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Kobe Bryant Appears on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!': Top Moments and Tweets

Kobe Bryant's media onslaught continued as the Los Angeles Lakers star stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night. One of the funnier moments came when host Jimmy Kimmel played a clip from the now-famous postgame interview with Nick Young, Jordan Hill and Jeremy Lin after a win over the Boston Celtics on Feb. Show More Summary

Clippers Finally Feel Blake Griffin's Absence and Other Monday NBA Takeaways

No moment from the Los Angeles Clippers' 90-87 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies highlighted the importance of injured star Blake Griffin better than the one featuring Chris Paul, head down and hands on knees, gasping for air as the game slipped away in the final seconds. Paul played brilliantly, totaling 30 points and 10 assists in 39 minutes. Show More Summary

Irving injures shoulder in win over Warriors

32 minutes agoBasketball / NBA : Official NBA Blog

Cavaliers Guard Kyrie Irving experienced a left shoulder injury during Thursday's game against the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. He will not travel with the team to Indianapolis and will receive additional examination, including an MRI, at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Friday morning. Show More Summary

Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dead at 86

32 minutes agoBasketball / NBA : Official NBA Blog

Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.

Kyrie Irving Injury: Updates on Cavaliers Star's Shoulder and Return

Misfortune continues to mount for the Cleveland Cavaliers as point guard Kyrie Irving's status is uncertain after suffering yet another injury. The Cavaliers reported that Irving's status for the Cavaliers' game vs. the Pacers is uncertain after suffering a shoulder injury Thursday in the team's win against the Warriors. Show More Summary

Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 2/26/15: Video Highlights, Recap

Two of the NBA's best teams squared off Thursday night when the Golden State Warriors took on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the explosive Warriors had won five of their last six, but they faced a tough test...Show More Summary

Former NBA Player Earl Lloyd Dies at Age 86

Earl Lloyd, the first black player to play in the NBA, died on Thursday at the age of 86, Tom Leyden of WXYZ in Detroit confirmed. Lloyd played nine years in the league from 1950 to 1960. He appeared in 560 games, averaging 8.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists a night. Show More Summary

7 NBA Benchwarmers with the Best Celebration Game in the League

A team is only as good as its worst player, or so the saying goes. While the old mantra's validity can be debated, one thing is certain: An NBA team is infinitely funner when its worst player is its best cheerleader. The scenes fromShow More Summary

Warriors vs. Cavaliers: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 Regular Season

The Cleveland Cavaliers picked up one of their biggest wins of the 2014-15 season on Thursday night, beating the Golden State Warriors at home 110-99. LeBron James had a season-high 42 points on 15-of-25 shooting. According to NBA writer...Show More Summary

Warriors' Draymond Green Throws Down Vicious Dunk over 7-Footer Timofey Mozgov

After a hard-fought battle in the first half between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night, the Cavs started to pull away in the third quarter. Draymond Green attempted to change that. Driving to the rim, Green elevated and threw down a vicious dunk over the Cavs' 7-foot center, Timofey Mozgov. Show More Summary

Michael Beasley Facing Final Chance to Revive NBA Career with Miami Heat

Michael Beasley is getting a second chance. Again. For the last time. The Miami Heat announced on Thursday that they signed Beasley to a 10-day contract. This will mark his third stint with the team and, overall, will be Beasley's last...Show More Summary

Andre Iguodala Crosses over Defender, Finds David Lee with Behind-the-Back Pass

In a battle between two of the NBA's hottest teams, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers produced plenty of highlight plays early in their Thursday matchup. But this might have been the highlight of the first half. Andre Iguodala showed off his ball-handling skills by crossing over and dropping Matthew Dellavedova. Show More Summary

Cleanthony Early Needs to Make His Mark Now for New York Knicks

With Carmelo Anthony out for the rest of the season, the New York Knicks are in full-on tanking mode, which should mean plenty of playing time for the less experienced players on the roster. Of particular interest to the Knicks willShow More Summary

Derrick Rose Injury Update: Bulls Hope Star PG Will Return This Season

Despite Derrick Rose suffering his second meniscus tear in as many years, the Chicago Bulls are hopeful the guard will be able to return this season. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune received confirmation from vice president of basketball...Show More Summary

Jimmy Butler and Tony Snell Give These Bulls Wings

The Chicago Bulls may not know what lies ahead for them in regards to Derrick Rose. But what they do know is that Jimmy Butler and Tony Snell are emerging as a pair of wings who can fly them into the future. The voyage of Butler has been well chronicled. Show More Summary

How to Fix the New York Knicks: An Open Letter

NYC rapper Skyzoo has some thoughts. The post How to Fix the New York Knicks: An Open Letter appeared first on SLAMonline.

#TBT: Larry Bird

The all-time great scorer flashes his unreal passing ability. The post #TBT: Larry Bird appeared first on SLAMonline.

Report: Rajon Rondo ‘Extremely Unlikely’ to Re-Sign in Dallas

Great news, Kobe Bryant! The Rajon Rondo experiment in Dallas is off to a very rough start, and there’s talk now that the soon-to-be free agent won’t be back next The post Report: Rajon Rondo ‘Extremely Unlikely’ to Re-Sign in Dallas appeared first on SLAMonline.

Watch Episode 2 of Paul George ‘The Road Back’ (VIDEO)

Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George continues to push hard in his rehab from a gruesome leg injury last summer, and though there’s been talk about him possibly suiting up The post Watch Episode 2 of Paul George ‘The Road Back’ (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

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