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Analyzing the Release of Nike's Elite Collection Featuring KD, LeBron and Kobe

Nike unveiled a sneak peek of its new basketball Elite Series Monday afternoon, featuring the KD7, Kobe X and LeBron 12, each restyled three different ways for the Team Collection, Elevate Collection and Rose Gold Collection. The series...Show More Summary

'SportsCenter' Anchor Robert Flores Takes Unexpected Shot at Iggy Azalea

For those who were wondering, ESPN's Robert Flores is not a fan of Iggy Azalea's music. He made that quite clear on SportsCenter recently. Flores started the segment by talking about Los Angeles Lakers star Nick "Swaggy P" Young's near-death experience with dolphins. Show More Summary

Michael Jordan Appears on Forbes' World's Richest Billionaires List for 1st Time

Many former athletes run into financial issues after their careers, be it due to lavish spending habits or a difficulty adjusting to their post-sports lives. That has certainly not been the case for Michael Jordan, however, as he isShow More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Monday, March 2, 2015

Fact: Russell Westbrook averaged 31.2 points, 10.3 assists and 9.1 rebounds in February. Oscar Robertson is the only other player to average 30 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds for a whole month. Bleacher Report will be bringingShow More Summary

Marco Belinelli Takes It All off for 'GQ Italia' Cover Shoot

In Italy, taking your pants off is a sign of respect. This isn ’t true, but for our purposes, we’ll pretend like this was the message being conveyed in Marco Belinelli’s recent GQ Italia shoot. The San Antonio Spurs small forward deShow More Summary

Durant, Westbrook Have Partnership That May Survive Critics, Free-Agent Suitors

LOS ANGELES — With how steep the slope has been on this struggle of a season for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the general consensus has settled in that this team just isn't meant to push all the way up...maybe ever. That's absolutely premature,...Show More Summary

Grading Top 2015 NBA Draft Prospects' Performances During College Regular Season

March Madness tournament time isn't here yet, but a jam-packed regular season is drawing to a close. It's time to hand out winter grades for the top 2015 NBA draft prospects in college hoops and overseas. Before we dive into the inevitably...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Analyzing Chatter Surrounding Greg Monroe, Tobias Harris and More

With the NBA trade deadline having come and gone, much of the league has settled into the routine of the season's home stretch. For the teams chasing the playoffs and the Larry O'Brien trophy, the concerns are all short-term, with issues to solve and news to evaluate on a nightly basis. Show More Summary

Cleveland Cavaliers' Schedule Breakdown and Predictions for Season's Final Weeks

The Cleveland Cavaliers took advantage of a soft February, but they now face a daunting lineup of games in March and April. Cleveland wrapped up the year's second month by going 8-3 overall, including 8-1 against teams not named the Indiana Pacers. Show More Summary

Atlanta Hawks Schedule Breakdown and Predictions for Season's Final 6 Weeks

February wasn't the Atlanta Hawks' finest hour. The squad won seven of its 11 games in the year's second month, outscoring opponents by just 1.7 points per contest. There were reasons for the Hawks' struggles, however —their strength...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Nets' Schedule Breakdown and Predictions for Season's Final 6 Weeks

The Brooklyn Nets are starting to get back on track, but it might be too late. The Nets, who are coming off a big win over the Dallas Mavericks, have won three of five, all on the road. The two losses in that stretch were close defeats at the hands of the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans. Thaddeus Young is contributing off the bench. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: DraftKings Rankings, Picks for Monday, March 2

You have a case of the Mondays? Just think what the grinding NBA players are going through in the heaviest part of the season. The minutes—and ailments—are piling up, making Bleacher Report's daily fantasy basketball rankings and picks...Show More Summary

How the Memphis Grizzlies Can Maximize Old-School Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph

Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are losing the novelty they had in the past few years when the center position was dying. A new age of quality big men adds urgency in their quest to bring the Memphis Grizzlies their first championship. In...Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: DraftKings Rankings, Picks for March 2

It's a short NBA schedule on Monday and the Houston Rockets' James Harden isn't playing. Oh, my God, what is the DraftKings universe to do? Never fear, I've got a list of the top players at each position, my optimal lineup and a little...Show More Summary

Best-Case, Worst-Case Scenarios for Oklahoma City Thunder's 2015 Playoff Push

Now that they are among the top eight teams in the West, the Oklahoma City Thunder must weigh the best- and worst-case scenarios the rest of the season. Given the team's struggles to stay healthy all year, hanging on to a playoff spot...Show More Summary

The 6 Most Dangerous Teams in Projected 2015 NBA Playoff Picture

The 2015 NBA playoffs are shaping up to be a real slobberknocker, with more than half of the projected field capable of bringing home the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Though the Eastern Conference's final few playoff squads won't drive fear into opponents' hearts, just about every other team could go on a deep run if they draw the right matchups. Show More Summary

Ex-Knick Derek Harper Remembers the Many Sides of Anthony Mason

Derek Harper played two-and-a-half seasons with Anthony Mason, the 13-year NBA veteran who passed away Saturday. Their time together included a run to the 1994 NBA Finals, where they lost in seven games to the Houston Rockets. Harper,...Show More Summary

JaVale McGee, 76ers Agree to Buyout: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

JaVale McGee's short stint with the Philadelphia 76ers has reportedly come to an end, as the two sides have agreed to a contract buyout. Sam Amick of USA Today first reported the news on Sunday: The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed toShow More Summary

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets 3/1/15: Video Highlights and Recap

Having won four straight games and sitting just outside of the Western Conference playoff picture, the New Orleans Hornets took on the Denver Nuggets. Denver entered the matchup having lost five straight games, presenting a golden opportunity for New Orleans to put pressure on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Show More Summary

Resilient Golden State Warriors Dig Out of Deep Hole and Sunday NBA Takeaways

The Golden State Warriors would probably prefer to win games without resorting to their Lazarus-like comeback skills, but it's nice to know they've got the power of resurrection at the ready just in case. Stephen Curry hauled the Dubs...Show More Summary

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