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LeBron, Kevin Durant & Barack Obama Gush over Stephen Curry in ESPN E:60 Preview

ESPN gives a first look at its E:60 special on Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry. In the preview, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Barack Obama gush over Curry's skills as a ball-handler and shooter. The full segment can be seen Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. [ESPN] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Steve Kerr Coaching New York Knicks Makes Too Much Sense Not to Happen

The writing on the wall has shifted over to the NBA's official transaction log: Mike Woodson has been relieved of his coaching duties by the New York Knicks and new team president Phil Jackson. The league's worst-kept secret is finally part of the public record. Show More Summary

Memphis Grizzlies Pull Off Amazing Game 2 Win vs OKC Thunder (VIDEO)

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NBA Playoff Schedule 2014: Bracket and TV Schedule for Rest of Round 1

The NBA playoffs are off to a rousing start, providing some unexpected results in the Eastern Conference and thrillers in the more enticing Western Conference matchups. After seeing everyone pencil in the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers...Show More Summary

Good morning, the Warriors really lost by 40 points

Like, that's a lot. Here's your NBA newsletter for Tuesday! SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. LAST NIGHT: Wow! What a compelling postseason. Show More Summary

Comedian Hilariously Rips LeBron James' 'Bandwagon Haters'

Before "The Decision," LeBron James was one of the most beloved athletes in the world. Once he left Cleveland, he became arguably the most hated athlete in the United States for the better part of a year. Plenty of "bandwagon haters" came out to rip James when he joined the Miami Heat, even though the superstar made the move to chase championships. Show More Summary

NBA Compiles the Top 10 Plays of the 2013-14 Season

Picking the 10 best plays of any given season is no easy task, but the National Basketball Association gave it its best shot. From nasty crossovers to buzzer-beaters, there were a lot of great moments during the 2013-14 NBA season. For...Show More Summary

Blazers vs. Rockets: Historic night for Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge gets Portland a win

The Blazers' All-Stars pulled out a huge road victory on Sunday. LaMarcus Aldridge had the game of his life on Sunday, but he wouldn't have been able to take the game ball were it not for Damian Lillard. After fouling out with the score...Show More Summary

What OKC Thunder Need from Serge Ibaka During NBA Playoffs

The Oklahoma City Thunder may be led by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, but Serge Ibaka is the player who really stabilizes them. Ibaka is a force on both ends—an elite rim-protector and pick-and-roll defender and an important source of shooting and spacing offensively. Show More Summary

Mark Jackson Repeatedly Says LA Clippers Have 2 of Top 10 Players in the World

Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson hasn't been shy about heaping praise on his first-round opponent, the Los Angeles Clippers. Ahead of Game 2, Jackson again told reporters, "They're an outstanding basketball team with, like...Show More Summary

Bobcats' Josh McRoberts Throws Down over Heat's Chris Andersen

Charlotte Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts doesn't tend to make highlight plays, but he definitely had one during the team's first playoff game against the Miami Heat. In the fourth quarter, McRoberts threw down this impressive slam dunk over Chris Andersen, coming up with one of the biggest plays of the game. [ YouTube, h/t SI.com] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Kemba Walker Shows off Ball Handling Skills, Drains Step-Back 3-Pointer

Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker was a big reason his team made the playoffs this season, averaging 17.7 points and 6.1 assists per game. During the team's first playoff game against the Miami Heat, Walker showed everyone just...Show More Summary

DPOY Candidate Roy Hibbert Says He's the Weak Link on Indiana Pacers Defense

What the Indiana Pacers wouldn't give to pull an Anne Robinson and bid adieu to their weakest link... Not long after the Pacers fell in the opening game of their first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks, a sullen Roy Hibbert decided...Show More Summary

NBA Releases Kyrie Irving's Top 10 Plays of 2013-14

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving earned two spots on the NBA's list of the top 10 crossovers of the 2013-14 season, but apparently they didn't think that was enough. The NBA shared Irving's top 10 plays of the year, and,Show More Summary

NBA D-League's Tony Mitchell Throws Down Nasty Putback Dunk

Tony Mitchell was selected No. 37 overall in the 2013 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons, and it's easy to see why they're so interested in him as a prospect. During a game for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA D-League, Mitchell threw down this nasty putback slam dunk against the Sioux Falls Skyforce. [ YouTube ] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Can Changing NY Knicks' Culture Overcome Short-Term Roster Problems?

It seems to many a forgone conclusion that the New York Knicks—coming off a disastrous year and an ill-fated attempt at a playoff push—will be ripe for a renaissance in 2014-15. Assuming Carmelo Anthony stays, the thinking goes, there’s...Show More Summary

Nets' Paul Pierce Yells 'That's Why They Got Me Here' After Clutch Jumper

Brooklyn Nets veteran Paul Pierce was fired up at the end of the team's first playoff game against the Toronto Raptors, helping them put the game away with some late scoring. Pierce was mic'd up during the game, and after hitting a crucial...Show More Summary

Hawks' Kyle Korver Sends Ball Out of Bounds with Emphatic Rejection

Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver is known for making three-pointers, but during the team's first playoff game against the Indiana Pacers, he also showed off some strong defensive skills. As the 7'2" Roy Hibbert went up for a shot, Korver sent it out of bounds with an impressive block. Show More Summary

Blake Griffin Throws Water on Warriors Fan After Fouling out

Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin was not happy after fouling out of the team's first playoff game against the Golden State Warriors, and he might have taken out some frustration on a fan in the front row. After seeing a replay, Griffin threw his hands up in the air in disbelief. Show More Summary

Clippers' Jamal Crawford Banks in Buzzer Beater to End 1st Quarter vs. Warriors

That's one way to get the home crowd fired up. As the first quarter wound down in the first game of the playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers, Jamal Crawford drained an impressive long-range buzzer-beater, banking it in off of the glass. Show More Summary

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