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Kobe Bryant Steals Ball from Stephen Curry, Slams Home Oldest Old Man Dunk Ever

Kobe is old. He’s so old that his current teammates wore his jersey growing up. He’s old enough to have actually been a fan of Twin Peaks. The Black Mamba could run for president right now. But like Sisyphus, Kobe Bryant returns year...Show More Summary

Shaquille O'Neal Chills with 7'5" Sim Bhullar and 7'6" Yao Ming

There aren't many people in the world who can make the 7'1", 325-pound Shaquille O'Neal look small. However, the stars aligned on Friday. Above, we see Shaq with Yao Ming in Shanghai. "Yao says he's 7 feet 4 I think he's 7 foot 8," O'Neal wrote on Instagram. Show More Summary

Blake Griffin's Improvement Will End NBA's Best Power Forward Debate

Blake Griffin is thinning the pool of candidates in the NBA's best power forward debate one silky smooth jump shot at a time. Last season, the 25-year-old nearly closed the conversation by flashing improvements in his back-to-the-basket offense, distributing and free-throw shooting. Show More Summary

Biggest Adjustments New Orleans Pelicans Must Make This Coming Season

In order for the New Orleans Pelicans to qualify for the postseason, they must make adjustments from last season. Both new and returning players will fail to accomplish this feat on their own. A concentrated team effort to improve will...Show More Summary

The Top 5 Brooklyn Nets Players in Franchise History

The Brooklyn Nets organization has spanned five decades, amassing two ABA championships. The Nets have retired the jersey numbers of several iconic basketball figures such as Julius Erving, Drazen Petrovic and Jason Kidd. Throughout its existence, the franchise has been home to prominent NBA talent. Show More Summary

Charlotte's Move for Lance Stephenson Reunites NYC Rivals on NBA Stage

"Don't go on that flight. We're going to Vegas." Those were the words Lance Stephenson remembers his agent, Alberto Ebanks, telling him on July 15 as the then-free agent was about to board a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles to attend the ESPYs the following day. Show More Summary

NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up at 2014 Training Camp

What's a grain of salt worth in the NBA? That question is typically and most accurately answered during the preseason, wherein the vast majority of the results are best taken with that tiniest pinch of sodium chloride. The injuries are...Show More Summary

How Flip Saunders Can Reboot Anthony Bennett's NBA Future

In a frenzy of NBA offseason excitement, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Bennett has become somewhat of a forgotten man. It was just 16 short months ago when all eyes were on Bennett, the first overall selection of the 2013 NBA draft. In that time, Bennett has moved from Las Vegas to Cleveland and then to Minneapolis. Show More Summary

6 Under-the-Radar 2015 NBA Draft Prospects to Watch Closely

Most NBA fans are already drooling over the next crop of marquee draft prospects and know which top studs to track throughout the 2014-15 season. But a handful of under-the-radar players also demand your attention. Whether it's an unheralded transfer, overlooked senior or mid-major dark horse, these competitors have pro potential. Show More Summary

Which LA Laker Benefits Most from Playing with Healthy Kobe Bryant in 2014-15?

The most intriguing pairing on offense for the Los Angeles Lakers this season may very well be that of Kobe Bryant and Jordan Hill. Given all we can expect from a healthy Bryant, the 27-year-old Hill should benefit most while playing alongside the Mamba as the Lakers' starting center this season. Show More Summary

Why Byron Scott Is the Perfect First Coach for Jordan Clarkson

An NBA rookie’s first head coach can make him or break him. For Jordan Clarkson of the Los Angeles Lakers, the hope is that Byron Scott will be the perfect teacher, counselor, disciplinarian and giver of confidence. Clarkson —the team's No. Show More Summary

How Defensively Dominant Can Boston Celtics Backcourt Be?

The Boston Celtics head into the 2014-15 regular season drowning in deficiency: so much weakness, such low expectations. But one bright spot is their backcourt and, more specifically, how outright feared it could be on defense. There are 2.5 major reasons why: Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart and Rajon Rondo. Show More Summary

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets 10/9/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Two of the NBA's best teams squared off in a preseason clash on Thursday night when the Houston Rockets met the Memphis Grizzlies. Both teams have playoff aspirations, and with plenty of star power courtesy of the Rockets' James Harden and Dwight Howard and the Grizzlies' Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, this preseason matchup lived up to the hype. Show More Summary

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons 10/9/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons squared off Thursday night in a preseason clash. Both teams come into the game in a rebuilding mode, but with talented young cores, both the Bucks and Pistons have high hopes of improving on their records from last season. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on

Noah Vonleh Injury: Updates on Hornets Rookie's Sports Hernia and Recovery

Charlotte Hornets first-round draft pick Noah Vonleh inched closer toward a return to game action after he played in a one-on-one game for the first time since suffering a sports hernia, per Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. Bonnell...Show More Summary

Jazz's Gordon Hayward Throws Down Huge Dunk in Preseason Game vs. Trail Blazers

There are a handful of NBA players you expect to throw down huge slam dunks during a game. Utah Jazz wing Gordon Hayward is not one of them. During Thursday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Hayward threw down this exciting dunk after driving to the rim, finishing with authority. [Gfycat] Read more NBA news on

Winners and Losers from Week 1 of Miami Heat's Preseason

There is much to be settled during Miami Heat's preseason this year. With a roster transformation this offseason, player roles and minutes are up for grabs, and there are a number of camp battles to keep an eye on. While the dust isShow More Summary

Jabari Parker or Giannis Antetokounmpo: Who Has Bigger 2014-15 Season for Bucks?

Make no mistake about it, debating who has a bigger season for the Milwaukee Bucks between Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo is a win-win situation for fans of the franchise. Despite their differences in style of play, both men...Show More Summary

Each NBA Franchise's Worst Team Ever

Figuring out how modern-day offenses and defenses stack up against the units of the 1950s and '60s isn't exactly an easy task, but it's quite necessary when attempting to determine the worst teams in each of the 30 current franchises'...Show More Summary

Lakers' Robert Sacre Drains Hook Shot 3-Pointer Before Preseason Game

Professional basketball players can make anything look easy. Before Thursday night's preseason game against the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre drained this hook shot three-pointer during warmups. It was...Show More Summary

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