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Kawhi Leonard is holding out for a max deal, as he should

The San Antonio Spurs have a history of asking their star players to take less money. Kawhi Leonard is resisting their overtures. For now. The San Antonio Spurs have had star-laden rosters since before the phrase "superteam" was a part of the NBA lexicon. Show More Summary

We Remember: 30th Anniversary of Michael Jordan's NBA Debut

On Oct. 26, 1984, Chicago Bulls rookie Michael Jordan made his NBA debut against the Washington Bullets. The No. 3 overall pick in the 1984 draft didn't put up legendary numbers in his first game, but he did put up solid numbers in his debut. Show More Summary

Charlotte Hornets 2014-15 Season Preview: Roster Breakdown, Win-Loss Prediction

If you've been paying any attention to the Kansas City Royals' remarkable run to the World Series, then you know that only means one thing. Basketball is upon us! A lot has changed since the last time an NBA game took place in Charlotte, and the Eastern Conference is going to look radically different. Show More Summary

Dwyane Wade Videobombs Himself During Postgame Interview

The Miami Heat are going to be a completely different team this season without LeBron James, but that doesn't mean that they have to stop having fun. After scoring 16 points in the preseason win against the Memphis Grizzlies, Dwyane Wade decided to videobomb himself during the postgame interview. Show More Summary

Breaking Down Houston Rockets' Point Guard Position for 2014-15 Season

In the Rockets starting lineup, point guard certainly isn't the strongest spot, but Houston does have some good depth at the position. Last season, Patrick Beverley took over the starting job and has firmly solidified that role. TheShow More Summary

Klay Thompson Looks Primed for Huge Season with 35-Point Outburst

Klay Thompson wants a max contract, and judging by his preseason form, he's going to get it. The Golden State Warriors guard lit up the Denver Nuggets for 35 points as the Dubs won their preseason finale, 119-112. But it wasn't justShow More Summary

If This Is It, How Will the NBA Remember Steve Nash?

Is it the way he sneaks and creeps his way through and around forests of flailing limbs, somehow finding the faintest view from which to kiss the ball off the glass? Is it the brief reverse of course on a fast break to feed a trailing...Show More Summary

Sad but True: Steve Nash's Injury Allows LA Lakers to Finally Move on

The Los Angeles Lakers needed closure. They didn't want it. No one in the basketball world wanted it for them. But on the heels of one of the worst seasons in franchise history, the Lakers needed a clear sense of direction. And despite...Show More Summary

Elfrid Payton vs. Marcus Smart: Which Rookie Will Face a Tougher NBA Transition?

Elfrid Payton and Marcus Smart are the two best point guards to emerge from the college ranks in the 2014 draft, and their tools and skills suggest flourishing NBA careers. They each achieved a heap of success as NCAA stars, and now the 20-year-olds are aiming to establish themselves as professionals. Show More Summary

Which LA Lakers Big Has Best Opportunity in 2014-15?

Each member of the Los Angeles Lakers frontcourt enters the 2014-15 NBA season with something to prove. Veteran Carlos Boozer has to show he still has fuel left in his tank. Former lottery picks Ed Davis and Jordan Hill are out to prove they have more talent than what they've been able to showcase so far in their careers. Show More Summary

Gregg Popovich's Surprise B-Day Message for Michelle Beadle Brings Her to Tears

ESPN television host and San Antonio Spurs fan Michelle Beadle turned 39 years old on Thursday. Let's just say some members of the Spurs organization made sure that it really was a special day for her. While hosting SportsNation on her birthday, Beadle received an unexpected surprise from her favorite NBA team. Show More Summary

Blake Griffin Leads Nicholas Sparks Book Club on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Anyone who thinks that basketball players can't have intellectual conversations better think again. For a bit on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Blake Griffin, Matt Barnes, Chandler Parsons and Iman Shumpert meet to discuss a Nicholas Sparks book, The Best of Me. The book club's conversation gets pretty deep. Show More Summary

Stephen Curry's 2014-15 Season Trailer Features Ascent to NBA Stardom

There are high expectations for Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors this season, so this trailer featuring the sharpshooter should get fans pumped up. No player in the NBA has hit more three-pointers than Curry (533) over the past two seasons. Now that he has established himself as a star, Curry will look to take the next step. Show More Summary

Jason 'White Chocolate' Williams Still Has Some Game Left in Him at 38 Years Old

Don't let his age fool you. Even at 38 years old, "White Chocolate" still has game. Jason Williams hasn't played in the NBA since the 2010-11 season, but he still has some good handles. The former NBA point guard has been putting on a show in an Orlando Pro-Am league. Show More Summary

Nuggets' Nate Robinson Beats the Shot Clock with 40-Foot Turnaround Jumper

Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson didn't put up great numbers in his team's preseason game against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, but he did hit a pretty remarkable shot in the third quarter. With the shot clock winding down, Robinson was able to get control of a loose ball and get a shot off from 40 feet almost immediately after gaining possession. Show More Summary

LeBron James Leads Cavaliers in Public Beach Workout in Brazil

While in Brazil for a preseason game against the Miami Heat, the Cleveland Cavaliers put the beach to good use. The team did spend some time relaxing by the water, but when it came time to do some work, the beach served as a gym. LeBron James spent the past four seasons with the Miami Heat, so he has probably worked out on a beach plenty of times. Show More Summary

Atlanta Hawks Highlights to Get You Pumped Up for 2014-15 Season

The NBA preseason is underway, which means the Atlanta Hawks are back in action at the "Highlight Factory." This season, expectations are high for a team that is welcoming star center Al Horford back from injury, adding complementary...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Gives Stephen Curry Props for Draining Long 3-Pointer over Him

Kobe Bryant is as fierce of a competitor as there is in all of sports, but when an opponent does something great, the Black Mamba isn't afraid to give credit where credit's due. During the third quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason...Show More Summary

Damian Lillard Helps Fan with Marriage Proposal Before Preseason Game

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard does a good job of setting up his teammates on the court, but he also recently assisted a fan during a big moment. Before Sunday's preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Lillard delivered a ring to a woman sitting courtside. Show More Summary

Third Year Could Be the Charm for Kobe Bryant-Steve Nash Pairing

This will be the third season for Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash as teammates. The pairing has never really produced an impact, but the third time’s a charm, as the saying goes. The two backcourt players have been on the same side since 2012 but went nearly 18 months straight without playing together. Show More Summary

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