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Spike Lee Narrates James Harden 'Believe' Trailer for 'NBA 2K16'

As he did for the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, film director Spike Lee chronicled Houston Rockets guard James Harden's journey to NBA stardom in a trailer for NBA 2K16. The slogan: "Believe." Harden could only dream of making it to the NBA while growing up in Compton, California. Show More Summary

Zach LaVine Shrugs off Dunk That Sends Crowd Wild in Kevin Durant Foot Locker Ad

The KD 8 collection can do a lot of things, but what it can't do is get 2015 NBA dunk contest champion Zach LaVine hyped. In a new Foot Locker commercial, a basketball player wearing the KD 8 collection sends the crowd—which includes Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant—into a frenzy with a fast-break dunk. Show More Summary

Court Dispute Reveals Michael Jordan's Name to Be Worth $480 Million or More

An interesting morsel of financial trivia arose this week from a legal battle currently being waged between Michael Jordan and a supermarket chain his lawyers claim profited off illicit use of Jordan's name. As the Associated Press'Show More Summary

Kevin Durant Says He Believes He Is the Best Basketball Player in the World

Fans go back and forth about who they believe is the best player in the NBA, with many siding with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James. As for Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant, he has his own opinion—even if he is a little...Show More Summary

NBA Compiles Players' Best Game Rituals for Entertaining Video

Every athlete has a ritual to perform before, during or after a game. No matter what level the athlete is at, the routine sticks. On Thursday, the NBA compiled the best rituals throughout the league and put them in one spot. From Stephen Curry's tunnel shot to Kevin Garnett's head-banging and chest-pounding, the best routines are all there. Show More Summary

Rudy Gay Playfully Smacks DeMarcus Cousins, Funny Staredown Follows

Sacramento Kings teammates Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins seemingly have the type of relationship that allows them to mess with each other. Accordingly, cameras should always be rolling when the two are around one another. Cousins recently took some time to chat with reporters at Team USA minicamp. Show More Summary

Way-Too-Early Predictions for Team USA's Starting 5 at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski will have to make some tough decisions next summer, as they must select the final roster that will represent the United States in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Some of the world's most prolificShow More Summary

In Accepting His Fate, Melo Shows Jackson's Lessons May Be Rubbing Off on Him

LAS VEGAS — They aren't compared so much anymore. Back in a more innocent time, though, no one knew whether Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James would be the bigger winner. Anthony smiled warmly Wednesday after USA Basketball minicamp practice...Show More Summary

LeBron's Olympic Decision Should Be a Matter of Choice, Not Duty

LAS VEGAS — There were only six minutes when LeBron James appeared as if he'd rather be anywhere else Wednesday, and those ticked off — painfully slowly — after USA Basketball's light practice session concluded and after he changed his shoes and clothes while flanked by both his sons. Show More Summary

Team USA Basketball Showcase 2015: TV, Live Stream Schedule for Blue vs. White

USA basketball has convened in Las Vegas for its 2015 minicamp, and a star-studded roster of NBA talent is slated to hit the floor at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center Thursday evening for an intrasquad scrimmage. And with players like reigning...Show More Summary

Stephen Curry Puts On a Show at Team USA Camp, Wows with Handles and Shot

The ongoing Team USA minicamp in Las Vegas features 34 of the best basketball players in the world. Just like the 2014-15 NBA season, however, it looks like it's become the Stephen Curry show. Curry dazzled with both his handles and his shot in a one-on-one drill. Show More Summary

Malik Rose Hired by Hawks: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Philadelphia 76ers TV analyst Malik Rose is on the move. According to Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears, Rose has been hired by the Atlanta Hawks as the team's new manager of basketball operations. A formal announcement is expected next week. As...Show More Summary

2015-16 NBA Schedule: Breaking Down Top 10 Games of the Season

The NBA released its 2015-16 schedule on Wednesday, which means it's time to get way too excited about games that are months away. The contests that open the season and Christmas Day games had already been leaked in recent days, but the full release gives us the dates for some of the biggest contests on the calendar overall. Show More Summary

Mavericks 2015-16 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

What a bizarre offseason the Dallas Mavericks had. They appeared to make a huge splash in free agency, coming to terms with center DeAndre Jordan, only to watch Jordan ultimately decide to back out of the verbal agreement with the team...Show More Summary

Jazz 2015-16 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

The Utah Jazz missed the Western Conference playoffs by seven games last season after posting a lackluster 38-44 record. Yet, the young squad showed enough promise down the stretch to believe they have a chance to make a stronger push toward the postseason during the 2015-16 campaign. Utah went 21-11 over its final 32 games. Show More Summary

Hornets 2015-16 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

The Charlotte Hornets enter the 2015-16 season in danger of being stuck in basketball purgatory — the unenviable place between being a championship contender and being bad enough to earn a high draft pick to select a future star. OnShow More Summary

Lakers 2015-16 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

The Los Angeles Lakers are still very much a franchise in transition, but there is legitimate optimism in the air after drafting D'Angelo Russell with the second overall pick and getting last year's first-round pick, Julius Randle, back...Show More Summary

Bulls 2015-16 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

For the Chicago Bulls, the most important word in the 2015-16 season is "fresh." As in, a fresh start under new coach Fred Hoiberg, whose offensive mentality will be in stark contrast to the defensive philosophy stressed by former coach Tom Thibodeau. Show More Summary

Nuggets 2015-16 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

The Emmanuel Mudiay era begins now. If that wasn't obvious when the Denver Nuggets made him the No. 7 overall pick in this year's draft, it became crystal clear when the team traded Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets for Nick Johnson,Show More Summary

Pelicans 2015-16 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

The New Orleans Pelicans' plan, insomuch as you can call it one, worked in 2014-15. Their free-agent splurging—largely on above-market contracts for young veterans—resulted in a playoff spot in the Western Conference gauntlet. It also...Show More Summary

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