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Joakim Noah Throws Out Another First Pitch (VIDEO)

For the second time this week, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was called upon to toss out the first pitch at a baseball game. Noah was at Wrigley Field Wednesday […] The post Joakim Noah Throws Out Another First Pitch (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

James Harden and Anthony Davis Star in NBA 2K15 Beard Guru Ad (VIDEO)

Fellow NBA All-Stars James Harden and Anthony Davis have once again teamed up to film a commercial, this time helping to introduce new face-scanning technology in the NBA 2K15 video […] The post James Harden and Anthony Davis Star in NBA 2K15 Beard Guru Ad (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

How Will Klay Thompson's Standout FIBA World Cup Performance Affect This Season?

The Golden State Warriors had the rare distinction of sending not one but two of their players to Spain for the FIBA World Cup this year. Stephen Curry was the household name, the rising star who had cemented his name amongst the game’s elite. Show More Summary

Breaking Down Toronto Raptors' Power Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

By re-signing Patrick Patterson and picking up the 2014-15 option on Tyler Hansbrough, the Raptors have maintained their depth at power forward and provided insurance for Amir Johnson should he miss any games next season. The emergence...Show More Summary

Breaking Down NY Knicks' Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

The New York Knicks are in an in-between phase of Phil Jackson's franchise rejuvenation, and it's apparent throughout the roster. The team's new president administered as much roster overhaul as he could over his first summer in charge,...Show More Summary

What Indiana Pacers Need from Roy Hibbert Next Season

With Indiana Pacers' star Paul George more than likely out for the season with a broken leg, it's time for Roy Hibbert to take his game to the next level. Saying Hibbert struggled last season is putting it mildly. His rebounding numbers...Show More Summary

Man arrested in Paul George burglary

Here’s ESPN.com reporting that the person who allegedly did Paul George wrong has been caught: Police have arrested a man in connection with the April burglary at the Indianapolis home of Indiana Pacers star Paul George. Indianapolis police say 43-year-old Michael Lewis of Whitestown was arrested Wednesday on burglary and theft charges for the April 28 break-in during which [...]

Rockets maintain relationships in China

Here’s the Houston Chronicle Blog reporting on the Rockets: Rockets CEO Tad Brown, former player Clyde Drexler and point guard Pat Beverley just returned from a trip to China where they met with some of the Rockets’ business partners and interacted with the fan base. “It’s always great to go to China,” Brown said. “We are the most popular [...]

Biggest Hurdles Flip Saunders Faces with Minnesota Timberwolves This Season

Normally, a general manager's goal is to plan for the future while the head coach focuses on winning now, but things won't be that simple for Flip Saunders and the Minnesota Timberwolves. In 2014-15, Saunders will have the almost impossible task of being both a coach and a GM. Show More Summary

How Great Will LeBron James' Economic Impact Be in Cleveland?

What does LeBron James mean to Cleveland? That depends on whom you talk to. To the Cleveland Cavaliers and their long-suffering fans, James' return to his roots in Northeast Ohio portends nothing short of a complete turnaround from the...Show More Summary

Antoine Walker Would Be a Good Fit Within the Boston Celtics Organization

A personal story: On March 2, 2002, my cousin and I attended a Boston Celtics charity event held at the club/billiard hall The Rack. Fans were able to hang out, play pool and get their photo taken with the players. Being photographed with Eric Williams, Rodney Rogers and Walter McCarty was cool, but I wanted a picture with Antoine Walker. Show More Summary

Bold Predictions for Derrick Rose's 2014-15 Season

The Chicago Bulls phenom has played just 10 games over the past two NBA seasons, and his rust showed through the FIBA World Cup tournament, where he finished with paltry averages: 4.8 points per game, 3.1 assists, 5.3 percent from three and 25.4 shooting overall. But such anemia could’ve been expected. Show More Summary

Miami Heat hire Keith Smart, Chris Quinn, others for front office

The Miami HEAT announced today several front office hirings, including Keith Smart as Assistant Coach, Chris Quinn as Assistant Coach/Player Development, Brandon Gilliam as Assistant Trainer/Director of Rehabilitation, Wes Brown as Assistant...Show More Summary

Can the NBA Ever Replace Kobe Bryant?

Few jerseys are as recognizable as the purple-and-black No. 24 (or No. 8, if you go back far enough), donned by a current player who will be elected to the Hall of Fame as soon as he's eligible. Few players are as respected as the man...Show More Summary

Why Iman Shumpert Is Finally Set to Thrive with New York Knicks

For a guy who hasn ’t been hit with so much as a speeding ticket off the basketball court, Iman Shumpert ’s three-year NBA career has been uncommonly tumultuous. Such as it is with the New York Knicks, a team that’s spent the better part of the last decade orchestrating, and then immediately recovering from, so many a wayward rebuild. Show More Summary

Predicting the NBA's Biggest Win-Total Increases for 2014-15

It’s that time of year again—a time when the world’s foremost basketball prognosticators gather to offer their best guesses for the season to come. And get them completely wrong. That won’t stop us from trying, of course. Today’s challenge:...Show More Summary

Heat promote Fizdale, add Smart, Quinn to staff

The Miami Heat have promoted David Fizdale to assistant head coach, and hired Keith Smart and Chris Quinn as assistants on Erik Spoelstra's staff.

What Fringe NBA Title Contenders Need to Get Over the Hump

There are currently just a few surefire, no-questions-asked championship contenders in the NBA, but a number of other teams are close to joining that conversation. In the cases of the teams to follow, the talent is in place but a particular hurdle still stands in the way of serious contention. Show More Summary

Deron Williams' Days as an NBA Star Are Officially Over

The Brooklyn Nets can stop waiting now. For three-plus seasons, they have been hoping that Deron Williams could serve as their franchise face and help the organization regain some relevance. With his 30th birthday behind him, more surgical...Show More Summary

Is Trevor Ariza Really the Key to Fixing Houston Rockets Defense?

The Houston Rockets' biggest acquisition this offseason, Trevor Ariza, has been touted as the solution to their defensive problems. How true is that supposition? Ariza is a good defender, but is he enough to vault them into the top 10? There...Show More Summary

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