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Kobe Bryant Finding That Indomitable Will Is No Match for Harsh Reality of Aging

NEW ORLEANS — Like most nights in this 19th season of Kobe Bryant basketball, it was better before. That's the reality of people rightly putting the words "aging superstar" in front of his name, despite Bryant also rightly saying he's...Show More Summary

What Can Cleveland Cavaliers Learn from Failed Dion Waiters Era?

Despite spending less than three full years in Cleveland, Dion Waiters left a memorable impression on the Cavaliers. While Waiters certainly wasn 't a failure as a player, his fit with the franchise, both rebuilding and contending, was. In 164 games with the Cavs, Waiters brought 14.3 points, 2.8 assists and plenty of headaches. Show More Summary

Did This Fan Behind the Pacers' Bench Sniff Lavoy Allen's Jersey?

It appears one man behind the Indiana Pacers got up close and personal with Lavoy Allen. While it's hard to tell for sure, it looks like the man leans in to get a whiff of Allen and comes away liking what he smelled. [ YouTube, h/t SB Nation] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kendall Marshall Clown Around During Teammate Trivia

When Milwaukee Bucks teammates Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kendall Marshall get together, it's a treat for everyone watching. The two Bucks sat down to participate in "Teammate Trivia" and did their best to show off just how much—or how little—they know about each other. Show More Summary

Q+A: Lil B

Catching up with Lil B about the NBA season so far and the Based God's curse on Kevin Durant. The post Q+A: Lil B appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kobe Bryant Shakes off Contact, Crosses over Terrence Ross to Sink Jumper

Kobe Bryant didn't get a call from the referee at a crucial moment in Sunday's game against the Toronto Raptors, so he took matters into his own hands. With the Los Angeles Lakers trailing the Raptors, 101-100, late in the fourth quarter, the Black Mamba essentially stopped playing while waiting for the ref to call a foul on Toronto. Show More Summary

A Cautionary Tale: NBA Teams That Have Dominated in November and Sucked in April

All good things must come to an end at some point. Well, not all of them in the NBA. Some hot starts do last throughout an entire season, even if many torrid beginnings end up proving ultimately misleading. Those squads that are blazing...Show More Summary

Bucks' Jabari Parker Gets Left Hanging by Ref, Ends Up Shaking His Own Hand

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is just a rookie, but he knows how to recover from a rough moment like a seasoned veteran. As the clock wound down in the Bucks' 103-86 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, Parker went to shake a referee's hand. Show More Summary

Steve Nash's Absence May Irk Lakers Fans Now, but May Leave Them Smiling Later

LOS ANGELES – It's July 2016, and a smiling, comfortable and confident Kevin Durant appears at his introductory news conference. He holds up the purple-and-gold No. 35 jersey that he says would be an absolute honor someday to fall into the illustrious line of retired numbers after No. Show More Summary

How Much Will Pelicans' Playoff Fate Affect Anthony Davis' MVP Bid?

If the NBA season ended right now, Anthony Davis would be your 2014-15 MVP in a landslide. The third-year phenom is dominating every facet of the game for the New Orleans Pelicans. He’s averaging 26.3 points (second-most in the league), 11.4 rebounds (sixth), 3.5 blocks (first) and 2.2 steals (third). But the 82-game marathon is far from over. Show More Summary

JaVale McGee Chases Ball into Stands, Kisses Lady on Cheek

He's back at it. In the second quarter of Friday night's showdown between the Denver Nuggets and the New Orleans Pelicans, Nuggets center JaVale McGee chased down a ball into the area in which fans were sitting courtside. McGee casually...Show More Summary

JaVale McGee Owns Garbage Time vs. Pelicans, Compares Himself to Anthony Davis

DENVER — During the Denver Nuggets' 117-97 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night, one that extended Denver's winning streak to three games, two big men put up pretty impressive statistical lines. See if you can figure...Show More Summary

Metta World Peace Reveals He's Now Pals with Malice at the Palace Beer-Thrower

Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of arguably the ugliest moment in NBA history. On Thursday, Metta World Peace revealed an intriguing update to the saga. On Nov. 19, 2004, the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons were involved...Show More Summary

What Is Wrong with Los Angeles Clippers' Offense Right Now?

Paging Alvin Gentry. You're needed for a cleanup in the Staples Center. Yes, the Los Angeles Clippers offense is a bit of a mess, and it's Gentry's job to fix it. At least, the Clips wish it were. L.A. had the NBA's most efficient offense a year ago. Show More Summary

Lakers Showing Signs of Life After Terrible Start to 2014-15 Season

Don't plan to attend a parade down Figueroa Street just yet, Los Angeles Lakers fans. Don't even sit on StubHub for seats at Staples Center beyond mid-April, unless you're eager to support the Los Angeles Clippers. A 98-92 win over the Dwight Howard-less Houston Rockets won't bring another Larry O'Brien Trophy to L.A. Show More Summary

Raptors Proving They're for Real and Other Takeaways from Wednesday's NBA Action

Forget "We the North." In notching a thrilling 96-92 win over the West-leading Memphis Grizzlies, the Toronto Raptors improved to 9-2, legitimized their status as contenders and struck a blow for their much-derided conference. More like...Show More Summary

Watch Vince Carter moved to tears by Raptors video tribute

Wednesday's NBA schedule contains a striking number of guys returning to the homes of their former teams. That often means booing, and that's exactly what it meant for Vince Carter in Toronto as recently as last season. Not Wednesday: Toronto...Show More Summary

19 Years Later: Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies Meet at the Top of the NBA

When the Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies meet inside the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday, the old rivals might have a hard time recognizing one another. It's been a little less than two decades since the pair shared the distinction of being the new kids on the NBA block in 1995. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Trade Whispers Surfacing Around the Association

Two widely different NBA players highlight the latest round of NBA trade rumors. While it's fun to imagine basketball's brightest stars swapping places, it's more practical to explore role players—particularly those on struggling teams—who can offer depth to a championship-caliber team. Show More Summary

Bad Blood, Unfinished Business Abound in Wednesday's NBA Reunions

Sometimes, November NBA basketball has the feel of an extended preseason, complete with the same inattention to detail, feeling-out process and general lack of urgency that characterizes the exhibition slate. That won't be a problem on Wednesday. There are 11 games on the Nov. Show More Summary

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