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article October 16, 2017

30 Bold NBA Predictions for 2017-18

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On Tuesday, after a crazy offseason, the 2017-18 NBA season will get underway. Before that, though, we have some predictions about what fans should expect . LeBron: MVP? The Nets being good? Warriors as champs again? Get ready for tip off. More»
bball_trios article October 13, 2017

Pressure Points: NBA's 30 to Watch

The basketball season hasn't yet begun, but the pressure is already on for some of the game's best. Whether it's because they're on a new team, taking on a larger role or have something to prove, here are the players that have a lot on the line. More»
adamsilver article September 29, 2017

New NBA Draft Lottery FAQ

How has the NBA Draft Lottery changed? Why was this change better than other options? Will it really stop teams from tanking? And what is this new rule about preventing player resting? We try to answer all these questions and more. More»
Westbrook-Melo article September 23, 2017

Hello, Melo: Anthony Traded to OKC

The Knicks have finally ended their tumultuous relationship with Carmelo Anthony, trading the 33-year-old forward to the Thunder in exchange for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick. OKC should be a force with its Big Three. More»
K-Durant-Twitter article September 18, 2017

Durant's Trash Talk Twitter Mystery

After winning his first title this spring with the Warriors, Kevin Durant has spent the entire offseason clapping back at his haters online. Usually, he's pretty slick about it. But on Sunday, a Twitter user noticed something unusual. More»
RivalTransactions article August 23, 2017

Rival Revival: When Stars Jump Sides

n Tuesday, the Cavaliers dealt Kyrie Irving to the Celtics in a blockbuster deal that involved Isaiah Thomas. While trades between rival contenders like that are rare, it's not the first time a star player has gone to the "enemy" side. More»
Magic-Tampering article August 22, 2017

Tamper It Down? NBA's Blurred Line

On Sunday, the NBA released an official statement confirming they were launching an investigation at the request of the Pacers on alleged tampering by the Lakers with Paul George. Regardless of outcome, it presents a problem. More»
christmasmatchup article August 15, 2017

Must-Watch Games on NBA Schedule

The NBA announced its full schedule for the 2017-18 regular season on Monday, and with it comes must-watch television. From dramatic rematches from last year's playoffs to grudge matches between teams with bad blood, here are the dates to put on your calendar. More»
impersonations article August 14, 2017

The Best NBA Impersonations

With SNL great Kenan Thompson nailing an impression of LaVar Ball this past weekend, we have yet another instance of an excellent NBA impersonation. Which others NBA impressions over the years -- done by players and actors alike -- are just as iconic? More»
finales article August 6, 2017

Grading Athletes' Career Finales

In his final individual race, Usain Bolt finished in third place in the 100-meter final, losing to Justin Gatlin at the IAAF World Athletic Championships. A final game rarely defines a career, but sometimes it does. Here are grades for 10 other recent career finales. More»
GettyImages-467633244 article August 1, 2017

Best Throwbacks For Every NBA Team

Nike's eight-year partnership with the NBA starts next season. Teams will have two alternate jersey designs, with eight teams getting a "Classic Edition" jersey. We picked the classic throwback looks that every team should have in their rotation. More»
duosbreakup article July 24, 2017

10 Biggest Breakups in Sports History

Kobe and Shaq? Gretzky and the Oilers? Harden and the Thunder? Let's look at the biggest sports breakups in history and where the separations of Kyrie Irving and LeBron James or Neymar and Messi would fit into the puzzle. More»
Kyrie-Trade-WONG article July 22, 2017

Bye, Ky? Cavs In a Bind With Irving

On Friday, Kyrie Irving's request to be traded from Cleveland became public, and suddenly, an already tumultuous summer for the Cavaliers now appears it might alter the NBA landscape for the 2017-18 season and beyond. More»
LaterStageStars article July 17, 2017

10 Athletes Who Got Better With Age

On Sunday, Roger Federer, at age 35, became the oldest Wimbledon winner (male or female) in 108 years. Inspired by his performance, here's a look at some of the greatest performances from athletes in the twilight of their careers. More»
sports-reality-tv article July 14, 2017

Sports Reality TV Shows We Need

Recently, Facebook reportedly picked up the rights to a reality series that will follow Lonzo, LiAngelo, LaMelo and of course LaVar Ball. It got us thinking about 10 other sports reality series concepts that we want to see happen. More»
ManningESPYs article July 13, 2017

7 Best Moments From the 2017 ESPYS

Peyton Manning cracked a Kevin Durant joke, Bill Murray celebrated, Julian Edelman threw shade, Vin Scully showed up ... overall, it was a fun-filled night at the ESPY Awards. Here are the highlights. More»
Warriors-FA-1 article July 10, 2017

Warriors Will Make NBA Great Again

Something unexpected happened this offseason in the NBA. Instead of the rest of the league choosing to wait out the Warriors' dynasty, teams in the West forged ahead and decided to meet Golden State's challenge head on. More»
Hayward-1 article July 5, 2017

Hayward Bound For Boston

After meeting with Miami, Boston and Utah in free agency and spending the entire 4th of July deliberating, Gordon Hayward announced his decision to sign a four-year, $128 million deal to join the Celtics. Here, we break it down. More»
GettyImages-630921536 article July 3, 2017

Winners & Losers of NBA Free Agency

The Sixers and Thunder made splashes, the Warriors kept their core, the Clippers lost some stars and the Knicks lost a Zen Master. So which NBA teams and players are the winners and losers of the early offseason madness after the first weekend of free agency? More»
PaulGeorge-Thunder article July 1, 2017

By George! Thunder's Big Paul Haul

Sam Presti and the Oklahoma City Thunder shocked the NBA world late Friday night, acquiring the prize of the offseason, Paul George, for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. Here are three takeaways from the blockbuster deal. More»

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