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LeBron James: Catching Michael Jordan a ‘Personal Goal’

The “ghost” of Michael Jordan remains very much on LeBron James’ mind, Heading into his 14th NBA season, 31-year-old James is thinking about his legacy, and has one very clear The post LeBron James: Catching Michael Jordan a ‘Personal Goal’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Gregg Popovich Admires Athletes’ Courage in Protests

When asked about athlete-led protests against police brutality and other societal issues plaguing the U.S., Gregg Popovich gave nuanced and thoughtful responses Monday. The San Antonio Spurs head coach says The post Gregg Popovich Admires Athletes’ Courage in Protests appeared first on SLAMonline.

Ben Simmons Says He Gained 33 Pounds

Philadelphia Sixers rookie forward Ben Simmons claims that he’s put on roughly thirty-three pounds since his lone season at LSU. Ben Simmons up 250 pounds. He was 217 at LSU The post Ben Simmons Says He Gained 33 Pounds appeared first on SLAMonline.

Draymond Green: ‘I Don’t Even Want to Win 74 or 75 Games’

The new-look Golden State Warriors want nothing do with chasing their own NBA record of 73 regular season wins. The singular focus in The Bay, according to Draymond Green, is The post Draymond Green: ‘I Don’t Even Want to Win 74 or 75 Games’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Grizzlies focus is to stay healthy

This time, there were no mentions of unfinished business from the previous season.        

Los Angeles Lakers 2016-17 NBA Training Camp Roster Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers' media day was Monday, with training camp starting Tuesday in Santa Barbara. But many of the younger players already have a jump on the 2016-17 campaign. D’Angelo Russell, Larry Nance Jr., Julius Randle, Jordan...Show More Summary

At NBA media day, concern for country over concern for team

NBA players aren't just worried about their teams as they start a new season        

AP Interview: LeBron says "a personal goal" to match Jordan

LeBron James isn't shying away about trying to match the greatness of Michael Jordan        

NBA players and coaches discuss national anthem protests

Quotes from NBA media days on Colin Kaepernick.        

Don't Be Surprised If Cleveland Cavaliers Start Season with Post-Finals Hangover

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers will open the 2016-17 season as champions of the NBA, which apparently does not preclude controversy. Two bodies were noticeably absent at the Cavs ' media day. One, J.R. Smith, is still trying to get contract numbers right with the team. Show More Summary

Curry encourages peaceful protesting in hometown

Stephen Curry follows every little thing about his hometown of Charlotte. Last week was hard to watch from way out West.

Ty Lawson hoping to rebuild image, career in Sacramento

Ty Lawson is trying to rebuild his image _ along with his NBA career        

Popovich: 'Ignorant' to tell players how to think

Spurs coach expresses understanding, says players can make up their own minds on protests.        

Gregg Popovich backs athletes' athem protests

"I'm not going to tell anyone ahead of time that if they don't do A, B and C, they're going to be gone or traded. I think that's ignorant."        

Healthy Chris Paul, Blake Griffin ready to make title run

Healthy Chris Paul, Blake Griffin hoping to make title run with Los Angeles Clippers        

Jazz downplay postseason talk, but playoffs are the goal

General manager Dennis Lindsey and coach Quin Snyder are doing their best to temper expectations, but recent moves to improve the Utah Jazz say plenty        

Timberwolves say goodbye to KG and strike out on their own

Timberwolves say goodbye to Kevin Garnett, prepare to strike out on their own after 18 months of mentorship by the franchise icon        

To Kneel or Not in the N.B.A.? For Some Stars, Team Consensus Is Key

The league’s rule book requires players, coaches and trainers “to stand and line up in a dignified posture” during the national anthem.

Doc Rivers Compares Clippers to Warriors, Talks Team Expectations

Despite the Golden State Warriors adding Kevin Durant to their ranks this past summer, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers remains confident his team can match up with the reigning Western Conference champions. "I think we can play with anybody, and we don't feel like there's a gap," Rivers said Monday, per ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne. Show More Summary

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