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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says ‘No Way’ Dirk Nowitzki is Better Than Larry Bird

The NBA’s all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, doesn’t think that Dirk Nowitzki holds a candle to Larry Bird. Abdul-Jabbar, curiously, refers to Dirk as a “volume” and “streak shooter” who The post Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says ‘No Way’ Dirk Nowitzki is Better Than Larry Bird appeared first on SLAMonline.

What We Learned About the Utah Jazz During the 2014-15 NBA Season

The 2014-15 Utah Jazz didn't merely exceed expectations. They obliterated them, showing fans and writers that this team is much further along than expected. After kicking off a total overhaul in the summer of 2013, Utah was still supposed...Show More Summary

Who the Utah Jazz Should Target in the 2015 NBA Draft

For fans of teams that missed the playoffs, one of the most exciting times of the year is here. The May 20 NBA draft lottery is less than a month away, and the June 26 draft itself is about two months off. And with the Utah Jazz missing...Show More Summary

Enes Kanter: 'Never Liked Playing Basketball' with Utah Jazz

Fourth-year center Enes Kanter has looked like a different player since landing with the Oklahoma City Thunder at the trade deadline. Apparently, he feels like a different one, too. Speaking with reporters in advance of Sunday's matchup...Show More Summary

Breaking Down the Utah Jazz's Blueprint to Continue Rebuild in 2015 Offseason

After hitting the reset button in the summer of 2013, the Utah Jazz are already on the verge of coming out of their rebuild. With a smart move or two, another lottery pick (used or traded) and more internal development, they could be contending for a postseason berth, even in the NBA's loaded Western Conference. It's not as crazy as it sounds. Show More Summary

Are the Atlanta Hawks Running out of Gas?

Until now, there has been no reason to worry about the Atlanta Hawks. That's all changed. Maybe. T ime and time again, the Hawks have been deemed a suspect powerhouse, a regular-season phenomenon masquerading as a title contender. And...Show More Summary

Celtics and Mavericks Reportedly Discussing a Rajon Rondo Trade

The latest Rajon Rondo trade rumors began making the rounds late Wednesday night, and now there are indications that Boston and Dallas are engaged in talks involving the star point […] The post Celtics and Mavericks Reportedly Discussing a Rajon Rondo Trade appeared first on SLAMonline.

5 Reasons the Oklahoma City Thunder Can Still Contend During 2014-15 Season

The Oklahoma City Thunder have dug themselves into a big hole in the early portion of the season, but don't count them out as contenders just yet. With a record of 3-12, the Thunder sit alone at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. Show More Summary

LeBron James Follows Aaron Rodgers' Lead, Tells Fans to 'Relax' About Slow Start

The Cleveland Cavaliers' 1-3 start to the 2014-15 season has some fans and analysts wondering if the team will be able to work out its issues and contend for a championship as expected. Well, Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is taking a page out of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' book. Show More Summary

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'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

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

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