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Ben McLemore Stars in Pizza Guys Ad (VIDEO)

With Isaiah Thomas no longer in Sacramento, it’s now up to Kings second-year man Ben McLemore to carry forward the Pizza Guys legacy. McLemore is the face of the latest […] The post Ben McLemore Stars in Pizza Guys Ad (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kemba Walker Forces Overtime and Hits Game-Winner (VIDEO)

Charlotte’s new $48 million man played the role of hero multiple times in the season opener Wednesday night. Kemba Walker hit a game-tying three to force overtime, and nailed the […] The post Kemba Walker Forces Overtime and Hits Game-Winner (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kevin Durant Injury Update: Latest News and Comments on Thunder Star

Kevin Durant is one of the NBA's best players, but he will start the 2014-15 season on the sideline after suffering a foot injury. The league's reigning MVP was forced to undergo surgery for a Jones fracture in his right foot after getting...Show More Summary

Lance Stephenson Dunks on Larry Sanders (VIDEO)

Welcome to Charlotte, Lance Stephenson! Born Ready posterized Milwaukee Bucks defensive ace Larry Sanders in the Hornets’ dramatic 108-106, season-opening victory in overtime Wednesday night. The post Lance Stephenson Dunks on Larry Sanders (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

James Ennis Flies Over Rasual Butler for Poster Dunk (VIDEO)

Miami Heat rookie swingman James Ennis took off from outside the paint, and crushed a facial over poor Rasual Butler, who made the error of attempting to take a charge. […] The post James Ennis Flies Over Rasual Butler for Poster Dunk (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Grading Chicago Bulls' Final 15-Man Roster

The Chicago Bulls head into the regular season with one of the NBA's most robust rosters. Headlined by returning point guard and former league MVP Derrick Rose, many believe the Bulls will finish as one of the top two in the EasternShow More Summary

NBA scores: Russell Westbrook can't save the Thunder and 3 other things we learned from Wednesday night

Westbrook had 38 points with Kevin Durant sidelined, but it wasn't nearly enough to lead the Thunder to victory in Portland. Russell Westbrook delivered an electrifying 38-point performance in the Oklahoma City Thunder's first game without...Show More Summary

Steve Ballmer: Just Your Average, Everyday Billionaire Who Saved the Clippers

BELLEVUE, Wash. — One of the ways Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer connects the dots from his old world to his new one is how deeply both sets of people are into their stuff. "Tech's a little weird," Ballmer said. "If we made sofa covers at Microsoft, I wouldn't know about passionate customers. Show More Summary

Shaun Livingston returns for Warriors

Shaun Livingston returns for Warriors The 2014-15 NBA regular season began Tuesday with three games, and on Wednesday featured 12 matchups, including the Warriors vs Kings. Golden State came away with a win on the court, but another in that they were able to utilize the services of guard Shaun Livingston, who wasn’t expected to be [...]

LeBron James Comes Home...to a City No Longer Contentious, If a Bit Conflicted

Jennifer Burkhart lost her favorite player on her favorite basketball team. Local kid at that. Something of an international superstar. "I was crushed," she says. "Cried like a baby and swore I would never be a fan of his again. I believed...Show More Summary

Miami Heat Win Season Opener More Significant Than Most

MIAMI — Old habits are hard to break, and old rivals are hard to like, so the Heat fans did what they have always done when Paul Pierce has been introduced here, and especially during the past four years, when they viewed him as one of the primary irritants to their adopted hero. Show More Summary

Pressure Is on New Orleans Pelicans to Make the Leap Alongside Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is already a star. The next step is putting that stardom to use. Davis graced the surface of greatness last year, his second NBA season, averaging 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and a league-leading 2.8 blocks per game while making his first (and certainly not last) All-Star appearance. Show More Summary

The Ultimate Guide to LeBron James Entering 2014-15 Season

The 2014-15 NBA season will begin with a different LeBron James in a familiar place. Though King James is now (again) a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, he returns changed from his time away. A champion twice over and bearing two more...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Searches for a 2nd Fiddle and Other News from Wednesday's NBA Action

Kobe Bryant scorched the Phoenix Suns to the tune of 31 points on 11-of-25 shooting Wednesday night, but the Los Angeles Lakers' lack of a reliable second fiddle is already taking a toll on the team's offensive productivity. While Bryant...Show More Summary

Rajon Rondo Begins Contract Year with Classic Performance in Win over Nets

BOSTON--Kevin Garnett had heard that Rajon Rondo had been giving reporters an update on his recovery progress from a broken left hand prior to Wednesday’s regular season opener. First, Rondo said he was 79 percent healthy on Monday.Show More Summary

Bulls Have Carmelo Anthony to Thank for Roster Ready to Make NBA Title Run

NEW YORK — NBA free agency is a wicked game of musical chairs, a wild rumpus of dollar signs and tangled destinies, each player's decision affecting the next one down the line. The results, and the resulting what-ifs, never cease toShow More Summary

Russell Westbrook Begins Quest to Find Footing as Thunder's Alpha Dog

Russell Westbrook looked every inch the leader in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 106-89 season-opening loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. And in the end, his act of stepping up while his team fell short perfectly encapsulated what hisShow More Summary

Predicting Every Major NBA Award Winner for the 2014-15 Season

It's too early to start thinking about the NBA's biggest awards, right? We should let the 2014-15 season breathe a bit before we start sizing up MVPs, ROYs, SMOYs and all the other "OYs" we can dream up...shouldn't we? Nnnnnnaaaaah. The early portion of the season affords ample opportunity for rampant speculation. Show More Summary

Rajon Rondo at Full Health Makes Boston Celtics Legitimate Playoff Contender

During the 2012-13 season, Rajon Rondo played just 38 games. The Boston Celtics finished 41-40. Last year, he played 30. The C's finished 25-57. There are obviously other circumstances at play, but the correlation between Rondo's minutes and Celtic wins is not a fluke. That was evident during Wednesday's season opener. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns 10/29/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Los Angeles Lakers looked to bounce back from a tough start to the 2014-15 season on Wednesday night when they faced the Phoenix Suns. The Lakers lost a lot more than their season opener on Tuesday, losing promising rookie Julius Randle to a leg injury, and they faced a challenging test from the uptempo Suns. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

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