• Brandon Jennings stokes controversy by preferring career of Robert Horry to Reggie Miller

    Larry Brown Sports "Ah, the great debate in every sport. If given the choice between a Hall of Fame career and a pile of championships, which would you want your legacy to be? Brandon Jennings’s answer? The rings. That’s why he’d rather have Robert Horry’s resume than Reggie Miller’s." August 28

  • 2 Chicago men charged in shooting of Dwyane Wade's cousin

    USA Today "Police charged two men with murder for the fatal shooting death of the cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, officials said Sunday. Nykea Aldridge, 32, the mother of four, was pushing a baby stroller Friday afternoon in Chicago's South Side when she was shot. Police said she was not the..." August 28

  • Cousins open to competing in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Boston Globe "Vlade Divac is president of the Olympic Committee of Serbia and also general manager of the Sacramento Kings. During the 2016 Rio Olympics, his two worlds collided when his Serbian team matched up with Team USA twice in the Olympic tournament. The first game was a tight 94-91 Team USA win..." August 28

  • Mavericks' Barnes: 'Out of respect, this is Dirk's team'

    Sports Day "Imagine being promoted from bartender to the guy in charge of making the beer. Or from greenskeeper to head pro. That out-of-comfort-zone feeling is sort of where Harrison Barnes finds himself as the Mavericks' new $94 million man. The safety net he's had in his first four years in the NBA..." August 28

  • With John Wall recovering, what about Kendall Marshall for Wizards?

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Washington Wizards could possibly seek to add a backup point guard depending on their sense of John Wall's recovery from multiple knee surgeries. One NBA veteran wth local ties is now on the market. Kendall Marshall is reportedly on the move from Philadelphia to Utah with the Jazz set to..." August 28

  • Celtics’ Avery Bradley on defense: “Kyrie Irving, none of those guys scare me”

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley has long been considered one of the league's best on-ball defenders. It's a reputation he began building in his early years playing with the trio of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen and harassing opponents the entire way up the floor, and it's one he..." August 28

  • Don Cheadle Rips Trump for Taking Advantage of Wade Tragedy

    Black Sports Online "Someone in Donald Trump’s camp should have revoked his social media access long ago! Following the tragic murder of Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, the Donald took to Twitter to attempt to capitalize on the situation. Trump sent out the above tweet where he even misspelled the..." August 28

  • Harrison Barnes gets engaged

    Sports Day "New Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes is having an offseason to remember. After signing his $94 million deal with Dallas, Barnes went to Brazil to represent the United States in the Summer Olympics, where he won himself a gold medal. So how do you top both of those accomplishments?" August 28

  • Josh Smith, currently out of the NBA, was (is) so much better than you think

    CBS Sports "Cavaliers blog The King James Gospel had an interesting idea that the Cavaliers should sign free agent veteran Josh Smith, and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Josh Smith, at age 30, is un-signed in late August. This is incredible for those that remember where Smith was just three years..." August 28

  • Jason Terry Reveals His Free Agency Pitch to Luke Walton

    Lakers Nation "As the new-look Los Angeles Lakers get ready for their 2016 campaign, there were many questions surrounding how the team would go about filling out the rest of their roster. Head coach Luke Walton has surrounded his young core with some savvy veterans, and apparently Jason Terry made a pitch to..." August 27

  • Evan Fournier pokes fun at his ‘NBA 2K’ likeness

    Pro Basketball Talk "The release of NBA 2K17, the latest edition of the popular 2K video-game series, is less than a month away. Players are starting to get their likenesses in the game, as well as their player ratings, and tweet them out. Magic forward Evan Fournier wasn’t too happy with the way his came out." August 27

  • Mo Williams considering retirement, Cavs could part with him soon

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mo Williams could be in his last week as a member of the Cavaliers. Williams, 33, a 13-year veteran and former All-Star who played a supporting role in the Cavs' 2016 NBA championship, is strongly considering retirement, multiple sources told cleveland.com. Additionally, the "stretch"..." August 27

  • Billy Donovan Narrates Kevin Durant’s Meeting With Thunder, Says Durant Was "Very, Very Honest"

    Complex "Billy Donovan spoke extensively on Kevin Durant’s whirlwind free agency for the first time during an appearance on The Vertical Podcast With Woj. Durant spurned Oklahoma City, the organization for which he had played for his first nine years in the NBA, and signed with rival Golden..." August 27

  • John Wall: Money 'Not Why I Play The Game'

    Real GM Basketball "John Wall replied in a video posted online Friday to apparent critics who have voiced concerns over how he is "watching other people's pockets and I'm not worried about basketball and getting better." Wall was reportedly irked in particular by Bradley Beal's new deal. "I just wanted to clear..." August 27

  • Does Jordan's Russell Westbrook ad throw shade on Kevin Durant?

