Until recently, bigger was better in the sport of basketball. These days, "small ball" has become the predominant playing style in the NBA. Most teams are opting for speedy, agile lineups that can spread the floor and utilize copious pick-and-rolls and perimeter shooting. Show More Summary
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert may not watch the Fox series Empire, but he does have a bit of a beef with the show. Anyone who has seen Shumpert or his girlfriend Teyana Taylor know that the two have very distinct hairstyles. Show More Summary
Even though his team was in a tight battle against Miami in the 2015 ACC tournament, Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams took a few moments during a timeout to coach a girl in an on-court contest. While his team was in a huddle, Williams gave the contestant some tips. Show More Summary
Indiana Pacers star Paul George has become one of the elite players in the league. He proved himself against LeBron James in the postseason a few years back and was a potential MVP candidate coming into the 2014 NBA season. On August 1, 2014, George suffered a traumatic leg injury on live television playing for Team USA during a scrimmage. Show More Summary
Not long ago, Anthony Davis was a March Madness phenomenon at Kentucky. Three years later, the 22-year-old might be the best player on the planet. The post Pelican Fly appeared first on SLAMonline.
It's hard to imagine the Toronto Raptors overemphasizing the 2015 NBA draft takes place on June 25. The team is still near the top of the Eastern Conference at 38-26, despite losing nine of their last 10 games. This includes a 117-107...Show More Summary
Most people will never know the feeling of returning to play at a gym that has since been named after them. That's exactly what Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James got to experience this past summer when he went back to his high school gym. Show More Summary
If you're one of the lucky ones, part of a select group whose NBA allegiances lie with the title-chasing elite—the Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks or Cleveland Cavaliers, for example—your stretch-run concerns are simple: good health...Show More Summary
For those who believe the officials favor the Duke Blue Devils, you are not alone. Even Duke legend Christian Laettner thinks the Blue Devils get their fair share of preferential treatment from the refs. Laettner went on The Dan Patrick...Show More Summary
The Charlotte Hornets shipped Gary Neal to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Mo Williams to serve as a stopgap until Kemba Walker returns from his knee injury. It seemed like a great plan, only now a wrench has been thrown into it due to...Show More Summary
Jamaal Franklin was flying way off the NBA radar just a few months ago. But the explosive 6’5”, 191-pound wing is now showing why he deserves a chance to join the Los Angeles Lakers next season. Franklin joined the Lakers’ D-League affiliate, the Los Angeles D-Fenders, on Jan. Show More Summary
The absence of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has worked to point guard Russell Westbrook's benefit. Westbrook has been playing some of the best basketball of his career while the reigning MVP continues to be sidelined with...Show More Summary
Sometimes, Stephen Curry does things on a basketball court that don't seem possible. Today, we witnessed one of those instances. The post Stephen Curry Dribbles Through Traffic, Hits Impossible Three (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
The Jet turns 50 today, and to celebrate, we take a look back at his Top 10 best moments on 'Inside.' The post Kenny Smith’s Top 10 Moments on Inside The NBA (VIDEOS) appeared first on SLAMonline.
Just when you thought the streak might be over, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey made his eighth straight move at the trade deadline. He swapped Isaiah Canaan, Alexey Shved and some picks with the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks to bring in K.J. Show More Summary
The blue-collar Memphis Grizzlies aren't afraid of a little dirt, but they're getting stuck in the same sludge they typically use to bury their opponents. Too many stumbles like Saturday's 95-89 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, andShow More Summary
While Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard continues to rehab from a knee injury, he's apparently had some extra time to work on his acting. The eight-time NBA All-Star recently appeared on an episode of The Odd Couple starring Matthew Perry. Show More Summary
Friday was a big day for Dominique Wilkins. The Atlanta Hawks honored the retired nine-time All-Star with his own statue in front of Philips Arena, and the players wore throwback jerseys for their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Show More Summary
In honor of Shaquille O'Neal's 43rd birthday, we take a look back at an incredible behind-the-scenes moment between O'Neal and Michael Jordan. At 7'1" and 300-plus pounds, many people don't associate Shaq with the word "quick." However, back in his younger days, Shaq was as spry as the rest. Show More Summary
It's terrible luck that Matthews will miss the rest of the season, both for himself, the Blazers and the NBA. No win, even the Blazers' convincing 94-75 victory against the Mavericks on Thursday, is worth losing a key player for the season. Show More Summary