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Derrick Rose's Long Journey Back to Superstardom Is Only Just the Beginning

For Derrick Rose, winning a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball came with a silver lining—and not the good kind, either. Following a strong training camp that had even Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski declaring the...Show More Summary

Where Can New York Knicks Find Carmelo Anthony More Scoring Help?

On the NBA's offensive scale of frigid to fiery, New York Knicks scoring forward Carmelo Anthony grades out as inflammable. The 30-year-old is as lethal as point producers come at this level, a 6'8", 235-pound machine with three-point touch, a powerful post game and a vast array of weaponry at all areas in between. But the Knicks need more than Melo. Show More Summary

Atlanta mayor: Talked to six possible Hawks owners

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed says he has talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks after a racially charged email prompted owner Bruce Levenson to announce he's selling the team.

Kings to retire Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey this season

The Sacramento Kings are planning to retire Peja Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey.

Amusement park won't rename coaster 'King James'

Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is partnering with the LeBron James Family Foundation instead of renaming a roller coaster for the basketball superstar.

Dwyane Wade Facing Unique Opportunity with Miami Heat in 2014-15

With the 2014-15 NBA season set to tip off in six weeks, Dwyane Wade is a name that’s on the tip of exactly zero tongues. With LeBron James home with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chris Bosh set to assume the mantle of offensive threat...Show More Summary

Can Carmelo Anthony Follow Superstar Blueprint in NY Knicks Triangle Offense?

The triangle offense did great things for superstars of the past like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Now, Carmelo Anthony hopes to be the next in line. The New York Knicks are looking for a franchise-wide turnaround this season, and President Phil Jackson's influence is the main agent of change. Show More Summary

Minnesota Timberwolves Must Avoid Paying Ricky Rubio After Losing Kevin Love

They say it's better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. By now, the Minnesota Timberwolves know a thing or two about Love and loss alike. But after being cornered into trading away their disaffected star forwardShow More Summary

What Can We Realistically Expect from Kevin Garnett in His 20th NBA Season?

Scour through the history of American professional sports, and you’ll be lucky to find a smattering of players fortunate enough to author careers that span two full decades. It is, in the purest sense of the term, a rare commodity. Then...Show More Summary

Andrei Kirilenko Expects More Minutes Under Lionel Hollins Than Jason Kidd

Let’s just say that things didn’t exactly work out between Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko and head coach Jason Kidd last season. Thankfully for Kirilenko, Kidd is now in Milwaukee, […] The post Andrei Kirilenko Expects More Minutes Under Lionel Hollins Than Jason Kidd appeared first on SLAMonline.

Sacramento Kings to Retire Peja Stojakovic’s Jersey

Peja Stojakovic’s no.16 jersey is going up in the rafters at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento next season, it was announced Tuesday by the Kings. Sweet-shooting Peja, a three-time NBA […] The post Sacramento Kings to Retire Peja Stojakovic’s Jersey appeared first on SLAMonline.

Tim Duncan's Love for 'The Punisher' Earns Him Spot in Special Comic Book

Ever since it was revealed that San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan had a brace featuring a Punisher logo, fans had to be hoping that the Big Fundamental would one day appear in Marvel's The Punisher comic books. Anyone who was hoping that it would happen is in luck. Show More Summary

Can Kobe Bryant Really Still Carry the Los Angeles Lakers?

Carrying the Los Angeles Lakers is a familiar task for Kobe Bryant. Armed with unequaled self-confidence and an insatiable desire to prevail over opponents—both literal and figurative—on his own terms, ferrying Los Angeles' hopes has become Bryant's preferred way of life. Show More Summary

Derrick Favors, Not Gordon Hayward, Is Real Utah Jazz Franchise Building Block

By all accounts, the Utah Jazz are Gordon Hayward's team. The fifth-year forward enters the 2014-15 season with the heaviest contract on the franchise's books ($14.7 million). Last time around, the former Butler University star led the...Show More Summary

Serbia Fans Wildly Celebrate Silver Medal at FIBA Basketball World Cup (VIDEO)

Team USA’s gold medal triumph at the FIBA Basketball World Cup was met mostly with yawns and mild disdain. Things played out differently for the runner-up Serbians back home. Thousands […] The post Serbia Fans Wildly Celebrate Silver Medal at FIBA Basketball World Cup (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Tim Duncan to Appear in ‘The Punisher’ Comic Book

San Antonio Spurs big man Tim Duncan is a huge fan of “The Punisher” comics. He even wears a knee brace of his hero‘s logo. In a pretty neat cross-promotion […] The post Tim Duncan to Appear in ‘The Punisher’ Comic Book appeared first on SLAMonline.

Sacramento Kings will retire jersey of Peja Stojakovic

The Sacramento Kings announced today that the #16 jersey of three-time NBA All-Star and NBA Champion Peja Stojakovic will be retired on December 16, when the Kings host the Oklahoma City Thunder at Sleep Train Arena. During his eight seasons in Sacramento, the fan-favorite small forward played more games for the Kings than any [...]

Los Angeles Clippers Season Preview: 'Ceiling Is to Get There and Win It All'

The Los Angeles Clippers will hope to end the upcoming NBA season in more harmonious fashion than last year, when they made their exit from the playoffs under a cloud of off-the-court drama. Is it finally time for Chris Paul and theShow More Summary

Klay Thompson's Agent Calls Him the Best Two-Way Shooting Guard in the NBA

If the Golden State Warriors hadn't been working on a contract extension with fourth-year guard Klay Thompson before, the negotiating sessions may now be officially underway. Thompson's agent, Bill Duffy, started publicly posturing on...Show More Summary

Wilson Chandler Selling a Storage Facility Worth of Sneakers (VIDEO)

Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler owns so many sneakers, that he has to keep them locked away in a storage facility. There’s good news, sneaker nerds: Chandler tells Nice Kicks […] The post Wilson Chandler Selling a Storage Facility Worth of Sneakers (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

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