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A Meme for Every NBA Team's Offseason

The 2015 NBA offseason was beyond weird. DeAndre Jordan melted the Internet via an unprecedented on-again, off-again, then on-again free-agent dalliance with the Los Angeles Clippers. Kristaps Porzingis annihilated spellcheck, because...Show More Summary

Canada Wins Tuto Marchand Cup, FIBA Americas Up Next

2 days agoBasketball / NCAA : ZagsBlog

By JOSH NEWMAN If nothing else this week, the Canadian National Team at the Tuto Marchand Cup that it will be a major threat beginning next week at the FIBA Americas Championships. Canada finished off a perfect 4-0 week, outlasting hosting Puerto Rico, 78-72, on Wednesday evening to win its first Tuto Marchand Cup. The […]

Inside the Offense: Early Hand Off

John Beilein was voted best offensive coach in the country by his peers in an anonymous poll by CBS Sports. In honor of Beilein’s offense, we enlisted the help of Gibson Pyper of HalfCourtHoops (@HalfCourtHoops) to break down some of Beilein’s most effective sets. Today we start with the early dribble hand off. Show More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: Biggest Ups and Downs from 2015 Offseason so Far

As we expect to see every offseason, the Kentucky Wildcats have been extremely active throughout the basketball landscape since falling short at the Final Four in early April. Most of the buzz around John Calipari's team has been about...Show More Summary

Derrick Rose Reportedly Sued, Accused of Raping Ex-Girlfriend

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose “is being sued by a woman who claims the NBA superstar and two of his friends drugged and gang raped her,” according to TMZ (warning: report contains graphic sexual content). The woman, reportedly named as "Jane Doe" in the lawsuit, said she dated the Bulls star from 2011 to 2013. Show More Summary

Jimmer Fredette's Hoop Dream Gone Wrong: 'Every Day Could Be Your Last'

It’s not clear exactly when Jimmermania began, but we can thank Kevin Durant for ushering in its arrival. On January 26, 2011, BYU senior Jimmer Fredette scored 43 points against the No. 4 team in the country, then-undefeated San Diego...Show More Summary

13 College Basketball Programs Featured On Covers Of Athlon’s 2015-16 Season Preview

We haven’t even started the college football season yet, but college basketball is also set to sneak up on us before we know it. Athlon Sports releases its season preview magazine on September 8, and 13 of college basketball’s powerhouse programs are featured on 11 different editions of the publication. Show More Summary

Ranking the Streakiest Shooters in College Basketball in the 2015-16 Season

There is a variety of ways to interpret the streaky shooter. But we know, for the most part, when we catch a guy hot-handed. We're here in large part to focus on three-point marksmen. Some aren't consistent threats in the box score—but...Show More Summary

Bryce Aiken Sets Five Official Visits

3 days agoBasketball / NCAA : ZagsBlog

Bryce Aiken has set his five official visits for this fall. The 5-foot-11 point guard from the PSA Cardinals and Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick will visit Harvard (9/9), Seton Hall (9/18),  Miami (9/23) and USC 10/3. He also has a tentative visit set to Michigan (10/8). Illinois is no longer under consideration.   Aiken broke down all of his schools here: […]

Klay Thompson Tries to Cheat in Go-Kart Race and It Doesn't End Well

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson seems to have taken a liking to winning. Being part of a dominant NBA title run will do that to a young fella. On Wednesday Thompson posted a clip on Instagram that showed him manning a go-kart that was not in first place. Show More Summary

Five-star 2016 combo guard cuts list to four

Frank Jackson will take an official visit to one of the four schools this weekend.

Blake Griffin Exhibits Serious Ball-Balancing Skills Wearing New Clippers Jersey

If Blake Griffin were in a circus, he’d obviously be an acrobat—you know, with all those gravity-defying dunks and such. But he’s also capable of serving as a ball-handling magician. Take a glance at the clip above if you don’t believe...Show More Summary

Bucher Buzz: Could Tristan Thompson Contract Situation Impact LeBron's Future?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been trying to negotiate contract terms with Tristan Thompson all summer, yet the two sides have not agreed on a deal. LeBron James wants Thompson in Cleveland long term. Will Thompson play for the Cavaliers...Show More Summary

Richard Pitino, Minnesota Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

University of Minnesota men's basketball coach Richard Pitino signed a contract extension with the Gophers on Wednesday, according to Matt Norlander of CBSSports.com: Pitino's updated contract has an extension on it through the 2020-21...Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: Biggest Ups and Downs from 2015 Offseason so Far

It's been mostly smooth sailing for Duke basketball since it cut down the net at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in April. Duke had an offseason that's been devoid of any major bad news in terms of injuries, academics or behavior issues...Show More Summary

Tsioropoulos, champion with Celtics, Kentucky, dead at 84

Lou Tsioropoulos, a member of Kentucky's 1951 NCAA national championship team and the unbeaten `53-54 squad who went on to win two NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, has died. He was 84.

LeBron James sells Miami home

If you haven’t heard, LeBron James left the Miami Heat a year ago and returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers. And now his Miami home reportedly has a new owner. Here’s ESPN.com reporting: LeBron James took his talents to Miami, and now he’s taking his money out of it. James, who played with the Heat for four seasons before returning [...]

Former Kentucky standout Lou Tsioropoulos dies at 84

Lou Tsioropoulos, an NCAA champion with Kentucky and NBA champion with the Celtics, dies at 84        

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