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Jimmer Fredette's Hoop Dream Gone Wrong: 'Every Day Could Be Your Last'

It’s not clear exactly when Jimmermania began, but we can thank Kevin Durant for ushering in its arrival. On January 26, 2011, BYU senior Jimmer Fredette scored 43 points against the No. 4 team in the country, then-undefeated San Diego...Show More Summary

Klay Thompson Tries to Cheat in Go-Kart Race and It Doesn't End Well

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson seems to have taken a liking to winning. Being part of a dominant NBA title run will do that to a young fella. On Wednesday Thompson posted a clip on Instagram that showed him manning a go-kart that was not in first place. Show More Summary

Blake Griffin Exhibits Serious Ball-Balancing Skills Wearing New Clippers Jersey

If Blake Griffin were in a circus, he’d obviously be an acrobat—you know, with all those gravity-defying dunks and such. But he’s also capable of serving as a ball-handling magician. Take a glance at the clip above if you don’t believe...Show More Summary

Bucher Buzz: Could Tristan Thompson Contract Situation Impact LeBron's Future?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been trying to negotiate contract terms with Tristan Thompson all summer, yet the two sides have not agreed on a deal. LeBron James wants Thompson in Cleveland long term. Will Thompson play for the Cavaliers...Show More Summary

James Harden Celebrates 26th Birthday with Kanye West and the Kardashians

James Harden is really embracing the celebrity status that comes along with being one of the best players in basketball. The Houston Rockets shooting guard turned 26 on Wednesday, and he celebrated alongside his girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian,...Show More Summary

LeBron James Sells 12,178-Square-Foot Miami Home for $13.4 Million

The King has finally gotten rid of his old quarters. A summer after leaving the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA superstar LeBron James sold his Coconut Grove, Florida, home for $13.4 million on Tuesday, according to’s...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal Comment on Lakers, Relationship, Regrets

The blood feud between Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant has long been buried, but the two have managed to avoid a one-on-one sit-down in which they publicly discussed what went wrong in Los Angeles —until now. Bryant appeared on O'Neal's...Show More Summary

Philadelphia 76ers' Future Preparing to Arrive Right on Schedule

The Philadelphia 76ers are a basketball disaster. General manager Sam Hinkie's tank-tastic approach to rebuilding is an affront to all that is sacred and holy about the NBA and the spirit of competition that guides it. Karma is a you-know-what,...Show More Summary

Philadelphia 76ers' D-League Team Offers Rapper Lil B a Tryout

Kevin Durant and James Harden better watch out, because Lil B is getting another chance to play his way into the NBA. Back in 2012, Lil B got a tryout with the Golden State Warriors' NBA D-League team. That tryout didn't result in a roster spot, but now, the rapper is getting a second chance. Show More Summary

Why Oklahoma City Thunder Are the NBA's Most Unsolvable Puzzle

The spectrum of possibilities for the Oklahoma City Thunder's future is broader than ever — which isn't necessarily a good thing. The talent-laden roster, led by Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka —all, theoretically, in their primes—means that the highest end of that spectrum is still visible. Show More Summary

Golden State Warriors Are Primed to Reach Historic Echelon Next Season

Get used to watching the Golden State Warriors celebrate, because they aren't going anywhere for a little while longer. Fresh off the heels of ending a 40-year title drought, they're looking to continue making history. During the 2014-15...Show More Summary

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Hornets Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Comments

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist became the latest class of 2012 player to ink an extension, agreeing to a contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets. Charlotte provided an image of Kidd-Gilchrist signing on the dotted line alongside the announcement...Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook Gets Down at Taylor Swift Concert, Is Now Doomed

He had a good run, guys. Russell Westbrook did a lot of cool things throughout his NBA career—things that broke natural laws so badly it made the greater galactic powers inspect their property line looking for holes in the gravity fence. Show More Summary

Draymond Green and Hassan Whiteside Trade Shots over Twitter

Adding another chapter to the NBA's ongoing small-ball revolutionary war, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside and the Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green engaged in an unsubtle subtweet exchange over basketball ideology spanning Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Show More Summary

Howard Beck's Way-Too-Early Predictions for the All-NBA 1st Team

The All-NBA first team is an honor bestowed upon the best players at their respective positions. Barring any unforeseen injuries, the list of guys should be a lock before the season starts. Who are the favorites for the All-NBA first...Show More Summary

The NBA's Tournament of Names: Which Team Comes out on Top?

Anybody want to spend a few minutes imagining Anthony Davis trying to guard Magic Johnson? Great! Me too. Here's how we make that happen: Organize NBA players past and present by last name, assign them to teams and pick the top squads with common surnames. Show More Summary

Michael Jordan Can't Determine Who Gets Shoe Deals Due to NBA Salary-Cap Rules

Michael Jordan is among the most powerful and influential figures in basketball history, but the NBA placed a significant restriction on MJ Tuesday with regard to his Air Jordan shoe line. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, the league...Show More Summary

Clippers Fined $250,000 for Offering DeAndre Jordan Unauthorized Endorsements

The NBA announced Tuesday that the Los Angeles Clippers were fined $250,000 for offering center DeAndre Jordan unauthorized business opportunities, per Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated. Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal posted the...Show More Summary

Howard Beck's 1990s NBA Starting 5

In the 1990s, the NBA showcased some of basketball's all-time greats, including Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal. These players competed to be the best at a pivotal time in NBA history. But who were the best players at every position...Show More Summary

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Contract: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Hornets SF

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has spent his entire career as a member of the Charlotte Hornets, and he will reportedly remain with the franchise that drafted him for the foreseeable future. Continue for updates. Kidd-Gilchrist in Line for Contract Extension Monday, Aug. Show More Summary

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