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Shaquille O'Neal Compares Ben Simmons to LeBron James

Newly minted Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal believes Philadelphia 76ers top overall pick Ben Simmons possesses many of the same talents as Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James. Jessica Camerato of CSN Philly passed along...Show More Summary

Stephen Curry Says He Will 'Most Likely' Stand for National Anthem

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry supports San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick 's message, but he doesn't intend to take a knee during the national anthem. According to Anthony Slater of the Mercury News, Curry...Show More Summary

B/R NBA 200: Ranking the Top Bigs Heading into 2016-17

Bigs won't dominate 2016-17 NBA highlight reels quite as frequently as guards, but they'll still dominate games. The Association's versatile crop of frontcourt studs is now capable of thriving on both the interior and perimeter, showing...Show More Summary

Mitch McGary Suspended 10 Games: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

The NBA announced Tuesday it suspended Oklahoma City Thunder forward Mitch McGary for at least 10 games following a violation of the league's joint anti-drug program. The punishment is in addition to the five-game suspension McGary received in July for a similar infraction. Show More Summary

No Frontrunner for Best Point Guard in Elite 2017 NBA Draft Class

The NBA appears one season away from receiving a new injection of exciting point guard talent. That's right, we may potentially witness a point guard go No. 1 and No. 2 overall in the 2017 draft. We could see three of them go top four or five. Show More Summary

B/R NBA 200: Ranking the Top Wings Heading into 2016-17

Despite the many great players who line up at other NBA positions, it's often the wings who generate more fan interest: The battle between LeBron James and Kevin Durant is an all-time contest, and Kawhi Leonard has suddenly inserted himself into the conversation. Show More Summary

Samuel Dalembert Arrested: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Former NBA big man Samuel Dalembert is reportedly facing battery charges, per the Associated Press (h/t USA Today). On Monday, the AP cited a Boca Raton, Florida, police report that stated authorities responded to a 911 call from Dalembert’s house Sunday. Show More Summary

Dwyane Wade Says BFF LeBron James Knows What to Order Him at Restaurants

As you get closer to someone, you reach a point in the relationship where you don't even have to ask the other person what they want or what they are thinking—you just know. It should surprise nobody that NBA superstars LeBron JamesShow More Summary

Cavaliers vs. Hawks Unity Game 2016: Date, Start Time, Comments and More

The Atlanta Hawks unveiled plans Monday for the NBA's first-ever Unity Game, which will take place Monday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. ET against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the preseason. The Hawks categorized the gathering as a celebration...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Chris Bosh, Charlie Villanueva and More

The beginning of NBA training camps is about two weeks away, and a lot of teams are working hard to add players who can compete for spots on their 15-man rosters. Finding the right combination of players isn't easy, and coaching staffs...Show More Summary

Dwight Howard Hospitalized: Updates on Hawks Star's Recovery

Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard is currently resting in the hospital after reportedly suffering from a bout of dehydration. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Howard will be released from the hospital early Monday morning. Show More Summary

B/R NBA 200: Ranking the Top Guards Heading into 2016-17

What does Stephen Curry have in store for 2016-17 as he attempts the encore to his sterling 2015-16 NBA campaign? Is it regression after reaching previously untouched three-point heights, an endless supply of records and eventually winning...Show More Summary

B/R NBA 200: Series Ranks the NBA's Best Players Heading into 2016-17 Season

Ask five people how to organize just the NBA's best players, and you'll probably get five different answers. Now, let's provide the real answer. To do so, we need to use the end point of last season as our starting point for now. And...Show More Summary

2017 NBA Mock Draft: Pre-Training Camp Edition

With all of the summer events complete and NBA training camp ready to commence for the 2016-17 season, it's a good time to unveil our first preseason 2017 mock draft board. We used Las Vegas championship odds provided by Odds Shark to...Show More Summary

Iverson, Shaq and Yao Enter Hall of Fame with a Trail of Memories and Questions

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Hall of Famer is a powerful phrase, an almost mystical title conjuring greatness and grandeur. Once earned, the moniker becomes a de facto first name, demanding reverence. As of Friday night, he is no longer Shaquille O'Neal, but Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal. Show More Summary

First Time NBA Hall of Fame Class Has Had at Least Three No. 1 Overall Picks

Fact: The 2016 NBA Hall of Fame Class featured Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming and Allen Iverson, making it the first time a Hall of Fame class has had at least three No. 1 overall picks. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: B/R Insights Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Predicting the X-Factor for Every NBA Team Entering 2016-17 Season

In an age of relentless and exhaustive NBA coverage (even in the offseason), a little unpredictability goes a long way. Sometimes, it's just more fun to lay out the scenarios that are harder to dissect, the ones that have seemingly equal...Show More Summary

Lance Stephenson to Pelicans: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

After bouncing back down the stretch last season, Lance Stephenson waited a long time in free agency before finally finding a home with the New Orleans Pelicans. Shams Charania of The Vertical first reported Stephenson and the Pelicans...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant Comments on Relationship with Russell Westbrook

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant revealed Friday that things are all good with his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook, telling the media they're "still cool." "We’re going to compete against each other at the highest level," he continued, per Erik Horne of the Oklahoman. Show More Summary

The Top 3 NBA Breakout Candidates at Every Position Entering 2016-17

If you look up "most improved" in the (basketball) dictionary, you may well find a picture of C.J. McCollum—and not just because he won the NBA's award for that last season. His rise to stardom for the Portland Trail Blazers was nothing...Show More Summary

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