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Knicks Owner James Dolan Wrote a Song About Trayvon Martin

After pledging to stop meddling with the Knicks, James Dolan has spent more time recording an album with his band, JD & the Straight Shot. One song called “Under That […] The post Knicks Owner James Dolan Wrote a Song About Trayvon Martin appeared first on SLAMonline.

Where Should Los Angeles Lakers Turn Attention to Land Another Star?

Failed endeavor after failed endeavor has grounded the Los Angeles Lakers in foreign fashion, delaying their transition from superstar-seeking project to championship heavyweight, handicapping their ability to figure out what happens next. So, what happens next? Somehow, someway, the show must go on. Show More Summary

Damian Lillard is learning how to be a superstar

The new NBA Live 2015 cover athlete is quickly becoming a household name, even if he'd rather focus on what's ahead of him. Damian Lillard is a superstar. He might not know it yet, but he is. The Portland Trail Blazers' guard is spending his Tuesday conducting a parade of phone interviews. Show More Summary

Surprising Name Who Will Make a Big Impact for Boston Celtics in 2014-15

While talking Boston Celtics offseason on a radio hit with The A.J. & Rich Show on 101.3 ESPN in Vermont a couple weeks ago, the question was brought up of the team possibly signing free-agent swingman Evan Turner. This was before any...Show More Summary

Why Isn't Patrick Ewing Getting a Shot to Coach NY Knicks?

Patrick Ewing absolutely and indubitably wants a job as head coach, but his name does not ring out amid the likeliest rumors regarding the New York Knicks' vacancy. Unfortunately for Ewing, his coaching skills do not fit with new team...Show More Summary

Patrick Ewing Would 'Love' to Return to New York Knicks and Coach Team

If Phil Jackson wants to reunite the New York Knicks with one of their all-time greatest players, the option apparently exists. At least as far as Patrick Ewing is concerned. According to CBSSports.com's Ken Berger, Ewing told CBS Sports...Show More Summary

Greivis Vasquez Says Kevin Durant Will Lead Raptors to an NBA Title Someday

If the Oklahoma City Thunder have their way, Kevin Durant will be suiting up in orange, black and blue until the sun explodes. At the very least, OKC hopes to hold onto its superstar forward beyond the 2016-17 season, when Durant isShow More Summary

Jabari Parker's March Madness Performance Will Decide No. 1 Pick in NBA Draft

Status as the consensus No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft is there for Duke's Jabari Parker to grasp. Of the three candidates for the top selection, Parker has the least bust potential, but he also has the lowest ceiling. Basketball Insiders...Show More Summary

NBA Draft Notebook: Can Andrew Wiggins Erase Doubts with Strong NCAA Postseason?

It's been a productive freshman season for Kansas' Andrew Wiggins, who came in with expectations higher than any other prospect. It's hard to argue 16 points a game for a title contender against the toughest schedule in the country. But...Show More Summary

Is Jerry West onto Something by Questioning 2014 NBA Draft Class?

Call him a realist, a pessimist or just a tough judge of talent, Jerry West isn't down with this projected 2014 NBA draft class. “And everyone is talking about an incredible draft class this year, I think it’s just the opposite, I think it’s a poor one myself," Jerry West told Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Rusillo on ESPN Radio. Show More Summary

Lionel Hollins Says He Was 'Wronged' by Memphis Grizzlies

Former coach Lionel Hollins just isn't over last offseason's nasty breakup with the Memphis Grizzlies. Hollins' contract wasn't renewed after reaching the Western Conference Finals and winning 56 games in the regular season. He was coming off of back-to-back seasons with winning percentages of.600 or better. Show More Summary

Omer Asik Trade Imminent as Houston Rockets Reportedly Find Deal They Like

Hear that? It's the pitter -patter of Omer Asik dancing in the privacy of his own home, as he miraculously recovers from a hip "injury" upon learning his time with the Houston Rockets is nearly over. Sources told the Houston Chronicle's...Show More Summary

Rockets May Be Trying to Trade Jeremy Lin

This is both weird and not so weird. The Houston Rockets are known to be shopping disgruntled center Omer Asik, but according to ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s and MSG Networks’ Alan Hahn, they may also be gauging value for Jeremy Lin as well. Audio of what Hahn said can be found here while a [...]

Drive & Kick, Episode 2: The Philadelphia story

The 76ers aren't terrible. What's up with that? Paul Flannery talks to CSN Philly's John Gonzalez about the Sixers, Sam Hinkie's plan, what went wrong with Doug Collins and failed congressional runs. This week, we're talking about the Philadelphia 76ers with CSN Philly's John Gonzalez, a fine wordsmith and failed politician. Show More Summary

Lessons Learned (and Forgotten) from the NBA's Darkest Hour

The NBA has never experienced a darker hour than the one that took place in The Palace of Auburn Hills on Nov. 19, 2004. Kermit Washington and Rudy Tomjanovic came close. So did the drug problems of the 1980s, as have multiple otherShow More Summary

Drive & Kick, Episode 1: What's ailing the New York Knicks?

In the inaugural episode of the SB Nation NBA podcast, Paul Flannery talks to Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal about the Knicks. Why is there so much dysfunction? What could fix all that? Plus: do beat writers really influence the decision-making of the teams they cover? Get excited, kids. Show More Summary

Can Notorious Control Freak Kobe Bryant Finally Let Go?

Kobe Bryant has been the Los Angeles Lakers' dominant personality throughout most of his career, and it is fair to wonder if he can accept anything less. The former league MVP suffered an Achilles tear late in the 2012-13 campaign and was expected to miss somewhere between six and nine months. Show More Summary

NBA Podcast: 2013-14 Dallas Mavericks Season Preview

After a busy offseason, the Dallas Mavericks feel like a brand new team. Again. Jose Calderon and Monta Ellis are the third new backcourt Dirk Nowitzki has had in as many years. Ditto for Samuel Dalembert at center. DeJuan Blair, Devin...Show More Summary

NBA Podcast: 2013-14 Toronto Raptors Season Preview

The Toronto Raptors have long been an NBA afterthought. Can this be the year their talented, athletic core becomes more than just a novelty item? Bolstering the bench with newcomers like D.J. Augustin, Tyler Hansbrough, Steve Novak,Show More Summary

NBA Podcast: 2013-14 Indiana Pacers Season Preview

The Indiana Pacers have stared down the Miami Heat for two straight regular and postseasons. Yet they've been the ones to blink both times. Still, the young Pacers keep stepping up for more. Their fabulously cohesive starting five welcomes back a now-healthy near-star: Danny Granger. Show More Summary

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