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5 wonderfully accurate impressions of NBA stars by NBA rookies

At the 2015 NBA rookie photoshoot, SB Nation asked players to do their best impressions of NBA vets. The imitations are pretty good! Let's hope, for the rookies' sake, that the game's biggest stars never see them. (1) DeAngelo Russell's impersonation of Kobe is a treasure. (2) R.J. Show More Summary

The Cavaliers risk violating rule No. 1: Don't piss off LeBron James

Tristan Thompson's camp has the ultimate leverage in their contract standoff with the Cavaliers: the threat of an angry LeBron James. On Monday, the Tristan Thompson stand-off in Cleveland got a bit more threatening. As we stagger ever...Show More Summary

D'Angelo Russell's impersonation of Kobe is golden

Good morning. Let's browse through the basketball Internet. Good morning. You know what I think we should do? I think we should basketball. THESE HILARIOUS ROOKIE IMPERSONATIONS: Our staff went to the rookie photo shoot in New York on Saturday and asked the players to do their impersonations of various NBA stars. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant injury: Thunder star will practice at USA Basketball minicamp

Durant won't play in Thursday's scrimmage, but he'll compete at practice July 11-12. Kevin Durant's long road back from a foot injury that cost him all but 27 games last season is just about complete. Durant will be competing at practice during USA Basketball's minicamp held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Las Vegas, according to Sam Amick of USA Today. Show More Summary

Tristan Thompson will leave Cavaliers next summer if he signs qualifying offer, agent says

The Cavaliers' big man has not signed a new contract, but his agent says he's as good as gone next summer if he ultimately agrees to the one-year qualifying offer. Restricted free agent Tristan Thompson will leave the Cleveland Cavaliers...Show More Summary

Cavaliers don't want to give Tristan Thompson a maximum contract, according to report

The two sides haven't made progress on contract negotiations since early July. All signs still point to restricted free agent Tristan Thompson remaining with the Cavaliers. What kind of contract he ends up signing with them is the interesting...Show More Summary

The Sixers wanted to draft D'Angelo Russell, according to report

Instead the team was forced to "settle" on Jahlil Okfaor. Nothing has gone according to plan for the Philadelphia 76ers this offseason, and that includes the player they took No. 3 overall in the June NBA Draft. Entering the evening,...Show More Summary

The Knicks are trying to rebuild and compete at the same time, risking both

The Knicks want to win but they also want to rebuild, too. They'd be better off fully committing to one instead of trying to do both. Nothing is ever simple when it comes to the Knicks. That's certainly the case when taking a look at their offseason. Show More Summary

Here's Michael Jordan playing basketball vs. Martin and Charlie Sheen in 1987

Everyone is up in a tizzy talking about whether Michael Jordan could beat LeBron James if both players were in their prime. It's the kind of fantasy matchup we can debate over the water cooler until the end of time. Instead of that pointless...Show More Summary

Michael Jordan says 'no question' he'd beat LeBron 1-on-1 in his prime

Michael Jordan did a Q&A at his Flight School camp this weekend, and he got asked the question. You know the one — because it's in the headline and because we can't avoid talking about it. "I know this is the ESPN question. I know it's...Show More Summary

This is the problem with every team in the NBA's West

Good morning. Monday's NBA newsletter has a few links to get you started. Good morning. Let's basketball. Just a little, though. A little basketball. THE TROUBLE WITH [EVERY WESTERN CONTENDER]: The Rockets were really damn good last season and look poised to be even better. Show More Summary

Ty Lawson makes the Rockets better, but it might not matter in the West

Houston had a quiet summer punctuated with a trade for Lawson that makes it better, but so is the West. After three offseasons of constant roster upheaval and the public pursuit of big name free agents, Daryl Morey took a different approach to the offseason this summer: the Houston Rockets actually showed patience. Show More Summary

All I want for Christmas is Sixers vs. Kentucky

Good morning. Let's enjoy some basketball links, yes? Good morning. Let's basketball. CHRISTMAS SLATE! Well, two of the games at least. The marquee game will be... Warriors vs. Cavaliers. Shocker! We're also getting Heat vs. Pelicans, per Marc Stein. Show More Summary

Mavericks caught between contention and rebuilding after DeAndre Jordan fiasco

After a complicated summer, Dallas must get a few things to fall into place to make the playoffs. For four days, the Dallas Mavericks had a new franchise center to help the organization transition out of the Dirk Nowitzki era and into a suddenly promising future. Show More Summary

Dante Exum diagnosed with torn left ACL in international exhibition game

It's official: Exum tore his ACL playing for Australia. Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during an exhibition game between the Australian and Slovenian national teams in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Tuesday night, the Utah Jazz confirmed on Thursday. Show More Summary

USA Basketball announces 34-player minicamp roster for 2016 Olympics

Eight players who won gold with the United States in 2012 will return to minicamp. LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony lead the 34-man roster for the USA Basketball minicamp, which was announced on Thursday. The camp takes place Aug. Show More Summary

Warriors vs. Cavs NBA Finals rematch to headline Christmas day slate, per report

As always, the NBA has put together a killer lineup for Christmas day. The pairings for the NBA's Christmas day matchups have been leaked. An NBA Finals rematch between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers is tentatively scheduled for Christmas, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant loves destroying the hopes, dreams and shots of children

Kevin Durant's basketball camp is probably a fun place to be, especially if you're a young kid that looks up to him, literally and figuratively. But on Thursday, his Snapchat story (he's "kd35official" over there) reveals that he's relentless on the kids: @royceyoung Kevin Durants snapchat is hilarious. Show More Summary

A day at Adidas Nations with big kids, big potential and braces

Adidas Nation features high school kids, NBA scouts and recruiting analysts for four days of nonstop hoops. We had to check in again to consume the sights and sounds. I'm not gonna lie, I was disappointed. My third straight year at Adidas...Show More Summary

It's time for the NBA to end its arena blackmail scam

With relocation threats hanging over every proposed publicly funded arena deal, the NBA has been blackmailing its fans for too long. Thank the basketball gods: another NBA city has been saved. The Wisconsin State Assembly recently passed a financing deal for a new Bucks arena in which the public contribution could exceed $500 million. Show More Summary

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