If you predicted one of the most spectacular dunks of Wednesday night would not take place in one of the 13 NBA games but in a Division II contest instead, you must be psychic. On a fast break, Ferris State junior forward Josh Fleming took the outlet pass and went up with a one-handed hammer over Ashland defender Marsalis Hamilton. Show More Summary
Toiling away in relative obscurity is a player who could make an impact for the Los Angeles Lakers next season. And in fact, 23-year-old Roscoe Smith already has a job with the purple-and-gold organization. Smith, a combo forward who went undrafted last June, is currently playing for the Lakers development league team—the Los Angeles Defenders. Show More Summary
Outside of Durham, North Carolina, Christian Laettner didn't have many fans during his time with the Duke Blue Devils. He was hated, for a variety of reasons, by basketball fans everywhere. Now, ESPN Films has created a new 30 for 30 documentary in his honor. Show More Summary
Cody Riley is a 5-star power forward, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, who is uncommitted. Riley is an athletic specimen who will be a huge asset for any college hoops team. Watch this interview Bleacher Report got with the 2017 5-star forward. Show More Summary
Steve Francis hasn’t had the easiest go of it since retiring from the NBA in 2008. Between the club confrontations and weird, self-imposed champagne showers, the former Houston Rockets guard is far removed from his apex of NBA All-Star...Show More Summary
While it was ultimately the Cleveland Cavaliers who came away with a win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, Stephen Curry had the arena buzzing after hitting Kyrie Irving with a behind-the-back move. As His Airness would say, "You reach, I teach." [Bleacher Report] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
Kobe Bryant guest-hosted “The Grantland Basketball Hour” Sunday night, and was his usual forthcoming and candid self. Bryant was there to promote his upcoming documentary, and touched on the usual The post Kobe Bryant Blames the Media for Only Winning One MVP appeared first on SLAMonline.
On the surface, the recent acquisition of Amar'e Stoudemire by the Dallas Mavericks doesn't make a ton of sense. Stoudemire is a shoot-first, offensive-minded player who provides next to nothing as a defender. His effort level has never been in question, but he consistently struggles to protect the rim. Show More Summary
The 2015 NBA trade deadline in three words: Oh. My. God. A quiet morning and early afternoon turned to Armageddon on Thursday — or as Bleacher Report's Howard Beck put it, #pointguardmaggedon — as a flurry of deals came flooding into league offices before the 3 p.m. Show More Summary
The Slam Dunk Contest has long been the marquee event of All-Star Saturday, but it's undoubtedly lost some of its luster over the years. Thanks to a teenager out of Seattle by the name of Zach LaVine, the dunk contest is now well onShow More Summary
It may be a given at this point that everyone complains about the dunk contest, but the league is actually doing some things right in the run up to the The post YouTube Guide To The 2015 Slam Dunk Contest (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
Anthony Davis couldn’t have picked a much better time to notch his first trey of the 2014-15 NBA season. With 1.2 seconds left on the clock and the score tied at 113, Davis scurried above the break to grab the inbounds pass from Tyreke...Show More Summary
NEW ORLEANS — Like most nights in this 19th season of Kobe Bryant basketball, it was better before. That's the reality of people rightly putting the words "aging superstar" in front of his name, despite Bryant also rightly saying he's...Show More Summary
Despite spending less than three full years in Cleveland, Dion Waiters left a memorable impression on the Cavaliers. While Waiters certainly wasn 't a failure as a player, his fit with the franchise, both rebuilding and contending, was. In 164 games with the Cavs, Waiters brought 14.3 points, 2.8 assists and plenty of headaches. Show More Summary
It appears one man behind the Indiana Pacers got up close and personal with Lavoy Allen. While it's hard to tell for sure, it looks like the man leans in to get a whiff of Allen and comes away liking what he smelled. [ YouTube, h/t SB Nation] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
When Milwaukee Bucks teammates Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kendall Marshall get together, it's a treat for everyone watching. The two Bucks sat down to participate in "Teammate Trivia" and did their best to show off just how much—or how little—they know about each other. Show More Summary
Catching up with Lil B about the NBA season so far and the Based God's curse on Kevin Durant. The post Q+A: Lil B appeared first on SLAMonline.
Kobe Bryant didn't get a call from the referee at a crucial moment in Sunday's game against the Toronto Raptors, so he took matters into his own hands. With the Los Angeles Lakers trailing the Raptors, 101-100, late in the fourth quarter, the Black Mamba essentially stopped playing while waiting for the ref to call a foul on Toronto. Show More Summary
All good things must come to an end at some point. Well, not all of them in the NBA. Some hot starts do last throughout an entire season, even if many torrid beginnings end up proving ultimately misleading. Those squads that are blazing...Show More Summary
Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is just a rookie, but he knows how to recover from a rough moment like a seasoned veteran. As the clock wound down in the Bucks' 103-86 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, Parker went to shake a referee's hand. Show More Summary