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Jose Calderon Out 2-3 Weeks Due to Right Calf Strain

The New York Knicks announced Thursday that veteran point guard Jose Calderon will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks, as he recovers from a right calf strain: An MRI to Jose […] The post Jose Calderon Out 2-3 Weeks Due to Right Calf Strain appeared first on SLAMonline.

Brooks or Hinrich: Who's the Ideal Chicago Bulls Backup for Derrick Rose?

Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich can be reserve point guards for any team in the league; luckily for the Chicago Bulls, they are on the same roster and ready to support returning superstar Derrick Rose at a moment's notice. Although the...Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook Gets into it With a Clippers Fan (VIDEO)

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OKC Thunder star guard Russell Westbrook was already fuming Thursday night due to a broken right hand, and then an LA Clippers fan either threw or said the wrong thing […] The post Russell Westbrook Gets into it With a Clippers Fan (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons and Monta Ellis are Run DMC (VIDEO)

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The latest goofy video from the irrepressible Dallas Mavericks features stars Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons and Monta Ellis paying homage to the iconic rap super-group Run DMC. The rhymes could […] The post Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons and Monta Ellis are Run DMC (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

John Wall Drops 30 Points and Dishes 12 Assists vs Magic (VIDEO)

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Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall has come out of the gates blazing – Wall registered his second consecutive double-double Thursday night, in a 105-98 road victory against the […] The post John Wall Drops 30 Points and Dishes 12 Assists vs Magic (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

5 Factors That Will Steer Cleveland Cavaliers' Season

The Cleveland Cavaliers have begun the 2014-15 season with perhaps the highest expectations in their 46-year history. Now, it's time to deliver. Winning a championship is never easy of course, even when LeBron James is on your team. Every year since 1970, Cleveland has tipped off a new season with perpetual optimism and occasional title hopes. Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook Could Miss 4-6 Weeks With Hand Injury (VIDEO)

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Things have gone from bad to considerably worse for the OKC Thunder – Russell Westbrook broke a bone in his right hand Thursday night in a 93-90 road loss to […] The post Russell Westbrook Could Miss 4-6 Weeks With Hand Injury (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Carmelo Anthony Ruins LeBron James’ Homecoming (VIDEO)

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So much for the biggest sporting event of all time. Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks crashed LeBron James’ homecoming party in Cleveland Thursday night. The Knicks, led by […] The post Carmelo Anthony Ruins LeBron James’ Homecoming (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Russell Westbrook's Hand Injury Nudges Thunder Title Window a Little More Shut

LOS ANGELES — Russell Westbrook was so exasperated as he walked off the Staples Center floor that even after he decided he'd better stop arguing in the tunnel with a heckling Los Angeles Clippers fan/imbecile, Westbrook spun in a circle...Show More Summary

Clippers Still Working to Shake off Preseason Rust as Regular Season Begins

LOS ANGELES — The atmosphere at Staples Center was nothing short of electric for what was undoubtedly the most hotly anticipated home opener in the history of the Los Angeles Clippers. Even after a subpar preseason, during which theShow More Summary

Good morning, everything is terrible (except for the rapping Mavericks)

Let's abandon sadness and fear with horrible rhymes and TOO MUCH MONTA. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. FIRST, THE MOSTShow More Summary

How We'll Know When Kobe Bryant Is Officially Back

It is still the first week of the Los Angeles Lakers’ regular season, and Kobe Bryant is coming off serious back-to-back injuries. How will we know when he has really returned to the game—not just in body, but in all the tell-tale ways...Show More Summary

Which San Antonio Spur Will See the Biggest Role Shift in 2014-15?

Over the past decade, the San Antonio Spurs have built a reputation as one of the league's most consistent squads. With trademarked depth, an experienced coach and a trio of veterans, little fluctuation from season to season has become a norm. However, with the Big Three on its way out, the hallmark consistency can no longer be expected. Show More Summary

Overanalyzing LeBron James' Cavs Return and Takeaways from Thursday's NBA Slate

It's just one game. Even if it felt like something far more consequential. LeBron James' second debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers didn't go quite as expected. Outfitted with a new Big Three, including stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving,...Show More Summary

Returned Derrick Rose Is Both at Peace and More Driven Than Ever

CHICAGO — Meet the new Derrick Rose. He’s the same as the old Rose, but he's different in a few telling ways. The Chicago Bulls point guard projected a calm excitement at a charity event days before the NBA season’s start, speaking as confidently as he did when he became the youngest MVP in league history back in 2011. Show More Summary

LeBron James Connects Better with Fans Than Teammates in Opening Loss

CLEVELAND — Four years, three months and 21 days had finally elapsed, so now the countdown could be measured in minutes, and not many at that. The rather spacious party room on the other end of the tunnel was all ready for him, with every seat taken, every supposed sin forgiven and just about every aspect of the celebration carefully scripted. Show More Summary

Overpaid and Underrated: Joe Johnson Will Quietly Carry Nets Back to Postseason

A merely good player on a max deal becomes everyone's target for criticism. No one knows that better than Joe Johnson. When a quality performer receives an exceptional contract, we tend to pin blame on the player instead of the organization. Show More Summary

Former NBA player to argue for conviction reversal

A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme was due in court to argue for a new trial.

Utah Jazz vs. Dallas Mavericks 10/30/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Dallas Mavericks looked to bounce back from a tough loss in their season opener when they faced the Utah Jazz on Thursday night. The Mavs lost a heartbreaker to the Spurs on Tuesday, and faced a tough test from an athletic young Jazz roster on Thursday. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Detroit Pistons vs. Minnesota Timberwolves 10/30/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Detroit Pistons looked to bounce back from a tough season-opening loss on Thursday night, when they faced the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Pistons dropped their 2014-15 opener against the Denver Nuggets but faced a tough test from Andrew Wiggins and the Timberwolves in their second game of the year. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

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