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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

Witness the greatest basketball play ever filmed

Good morning. The NBA world is deader than a doornail. Let's talk about ABOVE THE RIM and Dr. Dre. Good morning. Let's basketball. BETTER THAN ANY PLAY IN SPACE JAM: Eddie Maisonet unveils the greatest basketball play ever filmed, from...Show More Summary

An NBA player got injured playing for his country ... again

The NBA's relationship with international hoops is once again becoming an issue after Dante Exum's knee injury in an international exhibition. Playing an intense sport like basketball can lead to an injury at any time. Whether you're...Show More Summary

A barista in China ruined Kobe Bryant's coffee in the name of #brands

I ordered a latte and this is how they made it #mambamentality #shanghai #muse #nike #rise #china A photo posted by Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) on Aug 4, 2015 at 6:40am PDT I ordered a latte and this is how they made it #mambamentality...Show More Summary

The Kings are a sleeper or a disaster, or maybe both

In the first edition of ZILLZ & ZILLZ, Tom Ziller argues with himself about the Kings. Has their tumultuous offseason resulted in a better team? The Kings keep it interesting, if nothing else. The team with the second-most losses inShow More Summary

Good morning. What are thoooooooose? About $150.

Just click. It'll be okay. Just click. Good morning. Let's basketball. BAN KNEES: Dante Exum injured his knee playing for Australia in an international exhibition. There are rumors he tore his ACL. Let's hope that rumor is very, very...Show More Summary

Dante Exum injures left knee in international exhibition game

The young Jazz point guard may have suffered a serious injury during an international friendly. — Damir Radenovic (@MrDee25) August 4, 2015 Emerging second-year Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum suffered a non-contact injury on his left knee during an Australia National Team exhibition game against Slovenia. Show More Summary

The Clippers' bench is better, but still isn't good enough

Doc Rivers made some great upgrades on paper, but they come with a lot of question marks. Will they be enough to push the Clippers over the top in the deep Western Conference? We're skeptical. Keeping DeAndre Jordan was the most vital...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant admits this could be his last season

The Lakers' legend did add that he won't make any final decisions until after the 2015-16 campaign ends. Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant reiterated that the 2015-16 season "absolutely" could be his final one, in a phone interview with Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears on Tuesday. The revelation is not new. Show More Summary

Jordan and Kobe are so 1738

Good morning. It's summer, which means Good Morning It's Basketball makes even less sense than usual. Enjoy! Good morning. Let's basketball. END OF AN ERA? Could this be Oklahoma City's last chance at NBA Finals glory? WHAT JT MEANS: The Warriors picked up Jason Thompson essentially for free from the Sixers. Show More Summary

This might be the Thunder's last chance for NBA Finals glory

The Thunder are finally healthy again with a new coach in place, but their path to the Finals has become increasingly difficult. With Kevin Durant's free agency on the horizon, this year needs to be different. The Oklahoma City Thunder's loss in the NBA Finals in 2012 was merely viewed as a delaying of the inevitable at the time. Show More Summary

Jason Thompson will help the Warriors in one specific, important way

The longtime King will be a nice upgrade over David Lee. More importantly, he defends a potential rival really well. By virtue of winning the NBA championship, the Warriors could have relaxed in the offseason, comfortable in their knowledge that they have a core capable of bringing home rings. Show More Summary

Child defeats Jimmy Butler in shooting contest with help of some guy named Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan will not go gently into that good night. The GOAT proved that he still knows how to turn it on by teaming up with a kid at his basketball camp to show Jimmy Buckets how it's done. OK, it's hard to pin Butler's loss entirely on the Bulls guard. Show More Summary

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