That and more in Wednesday's newsletter. Good (late) morning. Let’s basketball. THE CURSE STRIKES AGAIN: Chris Paul could miss up to two months after thumb surgery. Blake Griffin is still out with a knee injury. The Clippers will get good luck one of these days. That sound you hear is the Clippers’ window creaking towards being shut. Show More Summary
Texas-based supermarket H-E-B recently released a cereal that pays tribute to Tim Duncan, who had a wonderful jersey retirement last December. The cereal’s called “Slam Duncan O’s,” a name that’s such a dad joke that it fits with Duncan’s...Show More Summary
Lamar Odom voluntarily checked himself into rehab in December as a proactive move to try to stay sober, according to Us Weekly, and he recently appeared on The Doctors to discuss how life has been since undergoing treatment. During a...Show More Summary
Life isn't easy when you're a 20-year-old NBA rookie. Especially one who was drafted by a competitive playoff team with high expectations and little margin for error, like Boston Celtics newbie Jaylen Brown. Even though he's appeared...Show More Summary
Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal reflects on his rap career, which remains the gold standard when it comes to NBA players pursuing careers in hip-hop. The post The Original appeared first on SLAMonline.
Atlanta is caught between remaining competitive and building for the future, and Howard is trapped in the middle. When the Atlanta Hawks signed eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard to a three-year deal over the summer, they did so withShow More Summary
Chris Webber spent his spare time building a hip-hop production career that included making beats for artists like Nas. The post Beat King appeared first on SLAMonline.
The Oklahoma City Thunder fell short against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night, 123-112. Once again, Russell Westbrook packed the stat sheet with 33 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists. It’s a season-long phenomenon that tends to...Show More Summary
Chris Bosh is finding therapy and happiness through an unlikely source. The post Songs in the Key of Life appeared first on SLAMonline.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has long been a nuisance as far as the Chicago Bulls are concerned. A year-and-a-half ago, he was ejected from the Milwaukee Bucks' Game 6 blowout playoff loss for tackling Mike Dunleavy into the courtside seats. Since...Show More Summary
NEW YORK — Few players can electrify onlookers as prolifically as Brandon Jennings. His wicked crossover routinely leaves opponents falling back on their heels. He relishes the spotlight, too, and has no qualms turning down the mundane to seek it out. Jennings is the rare player who can bring both the crowd and teammates to their feet. Show More Summary
In a game that saw LeBron James catch fire from beyond the arc and the Golden State Warriors build a 14-point fourth-quarter lead, Kyrie Irving made the ending about him. It didn't look like the Cleveland Cavaliers would pull off a 109-108 victory in this NBA Finals rematch. Show More Summary
BOSTON — Even as Russell Westbrook turns the oceanic NBA into his very own above-ground swimming pool, the Oklahoma City Thunder have no choice but to look ahead. In the franchise ’ s first 30 games without Kevin Durant on its roster,...Show More Summary
To paraphrase the late, great Dennis Green, the Golden State Warriors are who we thought they were: the NBA's leanest, meanest winning machine. Golden State extended its league-best record to 27-4 on Friday with a gritty 119-113 victory...Show More Summary
Once upon a time, Kristaps Porzingis was booed by Knicks fans at the NBA draft. He vowed to change their minds once he started playing — it’s been over a year, and now he’s become the Knicks’ best player. He’s done his home country of Latvia proud, so much so that he was awarded Latvian Athlete of the Year. Show More Summary
MIAMI — It's 12 minutes to tipoff, and Aaron Gordon won't budge from the left corner. The first long-range look for the third-year Orlando Magic forward clips the front iron, then the back and rattles out. His next four fall in succession,...Show More Summary
PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — Through all their years together, and all the twists and turns therein, the Los Angeles Clippers have, like Liam Neeson in Taken, acquired a particular set of skills, for better or worse. Running pick-and-roll sets...Show More Summary
Jokic recorded a near triple-double in Denver’s win over Dallas on Monday. Just a day after Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said he’s never coached a center as gifted a passer as Nikola Jokic, his newly appointed starting center...Show More Summary
When you think of young talent in the NBA, who comes to mind first? Maybe you're picturing a single budding superstar such as Anthony Davis or Kristaps Porzingis. Perhaps you're considering the Minnesota Timberwolves' contingent of 21-year-old...Show More Summary
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