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Heart of A Lion

Allen Iverson carried the Philadelphia 76ers all the way to the Finals in the best season of his NBA career. The post Heart of A Lion appeared first on SLAMonline.

Stanley Johnson Leads BB4L to Drew League Championship

A 103-76 blowout against Nick Young and JaVale McGee. The post Stanley Johnson Leads BB4L to Drew League Championship appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kevin Durant's finishing move vs. Argentina was so disrespectful

A Eurostep... on Manu Ginobili? Cold, Kevin. Real cold. On Wednesday, Team USA beat the snot out of Argentina to advance to the semifinals of the men’s basketball tournament. If you wanted to sum up the game in one play, Kevin Durant’s...Show More Summary

LeBron James wants his own NBA team

Good morning. We have that and more in Thursday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. KNOCKED ABOUT: The quarterfinals of the men's Olympic tournament weren't terribly entertaining, unless you like vicious beatdowns. Australia smoked Lithuania, Spain crushed France and the United States tore apart Argentina. Show More Summary

O.J. Mayo Comments on Dismissal from NBA, Potential Return in TMZ Interview

Guard O.J. Mayo was banned from the NBA earlier in the offseason for at least two years because of a violation of the NBA and NBPA's anti-drug program, but “he expects to be back on the court soon,” per TMZ Sports. According to TMZ Sports,...Show More Summary

Young Vet

At just 20 years old, Myles Turner is ready to take care off business, on and off the court. The post Young Vet appeared first on SLAMonline.

5 ways the U.S. men’s basketball team’s defense has been garbage

Team USA’s group-play struggles come down to one issue: the defense. If the Americans don’t shape up on that end, the gold medal is at risk. If you caught any of Team USA’s exhibition games prior to the Olympics, mild struggles on offense could at least be foreseen. Show More Summary

DeMarcus Cousins and DeAndre Jordan can learn a lot from each other

Team USA's two centers are forming a bond, one that Kings fans in particular should hope will rub off on each other. HOUSTON — DeMarcus Cousins hates the Clippers. He said so twice in nine words last October after losing to them in the season opener. Show More Summary

NBA 2K17 Releases ‘The Dream Lives On’ Commercial

Watch the 1992 and 2016 teams do virtual battle. The post NBA 2K17 Releases ‘The Dream Lives On’ Commercial appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kyrie Irving accidentally switches bodies with a young fan in a new commercial

Remember when Cristiano Ronaldo did a commercial where he switched bodies with a young fan? There’s a new Kids Foot Locker ad where Kyrie Irving goes through a similar situation. The premise: A young fan talks to Irving about wanting to be just like him, so the latter toys with the idea and takes a selfie with the kid using a face-swapping app... Show More Summary

Slamadamonth, SLAM #201: LeBron James

LeBron James (almost) on Draymond Green. The post Slamadamonth, SLAM #201: LeBron James appeared first on SLAMonline.

Burning Questions for Team USA Men's Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The biggest question is already settled: The USA men's Olympic basketball team will win gold in Rio. Sorry for spoiling the suspense. Though the list of those not participating features plenty of superstars—Stephen Curry, LeBron James,...Show More Summary

WATCH: ‘Competitive Streak’ Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook Tribute Video

Singer Joey Dosik releases a new single dedicated to KD and Russ' time in OKC. The post WATCH: ‘Competitive Streak’ Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook Tribute Video appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kevin Durant denies being evil personified

Good morning. We have that and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. BLAZE IT UP: Jesus Gomez offers a deep dive on the Trail Blazers, who spent a ton of money in free agency on guys like Evan Turner, Festus Ezeli and their own free agents (Allen Crabbe, Meyers Leonard, Mo Harkless). Show More Summary

Craig Sager to Miss 2016 Rio Olympics to Continue Leukemia Treatment

NBC Sports announced Thursday that veteran sports reporter Craig Sager will miss the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro due to ongoing treatment for leukemia. The announcement said Sager will receive a third bone marrow transplant...Show More Summary

Why Michael Jordan Missed the Mark in 1st Attempt at Social Consciousness

Michael Jordan's recent statement to The Undefeated on police brutality is a quick read. The sparse number of words isn't the problem, though; it's what he says. The Gettysburg Address came to a grand total of 272 words, so we know size isn't the fulcrum on which greatness turns. Show More Summary

Q+A: Andrew Wiggins

The '15 ROY talks wings and stars in a new commercial for Buffalo Wild Wings. The post Q+A: Andrew Wiggins appeared first on SLAMonline.

Julius Erving Amazed by Zach LaVine, Says '16 Dunk Contest Was an All-Timer

Julius Erving is known as one of the greatest dunkers in NBA history, so if there's someone who can judge today's best high-flyers, it would be Dr. J. There is one current player in particular who catches his eye. Zach LaVine. You know,...Show More Summary

Mike Krzyzewski Thinks Team USA Needs to Tone Down Its Antics

As Team USA's 107-57 victory over China neared its conclusion on Tuesday night, the Americans found themselves having quite a bit of fun at their opponents' expense. That didn't sit well with Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski. Whether it...Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for LA Lakers Rookie Ivica Zubac in 2016-17

During the recently concluded Las Vegas Summer League, rookie big man Ivica Zubac surpassed all expectations. The 19-year-old Croatian was the Los Angeles Lakers’ 32nd-overall draft pick in June. However, he played like a borderlineShow More Summary

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