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LeBron James got dunked on, then emphatically returned the favor to Paul George

LeBron vs. PG! LeBron James keeps getting older but you would never know by his play on the court. With Lance Stephenson returning to the Pacers on Sunday, it was somewhat of an old rematch between Paul George, Stephenson, and LeBron from their old Eastern Conference Finals games. Show More Summary

2017 Basketball Hall of Fame inductees: Tracy McGrady, Bill Self, Rebecca Lobo headline class

Tracy McGrady, Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self, and Rebecca Lobo are among the 11 inductees selected for the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, which were announced on Saturday during Final Four weekend. Notre Dame women’s coach...Show More Summary

Aaron Gordon jumped over Marcus Smart like he wasn’t there

Yikes. Marcus Smart has taken the fifth-most charges this season. Aaron Gordon wanted no parts of an offensive foul. So on a dreary Friday night, Gordon did what he knows best. He jumped. If Aaron Gordon can't go around you, he'll just...Show More Summary

Rockets vs. Warriors 2017 odds: Golden State looks to continue Houston dominance

For the second time in four days the Houston Rockets clash with the Golden State Warriors, with Houston listed as a sizable underdog on the betting lines at the sportsbooks. The Golden State Warriors are 18-3 straight up and 15-6 against the spread in their last 21 games against the Houston Rockets. Show More Summary

Would you rather throw down 1 tomahawk dunk or drill 40 straight 3-pointers?

Give it some thought, each one has distinct advantages. Each Friday, we’re presenting a fun sports hypothetical that requires serious introspection. We expect you to weigh in in the comments below. In front of your entire office,Show More Summary

James Harden hasn't played like an MVP in crunch time

The Rockets’ MVP candidate is great for most of the game, but he has a bad habit of shrinking when it matters most. James Harden did not score in the final five minutes of the Houston Rockets’ 117-107 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. Show More Summary

Scottie Pippen says Russell Westbrook's season is the greatest he's seen

Obvious reminder: Pippen played with MICHAEL JORDAN. On ESPN’s The Jump on Thursday, Scottie Pippen said that Russell Westbrook’s season is the greatest he has ever witnessed. Pippen, of course, played with Michael Jordan, so that’sShow More Summary

Spurs vs. Thunder 2017 odds: Oklahoma City a home underdog against San Antonio

The Oklahoma City Thunder will try to earn a fourth straight home win against the San Antonio Spurs as they hit the hardwood as small underdogs on Friday. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 8-2 straight up and 7-3 against the spread over their last 10 games. Show More Summary

LeBron James says effort isn't the reason the Cavaliers are struggling

Cleveland is 6-10 in March, but James preached patience after another loss. LeBron James just completed his worst month, record wise, since the first one he ever played in the NBA. Still, while James has made some negative comments about...Show More Summary

It's not LeBron James' fault that the Cavaliers stink

The guy is doing everything he can. It’s his teammates who are letting him down during this recent downfall. LeBron James has lost 10 or more times in a single month only twice: his first full month in the league (November 2003) and his most recent. Show More Summary

LeBron James lost 10 games in a month for the 2nd time ever

James hasn’t lost double-digit games in a month in more than 13 years. After falling 99-93 to the Chicago Bulls last night, the Cleveland Cavaliers finish March with a 6-10 record. Incredibly, it’s the first time in more than 13 years...Show More Summary

NBA scores 2017: The Bulls are the most confusing team in the NBA this season

Sometimes, they look great and act like they really care. It’s the other times that put them outside the playoffs looking in. Stop trying to understand the Chicago Bulls. They don’t make sense, and they’re clearly not supposed to. The...Show More Summary

The NBA playoff picture is coming into view out West

Good morning. We have that and more in Friday’s NBA newsletter. It appears the NBA playoff picture out West is setting up, barring a huge swing somewhere in the final two weeks. We should be getting: Warriors (1) vs. Blazers (8) Jazz (4) vs. Show More Summary

Did Lebron James make fun of Lonzo Ball's shooting form during warmups?

Hmmmmm. LeBron James warmed up before the Cavaliers game against the Bulls on Thursday night and debuted a new shooting form. Except this form looks awfully similar to that of soon to be NBAer, Lonzo Ball. You can see LeBron shooting around the 0:12 second mark in the video below. LeBron James gets loose... Show More Summary

Lonzo Ball feels he’s better than projected No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz

Ball: "I think I can lead a team better than him.” Lonzo Ball knows how dynamic of a scorer Markelle Fultz is. Regardless, he feels he’s a better basketball player than the projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. "Markelle's a great player, but I feel I'm better than him," said Ball, during an interview with ESPN 710 Los Angeles. Show More Summary

LeBron James usually makes it to the NBA Finals regardless of seeding

James has only been the No. 1 seed twice in the past six years. That hasn’t stopped him from making the finals each season. After a 29-point blowout loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, the Cleveland Cavaliers relinquished their standing as top seed in the Eastern Conference. Show More Summary

De'Aaron Fox is a jump shot away from being the NBA's next great point guard

And he might not even need a great one to thrive. It must be confusing for casual NBA fans to look at NBA mock drafts and see De'Aaron Fox as the third or fourth point guard off the board. Two of the guys often ahead of him -- Markelle Fultz and Dennis Smith Jr. Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook's NBA MVP case is more than just triple-doubles

Westbrook scored 16 of the Thunder’s final 18 points, including the game-winner, in a remarkable comeback win vs. Dallas. DALLAS — Russell Westbrook’s voice was nearly gone, but he didn’t seem to mind. That’s standard. That’s the norm for him. “My voice is always gone,” Westbrook said. Show More Summary

These 2 stats tell you everything you need to know about Kawhi Leonard

He never gets angry and he never commits fouls. Kawhi Leonard is an enigma. Despite being the NBA’s most elite two-way player and a legitimate MVP candidate, he almost never expresses emotion — positive or negative — during the course...Show More Summary

There’s only 1 great choice for NBA Coach of the Year

We dissect a crowded field from all angles and find one obvious candidate. Every NBA award will be controversial this season. For some awards, this is the case every year. But the tight MVP race, the bizarre Rookie of the Year contest,...Show More Summary

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