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Kobe Bryant's shot selection is utter garbage and the Lakers' coach is 'fine' with it

It's a known fact that Kobe Bryant is playing terribly. He's hit just 16 of his first 51 shots as the Lakers have sunk to an 0-3 start. In an attempt to be self-deprecating, he told reporters that he "freaking sucks" and that he's no better than the 200th-best player in the NBA right now. Show More Summary

LeBron James had fun handshakes for his Cavs teammates, except Matthew Dellavedova

LeBron is a very good teammate who always seems to do his best to make everyone on the team feel special. It looks like everyone on the team has their own special handshake, except Matthew Dellavedova. Matthew gets a standard, "Hello, person I'm only meeting for the first time today. Show More Summary

Flip Saunders will not return to Timberwolves this season

Minnesota owner Glen Taylor has ruled out Saunders returning to work after complications in his fight with cancer. Flip Saunders will not return this season to his role as Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and president of basketball...Show More Summary

Almost everyone in the East has a chance to make the NBA Playoffs

Except for the 76ers, that is. But with seven teams looking like locks for postseason play, who will be the eighth? The Eastern Conference is still the NBA's junior varsity. Aside from LeBron James being the best player in the world, it has little to brag about compared to the West. Show More Summary

Joel Embiid will undergo foot surgery on Tuesday

The 2014 first-round pick is expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season. Joel Embiid will finally undergo surgery on his right foot this week, more than one month after the team announced that he'd missing the entire 2015-16 season, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports! Embiid will go under the knife on Tuesday. The No. Show More Summary

White and height: Meet the NBA All-1950s team

George Mikan and Dolph Schayes lead our all-decade team from the 1950s, which is notable for its absence of any black players. Integration was a long process in the NBA. You may notice a distinct lack of African-American players on the All-1950s team. Show More Summary

Matt Barnes is dating Queen Elizabeth now? Wow

Good morning. We have some important Matt Barnes non-news and more in Monday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. YOU JUST BOUGHT A SHOT: So, Matt Barnes was telling folks (including TMZ) that he's dating Rihanna. Rihanna is apparently offended by this claim, and lit him up on Instagram with a sardonic string of vicious hashtags. Show More Summary

Matt Barnes is straight up lying about dating Rihanna and he just got caught

Matt Barnes is living a very curious fantasy -- one in which he's dating Rihanna, or about to date Rihanna or something. This is all very confusing. TMZ cornered the Grizzlies forward after a softball game and asked him about his rumored relationship with the singer. Show More Summary

How the final 2 playoff spots in the West can be won

The top six in the Western Conference is already established, assuming health, but the fight for the final two is much more interesting. The Western Conference can't help itself. After another offseason full of the usual NBA roster upheaval, the top title contenders are all as good or better than the year before. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant says he broke his foot a second time last season

When Durant was shut down for the season last March, it was more serious than he let on at the time. Kevin Durant revealed he had actually had a second "crack" in his right foot when he underwent a season-ending third surgery last March. Durant is healthy now and practicing at Team USA's Las Vegas minicamps, although he skipped Thursday's scrimmage. Show More Summary

Sneaker Wars between Nike, Adidas and Under Armour are burning hotter than ever

James Harden's massive endorsement deal with Adidas is simply the latest chapter in a long running rivalry between Nike and Adidas. No NBA player has seen his value debated more intensely in recent years than James Harden. The Thunder's...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant wants to 'ride out to the sunset' at 2016 Rio Olympics

But only if he earns a spot on Team USA 2016 roster by merit. As he prepares for his 19th NBA season, Kobe Bryant has an end in sight: a send-off with Team USA in Rio for the 2016 Olympics. Team USA general manager Jerry Colangelo told...Show More Summary

LeBron James says re-signing Tristan Thompson is the Cavaliers' 'No. 1 priority'

James wants Cleveland to bring back his friend and teammate no matter what it costs, but Cleveland is negotiating hard. LeBron James has again put public pressure on the Cleveland Cavaliers to re-sign restricted free agent Tristan Thompson,...Show More Summary

A requiem for the Washington Generals, the worst sports team of all time

The Washington Generals lost to the Harlem Globetrotters over 16,000 times. Now they're dead, and they never got the respect they deserved. Let us remember them, and their beautiful failures. The Washington Generals are done losing.Show More Summary

Blake Griffin is dunking like this is actually basketball

Good morning. We have links to the few USA Basketball Showcase highlights and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. HEY, BASKETBALL! Well, "basketball." The USA Basketball Showcase was on Thursday. Klay Thompson nutmegged DeMar DeRozan in the open court. Show More Summary

Klay Thompson put a cheeky open-court nutmeg on DeMar DeRozan

No one took the USA Basketball scrimmage that seriously, but man, DeMar DeRozan, if you just stand there, you're gonna get embarrassed. Klay Thompson gave DeRozan his best Manu Ginobili ¡olé! in the open floor, then took it all the way to the rim: DeMar comes off looking kinda like a hockey goalie here. A bad one!

USA Basketball moved the stanchions WAY back after Paul George's injury

Better safe than sorry. USA Basketball took the "better safe than sorry" approach with its basket stanchions this year. After Paul George's gruesome injury, and much dispute about the location of the goal, USA basketball moved the stanchions back 2.5 feet further than last year's game.

LeBron James will pay for more than 1,000 kids to go to college

Every single kid who finish my program will go to college for FREE! #Tryingtomakeadifference @LJFamFoundation — LeBron James (@KingJames) August 13, 2015 On Thursday LeBron James announced his foundation will pair up with the University...Show More Summary

LeBron and Melo couldn't stop laughing when Russell Westbrook messed up a drill

See, Russ passes! Even when he's not supposed to! Next time you hear someone say Russell Westbrook is a chucker who hogs the ball and refuses to share with teammates, show them this clip of Russ passing during a drill in which he isShow More Summary

JaVale McGee signs with Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks will take a flyer on the former Wizards and Nuggets center. The Dallas Mavericks have taken a chance on JaVale McGee, the supremely athletic big man who cemented a regular spot on "Shaqtin' A Fool" for his many bloopers. Show More Summary

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