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How the San Antonio Spurs Avoided the Post-Superstar Decline

SAN ANTONIO — Nearly a month into his first season in 20 years without Tim Duncan, Gregg Popovich still fields the same question whenever a team his San Antonio Spurs face for the first time shows up on the schedule. “What’s it likeShow More Summary

Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & More Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

The sports world was well-represented at the White House on Tuesday, as President Barack Obama presented Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Vin Scully with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In his final Medal of Freedom ceremony...Show More Summary

Don't Call Isaiah Thomas Anything Other Than 'Superstar'

In today's star-driven NBA, one question has a seemingly endless number of answers: What defines a superstar? It's subjective, to say the least. But when it comes down to it, on-court performance should play a significant —if not the most significant —role in determining who earns such high praise. Show More Summary

Hassan Whiteside Wants You to Keep Attacking Him

MIAMI — By virtue of his 7'0", 265-pound frame, none of Hassan Whiteside 's shirts look normal. Still, this particular piece of clothing seemed funny for more than just its funhouse mirror-style appearance. The gray Nike shirt read "Just Buckets" across the chest. Show More Summary

The Top 10 NBA Players with the Most Trade Value Right Now

Nothing prepares us for a sixth helping of Thanksgiving turkey and gravy like some hypothetical NBA trade talk—a riff on players with the most chopping-block appeal right now, to be more specific. These names are not necessarily in the rumor mill. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz Around Blake Griffin's Future, Rudy Gay Trade and More

With a little less than a month gone in the 2016-17 NBA campaign, general managers are getting a better feel for their respective teams. That could increase the likelihood of trades in the coming weeks as front office personnel identify...Show More Summary

Criticize Warriors If You Want; Historically Great Offense Only Getting Better

The prevailing Golden State Warriors story —despite 12 wins in 14 games and a starting lineup filled to the brim with All-Stars—has been about defense. And for good reason, too. Head coach Steve Kerr’s group is giving up 105.6 points per 100 possessions thus far, a defensive rating roughly five points worse than last season’s 100.9. Show More Summary

Baby Lakers Showing the Franchise There's More Than 1 Way to Build a Team

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers' recipe for rebuilding was never supposed to include lemons. The lordly Lakers' plan was to draw majestic free-agent talent to work alongside or replace Kobe Bryant, ensuring the parade of dominant...Show More Summary

Jamal Murray Overcoming Rough Start for Denver Nuggets

DENVER — Four games into his Denver Nuggets tenure, Jamal Murray had launched 16 shots from the field. Every single one—even the seven coming without a defender within four feet, per—failed to find twine. After he missed his first look against the Detroit Pistons on Nov. Show More Summary

1st-Place Clippers Continue Passing Tests and Monday NBA Takeaways

There is no defined set of steps in an NBA team’s progress toward true, asterisk-free title contention, but if there were, the Los Angeles Clippers might have ascended to a new one Monday. In matter-of-factly dispatching a Toronto Raptors...Show More Summary

3 Players Who Still Have to Step Up for the OKC Thunder

Optimism surrounding the Oklahoma City Thunder is dwindling. The team has cooled down considerably following a hot 6-1 start to the season, as it sits sixth in the Western Conference with an 8-6 record. The Thunder already have signature...Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook, OKC Thunder Desperately Need Help. Is Rudy Gay the Answer?

OKLAHOMA CITY—Russell Westbrook rose from his seat and prepared to face the media after the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 115-110 overtime loss to the injury-depleted Indiana Pacers. The look on his face was equal parts exasperation and frustration,...Show More Summary

Dennis Rodman Charged with Hit-and-Run: Latest Details and Comments

Prosecutors in Orange County, California, charged NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman with a hit-and-run for his involvement in a July auto accident in Santa Ana, California. " Rodman is accused of driving head-on toward a sedan, causing...Show More Summary

Golden State Warriors vs. Indiana Pacers: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are on the road to take on Jeff Teague and the Indiana Pacers Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Warriors swept a two-game series against the Pacers in 2015-16. Tipoff : 7 p.m. ET Injuries...Show More Summary

Pistons Reportedly to Leave Palace of Auburn Hills for Little Caesars Arena

The Detroit Pistons' days at the Palace of Auburn Hills are reportedly numbered. According to Ian Thibodeau of the Detroit News, the team will announce plans Tuesday to move to Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit by the start of the 2017-18 campaign. Show More Summary

Lakers News: Latest on D'Angelo Russell's Injury, Ivica Zubac and More

The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Chicago Bulls 118-110 at home Sunday night, with Jimmy Butler carving up the Lakers defense for a game-high 40 points. The loss dropped the Lakers to 7-7 on the season and 1-2 on their four-game homestand,...Show More Summary

Steve Francis Arrested: Latest Details, Mugshot and More on Former NBA Star

Former NBA All-Star Steve Francis was arrested Saturday in Houston on multiple charges after being pulled over for speeding. According to an incident report obtained by TMZ Sports, Francis was pulled over for driving 88 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone. Show More Summary

DeMar DeRozan Is Rewriting the Definition of Superstar Efficiency

DENVER — In the waning moments of an NBA basketball game, with the score tied 102-102, in the year 2016, DeMar DeRozan calmly dribbled the ball down the court, one possession after he'd given his Toronto Raptors the lead on a 20-foot...Show More Summary

Ranking the NBA's Most Surprising Hot Starts So Far

With every NBA team nearly one-fifth of the way through its 2016-17 regular-season schedule, we've reached a point where the hottest, most surprising starts must be entertained as the new normal. This is a scary notion when you consider...Show More Summary

Life After NBA Doesn't Have to Be an Identity Crisis for Retired Players

The summer of 2015 was a summer of renaissance for Luke Ridnour. Ordinarily, the veteran point guard’s offseason days would revolve around intense workouts designed to get ready for the next season. Early-morning sessions in the weight room; getting up shots in the afternoon; physical therapy appointments. Show More Summary

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