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August Sucks—The NBA Or NHL Playoffs Should Move There

yesterdaySports : Deadspin

In non-Olympic years, there's no wider chasm of utter sports emptiness than late July and August. NBA and NHL free agency have pretty much wrapped up, and most NFL "news" involves players describing the best shape of their lives. Thankfully,...Show More Summary

Damian Lillard trail-blazes to NBA Live 15's cover

The cover athlete of NBA Live 15 is Portalnd Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, the NBA revealed via Twitter today. Lillard was voted by his peers to play in the NBA All-Star Game this year and led Portland to the playoffs in April before...

Damian Lillard talks about his NBA Live 15 cover

When you look at Damian Lillard’s summer, the word “offseason” is misleading. In the last three months, Lillard eliminated the Houston Rockets from the NBA playoffs with a buzzer-beating three-pointer, worked out with Team USA before just missing the final cut by the slimmest of margins, and now he’s the cover star of EA Sports’ […]

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

Can Carmelo Anthony Insert Himself into 2014-15 NBA MVP Race?

The 2013-14 season marked the first time Carmelo Anthony has ever missed the NBA playoffs. To hear him explain it, that's not happening again. When asked recently about the New York Knicks' odds of making the postseason this time, the 30-year-old brimmed with confidence, saying, " Yeah, I think so for sure. Show More Summary

New York Knicks NBA Trade Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Confident, Stoudemire to 76ers Trade Imminent

Carmelo may not be entirely confident with the thought that Knicks will win the trophy this season, but the playoffs are totally of another issue.

Carmelo Anthony Says New York Knicks Will 'Absolutely' Make 2015 NBA Playoffs

Carmelo Anthony is sending mixed signals about his immediate future with the New York Knicks. This isn't like free agency, when many were unsure whether he would sign with the Knicks, Chicago Bulls or some dark horse like the Houston Rockets or Los Angeles Lakers. Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony ‘Sure’ the New York Knicks Will Make the Playoffs

The New York Knicks were stuck watching the Playoffs last season on TV like everyone else. And even though they more than likely won’t be competing for an NBA title […] The post Carmelo Anthony ‘Sure’ the New York Knicks Will Make the Playoffs appeared first on SLAMonline.

LeBron James, New-Look Cavs Offer Difficult Test for Well-Prepared David Blatt

David Blatt 's first NBA assignment of any kind is to take LeBron James, the league's biggest name and most powerful player, and a handful of other stars who've never set foot in the playoffs, and meld them into an instant champion for...Show More Summary

Kevin Love Has Been The Unluckiest Star In The NBA

The biggest criticism of Kevin Love and what he might contribute to the Cleveland Cavaliers as LeBron James' new teammate is that Love has never made it to the playoffs and a star player should be able to at least drive his team to the postseason. Show More Summary

Will Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers Become NBA's Next Great Rivalry?

The Cleveland Cavaliers were eliminated from the playoffs by Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls five times during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Such one-sided affairs hardly qualify as rivalries, but this time the grappling between the...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

NBA Schedule 2014-15: Team-by-Team Record Predictions and Playoff Odds

We've officially reached the wistful point of the NBA offseason. Nearly two months removed from the Spurs hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy and weeks departed from The Decision 2.0, everyone is starting to forget how all-consuming and...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

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

Last season was a banner one for basketball in the nation's capital. The Wizards made the NBA playoffs for the first time since Gilbert Arenas' career-altering knee injury and made the second round for the first time since the apex of...Show More Summary

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

Is this the year that the Oklahoma City Thunder are christened the kings of the NBA? Last season looked to be OKC 's time. Then Serge Ibaka got hurt against the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round of the playoffs and threw the Thunder...Show More Summary

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

There was once a time when the Los Angeles Clippers would have settled for a second-round exit in the playoffs. But that's not enough anymore. The franchise has title aspirations, and with the 2014-15 NBA regular-season schedule unveiled, they'll start planning their path to the Finals. The Clippers have had a somewhat muted offseason, with C.J. Show More Summary

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

From afterthought to the precipice of the most surprising playoff berth in recent NBA history, the 2013-14 Phoenix Suns were full of surprises. Now it's time to see whether they can pull off a proper encore. Expected to tussle with the...Show More Summary

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

While the rest of the NBA has spent the offseason shuffling talent, the San Antonio Spurs, in their typical business-like approach, have just kept things simple. Unsurprisingly, after his team romped through the 2014 NBA playoffs for the franchise's fifth title in 16 seasons, R.C. Show More Summary

Drake Earns The Toronto Raptors A $25K NBA Fine

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last year, the Toronto Raptors named Drake as their official Global Ambassador. Up until now, his most notable moment in that position came when he frantically lint-rolled his pants while sitting courtside at a playoff game this spring. But last week, Drake cost his team $25,000, thanks to some comments he made from the stage [...]

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