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Proof the NBA is better when Craig Sager's involved

In honor of Sager's return after an 11-month battle with leukemia, here's a look at some of his best moments behind the mic. Craig Sager will return to his duties as TNT's sideline reporter on Thursday night in the Bulls-Thunder game after an 11-month battle with leukemia. Show More Summary

New Dominique Wilkins statue features perfect flat top

Starting tomorrow, this will be in front of Philips to greet you as you enter. #TrueLegend — #TrueLegend (@ATLHawks) March 5, 2015 The Hawks' new statue of Dominique Wilkins has him performing his trademark windmill dunk. Show More Summary

Steve Kerr crushes the Rockets for lobbying James Harden's MVP candidacy

Kerr on not pushing MVP: "If Daryl Morey wants to run his own 1 man campaign for James Harden he can do that. We're focused on other stuff." — Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) March 5, 2015 This quote by Warriors coach Steve Kerr isShow More Summary

NBA Players Association attorney says age limit is racially biased

The NBPA's general counsel suggested the current NBA's age limit -- and any increases that may come in the future -- is hypocritical and wouldn't be in place if the league was majority white. The NBA age minimum is sure to be a contentious point in the next NBA labor negotiations. Show More Summary

'The gram gotta chill'

Nahhhhh jo the gram gotta chill even I'm crying off this one A photo posted by iMan Shumpert (@imanshumpertthe1st) on Mar 5, 2015 at 7:54am PST No one is immune to the charm of Iman Shumpert's hair as James Harden's beard. Least of all Iman Shumpert himself.

Watch LeBron James shut the door on the Raptors' comeback

James scored 15 fourth-quarter points to hold off a Toronto rally and keep the Cavaliers in the winning path. Since their famous bowling trip, the Cleveland Cavaliers have won 20 of 24 games and are now 10.5 games back from the Hawks, the same as the Raptors and Bulls. Show More Summary

Kevin Garnett says the Nuggets are quitters

The Timberwolves' star said the team gave up on recently-fired coach Brian Shaw. The Minnesota Timberwolves were blown out by the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, two days after the front office decided to fire Brian Shaw. The players had...Show More Summary

James Harden lives and dies by the whistle

James Harden's greatest strength can also work against him. Can the Rockets survive that in the playoffs? James Harden has had an extraordinary season, especially considering his co-star Dwight Howard has played just 32 out of 61 possible games. Show More Summary

The rise of Russell Westbrook, NBA Terminator

Russell Westbrook is on a tear like we've never seen before. It's 4 a.m. on the morning of March 4, 2015. The custodian enters Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Oklahoma City Thunder will face the Philadelphia 76ers later that night and he must begin to make accommodations. Show More Summary

JaVale McGee to sign with the Boston Celtics

The 27-year-old center has reportedly reached an agreement to sign with the Celtics after being waived by the 76ers. JaVale McGee has reached an agreement to sign with the Boston Celtics, reports ESPN's Jeff Goodman. The deal will run through next season. Show More Summary

Watch highlights from Russell Westbrook's incredible night

Russell Westbrook made history by becoming the sixth player in NBA history to have four consecutive triple-doubles. The silver lining to the Jones fracture that was going to keep Kevin Durant out for the start of the year was the chance to see an unleashed Russell Westbrook. Show More Summary

2015 NBA scores: Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis highlight wild and crazy night

Wednesday night featured a bevy of incredible performances and game-winners in one of the craziest nights of regular-season basketball in recent memory. If you can come up with a crazier night of regular-season basketball than March 4, 2015, I'm all ears. Show More Summary

Masked Russell Westbrook is somehow even meaner to rims

Russell Westbrook's like "well, I've got this mask on now, so I can just smash my face into the rim and nothing will go wrong" He dunked so hard he had to readjust it! (Westbrook had 16 points and six rebounds in the first quarter. He is very much back.)

Let Ricky Rubio throw alley-oops to Andrew Wiggins forever

The NBA is at a better place when Ricky Rubio is healthy and helping the Minnesota Timberwolves take advantage of the immense athleticism in their starting lineup. Lose Andrew Wiggins in the halfcourt and Rubio will find him above the rim like this every single time.

Nerlens Noel is growing into a defensive force

Noel still shows his inexperience, but a year recovering from injury and some early struggles have given way to his rise on the defensive end. Philadelphia 76ers big man Nerlens Noel was always going to make his name on the defensive end. Show More Summary

What happened to all those rookie NBA head coaches in 2013?

Nine first-time head coaches were hired less than two years ago. Where are they now? In the summer of 2013, a stunning nine first-time NBA head coaches were hired. Let's check in on them! ALREADY FIRED Michael Malone, Kings Brian Shaw,...Show More Summary

James Harden's durability should make him the MVP favorite

No other elite player has been as durable and as important to his team as James Harden has been this season. James Harden was at peak form in the Rockets' overtime victory over the Cavaliers on Sunday. He scored from inside and out, and got to the free throw line 18 times on his way to 33 points on 18 shots. Show More Summary

James Harden, Stephen Curry are engaging in a great MVP battle

James Harden and Stephen Curry both had impressive weeks as they fight for the top spot in the NBA MVP power rankings. Lurking right behind are a few familiar faces. The race for NBA MVP continues to be a thriller, with a bevy of worthy candidates trying to one-up each other night after night. Show More Summary

Brian Shaw fired by Nuggets, per report

Shaw's first NBA head coaching gig lasted less than two full seasons. The Denver Nuggets have fired head coach Brian Shaw midway through a disappointing 2014-15 season, reports Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post. Shaw lasted less thanShow More Summary

Wizards apologize for comparing team owner to Martin Luther King Jr.

The team acknowledged that its presentation for a Black History Month social media campaign "may have missed the mark." Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the group that owns the Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics, did what many teams do in February: honor Black History Month with a social media campaign. Show More Summary

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