• LeBron James unhappy Tristan Thompson is dating Khloe Kardashian

    Hollywood Life "LeBron James hasn’t been happy that Tristan Thompson is dating drama magnet Khloe Kardashian, and we hear that the teammates had a locker room showdown before the Cavs’ home opener game. Here’s how Tristan defended his girlfriend to LeBron and the rest of the team! Tristan Thompson, 25, is not..." October 28

  • Kevin Durant yells at imaginary critics in post-practice workout

    CBS Sports "One of the big questions going into this season with the Golden State Warriors was how Kevin Durant would adapt to being a villain. He's been the lovable small-town hero his entire career, and now threw aside the state of Oklahoma and bolted to go "fit in" with the big, shiny, juggernaut. That..." October 28

  • No Embiid-Okafor combo for Sixers - yet

    Philly.com "Why didn't centers Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor share time on the floor Wednesday in the season-opening 103-97 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder? That was a hot topic for 76ers coach Brett Brown during practice Thursday at the team's facility in Camden. "It's not intelligent to play them..." October 28

  • Kevin Garnett also in talks with teams on coaching consultant role

    Today's Fastbreak "Recently-retired NBA power forward Kevin Garnett is reportedly in talks with multiple teams on a potential role as a coaching consultant, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski lists the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks as teams that have engaged in talks with Garnett..." October 28

  • Mason Plumlee makes up with young fans he scared during DeAndre Jordan fight

    Larry Brown Sports "Men who are nearly 7-feet tall can be quite intimidating to children who are about three feet shorter than that. It’s easy to understand, then, why two men of that stature nearly getting into a fist-fight made two young Portland Trail Blazers fans who were sitting courtside feel uneasy. Mason..." October 28

  • John Wall wants to get Bradley Beal in the All-Star Game this season

    The Sports Daily "Even though John Wall and Bradley don’t get along very well on the court, Wall has made it his goal to get his Washington Wizards backcourt mate in the All-Star Game this season. “My individual goal is to add [Beal] to the All-Star game with me. I feel like if he’s not there, then I didn’t do..." October 28

  • Iguodala: I laugh about 'The Block' all the time

    ESPN "It is now widely known as "The Block," and Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has heard about it countless times. "Believe me, I hear it all the time," he told ESPN in an exclusive interview centered on "The Block." The iconic scene took place at Oracle Arena in Game 7 of the 2016..." October 28

  • Kevin Garnett getting 'my own space' with NBA on TNT

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "TNT has found something of a goldmine in recent years with Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal joining Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith to form the NBA on TNT studio team. If there's better chemistry on television among a sports group, we haven't noticed. Shaq, standing 7-1 and a smile just as..." October 28

  • Greg Oden says his basketball career is over

    Indianapolis Star "Emotion overwhelmed Greg Oden as he picked up his identification card at Ohio State University inside the student center, surrounded by giddy 18-year-olds. What happened? He thought to himself. What happened the past 10 years? A decade ago he did the same thing in the same place. Back then,..." October 27

  • 76ers Fan Who Flipped Off Russell Westbrook Attempts to Explain Why He Did It

    Complex "If you missed the Thunder/76ers game on Wednesday night, then you missed two things: The emergence of Joel Embiid, who looks like he could be the real deal for Philadelphia, and the incredible reaction that Russell Westbrook had to a Sixers fan flipping him off with not one, but two middle fingers..." October 27

  • Tristan Thompson challenges Canadians to 'step up and play' for national team

    ESPN "Tristan Thompson's summer started off with an NBA championship in June, but he missed out on a chance to add an Olympic medal when Canada failed to beat France in the FIBA Qualifying Tournament in the Philippines in July. Looking back on the international competition as Thompson and the Cavs..." October 27

  • More Athletes And Sports Figures Are Donating To Hillary Clinton Than Donald Trump

    Uproxx "With less than two weeks remaining for people to end relationships and alienate friends and family over which presidential candidate they support, it’s not a stretch to say that most of us can’t wait for this election to be over. However, people can always be just a little bit angrier if we want..." October 27

