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Can Charlotte Hornets Save Season in Time to Still Make NBA Playoffs?

The recurring theme for the Charlotte Hornets in 2014-15 has been 'one step forward, two steps back'. Case in point: Charlotte won a thriller against the New York Knicks on Dec. 5, followed by another win over the Boston Celtics, a small streak that ended a 10-game losing skid. Show More Summary

Can Dallas Mavericks Snag Top-4 Seed in Western Conference?

The Dallas Mavericks earned the title of the most dangerous eighth seed in the 2014 NBA playoffs by pushing the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs to seven games. This year, the expectations are higher, but the Mavs have so far failed...Show More Summary

5 Goals for New York Knicks Season That Won't Involve NBA Playoffs

Despite preseason aspirations of clinching a playoff berth this coming April, the New York Knicks seem destined for the draft lottery instead—which isn't necessarily a bad thing. This is a franchise that has been in need of a full rebuild...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Potential Roster Moves Around the League

While teams like the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers worry about positioning for the NBA playoffs early in the season, others like the Philadelphia 76ers already have their eyes on next year. However,Show More Summary

Mark Cuban Wonders Why the OKC Thunder Aren’t Tanking

Given that early-season injuries to superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook might cause the OKC Thunder to miss the NBA Playoffs in the brutal Western Conference, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark […] The post Mark Cuban Wonders Why the OKC Thunder Aren’t Tanking appeared first on SLAMonline.

Dikembe Mutombo Says Michael Jordan Didn’t Dunk on Him (VIDEO)

Former Atlanta Hawks center Dikembe Mutombo’s All-Star weekend trash talk came back to haunt him during the 1997 NBA Playoffs, as Michael Jordan famously threw down a one-handed dunk on […] The post Dikembe Mutombo Says Michael Jordan Didn’t Dunk on Him (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Gregg Popovich Downplays Emotions of Ring Ceremony on Opening Night

SAN ANTONIO — There are another 81 games before the San Antonio Spurs can even begin thinking about the long road we call the NBA playoffs. So while their 101-100 season-opening victory against the Dallas Mavericks lets us forget all...Show More Summary

Kevin Ding on Kobe's Evolution into a Mentor to Jeremy Lin and the Young Lakers

Kobe Bryant is back, joining a young and inexperienced group of Los Angeles Lakers as he tries to make his return to the NBA playoffs in his 19th season. Has Kobe been able to play the role of mentor to Julius Randle, Jeremy Lin andShow More Summary

Can Brook Lopez Return to All-Star Form for the Brooklyn Nets This Season?

The Brooklyn Nets will look to return to the second round of the NBA playoffs and advance past that mark, despite losing veteran Paul Pierce in the offseason. Can a healthy Deron Williams and Brook Lopez lead the Nets on a run? Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game joins Adam Lefkoe to give his Nets forecast in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Damian Lillard Raps, Talks Houston Series-Winning Shot on 'Conan'

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard stopped by Conan on Thursday evening to discuss his big series-winning shot against Houston in the 2014 NBA playoffs, his calm demeanor after the big shot and the science behind his #4BarFriday. Conan...Show More Summary

Season Predictions and Analysis for Wizards

The Washington Wizards are entering this season with high hopes after breaking through in the NBA playoffs last year. Can John Wall guide the young team deep into the postseason? Ric Bucher joins Adam Lefkoe to give his take on the upcoming year in the nation's capitol in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Season Predictions and Analysis for the 2014-15 Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers are entering this season with high hopes after breaking through in the NBA playoffs last year. Can Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge guide the young Blazers deep into the postseason? Ric Bucher joins Adam Lefkoe to give his take on the upcoming year in Rip City in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Chances of Each NBA Team Making the Playoffs Heading into 2014-15 Regular Season

It's all about getting to the NBA playoffs. From there, anything can happen. We've seen No. 8 seeds take down No. 1 seeds, and if that can become a reality, then there's at least a possibility of an overmatched squad pulling off upset after upset en route to a championship. Show More Summary

ESPN audience up six percent in 2014

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With a World Cup, BCS title game, NBA Playoffs and Monday Night Football, ESPN should always be having good times in terms of ratings, but 2014 appears to be a better than usual year for The Worldwide Leader. The network has averaged...Show More Summary

Anthony Davis Under Tremendous Pressure to Make 2014-15 NBA Playoffs

Anthony Davis' climb through the NBA superstar ranks has been quick and unparalleled, its rapidity historic enough to demand he power the New Orleans Pelicans toward postseason prominence sooner rather than later. As in immediately. Adequate time has been spent watching Davis in awe. Show More Summary

Chris Paul Cried After OKC Eliminated the Clippers

All-Star point guard Chris Paul was an emotional wreck when the LA Clippers were booted out of the NBA Playoffs in heartbreaking fashion by the OKC Thunder last season. Paul […] The post Chris Paul Cried After OKC Eliminated the Clippers appeared first on SLAMonline.

Dwyane Wade Says David Stern’s Dress Code Improved NBA Fashion

Most notably during the NBA Playoffs, pregame shots of arriving players and televised postgame press conferences have been turned into hyper-competitive fashion shows. This, according to Miami Heat superstar guard […] The post Dwyane Wade Says David Stern’s Dress Code Improved NBA Fashion appeared first on SLAMonline.

Here's How Jake Gyllenhaal Lost 20 Pounds For His New Movie 'Nightcrawler'

In May, 33-year-old actor Jake Gyllenhaal was back to his beefy leading man looks as he sat courtside during the NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center. But for the majority of this year, Gyllenhaal was sporting a much leaner look while he shot his new movie "Nightcrawler," due in theaters Ocotber 31. Show More Summary

5 Dark-Horse NBA Playoff Teams for 2014-15 Season

In the long, unbroken quiet of the NBA offseason, a man can get to thinking strange thoughts—thoughts that, if examined at another time of year, might seem a little crazy. Thoughts like this: The Milwaukee Bucks might make the playoffs. Now, might is the operative word here. Show More Summary

Predicting When NBA's Longest Playoff Droughts Will Finally End

NBA playoff droughts aren't easy to get into, but once they have ensnared a team their grip can be relentless. The league isn't exactly stingy with its postseason tickets. More than 53 percent of its teams (16 of 30) qualify for theShow More Summary

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