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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

Is It Time for Ray Allen to Walk Away from the NBA for Good?

Selfishly, the hoops world isn't ready to lose Ray Allen. From his picturesque shooting form to his legendary preparation and the unwavering commitment to his craft, the 39-year-old with a chiseled 19-year-old's physique is nothing short of a living legend. Legends aren't easy to lose. Show More Summary

Scottie Pippen Claims to Be the Greatest Bulls Player Ever in New Foot Locker Ad

The greatest professional athletes all have short memories. It's a good thing to have when playing sports, but when athletes are off the field/court, it can lead to some confusion. In a new Foot Locker ad, Charles Barkley tries to teach James Harden to have a short memory. Show More Summary

Michael Jordan's Skills Haven't Eroded as He Hits 11 Consecutive Shots at Camp

His Airness still has it. Even at 51, Michael Jordan can still put on a show. He wowed campers at his Michael Jordan Flight School by draining 11 straight shots. Jordan didn't take the easy way out, either. He shot from both sides of the court from close range, mid-range and beyond the arc. The G.O.A.T. Show More Summary

The 10 College Basketball Players Most Likely to Fill Up Stat Sheets in 2014-15

With 351 college basketball teams in Division I, no one has the time to see them all. This is why statistics are kept, so we can have at least a blurry picture of which players dominate without being fixtures on ESPN or CBS. While several...Show More Summary

What LeBron James and Cleveland Cavs Need from Mike Miller

Most superheroes work alone. Superman is a one-man show. Batman has Robin, but not in the Dark Knight series. Spiderman, too, walks to the beat of his own drum. LeBron James is a different breed of hero. Though it’s undisputed that James...Show More Summary

Updated Long-Term Plan for the Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have been stuck in NBA purgatory for seven years. Every season since 2007-08, the team has qualified for the Eastern Conference playoffs, only to get bounced in the first or second round. Without any superstars on the...Show More Summary

Indianapolis Colts Players Give Support to Paul George After Leg Injury

The entire city of Indianapolis is devastated after Paul George's gruesome leg injury during Saturday's USA Basketball scrimmage, so the Indianapolis Colts decided to send him a video to offer their support. Pat McAfee, Reggie Wayne, Chuck Pagano and Robert Mathis all sent their best wishes to George while at training camp on Saturday. Show More Summary

Artist Draws Very Lifelike LeBron James Using Colored Pencils

LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers has generated quite a bit of buzz this offseason, and that has plenty of fans excited. With the King coming home, artist Heather Rooney decided to draw this incredibly lifelike picture of LeBron using only colored pencils. Show More Summary

How Cleveland Cavaliers Would Cover for Kevin Love's Defensive Deficiencies

The Cleveland Cavaliers could put up cheat-code-aided video game numbers with Kevin Love on board, but they might need every last one of them. This has not been a good defensive team, and Love carries the reputation of a turnstile. While...Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know About Denver Nuggets Rookie Jusuf Nurkic

The Denver Nuggets just got even deeper. As announced by Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post, "[ Jusuf ] Nurkic, a 7-foot, 280-pound center, was the No. 16 pick in the NBA draft June 26 and signed a four-year contract worth $7 million." Now,...Show More Summary

Early Win-Loss Prediction for Boston Celtics Next Season

Any prediction for the 2014-15 Boston Celtics season can basically be summed up in four words: It won’t be pretty. Now that it seems like Kevin Love is completely off the table, the totality of Boston’s rebuild has become a whole lot...Show More Summary

US FIBA Team Showcasing What's Next in NBA's Galaxy of Stars

When USA Basketball settles on its 12-player collection for the FIBA World Cup roster, the chosen ones might want to fire up the WNBA's old marketing slogan: We got next. Regardless of which players head coach Mike Krzyzewski tabs for...Show More Summary

Predicting the Next Dominoes to Fall in 2014 NBA Free Agency

For being this late in the summer, the 2014 NBA free-agent pool is surprisingly deep. Granted, the heavy hitters of this class are largely off the board, but major moves aren't always the ones that have a major impact on the standings. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Shows No Mercy Against Fan in 1-on-1 Battle in China

When Kobe Bryant steps on the court, he only knows how to play hard. It doesn't matter who is he playing. During his Nike RISE Campaign in China, Bryant played some one-on-one with a fan. Some people may take it easy on fans, but that's not in the Black Mamba's blood. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant, James Harden and Paul George Do Battle in 'King of the Hill'

One big positive of letting NBA players play for Team USA is that we get to see the best players in the league play with each other. After Day 3 of the USA Basketball Men's National Team Training Camp, a trio of the NBA's best young stars went head-to-head-to-head. Show More Summary

Watch: HS Player’s Amazing Dunk From Behind FT Line

The original high flyer, “Dr J” Julius Erving’s amazing free throw line dunk during the 1976 ABA All Star Game is so legendary that very few have ever come close to duplicating this legendary feat. Many have tried, but essentially only “His Airness” Michael Jordan came the closest to duplicating Erving’s original FT line jam, […]

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