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Biggest Surprises and Disappointments for San Antonio Spurs

Aside from completely collapsing, there was little that the San Antonio Spurs could have done to start the 2014-15 NBA season that would have been viewed as surprising. Any drop-offs in production would simply have been seen as a symptom...Show More Summary

Assessing Gregg Popovich's Management of an Injury-Plagued Start to 2014-15

The San Antonio Spurs have battled through a handful of injuries to begin the 2014-15 season, but Gregg Popovich's coaching genius has consistently shined. Three starters —Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter —each missed an extended period of the 2014-15 season, leaving the Spurs reserves in a tight spot. Show More Summary

Is DeAndre Jordan the Right Center for Los Angeles Clippers' Present and Future?

DeAndre Jordan is at the center of the Los Angeles Clippers defense, and he can't fall to the periphery of their long-term plans. Jordan, who is on the final year of a four-year contract, immediately earned the praise of Doc Rivers upon...Show More Summary

Miami Fans Should Take High Road as LeBron Returns—Be Better, Not Bitter

MIAMI — The stage is set in South Florida again, not because the Heat's recent home performances warrant the spotlight, but because the stage goes where LeBron James does, firmly under his size-15 feet. This reality doesn't allow for an abundance of humility. Show More Summary

Spurs' Matt Bonner Will Wear New Adidas Crazy 8 Shoes for Christmas Day Game

When the San Antonio Spurs face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Christmas Day, Matt Bonner is going to stand out on the court. Bonner will be sporting a new pair of Adidas Crazy 8 "Christmas Day” shoes designed by Jake Danklefs, which will pay tribute to his home state of New Hampshire. Show More Summary

John Wall Gives Wizards Teammate Drew Gooden $100K in Cash for Christmas

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is not short on money—the 2014 NBA All-Star is in the first year of a 5-year, $80 million max contract. What can friends and family expect from him for the holidays? Cash, apparently. Teammate Kris Humphries tweeted out a photo of a stack of bundles of $100 bills, apparently totaling $100,000. Show More Summary

Despite Losses, Derek Fisher Can Still Be a Good Coach

Oh, sure, the record is 5-25, and yeah, head coach Derek Fisher is presiding over the worst season in New York Knicks' history, but don't let that fool you. It's been only six months since Fish ended his playing career, only three since he wore a suit, not a jersey, on the sideline. Show More Summary

Bleacher Report Remembers the Greatest 'Gifts' in NBA History

In the NBA, generosity isn't necessarily a good thing. If we're being honest, it's MUCH better to receive than to give when games, seasons and/or prolonged fanbase satisfaction hangs in the balance. But Christmas is different, and the benevolent deserve their day. Show More Summary

Jeremy Lin Gives Lakers Teammates Customized Headphones for Christmas

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin is very thoughtful when it comes to presents. In his first season with the Lakers, Lin is giving his teammates customized headphones. Each pair of headphones includes the player's nickname. Here'sShow More Summary

NBA: What to Expect from the Christmas Day Matchups

The NBA is unlike other sports leagues in the U.S.—the NBA plays on Christmas. Not only that, but its televised games on the 25 th of December serve as a focal point for most observers, who can take stock of the end of the first quarter...Show More Summary

Bucks' Kendall Marshall Celebrates Too Early, Teammate Misses Wide-Open Shot

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Kendall Marshall has a lot of confidence in his teammates—to a fault. During the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game against the Charlotte Hornets, Marshall set teammate Jared Dudley up for a wide-open three-pointer. Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Fact: After last night's win over the Warriors, the 9-19 Lakers have beaten 4 of the 7 teams with 20 wins. 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

Josh Smith to Sign with Rockets: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

From Dennis Rodman to Rasheed Wallace and on down the line, the NBA has a storied history of contenders rolling the dice on malcontents to push them over the championship edge. The Houston Rockets will hope Josh Smith is the next to join that list. Smith has verbally agreed to join the Rockets when he clears waivers at 5 p.m. Show More Summary

Suns' Eric Bledsoe Knocks Down Teammate Goran Dragic for Triple-Double

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe was not going to be denied. Needing just one rebound in Tuesday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks to record his second career triple-double, Bledsoe made sure he was aggressive in the final minute of the game. Show More Summary

Anderson Varejao Reportedly out for Season with Torn Achilles

Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao has reportedly suffered a torn Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the season. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports offered the initial report on Varejao's injury Wednesday: Varejao, 32, has played an integral role for the Cavaliers this season in the paint. Show More Summary

Kevin McHale, Rockets Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Some came into 2014-15 wondering if Kevin McHale's job would be on the line if the Houston Rockets struggled out of the gate. Instead, the Rockets' 20-7 record heading into Christmas Day led Houston to commit to three more years with...Show More Summary

NBA Insider: The Fine Art of Tanking and of How the Commissioner Talks About It

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is a dancer, especially when it comes to language. Case in point: his answer about whether or not tanking, or purposely losing games, as a rebuilding strategy exists in his league. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," he said in a recent TV interview with ESPN. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Rounding Up Trade Buzz on Lance Stephenson, Dion Waiters and More

The NBA rumor mill never takes a day off. With Charlotte Hornets star Lance Stephenson and the Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters just a few notable names making the rounds, who can blame it? Not only that, the Miami Heat join the Cavaliers...Show More Summary

Ethan Skolnick: Why LeBron James Always Felt Borrowed to the City of Miami

On Christmas Day, LeBron James will once again be "taking his talents" to South Beach. This time, he will be in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform against the team he won two NBA titles and two MVPs with, the Miami Heat. A villain from day...Show More Summary

Beck/Bucher: What to Watch for on Christmas Day

Christmas Day is when the NBA has the most interesting matchups on national TV. There's games on the slate that strike interest for all NBA fans, from the rivalry between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, to a matchup...Show More Summary

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