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The 'Stop Doing That' NBA All-Stars

Though populated by the world's best and most versatile athletes, the NBA is still mostly a league of specialists. Optimizing an offense depends on slotting uniquely skilled players into roles that emphasize strengths and minimize weaknesses. Show More Summary

Blake Griffin Suspended 4 Games for Fight with Clippers' Equipment Staff Member

After fracturing his right hand on Jan. 23 in an altercation with a Los Angeles Clippers equipment staffer in Toronto, star forward Blake Griffin received a four-game suspension Tuesday. Dan Woike of the Orange County Register shared...Show More Summary

The Night Dee Brown Invented the Dab

The date: February 9, 1991. The location: Charlotte, North Carolina. Little did then-Boston Celtics guard Dee Brown know, he was starting a phenomenon set to take America by storm 25 years later. Watch as Dee Brown describes his experience inventing "The Dab," and how he views its rise to popularity in the video above. Show More Summary

Pau Gasol to Replace Jimmy Butler in 2016 NBA All-Star Game

The NBA didn't have to go far to find an injury replacement for Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler in Sunday's All-Star Game, adding his teammate, Pau Gasol, to the Eastern Conference roster. Per Sean Highkin of Bleacher Report, the NBA...Show More Summary

Jimmy Butler Injury Update: Bulls Star Ruled out of 2016 NBA All-Star Game

The Chicago Bulls announced Tuesday that Jimmy Butler will be out three to four weeks while recovering from the knee injury he suffered this past weekend. As a result, Butler will miss Sunday's NBA All-Star Game. The league has yet to confirm who will replace the swingman in the Eastern Conference's reserve unit. Show More Summary

Kyle Korver Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Hawks G's Future

With the Atlanta Hawks in the middle of a playoff race in the Eastern Conference, their front office may be willing to trade key players, such as sharpshooter Kyle Korver. Continue for updates. Hawks Examining Entire Roster Tuesday, Feb. Show More Summary

George Karl Reportedly Will Remain Kings Head Coach: Latest Details, Reaction

Less than a day after reports surfaced that the Sacramento Kings planned to fire head coach George Karl, the organization revealed its intentions to keep him in place Tuesday. According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, the Kings surprisingly...Show More Summary

Al Horford Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Hawks C's Future

The Atlanta Hawks are reportedly shopping veteran forward Al Horford—along with Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver—before the trade deadline, per Kevin Arnovitz and Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com. Sources indicated to Arnovitz and Windhorst that...Show More Summary

Phil Jackson Comments on Goals for Knicks After Derek Fisher's Firing

A day after firing longtime friend Derek Fisher as New York Knicks head coach, team president Phil Jackson released a statement Tuesday saying he was "sad" about the move but "not discouraged" about the state of the franchise: The statement,...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant's Last Stand: The 2011 NBA All- Star Game

Heading into the 2011 NBA All-Star weekend the league was abuzz with one major storyline: Where will Carmelo Anthony be traded? While NBA journalists were scrambling to break the news on Melo's future, the NBA's elite young All-StarShow More Summary

Kevin Hart, Draymond Green Go Back and Forth on Twitter over 3-Point Shootout

Comedian Kevin Hart wanted Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green—now he's got him. Hart, a four-time NBA All-Star Celebrity Game MVP, took to Twitter last week to let everyone know that he wanted to go head-to-head with an NBA player in a three-point shootout. Show More Summary

Shaquille O'Neal to Have No. 32 Retired by Heat: Date, Comments and Reaction

Shaquille O'Neal made such an indelible impression on the Miami Heat that he will be having his No. 32 retired by the franchise. According to a press release on NBA.com, O'Neal's jersey retirement ceremony will happen at the beginning...Show More Summary

NBA Championship Odds Update: Warriors Lead Cavaliers, Spurs on Betting Lines

The Golden State Warriors (46-4) are off to a better start than the Chicago Bulls were 20 years ago when they set the NBA record for single-season wins with a 72-10 record. That’s one of the reasons the defending champion Warriors continue...Show More Summary

Larry Sanders Comments on Potential Return to NBA

Former Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has been out of the NBA for less than a year, but he is already giving consideration to a potential return. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the 27-year-old big man revealed Tuesday...Show More Summary

NBA Celebrity All-Star Game 2016: TV Info and Analysis for Celebrity Showdown

The NBA Celebrity All-Star Game can be boring. There, it's been said. Compared to the rest of the weekend, watching celebrities (try to) play competitive hoops often doesn ’t compare to dunk shows or three-point fireworks. This yearShow More Summary

Adam Silver Comments on State of NBA, Labor Deal, Rise in Salary Cap

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver isn't overly excited about the sudden increase in salary-cap space teams will receive as the league's new television deal goes into effect next season. He's hopeful the situation doesn't lead to another stoppage...Show More Summary

Lakers' Kids Helping Kobe Find Joy in the Little Things Amid Season Gone Wrong

INDIANAPOLIS — Kobe Bryant strode into the Vienna Ballroom on the second floor of the Conrad Hotel on Sunday evening. He slid into a table seat next to Lakers coach Byron Scott, passing up the sofas closer to the projection TV screen...Show More Summary

NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2016: Participants, Odds and Predictions

There is a finite number of ways for a person to emphatically place a basketball inside a hoop. Yet even in a stage of declining relevancy, the Slam Dunk Contest still occasionally steals the All-Star Weekend show. Last year, Zach LaVine reminded everyone how good the event can be. Show More Summary

Michael Jordan's Rep Comments on NBA Legend's Feelings of 'Crying' Meme

NBA legend Michael Jordan doesn't mind the popular crying meme that's become a stalwart during just about every major sporting event. His representatives are watching to make sure nobody tries to profit off the picture, though. TMZ Sports...Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Fact: This is the first time this season Kevin Durant has scored 30 points in three straight games. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats & Info Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

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