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NBA Rumors: Latest on Ray Allen's Reported Suitors

Ray Allen, as he proved in grand fashion during the 2013 NBA Finals, can change the course of the championship picture on the golden arch of his picturesque jumper. The veteran shooting guard remains a hot target among the league's top...Show More Summary

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson's Team USA Experience Will Pay off for Warriors

Of all the NBA teams that could use one more mini-leap from their two best players to launch themselves squarely into the championship conversation, the Golden State Warriors—with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson—fit the bill best. Luckily...Show More Summary

FIBA World Cup on NBA TV

NBA TV will televise live 19 FIBA World Cup games in Spain. The group play part of the international tournament begins Saturday, Aug. 30. The single-elimination part of the tournament begins Sept. 6 and ends with the championship game on Sept. 14.

Who Will Win an NBA Title First: Lakers or Celtics?

With 33 championships between them, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are without a doubt the cream of the NBA crop. But after decades of consistent dominance, both franchises have fallen on hard times. How hard, you ask? Last season saw the Lakers and Celtics miss the playoffs in the same year for just the second time ever. Show More Summary

Has the NBA's Championship Chase Ever Been This Wide-Open?

Maybe it's just the pervasive optimism of the NBA offseason talking, but it sure seems like the 2014-15 championship chase features more worthy contenders than ever. But that's not really the case. Not exactly, anyway. The summer brings...Show More Summary

Basketball - Women's NBA stars named for US worlds camp

- USA Basketball named a squad of 27 Women's NBA stars for their camp that will eventually produce the American squad that will defend the crown in the upcoming World Championships in Turkey. Three-time Olympic gold medal winners Sue...Show More Summary

Predicting the Most and Least Improved NBA Teams for 2014-15 Season

From spawning championship dreams to dashing playoff hopes, the 2014 NBA offseason produced some dramatically different results depending on which of the 30 unique lenses it was viewed through. For a lot of clubs, this summer didn't move the needle significantly in one direction or the other. Show More Summary

Is It Do or Die for the Golden State Warriors in 2014-15?

From the outside peering in, the Golden State Warriors appear every bit the part of a championship contender: two of the NBA’s most devastating shooters, a top-notch wing defender, a frontcourt awash in veteran moxie, all making up one of the best—if not the best—starting fives in the game. But, in the NBA as anywhere else, looks can be deceiving. Show More Summary

Every NBA Roster's Strongest Position for 2014-15 Season

A few free-agency dominoes still need to fall into place, but for the most part the NBA's offseason house cleaning is finished. For better or worse, teams have reshaped their rosters —some forcing their way into championship contention,...Show More Summary

Steph Curry Picks a Winner in Ultimate 2-on-2 NBA Tournament

We saw the San Antonio Spurs take home the NBA championship this past year, but which NBA duo would take over an NBA Jam-style, two-on-two tournament? We caught up with Stephen Curry at Basketball City to see who he thinks would dominate. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

5 NBA Teams Under Most Pressure to Win 2015 Championship

No NBA team and its players enter the regular season tacitly thinking, "Look, we better not win a championship this year." Actually, allow me to clarify: Almost no NBA team thinks in those terms. There are tankers—like Sam Hinkie's Philadelphia 76ers—that are actively trying not to win. Most, though, are trying to win. Show More Summary

Baseball - Boisterous Ballmer rallies Clipper fans into frenzy

- A fist-pumping, high-fiving Steve Ballmer enthusiastically vowed to run a "hard core" NBA franchise that will win championships during a rally to introduce the new owner to Los Angeles Clipper fans.

How Long Before Brad Stevens Turns the Boston Celtics Around?

When you’ ve won a championship for every four years of the NBA’s existence, as the Boston Celtics have, “rebuilding” probably isn ’t too high up on the franchise lexicon. So when the team decided last summer to hand the reins to a baby-faced...Show More Summary

Kawhi Leonard was too busy working out to show off the championship trophy

The Finals MVP instead left the Larry O'Brien trophy in his living room where nobody could see it. It's tradition for each player on the NBA's champions to parade the Larry O'Brien trophy around in their hometown for a few days. For the most part, Spurs players followed the custom. Show More Summary

Shawn Marion will join Cavs, report says

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The opportunity to join LeBron James on a team that is being built to win an NBA championship was too much for Shawn Marion. Marion told the Cavs this weekend, ESPN reported, that he would agree to leave Dallas for a minimum deal in order to join the Cavs. In the process, he’ll pass up […]

Who Will Make Up the NBA's Next Wave of Ultra-Loyal Stars?

It’s a refrain you hear all too often in today’s money-driven sports world: Why don’t more stars stay with the team that drafted them? Some leave town looking for bigger paydays, Others, a better shot at a championship. Still others, look for a chance to bolster one’s brand. Show More Summary

Pelicans 2014-15 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

The New Orleans Pelicans need to take a significant step forward in the 2014-15 NBA season to get their franchise on the proper course for playoff contention in the Western Conference. Promising pieces are in place between 2012 No. 1...Show More Summary

Jazz 2014-15 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

The Utah Jazz's rebuilding project, though it began in earnest last season, should truly kick into high gear in 2014-15. Gone is Tyrone Corbin, who was perhaps the NBA's worst coach. In his place is Quin Snyder, the once-disgraced Missouri head coach who revived his career in professional basketball. Show More Summary

Magic 2014-15 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

Orlando Magic fans are in for another miserable regular season, but it's all for the greater good. Rebuilding can be painful, but in today's NBA, you either have to be absolutely awful and build through the draft or sign a superstar or two. Show More Summary

Mavericks 2014-15 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

The Dallas Mavericks barely qualified for the NBA playoffs last season before pushing the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs to seven games in the opening round. They will look to take another step forward during the 2014-15 campaign. Dallas'...Show More Summary

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