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One month into NBA season, signs point to buyer's remorse

Hard on the heels of all the gratitude that warms our hearts and even our leftovers this extended weekend comes the regret. Regrets over how outrageously you stuffed your face at the Thanksgiving table and the sounds that accompanied you. Regrets, as well, for running out of Cool Whip before they ran out of pumpkin pie, when your only job was to bring the Cool Whip.

Guy V. Lewis, Coach of Houston’s Phi Slama Jama Teams, Dies at 93

Lewis coached the Cougars for 30 years, with Final Four appearances in 1967 and 1968, but he is best remembered for his squads of the 1980s and their thunderous style of play.

Kobe Bryant's Role, Minutes Won't Be Reduced, Says Lakers HC Byron Scott

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott insisted that Kobe Bryant's role on the team wouldn't change d espite his tough start to the season that included a 1-of-14 performance from the field against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. "I haven't thought about reducing his role," Scott said Wednesday, per Baxter Holmes of Show More Summary

Curry vs. Westbrook debate not so simple to determine

It's virtually impossible to imagine a successful NBA team without great point guard play. Point guards are often the extension of a coach, responsible for enhancing the play of others offensively while also setting the tone defensively.

Jahlil Okafor Hits Heckler on Video Outside Boston Bar After 76ers vs. Celtics

Video footage has surfaced of Philadelphia 76ers rookie lottery draft pick Jahlil Okafor apparently hitting a man outside a Boston nightclub following his team's 84-80 loss to the Boston Celtics. TMZ Sports had the news Thursday. The...Show More Summary

WATCH: Jahlil Okafor Punches a Guy on a Boston Street

#SaveJahlil, indeed. The Philadelphia Sixers went down 84-80 to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, and rookie big man Jahlil Okafor put hands on some troll who stepped to him The post WATCH: Jahlil Okafor Punches a Guy on a Boston Street appeared first on SLAMonline.

Iman Shumpert Drops 'Grand Theft Auto'-Themed Music Video for 'Build Em' Song

While everyone was getting ready for a day filled with football and family fun, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert dropped a music video for his latest song, "Build Em." For those who have played the Grand Theft Auto video games, this is going to look somewhat familiar. Show More Summary

John Wall Unhappy With Coach Randy Wittman’s Rotation

Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman had both John Wall and Bradley Beal on the bench to start the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s 101-87 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, The post John Wall Unhappy With Coach Randy Wittman’s Rotation appeared first on SLAMonline.

Grading NBA Teams' Search for New Identities

NBA fans, the diehards anyway, don't need uniforms to identify teams. Most have a specific style to them, something that makes them unique in a league where all 30 clubs are pursuing the same goal (though not always on the same schedule). But those identities are more like fashion trends than permanent traits. Show More Summary

DeMarcus Cousins and O.J. Mayo Are Still Beefing (VIDEO)

Back in the 2012-13 season, DeMarcus Cousins was suspended for a game after punching O.J. Mayo in the groin. And the beef resurfaced Wednesday night, at the conclusion of an The post DeMarcus Cousins and O.J. Mayo Are Still Beefing (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

DeMarcus Cousins, OJ Mayo Among Bucks, Kings Players in Confrontation in Tunnel

The players on the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings " jawed in the tunnel and the hallway" following Sacramento's 129-118 on Wednesday, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel. Per Gardner, Bucks guard O.J. Mayo yelled at Kings center DeMarcus Cousins toward the end of the game, reportedly telling him to meet him in the hallway. Show More Summary

Nick Young: ‘We Can’t Let One Guy Determine Everything’

In the grand sadness that is the 2015-16 Los Angeles Lakers, improbably, Nick Young has emerged as the lonely voice of reason. Speaking to reporters Tuesday night following the Lakers’ The post Nick Young: ‘We Can’t Let One Guy Determine Everything’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

LeBron James Holds Players-Only Meeting After Cavaliers vs. Raptors

LeBron James and James Jones reportedly led a players-only meeting Wednesday night after the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Toronto Raptors, 103-99, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN. The pair reportedly questioned the mental toughness of the team, something James did more subtly in his postgame comments. Show More Summary

James Harden Scores 40 Points in Loss to Memphis (VIDEO)

The Memphis Grizzlies handed the Houston Rockets their seventh loss in eight games Wednesday night, this despite a 40-point effort from James Harden. The Grizz bounced back from a rough The post James Harden Scores 40 Points in Loss to Memphis (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

WATCH: LeBron James Moves Past Reggie Miller on All-Time Scoring List

Move over, Reggie Miller. LeBron James is now in 18th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, leapfrogging Miller on Wednesday night..@KingJames has just passed @ReggieMillerTNT for 18th on The post WATCH: LeBron James Moves Past Reggie Miller on All-Time Scoring List appeared first on SLAMonline.

Steph Curry Comments on Lionel Messi Comparison, Warriors' Record Streak, More

Although Steph Curry and Lionel Messi are involved in different sports, comparisons are natural between these two superstars at the very top of their game. The former, the talisman of NBA outfit Golden State Warriors, thinks the parallels...Show More Summary

Building the NBA's All-Efficiency Team

Kobe Bryant's sad slide into mediocrity is just the latest sign that the end is nigh—not just for the Black Mamba's Hall of Fame career, but also for the reign of the NBA's volume-shooting, isolation-heavy scorers. To be sure, this shift...Show More Summary

Toronto Raptors Exorcising Last Year's Demons and Wednesday NBA Takeaways

If you're reluctant to buy this year's Toronto Raptors as viable threats in the East, you're forgiven. That's what they were supposed to be last year (and, for the most part, were) until a second-half collapse and postseason fold called their credentials into question. Show More Summary

Post Up: Stuffed

KD and Westbrook shine, LeBron passes Reggie, and more on a stuffed Wednesday night in the NBA. The post Post Up: Stuffed appeared first on SLAMonline.

Jazz Beat Clippers 102-91 to Snap 13-Game Skid Against LA

Gordon Hayward scored 14 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz beat the slumping Clippers 102-91 Wednesday night, snapping a 13-game skid against Los Angeles.

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