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The new sheriff in town: Michele Roberts attempts to fix the NBA Players Association, her latest challenge in a lifetime full of them

Michele Roberts grew up in Melrose Houses, a low-income housing project in the South Bronx. Her father left the family when she was still a toddler, leaving her mother, Elsie, to raise five kids on her own. As a hobby, her mother would...Show More Summary

Why you should watch every single NBA team this season

For some teams, there are many reasons. For others, there may only be a few. But every single NBA club, no matter how good or bad, offers intrigue that deserves to be celebrated. Most NBA teams won't contend this season. Some have all but punted on a playoff spot before even tipping their first games. Show More Summary

20 maps that explain the NBA

Old School The Original NBA Here's a good reminder of just how different the United States looked just 65 years ago: the population centers were primarily found on the Eastern seaboard, in the Great Lakes region and along the Mississippi River. Show More Summary

Enough NBA owners finally came to their senses about lottery reform

The league office tried to punish the 76ers for blatant tanking, but the potential unintended consequences of the proposed reform scared off enough owners to veto the changes. It takes a lot of gall to bait the NBA into changing itsShow More Summary

Stop claiming John Wall isn't a real NBA point guard

It's nonsense. Sam Smith, legendary NBA reporter and current scribe for Bulls.com, on John Wall: [Bradley Beal is] one of the truly elite shooters, but Wall still really doesn't have an NBA game. Yes, he is very fast and can get to the...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant's injury means it's Russell Westbrook's time to shine

The reigning MVP will potentially miss up to two months. Russell Westbrook, the floor is yours. The Oklahoma City Thunder know ill-timed injuries well, and losing Kevin Durant for the start of a crucial season is just another unfortunate malady to add to the list. Show More Summary

Brett Brown sees daylight at end of 76ers' dark tunnel

It may be years before the Philadelphia 76ers are able to compete with the rest of the NBA, but their coach has stayed optimistic through the long process. BOSTON -- There was a moment of optimism around the 76ers on Monday night. It...Show More Summary

Dion Waiters talks trash by posting his own highlight video

The Cavaliers' guard won't ever stop going in. Nor should he. Motivation through slights is the rage during NBA training camp. On the one hand, you have John Wall saving every criticism of his game into his phone. On another, you have DeMar DeRozan insisting that he needs negativity to prosper. And then there's Dion Waiters. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant unloads on former coach Mike D'Antoni, again

Bryant minced no words when discussing his former coach at Lakers Media Day, and his comments were just one of the highlights of the day as 25 teams tipped off training camp with their annual media sessions. NBA Media Day has come and gone, and along with all the usual hijinks that take place, there were actually some notable things said. Show More Summary

It's weird to see these NBA players in these jerseys

We'll get used to these players in new uniforms eventually... but not yet. NBA media day offers us the first chance to see players in the jerseys of their new teams. That's... really, really, really weird. It's going to take some time...Show More Summary

Steve Ballmer wants to ban Clippers from using Apple products

The Clippers' new owner has a bit of a relationship with Microsoft, and wants his fancy new basketball franchise to reflect that. Steve Ballmer isn't just the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, he's also the top shareholder of a nice little technology company called Microsoft. Show More Summary

What the 2010 first round draft class will make in 1 chart

The 2010 first-round picks have earned some pretty nice NBA paydays. Most of them for former Kentucky Wildcats. With Eric Bledsoe's contract, the payday window for the 2010 NBA Draft class is basically a wrap. Barring last-minute minimum deals for the fringe NBA players on the list, everyone's fate is set for next season. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant plays NBA2K as LeBron James

He's too humble to play as himself, of course. Jimmy Fallon had Kevin Durant on The Tonight Show to talk about NBA2K. Kevin Durant's response was classic Kevin Durant. So who does he play as? "Alright, LeBron." The rest of the clip is #relatable if you've ever broken a video game controller. Watch it!

As Eric Bledsoe proved, the market means nothing

The free market set a price on Eric Bledsoe that turned out being completely irrelevant. Those who felt Eric Bledsoe should take the Phoenix Suns' standing offer -- four years, $48 million -- liked to crow that the market had set the point guard's price. Show More Summary

Good morning, Eric Bledsoe got all of the money

That and more in Thursday's NBA newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. BLED$$$OE: So in the Great Staring Contest between...Show More Summary

Eric Bledsoe agrees to $70 million deal with Suns

The Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe agreed on a long-term deal following months of little negotiating. After a long free agency period where little time was spent negotiating, the Phoenix Suns and point guard Eric Bledsoe have finallyShow More Summary

In defense of the James Hardens

In a league with so few well-rounded stars, is building a team around a one-dimensional offensive star a better long-term strategy? In basketball, we fetishize the well-rounded star. Beyond demanding aptitude on offense and defense,Show More Summary

The Oklahoma City Blue is a real basketball team with an awful logo

There's Thunder blue & now there's Oklahoma City Blue. New name for Development League team. http://t.co/q35vFRoJ6G pic.twitter.com/3jAuAdjuFj — OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) September 24, 2014 This is the new logo for the Oklahoma City Thunder's D-League team. Show More Summary

This was Rip Hamilton's reaction when the Pistons drafted Darko Milicic

Now that Darko Milicic has begun his transition from draft bust to kickboxing legend, it's fair game for former teammates to make fun of him. Thus, you get longtime Detroit Piston Rip Hamilton keeping this face for several seconds when...Show More Summary

Good morning, the Spurs should be ashamed of themselves

That and much more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. BLED-SO HOPEFUL: The Suns and Eric Bledsoe have made progress on a deal, says The Great And Powerful Woj. Show More Summary

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