    Yardbarker "If you ask Oklahoma City Thunder fans, Kevin Durant ran from a challenge when he jumped ship and signed with the Golden State Warriors this summer. A new Jordan ad featuring Russell Westbrook appears to capitalize on that sentiment." August 27

  • Donald Trump Uses Wade’s Cousin Murder to Ask For Black Votes

    Black Sports Online "Donald Trump is trying to win an election by any means necessary, so what he is doing is pandering to the lowest common denominator of people in our country. People who aren’t intelligent enough to see what he is doing and will just follow the person who talks the loudest." August 27

  • Joel Embiid Declares Himself Healthy

    Hoops Rumors "Joel Embiid is ready to get on the court for the Sixers and the big man is optimistic about his progress, as he tells Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I feel 100 percent and ready to get started, my summer has been great,” said Embiid, who was making his first public remarks on his..." August 27

  • DeMarcus Cousins faces his last shot at normalcy with the Kings

    CBS Sports "Imagine being born into complete and utter chaos. No, this isn't something comparing Sacramento Kings franchise center DeMarcus Cousins and the Scottish auto-tune accented Bane character from Christopher Nolan's last Batman movie. But Cousins' NBA career was born into a chaotic environment that..." August 27

  • Donovan: I think Westbrook and Durant had a good relationship

    The Oklahoman "On Friday, The Vertical posted a podcast with Thunder coach Billy Donovan in which he discussed a range of OKC-related topics, from the Russell Westbrook-Kevin Durant relationship to Serge Ibaka wanting an expanded role offensively. After Durant left for Golden State, reports surfaced from a..." August 27

  • Sixers expected to waive Tibor Pleiss

    Pro Basketball Talk "On Friday, the Jazz traded German center Tibor Pleiss to the Sixers along with two second-round picks for Kendall Marshall. The big draw of the trade for Philly was the picks, and Pleiss is not expected to stay with the Sixers, according to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia’s Jessica Camerato." August 27

  • Dwyane Wade on murder of cousin Nykea Aldridge: 'Enough is enough'

    Fox Sports "Chicago is home for Dwyane Wade, who left the Miami Heat to join the Bulls this offseason. He was born on the South Side and went to high school in nearby Oak Lawn. Next season was supposed to be a happy homecoming for the three-time NBA champion. Tragically, that home took a member of the..." August 27

  • Kevin Seraphin reportedly rejected offers from China and Europe, still waiting for NBA interest

    Sportando "As reported by David Pick, French big man Kevin Seraphin has rejected several offers both from China and Europe and he's still waiting for some offers from the NBA. Seraphin, an unrestricted free-agent, recently hired Bouna Ndiaye of Klutch Sports as agent." August 27

  • Pistons' Reggie Bullock opens up on transgender sister's murder in must-see interview

    Fox Sports "In July 2014, Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock faced the unthinkable. His sister, Mia Henderson, who was born as his brother, Kevin Long, was murdered in Baltimore, Maryland, the city where Bullock was born. Her body was reportedly discovered in an alley, and an arrest was made more than a..." August 27

  • Kobe: ‘A real competitor’ would not be intimidated by Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant wouldn’t be scared of the Golden State Warriors, and he doesn’t think you should be either. Bryant appeared on Thursday’s edition of “The Jim Rome Show” and said he was happy for Kevin Durant, but he wouldn’t be scared of him and his teammates. “I was happy for him. This is..." August 26

  • Execs Don't Expect DeMarcus Cousins To Re-Sign With Kings In 2018

    Real GM Basketball "DeMarcus Cousins is expected by many around the NBA to leave the Sacramento Kings in 2018 when he's eligible for free agency. "They're fooling themselves if they think he's sticking around," said one league executive. "The good news for them is his value will always be high. There isn't a point..." August 26

