The good, the bad and the Drake from the first round's most entertaining series. At best, the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs were a competitive letdown. At worst, Stephen Curry's sprained MCL and simultaneous injuries to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin could cause repercussions around the league that register through this postseason and beyond. Show More Summary
Demar DeRozan's daughter blurting out "I love my daddy" in their press conference pic.twitter.com/IUk0pVPKk9 — Tanisha (@MsLightBright) May 2, 2016 How could anyone say kids at press conferences are a bad idea, when we get videos asShow More Summary
This athleticism is unreal…check out the best gravity-defying 360s of the 2015-16 NBA season, from Aaron Gordon’s Dunk Contest performance to in-game amazingness and more. The post WATCH: Best 360s of the 2015-16 NBA Season appeared first on SLAMonline.
Basketball most definitely is serious business, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any room for some lighthearted laughs once in a while. Check out the season’s best NBA bloopers with The post Best NBA Bloopers of the 2015-16 Season (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
The Sacramento Kings are reportedly going to interview both Patrick Ewing and David Blatt for their now-vacant head coaching position. Sources on @TheVertical. Charlotte's Patrick Ewing will interview for Sacramento The post Kings to Reportedly Interview Patrick Ewing and David Blatt appeared first on SLAMonline.
The Detroit big man's best moves of the year. The post WATCH: Andre Drummond’s Top 10 Plays of the 2015-16 Season appeared first on SLAMonline.
Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan set a single-game franchise playoff record with his 32 field-goal attempts in Sunday's 89-84 Game 7 victory over the Indiana Pacers, per ESPN Stats & Info. Continuing a trend from throughout the series,...Show More Summary
Though unable to get his team out of the opening round, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George did set a new franchise record for most points in a single playoff series, dropping 191 over the course of a seven-game battle with the Toronto...Show More Summary
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson stayed hot in Sunday's 118-106 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, becoming the first player in NBA history to make seven three-pointers in three consecutive playoff games, per the Warriors'...Show More Summary
Fact: LeBron James is 8-0 in his playoff career against the Atlanta Hawks. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: B/R Insights Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
Invites for the NBA Draft Combine have been pouring in. As expected, it's a long list, per ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman: There are still some notable players on the list who have yet to sign with an agent and will thus have the chance toShow More Summary
The Detroit Pistons put up a respectable fight in the first round, but the Cleveland Cavaliers' postseason effectively begins now. The Cavs and Atlanta Hawks are set to meet in Round 2 of the playoffs, a rematch of last year's Eastern...Show More Summary
For the Thunder to have any shot after their Game 1 disaster, the former MVP needs to set the Spurs' blueprint on fire. Two years ago, Kevin Durant was the NBA MVP, unanimously considered one of the two best players in the world and well on his way to claiming his spot atop that list. Show More Summary
The Heat saw Goran Dragic lead the way in their big Game 7 win against Charlotte, and with him, they see what should be coming in Miami very soon. The Heat have changed a lot over the past few years but in Game 6, they still relied on Dwyane Wade to deliver crucial buckets in crunch time to avoid elimination, like they have so many times in the past. Show More Summary
Good morning. We have that and more in Monday's NBA newsletter. Good morning! Let's basketball. CLAWS OUT: The Raptors survived Game 7 to knock out the Pacers thanks to their top-flight bench. They'll take it! DeMar DeRozan scored 30, but needed 32 FGAs and 9 FTAs to get them. Show More Summary
The Dunk Champ comes down from the sky. The post Slamadamonth, SLAM #197, Zach LaVine appeared first on SLAMonline.
Newly-minted Lakers coach Luke Walton won’t be bringing back the Triangle Offense to L.A., saying it is not the “most appropriate” form of attack for this version of the Purple The post Luke Walton Will Not Run Triangle Offense With the Lakers appeared first on SLAMonline.
The Raptors are moving on to the second round of the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2001—DeMar DeRozan poured in a game-high 30 points Sunday in Toronto’s 89-84 The post WATCH: DeMar DeRozan Leads Raptors Over Pacers in Game 7 appeared first on SLAMonline.
Aaron Gordon introduces himself to the world. The post Slamadamonth, SLAM #197, Aaron Gordon appeared first on SLAMonline.
U.S. President Barack Obama held court at his eighth and final White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend. And in addition to good-naturedly mocking political and media elites, the POTUS took The post WATCH: Barack Obama Channels Kobe Bryant With ‘Obama Out’ appeared first on SLAMonline.