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5 Stars Who Can Challenge LeBron James' Throne as the NBA's Best Player

LeBron James is not going to be the best player in the NBA forever. In fact, some might think he's already vacated the throne, surpassed by a certain forward in 2013-14, but we'll get to that later. Operating under the assumption that he's the No. Show More Summary

James Harden and Kyrie Irving Have Shooting Competition at Team USA Practice

Team USA was preparing for its first FIBA World Cup matchup against Finland when Kyrie Irving and James Harden decided to engage in a friendly shooting competition. Irving, a career 37.8 percent shooter from deep, barely edged out Harden, leading 5-4 at the end of the video. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest on Ray Allen's Reported Suitors

Ray Allen, as he proved in grand fashion during the 2013 NBA Finals, can change the course of the championship picture on the golden arch of his picturesque jumper. The veteran shooting guard remains a hot target among the league's top...Show More Summary

FIBA World Cup 2014 Results: Scores, Updated Group Standings, Day 1 Highlights

The 2014 FIBA World Cup is one of the biggest international competitions in the sport of basketball. Taking place once every four years, the top basketball nations in the world have come together for the chance at winning the gold medal. The...Show More Summary

Los Angeles Lakers' Paper-Thin Wing Depth Waiting to Be Exposed

When you can count in your midst one of the two best shooting guards in NBA history, lack of wing depth shouldn ’t be very high on the concern scale. But that’s precisely what the Los Angeles Lakers face in the weeks leading up to the...Show More Summary

Report: Spurs Attempting to Recruit Ray Allen

The San Antonio Spurs are pursuing the services of Ray Allen, should he decide to play next season, according to ESPN. Allen still hasn’t ruled out retiring at age 39: […] The post Report: Spurs Attempting to Recruit Ray Allen appeared first on SLAMonline.

France vs Brazil: Live Score and Highlights for FIBA World Cup 2014

FIBA World Cup action will officially tip off for France and Brazil at noon Saturday, when the two teams face off in their first group-play tilt. France will be playing without the benefit of its biggest star in Tony Parker, but it still boasts some NBA talent. Show More Summary

Croatia vs. Gilas Pilipinas: Score and Twitter Reaction for FIBA World Cup 2014

Croatia opened Group B play at the 2014 FIBA World Cup with a 81-78 overtime victory against a Philippines squad that posed a much bigger challenge than expected. This year's tournament marks the first time since 1978 that the Gilas Pilipinas is taking part in the high-profile international showcase. Show More Summary

Watch Jeremy Lin meet Jeremy Lin at Madame Tussauds

Last week, Jeremy Lin was immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.

Team USA Snub Best Thing That Could Happen for Damian Lillard

For Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, being left off the Team USA final roster must have been a bit of a shock. Lillard, the 2013 Rookie of the Year, has been brilliant in his short time in the league. Aside from his...Show More Summary

Why Cleveland Cavaliers Are Miscast as 2015 NBA Title Favorites

Have we learned nothing? Declaring the Cleveland Cavaliers the favorites for the NBA's 2015 title is nothing short of a massive mistake, one you certainly don't want to be guilty of at this stage of the offseason. Are the Cavs goingShow More Summary

Predicting the 2014-15 SEC All-Conference Teams

Just about every rational person in the country is picking Kentucky to win the 2014-15 SEC title, but the all-conference teams aren't anywhere near as cut and dry. Sure, those all-conference teams will be loaded with Wildcats as theShow More Summary

UNC Basketball: Will Preseason All-American Pressure Help or Hurt Marcus Paige?

Practice doesn't begin for five weeks, and the opening tip is still more than two months away, but the accolades have already started coming in for North Carolina junior Marcus Paige. Earlier this week Blue Ribbon Magazine released its...Show More Summary

NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Meet Delon Wright, the Next Big 2015 Prospect

Delon Wright was good last year—the kind of good that put him on NBA radars despite spending the previous two years in junior college. Wright earned scouts' attention. And this year, I'm expecting him to keep it and ultimately convert...Show More Summary

Record 45 current NBA players in 2014 FIBA games

A record 45 current NBA players will be featured on national team rosters for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, up from 44 in 2010. The tournament features a record 75 players who have played in the NBA.

Nik Stauskas Drains 15 Consecutive 3-Pointers in Under a Minute in Practice

This video will make you want to see the Sacramento Kings' Nik Stauskas participate in the three-point contest during NBA All-Star Weekend. The rookie is known for his great shooting, but this video of the former Michigan star sinking...Show More Summary

Do the Los Angeles Lakers Owe Kobe Bryant More in His Final Chapter?

As Kobe Bryant prepares for the mental, physical and emotional rides sure to follow in his 19th NBA season, it cannot be easy for him to shake one haunting question. Is this it? That's not a confrontation with mortality either. After...Show More Summary

Kevin Love Facing Toughest Test of NBA Career with Cleveland Cavaliers

Beginning with remarks made in a 2012 interview with Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears, Kevin Love has made it clear that, incendiary individual statistics aside, playing for a winner is the only thing that matters. In joining LeBron James,...Show More Summary

Pros and Cons of Los Angeles Lakers Gambling on Michael Beasley

From the Miami Heat to the Minnesota Timberwolves. From the Wolves to the desert-based Phoenix Suns. From the Suns back to South Beach and the Heat. In just six seasons, Michael Beasley has become quite the well-traveled NBA player,Show More Summary

Nik Stauskas Hits 15 Straight Threes in 46 Seconds (VIDEO)

Kings rookie guard Nik Stauskas has the makings of an elite scorer. If his Big Ten-leading 44.2 field-goal percentage and 64.2 percent true shooting percentage last season aren’t convincing enough, check […] The post Nik Stauskas Hits 15 Straight Threes in 46 Seconds (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

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