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Dwyane Wade Couldn't Believe It When Camper Asked Him Why He Flops

When you are a camper at the Dwyane Wade and Brandon Marshall Sports Academy, it's a bold move to call out the host on his flopping. Luckily, Wade was able to take it in stride and get a good laugh out of the question. Brandon Marshall thought it was pretty funny as well. [Fox Sports, h/t The Big Lead] Read more NBA news on

Full Predictions for Anthony Bennett's Sophomore Season with Cleveland Cavs

Anthony Bennett's rookie season has been criticized, torn down and chastised enough. It's time to look ahead to the 2013 first-overall pick's sophomore campaign. Let's focus on what we know. Bennett was grossly out of shape last year,...Show More Summary

Report Card Grades for Portland Trail Blazers 2014 Offseason So Far

With the majority of free agency sorted, we can take a step back and review how teams fared during the period. The Portland Trail Blazers remained relatively quiet throughout, though the team was still able to make moves to improve.Show More Summary

How Pau Gasol and Derrick Rose Will Make Each Other Better

The Chicago Bulls’ 2014-15 season relies on one factor above all: the health of Derrick Rose. He’s played just 10 games over the past two years, and no one truly knows if he can put in significant time on mended knees going forward. But...Show More Summary

Giannis Antetokounmpo on Star Path That the NBA Has Never Seen Before

Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn't supposed to be making any sort of impact at this early stage of his career. The Milwaukee Bucks surely didn't expect the sushi-bar-raw Greek prospect to contribute during the beginning of his time in the NBA, but he's exceeded any and all expectations. Show More Summary

Court Changes: Lance Chooses Charlotte

Does the signing of Stephenson signal a new era for the revived Hornets? The post Court Changes: Lance Chooses Charlotte appeared first on SLAMonline.

LeBron James' Return Is Best-Possible Scenario for Kyrie Irving to Blossom

Kyrie Irving lost his place as the face of the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer, but that could have been his biggest offseason victory. And that's saying quite a bit considering his vacation started with a jackpot payday in the formShow More Summary

Can Julius Randle Be LA Lakers' Next Star?

Los Angeles Lakers fans are hoping Julius Randle ends up rescuing the franchise from a bout with mediocrity. Perhaps he has what it takes, but the jury is still out. The Lakers saw enough of him during his freshman season at Kentucky to select him with the No. Show More Summary

JR Smith Tries to Fly in for Chase-Down Block, Claims He Got Dunked On

Most NBA players don't want to admit that they got dunked on, but J.R. Smith has no problem owning up to the humiliation—even if it never really happened. The New York Knicks star recently had a rough couple of seconds during a Drew League game. Show More Summary

How Klay Thompson Can Justify Golden State Warriors' Loyalty

Klay Thompson has steadily improved every year of his young NBA career, but he must truly elevate his game in 2014-15 to justify the Golden State Warriors’ loyalty. The Dubs have a legitimate shot at unloading heavy salary in David Lee’s contract while acquiring a young, top-10 player in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Love. Show More Summary

Are Dante Exum and Trey Burke in Each Other's Way as Utah Jazz Point Guards?

Dante Exum wasn't even supposed to be available to the Utah Jazz. Almost every mock draft on the I nternet had the Orlando Magic reaching for the next Penny Hardaway at No. 4. When they surprisingly took Aaron Gordon, Jazz fans rejoiced. Nobody expected Exum to fall to No. Show More Summary

Erik Spoelstra Is Key to Miami Heat Reclaiming Status as Contenders

Of all the fate-forming keys that will invariably shape the Miami Heat's post-LeBron James direction, none are more important than Erik Spoelstra himself. Rarely are coaches thrust into the limelight like this. Head honchos matter, but players, for the most part, matter more. Chris Bosh and James didn't join the Heat to play for Spoelstra. Show More Summary

Doug McDermott Could Be Biggest X-Factor for Chicago Bulls' Title Chances

Even before a pair of knee injuries robbed Derrick Rose of nearly two full years of his prime, the Chicago Bulls offense wasn ’t exactly an NBA Maserati. During the interceding two seasons, it’s devolved into a three-wheeled Model AShow More Summary

LeBron James Acts Like a Typical Parent While Cheering on Son at AAU Game

When LeBron James watches his son play basketball, he doesn't act like a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player. He acts like a typical dad. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar was in Lexington, Kentucky, to watch LeBron James Jr. play an AAU game. Show More Summary

Can Michael Jordan Succeed with Lance Stephenson Where Larry Bird Failed?

When one of the NBA’s all-time great trash-talkers thinks your antics are beyond the pale, you know you’ ve crossed a line—especially if that all-time great trash-talker happens to be your boss. Blowing in LeBron James’ ear didn ’t cost...Show More Summary

How Jose Calderon and Samuel Dalembert Will Thrive with NY Knicks Next Season

Jose Calderon and Samuel Dalembert should thrive with the New York Knicks during the 2014-15 season under new head coach Derek Fisher. New York acquired them in a trade with the Dallas Mavericks this summer precisely because it was felt...Show More Summary

Shannon Brown Uses Lakers Past to Fight for Knicks Future at NBA Summer League

LAS VEGAS—It's not at all uncommon to watch a game at the NBA Summer League and wonder, "What's he doing here?" And not just when Flavor Flav decides to mosey on down to Cox Pavilion, clock-bling and all. That same game between the New York Knicks and the D-League Select squad on which Mr. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Talks Smack, Beats Fan in Game of HORSE

Even in a friendly game of HORSE, Kobe Bryant is a fierce competitor. The challenger may have given Bryant a couple of early letters, but the Black Mamba turned up his game in a hurry. When his competitor messed up badly, the Los Angeles...Show More Summary

Andrew Wiggins Trade Rumors Show the Power of LeBron James

While LeBron James pondered his next maneuver at the start of free agency, he held the entire basketball world —really the sports world at large —in the palm of his hand. Yet, his level of influence has only expanded since reclaiming his throne atop the Cleveland Cavaliers organization. Show More Summary

Minnesota Timberwolves Must Stay Patient with Kevin Love Trade

Despite what the swirling trade rumors might suggest, the clock hasn't started ticking for the Minnesota Timberwolves or their franchise face, Kevin Love. Eventually, the Wolves will need to do something with the double-double machine who has major-market dreams and a desire to win, itches that the organization have been unable to scratch. Show More Summary

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