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Pat Riley says Chris Bosh's career with Heat is 'probably over'

The Miami Heat are readying for life without Chris Bosh. The Miami Heat are not working toward Chris Bosh's return to the team, according to president Pat Riley. As the Heat opened training camp on Monday, Riley said Bosh's career with...Show More Summary

Kevin Garnett was one of a kind. These bizarre stories prove it

Above all else, we’ll remember how delightfully weird Kevin Garnett was. Kevin Garnett is retiring. Behind him, he leaves a legacy as one of the best defensive players ever. His departure also leaves a void as the best trash talker in the NBA. Show More Summary

Steve Kerr: 'I'd hope every American is disgusted' by police-related shootings

The Warriors head coach also said that he expects protests during the national anthem in the NBA. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has always been forthright expressing his opinion on important social issues. Wednesday's pre-camp media...Show More Summary

WNBA stars have mixed feelings on the new playoff format. Here's how it works

Single-elimination rounds make this postseason less predictable than ever. The WNBA Playoffs will look different this year. The league is introducing two single-elimination rounds to open its eight-team tournament, which adds pressure right from the opening tip. Show More Summary

This is James Harden’s best chance to shut up his loudest critics

Harden and the Rockets both have their flaws, but we’re expecting both to bounce back after last year’s disaster. We’ve arrived at last year’s playoff clubs in our team-by-team countdown series, though the Rockets may as well have been a lottery team considering their mind-boggling 2015-16 season. Show More Summary

All the classic teams in ‘NBA 2K17,’ along with 7 others we wish were included

NBA 2K17 allows you to play with tons of memorable teams from the past, but no game is perfect. If we had our way, we’d include these cult classics. The release of NBA 2K is finally here, which means basketball season is just around the corner. Show More Summary

Bulls fans are still wrapping their heads around their team’s bizarre offseason

After claiming they wanted to get younger, the Bulls signed Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade. Like all of you, Bulls fans are baffled. We’ve come to the Chicago Bulls in our offseason team-by-team series, and everyone is confused. DwyaneShow More Summary

Chris Bosh wouldn’t be the only professional athlete to play while taking blood thinners

The Heat star wants to continue playing while taking blood thinning medication to address his health condition. This is something other athletes have successfully done. Training camp is approaching and Chris Bosh's status with the Heat remains up in the air. Show More Summary

The specifics of the Derrick Rose rape case, as explained by lawyers

A woman is filing a civil suit accusing Derrick Rose and his friends of gang rape. As we near the trial, here’s why a settlement hasn’t happened... yet. It has been more than a year since a woman filed a civil suit against New York Knicks...Show More Summary

Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan's relationship, summed up in this sweet story about carrot cake

Awwwwwww this is adorable. Tim Duncan retired months ago now, and finally the true story about his carrot cake habits have been revealed. Gregg Popovich had mentioned the dessert in his Tim Duncan farewell press conference here, but with little in the way of context. "To think that he's gone... Show More Summary

2 weeks until the NBA preseason begins!

Good morning. We have that and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let’s basketball. THE BOSH SAGA: Chris Bosh’s fight with the Heat over whether he can play — which started last spring — continues. He said he’s good to go in time for training camp. Show More Summary

The NBA D-League isn’t that far away from being a true minor-league system

But to get all the way there, it’ll need the NBA’s help in a few key areas. When the NBA D-League tips off in November, it will be bigger than ever. Thanks to an expansion boomlet, 22 teams will suit up in 2016-17, and at least two more...Show More Summary

Allen Iverson says he took an ‘ass whooping’ so NBA players could express themselves today

Iverson describes today’s NBA culture as being “bittersweet,” after what he had to go through to be himself. Allen Iverson joined the Basketball Hall of Fame last week, and for him, that meant we celebrated who Iverson was off the court...Show More Summary

The Memphis Grizzlies will celebrate MLK Day with a poignant, powerful alternate jersey

The Grizzlies’ alternate for 2016-17 drips with history. The Memphis Grizzlies have a history of sweet alternate jerseys, none better than the glorious Memphis Sounds throwbacks the team wore last season. The Grizz topped themselves this year, though. #MLK50Pride @memgrizz uniform will tip-off @NCRMuseum remembrance of 50th Anniversary of Dr. Show More Summary

Duke is holding its own preseason NBA scouting combine, just like Kentucky

Then Mike Krzyzewski is closing his practice doors to NBA scouts for the rest of the season. Duke is following Kentucky's lead in more ways than one. After beating out John Calipari's team for five-star freshmen Jayson Tatum, Harry Giles and Marques Bolden, Duke will host NBA scouts for a preseason combine on Oct. Show More Summary

Mitch McGary is in big trouble

Good morning. We have that and more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let’s basketball. FREEDOM: There’s an active lawsuit that could nuke the NCAA’s punitive transfer eligibility rules. College coaches are aghast at the prospect...Show More Summary

The Jazz look awesome on paper. What about in reality?

Two editors from SB Nation’s Jazz blog discuss a team that’s loaded on paper, but short on results. Will that finally change this year? The Utah Jazz are loaded. They’re two-deep at every position, with a young core featuring multiple players with All-Star potential. Show More Summary

Would college basketball free agency really be so terrible?

The transfer eligibility rule that currently exists doesn’t actually help players. What’s so scary about getting rid of it? The NCAA’s transfer eligibility rules are under assault. A lawsuit filed in the spring argues that the NCAA’s...Show More Summary

Lance Stephenson signs with the Pelicans, according to reports

The free agent shooting guard finally has an NBA team for next season. Lance Stephenson has an NBA job. The mercurial free agent shooting guard has agreed to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania...Show More Summary

Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert arrested on suspicion of DUI

Shumpert admitted to having marijuana in his system and failed field sobriety tests, according to an arrest report. Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was arrested on Aug. 10 on suspicion of a DUI following a traffic stop in Fayette...Show More Summary

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