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Clippers Owner May Stream Games After Turning Down $60 Million TV Deal

According to the NY Post, LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer balked at Fox Sports‘ $60 million-a-year offer for local television rights, and is exploring the option of streaming his team’s The post Clippers Owner May Stream Games After Turning Down $60 Million TV Deal appeared first on SLAMonline.

Hawks announce additions to Athletic Performance Team

The Atlanta Hawks have made hires to their Athletic Performance Team, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. Keke (kay-kay) Lyles has been named Executive Director of Player Performance,...Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Friday, August 28, 2015

Fact: The Cleveland Cavaliers had a.143 win percentage last season without Kyrie Irving, who could be out until January recovering from a kneecap injury. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats & Info Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

World's Tallest Man Poses with Former Tall Person Enes Kanter

You should've seen Enes Kanter in his prime. He was a tall, tall man. Like a Swiss-Turkish beanstalk, really. Ah, those were the days...days that are gone now. The 6'11" Oklahoma City Thunder center became a short person Thursday afternoon thanks to a literal giant who wandered into his vicinity and shrank him down to size. Show More Summary

Kobe: ‘I Didn’t Appreciate Shaq Until I Played with Dwight’

Dwight Howard’s time in Los Angeles, though brief, was memorable. For all the wrong reasons. Kobe Bryant, whose appearance on Shaquille O’Neal’s podcast will be broadcasted Monday, says he didn’t The post Kobe: ‘I Didn’t Appreciate Shaq Until I Played with Dwight’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA and WNBA Tweets of the Week

From the small ball debate to condolences for Darryl Dawkins. The post NBA and WNBA Tweets of the Week appeared first on SLAMonline.

Derrick Rose: ‘I Will Be Proven Innocent’

A day after allegations of sexual assault became public, Derrick Rose released a short statement saying that he’s completely innocent. The 26-year-old Chicago Bulls superstar is focused on his health The post Derrick Rose: ‘I Will Be Proven Innocent’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

WATCH: Isaiah Thomas Beats Floyd Mayweather in Basketball

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas counts boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather as a good friend, and the two regularly work out together during the summer. It’s not often that Mayweather The post WATCH: Isaiah Thomas Beats Floyd Mayweather in Basketball appeared first on SLAMonline.

The Most Unlikely Stat Explosions in NBA History

There's nothing like seeing an NBA player have everything click on a single night. Whether he's finding the bottom of the net whenever his wrist flicks, magically ending up in the right place for every rebound, finding passing angles...Show More Summary

Video: Russell Westbrook explosiveness

Enjoy this video showcasing the explosiveness of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook:

Jim Buss Discusses Kobe Bryant's Potential Final Season, D'Angelo Russell, More

In the long, storied history of the Los Angeles Lakers, there has never been a worse version of the team than the 21-61 one fans saw last season. In the face of that reality, part-owner and executive vice president of basketball operations...Show More Summary

Lou Tsioropoulos, Basketball Champion, Dies at 84

Tsioropoulos won an N.C.A.A. title with Kentucky in 1951 before serving in the Air Force and playing for the Boston Celtics during the rest of the ’50s.

Darryl Dawkins, N.B.A.’s Lovable ‘Chocolate Thunder,’ Dies at 58

Dawkins arrived in professional basketball as a gigantic teenager and became one of the game’s fiercest dunkers and most notoriously lovable characters.

NBA issues statement on passing of Darryl Dawkins

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the passing of Darryl Dawkins:

Dawkins family issues statement on passing of Darryl Dawkins

"It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband and father, Darryl Dawkins, who succumbed today to a heart attack. Darryl touched the hearts and spirits of so many with his big smile and personality, ferocious dunks, but more than anything, his huge, loving heart. Show More Summary

Statement from family of Darryl Dawkins, who has passed away

The following is being sent on behalf of the family of Darryl Dawkins: STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILY OF DARRYL DAWKINS “It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband and father, Darryl Dawkins, who succumbed today to a heart attack. Darryl touched the hearts and spirits of so many with his big [...]

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