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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

LeBron James comforted Kyrie Irving after the Cavaliers’ 29-point loss to the Spurs

Irving took to the court to get some shots up after Cleveland’s loss. After the Cleveland Cavaliers took a 29-point beatdown from the San Antonio Spurs, LeBron James comforted Kyrie Irving, who had just tied a season-low eight points...Show More Summary

Buddy Hield on Kings’ comeback vs. Clippers: 'We saw they started chirping with each other'

Sacramento erased an 18-point Los Angeles lead with five minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Sacramento Kings pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in NBA history, eliminating an 18-point lead with five minutes remaining in their...Show More Summary

Why ending the NBA Draft wouldn’t create superteams

This argument against the idea of abolishing the NBA Draft doesn’t pass the mustard. On Sunday, I argued why the NBA Draft is horrible for the league and should end. There was understandably a good deal of pushback against this idea....Show More Summary

Clippers blew an 18-point lead with 5 minutes left and lost to the Kings

Teams have been in that position 360 times this season. The Clippers are the first to lose. The Los Angeles Clippers led 94-76 with five minutes left in a home game against the Sacramento Kings. Then they lost. Whoops. In the final five...Show More Summary

The Rockets showed off their incredible offensive power vs. Thunder

Holy crap the Rockets’ offense is good. The Houston Rockets came two points from this season’s best half on an ESPN primetime game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. They scored 79 points on 73 percent shooting, including 11-of-18 from...Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook dancing on the bench before OKC games is the purest joy

Hit it Russ. I would like to present the following scenario to you as one of the purest things in the NBA. Now I Do What I Want. — Thunder BR (41-30) (@OKCThunder_BR) February 27, 2017 Russell Westbrook dancing. He...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant's retirement project is family-friendly basketball analysis with a puppet

It was a little strange, but I learned to trust Kobe long ago. Kobe Bryant debuted the second installment in his Canvas City project on Sunday, titled Canvas City: Musecage, and the internet didn’t quite understand it. There was Kobe, embracing his old age with a great looking beard. Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook pursues rebound so aggressively he bowls over teammate

DON’T GET IN RUSS’ WAY. One moment, Victor Oladipo was going up for a defensive rebound without any member of the opposing team in the vicinity. The next, he had been knocked to the ground while not quite being sure what had just happened. Russell Westbrook had happened. Show More Summary

12 stats that show why this is the best NBA MVP race of all time

Good luck picking a winner when all four top candidates are making history on a nightly basis. There hasn’t been an NBA MVP race this hotly contested among four candidates since 2008, when Kobe Bryant snagged the award over Kevin Garnett, Chris Paul, and LeBron James. Show More Summary

The Spurs Coyote mascot dancing without pants will brighten your day

We see you, Coyote. The Spurs Coyote mascot takes his pants off at games and is eerily reminiscent of the frat boy you had a crush on for 20 minutes. This dance is basically you after a few tequila shots, and that poor security guy is...Show More Summary

John Wall showed his growth as a point guard and picked apart the Cavaliers

Wall finished with 37 points and 11 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers may be the prohibitive favorite to three-peat as Eastern Conference champions, but they had no answer for John Wall and the Washington Wizards on Saturday. Wall scored 37 points and dished out 11 assists to lead the Wizards to a 127-115 victory. Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook feels like he made it after Kendrick Lamar rapped about him

K-Dot rapped about the division between Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Russell Westbrook was “surprised” and “happy” to hear his name in rapper Kendrick Lamar’s new single, “The Heart Part 4.” In fact, it’s not the NBA accolades that make the Thunder guard feel like he made it in life. Show More Summary

Devin Booker cooked Jae Crowder one more time with an Instagram comment

Booker scored 70 points (!!) vs. the Celtics, and then Crowder tried to talk smack on Instagram. The second hottest thing on Friday night — after Devin Booker, who became the sixth player in history to score 70 points — was the comment...Show More Summary

The Rockets covered James Harden in puppies for National Puppy Day

It’s National Puppy Day and and if National Puppy Day were a competition then the Houston Rockets just won. Happy #NationalPuppyDay! — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 23, 2017 The beautiful thing about this is just how stoic James Harden looks for the majority of the video. Show More Summary

Brook Lopez joked that his brother was ‘doing that dirty job’ in fighting Serge Ibaka

Both ends of the Lopez family spectrum were on full display Tuesday night. BROOKLYN, N.Y. — While Robin Lopez was busy trading punches with Serge Ibaka, Brook Lopez hit a one-footed, step-back game-winner to lift his Brooklyn Nets to a win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Weird things happen when you try to Google NBA players' wingspans

The internet is amazing at telling us all sorts of useful (and useless) information. However, there’s one thing that is utterly stumping Google: The wingspans of NBA players. Here’s what happens if you type “LeBron James wingspan” into google. Seven hundred and two feet — accompanied by a photo of James playing a violin. Show More Summary

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