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World Peace says he's more mature, will retire in 5 years

Heading into the swansong of his career, former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace is a changed man.

Projecting the Golden State Warriors' Best and Worst 2015 NBA Playoff Matchups

The Golden State Warriors have all but wrapped up the top seed in the Western Conference for the 2015 NBA playoffs with a surprising and dominant regular season. As great as it has been, the playoffs are the moment where teams put their...Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fact: Kobe Bryant still leads the Lakers in field-goal attempts this season (713) despite playing only 35 games. B leacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: SportsCenter Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Michael Frazier to Declare for 2015 NBA Draft: Latest Details and Reaction

After three seasons at the University of Florida, guard Michael Frazier II is set to declare for the 2015 NBA draft. According to Forbes contributor Darren Heitner, Frazier has decided to leave the Gators with a year of eligibility remaining,...Show More Summary

Nowitzki Reaches 10,000 Career Rebounds with 13-Board Performance

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki recorded the 10,000th rebound of his career during the fourth quarter of Tuesday's 101-94 win over the San Antonio Spurs. He entered the contest with 9,991 career rebounds, needing just nine more...Show More Summary

Thanks to a TV Error, Nik Stauskas Has Assumed the Identity of 'Sauce Castillo'

Closed captioning is a useful and vital facet of the sports broadcast experience. The transcription service helps the hearing-impaired (and in many cases, the booze-impaired) who watch games at bars pumping music through speakers inShow More Summary

Chicago Bulls' Roster Is in Good Hands Regardless of Derrick Rose's Future

The winds of change are sweeping through the Chicago Bulls, but the NBA's most adaptable franchise is built to roll with the punches. Their current building blocks are aging (Joakim Noah), injured (Derrick Rose) or perhaps unhappy (Tom Thibodeau ). Show More Summary

Meet the Real NBA Rookie of the Year That No One's Talking About

The Rookie of the Year race hasn't been much of one this season. With key injuries to two of the top three picks ( Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid ), the consensus seemed to be that the award would be gift-wrapped to No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins. Show More Summary

How Kings Can Keep DeMarcus Cousins Happy, Break Playoff Drought Next Season

It's been eight long years since the Sacramento Kings made the playoffs, and since the team has already been eliminated in 2014-15, that streak will increase to nine. But despite the results in recent seasons, the Kings aren't as far away as one may think. The Kings have a bona fide franchise player to build around in DeMarcus Cousins. Show More Summary

Ric Bucher's NBA Fact or Fiction on the League's Biggest Storylines

In the NBA, a team's physical strength is an obvious component for success. However, the relationship dynamics within a team are what separate championship winners from the also-rans. An on-point Bulls squad may turn out to be the most...Show More Summary

NBA Draft 2015: Underrated Players Being Disrespected in Expert's Mock Drafts

Many American hoops fans haven't yet heard of Mario Hezonja. In about four months, his name will become very familiar to those who follow the NBA draft. Hezonja is a 20-year-old Croatian wing prospect with true star potential. At 6'8", Hezonja has the requisite length to play the small forward or shooting guard positions in the NBA. Show More Summary

Timberwolves Thought Drafting Kobe Bryant in 1996 ‘Would Be Too Much’

A devastating Kobe Bryant-Kevin Garnett duo was nearly formed in Minnesota 19 years ago, but in their infinite wisdom, the Timberwolves got cold feet. Head coach and team president Flip The post Timberwolves Thought Drafting Kobe Bryant in 1996 ‘Would Be Too Much’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Tim Duncan Wins $100 Bet for Hitting a Three-Pointer (VIDEO)

The San Antonio Spurs destroyed the visiting OKC Thunder 130-91 Wednesday night, but it wasn’t the only victory that Tim Duncan got to savor. Duncan won a $100 bet with The post Tim Duncan Wins $100 Bet for Hitting a Three-Pointer (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Ty Lawson Trips Up Isaiah Canaan With Dirty Crossover (VIDEO)

Nuggets guard Ty Lawson provided one of the very few highlights in the Sixers’ ugly 99-85 road win in Denver, breaking Isaiah Canaan’s ankles with a slick crossover and finding The post Ty Lawson Trips Up Isaiah Canaan With Dirty Crossover (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

How Much Is Enes Kanter Worth in Free Agency to the Oklahoma City Thunder?

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter has been a revelation since coming over from the Utah Jazz in February, but how much will he cost the team this summer? The 22-year-old big man is slated to be a restricted free agent after this...Show More Summary

James Harden Dunks on Anthony Davis and Omer Asik (VIDEO)

The Houston Rockets completed their biggest comeback of the season, climbing out of a 17-point hole Wednesday night in New Orleans to take down the Pelicans 95-93. James Harden scored The post James Harden Dunks on Anthony Davis and Omer Asik (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Wizards ‘Quit Playing Defensively’ on George Hill’s Game-Winner (VIDEO)

Giving up has become a recurring and disturbing theme for the reeling Washington Wizards, who got their hearts broken Wednesday night as George Hill waltzed in for a game-winning layup. The post Wizards ‘Quit Playing Defensively’ on George Hill’s Game-Winner (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Power Ranking New York Knicks Players Heading into Final Month of Season

The word "powerful" should not be applied to anyone playing for the 14-58 New York Knicks. "Tough" or "scrappy," maybe, but not even star forward Carmelo Anthony can be feeling robust right now. Nevertheless, players are suiting up for...Show More Summary

Brook Lopez Dominates the Hornets With 34 Points (VIDEO)

The Brooklyn Nets picked up a critical 91-88 victory Wednesday night against the Hornets in Charlotte, as Brook Lopez led the way with a game-high 34 points, ten rebounds and The post Brook Lopez Dominates the Hornets With 34 Points (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Nike Air Max Day 2015 Date and Shoe Release History

Today, March 26, Nike is once again celebrating Air Max Day. The company asks people to wear their Air Max shoes, whether they be a vintage pair or the recently released Nike Air Max Zero, to celebrate the occasion. The Air Max Zero was the original concept for the brand that was eventually altered to create the Air Max 1 back in 1987. Show More Summary

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