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Cavaliers Remove All Tristan Thompson Images and Items from Arena, Team Store

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson are in the midst of a standoff regarding the forward’s contract.’s Dave McMenamin reported on Friday that the team is sending a message to Thompson by removing his likeness from Quicken Loans Arena. Show More Summary

NBA Preseason 2015: Breaking Down Top Games of Weekend's Exhibition Schedule

After a long and newsworthy offseason, the NBA is finally back in full force as preseason basketball is underway, and the 2015-16 regular season is right around the corner. Many of the league's 30 teams look very different due to the draft, free agency and trades. Show More Summary

Chris Paul Finds DeAndre Jordan for an Alley-Oop Jam in Preseason Opener

It's been a long drought, but basketball is finally back. The Los Angeles Clippers kicked off the NBA preseason in style Friday night, as Chris Paul found DeAndre Jordan for an alley-oop jam in the second quarter—and suddenly the thirst was quenched. The Clippers led the Denver Nuggets 56-42 at the half. [Vine] Read more NBA news on

Clippers Cover Up Taylor Swift's 'Championship' Banner for Game vs. Nuggets

If there was ever mad love between Taylor Swift and the Los Angeles Clippers, you can bet that's now bad blood. The team opened up the NBA preseason Friday night against the Denver Nuggets, and as tradition goes, the Los Angeles Lakers championship banners were covered up—and so was Swift's. Show More Summary

Trail Blazers' Mason Plumlee Makes Casual Backward 3-Pointer Using Standard Form

Most big men aren't known for their long-range shooting, but don't tell Mason Plumlee that. The Portland Trail Blazers center nailed a three-point shot at training-camp practice Friday, which would have been noteworthy on its own merits considering Plumlee hasn't made a three-pointer in the regular season in his two-year NBA career. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Beats Alex Morgan Playing as Alex Morgan & the USWNT in 'FIFA 16'

Kobe Bryant beat Alex Morgan in FIFA 16 playing as Alex Morgan and the United States women's national soccer team. Yes, you followed that correctly. And that next-level inception wasn't even the best part. Morgan jokingly asked where...Show More Summary

NBA Predictions 2015-16: Win-Loss Projections for Every Team

Do you hear that? The bouncing of balls? The squeaking of sneakers? The chirping of platitudes and cliches into microphones and audio recorders? That must mean the new NBA season is fast approaching. Oh, and the leaves are changing colors,...Show More Summary

Tristan Thompson Saga Shows Fine Line Cavaliers Face in Title Chase

There are arguments to be made for Tristan Thompson eyeing a max deal and the Cleveland Cavaliers instead attempting to save every possible penny. But that doesn't mean this situation makes any sense. The last thing the Cavs need is another distraction. Show More Summary

The First Face of the Grizzlies Franchise and a Big Country

The Memphis Grizzlies weren't always masters of the NBA's grit-and-grind game. They weren't even always Bluff City residents. Their first home base was Vancouver, British Columbia (one of two Canadian markets the league established 20...Show More Summary

Flip Saunders Unlikely to Coach This Season Due to Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders is reportedly unlikely to lead the team during the upcoming NBA season as he continues treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The latest update on Saunders' status came from Jerry Zgoda of the...Show More Summary

Top International Studs to Watch in 2015 NBA Global Games

The Global Games take place outside the United States and Canada and consist of preseason matchups between NBA teams and international clubs. This year's slate features the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers and Charlotte...Show More Summary

Lakers News: Latest on Kevin Durant's Free Agency, Kobe Bryant's Move to SF

After losing a franchise-worst 61 games last season, the Los Angeles Lakers are looking for reasons to remain optimistic entering the 2015-16 campaign. Fortunately for the Purple and Gold, two pieces of news could have their stock trending up. Show More Summary

John Henson, Bucks Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Milwaukee Bucks and power forward John Henson have agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract extension that could inflate to $48 million based on incentives. Henson, 24, averaged 7.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks last season in 18.3 minutes per game. Show More Summary

LeBron James Comments on Cleveland-Area Drive-by Shooting

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James spoke out against violence Thursday night after a string of shootings in the Cleveland area, including one that killed a five-month-old girl. WKYC reports the child was struck in the chest during a drive-by shooting in Cleveland Thursday. Show More Summary

Twin Towers Redux? Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah Aim to Turn Back Clock in Chicago

CHICAGO — A most fascinating and complex experiment is beginning to unfold, and the beauty of it is that the participants are intelligent and mature enough to understand it. Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah are established greats in this game. Show More Summary

NBA Preseason 2015: Potential Breakout Players to Watch on Exhibition Schedule

Results of NBA preseason games mean nothing. There is little reason to pay attention to the final box score in any game. Extended minutes are given to players who won't even be on rosters in a few weeks, and players run vanilla setsShow More Summary

LeBron James Comments on Kevin Love's Role in Cavaliers Offense

Kevin Love experienced statistical regression during his first season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but LeBron James believes the three-time All-Star is primed to return to form after he signed a five-year, $110 million deal to stayShow More Summary

Road Map to the 2016 NBA Finals for All 30 Teams

You won't find a more refreshing point on the NBA calendar than where we're currently at. Basketball is so close you can almost smell it and far enough away you don't actually smell it. It's the time when every fanbase can decide whether...Show More Summary

Steve Kerr Takes Leave of Absence: Updates on Warriors Coach's Back and Return

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr will take an indefinite leave of absence as he continues to recover from offseason back surgeries, the team announced Thursday. Champs to Be Without Head Coach for Undisclosed Period Thursday, Oct. Show More Summary

The Most Cursed Uniforms in NBA History

NBA jerseys may not be the ultimate indicators of success and failure, but wearing the wrong one can lead to a doomed period in a franchise's history. Sure, the players who are actually spending time dribbling the ball up and down the court matter most. Show More Summary

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