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NBA Preseason 2015: Early Title Odds for All 30 Teams

Let the dreams of championships commence. Players are now free to fantasize about adorning one of their fingers with a ring—whether it's the first of their career or just the latest in a pre-existing collection. Teams can dust off space...Show More Summary

Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Live Score and Analysis for NBA Preseason

Two Southwest Division titans begin their preseason schedules Tuesday night, as the Houston Rockets visit the Memphis Grizzlies at 8 p.m. ET. Both teams kept their strong cores together during the offseason and should be playoff locks,...Show More Summary

James Harden Says He Is Best Player in the NBA and Is Capable of Doing More

Fresh off a season in which he finished as runner-up for the 2014-15 NBA MVP award and led the Houston Rockets to the Western Conference Finals, James Harden is ready to show the world just what he can do. "You don't think I can do more?" Harden asked, via Fran Blinebury of Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know About the Toronto Raptors' 2015-16 NBA Season

The past two seasons have netted the Toronto Raptors a pair of Atlantic Division titles and two franchise-record win totals. But they also produced two first-round exits, exposing problems with experience and imbalance. The Raptors attacked...Show More Summary

Kidd-Gilchrist to have surgery on torn labrum in shoulder

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford plans to spend the rest of the preseason looking at different combinations while trying to adapt to the loss of forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a right shoulder injury.

Video Gamer Loses 2K16 Game After LeBron James Hits Full-Court Shot

If you thought you were having a bad day, think again. A video gamer could almost taste victory after sinking a basket as Kobe Bryant with less than two seconds on the clock for the one-point lead in 2K16, but then LeBron James lobbed in a buzzer-beater—from the other end of the court. Heart. Breaker. [Instagram] Read more NBA news on

Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to Have Surgery on Shoulder

The Charlotte Hornets have announced that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will undergo surgery Tuesday night to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Arron Afflalo Injury: Updates on Knicks SG's Hamstring and Return

Shooting guard Arron Afflalo figures to be a key part of the New York Knicks' success in 2015-16, but his tenure in the Big Apple hasn't gotten off to an ideal start due to an injury. Continue for updates. Afflalo Out for Wednesday's Preseason Game with Hamstring Injury Tuesday, Oct. Show More Summary

Aaron Gordon Injury: Updates on Magic Star's Jaw and Recovery

The Orlando Magic expect small forward Aaron Gordon to return from a fractured jaw in time for the regular season opener on October 28 against the Washington Wizards, according to John Denton of Continue for updates. Magic Hopeful Gordon Back in 7-10 Days Tuesday, Oct. Show More Summary

J.R. Smith Chooses Young Cavs Fan over Young Warriors Fan for Sneaker Gift

J.R. Smith thought about it. He wanted to pull the trigger (as always), but he couldn't bring himself to bestow his game-worn shoes on a young Golden State Warriors fan at the Cleveland Cavaliers' Wine and Gold scrimmage Monday night. Show More Summary

Julius Randle Mercilessly Blocks Kid's Shot at a Hawaii Boys and Girls Club

Julius Randle isn't one to let a kid ball him up. The Los Angeles Lakers forward was playing a game of one-on-one at a Hawaii Boys & Girls Club when his opponent—just a few feet his junior—got a little bold and went for the rim. Randle, of course, put the poor kid back in his place by mercilessly blocking his shot, then he laughed with everyone else. Show More Summary

Shaquille O'Neal's Sons Combine for Pair of Alley-Oop Dunks

Shaquille O'Neal's 15-year-old son, Shareef O'Neal, has already proved he can be dominant on both sides of the ball. But when he teams up with his younger brother, 12-year-old Shaqir? Forget about it. The two might have been unchallenged,...Show More Summary

Stephen Curry Celebrates 3-Point Shot Before It Goes in During Preseason Game

If you forgot, Stephen Curry is still very good at basketball. He reminded us of this Monday night during a preseason tilt against the Toronto Raptors. Thanks to the Twitter user above, we can see Curry's greatness in one clip. Curry is playing chess while everyone else on the court is playing checkers. Show More Summary

James Harden: ‘I Am the Best Player in the League’

The media anointed Stephen Curry as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player last season, something players did not agree with. James Harden obviously sides with his peers, insisting that he’s the The post James Harden: ‘I Am the Best Player in the League’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Stephon Marbury Accuses Michael Jordan of ‘Robbing the Hood’

Former NBA All-Star and affordable sneaker evangelist Stephon Marbury is bringing back his line of cheap kicks, and calling out Michael Jordan on social media for selling shoes at much The post Stephon Marbury Accuses Michael Jordan of ‘Robbing the Hood’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

SLAM Top 50: Klay Thompson, no. 17

Thompson is back with improved playmaking ability. The post SLAM Top 50: Klay Thompson, no. 17 appeared first on SLAMonline.

Hornets' Kidd-Gilchrist to have surgery on torn labrum in shoulder

After consulting with team orthopedist Dr. Marcus Cook this morning, Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Cook tonight at Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. Show More Summary

Grizzlies sign Sampson Carter

The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team has signed free agent forward Sampson Carter. The signing is probably just a non-guaranteed contract. Carter (6-8, 220) joins the Grizzlies after playing professionally last season in Slovakia, Portugal and the Dominican Republic. Undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft, the 25-year-old averaged 7.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 21.8 minutes [...]

Nick Young is ‘Very Motivated’ to Prove Byron Scott Wrong

During their disastrous first season together, Nick Young and Byron Scott did not exactly see eye-to-eye. Young was taken aback by Scott’s public criticism, and has vowed to prove to The post Nick Young is ‘Very Motivated’ to Prove Byron Scott Wrong appeared first on SLAMonline.

Looking for a Sleeper for NBA MVP? Don't Laugh, but It May Be DeMarcus Cousins

LA JOLLA, Calif. — The topic is the 2015-16 NBA MVP award and whether it could be reachable for DeMarcus Cousins. "Reachable, man?" Cousins told Bleacher Report, his voice rising high. "It's mine to grab." Who takes him seriously? Many...Show More Summary

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