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The Good, Bad and Ugly from the Indiana Pacers' Early Season

The Indiana Pacers certainly have had their fair share of the good, the bad and the ugly during the early going of the 2014-15 NBA season. With a 1-4 record through Nov. 6, it has looked more bad and ugly than good because of a slew of injuries that has hit the team. Show More Summary

J.R. Smith Already Proving He Won't Be a Winner for New York Knicks

Tim Hardaway Jr. had just missed an open three-pointer in the corner, which was rebounded by Carmelo Anthony and sent down to Amar'e Stoudemire, who got his layup attempt blocked with 19 seconds to go in the first quarter. The New York Knicks scored two points over the final four minutes of that quarter against the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night. Show More Summary

Why We Shouldn't Devalue the Center Position in Today's NBA

Their pictures have been plastered on milk cartons for years. Their position has been stripped from the NBA All-Star ballot. NBA centers, by most accounts, are a dying breed. They are seen as too slow and too offensively limited forShow More Summary

Draymond Green Almost Licks Blake Griffin While Celebrating Big Shot

Forget about the three-goggles gesture. Sticking the tongue out is more Draymond Green's style. After hitting a three-pointer during Wednesday night's blowout victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, the Golden State Warriors forward celebrated by sticking his tongue out while running down the court. Show More Summary

The Bread-and-Butter Plays for James Harden

Within the Houston Rockets' offensive system, James Harden's leash is virtually non-existent. The team's focus on three-pointers and two-point attempts in the restricted area governs shot selection, but Harden is otherwise free to create...Show More Summary

Early Takeaways from Dante Exum's Performance with the Utah Jazz

Dante Exum is shedding that "International Man of Mystery" label a lot faster than most expected. After just a couple weeks of NBA action with the Utah Jazz, the 19-year-old Australian import is proving that he may be more ready than anticipated, while still showing off the sky-high potential that made him this year's No. Show More Summary

Gordon Hayward's Big Night Against LeBron James Again Shows He's Worth the Money

It's not at all uncommon for max contracts to young NBA players to draw considerable criticism. Gordon Hayward should know. His four-year, $63 million offer sheet from the Charlotte Hornets, which spurred the Utah Jazz to match this past summer, garnered more than a few suspicious side-eyes when it was signed. Show More Summary

Who's Going to Help Kobe Bryant with Los Angeles Lakers Offense?

Here's what we (think we) know about the Los Angeles Lakers just over a week into the 2014-15 NBA season: Kobe Bryant's still really good, the defense is really bad, Steve Nash and Julius Randle are out for the year, Nick Young willShow More Summary

Allen Iverson Says His Team Would Never Practice If He Coached, Gives His Top 5

Even though his playing days are over, Allen Iverson still knows how to entertain. Reporters in the Philippines caught up with The Answer and got him to touch on a number of topics. For starters, Iverson made it clear that his 1996 NBA draft class is the greatest of all time. Show More Summary

Social Buzz About LeBron James' Performance Against Portland Trail Blazers

LeBron James gave the good folks of Twitter something to talk about Tuesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. LeBron probably isn't going to like what they wrote. That's not a typo. LeBron James, the greatest basketball player in the world, was held to 11 points. Show More Summary

Student Wins Free Truck During Shooting Contest Despite Being a Terrible Shooter

Drake University freshman Alex Tillinghast could certainly use some work on his mechanics, but he definitely has that "clutch" factor. In order to win a Ford F-150 at his school's Bulldog Madness event, Tillinghast had to make a layup, a free throw, a three-pointer and a half-court shot in 30 seconds. Show More Summary

The Good, Bad and Ugly from the Toronto Raptors' Early Season

We've barely scratched the surface of the 2014-15 NBA regular season, yet the Toronto Raptors have found a way to run the gamut of emotions in such a short period of time. A 3-1 record can't mask some of the problems head coach Dwane...Show More Summary

Phoenix Suns Get Scared by 'Snake in a Cooler' Prank at Photo Shoot

We recently saw the Phoenix Suns use a fake dinosaur to scare each other with hilarious results, but apparently they weren't done there. Possibly taking a page out of the Philadelphia Flyers' book, the Suns recently had a photo shoot...Show More Summary

The Good, Bad and Ugly from the Portland Trail Blazers' Early Season

It’s still in the early days of the Portland Trail Blazers’ season, but we have already seen a fair share of the good, bad and ugly sights a new NBA campaign can bring. The Blazers have started the year with a 1-2 record, topping the...Show More Summary

We Remember: 18th Anniversary of Kobe Bryant's NBA Debut

On Nov. 3, 1996, Kobe Bryant made his NBA debut with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Charlotte Hornets drafted Bryant with the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft but traded him to Los Angeles less than a week after drafting him. That...Show More Summary

Timberwolves' Mo Williams Allegedly Kicked Out of Vikings Game, Goes to B-Dubs

Mo Williams ate one of the saddest, most delicious meals of his life after allegedly getting kicked off the field at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday. The Minnesota Timberwolves guard showed up to support the Minnesota Vikings in their Week...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant All That's Left of NBA's Greatest Draft Ever

Kobe Bryant now stands alone, the last member of a storied 1996 NBA rookie class, trying to stave off the fate that has befallen every one of his draft-day peers. Working off two serious injuries, the 36-year-old Bryant—who was drafted...Show More Summary

Houston Rockets Are Being Miscast as NBA's New “Heel” Team

With the rage directed at Dwight Howard, James Harden and general manager Daryl Morey, the Houston Rockets have become favorite enemies of the modern NBA—even if they don’t deserve to be. Howard’s negative reputation needs little introduction. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant on Lakers’ 0-4 Start: ‘I’m Festive and Joyful’

The 2014-’15 Los Angeles Lakers are historically awful (especially on the defensive end), and though he’s of course angry, Kobe Bryant isn’t quite ready to sound the alarm bells. Bryant […] The post Kobe Bryant on Lakers’ 0-4 Start: ‘I’m Festive and Joyful’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

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