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How 76ers eSports deal came about

13 hours agoBasketball / NBA : USAToday: NBA

76ers CEO Scott O'Neil sits down with USA TODAY Sports to discuss a ground breaking deal within the eSports industry.        

Warriors weigh in on protests

13 hours agoBasketball / NBA : USAToday: NBA

At Golden State Warriors media day, several players voiced their opinions on the protests taking place across the country.        

Al Horford a big addition for Celtics

The Celtics are saying all the right things, not looking to put too much pressure on new frontcourt addition Al Horford, but it’s reasonable to expect that having him in the mix should bump the team up to the next level in the Eastern conference. They won 48 game last season, and can certainly aim [...]

Go All-Access with the Cavs, Warriors and Lakers as they prepare for the upcoming season

NBA TV's NBA Real Training Camp will go All-Access with the Cavaliers, Warriors and Lakers as they prepare for the upcoming season. The preseason series will provide exclusive access to practice sessions, players, coaches and front office executives, along with interviews and analysis live from training sites around the NBA.

LeBron: 'Personal goal' to surpass Jordan as NBA's greatest

Now that LeBron James has won a championship for the ages, he's set a loftier goal:

SLAM Top 50: Kevin Love, No. 39

Rebounding aficionado, NBA champ, a diverse skill set—Love's resume is looking better than ever. The post SLAM Top 50: Kevin Love, No. 39 appeared first on SLAMonline.

Exclusive: Victor Oladipo on His Jordan Extra.Fly Sneaker

We talked to Victor Oladipo about the brand new Jordan Extra.Fly, which drops on October 1. The post Exclusive: Victor Oladipo on His Jordan Extra.Fly Sneaker appeared first on SLAMonline.

The Suns’ young core needs patience and we’re not sure they get it

You can see a young nucleus beginning to form in Phoenix, but how will Suns management respond when the inevitable losing happens? Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are previewing all 30 teams via conversation. Next up: the Phoenix Suns.Show More Summary

The 76ers finally look like a typical bad basketball team, which is progress

The Process is dead and the future is bright, but the 76ers still have a long way to go. Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are previewing every team via conversation. Next up: the Philadelphia 76ers. See all prior Flanns & Zillz previewsShow More Summary

Andre Drummond can hit free throws ... in virtual reality

That and more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Media Day is in the books! Let’s basketball. SEE YA LATER, KID: Paul Flannery says goodbye to Kevin Garnett, a maddening and brilliant muse. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER GetShow More Summary

Lakers News: Latest on Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and D'Angelo Russell

With an exciting new head coach, a budding young core and the addition of some veteran free agents, the Los Angeles Lakers appear confident that they can start building something special for this upcoming season. The team held its annual...Show More Summary

Tweetcap: NBA Players React To The First Presidential Debate

NBAers were both amused and upset by last night's debate. The post Tweetcap: NBA Players React To The First Presidential Debate appeared first on SLAMonline.

LeBron James: Catching Michael Jordan a ‘Personal Goal’

The “ghost” of Michael Jordan remains very much on LeBron James’ mind, Heading into his 14th NBA season, 31-year-old James is thinking about his legacy, and has one very clear The post LeBron James: Catching Michael Jordan a ‘Personal Goal’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Gregg Popovich Admires Athletes’ Courage in Protests

When asked about athlete-led protests against police brutality and other societal issues plaguing the U.S., Gregg Popovich gave nuanced and thoughtful responses Monday. The San Antonio Spurs head coach says The post Gregg Popovich Admires Athletes’ Courage in Protests appeared first on SLAMonline.

Ben Simmons Says He Gained 33 Pounds

Philadelphia Sixers rookie forward Ben Simmons claims that he’s put on roughly thirty-three pounds since his lone season at LSU. Ben Simmons up 250 pounds. He was 217 at LSU The post Ben Simmons Says He Gained 33 Pounds appeared first on SLAMonline.

Draymond Green: ‘I Don’t Even Want to Win 74 or 75 Games’

The new-look Golden State Warriors want nothing do with chasing their own NBA record of 73 regular season wins. The singular focus in The Bay, according to Draymond Green, is The post Draymond Green: ‘I Don’t Even Want to Win 74 or 75 Games’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Grizzlies focus is to stay healthy

17 hours agoBasketball / NBA : USAToday: NBA

This time, there were no mentions of unfinished business from the previous season.        

Los Angeles Lakers 2016-17 NBA Training Camp Roster Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers' media day was Monday, with training camp starting Tuesday in Santa Barbara. But many of the younger players already have a jump on the 2016-17 campaign. D’Angelo Russell, Larry Nance Jr., Julius Randle, Jordan...Show More Summary

At NBA media day, concern for country over concern for team

NBA players aren't just worried about their teams as they start a new season        

AP Interview: LeBron says "a personal goal" to match Jordan

LeBron James isn't shying away about trying to match the greatness of Michael Jordan        

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