  • John Wall Addresses Critics & Anonymous Sources Who Said He Watching People’s Pockets

    Black Sports Online "An article from The Ringer painted John Wall as a jealous teammate and player who was upset when people got better contracts and endorsements than him. All the sources were anonymous. After making a few comments on social media, Wall made an official comment via Bleacher Report’s..." August 26

  • Doug Collins Moving from Studio to Color, Hubie Brown Signs Multi-Year Extension With ESPN

    The Big Lead "As part of the new NBA rights package, ESPN is upping its broadcasts from about 90 games last year to 100 this upcoming season, and they are in the process of firming up their announcing teams. Two things we have learned from a source with knowledge of the discussions are that Doug Collins’..." August 26

  • Bill Walton Blames Only Himself For The Clippers Leaving San Diego After Just Six Seasons

    Dime Magazine "Why do sports franchises move or fold? Why don’t the Cleveland Barons exist anymore? Why did the Houston Oilers become the Tennessee Titans? Why did the San Diego Clippers move to Los Angeles in 1984 after just six seasons spent in Southern California? Bill Walton has an answer for that last one...." August 26

  • Thunder coach Donovan says he was optimistic after Kevin Durant meeting

    CBS Sports "Billy Donovan did not go as far as saying that he thought Kevin Durant would definitely re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder in free agency, but the coach told The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski that he felt good about their chances after their meeting. From The Vertical Podcast: "I don't..." August 26

  • Carmelo makes bodega run in monogrammed bathrobe

    New York Post "Call Carmelo Anthony a robe warrior. The Knicks star strolled to a New York City convenience store with his family wearing what appears to be just a white robe with “Melo” embroidered on it in silver and a red and black Olympic baseball cap. Anthony’s wife, La La, captured the outing on her..." August 26

  • Billy Donovan discusses how he managed Serge Ibaka's desire for an expanded role

    The Oklahoman "Thunder coach Billy Donovan touched on a variety of subjects on The Vertical podcast published Friday. Among the most interesting was the use of Serge Ibaka in the Western Conference semifinals against San Antonio. In March, Ibaka admitted he sometimes was frustrated with his role in the..." August 26

  • Jazz Waive Kendall Marshall

    Hoops Rumors "As expected, the Jazz have waived newly-acquired point guard Kendall Marshall, the team announced today in a press release. Utah’s tweets announcing the trade for Marshall and the point guard’s release came 25 minutes apart, so the former 13th overall pick was officially a member of the Jazz for..." August 26

  • Jazz Trade Tibor Pleiss To 76ers For Kendall Marshall In Salary Dump

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Kendall Marshall to the Utah Jazz for Tibor Pleiss, two second round picks and cash. The Jazz plan to waive Marshall before his $2 million contract becomes guaranteed." August 26

  • Report: Spurs trying to sign Argentina's Nicolas Laprovittola

    CBS Sports "The San Antonio Spurs could have three members of Argentina's national team on their roster next season. They are "actively lobbying" point guard Nicolas Laprovittola to come to the NBA, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The Spurs, of course, already employ Argentinian legend Manu Ginobili. They..." August 26

  • Phil Jackson could've traded for Jae Crowder in 2014

    Barstool Sports Chicago "From the latest Phil Jackson chronicles on Today’s Fastbreak:“I don’t consider hiring Fish a mistake because he worked hard and got the guys to stay as positive as possible while the losses piled up. I think the biggest mistake I made was actually this…One of the first deals I engineered when I..." August 26

  • 5 blockbuster NBA trades that could threaten the Warriors' supremacy

    Fox Sports "Unless we do something drastic, friends, this NBA season will be extraordinarily boring. The only sources of drama are how quickly the Warriors will figure out how to play together — and whether the Cavs can somehow overcome the NBA's latest superteam in the Finals. But what if we made some..." August 26

  • Reggie Jackson doesn't think Pistons have a ceiling this year

    Detroit Free Press "Many basketball experts expect the Detroit Pistons to take the next step toward contention in the Eastern Conference next season. Reggie Jackson would agree with that. The 26-year-old Pistons point guard joined ex-Pistons "Bad Boy" Rick Mahorn and Tom Byrne on SiriusXM NBA Radio to discuss..." August 26

