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article February 19, 2017

Best of NBA's All-Star Saturday

All-Star Saturday in New Orleans this year was not the most eventful, but this being the NBA, there were still plenty of highlights from the three-point shootout, Slam Dunk Contest and more. Here's what you may have missed. More»
Curry-ASG article February 19, 2017

How to Improve the NBA All-Star Game

While we've all tried to brainstorm ways to make the Slam Dunk Contest more interesting, and add more events to Saturday night during the NBA All-Star festivities, there are plenty of ways to juice up the All-Star Game itself. Here are ten ideas. More»
CarterSlam article February 17, 2017

Best Slam Dunk Contest Moments Ever

This year's Slam Dunk Contest should be a fun one, with last year's runner-up Aaron Gordon taking on DeAndre Jordan, Glenn Robinson III and Derrick Jones Jr. But can anyone live up to some of the best jams in history? Let's look back. More»
GettyImages-139132220 article February 15, 2017

10 Best Moments of Linsanity

Five years ago this month, Linsanity took over New York City and the NBA. Jeremy Lin went from a nobody to one of the best narratives in sports history. In honor of the five-year anniversary, let's look back at some of the best moments from Linsanity. More»
GettyImages-634783638 article February 15, 2017

10 Trades That Would Rock The NBA

The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner, and with plenty of intriguing names out there, it could turn into a frenzy. (We certainly hope so.) Here are 10 potential trades that would drastically change the NBA landscape. More»
WarriorsThunder1 article February 12, 2017

Thunder Struck In KD's Big Return

Kevin Durant's first game in Oklahoma City since leaving for Golden State was a 130-114 Warriors romp. Even though the Thunder crowd didn't get the revenge they hoped for, there were plenty of moments of drama. Here were the winners and losers. More»
GettyImages-521483780 article February 9, 2017

Looking Into The Magic Tweet Ball

Magic Johnson certainly has a ... unique way of engaging in social media. For someone with such a big personality, it doesn't show with his tweets. So, in honor of his new role with the Lakers, here's a look at what Magic Twitter might look like in the near future. More»
GettyImages-633034156 article February 8, 2017

20 NBA Things You Need To Know

The NFL season has come and gone, so now it's time to jump into the NBA world. We're actually getting somewhat close to the playoffs, so to get you caught up, here are 20 things you absolutely need to know about the NBA so far this season. More»
Cousins1 article February 8, 2017

Boogie Down; Kings May Be Out

On Tuesday, the NBA announced an automatic one-game suspension for Sacramento star DeMarcus Cousins for picking up his 16th technical foul of the season in the Monday's loss to the Bulls. The Kings are used to this by now, but this could be the last straw. More»
LeBronJamesFeuds article February 1, 2017

LeBron Gone Mad: James' Top Feuds

"It's so hard to take the high road," LeBron James once said about the haters. And history suggests the Cavs star hasn't always taken that path. In honor of his new back-and-forth with Charles Barkley, let's look back on LeBron's biggest clashes. More»
GettyImages-627294384 article January 30, 2017

Kawhi-er Ground: Leonard the Man

Consider the torch passed. Superstar forward Kawhi Leonard has grown into the role of San Antonio's number one scoring option. The transition from the Tim Duncan era to Kawhi's time has been seamless, and the Spurs are still winning. More»
USATSI_9802359 article January 24, 2017

New Style Has Houston Skyrocketing

The offense that Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni has created around James Harden has proven to be extremely efficient. It's not quite the "Seven Seconds Or Less" style. Rather, it's a whole new and efficient beast. The rest of the NBA should take notes. More»
GettyImages-51587670 article January 20, 2017

The Ultimate NBA 3-on-3 Teams

Did you hear? Ice Cube revealed his plans to create a 3-on-3 basketball league that'll feature a bunch of retired NBA stars like Allen Iverson. That got us thinking. What are some intriguing 3-on-3 teams made up of retired NBA players? More»
CarmeloKnicks article January 15, 2017

N.Y. State of Grind: Knicks In Limbo

This year's Knicks team was supposed to be different from recent vintage, with the offseason acquisitions of Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee. But New York continues to flounder, and there's no much upside in sight. More»
USATSI_9787393 article January 12, 2017

The 'Process' Is Speeding Up For Sixers

With only an 11-25 record this season, you'd think that there's no hope for the Philadelphia 76ers. But you'd be wrong. Because the 76ers have big man Joel Embiid. And the 22-year-old has certainly accelerated The Process in Philly. More»
GettyImages-622367396 article January 4, 2017

Jazzed Up: Utah Finally Figuring It Out

The Jazz are on the upswing, thanks to their core of Gordon Hayward, Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors and a much-improved supporting cast. With that said, this has to be the year they figure it out, or they might have to start over, again. More»
GettyImages-541546602 article December 28, 2016

The NBA's Top 20 Moments Of 2016

2016 will go down as one of the most memorable years in recent history for the NBA. LeBron delivered a title for Cleveland. The Warriors had the best regular-season ever. And the dunk contest is back! Let's take a fond look back. More»
KevinDurantWong article December 26, 2016

New Golden Rule? Durant's the Man

In the much-anticipated Christmas Day showdown against the Cavaliers, Kevin Durant was the best player on the floor for most of the game. And even though the Warriors eventually fell to the Cavs, 109-108, KD will be the key going forward. More»
USATSI_9665928 article December 16, 2016

Quarter Mark: State Of The NBA

We've passed the quarter mark of the 2016-17 NBA season, and there are almost too many storylines to keep up with. From Russell Westbrook's triple-double pace to Golden State's ridiculous efficiency, here's what you need to know so far. More»
USATSI_9668666 article December 14, 2016

Upper EchLeBron: More To Gain

It might seem like LeBron doesn't have much to play for this season: He already delivered on his promise of bringing a title to Cleveland, and did so in dramatic fashion. But there's more on the line for him than you think. More»

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