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How an NBA 'Shot Whisperer' Transformed Kawhi Leonard into a 3-Point Fire Hazard

SAN ANTONIO — People forget, but Gregg Popovich had to be talked into approving a draft-night trade for Kawhi Leonard. To Popovich's credit, it took just one season for the San Antonio Spurs coach to recognize Leonard's potential. AShow More Summary

WATCH: Kyrie Irving and Draymond Green Star in Verizon go90 Ads

The NBA recently partnered with Verizon go90, a mobile streaming service. To kick off their time together, Kyrie Irving and Draymond Green both got their own commercial. Check ’em out The post WATCH: Kyrie Irving and Draymond Green Star in Verizon go90 Ads appeared first on SLAMonline.

Charles Barkley: Michael Jordan ‘Is Doing A Much Better Job’ (VIDEO)

The Round Mound opens up. The post Charles Barkley: Michael Jordan ‘Is Doing A Much Better Job’ (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Comment on NBA's 2-Minute Officiating Reports

After the referees came under fire for not blowing the whistle in the final seconds of the Charlotte Hornets' 90-88 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, Heat star Dwyane Wade addressed the...Show More Summary

Durant-Leonard Matchup Highlights Thunder vs. Spurs

Two years ago, the Thunder's Kevin Durant tweeted that Kawhi Leonard was a good player who got a lot of help from the San Antonio Spurs' system.

NBA Tweets of the Week

Playoffs commentary from the pros and more. The post NBA Tweets of the Week appeared first on SLAMonline.

WATCH: Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert Get in on the Running Man Challenge

The Running Man Challenge has swept over the internet. Everyone and everybody has posted their own version. Add Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert to that list. The Cavs guards showed The post WATCH: Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert Get in on the Running Man Challenge appeared first on SLAMonline.

Andre Drummond ‘Open’ to Shooting Underhanded Free-Throws

According to Detroit Pistons head coach and president Stan Van Gundy, All-Star center Andre Drummond is “open to anything” when it comes to making more free-throws, including shooting them underhanded. The post Andre Drummond ‘Open’ to Shooting Underhanded Free-Throws appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA Photos of the Week

A compilation of the best images from the past seven days. In this week’s NBA photos, the first round of the 2016 Playoffs are well underway. Check out a bunch The post NBA Photos of the Week appeared first on SLAMonline.

Evan Turner: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation Surrounding Free-Agent Guard

With the Boston Celtics' season over, Evan Turner will have a big decision to make this summer when he becomes a free agent. Per A. Sherrod Blakely of Comcast SportsNet New England, Turner wants to have his next contract done as soon as teams can begin negotiating with players on July 1, and a return to the Celtics remains his first choice. Show More Summary

2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down NBA Future of Vanderbilt's Damian Jones

Former Vanderbilt center Damian Jones will either make NBA general managers kick themselves for passing on him years from now or make the GM who did pull the trigger feel duped. There aren't a lot of guys running around with his combination of size and speed. Show More Summary

Enes Kanter and Dion Waiters are the unlikely keys to the Thunder upsetting the Spurs

The Thunder will need the two notoriously-flawed players to be at their best in order to find the edge they need to beat a great San Antonio team. Buckle up. The playoffs will give us its first great matchup when the Thunder and the Spurs clash beginning Saturday night. Show More Summary

The Pacers need Paul George way too much, and somehow they need him even more

The Pacers are asking so much of Paul George because the rest of their team doesn't measure up. And yet, they somehow need him to do more. In Game 5 against the Raptors, Paul George scored 39 points on 19 shots and notched eight assists, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals while playing 41 minutes. Show More Summary

Clippers vs. Blazers 2016: Time, TV schedule and how to live stream NBA playoffs

The Trail Blazers have a chance to put the Clippers away for good. The Trail Blazers likely didn't think they'd be in this position at the start of the playoffs, but injuries to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have allowed them to get one win away from the second round. Show More Summary

Shaq and Charles Barkley wrestled and somehow nobody died

@shaq and charles Barkley in here bout to break all this good ikea furniture #LifeInTheStudio #DidYallSeeShaqShoeFlyOff!!!!!!!!!! #WhatAreThoooooooooooose!!!!!!! A video posted by Jarrett Jack (@jarrettjack03) on Apr 28, 2016 at 7:06pm PDT The size differential here is unfair. Show More Summary

Clippers vs. Trail Blazers, NBA playoff 2016 odds: Portland a double-digit Game 6 favorite

The Portland Trail Blazers can wrap up their series against the injury-plagued Los Angeles Clippers with a win in Game 6 on Friday night. With a 3-0 straight up and against the spread record over the last three games of the postseason, the Portland Trail Blazers have surged ahead of the Los Angeles Clippers in their best-of-seven series. Show More Summary

He Said He Was 17, but High School Basketball Player May Be Closer to 30

A student and standout athlete who immigrated from South Sudan to Canada was arrested after it was revealed that he misrepresented his age.

WATCH: Hawks Eliminate Celtics in Game 6

The Atlanta Hawks took out the Boston Celtics in Game 6 Thursday night, eliminating the C’s on their homefloor with a 104-92 victory. (Dueling point guards Isaiah Thomas and Dennis The post WATCH: Hawks Eliminate Celtics in Game 6 appeared first on SLAMonline.

Carmelo Anthony Says He's a Better Scorer Than LeBron James, Stephen Curry

New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony has never lacked self-confidence, and that was evident Thursday when he made a lofty declaration on the Dan Patrick Show. According to Andrew Perloff of the Dan Patrick Show, Melo called himself...Show More Summary

Stan Van Gundy Discusses Andre Drummond's Free-Throw-Shooting Struggles

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond struggled through the worst free-throw-shooting season in NBA history in 2015-16, but head coach Stan Van Gundy discussed potential measures to rectify the issue Thursday. The 22-year-old UConn product...Show More Summary

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