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A lot of people were worried when Derrick Rose missed the Bulls – Wizards game in Brazil after he experienced some soreness in his knee. Hopefully his play tonight allows Bulls fans to exhale. Perhaps more than Rose’s 6-for-9 shooting performance was hi…Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers waive guard Johnson-OdomThe Los Angeles Lakers have waived guard Darius Johnson-Odom, trimming their training camp roster to 16 players.Upvote Share TweetMichael Jordan laughed off the one-one-one challenge from fellow NBA owner Robert Pera on Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Bulls' Butler sidelined with bruised kneeChicago guard Jimmy Butler sat out the Bulls' preseason game Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons because of a bruised left knee.Upvote Share TweetGreg Oden, trying to make it back after a career-threatening knee injury, endured a slight setback Wednesday as he was held out of practice with swelling in his left knee.Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring a double-decker tour bus ride with Metta World PeaceA 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: Keeping Score. TIME's Sean Gregory joi…Upvote Share Tweet
The NBA is considering shifting some tip-off times for international fansThe NBA becomes an increasingly international league every season, with sets of overseas games in preseason and general increases in popularity expanding its reach considerably. At the same time, the league remains grounded in the habits and customs of …Upvote Share TweetThe New Orleans Pelicans have exercised third-year options on the contracts of 2012 first-round draft choices Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers.Upvote Share Tweet
Sixers Wing Evan Turner Wants Us All To Know: “I Am Not A Loser”dimemag.com Updated Oct 16, 2013The Philadelphia 76ers are facing perhaps their worst season in quite some time. After new GM Sam Hinkie traded All-Star Jrue Holiday to New Orleans, the rebuild had obviously begun. But don’t tell that to Sixers wing Evan Turner. He doesn’t want you to…Upvote Share TweetNew York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said in a recent interview that he wants opt out of the final year of his contract this summer and test free agency.Upvote Share Tweet
Mark Cuban not guilty: A federal jury in Texas today acquitted Mavericks owner Mark Cuban of insiderMark Cuban not guilty: A federal jury in Texas today acquitted Mavericks owner Mark Cuban of insider trading. The charges were related to Cuban's 2004 sale of $7.9 million in stock in an internet company. There was no "Fuck You" legal brief th…Upvote Share TweetWith the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays…Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe hopes to end career like MayweatherKobe Bryant often is compared to some of the greatest players in NBA history. But in what he describes as "The Last Chapter" of his storied career, Bryant hopes to mirror someone who has never played professional basketball -- Floyd Mayweather Jr.Upvote Share TweetThere was plenty of fine play to marvel at during Tuesday night's preseason matchup between the Washington Wizards and the two-time-defending world champion Miami Heat in our nation's capital — LeBron James soaring, Bradley Beal scorching, Dwyane Wade d…Upvote Share Tweet
ESPN.com NBA Player Rankings: 21-25ESPN.com is ranking the top players in the NBA today. Check out Nos. 21-25.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Oct 16, 2013This story appears in the Oct. 21, 2013, issue of Sports Illustrated. You can subscribe to the magazine here and purchase the digital edition here.Upvote Share Tweet
Nets Mascot Airballs The Worst Dunk Attempt You May Ever Seedeadspin.com Updated Oct 16, 2013Oh, BrooklyKnight. Your name is illogical. You look like a rejected Power Rangers villain. And this trampoline dunk, during last night's preseason game against the Celtics, was...well, it wasn't good.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Nice pass, Byron Mullens (Video)It's just like our grandparents always told us — you can take the Byron away from the Bobcats, but you can't take the Bobcats out of the Byron:Generally speaking, making announcers emit an involuntary, spooked "Whoa" with a pass you make isn't…Upvote Share Tweet
Nets mascot The BrooklyKnight tries trampoline dunk, fails, gets ball stuck in 24-second clock (Video)The word came down Tuesday evening from New York Post beat reporter Tim Bontemps:Five cheerleaders all threw down dunks. The Brooklyknight got the ball stuck in the 24 second clock, and now it can't be retrieved. Amazing.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) Oc…Upvote Share Tweet
Raptors hold pieces to put winning culture togetherNew Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri was hired this summer to wipe away the Bryan Colangelo era and get the franchise on a path to relevance.Upvote Share TweetCenter Andrew Bogut and the Golden State Warriors have begun negotiations on a contract extension, the big man told NBA.com.Upvote Share Tweet
Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd wants jersey retirement ceremony over as quickly as possiblenydailynews.com Updated Oct 16, 2013The ceremony will be brief, aired before the game Thursday on TNT and finished before you know it. An oversized jersey, Jason Kidd’s No. 5 from Jersey, will be hoisted to the rafters at Barclays Center, the first time Brooklyn has had anything to do wit…Upvote Share Tweet
The Triangle All-Stars: Andre Drummond and Ricky RubioYesterday, we kicked off the Triangle NBA All-Stars, celebrating the players we love way too much. The first two members were John Wall and DeMarcus C...Upvote Share Tweet
13-Day NBA Warning: Dwight Howard Is in Midseason FormWe're still two weeks away from Halloween, but Dwight Howard already found his costume. He's going as Dwight Howard, Midseason Destroyer of Team Moral...Upvote Share Tweet
Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Minnesota TimberwolvesBill Simmons and Jalen Rose preview the upcoming season for the Timberwolves by celebrating the Rubio-Love-Pekovic trio, saying good-bye to former GM ...Upvote Share Tweet
Bulls Win In Rose's Return To ChicagoOct 16Derrick Rose scored 22 points to lead the Bulls past the Pistons 96-81.
Heat Reach Midway Point Of CampOct 16Michael Wallace breaks down what the Heat will be focused on heading into the second half of training camp.
Kobe Bryant 25Oct 16#NBArank calls Kobe Bryant the NBA's 25th best player. J.A. Adande says that's not going to sit well with Kobe.
Kobe Bryant Ranked No. 25Oct 16Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless react to ESPN.com's NBA rankings, which have Kobe Bryant as the 25th-ranked player in the NBA entering the 2013-14 season.
Lee Jenkins: Tomorrowland: Gonzalez helps keep Dodgers alive in NLCSOct 16LOS ANGELES -- On commencement day at Eastlake High School in 2000, Adrian Gonzalez spent a sliver of his anticipated signing bonus from the Florida Marlins to purchase some aerial advertising. Gonzalez's girlfriend, Betsy Perez, was graduating the same…
Greg Oden of Miami Heat held out of practice with swelling in kneeOct 16Greg Oden, trying to make it back after a career-threatening knee injury, endured a slight setback Wednesday as he was held out of practice with swelling in his left knee.
Lee Jenkins: Kobe Bryant: Reflections on a cold-blooded careerOct 16This story appears in the Oct. 21, 2013, issue of Sports Illustrated. You can subscribe to the magazine here and purchase the digital edition here.
5-on-5: Golden State Warriors 2013-14 previewOct 16What's ahead for the Golden State Warriors? Our 5-on-5 panel previews the 2013-14 season.