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Rockets’ Chinanu Onuaku drains his 1st underhand free throw in the NBA

Houston Rockets rookie Chinanu Onuaku made his NBA regular season debut on Monday, and with it, brought a sight rarely seen in the NBA: an underhanded free throw. The underhanded free throw isn’t new to the NBA, but hasn’t been seen regularly since Rick Barry used the technique in the late 1970s. Onuaku isn’t doing it just for show, either. Show More Summary

Terrence Ross turns ball over, steals it back, throws down 360 dunk

This Terrence Ross dunk was so good the Blazers broadcast thought it needed to be tweeted out. Ross turned the ball over but immediately got it back and went for a casual 360 dunk. Holy cow! Terrence Ross throws down a 360 degree jam...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant and LeBron James threw down thunderous dunks within seconds of each other

This sequence was your real Christmas present. The Cavaliers and the Warriors is the real Christmas present for you today, and this sequence is a stocking stuffer. My favorite things about this sequence, ranked. Kevin Durant’s jam on Kevin Love. Show More Summary

Celtics vs. Knicks, NBA Christmas 2016 final score: New York surges late, but Boston holds on for 119-114 win

The Christmas Day slate of NBA games started off fantastic. This is the Boston Celtics squad we all envisioned this offseason. In a 119-114 win against the New York Knicks on Christmas Day, Boston beat the Knicks by fourteen in the second...Show More Summary

Stan Van Gundy can only stomp and scream as Warriors run perfect play

SVG is the best. So are the Warriors. The Pistons played a great game on Friday night against the Warriors until this very play. With the game tied at 110 and a little over a minute left, the Warriors ran a play after a timeout that left Stan Van Gundy red. Show More Summary

Dirk Nowitzki will return from Achilles injury Friday against the Clippers

Nowitzki has appeared in only five games this season. After missing the majority of the season with an Achilles injury and a recent “setback” in progress, Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki will return for Dallas’ Friday night game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Show More Summary

Kristaps Porzingis' family sang an acceptance song for his Latvian Athlete of the Year Award

Once upon a time, Kristaps Porzingis was booed by Knicks fans at the NBA draft. He vowed to change their minds once he started playing — it’s been over a year, and now he’s become the Knicks’ best player. He’s done his home country of Latvia proud, so much so that he was awarded Latvian Athlete of the Year. Show More Summary

Kristaps Porzingis is already the Knicks' best player

Here's how the Knicks have changed their offense to feature him When Kristaps Porzingis was drafted, we thought he’d be a project. He instead started most of his rookie season season. Coming into his second year, we expected steady improvement. Show More Summary

The NBA Christmas Day preview podcast you’ve always wanted. (We hope)

We preview all five Christmas Day games. Well, kinda. Sunday is Christmas, which means the NBA season really starts for all those who have been paying too much attention to other sports. To help you folks catch up, we dialed our friend...Show More Summary

Wesley Johnson personally gave up 2 baskets in 3 seconds

I’m not even mad. That’s amazing. The Clippers led the Spurs by 10 with 20 seconds left on Thursday. Garbage time. L.A. was set to inbound after a Pau Gasol free throw. Just get the ball into the point guard, and the game’s over. Gregg...Show More Summary

The NBA age limit isn't changing anytime soon. Here's why

Since the NBA and players’ union couldn’t reach an accord on changing the one-and-done rule, it’s probably going to stick around until at least 2023. The NBA and players’ union reached a new labor deal last week. They did not, however,...Show More Summary

NBA scores 2016: Nikola Jokic has invigorated the Nuggets

Jokic recorded a near triple-double in Denver’s win over Dallas on Monday. Just a day after Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said he’s never coached a center as gifted a passer as Nikola Jokic, his newly appointed starting center...Show More Summary

Electing Zaza Pachula to the NBA All-Stars just got tougher

Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday’s NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let’s basketball. GLORY BE TO CRAIG: David Aldridge put together an excellent tribute to Craig Sager by the people who knew him best. SUFFRAGE: Fans will no longer solely determine who starts in the NBA All-Star Game. Show More Summary

Trail Blazers’ Festus Ezeli undergoes season-ending knee surgery, per report

Ezeli has dealt with knee problems his whole career. Portland Trail Blazers big man Festus Ezeli will undergo season-ending knee surgery, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Ezeli has yet to play a game for the Blazers, missing...Show More Summary

2017 NBA All-Star Game: ‘The Roots’ set to perform before tip-off

Grammy award-winning hip-hop group, “The Roots,” will tip-off the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. The NBA is going back to its roots... kind of. The league announced on Friday that Grammy award-winning hip-hop group The Roots will kick off the...Show More Summary

NBA scores 2016: It turns out the Bulls are as ill-fitting as we thought

Chicago has hit a rough patch, and boy is it rough. The Chicago Bulls fleeced us all. They won their first three games this season on the way to a 8-4 start, and while we knew none of the wins were against terribly impressive competition, they were wins nevertheless. Show More Summary

DeMarcus Cousins yelled at a reporter in the locker room after a negative column

This isn’t the first time Cousins has been confrontational with the media. DeMarcus Cousins yelled expletives at a columnist for The Sacramento Bee and refused to speak to media while the writer was in the locker room after the Kings beat the Lakers 116-92 on Monday. Show More Summary

Mike Conley is returning 3 weeks early from his lower back injury

Conley suffered a transverse process fracture on Nov. 29 but will play Friday night. Six-to-eight weeks. That was the expected amount of time Grizzlies’ guard Mike Conley projected to sit after a scary lower back injury in late November. Show More Summary

Michael Beasley uses Snapchat to reveal he doesn't know how to use Snapchat

You have 10 seconds to get your thoughts out. On Thursday, the Bucks let Michael Beasley take over their Snapchat account to document a Christmas visit to a children’s hospital. Normally, whenever an athlete, celeb, entertainer, or what-have-you...Show More Summary

NBA scores 2016: An aggressive Anthony Davis owned the Pacers in the 4th

Davis’ 35 points powered Pelicans to 102-95 win over Pacers. Anthony Davis took 24 shots on Thursday. That’s a high number for a big man, but it’s a number he has to take. The more aggressive he is, the better the Pelicans are, and the opposite applies, as well. The Pacers had no answer for an aggressive Davis in their 102-95 loss to New Orleans. Show More Summary

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