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Are New-Look Cleveland Cavs Facing More Pressure Than LeBron James' Heat Did?

Pressure is a volatile companion. LeBron James knows all too well how erratic pressure can be. It was by his side from the moment he was drafted in 2003 to when he left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010. Not only did it follow him to the...Show More Summary

Arizona Wildcats Reveal Sharp New Basketball Uniforms

The Arizona Wildcats are going to have quite a few new uniforms to choose from when they take the court this upcoming season. Nike has hooked the Wildcats up with five new sets of uniforms. The two white uniforms will be used at home, and the blue uniform and the red uniform will be worn on the road. Show More Summary

Early Win-Loss Predictions for Brooklyn Nets Next Season

Last summer, the Brooklyn Nets were viewed as a superteam, a title contender and the biggest roadblock standing between LeBron James and a third NBA championship. Oh, how times have changed. In 2013-14, the Nets put forth the most expensive roster in NBA history. Show More Summary

NBA Compiles the Top 10 Blocks of the 2013-14 Season

If you like vicious, momentum-crushing blocks, this video is for you. From LeBron James stuffing Spencer Hawes at the rim to Victor Oladipo victimizing Damian Lillard at the apex of his jump, the NBA compiled the 10 best rejections of the 2013-14 season into one video. Which one is your favorite? [NBA] Read more NBA news on

5'11" College Hoops Player Keifer Sykes Tosses His Own Alley-Oop, Windmills It

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay senior guard Keifer Sykes is only 5'11", but the man has hops. At the CP3 Elite Guard Camp, Sykes tossed an alley-oop to himself from beyond the three-point line, then caught the ball and windmilled it before ever letting it touch the ground. Show More Summary

What the Knicks Winning an NBA Championship Would Mean for New York City

There are certain cities and certain sports whose relationship occupies a space somewhere between the fervent and the fanatical. Think football in Pittsburgh, hockey in Montreal, baseball in Boston. But it’s basketball in New York that may boast the deepest roots of all. Show More Summary

Stephen Curry Believes That He Is a Better Offensive Player Than LeBron James

Every professional athlete should believe that he or she is the best at what she does, and there is no doubt that Stephen Curry truly believes that he is the best at his craft. The Golden State Warriors guard went on The Dan PatrickShow More Summary

Early Win-Loss Predictions for Charlotte Hornets Next Season

Draft and free agency season is over. Summer league too is in the rearview mirror. These are the dog days of the NBA season when there is nothing to quench our basketball thirst until training camp. You want that buzz. You need the buzz! The...Show More Summary

We Remember: 22nd Anniversary of the Dream Team Winning the Gold Medal

Twenty-two years ago today, the Dream Team completed its domination of the 1992 Summer Olympics by beating Croatia in the gold-medal game. Michael Jordan dropped 22 points and six other players scored in double figures in a 117-85 victory. Show More Summary

Minnesota Timberwolves Fans Have a Hard Time Burning Kevin Love's Jersey

If Kevin Love does indeed get traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers later this month, don't expect Minnesota Timberwolves fans to burn his jersey. On Thursday, Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Timberwolves and Cavaliers have an agreement that will send Love to Cleveland when Andrew Wiggins is eligible to be traded. Show More Summary

Is Doug McDermott Going to Be a Specialist or a Key Cog for Chicago Bulls?

The Chicago Bulls paid a big price for the rights to Doug McDermott on draft night. Were they paying for a specialist or a critical player who can help them compete for championships? There are some who view McDermott as merely a shooter who can knock down threes but offers little else. Show More Summary

Why Charlotte Hornets Must Be Patient with Noah Vonleh's Development

Sporting a 7'4" wingspan, 240-pound frame and intriguing inside-out potential, Charlotte Hornets rookie Noah Vonleh is an exciting specimen. But his club should exercise abundant patience in the early going. The 6'9" one-and-done power...Show More Summary

College Basketball Stars We Wish Were on the Same Team in 2014-15

Where the NBA has grown obsessed with "Big Threes," a dynamic duo is enough to win championships in college basketball. And in the doldrums of the summer, where it's fun and perfectly acceptable to daydream about such things, we've compiled...Show More Summary

SportsNation Hits Us Right in the Feels with Their 'Fresh Prince' Wiggins Meme

Great. Here we are on a fine Thursday buzzing about the reported done deal between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves, and SportsNation has to go and dump a whole bucket of feels on us. Andrew Wiggins recently revealed...Show More Summary

Is Carmelo Anthony a Disappointment or Victim of Unrealistic Expectations?

Perhaps Carmelo Anthony isn ’t who we thought he was. The New York Knicks’ acquisitions of Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw won’t do much to change whatever thoughts have gained traction vis -à-vis Anthony. There was always this sense that he belonged in the same conversation as Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, but the evidence suggests otherwise. Show More Summary

What Quincy Acy Could Bring to the Table for New York Knicks

At first glance, Wednesday’s trade between the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings—Jeremy Tyler and Wayne Ellington for Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw, per USA Today’s Sam Amick —is about as lateral as it gets, the four principals being...Show More Summary

Fresno State Makes Paul George a Massive Get-Well Card After Leg Injury

Indiana Pacers star Paul George will miss the 2014 season after suffering a gruesome leg injury during Team USA's intrasquad scrimmage, so to help cheer up his spirits, students from his alma mater, Fresno State, wrote him a massive get-well card. The card is said to be roughly George's height of 6'9" and on its way to Indiana now. Show More Summary

Updated Long-Term Plan for the Toronto Raptors

In the hands of general manager Masai Ujiri, the Toronto Raptors' long-term plans, goals and aspirations become all the more realistic. His willingness to pick up the phone, make moves, do his homework and go the extra mile has put the...Show More Summary

Good morning, the Spurs keep on winning

That and much more in Wednesday'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. OF COURSE THE SPURS: San Antonio hired retiring WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. Show More Summary

Drake Makes a Recruiting Pitch to Kevin Durant During Toronto Concert

The Toronto Raptors may have a hard time landing the biggest free agents, but with the help of an ambassador named Drake, they may have a better chance moving forward. As evidenced by the video below, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant attended a recent Drake concert in Toronto. Show More Summary

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