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Jim Buss on Kobe Bryant’s Final Season: ‘It’s His Decision’

Is next season Kobe Bryant’s last in the NBA? No one seems to know; not Kobe himself, and certainly not the man who signs his enormous paychecks. Jim Buss, the The post Jim Buss on Kobe Bryant’s Final Season: ‘It’s His Decision’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Miami Heat Owner Micky Arison Proposes 'Miami Vice'-Themed Jerseys

Miami Heat owner Micky Arison took to Instagram to suggest possible Miami Vice -themed alternate jerseys for the team. He asked fans what they thought of the idea and said he would pass their response on to the NBA. Just to jog your memory, Miami Vice was an extremely popular show in the '80s that was based in Miami. Show More Summary

Report: Tristan Thompson Could End Up in Toronto

All summer long, there has been an awkward impasse between the Cleveland Cavaliers and restricted free agent Tristan Thompson. The Thompson camp, which it should be noted also represents superstar The post Report: Tristan Thompson Could End Up in Toronto appeared first on SLAMonline.

Steve Ballmer Reportedly Rejects $60 Million TV Deal to Plan Streaming Network

Television money in the NBA is at an all-time high, but that isn't stopping Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer from reportedly turning down a lot of local broadcast money to explore building an online service to broadcast his team's...Show More Summary

Why Traditional Big Men Are Still Vital in Today's NBA

Traditional big men will always have a place in the NBA. It's just that their place, and the things they must do to get there, is changing. But because ample time is spent lauding the league's deceptively coined "small-ball" movement, the survival of these player types is often glossed over, their eventual extinction sometimes assumed. Show More Summary

Which Under-the-Radar Signing Will Have the Biggest Impact with His New Team?

The NBA offseason has been busy with free-agent signings and trade acquisitions. Some of these moves will have a huge impact on the team's success next season. Who will have the largest impact on their new team? Does Lance Stephenson...Show More Summary

Clippers Owner May Stream Games After Turning Down $60 Million TV Deal

According to the NY Post, LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer balked at Fox Sports‘ $60 million-a-year offer for local television rights, and is exploring the option of streaming his team’s The post Clippers Owner May Stream Games After Turning Down $60 Million TV Deal appeared first on SLAMonline.

Hawks announce additions to Athletic Performance Team

The Atlanta Hawks have made hires to their Athletic Performance Team, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. Keke (kay-kay) Lyles has been named Executive Director of Player Performance,...Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Friday, August 28, 2015

Fact: The Cleveland Cavaliers had a.143 win percentage last season without Kyrie Irving, who could be out until January recovering from a kneecap injury. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats & Info Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

World's Tallest Man Poses with Former Tall Person Enes Kanter

You should've seen Enes Kanter in his prime. He was a tall, tall man. Like a Swiss-Turkish beanstalk, really. Ah, those were the days...days that are gone now. The 6'11" Oklahoma City Thunder center became a short person Thursday afternoon thanks to a literal giant who wandered into his vicinity and shrank him down to size. Show More Summary

NBA and WNBA Tweets of the Week

From the small ball debate to condolences for Darryl Dawkins. The post NBA and WNBA Tweets of the Week appeared first on SLAMonline.

Derrick Rose: ‘I Will Be Proven Innocent’

A day after allegations of sexual assault became public, Derrick Rose released a short statement saying that he’s completely innocent. The 26-year-old Chicago Bulls superstar is focused on his health The post Derrick Rose: ‘I Will Be Proven Innocent’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

WATCH: Isaiah Thomas Beats Floyd Mayweather in Basketball

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas counts boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather as a good friend, and the two regularly work out together during the summer. It’s not often that Mayweather The post WATCH: Isaiah Thomas Beats Floyd Mayweather in Basketball appeared first on SLAMonline.

The Most Unlikely Stat Explosions in NBA History

There's nothing like seeing an NBA player have everything click on a single night. Whether he's finding the bottom of the net whenever his wrist flicks, magically ending up in the right place for every rebound, finding passing angles...Show More Summary

Video: Russell Westbrook explosiveness

Enjoy this video showcasing the explosiveness of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook:

Jim Buss Discusses Kobe Bryant's Potential Final Season, D'Angelo Russell, More

In the long, storied history of the Los Angeles Lakers, there has never been a worse version of the team than the 21-61 one fans saw last season. In the face of that reality, part-owner and executive vice president of basketball operations...Show More Summary

Lou Tsioropoulos, Basketball Champion, Dies at 84

Tsioropoulos won an N.C.A.A. title with Kentucky in 1951 before serving in the Air Force and playing for the Boston Celtics during the rest of the ’50s.

Darryl Dawkins, N.B.A.’s Lovable ‘Chocolate Thunder,’ Dies at 58

Dawkins arrived in professional basketball as a gigantic teenager and became one of the game’s fiercest dunkers and most notoriously lovable characters.

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