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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.

Lance Stephenson Glides into Derek Fisher Close-Up for Beautiful Videobomb

You know who isn't the main event in Madison Square Garden? Derek Fisher. Television cameras zoomed in on the Knicks' first-year coach for a brief moment after New York snagged a close, 96-93 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. The intent of the shot was ostensibly to catch Fisher's excitement in a moment of victory. 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.

Early Returns from Brooklyn Nets' Early Season Are Encouraging

The Brooklyn Nets had an up-and-down first week of the NBA season. The Nets began their schedule getting trounced by the Boston Celtics 121-105, but they followed it up in proper fashion, defeating the Detroit Pistons 102-90 in gameShow More Summary

The Good, Bad and Ugly from the Atlanta Hawks' Early Season

The Atlanta Hawks have started the 2014-15 regular season with a 1-1 record. The team lost its first contest in Toronto to the Raptors 109-102 on October 29 and won its home opener on November 1 against the Indiana Pacers 102-92. Neither...Show More Summary

Josh McRoberts Intentionally Rips Open His Heat Jersey During Game

It may not be too odd if the Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard rips open his jersey, given that he has taken on the "Superman" nickname. But when Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts did it during Sunday's 107-102 win over the Toronto Raptors, it was just perplexing. Show More Summary

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