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Lakers' Swaggy P Demonstrates Unique Joy Needed in Dog Days of NBA Offseason

LOS ANGELES — I just had a dream about Swaggy P, and I'm curious what that might mean. A little worried what that might mean, actually. It was Labor Day morning, no less, and the guy on my mind is Nick Young? He hasn't exactly been renowned...Show More Summary

Why Anthony Davis Will Become the NBA's Best Pick-and-Roll Defender

At only 21 years old, New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis is already one of the top players in the NBA and Team USA's most important player at the FIBA World Cup. His combination of length, athleticism and touch is rare for an...Show More Summary

Where's the Best Free-Agent Destination for Ray Allen to Finish His NBA Career?

NBA careers, even those that reached legendary heights, don't always offer soft landings. Well-decorated sharpshooter Ray Allen could be one of the fortunate few to have control over his conclusion. The 39-year-old hasn't officially announced his intention for what would be his 19th season in the league. Show More Summary

Ranking the Brooklyn Nets' Offseason Acquisitions

Quite a few doors were slammed in the face of the Brooklyn Nets this summer. The Golden State Warriors pried Shaun Livingston away by giving him $6 million more than Brooklyn could. Paul Pierce shocked everyone and signed with the up-and-coming...Show More Summary

Derrick Rose Drives to Rim, Throws Down Two-Handed Dunk vs. Finland

Derrick Rose and the rest of Team USA may not be playing against top-tier talent on Saturday in their game against Finland, but it's nice to see the Chicago Bulls star show off his explosiveness once again. During the game, Rose crossed over the Finnish defender on his way to the basket, then threw down the two-handed slam dunk. Show More Summary

Nik Stauskas Drains 15 Consecutive 3-Pointers in Under a Minute in Practice

This video will make you want to see the Sacramento Kings' Nik Stauskas participate in the three-point contest during NBA All-Star Weekend. The rookie is known for his great shooting, but this video of the former Michigan star sinking...Show More Summary

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

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