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Cavs' Big 3 Showing Cracks That Could Leave LeBron and Co. Far Short of Title

Any retelling of the Boston Celtics' 2008 championship run must include three staples of modern NBA lore: the duck boat ride, the preseason trip to Rome and the introduction of "Ubuntu." The boat ride—taken by Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett...Show More Summary

San Antonio Spurs Showing Rest of NBA Exactly How to Use D-League

After winning the 2014 NBA Championship, the San Antonio Spurs elected to go the route of consistency this offseason, bringing back the roster that made their title possible and forgoing the opportunity of enhancing the roster beyond the signing of their first-round draft pick. For some teams, that can be a death trap. Show More Summary

Ranking Connecticut Basketball's Top 5 Players of All Time

Selecting and then ranking the top five players in Connecticut basketball history is no easy task. The school has won four national championships since 1999, has produced a slew of top NBA players and has attracted some of the top talent from across the country. Show More Summary

The 26 Highest-Paid Players In The NBA

Kobe Bryant may be in the midst of a nightmare season with the Los Angeles Lakers but he can take solace in knowing he has already won five championship rings and is still the highest-paid player in the NBA. Meanwhile, in a perfect example...Show More Summary

MLS Cup Playoffs 2014: Schedule and Predictions for Conference Championships

Americans love their sporting events to be star-filled and with plenty on the line, whether it is the Super Bowl, NBA Finals or Final Four. The 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs certainly fit that bill. Notable names like Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan...Show More Summary

Los Angeles Clippers' Most Startling Statistics of 2014-15 Season so Far

The Los Angeles Clippers entered the 2014-15 season with enough talent to make a serious run at an NBA championship. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan headline a roster that went a franchise-best 57-25 in 2013-14. With two...Show More Summary

The Cavaliers' pick and roll defense is terrible

The Cavaliers boast one of the most explosive offensives in the NBA, but they won't win a championship unless their defense improves significantly. Bad games happen to good teams in the NBA. It's tough to consistently bring top-notch effort every single night, so great teams lose head-scratchers against opponents they should thump every season. Show More Summary

Does Defense Really Win Championships in the NBA?

Surely you've heard the phrase during some portion of your life as a sports fan. Defense wins championships. It's an old maxim that gets spoken by virtually everyone involved in the world of basketball—or any sport for that matter. Youth leagues prominently feature coaches who preach the importance of shutting down the opposition. Show More Summary

NBA Players Explain The Financial Reason No One Wants To Come Off The Bench

NBA championship contenders frequently have a starting-five caliber player come off the bench to lead their second unit. Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs is the greatest example of this type of player. He has become, perhaps, the best sixth man in NBA history, helping the Spurs to four titles. Show More Summary

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Rumblings on Rajon Rondo, Marcus Smart and Steve Nash

The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are the two cornerstones of the NBA in terms of historical success and championships. However, they have both fallen on hard times in the 2014-15 season and are more interesting when they pop...Show More Summary

Kevin Love Rumors: Updates and Buzz Surrounding Star's Future with Cavaliers

Kevin Love is still figuring out how to jell with his new Cleveland Cavaliers teammates amid the best opportunity he's ever had to win an NBA championship, never mind qualify for the playoffs. Even with LeBron James and Kyrie IrvingShow More Summary

Memo to Melo: Pass or Lose

Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks' triangle offense aren't getting along. Playing within the system that helped Phil Jackson win 11 NBA championships was supposed to make things easier; its core tenets were supposed to lightenShow More Summary

The Cavaliers Will Get Better…We Think

We've been here before. The 2010-11 Miami Heat struggled to begin their season, opening 9-8 before eventually coming within two wins of the NBA championship. Now, the 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers are 1-3 even with LeBron James…and already, the locker-room chatter is swirling.

Cold Hard Fact for Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fact: With the Cavaliers at 1-3, only 5 teams have ever won the NBA Championship after Starting 1-3 all-time, none since the 1990-91 Bulls. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats & Info. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Alvin Robertson: The Fallen and Forgotten Spur

SAN ANTONIO — Alvin Robertson wanted to see the defending champion Spurs collect their championship rings on opening night of the NBA season in person, except he couldn’t make the short trip from home. The load he’s carrying right now was just too heavy. One piece of cargo is his past. Show More Summary

Flip Saunders Thinks Sam Cassell’s Big Balls Dance Cost Him a Championship

The 2004 Kevin Garnett-led Minnesota Timberwolves appeared poised for a NBA title run, until Sam Cassell and his damn Big Balls Dance ruined everything. Or so claims Wolves head coach […] The post Flip Saunders Thinks Sam Cassell’s Big Balls Dance Cost Him a Championship appeared first on SLAMonline.

Stephon Marbury is starring in a Beijing musical about himself

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

After his NBA career petered out in 2009, Stephon Marbury took his fading talents to China, and it may have been the best move he ever made. Marbury helped the Beijing Ducks win Chinese Basketball Association championships in 2012 and 2014, after which the team, which had never before won a title, erected a statue […]

‘The Millers’ Ratings Slip More, ‘Gotham’ Up, ‘Blacklist’ Steady As NBC Wins Night

A championship winning NBA player may have made up the thrust of last night's The Millers (1.6/5) but there was no gold ring around for the shaky CBS comedy. After kicking off its second season with two weak weeks, The Millers dipped 6% in Week 3 and hit a series low in preliminary ratings last night. Show More Summary

Lakers News: Latest on Kobe Bryant, Pursuit of Quincy Miller and More

Even when the Los Angeles Lakers are one of the worst teams in the NBA, they make headlines. After all, there are 16 championship banners hanging in the rafters at the Staples Center and one of the best players in the history of the league taking the floor there in every game. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Won't Leave Lakers, Team Loses Fourth Game

The Los Angeles Lakers are still hard pressed to snag their first win in the NBA 2014-15 season. As Kobe Bryant is looking for his sixth championship win with the Lakers, some are saying that the team is looking for a trade to hand Bryant the much-coveted sixth championship title.

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