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Kobe Bryant Stars in Hidden Camera Prank on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant granted his first post-retirement interview to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, and took part in an amusing hidden camera prank on some poor, unsuspecting aesthetician. The The post Kobe Bryant Stars in Hidden Camera Prank on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Jason Terry Guarantees Houston Will Beat Warriors in Game 5

The Rockets will be facing elimination from the postseason Wednesday night, but according to backup guard Jason Terry, their first round series with the Golden State Warriors will be heading The post Jason Terry Guarantees Houston Will Beat Warriors in Game 5 appeared first on SLAMonline.

Respect the Game: The SLAM Podcast Episode 12 (LISTEN)

15-year NBA veteran Kendall Gill on his '98 Nets SLAM cover, talking trash to Michael Jordan, playing tennis against Pete Sampras, his pro boxing career and more. The post Respect the Game: The SLAM Podcast Episode 12 (LISTEN) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Lakers President Jeanie Buss: ‘There’s Nowhere to Go But Up’

The Los Angeles Lakers’ decision to dismiss head coach Byron Scott came as a surprise to even team president Jeanie Buss, who said she didn’t know that her brother (vice The post Lakers President Jeanie Buss: ‘There’s Nowhere to Go But Up’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA Betting Preview: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers Game 5 Odds

The Golden State Warriors are not the only team that has been hit hard by a key injury. The Los Angeles Clippers suffered two in their 98-84 Game 4 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, with point guard Chris Paul and power forward...Show More Summary

The Raptors' comeback Game 5 win over the Pacers revealed the character of both teams

In terms of talent, the second-seeded Raptors and No. 7 Pacers are much closer to each other than their regular season records suggest. At the same time, that fourth quarter also showed why that wins gulf existed. The Pacers were so close to holding on in Game 5 against the Raptors. Show More Summary

Blazers vs. Clippers, 2016 NBA playoffs: Game time, TV schedule and how to watch online

The depleted Clippers return home. It'd be hard for a single game to go any worse for the Clippers. The 98-84 Game 4 loss, which evened the series at two, was bad enough. But the Clippers also lost Chris Paul to a broken hand and Blake...Show More Summary

The Western Conference playoffs are suddenly wide open

Can the Thunder beat the Spurs this time, or does San Antonio have too big an advantage? Will the Warriors be okay with Stephen Curry? Are the Clippers done? (The Clippers are done.) Strange things are afoot in the Western Conference. Show More Summary

Chandler Parsons is Already Recruiting Dwight Howard to Join Dallas

The Dallas Mavericks have begun their summer vacation, and their lead recruiter Chandler Parsons wasted little time trying to lure a big-time free agent. Chandler Parsons said Tuesday that Dwight The post Chandler Parsons is Already Recruiting Dwight Howard to Join Dallas appeared first on SLAMonline.

WATCH: DeMar DeRozan Leads Raptors to Game 5 Win vs Indiana

The Toronto Raptors overcame 39 points from Paul George and a 13-point fourth quarter deficit Tuesday night, roaring back for a 102-99 win against the Indiana Pacers in Game 5. The post WATCH: DeMar DeRozan Leads Raptors to Game 5 Win vs Indiana appeared first on SLAMonline.

Hawks Pound Celtics in Game 5 (VIDEO)

Using a well-balanced attack, the Atlanta Hawks routed the Boston Celtics 110-83 Tuesday night in Game 5, taking a 3-2 series lead. Five Hawks scored in double-figures in the critical The post Hawks Pound Celtics in Game 5 (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Lakers Rumors: Latest on Luke Walton, Jeff Van Gundy, Other Coaching Targets

It's a new day for the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe Bryant won't be walking through the doors at the Staples Center, in a uniform at least, and head coach Byron Scott won't be returning to the team after a 17-65 season. So now the Lakers,...Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fact: The Indiana Pacers scored nine points in the fourth quarter in their 102-99 Game 5 loss against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. The nine points are the fewest the Pacers have ever scored in a fourth quarter in the postseason. Bleacher...Show More Summary

NBA Mock Draft 2016: Updated 1st-Round Predictions, Analysis for Top Prospects

The 2016 NBA draft is less than two months away, and clarity is still elusive regarding where this year's top prospects will land come June 23. But that's what we're here for. While there's still plenty to be sorted out over the coming...Show More Summary

NBA Playoff Schedule 2016: Wednesday TV Coverage and Game 5 Picks

Some unfortunate injuries have put a damper on this year's NBA playoffs, but there's been plenty of entertaining basketball in the first round. Many of the opening series were predictably dull. The San Antonio Spurs were always going...Show More Summary

Never turn your back on the Raptors

Good morning. We have that and more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. DOUBLE TROUBLE: Blake Griffin is out for the rest of the playoffs. Chris Paul had hand surgery on Tuesday. Weep for the Clippers. Limited Upside podcast on the matter. WINTER IS COMING: The Raptors were getting smoked by the Pacers at home... Show More Summary

NBA playoff scores 2016: Raptors stave off demons with 1 amazing quarter

The Raptors saved themselves and their season with a comeback for the ages, then the Hawks found their stroke on Tuesday night in the NBA Playoffs. It was seeming destined to happen again. Trailing 90-77 with one quarter to play in Game...Show More Summary

2016 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Ranking Top Performers from Round 1 by Position

The NBA playoffs are getting more interesting by the day. Some of the weaker elements (the Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons) have been culled from the herd. And some of the more legitimate combatants have beenShow More Summary

Warriors Look to Advance, Clippers, Heat Aim for Home Wins

There's been the unexpected, like Golden State's Stephen Curry going down with a knee injury. Then came a double whammy for the Clippers, with Chris Paul out with a broken hand and Blake Griffin's season ending because of a nagging leg injury.

Miami Heat's Fate Rests in the Hands of NBA Playoff Newcomers

The Miami Heat might not consider a 2-2 split with the Charlotte Hornets as a missed opportunity. Even if they did, they could point their fingers at a handful of culprits behind their current predicament: missing shots they're capable...Show More Summary

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