let's just say some members of the Spurs organization made sure that it really was a special day for her. While hosting SportsNation on her birthday, Beadle received an unexpected surprise from her favorite NBA team. Show More Summary

Pistons' Josh Smith Dunks over 76ers' Nerlens Noel

Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel is finally starting to get some playing time in the NBA after missing his rookie season, but he probably wasn't expecting plays like this to happen over him. During Thursday night's preseason game...Show More Summary

Atlanta Hawks Sale: Latest Updates and Rumors on Owner Search

As part of the ongoing process to find a new primary owner, the Atlanta Hawks have retained the services of Goldman Sachs and Inner Circle Sports to help facilitate the sale, per a report from Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Current...Show More Summary

Golden State Warriors Force Rookies to Dress Up and Sing for Fans

The Golden State Warriors like to have some fun with the rookies every year, and this season is no different. During Thursday's open practice, the rookies were required to sing while wearing ridiculous costumes. Former Ohio State guard Aaron Craft dressed as a bear while singing "Party in the U.S.A." by Miley Cyrus. Show More Summary

Better for Kobe Bryant's Legacy: Retiring a Laker or Winning Another Ring?

The end of the NBA preseason is rarely fruitful terrain for bandying bold predictions, but here’s one that most should feel safe in making: The Los Angeles Lakers won’t win the NBA championship. Not this year, not next year and—barring...Show More Summary

Denver Nuggets 2014-15 Season Preview: Roster Breakdown, Win-Loss Prediction

After ending the 2012-13 NBA season third in the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets could not escape the injury bug last year and fell into the lottery for the first time since 2003. The Nuggets bring back the majority of their core...Show More Summary

Phoenix Suns Must Walk Fine Line Between Endless Fun and NBA Mediocrity

Don't mistake the Phoenix Suns' emphasis on pace and points for signs that the franchise values entertainment over sustainable success. Because while it may look like Jeff Hornacek 's pack of desert roadrunners (do those things travel...Show More Summary

Milwaukee Bucks 2014-15 Season Preview: Roster Breakdown, Win-Loss Prediction

After putting together a franchise-worst record in 2013-14, it's cliche to say that things can only get better for the Milwaukee Bucks when 2014-15 tips off. But, despite the 15-67 record the team turned in a season ago, that's exactly the mentality needed to turn things around. Show More Summary

Chicago Bulls Must Keep Joakim Noah Healthy at All Costs

The Chicago Bulls may enter 2014-15 deeper and healthier than they were a season ago, but preserving their improved rotation through 82 games (and likely beyond) is by no means automatic. After Derrick Rose played a combined 49 games...Show More Summary

Lakers News: Steve Nash's Season-Ending Injury Creates Big Role for Jeremy Lin

Entering the last year of his current contract, Jeremy Lin has been given a massive opportunity to woo any potential suitors, albeit due to some unfortunate circumstances. According to a league source cited by Bleacher Report's Kevin...Show More Summary

Warriors' Starting Small Forward Decision More Complicated Than It Seems

When your starting five registers a net rating of plus-15.4 over 819 regular-season minutes—as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, David Lee and Andrew Bogut did for the Golden State Warriors a season ago—you think it’d be best to leave well enough alone. The Dubs’ golden unit is good enough to single-handedly put them in the playoffs. Show More Summary

Chances of Each NBA Team Making the Playoffs Heading into 2014-15 Regular Season

It's all about getting to the NBA playoffs. From there, anything can happen. We've seen No. 8 seeds take down No. 1 seeds, and if that can become a reality, then there's at least a possibility of an overmatched squad pulling off upset after upset en route to a championship. Show More Summary

Lakers News: Latest Updates on Kobe Bryant, Xavier Henry and More

The 2014 NBA preseason is quickly coming to a close, and it looks like the Los Angeles Lakers will still be working out quite a few kinks well into the regular season, which begins for the Purple and Gold on Oct. 28 against the Houston...Show More Summary

It Matters That San Antonio Spurs Will Never Fly Under the Radar Again

SAN ANTONIO — The last three years have been a reintroduction of sorts for the San Antonio Spurs. After two opening-round defeats in 2009 and 2011, the Duncan-Popovich era appeared destined for decline until 2012's march to the Western Conference Finals. Show More Summary

Jeanie Buss Calls out Free Agents Afraid of Kobe Bryant: 'Losers'

From the not-so-magnanimous media coverage to his much-ballyhooed return from injury, Kobe Bryant has lately found himself under a microscope of nearly unprecedented intensity—and that's saying something. Scorching spotlight though it...Show More Summary

Unable to Overcome Ongoing Back Issues, Steve Nash to Miss 2014-15 Season

LOS ANGELES — The latest and perhaps last setback of Steve Nash's disappointing tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers has come. Nash has been ruled out for the 2014-15 NBA season due to recurring nerve damage in his back, according to league...Show More Summary

What the NY Knicks' 2014-15 Starting Lineup Should Actually Look Like

First-year New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher knows which question he needs to answer, but after six preseason games he has yet to find the solution. With the complexities of the triangle offense and the puzzle-piece roster that never...Show More Summary

Will Joel Embiid or Nerlens Noel Be Better in the Prime of Their Careers?

For most of their one-and-done freshmen years in college, both Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel were considered the prize of their respective draft classes. Major late-season injuries ultimately clouded the allure tied to each, with Noel...Show More Summary

Marquis Teague Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation on Nets Guard

For the second time in his three-year NBA career, 2012 first-round pick Marquis Teague appears to be on the precipice of being shipped out of town. The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers are closing in on a deal that will send theShow More Summary

Has Indiana Pacers Star Paul George Buffed Up in His 'Time Off'?

Indiana Pacers star Paul George suffered a nasty injury over the summer in a freak accident when his leg met the base of the hoop in a FIBA Basketball World Cup scrimmage. With the fibula and tibia in his right leg broken in compound fracture, George naturally had to spend a period of time letting his lower body rest. Show More Summary

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