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LeBron James Gets Warm Reception in 1st Game Back in Miami

In his first game back at AmericanAirlines Arena since leaving the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers this past summer, LeBron James received a warm reception from the Miami crowd. There were some boos mixed in with the cheers during pregame introductions, but for the most part, Heat fans showed their former player some love. Show More Summary

Ranking the Most Versatile 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

Versatility is about creating mismatches as well as being able to impact a game from different angles. We're talking about guards who can play on or off the ball, big men who can operate inside and out, wings who can guard multiple positions. Being versatile also allows for a little lineup flexibility. Show More Summary

John Wall on Cusp of Entering NBA MVP Conversation

The Washington Wizards have all the makings of a full-fledged championship contender. Or, they do whenever MVP-caliber point guard John Wall hits the hardwood, at least. Behind 24 points, 11 assists and six rebounds from their All-Star...Show More Summary

Watch the LeBron James tribute video the Heat played in his return

A video posted by Spears (@spearsmarcj) on Dec 12, 2014 at 2:35pm PST The Miami Heat not only cheered LeBron James in his return, they also prepared a tribute video for him that was played during the first timeout. (They did the same for fellow former Heat players James Jones and Mike Miller, for the record). Show More Summary

James receives mixed reaction in return to Miami

LeBron James received a loud, mixed reaction when he was introduced at AmericanAirlines Arena for the first time since leaving the Miami Heat.

Thunder vs. Spurs: Score and Twitter Reaction from Christmas Day 2014

If there was any doubt that the Oklahoma City Thunder were getting their swagger back, a 114-106 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Christmas Day shows they are headed in the right direction. Making the win even sweeter was beingShow More Summary

Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks 12/25/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Washington Wizards looked to score a Christmas Day victory on Thursday when they took on the New York Knicks in the first game of a day full of NBA action. John Wall and the Wizards looked to roll to another victory, but Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks, who had lost five straight and 15 of their last 16, attempt to put up a fight. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Spurs' Matt Bonner Throws Down Dunk in Transition vs. Thunder

Matt Bonner's new Adidas Crazy 8 "Christmas Day" shoes are living up to their name and helping him do crazy things against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 6'10" San Antonio Spurs big man isn't known for his dunking, but in the fourth quarter of Thursday's game he threw down a dunk in transition. Show More Summary

New York Knicks' Nightmare Season Has Future Cloudier Than Ever

It would be easy to act dismayed at the New York Knicks' 102-91 loss to the Washington Wizards on Christmas Day, but really, it was just more of the same. Derek Fisher's 27th-ranked defense allowed the Wizards to shoot 51.2 percent from the field, 43.8 percent from three and rack up 50 paint points. Show More Summary

Cavs begin process of moving on without Varejao

Cleveland coach David Blatt can relate to what Anderson Varejao is going through, because he also once went through the process of rehabilitating a torn Achilles.

Kevin Durant remains out with ankle sprain

Here’s the Oklahoman with the latest on Kevin Durant’s ankle injury: Kevin Durant missed his fourth straight game Thursday at San Antonio due to a mild ankle sprain he sustained just before halftime at Golden State last week. Thunder coach Scott Brooks announced before the game that Durant “could not go if he wanted to go.” Brooks labeled Durant as [...]

7 NBA Players Who Deserve More Playing Time in 2015

A new year means a fresh start. For a few underutilized NBA talents, a flip of the calendar should also bring more starts. Or at least more minutes. After the first two months of the 2014-15 campaign, we've seen enough to know whichShow More Summary

John Wall Splits Double Team, Finishes 360 Layup vs. Knicks (VIDEO)

Wow, John Wall. Wow. The post John Wall Splits Double Team, Finishes 360 Layup vs. Knicks (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

In his first regular-season return to Miami since leaving the Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer, LeBron James probably won't find any milk and cookies waiting for him on Christmas Day. South Beach fans just might greet him with a few boos instead. Unsurprisingly, Miami has struggled without the four-time MVP. Show More Summary

Wizards' John Wall and Knicks' Quincy Acy Scuffle During Christmas Day Game

The Washington Wizards' John Wall and the New York Knicks' Quincy Acy won't be exchanging Christmas cards this year. The two players were involved in a scuffle during their Christmas Day game. Midway though the fourth quarter, Acy knocked Wall down to the floor with a hard foul. Show More Summary

#TBT: Bernard King

Who else could it possibly be? The post #TBT: Bernard King appeared first on SLAMonline.

John Wall Spins 360 Degrees in Mid-Air to Avoid Knicks Defender, Makes Layup

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is just toying with the New York Knicks in their Christmas Day game. As good as he has been throughout the game, his highlight of the game came near the end of the third quarter. Wall drove in the lane but found Knicks 7-foot" Jason Smith between him and the basket. Show More Summary

KJ McDaniels Quickly Proving to Be Critical Part of Philadelphia 76ers' Rebuild

Don't look now, but the Philadelphia 76ers have quietly shot up the league's defensive ranks thanks to an influx of young length and dexterity that has thrived under the tutelage of head coach Brett Brown. This newfound prosperity wouldn't be possible, though, without the contributions of second-round steal K.J. Show More Summary

Is Josh Smith the Final Piece to Houston Rockets' Championship Puzzle?

The Houston Rockets weren't in the market for a savior, and they won't be asking versatile forward Josh Smith to fill such a role. Already in the thick of the NBA championship hunt, the Rockets have been searching for competitive advantages. Show More Summary

Anderson Varejao's Injury Should Expedite Cavaliers Hitting Trade Market

Anderson Varejao 's injury is, among other things, cause for the Cleveland Cavaliers to wade through the NBA's trade market faster than ever. After landing awkwardly on his left foot midway through the Cavaliers' 125-104 victory over...Show More Summary

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