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Common Says He Once Forged Michael Jordan's Autograph While Working as Ball Boy

As a kid, you'll do some shady stuff to make a quick buck. Granted, most people carry this over into adulthood, but the point is the #grind starts early in life, and sometimes you do things you aren't proud of to keep Push Pops on deck and Snack Packs in the pantry. Show More Summary

Stephen Curry Hits Kyrie Irving with 'You Reach, I Teach' Moment

While it was ultimately the Cleveland Cavaliers who came away with a win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, Stephen Curry had the arena buzzing after hitting Kyrie Irving with a behind-the-back move. As His Airness would say, "You reach, I teach." [Bleacher Report] Read more NBA news on

NBA to Share Officiating Reports from Last 2 Minutes of Game Starting March 2

The NBA is set to provide deeper insight into officiating decisions by releasing reviews of calls made inside the final two minutes of close games and during overtime periods, starting Monday. Dan Woike of the Orange County RegisterShow More Summary

Video Emerges of a Young Stephen Curry Balling Out in Middle School

His release is the same, and the crossover is its usual, ankle-crippling self. Yeah, old video of a tweenage Stephen Curry ripping apart a middle school basketball game looks spookily similar to his highlight tapes at age 26. Ahead of...Show More Summary

Breaking Down the Launch of the Jordan Brand Holiday Sneaker Collection

Nike released a preview on Thursday of the anticipated Jordan lineup for the 2015 holiday season. The retro-style collection features MJ -personalized pieces inspired by his Tar Heels alma mater and the iconic geo -print sweater he famously...Show More Summary

Cleveland Cavaliers Seem Destined for East's No. 2 Seed

It wasn't long ago that the Cleveland Cavaliers' season was lurching toward emphatic disappointment. Their roster was uneven, their record unsightly, their championship hopes fading, their Big Three experiment failing. Oh, how quickly...Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Friday, February 27, 2015

Fact: Russell Westbrook's five-game streak of having at least 20 points, 10 assists and five rebounds is the longest since the 1988-89 season when Michael Jordan did it 12 games in a row. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fansShow More Summary

Derrick Rose to Return This Season: Can the Bulls Count on Him in the Playoffs?

After undergoing surgery on his torn right meniscus Friday morning, Derrick Rose is anticipated to return to the floor in four to six weeks, Bulls general manager Gar Forman announced after the procedure, per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. Show More Summary

Pau Gasol Illness: Updates on Bulls Star's Status and Return

Chicago Bulls All-Star big man Pau Gasol will not play Friday vs. the Timberwolves due to an undisclosed illness, per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. A calf injury slowed Gasol briefly earlier in the 2014-15 season, but he has otherwise been an effective and welcome addition to Chicago. Show More Summary

Derrick Rose Injury Update: Bulls Star out 4-6 Weeks After Meniscus Surgery

There was major concern that Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose would be lost for the remainder of the season after tearing the meniscus in his right knee, but the former NBA MVP is expected to be back this year. According to Bulls...Show More Summary

Cavaliers Top Warriors: Lessons Learned from Clash of NBA Elite

How long ago it seems that the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a confused mess, struggling to get a foothold in the mediocre Eastern Conference. After a month and a half of dominance, the Cavs put together their finest performance to...Show More Summary

Ric Bucher: No One Should Be Foolish Enough to Count out the San Antonio Spurs

The 2014 NBA champion San Antonio Spurs will close out the month of February in the bottom half of the Western Conference's top eight. After their lackluster performances with their aging veterans, many people have decided to count the Spurs out. Show More Summary

Phil Jackson Reportedly Faces Fine for Comments on OSU Freshman D'Angelo Russell

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is exploring potential options for June's NBA draft, but the Zen Master could be facing a fine due to his over-zealousness. After watching Ohio State defeat Nebraska Thursday night, the 13-timeShow More Summary

Howard Beck and Ric Bucher on This Week's Most Outrageous NBA Quotes

We all know the equation: Quote-hungry reporters plus impulsive, uninhibited celebrities equals laughably disastrous utterances that become a publicist's worst nightmare. Add in the no-filter, easy-access appeal of Twitter, and we're...Show More Summary

Beck/Bucher: Grading the Early Returns for the Big Teams at the Deadline

After a wild NBA trade deadline, the movement around the league has cooled off, and teams have begun inserting their new additions into their nightly lineups. It's only been a week, but it's not too early to hand out grades for the teams who made the biggest moves at the trade deadline. Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook Leaves Kevin Durant Hanging During Thunder-Suns

Deep in the third quarter of Thursday night's matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns, All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook walked his way to the bench for some needed rest. Winded and in the zone, Westbrook left teammate Kevin Durant hanging. Of course, the camera catches all. [NBA] Read more NBA news on

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz and Trade Talk for Week of Feb. 23

A wacky and wild NBA trade deadline has left a number of rosters around the league either in flux or needing another piece or two to complete the puzzle. While the rumor mill has slowed down considerably after last week's deadline, it never comes to a complete halt in this around-the-clock league. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: NBA DraftKings Strategy for Feb. 27

Isn't Friday just the best? The weekend looms large. People around the office have a little extra bounce in their steps. But perhaps most importantly, the work day wraps up early and conveniently bleeds right into happy hour. And today,...Show More Summary

Oklahoma City Thunder: NBA's Most Unpredictable Wild Card in 2015 Playoff Race

Everybody knows the Oklahoma City Thunder are dangerous, but what's changed lately is that nobody seems clear on what kind of danger they present. For a long time, it was simple. There were two specific threat levels for OKC. One was Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Show More Summary

Philadelphia 76ers Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for March

Despite having the league's second-worst record, the Philadelphia 76ers continue to be one of the NBA's most intriguing teams as they make their way into March. General manager Sam Hinkie used the month of February and its trade deadline to shake up the Sixers' future, and it couldn't have been much more exciting. Show More Summary

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