  • Manu Ginobili jokes that he gave his right testicle to the Spurs

    CBS Sports "Last season, Manu Ginobili suffered an injury that no man should wish on to another. Accidentally kneed in the groin by Ryan Anderson in February, Ginobili fell to the ground in writhing pain and had to immediately undergo testicular surgery. Ginobili missed close to a month of action due to..." October 27

  • Players Who Can’t Be Traded Until January 15

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s in-season trade market typically doesn’t pick up until the winter, since players who signed free agent contracts in the offseason aren’t eligible to be moved until December 15. By that point, with the regular season approaching the two-month mark, teams have a better idea of where they..." October 27

  • Lakers Experimenting With Brandon Ingram At Point Guard

    Orange County Register "The nerves struck Brandon Ingram as he sat by his locker and processed the reality he was about to play his first NBA regular-season game. The excitement built when he stepped to the scorer’s table to check in midway through the first quarter. Ingram fed off the energy when the crowd buzzed..." October 27

  • 76ers Exercise 17-18 Options On Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas

    Real GM Basketball " The Philadelphia 76ers have exercised their 17-18 team options on the rookie contracts of Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas." October 27

  • Ben Simmons Determined To Play This Season

    ESPN "Ben Simmons watched the 76ers open their 2016-17 campaign without him. But the No. 1 overall pick hopes to make his NBA debut later this season. While saying there is no timetable for a return from surgery to repair an acute Jones fracture in his right foot, Simmons insisted there has been no..." October 27

  • 76ers players reportedly upset team blocked Sevyn Streeter from singing national anthem

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers pulled an R&B singer from her scheduled national anthem performance before their game Wednesday night because of a message she had written across her shirt, and the players are reportedly not happy about it. Sevyn Streeter says the 76ers told her two minutes before she..." October 27

  • Will Blake Griffin Be Next Summer's Durant

    SI "The next player that could refashion the NBA’s competitive landscape, like Kevin Durant this summer and LeBron James the summer before, sits in a director’s chair that bears his last name in a dilapidated downtown warehouse, waiting patiently as crew members set up his next scene. Five high school..." October 27

  • D’Angelo Russell: There is freedom in Kobe not being around

    Larry Brown Sports "Whether he’s handling video cameras or talking with reporters, D’Angelo Russell isn’t exactly the most tactful. That remained the case when Russell spoke with ESPN’s Sam Alipour for a feature in ESPN The Magazine. Russell, who is entering his second year in the league, shared with Alipour how..." October 27

  • NBA's Morris twins sued over 2015 altercation in Phoenix

    Arizona Republic "Erik Hood, who said he was attacked by NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris after a youth basketball game in Phoenix in 2015, has filed a civil lawsuit against the twins and three other men. The Morris twins, former Phoenix Suns players, and three other defendants are accused of beating up..." October 27

  • DeMarcus Cousins on Dave Joerger: ‘I like him and he likes me’

    Sacramento Bee "DeMarcus Cousins is on his sixth head coach with the Kings. The Kings’ All-Star was asked after Sacramento’s 113-94 win over the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena what were some of the positives about his latest coach, Dave Joerger. The answer was funny and honest. “I like him..." October 27

  • Suns to insert Tyler Ulis, Dragan Bender into rotation

    Arizona Republic "Basketball moves fast and Suns coach Earl Watson does too. The Suns’ season-opening home loss to Sacramento prompted him to declare a new second unit after the 113-94 blowout Wednesday night. Suns rookies Tyler Ulis and Dragan Bender will replace Leandro Barbosa and P.J. Tucker in the bench..." October 27

  • MGM exec reportedly pursuing NBA team for Las Vegas

    Fox 5 Las Vegas "Is Las Vegas flirting with adding another major league sports team as a long-term resident? One casino executive on the Strip said he wants it to happen. In an interview set to air on radio station KNPR, MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said he is actively pursuing bringing an NBA..." October 27

  • Triple threat: Could Russell Westbrook reach rare triple-double average?