  • Suns plan to be 'major players' in 2017 free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns have swung big in free agency the previous couple years, chasing LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in 2014 and LaMarcus Aldridge in 2015. But 2016 appeared to be the year Phoenix really eyed. The Suns structured the contracts of multiple players – including Brandon Knight, Tyson..." August 26

  • Kobe has a perfect response for which number Lakers should retire

    CBS Sports "With the retirement of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant official, we now have few things to count down to with Kobe's post-career life. One of those things is his eventual induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. The other one is the Lakers' organization..." August 26

  • Thunder Fans Are Petitioning to Change Name of Durant, Okla., to ‘Westbrook’

    Complex "Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City devastated when he announced in July he would join the Golden State Warriors, leaving behind the franchise for which he had played for his first nine years in the NBA. Durant meant a lot to his city; Oklahoma would have even given him a governmental post if he’d..." August 25

  • John Wall reportedly bothered by Harden’s contract

    Larry Brown Sports "If John Wall is going to be jealous every time a player signs a contract that is worth more than his, the next three years are bound to be pretty frustrating for him. According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, Wall was “rankled” by the four-year, $118 million extension James Harden signed with..." August 25

  • NBA Insider Chris Broussard's contract expiring at ESPN

    Sporting News "The NBA free agent class just became more intriguing with the addition of a new player: ESPN's Chris Broussard. The NBA insider's current contract with ESPN expires in mid-September, said sources with knowledge of his deal. That could make the experienced, versatile Broussard a valuable free..." August 25

  • Corey Brewer: James Harden Will ‘Play Defense This Year’

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden’s, shall we say, lackadaisical effort on the defensive end has been the subject of ire in the NBA community for many years now. But Houston Rockets teammate Corey Brewer thinks Harden will soon be on his way towards putting that stigma behind him. In a recent appearance on ESPN’s..." August 25

  • Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol says he’s ready for next season

    Today's Fastbreak "In an interview with Spanish newspaper L’Esportiu, Memphis Grizzlies’ center Marc Gasol said that his foot injury has progressed well over the summer. “I’m really well and looking forward to starting [the season],” said Gasol. “I miss the competition, playing and enjoying basketball. All..." August 25

  • Report: Incentive bonuses in Yi Jianlian’s Lakers contract would septuple his salary if he plays 59 games

    Pro Basketball Talk "Yi Jianlian’s unconventional contract terms with the Lakers had slowly emerged. He’ll earn somewhere between $250,000 and $8 million next season, $1,139,123 just for remaining on the roster through Jan. 10. But that left a huge sum to unknown incentive bonuses. Now, they’re known. Yi can..." August 25

  • Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Star in New Nike Campaign

    Complex "To announce the launch of its fall tech pack, Nike brought a handful of Olympic athletes together to model the new collection. The new campaign features NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as well as tennis's Rafael Nadal, soccer player Neymar, and Argentine Rugby player Juan Martin..." August 25

  • It’s bickering, not beef, but John Wall and Bradley Beal still need to figure it out

    Washington Post "On Wednesday morning, many players on the Washington Wizards‘ roster woke up inside a five-star hotel overlooking a marina in California. An idyllic setting for team bonding — and a world away from Washington, where news of discord between the team’s two best players has once again bubbled to the..." August 25

  • Hassan Whiteside tweets his displeasure after being snubbed from NBA list

    Give Me Sport "Hassan Whiteside has come on leaps and bounds over the past couple of years and he has truly arrived as a dominant force in the NBA at the pivot. It hasn't always been smooth sailing for the 27-year-old, though. It was only just under two years ago that he found himself playing with the Iowa..." August 25

  • Kobe Hints That He Wants Lakers to Retire Both of His Numbers

    12 Up "​Happy Kobe Bryant Day, everybody! As difficult as Kobe was to manage in his playing days, the headaches may continue well after he has said his final farewells to the Lakers organization. Bryant's iconic number will be retired sooner rather than later, but thats already now a problem. Los..." August 25

  • James Harden organizes Rockets players-only minicamp

    Fox 26 Houston "For the second consecutive year Houston Rockets guard James Harden has organized a players-only minicamp scheduled for next week. Last September Harden had the Rockets players together for a minicamp in Los Angeles. "James is doing everything," said Corey Brewer, Rockets guard/forward. "He..." August 25