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Papa John's Relaxes Promotional Rules to Account for 76ers' Awfulness

The Philadelphia 76ers’ season is not a sad one. It is an affront to you, me and the sport of basketball at large, and should be looked down upon as such. You should not feel bad for them when they sulk off the court. Who you shouldShow More Summary

Thunder recall Grant Jerrett from D-League again

The Oklahoma City Thunder has recalled forward Grant Jerrett from the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Jerrett has not appeared in a game for Oklahoma City this season while recovering from offseason surgery on his left ankle.

Dwight Howard recovering from knee strain

The Houston Rockets are off to a great start this season with a 9-3 record, though they’ve dropped two games in a row. Center Dwight Howard is in recovery from a minor knee issue. Here’s the Houston Chronicle with the latest: The Rockets listed Dwight Howard as “day-to-day” to return from his strained right knee, but no one [...]

Under-the-Radar College Basketball Teams Most Likely to Crack Top 25 in 2014-15

Every college basketball season, a bunch of under-the-radar teams play their way into the Associated Press Top 25 after failing to get any sort of recognition in the first two polls of the season. Last year, 13 teams — Cincinnati, Dayton,...Show More Summary

Bucher Buzz: The Aggressive Plans LeBron and Cavs Have to Fix Early Struggles

Nearly a month into the season, the 5-5 Cleveland Cavaliers realize they can't simply try to outscore opponents if they want to compete for a title. The Cavs must step it up on the defensive end, and the realization is that they don't have a defensive stopper on the current roster. Show More Summary

Stephon Marbury Stars in Musical Play About his Life in China (VIDEO)

Stephon Marbury is just winning on so many levels right now. You have to give it to him. He’s been able to revive his career quite well in China after his notorious […] The post Stephon Marbury Stars in Musical Play About his Life in China (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Hawks assign Adreian Payne to D-League

The Atlanta Hawks have assigned rookie forward/center Adreian Payne to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. He was Atlanta’s first-round pick (15th overall) in 2014. The Mad Ants’ next two games are Friday and Saturday night at Erie.

Union says suspension for Taylor excessive

STATEMENT OF NBPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHELE ROBERTS REGARDING THE SUSPENSION OF JEFF TAYLOR:

Michigan State Basketball: Takeaways from Spartans' Opening Games

Despite being only two games into the season, there is plenty to take away from Michigan State's opening games. MSU won its first matchup of the season against Navy 64-59 and was upended by Duke 81-71 on Tuesday night. Evidently, there are positives and negatives. Show More Summary

Allen Iverson Made Nike Stop a Shoe Release

Reebok’s longtime sneaker pitchman Allen Iverson got his lawyer to halt a sneaker release from Nike. The Swoosh planned to sell a shoe out of its Zoom Flight ’96 collection, […] The post Allen Iverson Made Nike Stop a Shoe Release appeared first on SLAMonline.

Seven Grizzlies players dealing with stomach virus

Seven members of the Memphis Grizzlies are dealing with a stomach virus and their status is uncertain for Friday's game with the Boston Celtics.

Rubio unsure when he'll return from ankle sprain

Almost two weeks after he severely sprained his right ankle, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio says he remains uncertain when he will return to the court.

Washington Wizards Spend Day Off Playing FIFA on Verizon Center Jumbotron

The Washington Wizards are putting the Verizon Center scoreboard to good use on their day off. Some Wizards players hooked up an Xbox game console to the Jumbotron, took a seat in the stands and played FIFA. Whoever came up with the idea should be applauded. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Explains His Trash Talk With Dwight Howard

Things were much calmer between Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard the second time this season that the Lakers and Rockets faced off. Mostly due to the fact that Howard was […] The post Kobe Bryant Explains His Trash Talk With Dwight Howard appeared first on SLAMonline.

David Lee's Reserve Role Could Put Golden State Warriors over the Top

David Lee's impending return could be complicated, and maybe even a little messy, if the Golden State Warriors don't play things right. But if this goes smoothly, we could see a Warriors team that has played as well as anyone to this point reach a whole new level. Problem No. Show More Summary

Meet Recent Baylor-Signee, Australian Seven-Footer Joseph Acuil

by John Giffin/Chanute Tribune  Hailing from Melbourne newly signed Baylor Bear Joseph Acuil is a versatile seven footer with tremendous shot blocking ability. The sophomore verbally committed to the Bears […] The post Meet Recent Baylor-Signee, Australian Seven-Footer Joseph Acuil appeared first on SLAMonline.

Most Startling Statistics of Philadelphia 76ers' Season so Far

Most of the NBA's organizations have a number of startling statistics, but the Philadelphia 76ers might hold a number of the crazier ones. Philly has the league's youngest roster, and general manager Sam Hinkie's intentions with his team haven't been too big of a secret. Show More Summary

Wizards assign Glen Rice to D-League

The Washington Wizards announced today that guard Glen Rice has been assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Rice has appeared in five games this season for Washington while averaging 2.2 points in 8.5 minutes per game.

King's Court: Kentucky's Undefeated Dream May Be Within Reach This Season

INDIANAPOLIS—A year ago, they were crying in the locker room. Ranked No. 1 in both polls, the Kentucky Wildcats had looked overwhelmed and disjointed in a 78-74 loss to Michigan State in the Champions Classic. The postgame tears, though,...Show More Summary

Metta World Peace Reveals He's Now Pals with Malice at the Palace Beer-Thrower

Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of arguably the ugliest moment in NBA history. On Thursday, Metta World Peace revealed an intriguing update to the saga. On Nov. 19, 2004, the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons were involved...Show More Summary

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