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What Do NBA Players Learn While Playing for Team USA?

CHICAGO — DeMarcus Cousins went down with a knee injury on the first day of Team USA’s stint in Chicago. But there was no way he was going to leave the team—there’s far too much value in the experience. Megastars like Kevin Durant and LeBron James may not need to be here anymore. Show More Summary

Biggest Challenge Each New NBA Head Coach Is Facing Entering 2014-15

First years on the job can be difficult. You're still new, figuring out how things run, sometimes battling the adjustments that come with relocating. The initial experience can make you anxious. But what the actual experience does is...Show More Summary

Paul George Braves Through the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Paul George is one tough guy. The Indiana Pacers star recently took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, despite his hatred for being cold. Many people run away immediately after getting soaked in order to try to warm up, but considering it...Show More Summary

Even John Calipari Thinks David Blatt Is Perfect Choice as Cleveland Cavs Coach

Maybe Plan B was meant to be. The Cleveland Cavaliers originally wanted a star from the college ranks to take the coaching reins in the wake of Mike Brown's dismissal. Back in June, Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski and Brett Dawson reported,...Show More Summary

NBA Legend Rick Barry is Recovering from a Serious Bike Crash

On July 19, Hall of Famer Rick Barry took a nasty spill while riding his bike in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 70-year old ABA and NBA great cracked his helmet, […] The post NBA Legend Rick Barry is Recovering from a Serious Bike Crash appeared first on SLAMonline.

Curry Clowns Cousins After He Calls Himself '3rd Splash Brother' & Bricks 2 3s

The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are known as the "Splash Brothers," and Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins wants to join them. Unfortunately for Boogie, there are certain criteria that you must meet in order to be a Splash Brother. Show More Summary

Brook Lopez Says He Lost 15 Pounds

Shedding major weight is the new “Put on 10 pounds of muscle” (word to MUSCLEWATCH™!) Yes, another NBA star reveals that he has gotten considerably slimmer this summer. Brook Lopez […] The post Brook Lopez Says He Lost 15 Pounds appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kevin Durant Reveals He Thought Stephen Curry Was White When They Met as Kids

Hearing stories from the past can always be fun, especially when it's professional athletes speaking about their childhoods. During Tuesday's NBA 2K Uncensored event, Kevin Durant revealed something pretty hilarious that was going through his mind the first time he met Stephen Curry. Show More Summary

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Chatter Around Rajon Rondo and Eric Bledsoe

Many of the top names on the free-agent market or on the trade block have already found their homes for the 2014-15 season, but there are still rumors swirling around the NBA about possible deals that could come to fruition in the coming...Show More Summary

#TBT: Larry Nance

The high-flyer wins the first-ever Slam Dunk Contest. The post #TBT: Larry Nance appeared first on SLAMonline.

Can Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine Be NBA's Next High-Flying Duo?

For the Minnesota Timberwolves, watching three-time All-Star Kevin Love punch his own ticket out of town is a catastrophic loss with potentially devastating consequences. Yet, these Wolves aren't walking with their heads low. Like aShow More Summary

Jabari Parker Reveals the Inspiration Behind His Number

One of the first things NBA rookies have to do once they join their new team is to pick a uniform number. Their favorite numbers are often unavailable because veterans have already selected them. Watch as the Milwaukee Bucks' JabariShow More Summary

Should Derrick Rose Play It Safe and Withdraw from FIBA's Team USA?

Derrick Rose has a decision to make. Stoic and determined as ever, the Chicago Bulls point guard could maintain there is no dilemma at hand. He would be wrong. He has officially reached another crossroads: Should he remain a part ofShow More Summary

Report: Greg Monroe’s Agent Sought Multiple Sign-and-Trade Deals

Given his desire to bolt from Detroit, big man Greg Monroe’s only source of leverage this summer is to accept a $5.7 million qualifying offer, and flee next summer as […] The post Report: Greg Monroe’s Agent Sought Multiple Sign-and-Trade Deals appeared first on SLAMonline.

Predicting How Stan Van Gundy Will Use Greg Monroe This Season

To the casual fan, bringing back Greg Monroe for his $5.5 million qualifying offer probably seems like quite the coup for the Detroit Pistons. Monroe is young, talented, productive and—more pertinent still—worth far more than what the...Show More Summary

Derrick Rose on Sitting Out: ‘Just Body Fatigue’

Following major surgeries on both knees, there’s always cause for concern whenever Derrick Rose chooses (or is unable) to suit up. After sitting out consecutive practices, Team USA held out […] The post Derrick Rose on Sitting Out: ‘Just Body Fatigue’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Report: Kevin Durant Informs Nike of Huge Offer from Under Armour

As you know, Under Armour has come hard after sneaker deal free agent Kevin Durant this summer. On Wednesday, Durant’s Roc Nation reps are said to have officially told Nike […] The post Report: Kevin Durant Informs Nike of Huge Offer from Under Armour appeared first on SLAMonline.

How Kevin Love Is a Pick-and-Roll Upgrade for LeBron James over Chris Bosh

Despite the immense talent that surrounded LeBron James in his first few years in Miami, he's never played with a true stretch 4. Though Chris Bosh developed a three-point shot in his more recent Miami seasons, it wasn't a weapon that...Show More Summary

Kyrie Irving With a Killer Crossover vs Dominican Republic (VIDEO)

Don’t hurt ‘em, Uncle Drew! Kyrie Irving shook Dominican Republic guard Juan Coronado with a right-to-left cross, before splashing home the jumper. The post Kyrie Irving With a Killer Crossover vs Dominican Republic (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

DeMar DeRozan Leads Team USA vs Dominican Republic (VIDEO)

Toronto Raptors All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan finished with a game-high 13 points, along with 6 assists and 5 rebounds as the U.S. Men’s National Team dominated the Dominican Republic in […] The post DeMar DeRozan Leads Team USA vs Dominican Republic (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

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