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NCAA argues lawsuit against it should not receive class-action status

Schools’ variance in providing financial aid for athletes should prevent it, lawyers said.        

Arizona lands first commitment in 2017 class

Arizona landed their first commitment in the Class of 2017 on Friday night as point guard Alex Barcello pledged to Sean Miller and the Wildcats. Barcello is a 6-foot-2 point guard from Tempe who plays his high school ball for Corona del Sol. He committed to the Wildcats on an official visit to the Tucson […]

Texas gives Smart one-year contract extension, pay raise

Shaka Smart has been the head coach of the Texas Longhorns basketball team for one season, but that’s plenty of time for the school to like what they see. Smart has received a one year contract extension that includes a pay bump. The entire deal will keep him in Austin until after the 2022-2023 season has concluded. Show More Summary

Texas gives Shaka Smart one-year contract extension and pay raise

Shaka Smart has been the head coach of the Texas Longhorns basketball team but that’s plenty of time for the school to like what they see. Smart has received a one year contract extension that includes a pay bump. The entire deal will keep him in Austin until after the 2022-2023 season has concluded. Show More Summary

Definitely Good

There's no doubt that Allen Crabbe's game is going to continue to get better. The post Definitely Good appeared first on SLAMonline.

Jaylen Brown’s Father Is A 7-Foot World Champion Boxer

The Celtics' No. 3 overall pick has boxing in his blood. The post Jaylen Brown’s Father Is A 7-Foot World Champion Boxer appeared first on SLAMonline.

Alex O'Connell to Duke: Blue Devils Land 4-Star SG Prospect

Class of 2017 shooting guard Alex O'Connell announced Friday via his Twitter that he has committed to Duke: Out of Alpharetta, Georgia, O'Connell is the ninth-rated prospect in the state, the 16th-ranked shooting guard in the nation and the 71st-ranked recruit in the nation, according to 247Sports' composite ratings. More to follow. Show More Summary

Duke lands first commitment in 2017 class

Alex O’Connell knew exactly where he wanted to play his college ball, which is why, just two days after picking up an offer from Coach K and the Blue Devils, he became Duke’s first recruit in the Class of 2017. O’Connell announced the on twitter on Friday afternoon:   Excited to officially announce my commitment to […]

Jazz waive Kendall Marshall

That was quick. The Jazz have waived guard Kendall Marshall, whose rights were acquired by trade from Philadelphia on Friday. Marshall (6-4, 200, North Carolina) is a four-year NBA veteran who has appeared in 160 career games (57 starts) over four seasons with Phoenix, the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee and Philadelphia.

Phil Jackson: Biggest Mistake Was Not Trading for Jae Crowder

Knicks team president Phil Jackson says his biggest mistake so far in New York’s front-office, was leaving Jae Crowder on the table in the multi-player trade that sent Tyson Chandler The post Phil Jackson: Biggest Mistake Was Not Trading for Jae Crowder appeared first on SLAMonline.

Sixers trade Kendall Marshall to Jazz for Tibor Pleiss

The 76ers have acquired center Tibor Pleiss (”TEE-bore Plice”), two 2017 second-round draft picks and cash considerations from the Jazz in exchange for Kendall Marshall. The Sixers will receive the most and least favorable of the four 2017 second-round picks currently held by Utah (their own, in addition to those of Detroit, Golden State and New [...]

George Gervin Says Players Are Less Efficient: ‘I Shot 15 Times To Get 30’

Is the Iceman just another legend big-upping his talents and his era? The post George Gervin Says Players Are Less Efficient: ‘I Shot 15 Times To Get 30’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Sixers Trade Kendall Marshall to Utah

The Philadelphia Sixers, in a salary dump, sent Kendall Marshall to the Utah Jazz in exchange for a couple of second-round draft picks and center Tibor Pleissto, it was announced The post Sixers Trade Kendall Marshall to Utah appeared first on SLAMonline.

Jazz trade Pleiss to 76ers for Marshall, waive Marshall

The Utah Jazz have traded center Tibor Pleiss to the Philadelphia 76ers for guard Kendall Marshall in a cost-cutting move. The Jazz announced the deal Friday morning and then waived Marshall.

SLAM Week in Review: John Wall/Bradley Beal Beef

Can Beal and Wall put their differences aside for the good of the team? The post SLAM Week in Review: John Wall/Bradley Beal Beef appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA Photos of the Week

A compilation of the best images from the past seven days. See Team USA bring home the gold as Rio 2016 comes to an end and L.A. celebrate Kobe Bryant Day in this The post NBA Photos of the Week appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA Tweets of the Week

Players talk about their 2K ratings, D-Wade learns about Snapchat and more in this week's NBA tweets. The post NBA Tweets of the Week appeared first on SLAMonline.

Shaka Smart lands contract extension at Texas

Shaka Smart has already landed himself a contract extension at Texas. The school, according to the Austin American-Statesman, has given Shaka a one-year extension — through the 2022-23 season — and bumped his salary up to a cool $3 million, a raise of $100,000 annually. Smart’s Longhorns went 20-13 last season and lost on a […]

Phil Jackson Says Biggest Mistake as Knicks President Is Not Landing Jae Crowder

Successes have been few and far between for Phil Jackson during his tenure as president of the New York Knicks, but there is one move in particular that he regrets not making. According to Charley Rosen of TodaysFastbreak.com, the Zen...Show More Summary

Allen Iverson Wanted to Team Up With Kevin Garnett in 2006

Former Sixers general manager Billy King says that one of the teams Allen Iverson wanted to be traded to back in 2006 was Minnesota, hoping to play alongside Kevin Garnett. The post Allen Iverson Wanted to Team Up With Kevin Garnett in 2006 appeared first on SLAMonline.

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