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The case for Dragan Bender as the third best player in the 2016 NBA Draft

The 18-year-old Croatian can be the type of elite role player every NBA team craves. It's OK if your favorite team didn't end up with a top two pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. When we look back at this draft class 10 years from now, there's a good chance the best player won't be Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram. Show More Summary

Raptors vs. Cavaliers 2016 final score: Cleveland dismantles Toronto in Game 1 of Eastern Conference Finals

The Cavaliers ran the Raptors out of the gym in a 115-84 Game 1 win. The Cleveland Cavaliers aren't slowing down yet. They dominated the Toronto Raptors to take Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals with a 115-84 win on Tuesday night. Kyrie...Show More Summary

Why the Cavaliers are on fire from downtown, and why that should continue

Maybe the Cavaliers won't shoot quite as well as they did against the Hawks and Pistons, but it's no accident that they've been scorching the nets from three-point range in the playoffs. A team can be historic without being an anomaly. Show More Summary

This may finally be the Thunder's time

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are finally both healthy, and OKC is hot at the right time. They can beat the Warriors. OAKLAND -- We should first wrap our collective conscious around the idea that the Oklahoma City Thunder can absolutely win this series. Show More Summary

NBA Draft Lottery 2016 odds: 76ers have the best shot at top pick

The 76ers have a 25 percent chance of landing the top pick in the draft. 76ers fans had to suffer through a regular season in which their team finished with the worst record in the league by design, winning just 10 games. Now comes the...Show More Summary

The Heat’s season is over. Now, the real challenge begins

Pat Riley has a series of difficult questions to answer if he wants to improve the Heat, but if anyone can solve them, it's him. The Heat's season certainly didn't end as planned, but nothing really went as planned for Miami this year. Show More Summary

Sunday Shootaround: Mysteries of the 2016 NBA Draft remain unsolved

? The List ICYMI Say What Vine Of The Week googleplus facebook witter up Mysteries of the draft remained unsolved Paul Flannery CHICAGO -- There were two main questions worth asking at the annual pre-draft combine this season. The first was who goes No. Show More Summary

They still don't understand Russell Westbrook

Even now, there are calls for Russell Westbrook to tone it down. The end of the Spurs series shows just how foolish that view is. A week ago, Russell Westbrook shot 10-31 in a critical playoff game. By the way some told it, he pushed Kevin Durant right out the door, perhaps even into San Antonio's welcoming arms. Show More Summary

Spurs vs. Thunder 2016 final score: Oklahoma City advances to the Western Conference Finals 113-99

Have we witnessed Tim Duncan's final game in the NBA? If this was Tim Duncan't final game, he went out on his shield. His Spurs were flushed out of the NBA Playoffs by a hungry Thunder team on Thursday night, 113-99, despite a throwback 19-point performance from the future Hall of Famer. Show More Summary

The Spurs are now mad they aren't getting called for fouls

Good morning. We have that and more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. FEARLESS: The Spurs led the Thunder in the crucial Game 5 in San Antonio by 13 in the second half. In fact, OKC didn't have a single second half lead until an Enes Kanter layup made it 90-88 with under 2 minutes left. Show More Summary

The Thunder fixed one of their biggest problems to save their season

The Thunder have faltered in the fourth quarter all season. They made sure not to let that happen again with their season hanging in the balance. OKLAHOMA CITY -- Tony Parker drove right on Russell Westbrook with just over two minutes left in Game 4. Show More Summary

Stephen Curry wins NBA Most Valuable Player for 2nd straight year

As expected, Curry has earned his second consecutive MVP in a landslide, according to an ESPN report. Stephen Curry will officially earn his second consecutive MVP award following a historic campaign that saw his Golden State Warriors win an NBA record 73 games, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Show More Summary

NBA playoffs 2016, Cavaliers vs. Hawks live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch Game 3 online

The Cavaliers have easily dominated this matchup and will look to get a commanding lead with a win in Game 3. Two losses in Cleveland have left the Hawks in a precarious position. If they drop Game 3 at home, the Cavaliers will take a commanding lead that almost guarantees a defeat in the series. Show More Summary

Chris Paul lip-synced New Edition's 'Candy Girl,' looking furious the whole time

Here is Chris Paul performing a very good lip-sync version of New Edition's "Candy Girl" on the show where they do the lip syncs: Well lip-sunc, and very nice dancing, although I did find it funny how angry Paul looks the whole time: At...Show More Summary

Kyle Lowry is so focused on Game 2 that he won't fist bump a security guard

You can understand that Kyle Lowry is focused heading into Game 2 of the Raptors' playoff series. Even after hitting a game-tying shot in regulation to send the game to overtime, Lowry couldn't shake off his bad shooting night. Seven points just won't cut it in the playoffs, so he stayed after the game was over to practice his shot. Show More Summary

Justin Bieber is shooting Shawn Marion 3-pointers for the Nets

¯\_(?)_/¯ — Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) May 5, 2016 Brooklyn Biebs? Yes, the playoffs are in full swing, but there's never a bad time for teams who are unfortunately out of the running for this year's championship to look ahead. Show More Summary

Kyrie Irving's 'Ky-Rispy Kreme' shoes are so good we want to eat them

Have you ever wanted to eat a shoe? If not, then maybe you will now. The @KyrieIrving Ky-Rispy Kreme truck will be departing pdx today for Cleveland. Limited quantities available — Josh Benedek (@The_real_Jobby)...Show More Summary

Timothe Luwawu is the type of wing player every team wants in the 2016 NBA Draft

French wing Timothe Luwawu keeps getting better. He could be the steal of the 2016 NBA Draft. After Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, the second tier of the NBA Draft gets fuzzy. Consensus sites suggest Kris Dunn and Dragan Bender. Casual fans love Buddy Hield. Show More Summary

Larry Bird is as merciless a president as he was a player

This is not about whether Frank Vogel deserved to be fired. There are valid cases to be made both for and against the Pacers' decision to let a winning coach go. This is about Larry Bird, current Pacers GM and lifelong cockhole. As a player, Bird was arguably the most ruthless trash-talker ever, and one who backed up every word. Show More Summary

Kobe from downtown

Bryant spent 20 years playing in Los Angeles. His legacy there is as segmented as the city itself. Kobe From Downtown by Tyler Tynes • Bryant spent 20 years playing in Los Angeles. His legacy there is as segmented as the city itself. LOS...Show More Summary

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