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WATCH: ‘Competitive Streak’ Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook Tribute Video

Singer Joey Dosik releases a new single dedicated to KD and Russ' time in OKC. The post WATCH: ‘Competitive Streak’ Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook Tribute Video appeared first on SLAMonline.

Russell Westbrook Laughs Off Question About Kevin Durant

Westbrook remains mum on KD. The post Russell Westbrook Laughs Off Question About Kevin Durant appeared first on SLAMonline.

Jimmy Butler: ‘I Want to F#kin’ Win A Championship. I’m Not Playing.’

“That’s what I wanted [Wade] here, that’s why I wanted Rondo here. Because they’ve done it, they know what it takes." The post Jimmy Butler: ‘I Want to F#kin’ Win A Championship. I’m Not Playing.’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Dwyane Wade: ‘This Is Jimmy Butler’s Team’

“Jimmy Butler called me and told me he wanted me here. That was huge." The post Dwyane Wade: ‘This Is Jimmy Butler’s Team’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

WATCH: Team USA Defeats Venezuela 80-45

Klay Thompson and Kyrie Irving led Team USA with 13 points apiece. The post WATCH: Team USA Defeats Venezuela 80-45 appeared first on SLAMonline.

Rockets sign Pablo Prigioni

The Rockets are limited at the point guard position, with Patrick Beverley and little else. Today they added depth to the spot with the signing of free agent guard Pablo Prigioni (pronunciation: pri-gee-OH-nee). The team is still weak at the PG spot, especially with many of the NBA’s elite point guards residing in the Western conference. [...]

USA Basketball vs. Venezuela: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2016 Showcase

The United States men's basketball team wasn't expected to have much trouble with a Grievis Vasquez-less Venezuela on Friday night from the United Center in Chicago and the scoreline reflected just that as they recorded an 80-45 win. However, the offensive game was lacking as the United States' jumpers just weren't going down. Show More Summary

Wade excited to join hometown Bulls

When Dwyane Wade was a free agent in 2010, he got a Chicago Bulls jersey when he met with his hometown team. He took it home, put it on and took a picture. Then he deleted it.

Dwyane Wade to Bulls: Top Takeaways from Star's Introductory Press Conference

Two weeks after signing with the Chicago Bulls, Dwyane Wade was officially introduced by his new team and spoke about the process of coming back to his hometown after 13 seasons with the Miami Heat. “This is one of those moments for me that is a dream come true," Wade said, per Bleacher Report's Sean Highkin. Show More Summary

Top Prospects and Takeaways from FIBA's Under-20, Under-18 Tournaments

The 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and FIBA U20 European Championship each featured a number of NBA prospects on the radar for the 2017 and 2018 drafts. USA and its loaded roster of future pros took gold in Chile at the FIBA Americas,...Show More Summary

LeBron James Helped Convince Justin Bieber Not to Perform at GOP-Bankrolled Show

LeBron's advice is evidently more valuable than $5 million. The post LeBron James Helped Convince Justin Bieber Not to Perform at GOP-Bankrolled Show appeared first on SLAMonline.

Remember the Days

After playing a major role in bringing a chip to Cleveland, Richard Jefferson looks back on the time he ruled the skies of New Jersey. The post Remember the Days appeared first on SLAMonline.

Spurs sign Patricio Garino

The Spurs have signed forward Patricio Garino. Until we hear otherwise, we’ll assume this is a non-guaranteed contract that just brings Garino to training camp. Garino, 6-6/210, spent the past four seasons at George Washington University. In his final season, he helped guide the Colonials to the 2016 NIT Championship and was named to the All-Tournament Team. [...]

Realistic Expectations for the NY Knicks' 2016-17 Starting Lineup

Never underestimate the power of fun. It apparently played a role in Kevin Durant's decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors. Judging by the happy interviews and shirtless group workout videos, the New York Knicks' squad of comeback...Show More Summary

Ranking Each Team USA Men's Basketball Player at 2016 Summer Olympics

The USA men's basketball team will kick off its 2016 gold-medal pursuit in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, taking a dozen of the NBA's biggest names into international competition. Though the list of notable holdouts—LeBron James, Stephen...Show More Summary

Phil Jackson: Modern NBA Players ‘Lack the Skills to Play the Triangle’

New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson appears to have given up on the dream of bringing his beloved Triangle back into the NBA. The Zen Master claims that current The post Phil Jackson: Modern NBA Players ‘Lack the Skills to Play the Triangle’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA Photos of the Week

The USA men's and women's basketball teams showcase their skills against China and France in this week's NBA photos. The post NBA Photos of the Week appeared first on SLAMonline.

Jimmy Butler Comments on Departures of Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah

The Chicago Bulls are ostensibly Jimmy Butler's team following the offseason departures of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, but despite assumptions to the contrary, Butler insisted Thursday he had nothing to do with the roster shake-up. According...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant shoots down the rumor that he told Russell Westbrook he was staying with the Thunder

There was a false report that Kevin Durant explicitly told Russell Westbrook he was staying in Oklahoma City before going back on his word. Here's how that rumor got started and eventually was squashed. Kevin Durant's departure from the Thunder was a seismic event in the NBA, so it's not surprising that we're still feeling the ripples. Show More Summary

NBA Tweets of the Week

NBAers react to Amar'e Stoudemire's retirement, DeMar DeRozan's epic dunk attempt and more. The post NBA Tweets of the Week appeared first on SLAMonline.

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