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James Harden Expects to See a '20-Year-Old' Kobe Bryant on the Court This Season

Everybody is curious to see how Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant plays this season after he has missed parts of the last two seasons with serious leg injuries. The Houston Rockets' James Harden firmly believes that the Black Mamba will be ready to play when he steps onto the court. Show More Summary

Early Win-Loss Predictions for Toronto Raptors Next Season

The 2014-15 regular season for the Toronto Raptors will be used as a means to not only build on their incredible success from a year prior, but to also silence any doubters who believe their rags-to-riches turnaround was merely an apparition. Coming...Show More Summary

What Are LA Lakers Looking for with Final Offseason Moves?

Most NBA teams are settling in after an offseason of change or inaction, introducing new faces, welcoming back old ones, giving little or no thought to forthcoming additions and subtractions. The Los Angeles Lakers are not most teams. Blockbuster...Show More Summary

Breaking Down Miami Heat's Point Guard Position for 2014-15 Season

When you have someone like LeBron James around, traditional point guards almost seem unnecessary. The four-time MVP has established himself as the planet's very best thanks in large part to his extraordinary playmaking ability. He may...Show More Summary

Houston Rockets' Personnel Is Ready to Improve Defense

The Houston Rockets need to be better defenders, and they know it. Superstar and team leader James Harden has begun to lead the charge toward improvement after a year spent getting humiliated by I nternet video montages of his lax coverage. Harden has focused on his defense with Team USA this summer. Show More Summary

Why Kobe Bryant Enters 2014-15 Season as the Most Unpredictable NBA Star

There are two kinds of people who claim to know what Kobe Bryant will give the Los Angeles Lakers this year: legitimate clairvoyants and liars. Actually, there are three. If pressed, Bryant himself would reveal that in his heart of hearts, he believes he'll have a dominant age-36 season. Show More Summary

Timberwolves Have Themselves to Blame for Kevin Love's Impending Departure

In June 2008, Kevin Love was a bright young NBA prospect—armed with a killer jump shot, a nose for rebounds and a knack for pretty outlet passes—a certified top-10 pick awaiting his destination. Among friends, Love openly dreamed ofShow More Summary

Johnny Stephene Is Handling Life

Ball handling trainer to the stars, Johnny Stephene is making a difference. The post Johnny Stephene Is Handling Life appeared first on SLAMonline.

Q+A: Pusha T

We talked hoops with the Virginia-bred rapper. The post Q+A: Pusha T appeared first on SLAMonline.

Why Ray Allen Should Spurn LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers in Free Agency

It won't be easy for Ray Allen to resist the siren song coming from the Cleveland Cavaliers and former running mate/recent vacation partner LeBron James, but right decisions are often the hardest to make. The Cavs can offer the 39-year-old...Show More Summary

Stint with Team USA Should Pay Major Dividends for DeMar DeRozan

Being a part of the current 16-man roster for Team USA is just another feather in the cap of 25-year-old swingman DeMar DeRozan, who hopes to survive the final cuts and don the red, white and blue at the FIBA World Cup. DeRozan 's name...Show More Summary

Kevin Love Trade Gives Ricky Rubio Chance to Redefine NBA Career

Kevin Love hasn't officially escaped the Gopher State, but his move to Cleveland seems far enough along, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, that he could comfortably put down a security deposit on his next home. With nothing more...Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony Says New York Knicks Will 'Absolutely' Make 2015 NBA Playoffs

Carmelo Anthony is sending mixed signals about his immediate future with the New York Knicks. This isn't like free agency, when many were unsure whether he would sign with the Knicks, Chicago Bulls or some dark horse like the Houston Rockets or Los Angeles Lakers. Show More Summary

How Can the Heat Recover Post-LeBron? Take a Page out of the 1993-94 Bulls' Book

Pete Myers had chosen to spend a day early in October of 1993 on a Chicago court, hitting balls rather than dribbling them. He wasn 't expecting anyone to interrupt his friendly tennis match to serve up an opportunity. And even whenShow More Summary

Early Win-Loss Predictions for Atlanta Hawks Next Season

The Atlanta Hawks will surprise a lot of people by making a significant upward move in the Eastern Conference standings next season. ESPN's Summer Forecast predicts the Hawks to rise just one spot to reach the No. 7 seed in the East, despite them being in the No. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Takes over High School Game in 1995 Footage

Kobe Bryant has been taking over basketball games and breaking his opponents' hearts since 1995. In this footage from his junior year at Lower Merion High School, a young Kobe showed his unbreakable will to win. Kobe led his team to a 75-70 playoff win over Norristown Area High School by scoring 29 of his 35 points in the second half. Show More Summary

Are New-Look Cleveland Cavs Facing More Pressure Than LeBron James' Heat Did?

Pressure is a volatile companion. LeBron James knows all too well how erratic pressure can be. It was by his side from the moment he was drafted in 2003 to when he left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010. Not only did it follow him to the...Show More Summary

Arizona Wildcats Reveal Sharp New Basketball Uniforms

The Arizona Wildcats are going to have quite a few new uniforms to choose from when they take the court this upcoming season. Nike has hooked the Wildcats up with five new sets of uniforms. The two white uniforms will be used at home, and the blue uniform and the red uniform will be worn on the road. Show More Summary

Early Win-Loss Predictions for Brooklyn Nets Next Season

Last summer, the Brooklyn Nets were viewed as a superteam, a title contender and the biggest roadblock standing between LeBron James and a third NBA championship. Oh, how times have changed. In 2013-14, the Nets put forth the most expensive roster in NBA history. Show More Summary

NBA Compiles the Top 10 Blocks of the 2013-14 Season

If you like vicious, momentum-crushing blocks, this video is for you. From LeBron James stuffing Spencer Hawes at the rim to Victor Oladipo victimizing Damian Lillard at the apex of his jump, the NBA compiled the 10 best rejections of the 2013-14 season into one video. Which one is your favorite? [NBA] Read more NBA news on

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