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Teams from Brazil, Isreal, Turkey to travel to U.S. for NBA preseason

The NBA today released its 2015 preseason schedule that tips off on Friday, Oct. 2 and features three top international teams -- Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, Maccabi Haifa, and Paschoalotto/Bauru -- traveling to the U.S. for six games against six NBA teams.

Building the All-25-and-Under NBA Team Before 2015-16 Season

The amount of young talent in the NBA is terrifying. Even without counting players who will turn 26 just before the start of the 2015-16 campaign—here's looking at you, Jimmy Butler—the all-25-and-under squads are just brimming overShow More Summary

LISTEN: SLAM Editor-in-Chief Ben Osborne on the RWTW Podcast

SLAM Editor-in-Chief Ben Osborne joins RWTW’s Paul Rivera on the Winner’s Circle podcast to talk about their love of hoops, Ben’s career journey, the state of the publishing industry, Paul’s The post LISTEN: SLAM Editor-in-Chief Ben Osborne on the RWTW Podcast appeared first on SLAMonline.

Video: Random NBA fun with mascots, more

Here, watch some NBA mascots jump and fall into stuff, and dancers jump around, and maybe some other stuff.

Atlanta Hawks to retire Dikembe Mutombo jersey number

Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin and President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Mike Budenholzer announced earlier today that the organization will retire Dikembe Mutombo’s No. 55 uniform in a special ceremony on November 24th when the Hawks host the Boston Celtics at Philips Arena. The announcement was made during a ceremony recognizing today as [...]

Hawks to retire Mutombo's No. 55 next season

The Atlanta Hawks will retire Dikembe Mutombo's No. 55 next season, about two months after he is enshrined into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Baron Davis Explains Why He Wants Back in the NBA

When Baron Davis blew out his right knee during a 2012 Playoff game, he thought that was the end of his memorable NBA career. After battling what he calls the The post Baron Davis Explains Why He Wants Back in the NBA appeared first on SLAMonline.

In Design

NBA teams are rebranding left and right—but no one has done so better than the Milwaukee Bucks. The post In Design appeared first on SLAMonline.

Steve Nash Shoots Hoops While Chilling with Snoop Dogg

Now that Steve Nash has retired from the NBA, he can spend his time leisurely playing basketball—with Snoop Dogg. The 41-year-old Nash posted a video on his Instagram account showing how he's spending his days post-career. Not only is he still playing basketball, but he is doing so while hanging out with a celebrity. Show More Summary

DeAndre Jordan Fired His Agents

Effects from the DeAndre Jordan free agency fiasco are still being felt—the big fella has reportedly dumped his agents from Relativity Sports, the same ones that had pushed him to The post DeAndre Jordan Fired His Agents appeared first on SLAMonline.

Dwight Howard: James Harden is the Greatest Left-Handed Shooter Ever

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard ignited a series of lively Twitter debates Monday afternoon, tossing red meat at bored NBA die-hards in the form of questions about the greatest players The post Dwight Howard: James Harden is the Greatest Left-Handed Shooter Ever appeared first on SLAMonline.

Soccer star Alex Morgan featured in series produced by LeBron

Soccer star Alex Morgan will be the first athlete profiled on Disney's inspirational "Becoming" series produced by LeBron James.

Atlanta Hawks to Retire Dikembe Mutombo’s No. 55 Jersey

Today is Dikembe Mutombo Day in Fulton County, and the Atlanta Hawks announced that they will honor the big fella by retiring his No. 55 jersey early next season. CEO The post Atlanta Hawks to Retire Dikembe Mutombo’s No. 55 Jersey appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kings Name Vlade Divac GM and Hire Peja Stojakovic into Front-Office

The Sacramento Kings are putting the ol’ band back together … in the front-office. It was announced Monday night that Vlade Divac, who has quickly risen in the ranks since The post Kings Name Vlade Divac GM and Hire Peja Stojakovic into Front-Office appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal's Top Quotes from the Latest 'Big Podcast'

Time heals all wounds, as the old cliche goes. Apparently, it heals all beefs, too, or at least the infamous one between Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant. The pair publicly buried the hatchet on Monday's The Big Podcast with Shaq, speaking...Show More Summary

LA Clippers Sign Chuck Hayes to One-Year Deal

After his agreement with the Houston Rockets recently fell through, free agent big man Chuck Hayes has landed in Los Angeles. The Clippers announced Monday night that they’ve inked the The post LA Clippers Sign Chuck Hayes to One-Year Deal appeared first on SLAMonline.

WATCH: D’Angelo Russell Tosses First Pitch at Dodgers Game

Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard D’Angelo Russell showed off his southpaw form, just missing the strike zone Monday night prior to the Dodgers’ dramatic 5-4 win against the visiting San The post WATCH: D’Angelo Russell Tosses First Pitch at Dodgers Game appeared first on SLAMonline.

30 teams, 30 days: Wolves laying new foundation

Since the Warriors grabbed their first NBA title in 40 years in June, NBA teams have undergone a number of changes over the summer break. NBA.com will evaluate the state of each franchise in the month of September with a look at 30 teams in 30 days.

LeBron James May Be Done Winning NBA MVP Awards, and That's OK

Still in the thick of his prime, with the NBA's top talent firmly in his shadow, it doesn't seem possible that LeBron James has already won his last MVP award. James has four Maurice Podoloff trophies to his name, tying him with Wilt Chamberlain for the third most in league history. Show More Summary

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