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Every NBA Team's Biggest Offseason Regret

He traded for James Harden in 2012 and convinced Dwight Howard to sign with his organization a year later. So how has Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey become the poster boy for NBA regret? Pushing one's luck can do that. Morey and Co. Show More Summary

#SLAMTop50: Kyle Lowry, no. 34

The definitive ranking of the NBA's best players for 2014-15. The post #SLAMTop50: Kyle Lowry, no. 34 appeared first on SLAMonline.

Dion Waiters on Bradley Beal’s Best Backcourt Claim: ‘That’s Nonsense’

When told Tuesday of Bradley Beal’s boast that the Washington Wizards have the NBA’s premier backcourt combo, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters completely pooh-poohed the suggestion. Waiters and All-Star […] The post Dion Waiters on Bradley Beal’s Best Backcourt Claim: ‘That’s Nonsense’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

The Miami Heat Angered LeBron James By Waiving Mike Miller

After winning two straight NBA championships, the Miami Heat made the unpopular decision to use their amnesty provision on sharpshooter Mike Miller in July 2013, which saved the organization about […] The post The Miami Heat Angered LeBron James By Waiving Mike Miller appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA 2K15: Release Date, Analyzing Early Player Ratings and More

NBA fans may have to wait until Oct. 28 for the season to officially kick off, but the virtual season begins Oct. 7 with the release of NBA 2K15. The 2014 version of the game received 70 Game of the Year Award nominations, so the 2015 edition is expected to be another big hit. Show More Summary

Report: Rockets Will Wear Chinese Uniform in 2015 to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Many NBA teams have worn " Noche Latina" jerseys in recent years, but the Houston Rockets are going to do something a little different this upcoming season. According to ClutchFans, the Rockets will wear special Chinese uniforms for a select group of games during the 2014-15 season to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Show More Summary

Not exactly a basketball reality TV show, but…

There are no basketball reality TV shows that we know of on any television network these days, aside from the occasional NBA TV special that goes behind the scenes of various players, but a series in that general universe is coming to TBS in Spring of 2015: “The Smiths,” starring Kenny Smith along with his wife [...]

Kenny Smith, family to appear in upcoming reality show

Former NBA star Kenny Smith and his family will appear on a reality show on TBS in the spring.

Who Will Return to Relevance First: The Celtics, Lakers or Knicks?

The Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are all taking very different approaches to rebuilding. Whose strategy is the most conducive to a quick turnaround? Howard Beck and Ric Bucher join Adam Lefkoe to debate that topic in the video above. Read more NBA news on

How Carmelo Anthony Can Move Up on the NBA Superstar Ladder

Evolution isn't a concept often associated with established NBA superstars who, more than a decade in, are usually done developing, their career arcs having peaked, their ceilings realized and reached. Entering his 12th season, New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony, fresh off a fate-forming summer, doesn't cart that sense of security. Show More Summary

Young Minnesota Timberwolves Crush Huge Dunks (VIDEO)

The Minnesota Timberwolves are poised to become the latest NBA LeaguePass darlings, a team full of young, high-flying athletes. In a preview of things to come, the T-Wolves held a […] The post Young Minnesota Timberwolves Crush Huge Dunks (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Heat center Justin Hamilton undergoes heart-related procedure

The Miami HEAT announced today that center Justin Hamilton underwent a procedure at South Miami Hospital on Monday to repair an atrial flutter (abnormal heart rhythm). After experiencing light-headedness during practice, he was sent to Doctors Hospital where the diagnosis was discovered. He will remain sidelined for a few days and can then begin non-contact exercises for [...]

Shawn Marion Shoots Music Video

Months after releasing his single, “I’m A Champion,” Cleveland Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion is now filming a music video for it. The video for the single, which is an ode […] The post Shawn Marion Shoots Music Video appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kobe Bryant's Effort to Rediscover Game Moving Forward, but Far from Complete

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Kobe Bryant has always chosen his own context. Accordingly, the perspective has mostly tilted in his favor, toward his grandeur, serving in construction of his legend. It has not been ineffective marketing. Bryant...Show More Summary

Analyzing the Cleveland Cavaliers' Depth or Lack Thereof at Center

After arguably the best offseason in NBA history, the Cleveland Cavaliers head into the 2014-15 season with a glaring hole in the 15-man roster: quality depth at the center position. The Cavs dealt 7-footer Tyler Zeller to Boston in a salary dump to facilitate a max contract for LeBron James. Show More Summary

Will Gerald Green Be the Odd Man Out on the Phoenix Suns This Season?

When the Suns traded Luis Scola in the summer of 2013, many thought that they were mostly interested in the future first-round pick they acquired from the Indiana Pacers (a pick that was recently used to draft Bogdan Bogdanovic from Serbia). Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook Agrees With Coach That He’s the NBA’s Best Point Guard

With apologies to Chris Paul, et al., OKC Thunder head coach Scott Brooks believes that Russell Westbrook is the top floor general in the L. As you might expect, Westbrook […] The post Russell Westbrook Agrees With Coach That He’s the NBA’s Best Point Guard appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kobe Bryant Says His Philosophy on Winning Different from Mike D’Antoni

Laker Nation breathed a huge sigh of relief when Mike D’Antoni quit his job following a disastrous 2013-’14 campaign. Kobe Bryant essentially shrugged when the news of D’Antoni’s resignation broke, […] The post Kobe Bryant Says His Philosophy on Winning Different from Mike D’Antoni appeared first on SLAMonline.

Knicks Media Day: The Key Player Who Is 'Probably Going to Scare Knicks Fans'

The New York Knicks will hope to improve from a dreadful 2013-14 season as they enter this year with Phil Jackson in the front office and Derek Fisher making his head coaching debut. What can we expect of the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony...Show More Summary

What to Watch for at Boston Celtics' 2014 Training Camp

Between the excitement of media day and disappointment in Rajon Rondo's shower mishap, the very early stages of the Boston Celtics' 2014-15 NBA season have been roughly akin to that of a ride on the Yankee Cannonball at Canobie LakeShow More Summary

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