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Share TweetMetta World Peace plans to play in the Los Angeles Lakers' next game, less than two weeks after undergoing left knee surgery.Share TweetAt the end of the Golden State Warriors' practice Monday, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson lined up at opposite baskets and engaged in a shooting contest.Share TweetA season that never really started for Kevin Love is now officially over.Share TweetBillionaire Ron Burkle will not be part of Sacramento's bid to keep the Kings after all.
New Mexico guard Snell will enter NBA draftUpdated Apr 8 Share TweetNew Mexico guard Tony Snell will forgo his senior season to enter the NBA draft.Source: ESPN.com
Days of NBA Lives: Magic Johnson is a master of analysisUpdated Apr 8 Share TweetAt this point, most of the NBA is on Twitter. It's a wild world of training updates, questions as to which movies they should go see, and explanations of their Call of Duty prowess. Every so often, though, you also get a picture into the more interestin…
The Sacramento Kings are tired of Keith Smart’s inconsistent rotationsUpdated Apr 8 Share TweetAlthough they're still obligated to play an 82-game schedule, the Sacramento Kings franchise is less a basketball team than a battleground these days. With Chris Hansen's prospective Seattle ownership group looming and Sacto mayor (and former NBA All-St…
Michael Beasley says he’s playing better because he stopped listening, immediately has bad gameUpdated Apr 8 Share TweetPhoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley has been one of the great disappointments of the contemporary NBA. When he entered the league as a member of the Miami Heat in 2008, he did so as a preternaturally talented scorer and rebounder with potential attitud…
The 10-man rotation, starring things continuing to go poorly for Brandon Knight (Video)Updated Apr 8 Share TweetA look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: YouTube user firstandskol, a.k.a. our …
Best N.B.A. Games of the WeekUpdated Apr 8 Share TweetThe week's best N.B.A. games include Thunder at Jazz, Knicks at Bulls, and Clippers at Grizzlies.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetNoah (foot) suffers setback; likely out v. Raptors
Olympics mulling addition of 3-on-3 hoops, BMXUpdated Apr 8 Share TweetWith three years until the Rio Games, 3-on-3 basketball and BMX freestyle are trying to join the Olympics.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetTyrone Corbin remembers the scared pup that arrived in Salt Lake City as part of the Deron Williams trade two years ago.Share TweetRick Adelman of the Timberwolves on Saturday became the eighth coach to win 1,000 games. He briefly acknowledged the milestone, then went back to talking about the team and its season.
Gerald Wallace: ‘My confidence is totally gone’Updated Apr 8 Share TweetGerald Wallace played 31 1/2 minutes on Saturday night without taking a shot. It didn't register as a super big deal at the time, because there was other stuff to talk about - namely, his current team (the Brooklyn Nets) beating his former team (the Cha
Anthony, Pekovic named conference Players of WeekUpdated Apr 8 Share TweetThe New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, April 1 through Sunday, April 7.
Someone Made An NBA Logo Collage Out Of Old Basketball MagazinesUpdated Apr 8 Share TweetReddit user "LosGanjalesBakers" broke out the safety scissors, Elmer's glue, and a stackful of old issues of Slam, Dime, and ESPN The Mag, and recreated the NBA logo. Is it a coincidence that Wilt is the crotch? Read more...Source: deadspin.comShare TweetWade says he won't rule out sitting until playoffs
The Fundamentals: Come playoff time, Thunder will have little margin for errorUpdated Apr 8 Share TweetOklahoma City has struggled against the Western Conference elite. Is there cause for concern? Rob Mahoney examines the state of the reigning Western Conference champions.
Eric Gordon benched following confrontation with coach Monty Williams, may be traded this summerUpdated Apr 8 Share TweetTo call Eric Gordon’s 2012-13 an abject disaster may be overstating things, but it’s not far off. New Orleans has played reasonably well since Gordon returned to the squad in late December, running up a 20-27 record with a roster full of young contrib
Houston Rockets’ James Anderson Dunks on Evan Fournier’s FaceUpdated Apr 8 Share TweetIsn’t this usually what the Denver Nuggets do to other teams? This play happened on Saturday night, but in case you missed it, you need to watch it now. A Houston Rockets fast break that ends with James Anderson dunking right through Evan Fournier‘s fSource: dimemag.com
Spencer Haywood: ‘Someone from the NBA told me I was in’ Hall of Fame, but he’s left out againUpdated Apr 8 Share TweetAt first, it would seem that the cruelest joke of all is that Spencer Haywood is not in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Though his per-game stats may have been amplified a bit by the pace of the 1970s, his work as a basketball groundbreaker in the early pa…Share TweetCavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving isn't addressing questions regarding the future of Cleveland coach Byron Scott.
The Clippers Outclass The Lakers; Carmelo Anthony Is On The Hottest Scoring Streak Of The NBA SeasonUpdated Apr 8 Share TweetIt was fun watching Craig knock Deebo out. And in the ongoing Lakers/Clippers rivalry, it almost feels like that scene is playing out again and again. Los Angeles will always be a Lakers city. Always. But presently, there’s no question which team is besSource: dimemag.com
Matthews out with right ankle injuryUpdated Apr 8 Share TweetPortland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews was helped off the court with a right ankle injury against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.
Brittney Griner Admits To Being BulliedApr 8Brittney Griner talks about her initiative to stop bullying and the possibility of playing in the NBA for Mark Cuban.
Who Will Win The Western Conference?Apr 8Chris Broussard, Bruce Bowen and Skip Bayless discuss which team will win the NBA's Western Conference.
Total RecallApr 8Clippers guard Jamal Crawford put his power of recall to work to name the defenders he burned in his eight career games of 40 points or more.
Clippers Take Division TitleApr 8Chris Paul and Blake Griffin discuss the Clippers' first Pacific Division title in franchise history.