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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

Shaquille O’Neal claims he got fan mail from a young Yao Ming

It probably never happened, but Shaq still credits the letters for changing their relationship for the better. Shaquille O'Neal and Yao Ming are entering the Basketball Hall of Fame together, which feels right. Not only were they arguably...Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook pretends Charles Barkley doesn’t exist when asked about his criticism

Westbrook ain’t have no time for Barkley trashing his fashion. Charles Barkley talks a lot. Like, all the time, no matter what he’s doing. It’s his job on TNT and he’ll throw opinions onto the airwaves like they’re T-shirts during a timeout. Show More Summary

Looking for the next Shaquille O’Neal? Here’s why you’ll never find him

O'Neal was the last of the great traditional centers, a breed that is going extinct. Here are some theories for why that’s happening. The Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony is coming and it's providing a platform to honor some of the most influential figures in basketball history. Show More Summary

Shaquille O’Neal will always be larger than life

Whether in his athletic prime or in retirement, Shaq has always been a force of nature. For those of us basketball fanatics born in the early 1980s, Shaquille O’Neal was the first superstar that was completely our own. Michael Jordan’s...Show More Summary

Jerry Reinsdorf, who has always preferred baseball, is entering the Basketball Hall of Fame

A history of Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Reinsdorf professing his love for baseball. Jerry Reinsdorf will be enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday. At first glance, his résumé looks unassailable. Reinsdorf won six titles...Show More Summary

Perplexed by the Magic’s strange offseason? So are Magic fans

The Magic have made a series of moves in the last year that reveal their lack of a long-term plan. As it turns out, many Magic fans are confused, too. What exactly is the Magic’s plan? Sixteen months ago, they looked like a promising, albeit unsuccessful-to-date young team slowly building until one day coalescing into a contender. Show More Summary

It's Basketball Hall of Fame Day!

Good morning. We have that and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. It's been a few days! Let's basketball. WELCOME TO THE HALL OF FAME: A handful of legends will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday. Show More Summary

Basketball Hall of Fame 2016: Time, TV schedule, live stream and inductees for enshrinement ceremony

Shaquille O`Neal, Allen Iverson and Yao Ming headline the 2016 class for enshrinement in the Basketball Hall of Fame, and the induction ceremony will be held on Friday night in Springfield, Mass. Television coverage of the ceremony will be shown on NBA TV beginning at 7:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Yao Ming, Allen Iverson and Sheryl Swoopes became cultural symbols just by being themselves

These three members of the 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class became heroes in their respective communities beyond what they accomplished on the court. The Naismith Memorial Basketball of Fame will induct a new class on Friday, including...Show More Summary

Bucks fans want their team to get weird again

Two years ago, the Bucks were a hipster favorite. Last year, they tried to be more conventional and failed. Can they get back to the idiosyncratic style that worked before? Our offseason team-by-team series continues with the Milwaukee Bucks, one of my favorite teams to talk about. Show More Summary

Ty Lawson has to reinvent himself, whether he wants to or not

After several off-court incidents and a dreadful 2015-16 season, Ty Lawson has to prove to the NBA that he is still worth a roster spot. Ty Lawson was having a nice career until the summer of 2015. He won a national championship at North Carolina before being selected in the first round of the 2009 draft. Show More Summary

Charles Barkley flew 1,000 miles against doctors orders so Craig Sager wouldn't be alone

Barkley wouldn’t let his friend and coworker be alone as he went through another transplant operation. Craig Sager wasn’t going to be alone as he underwent his third bone marrow transplant with stem cells. When his wife and full-time...Show More Summary

We're only a month away from the NBA preseason!

Good morning. We have that and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let’s basketball. JABARI: Ricky O’Donnell went to Pick-up for Peace in Chicago on Friday, and writes that Jabari Parker is the positive role model the city needs right now. Show More Summary

There are layers to the tension between John Wall and Bradley Beal

So the two Wizards' building blocks "have a tendency to dislike each other on the court," huh? Why might that be? We discuss that in the latest Limited Upside podcast. We'll get back to our team-by-team offseason review series shortly,...Show More Summary

Jabari Parker knows Chicago needs positive role models. He’s already become one

The Bucks’ young forward has been working to improve his city’s most downtrodden communities since he was in high school. Now, more than ever, he knows they need his help. CHICAGO—When Zach Norvell enrolled at Simeon Career Academy as a freshman in 2012, Jabari Parker was already in the process of building his own mythology. Show More Summary

Why do the rookies hate Steph Curry?

Good morning. We have that and more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let’s basketball. DO ROOKIES KNOW ANYTHING? The annual NBA rookie survey is out, and the class picked Kris Dunn as the most likely Rookie of the Year from among themselves. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant's finishing move vs. Argentina was so disrespectful

A Eurostep... on Manu Ginobili? Cold, Kevin. Real cold. On Wednesday, Team USA beat the snot out of Argentina to advance to the semifinals of the men’s basketball tournament. If you wanted to sum up the game in one play, Kevin Durant’s...Show More Summary

Olympic basketball schedule 2016: U.S. women's basketball team faces France in semis

Team USA will continue its seemingly inevitable march towards the gold with a semifinals matchup against France. The Olympic women's basketball tournament is down to just four teams. An appearance in the gold medal game will be on the line when the semifinals begin on Thursday. Team USA has been as dominant as expected so far. Show More Summary

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