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Remembering Jason Kidd's Better Days with the Nets Franchise

Before Jason Kidd was a villain in the hearts of Brooklyn Nets fans, he was a hero. Prior to pacing the sidelines of Barclays Center for one rocky season, Kidd was remembered for running one of the most electrifying shows in all of sports in East Rutherford, New Jersey. J-Kidd is arguably the best player who has ever donned a Nets uniform. Show More Summary

NBA 2K15 'What If?' Trailer Shows Jordan, Bird & Chamberlain on Same Team

Have you ever wanted to build the ultimate NBA team? You can with NBA 2K15 " MyTEAM " mode. In a new trailer narrated by Shaquille O'Neal, 2K Sports shows off the game mode with a series of hypothetical situations, including Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Wilt Chamberlain all on the same team. [NBA 2K, h/t Dime Mag] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

We Remember: 30th Anniversary of Michael Jordan Signing with Chicago Bulls

On this date, 30 years ago, Michael Jordan officially became a member of the Chicago Bulls. Jordan—the No. 3 overall pick in the 1984 draft—was just 21 years old when he signed his first professional contract. Of course, this signing turned out to be a franchise-altering move for Chicago. Show More Summary

Coach K Steps in to Break Up Postgame Skirmish Between USA and Lithuania

When a skirmish broke out on the court after the United States' 96-68 victory over Lithuania in the semifinals of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski put an end to it rather quickly. It's not clear what started the fight or who was in the middle of it. Show More Summary

4 Players the New York Knicks Need to Step Up Next Season

Certain aspects of the New York Knicks' 2014-15 season are a given, like Carmelo Anthony scoring about two dozen points per game, Jose Calderon hitting three-pointers with accuracy or Iman Shumpert playing solid on-ball defense. Other things remain a complete mystery, especially regarding how the rotation will shake out around the new offense. Show More Summary

Should Golden State Warriors Worry About Splash Brothers' Busy Summer?

California is suffering through its worst drought since 1977, which is why the Golden State Warriors really can't afford for the FIBA World Cup to dehydrate the Splash Brothers. If that sounds like a long stretch for a not-so-cleverShow More Summary

Will Goran and Zoran Dragic Become the NBA's Next Brother Pairing?

Sibling harmony between brothers Goran and Zoran Dragic helped the Slovenian national team to a 5-2 showing at the FIBA World Cup, and there's a chance that magic could make it stateside with the Phoenix Suns. The family-friendly franchise,...Show More Summary

Ready or Not, Carmelo Anthony's Title Clock Is Officially Ticking

Though he just signed a new five-year max deal, Carmelo Anthony doesn't have time to wait for the New York Knicks to develop into a contender. Realistic or not, a championship must be his goal right now. That does not seem to be the case for the 2014-15 season. "I don't think we're that far away," Anthony said to ESPN.com, per Jeff Goodman. Show More Summary

Meet Stanley Johnson, the Best Two-Way Prospect in the 2015 NBA Draft

Two-way standouts are some of the most sought-after prospects in the NBA draft. Their talent, proficiency and intangibles on both ends of the court are immeasurably valuable. Arizona's incoming freshman Stanley Johnson fits the bill,...Show More Summary

Jeremy Lin Pretends to Be Wax Statue, Pranks Fans at Madame Tussauds SF

On August 14, 2014, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin was honored with a wax statue at Madame Tussauds wax museum in San Francisco. For those who have never seen a Madame Tussauds wax statue in person, know that they are incredibly...Show More Summary

Can Dennis Schroder Shake off Rookie Year with Atlanta Hawks Next Season?

Let's be honest — Dennis Schroder was a huge disappointment in his rookie season for the Atlanta Hawks last year. The 20-year-old German point guard was turnover-prone, struggled with his jump shot and didn't adjust well to the athletic...Show More Summary

Chandler Parsons Rides Camel for Mavericks 'Game Day' Commercial Shoot

This picture would have been very fitting had Chandler Parsons posted it on Wednesday, aka "hump day." Parsons—with teammate Devin Harris by his side—hopped on top of a camel for a Dallas Mavericks video. Parsons has yet to play in a game for the Mavericks, but it looks like he is enjoying some wild experiences with his new team. Show More Summary

James Harden Falls off His Segway in Spain

Team USA and Houston Rockets star James Harden recently spent some time cruising the streets of Barcelona on a Segway. He learned the dangers of open-air vehicles the hard way. Harden had a scary moment when he fell off his Segway after he got too close to the barrier. Show More Summary

Lakers PG Jeremy Lin Endorses Rapper Lecrae and 'Anomaly' Album

On Tuesday, Jeremy Lin’s pregame warm-up playlist will be released, at least a sizeable portion of it. His favorite rapper, Lecrae, will drop his seventh studio album titled Anomaly. Lecrae, 6’4”, can dunk. Lin, 6’3”, can too. But this isn ’t why Lin, an outspoken Christian, identifies with Lecrae ’s music. Show More Summary

How We'll Know If Kyrie Irving Is Truly Elite Next Season

The basketball world will find out if the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving is among the league’s very best players during the 2014-15 season alongside new teammates LeBron James and Kevin Love. Granted, he lacks the resume of someone worthy of such status. Show More Summary

Good morning, FIBA's Round of 16 has arrived

That and much more in Friday's NBA newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. TO THE KNOCKOUTS: Group play has wrapped in the FIBA World Cup. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Says Championships Don't Drive Him, Reveals He Only Uses 2 Moves

Most people assume that Kobe Bryant is driven by winning championships, but that apparently isn't the case. Bryant has helped the Los Angeles Lakers win five championships in his 18-year career, and he is known as one of the fiercest competitors in NBA history. Show More Summary

'NBA 2K' LeBron James Homecoming Remix Will Get Cavaliers Fans Hyped

LeBron James will once again be playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers this upcoming season, and this NBA 2K "Homecoming" video should get James supporters and Cavaliers fans pretty pumped up for this season. The video contains a familiar beat. Show More Summary

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