    The Oklahoman "If anybody's qualified to douse triple-double hot takes with cold water, it's Oscar Robertson. It's been 55 years since the Hall of Famer averaged a triple-double for a full season – 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, 11.4 assists – and nobody in the NBA has averaged double figures in all three..." October 27

  • Pistons work on deal to play in Little Caesars Arena for next season

    Fox 2 Detroit "The Pistons left Cobo Hall and Detroit in 1978 for the Pontiac Silverdome and now the team appears to be headed back. The Pistons are working on a plan to move to the Red Wings new Little Caesars Arena for next year. Fox 2 has confirmed with an NBA league source and a city of Detroit..." October 27

  • Joel Embiid has a chance 'to be dominant' for 76ers

    USA Today "After Joel Embiid’s NBA debut on Wednesday night, the Philadelphia 76ers center sat in the team’s locker room next to Sonny Hill, a local legend. Hill, 80, grew up in the city and was longtime friends with Hall of Fame center Wilt Chamberlain. He now runs a league for amateur basketball players..." October 27

  • Sevyn Streeter says Sixers wouldn’t let her sing anthem over ‘We Matter’ jersey

    SI "Pop singer Sevyn Streeter says the 76ers prevented her from singing the national anthem on Wednesday because she wore a jersey that read ‘We Matter.’ The Sixers opened the 2016–17 season at home against the Thunder, and Streeter tweeted that her choice of garb and accompanying statement led to..." October 27

  • Sixers fan ejected for giving Russell Westbrook the bird

    ESPN "A 76ers fan wearing an Allen Iverson jersey was escorted out of Wells Fargo Center midway through the first quarter after flashing double middle fingers at Thunder star Russell Westbrook following an and-1 during Wednesday's season opener for both teams. "Uh yeah, I know, that's crazy, right?"..." October 27

  • Anthony Davis dominates, but unable to celebrate because Pelicans still lost

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis is motivated to return to the level he was two seasons ago when he performed like an MVP and helped the Pelicans land the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Earlier this week, Davis said he had been watching game tapes from the 2014-15 season and studying how he..." October 27

  • Dennis Schroder: Signs four-year, $70 million extension with Hawks

    CBS Sports "Schroder re-signed with the Haws to a four-year, $70 million contract extension Wednesday, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports. The Hawks demonstrated they had full confidence in Schroder this offseason after shipping former starting point guard, Jeff Teague, to the Pacers at the end of June...." October 27

  • Joel Embiid on how he learned to shoot: ‘I watched white people’

    Larry Brown Sports "The quotation sensation known as Joel Embiid is at it again. In a recent interview with Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated, the lovable Sixers big man opened up about a variety of topics and flashed his trademark sense of humor, particularly when talking about how he learned to shoot the..." October 27

  • Russell Westbrook: Didn't watch Kevin Durant's Warriors debut

    ESPN "Russell Westbrook said after shootaround on Wednesday that he didn't watch Kevin Durant's debut with the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. "Nah," he said when asked whether he had watched any basketball. When asked whether he'd seen any scores from Tuesday, he said the same..." October 26

  • Think You Know James Harden? He and the Rockets Are About to Change Your Mind

    Bleacher Report "Sometimes we pull back a little from the world. It's not so much closing ourselves off as it is turning away from eye contact and leaning out of conversation, ignoring that thoughtful voice inside to give a guy a pat on the back or a extend a high-five. So we share less—and take more of a..." October 26

  • Joel Embiid: 'I'm The Process'

    SI "On the 40th floor of a luxury apartment building in downtown Philadelphia, Joel Embiid sits on the edge of his bed and prays for health. He used to cry when he prayed, and he is not even a crier, but he would flex his foot and remember his brother and feel the tears slick against his stubble. “Why..." October 26

  • Coach K: Here's what Brandon Ingram needs to become an NBA star

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers open their season on Wednesday night against the Rockets, and when they do, it will also be the debut of star rookie Brandon Ingram. The No. 2 overall pick is a guy that fans in L.A. can’t wait to get their eyes on, after he averaged 17 points per game in his one and only..." October 26

  • Jared Sullinger’s absence shouldn’t be issue for Raptors

    Today's Fastbreak "Over the weekend, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that Toronto Raptors power forward Jared Sullinger will miss the start of the season after having surgery on his foot. Now that Sullinger’s absence is expected to last two-to-three months, that’s a huge portion of the team’s one-year,..." October 26

  • Cavs’ Iman Shumpert Placed in Concussion Protocol

    Cavs Nation "The lone negative for the Cleveland Cavaliers during their first game of the 2016-17 NBA season on Tuesday night was the injury sustained by guard Iman Shumpert, which has led to the guard being placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol. Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com indicated that Shumpert..." October 26

