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Tracy McGrady Hits Last-Second, Game-Winning 3-Pointer in China

Tracy McGrady hasn't played a minute in the NBA since 2013, but it looks like the guard can still help teams win games. In an exhibition in China as part of the USA Legends Tour, a player on the opposing team hit a three-pointer to give his team a 109-107 lead with less than 30 seconds to play. Show More Summary

Utah Jazz Let 5-Year-Old with Leukemia Dunk in Team Scrimmage

The Utah Jazz signed five-year-old J.P. Gibson, a boy with leukemia, to their roster for Monday's night's team scrimmage, but they made sure to go the extra mile in making the boy's wish come true. Near the end of the third quarter, the Jazz brought in Gibson to play. Show More Summary

UNC's Kennedy Meeks Lip-Syncs 'I Will Always Love You' at 'Late Night with Roy'

The North Carolina Tar Heels hold an annual preseason "Late Night With Roy" event that allows the basketball team to have some fun in front of the fans. This year, forward Kennedy Meeks stole the show by lip-syncing Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You." Meeks didn't just sit there and try to calmly serenade the crowd. Show More Summary

#SLAMTop50: Marc Gasol, no. 23

The definitive ranking of the NBA's best players for 2014-15. The post #SLAMTop50: Marc Gasol, no. 23 appeared first on SLAMonline.

How Kendrick Perkins Helps, Not Hurts, Oklahoma City Thunder's Title Hunt

If used the right way, diminished center Kendrick Perkins can still aid the Oklahoma City Thunder in their quest for an NBA Championship. There are certainly plenty of reasons for the team to move on from their incumbent big man. Perkins is coming off a rough 2013-14 campaign. Show More Summary

NBA Preseason: Most Intriguing Storylines to Follow Throughout Exhibitions

With a wild offseason in the rearview mirror and another NBA season upcoming, the preseason can prove meaningless for certain teams but all-important for others. For the experience-laden teams with little turnover from 2013-14—I'm looking...Show More Summary

Jeremy Lin Says Nick 'Swaggy P' Young Has to 'Earn' His Nickname

Nicknames have to be earned. At least that's how new Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin feels. In an interview with Lakers Nation, Lin says Nick Young needs to "earn" the "Swaggy" moniker. "He's super cool, but I just find it ridiculous...Show More Summary

Renewed Cleveland Cavs, Washington Wizards Rivalry Would Be Good for NBA

The obituary for NBA rivalries has been written for a while now, but the revamped Cleveland Cavaliers and rising Washington Wizards have given them a pulse again. Playoff adversaries for three consecutive seasons from 2006 to 2008, the Cavs and Wizards stand poised to renew their rivalry in the 2014-15 campaign. Show More Summary

Ohio State's Thad Matta Says LeBron James Jr. Will Be on His Radar

Ohio State Buckeyes basketball coach Thad Matta is keeping his options open. The head coach admitted that Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James' son will be "on his radar" for recruiting when that day comes, according to Eric Seger from The Lantern: LeBron James Jr. Show More Summary

Stephen Curry Challenges Steve Kerr to Free-Throw Contest, Finishes with Dunk

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr can still go toe to toe with one of the best free-throw shooters in the NBA right now. While at practice, Steph Curry challenged Kerr to a free-throw contest. Curry ended up winning and finished the contest with a slam dunk. [ YouTube, SFGate.com] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Kobe Bryant Hits Jumper over Rookie, Proceeds to Talk Trash

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is back in action for his team, and he's showing the rookies he's still got it. During practice on Thursday, Bryant hit this shot over Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson. After making the basket, Bryant...Show More Summary

What Can We Learn from NBA Preseason?

Preseason NBA games are valuable for different reasons. Is offering a glimpse of what's to come in the regular season one of them? Exhibition contests are, at their heart, not supposed to be crystal balls. The best players don't routinely log big minutes. Show More Summary

Clippers Defensive Anchor DeAndre Jordan Breaks Down the Art of Shot-Blocking

All around Los Angeles Clippers defensive star DeAndre Jordan is art. He owns roughly 12 unique art pieces—about five of them depicting his favorite superhero Batman (because he's "kick ass," Jordan says)—he goes to charitable art events throughout the year and has multiple tattoos, which he also calls art. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant and Kanye West Ball It Up, Take Spectacular Picture Together

You may have asked yourself before: “What does Kanye West do when he’s not grimacing and heckling the disabled?” Well, he’s always grimacing, but he’s also enlisting Kobe Bryant’s expertise in an attempt to hone his pick-up game. TMZ reports that West and Bryant engaged in a private training session at an Orange County (California) gym. Show More Summary

Kyrie Irving Goes Between the Legs, Finds LeBron James for Dunk During Scrimmage

Cleveland Cavaliers fans got their first look at LeBron James in action for their team once again on Wednesday, and the NBA superstar didn't disappoint. During the open scrimmage, Kyrie Irving used a between-the-legs pass on a fast break...Show More Summary

#SLAMTop50: Dwyane Wade, no. 32

The definitive ranking of the NBA's best players for 2014-15. The post #SLAMTop50: Dwyane Wade, no. 32 appeared first on SLAMonline.

LeBron James Ensuring Cleveland Cavaliers Are Nothing Like Miami Heat

Four years with the Miami Heat has left LeBron James barely recognizable from the brash kid who scurried into 2010 free agency, blind to the repercussions of uncurbed bravado, blissfully—and perhaps stubbornly—unaware of how vain his...Show More Summary

Is It Time for Blake Griffin to Take Charge of Los Angeles Clippers' Fate?

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Clippers' media day brought with it a predictable peppering of questions concerning the team's fourth-quarter collapse in Game 5 of last season's second-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. What...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Says Iggy Azalea Has Had a More Successful Career Than Nick Young

During the Lakers media day, Kobe Bryant was asked to choose between Nick Young and his girlfriend Iggy Azalea. The Black Mamba chose the "Fancy" singer over his 29-year-old teammate. Bryant's reasoning: Azalea has been more successful. Show More Summary

Analyzing the Cleveland Cavaliers' Depth or Lack Thereof at Center

After arguably the best offseason in NBA history, the Cleveland Cavaliers head into the 2014-15 season with a glaring hole in the 15-man roster: quality depth at the center position. The Cavs dealt 7-footer Tyler Zeller to Boston in a salary dump to facilitate a max contract for LeBron James. Show More Summary

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