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SLAM Week in Review: Team USA, LeBron Talks MJ & More

On this week’s SLAM Week in Review, our guy James Tirado talks Charles Barkley’s comments on Team USA, what LeBron James really thinks of those other guys Michael Jordan played The post SLAM Week in Review: Team USA, LeBron Talks MJ & More appeared first on SLAMonline.

Basketball: U.S. Women Seek Sixth Gold With a Win Over Spain

The United States women's basketball team will be out to prove their credentials as one of the Olympics' great sporting dynasties on Saturday when they take on Spain in the gold-medal final.

NBA Moves All-Star Game to New Orleans Over Transgender Law: AP

The NBA has awarded its 2017 All-Star Game to New Orleans, the Associated Press reported on Friday, a month after removing it from Charlotte, North Carolina, to protest a state law forcing transgender people to use public restrooms matching their gender assigned at birth.

New Orleans to Host the 2017 NBA All-Star Game

The NBA announced Friday that New Orleans will play host to next year’s All-Star Weekend. Last month, the League pulled the ASG from Charlotte due to problematic and discriminatory legislation The post New Orleans to Host the 2017 NBA All-Star Game appeared first on SLAMonline.

New Orleans to host NBA All-Star 2017

New Orleans has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2017, the NBA announced today. The 66th NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Smoothie King Center -- home of the New Orleans Pelicans. The game was previously scheduled to be held in Charlotte, N.C.

WATCH: Lou Williams Drops 54 Points in Atlanta Pro-Am

He broke his own record of 51 points. The post WATCH: Lou Williams Drops 54 Points in Atlanta Pro-Am appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA Photos of the Week

Team USA tallies up more wins in Rio this week. The post NBA Photos of the Week appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA Tweets of the Week

NBA players are totally impressed by Usain Bolt's performance in Rio. The post NBA Tweets of the Week appeared first on SLAMonline.

2017 NBA All-Star Game to Be Held in New Orleans: Latest Comments, Reaction

After it was moved away from Charlotte, North Carolina, the 2017 NBA All-Star Game will take place in New Orleans. Brett Martel of the Associated Press was the first to report the news Friday via a source, who divulged the information on the condition of anonymity since the NBA had yet to announce the decision publicly. Show More Summary

Tony Parker: ‘I Want to Play Five More Years’

Tony Parker’s international basketball career came to an end this week, but the veteran point guard says he plans to hoop in the NBA for five more years. Parker, 34, The post Tony Parker: ‘I Want to Play Five More Years’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

J.R. Smith Doesn’t Want to Answer Free Agency Questions

J.R. Smith is promoting his annual charity golf classic, but he won’t entertain any buzz-killing queries about his ongoing free agency. That’s for Smith’s agent, Rich Paul, to worry about. The post J.R. Smith Doesn’t Want to Answer Free Agency Questions appeared first on SLAMonline.

AP Source: NBA Chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star Game

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans.

Report: Jason Terry Close to a Deal With Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly negotiating a contract with veteran free agent guard Jason Terry. Terry, 38, spent the past two seasons in Houston. And a link to the latest The post Report: Jason Terry Close to a Deal With Milwaukee appeared first on SLAMonline.

Why You Need to Watch Team USA and the Men's Olympic Basketball Semis

We've got four teams and roughly 10 times that many intriguing storylines left in the men's basketball portion of the Rio Olympics. It's elimination time now. A loss at this stage means bronze is the best possible outcome, and nobody wants to come this far for that. Show More Summary

Team USA vs. Spain: TV Time, Live Stream, Prediction for 2016 Olympic Basketball

Recent history and on-paper potential both predicted Team USA and Spain would collide in the gold-medal matchup. That's where they met in the past two Olympics and what their respective rosters looked capable of this time around. But rather than play each other for the championship, they'll compete for a spot in the finals. Show More Summary

LeBron James Says Kawhi Leonard Defends Him Best

Kawhi Leonard is the NBA’s premier defensive player, and LeBron James says the San Antonio Spurs forward does the best job guarding him one-on-one in the entire League. Nothing easy. The post LeBron James Says Kawhi Leonard Defends Him Best appeared first on SLAMonline.

Basketball: U.S. Answers Critics With Blowout Win Over Argentina

The United States reaffirmed their status as gold medal favorites on Wednesday with a devastating 105-78 defeat of Argentina to storm into the semi-finals of the Olympic men's basketball tournament.

Basketball-Spain Get Their Groove Back Against France

Spain steamrolled over European rivals France on Wednesday with a convincing 92-67 win that could quiet concerns that the veteran team were past their prime as they head to the men's Olympic basketball semi-finals.

We Can’t Be Stopped

With the majority of Team USA in the fold, Nike Basketball is using the Olympics as a proving ground to show why the brand’s position atop the more-competitive-than-ever sneaker world remains unquestioned. The post We Can’t Be Stopped appeared first on SLAMonline.

WATCH: James Harden Surprises Houston Shoppers, Campers as BODYARMOR Employee

We followed the 4-time All-Star around Houston last week as he surprised fans at a Kroger grocery store and a local basketball camp. The post WATCH: James Harden Surprises Houston Shoppers, Campers as BODYARMOR Employee appeared first on SLAMonline.

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