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Russell Westbrook accidentally nailed a ref in the head with the ball and got a tech for it

Oh no! Sometimes the best laid plans fall through. Russell Westbrook may be an emotional player but he did not mean for this to happen. He nailed the referee in the head with this pass and by default had to be called for a technical foul. Westbrook tried to beg and plead and say he didn’t mean to do it but this ref was not having it. Show More Summary

A Paul Millsap trade could dramatically alter the NBA Playoff race

Sure, he’s a free agent, but teams should be lining up to take a swing. Reports suggest the Hawks are listening to offers for three-time All-Star Paul Millsap, who will become a free agent at season’s end. Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller...Show More Summary

If the Warriors had won the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant could be in a Celtics jersey

Report: “Boston might have landed Durant had the Warriors won the Finals -- as Durant wouldn't want to have looked like a man hopping aboard a dynasty.” The Celtics had a chance at landing Kevin Durant, after all. It just so happensShow More Summary

NBA MVP Rankings: Why James Harden’s season is more impressive than Russell Westbrook’s

It’s close, but we’re taking Harden in the battle between the former teammates for MVP. The midway point in the 2016-17 NBA season is closing in fast. For the most part, the campaign has gone according to predictions. But one of theShow More Summary

Jae Crowder got really mad when Celtics fans cheered for Gordon Hayward

“I think that was a sign of disrespect to me from the fans,” Crowder said. Then, he got madder online. There are only two circumstances in which a team’s fans cheer for an opposing player: Either he’s a product of the team’s city, or...Show More Summary

Nick Young must really love making open 3-pointers

That and more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball! PAWWWWWLLL: There are some new developments on the Paul Millsap trade rumors front. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst suggested in a True Hoop podcast that the Hawks actually had a deal on the table with the Raptors this summer, but pulled back once Al Horford left for Boston. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2017: Isaiah Thomas leads Celtics over Jazz with career high 15 assists

It’s been a career week for Isaiah Thomas It’s finally time to consider Isaiah Thomas as a star in the NBA, even if it’s long overdue or if he didn’t win Player of the Month for December. He followed up his 52-point performance last week with a career high 15 assists on Tuesday while beating the Jazz, 115-104. Show More Summary

Thunder fan changes into Bucks jersey after Russell Westbrook gets blocked by Giannis Antetokounmpo

Bandwagoning is apparently legal in Milwaukee. Some time over the past decade, bandwagoning has become socially acceptable in sports circles. You can be a fan of one team one day, and a fan of another the next — a Knicks fan today and a Celtics fan tomorrow. It’s become a thing. Show More Summary

Why the NBA needs referee reviews

Players, coaches, and referees are all speaking out against the league’s last-two minute reports, but they serve an important purpose. The NBA’s fairly new postgame referee reviews — called Last Two Minutes reports, or L2Ms -- are under fire. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2017: Jimmy Butler scores 52, carries Bulls over Hornets

Jimmy Butler did it all for the Bulls when they needed him most With Dwyane Wade resting his knee and Rajon Rondo out of the rotation, Jimmy Butler had the green light all night and he made the most of it. The last time Wade sat, Butler went for 40 points. Show More Summary

John Wall threads an effortless assist through his legs and between two defenders

This was pretty. John Wall was just named Eastern Player of the Week and now he’s throwing passes like this. Wall has attempted a pocket pass between the legs before but never this perfectly.

Russell Westbrook taunted all of Wisconsin with a 'discount double check' celebration against the Bucks

Savage Russ! Russell Westbrook is a savage every day of the week, every month of the year, so on Monday he chose to be a savage while in Wisconsin. What a perfect state to bust out the “discount double check” celebration in front ofShow More Summary

Here’s why the Rockets went 15-2 in December

James Harden is playing historically well, but he’s not the only reason the Rockets thrived to end the year. The Houston Rockets should enter the New Year with their heads held sky high. After all, the team went 15-2 in December, securing...Show More Summary

Firing Fred Hoiberg would be another Bulls mistake

After botching the summer, Chicago is reportedly thinking about blaming on the coach. This is what the Bulls do. The Bulls are 16-18, a half-game out of the No. 8 seed in the East. Chicago has the No. 18 offense and the No. 13 defense. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2017: Kyle Lowry and the Raptors are as good as ever

Lowry scored 20 points in the fourth quarter alone as Toronto moved to 21-10. The Toronto Raptors lost their last two games of 2016, and Kyle Lowry wasn’t going to let 2017 start the same way. Up just two points to start the fourth quarter,...Show More Summary

Who will nab Paul Millsap?

Good morning. We have that and more in Monday’s NBA newsletter. Good morning. Happy New Year. Let’s basketball. START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT: Did... did Kris Dunn intentionally dribble around Shabazz Napier like that? Might as well just...Show More Summary

Kris Dunn's dribble move left Shabazz Napier looking for life's answers

This is the most disrespectful thing we’ve seen in 2017 so far. And maybe 2016, too. Kris Dunn attended a funeral today. Usually tombstones don’t note the cause of death, but Shabazz Napier’s has a screen that’s playing this gif on repeat. OH MY GOD KRIS DUNN — Dane Carbaugh (@danecarbaugh) January 2, 2017 Yo. Show More Summary

Donatas Motiejunas, Pelicans expected to agree to a 1-year minimum deal

Motiejunas’ long contract dispute is finally coming to an end. The New Orleans Pelicans and Donatas Motiejunas are finalizing a one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum that should be officially on Monday or Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Show More Summary

Here are our best NBA stories of 2016

Good morning. Our year-end NBA newsletter has lots of reading material. Good morning. In lieu of a traditional morning NBA newsletter, we’re presenting to you our top pieces of the year 2016. Please don’t begrudge a bit of self-congratulation! And also, make sure you see what Kemba Walker did on Thursday night. Show More Summary

Kemba Walker does emphatic celebration shimmy while his shot rims out and misses behind him

Kemba Walker pulled a Nick Young. He saw his three-pointer halfway down and turned his back to celebrated, not knowing his shot was popping out. LET’S COMPARE. Honestly, Kemba’s might be even worse. He doesn’t realize his shot came out at all! Kemba ended up with 22 points and the win, if it’s any consolation, but he’s a meme now too.

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