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Joakim Noah's Mom Bought Him Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg Albums in 3rd Grade

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is as rough and tough on the court as anyone in the NBA, thanks at least in part to Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. In a recent piece from's Jon Greenberg, the trash-talking big fella dished on a variety...Show More Summary

Shaquille O'Neal Says Jordan Would Beat LeBron, but Dr. J Is Better Than Both

Retired NBA legend turned TNT analyst Shaquille O'Neal has created some serious buzz this offseason. First off was his iconic virtual spat with former Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen. The Big Aristotle dropped bomb after bomb on the...Show More Summary

Adidas J Wall 2: John Wall Signature Shoe Revealed with Release Date

John Wall's second signature shoe is upon us, and it comes with more personal touch than ever before. Adidas formally announced the J Wall 2 release Tuesday, with the home colorway arriving in stores Oct. 31 and the away coming a week later: Wall, 24, left Reebok for Adidas in 2013. Show More Summary

Which NBA Contenders Have the Biggest Windows to Win?

We call them windows, and everybody in the NBA wants theirs. The only thing harder than the years of focused work it takes to prop one open is keeping it that way. Aging curves are brutal, and the strictures of the league's collective...Show More Summary

Summer Showcases Remind Us Just How Special NBA Players Really Are

Success on a basketball court, whether in the NBA or on a summer circuit, is as much about what you can do as having the opportunity to do it. Jon Greenberg thinks of the San Francisco Pro-Am Basketball League, which he founded 36 years ago, as "an opportunity league." In truth, the same could be said of just about any summer pro-am league. Show More Summary

Jonas Valanciunas Contract: Latest News and Rumors on Negotiations with Raptors

Toronto Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas can be a restricted free agent at the end of the 2015-16 season, but it may not have to come to that as the two parties work out terms on a potential extension. Continue for updates. Valanciunas, Raptors on Verge of $60 Million Deal Monday, Aug. Show More Summary

10 Completely Fake but Totally Awesome NBA Reality Shows We'd Watch

If only there was some way to pass time during the NBA's offseason that didn't involve watching reruns of classic hardwood battles or Googling "Tristan Thompson Overpaid" every few hours. How about coming up with completely fake, not-at-all-real,...Show More Summary

Volatile Stocks: 2016 NBA Draft Prospects Entering Make-or-Break Seasons

For some hopeful NBA prospects, an uninspiring 2015-16 season could potentially sink their draft stock. Minimal progress in college doesn't quite suggest room for growth as a pro. Failing to show improvement over the course of threeShow More Summary

Predicting the All-Breakout Team for the 2015-16 NBA Season

Every NBA season is an opportunity, and a handful of players always seize it and turn it into their introduction to the basketball world. The arrival of an up-and-comer changes his future forever. Last season, Klay Thompson transformed from the other Splash Brother into a full-fledged All-Star. Show More Summary

Phil Jackson Speaks on Kristaps Porzingis' Skill Set, Hopes for His Rookie Year

The New York Knicks demonstrated a rare bit of long-term vision when they drafted Kristaps Porzingis fourth overall in the 2015 draft. In an interview with Charley Rosen on, team president Phil Jackson opened up about the decision-making process behind drafting Porzingis and what the franchise expects for him in 2015-16. Show More Summary

From Past to Present: The Legends Who Influenced Today's NBA

Whether it's from Michael Jordan to Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird/Magic Johnson to LeBron James, or Kevin Garnett to Anthony Davis, the torch is always changing hands. The NBA is a constantly evolving beast, with new generations coming into the Association and looking to build upon the efforts of those who suited up before them. Show More Summary

Toni Kukoc Named Special Advisor to Chicago Bulls COO Michael Reinsdorf

Toni Kukoc returned Monday to the organization with which he won three NBA titles. The Chicago Bulls announced the former 13-year NBA veteran will work as a special advisor to team president and COO Michael Reinsdorf. "Toni will work across the organization and his duties will be wide-ranging," Reinsdorf said. Show More Summary

Data-Driven Philadelphia 76ers Just Have Questions, No Answers, with Joel Embiid

The Philadelphia 76ers are a franchise devoted to rigorously quantifying the value of assets, which is why this whole Joel Embiid mess must be eating them up inside. Here's the situation: A fractured navicular bone in Embiid's right foot allowed the top prospect in the 2014 draft to slip to the Sixers at No. Show More Summary

JR Smith: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation Surrounding Free-Agent SG

Shooting guard J.R. Smith remains the most prominent unrestricted free agent on the market this NBA offseason after turning down his player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason. Continue for updates. Cleveland Remains Most...Show More Summary

Lakers Rumors: Latest Rumblings on Robert Upshaw and Team Workouts

Despite a wealth of notable additions giving the Los Angeles Lakers a strong veteran-prospect balance, it seems like general manager Mitch Kupchak isn't done just yet. It's August, but Kupchak still has the team's name in headlines as...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Markieff Morris, Jason Richardson and More

We've reached the point in the NBA offseason where pundits start making their predictions for the upcoming season. Free agency is all but over, and no forthcoming trades are assumed to alter the league's landscape. But there are a few...Show More Summary

Rihanna Blasts Matt Barnes over Budding Relationship Insinuations

In further evidence that public Rihanna thirsting is man's most dangerous game, Matt Barnes is likely reposing in a burn unit at Cedars-Sinai after being torched by the singer over public insinuations about a budding relationship between the two. Show More Summary

Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost Low 'Black' Release Date, Pics and Retail Price

Adidas returns this August with the Yeezy 350 Boost Low "Black," the latest installment in one of the sneaker game's most popular offerings. The darker alternative to the fresh white looks, this iteration of the Yeezy 350 Boost Low offers...Show More Summary

Michael Frazier to Lakers: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

The Los Angeles Lakers added a bit of depth to their backcourt Sunday after signing Michael Frazier. Frazier's agent, Matt Ramker, confirmed the deal. Basketball Insiders' Alex Kennedy reported the contract is for two years. He added...Show More Summary

Spurs Forward Matt 'Red Mamba' Bonner DJs at Festival While Wearing Cape & Mask

San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner really went all out for his role as a DJ. Bonner had some fun with the Rock On Fest gig, putting on a mask and cape over his Red Mamba shirt. It was pretty much exactly what you'd expect to see on someone named "DJ Red Mamba." When it came time to do his job, DJ Red Mamba got the party going with some good jams. Show More Summary

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