  • Steven Adams On Warriors-Spurs: ‘I Was Watching Cartoons, Mate’

    SLAM Online "All eyes were on the NBA’s opening slate of games last night—except at Steven Adams’ hotel room. The Thunder big man, who will make his season debut in Philly tonight, told reporters at today’s shoot around that he wasn’t watching his former teammate Kevin Durant’s first game with the Warriors...." October 26

  • Steve Clifford: I've Never Seen Anyone Improve Skill Level Like MKG

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Hornets are optimistic on the development of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who was limited to just seven games during the 15-16 season. The Hornets want Kidd-Gilchrist to shoot when he's open. Kidd-Gilchrist came into the NBA as a lockdown defender that needed to develop as a..." October 26

  • Cap Holds For Players Coming Off Rookie Contracts Could Increase

    Real GM Basketball "Cap holds attached to free agents coming off rookie deals could jump to 250 and 300 percent of their prior salaries, which is an increase from 200 and 250 percent in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement. The San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards held off on..." October 26

  • LeBron mum on chats with Melo about possibly joining Cavs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With the New York Knicks in town for the Cleveland Cavaliers' regular season opener, LeBron James gets to celebrate ring night Tuesday with teammates, family members and even some of his closest friends -- Carmelo Anthony included. Anthony, the high-priced star of the Knicks, will be on the..." October 26

  • Knicks, Cavaliers do not make statement during national anthem

    New York Daily News "After a lot of talk over the last month about national anthem statements, the Knicks and Cavs mostly stood in a standard line before Tuesday night's season opener — with only a few Knicks, including Joakim Noah, draping their arms over a teammate. With Commissioner Adam Silver in attendance,..." October 26

  • Knicks' Derrick Rose believes he will hit his elite point guard level again

    ESPN "Most NBA observers probably wouldn't label Derrick Rose as elite at this stage of his career. But Rose believes he fits that description and that it's only a "matter of time" before he shows it to others. Rose was asked after Knicks practice on Monday if he wants to show this season that he..." October 26

  • Draymond Green’s Mom Is Already Mad Online About The New-Look Warriors

    Dime Magazine "The Golden State Warriors, for all the talk of them being an unbeatable super team this year, were thoroughly chastened by the San Antonio Spurs at home, 129-100. The Warriors looked out of sync on both offense and defense, which is not that surprising when you consider how much roster turnover..." October 26

  • Stephen Curry: Warriors offense ‘pretty much the same’ with Kevin Durant

    Larry Brown Sports "The worst case scenario for the Golden State Warriors came to fruition Tuesday night, as they were blown out by the San Antonio Spurs in their first ever regular season game with Kevin Durant. Naturally, everyone now wants to know if Durant was part of the problem. Durant himself looked sharp,..." October 26

  • Dwyane Wade, LeBron James set terms for their World Series bet

    Chicago Tribune "There is now some sartorial shame at stake in the Cubs-Indians World Series. So says Bulls star Dwyane Wade, who posted a video to ESPN's The Undefeated website with terms of his friendly wager with LeBron James on baseball's champion. "Here goes that World Series bet everybody been waiting..." October 26

  • Paul George: My Only Goal Is Playing For A Championship

    Real GM Basketball "Paul George has the chance to spend his entire career with the Indiana Pacers, something the franchise would certainly welcome. George can become a free agent in 2018. “Guys want to play with guys,” George said. “I think I have a better chance to accomplish that given Reggie (Miller) and the..." October 26

  • The Cavaliers' championship rings are stunning, reference 3-1 comeback

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers received their championship rings on Tuesday night, and raised their first championship banner. It was an emotional night, and the players were clearly affected by the experience. There was just so much joy visible on the faces of players like J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson,..." October 26

  • Noah: ‘Congratulations to Cleveland. Even Though It’s Not a Vacation Spot’

    New York Daily News "Famous Cleveland denigrator Joakim Noah couldn't resist throwing a little shade on one of the biggest sports nights in the city's history. The Knicks center who once declared, "Cleveland really sucks" and "every time I look out my hotel window, it's depressing," was asked Tuesday if he saw any..." October 26

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