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Business Deal Bounces Lakers Legend into Court

Life outside of “Showtime” has not always been golden for Los Angeles Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Kyrie Irving injury update: left shoulder strain

Kyrie Irving injury update: left shoulder strain Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving experienced a left shoulder injury during last night’s game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland vs. the Golden State Warriors. He did not travel with the team to Indianapolis and received additional examination, including an MRI, this morning at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health, the results [...]

NBA to release last-two-minute reports

NBA to release last-two-minute reports The National Basketball Association today announced a new transparency initiative relating to its officiating program. Beginning March 2 and continuing throughout the 2015 playoffs, the league will...Show More Summary

Mason Plumlee getting less playing time lately

Mason Plumlee getting less playing time lately Here’s the New York Post reporting on the 23-32 Brooklyn Nets, who are mostly trading wins with losses lately and have won five of their last ten games: When the Nets acquired Thaddeus Young last week, coach Lionel Hollins switched to a smaller, quicker lineup. While that decision made sense on several levels, [...]

Derrick Rose injury update: Out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

Derrick Rose injury update: Out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery The Chicago Bulls announced today that guard Derrick Rose underwent a successful meniscectomy earlier this morning to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. The procedure was performed by Bulls head team physician Dr. Brian Cole at Rush Surgicenter. “This morning’s procedure went great,” [...]

Earl Lloyd, the first black player to play in the NBA, has died

Earl Lloyd, the first black player to play in the NBA, has died NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the passing of Earl Lloyd: “The NBA family has lost one of its patriarchs. Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in an NBA game, was as inspirational as he was understated. He [...]

Michael Jordan Made the Rapper Common Forge His Autograph (VIDEO)

Rapper and actor Common was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday, where he shared a great story about his time as a ballboy during Michael Jordan’s rookie season in The post Michael Jordan Made the Rapper Common Forge His Autograph (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Richard ‘Rip’ Hamilton Announces NBA Retirement (VIDEO)

After 14 seasons in the NBA, Richard Hamilton announced his retirement Thursday. Rip didn’t play at all last season, and says it’s now time to hang up his sneakers. Hamilton, The post Richard ‘Rip’ Hamilton Announces NBA Retirement (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Fantasy Basketball: Opportunity and Injury

With the fantasy playoffs nearing, monitoring injuries is more important than ever. The post Fantasy Basketball: Opportunity and Injury appeared first on SLAMonline.

Paul George Goes Through First Full Team Practice

The grueling, seven-month long rehab process for Paul George took a largely symbolic (yet meaningful) step forward Thursday, as the All-Star forward participated in his first full team practice since The post Paul George Goes Through First Full Team Practice appeared first on SLAMonline.

Report: Darren Collison to Undergo Season-Ending Hip Surgery

The Sacramento Kings announced Thursday that guard Darren Collison will undergo surgery to repair a hip flexor, and he could be out for the remainder of the season. Collison hasn’t The post Report: Darren Collison to Undergo Season-Ending Hip Surgery appeared first on SLAMonline.

Derrick Rose Stars in Powerade Ad Narrated By Tupac (VIDEO)

Chicago Bulls fans won’t be seeing Derrick Rose hoop for a few more weeks, but this powerful new commercial from Powerade should hold them down somewhat. The late Tupac Shakur’s The post Derrick Rose Stars in Powerade Ad Narrated By Tupac (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Earl Lloyd, the NBA’s First Black Player, Dead at 86

Earl Lloyd, the first African-American player in NBA history, passed away Thursday at the age of 86. Often referred to as the Jackie Robinson of the NBA, Lloyd played for The post Earl Lloyd, the NBA’s First Black Player, Dead at 86 appeared first on SLAMonline.

Eric Bledsoe’s Suns Win Duel vs Russell Westbrook’s Thunder (VIDEO)

The point guard battle between Russell Westbrook and Eric Bledsoe was an epic one Thursday night — Russ earned yet another triple-double (the 13th of his career, and second in The post Eric Bledsoe’s Suns Win Duel vs Russell Westbrook’s Thunder (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

March Madness 2015 Bracket: Stock Watch for Notable Bubble Teams

Over the course of the next few weeks, no team on the bubble is a lock. Bubble life is just that—a slippery, ever-transforming property nearly impossible to find footing on as the whole thing is not only influenced by a team's actions,...Show More Summary

Duke Reveals 'All-White' Basketball Jersey for ACC Showdown vs. Syracuse Orange

Duke is a staple of college basketball supremacy, and it also happens to feature arguably the most talented student-athlete in the nation in Jahlil Okafor. When Duke drops bombs, it moves the needle. At least, that seems to be the impression in regard to its latest uniform announcement. Show More Summary

March Madness Bubble Watch: Previewing Weekend's Biggest Games

It feels like just yesterday that the preseason ballots were released and we were all waiting in anticipation for the college basketball season to start. But after months of competition and speculation about whether Kentucky could beat the Philadelphia 76ers, Selection Sunday is just over three weeks away. Show More Summary

Kingsford Charcoal Shades NCAA with #PayEd Campaign Featuring Ed O'Bannon

After winning a landmark court battle with the NCAA over student-athletes' rights of publicity, former UCLA Bruins forward Ed O'Bannon is now the face of a national advertising campaign for Kingsford Charcoal. The premise of the campaign...Show More Summary

NBA to release 'last 2 minutes' reports on crunch-time calls

The NBA will begin revealing whether it determined referees' crunch-time calls to be right or wrong.

Rose

The Chicago Bulls expect Derrick Rose to return this season after having surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee on Friday.

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